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17 Dec 09:30 -All Age Worship

17 Dec 10:45 -Morning Worship

17 Dec 19:00 -Evening Service

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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 DECEMBER 17, 2017

1.         OOPEN 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.         COMMUNION ROUND THE TABLE   A Service of music, silence, prayer, reflection and the Sacrament of Holy Communion at 7.00pm (SSM).   All welcome.  

 

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

 

5.         CCHRISTMAS YOUTH EVENTS   December holds many exciting opportunities for our P6 - S6 youth to spend time together; please look over the flyer inserts for more information.

 

TONIGHT Sunday 17 December 5:30pm - 8:00pm 

Christmas Party: The Great Gingerbread

Build-Off  & Movie Night

 

Saturday 23 December 6:30pm 

Christingle Service

 

6.   YOUTH CLUB VOLUNTEERS WANTED   Hillary is seeking volunteers for the Youth Club, which will be officially starting on Sunday 14 January 2018.  It will run on Sunday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and will require 3-4 volunteer leaders each night.  Volunteer leaders are desired for assisting with games, activities and discussion, as well as others to help serve food and drink during the break.  PVG certification is required, but can subsequently be acquired if you are keen to help.  Open to parents and all ages of adults within and without of the congregation!  Please speak with Hillary Leslie about getting on the rota (from 14 January to 25 March) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 07453722224.

 

7.         UUNIVERSITY STUDENTS HOME FOR CHRISTMAS If you are the parent or grandparent of a university-aged student who will be home for Christmas, please pass on their contact details to our youth worker, Hillary Leslie if you think they would be keen to have a small get-together over their holiday break!  Contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07453722224.

 

8.          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

 

9.        The Spiritual Care Team would like to invite you and your members to join us for CAROL SINGING round the wards at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on Christmas Eve.

 

There will be refreshments available in the Board Room on the 2nd Floor from 7.00pm onwards.   Carol singing with the Salvation Army brass band starts at 7.30pm.   Parking within the hospital grounds will be free on this occasion.

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 CORNERSTONE BOOKSHOP

Visit 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……

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. stating whether you would also be interested in receiving the e-letters which go out solely to 9.30 worshippers. 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

  
‘LOOK WELL ON THESE SKIES’
 

'Amazed by Science, illumined by Religion' This booklet is available free of charge.  Details HERE

 

  • Because God is both knowable and unknowable the tension of the symbol, the multilayers of the myth and the openness of the poetic are all vital to our desire to celebrate the Mystery to whom we relate and in whom we have our being.
    Mark Oakley

  • You must love him as he is: neither God, nor spirit, nor image; even more, the One without commingling, pure, luminous ...

    Meister Eckhart

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

  • Faith may justify bigotry or fanaticism, as Church history tragically witnesses. It needs a safeguard. If it is not animated as it were by the greatest of the theological virtues (love), faith can become defective.
    Thomas Norris

  • Dry not, dry not, your tears of love eternal! Only to eyes that fail to weep does this world seem so dull and dead. Dry not, dry not, those long, sad tears of love.
    Johann von Goette

  • The post modern paradigm manifests itself as a unity which preserves diversity and diversity which strives after unity.
    David Bosch

  • There is only one assertion that requires no evidence. Children are a sacred trust...Unless we care properly for our children, we shall never build a better world.
    'A Good Childhood’ The Children’s Society

  • These are only hints and guesses, hints followed by guesses; and the rest is prayer.
    'The Dry Salvages' T.S.Eliot

  • According to strict truth, God is incomprehensible, and incapable of being measured.
    Origen

  • Myth is a story about the way things never were, but always are.
    Thomas Mann

  • In the darkness ...The child of your love - and now become as the most hated one - the one You have thrown away as unwanted - unloved ..... The darkness is so dark .... I have no faith.
    Mother Teresa

  • I love the Bible. I owe my faith and my life to the Bible and its liberating message. It is in the Bible that I first met Jesus ... I too am included in God's embrace.
    Gene Robinson

  • It is this great absence that is like a presence, that compels me to address it without hope of a reply ....
    R.S. Thomas

  • Faith is not a proud self-consistent philosophy. It involves maintaining oneself between contradictions that can't be solved by analysis. It is therefore a living response to the grace of God as revealed in fragile lives.
    Mark Oakley

  • Any religion which does not say that God is hidden is not true.
    Blaise Pascal

  • The contemporary Church is losing aspects of its wide and generous memory and therefore condemning itself to become a 'swimming pool Church' - one that has all the noise coming from the shallow end.
    Mark Oakley

  • For all your doctrinal headaches take Paradox.
    Mark Oakley

  • The true vision and the true knowledge of what we seek consists precisely in not seeing, in an awareness that our goal transcends all knowledge and is everywhere cut off from us by the darkness of incomprehensibility.
    St Gregory of Nyssa

  • Death, death be hanged, the Lord has promised me that I shall live. This I believe!
    Martin Luther

  • We feel that even when all possible scientific questions have been answered, the problems of life have not been put to rest.
    Wittgenstein

  • Religion is the flight of the alone to the Alone.
    Plotinus

  • Stupid clergymen appeal quite directly to a Bible passage directly understood ....
    Soren Kirkegaard

  • What is the point of the arts of reading and criticism as long as the ecclesiastical interpretation of the Bible, Protestant as well as Catholic, is cultivated as ever?
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • A figure like Ecclesiast, rugged and luminous, chants in the dark a text that is the answer, although obscure.
    Wallace Stevens

  • Myth is the poetry of the soul.
    Sara Maitland

  • Our loss of the ability to think mythically, poetically, allegorically, creatively, theologically, and artfully is a greater threat to our religious experience than anything good scientists have to report ...
    Sara Maitland

  • In general, Zen attitude is that words and truth are incompatible, or at least that no words can capture truth.
    Douglas Hofstadter

  • 'God' is a one word poem
    Rowan Williams

  • What is today? Today is eternity.
    Meister Eckhart

  • Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things.
    Meister Eckhart

  • The most powerful hunger we have, mostly suppressed and misdirected, is the hunger for God.
    Miroslav Volf

  • We frequently judge that things are as we wish them to be, for through personal feeling true perspective is easily lost.
    Thomas a Kempis

  • Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
    Rabindranath Tagore

  • God is the beyond in our midst.
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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