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Notices - Sunday 10th March

Faith in Scotland's Constitutional Future.                                              
This is a project of the School of Critical Studies/Theology & Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow, led by Professor Heather Walton and the Rev Dr Doug Gay. This is an ecumenical, non-partisan and politically/constitutionally neutral research project exploring how folk in churches relate faith to constitutional questions in Scotland.

After video presentations from four Christians prominent in Scottish politics (two pro-Union and two pro-Independence) the discussion will involve listening respectfully to one another’s positions and arguments. This will aim towards relating this emotive topic to the common Christian faith of participants.

There will be an event at Martin's Memorial Church in Stornoway on Tuesday 12th March in the evening. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

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Service Details - Sunday 10th March

11.00am English Service (Church) conducted by Rev James Maciver and live on YouTube (Channel name - Stornoway Free Church)

Sermon Text: 1 Thessalonians 1: 9-10  
Sermon Title: Conversion and its Results

 

11.00am Gaelic Service (Seminary) conducted by Rev Malcolm Macleod and live on YouTube (Channel name - Free Church Seminary Stornoway)

Searmon: Leabhar nan Salm 45: 1-17
Tiotal: Maise Chrìosd a Co-eigneachadh an Eaglais

 

6.30pm English Service (Church) conducted by Rev Calum M. Smith and live on YouTube (Channel name - Stornoway Free Church)

Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 3: 1-21
Sermon Title: Is God Calling You?

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Notices - Sunday 3rd March

Bible Class Scaladale Trip
The Bible Class (S1 & S2) enjoyed a fun overnight in Scaladale recently from Friday 2nd to Saturday 3rd February. The young people enjoyed some ice skating, lots of games and were involved in preparing and cooking each meal (and doing the dishes of course!). The Bible study time was focused on Grace (Ephesians 2) and Obedience (Romans 8) with time for discussion.  

Thank you to the congregation for your support and for everyone who baked. Thanks be to God for his protection and kindness. Please continue to remember the young people in your prayers.

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Service Details - Sunday 3rd March

11.00am English Service (Church) conducted by Rev Calum M. Smith and live on YouTube (Channel name - Stornoway Free Church)

Sermon Text: 1 Chronicles 29: 10-22  
Sermon Title: Rest and Be Thankful

  

11.00am Gaelic Service (Seminary) conducted by Rev D.A. Macdonald and live on YouTube (Channel name - Free Church Seminary Stornoway)

Searmon: Leabhar nan Salm 87: 6-7
Tiotal: Luchd-àiteachaidh Sion

 

6.30pm English Service (Church) conducted by Rev Kenneth I. Macleod and live on YouTube (Channel name - Stornoway Free Church)

Sermon Text: Hebrews 6: 17-20
Sermon Title: Anchored in Heaven

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Notices - Sunday 25th February

South Harris Free Church Renovation Appeal.  
The South Harris Free Church congregation (formerly Leverburgh) intend carrying out essential repairs to the roof of their church and to make some internal renovations to the sanctuary area.  The cost of the work is estimated to be around £65,000.

South Harris is one of our smaller congregations and they commend the appeal to the prayerful and practical support of congregations within the Presbytery.

Anyone who wishes to contribute to the work should place their contribution in an envelope clearly marked South Harris Free Church’ and place it in the collection plates at either the church or the Seminary.  If paying by cheque, please make it payable to Stornoway Free Church

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Service Details - Sunday 25th February

11.00am English Service (Church) conducted by Rev James Maciver and live on YouTube (Channel name - Stornoway Free Church)

Sermon Text: James 1: 22-25
Sermon Title: The Bible Lived Out

 

11.00am Gaelic Service (Seminary) conducted by Mr Murdo Martin and live on YouTube (Channel name - Free Church Seminary Stornoway)

Searmon: 1 Peadar 5: 4
Tiotal: Àrd-Bhuachaille agus Crùn Glòire

 

6.30pm English Service (Church) conducted by Rev Calum M. Smith and live on YouTube (Channel name - Stornoway Free Church)

Sermon Text: Nehemiah 9: 31-33
Sermon Title: Them, Us and You, O Lord

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Notices - Sunday 18th February

Friday 23rd February from 12.00pm to 3.00pm – Fridays at The Free
The M.A. Hall will be open for soups, teas and coffees to give people an opportunity to meet with friends.
There will be a kids play area available as well as items from ‘Dove’s Corner’ Baby Bank free of charge.
Anyone needing transport please call Calum on 07717 495424.

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Service Details - Sunday 18th February

11.00am English Service (Church) conducted by Rev Angus Macrae and live on YouTube (Channel name - Stornoway Free Church)

Reading; John 19: 28-37
Sermon Text: John 19: 28-37 - Title: Behold the One They Have Pierced!



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00am Gaelic Service (Seminary) conducted by Rev Calum Macdonald and live on YouTube (Channel name - Free Church Seminary Stornoway)

*Service Details to Follow*

 

6.30pm English Service (Church) conducted by Rev Angus Macrae and live on YouTube (Channel name - Stornoway Free Church)

Reading: John 19: 38-42 and John 20: 1,11-15
Sermon Title: Behold the Gardener and his Tomb!

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Communion – February 2024 - Orders of Service

Friday 16th
Reading: John 19:1-16a
Sermon: Behold the Man, behold the King!

Saturday 17th
Reading: John 19:16b-27
Sermon: Behold the Son, Behold the Shame!

Sunday 18th – Morning - Communion Order of Service
Reading: John 19:28-37
Sermon: Behold the One They Have Pierced!
Directions as to who should take communion
Pre-communion address
Communion
Post-communion address

Sunday 18th – Evening
Reading: John 19:38-42, John 20:1,11-15.
Sermon: Behold the Gardener and his Tomb!

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Notices - Sunday 11th February

Keswick Convention 2024 - A Travel to Keswick Opportunity  
A bus from Ullapool all the way to Keswick peppered with some lunch and comfort breaks en route. The plan is to leave Ullapool on the morning of the 13th July after having travelled over on the first ferry. Attend first week of the conference where Rev David Gibson of Trinity Church Aberdeen is the main speaker that week, and then return on the morning of the 20th, reverse of outward trip, coming home on the evening Ferry. 

We last did the coach trip back in 2017, and it was a blessed experience.

It's open to every church.  The bus still has room and it’s unlikely to be filled. Whether you've been before or always wanted to go to Keswick this is a fantastic opportunity - no driving, relax, enjoy the scenery, read, chat, or just chill out.

The journey just disappears, and if all goes to plan, we should be in Keswick in time for the week's opening evening event.

For more information contact David Morrison at [email protected].

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