Seventh Sunday of Easter
St Mary’s and St Andrew’s Worshipping Together
A very warm welcome to all
Acts 1: 15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5: 9-13; Gospel: John 17: 6-19
In our Gospel today
Today’s gospel is a part of what’s known as the farewell discourse. It’s the night of the last supper. Jesus washes the feet of his disciples and then he begins a long monologue about leaving and his impending death. He talks a lot and for a long time; four chapters and 117 verses worth of talking. He talks about what it all means and what it will be like for the disciples. But we also get some hints about what’s going on within Jesus. If you find time I commend it to your reading list.
The Diocesan newsletter is now available to view online via the link shown. https://aoepiscopal.scot/orkney-pilgrimage-preparation/ Of course, this is also available on our website at www.stmaryscardenplace.org.uk
8am Sunday Said (Low Mass) Holy Communion
I will be resuming the 8am Sunday Said (Low Mass) Holy Communion on Trinity Sunday the 30th of May using the 1970 Liturgy as was previously the norm. This will be the fifth Sunday of that month and the main 10 am service will also use the 1970 liturgy as previously mentioned. I will look to provide an Evensong as soon as I feel it is appropriate given the recent relaxation of restrictions. Watch this space.
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Carden Place, Aberdeen, is holding a Photograph competition as part of our on-going fund-raising initiatives. The competition will run, until Trinity Sunday the 30th of May inclusive. We are asking that anyone who wants to enter should submit their photograph(s) to Mr David Rose via the St Mary’s email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. More details regarding this can be found on our website at www.stmaryscardenplace.org.uk . Thank you to those who have already submitted pictures.
The Blessed Virgin Mary’s Day – 15th August
Sunday the 15th of August is The Blessed Virgin Mary’s Day; and therefore our Patronal Festival. In our continuing stewardship campaign, we propose to hold a ‘gift Day’. Some of you may recall that this was initially introduced as a method to assist in our fundraising campaigns. Recently, we have asked our congregation to review their weekly/monthly/annual giving and to consider whether it could be increased. I would still urge you to do this if you haven’t already done so, but only if you can afford it. To those who have recently increased their giving, I am deeply grateful for your continued support and generosity. However, the proposed ‘Gift Day’ on August the 15th is another opportunity to make a gift donation to St Mary’s, which will be put towards our continuing Repair and Refurbishment programme. There will be more information forthcoming via newsletters and other material which I will soon distribute. The St Mary’s website will also provide some information soon.
Services/Events at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral w/c Sunday the 16th of May 2021
Sunday 16th May at 10 am – Holy Communion (Cn Terry)
Monday 17th May – Fr Terry – Day Off
Wednesday 19th May 10 am Holy Communion (1970)
Friday 21st May at 10 am – -Pre-Recording for online Sunday service
Sunday 23rd May at 10 am – Holy Communion (Cn Terry)
“Ascensions into heaven are like falling leaves sad and happy all at the same time. Going away isn’t really sad especially when your going enables a new kind of presence to be born”.
Rev Canon Terry Taggart