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Sunday Bulletin 16 September 2018

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 23 September 2018: Proper 20
10:00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High
ADVANCE NOTICE: HARVEST THANKSGIVING on Sunday 7 October. Once again we will be asking for donations for the Highland Foodbank- details of the food required will be in next Sunday’s bulletin. If you need more information now, please contact our Foodbank link person, Margaret Neville margaretneville<at>btinternet.com.
THE SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP has resumed and are exploring “Vanishing Grace” by Philip Yancey- challenging why many people no longer feel that the Church is bringing Good News to the world. The next meeting Sunday 23 September, 7pm, St Stephen’s. Details: Andrew Stevenson.
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at St Stephen’s on Sunday 30 September. All are welcome at the Lord’s Table. Retiring Offering for Christian Aid: please give generously. Linda Philip lindajphilip<at>hotmail.com
OHSS AUTUMN OUTING CAWDOR WOODS on Sunday 30 September. Meet St Stephen’s Car Park 2pm, or Cawdor Castle Car Park 2.30pm (no entrance fee). Low level walk with several loops. Afternoon tea after at The Cawdor Tavern in the Bar, 4pm. Contact Deborah Macrae or Jennifer Morrison to give an idea of numbers and for more information or transport or email dmmacrae<at>uwclub.net
NINA WALLIS LEGACY The Kirk Session has decided that the legacy of £185,771.90 should be used for specific projects, not for day-to-day expenditure. The congregation are invited to send any ideas either to the church administrator invernesschurch<at>gmail or be handed to the Minister or our Session Clerks.
PASTORAL CARE Peter, or the Rev Arthur Sinclair, our Pastoral Assistant, should be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.
CHURCH AND HALL BOOKINGS OLD HIGH and ST STEPHEN’S All hall bookings (including one-off events like concerts, coffee mornings and exhibitions, and for church activities and regular events) should be made as follows: St Stephen’s Church and Halls at Southside Road: Katharina Nimmo; Old High Church and Old High Halls Pat MacLeod, Church Administrator invernesschurch<at>gmail.com. Please note that failure to book, even for congregational events, will mean you will be unable to access the buildings!
CROSSREACH Prayer diary October 2018 to January 2019, Newsletter, and Christmas catalogue now available at church doors. Rae Swan.
SUNDAY BULLETIN Please send items for this sheet to our Church Administrator. Church Administrator: Mrs Pat MacLeod 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
CAMERON HOUSE Friends Group annual fund-raising Afternoon Tea on Saturday 22 September 2-4pm, in Scout Hall, Green Drive. Various Stalls, and all donations gratefully received. Admission £3 including tea/coffee with home baking. Children free. Tickets from Rae Swan at SS, and Sheila MacLeod at OH. Do come along and help the Friends Group give the residents some extras.
AT THE HEART. ON THE EDGE at Ness Bank Church on Tuesday 13 November 10 am to 3.30 pm. Hosted by Rev Fiona Smith, Minister of Ness Bank Parish Church, and Rev Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the- Fields. Programme has been developed jointly by Ness Bank Church and St Martin’s. HeartEdge is a growing ecumenical network of churches and other organisations working across the UK and overseas, initiated by St Martin-in-the-Fields. It aims to catalyse Kingdom Communities, both for those working at the heart of commerce, culture and community, and those on the edge. Topics for the day include: liturgy and worship for day-to-day communal life; starting and sustaining distinctive enterprise to generate finance for your church; addressing social need locally; using art, music and performance to reimagine the Christian story. More at https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/life-st-martins/mission/heartedge/. Please register to attend at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/at-the-heart-on-the-edge-tickets-48122091471?aff=eac2, or contact our Minister, Peter.
INVERNESS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY are holding the first concert in their 2018-19 series in the Old High Church on Friday 21 September at 7.30pm. Robert Irvine (cello) and Allan Neave (guitar) bring a programme ranging from Vivaldi and Bach to Spanish/South American music. Entry donation of £15 for adults. More details from Andrew Stevenson
GLASGOW PHOENIX CHOIR concert, St Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral Inverness Sunday 23 September, 2.30pm to raise funds for Marie Curie. Tickets (£10) from Susan at Cathedral Office, vonnie.stevenson<at>mariecure.org.uk or the choir’s website.
HOST UK Christmas with a difference! Can you make room for an international student to learn what true British Festive hospitality can mean? Would you like to add that international element to your Christmas, learning another countries traditions and enjoying the connection and friendship that such sharing brings? HOST UK arranges for international students to enjoy brief homestays with UK hosts, one day, a weekend or, over the festive period. We need more hosts so that a smile can spread across many more faces. Contact Melanie Bennet www.hostuk.org

