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Month: August 2021

OHSS Sunday Service 29 August 2021

Preacher : Deacon Dot Getliffe

Music : Andrew Stevenson and Pam McCulloch

Reading : Roberta Mackintosh Psalm 138

Hymn 63 : All people that on earth do dwell

Hymn 632 : Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer

Hymn 467 : All my days I will song this song of gladness

OHSS Summer Walk – 29 August 2021

We are planning  to re-start the OHSS Summer walk and cuppa with a short outing on Sunday 29 August from Whin Park, and taking in the new canal bridge and park on the former Torvean golf club. 

It should take no more than 45 minutes and will finish up at the Floral Hall for tea, cake and a chat. Non-walkers welcome to join us. We will use outdoor tables if possible and need to form groups there according to the Covid social distancing rules as they stand on that date. 

Meet outside the Floral Hall at 2pm. Plenty parking at Aquadome and Rugby Club.

All bookings by Friday 27 August please, to:

In all e-mail addresses replace <at> with @

Malcolm Steven (mmsteven1<at>btinternet.com)

Iain Russell (iainrussell01<at>gmail.com) or;

Derick Robertson (roderick43<at>@btinternet.com)

Sunday Evening Discussions on Climate Change and Climate Justice

In response to the call for all churches across the UK to be involved with worldwide engagement with the climate crisis, its impact on poverty and the related emergency surrounding the loss of biodiversity on the planet, a series of six fortnightly group discussions are planned, starting on Sunday 5th September, leading through until after the COP26 Conference has finished its deliberations in Glasgow on 12th November.

As well as helping us become better informed on the issues, this will be a chance to explore Christian responses to this huge challenge of our times and also to pray for life, in all its forms, in our world.

We propose starting each session with a short video prepared by the Tear Fund, focusing on different aspects of this issue. The first one is entitled “What does the Bible say about the natural world?” It may be that participants will also come across helpful material to contribute to discussions or some guided reading between sessions.

Discussions will take place at St Stephen’s Church between 7pm and 8.15pm on Sundays:

5th and 19th September

3rd and 24th October;  and

7th and 21st November

It would be helpful to have an estimate of numbers beforehand, so expressions of interest please to Anna Aalders (242767) or at a.aalders@btinternet.com

Funeral Announcement – Miss Grace Hepburn

Miss Hepburn died at the Royal Northern Infirmary, Inverness on Saturday 14 August 2021. She was 81 years of age.

Miss Hepburn’s private funeral will be held at the Inverness Crematorium.

Funeral Director D Chisholm & Sons (01463) 712255

OHSS Sunday Service 22 August 2021

Preacher : Deacon Dot Getliffe

Music : Alyn Ross

Reader : Malcolm Steven : Psalm 13

Hymn 30 : I waited for the Lord my God

Hymn 259 : Beauty for Brokenness

Hymn 718 : We cannot measure how You heal

OHSS Sunday Service 15 August 2021

Preacher : Deacon Dot Getliffe

Music : Ron Stevenson

Reader : Willie Morrison Matthew 21 : 33-46 and Peter 1 Ch 2 : 4-9

Hymn 200 : Christ is made the sure foundation

Hymn 554 : Rock of ages cleft for me

Hymn 642 : Ye that know the Lord is gracious

OSCR Annual Accounts 2020

You can download a copy of OHSS latest accounts here

OHSS Sunday Service 8 August 2021

Preacher : Aana Alders

Organ: Andrew Stevenson

Reader : Andy Pyott : Proverbs 8 : 1 Corinthians2 :

Hymn 132 : Immortal, Invisible, God only wise

Hymn 593 : She sits like a bird, brooding on the waters

Hymn 149 : Let all creation dance in energies sublime

Prayer of thanks and for others : Andrew Stevenson

At One with Music – 13 August

At One with Music, in collaboration with Old High Music, launch the 2021-2022 season of Friday lunchtime recitals on Friday 13 August at 1pm at the Old High Church, Church Street, Inverness. Stephen Laidlaw (cello) and Ailsa Aitkenhead (piano) will perform works by Franck and Schubert.

Places must be booked in advance by contacting the administrator James Munro on:

jamesdmunro<at>btinternet.com (replace <at> with @)


Phone : 01463 710363

OHSS Sunday Service 1 August 2021

Preacher : Jonathan Fraser

Music : Pam McCulloch

Reader : Margaret Young : Numbers 13 : 25-30

Hymn 192 : All my hope on God is founded

Hymn 81 : I to the hills will lift mine eyes

Hymn 167 : Guide me 0 they Great Jehovah

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