Congregational Outing Uig – Saturday 27/5/17
Thanks to all who came to our Congregational Outing in Uig today – thanks to Iain Gillies for organising the day. We enjoyed a nice lunch at the Uig Community Centre where the Sunday school prize giving took place. This was then followed by a visit of the interesting Viking Museum then a walk down at Ardroil beach. The weather didn’t turn in our favour but at least the heavens didn’t open until we were leaving!
It’s always good to come together as a congregation and it’s especially good to see the young with us. Thanks to all who are in charge at the Tots Group & the Crèche week in week out, you are doing a great job. Also those in charge of the Sunday School, your work is not done in vain, but for the good of the Church and setting the example for the generation to come.
‘Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.’
1 Corinthians 15 v 58.
125 Event – Wednesday 17/5/17
Cross Communion Schedule March 2017
Thursday 9th March 2017
7.30 pm Preparatory Service [Church] – Rev David Macleod (North Harris Free Church)
Friday 10th March 2017
12.00 pm Preparatory Service, Gaelic [Church] – Rev Malcolm Macleod (Shawbost Free Church)
7.30 pm Preparatory Service [Church] – Rev Iain Thomson (East Kilbride Free Church)
Saturday 11th March 2017
12.00 pm Preparatory Service [Church] – Rev Iain Thomson
6.00 pm Prayer Meeting, Gaelic/English [Church]
Sunday 12th March 2017
11.30 am Communion Service, Lord’s Supper [Church] – Rev Iain Thomson
6.30 pm Communion Service, [Church] – Rev Iain Thomson (short prayer meeting & fellowship after in Church hall)
Monday 13th March 2017
11.30 am Thanksgiving Service, Gaelic [Church hall] – Rev Roderick J Campbell (North Tolsta Free Church)
12th February 2017 – Sunday 12PM Service – Mr Donald Morrison (Bragar)
A Living Hope
Unfortunately this morning’s service failed to record again – apologies for the inconvenience and it’s a shame that such a powerful service was lost due to technical faults. We will be updating the system very soon! Mr Donald Morrison (Bragar) preached confidently and powerfully on 1 Peter 1 v 3-4 – a living hope in Christ Jesus. He had four main points: 1. Who is the author of this hope? 2. What kind of hope is it? 3. What is the foundation of this hope? 4. What is this hope looking forward to? In his first point, he explained it was all of God – He is our hope. We have to be born again to see this hope – 3 things that need to happen to the child that is born both physically and spiritually – 1. He has to be washed 2. He has to be clothed. 3. He has to be fed.
Secondly he explained as the text read that it was a living hope in a living Saviour. Thirdly he explained that the foundation of this hope was the resurrection of Christ from the dead – He died for our sins and rose for our justification. Finally, Mr Morrison preached that this hope looks forward to heaven – the separated will be reunited. An inheritance that God has prepared for His people. He explained the contrast between this life and eternity in heaven – everything in this life has the seed of decay – in heaven there is nothing but holiness and peace, exceeding great joy. The believer will be perfectly happy there. He went on to encourage the believer to ask God for faith, repentance and mercy. Death is not the end – there are two deaths and two destinations – the believer will go to heaven which God prepared for him and there is another place which is prepared for the devil and his demons – where the non-believer will go. He closed by questioning the congregation ‘where would you rather spend eternity?’
5th February 2017 – Sunday 12PM Service – Rev Ewen Matheson
A Metaphor of Heaven
The service this morning failed to record – sorry for the inconvenience caused but work is in progress to upgrade the recording system. Rev Ewen Matheson preached on Revelation 7 v 16-17 speaking on the language John uses to portray his visions as a Metaphor of Heaven. The characteristics which aren’t found in heaven which makes heaven sound even more wonderful – so wonderful that it is hard to express in words. Hunger, thirst, striking of the sun or scorching heat all speak of the oppression and pain of this world – things which will not be found in the new heavens and earth. Paradoxically the Lamb who was the sacrifice for His own people will be their shepherd who will guide them to springs of clean living water – true satisfying life. Not only this, God will wipe away ever tear and prevent any being shed ever again – the happy estate and blissful joy of Heaven. ‘Come to me all who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.’