Sunday Bulletin 7 May 2017

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 14 May 2017
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 Morning Worship at the Old High
Both services led by Rev David Anderson
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NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
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INTERIM MODERATOR The Rev Alastair Younger has been appointed Interim Moderator in the absence of Rev Peter Nimmo due to illness. His contact details 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 MINISTER: Peter had his procedure and the surgeon was very happy with how it had gone. He’ll need to recover now and will find out over time whether it has been a success. Both Peter and Katharina are very grateful for all the good wishes and practical help they’ve received!
SOUTHSIDE NURSING HOME: There will be a short service, led by Malcolm Macrae, at Southside Nursing Home immediately after this morning’s service at St Stephen’s. If you are able to assist with the singing, your assistance would be much appreciated; please see Malcolm after the service. We still also seek members willing to lead these services on a rota basis; please contact Janet Robertson janetnfraser<at>btinternet.com
THE SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP will meet in St Stephen’s Vestry Sundays 14 and 28 May. We would welcome anyone to join with us, even for the summer months. Andrew Stevenson: stevenson.ata<at>btinetrnet.com
OLD HIGH MUSIC The first organ recital in the 2017 series will be held on Saturday 13 May at 12 noon, when the soloist will be Henry Wallace, Organist and Choirmaster at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh (previously at Hexham Abbey). He will perform a programme which includes many favourite pieces, including Bach, Mendelssohn, Howells, Stanford and Vierne. An hour of music to enjoy after the Christian Aid Coffee morning. Details from Andrew Stevenson stevenson.ata<at>btinternet.com
OHSS SPRING WALK, Farigaig Forest, today. Meet 2pm in the car park for the walk. There are 3 different walks at the forest ranging from a 20 minute steep walk to a viewpoint over Loch Ness, a 1¾ mile loop, or the Farigaig trail 3¼ mile. Proposed times are as above for the intermediate loop. However, you can start earlier if you want a longer walk. Walking shoes and poles recommended. You can also just come for the cup of tea/coffee at the lovely Waterfall café for 3.15pm. Please let me know if you need a lift or if you want to share a car. Hope to see you there. Deborah Macrae
CHRISTIAN AID COFFEE MORNING The annual coffee morning will be held on Saturday 13 May in St Stephen’s hall. There will be the usual stalls and gardeners are asked to donate from their gardens any divided plants suitably labelled for sale at the plant stall. For further information please contact Jennifer Morrison jennifer<at>kenilweb.com.
HEALING SERVICE The monthly Christian Healing Service will be held in St Stephen’s on Sunday 14 May at 4pm to which all are invited. Contact Ruth Martin .
AFTERNOON TEA: The Social And fundraising action team are holding an afternoon tea with a bring and buy stall on Saturday 27 May, 2-4pm in St Stephen’s hall.  Tickets are £6. Please come along and enjoy sandwiches, scones and cakes as well as the company. The proceeds are for the Old High St Stephen’s fabric fund. Tickets from Margaret McAleer
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).
WORD FOR TODAY New copies of the daily readings Word for Today are now available in both churches. Ruth Martin
OTHER NEWS
BOOK LAUNCH IN AID OF IKHETHELO CHILDREN’S VILLAGE Please join us at the Glen Mhor Hotel on Tuesday 9 May 7.30pm – 9.30pm for the UK book launch of “The Fortress – becoming a prisoner of Hope” by Tami Wright. Tami will also be discussing her role as Manager of Ikhethelo Children’s Village in South Africa where she is donating the proceeds of her book. Entry free; Drinks/Tea/Coffee and Nibbles; Raffle. To attend or for further information: victoria<at>sachildrenscharity.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.
INVERNESS FOODSTUFF (SCIO) is a charity in Inverness providing a Drop-in Centre at Ness Bank Church Hall for homeless and vulnerable people and we are seeking to employ a Volunteer Manager to work with us. The successful candidate would be expected to work 12 hours per week; 5 hrs on a Tuesday and Thursday (11am to 4pm) at Ness Bank Church Hall. The person will be responsible for developing and managing the role of our Volunteers. The salary for the post is £14 per hour.The successful candidate would report directly to the Secretary of the Board of Charity Trustees. Closing date is 12 May 2017. Contact Joyce Muir on invernessfoodstuff<at>gmail.com for a more detailed job description/application form.
Thy Kingdom Come – Inverness Prayer Space and Joint Churches Celebration Thy Kingdom Come 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
HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS YOUTH FOR CHRIST  Praying for young people in our area and across our nation and those who work with them is important to HIYFC, so we have joined with National Youth for Christ and committed to 365 days of prayer in 2017. Each month an update is sent out to help guide your prayers in this area. The month of May is around the issue of Mental Health & Well-Being.  For more information or a copy of the prayer calendar please contact Linda Buchan:  pdw<at>hiyfc.co.uk

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