We’re finally allowed to SING, albeit that we need to keep masks on while we do so. The green hymn books will be set out with the service guide booklets in advance and any hymns not from the NEH are printed in the service booklet, as of old. There will be a box at the back of the church to place your used hymn book in at the end of the service. We have sufficient hymn books that the same ones won’t come round again for several weeks. Singing behind masks may sound a bit like medium wave radio (remember that?), but it’s nice to have the opportunity; last week worked better than expected; let’s build on that!
St John’s Diary: week beginning Sunday, 13/06/2021
Although the church building is only open at limited times for the moment, there are still things going on!
|Today: Sunday, 13/06/2021 (Pentecost 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|
|Please note that David will be on holiday for a week from this Sunday. Bookings can still be made to 07572 006290; but someone else will be looking after them. Other queries to Janice, please.|
|Tuesday, 15/06/2021||Meditation online (any time)||https://www.stjohnsdumfries.org/time-for-meditation/|
|Tuesday, 15/06/2021, 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, 16/06/2021, 10.30am
1970 Eucharist in the Church
|Please book (07572 006290); face coverings, tracking information required.|
|Friday, 18/06/2021, 10-12noon||Church open for private prayer & reflection||No need to book, but face coverings, tracking information required.|
|Sunday, 20/06/2021: Pentecost 4||11.00am Family Eucharist||In the church: please book on 07572 006290|
|Service online Zoom Coffee 12.45pm||www.stjohnsdumfries.org 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
St John’s is delighted to congratulate our Director of Choral and Organ Music, Jamie Brand, on the award of the MBE for Services to Music and Education in the Birthday Honours list. As well as a demanding job as Principal Teacher of Expressive Arts, he directs our own choir and oversees all of our more traditional music as well as leading a number of local and regional choirs. Jamie also somehow finds time to be fully involved in a number of other whole school activities at Annan Academy, to support other activities at St J’s and to take an active part in the running of his family’s farm in East Lothian. We salute, and are very grateful for, his faithfulness and the skill, good sense and energy he brings to all these activities.