Covid update

Update

Most of our services are currently live online services. The links to join the meeting are sent out weekly via email. If you are not receiving these, and would like to be added to the church email list, please email Lesley at lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk.

We are meeting virtually each Sunday at 11am Morning Worship, 3pm Gaelic service, (1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays,) 3pm Fig Gathering (2nd and 4th Sundays) and the Evening Fellowship at 6pm. We continue to share the message each week on Facebook, but we encourage you to join the live services, where we worship together in a time of praise, share news of the fellowship and read the Bible together.

Resources

DAILY HOPE: A free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers - 0800 804 8044 

The line – which is available 24 hours a day has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

 

ONLINE GAELIC SERVICE: This channel is an initiative of two Gaelic churches - St Columba Gaelic Church in Glasgow and Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh.  Here you will find services, hymns, Psalms and prayers in Gaelic. Here's the link...   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5IfnFkXnGdVHnQ67l_boWg

 

2 CHRONICLES 7:14 - Unite714 is a new prayer initiative that has quickly become a Global Prayer Movement as a result of the pandemic. What we are asked to do is join with millions around the Globe and pause to pray  at 714am and 714pm. For further information please check out the website...   https://www.unite714.com/

 

ONLINE DAILY DEVOTIONAL: Join our brothers and sisters from Gairloch on a virtual daily devotion based on the SU WordLive reading notes, posted at 8am Monday-Saturdays on facebook.  

Mon, Wed, Fri- Rev Stuart Smith, Gairloch CoS, leads: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GandDCofS/videos/?ref=page_internal

Tues, Thurs, Sat- Rev Colin MacLeod, Gairloch Free church leads: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GairlKinlTorrFreeChurchofScotland/videos/?ref=page_internal

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Notices

Notices - 25 October

​THIS SUNDAY'S ZOOM SERVICES

11am: Morning service

3pm: Fig Sunday gathering

6pm:Kyleakin Fellowship

NEXT SUNDAY - 1st NOVEMBER 2020

11am: Morning service

3pm: Gaelic Service

6pm:Kyleakin Fellowship

A REMINDER: SERMONS, TALKS AND REFLECTIONS:

If you miss the zoom services on a Sunday, remember that you'll find most of the recordings of the Sunday morning's sermon and children's talk, as well as other messages or reflection from some of the other services on the church Facebook page.

AUTUMN NEWSLETTER

Please share anything that might be of interest to anyone else in the parish. Photos of what's been going on in the parish always appreciated! Or perhaps updates on midweek meetings, groups we support etc. (Many thanks for everything that's been sent in already!)

And also, please consider "Has a particular Bible verse helped you, spoken to you, or opened up God's word to you lately?" - let's fill a page with your answers/comments (which may be brief or with more detail; anonymous or with your name credited!).  

DEADLINE for items is Monday October 26th! Please send everything to Lesley (lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk)

HOPE & FAITH CALENDERS and GIFT CARDS

Feed the school for a day! - Calendars will be £10 and cards are £5, with £5 from each going directly to the school. Details will be in the newsletter which will be with you next week. The cards and calendars will be available to pre-order until the 15th November by emailing Jean  jeangillies@btinternet.com

CALLS for a NATIONAL or WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Here are the links for 2 calls for prayer. An on-line petition, and Sundays at 7pm, both calling for a special time of prayer about the Covid pandemic...

https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-churches-issue-joint-call-to-prayer-for-Sunday

https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-call-upon-boris-johnson-for-national-day-of-prayer

PASTORAL VISITING

With the latest guidelines about visiting in homes, pastoral visits are subject to the same household restrictions as everyone else so regrettably need to be either outside, or by phone, Skype, Zoom, etc.

SHOEBOX APPEAL for BLYTHSWOOD:

Please drop your filled shoeboxes at the Blythswood shop or with Jack at his house, (or you can leave them in Lesley's porch, Grianach, house attached to Skyeline Ceramics and next door to Blythswood). In case you haven't been able to pick up a leaflet with details about the shoeboxes, a copy is attached to this email. These need to be handed in by the end of October!

Notices - 18 October

​THIS SUNDAY'S ZOOM SERVICES

11am: Morning service

6pm:Kyleakin Fellowship

NEXT SUNDAY - 25th October 2020...

11am: Morning service

3pm: Elgol meet in Elgol church

3pm: Fig Sunday gathering

6pm:Kyleakin Fellowship

PASTORAL CARE

While the minister is on holiday, Steve Fennell has offered to provide pastoral care (01471 820168).

KYLEAKIN PRAYER SERVICE - Tuesdays at 7.30pm

A time to come together for a short prayer service in Kyleakin church hall. As spaces are limited, it will be necessary to pre-book your attendance. Please phone or email Lesley (01471 822023 or lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk) by Sunday evening.

(N.B. Covid guidelines: face coverings, social distancing of 2 metres, sign in and hand sanitising on entrance and exit.)

