A very warm welcome to all
“In your great mercy answer me, O God.”
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Readings: Jeremiah 20: 7-13; Romans 6: 1b-11
Gospel: Matthew 10: 24-39
In our Gospel today
The readings for this Sunday are a call to trust in God. Although our circumstances can be unsettling or frightening, God is always caring for us. The first reading Jeremiah trusts in the Lord even though he is being plotted against. The psalm expresses hope that God will hear our prayers in times of distress. The second reading reminds us that Jesus rescued us even though we are sinners. And in the gospel, Jesus tells us “Fear no one” and that we are loved and cared for by God. The Gospel reading (along with those for the next two Sundays) all contain the theme of discipleship, how are the ways in which you seek to live out your Christian life, the things you do in your life to seek to be faithful to God’s call-in love on your life.
Prayers for Ukraine
As the Ukrainian counter-offensive begins in earnest, please continue to offer prayers for our brothers and sisters caught up in the tragic Russia-Ukraine war.
Good news! At the beginning of June Aberdeen City Council planners approved our Peace Garden Project. Our landscaping contractor, Landscaping in Aberdeen, have started the works concentrating in week one on clearing the site in preparation for the sandstone landscaping. For safety reasons the church carparking area will be for the use of the contractors between 8am and 5pm during the working week. If you have any question about the project, please approach our folks on the Buildings Committee – David Rose and Freddie Stephens. More details will follow in church Notices on the website soon.
Services of Evensong
There will be three services of Evensong at St Marys through the summer months (2nd July 4pm, 30th July 6:30pm and 27th August 6:30pm). Our Director of Music, Matthew McVey, will be gathering a choir for these occasions. The Evensong on the 27th of August 6:30pm will be Matthew’s last service with us before he takes up his new post. After this service there will be a Reception and an opportunity for us to express our thanks to Matthew for his work amongst us in recent years. Please mark this date in your diaries & on your calendars! Full details to follow.
The Gallowgate Fair will take place on Saturday 5th August at St Margaret’s Hall from 8am to 4pm. St Mary’s usually take a stall and sell homemade toffee, jam, and bakes. Please speak to the Fundraising and Social Team for more information on how to get involved.
Photograph Competition 2023
Our Photograph Competition for 2023 has been launched and will be our third such competition and will run until 30th September. Details of the competition rules can be found here: https://stmaryscardenplace.org.uk/notices/photograph-competition-2023/
Poetry Competition 2023
Our Short Poetry Competition continues until 30th June. Further entries can be sent to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered in paper copy to any members of the Fundraising & Social Team.
We ask everyone to consider donating attractive (and empty) gin or whisky bottles for our ‘Bottle Appeal’. This is an ongoing fundraising initiative and I ask you to keep your eyes open.
Services/Events Commencing Sunday the 25th of June 2023
Sunday 25th June at 8am – Said Eucharist (1970 Liturgy): Revd Dr Jenny Holden
Sunday 25th June at 10am – Sung Eucharist (1982 Liturgy): Revd Dr Jenny Holden
Tuesday 27th June at 10am – Morning Prayer: Revd Roger Dyer
Wednesday 28th June 10am – Holy Communion: Revd Roger Dyer
Thursday 29th June 10am Holy Communion SS Peter and Paul: Revd Roger Dyer
Friday 30th June 6pm Compline: Revd Roger Dyer
Sunday 2nd July 8am Holy Communion: Revd Roger Dyer
Sunday 2nd July 10am Service of the Word: Leading Nick Mills and preaching Godwin Chimara
Sunday 2nd July 4pm Evensong: Fr Jason Hobbs
Sunday 2nd July readings: Jeremiah 28: 5-9; Psalm 89: 1-4, 15-18; Romans 6: 12-23
Gospel: Matthew 10: 40-42
“To know God is unlike any other knowledge; indeed, it is more truly to be known, and so transformed.”
For any pastoral matters please contact our Assistant Priest Revd. Roger Dyer on 07719 458571