NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION

WORSHIP THIS WEEK

Sunday 8 July 2018: Proper 9

10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s

11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High

SOUTHSIDE NURSING HOME There will be a short service, led by Malcolm Macrae, at Southside Nursing Home immediately after this morning’s service at St Stephen’s. If you are able to assist with the singing, or chatting to the residents, this would be much appreciated. Please speak to Malcolm after the service. We still also seek members willing to lead these services on a rota basis; please contact Janet Robertson.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK During the months of June and July the Foodbank would welcome donations of the following: Cartons of Long Life Juice; Breakfast Cereals; Tins of Potatoes, Corned Beef, Tomatoes. Thank you to all who regularly bring donations of food.

OLD HIGH MUSIC during July and August we are fortunate to have 3 summer organ recitals by musicians from further afield. The first event will be on Thursday 5 July at 7.30pm when Alessandro Bianchi, an eminent organist from Northern Italy who has performed at many international organ festivals across Europe, will play a programme that stretches from Bach to the twentieth century. Brochures with details of all the concerts are now available at the entrance to both churches. Andrew Stevenson and on our website.

OHSS SUMMER OUTING Beauly River 22 July. Meet St Stephen’s Car Park 1.30pm or Black Bridge Car Park near Kilmorack 2pm. Low level walk with flat terrain. Check walkhighlands.co.uk for more details – short looped planned. Afternoon tea or High tea after at The Priory Hotel, Beauly 4pm. Contact Deborah Macrae or Jennifer Morrison to give an idea of numbers and for more information or transport.

OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING Summer Opening programme until Friday 28 September; opening times: Tuesday to Friday inclusive 10am -12 noon and 2-4pm. Contact Sheila MacLeod

TREASURER VACANCY Sandy Cumming is standing down as our Treasurer after several years of service. We urgently need someone to fill this vital role! If you are interested, or know someone who might be willing to serve in this way, please contact Sandy Cumming.

CROSSREACH PRAYER DIARY Latest prayer diary June to September, and Impact report are available at church doors..

PASTORAL CARE Peter, or the Rev Arthur Sinclair, our Pastoral Assistant, should be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.

SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS The Church Administrator will be on Annual Leave, so items should be sent to the Minister. Deadline Wednesday at 12 noon. Please keep all items as brief as possible, and include contact details (phone and/or email).

OTHER NEWS

HEALING SERVICE Christian Fellowship of Healing (Highlands) will hold a healing service at St Stephen’s next Sunday at 4pm to which all are welcome. Contact David Martin.