Notices for Sunday 18th April

St John’s Diary: week beginning Sunday, 18/04/2021

Although the church building is only open at limited times for the moment, there are still things going on!

When What Where
THIS WEEK
Today: Sunday, 18/04/2021 (Easter 3) Service online www.stjohnsdumfries.org
11.00am Family Eucharist In the church. Please book to avoid disappointment: 07572 006290
12.45 Zoom coffee Contact 07487 653069 for joining details
Tuesday, 20/04/2021 Meditation online (any time) https://www.stjohnsdumfries.org/time-for-meditation/
Tuesday, 20/04/2021, 2-4pm Church open for private prayer & reflection No need to book, but face coverings needed unless exempt; likewise contact details will be needed for Covid tracking.
Wednesday, 21/04/2021, 10.30am (and subsequent Wednesdays) 1970 Eucharist in the Church Please book (07572 006290); face coverings, tracking information required.
Friday, 16/04/2021, 10am-12noon Church open for private prayer & reflection No need to book, but face coverings, tracking information required.
Sunday, 25/04/2021:

Easter 4: 11am

Family Eucharist In the church: please book on 07572 006290
Sunday, 25/04/2021 Service online

Zoom Coffee Session (12.45pm)

www.stjohnsdumfries.org

Contact 07487 653069 for joining details

Sunday, 25/04/2021

6.30pm

Bible Discussion: Finding God in the Midst of Life Via Zoom. Contact 07487 653069 for joining details

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

The Rector on 01387 254126 / 07487 653069 / rector AT stjohnsdumfries DOT org

The Church Office on 07754 596140 / pastadmin AT stjohnsdumfries DOT org

The Diocesan News (& Website) recently published an article on St J’s new lighting. You can view it on the Diocesan Website (www.glasgow.anglican.org), the St J’s website or on the lit noticeboard in the church. Copy was also sent to the Standard, Courier, Scotsman and Herald. Please report (and preserve!) any sightings!

The Diocesan Office writes…

We have been asked to draw your attention to the following issues, to allow you to share the information with congregations or draw to the attention of your vestry as appropriate.

Election information: 

The Convener of the Church in Society Committee, the Rev Dr Jenny Wright, would like to highlight resources now available on the Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office (SCPO) website ahead of the Scottish Parliament Elections on 6 May 2021. Resources available under the ‘Issues for Scottish Churches’ heading include:

    • A Just and Green Future Beyond Covid-19
    • Adult Social Care
    • Alcohol, Drugs and Substance Abuse
    • Constitution and Independence Referendum

There is also information and advice for churches looking to host and arrange hustings meetings for candidates.

The SCPO resources can be found at https://www.scpo.scot/elections/

Covid Situation

At present, we are offering a 1982 Family Eucharist weekly at 11.00 on a Sunday. Face coverings etc., needed and, to avoid disappointment, please book on 07572 006290 beforehand. If you end up leaving a message, please await a confirmatory text or call to confirm there is a space for you, as we can only allow a limited number in the building.

There is also a 1970 Eucharist weekly at 10.30am on a Wednesday. Again, please book, as above.

We are still offering services online, week by week.

There continues to be a Tuesday Meditation page ; this is updated every week.

As from Tuesday, 13/04/2021, the Church will re-open for private prayer and reflection. At the moment, this is limited to 2-4pm on a Tuesday and 10am-12noon on a Friday. There is no need to book, but we will need to take contact details etc.

There are various other, mostly Zoom-based, activities offered: again, please check the website for details.

If you need us, you can also still contact

    • The Rector on 01387 254126/07487 653069, or at rector AT stjohnsdumfries DOT org;  or
    • The Church Office on 07754 596140 or at pastadmin AT stjohnsdumfries DOT org

Stay safe; and we look forward to seeing you again soon.