A REMINDER: SERMONS, TALKS AND REFLECTIONS:

If you miss the zoom services on a Sunday, remember that you'll find most of the recordings of the Sunday morning's sermon and children's talk, as well as other messages or reflection from some of the other services on the church Facebook

F.W.O. ENVELOPES:

Margaret MacRae has the F.W.O. envelopes For Kyleakin, Kyle and Lochalsh area. If you would lie to yours, please collect these from Margaret's house (01599 534695)  mfmacrae@aol.com

AUTUMN NEWSLETTER

Please share anything that might be of interest to anyone else in the parish. Photos of what's been going on in the parish always appreciated! Or perhaps updates on midweek meetings, groups we support etc.

And also, please consider "Has a particular Bible verse helped you, spoken to you, or opened up God's word to you lately?" - lets fill a page with your answers/comments (which may be brief or with more detail; anonymous or with your name credited!). Please send anything to Lesley (lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk)

PASTORAL VISITING

With the latest guidelines about visiting in homes, pastoral visits are subject to the same household restrictions as everyone else so regrettably need to be either outside, or by phone, Skype, Zoom, etc.

CREATION CARE STUDY

MONDAY 19TH OCTOBER, 7.30 - 9pm
Any queries or to ask for Zoom link: Anne MacLennan 01471 822 501 aomacl@tighgorm.scot

SHOEBOX APPEAL for BLYTHSWOOD:

Please drop your filled shoeboxes at the Blythswood shop or with Jack at his house, (or you can leave them in Lesley's porch, Grianach, house attached to Skyeline Ceramics and next door to Blythswood). In case you haven't been able to pick up a leaflet with details about the shoeboxes, a copy is attached to this email. These need to be handed in by the end of October!

Notices - 11 October

We pray for Rory and all his family as they attend the funeral of Rory's father tomorrow (Friday 9th October in Edinburgh). And ask God to let each one of them to know His blessing is with them.  

THIS SUNDAY'S ZOOM SERVICES

11am: Morning service  (Matthew 22:1-14)

3pm: Elgol meet in Elgol church

3pm: Fig Sunday gathering

6pm:Kyleakin Fellowship

NEXT SUNDAY - 27th September 2020...

11am: Morning service

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

N.B. As the minister will be taking the October Holiday off, there will be no Gaelic service on the 18th October

PASTORAL CARE

While the Minister is away from 12th - 26th October, Steve Fennell has offered to provide pastoral care (01471 820168).

KYLEAKIN PRAYER SERVICE - Tuesdays at 7.30pm

A time to come together for a short prayer service in Kyleakin church hall. As spaces are limited, it will be necessary to pre-book your attendance. Please phone or email Lesley (01471 822023 or lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk) by Sunday evening.

(N.B. Covid guidelines: face coverings, social distancing of 2 metres, sign in and hand sanitising on entrance and exit.)

'INSPIRE!' ZOOM EVENT: OCTOBER 17th 4:00-5:30 pm

The theme for the event is hope. "We'll be hearing about the ways members have brought hope in the communities they serve, particularly during these difficult times. We will share a short devotion together, hear stories from mission partners and have an opportunity to ask questions and pray together in small groups." 

Here is the link to sign up for it if you might be interested.   https://www.latinlink.org.uk/Event/inspire-lite-scotland

AUTUMN NEWSLETTER

Please share anything that might be of interest to anyone else in the parish. Photos of what's been going on in the parish always appreciated! Or perhaps updates on midweek meetings, groups we support etc.

And also, please consider "Has a particular Bible verse helped you, spoken to you, or opened up God's word to you lately?" - lets fill a page with your answers/comments (which may be brief or with more detail; anonymous or with your name credited!). Please send anything to Lesley (lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk)

PASTORAL VISITING

With the latest guidelines about visiting in homes, pastoral visits are subject to the same household restrictions as everyone else so regrettably need to be either outside, or by phone, Skype, Zoom, etc.

CREATION CARE STUDY

MONDAY 19TH OCTOBER, 7.30 - 9pm
Any queries or to ask for Zoom link: Anne MacLennan 01471 822 501 aomacl@tighgorm.scot

SHOEBOX APPEAL for BLYTHSWOOD:

These need to be handed in by the end of October. Please drop off at the Blythswood shop, with Jack at his house, or you can leave them in Lesley's porch (Grianach, house attached to Skyeline Ceramics next door to Blythswood). In case you haven't been able to pick up a leaflet with details about the shoeboxes, a copy is attached to this email.

SERMONS, TALKS AND MESSAGES on our church facebook page:

If you miss the zoom service on a Sunday morning, remember that you'll find recordings of the Sunday morning's sermon and children's talk, as well as other messages or reflection from some of the other services on the church Facebook page.

Notices - 4 October

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

"This Sunday is our appointed Harvest Thanksgiving, when we express gratitude to God by sharing some of our abundance with others. But it is not all one way! The Bible reading at our principal service turns the situation on its head and challenges us to consider how we receive what God wants to give to us..."

