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St Cuthbert’s Notes21 November 2021

Annual General Meeting of

St Cuthbert’s Scottish Episcopal Church:

The AGM takes place today, Sunday 21 November immediately after the 10.30am service in church.


96 –         Christ is made the sure foundation

166 –       Faithful Shepherd, feed me

150 –       Crown him with many crowns

638 –       Rejoice, the Lord is King!


Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14; Revelation 1.4b-8; John 18.33-37

Services in Church:

Covid19 restrictions for November:

–   Masks will continue to be worn in church, including when singing

–   No social distancing, so you may sit anywhere

    (If you would prefer to continue to socially distance in church,

    please let us know in advance)

–   Hymn books and reusable orders of service will be used

–   Communion will be received at the altar (please be aware of those

    around you and only move forward when invited by the welcomer.

    We continue to receive the wafer only)

–   Booking is no longer required to attend a service, however we still   

    have to keep a record of those attending for 21 days following, so

    please make sure the welcomer takes your name on arrival.

Service On-line this week:

To watch a service online this week:-

Updated Membership Booklet 2021:

The Membership Booklet has now been updated.  If you would like a copy, one can be collected and signed for, after the AGM today from the church hall.

Hats for Mission to Seafarers:

Eight warm woolly hats have been sent to the Mission to Seafarers this week. I am sure that they will be really appreciated as winter draws in. Many thanks, Margaret Holmes.

Advent Carol Service:

Sunday 28 November @ 6pm. Join us in singing the great Advent Carols.  All welcome.

Charity Christmas Stockings: 

In the run up to Christmas during coffee (from 28 November), June Bungay will be selling knitted Christmas Stockings with all proceeds going to Westerhailes Trinity Food Bank. The stockings are £1 each.

A ‘New’ Thursday Service – Thursday 2 December at 2.30pm:

Please join us for this short informal service when Margaret, Caroline and Joan will take us on a ‘Journey to Christmas’.  There will be seasonal refreshments after the service.  Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.

Volunteers please!:

Our monthly services are proving popular and the first time serving refreshments saw everyone staying and enjoying the hospitality and social time together. However, it also showed that organising and serving the refreshments was too much for one person, despite the brilliant achievement by Margaret Holmes. We actually need at least two people each month, so we are looking for volunteers please, to help on a rota basis, starting in December. Please let Rosemary Yeoman know as soon as possible if you are willing to help. December 2nd is only just around the corner! Thank you.  Margaret, Caroline and Joan

Art In Advent Talk: Tuesday 7 December @ 11am:

In Church – Revd Canon Dean Fostekew, the Bishop’s Chaplain.  Lorenzo Lotto’s ‘Annunciation’.  All welcome.

Phoenix Group Christmas Lunch – * NEW VENUE *:-

NOW AT CHARWOOD RESTAURANT, Buckstone Terrace, on Thursday 9 December at 12.30pm (was Dantes, Colinton).  Charwood have a fuller Christmas Menu which I can email to you. We appreciate that it is not so easy to get there but we will try to organise lifts for those who would like one. We will each require to pay a deposit of £10 by Sunday 28 November and we will also have to pre-order, as we have done in previous years. Please contact Jean Myers, Margaret Temple or myself if you would like to come along and let us have your deposits. Kind regards, Margaret Kieran.

Milk Bottle Tops:

Thank you to everyone who has kindly collected bottle tops for me over the last 20 months. The system for recycling them is now fully operational so please keep them coming.  One change. The organisers have asked that only milk bottle tops be saved – the red, blue and green ones – and not any other plastic tops, regardless of the number stamped on them. This is because those who sort the tops have been overwhelmed by the number of variations and the time needed to check every one.    Thank you for your support, Hilary Pritchard

St Cuthbert’s Badminton Club:

Once called the ‘Senior’ Badminton Club, to identify it from that run by the Youth Fellowship, the club has managed to reopen following the COVID lockdown.  We meet to play on Monday evenings at 8pm in the Church Hall.  In existence from about 1946, the club is non-competitive and open to those over 18. We currently have vacancies for new members. For more details, contact Barry Tatlock (444 2919) or Archie Clark (449 4703).     Archie Clark

Weekly Prayer:

Dear Lord, our Saviour and our King, renew in us allegiance to your kingship. We pray for the grace to heed your word, knowing that it is the right thing to do. Prince of Peace, may your reign, the reign of truth and love, be complete in our lives and in the life of the world. Your kingdom come.  Amen.

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