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OHSS Christmas Services

For the month of December, all services will be held at St Stephen’s Church

Sunday 19 December    10.30am            Service of 9 Lessons and Carols

Monday 20 December   6.00pm             Carols round the Christmas Tree with the Church Choir and                                                    Community Choir

Tuesday 21 December  6.00pm             Carols round the Christmas Tree with the Church Choir and                                                    Community Choir

Friday 24 December    6.00 pm            Pop up Nativity

Friday 24 December     11.30 pm           Watchnight Service with Mulled Wine

Sunday 26 December    10.30am            Sunday morning service

For the month of January, all services will be held at the Old High Church

Sunday 2 January        10.30am            Sunday morning service

OHSS Sunday Service 7 February 2021

Preacher : Deacon Dot Getliffe

Reader : Sean Kelly

Reading : Matthew 10 24-42

Prayers : Ruth Martin

Music Pam McCulloch, Ro Stevenson

Hymn : 533 Will you come and follow me

Hymn 770 : Lord speak to me

Hymn 770 : I love you Lord

OHSS Sunday Service 24 January 2021

Preacher : Deacon Dot Getliffe

Music : Ron Stevenson, Pam McCulloch

Reader : Derick Robertson – Matthew 6 : 5-15

Hymn 546 : Prayer is the Soul’s Desire

Hymn 485 : Dear Lord and Father of mankind

Hymn 528 : Make me a channel of your peace

OHSS Services – December 2020 and January 2021

St Stephen’s Church

10am Sunday 20 December Advent 4
6-8pm Wednesday and Thursday 22 and 23 December Joy of Light and Music
6pm Christmas Eve Service

10.30am 26 December St Stephen’s Day Service

Old High Church

6pm Christmas Eve Service
10.30am Sunday 3 January
10.30am Sunday 10 January
10.30am Sunday 17 January
10.30am Sunday 24 January
10.30am Sunday 31 January

OHSS Sunday Service 1 November 2020

Preacher : Dot Getliffe

Reader : Roberta Mackintosh

Readings : Hebrews Ch 11 vv 17-23 and Hebrews Ch 12 vv 1-3

Music : Pam McCulloch and Alyn Ross

Hymns:

740 For all the Saints (vv 1-4 and 7 and 8)

270 Put all your trust in God

130 Ye Servants of God

Online Communion this Sunday 14 June

Rev Peter W Nimmo (Inverness Courier)

This Sunday, 14 June, will be the last Sunday that the Rev Peter Nimmo will lead us in worship as our Minister. Peter will lead us, from the Manse, in a service of Holy Communion.

You take part in the service either over the Internet, or by phone. Contact us for details of how to watch or listen.

Please join us before the service begins at 10am.

Please prepare before the service a small cup or glass of wine, and some bread, which you (and anyone in your house who wishes to) can partake of during the service.

After the service, there will be a short presentation by our Session Clerk, and a chance for a chat via Zoom.

If are unsure of of how to take part, feel free to call Peter before Sunday, and he will be happy to talk you through the process.

The service will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel. We will also distribute CDs to those who want them.

(Photo above by Inverness Courier)

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter services 2020

We will have online services for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday:

On Maundy Thursday we are invited to join a live service, at 7pm, led by the Rev Douglas Robertson, at Crown Church. This will be found at on  “Crown Church, Inverness” Facebook page (you don’t have to be a Facebook member to see it). It will be a communion service, and Douglas is inviting people to set up their own ‘communion table’ at home before the service starts, to share in a short but familiar Communion liturgy.

On Good Friday there will be an audio service of prayers and readings let by our Pastoral Assistant, the Rev Arthur Sinclair.

For Easter Sunday there will be an audio Sunday service led by Deacon Dot Getliffe and others from the congregation.

Both the Good Friday and the Easter Sunday services will be on Soundcloud, and there will be links from this website, on our Facebook page, and on the @invernesschurch Twitter account.

Holy Week and Easter services

This year we are sharing Holy Week with our friends at Ness Bank Church of Scotland and St John’s and St Michael’s Episcopal Churches. Do join us as we prepare for Easter!

Holy Week 15-19 April 2019

Monday

7pm Taizé service at St John’s Episcopal Church, Southside Road

Tuesday

6.30pm

Concert by US student choir at Ness Bank Church

Wednesday

7pm Reflecting on Holy Week at St Stephen’s

Maundy Thursday

7pm Communion at Ness Bank

Good Friday

The Old High Church will be open for reflection, 2-4pm
7.30pm Good Friday Evening Service with Musik Fyne,  St Michael’s Abban Street

Holy Saturday

8pm Easter Vigil at St John’s Episcopal Church, Southside Road

Easter Sunday

Services as usual at 10am (St Stephen’s) and 11.15am (Old High)

Sunday Bulletin 24 March 2019

WORSHIP THIS WEEK

Tonight

7.30pm Faith for the Future: Lent Study and Worship

at St Stephen’s

Sunday 31 March 2019: Fourth Sunday in Lent

10am  Morning Worship at St Stephen’s

11:15am Morning Worship at the Old High

Waterloo memorial at the Old High Church

This Sunday, 21 June 2015, at our 11.15 service, we welcome at the Old High Church members of the Highland Branch of the Royal Scots Association following the two hundredth anniversary of the Battle of the Waterloo.
Kennedy Family Memorial Old High Church  InvernessEnsign James Grant Kennedy, appears on his family memorial in the Old High Church. He was the son of Dr William Kennedy, who was one of the founders of the Royal Northern Infirmary. His inscription on the memorial reads:

JAMES GRANT, ENSIGN ROYAL SCOTS, BORN 13 JUNE 1800. FELL GALLANTLY CARRYING THE COLOURS AT LE QUATER BRAS, WATERLOO 16 JUNE 1815.

All of Doctor Grant’s three sons died in military service; James was aged 15 when he was killed at Waterloo. The Memorial is on the West Stairwell in the church, and all are invited to come and view it after the service at the Old High. The colours are currently on display at the Royal Scots Museum at Edinburgh Castle until August, after which they will have to be stored in order to preserve them.
The Royal Scots leaflet on the colours is available here.
Here is the Scotsman reporting the exhibition of the colours this summer at Edinburgh Castle.
Here is the website of the The Royal Scots Regimental Museum.

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