Sunday Bulletin 9 September 2018

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Saturday 15 September
2.30pm Short communion service at St Stephen’s
(details below)
Sunday 16 September 2018: Proper 19
10:00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High
SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP will gather after the summer break at 7pm on Sunday 9 September in St Stephen’s vestry. This will be a chance to discuss new material to explore at the fortnightly meetings during the rest of the year. New participants are always welcome. This has been found to be a point at the start of a new week when belief, doubt, confidence and concerns for the future can all have a place- and where there is relaxed sharing of life experiences and laughter as well. More details from Andrew Stevenson
AFTERNOON COMMUNION: a short service with, with tea afterwards, on Saturday 15 September at 2.30pm at St Stephen’s. Open to all, but a particularly those who are less able. Contact your elder for further information or if you require transport. Val Cantlay val.cantlay<at> btinternet.com
CRAFT EVENING St Stephen’s Hall 7.30–9pm, Wednesday 12 September. Crafters and non-crafters welcome (you may wish to learn a craft). Friendly atmosphere and refreshments provided. Margaret McAleer
NINA WALLIS LEGACY The Kirk Session has decided that the legacy of £185,771.90 should be used for specific projects, not for day-to-day expenditure. The congregation are therefore invited to send any ideas either to the church administrator invernesschurch<at>gmail or be handed to the Minister or our Session Clerks.
HIGHLAND FOODBANK During the months of August and September the Foodbank would be grateful for donations of the following items: Tins of Custard/Potatoes/Peas/Carrots; Cartons of Fruit Juice; and Jars of Pasta Sauce. Contact: Margaret Neville margaretneville<at>btinternet.com
CROSSREACH PRAYER DIARY Latest prayer diary June to September, and Impact report are available at church doors. Contact Rae Swan
OHSS MAGAZINE editor Willie Morrison requires articles and photos for the September issue. Please submit whatever you can, as early as possible, by e-mail to willie<at>kenilweb.com. The deadline is Friday 14 September.
CAMERON HOUSE Friends Group annual fund raising Afternoon Tea on Saturday 22 September 2-4pm, in Scout Hall, Green Drive. Various Stalls, and all donations gratefully received. Admission £3 including tea/coffee with home baking. Children free. Tickets from Rae Swan at SS, and Sheila MacLeod at OH. Do come along and help the Friends Group give the residents some extras.
OHSS AUTUMN OUTING CAWDOR WOODS on Sunday 30 September. Meet St Stephen’s Car Park 2pm, or Cawdor Castle Car Park 2.30pm (no entrance fee). Low level walk with several loops. Afternoon tea after at The Cawdor Tavern in the Bar, 4pm. Contact Deborah Macrae or Jennifer Morrison to give an idea of numbers and for more information or transport or email dmmacrae<at>uwclub.net
PASTORAL CARE Peter, or the Rev Arthur Sinclair, our Pastoral Assistant, should be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.
SUNDAY BULLETIN Please send items for this sheet to our Church Administrator. Church Administrator: Mrs Pat MacLeod 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
AT THE HEART. ON THE EDGE at Ness Bank Church on Tuesday 13 November 10 am to 3.30 pm. Hosted by Rev Fiona Smith, Minister of Ness Bank Parish Church, and Rev Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the- Fields. Programme has been developed jointly by Ness Bank Church and St Martin’s. HeartEdge is a growing ecumenical network of churches and other organisations working across the UK and overseas, initiated by St Martin-in-the-Fields. It aims to catalyse Kingdom Communities, both for those working at the heart of commerce, culture and community, and those on the edge. Topics for the day include: liturgy and worship for day-to-day communal life; starting and sustaining distinctive enterprise to generate finance for your church; addressing social need locally; using art, music and performance to reimagine the Christian story. More at https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/life-st-martins/mission/heartedge/. Please register to attend at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/at-the-heart-on-the-edge-tickets-48122091471?aff=eac2, or contact our Minister, Peter
“GROW” YOUTH WORK DAY CONFERENCE Saturday 8 September (9.45am-4pm), Culduthel Christian Centre. Cost £6 (+ bring your own packed lunch). Refreshments will be provided on the day. Open to all Youth and Children’s work volunteers. Helpful seminars for all interests. Hosted by Inverness Salaried Christian Youthworkers (ISCY). More information from https://grow.scot Booking is essential
URBAN SAINTS: DISCIPLES MAKING DISCIPLE on Wednesday 12 September at 7.30pm at Culduthel Christian Centre. An inspiring, fun-packed and faith-stretching evening, where you’ll discover 4 powerful reasons why we should encourage people to become followers of Jesus. Contact Jenny Sinclair, CCC Administrator admin<at>culduthelchristiancentre.org
INVERNESS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY are holding the first concert in their 2018-19 series in the Old High Church on Friday 21 September at 7.30pm. Robert Irvine (cello) and Allan Neave (guitar) bring a programme ranging from Vivaldi and Bach to Spanish/South American music. Entry donation of £15 for adults. More details from Andrew Stevenson

