Another weekend is upon us and another opportunity to join in worshipping God on-line or in-person.
Colin will lead the TFC in person services at 11am in the Community Hall in Gairloch and at 4pm in the Torridon Large Hall. A pre-recorded and uploaded version will be aired through our Facebook page as usual at 11am.
I'm starting a new series in Joshua, beginning with Chapter 1, 'A Pilgrimage into Promises'. The book of Joshua plots the journey of Israel into the Promised Land and the promises of God following Joshua. As such it speaks to you and me about the ultimate fulfillment of the promise and promises of God: 'All the promises of God are yes in Jesus Christ' (2 Cor 1. 20). So Joshua is also about our journey with Jesus. We will see from chapter 1 Continuity through God's Promises, Strength through God's Presence, Success through God's Precepts and Community through God's People.
The 5pm on line service will be led by Stuart who will continue his evening series in 2 Samuel, looking at 2nd Sam 3.21-39 and the battle for the Kingdom taking place around David.
As always, please do remember to book a seat if you want to join us for the in person services either in Gairloch or Torridon and if you have booked a seat and cannot attend please do let us know also. It could free up a space for someone else.
I hope that as the weekend approaches you will know the Lord's blessing as you access services on Sunday either on line or in person. Stuart is leading the TFC in person service in the Community Hall on Sunday morning at 11am and that will be live streamed at the same time. Please do remember to let either Stuart or Colin know if you plan to attend the service. The max number with social distancing in the hall is 40.
Colin will lead the TFC service in Kinlochewe at 4pm (please note the new time) and a pre-recorded service will be available on Facebook at 5pm as usual. I will be looking at Psalm 49 and the relationship between 'Wealth and Death, Destiny and Desires'. Please also do remember to let either myself or Edwin or Robert know if you plan to attend the in person service. The max number for Kinlochewe with social distancing is 25.
As we approach another weekend I hope and pray we can all say as Samuel did, 'Up until now the Lord has helped us' (1 Sam 7.12). We may have come through or are going through floods or fire, but the Lord is able to use both to wash and purify us through what are difficult and demanding cicumstances. Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego knew the presence of the Lord right in the heat of the fire (Daniel 3.24-25), and it was at the height of the storm that Peter experienced the Lord's hand reaching out to save him from drowning (Matthew 14.30).
Colin will be leading the Sunday morning TFC service in the Community Hall, and Stuart is leading the 10.30am service in Badcaul.
Colin will be looking at Psalm 49, a Psalm all about Jerusalem but which is also synonymous with the Sovereign God and his saved people. We'll reflect on the Talk of the city (v1-3), it's Triumph (v4-8), its Temple (v9-11) and the Tour (v12-14).
Sunday marks the begining of restrictions on singing being eased, in that we can sing but need to keep our facemasks on. At this is a move in the right direction.
The Kirk Session met recently and are in agreement that the services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month in Kinlochewe and on the 3rd Sunday in Torridon main Hall, will be moved forward to 4pm from this month onwards. This is in anticipation of further easing of restrictions which will allow us to spend more time together after the services, time which I want to use in developing our discipleship and fellowship. The later service time also allows me not to have to rush away after the morning service in Gairloch and is early enough to allow folks to have fellowship and still have time to have their evening meal. So for folks who attend Kinlochewe/Torridon, please note the change of time and the change of location on the 3rd Sunday.