Sunday Bulletin 10 July 2016

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 17 July 2016: Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High
SUNDAY BULLETIN please send items to invernesschurch<at>gmail.com. Deadline: Wednesday at noon. Please keep items as brief as possible, and give a contact phone number and email.
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
Prior to Peter going on holiday on 6 July, the Bulletins for the 3, 10, 17 and 24 July will be printed on 1 July. Any notices received after that date will be announced from the pulpit.
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PASTORAL COVER The minister will be on holiday from 6 to 26 July inclusive. For any pastoral issues, please contact your elder or the following: 6 to 16 July Rev Alastair Younger; 17 to 26 July Rev Arthur Sinclair.
OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING The Church will be open on weekdays from now until September on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 12 noon and 2-4pm. We can always use more volunteers, especially to cover times when the regulars can’t make it- please contact Christine Mackenzie if you can help christinemac73<at>hotmail.com. And please let your friends know that they can visit the church at these times.
SUMMER SONGS OF PRAISE a joyful evening worship service at the Old High on Sunday 21 August at 7pm. A chance to sing favourite hymns, and to meet our new Old High organist, Robin Versteeg, who will also treat us to some organ fireworks! Do you have an old (or new) favourite hymn you’d like us to sing on the evening? Contact our Church Administrator, Pat Macleod: invernesschurch<at>gmail.com.
RETIRING OFFERINGS held on 29 May and 26 June in aid of the Highland Hospice Project Build Appeal amounted to £275. Sandy Cumming.
SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP will continue to meet at 7pm in St Stephen’s throughout the summer on 3, 17, 31 July & 14 August. At a time when other Church activities may be on holiday, do think about coming along. Details from Andrew Stevenson.
HEALING SERVICE in St Stephen’s today at 4pm: to which all are welcome. (Contact Ruth Martin)
FREEWILL OFFERING ENVELOPES for the year beginning July 2016 are now available. Contact Christine Mackenzie for Old High envelopes and Sandy Cumming for St Stephen’s envelopes.
OHSS QUIZ on Old Inverness raised just over £100. Thank you to all who participated. The Gift Voucher was won by a lady from Drakies who had the most correct answers. Answers to the Quiz are in both Church notice boards and in the Olive Grove. Margaret McAleer.
CROSSREACH The latest Newsletter and prayer diary (June – September) are available at church doors. Contact Rae Swan.
WORD FOR TODAY Free copies of the current issue available in the churches. (Further copies from Ruth Martin or www.ucb.wordfortoday).
TEA AFTER CHURCH We will next have tea after the service at the Old High in early July, on the first Sunday that Robin Versteeg, our new Old High organist, is with us. The exact date has not yet been confirmed.
CHURCH MAGAZINE is now available for distributors. It is also available on our website. More information: Shirley Gold.
OTHER NEWS
ST JOHN’S CHURCH are holding a Strawberry Tea and Summer Fayre on Saturday 16 July from 2pm to 4pm at their Church Hall, Southside Road; Stalls; Raffle; Tombola; £2 entry. Contact Katrina O’Neill ladykatkanga<at>gmail.com