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 23 APRIL
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. COMMUNION ROUND THE TABLE Our Service this evening is one of song, silence, meditation and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. All welcome. (SSM)
4. MORNING PRAYERS Prayers are held on Tuesday in the sanctuary at 9.30am (20 minutes). All welcome.
5. HOUSEGROUPS I would be interested to hear from anyone who would like to join one of our housegroups. We have several very lively and successful groups and some of them would be in a position to welcome new members. Is this something you have been thinking about or are you even tempted to find out more? People in the groups find them to be a great opportunity to discuss issues about our faith journey in a supportive and encouraging environment. Some groups meet every week, some every 2 weeks, some once a month or by arrangement, some in the day and some in the evening. So there is plenty of choice!
Please do get in touch with me as soon as possible and let me know if you are interested.
6. THURSDAY CLUB The secretary of the Thursday Club, Florence Smith, retires from her post after 25 years service. The Minister and Kirk Session would like to pay very warm tribute to Florence for all her work!!
7. EDINBURGH INTERFAITH ASSOCIATION INTERFAITH PEACE EVENT On Thursday 27April, 7.00pm – 9.00pm, Annandale Street Mosque, EH7 4AZ. Topic: ‘Faith, Peace and Global Politics in the Age of President Trump’. Guest Speakers: Professor Jolyon Mitchell and Imam Hassan Rabbani.
8. GRAPEVINE Contributors are reminded that the copy deadline for the May/June issue is 7.00pm on Friday 28 April. The next opportunity for articles to be included will be the July/August issue.
9. FAIR TRADE STALL The next opportunity to stock up on Fair Trade goods will be on Sunday 30 April. The items on offer will include the excellent Kilombero white rice from Malawi at £3.00 per kg.
10. The next AFTERNOON SERVICE will be on Tuesday 9 May (2.30pm – 4.00pm) in the level access Upper Hall [via West Mayfield doors] with Sheila Bryer and will be followed by Afternoon Tea and Fellowship. Everyone always most welcome
If you would appreciate further information or help
please ask your Pastoral Visitor (PV), Sheila Bryer or Anne Sturrock. Offers from drivers (to Anne) always appreciated to make it possible for those who require extra assistance to be able to attend this Service.
12. 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.
13. INDUCTION The Revd Amos Chewachong, who worshipped at Mayfield Salisbury, will be inducted as parish minister to Newport-on-Tay Church on Wednesday 17 May at 7.00pm. All welcome.
14. THURSDAY CLUB The Thursday Club is on Thursday 27 April when we will welcome Honeysuckle Swing with Diana Saunderson & Gus Carmichael. The club starts at 2.00pm in the Upper Hall. All welcome.
15. CONCERNED FOR REFUGEES? We can feel helpless seeing the numbers of people who are displaced, cut off from opportunities and whose studies are interrupted through circumstances outside of their control. Refugees in Scotland and elsewhere are in need of assistance in higher education.
As a University community we are coming together to walk, camp and take the boat to historic sites near Edinburgh that are associated with sanctuary and welcome. Join our two day sponsored walk on the 3 and 4 June 2017 to raise funds to offer educational opportunities for refugees through scholarships and online education.
We will start on the outskirts of Edinburgh, and camp overnight near St Bridget's Kirk in Dalgety Bay, Fife for stories and festivities, sail by boat to Inchcolm and its Abbey in the Firth of Forth and return to the Scottish Parliament where there will be speeches. The walk will remember the journeying of refugees on foot, in vehicles and by boat, in order to reach a place of sanctuary.
Registration is £25 (to cover the cost of the boat) and we ask you to raise a minimum of £100 for our new Humanitarian Assistance Fund. Thank you. You will need a sleeping bag, waterproofs, sunscreen and sturdy boots / footwear. If you are under 18, you will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult such as your parent, legal guardian, carer, teacher or youth worker.
For more information visit: www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/sanctuary-walk-for-refugees
16. SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY 3 JUNE 2017 – ‘Come & Sing’ Choral Favourites - here at Mayfield Salisbury - Rehearsal 1.30pm - 5.15pm and Concert 6.00pm – 7.00pm.
Tickets and further info from www.waverleycare.org/favourites or 0131 556 9710
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
Jack Mahoney Christianity in Evolution
Mark Oakley The Splash of Words
Richard Rohr The Naked Now: Learning to see as the Mystics see.
Recommended Daily Meditations: Fr Richard Rohr at www.cac.org