Sunday Bulletin 2 September 2018

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 9 September 2018: Proper 18
11.15 am Kirking of the Council:
Congregational Service at the Old High
No service at St Stephen’s
KIRKING OF THE COUNCIL is perhaps the biggest community event our congregation is involved with. It takes place next Sunday, 9 September, 11.15am at the Old High Church. Please make sure you come along to give a warm welcome not just to councillors, but also the community representatives and many children who attend from local schools and youth organisations. This year’s theme will look at health and wellbeing from a Christian perspective, in this, the 70th anniversary year of the National Health Service. It is a wonderful opportunity to show the church’s concern for the life of our city! More details from the Minister.
RETIRING OFFERING: KERALA FLOOD EMERGENCY There is another chance today to give to the special offering which Christian Aid have asked churches to take for their work in the Indian state of Kerala. Christian Aid states: ‘Over a million people so far have been affected by the unprecedented monsoon rains, with the loss of more than 370 lives in the monsoon season since June. The heavy rains have brought Kerala to a standstill; the airport and rail stations are closed due to the flooding. Most villages are either inundated with flood water, or inaccessible because of landslides. More than a million people are staying in around 4,000 relief camps across the state. The rains continue to fall in many districts – out of the 14 districts, 13 are badly affected. It’s said to be the worst rains in more than 100 years. The scale of this crisis means we need your help to do more. We’re seeing the effects of climate change right before our eyes, and we need to stand together with those suffering’. There will be plates at the doors today, or you can donate via the Christian Aid website at https://www.christianaid.org.uk/.
YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU! Our Action Teams are looking to recruit new members with new ideas. The teams are Finance and Stewardship; Pastoral Care; Outreach and Fundraising; Worship and Education. Please give this your consideration and if you are willing to join any of these teams please contact our Session Clerk. Linda Philip.
OLD HIGH MUSIC: FLISKMAHOY ENSEMBLE Saturday 8 September at midday will mark the second public recital by a newly-formed group, the Fliskmahoy Ensemble. Emma Versteeg (wife of Old High organist, Robin), along with two other singers and a violinist, are exploring fresh musical forms for traditional Scottish and Irish ballads, and have commissioned new work from Scottish composers, which will feature in the recital. Their recent premiere performance in Dundee was received with much acclaim, so we are fortunate to have the opportunity to hear them at this formative stage in the life of this ensemble. The programme includes renditions of Caller’ Herrin and Barbara Allen and concludes with the Pankhurst Anthem – a piece commissioned by BBC Radio 3 to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK. This promises to be a fascinating and exciting hour of music. Andrew Stevenson. Join our music mailing list ohssmusic<at>gmail.com.
THE SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP will gather after the summer break at 7pm on Sunday 9 September in St Stephen’s vestry. This will be a chance to discuss new material to explore at the fortnightly meetings during the rest of the year. New participants are always welcome. This has been found to be a point at the start of a new week when belief, doubt, confidence and concerns for the future can all have a place- and where there is relaxed sharing of life experiences and laughter as well. More details from Andrew Stevenson
AFTERNOON COMMUNION There will be a short service with Communion on Saturday 15 September at 2.30pm at St Stephen’s. Tea will be served after the service. Contact your elder for further information or if you require transport. Val Cantlay val.cantlay<at>btinternet.com
BRIDGE SOCIAL EVENING The bridge social evening held last Friday night, raised the magnificent sum of £1,165. A big thank you to all those who participated in making it such a successful evening. We couldn’t have done it without you! Linda Philip
OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING- GAPS IN ROTA The Church has been open 4 days a week 10am-12noon and 2-4pm since the beginning of June but due to unforeseen circumstances there are gaps in the rota on Wednesdays (morning and afternoon) and on a Thursday afternoon. If you can help on either a regular or occasional basis please contact Sheila MacLeod macloshei<at>aol.com.
NINA WALLIS LEGACY At the last Kirk Session meeting, it was decided that the legacy of £185,771.90 should be used for a specific project, not for day-to-day expenditure. The congregation are therefore invited to send any ideas either to the manse office or be handed to the Minister or Session Clerk.
KIRK SESSION meets Tuesday 4 September at 7.30pm in Old High hall. Linda Philip
HIGHLAND FOODBANK During the months of August and September the Foodbank would be grateful for donations of the following items: Tins of Custard/Potatoes/Peas/Carrots; Cartons of Fruit Juice; and Jars of Pasta Sauce. Contact: Margaret Neville margaretneville<at>btinternet.com
CROSSREACH PRAYER DIARY Latest prayer diary June to September, and Impact report are available at church doors. Contact Rae Swan.
OHSS MAGAZINE editor Willie Morrison requires articles and photos for the September issue. Please submit whatever you can, as early as possible, by e-mail to willie<at>kenilweb. The deadline is Friday 14 September.
OHSS AUTUMN OUTING CAWDOR WOODS on Sunday30 September. Meet St Stephen’s Car Park 2pm, or Cawdor Castle Car Park 2.30pm (no need to pay for entrance). Low level walk with several loops. Afternoon tea after at The Cawdor Tavern in the Bar, 4pm. Contact Deborah Macrae or Jennifer Morrison to give an idea of numbers and for more information or transport or email dmmacrae<at>uwclub.net
PASTORAL CARE Peter, or the Rev Arthur Sinclair, our Pastoral Assistant, should be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.
SUNDAY BULLETIN Please send items for this sheet to our Church Administrator. Church Administrator: Mrs Pat MacLeod 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
AT THE HEART. ON THE EDGE at Ness Bank Church on Tuesday 13 November 10 am to 3.30 pm. Hosted by Rev Fiona Smith, Minister of Ness Bank Parish Church, and Rev Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the- Fields. Programme has been developed jointly by Ness Bank Church and St Martin’s. HeartEdge is a growing ecumenical network of churches and other organisations working across the UK and overseas, initiated by St Martin-in-the-Fields. It aims to catalyse Kingdom Communities, both for those working at the heart of commerce, culture and community, and those on the edge. Topics for the day include: liturgy and worship for day-to-day communal life; starting and sustaining distinctive enterprise to generate finance for your church; addressing social need locally; using art, music and performance to reimagine the Christian story. More at https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/life-st-martins/mission/heartedge/. Please register to attend at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/at-the-heart-on-the-edge-tickets-48122091471?aff=eac2, or contact our Minister, Peter (01463 250 802).
“GROW” YOUTH WORK DAY CONFERENCE Saturday 8 September (9.45am-4pm, Culduthel Christian Centre. Cost £6 (+ bring your own packed lunch). Refreshments will be provided on the day. Open to all Youth and Children’s work volunteers. Helpful seminars for all interests. Hosted by Inverness Salaried Christian Youthworkers (ISCY). More information from https://grow.scot. Booking is essential
URBAN SAINTS: DISCIPLES MAKING DISCIPLES on Wednesday 12 September at 7.30pm at Culduthel Christian Centre. An inspiring, fun-packed and faith-stretching evening, where you’ll discover 4 powerful reasons why we should encourage people to become followers of Jesus. Contact Jenny Sinclair, CCC Administrator admin<at>culduthelchristiancentre.org
INVERNESS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY are holding the first concert in their 2018-19 series in the Old High Church on Friday 21 September at 7.30pm. Robert Irvine (cello) and Allan Neave (guitar) bring a programme ranging from Vivaldi and Bach to Spanish/South American music. Entry donation of £15 for adults. More details from Andrew Stevenson

