WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 2 August
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 Morning Worship at Old High
SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS should be sent to Jim Monro: jimjimmonro.com. The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon.
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
For further information and contact details for any items listed below:
E-mail: invernesschurchgmail.com; E-mail addresses include instead of @ and should be changed before use.
MINISTER’S HOLIDAYS For pastoral care issues during this time, please contact your elder, or the Rev Jim Christie. Please note that Arthur Sinclair and Dougie Wolf will also be away at the same time as the Minister.
LUNCH CLUB The Lunch Club will meet at 12.30pm on Thursday 30 July at the Craigmonie Hotel. Transport is available, please consider joining us for good food and fellowship. Contact Val Cantlay for further information.
OLD HIGH ORGANIST We continue to seek applications and recommendations for this post. Contact Andrew Stevenson at stevenson.ata<at>btinternet.com).
THE GENIUS OF JESUS WORSHIP SERIES Our summer worship series, ‘The Genius of Jesus’, highlights particular aspects of Jesus’ ministry and personality, especially aspects that broke new ground and revealed more of the heart of God. Themes are:
July 12: Encouraging Potential. Luke 5:1-11
July 19: Balancing Power. Luke 16:1-15,19-31
July 26: Promoting Peace.: Matthew 26:48-54
August 2: Crossing Lines. Luke 13:10-17
August 9: Showing the Sacred. Luke 15:11-32
August 16: Holding Heaven. Matthew 13:24-32
August 23: Inviting Action. John 4:4-42
OLD HIGH MUSIC The last two musical events being brought by musicians from abroad to the Old High St Stephens music programme this year are on Saturday 1st August at 12 noon, the Miskantti Choir from Finland will perform a varied programme of classical music along with Finnish Traditional Songs. On Thursday 13th August at 7.30pm the Fehse-Wilfert Duo from Germany perform what promises to be an exciting “Festive Concert for Trumpet and Organ”. Please come along to enjoy these recitals and let others know, so that they will be well supported. Donations of £5 will be invited as usual at the door for the Music Fund. More details from Andrew Stevenson at stevenson.atabtinternet.com
THE WHIST DRIVE held recently raised £312.50 for the Fabric Fund. Our grateful thanks to all who participated to make the evening a success. (Social & Fundraising Action Team)
JULIAN MEETINGS are now well-established in Inverness and meet for silent contemplative prayer on the first Wednesday of each month. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 5 August from 7.15pm to 8.30pm in the Vestry of St Stephens. All are very welcome to join us. For further information please contact Patsy Thomson at patsy<at>burnside.vispa.com
OHSS MAGAZINE Willie Morrison, editor of the OHSS Magazine, urgently requires articles and photos for the next issue, which is due out at the end of September. Please, please, submit whatever you can, as early as possible, as the cupboard is bare at this time, by e-mail to williekenilweb.com. The deadline is Friday 18 September, but the earlier the better.
CROSSREACH NEWS and PRAYER DIARY are now available at church doors.
ST JOHN’S CHURCH Southside Road, Inverness has a monthly prayer group that meets in the church vestry. It meets the 1st Friday of the month. Next meeting is on Friday 7 August 7pm.
MODERATOR OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2016 The Committee elected to nominate the Moderator for the next General Assembly now seeks recommendations from the Church for a person to fulfil this role. Those recommended must be a minister, elder or deacon but any member can make a recommendation using the form which can be downloaded from the news section of the Church of Scotland website. Completed forms should be sent to ljaimiesonchurchofscotland.org.uk by 31 July 2015. The Committee expects to meet short-listed candidates in September.
CHURCH OF SCOTLAND NATIONAL YOUTH ASSEMBLY is a platform for young adults to voice their opinions and actively participate in decision making within the Church of Scotland. Our own Rachel Hutcheson was the Moderator in 1914-15. Dates: 5pm on Friday, 14 August to 5pm on Monday, 17 August 2015. Venue: Gartmore House, Stirlingshire. For further details including travel and accommodation contact Suzi Farrant, Young People and Young Adult’s Development Worker sfarrantchurchofscotland.org.uk.
INVERNESS INTERFAITH GROUP. The Highland Justice Not War Group will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Saturday August 8th at 1230 pm. The short ceremony will include the floating of origami paper boats and peace crane birds down the River Ness. Afterwards there will be a bring and share picnic lunch – all interested are invited to join us at this event. Venue: banks of River Ness at corner of Bught Park, beside layby and fishermen’s hut. For details contact Tom & Ann Mackenzie atmackenzie9gmail.com
INVERNESS INTERFAITH GROUP The National Religion, Reconciliation and Peace Conference is to be held in Inverness in the Thistle Hotel on Sunday 8 August at 1.30pm. The speakers are to be Justine Huxley, Director of St. Ethelburga Centre for Reconciliation and Peace and Liz Weir International Storyteller for Peace. Please note the method of registration is by emailing caluminterfaithscotland.org which is requested by 27th July.
DOORS OPEN DAY Once again this event has come round again and volunteers are being sought to greet visitors to the Old High Church on Saturday 5 September from 10am to 4 pm. The day will be divided into 1 hour periods, so it is not too onerous! Please contact Margaret Sutherland if you are able to assist.
WORSHIP THIS WEEK