Intimations

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Intimations


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25 Feb 09:30 -All Age Worship

25 Feb 10:45 -Morning Worship

25 Feb 19:00 -Evening Service

 

Sunday Intimations - Contributors are reminded that intimations need to be with the minister by Thursday 9.30am to be sure of inclusion in the Order of Service the following Sunday

INTIMATIONS FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

 

1.         OPEN TO ALL   Coffee will be served in the Upper Hall at the close of this service.   The hall is on the same level as the church sanctuary.   Everyone is very welcome.  

 

2.         PASTORAL CARE   The Minister, Revd Scott McKenna, may be contacted on 667 1286 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

3.         MORNING PRAYERS    Prayers are held on Tuesday in the sanctuary at 9.30am (20 minutes).   All welcome.

 

4.         EVENING SERVICE - YOUTH WORSHIP NIGHT   Tonight 25 February 7:00 PM (launch night)   On the last Sunday night of every month, Youth Club will be replaced by a worship night for the young (and the young at heart!).  Although it will be geared toward a younger audience with a contemporary style of worship and prayer, we invite and encourage other members of the congregation to attend to increase our inter-generational relationships at Mayfield Salisbury. Any questions, please contact Hillary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0745 372 2224.

 

5.         CHURCH OF SCOTLAND CROSSREACH PERINATAL SERVICES COLLECTION    Our church supports the work of the Perinatal Services which offers counselling and other support to parents in Scotland affected by depression and anxiety associated with childbirth. TODAY you will have the opportunity to donate, in a retiring collection after each morning service, at the North Door and the West Door. Gift Aid envelopes are available, which increase your giving, with no extra charge to you.    Thank you!

 

6.         MINISTER   The Minister is in Glasgow this morning attending the baptism of a friend’s son.   Today, we welcome the Very Revd David Arnott, former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

 

7.         STEP FREE ACCESS TO CHURCH FRONT DOOR  The construction of step free access to the Church front door on Mayfield Road, being one of the objectives agreed upon at our Congregational Gathering and in the subsequent Congregational Conversations, is a special project due to begin soon.  If you are able to support this work, please pick up a leaflet at one of the church entrances.   Your help is very much appreciated!   Thank you!

 

8.         THURSDAY CLUB    The next meeting of the Thursday Club is on 1 March at 2.00pm.   We welcome Murray Chalmers who will talk about The Top of the Bus Part 2.

 

9.         A FLYING VISIT TO SCOTLAND - Saturday 17 March 2018: 11.00 - 15.00 MAF’s brand-new floatplane, an amphibious Cessna 208, is coming to Scotland before leaving for Bangladesh. It can be seen on 17 March at the beautiful water-side location of the Lodge at Loch Lomond, Luss, G83 8PA, where MAF’s Scottish team and seaplane pilot Chad Tilley will welcome you in the Glenn Luss Suite.  Here you can find out more about the aircraft and its proposed service in Bangladesh – one of the poorest and most vulnerable countries in the world. For catering purposes and because the visit must be subject to weather conditions, you are asked to register attendance and check on the day by contacting the Scottish MAF Office on 0141 332 5222 or on line (www.maf-uk.org/flyingvisit and then click on the long box about the Scottish visit).  

 

10.       FAIR TRADE STALL   Today, along with the groceries and goodies, you are invited to take a look at the latest catalogue featuring EASTER EGGS, CARDS, GIFTS and DECORATIONS.  Orders may be placed and paid for on collection at the next Fair Trade Sunday 25 March in time for Easter.

 

11.       MEMBERSHIP   If you would like to become a member of Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, please contact me by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or telephone (0131 667 1286).    You can be assured of a very warm reception.     Scott S McKenna

 

12.       The BETHANY BIG SLEEP OUT is taking place on Friday 16 March in the quadrangle of Edinburgh City Chambers in the High Street. We want to challenge all participants to catch a glimpse of what it means to experience homelessness and to aim for a target pledge of £100. Full details including registration are on the website link:  www.bigsleepout.co.uk

Chris McNeil
 

13.       HOLY WEEK BREAKFAST SERVICES  Help offered to Craigmillar Park Church in serving breakfast after the morning services at 7.45am during Holy Week is always welcomed.  If you can help set out and serve tea/coffee, juice, rolls and cereal, and clear up afterwards, one day between 7.30am and about 9.15am, please contact David Booth (667 0582) who is coordinating our team of helpers.

 

14.       SU HOLIDAYS  Are you a youth interested in going on a SU Holiday?  If interested, scholarships are available. Speak to Hillary for more information. 0745 372 2224 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

15.       AFTERNOON SERVICE of HOLY COMMUNION Tuesday 13 March at 2.30pm in the level access Upper Hall [via West Mayfield doors] with Tea and Fellowship until around 3.45pm.  Everyone always made most welcome If you would appreciate further information or help please ask your Pastoral Visitor (PV), any Elder or Anne Sturrock.

 

16.       EDINBURGH INTER FAITH ASSOCIATION (EIFA) On Sunday 4 March 2018, Mayfield Salisbury Church hosts a viewing of an exhibition of photographs from EIFA, the ‘Our Story Project’. The Project collected together people’s memories and stories of faith communities in Edinburgh, through oral history interviews. You will see photographs celebrating members of Edinburgh’s population, our richly diverse city. Some have settled, and some were born here. These are folk who have met together through community meals, talks and visits to different places of worship to meet and learn from each other.

The exhibition was displayed in the Scottish Parliament, at the Museum of Edinburgh and in many schools, colleges and community centres. We invited EIFA to bring the exhibition to our church on Sunday 4 March, accompanied by Carrie Alderton of EIFA, creator of the exhibition. Carrie will be on hand to answer any questions, for which we are most grateful.                                                                            /

You are encouraged to enjoy this chance to learn about the interconnected traditions and cultures of folk living and working among us.

 

17.       TWO TALKS   Fr. Tony Flannery, the Irish priest, writer and founding member of the Association of Catholic Priests of Ireland is coming to speak in Edinburgh twice in the next few weeks.

On Wednesday 28 February, he will speak at Edinburgh University, Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, EH8 9AC on Celibacy, Sexuality and the Crisis in the Priesthood. This meeting starts at 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

On Tuesday 6 March, he will speak at the Newman Association meeting, here in the Upper Hall, The  Language of Doctrine.  This meeting starts at 7.30pm and finishes about 9.30pm.

18.     HOLIDAY  Revd Laurene Lafontaine will be on holiday from Monday 26 February until Wednesday 14 March inclusive.

Further details of individual events can be found on the 'What's On' page.

www.facebook.com/MayfieldSalisbury
Twitter:  @ScottSMcKenna
www. youtube.com/user/MayfieldSalisbChurch
www. flickr. com/photos/98063709@N06/
www.mayfieldsalisbury.org
 

 CORNERSTONE BOOKSHOP

Visit Cornerstone Bookshop, St John's Terrace, lower level, below St John's Episcopal Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh.  EH2 4BJ

Books for the journey……

Elizabeth A Johnson   Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love
Diarmaid  MacCulloch   All things Made New:  Writings on the Reformation
Finlay Macdonald       From Reform to Renewal:  Scotland’s Kirk Century by Century
Mark Oakley       The Splash of Words
Richard Rohr     The Naked Now:  Learning to see as the Mystics see
Heinz Schilling    Martin Luther:  Rebel in an Age of Upheaval
 

Recommended Daily MeditationsFr Richard Rohr at www.cac.org       


MEMBERSHIP  

If you would like to become a member of Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, please contact me by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or telephone (0131 667 1286).   It will be good to have your name on the congregational roll.   You can be assured of a very warm reception.      Scott S McKenna

 
E-MAIL DATABASE

Occasional e-letters are sent out to our worshippers. If you would like to receive these please contact the Church Manager, William Mearns, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All e-letters are sent out blind copy so your address remains private.

Vacancy

We now have a vacancy for a Pastoral Assistant. Closing date: 23rd February More information HERE


STEP FREE ACCESS
TO CHURCH FRONT DOOR


The construction of step free access to the Church front door on Mayfield Road, being one of the objectives agreed upon at our Congregational Gathering and in the subsequent Congregational Conversations, is a special project due to begin soon.  If you are able to support this work, please pick up a leaflet at one of the church entrances or email the Church Manger for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Your help is very much appreciated!   Thank you!

 
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  • The purpose of our life is God's glory. However lowly a life is, that is what makes it great.
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