Living for Jesus at the heart of Hilton

Sundays at Hilton

Hilton Parish Church Sunday Worship

Sunday 23rd January  2022

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday 23rd January in the church building.   The service was simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page. You can catch up here, or by following the link below.

The readings for Sunday were:

Nehemiah 8:1-10      Psalm 19    1 Corinthians 12:12-31   Luke 4:14-21

Sunday Club and Nitelife meet on Sundays during term time.

Judith led the service this morning, and preached on Luke 4:14-21 which describes Jesus speaking in the synagogue in Nazareth where he’d been brought up.  He quotes from Isaiah 61:1-2, and, incredible as it would have seemed to his audience, applied these verses to himself.

Jesus was announcing that he was the bringer of good news to the poor, freedom for prisoners, restored vision for those who are blind, liberation from those who are oppressed, and the coming of ‘the year of the Lord’s favour.’  Judith told us this last phrase probably referred to the ‘Year of Jubilee’ – the God-given vision to Old Testament Israel of every fiftieth year being set aside as  a year of restoration, when social equality would be restored.

Judith spoke about inequalities in our own society, and global society, and indicated our responsibility to share this vision of Jesus as the bringer of social justice, Jesus as the one who walks with those who are on the edge of society and brings hope.

In his prayer after the sermon, Hector meditated on the fact that Jesus was equipped to fulfil his role because the Holy Spirit was upon him – and the same Spirit is upon us, as members of his ‘body’, the church.  The Spirit is with us as we seek to live by the values of Jubilee.

John writes:  Social transformation grows from the bottom up, and is not imposed top-down.  That’s one of the messages of the ‘upside down’ kingdom of God.  And we will make the maximum impact in society if we are inspired and prompted by the Spirit of God.  It is as individuals are changed in their attitude, and relationships, in their freedom to be real that society is changed.  What a difference it makes when, on a Monday morning, with humility and grace, we can go forth into a hurting world saying that, despite our brokenness, ‘the Spirit of the Lord is upon us.’

Today as we read Jesus’ words, perhaps some of us have a sense of calling to be bringers of good news, agents of liberation. But perhaps too some of us are at a point where we feel that, spiritual speaking, we are impoverished, we are trapped in circumstances we can’t control or attitudes we can’t control,  we have no vision of the greatness of God, we are oppressed by fear or guilt, we hunger for a restoration of wellbeing and balance in our lives, for an inner Jubilee.

To which Jesus says ‘I am with you! My Spirit is within you! You are loved!  Blessed are you when you know your inner poverty, for in that knowledge I am enriching you. Blessed are you when you know your sight is dim, for then I am opening your eyes.   Bring to me the things you feel are trapping you – entrtust them to me, and leave them with me.  Bring to me your guilt, your shame, your fear,  spread them before me, and watch the light of my love dissolving them. Walk free, for you are my daughter, my son.  Enter my Jubilee! And take the good news of what you have seen and heard and experienced into tomorrow’s world.’

What do Christians believe

Click here to read answers to many of the questions we find ourselves asking.

The Bible Project

Click here for the Bible Project web site, as recommended by Duncan.

Need some practical help?

If you need some practical help, Hilton Church continues to offer help and support as required. Please phone 01463 233310

It’s great to see that so many community groups have formed both locally and nationally to offer support. At Hilton Church, we are partnering with the Ness-Side Community Support Group which also has many volunteers across Inverness ready to help . Whatever your need – daily chat, shopping, prescription pick up, grass cutting , dog walking , do call and they will help, no matter how big or small. Their phone number is 01463 353015
Covid 19 Ness-side Inverness Community Support Coronavirus

 

Giving to Hilton Parish Church

 

If you would like to give towards the work of Hilton Parish Church, here are a few ways in which you can do it.

(1) The most beneficial way of giving would be through a monthly standing order which would enable the congregation to have a regular and predictable monthly income.
Sort Code: 80-91-26
Account No: 00444375
Account Name: HILTON CHURCH

(2) You can also give through the Give.net link below

(3) Free Will Offering Envelopes – we are conscious that many may wish to continue with this scheme putting money aside each week, and we look forward to receiving these offerings when the crisis comes to an end.

(4) If you would like to give offerings through cheque, these can be made payable to Hilton Church and posted to: Hilton Parish Church, 4 Tomatin Road, Inverness, IV2 4UA

Please note that if you are a tax payer Gift Aid is applicable for all of the above and this can increase our income by 25%. If possible, please complete a Gift Aid declaration (available here or from the church office) and return it to the church office.

We thank you for your support of the ministry of Hilton Church.

 

Hilton Church Facebook page

Messy Church Facebook Page

Sundays

Services

You’re welcome to join us at the services in Hilton Church

Sunday morning kids' activities

Bring your kids along with you – there’s lots going on!

Young people

Check out the activities for young people 

Messy Church

It’s church, but it’s seriously messy! Monthly event for Primary School children

Weekdays

Toddler Group

Meets every Friday in school term time, 9.30-11.15 

Rhymes Recollected

Meets fortnightly  Come along and read, or listen to your favourite poems. For over-60s

Get in touch

10 + 10 =

Contact Details

Hilton Church is at 4 Tomatin Road, Inverness IV2 4UA

Tel:
01463  233310

email:
office@hiltonchurch.org.uk

The Care Team

The Care Team’s role is to provide help and support in various ways for people of all ages in the congregation. These could be a home or hospital visit, a meal in time of crisis, or a listening ear.

