‘The Lord is King, most high over all the earth‘
A very warm welcome to all
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Readings: Acts 16: 16-34; Revelation 22: 12-14, 16-17, 20-21
Gospel: John 17: 20-26
In today’s Gospel
Alleluia, Christ is risen !! He is risen indeed, Alleluia, Alleluia! If you remember, Jesus said he was not praying for the world of people in general but those whom the Father gave Him. We saw that in verse 9. Then He prayed that the Father would not remove His disciples from the world. That’s found in verse 15. Now He prays not just for these immediate disciples only but He prays for all future followers from every era. Here’s where Jesus appropriates all His promises to us. The answers to His prayers are for us, not just His first followers. Jesus is praying to the Father.
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.
There will be a service of Holy Communion on Tuesday the 31st of May to celebrate visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. This will commence at 7pm.
Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. This Christian holy day commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, as recorded in the New Testament in Acts 2:1–31, the name is derived from the Greek word “pentekoste” which means fiftieth, as Pentecost Sunday takes place on the 50th day of Easter.
As mentioned in previous weeks, I am asking you to look through your jewellery boxes to see if you are prepared to part with something that you really haven’t used for years or maybe you just feel like donating something you have no further use of. Of course, it doesn’t have to be gold, it could be any type of jewellery that we might be able to sell on to a jewellers. In any case, I am now appealing to you to consider this and I intend to keep this running for the next 3 months, at which point we can assess where we are.
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 29th May 2022
Sunday 29th May at 8 am – Said Eucharist (1970 – Cn Terry)
Sunday 29th May at 10 am – 7th Sunday of Easter Eucharist (1982 – (1982 – Cn Terry)
Monday 30th May – Cn Terry Day Off
Tuesday 31st May at 10am – Morning Prayer (Cn Terry)
Tuesday 31st May at 7pm – service of Holy Communion – Blessed Virgin Mary visits Elizabeth (1982 – Cn Terry)
Wednesday 1st June at 10am – Holy Communion (1970-Cn Terry)
Thursday 2nd June – 7pm – Pre-Synod Zoom Meeting with +Anne
Friday 3rd June – at 6pm – Compline (Cn Terry)
Saturday 4th June – Admin Day
Sunday 5th June at 8 am The Day of Pentecost – Holy Communion (1970 Cn Terry)
Sunday 5th June at 10am – The Day of Pentecost Sung Eucharist (1982 Cn Terry)
Sunday 5th June at 6 pm – Choral Evensong at Haddo Church to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II (+Anne, Cn Terry, Fr Roger)
Readings: Genesis 11: 1-9; Acts 2: 1-21
Gospel: John 14: 8-17, (25-27)
“Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one.”
Rev Canon Terry Taggart