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Month: September 2022

OHSS Newsletter – September-October 2022

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OHSS Sunday Service – 25 September 2022

Preacher : Rev James Bissett

Music : Pam McCulloch

Reader : Derick Robertson

Welcome and Intimations


Call to Worship

Hymn 132 : Immortal Invisible God Only Wise


Introductory Thought

Hymn 143 : Who Put the Colours in the Rainbow

Reading :              Luke 16 : 19-31
1 Timothy 6 : 6-19

Hymn 100 (Psalm 145) : O Lord, Thou Art my God and King


Hymn 212 :  Morning has Broken


Hymn 715 : Behold the Mountain of the Lord


OHSS Sunday Service – 18 September 2022

Preacher : Rev James Bissett

Music : Andrew Stevenson

Reader : Linda MacGregor

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship 

Hymn 159:  Lord for the Years


Introductory Thought 

Hymn 192 : All My Hope on God is Founded

Reading Mark 10 : 35-45

Hymn 44 : Praise Waits for Thee in Zion Lord 


Hymn 721 : We Lay our Broken world


Hymn 160 : Praise My Soul the King of Heaven


Funeral Announcement – Mr Clifford Grant Sim

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Cliff Sim.

A retired Bank Manager, Cliff faithfully served the Congregation of Old High St Stephen’s in many roles over the years, as Treasurer, Free Will Offering Treasurer, and Chair of the Old High Organ Restoration Appeal. He was also a conscientious and well-loved Elder. His hard work and willingness to serve the Church was a great inspiration to others. He was also a great supporter of the local Burns Club and of Inverness Caley Thistle Football Club.

Cliff died at Raigmore Hospital on 5 September 2022. He was 78 years of age.

Funeral service on Tuesday 20 September at 12 noon in St Stephen’s Church, Southside Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery.

The funeral will be on YouTube St Stephen’s live streaming 5 minutes before the start.

All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations welcome for Maggie’s Highlands and Chest, Heart & Stroke Inverness.

More information from the Funeral Director John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness (01463) 233366

OHSS Sunday Service – 11 September 2022

Preacher : Rev Douglas MacRoberts

Music : Pam McCulloch

Reader : Sandy Cumming


Call to worship 

Hymn 200 : “Christ is made the sure foundation”


First thoughts…

Hymn 198 : “Let us build a house”

Readings:   Matthew 16 : 13-19

                     Acts 2 : 38-47              

Hymn 522 : “The Church is wherever God’s people are praising”


Hymn 694 “Brother, sister, let me serve you” 


Hymn 738 : “Glorious things of thee are spoken”


Funeral Announcement – Mrs Elizabeth MacDonald (Bett)

Mrs MacDonald died at Kingsmills Nursing Home on 5 September. She was 91 years of age.

Funeral service on Friday 16 September at 11am in Inverness Crematorium. Family and friends kindly invited. Cheerful colours welcome. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Highland Hospice may be given at the service.

Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness (01463 233366)

OHSS Sunday Service – 4 September 2022

Theme: Cost of discipleship

 Preacher : Struan MacRoberts

Music : Ron Stevenson

Reader : Linda Philips

Welcome and intimations

Call to worship: excerpt from Psalm 146 

Hymn 465 : Be thou my vision 

Prayer (inc Lord’s Prayer) 

Introductory Thought  

Hymn : 396 And can it be 

Reading :             Jeremiah 18 : 1-11 

Luke 14 : 25-33 

Hymn 561 :  Blessed assurance 


Hymn 641 : Seek ye first 

Prayer (intercession) 

Hymn 352 : O for a thousand tongues to sing 

Benediction : say the grace together 

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