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Mark 15:33-16:13

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Our Easter Family Service led by John Murdo Nicolson.

21st April 2019 A very warm welcome to our services of worship today. We pray that you will all know God’s blessing as we meet together. Worship this morning is led by Rev John Murdo Nicolson and this evening by Mr Calum Campbell. Induction loops are fitted in both the Church and hall for the hard of hearing. Please set your hearing aid to position ‘T’. Recordings of all our services are available on our website as free Podcasts. CD recordings are also made of the services and are made available free of charge to the housebound and elderly. Please ask one of the office bearers or Anne MacDonald if you would like a copy. Crèche available by request. Follow us on Twitter at or via Google by entering ‘@eaglaisnis’ for more information and audio content. If you would like information posted on the website, please contact Chris or email the website Cross Ness Church of Scotland is a registered Scottish Charity No.SC000991 11am Easter Family Service led by Rev John Murdo Nicolson. Praise Hymn - 25 Hymn – O Praise The Name Hymn – 106 NEP – 96 Reading: Mark 15: 33-41, Mark 15: 42-47, Mark 16:1-13 (NIV) Mark 15: 33-41 33 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). 35 When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.” 36 Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said. 37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. 38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom, 39 And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!” 40 Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph and Salome. 41 In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there. 34 Mark 15: 42-47 42 It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. 44 Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died. 45 When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph. 46 So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where he was laid. Mark 16:1-13 1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. 6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’” 8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid. 9 When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons. 10 She went and told those who had been with him and who were mourning and weeping. 11 When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it. 12 Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country. 13 These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either. Tea/coffee will be served in the Church hall after the morning service to which everyone is warmly invited. 6pm Service – Mr Calum Campbell. 8.30pm, Clan Macquarrie Hall – Testimony evening with Alison Macleod (Cross Free Church). The Week Ahead Monday 22nd April, 7.30pm – Bible Study. Our study is on 1 Corinthians. Everyone’s welcome. Wednesday 24th April, 10.45am – Women’s Bible Study at Etta Morrison’s house. All women welcome. Wednesday 24th April, 7.30pm, Church Hall – Prayer Meeting. Services next Sunday 28th April 2019 11am, Service – Mr John Hebditch. Sunday School after the children’s service. 6pm Service – Mr Chris Barrowman. The nomination committee would value the congregation’s prayers at this time for God’s guidance, wisdom and discernment as they continue to search for a new minister. Dates for your Diary Monday 29th April, 7.30pm Church Hall - AGM. Everyone is warmly invited and encouraged to attend this meeting. Tuesday 7th May at 7.30pm, Cross Free Church Hall – Slavic Gospel Association. Everyone is warmly invited. Flourish Women’s Conference Discover Exodus: The God Who Is! Saturday 11th May Comunn Eachdraidh Nis 9.30 for 10am – 4pm Speaker will be Rachel Sloan (Edinburgh). Come and be encouraged & revitalized. A day out of the ordinary. A day to dig deeper. A day to seek God in unity and fellowship. A day of Praise and Worship. A day to flourish as women and consider Jesus! Please speak to Rachel, Shona or Chris Mina to find out more or to pick up a booking form. Booking forms must be completed to ensure place on the day.
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