Sunday Bulletin 1 November 2015

Sunday 8 November: Remembrance Sunday
10 am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High
Preacher: Rev John Duncan, Army Chaplain at Fort George
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CAWDOR AND CROY These congregations have become vacant as the Rev Jan Mathieson moved to Williamwood Parish Church in Glasgow this week. Inverness Presbytery has appointed our own minister to be Interim Moderator of the two Kirk Sessions. Peter asks that you would pray for the folks of Cawdor and Croy as they begin the search for a new minister.
OLD HIGH MUSIC The final organ recital of the 2015 series will be held on Saturday 7th November at 12 noon. Tiffany Vong read music in Oriel College, Oxford, before studying for a Masters in organ and harpsichord at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, with the acclaimed organist David Hamilton. Her programme will include work by Bach, Parry, Franck, Howells and Mendelssohn. This promises to be another memorable event in this year’s programme, so please join us for a wonderful hour of music. Contact Andrew Stevenson.
OLD HIGH HALL Sadly we have not yet been able to start the work at the Old High Hall due to issues with tenders. However the Kirk Session will discuss the situation this week and we hope very soon to be able to start the work. Please look out for more information in next week’s bulletin.
HOBBY/CRAFT EVENING Wednesday 4 November 7.30pm to 9pm in St Stephen’s Hall. We will be making items for Christmas Coffee Morning at the end of November and would ask more crafters to join us. The more we make/sell the more the Church gains. It is a very relaxed atmosphere with tea/coffee and biscuits. Your company/talents will be most appreciated. All are welcome. Contact Margaret McAleer.
FLOWER MINISTRY Due to work commitments, Jill Russell our flower convenor at St Stephen’s is looking for someone to take over from her. Our Flower ministry is a vital part of our church life. If you can help, please contact Jill or Linda Philip.
SHOE BOX APPEAL 2015 By filling a shoebox with simple gifts you can bring joy and laughter to someone this Christmas. Leaflets available at Church doors. Please deliver your shoebox to the Blythswood shop, Academy Street or superstore, Harbour Road, by this Friday 6 November. Contact Val Cantlay
SOCIAL MEDIA It would be good to have someone to help keep our Facebook page and Twitter feed up to date. Contact Peter if interested.
CROSSREACH Christmas catalogue and Prayer Diary Oct 2015 – January 2016 now available at church doors. Contact Ruth Martin.
CHURCH NEWS BY EMAIL We are keen to have email addresses of the congregation so that we can quickly share news. Rest assured that your email will not be given to anyone else. Please send your name and email address to Pat:
WORD FOR TODAY New issue (Nov-Dec) of ‘Word for Today’, daily bible readings are freely available in the church vestibules.
ELDERS are reminded that our Session meeting has changed to Wednesday 4 November, 7.30pm at St Stephen’s.
HEALING SERVICE at St Stephen’s on Sunday 8 November- all invited. Contact Ruth Martin.
HOME GROUPS Tuesday 3 November 2015 at 7.30pm at Chrissie Lacey’s.
KIRK SESSION OF INVERNESS will meet on Tuesday 10 November at 11am at Frame Kennedy Accountants, Metropolitan House, High Street. Contact Margaret Sutherland.
OHSS MAGAZINE the magazine editor, needs items by 6 December. Contact
JULIAN MEETINGS meet for silent contemplative prayer. Next meeting 4 November from 7.15 at St Stephen’s. All welcome. Contact Patsy Thomson