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.