WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 7 October 2018: Harvest Thanksgiving
10:00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at St Stephen’s today. All are welcome at the Lord’s Table. Retiring Offering for Christian Aid: please give generously
HARVEST THANKSGIVING on Sunday 7 October. Once again we will be asking for donations for the Highland Foodbank – Oatcakes/Crackers, Tins of Ham/Peas/Carrots, Packets of Rice, Cartons of Longlife Juice, Sanitary Products. If you need more information, please contact our Foodbank link person, Margaret Neville margaretneville<at>btinternet.com. The Old High Church will be open on Friday 5 October from 2pm – 4pm to decorate the church for Harvest. If you wish to make a donation of flowers, pot plants or the foodbank they can be dropped off at that time: contact Sally McCubbin.
OHSS AUTUMN OUTING CAWDOR WOODS this afternoon. 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.
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 (01463 250802); Old High Church and Old High Halls Pat MacLeod, Church Administrator invernesschurch<at>gmail.com. Booking essential, even for the smallest events!
AUTUMN MAGAZINE 2018 The magazine will be in both churches this Sunday for distributors to uplift. Jennifer Morrison
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
OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING The Summer Opening programme ends on Friday 28 September. A big thank you to everyone who participated in the rota and welcomed both local people and tourists from around the world into our Church. During the month of October the Church will be open at the following times: Thursdays 10.00-12.00; Fridays 10.00-12.00 and 2-4pm. New Volunteers are always welcome: contact Sheila MacLeod macloshei<at>aol.com.
TREASURER Following the resignation of Sandy Cumming, after several years of service, at the end of September, we are pleased to announce that Ken Cantlay will be taking over as our Church Treasurer. More from our Session Clerk, Linda Philip lindajphilip<at>hotmail.com
CAMERON HOUSE The annual fundraising Afternoon Tea raised £2,045. Many thanks to all who contributed in any way. Rae Swan
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.
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
LEPROSY MISSION COFFEE MORNING on Saturday 6 October 2018 from10am at the Free North Church Hall. Tickets £3 from Ruth Martin Rosa McDermid, Chrissie Lacey or at the door.
HEALING SERVICE Christian Fellowship of Healing (Highlands) will hold a healing service at St Stephen’s next Sunday (7 October) at 4pm to which all are welcome. Contact David Martin.
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.