Sunday Bulletin 21 February 2016

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 28 February: Third Sunday in Lent
10am: The Sacrament of Holy Communion at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High
Led by The Rev John Duncan
SUNDAY BULLETIN please send items to invernesschurch<at>gmail.com. Deadline: Wednesday at noon. Please keep items as brief as possible, and give a contact phone number and email.
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
For further details and contact information e-mail invernesschurch<at>gmail.com (replace <at> with @)
TEA AFTER CHURCH Please join us for tea/coffee and biscuits after the service at the Old High Church. We hope all members of the congregation will wait for a chat and get to know each other better. If anyone would like to help serving and/or setting up, please speak to Margaret Sutherland.
PRAYER SPACE IN ST STEPHEN’S during Lent Come and pray in our new Prayer Space in the St Stephen’s Transept Wednesdays 12pm – 2pm and Fridays 6pm – 8pm. Come to meditate on God’s word. To read, reflect, to listen, to worship through music. Come and draw, to write, to paint or dance! If you would like to book a prayer space outside of these times or have any queries contact Ruth Martin.
DOOR WELCOMING DUTY At both St Stephen’s and the Old High we need new volunteers to help welcome people to church. This is a great help in the church and a good way to meet more people. If you or someone you know would be willing to do this for a few Sundays a year it would be greatly appreciated. As well as greeting people, some of our welcomers help with serving tea and counting the offering; but you don’t have to do these things. Contact at St Stephen’s: Deborah Macrae dmmacrae<at>uwclub.net; Old High: Margaret Sutherland margaretsutherland23<at>talktalk.net. ‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me’ Matthew 10.40.
OHSS MAGAZINE Willie Morrison, the magazine editor, needs articles and photos for the March issue by Friday 4 March. Contact willie<at>kenilweb.com.
ST STEPHEN’S CHURCH AND COMMUNITY CHOIRS CONCERT Thursday 10 March 2016 at 7.30pm in The Old High Church. Please make a note in your diaries. Guests from Inverness Royal Academy will also be taking part. Tickets are available from Katharina Nimmo or any choir members. Ken Cantlay ken.cantlay<at>btinternet.com
COFFEE MORNING Saturday 19 March in St Stephen’s Church Hall 10am– Noon. Admission £2.50 at the door. Proceeds for Fabric Fund. Your help with donations of cake & candy, gifts and prizes will be most appreciated as will those willing to help on the day. Further information Margaret McAleer.
WORD FOR TODAY The new copies of daily bible readings for Feb – April, are available in the churches for collection.
CROSSREACH latest newsletter and prayer diary (Feb – Mar) are available at church doors. Rae Swan.
OTHER NEWS
REV JOHN DUNCAN INDUCTION SERVICE will take place at St Athernase Parish Church, Leuchars, Fife, Sunday 13 March 2016 at 3pm. There is, of course, a warm welcome to anyone who can manage the journey down to Fife padrerhf<at>hotmail.com
INVERNESS STREET PASTORS INFORMATION EVENTS Saturday 5 March 10am to 12pm at The Lighthouse, Hilton Church, Tomatin Road or Tuesday 8 March 7pm to 9pm at Inshes Church, Sir Walter Scott Drive. We are currently recruiting for volunteers to start training as Street Pastors (training begins after Easter 2016). Application forms (to be submitted by end of March) available at the Information Events. Contact Morven on morven<at>loveinverness.org for further details.

LENT DISCUSSION GROUP MEETING 21 FEB 2016

The second meeting to discuss material from “We make the road by walking” by Brian McLaren will be on Sunday 21st February from 7.30 till 8.30pm in the choir area of St Stephen’s Church. We had a relaxed but thought-provoking first gathering last week, however there is a fresh chapter on each occasion and no requirement to sign up for the whole course. Do just come along to any when you’re free to.
More details from Andrew Stevenson on 01463 242767 or at stevenson.ata@btinternet.com

