Good morning, and welcome to Church. A warm welcome to all visitors. We hope you enjoy your time with us, and please take our good wishes back to your own congregation on your return home. We are also pleased to welcome back Mrs Liz Clarke, to lead us in worship.
We are saddened to hear of the death of Johnann McHarg on Monday 5th February. The funeral will be in church on Thursday 15th February at 11.30am. Please remember Anna and the family in your prayers.
Each Sunday before worship, there is the opportunity to join together in the lesser hall for a short time of prayer beginning at 10.45 am. If you have any prayer request please speak to Aileen. All requests can be anonymous – God will know!
There is a service this afternoon at 3pm at the Sheltered Housing McKelvie Road. Please join us and support this important outreach in our community.
Faith Development Group meet 2pm Tuesday 13th February. We continue our study of Luke’s Gospel and will also prepare for Lent.
The Guild Valentine Coffee Morning is Wednesday 14th February from 10.15 – 12 noon, with all the usual stalls.
PHT Bus Pass Lunch is Wednesdays 12 – 2.30 pm. Present your Bus Pass for free bowl of soup with bread.
There will be an Arran Churches Together (ACT) prayer group beginning on Thursday, 15th February at 2.30pm in the Lesser Hall. The group will meet monthly. With our focus as a church being on prayer, it will be an added blessing to pray together as a united church. Please come along and get involved in this important work.
Next Sunday, 18th February, we proceed to the Ordination of Aileen Brookens to Eldership in the Church of Scotland, and Admission to the Kirk Session of Lamlash Church. This is an important occasion for us all, and we wish Aileen well.
The future of the weekly summer coffee mornings is at risk. For the last few years, they have been organised by SIX team leaders who have been doing a great job. Sadly, THREE of these (all octogenarians) have decided to retire, leaving only THREE leaders to cope with the summer. More TEAM LEADERS are needed.
They do not need to be bakers. They need to be prepared to organise a coffee morning. Men are welcome! Thank you to those who stepped up to the plate last Sunday but we still need more help! If you would like to know more about what is involved, please contact ROBERT MARR (600058) VIVIENNE HAIGH (600092) DAVID or MAUREEN OAKES (600279)
The deadline for material for the Spring Church Newsletter is 11th February. (TODAY!)
The Kirk Session meet on 14th February at 2pm in the hall.
The Singing Group meet in the hall on Wednesday 14th February 4pm – 5pm. Please join us!
We are very pleased that Lynsay Scott has volunteered to take on the task of Hall Convenor, and so hall bookings etc should be directed to Lynsay. Her phone number is 600833., and email address firstname.lastname@example.org We are extremely grateful to David Oakes for the work he has done over the years in this capacity. Thank you, David.
Today’s Reader is Robert Marr
Psalm 123 (p 498 in Pew Bible)
1 Thessalonians 5; 1 – 11 (p 992 I Pew Bible)
Scottish Charity SC015072