Saturday 15 September
2.30pm Short communion service at St Stephen’s
(details below)
Sunday 16 September 2018: Proper 19
10:00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High
SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP will gather after the summer break at 7pm on Sunday 9 September in St Stephen’s vestry. This will be a chance to discuss new material to explore at the fortnightly meetings during the rest of the year. New participants are always welcome. This has been found to be a point at the start of a new week when belief, doubt, confidence and concerns for the future can all have a place- and where there is relaxed sharing of life experiences and laughter as well. More details from Andrew Stevenson
AFTERNOON COMMUNION: a short service with, with tea afterwards, on Saturday 15 September at 2.30pm at St Stephen’s. Open to all, but a particularly those who are less able. Contact your elder for further information or if you require transport. Val Cantlay val.cantlay<at> btinternet.com
CRAFT EVENING St Stephen’s Hall 7.30–9pm, Wednesday 12 September. Crafters and non-crafters welcome (you may wish to learn a craft). Friendly atmosphere and refreshments provided. Margaret McAleer
NINA WALLIS LEGACY The Kirk Session has decided that the legacy of £185,771.90 should be used for specific projects, not for day-to-day expenditure. The congregation are therefore invited to send any ideas either to the church administrator invernesschurch<at>gmail or be handed to the Minister or our Session Clerks.
HIGHLAND FOODBANK During the months of August and September the Foodbank would be grateful for donations of the following items: Tins of Custard/Potatoes/Peas/Carrots; Cartons of Fruit Juice; and Jars of Pasta Sauce. Contact: Margaret Neville margaretneville<at>btinternet.com
CROSSREACH PRAYER DIARY Latest prayer diary June to September, and Impact report are available at church doors. Contact Rae Swan
OHSS MAGAZINE editor Willie Morrison requires articles and photos for the September issue. Please submit whatever you can, as early as possible, by e-mail to willie<at>kenilweb.com. The deadline is Friday 14 September.
CAMERON HOUSE Friends Group annual fund raising Afternoon Tea on Saturday 22 September 2-4pm, in Scout Hall, Green Drive. Various Stalls, and all donations gratefully received. Admission £3 including tea/coffee with home baking. Children free. Tickets from Rae Swan at SS, and Sheila MacLeod at OH. Do come along and help the Friends Group give the residents some extras.
OHSS AUTUMN OUTING CAWDOR WOODS on Sunday 30 September. Meet St Stephen’s Car Park 2pm, or Cawdor Castle Car Park 2.30pm (no entrance fee). Low level walk with several loops. Afternoon tea after at The Cawdor Tavern in the Bar, 4pm. Contact Deborah Macrae or Jennifer Morrison to give an idea of numbers and for more information or transport or email dmmacrae<at>uwclub.net
PASTORAL CARE Peter, or the Rev Arthur Sinclair, our Pastoral Assistant, should be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.
SUNDAY BULLETIN Please send items for this sheet to our Church Administrator. Church Administrator: Mrs Pat MacLeod invernesschurch<at>gmail.com. Deadline Wednesday at 12 noon. Please keep items as brief as possible, and include contact details and/or e-mail.
AT THE HEART. ON THE EDGE at Ness Bank Church on Tuesday 13 November 10 am to 3.30 pm. Hosted by Rev Fiona Smith, Minister of Ness Bank Parish Church, and Rev Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the- Fields. Programme has been developed jointly by Ness Bank Church and St Martin’s. HeartEdge is a growing ecumenical network of churches and other organisations working across the UK and overseas, initiated by St Martin-in-the-Fields. It aims to catalyse Kingdom Communities, both for those working at the heart of commerce, culture and community, and those on the edge. Topics for the day include: liturgy and worship for day-to-day communal life; starting and sustaining distinctive enterprise to generate finance for your church; addressing social need locally; using art, music and performance to reimagine the Christian story. More at https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/life-st-martins/mission/heartedge/. Please register to attend at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/at-the-heart-on-the-edge-tickets-48122091471?aff=eac2, or contact our Minister, Peter
“GROW” YOUTH WORK DAY CONFERENCE Saturday 8 September (9.45am-4pm), Culduthel Christian Centre. Cost £6 (+ bring your own packed lunch). Refreshments will be provided on the day. Open to all Youth and Children’s work volunteers. Helpful seminars for all interests. Hosted by Inverness Salaried Christian Youthworkers (ISCY). More information from https://grow.scot Booking is essential
URBAN SAINTS: DISCIPLES MAKING DISCIPLE on Wednesday 12 September at 7.30pm at Culduthel Christian Centre. An inspiring, fun-packed and faith-stretching evening, where you’ll discover 4 powerful reasons why we should encourage people to become followers of Jesus. Contact Jenny Sinclair, CCC Administrator admin<at>culduthelchristiancentre.org
INVERNESS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY are holding the first concert in their 2018-19 series in the Old High Church on Friday 21 September at 7.30pm. Robert Irvine (cello) and Allan Neave (guitar) bring a programme ranging from Vivaldi and Bach to Spanish/South American music. Entry donation of £15 for adults. More details from Andrew Stevenson