St Mary’s and St Andrew’s Worshipping Together
A very warm welcome to all
Isaiah 50: 4-9a; Psalm 31: 9-16; Philippians 2: 5-11; Gospel: Mark 14: 1-end of Ch 15
Today’s liturgy places Jesus’ passion front and centre. It’s hard to listen to, the betrayal, the pain, the death. The hosannas of the triumphal entry, now seem but an echo in our memory but that’s where I want us to go. I want us to go back to that first gospel reading, Mark 11:1-11, to Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, and I want us to think about this question. Why did Jesus leave the temple and go to Bethany?
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 between Easter Sunday the 4th of April 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 the competition will be published soon on our website at www.stmaryscardenplace.org.uk
Thank you for the Easter egg donations
Thank you so much to everyone who donated Easter Eggs to our annual appeal. These will soon be passed on to the Barnardo’s Organisation here in Aberdeen and further circulated among those who might not otherwise receive this little Easter treat.
St Mary’s Magazine Easter 2021
The Quarterly Magazine returns after a Covid Hiatus and the Easter edition can now be accessed via the website under the ‘news’ dropdown tab. My thank to all contributors and to Dr Nicola Mills for editing and producing said document.
Readers/Intercessions Rota Volunteer
As I mentioned last week, I am looking for a volunteer to take on the task of preparing our Readers/Intercessions rota as we move forward again into regular services. If you are interested in volunteering for this role, please let me know.
I am also looking for a volunteer to take on the role of People’s Warden here at St Mary’s. Should anyone be interested please make an approach.
Church Service Booking System
As mentioned last week, we now revert to booking seats again for our church services. Please make sure you do so by contacting me via the usual routes in order that I can ensure you have a space. Until the situation relaxes further, this arrangement will need to continue.
Holy Week Services
The services for Holy Week are listed below. Depending upon arrangements already in hand, I may need to travel south to attend the funeral of a family member during this week. Hopefully none of the major services from Thursday onward will be affected.
Services/ Events at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral week commencing Sunday 28th March 2021
Monday 29th March – 10 am Morning Prayer
Tuesday 30th March – 10 am Morning Prayer
Wednesday 31st March – 7 pm Compline
Thursday 1st April – 7 pm Maundy Thursday Service
Friday 2nd April – 2 pm – Good Friday – Reserved Sacrament Service (possibly a Vigil commencing at 7 pm)
Saturday 3rd April – Pre-recording Easter Sunday Service at St Mary’s
Saturday 3rd April – Holy Saturday 7pm service
4th April – Easter Sunday 6 am Sunrise service with Fire and renewal of Baptismal vows at (this may be subject to change as we are still not allowed to gather outside)
4th April – 10 am – Easter Sunday Holy Communion Service (followed by a zoom Brunch at 12 pm (not 1230 pm)
“Our lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf of springtime.”
Rev Canon Terry Taggart