‘Great is the Glory of the Lord’
A very warm welcome to all
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Readings: Isaiah 6: 1-8 (9-13); 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11
Gospel: Luke 5: 1-11
In today’s Gospel
Today we continue with our gospel readings from Luke. In the past few weeks we have read from the early chapters of this gospel about who Jesus is and what he has come to do. Now we start to read about Jesus calling people to be his disciples. In this week’s gospel reading Luke holds out to us some of the key things about being a disciple of Jesus. These things are as true for us today as a Church and as individuals as they were 2,000 years ago. (Fr Roger Dyer)
Cancellation of services
In reiterating, please accept my apologies for the short-notice cancellation of our Sunday services last week, and indeed, our Wednesday 10 am Holy Communion. After the rose window had gone though, and acting on the advice of our Architect, Mr Dave Chouman, it was felt that it would be unsafe to have any sort of activity in the main Church area until the damage had been made safe. Due to the continuance of the high winds into Monday and Tuesday, the Cherry Picker could not be safely deployed until Wednesday. I would like to hank Mrs Anne Farquhar and Mr Matthew McVey who, worked so hard to clear up the large amount of broken glass on Saturday morning. I would also like to thank Mr David Rose and Mr Dave Chouman for their immediate attention to the matter and sound counsel therein.
Annual General Meeting
As all of you are well aware, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place immediately after the service. Of course, everyone will have an opportunity to grab a cup of Tea/Coffee before we begin, but I urge you to do this as swiftly as possible if you are intending to stay for the meeting. For those not wishing to attend but still wishing to have a drink, you are welcome to use the Choir Vestry hall to do so. Please use the side door to leave.
Please be very careful around the current scaffolding we have in place, especially if you are using the pathway at the side of the church.
Fr Roger Dyer preaching today
I am delighted to welcome Fr Roger Dyer today as he preaches for us as our recently appointed Assistant Priest. Fr Roger has a very busy diary, however, both he and I have had a ‘scrum down’ about plans for the future, and more particularly, Lent and Holy Week. Watch this space.
The Diocesan Newsletter
The Diocesan Newsletter is now available and can be accessed via the link below https://aoepiscopal.scot/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Diocesan-Newsletter-48-1-February-2022.pdf
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 before our AGM. 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.
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.
I continue to draw you attention to our proposals for the Peace/Therapy Garden at the front of the Church. We have obtained some samples of ideas re what the garden could look like, and we (The Vestry) would value your opinion on what your preference might be. Please take some time to click on the following link where all will be revealed.https://stmaryscardenplace.org.uk/notices/west-end-garden-project/
You will find a calendar of events on our website at: https://stmaryscardenplace.org.uk/notices/st-marys-pro-cathedral-fundraising-and-social-events/ covering the next several months. We will also place a few of these event calendars around the church for your perusal and diaries.
Services/Events at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral w/c Sunday the 6th February 2022
Sunday 6th February 2022 at 8am – Holy Communion (Fr Roger – 1970)
Sunday 6th February at 10 am 5th Sunday after the Epiphany Sung Eucharist (Cn Terry & Fr Roger – 1970) Followed by AGM
Monday 7th February – Cn Terry – Day off
Tuesday 8th February at 10 am – Morning Prayer (1982 – Cn Terry)
Wednesday 9th February at 10 am – Said Eucharist (1970- Cn Terry)
Friday 11th February NO COMPLINE SERVICE
Sunday 13th February at 8 am – Holy Communion (1970 – Cn Terry)
Sunday 13th February at 10 am – 6th Sunday after Epiphany – Sung Eucharist (1982 – Cn Terry)
“Preach the gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.”
Rev Canon Terry Taggart