We have been asked to publicise the following lecture series to be held at St Michael & All Angels Church, Abban Street, Inverness. IV3 8HH
SEARCHING FOR SUNDAY:
Explorations of Christian Faith and Doubt for Today’s World
Dr Brian Marshall
A series of four talks and discussions based around Rachel Held Evans’ book Searching for Sunday: loving, leaving and finding the Church plus other material. The chapters of the book are named according to the sacraments of the Church, hence the titles of the talks. The late Rachel Held Evans has written a refreshingly open and honest account of why she and her husband have had periods of absence from the church, and yet have also been drawn back by the power of the sacraments and Christian community at their best.
Wed 23rd October
Baptism and Confession
Wed 30th October
Holy Orders and Communion
Wed 6th November
Confirmation and Anointing the Sick
Wed 13th November
Marriage, the Body of Christ, and the Kingdom
All 8.00pm in St Michael’s Church
Abban Street, Inverness
Before retiring to the Highlands, Dr Marshall spent 30 plus years teaching Christian Theology in Leeds and Oxford. The talks are intended for a wide audience; anyone with an interest in the reasons for being part of the church.
St Michael & All Angels Church, Abban Street, Inverness. IV3 8HH
The first soup lunch of this year’s winter programme will be on 26th October from midday. All welcome for soup & craic! (We might not have garlic bread but we will have lovely soup and in our new soup bowls! Plenty of bread and cheese to go with, so come along and enjoy!).
The St Boniface Regional Synod will be held on 28th September at Golspie Primary School & all are welcome. Eucharist at 10.30am in Golspie Primary School, Back Road, Golspie followed by coffee & business meeting. After a period for lunch, sharing & fellowship, there will be a service of rededication at St Columba’s Brora (5 miles) starting at 3pm. See attached pdf for more details.
A reminder that our Harvest Festival will be on 29th September at St Annes and we have been asked by the food bank for the following items
Tins of corned beef, tins custard, weetabix, tins of potatoes, jars of pasta sauce, deodorant. There are leaflets with this information in both churches.
Bishop Mark will be joining us on 1st December to licence the Healing Team. Please note that this service will be at St Annes. (Full service information for the next quarter will be published at the end of September).
As last year we will be donating to the food bank and hope those who are able will donate food before or at the service. This year the food bank requests donations of tins of corned beef, tins custard, weetabix, tins of potatoes, jars of pasta sauce & deodorant.
We attended the Dingwall Primary Fair on 20th June.
For the first time, Dingwall Primary School held a fair to showcase what is being offered by local community groups. It was wonderful to learn about what is on offer in Dingwall – from laughing yoga to the WI, Scouts to soccer – even a beautiful spaniel advertising puppy classes! The school kindly offered a stall to the Episcopal Churches of St. James and St. Anne, so Rev. Julia Boothby, Tracey Bruce and Laura Symon attended to share a little about our church. As we will be launching our in Children’s Choir in September, we encouraged the children to make their own musical instruments, and hope to see some of them at choir in the new school year.