Sunday Bulletin for 5 May 2013

Worship Next Week

Wednesday 8 May

12.30pm Midweek Quiet Time at St Stephen’s

Sunday 12 May: Christian Aid Sunday

10.00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s

11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High

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.


EVENING COMMUNION TONIGHT at St Stephen’s, 7pm. With a chance afterwards to discuss this morning’s Bible readings again over a cup of tea! Everyone is welcome. Details from Peter.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 11th to 18th May – I have taken over the organisation of the Christian Aid door to door collection this year and I am looking for volunteers. If you would like to help or find out a bit more about it before you volunteer please phone me Susan Anderson

CHRISTIAN AID COFFEE MORNING this Saturday!- 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.

LUNCH CLUB The Lunch Club will meet at 12.30pm on Thursday 9 May at the Craigmonie Hotel. If you would like to join us, please contact Val Cantlay or Diana Fraser

ADEN HOUSE CARE HOME, Annfield Road. On Tuesday 7th May at 2.00pm there will be a short act of worship at Aden House led on this occasion led by Jim Alexander. YOU are warmly invited to come along and and be part of our church’s ministry to the elderly in our community. For information about OHSS services at Aden House and Southside Road, contact Peter, the minister or Jim Alexander.

ST STEPHEN’S CHOIR FUNDRAISER Thursday 9th May at 7.30pm. Join us for a wonderful Food Demonstration Night by The Kitchen Range Dingwall in St Stephen’s Church Hall. Enjoy sampling the delicious food with a glass of Wine. The Kitchen Range Sales Table will be available Cash/Cheques/Credit Cards Accepted. Limited amount of tickets. PLEASE NOTE ADMISSION BY TICKET ONLY – £5 per person – Contact Joan Darcy –

MIDWEEK QUIET TIME St Stephens every Wednesday, 12.30pm. Contact Iain Todd if you have questions

HEALING SERVICE at St Stephen’s on Sunday 12th May at 4pm: all are welcome. (Contact Ruth Martin)

WORD FOR TODAY The new, May-July, daily bible reading booklet is available in both church vestibules.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY of the Church of Scotland begins 18 May and lasts a week. We will be represented this year by our Minister and elder David Smillie, and youth representative Rachel Hutcheson. As you hear press reports over the coming weeks you can learn more about the assembly on the Church of Scotland website: and via our own church blog. Or contact Peter if you have any questions

CONGREGATIONAL SERVICE SUNDAY 2 JUNE- SUNDAE SUNDAY Once more we are planning an all-age service for the whole congregation together at St Stephen’s at 10am on 2 June. We hope for good weather so we can eat ice cream in the garden! Please note the new timings for congregational services- it’s 10am, not 10.30!

SUMMER EVENING SPEAKERS Old High St Stephen’s Parish Church has announced the speakers at this year’s summer evening services at the Old High Church, Church Street, Inverness. We have been hosting guest speakers at evening services on summer Sunday evenings at the Old High, the oldest church in Inverness, for more than a decade. We host these speakers as a gift to the whole Christian Community of Inverness, fulfilling the Old High’s role as the ‘town church’ of the City of Inverness. Each event begins with worship at 7.30pm, and includes refreshments and a question and answer session. This year’s guest speakers are:

  • 9 June 2013: James M Fraser MA MEd FRSA, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands.
  • 30 June 2013: Kenneth Steven, writer, author and poet
  • 21 July 2013: Rev John L. Bell, Iona Community member, hymnwriter, lecturer, broadcaster on ‘the strange silence of Biblical women’.
  • 11 August 2013: Rev Martin Johnstone, Priority Areas Secretary of the Church of Scotland and Chief Executive of Faith in Community Scotland

More information about each speaker here.  More information from the Minister.


EXALT Alive Ministry are promoting a Worship event featuring Ben Cantelon, LZ7 and Empire Nation at Ironworks Inverness at 7.00pm on Saturday 22 June. Tickets £15 concessions £10 available from Ironworks box office or online at