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Sunday 6 November 2016 : Proper 27
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High
Both Services led by Rev Andrew Lyon
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
PASTORAL CARE will be provided by Rev Arthur Sinclair, our Pastoral Assistant (arthurasinclair<at>btinternet.com) while Peter is absent from his duties, due to illness.
SUNDAY BULLETINS 6 and 13 NOVEMBER Pat MacLeod will be on A/L. In her absence please send items to katharina.nimmo<at>btinternet.com Deadline: Wednesday at noon. Please keep items as brief as possible, and give a contact phone number and email.
ORDER OF SERVICE FOLDING AT ST STEPHEN’S: Again we have a vacancy for someone in our team of people who fold the orders of service. If you are able to help with this once a month can you please get in touch with Katharina Nimmo (katharina.nimmo<at>btinternet.com).
ST STEPHEN’S – UPDATE ON PARKING RESTRICTIONS FROM 17 OCTOBER 2016 – Parking is NOT permitted on double yellow lines on Annfield Road, Southside Road, Old Edinburgh Road or Mayfield Road. However, if anyone has a blue badge they are allowed to park on double yellow lines, as long as it does not obstruct traffic. Also, the permit parking allows parking on a Sunday. Crown Court Hotel (25 Southside Rd), Kingsmills Medical Practice (18 Southside Rd), Southside Rd Surgery (43 Southside Rd), and Southside Dental Practice (28 Southside Rd), have all given us permission to use their car parks, but all are at owners own risk. Funerals and Weddings are exempt from this law. Contact Joan Darcy (joan.darcy<at>tesco.net).
SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP will meet on Sunday 6 November between 7 and 8pm in the vestry at St Stephen’s and will continue fortnightly thereafter. We would welcome new participants in these lively and thought-provoking discussions. Further details from Andrew Stevenson (stevenson.ata<at>btinternet.com).
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at the Old High today. All are welcome at the Lord’s Table. The Retiring Offering will be in aid of the Leprosy Mission Scotland. Please give generously to this worthwhile project.
SHOE BOX APPEAL 2016 Give hope to someone in need this Christmas. Please pick up a leaflet from the Church door and fill a shoebox. Deliver your shoebox to the Blythswood shop or superstore by 4 November. Any queries or help with delivery contact Val Cantlay (val.cantlay<at>btinternet.com).
OLD HIGH Tea will be served after the service on Sunday 6 November. All welcome. Contact Christine Mackenzie on christinemac73<at>hotmail.com
OLD HIGH MUSIC On Saturday 12 November at 12 noon, Katy Bell will play a solo programme in the Old High Church. Katy originates from Glasgow but has lived with her family in Crown for the last few years, following advanced studies in cello in the US and the Netherlands. You may already have heard her perform. The acoustic of the church will surely resonate with her wonderfully rich tone in J. S. Bach’s Suite No 3 and two modern pieces that Katy is going to interpret for us. Please do come along if you are free that morning. Andrew Stevenson.
WORD FOR TODAY booklets are available at the doors at both churches.
CROSSREACH NEWS the latest edition is now available at church doors. Also latest Prayer Diary for Oct – Jan 2017. CHRISTMAS CATALOGUES are also at the doors. An early order will ensure you receive your requested items. Thanks Rae Swan.
ALPHA COURSES explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share points of view. Hilton Church is running a 10-week course which begins at the Lighthouse on Monday 2 November from 9.45 -11.30 am. Tea/Coffee will be provided. Parents/carers with small children are welcome. Further information from Jane Murtin-Armer www.alpha.org
FOOD FOR FAMILIES: Following another successful year of the Food for Families project, Ann and David Sutherland have extended their generosity to provide the mince for the Food for Families project once again this year. This year’s project will also be sponsored by the Mustard Seed, The Kitchen and Williamson Foodservice. Last year 3,508 meals were provided, which was a fantastic effort from all the teams involved,and they hope to maintain the number of meals delivered this year. Over the five years they have all helped to provide 12,652 cooked meals to many families who have been in need. I have indicated that we could do the following: W/c 5 December – Spaghetti Bolognese : W/c 9 January – Macaroni Cheese. All ingredients will be provided. If you could help on one or both of the above dates please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you for your support. Christine MacKenzie ( christinemac73<at>hotmail.com).
CRISIS ACCOMMODATION FOOD Highland Gateway (formerly Highland Homlessness Trust) are providing crisis accommodation throughout the year for the most vulnerable in our society. Previously it was provided from November to March with the support of Inverness Presbytery and other churches in the area. Now that the service is being extended to meet the need for an all year round provision, volunteer help is required. Liz Walsh has kindly agreed to co-ordinate the volunteer requirement over the next 12 months. Volunteers would provide/cook say 6 or so meals that could be frozen, and Liz would co-ordinate this on a rota basis to ensure an even spread of cooked meals being received over the coming months. For further information or to volunteer please contact Liz at patrickwalsh611<at>btinternet.com). Christine MacKenzie (christinemac73<at>hotmail.com
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