Sunday Bulletin 26 August 2018

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 2 September 2018: Proper 17
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
RETIRING OFFERING: KERALA FLOOD EMERGENCY Christian Aid have asked churches to take a special offering this week to help with their work in the Indian state of Kerala. Christian Aid states: ‘Over a million people so far have been affected by the unprecedented monsoon rains, with the loss of more than 370 lives in the monsoon season since June. The heavy rains have brought Kerala to a standstill; the airport and rail stations are closed due to the flooding. Most villages are either inundated with flood water, or inaccessible because of landslides. More than a million people are staying in around 4,000 relief camps across the state. The rains continue to fall in many districts – out of the 14 districts, 13 are badly affected. It’s said to be the worst rains in more than 100 years. The scale of this crisis means we need your help to do more. We’re seeing the effects of climate change right before our eyes, and we need to stand together with those suffering’. There will be plates at the doors of both our buildings today, or you can donate via the Christian Aid website at https://www.christianaid.org.uk/.
HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at the Old High today. All welcome at the Lord’s Table.
YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU! Our Action Teams are looking to recruit new members with new ideas. The teams are Finance and Stewardship; Pastoral Care; Outreach and Fundraising; Worship and Education. Please give this your consideration and if you are willing to join any of these teams please contact our Session Clerk. Linda Philip.
DOORS OPEN DAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2018 Both churches will be open from 1030am until 4pm. At St Stephen’s, there will be organ music from 2.30pm provided by Ron Stevenson. There is an A4 printed leaflet giving a brief history of the Church for visitors. Please drop in on the day to show your support. Helpers are needed and if you can spare half an hour, contact Jim Alexander. At the Old High there is music from 1pm to 2pm. If you would like to be in attendance to help on the day, please contact Christine Mackenzie or Sheila MacLeod.
TREASURER VACANCY Sandy Cumming is standing down as our Treasurer after several years of service. We urgently need someone to fill this vital role! The Kirk Session have agreed to make payment for this service. If you are interested, or know someone who might be willing to serve in this way, please contact Sandy Cumming.
CAMERON HOUSE A short Service will be held in Cameron House today at 3pm. These Services take place on the fourth Sunday of the month and are conducted by Rev Alastair Younger) Members of Old High St Stephen’s who would like to come to help with singing would be welcome. Alastair Younger.
OLD HIGH MUSIC: FLISKMAHOY ENSEMBLE Saturday 8 September at midday will mark the second public recital by a newly-formed group, the Fliskmahoy Ensemble. Emma Versteeg (wife of Old High organist, Robin), along with two other singers and a violinist, are exploring fresh musical forms for traditional Scottish and Irish ballads, and have commissioned new work from Scottish composers, which will feature in the recital. Their recent premiere performance in Dundee was received with much acclaim, so we are fortunate to have the opportunity to hear them at this formative stage in the life of this ensemble. The programme includes renditions of Caller’ Herrin and Barbara Allen and concludes with the Pankhurst Anthem – a piece commissioned by BBC Radio 3 to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK. This promises to be a fascinating and exciting hour of music. Andrew Stevenson. Join our music mailing list: ohssmusic<at>gmail.com.
MEET & EAT.The August Church lunch will be held at 12.30pm on Thursday 30 August at the Craigmonie Hotel. Please consider joining us. For further information contact Val Cantlay val.cantlay<at>btinternet.com
AFTERNOON COMMUNION There will be a short service with Communion on Saturday 15 September at 2.30pm at St Stephen’s. Tea will be served after the service. Contact your elder for further information or if you require transport val.cantlay<at> btinternet.com
OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING- GAPS IN ROTA The Church has been open 4 days a week 10am-12noon and 2-4pm since the beginning of June but due to unforeseen circumstances there are gaps in the rota on Wednesdays (morning and afternoon) and on a Thursday afternoon. If you can help on either a regular or occasional basis please contact Sheila MacLeod macloshei<at>aol.com.
NINA WALLIS LEGACY At the last Kirk Session meeting, it was decided that the legacy of £185,771.90 should be used for a specific project, not for day-to-day expenditure. The congregation are therefore invited to send any ideas either to the manse office or be handed to the Minister or Session Clerk.
KIRK SESSION meets Tuesday 4 September at 7.30pm in Old High hall. Linda Philip.
