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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, 20 JANUARY

 
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.     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.     COMMUNION ROUND THE TABLE    Our evening service at 7.00pm is one of music, song, silence, meditation and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.   All welcome.   (SSM)
 
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.     THURSDAY CLUB   The Thursday Club meets on Thursday 24 January in the Bill McDonald Hall at 2.00pm.   We welcome Caroline Hood speaking on Scottish Songs.
 
7.     YOUTH SCHEDULE: A youth schedule outlining programming for January - April 2019 is now available to be picked up in the church hall, or to be accessed on the website.  Event updates or changes will be provided regularly. Questions? Contact Hillary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
YOUTH CLUB: Tonight (20 Jan) is a sport night!  We will be playing a few rounds of football and uni hoc.  P6-S1 from 6.00 -7.00PM; S2-S6 from 7.00 – 8.00PM.  Meet in the lower hall!  For more info contact Hillary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
FILM NIGHT: Where can you find faith on screen? S1-S6 youth are invited to Film Night on Saturday 19 Jan. from 6.00 - 8:30PM.    We will meet in the Youth Room for a screening of Star Wars IV: A New Hope and afterwards, discuss where we see God in the story and characters.  Film snacks will be provided! For more info, contact Hillary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
8.    HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY   Organised each year by Edinburgh Interfaith Association, the Edinburgh Holocaust Memorial Day event will take place in Liberton High School on the evening of Tuesday 29 January at 7.00pm to 8.30pm (refreshments from 6.30pm).    All welcome.
 
9.    COMMUNITY MEAL:  'NEWS FROM THE EARTH'   A special Edinburgh Interfaith community meal with guest, the Revd David Coleman,‘Environmental Chaplain for Eco-Congregations Scotland, which is a movement of Scottish church congregations, of different denominations, committed to addressing  environmental issues through their life and mission. In this talk he will explain the importance of being an advocate of  environmental action in the context of a faith community.   All welcome at the Methodist Church, Nicolson Square on Monday 4 February at 6.00pm to 8.00pm.  
 
10.   GRAPEVINE REMINDER   Contributors are reminded that the copy deadline for the February issue is on Friday 25 January at 7.00pm.   The next opportunity for articles to be included will be the March/April issue.
 
11.   WARM CLOTHES FOR BETHANY CARE VAN   Now that Santa has brought you lots of new clothes please could you donate your old fleeces, hoodies, sweaters, jeans, joggers and trainers to the homeless.  Just leave them in the box in the Halls entrance.  If you would like to make a monetary donation instead, Tricia Stevenson can use it to buy additional items to keep our rough sleepers warm this winter.   Many thanks!   Please see Tricia or Jean MacGilchrist regarding a monetary donation.
 
12.   NEWINGTON CHURCHES TOGETHER – LENT STUDY GROUPS 2019   This year the popular Lent Study Groups will be reading and discussing ‘Dethroning Mammon’ by Justin Welby,  Archbishop of Canterbury.  In six chapters the book examines how money and materialism direct our attitudes and actions: ‘Mammon is so powerful that an attack on his authority over our lives, attitudes and thinking is as good a way of preparing for the reality of the Passion and crucifixion as I can imagine’.  
If you would like to take part in an ecumenical house group, in the six weeks of Lent from Monday 4 March to Sunday 14 April, please complete a form with contact details and times when you are available.  Groups, each hosted in a member’s house, will be scheduled at different times as requested.
Forms, with full details, are available on the table inside the Mayfield Salisbury Hall’s Entrance or from Douglas Blackwood (Tel 447 9537; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Please return these by Sunday 10February.
 
13.   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 will be 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.
 

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

 
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.

Five Minutes’ Peace

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

From January, the Sanctuary at Mayfield Salisbury will be 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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