WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 11 November 2018: Remembrance Sunday
10:00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High
10.55am 2-Minute Silence outside Old High
REMEMBRANCE AND ARMISTICE Everyone is invited to ‘Return to Light: Highland Civic Service at the Old High, marking the Centenary of the Armistice’ at 3.30pm on Saturday 10 November. The candle which has been at Inverness Cathedral since the anniversary of the start of the First World War will return to the Old High. Everyone taking part in the service may, if they wish, join in the Return to Light Parade, which will leave from the Cathedral at 3pm. This ecumenical service will have representatives of communities throughout the Highland Council area. Refreshments in the Old High Hall afterwards. The following day, Remembrance Sunday, our service times will be as usual. Those who wish to join in the nationwide 11am silence may do so at a short ceremony led by the Rev Alastair Younger at the First World War memorial outside the Old High Church, which will begin at 10.55am.
PASTORAL CARE Peter, or your Elder, should be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.
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. Please contact Janet Robertson.
SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP at St Stephen’s at 7pm this evening, when we shall discuss chapters 5 and 6 of Philip Yancey’s thought-provoking book ‘Vanishing Grace’. More details from Andrew Stevenson.
OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING Thursday 1 and Friday 2 November 10am-12 10am-12 noon and 2-4pm. The Church will also be open at these times on 7-9 November, when visitors can view the Queens’ Own Cameron Highlanders Memorial area, and also see a display illustrating life in Inverness during World War 1. Further information from Sheila MacLeod.
CRAFT EVENING St Stephen’s Hall 7.30–9pm, Wednesday 7 November. Crafters and non-crafters welcome (you may wish to learn a craft). Friendly atmosphere and refreshments provided. Margaret McAleer.
BLYTHSWOOD BOXES This is the 25th year of the Blythswood 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 with all the necessary instructions at the Church doors. Bring your box back to Church or deliver it to Blythswood Care. Details: Jaye Rankine
PIANO RECITAL OLD HIGH CHURCH Saturday 17 November, 2.30pm. Local piano teacher Ian McTeer will perform favourite piano repertoire including Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’, a Bach Toccata and Fugue, ‘Claire de Lune’ by Debussy, Rachmaninov Elegy and Preludes, and conclude with Liszt. Tickets £7 at the door. Contact Andrew Stevenson.
CHRISTMAS FAYRE Saturday 24 November,10am to 12 noon, St Stephen’s. Coffee/tea and mincemeat pie/shortbread £3. Donations for Gift Stall, (only new items please) Raffles and Baking will be gratefully received. Anyone able to help on the day and/or setting up on Friday evening will be most appreciated- contact Margaret McAleer.
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, by e-mail.
OLD HIGH ST STEPHENS WINTER WALK AND AFTERNOON TEA on 2 December. A short walk, about 30-40 minutes, from Muirtown Locks to Clachnaharry. Cuppa afterwards at the Jammy Piece (JP) cafe at Muirtown Locks. Meet St Stephen’s car park at 2pm for car sharing or at Muirtown Locks beside the JP cafe at 2.15pm, or join us for a cuppa there at 3pm. If the weather is inclement we will still meet for the refreshments. Contact Deborah Macrae or Jennifer Morrison for more details.
SUNDAY BULLETIN Please send items for this sheet to our Church Administrator: Mrs Pat MacLeod (079 342 85924) invernesschurch@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.
INVERNESS STREET PASTORS COMMISSIONING SERVICE on Friday 16 November, 7pm at the Junction Church, Bank Street, Inverness. Contact Robyn Teago.
HEALING SERVICE Christian Fellowship of Healing (Highlands) will hold a healing service at St Stephen’s next Sunday 11 November at 4pm: all welcome. Contact David Martin.