Sunday Bulletin 14 February 2016

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 21 February: Second Sunday in Lent
10am: Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High
SUNDAY BULLETIN please send items to invernesschurchgmail.com. Deadline: Wednesday at noon. Please keep items as brief as possible, and give a contact phone number and email.
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
For further information and contact details E-mail: invernesschurchgmail.com (replace with @).
HOBBY/CRAFT EVENING Wednesday 17 February in St Stephen’s Church Hall 7.30-9pm and fortnightly thereafter. New Crafters welcome or if you wish to learn a craft please come along. Tea/coffee & biscuits in a very relaxed atmosphere. Further information – Margaret McAleer.
TEA AFTER CHURCH Please join us for tea/coffee and biscuits after the service at the Old High Church. We hope all members of the congregation will wait for a chat and get to know each other better. If anyone would like to help serving and/or setting up, please speak to Margaret Sutherland.
DOOR WELCOMING DUTY At both St Stephen’s and the Old High we need new volunteers to help welcome people to church. This is a great help in the church and a good way to meet more people. If you or someone you know would be willing to do this for a few Sundays a year it would be greatly appreciated. As well as greeting people, some of our welcomers help with serving tea and counting the offering; but you don’t have to do these things. Contact at St Stephen’s: Deborah Macrae dmmacraeuwclub.net; Old High: Margaret Sutherland margaretsutherland23talktalk.net. ‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me’ Matthew 10.40.
OLD HIGH MUSIC the inaugural recital will be on Saturday 20 February at 12 noon when there will be the chance to hear a gifted young pianist, Hyuk Namkoong, play Sonatas by Bach, Beethoven and Kapustin. Hyuk is currently studying for a Masters degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. He has won various music awards, including, most recently the New Piano Stars Competition. This promises to be a wonderful hour of music. The monthly programme of lunchtime recitals will continue this year on Saturdays at the Old High, comprising choral concerts, organ and instrumental recitals. Full details available shortly. Andrew Stevenson ohssmusicgmail.com
MESSY CHURCH Saturday, 20 February 11am to 1pm. We still need more helpers!!!! We are looking for as many as possible to get involved; craft people, servers, cooks, home bakers, singers, actors, people to set up and clean up! If you would like to be a part of this wonderful outreach please contact Heidi Hercus on tripleh75hotmail.co.uk. We are looking for donations for crafts: If you have any of these things at home, we could use them. Please bring them to the church there will be a box in the hall labelled Messy Church: Jam Jars with Lids; Baby Food Jars with Lids; glitter; small plastic funnels.
OHSS MAGAZINE Willie Morrison, the magazine editor, needs articles and photos for the March issue by Friday 4 March. Contact williekenilweb.com.
ST STEPHEN’S CHURCH AND COMMUNITY CHOIRS CONCERT Thursday 10 March 2016 at 7.30pm in The Old High Church. Please make a note in your diaries. Guests from Inverness Royal Academy will also be taking part. Tickets will be available soon from any choir members. Ken Cantlay ken.cantlaybtinternet.com
WORD FOR TODAY The new copies of daily bible readings for Feb – April, are available in the churches for collection.
OTHER NEWS
REV JOHN DUNCAN INDUCTION SERVICE will take place at St Athernase Parish Church, Leuchars, Fife, Sunday 13 March 2016 at 3pm. There is, of course, a warm welcome to anyone who can manage the journey down to Fife. padrerhfhotmail.com.
CROSSREACH latest newsletter and prayer diary (Feb – Mar) are available at church doors. Rae Swan.

Sunday Bulletin 7 February 2016

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 14 February: First Sunday in Lent
10am: Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High
SUNDAY BULLETIN please send items to invernesschurchgmail.com. Deadline: Wednesday at noon. Please keep items as brief as possible, and give a contact phone number and email.
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
For further information and contact details: E-mail invernesschurchgmail.com (substitute @ with <at>
LENT GROUP will meet this year at St Stephen’s, starting on Sun 14 Feb between 7.30pm and 8.30pm. Our discussion will be based on chapters from ‘We make the road by walking’ by Brian McLaren (Hodder 2014) which both presents the Christian faith in a new, fresh way, and encourages us to move ourselves and our religious traditions into the future. You don’t need to have read the book to come along. More on the book at https://www.facebook.com/JerichoBooks More from Andrew Stevenson stevenson.atabtinternet.com.
SOUTHSIDE CARE HOME There will be a short service, led by Isobel Alan, at Southside Care Home immediately after this morning’s service at St Stephen’s. If you are able to assist with the singing, please speak to Isobel; your assistance would be much appreciated. We still also seek members willing to lead these services on a rota basis; please contact Janet Robertson.
TEA AFTER CHURCH Please join us for tea/coffee and biscuits after the service at the Old High Church. We hope all members of the congregation will wait for a chat and get to know each other better. If anyone would like to help serving and/or setting up, please speak to Margaret Sutherland.
DOOR WELCOMING DUTY At both St Stephen’s and the Old High we need new volunteers to help welcome people to church. This is a great help in the church and a good way to meet more people. If you or someone you know would be willing to do this for a few Sundays a year it would be greatly appreciated. As well as greeting people, some of our welcomers help with serving tea and counting the offering; but you don’t have to do these things. Contact at St Stephen’s: Deborah Macrae dmmacraeuwclub.net; Old High: Margaret Sutherland margaretsutherland23talktalk.net. Whoever welcomes you welcomes me’ Matthew 10.40.
OLD HIGH MUSIC the inaugural recital will be on Saturday 20 February at 12 noon when there will be the chance to hear a gifted young pianist, Hyuk Namkoong, play Sonatas by Bach, Beethoven and Kapustin. Hyuk is currently studying for a Masters degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. He has won various music awards, including, most recently the New Piano Stars Competition. This promises to be a wonderful hour of music. The monthly programme of lunchtime recitals will continue this year on Saturdays at the Old High, comprising choral concerts, organ and instrumental recitals. Full details available shortly. Andrew Stevenson or ohssmusic<at>gmail.com
MESSY CHURCH Saturday, 20 February 11am to 1pm. We still need more helpers!!!! We are looking for as many as possible to get involved; craft people, servers, cooks, home bakers, singers, actors, people to set up and clean up! If you would like to be a part of this wonderful outreach please contact Heidi Hercus on tripleh<at>75hotmail.co.uk. We are looking for donations for crafts: If you have any of these things at home, we could use them. Please bring them to the church there will be a box in the hall labelled Messy Church: Jam Jars with Lids; Baby Food Jars with Lids; empty water bottles with lids ( 500 ml); glitter; plastic small funnels.
OHSS MAGAZINE Willie Morrison, the magazine editor, needs articles and photos for the March issue by Friday 4 March. Contact willie<at>kenilweb.com .
WORD FOR TODAY The new copies of daily bible readings for Feb – April, are available in the churches for collection.
OTHER NEWS
CROSSREACH latest newsletter and prayer diary (Feb – Mar) are available at church doors. Rae Swan.