Prayers for Christian Unity Week: 23 January

Christian Unity 2013The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is 18- 25 January.

You are invited to a brief service of prayers, using materials produced for the Week of Prayer, at St Stephen’s Church, Southside Road, at 12.30pm this Wednesday, 23 January.

Bring a packed lunch for afterwards, if you like- tea and coffee will be provided!

For more on the Week of Prayer, please see the web page of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

For more information please contact the Minister of Old High St Stephen’s, the Rev Peter W Nimmo (01463 250 802; peternimmo@minister.com).

Healing for all?: sermon for 27 September 2012

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 7 October 2012
based on 27 September 2009- Proper 21

SERMON
Texts: James 5:13-20
Mark 9:38-41

Healing for all?
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

A few weeks ago, when there was some controversy about the Kirking of the Council, many of those who wrote to our local papers about it- and many who spoke to me- said that one of the great things about the Kirking, as it has now developed, was an important event in the life of our community. For we need events which strengthen the ties among us, which foster a sense of community. For human beings are social animals- we need to feel we belong somewhere. We need to belong to groups, communities, tribes, teams. Continue reading