WORSHIP THIS WEEK

Sunday 2 June 2019: Seventh Sunday of Easter

10am  Morning Worship at St Stephen’s

11:15am Morning Worship at the Old High

NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION AT OLD HIGH TODAY All welcome at the Lord’s Table. The Retiring Offering will be in aid of the Maggie’s Centre. Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people living with cancer and their family and friends. Built in the grounds of specialist NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are warm and welcoming places, with qualified professionals on hand to offer a programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.

TODAY’S SERVICE AT ST STEPHEN’S is led by our friend Stewart Robertson, Reader at Crown Church. Please give Stewart a warm welcome!

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK Thank you to all those who helped in any way to the coffee morning and those who came and gave so generously and made it such a success. Approximately £1000 was raised. Thanks, too, to all who helped with the door-to-door collection- we hope to have a final figure soon.

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. It is not too late to join the Team. Contact Sheila MacLeod.

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. Margaret Neville.

CRAFT EVENING St Stephen’s Hall 7.30–9pm, Wednesday 29 May. Crafters and non-crafters welcome (you may wish to learn a craft). Friendly atmosphere and refreshments provided. Margaret McAleer.

OLD HIGH MUSIC Saturday 1 June at 12 noon will be the annual opportunity to hear young pianists, violinists, a cellist and a clarinet player from around the Inverness Area. They have been invited to come and perform pieces that they have prepared for recent exams or competitions, to extend their experience of playing for an audience. For some this will be their last “home” performance before heading off to University. Your enthusiastic support for them in previous years was much appreciated. Details from Andrew Stevenson. Join the music email list: ohssmusic<at>gmail.com.

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

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 if you would like to swell our numbers. 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 are interested, please contact Pat MacLeod, Church Administrator.

CHRISTIAN BASICS The Minister will run a course on Sunday nights at 7pm at St Stephen’s. Dates to be confirmed. If you are interested, please contact Peter for more information.

OHSS HANDBELLS Since Tuesday 4 June is our last practice this term, we are having an open night in the Old High church from 7.30pm till 8.30pm. If its a nice Summer evening we’ll ring in the churchyard. Coffee will be served in the church. It will be a very informal evening and you are welcome to come for 10 minutes or longer. Rena Beaton.

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

CHURCH OF SCOTLAND STEWARDSHIP ROADSHOW presenting a new resource, A Narrative of Generosity, and also displaying contactless giving systems. The roadshows are for all, and are open to any other denominations. Inverness Roadshow at Trinity Church 7pm to 9pm, Monday 3 June. Contact David Lynch, National Stewardship Coordinator, Church of Scotland.

A celebration of Praise In aid of Blythswood and Bear Necessities on Friday 31 May at 7pm at Smithton Free Church. Come along and join in our celebration of praise along with the Highland Male Voice Choir; Mary MacVicar, Eileen MacKintosh, The Tink Family, Alasdair and Morag Moodie, and John Buchanan. Donations welcome on the night. Contact Elma MacKay.

Inverness Festival of Male Voice Praise on Saturday 1 June 2019, at the East Church, Academy Street, Inverness at 7.15pm. Community singing from 7.00pm. Guest Speaker, Pastor Kenny Wilson, Northern Ireland. Guest Singer, Olivia Ross. All are warmly welcomed. Admission free. Robyn Teago, Inverness Street Pastors.