St Mary’s and St Andrew’s Worshipping Together
A very warm welcome to all our visitors today on Remembrance Sunday
Wisdom of Solomon 6: 17-20, Psalm 70, 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18, Gospel: Matthew 25: 1-13
Today is Remembrance Sunday, when we will call to mind all of those brave souls who gave their lives in war
Today is Remembrance Sunday, when we will call to mind all of those brave souls who gave their lives in war, regardless of what side they served with. Many of you here today will have either served in the Military, or know someone who has. Some of you will know someone who has made that ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their country. Maybe you just chose to support our Armed Forces, who, on the behest of political leaders, put their lives on the line. Since the First World War there have been many conflicts across the globe where British and Commonwealth Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen/Women have been called to active service. Many came home, many didn’t. Some of those who came home never recovered from the experience of battle and continued to suffer. We do all of them a disservice if we fail to recognise the significance of today despite the call of some sections of society to ‘forget the past and move on’. Until there is no more war, we must learn from the past if we are ever to secure the future for our children and our children’s children.
Do you look around you and think “What is happening in the world today”?
Do you look around you and think “What is happening in the world today”? We now see our brothers and sisters in England once more under lockdown for a month, and we look to our own political leaders here in Scotland, wondering if they will follow suit. We see the madness that took place in Vienna and France recently and we wonder when and where it will happen again. We look to the United States with concern as the political system there seems at odds with democracy and the will of the people. There is so much to consider and pray for.
Our Friday Morning Prayer continues at 9.30 a.m.
Our Friday Morning Prayer continues at 9.30 a.m. My apologies for failing to turn up last Friday, this was due to a minor emergency at home. Why not pop in if you’re in the area, it will only last 15-20 minutes and could help set you up for the day. There is no need to book a place. Whenever the restrictions are relaxed, I intend to increase the regularity of Morning Prayer, hopefully to pre-Covid 19 frequency which was Tuesday to Friday inclusive. The door will be open to all who seek entry.
I am still open to many of you to let me know if there is anyone else you might think would want this newsletter sent to them by email or even in hard copy. This is more emphasised for our brothers and sisters from St Andrew’s. Please, take as many hard copies as you wish when you leave should you feel that putting one through a friend’s letterbox might help. Just let me know if you need more.
We need more volunteers
We need more volunteers from both St Mary’s and St Andrew’s to be readers/intercessors. Please let me know if you would be willing to help out and to share the responsibility more evenly.
Services at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral week commencing Sunday 8th November 2020
Sunday 8th November at 10.50 a.m. – Holy Communion – Rev’d Cn Terry Taggart presiding and preaching
Wednesday 11th November at 10 a.m. – Holy Communion (1929) – Rev’d Cn Terry Taggart
Friday 13th November at 9:30 a.m. – Morning Prayers – Rev’d Cn Terry Taggart
Sunday 15th November at 10 a.m. – Holy Communion – +Anne
Rev’d Cn Terry Taggart