WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 7 July 2019: Proper 9
11:15am Morning Worship at the Old High
Led by Stewart Robertson, Reader at Crown Church
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION – contact details from the Church Administator
MINISTER’S HOLIDAYS Peter will be on holiday from 2-23 July. For any pastoral matters during that time, please contact your elder or the Rev Arthur Sinclair.
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at St Stephen’s today. All are welcome at the Lord’s Table. There will be a retiring collection in aid of Mary’s Meals.
AFTERNOON COMMUNION AT ST STEPHEN’S An informal communion will be held at 3 pm this afternoon, led by the Minister. Although this is mostly for those who are unable to come to church regularly, all are welcome.
SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP will meet at St Stephen’s for the last time before the summer break at 7pm this evening when it will discuss Sam Wells’ reflections on a Christian perspective on the issues of Ecology and Ecumenism. More details from Andrew Stevenson.
KIRK SESSION meeting has been postponed until Thursday, 1 August, at St Stephen’s. The Leadership meeting arranged for that date will be re-scheduled.
OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING PROGRAMME The Church Opening programme is once again proving popular with both tourists and local people. We are open from 10.00-12.00 and 2-4pm on Tuesday-Friday each week. New Volunteers are welcome on a regular or occasional basis. For more information contact Sheila MacLeod.
PASTORAL CARE Peter, or your Elder, should be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.
OHSS MAGAZINE Copies of the latest magazine are available for collection at both churches today. Jennifer Morrison.
HIGHLAND FOOD BANK For the months of June and July, they would welcome donations of tins of potatoes, tomatoes, fruit and ham. Many thanks for your continued support. Contact Margaret Neville.
CHRISTIAN BASICS a course for those new to Christianity, will begin at St Stephen’s tonight at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome. Contact Peter for more information.
FREEWILL OFFERING ENVELOPES are available in both churches today for those who have not yet got their new supply. If anyone has not got theirs or if they have any queries please contact Cliff Sim.
OHSS SUMMER OUTING BEAULY RIVER 7 JULY Due to the success of last year’s walk and refreshments, the outing is to be repeated this year. I hope you can join us. Meet St Stephen’s Car Park 2pm or Black Bridge Car Park near Kilmorack 2.30pm. Low level walk with flat terrain. Afternoon tea or High tea after at The Priory Hotel, Beauly 4.30pm. Contact Deborah Macrae or Jennifer Morrison to give an idea of numbers and for more information or transport.
SUMMER SERVICES AT OLD HIGH ST STEPHEN’S With a view to strengthening the life of the congregation, the Kirk Session has decided to hold only one service on Sunday in July and August. All our services in July will be at the Old High at 11.15am, and all the August services will be at St Stephen’s at 10am. Easy way to remember: In July at Old High (it rhymes!); in August at St Stephen’s. The Session trust you will give this initiative your enthusiastic support! Please speak to your elder if you have any questions. If anyone has trouble getting to church during this period, please contact your elder, or Pat, our Church Administrator, and we will try to organise a lift.
A new CHURCH MUSIC RESOURCE on the Church of Scotland website at includes recordings by our combined choir. Have a search on music.churchofscotland.org.uk for hymns 491, 608, 26, 192, 333, 496 and many more! Contact Pam or Robin if you want to join our fantastic choirs!
SUNDAY BULLETIN Please send items for this sheet to our Church Administrator Mrs Pat Macleod (079 342 85924) invernesschurchgmail.com. Deadline Wednesday at 12 noon. Please keep items as brief as possible, and include contact details and/or e-mail.
OTHER NEWS
INVERNESS STREET PASTORS Inverness Needs You! Over 18? Part of a local church community? Then come to our Information Talk to learn more about the work of Street Pastors & Prayer Pastors on Sat 24 Aug 10am at The Hub, next to Castle Street Baptist Church. Robyn Teago, Inverness Street Pastors
THE WAY is a group aimed at anyone between the ages of 18-30 in Inverness. Weekly activities include prayer meetings, bible studies, social evenings and events, like trips to Loch Morlich or bowling. Upcoming events: Prayer Breakfast on 6 July, 9:30-10:30 at The Olive Grove, Crown. For more information, contact Claire Rush.
CO-ORDINATOR INVERNESS STREET PASTORS Prior experience of applying for grants in the third sector would be an advantage, though not essential. This is a voluntary position at the moment, requiring just 10 hours a month depending on your availability. However, the post could develop beyond this depending upon your time and your talents. Contact Mark.