Reflections from John on Duncan’s sermon
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John writes: There’s lots to think about in Duncan’s sermon. Challenges of Leadership What is my attitude to leaders? Am I quick to complain and grumble at my manager or my minister, finding fault when in fact the person in question is doing the best they can? How can I support those who are in leadership at all levels of society? And where I see the need for change, how can I encourage managers and leaders to consider different approaches without

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3 challenges: Duncan’s sermon on Sunday

On Sunday, Duncan was preaching on Numbers 14:1-12 The Israelites had been treated as slaves in Egypt, and longed to escape. God heard there cries for help, and had rescued them from slavery. Having escaped from the pursuing Egyptian army, the travelled across the desert until they were close to the land of Canaan, the ‘Promised Land’ which God had assured Abraham would one day belong to his descendants. 12 spies were sent to explore this territory.

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Archie MacLeod’s baptism
Archie's baptism

Here are Angela and Angus MacLeod with Archie and Eva outside the church this morning (4th November 2018). We were delighted to see Archie baptised by Duncan in the course of the service.

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
Holy for I am holy

Numbers 14:1-12 The people rebel 14 That night all the members of the community raised their voices and wept aloud. 2 All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and the whole assembly said to them, ‘If only we had died in Egypt! Or in this wilderness! 3 Why is the Lord bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our wives and children will be taken as plunder. Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?’ 4 And

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Afternoon Tea on Wednesday: photos from Donald

Here are some photos from Donald of Wednesday's Afternoon Tea. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event, and the enthralling talk from Duncan about a recent personal experience. Next Afternoon Tea is on Wednesday 21st November at 2pm. All over-60s welcome!

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Day of Prayer – Saturday 3rd November
Day of Prayer

This Saturday (3rd November) has been designated by the Church of Scotland as a Day of Prayer. To facilitate this, Inverness East Church will be open from 2pm – 5pm for prayer. There will be readings and prayers at regular intervals during the afternoon, as well as allowing time for private prayer. Everyone is encouraged to drop in during the afternoon, even for a short time.

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The Forgiveness Project

Here's the home page of the Forgiveness Project web site, which Duncan suggested this morning we have a look at as we reflect on Forgiveness. And here's a film featuring Patrick Mdgee and Jo Berry. Duncan mentioned them this morning. Jo Berry's father was murdered in 1984 by a bomb planted by Patrick McGee, an IRA activist. Here they discuss their journey of bridge-building in order to find a way forward.

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A puppetitis epidemic in Hilton: the AMP’D video from last week
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Here's the video about the strange case of puppetitis in Hilton last week. It was produced as part of the AMP'D - 'Acting, Music, Puppetry and Dance' sessions organised by Out of The Box. 21 young people, many of them from Hilton Church. As was on display at the Showcase event on Friday evening, the young people did much more than just make this documentary. There was great work on show from each of the four streams - acting, music, puppetry and

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Joseph 3: Forgiveness – thoughts from Duncan’s sermon this morning

The Old Testament Bible passage today was Genesis 45:1-8, where Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers after they had come to Egypt seeking food during the years of famine. Duncan explored the theme of forgiveness, taking as his starting point the parable in Matthew 18:21-35 which teaches us, he said that ‘we are called to be people who forgive. And the basis for that forgiving heart is the realisation and experience that as we have been forgiven

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I am Joseph. Bible passages for Sunday’s service
I am Joseph

Genesis 43:1-5 The second journey to Egypt 43 Now the famine was still severe in the land. 2 So when they had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, ‘Go back and buy us a little more food.’ 3 But Judah said to him, ‘The man warned us solemnly, “You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.” 4 If you will send our brother along with us, we will go down and buy food for you. 5 But

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