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 26 MARCH
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. EVENING SERVICE Tonight’s evening service is one of song, silence, meditation and Godly Play. All welcome. (EB)
4. MORNING PRAYERS Prayers are held on Tuesday in the sanctuary at 9.30am (20 minutes). All welcome.
6. SOUP 'N' SOCKS About once a month, a team of five folk from Mayfield Salisbury man the Bethany Care Van, serving soup and hot drinks to between 30 and 70 people who are homeless or sleeping rough. In addition, warm clothing is distributed at the four designated stops in the middle of Edinburgh.
In practice each volunteer goes out with the van only once or twice each year, leaving church about 8pm and returning about 11pm. Not only is this service much appreciated by those who use it, it is a friendly and rewarding experience for those taking part.
7. BETHANY CARE VAN There will be an informal meeting on Wednesday 5 April in the Quiet Room at 7.30pm to share experiences of our involvement in the Care Van. As well as people who already volunteer as part of the Mayfield Salisbury team, anyone interested in finding out more would be particularly welcome.
8. STORY SONG SYRIA An evening of storytelling, music and song in aid of Medecins sans Frontieres’ work in Syria, on Sunday 2 April, 7.30 – 9.30 pm at Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge. The show will feature three outstanding Scottish performers, David Campbell, Andrew Coull and Marion Kenny, and the talented cast of Burgh Blatherers storytellers.
9. 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.
10. CHRISTIAN AID @ MAYFIELD SALISBURY Over the past 10 years, through the enormous efforts of its convenor, Hilary Watkinson, the Christian Aid Committee has raised £186, 852.03 through its work at Mayfield Salisbury! Hilary retired from her post recently so, on behalf of the congregation, ‘Thank you!’
11. THURSDAY CLUB On Thursday 30 March we welcome Kozo Hoshino who will speak on Some Pictures in the National Gallery. The club starts at 2.00pm in the Upper Hall. All welcome.
12. EAST AFRICA CRISIS APPEAL 16 million people in East Africa – Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya - are on the brink of starvation and urgently need food, water and medical treatment. Cholera outbreaks across the region are exacerbating the situation. People urgently need clean drinking water. Over 800,000 children under five are severely malnourished. Without immediate treatment, they are at risk of starving to death.
Emergency Appeal envelopes are collected today. Do fill in the Gift Aid portion if appropriate as the Government will add 25% to your donation.
Do remember to pick up a Count Your Blessings leaflet for considering throughout Lent.
13. ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING & STATED ANNUAL MEETING The meetings to approve and receive the annual accounts of Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church for 2016 will be held in the Upper Hall on Tuesday 28 March at 7.30pm.
At the ABM, we will discuss the final report on the recent Congregational Conversations and there will be an opportunity to take part in a discussion about the proposed ramp at the west entrance to the Church. Everyone is warmly welcome !
Copies of the Trustees' Report and Accounts 2016, the Annual Report 2016 and the final report on the Congregational Conversations are available at both church entrances.
Also, Volunteer Administrator post available – part-time vacancy in SLA [South Side] office. Anyone interested and who has experience of administration and would like a very worthwhile, stimulating part-time job in a happy atmosphere please contact the SLA office on 0131 629 9112. http://www.sla-india.org/
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
Mark Oakley The Splash of Words
Richard Rohr The Naked Now: Learning to see as the Mystics see.
Rowan Williams Being Christian
Recommended Daily Meditations: Fr Richard Rohr at www.cac.org