Pew Notes

17 November 2019

Emotional Wellbeing Training: ‘Fitness training for your mind’ – learn how to build self confidence, mental resilience, reduce stress and improve your quality of life.  Every Tuesday evening (until 3 December) here in St Cuthbert’s Church, 7.30pm – 8.30pm.  Come along when you can – you do not need to attend every session. Donations much appreciated on the evening.

R&R: R and R is an abbreviation of Return and Rest, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15.   We provide an hour to be still, pray, reflect and then share that experience if wished.  The group is relaxed, friendly and welcoming of new members at any time.  We meet every Wednesday in church. Refreshments at 7.15pm and then starting at 7.30pm. 

R&R Advent Group 2019: This Advent R and R propose to use a daily reader by David Cole entitled ‘Celtic Advent’.   David is an international spiritual teacher, retreat leader and Deputy Guardian of the Community of Aiden and Hilda.   In the ancient, or Celtic church, Advent begins on the 15th November and lasts 40 days. We will begin reflecting on the material from the 20th November at the usual time of 7.30-8.30pm in church, refreshments available at 7.15.  The book is available from Amazon and the Cornerstone bookshop. There may be spare copies available from Wendy.  Please let us know if you would like to come and if there is any difficulty sourcing the book.All are welcome to join in this wonderful Advent journey.

Parking. When parking please keep the church and courtyard entrance gates clear to allow easy access into the church. Thank you.

Prayers in Times of Change. A gathering of Christians in Colinton, St Cuthbert’s Church hall, tonight at 6.00pm. All are welcome. refreshments afterwards.

Date for your diary – Wednesday 11 December.

Join us at 3.00pm in the church to hear a talk given by Bishop Bob.

Choir Evening. An evening to learn the reflective setting of the Communion for the seasons of Advent and Lent. All are welcome to come along on Thursday 21 November at 7.30pm.

AGM. The AGM for St Cuthbert’s Scottish Episcopal Church is on Sunday 24 November in the hall, following the 10.30am service. Nomination sheets are available at the back of the church. Please ensure you have the agreement of anyone you may wish to nominate.

The Annual Reports Booklets are available at the back of the church . The Financial Accounts and Agenda for the AGM are available today..

Journeying Together.Saturday 30 November. A quiet morning for Advent 10.00am to 12.00 noon ( 9.30 for coffee). For further information contact Wendy Pearson or Elaine Fyfe.

Advent Carol Service. You are invited to join us for our Advent Carol Service on Sunday 1 December at 6.00pm. Followed by refreshments in the hall. All are welcome.

Christmas Bazaar. Wanted ! Unloved/unwanted gifts for the Christmas Tombola, at our Christmas Bazaar on Sunday 8 December. Please leave in the box in the Baptistry. Thank you ! The proceeds of the Bazaar will go to the St Cuthbert’s Christmas Charity – Harmeny Education Terust.

Colinton and Merchiston Choir Christmas Concert. Sunday 15 December at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, Merchiston Castle School. Admission Free. All Welcome. Refreshments. Retiring Collection.

Weekly Prayer:

O Lord, forgive the transgressions of your people and by your goodness release us from the snare of sin, in which, by our frailty we have been caught ; through Jesus Christ, our Lord , who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

What’s on this week:

Sunday 17 November

6.00pm Prayers in Time of Change ( in the hall)

Tuesday 19 November

7.30-8.30pm   Emotional Wellbeing Training (in Church)

Wednesday 20 November

  10.30am         Holy Communion

  7.30pm         R&R Group in Church (7.15pm for coffee)

Thursday 21 November:    

  2.30pm           Afternoon Service in Church

7.30pm Choir Evening. Come along and learn the new reflective

setting of the Communion for the seasons of Advent and Lent.

Sunday 24 November: Christ the King.

  8.30am                         Holy Communion

10.30am                         Sung Eucharist –followed by AGM in the hall.