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Sunday, 03/10/2021: Pentecost 19/Harvest/Vestry Dedication

08.00

1970 Holy Communion (Church)

Please book (07572 006290) by 16.00 on Fri, if possible

11.00

1982 Family Eucharist (Church); Godly Play (Hall); refreshments afterwards (Hall)

Please book (07572 006290) by 16.00 on Fri, if possible

14.00

Zoom Coffee

None this week or next. Resumes Sunday, 17/10/2021

18.00

Choral Evensong (Church)

Please book (07572 006290) by 16.00 on Fri, if possible

Any time*

Service online

www.stjohnsdumfries.org *Available on website from about same time as actual event & for some days thereafter

Monday, 04/10/2021

10.00-17.00

Church Office open

 

19.30

Christian Living Community Meeting (Meeting Room) (Provisional)

Just turn up

Tuesday, 05/10/2021

14.00-16.00

Church open for private prayer

Just turn up

17.45

A Time for Meditation (Meeting Room)

Just turn up

18.30

1982 Eucharist (Lady Chapel)

Please book (07572 006290) by 16.00 on Monday, if possible

Any time*

Meditation online

www.stjohnsdumfries.org *Available on website from about same time as actual event & for some days thereafter

Wednesday, 06/10/2021

10.30

1970 Eucharist (Church), followed by refreshments (Hall)

Please book (07572 006290) by 16.00 on Monday, if possible

18.30

Choir Practice (Hall) (except school holidays)

 

Thursday, 07/10/2021

14.00

Mothers’ Union Eucharist (Church)

Followed by refreshments in the Hall. All welcome

Friday, 08/10/2021

10.00-12.00

Church open for private prayer

 

10.00-17.00

Church Office open

 

Saturday, 09/10/2021

09.30

Silent Prayer @ Elshieshields

revann@stjohnsdumfries.org for details

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Sunday, 10/10/2021: Pentecost 20 / Seafarers’ Sunday

11.00

1982 Family Eucharist (Church); Godly Play Activity Bags available; refreshments afterwards (Hall)

Please book (07572 006290) by 16.00 on Fri, if possible

14.00

Zoom Coffee

None this week. Resumes Sunday, 17/10/2021

18.00

Contemporary Worship (Church)

Just turn up

Any time*

Service online

www.stjohnsdumfries.org, *Available on website from about same time as actual event & for some days thereafter

And, as always, if you need us, you can contact

Harvest Sunday is being observed today, 03/10/2021.  There will be a retiring collection.  Monies will be divided between relief efforts in Afghanistan (75%) and to meet the cost of repairing or replacing, as necessary, the gratings by the High Altar (25%).  The gratings, apparently repaired a number of years ago, are now dangerous and have given way under people on occasions recently.  (See photos on lit noticeboard)

Also from today, Harvest Sunday (03/10/2021), we are restarting our regular collection of items for First Base Food Bank.  There are some stackable crates beside the lit noticeboard just inside the glass doors, into which items can be placed.  Keep an eye out and watch for further announcements. 

It was good to hold the AGM in person this year and to be able to meet Jennifer McDairmant, our new Treasurer. She took us through the accounts which showed a deficit on the running costs of the church of £4000. Whilst this is considerably less than previous years the past year has given us many fewer opportunities for activities thus reducing the expenditure.

Ann Beaton, Linda Hyles and Paula Ward were elected to the Vestry for 3 years and Gill Swales, Amie Byers and Kay Solaja agreed to continue as our representatives to the Diocesan Synod and Regional Council. Thank you to all who came.

If you would still like a copy of the papers for the AGM please contact the Church Office:  pastadmin@stjohnsdumfries.org / 07754 596140
Margaret Morton

Please note the MU Eucharist resumes this Thursday 7th October at 2pm, followed by refreshments in the Hall. All are welcome.

Lay Ministry Reflection Day:  Emerging Together in

Hope and Fear:  Pilgrims to Our New Future!  Saturday 09/10/2021, 10.00am – 1.00pm.
Everyone in licensed Lay Ministry (Lay Readers, Pastoral Assistants, Eucharistic Assistants, Worship Leaders) is welcome to join us. This will be an online event over Zoom.  Nearer the time we will re-circulate this invitation and circulate the Zoom details. However, we recommend that you register with Les949@btinternet.com to be sure to get in! If you want to know more, please call the Rev Les Ireland on 0141 776 3866.

To Filioque or Not to Filioque:  The Warrant of Holy Scripture:  Revd Dr Michael Hull.  SEI Lecture 2021, Thursday 28/10/2021 at 17.00  University Chapel, Glasgow University Gilmorehill Campus.This is the second time the University of Glasgow and the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway have hosted the Lecture; the turn-out the first time was the best ever, so let’s ensure it is the same this time. We regret that due to University Covid regulations there will not be a reception following the Lecture, simply a time of Q and A.   Details of the Lecture, lecturer and registration are to be found at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/to-filioque-or-not-to-filioque-the-warrant-of-holy-scripture-tickets-169336888191    [or, if you’re reading this on paper, the Church Office]  Registration will close at 9 pm on Monday, 25 October, 2021.  In person in the University Chapel or online via Zoom. This is the sixth such SEI Lecture, held annually and hosted in turn by one of the four ancient Scottish Universities and the relevant Diocese of the Scottish Episcopal Church. The papers are then published in the SEI Journal.

Christian Aid Week:   seems a long time ago but we now have the totals both for the UK and locally.  Across the UK the total is over £3million (as is to be expected not as good as “normal years” but better than 2020, we understand).  In Dumfries and the local area we raised £6443 directly and £1800 via the online giving page.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.  Margaret Morton

Bell Ringing At St John’s During Covid:  We have now started ringing again at St John’s;  however our ringing room is very small, and we are currently unable to welcome visitors who just turn up unexpectedly as we are limiting our numbers and we have certain restrictions in place.   If you hoping to come and ring here, please contact our Tower Secretary (bells@stjohnsdumfries.org) prior to coming here. Please do not just turn up and hope to ring.  We hope that in due course, we will be able to welcome all visitors again, but we have not quite reached that stage yet.
Debbie Johnson

Seafarers’ Sunday will be observed next Sunday, 10/10/2021.

Welcome

St John the Evangelist, Dumfries, is a parish of the Scottish Episcopal Church also serving Methodist parishioners locally.

Donations

You can donate to St John’s by credit or debit card by following these links.

Notices

Contemporary Service

The Contemporary Service is at 6pm, on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, followed by refreshments in the hall. Check here for December arrangements which will be different.

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Sunday 26th November is our Christ the King Sunday Service . This is an Eucharistic service in the church at 11:00 am. Do join us- be great to welcome you!

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Sunday 19th November is our twenty fifth Sunday Service after Pentecost. There is an Eucharistic service in the church at 11:00 am. Do join us- be great to see you!