Sunday Bulletin for 17 March 2013

Worship This Week
Tonight
7pm Short Act of Worship for Lent, St Stephen’s
Wednesday 20 March
12.30pm Midweek Quiet Time at St Stephen’s
Sunday 24 March
10.00am All-Age Congregational Service with the Sacrament of Baptism at St Stephen’s NB New time for Congregational Service: no service at the Old High. Followed by annual meeting
7pm Short Act of Worship for Lent, St Stephen’s

SUNDAY BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS should be sent to Joy Cossar The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon.

NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION

NEXT SUNDAY (Palm Sunday) we will have a Congregational All-Age Service, with the Sacrament of Baptism at St Stephen’s. (Please note Congregational Services will now be at 10am when at St Stephen’s and 11.15am when at the Old High). After a cup of tea we’ll hold our ABM.
THE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING will be held following the morning service in St Stephen’s Church next Sunday. This is an important meeting, as during it we will be voting on changing the constitution under which our congregation operates- more about this on the sheet inside this bulletin. Other papers for the meeting are available at Church doors today.
FUTURE FOCUS The Vision Day took place on 9 March: we will have results for you next week. Further information from the Future Focus Group: Christine Mackenzie: Sandy Cumming: Iain Todd Peter Nimmo: www.oldhighststephens.com/news/future-focus/
SPRING CONCERT BY ST STEPHEN’S CHURCH CHOIR AND COMMUNITY CHOIR on Thursday 21 March at 7.30pm at St Stephen’s. In aid of the friends of Raigmore Hospital. Tickets from Joan Darcy or Christina Cameron) – they’re selling fast!
REAL EASTER EGGS If you ordered these (including the extra orders) you can pick them up from Katharina Nimmo at St Stephen’s or Roberta Mackintosh at the Old High.
THE BIG CLEAN If you have a spare hour or so, please come along to the Big Clean at St Stephen’s on Saturday 23 March at 9.30am. Also can I call on the gardeners to come along to get the grounds ready for Spring? Contact Joan Darcy for further details.
WORSHIP & EDUCATION group meet on Tuesday 19th March at 7.30pm in St Stephen’s vestry. Contact Linda Philip
LUNCH CLUB meets at 12.30pm at the Craigmonie Hotel, Annfield Road on Thursday 21 March. New diners are most welcome. For further details please contact Val Cantlay or Diana Fraser . Transport available.
ADEN HOUSE CARE HOME, Annfield Road. On Tuesday 5 March a number of OHSS members led by Peter Nimmo held a short service of worship in Aden House. We had been invited by the manager initially as there are residents who are members of our congregation. From now until the end of the year there will be a service on the first Tuesday of each month at 2.00pm, followed by a chat and a cup of tea. If you feel you would like to explore this area of participation in our church’s ministry and outreach please come along. Our visit there was greatly appreciated reflecting the welcome we were given. There will be a rota sheet displayed in St Stephen’s vestry; please add you name to this sheet if you are interested. The next visit will be on Tuesday 2nd April at 2.00pm. For further information contact the minister Peter Nimmo or Jim Alexander
CHURCH MAGAZINE is available today for distribution. Will those who deliver magazines please collect them after the service. Could those who live out of town or if you know someone who lives outside our distribution areas, come and get a magazine from Val at St Stephen’s or from Florence at the Old High. This is to cut down our postage costs. Thank you.
BULLETIN BY EMAIL Would you would like to get our weekly Church News sent to you? Please email Peter . Meanwhile, sign up for email updates from our website: www.oldhighststephens.com.
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
HOLY WEEK DAILY REFECTIVE WORSHIP Daytime worship as we walk together through the mixed emotions of Jesus’ journey to the cross and towards the joy of Easter. St Stephen’s, 12.30pm. Details from Iain Todd.
THE DISCIPLES AT THE SUPPER A play by Pat Jones, wife of Willis, based on the last supper, will be held on Maundy Thursday in St Stephens at 7.30pm followed by the sacrament of Holy Communion. As we journey with Jesus from the joy and excitement of Palm Sunday to Calvary you may find this thought provoking script helpful. Iain Todd:.
EASTER MORNING ECUMENICAL PRAYER WALK Join us as we to important ‘stations’ around the City Centre, with prayer for different aspects of the life of our city led by local clergy of different denominations. Starts at 7am at the Old High. At 8am we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Old High, and breakfast in the hall. More details from Peter.

OTHER NEWS

ROMANTIC LATIN MUSIC COFFEE MORNING Saturday 4th May from 10.00am – 12.30pm at St Stephen’s Church Hall. There will be a Car Boot Table, Sewing Corner Workshop where you can bring any fabric item that needs repairing. In aid of Race for Life Cancer Research UK. Details Joan Darcy
JESUS: THE EVIDENCE at Culduthel Christian Centre, Wednesday 27 March, 7.30pm. Presentations reviewing the historical and rational basis for Jesus being the Son of God, drawing upon the latest historical, textual and archaeological research and clear, rational argument. Questions time at the end. Free booklet. Details: Bill Slack. www.jesustheevidence.com.