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INVERNESS PRESBYTERY – APRIL 2017

PRAYER NEWS

My dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.

1 Corinthians 15.58.

Sunday April 2nd  – East Church – Minister Rev Prof Andrew McGowan

*Please pray for our missionaries:

·         Neil and Rachel Rae in the Philippines as they care for other missionaries.

·         The MacDonalds in Lusaka, Zambia, and for the boys they have adopted. Pray that God would keep them safe from all harm and danger, and would bless their work.

·         Fraser and Dawn Jackson and their children James and Ruth, who have now returned from Nigeria. Pray that God would guide them clearly as they consider their next phase of missionary service.

*Pray for the Council of Assembly meeting in Edinburgh, the minister and others attending, that they will know God’s guidance, and helped by the Holy Spirit advance the cause of Christ’s Kingdom.

*Pray for the minister, session and congregation of the East Church, and their work around the parish and Raigmore area, that they will see fruit for their labours.

Sunday April 9th  Culduthel Christian Centre minister Rev Alasdair Macleod

*Jesus said, ‘A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples if you love one another. John 13.34.

*At CCC, we give thanks for the opportunities we have had over the last year to host gatherings which equip and encourage unity in the body of Christ, and mission to the churches in Inverness. We ask you to pray with us for further leading from God as to how together we can reach Inverness for Christ.

*We ask you to pray for us that we would become fully devoted followers of Christ, making disciples who make a difference, and sharing Good News in the whole of life.

TAIN PARISH CHURCH – Ross Presbytery. We give thanks to God that our friends in Tain have a new minister after five years of patiently waiting.  Rev Andrew Fothergill was inducted to the charge on Friday 24th March.

We too, have congregations waiting for a new minister; Daviot & Dunlichity with Moy Dalarossie & Tomatin; Dalneigh & Bona; and Dores and Boleskine who have been waiting for a very long time - PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM ALL NOW - Pray for wisdom, patience and encouragement in their time of seeking God’s provision for them.


TRINITY – 16TH  APRIL – Rev Alastair Murray

* Please pray for the launch at Easter of our Dad’s and Toddlers group, also for the newly appointed support worker, and David Lynch our children and family worker. Pray that this work will be an encouragement to the congregation and those who come.

*TRINITY CHURCH 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WEEK IN EARLY MAY

The celebration weekend at the beginning of May will have a concert on the Saturday evening with ‘Singing for Pleasure’ and with donations for the Elsie Normington Foundation.

On Sunday, there will be a service of thanksgiving for all God has done over these years.

*Pray for the office bearers as they seek to lead the congregation, also seeking a way

forward for the future.

*Pray for our uniform organisations as they work among young people in these challenging days, and for the leaders who give so much of themselves.

THE BARN, CULLODEN 23rd   APRIL – Rev Mike Robertson

*Please pray for discernment as we review and fill our Admin post and find a way forward for co-ordinating and leading music in worship and, also to find the right person/people to develop and maintain our website and social media content, which is an increasingly vital means of communication.

*Pray for a strong sense of God’s direction as we grapple with significant challenges and options to carry out essential upgrades to our church buildings and discern how we should develop them for the future.

*Our Path of Renewal Core Group are seeking ways to develop and nurture the culture of a ‘Missional Church’ built on ‘Whole-life Discipleship;’ beyond the buzz word stage! Pray especially that we find appropriate means of sharing with other Church of Scotland congregations what we are learning from God along the way.

*Pray for the growing partnership between the Barn and other local churches in Culloden, Smithton, and Balloch as we begin to work with Tesco to develop a food bank service in our area.

 

In the May issue of Prayer News, we will be praying for: DORES & BOLESKINE, HILTON, NAIRN OLD, and URQUHART & GLENMORISTON and PRISON FELLOWSHIP. Could

you please send me any information/requests for prayer by 21stApril.   Thank you. Pauline Hunt:                01463 250355                        or                 paulinehhunt@yahoo.co.uk






Thanks to everyone who supported the Strawberry Tea  on 25th June 2016 for Croy and Dalcross Parish Church Guild. A total of £353.65 was raised.









The Coffee morning in Croy Church Hall on Saturday 14th May 2016 raised a total of £591. Congratulations to all involved for this tremendous effort.











Build a House Project
In response to the Build a House Project Appeal Cawdor Church has raised and sent £327. A fantastic response frpom a small congregation.




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