WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 2 November
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 Morning Worship at Old High
7pm Short Evening Communion Service at St Stephen’s
SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS
should be sent to Jim Monro: jim 01463 231 172
146 Culduthel Road Inverness IV2 4BQ.
The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
SCOTLAND’S FUTURE NOW Debate about Scotland’s future has not ended with the referendum. The Moderator of the General Assembly is once again hosting a nationwide discussion about the nation’s future. The event in Glasgow will be linked by video with other venues across the country. There will be two leading speakers from the referendum campaigns, plus a neutral contribution. Rather than an open debate, the keynote speeches will be followed by discussion in groups. The Inverness event will take place at Crown Church on Wednesday 5 November, at 7pm (by kind permission of the Rev Peter Donald). It will be led by our own minister, who is a member of the General Assembly’s Church and Society Council. No ticket is required, but if would be helpful to know who is coming:
LUNCH CLUB meets at 12.30pm on Thursday 30 October at the Craigmonie Hotel . Please consider joining us for good food and fellowship. Transport is available. Contact Val Cantlay.
KIRK SESSION meets at the Old High Hall at 7.30pm in the Old High Hall.
RENA BEATON After many years of devoted service, our friend Rena has retired from the post of organist and choir master at the Old High Church. We would like to make a presentation in a few weeks to say thank you to Rena, and members of the congregation are encouraged to contribute. Please bring along cash or cheques in envelopes marked ‘Rena’ and give them to Linda Philip or Margaret Sutherland, or put them in the offering bags. Alternatively, you can send a cheque- made payable to Old High St Stephen’s Church, with a note that it is for Rena, to Sandy Cumming,
BLYTHSWOOD SHOE BOX APPEAL By filling a shoebox with simple gifts you can bring laughter to someone this Christmas. Filled boxes can be delivered to the Blythswood Shop in Academy Street or to their new Superstore on Harbour Road. Ask anyone in the Pastoral Care Team if you require help in delivering your box. All boxes to be handed in by 7 November. For more details contact Val Cantlay
FLORAL ART CLASSES Annette Stoker has kindly offered to do floral art classes again this year. If anyone is interested could they please contact Annette or Jill Russell More details to follow.
HIOME GROUP Next meeting 29th October at Winnie Stafford’s house at 13 Cradlehall Park. We have chosen to study the letter from James, which is said to emphasise the importance of actions along with faith in the practice of Christianity. We meet fortnightly and new members would be very welcome. If you would like more information or a lift please contact David Martin or Deborah Macrae.
ORGANIST AND CHOIRMASTER AT OLD HIGH CHURCH If you know anyone who might be suitable for this post, please ask them to visit http://oldhighststephens.com/oldhighorganist/ where there is a full job description and contact details. Closing date is 10 November.
CHURCH MAGAZINE Editor Willie Morrison urgently requires articles and pictures for the next issue of OHSS Magazine, which may need to be published earlier than expected, sometime next month. Please don’t wait until the last minute. All offerings gratefully received by Willie. Final submissions by Friday, 14 November, please.
JOHN BUCHAN LECTURE BY HARRY REID Born the son of a Presbyterian minister in 1875, Buchan is probably most famous for his spy thriller The Thirty Nine Steps. Hear about how the Christian faith influenced the life and writings of Buchan and other eminent twentieth century Scottish writers. Inverness Town House, Friday 31st October, 7.30pm. Speaker: Harry Reid, journalist and author, former editor of the Glasgow Herald. All welcome. No ticket required. This event is organised by Highland Theological College UHI as part of its 20th Anniversary celebrations.
EXTRAORDINARY GOD IN AN ORDINARY LIFE Retreat Day to discover how we can encounter God in the ordinary stuff of life. Leaders include Steve Aisthorpe (Mission Development Worker). Saturday 8 November 2014 10am-3.30pm, Hilton Lighthouse
AREA FUND RAISING AND EVENTS MANAGER Blythswood Care are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and innovative Area Fundraising and Events Manager to represent them in the North of Scotland. For an application form and job description, contact Barbara. Closing date Friday 14 November 2014.