Sunday Bulletin for 4 August 2013

Worship Next Week
Sunday 11 August
10.00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High
7.30pm Old High Summer Evening Service: Rev Martin Johnstone, Priority Areas Secretary of the Church of Scotland and Chief Executive of Faith in Community Scotland

SUNDAY BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS should be sent to Joy Cossar The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon.

NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION

THE MINISTER IS ON HOLIDAY For any urgent pastoral business, please contact your elder, or our Reader, Iain Todd
Martin-JohnstoneSUMMER EVENING SERVICE AT THE OLD HIGH Rev Martin Johnstone, Priority Areas Secretary of the Church of Scotland and Chief Executive of Faith in Community Scotland will be our guest speaker at the final summer evening service on 11 August 2013 at the Old High Church. Click here for details.
CHILDREN Sunday School is now on holiday but there will be children’s activities each Sunday at St Stephen’s, so children are more than welcome to keep coming along. Sunday School resumes on 25 August. More information from Raema Mackay. To volunteer to help with the children please call Katharina Nimmo
OHSS MAGAZINE Magazine editor Willie Morrison hopes to produce another issue before the end of August, and is appealing urgently to all to submit articles and pictures involving religious and secular events as early as possible, to avoid a last minute rush and by Friday 16 August at the latest. If possible, e-mail to Willie or if not au fait with this means of communication, please send or deliver to him. If you wish to discuss any matter with him, please telephone him. All contributions gratefully received.
SUMMER OPENING OF THE OLD HIGH CHURCH The Old High is currently usually open Tuesday to Fridays, 10am -12 noon and 2-4pm. It is necessary for two people to be on duty at any one time, and we still need more folks to assist with any questions raised by visitors. Meeting people from all over the world is very interesting and satisfying. Already this year we have had many visitors to the Church. If you can help please contact Margaret Sutherland.
NEW ACTION TEAMS As you know we are looking for Members of the congregation to join one or more of the proposed Action Teams. which will form our new Unitary Constitution. We would encourage all who are interested to complete one of the forms which are available at the doors today and return them either to Ken Cantlay, Margaret Sutherland, or just leave yours at the doors in either church within the next two or three weeks. We are hoping for a good response from the congregation so please fill in a form and help us to take forward the life of the congregation. More from Ken, Margaret or the Minister.
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS MEMORIAL Work has now begun on the new Memorial Space at the Old High Church, which will bring together various memorials of the Cameron Highlanders. Leaflets and an exhibition about the memorial are currently available at both St Stephen’s and the Old High. You can also see plans on our website . More information from Jim Monro
TRIP TO CASTLE OF MEY It is proposed to hold a bus trip to the Castle of Mey on Saturday 24th August, if interested please let Sandy Cumming or Christina Cameron know as soon as possible. Further details will follow.

OTHER NEWS

AFFIRMING PARENTS is an event at Dunblane on Saturday 24 August for parents who have a child who is gay or lesbian. If you think you would like to attend, if you need more information, or would simply like to speak to someone about this issue, please contact the Rev Tom Gordon, or our own Minister.