THIS SUNDAY'S ZOOM SERVICES

11am: Morning service - Harvest (Matthew 21:36-46)

3pm: Gaelic service

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

NEXT SUNDAY - 27th September 2020...

11am: Morning service  (Matthew 22:1-14)

3pm: Elgol meet in Elgol church

3pm: Fig Sunday gathering 

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

Sunday 4th October - HARVEST

This year we are going to be collecting for the Skye and Lochalsh food bank direct. There are drop off points at the Broadford and Kyle CO-OPs or at An Crubh. For more information on the Skye and Lochalsh Food Bank, here's the link: https://skyefoodbank.co.uk

Or financial donations can be made to Blythswood. Here's the link:  https://www.blythswood.org/donate

'INSPIRE!' ZOOM EVENT: OCTOBER 17th 4:00-5:30 pm

This Inspire! event is a fantastic opportunity to catch up and connect with Latin Link members sent from, and serving in, Scotland. It is being hosted by the Latin Link Scottish Action Group and features Scottish sent members, but the event is open and accessible to all!  The theme for the event is hope. "We'll be hearing about the ways members have brought hope in the communities they serve, particularly during these difficult times. We will share a short devotion together, hear stories from mission partners and have an opportunity to ask questions and pray together in small groups." 

Here is the link to sign up for it if you might be interested.   https://www.latinlink.org.uk/Event/inspire-lite-scotland

AUTUMN NEWSLETTER

We have decided it would be better to do an Autumn edition of the Newsletter to give everyone more time to send in items. So please consider "Has a particular Bible verse helped you, spoken to you, or opened up God's word to you lately?" - lets fill a page with your answers/comments (which may be brief or with more detail; anonymous or with your name credited!). Please send anything to Lesley (lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk)

PASTORAL VISITING

With the latest guidelines about visiting in homes, pastoral visits are subject to the same household restrictions as everyone else so regrettably need to be either outside, or by phone, Skype, Zoom, etc.

NEW SCOTS HOLIDAYS

The planned holiday to our Parish by refugees living in Stirling will not now take place due to the restrictions imposed by Covid regulations and guidance. This decision was taken reluctantly as the funding for the project is only available until the end of the year. We hope that other options will come on-stream to allow us to offer such an opportunity again at some point next year.

LATEST UPDATE ON KILMORE WINDOW REPLACEMENT

Although preparation work did start this week at the Church by our contractors Compass, there is now unfortunately going to be a delay as the window manufacturer has intimated that the windows won’t be available until the end of October, so work will recommence then.

The Church will, of course, be closed during the period of work but access to the graveyard will be maintained.

Notices - 27 September

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

"The restrictions are tightening again and the numbers of infections, hospital admissions and deaths are rising. There is even talk of another 6 months of what feels like "life-on-hold". It would be so easy to sink into despair. Many will be doing exactly that, which is why we need to remember that God is still with us, he remains in control and he is building his church. That church has always been at its best when the going is tough. As Jesus says in Luke 21.28: "When these things begin to happen, look up, for your redemption is at hand!" Taking encouragement where we find it, we should salute Elgol's determination to re-open and rejoice in David Coleman's willingness to visit us on this Creation Care Sunday. David is Chaplain to the Eco-congegation movement in Scotland and he will be preaching at both our morning service from Broadford and our afternoon service in Elgol. More reasons to be cheerful: the hospitality of Broadford, work starting at Kilmore and the resumption of midweek services in Kyleakin. Praise God for his initiative and for the willingness of all involved to answer his call. And, finally, a small concession: pastoral visiting is still allowed so, if you or someone you know, would appreciate a visit, please invite the minister or an elder..."

THIS SUNDAY'S ZOOM SERVICES

11am: Morning service - We welcome David Coleman (Creation Care Sunday)

3pm: Reopening of Elgol church for fortnightly worship!

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

NEXT SUNDAY - 27th September 2020...

11am: Morning service - Harvest

3pm: Gaelic service

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

NEWSLETTER FOR OCTOBER

would like to share with the rest of the parish? Has a particular Bible verse helped you or spoken to you lately? (answers/comments may be brief or long; anonymous or with your name credited!)

Please send anything to Tony (tony_kirsten@hotmail.com) or Lesley (lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk) by  MONDAY 28th of September.

INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION

Grateful thanks to Andy Bevan for his message on Sunday, and for enlightening us on the wonderful work that IJM are doing for those trapped in slavery.

Here is the link to become a freedom partner: https://www.ijmuk.org/give/freedom

Sunday 4th October - HARVEST

This year we are going to be collecting for the Skye and Lochalsh food bank direct. There are drop off points at the Broadford and Kyle CO-OPs or at An Crubh. For more information on the Skye and Lochalsh Food Bank, here's the link: https://skyefoodbank.co.uk

Or financial donations can be made to Blythswood. Here's the link:  https://www.blythswood.org/donate

LATEST UPDATE ON KILMORE WINDOW REPLACEMENT

The work on Kilmore windows will now start this Monday28th September. The Church will, of course, be closed during the period of work but access to the graveyard will be maintained.

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