NEWSLETTER / CHURCH SERVICE

Podcast service for Sunday 25 October 2021

Dear Friends and Members of St. Margaret’s Parish Church,

Please find below a link to this week’s podcast service of worship:

https://avanan.url-protection.com/v1/url?o=https%3A//www.buzzsprout.com/998227/episodes/9420049-sunday-24th-october-22nd-sunday-after-pentecost&g=ZmQ5NWY5ZDUxYjA0YzkxMQ==&h=ODYxMTI5NzRmY2UxYTQzMTE0MzU3ZjM1Zjk0ZmVhZGUyYjlmOGM2OGM5YTA4NmFhOGYzZmExYmQ5YjMwMzQ1Zg==&p=YXAzOmNvczphdmFuYW46bzpmNjFmZmUwMGYzNDk1MTY3NmMwNTJlNmVlNzBjYTVlNzp2MTpw

There are three hymns in the service:

CH4.   230             “Praise God for the Harvest ……………………………………………………………………………...”                      Tune: Stowey.

CH4.   655             “For your generous providing …..…………………………… …….……………………..........…..”                      Tune: Blaenwern.

CH4.   231             “For the fruits of all creation ….. …. ….………………………………………………………………”                       Tune: East Acklam.

I hope that you are all well.

Please note that there will be NO podcast next week.

As we come into the season of “Remembrance-tide”  I append a note about the following November services:

Remembrance Sunday is the 14th of November,  Morning Service begins at 10.30am with an act of Remembrance timed for 11am as all churches throughout Great Britain observe a silent tribute.

On November 28th we will be holding the Annual Bereavement Service  - remembering members of the congregation who have died in the past 24 months and others significant to us who are as the writer of the Book of Hebrews termed them “the great cloud of witnesses”.  If you would like to remember someone and have their name included in the service – their name read aloud in the hearing of those attending the service and a candle lit in remembrance – please phone the church secretary Anne turner and let her know who it is you wish named, remembered and a candle lit in memory of them.  If you cannot attend in person you can still ask for a person to be remembered by giving their name to Anne Turner.

The Annual Bereavement service on 28th November will take place at 2pm in the afternoon.

If you are intending being present at either the Remembrance Day service or the Annual Bereavement Service please see below how to reserve your seat. The maximum capacity for St. Margaret’s remains at 43 people per service - so early reserving of a seat is recommended.

Please reserve your seat by phoning the Church Office (0131 554 7400) between 10am and 2.30pm, each Tuesday or Wednesday prior to the Sunday service you wish to attend.  If you only know that you will be able to attend later in the week please Email me at the following email address to find out if a seat is available.   wellsjr3@aol.com.

Due to the current 1metre restrictions we are working under, (beyond the Minister, Organist and three “on duty” office bearers), only a further 38 worshippers can attend any service of worship. The Maximum Capacity for the church building is 43.      Those wishing to reserve a seat, need to phone every week to make a reservation as it will not be possible to admit anyone who has not made the necessary arrangements.

Yours,    John

Update on Covid 19 restrictions to St Margaret's Parish Church

The Manse.

Wednesday 22nd September 2021.

Dear Friends and Members of St. Margaret’s Parish Church.

At their recent meeting, the Kirk Session approved plans to operate with a 1metre social distancing between people attending for worship on a Sunday or at other times the building is in use. I am writing to inform you that the maximum capacity for St.Margaret’s Church has now risen from 23 to 43. Please note that along with this 1 metre social distancing while you are in the church building; hand hygiene and the wearing of a mask/face covering are still requirements. It is also still a requirement that those wishing to be part of the congregation require to phone the office (554 7400) on the Tuesday or Wednesday 10.30am- 2.30pm requesting a seat be reserved. A track and trace attendance list can then be drawn up for the Sunday service. If, after Tuesday and Wednesday you have decided that you would like to attend the Sunday service, please email me – jwells@churchofscotland.org.uk

If spaces are still available, I will add your name/s to the attendance sheet.

Again, my thanks to you for your patience as we continue cautiously, to shape the “new normal” for the congregation. I will keep you informed of any other developments.

Yours, John

 

 

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