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Services - 27 May - Trinity Sunday

9.30am All-Age Worship - Very Revd David Arnott
10.45am Morning Service - 
 Very Revd David Arnott
7.00pm Youth Worship Night - Hillary Leslie
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  THIS WEEK'S NEWS, SUNDAY, MAY 20

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.
 
2.     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.
 
3.     EVENING SERVICE   The Service this evening at 7.00pm is Godly Play, a service of song, silence and meditation.   All welcome (EB).
 
4.     MORNING PRAYERS    Prayers are held on Tuesday in the sanctuary at 9.30am (20 minutes).   All welcome.  
 
5.     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
 
6.     STEP FREE ACCESS AND RENOVATION PHASE 2 PROJECTS  The Minister and Kirk Session are extremely grateful to all those who have so generously contributed to the Appeals for financial help with these projects. Over £20,000 and £40,000 respectively have been raised. As most will know, the Step Free Access Project has recently been completed, giving access to the front door of the Church without the need to climb or descend stairs and improving the path round the north side, but work remains to be done on the stained glass windows in the North Transept. Accordingly, the Business Committee has decided that these appeals should be closed at the end of May. Anyone wishing to make a contribution to either appeal should send it to Hugh Somerville, Gift Aid Treasurer, at the Church
 
7.     YOUTH SOCIAL EVENT  Saturday 26 May 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Stressed out about exams? Greenbank Parish Church has organised a combined church event with Mayfield Salisbury. We will be joining them for some Combat Archery at World of Football, with the option to get food together afterwards. This is event is for 13+ only due to age restrictions. There are 7 to 10 spaces available for Mayfield. The cost is £10 per person. Details will be announced soon! Any questions, please contact Hillary at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07453722224.
 
8.     HEART & SOUL - GENERAL ASSEMBLY (19-21 May)
Family area at Heart and Soul on TODAY 1.00pm to 5.00pm.  A family-focused stage will be in the family picnic area with activities throughout the afternoon.
'Walking Together'on Monday 21 May 6.00pm to 7.30pm, Assembly Hall, The Mound. Join with young people from the Church of Scotland in this free, youth-led event of Celebration and Inspiration during General Assembly. If you are a young musician who would like to join a group leading worship, contact Hillary.
 
9.     CHURCH OF SCOTLAND CROSSREACH PERINATAL SERVICES COLLECTION   We will have the second of our three retiring collections to support the Perinatal Services on Sunday 3June 2018.  CrossReach Perinatal Services provides counselling and other support to parents in Scotland affected by depression and anxiety associated with childbirth.  The important Gift Aid envelopes will be available for you to take home on Sunday 27 May 2018, and return for the collection on 3 June, or later.  Gift Aid increases your giving at no extra charge to you.    We very much welcome your support!  Thank you.
 
10.   CHURCH MANAGER    As Assembly Officer to the General Assembly, the Church Manager, William Mearns, will be out of the Mayfield Salisbury office from Wednesday 16 May to Saturday 26 May inclusive.  He will respond to emails during this period.  Stewart Houston will cover at Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church. 

Further details of individual events can be found on the 'What's On' page
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CORNERSTONE BOOKSHOP

Visit Cornerstone Bookshop, St John's Terrace, lower level, below St John's Episcopal Church, 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.. 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

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