Sunday Bulletin 21 August 2016

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 28 August 2016: Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
led by Rev Arthur Sinclair, Pastoral Assistant
11.15am Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Old High
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
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SUNDAY SCHOOL returns at St Stephen’s today. Please encourage any young people you know to come and join us! Details: Raema Mackay.
SUMMER SONGS OF PRAISE a joyful evening worship service at the Old High tonight 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! Do you have an old (or new) favourite hymn you’d like us to sing on the evening? Contact our Church Administrator, Pat Macleod: invernesschurch<at>gmail.com.
OLD HIGH CHOIR REHEARSALS have now re-started on Thursday nights at 7.30pm in the Old High Hall. Anyone interested in joining will be warmly welcomed. A wide range of introits and anthems is planned, and there are very few prerequisites – only enthusiasm and a love of music! Contact Robin Versteeg on versteegr<at>hotmail.com
MEET & EAT There will be a gathering for Lunch at the Craigmonie Hotel on Thursday 25 August at 12.30pm. All are welcome . Transport available. To book your place, please contact Val Cantlay val.cantlay<at>btinternet.com
OLD HIGH AUGUST LUNCHTIME RECITAL Saturday 10th September at noon: Musick Fyne will be returning to give a choral recital including some fascinating Early Music. More details of their programme will be circulated nearer the time. For more information about the autumn recitals please visit ohssmusic<at>gmail.com
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.
DOORS OPEN DAYS gives you free access to buildings across Scotland. As part of the Inverness programme, both the Old High (OH) and St Stephen’s (SS) will open on Saturday 3 September from 10.30am to 4 pm. At OH Robin Versteeg will give an organ recital at 12 noon and at SS there will be an organ recital at 11.30am. We need volunteers to keep both churches open on the day. If you can help for OH please contact Christine MacKenzie christinemac73<at>hotmail.com and for SS contact Jim Alexander jbdalex<at>yahoo.com. www.doorsopendays.org.uk/opendays.
ORDERS OF SERVICE Ron and Iris Lyon have folded the orders of service for the Old High and ensured that they are available at the service on the Sunday morning for a number of years. They wish to give this up at the end of August and we are most grateful for all their assistance. We now need volunteer(s) who can collect the printed orders of service on a Friday or Saturday, fold them, and ensure they are available for the morning service. If this is something you can help with please contact Christine MacKenzie christinemac73<at>hotmail.com
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at the Old High next Sunday 28 August. All are welcome at the Lord’s Table. The Retiring Offering will be in aid of Highland Hospice. Please give generously to this worthwhile project.
OHSS MAGAZINE editor Willie Morrison urgently requires articles and photos for the autumn issue. Please, submit whatever you can, as early as possible by e-mail to willie<at>kenilweb.com. Deadline Friday 16 September, but the earlier the better.
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.
WORD FOR TODAY booklets are available at the doors at both churches.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING REGARDING THE OLD HIGH HALL Regretfully, the meeting planned for last Tuesday regarding the sale of the Old High Hall had to be postponed at short notice due to someone objecting to the wording of the notices. It is likely that the new date for this meeting will be Tuesday 13 September at 7.30pm in the Old High Church. We will give formal notice of this nearer the time in the correct form. If you have any questions about this, please contact our Session Clerk Linda Philip or Depute Session Clerk Christine Mackenzie.