If you, or anyone you know needs help in this way, please contact

Church Office:  01463 233310

Hilton Parish Church Sunday Worship

Sunday 23rd January  2022

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday 23rd January in the church building.   The service was simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page. You can catch up here, or by following the link below.

The readings for Sunday were:

Nehemiah 8:1-10      Psalm 19    1 Corinthians 12:12-31   Luke 4:14-21

Sunday Club and Nitelife meet on Sundays during term time.

Judith led the service this morning, and preached on Luke 4:14-21 which describes Jesus speaking in the synagogue in Nazareth where he’d been brought up.  He quotes from Isaiah 61:1-2, and, incredible as it would have seemed to his audience, applied these verses to himself.

Jesus was announcing that he was the bringer of good news to the poor, freedom for prisoners, restored vision for those who are blind, liberation from those who are oppressed, and the coming of ‘the year of the Lord’s favour.’  Judith told us this last phrase probably referred to the ‘Year of Jubilee’ – the God-given vision to Old Testament Israel of every fiftieth year being set aside as  a year of restoration, when social equality would be restored.

Judith spoke about inequalities in our own society, and global society, and indicated our responsibility to share this vision of Jesus as the bringer of social justice, Jesus as the one who walks with those who are on the edge of society and brings hope.

In his prayer after the sermon, Hector meditated on the fact that Jesus was equipped to fulfil his role because the Holy Spirit was upon him – and the same Spirit is upon us, as members of his ‘body’, the church.  The Spirit is with us as we seek to live by the values of Jubilee.

John writes:  Social transformation grows from the bottom up, and is not imposed top-down.  That’s one of the messages of the ‘upside down’ kingdom of God.  And we will make the maximum impact in society if we are inspired and prompted by the Spirit of God.  It is as individuals are changed in their attitude, and relationships, in their freedom to be real that society is changed.  What a difference it makes when, on a Monday morning, with humility and grace, we can go forth into a hurting world saying that, despite our brokenness, ‘the Spirit of the Lord is upon us.’

Today as we read Jesus’ words, perhaps some of us have a sense of calling to be bringers of good news, agents of liberation. But perhaps too some of us are at a point where we feel that, spiritual speaking, we are impoverished, we are trapped in circumstances we can’t control or attitudes we can’t control,  we have no vision of the greatness of God, we are oppressed by fear or guilt, we hunger for a restoration of wellbeing and balance in our lives, for an inner Jubilee.

To which Jesus says ‘I am with you! My Spirit is within you! You are loved!  Blessed are you when you know your inner poverty, for in that knowledge I am enriching you. Blessed are you when you know your sight is dim, for then I am opening your eyes.   Bring to me the things you feel are trapping you – entrtust them to me, and leave them with me.  Bring to me your guilt, your shame, your fear,  spread them before me, and watch the light of my love dissolving them. Walk free, for you are my daughter, my son.  Enter my Jubilee! And take the good news of what you have seen and heard and experienced into tomorrow’s world.’

What do Christians believe

Click here to read answers to many of the questions we find ourselves asking.

The Bible Project

Click here for the Bible Project web site, as recommended by Duncan.

Need some practical help?

If you need some practical help, Hilton Church continues to offer help and support as required. Please phone 01463 233310

It’s great to see that so many community groups have formed both locally and nationally to offer support. At Hilton Church, we are partnering with the Ness-Side Community Support Group which also has many volunteers across Inverness ready to help . Whatever your need – daily chat, shopping, prescription pick up, grass cutting , dog walking , do call and they will help, no matter how big or small. Their phone number is 01463 353015
Covid 19 Ness-side Inverness Community Support Coronavirus

 

Giving to Hilton Parish Church

 

If you would like to give towards the work of Hilton Parish Church, here are a few ways in which you can do it.

(1) The most beneficial way of giving would be through a monthly standing order which would enable the congregation to have a regular and predictable monthly income.
Sort Code: 80-91-26
Account No: 00444375
Account Name: HILTON CHURCH

(2) You can also give through the Give.net link below

(3) Free Will Offering Envelopes – we are conscious that many may wish to continue with this scheme putting money aside each week, and we look forward to receiving these offerings when the crisis comes to an end.

(4) If you would like to give offerings through cheque, these can be made payable to Hilton Church and posted to: Hilton Parish Church, 4 Tomatin Road, Inverness, IV2 4UA

Please note that if you are a tax payer Gift Aid is applicable for all of the above and this can increase our income by 25%. If possible, please complete a Gift Aid declaration (available here or from the church office) and return it to the church office.

We thank you for your support of the ministry of Hilton Church.

 

Hilton Church Facebook page

Messy Church Facebook Page

Sundays

Services

You’re welcome to join us at the services in Hilton Church

Sunday morning kids' activities

Bring your kids along with you – there’s lots going on

Young people

Check out the activities for young people

Messy Church

It’s church, but it’s seriously messy! Monthly event for Primary School children

Weekdays

Toddler Group

Meets every Friday in school term time, 9.30-11.15

Rhymes Recollected

Meets fortnightly  Come along and read, or listen to your favourite poems. For over-60s

Get in touch

13 + 15 =

Contact Details

Hilton Church is at 4 Tomatin Road, Inverness IV2 4UA

Church Office: 01463 233310

email:
office@hiltonchurch.org.uk

The Care Team

The Care Team’s role is to provide help and support in various ways for people of all ages in the congregation. These could be a home or hospital visit, a meal in time of crisis, or a listening ear.

If you, or anyone you know needs help in this way, please contact

Church Office: 01463 233310