Good morning, and welcome to church. A warm welcome to all visitors, and to this Praise Service. 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 saddened by the passing of Morag Gardner last Tuesday. There will be Service in celebration of Morag’s life on Thursday 4th May in church at 11:30 am. We are asked to remember the family in our prayers.
Items for the Summer Newsletter should be given to Alison Page by 7th May, please.
The next Communion is on 4th June, and the later Communion service will be on 3rd December.
The weekly Coffee Mornings begin this Wednesday (3rd May) from 10:15 to 12 noon with the usual stalls Why not come along ad enjoy tea/ coffee with friends?
It was reported at the Kirk Session last Wednesday, that we had received over £6000 in GiftAid. This is more than last year, and reflects on the hard work done by Lindsey Marr. It may seem a lot, but when we realise that, for example, it costs about £100 a week to heat the church in winter, we can see this in a more realistic light. As long as you are a UK taxpayer, you can GiftAid so please talk to Lindsey or use the envelopes at the end of each pew (visitors included!). It’s not often we get money from the UK Government nothing!
Help is needed to run the Fete on 27th May. If you can help in any way, please speak to Lily or any of the Elders.
The church is to be open, as in previous years, on weekday mornings in June, July and August. If you are able to help with this, please speak to David Oakes.
The Quilt Arran exhibition is being held in the church hall from 4 – 6 May. For more information, see the poster in the church hall or on the noticeboard at the gate.
The ‘Bus Pass’ Lunch Club is every Wednesday 12 – 2.30 in the PHT. please consider coming along and being part of our community outreach while enjoying your free soup. Many people don’t come to church so church is going to them! Spare a lunch time to meet and chat with others.
Today’s Readings: 1 Peter 1: 3 – 5 (p 1016 in Pew Bible)
Read by John Houston
286 Tell out my soul
564 Jesus loves me (v 1)
Then : Jesus loves me – Seniors’ version:
737 Will your anchor hold
268 O God of Bethel
14 The Lord’s my Shepherd
786 May the God of peace go with us (Sung to each other)
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