Worship This Week
Sunday 26 August
10.00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Holy Communion 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
OHSS WORLD MISSION EVENING on Saturday 25th August at 7.30pm at St Stephen’s Church Hall. Please come along to hear some short talks from returning volunteers from countries including Africa, Malaysia and South America. There will be musical entertainment, wine, soft drinks, and nibbles. Donations welcome to the Church of Scotland World Mission. Details here or from Deborah Macrae or Christine Mackenzie.
FUTURE FOCUS Everyone is invited to come and take part in Future Focus, as we try to map the future of our congregation. Please see the enclosed leaflet, and try to come along on one of the dates listed!
TASTE AND SEE- RETREAT IN DAILY LIFE The Coach House at Kilmuir on the Black Isle are holding a retreat from 2-8 September which you can take part in as you go about your usual daily activities at home and work. You set aside 20 minutes each day to reflect on a Bible text, and meet with a trained prayer accompanier daily in Inverness at a mutually agreed time for ½ an hour. Learn about prayer, and how to hear what God is saying to you through reflectioning on the Bible. You might find this an opportune thing to do as we start Future Focus. Leaflets at the church doors, or speak to the Minister or Iain Todd or see http://www.coachhousekilmuir.org/.
OHSS CHURCH MAGAZINE The time is approaching for another issue of the OHSS Magazine. Would congregation members with news, articles and/or photographs, please send them to Willie Morrison
CARE GROUP meet in St Stephen’s Vestry on Tuesday 21st August at 7.30pm.Details from Rae Swan
WORSHIP AND EDUCATION – The group will meet on Tuesday 28th August at 7.30pm in St Stephen’s vestry. Details from Linda Philip.
HANDBELLS practice sessions start on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Old High Church Hall. Details from Rena Beaton,. All welcome!
ST STEPHEN’S BIG CLEAN Thank you to all the people who turned out to help on the Saturday 28th August at our BIG Clean.
DOORS OPEN DAY SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER Once again the Old High Church is participating in Doors Open Day for the Inverness area. The Church requires to be open between 10 am and 4 p.m. For this to happen we require a number of people who are willing to give up an hour or two to welcome people to the Church. If you can spare any time to do this please contact Margaret Sutherland or fill in a time in the log which will be on the clavinova under the pulpit in the Church.
GOLF OUTING on Fri 14th Sept at Cameron Course, Nairn. Tee Off 5.15pm. Cost .including High Tea. Cost £15.00; High Tea only: £12.00. All golfers welcome irrespective of handicap. Details: John Clarkson.
COMMUNION Elders are reminded that Communion Invitations for giving to their districts are available in the vestries at both St Stephen’s and at Old High.
LOST PROPERTY After the Summer Clean at St Stephens some articles of clothing were removed from the back passageway and placed at the back of the Hall. Please claim any of these articles as those remaining will be put to a Charity shop at the end of August.
HIGHLAND FOODBANK – Tesco collection – volunteers please Tesco have been looking at working with the Trussell Trust (the owners of the Foodbank franchise) by supporting local Foodbanks across the UK. Tesco will be trialling food collections at around 50 Tesco stores on Saturday 8th September 2012. Six regions have been chosen for the trial and Tesco Inshes and Tesco Extra in Inverness are two of the chosen stores. Tesco is providing some volunteers from their Retired Staff Association but the Highland Foodbank will also need to provide around 3-4 volunteers throughout the day at each store. Collecting will take place from 9.30am – 6pm at both stores, so a total of around 32 volunteers will be needed to cover the day, based on each person being willing to do a 2 hour shift. If you are willing to help by giving up to two hours on Saturday 8 September, then please contact Lorna Dempster. For further information, please contact Sandy Cumming.