Sunday Bulletin 14 May 2017

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 21 May 2017
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 Morning Worship at the Old High
Both services led by Rev Doug McRoberts
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NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
Details from invernesschurch<at>gmail.com
INTERIM MODERATOR The Rev Alastair Younger has been appointed Interim Moderator in the absence of Rev Peter Nimmo due to illness. His contact details are younger873<at>btinternet.com.
PASTORAL CARE will be provided by Rev Arthur Sinclair, our Pastoral Assistant arthursinclair<at>btinternet.com while Peter is absent from his duties, due to illness.
MINUTE FOR MISSION Linda Buchan of the Highlands & Islands Youth for Christ (HIYFC) Project will outline her work in schools, churches and in the community, working with all young people of whatever faith or none. pdw<at>hiyfc.co.uk; www.hiyfc.co.uk
THE SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP will meet in St Stephen’s Vestry tonight and 28 May. We would welcome anyone to join with us, even for the summer months. Andrew Stevenson: stevenson.ata<at>btinetrnet.com
HEALING SERVICE The monthly Christian Healing Service will be held in St Stephen’s today at 4pm to which all are invited. Contact Ruth Martin.
SOCIAL FRIENDSHIP GROUP Would you like company to perhaps attend the theatre/cinema/coffee/day trips? It is hoped to form a Social Friendship Group but obviously depends on uptake. This would be a way of meeting and getting to know people. If you would like further information please contact Margaret McAleer (Social & Fundraising Action Team).
HIGHLAND FOODBANK.  During the months of May and June the Foodbank would welcome donations of the following goods –  Tins of potatoes, Crackers/ Oatcakes, Jars of Pasta sauce, Tins of Corned Beef. ‘ Bags for Life ‘ are also very well received for packing the goods when they are given out. Please bring these items to Church and they will be taken to the Foodbank. Blythswood are very grateful for our support. Contact Bill Guthrie for further information. williamwguthrie<at>googlemail.com.
The Foodbank Centres in Hilton and Madras Street also have vacancies for volunteers to give a couple of hours every week/ fortnight. Please contact Lorna Dempster (Tel 717630 lorna.dempster<at>blythswood.org)
WORD FOR TODAY New copies of the daily readings Word for Today are now available in both churches. Ruth Martin
OTHER NEWS
Thy Kingdom Come – Inverness Prayer Space and Joint Churches Celebration This is an initiative facilitating global prayer between Ascension and Pentecost (25 May to 4 June). Churches across the Inverness area are delighted to be hosting a physical prayer room, open 24 hours a day, at CYC Centre,12 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QR. Sign up for your hour slot to pray at https://tinyurl.com/hov2raw. Come on your own, with a spouse or group of friends to pray during that hour, whether 3pm or 3am to continue an unbroken prayer chain. On Sunday 4 June, from 6pm to 7.30pm, there will be a joint churches celebration at Inverness Cathedral. Details from Rev Trevor Hunt inverness<at>churchofscotland.org.uk
CHURCH OF SCOTLAND VOCATIONS CONFERENCE 2017 on Saturday 17 June 2017 at The Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline.This Conference offers an inspirational keynote speech on the Call to Serve Today, practical information and the opportunity to ask important questions about how God might be calling you. £15 booking fee. For further details and to register contact Ministries Council, 121 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4YN. vocation<at>churchofscotland.org.uk Spaces are limited – booking is essential.