HIGHLAND FOODBANK During the months of August and September the Foodbank would be grateful for donations of the following items: Tins of Custard/Potatoes/Peas/Carrots; Cartons of Fruit Juice; and Jars of Pasta Sauce. Contact: Margaret Neville margaretneville<at>btinternet.com
CROSSREACH PRAYER DIARY Latest prayer diary June to September, and Impact report are available at church doors. Contact Rae Swan.
OHSS MAGAZINE editor Willie Morrison requires articles and photos for the September issue. Please submit whatever you can, as early as possible, by e-mail to willie<at>kenilweb. The deadline is Friday 14 September.
PASTORAL CARE Peter, or the Rev Arthur Sinclair, our Pastoral Assistant, should be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.
SUNDAY BULLETIN Please send items for this sheet to our Church Administrator. Church Administrator: Mrs Pat MacLeod 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
AT THE HEART. ON THE EDGE at Ness Bank Church on Tuesday 13 November 10 am to 3.30 pm. Hosted by Rev Fiona Smith, Minister of Ness Bank Parish Church, and Rev Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the- Fields. Programme has been developed jointly by Ness Bank Church and St Martin’s. HeartEdge is a growing ecumenical network of churches and other organisations working across the UK and overseas, initiated by St Martin-in-the-Fields. It aims to catalyse Kingdom Communities, both for those working at the heart of commerce, culture and community, and those on the edge. Topics for the day include: liturgy and worship for day-to-day communal life; starting and sustaining distinctive enterprise to generate finance for your church; addressing social need locally; using art, music and performance to reimagine the Christian story. More at https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/life-st-martins/mission/heartedge/. Please register to attend at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/at-the-heart-on-the-edge-tickets-48122091471?aff=eac2, or contact our Minister, Peter.
THE OSILIGI MAASAI WARRIORS This Maasai Tribal Song & Dance Group are performing at Inverness Cathedral on Friday 31 August at 7.30pm. Tickets. £10adults, £8 concession, £4 children available from the Cathedral Office invernesscathedraloffice<at>gmail.com
URBAN SAINTS: DISCIPLES MAKING DISCIPLES on Wednesday 12 September at 7.30pm at Culduthel Christian Centre. An inspiring, fun-packed and faith-stretching evening, where you’ll discover 4 powerful reasons why we should encourage people to become followers of Jesus. Contact Jenny Sinclair, CCC Administrator admin<at>culduthelchristiancentre.org
ALIVE AND SINGING is a singing group for people and their families recovering from addiction held on Wednesdays (from 7-9pm) on 22 and 29 August. We meet currently in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness. Come along and feel good! Refreshments provided. Contact Sharon Holloway.

Sunday Bulletin 12 August 2018

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 19 August 2018: Proper 15
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
PASTORAL CARE Peter, or the Rev Arthur Sinclair, our Pastoral Assistant, should be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.
OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING- GAPS IN ROTA The Church has been open 4 days a week 10am-12noon and 2-4pm since the beginning of June but due to unforeseen circumstances there are gaps in the rota on Wednesdays (morning and afternoon) and on a Thursday afternoon. If you can help on either a regular or occasional basis please contact Sheila MacLeod macloshei<at>aol.com.
HIGHLAND FOODBANK During the months of June and July the Foodbank would welcome donations of the following: Cartons of Long Life Juice; Breakfast Cereals; Tins of Potatoes, Corned Beef, Tomatoes. Thank you to all who regularly bring donations of food.
TREASURER VACANCY Sandy Cumming is standing down as our Treasurer after several years of service. We urgently need someone to fill this vital role! If you are interested, or know someone who might be willing to serve in this way, please contact Sandy Cumming.
GIFT AID INFORMATION Those who contribute to the Church under the Gift Aid Scheme, are reminded that from 6 April 2016, Income Tax has not been deducted from dividends. It is important that if you donate under Gift Aid, you ensure that you pay sufficient Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover the relief claimed on your contributions. For further information, contact Sandy Cumming sandy.cumming<at>btopenworld.com.
CROSSREACH PRAYER DIARY Latest prayer diary June to September, and Impact report are available at church doors. Contact Rae Swan.
OHSS MAGAZINE editor Willie Morrison requires articles and photos for the September issue. Please submit whatever you can, as early as possible, by e-mail to willie<at>kenilweb.com. The deadline is Friday 14 September.
SUNDAY BULLETIN should be sent to the Church Administrator at 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
ALIVE AND SINGING is a singing group for people and their families recovering from addiction held on Wednesdays (from 7-9pm) on 22 and 29 August. We meet currently in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness. Come along and feel good! Refreshments provided. Contact Sharon Holloway.

