WORSHIP THIS WEEK
11 August 2019: Proper 14
am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
Led by the Minister
ALL SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES IN JULY
NEWS FROM OUR
CONGREGATION – contact details from Church Administrator
SUNDAY SERVICES AT 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 were at Old High, and starting
next Sunday all the August services will be at St Stephen’s at 10am. 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 (079 342 85924).
SOUTHSIDE NURSING HOME There will be a short service, led by Jim Alexander,
at Southside Nursing Home immediately after this morning’s service at St
Stephen’s. If you are able to assist with
the singing, or chatting to the residents, this would be much appreciated. Please speak to Jim after the service. We still also seek members willing to lead
these services on a rota basis; please contact Janet Robertson.
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
PASTORAL CARE Peter, or your Elder, should
be informed of anyone ill at home or in hospital.
EVENING on Friday 16 August at 6.00 pm in St Stephen’s Church Hall. £20 per person (includes Buffet Meal, wine
and coffee). Joan Darcy.
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION will be
celebrated at St Stephen’s on Sunday 25 August. All welcome at the Lord’s
Table. Retiring Offering in aid of the Maggie’s Centre, which provides
practical, emotional and social support to people living with cancer and their
family and friends at Raigmore.
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!
BULLETIN Please send items for this sheet to our Church
Administrator: Mrs Pat MacLeod (079 342 85924) email@example.com.
Deadline Wednesday at 12 noon. Please keep items as brief as possible, and
include contact details and/or e-mail.
SUPPORTING EU CITIZENS IN OUR COMMUNITIES All Church of Scotland Ministers have received a letter from the Church and Society Council highlighting resources from the Scottish Government, with practical support and advice to help support people from other parts of the EU at what we know is an anxious and uncertain time for many. The materials includes information on the UK Government’s EU Settlement Scheme. A support and advice service for EU citizens with more complex needs or particular challenge is currently being rolled out, with more information available at www.cas.org.uk/brexit. A toolkit for employers to support their EU staff in Scotland, a Guide for EU citizens, posters, factsheets, and leaflets are also available to share and download at www.gov.scot//stayinscotland. If you would like to know more, please contact the Minister.
INVERNESS STREET PASTORS The Praise & Prayer Update: Thurs 22 Aug 12.15 – 2.30 pm, The Hub, Castle Street (supporting Day-time patrol 12.30-2.30 pm) TBC Sat 31 Aug 21.15 – 01.00, The Hub, Castle Street – Pay W/e Sat. patrol; Information Talk Sat 24 Aug (10.00-11.30 am) at the Hub (adjoining the Castle Street Baptist Church) for anyone who would like to know more about the work of both Street Pastors and Prayer Pastors in Inverness – feel free to come – and bring a friend with you! “Pray for Inverness: City Centre outreach”- joint churches event on Wed 28 Aug at 7.30 pm at Culduthel Christian Centre.