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Weekly notices – 28 August 2016

This week’s Rector’s reflection:  Honour and Love I’ve just returned from the memorial for my doctoral supervisor. Professor John Webster passed away on the 25th of May, two days after and one year younger than my father. One of the

Weekly notices – 21 August 2016

This week’s Rector’s reflection:  Honouring Mary Who was Mary? A strong, courageous woman? A caring and compassionate mother? An incredible person of faith? All of the above, and much, much more. But for Christians, Mary is given three titles: the

Weekly notices – 14 August 2016

This week’s Rector’s reflection:  Mission at St Mary’s In early May, the Vestry visited Aberdeen Christian Fellowship (ACF) as part of its ongoing conversation on developing our mission at St Mary’s. ACF has experienced much growth and has numerous outreach

Weekly notices – 8 August 2016

This week’s Rector’s reflection:  What do you see? It is so very easy to live our lives based on what’s right in front of us. It is so very easy to take every issue, task or problem as urgent and

Weekly notices – 3 July 2016

This week’s Rector’s reflection:  The motherly comfort of God In Isaiah 66.10-14, we read a divine promise: ‘As a mother comforts her children, so I will comfort you.’ This promise envisions God coming, like a mother, to her anxious and

Weekly notices – 5 June 2016

  Services and Activities in the coming week: Wednesday 8 June: 10:00am:  Holy Communion Sunday 12 June: 8:00am: Holy Communsion 10:15am: Sung Eucharist Upcoming events:    Summer Bible Study: starting in June, we will have a fortnightly Bible study. If you are

Lunchtime Fellowship reflection – Visit of Mary to Elizabeth

The following reflection was given at the Lunchtime Fellowship service by Mary McKinnell:   LUNCHTIME FELLOWSHIP REFLECTION TUESDAY 31 MAY, 2016   THE VISIT OF MARY TO ELIZABETH READINGS Luke 1:39-45 Romans 12:9-16   So Mary’s pregnant. She’s young, betrothed

Weekly notices – 22 May

This week’s Rector’s reflection: Trinity  The doctrine of the Trinity teaches that God eternally exists as three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. There were several reasons why the church came to officially articulate this doctrine in the Nicene Creed in

Weekly notices 15 May

This week’s Rector’s reflection: Pentecost  Originally, Pentecost commemorated the giving of the Ten Commandments. The story about the giving of the Holy Spirit on the Feast of Pentecost was written in a way to recall and fulfil this original event.

Weekly Notices Sunday 1 May

This week’s Rector’s reflection: Do You Love Me? When I leave the room, Rowan and Evie start fighting or getting into trouble. When I leave, they forget my instructions. In the gospel reading for this morning, Jesus speaks of leaving