Sunday Bulletin 5 June 2016

Sunday 12 June 2016: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11 am Morning Worship at the Old High
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OLD HIGH ORGANIST We are delighted to confirm that Robin Versteeg will be the next Organist and Director of Choir at the Old High. Robin and his family are moving from Perthshire, and he hopes to start with us in July. Robin’s try-out for us back in March gave us a sense of what a terrific musician he is. We hope everyone will fully support him as we move on into a new chapter in the Old High’s musical history. More details over the coming weeks, or contact Andrew Stevenson.
SOUTHSIDE NURSING HOME There will be a short service, led by Jim Alexander at Southside Nursing Home immediately after this morning’s service at St Stephen’s. If you are able to assist with the singing, your assistance would be much appreciated. We still also seek members willing to lead these services on a rota basis; please contact Janet Robertson.
LETTER ON PLANS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE CONGREGATION 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: . The Session warmly welcomes your comments – please send them to our Session Clerk, at lindajphilip<at> or by post to Linda Philip, c/o St Stephen’s Church, Southside Road, Inverness, IV2 4XA. All comments will be discussed by the Kirk Session at their meeting on 7 June.
SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP in St Stephen’s Church at the earlier time of 7pm on Sunday 5th June and then fortnightly till early July. If anyone else would like to join in, or for information about the book, which we are finding really stimulating for discussion, please contact Andrew Stevenson.
HOBBY/CRAFT EVENING Wednesday 8 June 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. Contact Margaret McAleer.
OLD HIGH MUSIC The next recital Saturday 11th June at 12 noon and will repeat the format of the concert last June when we invited some advanced Highland School musicians, including some senior pupils who are now moving on to the Conservatoire, to perform for us. This year they are offering a mixture of brass, violin and viola music. Please come along to support these young musicians. More details from Andrew Stevenson at ohssmusic<at>
OHSS QUIZ SHEETS are available at the church doors. Questions on Old Inverness. £1 each, proceeds in aid of Fabric Fund. The winning entry will be drawn on 8 June and winner will receive a £5 gift voucher. Further information Margaret McAleer.
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> Deadline Friday 10 June.
HEALING SERVICE run by Christian Fellowship of Healing (Highland). Sunday 12 June at 4 pm in St Stephen’s. Contact Ruth Martin.
DEPUTE SESSION CLERK Following Margaret Sutherland’s accident, Christine Mackenzie is now acting Depute Session Clerk. We thank Christine for taking this on, and continue to hold Margaret in our prayers.
CROSSREACH The latest Newsletter and prayer diary (June – September) are available at church doors. Contact Rae Swan.
WORD FOR TODAY Free copies of the current issue available in the churches. Today’s PP introduction is taken from the daily readings of 31st May – 2nd June should you wish to have an expanded explanation. (Further copies Ruth Martin www.ucb.wordfortoday).
TALK BY THE VERY REV JOHN CHALMERS, PRINCIPAL CLERK OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY this Saturday 11 June at 7pm at Ness Bank Church Hall, about his year as Moderator (2015-16). Refreshments, followed by a deeper discussion and reflection on where we are today as the National Church. If you have a question for the evening please contact Rev Fiona Smith as soon as possible. Fsmith<at>
HIGHLAND FOODBANK Blythswood Care – for June they are looking for small tins of ham, sweet biscuits and long life juice.They currently have opportunities to volunteer at two of their food banks. Someone to alternate Thursdays at Madras Street Centre, and two people for the Hilton Centre each Friday. Details from Adrienne Dempster  adrienne.dempster<at>
LET’S GET ON WITH IT TOGETHER(LGOWIT) 5-week Self Management course, starting on Saturday 18 June at Inverness Leisure Centre (2.00pm till 4.30pm each week). The course is free, open to anyone, young or old, living with a long term condition, and will be led by two volunteer trainers, both of whom have long term conditions themselves. Contact Roy Anderson LGOWITRoy<at>
ST JOHN’S CHURCH Prayer Group Friday 10 June at 7pm. Contact Katrina O’Neill ladykatkanga<at>
STREET PASTORS Swishing event for ladies, Thursday 16 June, 7-9pm, at the Free North church (swap-shop of clothing, scarves, jewellery, accessories, unopened make-up etc). Hand in 3 new/nearly new, unused, or in very good condition items to the church on of 10 or 14 June, 6-8pm. Details/tickets (£10) morven<at> .
INVERNESS STREET PASTORS invite you to a commissioning service for their newest volunteers on Friday 1 July at 7pm at Castle Street Baptist Church, Inverness, followed by tea and coffee. Contact Mark Hadfield or inverness<at>