‘Praise, O praise the name of the Lord‘
A very warm welcome to all
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Readings: Acts 11: 1-18; Revelation 21: 1-6
Gospel: John 13: 31-35
In today’s Gospel
Alleluia, Christ is risen !! He is risen indeed, Alleluia, Alleluia! We seem to be hitting the rewind button during this season of Eastertide – we keep going back over events that led up to the crucifixion. Today’s passage takes us back to that final meal Jesus shared with his disciples. John doesn’t describe this as a Passover meal like the other gospel writers do – this meal happens on the night before Passover begins. According to John, “Jesus will be crucified at about the same time that the lambs are sacrificed in the Temple in preparation for the Passover meal.” But John gives us something the other gospel authors do not: he tells us in great detail what Jesus said to his disciples during this final night they have together.
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.
Cheese and Wine
I am grateful to the who attended our Cheese and Wine function on Friday evening. My gratitude is extended to David Rose and Mrs Anne Farquhar who made sure we had plenty to drink and eat. I am of course, grateful to everyone who helped out on the night in question and I hope that those who attended enjoyed it as much as I did.
War and Christianity
On Monday the 16th of May (tomorrow) at 7pm, there will be a discussion evening at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Choir Vestry titled: Is this a ‘time for war’? ‘Thinking together as Christians about war in the context of armed conflict in Ukraine’. The guest speaker will be Dr Brian Brock, Professor of Moral and Practical Theology at Aberdeen University. This will be a very interesting talk and we are deeply grateful that Dr Brock has found time to share his thoughts with us. This event is open to any who wish to attend, and if the numbers dictate, we will consider moving it into the main body of the Church. We hope to provide tea and coffee on the night. Please put this date in your diaries and invite anyone whom you think would enjoy such a discussion.
I am looking for someone to take responsibility for producing a rota to look after the provision I am looking for someone to take responsibility for producing a rota to look after the provision of teas and coffees at our after-service fellowship. Please come and speak with me if you are willing to help. Mrs Gillian Rose has offered to resume control of the purse for donations made during fellowship.
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.
Our Peoples Warden Mr Iain Stewart has asked me to put out a call for more people to consider volunteering to read scripture and intercede at our worship. Should you feel so inclined, I encourage anyone who is considering this valuable ministry to approach Ian in the first instance.
Services/Events Commencing Sunday the 15th May 2022
Sunday 15th May at 8 am – Said Eucharist (1970 – Cn Terry)
Sunday 15th May at 10 am – 5th Sunday of Easter Eucharist (1982 – (1982 – Cn Terry)
Monday 16th May at 11.45am – Cn Terry attending funeral of Florence B. Cal-Anglia at St Margaret’s
Monday 16th May at 7pm – ‘Is this a time for war’ discussion with Dr Brian Brock
Tuesday 17th May at 10am – Morning Prayer (Cn Terry)
Wednesday 18th May at 10am – Holy Communion (1970-Cn Terry)
Thursday 19th May – Cn Terry day off
Friday 20th May – Cn Terry Admin Day
Saturday 21st May – Admin Day
Sunday 22nd May at 8 am ‘6th Sunday of Easter’ Holy Communion (1970 Cn Terry)
Sunday 22nd May at 10am – ‘6th Sunday of Easter Sung Eucharist (1982 Cn Terry)
Readings: Acts 16: 9-15; Revelation 21: 10, 22-22:5
Gospel: John 14: 23-29
“God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you’”
Rev Canon Terry Taggart