Old High St. Stephen's, Inverness

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Month: November 2015

Propheteering!- a sermon for the First Sunday of Advent (Revised Common Lectionary)

With this sermon we return to the Revised Common Lectionary (Year C)

Scripture Readings: Jeremiah 33:14-18
Luke 3.1-20

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

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Christmas 2015 at Old High St Stephen's

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Old High Music 2015 – The Merlewood Ensemble

OLD HIGH MUSIC Saturday 28th November, 12 noon. Merlewood Ensemble. For the final recital of the 2015 series we welcome back these local musicians. They provided a beautiful ending to our music last year and we are grateful that they are willing to do so again this year. Their programme includes pieces by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn and others. Andrew Stevenson ohssmusicgmail.com

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We have now set up a music e-mailing list and if you would like to be included and get advance notification of our recital programmes and other music event details, please send an e-mail to ohssmusicgmail.com. This will not be used for any other purpose than informing you about music at Old High St Stephens and will not be shared with any third party. We would like to encourage you to forward information on to any interested family and friends. All being well, we hope to hold the inaugural recital in 2016 on Saturday 20th February at 12 noon but this is still to be confirmed. We will circulate details in due course to everyone on our email list.

Embraced by love- sermon for 15 November 2015

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
15 November 2015
(The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost:
Year 2 (Mark), Narrative Lectionary)
Scripture Readings: Hosea 11:1-9
Mark 10.13-16
Embraced by love
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

We too often think of the books of the Bible as having been written so long ago, they cannot have much to do with us. The prophet Hosea preached almost 2,700 years ago. What can a text that old have to say to us? The introduction in the Good News version of the Bible to Hosea says that he ‘preached in the northern Kingdom of Israel… during the troubled times before the fall of Samaria in 721BC’. He preached in troubled times- times of uncertainty, with wars and rumours of wars abounding. And do we not, also, live in troubled times?

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