A very warm welcome to all
Readings: Jeremiah 23: 1-6; Colossians 1: 11-20
Gospel: Luke 23: 33-43
In our Gospel
Here is a King who is prepared to suffer alongside us. This is not a King who holds himself aloof from ordinary people. This is a King who experiences betrayal, savage injustice, brutal cruelty and utter humiliation and yet maintains his dignity and integrity. This is a King who has lived life as we live it, who has died as we must die but who now lives a new resurrection life. He reassures us and welcomes us into that same resurrection life in his Kingdom where we will know the peace and healing for which we have longed.
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 think about it.
Our 2023 Calendars are now available at £10 each, as are our Christmas Cards at a pack of 10 for £6 or individually at £1 each.
The SECMA magazines are now ready to be handed out. Subscriptions/donations should be made directly to Mrs Gillian Rose as soon as possible.
The recital concert planned for today (Sunday) at 3 pm has had to be cancelled at short notice due to circumstances beyond our control. Please accept our apologies in this instance
The following are dates of other music-based events arranged by our Director of Music, taking place at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral over the coming weeks.
4th of December at 3pm – Melody Kondoff – Soprano Recital
18th of December at 3pm – Matthew Mcvey – Organ Recital
As always, these recitals are free entry but any donations will be gratefully received.
I previously sent out an email of services covering Advent and Christmas, I have printed a hard copy for anyone who wishes to have one which is attached to this newsletter.
Collection Plate Assistance
I am making an appeal for help. Every Sunday, the plate collection needs to be counted and properly recorded. This should ideally be carried out by two people, to ensure propriety. We cannot always rely on Lydia our Treasurer to do this and it should really have independent oversight. I am therefore asking everyone to consider putting your name forward to assist in this small task. There will be guidance provided and it should not prove too onerous. Names in the first instance to me, please.
Our Jacket Potato appeal is going absolutely nuts!! Who would have thought that the response would have been so overwhelming? So here is the plan. On the day that we will open to distribute our donations (3rd Dec at 10 am), I am going to need volunteers to assist. I will need at least 4 people to be present in the Church when people come in and possibly 3 people in the Kitchen/Choir Vestry to help provide the refreshments. ’And he answered and he said to them, “Whoever has two coats, let him give to him who has not, and whoever has food should do likewise.” (Luke 3: 11)
Speaking of offering a hot refreshment on the 3rd of December as part of the Jacket Potato appeal, I was wondering if anyone would be prepared to donate some baking potatoes, butter and cheese to help keep the costs down. This is a totally oneway charitable event, so, if you are able please consider giving what you can. Please let me know and I will make the necessary arrangements. Thanking you in advance.
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.
Holy Land Pilgrimage
I have put some details of a proposed pilgrimage to the Holy Land in April 2024 on the noticeboard in the Choir Vestry. Should anyone expressing an interest in this, please let me know and I will endeavour to obtain more details for you.
Photography Competition 2022
The Photograph competition has been judged and the top three entries were as follows:
- Rocky River at Milton of Crathes by Luca Downs
- An Angular View of the Tay by Mr David Rose
- The Praying Hands of Mary by Mrs Gillian Rose
Thank you so much to everyone who took part in this year’s competition and well done to our winner for 2022. As you know, some of the photographs submitted have been used for our 2023 St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Calendar, which is now on sale for £10.
Services/Events Commencing Sunday the 20th November 2022
Sunday 20th November at 8 am – Holy Communion (1970 – Cn Terry)
Sunday 20th November at 10 am- Christ the King Sung Eucharist (1982 Fr Roger & Cn Terry)
Monday 21st November Cn Terry – Day off
Tuesday 22nd November at 10 am – Morning Prayers (Cn Terry
Tuesday 22nd November at 7.30 pm – Vestry Meeting
Wednesday 23rd November at 10 am – Holy Communion (1982 – Cn Terry)
Wednesday 23rd November 12-2 pm – Jacket Potato collection
Friday 25th November at 6 pm – Compline (Cn Terry)
Saturday 26th November 12 – 2 pm – Jacket Potato collection
Saturday 26th November at 2.30 pm – Baptism of Ranyechi Adaora Udeariry
Sunday 27th November at 8 am – Holy Communion (1970 – Cn Terry)
Sunday 27th November at 10 am – 1st Sunday of Advent (1982 – Cn Terry)
Readings: Isaiah 2: 1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13: 11-14
Gospel: Matthew 24: 36-44
“If you had a thousand crowns you should put them all on the head of Christ! And if you had a thousand tongues they should all sing his praise, for he is worthy”
Cn Terry Taggart: