Further details of individual events can be found on the 'What's On' page.
Sunday Intimations - Contributors are reminded that intimations need to be with the minister by Thursday noon to be sure of inclusion in the Order of Service the following Sunday.
INTIMATIONS FOR SUNDAY 30 APRIL
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. If you are a visitor and would like to be accompanied to coffee, a member of the welcome team will be in the vestibule at the end of the service to take you there.
3. COMMUNION ROUND THE TABLE Our Service this evening is one of song, silence, meditation and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. All welcome. (SSM)
4. MORNING PRAYERS Prayers are held on Tuesday in the sanctuary at 9.30am (20 minutes). All welcome.
5. HOUSEGROUPS I would be interested to hear from anyone who would like to join one of our housegroups. We have several very lively and successful groups and some of them would be in a position to welcome new members. Is this something you have been thinking about or are you even tempted to find out more? People in the groups find them to be a great opportunity to discuss issues about our faith journey in a supportive and encouraging environment. Some groups meet every week, some every 2 weeks, some once a month or by arrangement, some in the day and some in the evening. So there is plenty of choice! Please do get in touch with me as soon as possible and let me know if you are interested.
6. INCHCOLM PILGRIMAGE Make a diary note of our pilgrimage to Inchcolm Abbey on the Maid of the Forth on Saturday 10 June, a great family event. The Ian McCallum Fund is allowing a very generous discount on the ticket price, and children go free. Further information will appear on the noticeboard and in May Grapevine.
8. FAIR TRADE STALL An opportunity to stock up on Fair Trade after the service today. The items on offer will include the excellent Kilombero white rice from Malawi at £3 per kg.
9. The next AFTERNOON SERVICE will be on Tuesday 9 May (2.30pm – 4.00pm) in the Upper Hall [via West Mayfield doors] with Sheila Bryer and will be followed by Afternoon Tea and Fellowship. Everyone always most welcome. If you would appreciate further information, please askyour Pastoral Visitor, Sheila Bryer or Anne Sturrock.
11. Sir JAMES MacMILLAN As a guest of The Newman Association, which meets in Mayfield Salisbury, the composer Sir James MacMillan will be speaking in Mayfield Salisbury on Wednesday 17 May, 2017 at 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Sir James will be speaking on Music, Modernity, the continued search for the Sacred, and the place that Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius has in it. All welcome.
12. INDUCTION The Revd Amos Chewachong, who worshipped at Mayfield Salisbury, will be inducted as parish minister to Newport-on-Tay Church on Wednesday 17 May at 7.00pm. All welcome.
13. EDINBURGH MARATHON FESTIVAL I’m doing my first 5k run on 27 May as part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival in order to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK, a charity which has been important to me for a number of years. If you’d like to donate then you can do so at the following website:justgiving.com/stuart-mitchell88 or in person. Many thanks! Stuart Mitchell (Chamber Group tenor).
14. CONCERNED FOR REFUGEES? We can feel helpless seeing the numbers of people who are displaced, cut off from opportunities and whose studies are interrupted through circumstances outside of their control. Refugees in Scotland and elsewhere are in need of assistance in higher education.
As a University community we are coming together to walk, camp and take the boat to historic sites near Edinburgh that are associated with sanctuary and welcome. Join our two day sponsored walk on the 3 and 4 June 2017 to raise funds to offer educational opportunities for refugees through scholarships and online education. We will start on the outskirts of Edinburgh, and camp overnight near St Bridget's Kirk in Dalgety Bay, Fife for stories and festivities, sail by boat to Inchcolm and its Abbey in the Firth of Forth and return to the Scottish Parliament where there will be speeches.
Registration is £25 (to cover the cost of the boat) and we ask you to raise a minimum of £100 for our new Humanitarian Assistance Fund. You will need a sleeping bag, waterproofs, sunscreen and sturdy boots / footwear. If you are under 18, you will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult such as your parent, legal guardian, carer, teacher or youth worker.
For more information visit: www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/sanctuary-walk-for-refugees
15. SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY 3 JUNE 2017 – ‘Come & Sing’ Choral Favourites - here at Mayfield Salisbury - Rehearsal 1.30pm - 5.15pm and Concert 6.00pm – 7.00pm.
Tickets and further info from www.waverleycare.org/favourites or 0131 556 9710
16. SALVATION ARMY COLLECTION Our next collection of non-perishable foods, toiletries, clothing and cash will be on Sunday 14 May. We have some copies of their recent newsletter Niddry Street News which will be available at our table before the 10.45am service. Thanks to all for continued support for this homelessness project.
17. CHRISTIAN AID WEEK This year CA Week is from 14 to 20 May. The theme is REFUGEES The Christian Aid Service will be on Sunday 14 May. Full information in May Grapevine. WAYS OF GIVING at Mayfield Salisbury:
• Sponsor a Street. Please add your name against a street of your choice (lists are displayed just inside the W. Mayfield entrance until 21 May). You will be given a CA envelope for your donation. You do not need to go round the doors!
• Respond to the CA envelope appeal – envelopes available with Orders of Service on Sunday 14 May and will be collected (and dedicated) the following Sunday 21 May.
• Join us for our CA Solidarity Lunch on Sunday 14 May (after the 10.45 am Service) in the Lower Hall – tickets (we need numbers for catering purposes) available after Services on and after 30 April from CA Committee table. Lunch is free - but we would ask for an extra donation to Christian Aid.
• Adding Gift Aid – if you can (if you are a tax payer) please complete the GA form attached to each envelope and HMRC will increase your personal donation by 25% each time. This in itself is a free donation to Christian Aid. Thank you all for your generous financial support thus far in 2017. The Christian Aid Committee
CORNERSTONE BOOKSHOPVisit Cornerstone Bookshop, St John's Terrace, (usually under St John's Episcopal Church, at present in temporary accomodation at street level), Princes Street, Edinburgh. EH2 4BJ
Books for the journey……David Foster Deep Calls to Deep
Matthew Fox A Way into God
Alastair McIntosh Poacher’s Pilgrimage
Jack Mahoney Christianity in Evolution
Mark Oakley The Splash of Words
Richard Rohr The Naked Now: Learning to see as the Mystics see.
Recommended Daily Meditations: Fr Richard Rohr at www.cac.org