WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 28 October 2018 Proper 25
10:00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
Led by Vivian Roden, Reader
11.15 am Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Old High
Led by Rev Alastair Younger
THE MINISTER WILL BE ON HOLIDAY from 18 to 30 October inclusive. For any pastoral matters, please contact your elder, or Rev Andrew Lyon.
SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP will meet in St Stephen’s vestry at 7pm this evening and 4 November. On the next occasion we shall discuss chapters 5 and 6 of Philip Yancey’s thought-provoking book ‘Vanishing Grace’. More details from Andrew Stevenson.
CRAFT EVENING St Stephen’s Hall 7.30–9pm, Wednesday 24 October. 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 gathering for Lunch on Thursday 25 October at 12.30pm at the Craigmonie Hotel. New diners welcome. Further information from Val Cantlay.
CAMERON HOUSE A short Service will be held in Cameron House next Sunday 28 October 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.
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.
HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at the Old High on Sunday 28 October. All welcome at the Lord’s Table.
OLD HIGH MUSIC Saturday 3 November at 12 noon. Katy Bell studied Cello in London and the US and is now a freelance orchestral and chamber musician based in Inverness. Alice Durrant studied Double Bass in London and Sydney and now plays with the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester. This is a special opportunity to hear these instruments as a Duo, performed by friends who have known each other since early childhood. Details from Andrew Stevenson.
BLYTHSWOOD BOXES This is the 25th year of the Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal. Why not bring some happiness to someone in need this Christmas? Fill a shoe box with simple gifts and it will bring untold joy to someone who never gets a present. Leaflets are available, with all the necessary instructions at the Church door. Bring your box back to St Stephen’s or deliver it to Blythswood Care. Further information from Jaye Rankine.
CROSSREACH Prayer diary October 2018 to January 2019, Newsletter, and Christmas catalogue now available at church doors. Rae Swan.
OHSS MAGAZINE Willie Morrison urgently requires articles and photos for the December issue. Please submit whatever you can, as early as possible. The deadline– earlier than usual for Christmas season reasons- is Friday 30 November. Contact Willie Morrison.
SUNDAY BULLETIN Please send items for this sheet to our Church Administrator: Mrs Pat MacLeod (079 342 85924) invernesschurch<at>gmail.com. Deadline Wednesday at 12 noon. Please keep items as brief as possible, and include contact details and/or e-mail.
FRIENDS OF THE OLD HIGH CHURCH. The Annual General Meeting will be held in the Old High Church Hall on Monday 22 October at 7pm (enter by School Lane). Christina Cameron.
OTHER NEWS
THE 2019 NATIONAL WEEKEND OF INVITATION is a call to mobilise the largest number of churches in Scotland to develop a culture of invitation. Michael Harvey, co-founder of Back to Church Sunday, will be at Inshes Church Inverness on Tuesday 23 October from 7pm to 9.30pm with his roadshow looking at ways to equip the Church with confidence in mission and evangelism and to encourage church leaders, elders and members. The meeting is free of charge, however registration is required. Contact Robbie.Morrison<at>churchofscotland.org.uk
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 18-30’s invites you to our First Birthday Reception on 27 October 27. This will be held in the Hub, Castle Street, IV2 3EA, between 5pm – 6pm and is open to anyone. Afterwards those between 18 and 30 are invited to join us trampolining at Infinity. If you would like to find out more about this group for young Christians, or to come trampolining with us, please contact us at: inverness1830s<at>gmail.com