Sunday Bulletin 16 August 2015

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 23 August
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
Sunday School Returns
11.15 Morning Worship at Old High
SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS should be sent to Jim Monro: jimjimmonro.com . The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon.
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
For further information and contact details for any items listed below:
E-mail: invernesschurch<at>gmail.com (replace <at> with @)
SUNDAY SCHOOL RETURNS at St Stephen’s next week. All children warmly welcomed! For details, please contact Raema Mackay (raemamackayyahoo.co.uk).
OLD HIGH ORGANIST We continue to seek applications and recommendations for this post. Contact: Andrew Stevenson stevenson.ata<at>btinternet.com).
THE GENIUS OF JESUS WORSHIP SERIES Our summer worship series, ‘The Genius of Jesus’, highlights particular aspects of Jesus’ ministry and personality, especially aspects that broke new ground and revealed more of the heart of God. Themes are:
July 12: Encouraging Potential. Luke 5:1-11
July 19: Balancing Power. Luke 16:1-15,19-31
July 26: Promoting Peace: Matthew 26:48-54
August 2: Crossing Lines. Luke 13:10-17
August 9: Showing the Sacred. Luke 15:11-32
August 16: Holding Heaven. Matthew 13:24-32
August 23: Inviting Action. John 4:4-42
DOORS OPEN DAY Once again this event has come round again and volunteers are being sought to greet visitors to the Old High Church on Saturday 5 September from 10am to 4 pm. The day will be divided into 1 hour periods, so it is not too onerous! Please contact Margaret Sutherland if you are able to assist (please note we need voluteers urgently!).
OHSS MAGAZINE Willie Morrison, editor of the OHSS Magazine, urgently requires articles and photos for the next issue, which is due out at the end of September. Please submit whatever you can by to williekenilweb.com. Deadline is Friday 18 September, but the earlier the better.
SILENT AUCTION The Social & Fundraising Action Team is holding a silent auction on 19th September. Would you like to offer any items for this event? Also using your time & talents would you offer some hours as part of the Auction, eg gardening/cleaning/painting etc. This would be greatly appreciated by other members of the congregation. Also stating the minimum bid you feel is appropriate. For further information Margaret McAleer.
CROSSREACH NEWS and PRAYER DIARY are available at church doors.
OTHER NEWS
DORNOCH SPONSORED WALK in Aid of Blythswood Care on Saturday 26 September 2015. Join us for a 5, 10 or 15 mile sponsored walk in and around the stunning area of Dornoch and help us raise funds for Blythswood Care and help us to transform lives. With three routes to choose from, there is something for everyone! Contact Adrienne Dempster adrienne.dempsterblythswood.org.
PRAYER POINTERS
Our Father in Heaven. Thank you for this week past, we are grateful for all the love and goodness that you shower upon us, we welcome you into our lives for this next week and hear our prayers for:
Our Church Leaders. Peter Nimmo; Arthur Sinclair; Dougie Wolf; and all the elders as they visit the congregation
Faith. Those in need of the gift of faith. Ask that they would know that God will provide all they need if they are willing to step out for him
Love. “God reached out to save us by his ultimate sacrifice” (John 3,16). Using this verse, thank God for his unconditional love for us
Fatherhood. Children in need of positive male role models
Action. The opportunity this week to bless others in our actions
Knowledge. For an increase in knowledge of god’s presence in our own lives and the lives of those dear to us
Persecuted Churches. Protection for those who are Christians where they are a minority and in danger because of their willingness to follow you.
The countries of; Oceania: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia (Maohi Nui), Kanaky, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu. For the Christians and churches, relief where there are natural disasters and governments that will be honest and put the people first
(Comments and prayer requests always welcome contact Ruth Martin)