Author Archives: Ian Murdo Macdonald

Church re-opening Sunday 18th April

As we intimated this morning, we hope to start in-person services in the church a week today at 11 AM Sunday 18th April.

We are looking forward to getting back together to worship, so please get in touch and let us know as soon as possible if you would like to come to church by dropping a line to acts.tarbert@btconnect.com with your name and contact details and names of any others of whom you aware may wish to go to church.

By the middle of the week, we will be back in touch to let you know what happens next and send you some important information regarding our returning to in-person worship. Continue reading

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A Time to Mourn

For us as a Nation and as Commonwealth, now is a time to weep and mourn. The passing of Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, the beloved husband of our Queen for seventy-three years, and Consort of our reigning Sovereign for over sixty years is in many ways the end of an era. Continue reading

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BEHOLD YOUR MOTHER!

SUNDAY MORNING 14TH MARCH 2021 As many will be aware, this morning would normally have been the Sunday morning of the Tarbert Communion season. We would look forward to this service and the opportunity of sitting together in fellowship to … Continue reading

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AMAZING GRACE

Philip Yancey, the award-winning American Christian author, wrote a fascinating and challenging book entitled ‘ What’s so amazing about grace?’, probably with John Newton’s hymn of that name in mind. So what is so amazing about grace and what in fact is it? Without doubt, grac Continue reading

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GAELIC SERVICE SUNDAY EVENING 31ST JANUARY 6PM

Our next Gaelic service is scheduled for this coming Sunday evening 31st January at 6PM. The service will be lead by Rev Donald John Morrison , with various precentors and readers taking part.
More detailed information will be given in further posts.
The service will be live-streamed using Zoom from the church in Tarbert and will consist of Gaelic singings, prayers and sermon. Continue reading

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POSTPONEMENT OF REOPENING

After a bit of discussion this morning, ( Saturday 9th January), the Kirk Session now think it would be unwise to go ahead and reopen the church next Sunday. Given how the national picture is looking just now, we feel it might be right for us to wait a while until the situation caused by the alarming surge in the new variant cases improves. Continue reading

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Happy New Year

The New Year letter this year is being posted on the website a bit later than usual. This letter is also being posted physically to the entire congregation, and hence we did not feel it was right to post the letter on the website until it had arrived via Royal Mail to people’s homes. Undertaking a mailshot of the congregation is an extremely onerous task, hence the reason we haven’t undertaken too many mailshots during the past year. Our grateful thanks are due to Karen, Agnes, Christine and others who printed, collated, labelled, enveloped and arranged postage for all these letters. Continue reading

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Gaelic Service Sunday Evening 27th December

We will round off our worship services in 2020 with a Gaelic service at 6 PM tomorrow.
Gaelic has always been a vital part of the Western Isles’ spiritual and cultural heritage. We all miss not meeting for our traditional Gaelic service on the evening of the Lord’s day. So tomorrow night once again, we will be hosting a Gaelic service of worship live from Harris. Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS EVE CAROL SERVICE CANCELLED

Following the tragic road accident in Ardhasaig earlier today, it has been decided to cancel tonight’s planned Christmas Eve Carol service out of respect. In their grievous loss, we remember the mourning family in our thoughts and prayers. Continue reading

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MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS

Morning Worship via Zoom & YouTube Live. This morning in the second last in our series on Women of Faith we think of Mary the Mother of Jesus. Luke 1: 26-38 Continue reading

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