WORSHIP THIS WEEK

Sunday 14 October 2018 Proper 23

10:00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s

11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High

NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION

WE CELEBRATE HARVEST THANKSGIVING TODAY. Thank you to all who brought goods for the Foodbank. These will be gratefully received. We also have flowers to distribute to the elderly and housebound in our congregation. The Pastoral Care Team require help to deliver these flowers. If you can help with this please wait behind after the service.

SOUTHSIDE NURSING HOME There will be a short service, led by Jim Alexander, 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 Jim after the service.  We still also seek members willing to lead these services on a rota basis.

CRAFT EVENING St Stephen’s Hall 7.30–9pm, Wednesday 10 October. Crafters and non-crafters welcome (you may wish to learn a craft). Friendly atmosphere and refreshments provided.

OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING 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.

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. Please speak to Ken if you have any queries about church finances, freewill offering envelopes, Gift Aid or banker’s orders. Many thanks to Ken for taking this on, and to Sandy for his service.

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@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.

SUNDAY BULLETIN Please send items for this sheet to our Church Administrator: Mrs Pat MacLeod . Deadline Wednesday at 12 noon. Please keep items as brief as possible, and include contact details and/or e-mail.

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 . Booking essential, even for the smallest events!

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.

INVERNESS STREET PASTORS are holding a Prayer Training Day on Saturday 13 October from 09.30 to 16.00 at The Hub, (located beside) Baptist Church, Castle Street, Inverness, on different styles of prayer and how to pray effectively for our city and the work of Street Pastors. All welcome. You don’t have to be a Street Pastor or a Prayer Pastor to come along.

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 (01463 250 802).

HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS YOUTH FOR CHRIST (HIYFC) Part-time Admin Support (up to 10 hours/week/Fixed term). Details/application form: https://highlandsandislands.yfc.co.uk/admin-worker-role/ Closing date for applications Friday 19 October 2018.