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Contributors to 'This Week's News'  are reminded that entries need to be with the minister by Thursday 9.30am to be sure of inclusion in the Order of Service the following Sunday

 

  THIS WEEK'S NEWS, SUNDAY, 24 MARCH


 
1.     OPEN TO ALL   Coffee will be served in the Bill McDonald Hall at the close of this service.   The Hall is best accessed through the door to the left of the pulpit.   Everyone is very welcome.   If you are a visitor and would like to be accompanied to coffee, the welcome team will be in the vestibule at the end of the service to assist you.
 
2.     EVENING SERVICE   Our evening service at 7.00pm is Godly Play.   All welcome.   (EB)
 
3.     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.  PASTORAL VISITOR CARDS are available from the church office for anyone wishing to collect them.
 
4.     MORNING PRAYERS    Morning Prayers will be held on Tuesday at 9.30am in the South Transept.      
 
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.     EMERGENCY APPEAL   There will be an opportunity to give to this appeal at the end of each Service today.  More than one million people have been affected by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, and very many have been lost.  These devastating tolls are set to rise in the coming days once the full extent of the damage becomes clearer.  Those affected - especially those in remote areas – are in desperate need of food, water, clothing, shelter and medicine.  Christian Aid is appealing for much-needed funds. Working with our local partners on the ground in Zimbabwe and Malawi, we are helping to provide essential emergency assistance. Please donate today if you can so we can be there for those in need.
 
7.    KIRK SESSION & STATED ANNUAL MEETING   On Tuesday 26 March in the Bill McDonald Hall at 7.30pm, the Kirk Session will meet to approve the Annual Accounts.   This is an open meeting to which all members of the congregation are welcome to attend.   Immediately following, there will be the Stated Annual Meeting of the congregation at which members will be invited to receive the approved accounts.   Once received, there will be an opportunity to discuss future priorities of the congregation.   All welcome.
 
8.     THURSDAY CLUB   The Thursday Club meets on Thursday 28 March in the Bill McDonald Hall at 2.00pm.   We welcome Kathleen Hendry who will speak on Travels in Portugal.    All welcome.
 
9.   YOUTH CLUB   Tonight we will meet in the Youth Room for games & discussion about the environment & climate change. P6-S1 from 6-7pm, and S2-S6 from 7-8pm.
 
SAVE THE DATE   ‘Superhero Summer Holiday Club’: Monday 5 to Friday 9 August 2019.    Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church and Marchmont St. Giles Parish Church are partnering to run a holiday club for Primary School ages from 9.30am to 12 noon at the Marchmont St Giles Church Centre this summer.  Bookings open soon!  Have questions or keen to volunteer? Get in touch with Hillary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
10.  EDINBURGH INTERFAITH COMMUNITY MEAL:  A Taste of Faith Community Meal on Monday 1 April at St Mark’s Unitarian Church, 7 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2DP (6.30pm to 8.00pm).   All welcome!
 
11.  INDUCTION   The Revd Laurene Lafontaine, who was on familiarisation with us at Mayfield Salisbury, will be inducted to Kingswells Parish Church, Aberdeen on 25 April at 7.00pm.
 

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……

Marcus Borg             Days of Awe and Wonder
Richard Harries        Haunted by Christ: Modern Writers and the Struggle for Faith
Thomas Keating       World Without End

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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FIVE MINUTES' PEACE
 

Escape from the hustle and bustle of life to enjoy the peace and beauty of the sanctuary at Mayfield Salisbury Church.

The Sanctuary at Mayfield Salisbury is open as a place for peaceful meditation - without a church service - anytime on Tuesdays from 6.00pm-7.30 pm and Saturdays from 10.00-11.30am. We invite people of all faiths and none to come and enjoy five minutes’ peace.
The News section gives more details.

 
 

  
‘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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