Sunday Bulletin 15 May 2016

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 22 May 2016: Trinity Sunday
General Assembly Sunday
10 am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am: Morning Worship at the Old High
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NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
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A LETTER REGARDING PLANS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE CONGREGATION was handed out to all attending last Sunday’s services. If you did not get a copy of this important letter, please pick up a copy from the church doors today. Would elders also take copies to anyone in their district who did not get one? The letter is also available from our webpage: http://oldhighststephens.com/letter-about-the-congregations-future/ . The Session warmly welcomes your comments – please send them to our Session Clerk, at lindajphilip<at>hotmail.com or by post to Linda Philip, c/o St Stephen’s Church, Southside Road, Inverness, IV2 4XA.
GIFT FOR HEIDI HERCUS Heidi will be leaving us shortly, and we will greatly miss her. If you would like to donate for a gift for Heidi, please bring cash or a cheque made payable to Old High St Stephen’s in an envelope and put it in the offering next week. Or send a cheque to our Treasurer Sandy Cumming.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK COLLECTION Collectors Please pick up your envelopes from Katharina Nimmo at St Stephen’s and from Roberta Macintosh at the Old High Church. Further information from Katharina Nimmo katharina.nimmo<at>btinternet.com.
DONATE TO CHRISTIAN AID We will have Christian Aid envelopes today for anyone who wants to donate, but who does not have envelopes delivered to their doors. More on Christian Aid at http://www.caweek.org/
CHRISTIAN AID WALK Help in forming a local group to accompany CA staff on the last day of their Great Glen Way walk from Drumnadrochit to Inverness next Saturday 21st May, part of the campaign Another Way: Journey to a Just World. Some may do the whole distance (18 miles) but others may want to join in on the way eg at Abriachan, Blackfold, Craig Dunain, the canal bank or even just at the Islands. It’s not about sponsorship (though that is not ruled out) but about awareness. If you are interested, please contact David Crippin for details.
CANCELLATION OF PENTECOST SONGS OF PRAISE The celebration of the church’s birthday which was planned this evening at 6.30pm at Inverness Cathedral has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
HIGHLAND FOODBANK Blythswood Care have written a letter of thanks for our donations to date. For May, they are looking for tinned mince, cream crackers and tinned corned beef. They are also looking for volunteers for a couple of hours, for a supermarket collection on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July at Tesco Extra, Inshes. Contact: Lorna Dempster or adrienne.dempster<at>blythswood.org.
WORD FOR TODAY. The new issue of Word for Today, a daily prayer guide, is available in both churches.
OHSS JUNE MAGAZINE Editor Willie Morrison requires articles and photos for the June issue. Submit whatever you can, as early as possible, by e-mail to willie<at>kenilweb.com. Deadline Friday 10 June.
ST STEPHEN’S GRASS CUTTING ROTA If you are unable to cut the grass, please contact Bill Guthrie so other arrangements can be made. And if you’re able, he’d also like to hear from you!
OTHER NEWS
LET’S GET ON WITH IT TOGETHER (LGOWIT) is hosting free lunch events in Inverness, aimed at anyone living with a long term condition. As well as promoting the benefits of self-management and the work of the Project, the events are intended to launch two new support groups in Hilton and Merkinch, and boost one recently started in Smithton. Dates and venues: Tuesday 24 May in Hilton Church; Thursday 26 May in Smithton Free Church; Tuesday 31 March in Trinity Church- all 12 noon to 2pm. Contact Roy Anderson: lgowitroy<at>highlandtsi.org.uk.
NEW SCOTTISH HYMN BANDS ALBUM LAUNCH on Friday 27 May 2016 at 7.30pm at Smithton Culloden Church, Murray Road, Inverness IV2 7YU. New Scottish Hymns Band write new worship songs for the church. Tickets £10/£8 www.newscottishhymns.com/events
NYA 2016 (The Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly) Friday 19 to Monday 22nd August at Gartmore House, near Stirling. Annual residential event is for young adults aged between 17 and 25. Tickets on a first come first served basis and need to be booked by 18th July- financial help is available. If you know anyone who would like to go, please contact Peter.