A very warm welcome to all
Readings: Isaiah 65:1-9, Gal 3:23-29
Gospel: Luke 8:26-39
In today’s Gospel
In today’s Gospel, we are reminded through the actions of Jesus that no one is beyond the love of God who is seeking to restore individuals and society. We see also that there is evil in the world and that not all want to receive the transforming love of God.
War in Ukraine
Please continue to offer prayers for our brothers and sisters caught up in the mayhem that is Ukraine. Please think about what you can do to help in any way for those who continue to reach out to the rest of Europe and beyond for our assistance. Whatever method or organisation you use to make donations, please do it rather than thinking about it.
Our Rector, Fr Terry, is currently on holiday. If there are any urgent pastoral matters whilst Fr Terry is away please contact our Assistant Priest Fr Roger (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0771-945-8571)
Bake Off – after 10am Eucharist 19th June
Bake Off. You are invited to bring any baked items to the Choir Vestry (to the right from the main body of the church). After worship join us for refreshments and sale of the goodies. All proceeds to church funds. There will be a certificate for the ‘Most Inviting Cake’, ‘Cake with Character’ and the ‘Judge’s Wild Card’ categories.
Diocesan Get Together – Cruden Bay Sat 25th June
Meet friends old and new from across the Diocese 13:30 Main Street Car Park. Explore this lovely seaside village, beach and clifftop walk to New Slains Castle. Evening Prayer 4pm at St James. More details on table at the back or from Fr Roger.
Hymns 4 U – Saturday 9th July
On Saturday the 9th of July at 1pm, there will be a service of hymns held at St Mary’s. It is a fundraiser, and the name we have come up with for it is ‘Hymns 4 U’. Essentially what we (the fundraising committee) are asking is that each of us pay a pound per hymn, for our three favourite hymns. The top ten hymns with the most votes we will sing, and have a little talk on each of them. You can either pay via our donation button on the home page of the website https://stmaryscardenplace.org.uk (making sure to mention what the money relates to) or to myself or our Treasurer, Mrs Lydia Ross. You can notify us of your three hymns via our church email address at email@example.com or in an envelope addressed to me.
As mentioned in previous weeks, we asking you to look through your jewellery boxes to see if you are prepared to part with something that you really haven’t used for years or maybe you just feel like donating something you have no further use of. Of course, it doesn’t have to be gold, it could be any type of jewellery that we might be able to sell on to a jewellers. Please speak to Fr Terry upon his return if you have anything to offer.
We continue to look for someone to take responsibility for producing a rota to look after the provision of teas and coffees at our after-service fellowship. Please speak to Fr Terry if you are willing to help. Mrs Gillian Rose has offered to resume control of the purse for donations made during fellowship.
We have two vacancies on St Mary’s Vestry for Ordinary Members, and I would strongly urge those who feel that they could offer something to assist in the management of our Church to speak to me. Vestry membership is a rewarding role and provides an insight in to how we reach the decisions we do in our work here at Carden Place.
Our Peoples Warden Mr Iain Stewart has asked me to put out a call for more people to consider volunteering to read scripture and intercede at our worship. Should you feel so inclined, I encourage anyone who is considering this valuable ministry to approach Ian in the first instance.
All Saints : Holiday Club
All Saints : Holiday Club 17-20 Oct for those aged 4-11(inc P7) at St James, Holburn St. A joint project between St James, St John’s and St Mary’s. Please speak to Fr Roger is you would like to come along or have a conversation about volunteering.
Services/Events Commencing Sunday the 19th June 2022
Sunday 19th June at 8 am – Said Eucharist (1970)
Sunday 19th June at 10 am – Pentecost 2 Sung Eucharist (1982)
Tuesday 21st June at 10am – Morning Prayer
Wednesday 22nd June at 10am – Holy Communion (1970)
Friday 24th June – Compline
Sunday 26th June at 8 am – Pentecost 3 Holy Communion (1970)
Sunday 26th June at 10 am- Pentecost 3 Sung Eucharist (1982)
Readings: 2 Kings 2:1-2 & 6-14; Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20; Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Gospel: Luke 9:51-62
“’Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.”
(C. S. Lewis)
Rev Roger Dyer