‘O Lord, be gracious to your servants‘
St Mary’s and St Andrew’s Worshipping Together
A very warm welcome to all
Readings: Job 19: 21-27; Psalm 90; 1 Corinthians 15: 51-57
Gospel: John 6: 37-40
In today’s Gospel
The Family has been told. We come together this Remembrance Sunday morning to stand shoulder to shoulder with those who, down the generations, by spoken or written word “have been told” of the death of a loved one, and we remember those who today and in years long past have made that ultimate sacrifice – not least in the two great conflicts of the last century – giving their lives for this country, for freedom and so that we might enjoy the gifts of peace, tranquility and stability.
Anglican v Roman Catholicism
St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Pro Cathedral at Carden Place Aberdeen is hosting a talk about the similarities between Catholicism and Anglicanism. It will be followed by a soup and sandwich lunch. The talk will be given by Mr Matthew Geldart, a member of St Margaret’s Episcopal Church congregation in the Gallowgate and has been developed after it was delivered at a Connect Group at St Mary’s RC Cathedral. It was found to be so interesting we felt it should be shared and used as a good ecumenical activity! The event will be held in the main Church building on Saturday the 20th of November at 12 noon and will be followed by soup and sandwiches. Afterwards, you are also encouraged to attend an organ recital in St Mary’s RC Cathedral at 2:30pm of music from the Bach family without Johann Sebastian!
Our annual raffle tickets have arrived and they consist of books of five tickets, priced at £1 per ticket. Envelopes of raffle ticket books are in a box next to the font. Please take what you wish and return the stubs together with the relevant amount of payment. We hope to distribute ticket booklets to the many families/individuals who still do not feel ready to return to church, and we hope that those of you who do now attend regularly, consider purchasing what you are able to afford. Details of prizes etc, will be published soon. Watch this space.
St Mary’s Calendars
Mrs Gillian Rose has organised the compilation of a St Mary’s Calendar for 2022 using some of the photographs that were submitted for our recent photograph competition. As soon as these are available they will be offered for sale for either personal use or as an ideal Christmas/New Year present to a friend or a loved one.
Selection Box Appeal
I would like to begin a collection of confectionary selection boxes in the lead up to Christmas. Therefore, when you are next out shopping, please consider buying a selection box to donate towards this appeal. We shall continue to accept donations up until Sunday the 19th of December, after which we shall ensure that they are distributed to an appropriate charity organisation who can help brighten up a child’s Christmas, who may have otherwise missed out on such a small treat.
End of Pre-Recorded Services
After a meeting with Bishop Anne recently, I have decided that the last pre-recorded Sunday service from St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, will be carried out this coming Friday. We have been providing this resource for some time and I am keen to encourage people back to church. Of course, the Provincial recorded service will continue to be broadcast each Sunday at 11am, and for those who still feel unable to return to church I urge you to tune in accordingly.
You will find a calendar of events on our website at www.stmaryscardenplace.org.uk covering the next several months. We will also place a few of these vent calendars around the church for your perusal and diaries.
Service of Memorial and Thanksgiving
I am looking at providing a service of memorial and thanksgiving for those who suffered loss during the height of the Corona Virus pandemic, and also to give thanks to the wonderful and dedicated members of our NHS who worked, and continue to do so, in the battle to keep on top of this devastating virus. I am hoping that it can be an ecumenical event with contributions from different faiths and denominations. Please watch this space.
Services/Events at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral w/c Sunday the 14th of November 2021
Sunday 14th November at 8 am, Holy communion (Cn Terry – 1970)
Sunday 14th November at 10.45 am Remembrance Sunday Sung Eucharist (Cn Terry – 1982) Followed by Tea and Coffee
Monday 15th November – Cn Terry – Day Off
Tuesday 16th November at 10am – Morning Prayer (Cn Terry)
Wednesday 17th November at 10 am Holy Communion (Cn Terry-1970)
Friday 19th November at 10am – Final Pre-Recorded Service (Cn Terry & Mr Matthew McVey)
Saturday 20th November at 12 noon – Talk by Mr Matt Geldart ‘Anglicanism v Roman Catholicism followed by Soup and sandwiches.
Sunday 21st November at 8 am – Holy Communion (1970 – Cn Terry)
Sunday 21st November at 10.00 am – Christ the King Sung Eucharist (1982 – Cn Terry) followed by Teas and Coffee.
Sunday 21st November at 1pm – Zoom Brunch
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them”
(John. F. Kennedy)
Rev Canon Terry Taggart