WORSHIP THIS WEEK
7pm Contemporary Communion Service, St Stephen’s
Sunday 9 March 2014: First Sunday in Lent
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning Worship at the 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 Cover illustration: Hermano León
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
EVENING SERVICE 7pm, TONIGHT, St Stephen’s We hold an evening service, with Communion, at St Stephen’s on the first Sunday of the month most months. It’s a relatively short, reflective and contemporary service, exploring new ways of prayer and types of music. There’s also a chance to chat over coffee afterwards. Join us tonight when we will take the chance to explore further the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus. More details from Peter.
CHRISTIAN BASICS Our confirmation class- for anyone who would like to know more about the faith- has now begun, but anyone who wants to join us can still do so. Any adult seeking baptism or wishing to join as an adult member of the church is welcome, but also those who would like revise the basics, or make friends with those enquiring about Christianity. Contact Peter or just turn up on the Sunday 16 March, 7.30pm at St Stephen’s.
LENT STUDY: PARABLES AND POSSESSIONS The Bible says a lot about money. During Lent, join with us in a study of some of the parables of Jesus about how we can be in a right relationship to money, and how that can help us be in a right relationship to God. We will be following the Lent Course of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, which is inspired by the Special Commission on the Purposes of Economic Activity which reported to the Church of Scotland General Assembly in 2012. Come along on Wednesdays during Lent, at 7.30pm at St Stephen’s, beginning on 12 March. Please note- our Home Groups will not run during Lent, and instead we will all be together for this study. More information from the Minister
SOUTHSIDE CARE HOME Members and friends of the congregation are warmly invited to help and participate in the short act of worship at Southside Road following the service in St Stephen’s this morning. After a hot drink in the transept we leave at 11.15am. Details from Jim Alexander.
TEA AND CHAT The next of our informal afternoon teas is being held on Thursday 6 March at St Stephen’s Hall, 2-3.30pm. All welcome. Further details from Val Cantlay or Linda Philip.
MUSIC AT THE OLD HIGH As part of the 60th Anniversary the Dingwall Gaelic Choir is returning to the Old High on Saturday 8 March at noon. Donations are going to Music Therapy at the Orchard. Details from Rena Beaton. A leaflet with full details of this year’s Old High music programme is available at the church doors,
URGENT OHSS MAGAZINE Editor Willie Morrison urgently requires items for the spring issue as quickly as possible. All articles and pictures very welcome. Please send e-mails or hard copy to Willie Morrison. The absolute deadline is 22 March. Anybody with any queries is welcome to ring Willie.
MINUTE FOR MISSION (at the Old High) We’re delighted to hear that The Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly has appointed one of our members, Rachel Hutcheson, as its next moderator. 24 year old Rachel, who was in our youth group, has attended four General Assemblies as the Presbytery of Inverness youth delegate, and four Youth Assemblies. She currently studying for an MA in Education at the University of Aberdeen. Rachel will be speaking about her new role at our service at St Stephen’s today. We wish Rachel every blessing as she takes on this important job in the church. The Youth Assembly meets in August, and any 17-25 year olds associated with Church can attend.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK this year is 11-18 May, and that there will also be a coffee morning on Saturday 10 May. If you have not collected for Christian Aid before, would you think about doing so? Please contact Susan Anderson.
APPROVAL OF ANNUAL ACCOUNTS The Property, Finance & Stewardship Action Team will meet on Thursday 13 March at 7pm. Kirk Session will meet at 8pm- both meetings in the Old High Church Hall. Copies of the accounts will be available before the meeting. More information from Christine Mackenzie. (NB this is one week later than previously planned).
CONCERT AT EDEN COURT St Stephen’s Choir & Community Choir are singing along with other choirs from the Inverness Area at Eden Court on Thursday the 20th March in aid of a New Charity, Elsie Normington Foundation which is a charity to support young people in the Highlands who have disabilities. Tickets are on sale now at Eden Court Box Office.
VINE TRUST This Scottish volunteering charity are putting together a team from Inverness to take part in a two-week ‘work party’ to the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania to build small homes for vulnerable families, and larger children’s centres for marginalised children and orphans. To find out more, come along to our information evening on Friday 7March, 7-9pm at the home of David Macpherson. For directions, and more information, contact David. We look forward to seeing you there!
WALKING GROUP Our first Spring Walk is TODAY, meeting at Tesco (Inshes) car park at 1.45pm. The walk will be to Clachnaharry and back. Everyone welcome. Further details contact Anne Taylor.
WORD FOR TODAY The new copies of Word for Today, daily Bible readings and comment are available free in the vestibules at each church.
ADMIN HELP Could you spare a couple of hours a week to help the Minister with admin? To find out more, please call Peter , who will explain all that is required.
CROSS REACH Cross Reach news and prayer letter (Feb to May 2014) now available at church doors.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER A Service will be held in the East Church, Academy Street, Inverness on Friday 7 March at 10.30 am. The Speaker will be Moira Merriweather. An evening service will be held in the Crown Church, Kingsmills Road, at 7.30pm. The Speaker will be Jonathan Appleby. All are welcome to attend, men and women and people of all ages. For more details please contact Louise Fraser.
COFFEE AND CAKE Please come along to St Stephen’s church hall on Saturday 15th March, 10 until noon and enjoy a chat with coffee and cake. This is to raise much needed funds for the Charity Speur-Ghlan (clear skies) early intervention service. There will be a baking stall and mini auction. Tickets £2.50 now available from Rae Swan.
CHURCH PUBLICITY AND COMMUNICATION ON A SHOESTRING Training Day, Wednesday 26 March 10am-4pm, Culduthel Christian Centre, Inverness, IV2 6AS. Scottish Christian Broadcast launch a NEW introductory one day training event designed to better equip the church to make the most of the media as we seek to communicate our good news message as widely as possible.