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Sunday 14 February: First Sunday in Lent
10am: 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.
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LENT GROUP will meet this year at St Stephen’s, starting on Sun 14 Feb between 7.30pm and 8.30pm. Our discussion will be based on chapters from ‘We make the road by walking’ by Brian McLaren (Hodder 2014) which both presents the Christian faith in a new, fresh way, and encourages us to move ourselves and our religious traditions into the future. You don’t need to have read the book to come along. More on the book at https://www.facebook.com/JerichoBooks More from Andrew Stevenson stevenson.atabtinternet.com.
SOUTHSIDE CARE HOME There will be a short service, led by Isobel Alan, at Southside Care Home immediately after this morning’s service at St Stephen’s. If you are able to assist with the singing, please speak to Isobel; your assistance would be much appreciated. We still also seek members willing to lead these services on a rota basis; please contact Janet Robertson.
TEA AFTER CHURCH Please join us for tea/coffee and biscuits after the service at the Old High Church. We hope all members of the congregation will wait for a chat and get to know each other better. If anyone would like to help serving and/or setting up, please speak to Margaret Sutherland.
DOOR WELCOMING DUTY At both St Stephen’s and the Old High we need new volunteers to help welcome people to church. This is a great help in the church and a good way to meet more people. If you or someone you know would be willing to do this for a few Sundays a year it would be greatly appreciated. As well as greeting people, some of our welcomers help with serving tea and counting the offering; but you don’t have to do these things. Contact at St Stephen’s: Deborah Macrae dmmacraeuwclub.net; Old High: Margaret Sutherland margaretsutherland23talktalk.net. Whoever welcomes you welcomes me’ Matthew 10.40.
OLD HIGH MUSIC the inaugural recital will be on Saturday 20 February at 12 noon when there will be the chance to hear a gifted young pianist, Hyuk Namkoong, play Sonatas by Bach, Beethoven and Kapustin. Hyuk is currently studying for a Masters degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. He has won various music awards, including, most recently the New Piano Stars Competition. This promises to be a wonderful hour of music. The monthly programme of lunchtime recitals will continue this year on Saturdays at the Old High, comprising choral concerts, organ and instrumental recitals. Full details available shortly. Andrew Stevenson or ohssmusic<at>gmail.com
MESSY CHURCH Saturday, 20 February 11am to 1pm. We still need more helpers!!!! We are looking for as many as possible to get involved; craft people, servers, cooks, home bakers, singers, actors, people to set up and clean up! If you would like to be a part of this wonderful outreach please contact Heidi Hercus on tripleh<at>75hotmail.co.uk. We are looking for donations for crafts: If you have any of these things at home, we could use them. Please bring them to the church there will be a box in the hall labelled Messy Church: Jam Jars with Lids; Baby Food Jars with Lids; empty water bottles with lids ( 500 ml); glitter; plastic small funnels.
OHSS MAGAZINE Willie Morrison, the magazine editor, needs articles and photos for the March issue by Friday 4 March. Contact willie<at>kenilweb.com .
WORD FOR TODAY The new copies of daily bible readings for Feb – April, are available in the churches for collection.
CROSSREACH latest newsletter and prayer diary (Feb – Mar) are available at church doors. Rae Swan.
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