WORSHIP THIS WEEK
4pm Diocesan Celebration for the Episcopal Church at Old High
Sunday 24 August 2014
10am All-Age Congregational Service at St Stephen’s
Sunday School returns
followed by Garden Party for the congregation at the Manse
11.15am No Service at 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: Misioneros Del Sagrado Corazón en el Perú
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
IMPORTANT- UPCOMING SERVICES
|This Sunday||4pm Diocesan Celebration for the Scottish Episcopal Church at the Old High
Service begins at 4pm at the Old High and concludes at St John’s Southside Road (the first Episcopalian congregation in Inverness was formed from members of the Old High in 1690). Bishop Mark Strange and our own minister will lead the service. All welcome! More details from Peter.
|24 August 2014||10am All- Age Congregational Service at St Stephen’s: Sunday School returns
NB no service at Old High
Followed by Garden Party at the Manse marking Peter’s 10 years as Minister (see below)
|31 August 2014||10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
led by Rev Arthur Sinclair, Pastoral Assistant
11.15am Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Old High
|7 September 2014||10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High
|14 September 2014||11.15am Kirking of the Council at the Old High (Congregational service): no service at St Stephen’s
This year’s Kirking is on the Sunday before the Scottish Independence Referendum. As we think about how to vote, it will have the theme ‘Choose Life’ and will emphasise the necessity of reconciliation. Please ensure you attend this very important community event!
GARDEN PARTY AT THE MANSE To celebrate 10 years in Inverness Peter and Katharina are inviting the whole congregation to a garden party at the manse on Sunday 24 August after the congregational service at St Stephen’s. Lunch is provided and there is table tennis, swings, swingball, badminton etc. for all kids (young and old). Come and have a good time! For more information contact Katharina Nimmo. katharina.nimmo).
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
DOORS OPEN DAY Once again this day, Saturday 6 September from 10.00am to 4.00pm, has come round and volunteers are being sought to man the Old High Church. If sufficient volunteers come forward it will not be too onerous and indeed meet a lot of interesting people. Please contact Margaret Sutherland for details.
CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR Old High St Stephen’s are seeking a church administrator to work a few hours per week. This will be a paid position. We ask that the applicant works partly from home. They should have good IT skills and experience in this area. Further details from Peter Nimmo, or Linda Philip,
BRIDGE EVENING The Social, Fundraising Action Team are planning an informal bridge evening in the Old High Hall on Friday 29 August at 7pm, light refreshments will be served. Tickets at £7.50 are now available from Christina Cameron, Margaret McAleer and for further information telephone Diana Fraser
MUSIC IN THE OLD HIGH Philip Berg, Master of the Music at The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, is to play an organ recital on Saturday 23 August at noon and again all donations will be given to Music Therapy at the Orchard. Details contact Rena Beaton. To receive information about music at Old High St Stephen’s
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.
RESPECTFUL DIALOGUE: ADVANCE NOTICE The Moderator of the General Assembly is to host a ‘Respectful Dialogue’ to allow the issues in the referendum to be aired in a civilized way. This follows a similar event at this year’s General Assembly. The dialogue will be broadcast via the internet from St George’s Tron Parish Church in Glasgow to various venues around the country, including the Crown Church here in Inverness. There will also be an opportunity for us all to discuss our thoughts in small groups, and the event will end with an act of worship. The proposed date is Wednesday 3 September at 7pm. This event is being organised by the General Assembly’s Church and Society Council, of which our minister is a member- more details from Peter.
BLYTHSWOOD Assistant Shop Manager – Harbour Road Well-organised and numerate people with excellent communication skills is required to assist the manager in Blythswood Care’s charity shop and warehouse at our new Harbour Road, Inverness premises. Retail experience is essential. For an application form and job description contact Barbara Grace. The closing date for completed applications is Friday 29 August 2014.
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 work, ideas and aspirations for the care of older people, hear how government might support us, and to consider the potential of working in partnership with others to deliver more or better care and support. If you would like to attend this workshop please contact the Minister.