Christmas offerings for Syria Crisis appeal

Since the conflict in Syria began in March 2011, more than 100,000 people have been killed, over 2.2 million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries and at least another five million people have been displaced inside Syria.

The number of vulnerable people is increasing as the humanitarian crisis deepens.

Christian Aid are working through partners in Lebanon and Iraq to respond to the growing Syrian refugee crisis.

All our offerings at our Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day services will go to Christian Aid’s Syria Crisis Appeal.

Click here to find out more about Christian Aid’s work with Syrian refugees and to donate direct to Christian Aid.

Click here for details of our Christmas services.

‘Are you the king or aren’t you?’- a sermon about Naboth’s Vineyard- 16 June 2013

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 16 June 2013: Year C, Proper 6- Father’s Day
SERMON
Texts: Galatians 2.15-16 and 20-21
1 Kings 21.1-21a
‘Are you the king or aren’t you?’
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

What a great and terrible story is today’s Old Testament tale. King Ahab covets a nice property near his palace- he wants a vegetable garden (perhaps a vegetable garden was a status symbol for kings back then). Naboth has a vineyard on the site, and Ahab offers him good money for it, or even a swap to another vineyard. But these are not the best of times in Israel. Continue reading

Sunday Bulletin for 12 May 2013

Worship Next Week
This Sunday
7.00pm Worship and discussion at St Stephen’s
Wednesday 15 May
12.30pm Midweek Quiet Time at St Stephen’s
Sunday 19 May: Pentecost
10.00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High Continue reading

Sunday Bulletin for 5 May 2013

Worship Next Week

Wednesday 8 May

12.30pm Midweek Quiet Time at St Stephen’s

Sunday 12 May: Christian Aid Sunday

10.00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s

11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High

7.00pm Worship and discussion at St Stephen’s Continue reading

Sunday Bulletin for 28 April 2013

Worship Next Week
Wednesday 1 May
12.30pm Midweek Quiet Time at St Stephen’s
Sunday 5 May
10.00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High
7.00pm Worship and discussion at St Stephen’s Continue reading

Sunday Bulletin for 14 April 2013

Worship Next Week
Wednesday 17 April
12.30pm Midweek Quiet Time at St Stephen’s
Sunday 21 April
11.15am Congregational Service: admission of New Members by Baptism and Confirmation at the Old High Church NB New time for Congregational Service: no service at St Stephen’s. Kirk Session meets 11am Parking available in John Fraser’s yard, just before
7.00pm Worship and discussion at St Stephen’s
SUNDAY BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS should be sent to Joy Cossar The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon. Continue reading

Sunday Bulletin for 23 December 2012

Worship This Week
Christmas Eve
6.30pm All-Age Service at St Stephen’s
11.30pm Watchnight Service at St Stephen’s led by Iain Todd
11.30pm Watchnight Service at the Old High led by the Minister
Christmas Day
10.30am All-Age Service at St Stephen’s
St Stephen’s Day
10.30am St Stephen’s Day Service at St Stephen’s, with Holy Communion
Sunday 30 December
11.00am Congregational Service at the Old High led by Iain Todd
(NB no Wednesday Quiet Time on 26 December of 2 January) Continue reading

Sunday Bulletin for 16 December 2012

Worship This Week

Wednesday 19 December
12.30pm Midweek Quiet Time at St Stephen’s

Sunday 23 December
11.00am Congregational Service at the Old High
followed by Christmas Lunch in the Old High Hall

Parking available in John Fraser’s sculpture yard, Chapel Street

Click here for Christmas services Continue reading

Sunday Bulletin for 21 October 2012

Worship This Week
Wednesday 24 October
12.30pm Midweek Quiet Time at St Stephen’s
Sunday 28October
10.00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s with Sunday School
11.15am Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Old High

SUNDAY BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS should be sent to Joy Cossar The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon. Continue reading

Sunday Bulletin for 22 September 2012

Worship This Week

Wednesday 26 September

12.30pm Midweek Quiet Time, St Stephen’s

Sunday 30 September

10.00am Sacrament of Holy Communion at St Stephen’s

11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High

Led by Stewart Robertson (Reader) Continue reading