WORSHIP THIS WEEK

Sunday 24 February 2019: Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

10am Sacrament of Holy Communion at St Stephen’s Church

11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High Church

Led by Vivian Roden, reader at Moy, Dalarossie and Tomatin

NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION Contact details from Church Administrator

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at the St Stephen’s next Sunday 24 February. All are welcome at the Lord’s Table. There will be a retiring collection in aid of Mary’s Meals.

PASTORAL CARE Peter, or your Elder, should be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.

CRAFT EVENING St Stephen’s Hall 7.30–9pm, Wednesday 20 February. Crafters and non-crafters welcome (you may wish to learn a craft). Friendly atmosphere and refreshments provided. Margaret McAleer.

CHURCH PARTY St Stephen’s Church Choir is inviting you to a church party on Friday 1 March at 7 pm in St Stephen’s Church Hall. We will have a beetle drive, some singing, food and a little surprise. Come and join the fun! Please get a free ticket from Susan or Katharina at St Stephen’s or from Christine Mackenzie at the Old High so that we know how many to cater for. More information from Katharina Nimmo.

CHURCH SPRING WALK TO ALDOURIE AND LOCH NESS Sunday 3 March. Meet St Stephen’s Car park at 1.30pm, or Aldourie Castle car park at 2pm. Low level walk with various lengths of walk. Cuppa after at the Lochardil House Hotel at 3.30pm. Tea/Coffee Scone and shortbread £4.50. All welcome for walk or cuppa. Contacts: Deborah Macrae or Jennifer Morrison.

Old High Music The 2019 Season commences on Saturday 9 March at 12 noon when we are delighted to welcome Eileen Mackintosh for her first visit to the Old High. Eileen has had a distinguished musical career as an operatic soprano, conductor and teacher in the US before moving with her Scottish husband to the Black Isle in 2017. She and Robin Versteeg have been preparing an exciting programme of Wagner, Puccini and Ernest Charles for what promises to be a memorable inaugural recital for this new year of music at the Old High. Please come and support this event. Brochures will available detailing the 7 other recitals that are planned throughout 2019. More details from Andrew Stevenson.

OHSS MAGAZINE editor Willie Morrison urgently requires articles and photos for the March issue. Please submit whatever you can, as early as possible.The deadline is Friday 15 March.

CROSSREACH Latest news magazine and prayer diary are available at church doors. Rae Swan.

WORD FOR TODAY The latest free daily readings guide is now in the vestibules of both churches. Contact Ruth Martin.

KIRK SESSION meets on Wednesday 27 February at 7.30pm at St Stephen’s. Contact Christine MacKenzie, Depute Session.

MEMORIAL MEETING FOR THE LATE ESTHER NICHOLSON Our friend Esther was also a regular attender at the Inverness Quaker Meeting, who are holding a memorial meeting for her at L’Arche, 13 Drummond Crescent, on Saturday 16 March at 2pm, with refreshments to follow. All of us who were friends of Esther, and who sadly did not get the chance to pay our respects previously, are invited. The meeting will be in the L’Arche workshop at the back of the main house. More details from Peter.

CHURCH PARTY! KEEP THE DATE St Stephen’s Church Choir is inviting you to a church party on Friday 1 March at 7 pm in St Stephen’s Church Hall. More information and tickets (free – for catering numbers only) soon. Katharina Nimmo.

PARKINSONS UK Rosa McDermid would like to thank all who donated to this event on Sunday 27 January. The sum of £16.10 was raised is much appreciated.

PASTORAL CARE TEAM The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 19 February at 2pm in St Stephens Church Vestry. Val Cantley.

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.

OTHER NEWS

CHRISTIAN AID event on Thursday 28 February 2019 at Inshes Church of Scotland, Sir Walter Scott Drive, Inverness IV2 3TW from 10am – 1pm. Join us at The Gathering to find out how you can give, act and pray with us in 2019. Meet other supporters, get new fundraising ideas and learn about Christian Aid’s key issues and how the money you raise is spent. Keynote speaker Jeanne Kamara, Head of Sierra Leone.

Mikeysline Margaret Young is selling copies of a Scottish place-names quiz (£1 per copy) in aid of the Inverness Singers’ nominated charity which this year is Mikeysline. To buy a sheet contact Margaret in Church. Completed sheets should be returned to Margaret. Prize: £20 Waterstone’s gift card. The correct answers will be sent to anyone requesting them, either on receipt of an SAE or by e-mail. The winner will be announced at The Inverness Singers’ spring concert, on Wednesday, 3 April at.

Highland Gospel Male Voice Choir Friday 22 February at the Inverness Methodist Church, Huntly Street, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Proceeds to Inverness Street Pastors. Robyn Teago.

Inverness Street Pastors 2 resources available “Street Pastors Pray from Home Pack” and “Inverness Prayer Pastors Prayer Guide”.