Sunday Bulletin Sunday 5 August 2018

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 12 August 2018: Proper 14
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
PASTORAL CARE The Minister is on holiday. If you have any urgent pastoral matters, please contact your Elder, or Rev Arthur Sinclair.
OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING- GAPS IN ROTA The Church has been open 4 days a week 10am-12noon and 2-4pm since the beginning of June but due to unforeseen circumstances there are gaps in the rota on Wednesdays (morning and afternoon) and on a Thursday afternoon. If you can help on either a regular or occasional basis please contact Sheila MacLeod macloshei<at>aol.com.
ORGAN RECITAL ON THE WILLIS ORGAN AT THE OLD HIGH CHURCH Saturday 11th August at 12 noon: Adam Parrish: organist in Chesterfield, studied music at York. He performs on organ, piano, and oboe and works as a choral conductor, alongside a career as a composer. Adam has given recitals throughout England including such locations as the Royal Albert Hall and Durham Cathedral. His programme includes work by G F Handel, Edward Elgar, J Strauss and G Verdi, some 20th century English Choral Preludes, as well as Adam’s own arrangements of pieces by G Faure and Rick Wakeman. Recital will last approx. one hour. Donations of £5 at the door are invited to cover the cost of running these events. Further details on Music at the Old High from ohssmusic<at>gmail.com
HIGHLAND FOODBANK During the months of June and July the Foodbank would welcome donations of the following: Cartons of Long Life Juice; Breakfast Cereals; Tins of Potatoes, Corned Beef, Tomatoes. Thank you to all who regularly bring donations of food.
TREASURER VACANCY Sandy Cumming is standing down as our Treasurer after several years of service. We urgently need someone to fill this vital role! If you are interested, or know someone who might be willing to serve in this way, please contact Sandy Cumming.
GIFT AID INFORMATION Those who contribute to the Church under the Gift Aid Scheme, are reminded that from 6 April 2016, Income Tax has not been deducted from dividends. It is important that if you donate under Gift Aid, you ensure that you pay sufficient Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover the relief claimed on your contributions. For further information, contact Sandy Cumming on sandy.cumming<at>btopenworld.com.
CROSSREACH PRAYER DIARY Latest prayer diary June to September, and Impact report are available at church doors. Contact Rae Swan.
OHSS MAGAZINE editor Willie Morrison requires articles and photos for the September issue. Please submit whatever you can, as early as possible, by e-mail to williekenilweb.com. The deadline is Friday 14 September.
SUNDAY BULLETIN should be sent to the Church Administrator at invernesschurchgmail.com. Deadline Wednesday at 12 noon. Please keep items as brief as possible, and include contact details and/or e-mail).
OTHER NEWS
ALIVE AND SINGING is a singing group for people and their families recovering from addiction held on Wednesdays (from 7-9pm) on 8, 22 and 29 August. We meet currently in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness. Come along and feel good! Refreshments provided. Contact Sharon Holloway.

