27 November 2016
Church Notices 27 November

Welcome to all who have joined with us in worship this morning, with an especial welcome to any visitors among us. Tea and coffee are served after the service, please do join us for this, if you can.

This afternoon Messy Church will meet from 4 p.m. in St. Bride’s.

The prayer group meets in the vestry on Monday at 12.30.

Rhyme Time meets on Tuesday from 10.15 a.m.

The funeral service for Mrs Marjorie Thomson will take place at noon on Tuesday 29th November at 12 noon

This week the Bible study meets in Jean Burnard’s home at 2 p.m. and in the Barr’s home, Sundridge, Main Street in Newtonmore at 7 p.m., both on Thursday.

On Friday 2nd December, Mains Care Home is holding its Christmas fare, with teas stalls and more.

Next Sunday we will celebrate the sacrament of communion at our service.  A retiring offering for the Christmas appeal of Save the Children will be taken.

When you receive your Church newsletter you will see that this year there will be no Watchnight service in St. Bride’s, but instead everyone is invited to attend the service at Laggan, from 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve.  At the back of the church from today there are two sign-up sheets on which people are asked to write their names if they would like a lift to this service or if they can offer spaces in a car.

The Aviemore Foodbank is hoping to make up some festive food parcels to help families who will not be able to have anything special to eat at Christmas.  The items needed are in a list at the back, but they need to be brought to church next Sunday – later will be too late.

A new online Advent calendar will bring the true spirit of Christmas to life with 25 specially created videos made by members of the Church of Scotland ministries team. Each of the thought provoking, often hard-hitting, films feature trainee ministers, probationers, a deacon and youth workers from across the country who reflect on a word that symbolises the true meaning of the season. You can read more and sign up for your Online Advent Calendar now on our home page.

Read the sermon for today: The presence of God

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