Sunday Bulletin 26 February 2017

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 5 March 2017
10am Alternative Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High
Led by Rev Andrew Lyon
SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS should be sent to the Church Administrator invernesschurch<at>gmail.com. Deadline Wednesday at 12noon. Please keep items as brief as possible, and give a contact phone number and email.
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
For details and contact information : 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.
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at St Stephen’s today. All are welcome at the Lord’s Table. The Retiring Offering will be on behalf of Christian Aid. Please give generously to this worthwhile project.
KIRK SESSION the next meeting will be held at the Old High hall on
1 March at 7.30pm. Linda Philip lindajphilip<at>hotmail.com
CHURCH OPENING It is proposed to open the Old High Church during Lent from 2-4pm each Friday, from 3 March. If anyone would like to assist please contact Joy Cossar or Sheila MacLeod.
OHSS MAGAZINE Willie Morrison requires articles and photos for the March issue. Please submit whatever you can, as early as possible, by e-mail to willie<at>kenilweb.com.
CROSSREACH The latest newsletter is at church doors. Also prayer diary for February to May. CrossReach apologise for the late delivery. Contact Rae Swan raeswan<at>aol.com
WORD FOR TODAY The latest copies of the free UCB daily bible reading magazine are available in the vestibules of both churches.
OLD HIGH MUSIC on Saturday 18 March at 12 noon. Black-Isle based, Edward Caswell is a well-known singer and choral conductor, recognised across the UK, the Netherlands and Germany. We are fortunate to have the chance to hear him sing Schumann and Finzi in the Old High, accompanied by Robin Versteeg on the piano. This promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s programme. Details from Andrew Stevenson stevenson.ata<at>btinternet.com
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: The St Stephen’s Church and Community Choirs Spring Concert will be on Thursday 30 March at the Culduthel Christian Centre.
OTHER NEWS
LGOWIT On Thursday 2 March we are holding the first meeting of a new Evening Support Group in the MS Therapy Centre (6.30pm to 8pm) – anyone living with any form of long term condition will be made most welcome. This new Group provides the opportunity for those unable to come along to our day-time Groups due to work and other commitments to share their experiences, pass on useful tips and take part in various fun activities. MS Therapy Centre staff will be offering a guided tour of the Centre, show-casing the many services/benefits it has to offer anyone with a long term condition (not just MS). Contact Roy Anderson LGOWITRoy<at>highlandtsi.org.uk
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE on Friday 3 March at 10.30am at East Church, Academy Street, Inverness. The theme is “Jesus said to them am I being unfair to you”, and written by Christian women of the Philippines. Speaker is Mrs Elspeth Gordon who visited family in the Philippines last year. Rae Swan raeswan<at>aol.com
INVERNESS AND DISTRICT STEDFAST ASSOCIATION (former members of the Boys Brigade) are holding a Singalong on Friday 10 March at 7.30pm at Crown Church, Kingsmills Road, Inverness. Everyone welcome. Entry by donation; all proceeds to CHAS and the Elsie Normington Foundation. Contact Tom Boyle, tom.boyle136<at>gmail.com.
AN EVENING WITH KENNETH STEVEN Tuesday 21 March 2017 at 7.30pm in Hilton Church, Tomatin Road, Inverness IV2 4RU. Gifted Scottish poet and author Kenneth Steven will be reading from his work, with particular reference to his most recent collection Letting in the Light. Its major theme is the poet’s journey through the darkness of marital  breakdown and divorce, and his encounter with the light which shines through the cracks our pain opens up in us. Kenneth will be discussing the relationship between spirituality and creativity, and the power of words to heal. There will be a reflective interlude with traditional Scottish music. All welcome! Admission free! John Dempster jahdempster<at>btinternet.com

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