Notices 16th Feb 2020

Parish Fellowship: Monday 17 February (Tomorrow!)8 pm in the Church Hall Topic: The Forget-Me-Not Club, Banchory.Speaker: Heather MorrisonPlease do come and learn of the important work being done on our behalf A Message from Bishop Anne:All in the Diocese are invited to attend the Diocesan Eucharist marking the start of Synod on Friday 28 February 2020 at 5 pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral.This service will include a reaffirmation of baptismal vows, ministerial vows and promises and a blessing of the oils used in ministry.The President and Preacher will be the Bishop.  A Message from our TreasurerDear Friends of St. Ternan’s, At our Annual General Meeting on January 26th we reviewed the church’s financial outcome for the year 2018/ 2019. During this year we incurred a deficit of £4,685, on a total income turnover of £65,021. This is, of course, very concerning, but it is in the context of being the first year we have supported a full-time stipendiary priest without

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Pew Drop 16 February 2020

Welcome to Saint Ternan’s Scottish Episcopal ChurchEpiphany 6.  Collect Almighty God, grant that with our minds set always on your wisdom and love, we may pursue both in word and deed those things that are pleasing in your sight; 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 First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians.Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarrelling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans? For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere human

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Statement on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union from the Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, on behalf of the College of Bishops

Today the United Kingdom will leave the European Union.  The decision taken by the people of these islands in 2016 has led us along a path that often seemed unclear.  Since that referendum, we have spent a great deal of time as a country engaged in a debate that spanned three national elections and which at times seemed to be about much more fundamental issues than our membership of the European Union. That debate does not end today.  There is still a conversation to be had about how best to ensure we protect those who are vulnerable.  There are still questions to be answered about how we address major global issues, including the climate crisis, and there is still uncertainty and division within the country about what the future holds for us all. Over the previous months and years members of the College of Bishops have collectively and individually expressed deep concerns about the way the debate was conducted.  At times the rhetoric used in the negotiations caused significant anxiety and

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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:   Greenshootsfamily@outlook.com 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

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All Saints Golden Wedding Evensong.

On Sunday night here at St Ternan’s Banchory we celebrated 6 Golden weddings from within the choir and were joined by two other celebrating couples! The choir was augmented by that of Kincardine O’Neil and various other Deeside singers. Sir Andrew Parmley, Director of the Royal College of Organists generously offered to play for us as he was in Aberdeen that day. With 25 in the choir, I’m glad to say that the congregation did outnumber them. The singing was exquisite, a real privilege to participate in this Evensong. Here is a photo of choir and organist at the end of the pre-service rehearsal. Next stop Advent Carols!

Coffee blessings

I often tell people that I believe those who appear to be least able amongst us are blessings to help us learn the ways of the kingdom of heaven… This morning, this scene played out before me. I was sat in a cafe with someone who, despite their outgoing nature, musical and social skills, struggles to find their place in the world and considers themselves a failure. A family came into the cafe including an 11 yr old boy in a specially adapted wheelchair, who was enjoying the sensory stimulation of Fibre optic fibres. The chap I was talking to asked “WhereIsGodInThis?” He then lent over and chatted to the child, who lifted his head and articulated “Hello” – his parents were amazed. Where was God in that? A person with every advantage floundering through a sense of personal worthlessness was drawn into relationship by a profoundly disabled child… Parents were blessed by an addict; onlookers saw the kingdom of

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15th September – Pew Drop

Notices From Andy Bond : Astonishing!Two Saturdays ago Saturday, some of us gathered in the hall to hear Lynsay share her vision for our future ministry at St. Ternan’s within the community of Banchory and beyond. We were challenged to think how we reach out as The Body of Christ to a world where people know little or nothing about God or Church and have very little inclination to do so. With her personal sense of calling to open up the worship life of our churches to everyone, of all abilities, whether physically able or not, whether emotionally, educationally or mentally the same as us or different; how can we welcome all who have been created in the image of God? Jesus came to dismantle the walls between the strong and the marginalised, so that all may have life in fullness. With this tenet at the forefront of our thinking, we looked at the various aspects of our worship, our music,

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