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UHICU

A message from the CU at the University of the Highlands and Islands. Their Facebook page is here. On behalf of the UHI Christian Union, I would like to give you an update of what we are planning to do this year outreach/mission wise. We are running a lunch bar on campus, open to all students. This is a good opportunity for them to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ. The cafeteria is already booked for Nov. 6, 2017 (12:00-14:00), this

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Could you be a ‘Prayer Pastor’?
Street pastorslogo

Prayer pastors are committed to praying for street pastors and for incidents that arise in your town while street pastors are on patrol? Street Pastors are holding a Prayer Pastor Training event at Smithton Free Church on Saturday 18th November from 9.30am till 4pm. Would you, or anyone that you know, like to attend this event? Les Isaac started Street Pastors 15 years ago and his wife Louise Isaac will be coming to Inverness to present the Prayer

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Book Group Meets on 2nd November
Book Group

The next Book Group will meet on Thursday 2nd November at 7.30 at the home of Shona MacPherson.  For this month we have chosen two books, “Flawed” by Cecilia Ahern and /or “What Was Rescued” by Jane Bailey.

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Life and Work – subscribe for 2018
life and work

Life and Work is the magazine of the Church of Scotland which is issued monthly.   The magazine has many articles which are interesting and informative of the work both here in Scotland and around the world.   Orders are now being taken for 2018 and if you wish to renew your subscription or take out a new subscription please contact Jean Barron 01463 242883 or Jane in the office.  The cost for 2018 has been held at £27.36 and should be paid

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
Temple

1 Kings 5:1-5 Preparations for Building the Temple 5 When Hiram king of Tyre heard that Solomon had been anointed king to succeed his father David, he sent his envoys to Solomon, because he had always been on friendly terms with David. 2 Solomon sent back this message to Hiram: 3 “You know that because of the wars waged against my father David from all sides, he could not build a temple for the Name of the Lord his God until the Lord put his

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Housegroup questions on Joyce’s sermon
God sees

Housegroup questions on Joyce Mitchell’s sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13, Psalm 51:10 and John 7:24 Joyce focussed on the thought of seeing others as God seems them, without showing prejudice. The folk in the group may wish to discuss situations where they have been, or still recognise themselves to be prejudiced against a certain group of people. What leads us to be prejudiced for, or against a particular person or group of people? Do you agree that

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For everyone born a star overhead
Star

The thing that struck me most about the service this morning was a line from the song For everyone born a place at the table. The line was this: ‘For everyone born a star overhead.’ The star of Bethlehem, to which I suppose this refers, was a sign from God that Jesus was special, Jesus was loved, Jesus had a mission. And from God’s perspective, for everyone born there is indeed in this sense ‘a star overhead.’ Each of us is special, called

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Songs we sang this morning
Samuel heart

Fill your hearts with joy and gladness  The church is wherever God’s people are praising   (Couldn’t find this on Youtube) Oh for a heart to praise my God For everyone born a place at the table Jesus is King and we will extol him

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Report of Joyce’s sermon this morning on overcoming prejudice
Joyce

This morning, Joyce Mitchell was preaching on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 – the passage describing how, prompted by God, the prophet Samuel anoints David to be king of Israel, a replacement for Saul whom God has rejected. It’s probably a very familiar story to most of us, Joyce said. But often we forget the challenge even the most familiar Bible passages bring to us, and fail to apply them. And often as we re-read very familiar verses, something we have

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
Samuel heart

1 Samuel 16:1-13 Samuel anoints David 16 The Lord said to Samuel, ‘How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.’ 2 But Samuel said, ‘How can I go? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me.’ The Lord said, ‘Take a heifer with you and say, “I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.”

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