WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 30 September 2018: Proper 21
10:00am Sacrament of Holy Communion at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High
Led by Rev Arthur Sinclair
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 is this evening at 7pm at St Stephen’s. Details: Andrew Stevenson
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at St Stephen’s next 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
CAMERON HOUSE A short Service will be held in Cameron House today at 3pm. These Services take place on the fourth Sunday of the month and are conducted by Rev Alastair Younger) Members of Old High St Stephen’s who would like to come to help with singing would be welcome. Alastair Younger
CRAFT EVENING St Stephen’s Hall 7.30–9pm, Wednesday 26 September. Crafters and non-crafters welcome (you may wish to learn a craft). Friendly atmosphere and refreshments provided. Margaret McAleer
MEET & EAT There will be a Church lunch at 12.30pm on Thursday 27 September at the Craigmonie Hotel. All very welcome. To book your place or to arrange transport please contact Rae Swan raeswan<at>aol.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 dmmacrae<at>uwclub.net or Jennifer Morrison for more information or transport.
OLD HIGH MUSIC next recital 12 noon, Saturday 6 October: Musick Fyne Singers and Coronach Instrumentalists are performing a programme of Renaissance music. These local musicians have indeed established a fine reputation for their interpretation of early music, under the direction of James Ross. For more details and advance information on future events join our music emailing list ohssmusic<at>gmail.com. Andrew Stevenson
LEPROSY COFFEE MORNING on Saturday 6 October in the Free North Church Hall from 10.30am. Donations for stalls gratefully received. Contact Florence Monro
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. Booking essential, even for the smallest events!
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
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
GLASGOW PHOENIX CHOIR concert, St Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral Inverness today at 2.30pm to raise funds for Marie Curie. Tickets £10.
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