Author Archives: Ian Murdo Macdonald

New Sermon Series ” Blessed”

Last Sunday morning, we began a new sermon series entitled “Blessed,” looking at the Beatitudes in Matthew chapter 5. The Beatitudes is the name commonly given to the first part of what we know as the Sermon on the Mount. Continue reading

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Minister’s New Year Letter

I take this opportunity to write my customary New Year letter which goes out on the first Sunday of the New year. I simply want to wish you all God’s richest blessings for the year that lies ahead of us. I hope and pray that everyone had a happy and blessed Christmas time and that it might be in faith and confidence in God that we look forward to a new decade beginning in 2020. This year I am happy to be writing in similar terms to the congregation of Manish Scarista of which I am Interim Moderator during their period of vacancy Continue reading

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Sunday School Christmas Family Service

Our Sunday School Family Service was held this morning. We were glad to have the Sunday school taking part in the service by leading the prayers and doing the readings at the service, and it was a real blessing for us to have them and the creche join us for this special service. Continue reading

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Christmas cards for the housebound

The Sunday school and creche have been busy once again making Christmas cards . These unique cards have been specially made to bless the housebound and elderly in the congregation and will be delivered with the gift bags that will be made up by the ACTS group. Continue reading

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Farewell to Alice and the Boys

Last Sunday at our Harvest Thanksgiving Family Service, we bade a fond farewell to Alice Meaden and her boys Fraser and Innes. Continue reading

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Welcome to Kenny

The Kirk Session and Congregation of Tarbert Church of Scotland were delighted to welcome a new elder to join the Kirk Session this morning. It was with a real sense of gratitude to God that the ordination of Kenneth Morrison Macleod ( Coinneach Noraidh) to the office of elder took place during this morning’s service. Continue reading

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There will be a non-denominational event of Gaelic psalm-singing, entitled Psalms on a Summer Evening, held in Manish Church on Tuesday, 2nd July at 7pm. The event will be based on the traditional singing of sections of the psalms, in Gaelic, interspaced by interesting insights into the history of Manish Church. The historical narrative will be in English, and the psalms will be sung in Gaelic with the Gaelic script and English sub-titles displayed on a screen. Continue reading

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Our Sunday school Summer family service this morning was an opportunity for us as a Church family to commemorate and give thanks for the work of the Sunday school during the past year. Continue reading

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Sunday school Family Service

The Sunday school will be taking part in this special service to mark the end of the Sunday school session. Both the Sunday school and the teachers have worked hard during the last year, and we hope and pray that they have a really good and relaxing summer holiday. Continue reading

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Open Prayer Meeting

One of the main focuses that we have is prayer within the congregation . We have looked at and talked about various ways in which prayer could be kept front and centre of Congregational life. And so with this in mind we hope to have a series of special summer prayer events, over the next while. These will be in the form of open, focused prayer meetings/ fellowships.The first one of these will be held tonight in the MacRae Centre on Tuesday the 4th of June at 7.30 Continue reading

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