ST.MARY'S SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH
GATEHOUSE OF FLEET
25th February: Second Sunday of Lent
Sung Eucharist 9.30am Celebrant and Preacher: Rev'd Canon Gill Hart
Please pray for: His Majesty King Charles and his family, Emma DuRose Nelson,Rowan Huggitt, Valery Glover, Rev'd Dawn Matthew, Priest in Charge St Margaret's New Galloway, the Right Reverend Kevin Pearson and the family of Heather Colville. We pray for the elderly, the housebound and those who care for them.
In remembrance: and with thanksgiving for the life of Heather Colville.
Thank you to those who supported our service at Fleet Valley this week, we had a very pleasant afternoon renewing friendships with the residents.
Diary Dates for Lent
Gatehouse Churches Together will be holding their traditional Lent Lunches every Wednesday in Lent. The simple meal of soup and cheese will be served in the hall. The Kirk will be open for private prayer from 12 noon and there will be a short meditation in the at 12.20pm. All donations from the Lent Lunches will be given to the YMCA Drop In Centre for their work with young people in the town.
On Wednesday 6th March St Mary’s will be catering for the GCT Lent lunch in the parish hall, if you can help with this please have a word with a Vestry Member.
Lent Appeal 2024
Bishop Kevin's Lent Appeal this year is for Friends of the Holy Land. Further details about the charity and how it is responding to the unfolding situation in Gaza, can be found on their website www.friendsoftheholyland.org.uk Collecting jars are available in the porch..
EcumenicalGroups for Lent
You are warmly invited to join the Lent ecumenical groups who will this year be following a book of bible studies on the theme of ‘Wildness’. One group will meet on Wednesday afternoons in The Manse at 2.00pm and the other will be in the Parish Rooms on Thursdays at 7.30pm. It should be possible to move from one to the other week by week if this is more convenient for you.
The Vestry are very pleased to be able to report that the Diocese have agreed to provide a Ministerial Support Grant, to both Greyfriars and St Mary’s, which will enable us to appoint a full-time minister. The joint Vestries will meet together in March to agree the next steps of the appointment process. Please continue to keep the vestry members and the work they do in your prayers.
The next Vestry Meeting is on Tuesday 5th March at 2.00pm at Fleet Farm House.
Tea/Coffee will be served after this service. Please join us. You will be very welcome.