News & Updates

Service Details - Sunday 6 September

11.00am Service: Facebook Livestream

Rev James Maciver continues his study on God’s Questions looking at the question, “Can these bones live?” from Ezekiel 37:3 in this worship service streamed live from home.

 

6.30pm Service: Facebook Premiere, YouTube Premiere, and on our sermons page

Rev Kenneth I Macleod preaches on 'Our Heavenly Father' from 2 Corinthians 6:18 in this worship service recorded at home.

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Service Details - Sunday 30 August

11am Service: Facebook, YouTube and our sermons page

Rev Kenneth I Macleod preaches on 'The Bright Path of the Christian'  from Proverbs 4:18 in this worship service recorded at home.

6.30pm Service: Facebook Live

Rev James Maciver continues his study on God's Questions, preaching on '"Do You Want to Go Away As Well?" from John 6:66-69 in this worship service streamed live from home.

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Service Details - Sunday 23 August

11.00am Service: Facebook Livestream

Rev James Maciver continues his study on God’s Questions looking at the question, “Do you understand what I have done to you?” from John 13:12 in this worship service livestreamed from home.

 

6.30pm Service: Facebook Premiere, YouTube Premiere, and on our sermons page

Rev Kenneth I Macleod preaches on 'What Jesus Became for Us' from Hebrews 2:17-18 in this morning worship service recorded at home.

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Update on Church Offering Envelopes

Facility for depositing freewill offering envelopes

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to close our buildings for public worship in March of this year, few of us imagined that the period of lockdown would continue for as long as it has.  For a congregation the size of ours, it may still be some weeks before we can gather to worship God together.

Although our buildings remain closed the work and wider mission of our church continues, albeit in a very different way.  Services of worship are broadcast every Lord’s Day; we come together for prayer every week through audio/visual technology and we’ve maintained online facilities for the youngsters in our congregation.  We also continue to support the wider work and witness of our church in its support for many missionary endeavours and as it reaches out with the gospel in our cities, our towns and in many rural communities. 

We are extremely thankful for the generosity of all those who have contributed to the funds of the congregation by Standing Order, cheque donations or BACS transfer.  We are also keenly aware that the protracted period of lockdown has denied those who prefer to contribute by weekly freewill offering envelopes an opportunity to do so.  For those who wish to contribute in this way, a facility for doing so will be made available as per the following:

  1.  On Wednesday 26th August and on Saturday 29th August the church hall on Kenneth Street will be open between 2.00 and 4.00pm to receive freewill offering envelopes.
  2.  If you who wish to take advantage of this opportunity you should come along during these times, or arrange for a family member or a friend to deliver the envelopes on your behalf.
  3. You can also contact your district elder or deacon and arrange a time for one of them to collect the envelopes from your home. 
  4. On arrival at the hall, a one way system will be in operation and you will enter by the main door and leave using the exit door at the far end of the hall.
  5. Wearing of face coverings is now mandatory and should be worn while you are inside the hall. 
  6. Office bearers will be on hand to guide you towards the area for depositing the envelopes. 
  7.  Hand sanitisers will be available at both doors and it’s important that you maintain the recommended 2 metre social distancing on your arrival and while you are inside the hall.  

You will be enriched in every way for all your generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.  2 Corinthians 9:11

 

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Service Details - Sunday 16th August

11 am Service: Facebook Premiere, YouTube Premiere, and on our sermons page

Mr. Scott Macleod preaches on the ‘Cloak of Consolation' from 2 Kings 2:13 in this morning’s worship service.
 


6.30 pm Service: Facebook Livestream

Rev James Maciver continues his study on God’s Questions looking at the question, “Why are you Weeping? Whom are you Seeking?”  from John 20:15 in this evening worship service live-streamed from his home.

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Service Details - Sunday 9 August

11am Service: Facebook Premiere, YouTube Premiere, and on our sermons page

Rev Kenneth I Macleod preaches on 'How to Deal with Anxieties' from 1 Peter 5:7 in this morning worship service recorded at home.

6.30pm Service: Facebook Livestream

Rev James Maciver continues his study on God’s Questions looking at the question, “Who Touched my Garments?”  from Mark 5:24-34 in this evening worship service livestreamed from his home.

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The Western Isles Presbytery has set aside Mondays at 8pm as a time of prayer. Our congregation will hold a monthly online prayer meeting to coincide with this. The next of these will be tomorrow, Monday 3rd August at 8pm on Zoom and will continue monthly after that. Please email stornowayfreechurch@outlook.com if you would like the link to this meeting.

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Service Details - Sunday 2 August 2020

11am Service: Facebook Livestream (Click here)

Rev James Maciver continues his study on God’s Questions looking at the question, “How Can I Give You Up?”'  from Hosea 11:8-9 in this morning worship service livestreamed from his home.

 

6.30pm Service: Facebook Premiere, YouTube Premiere, and on our sermons page

Rev Kenneth I Macleod preaches on 'The Light of God's Glory Changes Things' from Isaiah 40:3-5 in this evening worship service recorded at home.

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“O Lord, our lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You set your glory above the heavens. When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” Psalm 8v1,3,4

This psalm bursts with praise to both the glory and grace of God. David paints amazing pictures with his sense of awe and joy. We are taken back, above and beyond the heavens to the very beginning itself. Of course we know that behind the beginning is the God of Creation, Grace, Providence, and Redemption. We are not sure when David penned this psalm but I can imagine it’s after a night gazing into the starry sky. David is in absolute awe with the enormity and vastness of God’s creation and the minuteness of man in comparison. There have been times we too have gazed at the vast expanse of a star filled sky, aware that we are only seeing a fraction of what is there. Like the psalmist we say, What a God and “what is man?”(v4)

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Newsletter - 28 July 2020

Click here for this week's email newsletter with a roundup of some news and updates from our congregation and the wider church. If you would like to receive this newsletter in your email inbox, just get in touch - stornowayfreechurch@outlook.com.

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