A very warm welcome to all
Readings: Isaiah 65: 17-25; Acts 10: 34-43
Gospel: Luke 24: 12
In our Gospel
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! He is risen – He is risen indeed!! A very happy Easter to one and all. I am very sorry that I haven’t been with you during Holy Week and also on this most joyous of days. I’m afraid I succumbed to a horrible dose of Covid, as did my dear wife Sam. I am deeply grateful to all of my Ministry team who stepped up to help Bishop Dorsey with all of the services which I hope some of you were able to attend.
There is much to do for Holy Week, and I would like to particularly thank two people who have worked tirelessly over the past few weeks in preparation for our services. Mrs Anne Farquhar, my Sacristan, who has been absolutely meticulous in ensuring the presentation of our altar was in perfect tune with all of our services; and Matthew McVey my Director of Music, who, despite being in the middle of his dissertation, has given us so much of his time to arrange, conduct and play some excellent music for us. Thank you both.
There will be no hard copy newsletter this week, as I have been unable to physically do this. Please accept my apologies.
War in Ukraine
Please continue to offer prayers for our brothers and sisters caught up in Ukraine’s mayhem. 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.
We continue to ask everyone to consider donating any unusual bottles for our ‘Bottle Appeal’. This is an ongoing fundraising initiative and I ask you to keep your eyes open.
Poem Competition 2023
Just to remind everyone that our Short Poetry Competition was launched on the 4th of December. If you recall how successful our previous competition was it was a ‘no-brainer’ that we should do it again. So, get your artistic thinking caps on once more and let’s see if we can have some wonderful poems as we did last time. I have decided to extend the cut-off date of the competition, so you now have until the end of June 2023 to submit your entries via email to email@example.com or if you do not have a computer, on a hard copy to either myself or Mr David Rose our webmaster. The rules can be found via the website on the following link to this year’s competition at https://stmaryscardenplace.org.uk/uncategorized/poem-competition-2023/ Further information will be updated and will soon be made available.
Services/Events Commencing Sunday the 9th of April 2023
Sunday 9th April at 6 am – Dawn Eucharist – ‘He is Risen’ (+Dorsey)
(Followed by bacon roll teas/coffee)
Sunday 9th April at 8 am – Said Eucharist (1970- +Dorsey)
(Followed by a Fellowship Breakfast)
Sunday 9th April at 10 am – Easter Sunday Sung Eucharist (+Dorsey)
Monday 10th April – Cn Terry – Day Off
Tuesday 11th April at 10 am – Morning Prayer (Cn Terry)
Wednesday 12th April at 10 am – Holy Communion (Cn Terry)
Friday 14th April at 6 pm – Compline (Cn Terry)
Sunday 16th April at 8 am – Said Eucharist (1970 – Cn Terry)
Sunday 16th April at 10 am – 2nd Sunday of Easter Sung Eucharist (Cn Terry)
Sunday the 16th April readings: Acts 2: 14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1: 3-9
Gospel: John 20: 19-31
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Cn Terry Taggart: