A very warm welcome to all
Psalm 50: “Our God will come and will not keep silence.”
Sunday before Lent (Transfiguration)
Readings: 2 Kings 2: 1-12; 2 Corinthians 4: 3-6
Gospel: Mark 1: 40-45
In our Gospel today
This is the last Sunday before Lent and our readings demonstrate the healing power of Jesus, speak of compassion and healing and of the holiness in everyday actions. In our Gospel leper’s plea for healing was met with Jesus’ compassionate touch and affirmation, leading to immediate cleansing. Despite Jesus’ directive for discretion and adherence to Mosaic law for verification, the healed man publicised his miracle, complicating Jesus’ public ministry and drawing even larger crowds to seek him in solitude.
St John’s Pancake Party & Beetle Drive
St John’s are having a Pancake Party and Beetle Drive on Tuesday 13th February in the Church Hall on Crown Terrace. Congregation members from St Mary’s are warmly welcome to join the fun. Ticket prices are £5.00 for an adult and £3.00 for a child.
Diocesan Lent Course: Way to the Cross
Way to the Cross. We will be using material from the Diocesan Lent Course for this year’s Lent Group. Thursdays 7-8pm in the Crypt 22/2, 29/2, 7/3, 14/3 & 21/3. Revd Roger writes “I look forward to meeting with others to consider Jesus’ journey to the Cross. My hope is that this will prepare our hearts for our Easter worship and help us as we seek to follow Jesus, living cross-shaped lives. All comers welcome. Tea, Coffee, chat after also available!”
The Epiphany Group Reflective Day
The Epiphany Group Reflective Day will take place on Saturday 24th February at Cults Kirk centre. The group will gather from 10am for coffee and then a 10:30am prompt start and will close with lunch (please bring your own packed lunch) at around 12;30pm. The theme the leaders have chosen for the day is The Cornerstone.
World Day of Prayer 1st March
“I Beg You… Bear With One Another in Love”, prepared by the WDP Committee of Palestine. The service will take place on March 1st at Fountainhall Church Centre Aberdeen at 2pm. All are welcome. Please note there will be an offering with gift aid forms available. If you require any further information, please contact Jenny Tait, Jennifer.email@example.com telephone 01224 630996 or our own Nick Mills.
We are planning to re-establish the Sidespersons Rota in the near future. The role involves greeting at the door for the Sunday 10am Service, collecting, counting, and banking the Sunday collection. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of church if you would like to be on the rota.
Services and events commencing this Sunday and for the coming week
Sunday 11th February 8am Said Holy Communion (1970 Liturgy): Revd Canon Dr Jenny Holden
Sunday 11th February 10am Sung Eucharist (1982 Liturgy): Revd Canon Dr Jenny Holden
Tuesday 13th February Morning Prayer: Revd Roger Dyer
Ash Wednesday 14th February 10am Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes: Revd Canon Dr Jenny Holden
Friday 16th February 6pm Compline: Revd Roger Dyer
Sunday 18th February 8am Said Holy Communion (1970 Liturgy): Revd Jason Hobbs
Sunday 18th February 10am Sung Eucharist (1982 Liturgy): Revd Jason Hobbs
Communion with Imposition of Ashes will also be available on Wednesday at 7pm at St James, Holburn Junction or 7:30pm St John’s, St John’s Place.
Next Sunday’s readings: Genesis 9: 8-17; Psalm 25: 1-10; 1 Peter 3: 18-22
Gospel: Mark 1: 9-15
“God cares about every single second of our short time on earth.”
For any pastoral matters please contact our Assistant Priest Revd. Roger Dyer on 07719 458571