Faith, renewal and service: a sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 21 April 2013: Year C, The Fourth Sunday of Easter

SERMON
Texts: John 10:22-30
Acts 9:36-43

Faith, renewal and service
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

On this joyous Sunday, we’re celebrating eight people who have chosen to associate themselves with the work of the church, and to follow Jesus wherever that might lead them. Ian, Martin, Alana, Alexandra, Ashleigh, Louise, Kirsty and John have been meeting together with a number of other enquirers and members of the congregation in our Christian Basics course over the last few months. This year I tried to freshen up my new member’s course, adding new material and activities to it. But what really made a difference was the participation of existing members of the congregation. 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

What is Christianity really about?

From our Minister, Peter:

Christian Basics is the course the Minister runs about the basics of the Christian faith. I’m rejigging it this year, and to help me I’ve been asking on social media, ‘What is Christianity really about?’

Some of the answers so far include:

‘Love God, love others. No limits, no exceptions’.

‘ I think Christianity is about the Love of God for his church and creation and our ability to return that love and share it with others’.

‘Some tweets make me ask the same question ;-)’

What do you think Christianity is really about? Put your answers in the comments box below, or reply via our Facebook page or Twitter!

Looking forward to hearing from you!- Peter

(Christian Basics will run on Sunday nights at 7pm at St Stephen’s, beginning on 17 February: starts with a brief service of Evening Prayers for Lent).

Please email peternimmo (at) minister.com for more information.