Pew Drop for Sunday 1st March


Almighty God, whose Son fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet did not sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in submission to your Spirit, that, as you know our weakness, so we may know your power to save; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.


A reading from the Letter of Paul to the Romans.

Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—

To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.

But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

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.

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.

“If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down.

For it is written:

“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
             and they will lift you up in their hands,
             so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”

Jesus answered him,

“It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”

Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

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.

Source of the readings:

Romans 5: 12-19, Matthew 4: 1-11

Prayers for This Week

In the Anglican Cycle of prayer: We pray for the Iglesia Anglicana de Chile The Most Revd Héctor (Tito) Zavala Muñoz – Bishop of Santiago & Primate.

In the Porvoo Communion Prayer Diary:  We pray for in the Church of England: Diocese of Canterbury, Archbishop Justin Welby, Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin and in the Church of Ireland: Diocese of Down and Dromore.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: we pray for the congregation of St John’s Church, New Pitsligo.

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, 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.

            THIS WEEK 01 March Lent 1 8 am Holy Eucharist 11 am Sung EucharistNEXT WEEK 08 March Lent 2 8 am Holy Eucharist 11 am Sung Eucharist
WelcomersMichael Price Sue RobertsKath Atkin Susan Mackintosh
ReadersBrenda Champion Neil BoothGilly Whatling Tina Hammond
Celebrant/LeaderLynsay DownsLynsay Downs
DeaconKen Elliott—–
PreacherLynsay DownsLynsay Downs
IntercessionsDora HolmesAndy Bond
Chalice BearersKen Elliott Ryan BondPaul Woodburn Sandra Gibbons
Organist/MusicianSimon GlenarthurGeoffrey Atkinson
Sunday SchoolAll Sorts SundayVinny, Diana
CoffeesRoger and Rosalind EamesPaul and Joan Woodburn
Prayers after the ServiceTina HammondAndy Bond

Sunday 01 March: Sung Evensong at 6.30 pm: Leader / Preacher: Lynsay Downs. Welcomer: Derek Whatling. Readers: Colin Champion, Rosalind Eames. Organist: Geoffrey Atkinson.

Pattern of Worship at St Ternan’s


Tuesdays 9.00 am – Eucharist with Discussion in the Church Vestry

Thursdays 10.15am – Prayer Book Communion in the Choir Stalls


8.00 am   Eucharist (1970)

11.00 am

1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays – Eucharist with Choir

3rd Sundays – two options:

11.00 am Choral Matins in the Church

11.00 am All Age Contemporary Eucharist in the Church Hall

6.30 pm – First Sundays- Traditional Evensong   

All ages are welcome to participate in our worship.

The 1st Sunday of the month is ALL SORTS SUNDAY

when, during the service we offer:

pre-school children Diddy-Disciples,

primary aged children Godly Play

and our young people meet in Tease for discussion.

On the 3rd Sunday of the month we have a service of All Age Worship, which takes place in the Church Hall.

On the other Sundays we offer Sunday School during the service as well as having toys and activities available in Church.

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.

Contact Information for Saint Ternan’s

Scottish Charity No. 008533

High Street, Banchory AB 31 5TB

Rector: The Reverend Canon Lynsay M Downs

Phone: 01330 824458

Church Wardens:

Lizzie Finlayson (01330 822885).

Maddie Thurlow (01330 822942)