From our Watchnight service- the people of Bethlehem today tell the Christmas Story and what it means to them. Click on the picture to watch the film.
Month: December 2013
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 Day10am 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)
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Since the conflict in Syria began in March 2011, more than 100,000 people have been killed, over 2.2 million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries and at least another five million people have been displaced inside Syria.
The number of vulnerable people is increasing as the humanitarian crisis deepens.
Christian Aid are working through partners in Lebanon and Iraq to respond to the growing Syrian refugee crisis.
All our offerings at our Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day services will go to Christian Aid’s Syria Crisis Appeal.
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Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 8 December 2013: Year A, The Second Sunday in Advent
Time for a U-Turn!
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.
Let me take you out into the wilderness. Let me take you out of our own small, Palestinian town, along unfamiliar country roads, out beyond the farms and the good grazing. We follow a narrow track downwards- down below sea level into the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Here few people live- a few soldiers on frontier duty, or strange, otherworldly sects such as Essenes of Qumran. But something is stirring in this wilderness, something strange is blooming in this desert. We are not the only ones who are curious enough to be going to see what’s going on.