Sunday Bulletin 7 August 2016

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 14 August 2016: Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
10 am 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 : invernesschurchgmail.com (replace with @)
SUNDAY SCHOOL will return at St Stephen’s on 21 August. 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 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! Do you have an old (or new) favourite hymn you’d like us to sing on the evening? Contact our Church Administrator, Pat Macleod: invernesschurchgmail.com.
OLD HIGH AUGUST LUNCHTIME RECITAL The recital planned for Saturday 13th August has unfortunately had to be cancelled, but will be re-scheduled in 2017. The next event will therefore be on Saturday 10th September when 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 ohssmusicgmail.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 christinemac73hotmail.com. And please let your friends know that they can visit the church at these times.
OLD HIGH HALL There will be an important congregational meeting on Tuesday 16 August in the Old High church at 7.30pm to discuss the future of the Old High hall. For more information, please contact our Session Clerk, Linda Philip lindajphiliphotmail.com.
SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP will meet again at 7pm in St Stephen’s on 14 August. At a time when other Church activities may be on holiday, do think about coming along. Details from Andrew Stevenson.
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.
HEALING SERVICE at St Stephen’s next Sunday 1h August at 4pm, all are welcome to this service. Contact Ruth Martin.
WORD FOR TODAY booklets are available at the doors at both churches.
OTHER NEWS
LGOWIT (Let’s Get On With It Together) is offering free 5-week self-management courses aimed at those living with long term conditions. The courses run from the end of July in Inshes Church (Tuesdays 2pm to 4.30pm) and the MS Therapy Centre (Thursdays 6.30pm to 9pm). Further details and to book a place contact Roy Anderson LGOWITRoyhighlandtsi.org.uk
FUNDRAISER SOUGHT Blythswood Care are seeking an experienced fundraiser with proven achievements in income generation to deliver strong and focused leadership to our UK-wide team. Based at our Head Office in Evanton, this full-time position requires flexible working and commitment to the objectives of Blythswood Care. Closing date Monday 15 August 2016. For application form and job description, contact Barbara Grace personnelblythswood.org

Faith for the future: Sermon for 7 August 2016 Proper 14

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20

Luke 12:32-40

Faith for the future

In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

I was once Associate Minister in Currie, which is nowadays is a suburb of Edinburgh, but it was always interesting to talk to the oldest people who remembered when it had been a little country village. One very old lady told me once she had been worshipping in the same Church- Currie Kirk- all her life. And she told me how it had been when she was a girl. She explained that her family had to go to church each Sunday. Her father was a gamekeeper, and if he wasn’t there the laird would have noticed and he’d have lost not just his job, but his tied house as well. Homeless and jobless if they didn’t go to church. Continue reading

Sunday Bulletin 31 July 2016

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 7 August 2016: Proper 14
10 am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship 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
For further information and contact details: invernesschurch<at>gmail.com
SUNDAY SCHOOL will return at St Stephen’s on 21 August. 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 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! 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 AUGUST LUNCHTIME RECITAL The recital planned for Saturday 13th August has unfortunately had to be cancelled, but will be re-scheduled in 2017. The next event will therefore be on Saturday 10th September when 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.
OLD HIGH HALL There will be an important congregational meeting on Tuesday 16 August in the Old High church at 7.30pm to discuss the future of the Old High hall. For more information, please contact our Session Clerk, Linda Philip lindajphilip<at>hotmail.com

Sunday Bulletin 24 July 2016

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 31 July 2016: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship 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
Further details and contact information : invernesschurch<at>gmail.com (replace @ with <at>)
Prior to Peter going on holiday on 6 July, the Bulletins for the 3, 10, 17 and 24 July will be printed on 1 July. Any notices received after that date will be announced from the pulpit.
PASTORAL COVER The minister will be on holiday from 6 to 26 July inclusive. For any pastoral issues, please contact your elder or the following: 6 to 16 July Rev Alastair Younger ; 17 to 26 July Rev Arthur Sinclair.
OLD HIGH AUGUST LUNCHTIME RECITAL The recital planned for Saturday 13th August has unfortunately had to be cancelled, but will be re-scheduled in 2017. The next event will therefore be on Saturday 10th September when 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.
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! 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.
SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP will continue to meet at 7pm in St Stephen’s throughout the summer on 3, 17, 31 July & 14 August. At a time when other Church activities may be on holiday, do think about coming along. Details from Andrew Stevenson.
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.