Welcome to all who have joined with us in worship this morning, with an especial welcome to any visitors among us. Today we will celebrate the sacrament of holy communion, and all who love our Lord are welcome to join us around the table. A retiring offering for the Save the Children Christmas appeal will be taken.
This week the Messy Church team are holding a programme about Christmas for the older children of the primary schools. Please pray for Bubblegum and Fluff and the children who will experience it.
The prayer group meets in the vestry on Monday at 12.30.
This week Rhyme Time meets in the Golf Club on Tuesday from 10.15 a.m.
The Bible study meets for its concluding session this week 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.
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.
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: Watchman