Christmas 2013 at Old High St Stephen’s

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Christmas Eve

6.30pm All-Age service led by the Minister

11.30pm Watchnight Service at St Stephen’s led by the Minister

11.30pm Watchnight Service at the Old High led by Jonathan Appleby

Christmas Day

10am All-Age Service at St Stephen’s (bring your gifts along!)

St Stephen’s Day (26 December)

10am St Stephen’s Day Service at St Stephen’s, with Holy Communion

Sunday 29 December

11.15am Congregational Service at the Old High Church led by Rev John Duncan, Army Chaplain at Fort George (no service at St Stephen’s)

Download our Christmas leaflet– a pdf file you can print out and put somewhere handy!

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The danger of not noticing: Sermon for Old High Communion, 27 October 2013

Communion Service at the Old High Church, Inverness
Sunday 27 October 2013
SERMON
Text: Luke 16:19-31

The danger of not noticing
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

In most homes, the dining table is an important piece of furniture. The dining table in our kitchen is special, indeed was already special even before it came to us. We were not long in Carntyne, living in a manse for the first time, in a house which was much larger than any we had lived in before, when Alan and Helen came to me. Continue reading

Church of the King!- A sermon for Christ the King Sunday, 25 November 2012

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 25 November 2012: Year B, Christ the King
SERMON
Texts: Hebrews 10.19-25
John 18.28-38a

Church of the King!
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

In last Sunday’s Gospel reading, we heard about Jesus predicting the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. Recall that as they left the Temple mount, Jesus’ disciples expressed their admiration for what was, truly, one of the wonders of the world in those days. ‘Look, Teacher! What wonderful stones and buildings!’ they exclaim; but Jesus answers: ‘You see these great buildings? Not a single stone here will be left in its place; every one of them will be thrown down.’ And about 40 years later, it came to pass, as the Temple and the city were destroyed by the Romans after a terrible siege. Continue reading

Look at it this way… a sermon for 28 October 2012 (Communion Service at the Old High Church)

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 28 October 2012: Year B, Proper 25

SERMON
Texts: Hebrews 7:23-28
Mark 10:46-52

Look at it this way…

In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

In our Reformed brand of Christianity, there’s always been a certain suspicion of the visual arts. All our stained glass has only been put in the last hundred years or so, and we are not keen on statutes in our church buildings (although we have some wonderful decorative carvings in this building). We are children of Calvin and Knox, and we recall the Second of God’s commandments to Moses- no graven images! And so our worship has little place for images- it is mostly Word, although today we have bread and wine on the table, which almost like a visual aid- tangible things to remind us of the Gospel (which is what the Orthodox say their icons are for). Continue reading