Rectors reflection: Announcements!
I am sad to inform you that our Organist Christopher Black will be leaving us to gain more experience and develop as a church organist at St Margaret’s, Gallowgate. He will begin training Alex Kither who is also one of Roger Williams’ organ students. Chris was dedicated to the position and it was wonderful to watch him grow more familiar with the Anglican service. We wish him well at St Margaret’s and in his future as a church organist.
The Vestry voted to hire a part-time Ministry Assistant. We welcome Austen Barraclough, a candidate for a Master of Theology degree at the University of Aberdeen. The office will now be open between 2-4pm on Mondays and 12-2pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. It will be tremendous help to have someone take over the administrative tasks of St Mary’s as well as assist me in reaching out to our local community.
Services and Activities in the coming week:
- Wednesday 16 November:
- 10:00am: Holy Communion
- Sunday 20 November:
- 8:00am: Holy Communsion
- 10:15am: Sung Eucharist
Here are photos from last nights Cheese, wine and Silent auction which raised nearly £700!
Raffle tickets are available for purchase from Mary Allardyce. Drawing will be held on 7 December. We seek donations of prizes.
Advent Bible Study: On Sundays of Advent, beginning 27 November at 5pm we will begin our Advent Study. This year it will be a Bible study. We would like to enjoy a more relaxed setting and are looking for volunteers to host it in their homes. Please sign up to host or attend using the sheet in the porch.
Support Diocesan Young Adults: The Diocesan Young Adults are going on retreat, but some could use some financial assistance. If you could contribute, please speak to Mary McKinnell for more.
Lunchtime Fellowship: Tuesday, 29 November at 12.30pm. This will be the last one until January, as we will take a hiatus for Advent and Christmas.
Bach Choir 60th Anniv. Concert: Mass in B Minor performed 4 December, 7.45pm at St Machar’s Cathedral. Tickets available at Aberdeen Box Office. Speak with Margaret Rayner for more.
Christmas Gifts? Just a reminder that if you are shopping online for Christmas gifts, you can use easyfundraising.org.uk and elect St Mary’s as your charity – a portion of your purchases will be donated to us. We have already raised £12!
Subscriptions for 100 Club are due. Please see Mary Allardyce
Choir Practice on Thursdays at 7.30pm. All are welcome to join, no prior musical experience or training necessary.
10er Challenge Save £10/week for one year, to help with the cost of replacing our failing heating system.