Sunday Bulletin Sunday 29 July 2018

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 5 August 2018: Proper 13
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High
Both Services led by Rev Arthur Sinclair
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
PASTORAL CARE The Minister is on holiday. If you have any urgent pastoral matters, please contact your Elder, or Rev Arthur Sinclair.
ORGAN RECITAL ON THE WILLIS ORGAN AT THE OLD HIGH CHURCH Saturday 11th August at 12 noon: Adam Parrish: organist in Chesterfield, studied music at York. He performs on organ, piano, and oboe and works as a choral conductor, alongside a career as a composer. Adam has given recitals throughout England including such locations as the Royal Albert Hall and Durham Cathedral. His programme includes work by G F Handel, Edward Elgar, J Strauss and G Verdi, some 20th century English Choral Preludes, as well as Adam’s own arrangements of pieces by G Faure and Rick Wakeman. Recital will last approx. one hour. Donations of £5 at the door are invited to cover the cost of running these events. Further details on Music at the Old High from ohssmusic<at>gmail.com
OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING- GAPS IN ROTA The Church has been open 4 days a week 10am-12noon and 2-4pm since the beginning of June but due to unforeseen circumstances there are gaps in the rota on Wednesdays (morning and afternoon) and on a Thursday afternoon. If you can help on either a regular or occasional basis please contact Sheila MacLeod macloshei<at>aol.com.
HIGHLAND FOODBANK During the months of June and July the Foodbank would welcome donations of the following: Cartons of Long Life Juice; Breakfast Cereals; Tins of Potatoes, Corned Beef, Tomatoes. Thank you to all who regularly bring donations of food.
TREASURER VACANCY Sandy Cumming is standing down as our Treasurer after several years of service. We urgently need someone to fill this vital role! If you are interested, or know someone who might be willing to serve in this way, please contact Sandy Cumming.
GIFT AID INFORMATION Those who contribute to the Church under the Gift Aid Scheme, are reminded that from 6 April 2016, Income Tax has not been deducted from dividends. It is important that if you donate under Gift Aid, you ensure that you pay sufficient Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover the relief claimed on your contributions. For further information, contact Sandy Cumming on Inverness sandy.cumming<at>btopenworld.com.
CROSSREACH PRAYER DIARY Latest prayer diary June to September, and Impact report are available at church doors. Contact Rae Swan.
OHSS MAGAZINE editor Willie Morrison requires articles and photos for the September issue. Please submit whatever you can, as early as possible, by e-mail to willie<at>kenilweb.com. The deadline is Friday 14 September.
PETER AND KATHARINA would like to thank the congregation for the card and the gift of a High Tea for their 25th wedding anniversary. It is much appreciated!
SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMSshould be sent to the Church Administrator at 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
ALIVE AND SINGING is a singing group for people and their families recovering from addiction held on Wednesdays (from 7-9pm) on 8, 22 and 29 August. We meet currently in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness. Come along and feel good! Refreshments provided. Contact Sharon Holloway.

Sunday Bulletin 15 July 2018

Further information and contact details from invernesschurch<at>gmail.com (substitute @ for <at>)
WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 22 July 2018: Proper 11
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
SUMMER MAGAZINE 2018 The magazine will be in both churches this Sunday for distributors to uplift. Jennifer Morrison
OHSS SUMMER OUTING Beauly River 22 July. Meet St Stephen’s Car Park 1.30pm or Black Bridge Car Park near Kilmorack 2pm. Low level walk with flat terrain. Check walkhighlands.co.uk for more details – short looped planned. Afternoon tea or High tea after at The Priory Hotel, Beauly 4pm. Contact Deborah Macrae or Jennifer Morrison to give an idea of numbers and for more information or transport (dmmacrae<at>uwclub.net)
TEA AND CAKES AT THE OLD HIGH Alistair and Pat Younger celebrate their Golden Wedding on 25 July and Peter and Katharina Nimmo their Silver Wedding on 30 July. To help them celebrate, there will be tea and cakes after the service in the Old High on Sunday 22 July. Please come if you can. Christine MacKenzie
CAMERON HOUSE A short Service will be held in Cameron House next Sunday 29 July at 3pm. (These Services take place on the fourth Sunday of the month and are conducted by Rev Alastair Younger). Members of Old High St Stephen’s who would like to come to help with singing would be welcome. Alastair Younger.
OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING 2-4pm each Friday afternoon. Summer Opening programme from Friday 1 June to Friday 28 September; opening times: Tuesday to Friday inclusive 10am -12 noon and 2-4pm. Contact Sheila MacLeod macloshei<at>aol.com
HIGHLAND FOODBANK During the months of June and July the Foodbank would welcome donations of the following: Cartons of Long Life Juice; Breakfast Cereals; Tins of Potatoes, Corned Beef, Tomatoes. Thank you to all who regularly bring donations of food.
TREASURER VACANCY Sandy Cumming is standing down as our Treasurer after several years of service. We urgently need someone to fill this vital role! If you are interested, or know someone who might be willing to serve in this way, please contact Sandy Cumming.
GIFT AID INFORMATION Those who contribute to the Church under the Gift Aid Scheme, are reminded that from 6 April 2016, Income Tax has not been deducted from dividends. It is important that if you donate under Gift Aid, you ensure that you pay sufficient Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover the relief claimed on your contributions. For further information, contact Sandy Cumming on sandy.cumming<at>btopenworld.com.
CROSSREACH PRAYER DIARY Latest prayer diary June to September, and Impact report are available at church doors. Contact Rae Swan.
PASTORAL CARE Please inform Peter of anyone ill at home or in hospital (NB Arthur Sinclair is on holiday at the moment)..
SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS The Minister will be on Annual Leave from 25 July until 11 August inclusive and the Sunday Bulletins for 29 July, 5 August and 12 August have to be printed before he goes. Please send Bulletin items for the above 3 Bulletins to invernesschurch<at>gmail.com by 12 noon on Sunday 22 July. Please keep items as brief as possible, and include contact details and/or e-mail).
OTHER NEWS
ALIVE AND SINGING is a singing group for people and their families recovering from addiction held on Wednesdays (from 7-9pm) on 18 and 25 July and 8, 22 and 29 August. We meet currently in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness. Come along and feel good! Refreshments provided. Contact Sharon Holloway.
Summer Organ Recitals on the Willis Organ at the Old High Church, Inverness
Saturday 28th July at 12 noon
Andreas Fauss: organist and music director in Sondershausen, Germany, studied as a church musician in Heidelberg and Frankfurt and organ in Vienna. As well as an organ recitalist, he also composes and records on radio and CD.
His programme, including work by J S Bach, predominantly features 19th century compositions by Josef Rheinberger, Louis Lefebure-Wely, John West, Robert Jones and Cesar Franck.
Saturday 11th August at 12 noon
Adam Parrish: organist in Chesterfield, studied music at York. He performs on organ, piano, and oboe and works as a choral conductor, alongside a career as a composer. Adam has given recitals throughout England including such locations as the Royal Albert Hall and Durham Cathedral.
His programme includes work by G F Handel, Edward Elgar, J Strauss and G Verdi, some 20th century English Choral Preludes, as well as Adam’s own arrangements of pieces by G Faure and Rick Wakeman.
These recitals will last approx. one hour. Donations of £5 at the door are invited to cover the cost of running these events. Further details on Music at the Old High from ohssmusic<at>gmail.com

