Sunday Bulletin 19 June 2016

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 26 June 2016: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Communion at St Stephen’s
led by the Minister
11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High
led by Stewart Robertson, Reader from Crown Church
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NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
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OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING The Church will be open on weekdays from now until September on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 12 noon and 2-4pm. We can always use more volunteers, especially to cover times when the regulars can’t make it- please contact Christine Mackenzie if you can help christinemac73<at>hotmail.com. And please let your friends know that they can visit the church at these times.
BLUE FLASH CHALLENGE You are invited to a service at the Old High Church on Saturday 25 June at 11pm to mark the end of the ‘Blue Flash Challenge’, in which a group of veteran members of the 4th Royal Tank Regiment will have trekked from Roybridge to Inverness over a 24 hour period, a distance just short of 60 miles, to raise money for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity to support the children of service personnel killed in action. Contact: Donald Peterkin dgp1<at>btinternet.com. More details: Blue Flash Challenge –  https://www.facebook.com/groups/429692947227666/ Scotty’s Little Soldiers – http://www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk/ Just Giving Page – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Blue-Flash-Challenge
HOBBY/CRAFT EVENING Wednesday 22 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.
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at St Stephen’s on Sunday 26 June. All are welcome at the Lord’s Table. The Retiring Offering will be in aid of Highland Hospice Project Build Appeal. Please give generously to this vital local project.
SUMMER SONGS OF PRAISE a joyful evening worship service at the Old High on Sunday 21 August at 7pm. A chance to sing favourite hymns, and to meet our new Old High organist, Robin Versteeg, who will also treat us to some organ fireworks! If you have an old (or new) favourite hymn you’d like us to sing on the evening, please send them to our Church Administrator, Pat Macleod: invernesschurch<at>gmail.com.
FREEWILL OFFERING ENVELOPES for the year beginning July 2016 are now available. Contact Christine Mackenzie for Old High envelopes and Sandy Cumming for St Stephen’s envelopes.
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.
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 from Ruth Martin or www.ucb.wordfortoday).
OTHER NEWS
ST ANDREWS CATHEDRAL Rev Sarah Murray will be licensed as the new Vice Provost for St Andrews Cathedral, Inverness at Choral Evensong tonight at 5.30pm. Rev Sarah has been serving at Holy Trinity Church, Keith for the last 3 years. All welcome! Contact: Douglas Campbell or bishopsadmin<at>moray.anglican.org .
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. Also- someone to alternate Thursdays at Madras Street Centre, and two people for the Hilton Centre each Friday. Details from Adrienne Dempster or adrienne.dempster<at>blythswood.org
LET’S GET ON WITH IT TOGETHER (LGOWIT) Two new Groups are to be launched in Inverness to support people living with a long term health condition. Details Roy Anderson LGOWITRoy<at>highlandtsi.org.uk  or visit www.lgowit.org