WEEKLY NEWS

 

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WELCOME! Sandy and Joy have arrived in Statesboro Georgia USA for the pulpit swap with the Revd Dr Taylor Hartman who arrived in Edinburgh earlier this week. We welcome her and congratulate her on her recent graduation with a DMin (Doctor of Ministry).  We also welcomer her family:  husband Blair; son Hank (10) and daughter Ruthie (7).

 
SUMMER SHORT AFTERNOON SERVICE We invite you to come to the Summer Short Afternoon Service to be led by Pauline Robertson, DCS, on Tuesday 9 July at 2.30pm in the Bill McDonald Hall (via West Mayfield level access).

As usual this will be followed by light refreshments and proceedings finish around 3.45pm. Everyone always made most welcome. In summer time, especially, we miss our families, friends and neighbours during the holiday season and so it is always good to come together as a church family at this time.

 

OPEN TO ALL Coffee and tea will be served in the South Transept at the close of the Sunday service.   Everyone is very welcome.

 

PASTORAL CARE    Please contact Pauline Robertson DCS if you would like any support, visit or a phone call. If you are aware of someone who would appreciate a visit or contact please let Pauline know. If you wish anyone to be remembered in the confidential prayer chain or wish to be added to the email circulation list. The contact details for Pauline are - pastoralassistantms@gmail.com  phone 0758 704 3191.

 

CHURCH GIVING – QR CODE Our Quick Response code is a handy way of using your smart ‘phone or tablet’s QR app to link you to our Giving Page.  Once you have joined the Giving Page safeguards are still operative.  PLATES: Those who would have wished to use it may make use of the offering plates situated in the vestibule and halls entrance, at the close of the service. Regular and one-off donations are possible online at www.give.net/20311853  (scan the QR code) or please contact our Freewill Offerings Treasurer, Hugh Somerville on 0131 466 2446 or hs.somerville2@gmail.com 

 

GENERAL ELECTION A reminder that you will need photo ID to vote and that, if you have applied for a postal vote, it should be posted as soon as possible to ensure it arrives in time.  If you have a postal vote you can no longer vote in person if you are able to turn up on election day. You may hand in your postal vote but you will have some additional paperwork to complete. If you wish to apply for a proxy vote the deadline is 26 June.

 

COFFEE AND BLETHERS The next meeting of Coffee and Blethers is this coming Thursday, 27 June in the Bill McDonald Hall from 2 pm to 3.30 pm. Future meetings are 11 and 25 July, 8 and 22 August. All Welcome.  Further details can be obtained from Christina Somerville cm.somerville2@gmail.com

 

REFRESHMENT ROTA While on the topic of coffee, Pennie McIntyre would be pleased to have volunteers from Newington Trinity congregation members to add to the rota which is being drawn up for the autumn.  If you are able to volunteer please get in touch with her at penniemcintyre@hotmail.com

 

THE THURSDAY CLUB The Thursday Club are on the lookout for speakers, musical artists and anyone who would like to entertain us for a short while on a Thursday afternoon! We are a friendly, non-intimidating bunch with a wide range of interests! Talks might be about a recent holiday, a hobby enjoyed, famous or not so famous figures: anything really. Musical artists most probably will be amateur and not professional so don’t worry if you’ve only sung in the shower until now!   If you are interested please contact Deirdre Eustace or any member of the team for a chat! We would be delighted to see both new and old faces! Deirdre Eustace 07785 301 182 or eustacedeirdre@gmail.com 

 

HOSTS FOR EUROPEAN GODLY PLAY TRAINERS CONFERENCE Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church is hosting the 2024 European Godly Play Trainers Conference 20 Sept to 23 Sept.  Trainers from all over Europe and some from North America will be traveling over for workshops, worship, storytelling and connection.  As the cost of travel is quite expensive, we are looking for hosts in Edinburgh willing to host trainers spare room? Would you like to meet a Godly Player and support this ministry around Europe by welcoming in a trainer for a few days? If so, contact Alex Mackenzie at alex@godlyplayscotland.co.uk and we can pair you up with a trainer to host. For more information on the conference, speak with Bettina Hather who is part of the planning team or email her at youthworkermspc@gmail.com 

 

YOUTH GROUP NEWS Sunday 23rd is the last formal Young Church at Mayfield Salisbury before the summer. Summer Sundays schedule for children thereafter; space or activities curated by appropriate volunteers alongside service.  Children included and welcome through the summer. Volunteers please look out for rota sign up email.

GOING FOR GOLD Joint churches Holiday Club 22nd - 26th July. See last week’s flyer for registration. Queries via Bettina at youthworkermspc@gmail.com 

Youth Group resumes after the summer holidays, but informal gathering with Olympic theme during Holiday Club week possible TBC.

Messy Church Goes Wild family meet-up TBC August.

 

PRAYERS ON TUESDAYS  We meet for prayers every Tuesday at 10.00am in the Newington Room opposite the church office. Everyone most welcome.

 

DONATIONS/ COLLECTIONS   Collections of tinned and dried food (not fresh food) – and basic toiletries .  If you would like to donate, there are marked buckets in the Halls entrance under the bench for food to be placed in.   Also located there or nearby are containers for Bethany, milk bottle caps and used stamps.   

 

Mayfield Salisbury Forthcoming Deadlines

Order of Service Next Week: Thursday at 10.00am

Next Parish Magazine: Friday 23 August at 6.00pm

 

Craigmillar Park Church   www.craigmillarpark.org Scottish Charity SC017061

Mayfield Salisbury Church   www.mayfieldsalisbury.org   Scottish Charity SC000785

Priestfield Church www.priestfield.org.uk  Scottish Charity SC014499