Sunday Bulletin for 8 July 2013

Worship Next Week
Sunday 14 July
10.00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High
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NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION

John BellSUMMER EVENING SERVICE AT THE OLD HIGH WITH JOHN BELL Sunday 21 July, 7.30pm: 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.
SOUTHSIDE CARE HOME Following this morning’s service at St Stephen’s there will be a short act of worship at Southside Care Home led by Isobel Allan. We meet in the transept and leave at 11.15am. You are warmly invited to come along and take part in ministry to our elderly in care.
HOUSE GROUPS We are proposing to run a house group/groups starting after the holidays and to gauge interest it would be good to meet on Tuesday 16th July at 7.30pm at St Stephen’s to discuss the format etc. This is something which came out of our Future Focus meetings so I look forward to seeing everyone who has an interest or just wants to find out what they are all about. Any questions, or if you are interested but can’t make it on 16 July, please contact David Anderson or the Minister.
CHURCH WALK All are welcome to join the walking group this Sunday, 7 July, meeting at Tesco Inshes Car Park at 2.00pm. We hope to walk around Carse of Delnies . Contact Anne Taylor.
OHSS MAGAZINE Magazine editor hopes to produce another issue before the end of the summer, 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. If possible, e-mail 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.
GOLF OUTING Tuesday 16 July at Cameron Course, Nairn West Golf Course. Tee off time 5.15pm. Price which includes golf and high tea £17.00–high tea only £14.00. Everyone welcome and all golfers are invited irrespective of handicap. Details from John Clarkson.
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
HEALING SERVICE There will be a Healing Service in St Stephen’s next week Sunday 14th July at 4pm to which all are welcome. (Contact Ruth Martin)

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.