A very warm welcome to all
Readings: Isaiah 58: 9b-14; Hebrews 12: 18-29
Gospel: Luke 13: 10-17
In our Gospel today, there are many ways to go with a story like this one. Of course, so many people, for so many generations, have been drawn to the miracle of it all, like so many other healing miracles, we are drawn to the miracle of what Jesus does for the woman who had been sick and crippled for so long. And that’s great, and it is a good and holy thing, absolutely, but that healing is only a small part of the story, and not really the point of it all in the end.
Matthew our Director of Music is having a week off, so today we will be singing ‘acapella’, so please, sing up like no-one is watching you!
There will be a vestry meeting on Tuesday the 23rd in the Choir Vestry commencing at 7.30pm. All apologies to our Secretary Mrs Jenny Cruickshank please
At St Mary’s on Sunday the 28th of August at 4pm, the ‘Great Dames’ will perform a wide variety of repertoire for two sopranos. All are welcome. Entrance is free but as always, any donations would be most welcome.
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.
I am exploring the possibility of having the ‘Reredos’, which is currently situated above the Crypt Altar, being fixed above the High Altar here in the main body of the Church. If you are unfamiliar with the term ‘Reredos’, it is defined as an ‘ornamental screen or partition that is not directly attached to the altar table but is affixed to the wall behind it’. Please feel free to go down to the crypt to have a look at the Reredos I am referring to and let me have your feedback. There are some old black and white photos in the Choir Vestry showing a reredos in place here at St Mary’s.
On Saturday the 10th of September between 10am – 3pm inc, St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral will take part in the ‘Open Doors’ event in Aberdeen. This will mean that we will require people to volunteer some of their time to be here in the Church during the time frame stated above, to facilitate the use of toilet facilities and to offer some light refreshment. I will be placing a sheet up in the Choir vestry for those who are able to help out and what hour(s) they are prepared to be in church for.
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.
As I said last week, we have put the search for someone to look after a rota for helping with teas and coffee after our service ‘on the back burner’. Thanks to Mrs Gillian Rose, we now have a sheet displayed in our Choir Vestry with the dates of upcoming Sundays. Please take a look at it and if you are free, and willing to help, put your name on the list next to the date that is most convenient for you. It it probably useful to have two people on any particular date.
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.
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 if you are a young person who would like to come along or to have a conversation about volunteering.
Photography Competition 2022
Photography Competition 2022 : After the successful competition of last year 1st July marks the start of this year’s contest. We have until the 14th of October to submit entries to Mr David Rose via the St Mary’s email address email@example.com There is no limit to the number of photos that you may enter but they have to be taken by you or a family member with their permission. The entry fee for each shot is £2 with those judged to be the best three receiving a prize. Photographs of people are not encouraged to avoid the requirement to obtain express written permission. For full details of Competition Rules (inc. how to pay, display, publishing and royalty rights) please see church website stmaryscardenplace.org.uk under ‘What’s On’.
Services/Events Commencing Sunday the 21st August 2022
Sunday 21st August at 8 am – Said Eucharist (1970 – Cn Terry)
Sunday 21st August at 10 am – Pentecost 11 – Sung Eucharist (1982 – Cn Terry)
Monday 22nd August – Cn Terry – Day off
Tuesday 23rd August at 10am – Morning Prayer (Cn Terry)
Tuesday 23rd August at 7.30pm – Vestry Meeting
Wednesday 24th August at 10am – Holy Communion (1970 – Cn Terry)
Friday 26th August at 6pm – Compline (Cn Terry)
Sunday 28th August at 8 am- Pentecost 12 – Holy Communion (1970 Cn Terry)
Sunday 28th August at 10 am- Pentecost 12 – Sung Eucharist (1982 – Cn Terry)
Sunday 28th August at 4pm – ‘The Great Dames’ A repertoire for two Sopranos
Readings: Proverbs 25: 6-7; Psalm 112; Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16
Gospel: Luke 14: 1, 7-14
“As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else”
Cn Terry Taggart: