We welcome Francis Coyle who will be helping us with our praise this morning.
The deadline for contributions to the Church Autumn Newsletter is Sunday 13th August. Please pass any articles to the Editor, Alison Page, as soon as possible please.
Arran Skinnymalinks are continuing with weigh-ins and you are invited to stand on Anne Ferguson’s scales on a Wednesday afternoon at 5pm at Piper’s Cottage Shore Road followed by dinner at the PHT at 5.30.
Church is open to all on weekdays from 10am to 12 noon
There will be no Coffee Morning on Wednesday, since that is the day of the Agricultural Show. Please make this known.
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.
The launch of Lamlash Eco Savvy Hub takes place in the church hall on Friday 4th August 11am – 2pm, with a soup lunch available. Please support this venture.
Next Sunday, 6th August, is Aileen’s last Sunday with us as Reader in Training. She will be back for her Setting Apart service once we have a date from Presbytery. We have all appreciated her contribution to worship and the life of the church and we will miss her.
Lochranza Church are having a concert given by ARCO and various other local artistes in Lochranza Church at 7.30 on Tuesday 8th August. Entry by donation.
A BIG THANK YOU to all who helped with planting up the barrels and pots. We are grateful to Lochranza Distillery who donated five whisky barrels and to Robert Marr who sawed them in half and collected top soil donated by Neil Young Joinery. Dorothy Boyle and Graeme McKinnon were great in bringing the barrels to the front and getting them ready for planting. Thank you to Pearl Forbes who gave us extra pots and to Graeme who did most of the planting. We are also grateful to Mark Bunyan who gifted two of his fabulous toadstools. The Margie Moffat Trust gave Music Matters £1000 towards a Sensory Garden to stimulate people living with Dementia. The barrels and pots are a start towards this and we still have some sensory plants, like wafting bamboo, lemon scented Tagetes and many more which will be added once a design has been thought through. Thank you to all who are keeping up the watering when needed!
Today’s Readings read by: Iain Auld
From the Gospels of Luke and John.
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