Rectors reflection: Bishops and Bobs
The responsibilities of the bishop are manifold: symbol of unity, representative of the Diocese to the larger Province and Communion, representative of the Diocese to the local communities, principal priest of the Diocese, including being a shepherd to the priests, chief intercessor for the parishes, chief teacher, administrator of the diocesan resources, to name just a few. Through all of these and other tasks, the Bishop must set and execute a mission that he/she believes will unite the parishes and facilitate their spread of the Gospel. We owe Bishop Bob a great debt of gratitude for the ways in which he has faithfully and diligently discharged the duties of his office. But beyond this, we thank him for doing so with such a generosity of spirit. We also owe his wife Liz so much for supporting him, giving him to us and for joining him with equal diligence and generosity in his ministry. Please make sure to thank them both!
Services and Activities in the coming week:
- Wednesday 2 November – All Souls:
- 10:00am: Holy Communion
- Sunday 6 November – Joint All Saints and All Souls :
- 8:00am: Holy Communsion
- 10:15am: Sung Eucharist
100 Club: Subscriptions for 100 Club are due. Please see Mary Allardyce
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.
Cheese, Wine and Silent Auction: 12 November at 6pm. We will combine our annual cheese & wine evening with our silent auction. Tickets are £12.50.
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Please see Mary Allardyce.
Blytheswood Boxes are due at end of this month, please speak with Morag McPetrie for more.
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.
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!