Sunday 18 November 2018: Proper 28
10:00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High
6.30pm Ding Dong Merrily Old High
All-age service at the Old High Church
for the Inverness Christmas Lights Switch-on
PASTORAL CARE Peter, or your Elder, should be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.
DING DONG MERRILY OLD HIGH, our family carol service for the Inverness Christmas Lights Switch On, takes place next Sunday, 18 November at the Old High at 6.30pm. Bring your children and grandchildren to celebrate the true light which comes into the world at Christmas- All Welcome! This is a major community event, which we hope everyone in the congregational will support.Details from Peter.
CONGREGATIONAL COMMUNION SERVICE Our Communion Service at St Stephen’s on 25 November at 10am will be a Congregational Service. We will have music from a combined choir (St Stephen’s and Old High) with our Old High organist, Robin Versteeg, playing the organ. All welcome as we worship together at what should be a very special service!
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.
OLD HIGH MUSIC The final event in 2018 will be an organ recital on Saturday 1 December at 12 noon. As in previous years, we decided that it would offer a special moment of preparation for Advent if we invited someone to perform some of the great organ music written for that time in the Christian Year. So Bach-lovers will enjoy listening to Robin Bell, who is the Music Teacher and Organist of another Father Henry Willis instrument at St Leonard’s School, St Andrews. Seasonal refreshments will follow. Andrew Stevenson
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. Deadline- earlier than usual for Christmas season reasons- Friday 30 November.
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.
KIRK SESSION meets this Tuesday 13 November at 7.30pm at the Old High Hall.
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
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.
HEALING SERVICE Christian Fellowship of Healing (Highlands) will hold a healing service at St Stephen’s today at 4pm: all welcome. Contact David Martin.
COMMEMORATION OF THE CENTENARY OF THE END OF WW1 at Inverness Cathedral today from 5pm (to be seated by 4.45pm). The event will contain sung, read and performed pieces related to WW1 from a wide variety of people across our Community, including the Air, Army and Sea Cadets, Bishop’s Eden Primary School and Inverness High School, The Black Watch and The British Legion, Military Wives Choir, and UHI. Musicians, Katy Bell, Julie Keen, Gordon Tocher, Ness Sinfonia, Inverness Handbell Ringers, and Musik Fyne. Followed by Refreshments in the Cathedral Café until the nationwide ringing of bells at 7.10pm. Proceeds to local branches of SSAFA and The Armed Forces Charity.
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.
BIG QUIZ NIGHT IN AID OF TEARFUND at 7.15pm at The Barn Church on Saturday 17 November hosted jointly by Inverness 18-30’s and Culduthel Christian Centre 20-30’s. Doors open at 7:15pm and the quiz will start at 7:30pm. This is open to everyone between 18-30, give or take a few years either side. For more info, contact Claire.
INVITATION TO DORES PARISH CHURCH 190TH ANNIVERSARY SERVICE on Sunday 25 November at 3pm to be taken by our Interim Moderator, Rev Scott McRoberts. Come and share with us as we thank God for his provisions and also share a cup of tea or coffee and the history of this beautiful building and Church. Looking forward to welcome you all.