Old High St. Stephen's, Inverness

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Month: May 2019

A welcome for everyone: sermon for 19 May 2019: General Assembly Sunday (Easter 5)

In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

This weekend, the General Assembly of our Church of Scotland is meeting, and will continue to meet until Friday. On this Sabbath Day, there is no business done. Instead, commissioners will attend worship at St Giles to hear a sermon from the Moderator- and, no doubt, some very fine music. We have no commissioners from this congregation this year, but most of our St Stephen’s Church Choir will be taking part in a less formal act of worship, as part of a massed choir at Heart and Soul, an excellent event which showcases the work of the church and other Christian organisations in Prince Street Gardens, in the heart of our capital city. I’m looking forward to hearing how they enjoy that event.

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Resurrection belief: Sermon for Christian Aid Sunday 2019:

Scripture Readings: John 10:22-30

Psalm 23 (sung)

Acts 9:36-43

In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

Yesterday we started on Christian Aid Week, and once again we had a terrific coffee morning, with a plant stall outside in the lovely sunshine. And many of you will go round the streets collecting door to door this week. Campaigning for people in countries blighted by poverty could be a disheartening affair. But we do so because we are Easter people: we believe that life can come out of death.

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The unexpected Christ: sermon for 5 May 2019: The Third Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings: Acts 9.1-20 John 21.1-19

In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

I wonder if you remember the TV series from years ago, Tales of the Unexpected? The series dramatized short stories by Roald Dahl- stories with a twist in the tale, usually a bit macabre. We enjoy being entertained by stories with a twist, or films where something we don’t expect to happen.

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