March 19, 2023 Cross Ness Church of Scotland

Intimations 19th March 2023

Intimations 19th March 2023

Reading – John 12:1-19. (ESV).  

1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table. 3 Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, 5 “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” 6 He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it. 

7 Jesus said, “Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial. 8 For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.” 9 When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, 11 because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus. 12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” 14 And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written, 15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!” 16 His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. 17 The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. 18 The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”

Tea/coffee will be served in the Church Hall after the service, to which everyone is warmly invited.

 6pm Service  Reading - Matthew 11:25-30.

The Week Ahead

Monday 20th March 7.30pm. Church Hall – Bible Study. Everyone welcome.

Wednesday 22nd March 10:45am. Church Hall – Ladies Bible study. All women welcome. 

Wednesday 22nd March 7:30pm. Church Hall – Prayer meeting. Everyone is warmly invited to attend. 

Friday 24th March 7.30pm - 9pm. Spors Nis - Rock Solid. Open to all P4 - P7, from any church or none.

Friday 24th March 7.30pm - 9pm. Church Hall - Ness Youth Club. Ages 12-17 years. 

Saturday 25th March 9am. Comunn Eachdraidh - Men’s breakfast. All men welcome and please bring a friend. We meet for about an hour to drink tea and coffee, eat breakfast rolls, and hear a short talk. A small donation which covers our expenses is welcome on the day.    


Services Sunday 26th March 2023

11am & 6pm Services – Will be taken by Rev Paul Ahmed.          11am - Sunday Club meet in church then go through to the hall after the children’s service. All children invited. 

Advance Notice

Saturday 29th April. 10am - 1pm. St Columba's Hall, Stornoway – Church of Scotland Guild Mini Gathering.  

Saturday 13th May 10am - 4pm Comunn Eachdraidh Nis – Flourish. Women’s Conference. 

Earthquake Appeal

We would like to thank all those who contributed to the Earthquake appeal for Turkey & Syria; the total amount was £1005. It has been forwarded to the ongoing relief work.