WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 23 September 2018: Proper 20
10:00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High
ADVANCE NOTICE: HARVEST THANKSGIVING on Sunday 7 October. Once again we will be asking for donations for the Highland Foodbank- details of the food required will be in next Sunday’s bulletin. If you need more information now, please contact our Foodbank link person, Margaret Neville margaretneville<at>btinternet.com.
THE SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP has resumed and are exploring “Vanishing Grace” by Philip Yancey- challenging why many people no longer feel that the Church is bringing Good News to the world. The next meeting Sunday 23 September, 7pm, St Stephen’s. Details: Andrew Stevenson.
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at St Stephen’s on Sunday 30 September. All are welcome at the Lord’s Table. Retiring Offering for Christian Aid: please give generously. Linda Philip lindajphilip<at>hotmail.com
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
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 invited to send any ideas either to the church administrator invernesschurch<at>gmail or be handed to the Minister or our Session Clerks.
PASTORAL CARE Peter, or the Rev Arthur Sinclair, our Pastoral Assistant, should be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.
CHURCH AND HALL BOOKINGS OLD HIGH and ST STEPHEN’S All hall bookings (including one-off events like concerts, coffee mornings and exhibitions, and for church activities and regular events) should be made as follows: St Stephen’s Church and Halls at Southside Road: Katharina Nimmo; Old High Church and Old High Halls Pat MacLeod, Church Administrator invernesschurch<at>gmail.com. Please note that failure to book, even for congregational events, will mean you will be unable to access the buildings!
CROSSREACH Prayer diary October 2018 to January 2019, Newsletter, and Christmas catalogue now available at church doors. Rae Swan.
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.
OTHER NEWS
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.
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.
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
GLASGOW PHOENIX CHOIR concert, St Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral Inverness Sunday 23 September, 2.30pm to raise funds for Marie Curie. Tickets (£10) from Susan at Cathedral Office, vonnie.stevenson<at>mariecure.org.uk or the choir’s website.
HOST UK Christmas with a difference! Can you make room for an international student to learn what true British Festive hospitality can mean? Would you like to add that international element to your Christmas, learning another countries traditions and enjoying the connection and friendship that such sharing brings? HOST UK arranges for international students to enjoy brief homestays with UK hosts, one day, a weekend or, over the festive period. We need more hosts so that a smile can spread across many more faces. Contact Melanie Bennet www.hostuk.org