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Services of Worship this Sunday

8.00am  Radio 4 Live Broadcast - Revd Dr Scott McKenna
10.00am Morning Worship - 
 Revd Dr Scott McKenna
7.00pm Youth Worship - Hillary Leslie
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Contributors to 'This Week's News'  are reminded that entries need to be with the minister by Thursday 9.00am to be sure of inclusion in the Order of Service the following Sunday

 

  THIS WEEK'S NEWS

 

.       1.   OPEN TO ALL   Coffee will be served in the McDonald Hall at the close of the service.   The Hall is best accessed through the door to the left of the pulpit.   Everyone is very welcome. 
 
2.   EVENING SERVICE   The evening service in the south transept at 7.00pm is Communion round the Table and will be led by Revd Dr Scott S. McKenna. All welcome.
 
3.   SUMMER SERVICES   There will be one morning service only each Sunday at 10.00am until the end of August.
 
4.   PASTORAL CARE   Our Pastoral Assistant, Kay McIntosh DCS may be contacted on 07903 266 307 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
5.   MEMBERSHIP   If you would like to become a member of Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, please contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0131 667 1286. You can be assured of a very warm reception.                        Scott S McKenna
 
6.   COFFEE & BLETHERS   Come along and join us for fun and fellowship every 2nd and 4th Thursday until September in the sanctuary from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.   All welcome!
 
7.   BBC RADIO 4:  Service of Thanksgiving for the EDINBURGH INTER-NATIONAL FESTIVAL   On Sunday 25 August BBC Radio 4 will broadcast the Sunday Worship programme (8.00am) live from Mayfield Salisbury.   Please put a note in your diary to come along, enjoy the service and help increase the volume of congregational singing!!   There will be a rehearsal on Saturday 24 August.
 
8.   Drummond. TBC  
 
9.   FIVE MINUTES’ PEACE sees the sanctuary at Mayfield Salisbury open as a place for peaceful meditation - without a church service - on Tuesdays from 6.30pm - 8.00pm and Saturdays from 10.00am -11.30am.  We invite people of all faiths and none to come and enjoy five minutes’ peace.  
 
10.MORNING PRAYERS    Morning Prayers (20 minutes) take place in the south transept of the sanctuary on Tuesdays at 9.30am.   All welcome.  
 
11.FORTHCOMING EVENTS   There are three evening lectures (7.00pm) planned at Mayfield Salisbury over the next few months.   The dates are:
 
      Sunday 29 September    Jesus through Muslims Eyes
                                            Robert Hillenbrand, Professorial Fellow at the University of St Andrews and Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh
 
      Sunday 6 October          Climate Change
                                            David Gorman, Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh
 
      Sunday 3 November      George Matheson:  Minister and Mystic
                                            Revd Dr Scott McKenna
 
12.DOORS OPEN DAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2019  Mayfield Salisbury will be participating in Doors Open Day on Saturday 28 September.  This is great opportunity to showcase our beautiful church to the wider public. We need a team of volunteers to staff the building that day.  If you are willing to give up a few hours, please contact Alastair MacGilchrist on 07931 730 805 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Thanks!
 


 

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

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CORNERSTONE BOOKSHOP

f you are looking for a book to help you on your inward journey, expand your knowledge of Christian history, doctrine or the Bible, then visit Cornerstone Bookshop, St John's Terrace, (under St John's Episcopal Church), Princes Street, Edinburgh.   EH2 4BJ

Books for the journey

Karen Armstrong     Islam: A Short History
                                 The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts

Enzo BIanchi            Words of Spirituality: Exploring the Inner Life
Marcus Borg             Days of Awe and Wonder
Richard Harries       Haunted: Modern Writers and the Struggle for Faith
Richard Rohr          The Universal Christ

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

 
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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.

  
‘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

  • 'God is not the answer, God is the question.'
    Herbert McCabe

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