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Thank-you – from Reach4Reality
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Thank You: We have the following letter from Reach4Reality. Sylvia, the Project Coordinator writes, “ On behalf of the Trustees and the young people that we support, I would like to thank Hilton Church for their recent donation to Reach4Reality from their Christmas services. We are really grateful for every donation that we receive and we will ensure that your donation is put to good use: as we have got funding from Highland Cross to purchase our

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Deepening Discipleship course
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Jonathan is hosting a Deepening Discipleship course starting on Thursday 14th February, running weekly until the Easter holidays. If you would be keen to be part of that course please contact Jonathan directly (

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Community Litter Pick – this Sunday Everyone welcome!
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Community Litter Pick - message from Jonathan. Everyone welcome to come and help! On 10th February from 15:00-16:30 the young people in the church are doing a litter pick around Hilton along with Inverness Community Church. We would like to open this up to as many people in the congregation as would be keen to help out. This is a very concrete way that we can be a blessing to the community of Hilton and the more people who come and serve the more

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Congregational Lunch – Sunday 10th February
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Congregation Lunch:  There will be a congregational lunch this Sunday 10th February following the morning service. All welcome!

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Iain Macritchie: last night’s service at St Andrews Cathedral, Inverness
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Yesterday evening, I attended Choral Evensong at St Andrews Cathedral. I I heard these lovely words spoken over our friend Iain Macritchie, who was installed as an Honorary Canon at the service in the light of his recent appointment to the post of Programme Director for Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy in NHS Edication for Scotland. 'May God bless you richly and let flourish the person you were made to be.' I love it! This is our highest calling as

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What gift of grace is Jesus my Redeemer

Here's the new song we learned yeterday. What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer There is no more for heaven now to give He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus For my life is wholly bound to His Oh how strange and divine, I can sing:  all is mine! Yet not I, but through Christ in me The night is dark but I am not forsaken For by my side, the Saviour He will

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I have come not just to patch you up……
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The other thing which really struck me in Jonathan's sermon yesterday was where he said that Jesus had come not to patch us up, but to make us new people. When we are aware of our brokenness and failure we realise that there is no quick fix, no patch that can fully address our problems.  Some of us have memories of loving parents to whom we took our problems for resolution with a kiss ‘to make it all better.’  But we know that kisses simply

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Drinking deeply of the new wine: a report of Jonathan’s sermon yesterday
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Jonathan’s sermon yesterday on Luke 5:35-39 – was grace-filled , emphasising God’s grace and love for us. Jesus – radically different Jonathan began by pointing out that the episode described in these verses was one of a series in which Jesus was criticised by the Pharisees, the Jewish spiritual leaders. They criticised him because he claimed to have authority to forgive sins (Luke 5:17-26), because of the company he kept (Luke 5:27-32),

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Photos on Wednesday’s Afternoon Tea

Lovely photos from Donald of the over-60s Afternoon Tea on Wednesday. Donald writes: 'Those present yesterday, stalwarts indeed, braved the very natural wintry cold to chat over tea, coffee and the much looked forward to cakes!. There was a definite buzzzz present indicative of many verbal exchanges.'

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
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Luke 5:33-39  Jesus questioned about fasting 33 They said to him, ‘John’s disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking.’ 34 Jesus answered, ‘Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? 35 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast.’ 36 He told them this parable: ‘No one tears a piece out

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