Sunday Bulletin 7 June 2015

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
14 June 2015: The Third Sunday after Pentecost
10am Sundae Sunday: All Age Service at St Stephen’s Congregational Service:
No Service at Old High
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NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
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ALL-AGE CONGREGATIONAL SERVICE (SUNDAE SUNDAY) at St Stephen’s NEXT 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. And there’ll be ice cream afterwards!
SOUTHSIDE CARE HOME a short service, led by Jim Alexander, at Southside Care Home immediately after this morning’s service at St Stephen’s. If you are able to assist with the singing, please meet in the transept at St Stephen’s after the service, your assistance would be much appreciated. We still also seek members willing to lead these services on a rota basis; please contact Janet Robertson.
OLD HIGH SUMMER OPENING Can you give a few hours of your time to show visitors the most historic building in Inverness? Please sign up on the sheets at the Old High, or contact Margaret Sutherland.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK A big thank you to all those who contributed to this year’s OHSS Christian Aid Week effort in all sorts of ways.Our three main events this year, with money raised were the Coffee Morning – £957, the Church Collection – £592 and the House to House in the parish – £4070. In addition the Gift Aid donations amounted to approx. £2,500 which will add significantly to the total. And of course there was also the monies given separately to Rachel for her Nepal Mountain Climb and the Nepal church retiral offering. So the Christian Aid sum total paid in to their bank account totals some £5507 which is slightly up on last year’s figure of £5,339. I think that to achieve an increase is amazingly wonderful so thank you again for coffee makers, garden planters, door steppers, bakers, cash counters et al surely a sign of the Christian spirit at work among us. Ken Cantlay.
THE LEPROSY MISSION fund-raising coffee morning/afternoon tea at 18 Auldcastle Road on Tuesday, 9 June from 10.00am to 12 noon and 2.00pm to 4.00pm. We hope to have Dan and Babs Izzett who represent the Mission in Zimbabwe with us. All welcome. Details: Peter Home.
COTTON PATCH GOSPEL CHOIR are singing on Monday 22nd June at 7.30pm in St Stephen’s Church. Cotton Patch Gospel is an amazing telling of the story of Jesus’ life, as if he lived in the Southeastern USA, with the lively blue grass style music of Harry Chapin. The cast is the Youth Choir, a group of 30 teenagers, from University United Methodist Church of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Tickets £8 per head from Joan Darcy or at Crown Church Office Tuesday to Friday 9.30- noon. Sign up for concerts information by email: ohssmusic<at>gmail.com
SUNDAY CAR PARKING Highland Council have taken the decision to implement payment for parking in public car parks on Sundays. The car parks affected are those where payments are due the rest of the week. This includes the Rose Street car park. Contact: Session Clerk, Linda Philp.
OLD HIGH ORGANIST We continue to seek applications and recommendations for this post. Contact: Andrew Stevenson: stevenson.ata<at>btinternet.com).
OTHER NEWS
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.
CHURCH OF SCOTLAND 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 2015. Venue: Gartmore House, Stirlingshire. For further details including travel and accommodation contact Suzi Farrant, Young People and Young Adult’s Development Worker sfarrantchurchofscotland.org.uk.
ADVANCE NOTICES
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. Queen’s Cross Parish Church, Aberdeen, 27 June 2015. Details: Heather French, or the Minister.
SMALL FARMERS ROADSHOW INVERNESS Saturday, 20 June, 10:00 to 13:00 The Scottish Fair Trade Forum, Christian Aid Scotland and Just Trading Scotland are joining forces to spread the message about smallholder farmers and their importance around Scotland! Come and hear about how they are at the forefront of climate change, how they are developing business models and how fair trade can make a difference in their lives and taste some delicious food at Crown Church Hall, Inverness. We may also be lucky enough to have some Malawian farmers visiting to tell their story. Please help us spread the word of this workshop to anyone who might be interested! For more information go to www.invernessft.eventbrite.co.uk/