- NEWS AND INTIMATIONS
BILL MCDONALD MEMORIAL LECTURE TONIGHT!: the Bill McDonald Memorial Lecture – The Colours of God: Celebrating Creation in the Church – will be delivered in the sanctuary at 7pm by The Very Revd Professor David Fergusson OBE FRSE FBA, Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge and Dean of the Chapel Royal in Scotland. To be followed by a reception in the Bill McDonald Hall – wine and soft drinks. ALL WELCOME - bring a friend. This event is free.
CHOIR CONCERT NEXT SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER – TAKE PART OR COME ALONG The choir will soon be preparing Advent and Christmas carols for our concert on the evening of 10th December. It would be lovely if other singers in the congregation, and friends who sing, could join us for the event. We will be practicing the music on the two Thursdays before the concert, 30th November and 7th December at 7.30, and late afternoon on the day of the concert. If you would like to join in or have questions, please let Walter know at 0751 705 0140 or email@example.com
OPEN TO ALL Coffee and tea will be served in the Bill McDonald Hall at the close of the Sunday service. Everyone is very welcome.
CHRISTIAN AID SALE OF PRESERVES The Christian Aid group will be holding a sale of jams, chutneys and other preserves after both services TODAY in the Newington Room. Whether it’s a treat for yourself or a handy stocking filler, every delicious jarful helps to raise much-needed funds for Christian Aid. We look forward to seeing you there!
PASTORAL CARE Please contact Pauline Robertson in relation to any pastoral issues or concerns and/or if you wish anyone to be remembered in the confidential prayer chain or wish to be added to the email circulation list. The contact details for Pauline are - firstname.lastname@example.org phone 0758 704 3191.
SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY 9.30am All-Age & 10.45am Service of Worship.
DEATHS As Sandy intimated on Sunday we are sad to report the deaths of members of the congregation, with the following funeral services upcoming to which all are welcome. Please do keep both families - and that of Colin Macnab and Jenny Sinclair whose funeral services were on 1 December - in your thoughts and your prayers at this sad time.
Aileen McAlpine’s funeral service will be held at Mayfield Salisbury on Wednesday 6 December at 11am, followed by a burial at the cemetery in Carnwath at 1.30pm, and a reception at Dalmahoy Golf & Country Club from 2.30pm.
Anne ‘Annebeth’ Mackie’s funeral service will take place on Monday 11 December at 3.30pm at Mortonhall Crematorium, Pentland Chapel.
PARISH CHRISTMAS FLYERS The annual parish Christmas flyers are ready for distribution and we would very much appreciate your help with the delivery around the local area. If you can, please feel free to take a street list and a bundle of leaflets from the halls entrance area. Thank you.
THURSDAY CLUB The club takes place this Thursday at 2.00pm. Maureen Kelly will give a talk entitled ‘Did the Victorians invent Christmas?’ All welcome.
SOUTHSIDE GUILDS TOGETHER Southside Guilds Together is having a Christmas Afternoon with carols and games in Craigmillar Park Church Hall on Tuesday 5th December at 2pm.Everyone is most welcome.
YOUTH GROUP DATES AND EVENTS
Sunday 3: 5.30pm-6.45pm Advent #1 Church House inc Tree decorating
Sunday 10: 6.00pm-7.15pm Advent #2 Church House inc gingerbread challenge
Sunday 17:10.30am Involvement in worship
Saturday 23: 6.30pm Involvement in Christingle Service
An additional social gathering/ event still to be arranged. More details or queries from Bettina, email@example.com or 0778 319 0114. Do contact Bettina with any ideas, feedback or to get to know each other. Email or get in touch for a chat.
PRESTONFIELD CHRISTMAS TREE Switch-on of the lights Monday 4 December at 5.00pm. Memorial Garden at top of Prestonfield Avenue. There's nothing quite like the magic of standing in the dark and suddenly the Christmas tree sparkles into life with hundreds of bright lights celebrating Christmas to come. Priestfield be doing this on Monday 4 December and would love it if we could join them there as they switch on the lights: there will be mince pies and sweets too!
GIVING – QR CODE Our Quick Response code is a handy way of using your smart ‘phone or tablet’s QR app to link you to our Giving Page. Once you have joined the Giving Page safeguards are still operative. PLATES: Those who would have wished to use it may make use of the offering plates situated in the vestibule and halls entrance, at the close of the service. Regular and one-off donations are possible online at www.give.net/20311853 (scan the QR code) or please contact our Freewill Offerings Treasurer, Hugh Somerville on 0131 466 2446 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Order of Service for next week Thursday at 6.00pm
Parish Magazine: Friday 26 January 2024 at 6.00pm
www.mayfieldsalisbury.org Scottish Charity SC000785 www.give.net/20311853