Worship This Week
Sunday 6 May
10.00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High
SUNDAY BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS should be sent to Joy Cossar The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon.
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
EVENING SERVICE There will be a shorter service of Holy Communion at St Stephen’s on Pentecost Sunday, 27 May, at St Stephen’s at 7.30pm. All welcome! If you would like to take part in planning or leading this service, please contact the Minister.
IMPORTANT DIARY DATES
COFFEE MORNING in aid of Christian Aid will be held in St Stephen’s hall on Saturday 12 May. There will be stalls with home baking and garden plants. And there will also be a competition for the best decorated cupcakes. Tickets will be on sale in April. For further information, please contact Sandy Cumming.
COLLECTORS NEEDED! Darrell Walker writes “Christian Aid Week this year runs from 13th to 19th May. whilst we had considerable success in the 2011 door to door collection we barely covered our area. He asks that every one consider volunteering, even for just one street.
HIGHLAND FOOD BANK – APRIL APPEAL Our congregation is invited by the Highland Food Bank to donate the following items- Tins of Potatoes, Long Life Fruit Juice, Tins of Mince, and Tins of Custard/Rice Pudding. Please donate these items so that the Highland Food Bank can continue its vital role. Details: Sandy Cumming.
ST STEPHEN’S FLOWERS There is a new rota in the transept. Anyone who would like to place flowers in the church or to deliver them after the service, please add your name to the list or contact Jill
WORD FOR TODAY New copies of the Prayer Guide ‘Word for Today’ for May- July are at the doors.
FLORAL EVENING with Annette Stoker will be held at St Stephen’s on Tuesday 29th May at 7.30pm. Tea/Coffee and Home Baking £5 per ticket. Contact Jill or Ann.
TRIP TO BALMORAL CASTLE. The Care & Events Group is considering a visit to Balmoral Castle on a Saturday in July. There is a special exhibition of ballgowns as part of the Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations. We are keen to gauge possible interest from the congregation. We are planning to leave Inverness mid morning, visit Balmoral Castle and return to Inverness early evening. In terms of transport, we are considering a coach or a minibus or cars. At this stage, we are keen to know how many people would be interested in such a trip. Please contact Sandy Cumming or Christina Cameron if you are interested by not later than Sunday 13 May. Once potential interest is known, we will provide more detailed information on costs, timing and date!
BIKE AND HIKE 2012 There is a proposal for an inter-church fundraising event for EMMS International and the individual churches taking part. EMMS International is a small, effective charity that works with some of the poorest and most neglected people in the world. Their health care services are provided to those who need it most and for whom the impact will be the most significant. They work with partners based in Malawi, India and Nepal to ensure that every penny is spent wisely. Tens of thousands of people benefit directly each year. This event is to take place on 1st September and those churches wishing to take part should firstly contact John Bruce
FORUM ON HOMELESSNESS The Presbytery’s church and Community Committee is arranging a Forum on Homelessness on Sat 2nd June 9am -12 noon at the Culduthel Christian Centre, Inverness. The purpose of the Forum is to better inform our churches about the needs of those who have been or who are Homeless in Inverness and what different groups are doing to help them. . Anyone interested in the needs of the Homeless are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. Details from Rev Reg Campbell – Convener Church and Community
RUSSIAN CHOIR AT DAVIOT CHURCH A superb four piece vocal ensemble from the Lyra Highgate Methodist Church, St Petersburg will be playing on Thursday 10 May at 7.30 pm at Daviot Church. Lyra will be singing sacred music of the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian folk songs. The programme includes works by Handel, Rossini, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. Tickets are available from Rev Reg Campbell, Suggested donation of £5.00 per ticket to go the Russian Choir and Daviot Church