WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 14 September 2014
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 Morning Worship at Old High
SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS should be sent to Jim Monro:
The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon
Scottish Charity No. SC035073
ORGANIST AND CHOIRMASTER AT OLD HIGH CHURCH
Old High St Stephen’s Church
Charity No SCO35073
We are looking for someone to play the finest organ in the Highlands
Old High St Stephen’s congregation are seeking an organist and choirmaster for the Old High Church, Inverness. The Old High is the original parish church of the city of Inverness. We have a fine Willis organ, beautifully restored in 2010, which is often used for concerts (our new organist can help develop this aspect of our music). We have a small but enthusiastic choir. Our worship is formal, but music is a blend of old and new. Our vision for worship at the Old High is to further develop our tradition of worship by being open to fresh ideas.
If you would like to know more, our minister would be happy to speak to you:
The Rev Peter W Nimmo
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.
CAMERON HOUSE FRIENDS GROUP Annual fund raising Afternoon Tea on Saturday 27th September from 2.00 – 4.00pm, in Scout Hall, Green Drive (Culduthel Road) with various stalls; all donations gratefully received. Admission £2.50. Children free. Tickets are available from Val Cantlay, Rae Swan, Mary Home and Christine MacKenzie. For further details please contact Rae Swan telephone.
HEALING SERVICE There will be a healing Service in St Stephen’s today at 4pm to which all are welcome. (Contact Ruth Martin)
HOBBY/CRAFT EVENINGS have re-commenced fortnightly in St Stephen’s Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 10 September. Please bring your craft to share with others. Also if not a crafter perhaps you would like to learn. Please come along and enjoy the camaraderie. Further details from Margaret McAleer (Social & Fundraising Action Team)
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
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.
WORLD MISSION EVENT at Ness Bank Church, Tuesday, 16 September at7.30 pm. The speakers will be Diane Green, Campaigns Officer, Christian Aid, who will talk about Christian Aid projects, and Rev Susan Brown, Convenor of World Mission’s Europe Committee, who will speak about the Church Partners which the Church of Scotland has in Europe. Refreshments will be available. For more details contact Mary Thomson, Ness Bank Church, Monday- Friday 09.00 to noon.
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 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
ADVANCE NOTICES (more than 4 weeks)
BRIDGE EVENING This event will now take place at St Stephen’s Hall at 7pm on Friday 24 October. Tickets are £7.50 and are available from Margaret MacTeer, Christina Cameron and Diana Fraser. For details contact Diana Fraser
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY CHURCHES CrossReach has arranged a series of training days for Ministers, Pastoral Care Teams and all those that administer to members with dementia. The event in Inverness is in the East Church on Saturday 22 November from 10.30 to 15.00. The day includes key note speakers, workshops on pastoral visiting and worship, and there will be an opportunity in the afternoon to hear from some congregations who are running dementia projects. To register an interest please contact Lynne Hood of the Ministries Council. A day delegate fee of £15 will be charged. Any elders or those who care for dementia sufferers should contact the Minister
Daily prayers for our nation this week-
Monday Discernment and wisdom for all people and leaders at the start of a big week.
Tuesday Spirit of truth and clarity amongst politicians and leaders as final statements are prepared and given.
Wednesday Spirit of peace and compassion for all as people determine how they will vote for the future of Scotland.
Thursday A good commitment by all who can vote to do so, and to do so in a spirit of grace towards those with whom there may be disagreement.
Friday Reconciliation and humility for those who may be hurt by the outcome of yesterday’s vote and for those who may be relishing ‘victory’.
Saturday Courage and strength for the days ahead as relationships that may have been damaged by disagreement seek to be repaired