WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 7 September 2014
10am Morning worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning worship at Old High
SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS
should be sent to Jim Monro:
The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon
Introductions to readings: http://montreal.anglican.org/comments/
Copyright hymns used by Permission. CCL Licence No. 970971
Scottish Charity No. SC035073
Peter, Katharina. Daniel and Hannah would like to say a big thank you to all who helped make past Sunday’s garden party such a success. It was lovely to be able to welcome you to our home so that we say thanks to you for the last 10 years. A special thanks to all who helped out on the day, or who donated food and drinks. Thank you, too, for the lovely gifts from congregation (which we did not expect!). We will make good use of the gift voucher and the suitcase!
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
KIRKING OF THE COUNCIL Sunday 14 September 11.15am at the Old High (Congregational service: no service at St Stephen’s). This year’s Kirking is on the Sunday before the Scottish Independence Referendum. As we think about how to vote, it will have the theme ‘Choose Life’ and will emphasise the necessity of reconciliation. Please ensure you attend this very important community event! More details from Peter.
RETIRING OFFERING There will be an opportunity at both St Stephen’s and the Old High today to make a donation towards Christian Aid’s work in Iraq and Gaza. Alternatively, please visit http://www.christianaid.org.uk/
GLASGOW PHOENIX CHOIR This famous choir will be performing at the Old High Church on Sunday 28th September at 3pm. This is a major fundraising event for us as all proceeds from our tickets go to Old High St Stephen’s Church. There are also tickets being sold by other charities in the town. Tickets priced at £10, £8 concession available today from Linda Philip or Margaret Sutherland or at the door on the day.
CHURCH ADMINISTRATORWe are re seeking a church administrator to work a few hours per week. This will be a paid position. We ask that the applicant works partly from home. They should have good IT skills and experience in this area. Further details from Rev Peter Nimmo, or Linda Philip,.
RESPECTFUL DIALOGUE: CROWN CHURCH INVERNESS Wednesday 3 September, 7pm, Crown Church The Very Rev John Chalmers, Moderator of the General Assembly, will host ‘A Respectful Dialogue’ on the topic of Scotland’s forthcoming referendum on independence. Finance Secretary John Swinney MSP (for Yes Scotland) and the Advocate General for Scotland, Rt Hon Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC (for Better Together), will participate in the dialogue taking place in St George’s Tron Church in Glasgow, which will be ‘live streamed’ over the internet to venues around the country. Also on the panel will be Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council, Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, and Rev Martin Johnstone, who is Priority Areas Secretary of the Church of Scotland and also Chief Executive of Faith in Community Scotland. This event is being organised by the General Assembly’s Church and Society Council, and the Inverness event will be chaired by one of its members, our own Minister. Thanks to the Rev Peter Donald for the use of Crown Church. The event is open to all. Car parking available in the neighbouring Crown School grounds. More details- see the leaflets at the church doors, or contact Rev Peter W Nimmo
WALKING GROUP The walk on Sunday 8 September is along the canal banks towards Dochgarroch, meeting at Tesco (Inshes) at 1.45pm. As always everyone welcome. For more details contact Anne Taylor
CHURCH MAGAZINE Editor Willie Morrison is URGENTLY seeking articles and photos for the next issue of the OHSS Magazine as soon as possible, and at the very latest by Friday, 12 September. If possible, please e-mail photos or copy
TEA AND CHAT The monthly afternoon teas will re commence on Thursday 11 September from 2-3.30pm in St Stephens Church Hall. Come along and enjoy some great home baking and a chat.For further information please contact Val Cantlay or Sheila MacLeod
EQUIP CONFERENCE The Kirk’s Mission and Discipleship Council is holding an event which we hope will enable us to take forward our congregational plan for the future. Featuring inspiring speakers, practical ideas and useful resources for the congregation. Choose from a range, including: Messy Church, Fresh approach to exploring the Bible, Investigating the Invisible Church, and managing Change/Navigating Transition. The event is on 20 September from 10.00 to 15.45 at The King’s Factory Smithton. As many people as possible, particularly Elders, are encouraged to go along. If you would like to go, and for more details, please contact Session Clerk Linda Philip
DOORS OPEN DAY Once again this day, Saturday 6 September from 10.00am to 4.00pm, has come round and volunteers are being sought to man the Old High Church. If sufficient volunteers come forward it will not be too onerous and indeed meet a lot of interesting people. Please contact Margaret Sutherland for details.
WORD FOR TODAY New copies of Word for Today, daily Bible readings and comment are available free in the vestibules at each church.
CROSS REACH Cross Reach news and prayer letter (June to September 2014) now available at church doors.
AFTERNOON TEA FOR CAMERON HOUSE Saturday 27 September, 2-4pm, Scout Hall, Culduthel Road. Donations of baking appreciated. Contact Kay MacDonald (chair of Friends Group).
CARING FOR OLDER PEOPLE Faith groups make a massive contribution to the care of older people. Until recently this work has been largely unrecognised by central and local government. We’re invited to a workshop on Friday 19th September at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, from 10am till 3pm, to share our thoughts If you would like to attend please contact the Minister.
SAYING GOODBYE a Commemorative Services for people who have lost babies at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy, on 24 September at 7:30pm in St Andrews Cathedral Inverness. This event is free to attend. Details Susan Horsley
SAME Scottish Association for Music Education- Workshop to support work in voice education on Saturday 27 September in Culloden Academy. The Workshop is designed for Singers and Conductors and will include singing technique, posture, effective communication, gesture and lot more. Fee: £30, Details: Ann Hopkins