WORSHIP THIS WEEK

Sunday 19 May 2019: Fifth Sunday of Easter

10am  Morning Worship at St Stephen’s

11:15am Morning Worship at the Old High

NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION

Christian Aid Week Door to Door Collection Thank you to all of you who have already picked up your envelopes for the collection. Let’s hope for good weather. Due to individual’s circumstances there are still 3 areas needing collectors so please contact me if you are able to support this fundraiser for the benefit of expectant mothers in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is the world’s most unsafe place to become a mother. After the collection please bring your envelopes to the church on 19 or 26 May and give them to Roberta Mackintosh (Old High) and Sandy Cumming or Katharina Nimmo (St Stephen’s). Alternatively contact me and I will come and get them. Thanks Deborah Macrae.

CRAFT EVENING St Stephen’s Hall 7.30–9pm, Wednesday 15 May. Crafters and non-crafters welcome (you may wish to learn a craft). Friendly atmosphere and refreshments provided.

OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING PROGRAMME 2019 The Old High Church will be open from 2-4 pm each Friday afternoon from 19 April until 31 May. The Summer Opening Programme will commence on Tuesday 4 June (10am-12 noon and 2-4pm) on Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday each week. We are organising an Open Afternoon for new Volunteers next month (see below) It is not too late to join the Team.

OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING An introductory meeting for volunteers is to be held on Friday 24 May at 10am in the Church Vestry at the Old High Church. Please come along, meet with experienced team members, and find out what is involved. For more information please contact

AFTERNOON TEA with entertainment organised by the Pastoral Care Team: Saturday 25 May at 2.30pm at St Stephen’s. An event especially for those who do not manage often to get to Church, but all are welcome. Please let your elder know if you wish to attend.

HIGHLAND FOOD BANK The requests for May are for deodorant for men and women, tins of corned beef and tins of potatoes. Many thanks for your continued support.

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

Old High Music Saturday 18 May at 12 noon will mark the first visit to the Old High by the Mayfield Singers, a Chamber Choir directed by Kate Lewis, Emma Versteeg’s mother. They sing, unaccompanied, a programme including the exquisite Mass in 4 Parts by William Byrd, pieces by Tallis, Purcell and Gibbons and some Madrigals. Come along and enjoy this sacred music in the church setting and meet our visitors afterwards.

SACARMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at the Old High on Sunday 26 May. All welcome at the Lord’s Table. Retiring Offering in aid of the Maggie’s Centre, which practical, emotional and social support to people living with cancer and their family and friends at Raigmore.

OHSS MAGAZINE Editor Willie Morrison urgently requires articles and photos for the June issue. Please submit whatever you can, as early as possible. Deadline Friday 14 June.

READERS AT OLD HIGH We’d like to add to our band of regular readers at the Old High on Sunday mornings. Contact Margaret Young. Thanks.

TABLE FOR SALE We have a handsome wooden table at the Old High Church which is surplus to requirements, and for sale to any member in return for a donation. If you interested, please contact Pat MacLeod, Church Administrator.

SUNDAY BULLETIN Items for next Sunday should be sent to Peter, as Pat is on holiday.

OTHER NEWS

HEALING SERVICE with Christian Fellowship of Healing (Highlands) St Stephen’s, today at 4pm. All are welcome.