Sunday Bulletin 8 July 2018

For further information and contact details e-mail invernesschurch<at>gmail.com (replace (<at> with @).
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 15 July 2018: Proper 10
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High
OHSS SUMMER OUTING Beauly River 22 July. Meet St Stephen’s Car Park 1.30pm or Black Bridge Car Park near Kilmorack 2pm. Low level walk with flat terrain. Check walkhighlands.co.uk for more details – short looped planned. Afternoon tea or High tea after at The Priory Hotel, Beauly 4pm. Contact Deborah Macrae or Jennifer Morrison to give an idea of numbers and for more information or transport (dmmacrae<at>uwclub.net).
OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING 2-4pm each Friday afternoon. Summer Opening programme from Friday 1 June to Friday 28 September; opening times: Tuesday to Friday inclusive 10am -12 noon and 2-4pm. Contact Sheila MacLeod macloshei<at>aol.com
HIGHLAND FOODBANK During the months of June and July the Foodbank would welcome donations of the following: Cartons of Long Life Juice; Breakfast Cereals; Tins of Potatoes, Corned Beef, Tomatoes. Thank you to all who regularly bring donations of food.
TREASURER VACANCY Sandy Cumming is standing down as our Treasurer after several years of service. We urgently need someone to fill this vital role! If you are interested, or know someone who might be willing to serve in this way, please contact Sandy Cumming.
CROSSREACH PRAYER DIARY Latest prayer diary June to September, and Impact report are available at church doors. Contact Rae Swan.
PASTORAL CARE Please inform Peter of anyone ill at home or in hospital (NB Arthur Sinclair is on holiday at the moment)..
SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS should be sent to the Church Administrator at invernesschurch<at>gmail.com. Deadline Wednesday at 12 noon. Please keep all items as brief as possible, and include contact details (phone and/or email).
HEALING SERVICE Christian Fellowship of Healing (Highlands) will hold a healing service at St Stephen’s next Sunday at 4pm to which all are welcome. Contact David Martin.
OTHER NEWS
RECOVERY WALK SCOTLAND INFORMATION EVENT on Thursday 12 July from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at Inshes Church, Inverness. Connect 4 Recovery aims to bring people with an interest in or experience of addictions and mental health, together to connect, create and share, ahead of Recovery Walk Scotland 2018. Contact Sharon Holloway.
ALIVE AND SINGING is a singing group for people and their families recovering from addiction held on Wednesdays (from 7-9pm) on 18 and 25 July and 8, 22 and 29 August. We meet currently in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness. Come along and feel good! Refreshments provided. Contact Sharon Holloway.
Summer Organ Recitals on the Willis Organ at the Old High Church, Inverness
Saturday 28th July at 12 noon
Andreas Fauss: organist and music director in Sondershausen, Germany, studied as a church musician in Heidelberg and Frankfurt and organ in Vienna. As well as an organ recitalist, he also composes and records on radio and CD.
His programme, including work by J S Bach, predominantly features 19th century compositions by Josef Rheinberger, Louis Lefebure-Wely, John West, Robert Jones and Cesar Franck.
Saturday 11th August at 12 noon
Adam Parrish: organist in Chesterfield, studied music at York. He performs on organ, piano, and oboe and works as a choral conductor, alongside a career as a composer. Adam has given recitals throughout England including such locations as the Royal Albert Hall and Durham Cathedral.
His programme includes work by G F Handel, Edward Elgar, J Strauss and G Verdi, some 20th century English Choral Preludes, as well as Adam’s own arrangements of pieces by G Faure and Rick Wakeman.
These recitals will last approx. one hour. Donations of £5 at the door are invited to cover the cost of running these events.
Further details on Music at the Old High can be obtained from ohssmusic<at>gmail.com

Sunday Bulletin for 24 June 2018

If you need any further information, please contact us at invernesschurch<at>gmail.com (replace<at> with @).
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday 8 July 2018: Proper 9
10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15 am Morning Worship at the Old High

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