St Mary’s and St Andrew’s Worshipping Together
A very warm welcome to all
Readings: Isaiah 6: 1-8; Psalm 29: Romans 8: 12-17
Gospel: John 3: 1-17
Today’s Gospel is indeed ‘Good News’. For God so loved the whole world. For God so loved Nicodemus. For God so loves me. For God, so loves you… in this way: that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in, trusts, and follows him, should not perish, but may have eternal life. Yes, this truly is the Gospel – the good news – in a nutshell.
Today (Sunday) we will use the 1970 Liturgy, in both our 8am and 10 am services. Rather than print off orders of service, we will use the booklets already in place. Therefore, I would ask that as you leave via the West door this morning at the end of the service, would you just drop your service book in the box provided. For those who choose to leave via the side door, just leave your service book on your pew.
You will see below, that there is a service at 10 am on Thursday to celebrate Corpus Christi. As previously outlined, there is no need to book for the midweek services and you are welcome to pop in if you feel inclined.
Today is effectively the last day to enter St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Photograph competition, which forms part of our ongoing fundraising 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 30th of May 2021
Sunday 30th May at 8 am – Said Holy Communion (Cn Terry)
Sunday 30th May at 10 am – Holy Communion (Cn Terry)
Monday 31st May – Cn Terry – Day Off
Wednesday 2nd June 10 am Holy Communion (1982) (Cn Terry)
Thursday 3rd June at 10 am – Thanksgiving for Holy Communion (Corpus Christi) (Cn Terry)
Friday 4th June at 10 am Pre-Recording of Sunday Service (Cn Terry)
Sunday 6th June at 8 am – Holy Communion (1970) (Cn Terry) Sunday 6th June at 10 am – Holy Communion (1982) (Cn Terry)
“The Father being in the Son, the Son being in the Father, and the Spirit being the Spirit of the Father and the Son is the attribute of intimate relationship within God in complete unity and oneness.”
Rev Canon Terry Taggart