Notes from the Pew Drop 17th November 2019.

Volunteers Needed

The Church parent+toddler group that has been meeting in Henna and Alan’s house is now moving to the Church Hall. It will meet on Friday mornings, 9:30-11:30am. We would love some volunteers who will come to help with setting up, clearing away and making tea + coffee. Even if you can only help occasionally, please let Henna know.

Phone: 07890795097 or email:

Save the date – Thanksgiving Supper: Thursday 28 November 2019

In the Church Hall: 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm

To celebrate having Lynsay as our Rector for just over a year and also to celebrate the honour paid to Lynsay in being made a canon to the Episcopal Church in the USA.

A good excuse to have a parish get together!

There is a sign up sheet in the hall. We need to know numbers for catering purposes. More information about the arrangements on the sign up sheet

Organ Recital.
£458.50 was raised on October 26 for the maintenance of our organ.  We would like to thank all those who came along and supported the evening.
 Roger and Rosalind


Please copy any news, details of forthcoming events or changes to the rostered duties to Michael at or 01569 730589.

The web site address is:

Collect: 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.

A reading from the Second Letter of Paul to the Thessalonians  

Now we command you, beloved, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from believers who are living in idleness and not according to the tradition that they received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not idle when we were with you, and we did not eat anyone’s bread without paying for it; but with toil and labour we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you. This was not because we do not have that right, but in order to give you an example to imitate. For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat. For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies, not doing any work. Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living. Brothers and sisters, do not be weary in doing what is right.

Reader: For the Word of the Lord
All:          Thanks be to God.

The Gospel

When the Gospel is read in a communion service, in response to the reader’s introduction, the People say:
(8am) Glory be to thee, O Lord.  or
(11am) Glory to Christ our Saviour.

When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God,
Jesus said, ‘As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.’
They asked him, ‘Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?’
And Jesus said, ‘Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, “I am he!” and, “The time is near!” Do not go after them. When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.’
Then he said to them, ‘Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be great earthquakes,
and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven.
But before all this occurs, they will arrest you and persecute you; they will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of my name. This will give you an opportunity to testify. So make up your minds not to prepare your defence in advance; for I will give you words and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict.
You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, by relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your souls.’

When the Gospel is read in a communion service, in response to the reader’s concluding lines , the People say:
(8am) Thanks be to thee, O Lord, for this thy Glorious Gospel
or (11am) Praise to Christ our Lord.

Post Communion Prayer

Gracious Lord, in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope: bring us at the last to that fullness of life for which we long; through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

Source of the readings:  2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13; Luke 21: 5-19 .

Prayers for This Week

In the Anglican Cycle of prayer: We pray for the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury) The Rt Revd Carlos López-Lozano – Bishop of Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church.

In the Porvoo Communion Prayer Diary: We pray for in the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church: Archbishop Urmas Viilma, Bishop Tiit Salumäe, Bishop Joel Luhamets  and in the Church of England: Diocese of Rochester, Bishop James Langstaff, Bishop Simon BurtonJones

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: we pray for Hospital Chaplaincies and for the Episcopal Contact the Reverend Terry Taggart.

In our own parish prayers, we remember: the work of Father Christopher and the Nadaikavoo School in South India; we pray for Tom and his family, Tim, Heather, Ron, Hilda, Barbara, Kate, Oliver and his parents, Julie and Graham, Tish and Jim;  Helen, Sue, Sheila, Rachel, Peter, Mac and Linda, Don, and for all those we hold quietly in our hearts and all who need our prayers.

All are welcome at this communion table.Gluten-free wafers available; please tell one of the Welcomers if you prefer that form of the consecrated bread, and they will alert the leader / priest.


Saint Ternan’s Church is open every day for quiet reflection.

A priest and poet in the Scottish Episcopal Church, exploring the workings of the Holy Spirit in Banchory .