Click on the orange button above to listen to our online service for Sunday 29 March 2020, the Second Sunday of Easter Preacher: the Rev Peter W Nimmo
Hymns from CH4: 419 Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son’ 415 ‘This joyful Eastertide’ Bible reading: John 20.19-31 read by Andy Pyott Prayers by the Rev Andrew Lyon Music by Pam McCulloch, Anna Aalders and Ron Stevenson Edited by Daniel Nimmo
You can download a copy of the latest Magazine here
We have posted out this magazine to those who have requested it. If you know someone who needs a paper copy because they cannot access the Internet please let us know at the email below.
The following letter from the Minister has gone out with the print edition:
OLD HIGH ST STEPHEN’SCHURCH MAGAZINE
Here is a special edition of your Church Magazine. We apologise for the lower print quality than usual. Our normal printing is not available, so this has had to be printed on the Risograph at the Manse (and many thanks to Katharina producing it!).
If you know of anyone else who would usually get a magazine, but is unable to access the Internet, please let us know at the Manse.
In the very difficult circumstances of the Coronavirus lockdown, the work of the church carries on. Myself, our Pastoral Assistant the Rev Arthur Sinclair, our Mission Development Worker Deacon Dot Getliffe, and our elders, are continuing to keep in touch with the congregation. If you or anyone else would like one of us to call, please do let us know. We are really trying to keep in touch with you, and would be happy to help with any needs you might have.
We are also continuing our worship by producing Sunday services, which are accessible via our website. However, if you would like us to send you the Sunday service on a CD (compact disc) please call the Manse and we will delivered it to you.
Many people bring the weekly offerings to church on a Sunday, but at the moment we are not receiving this income. If that is what you do, could you consider changing over to using a Standing Order, so that your offering goes straight to our bank? Alternatively, it is possible to post us a cheque for the amount you would normally give, or even make a direct payment to the bank. Please contact us and we can tell you more.
Please do keep safe, and keep in touch!
God bless you and yours,
Cartoon by Dave Walker, CartoonChurch.com
O God at these troubling times I worry so much
Lord help me
To leave my worries with you
To accept help gratefully
To take advice humbly
To know that you see me as I really am and yet still love me
Thank you that in the midst of this storm I can know your peace
Thank you that in a world where there is such illness and panic we can know your calm and peace
Thank you that we have a family the Church, which still upholds the faith.
O God help me put my trust in you. And in trusting know that you are with me.
(from the Rev Roderick Macdonald, Beith Parish Church)
Please note, to enable us to contact you to update you on activities during this period of Coronavirus lockdown, please ensure you send your e-mail details to the Church Adminstrator at:
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.