Sunday Bulletin for 14 April 2013

Worship Next Week
Wednesday 17 April
12.30pm Midweek Quiet Time at St Stephen’s
Sunday 21 April
11.15am Congregational Service: admission of New Members by Baptism and Confirmation at the Old High Church NB New time for Congregational Service: no service at St Stephen’s. Kirk Session meets 11am Parking available in John Fraser’s yard, just before
7.00pm Worship and discussion at St Stephen’s
SUNDAY BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS should be sent to Joy Cossar The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon.

NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION

WORSHIP AND DISCUSSION Following on from our Christian Basics course, we plan to continue to meet on Sunday evenings at 7pm for prayer, worship, and discussion over a cup of tea! Everyone is welcome. Starts this Sunday 14 April, 7pm at St Stephen’s- all welcome. Details from Peter.
MIDWEEK QUIET TIME – will resume at St Stephens on Wednesday 17th April at 12.30 and thereafter every Wednesday. Contact Iain Todd if you have questions.
CONGREGATIONAL SERVICE FOR NEW MEMBERS We plan to admit New Members by Baptism and Confirmation at a Congregational Service in the Old High Church next Sunday 21 April at 11.15. Please note the new time for Congregational Services- they will take place at the ‘usual’ time for worship in that building. There will be no morning service at St Stephen’s (although there will be worship in the evening). Elders please note: Kirk Session meets 11am. Parking will be available at John Fraser’s Funeral Directors Car Park, Chapel Street. This is situated just before Ogilvie’s Furniture Store on Chapel Street. PLEASE DO NOT PARK behind Fraser’s Premises as this area is reserved for the Free Presbyterian Church. Parking is also available in the Area off Rose Street.
BULLETIN BY EMAIL Would you like to get our weekly Church News sent to you? Please email Peter. Meanwhile, sign up for email updates from our website: www.oldhighststephens.com.
CHRISTIAN AID COFFEE MORNING: Diary date – 11 May 2013 this year’s event will take place in St Stephen’s Church hall, from 10 am until 12 noon. Teas, coffees, home baking. Plant stall, a home baking stall and a stall selling Fairtrade products. £3 for adults and £1 for schoolchildren. Tickets on sale from members of the Care and Events Group. For further information, contact Sandy Cumming.
KIRK SESSION meets for their regular meeting this Tuesday, 6 April, at the Old High Halls. There will also be a Session Meeting during the Kirk Session conference this Saturday, 20 April at 9.30am (please let Margaret know whether you can be there!). Additionally, the Session meets before next Sunday’s New Members’ service at 11am at the Old High (see above). More from Margaret Sutherland
FLOWERS AT THE OLD HIGH Could you help with the delivery of the church flowers after the service on a Sunday to the sick, bereaved and housebound? A sign-up sheet is available on the top of the glass case in the Church for anyone in the congregation to indicate if you are available to assist with this. In addition there are vacant dates on the flower rota at the moment. In choosing a date you can opt: (1) to provide and arrange the flowers, or (2) contribute to the cost of flowers, or (3) provide bunches of flowers in a vase. Please help with this much appreciated ministry of the Church! For more details, contact Sally McCubbin.
LUNCH CLUB will meet at 12.30pm at the Craigmonie Hotel on Thursday 18 April- all welcome. For further information please contact Diana Fraser.

OTHER NEWS

ROMANTIC LATIN MUSIC COFFEE MORNING Saturday 4th May from 10.00am – 12.30pm at St Stephen’s Church Hall. There will be a Car Boot Table, Sewing Corner Workshop where you can bring any fabric item that needs repairing. In aid of Race for Life Cancer Research UK. Details Joan Darcy
A DIFFERENT DRUM Saturday 20th April 2013, 7.30pm Smithton-Culloden Free Church Murray Rd Inverness. Riding Lights Theatre Company are touring the UK with their new production of a different drum. Telling stories of remarkable selflessness and love in action, alongside colourful music, the play imagines how different the world could be if we responded unswervingly to Jesus’ golden rule – ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you.’ Tickets – £10 each (group offer: buy 10 get the 11th FREE) Box Office or http://www.ridinglights.org/drum .
RETREATS Following the success of last year’s ‘Inside Out’ retreats, registration is now open for the first of a series of retreats around the Highlands and Islands during 2013. The purpose is “to encourage growth in our inner lives in ways that will transform and empower our outer lives”.
‘Letters from John’ is the theme of retreats led by Steve Aisthorpe (Mission Development Worker) and Merryn Glover (Author). These are open to all and will be exploring some of the keys themes of John’s epistles (love, truth, hospitality). There will be times of meditation on scripture, reflection on our own and others’ experiences of life and faith, times of prayer and worship.The first of these events are as follows:
Saturday 1st June 10.00 – 3.30 at Inshes Church, Inverness
Saturday 15th June 10.00 – 3.30 at Church of Scotland in Lairg
There is a nominal charge of £10 and pre-registration is required. Tea/coffee will be provided and people are asked to bring their own lunch. To register, please contact Sheila Reeves: or register online at http://www.resourcingmission.org.uk/events