Sunday Bulletin 24 May 2015

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 31 May 2015: Trinity Sunday
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Holy Communion at Old High
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NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
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COMMUNION SUNDAY IN OLD HIGH We will celebrate the Sacrament at the Old High next Sunday, 31 May. The church will be set up for the Sacrament in the centre pews in front of Communion Table. The elders serving Communion will sit in the first pew. Those who would like to receive from the common cup should take next 4 pews and those who prefer individual glasses should sit in the next 4 pews after them. If you have any questions, please speak to your elders.
CONGREGATIONAL SERVICE There will be an all-age congregational service at St Stephen’s on Sunday 14 June at 10am (no service at Old High). We will be saying goodbye to David Macartney and presenting a long-service certificate to Sunday School teacher Rosemary Cumming, as well as giving prizes to the Sunday School- so please do join us!
DAVID MACARTNEY will shortly be finishing his time with us, and the congregation are invited to donate to his presentation. Please put any donations in an envelope marked for David McCartney and put in the offering bag by 31 May. More details from Peter.
LUNCH CLUB The Lunch Club will meet at 12.30pm on Thursday 28 May at the Craigmonie Hotel Please consider joining us for good food and fellowship. Transport is available. Contact Val Cantlay.
CHURCH MAGAZINE the editor of the OHSS Magazine, urgently requires articles and photos for the next issue, which is due out in June. Please, please, submit whatever you can, as early as possible, by e-mail to williekenilweb.com. The deadline is Friday 5th June, as our new production editor Shirley Gold is on holiday the week after and requires copy early.
OLD HIGH HALL The Kirk Session has approved plans for redeveloping the Old High Hall, in association with Birchwood Highlands. There will be a congregational meeting this Tuesday 26 May 7.30pm in the OH hall to discuss the proposals. Full details are included in a sheet at the door, or contact our Session Clerk, Linda Philip lindajphiliphotmail.com.
OLD HIGH MUSIC On Saturday 6th June as 12 noon there is an end of session recital by various young Highland musicians, several of whom are now leaving school here to pursue their music education down south. They will perform solo their pieces for saxophone, flute, cello and violin and then play a number of ensemble pieces by Mozart, Dvorak and Bach. These pupils met up with the Reykjavik Quintet players. Now it is their turn to bring music to us, so we do hope this will be well supported. Further information: Andrew Stevenson stevenson.atabtinternet.com.
COTTON PATCH GOSPEL CHOIR Monday 22nd June at 7.30pm in St Stephen’s Church. Tickets on sale now £8 per head. Please contact Joan Darcy or you can pick up tickets at Crown Church Office on a Tue to Friday from 9.30- 12am.
Sign up for concerts information by email: ohssmusic@gmail.com
OTHER NEWS
HILTON FOODBANK There is a vacancy for a volunteer at the Foodbank Centre in Inverness, covering the opening times of the Centre each Monday (11am-1pm). Anyone interested should contact Lorna Dempster on 07875 332696 or email at lorna.dempsterblythswood.org Volunteers should have good listening skills and an empathy for those needing to use Foodbank.
OLIVE GROVE Shortly we will have some spaces in our friendly afternoon teams, and can offer 2, 3 or 4 hour slots. We appreciate volunteers need flexibility, and we are good at providing cover from our supply list when you need a day off. Mostly we are looking for waiting staff, but if you are interested in cooking or baking we would like to hear from you also. Please drop in to have any questions answered, and leave your name and telephone number.
NATIONAL YOUTH ASSEMBLY is a platform for young adults to voice their opinions and actively participate in decision making within the Church of Scotland. Dates: 5pm on Friday, 14 August to 5pm on Monday, 17 August 2014 Venue: Gartmore House, Stirlingshire. For further details including travel and accommodation contact Suzi Farrant, Young People and Young Adult’s Development Worker email sfarrantchurchofscotland.org.uk
BEFRIENDING SERVICE is urgently looking for more volunteers. Befrienders Highland, established in 1993, is a voluntary organisation and charity that provides a free 1-1 befriending service for people across the Highlands and Argyll and Bute who experience mental ill health and feel lonely and isolated, either socially and/or geographically. Our new Befriending Dementia service is also available for people living in the Highlands. Volunteers are trained and are only required to give up one or two hours a week. They also have contact with a Co-ordinator within Befrienders Highland for ongoing support. Anyone interested contact the Administrator adminbefriendershighland.org.uk
ADVANCE NOTICES
FUNDRAISING EVENTS There will be a Whist Evening on Saturday 4 July in Old High Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 including refreshments. It is hoped to hold a Silent Auction in September and a Coffee Morning with a Christmas theme in November. It is hoped that these events will be well supported as they are in aid of OHSS Fabric Fund. If you have other suggestions for events please let us know. Further information from Margaret McAleer Social & Fundraising Action Team.
WANT TO SERVE GOD? “It’s Your Call” Vocations Conference- anyone interested in full-time ministry in the church, or in the Readership, is required to attend this conference. The 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. To be held at the Queen’s Cross Parish Church on 27 June 2015. If you would like to talk further about the event, please call Heather French at the Ministries Council.