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The Diocesan 'BIG DAY' Saturday 28th April

posted by Dean Fostekew

Come and join the Diocese as we celebrate who we are and what we do across South East Scotland at the Cathedral in Palmerston Place on Saturday 28th 10-3pm. The Church of the Good Shepherd, will be showcasing our ecumenical set up and working as Murrayfield Churches Together. 

New Minister at Saughtonhall

posted by Dean Fostekew

Yesterday afternoon the clergy from Murrayfield Churches Together joined with members of the United Reformed Church and others to ordain David Scott and to induct him as minister of Saughtonhall URC and Duke Street Leith URC. In good ecumenical companionship the service took place in Murrayfield Parish Church as it offered a venue large enough to welcome guests from far and wide. It is good to welcome David into MCT and to rejoice with our sisters and brothers in Saughtonhall URC that they now have a minister again.  

Good Shepherd Sunday 22nd April

posted 15 Apr 2018, 07:51 by Dean Fostekew   [ updated 15 Apr 2018, 07:51 ]

Join us next week at 10am when we will celebrate our patronal festival and give thanks for the life and witness of the congregation in Murrayfield. All are welcome to join us for both the service and the Brunch following.

Royal Air Forces Association Sunday

posted 15 Apr 2018, 07:49 by Dean Fostekew

What a great day today was, with representatives from the RAF, the ATC and RAFA joining us for worship this morning. A highlight of the service was the presentation of various gifts to Sqn Ldr (retd) Jim Lewis from RAFA and the RAF. Jim will celebrate his 100th birthday later this year and is one of the WWII Lancaster pilots. The young pilot officers from the RAF said that they felt they had met a 'hero'.
The Good Shepherd congregation are delighted to be associated with RAFA and the annual service is one of the highlights of the church's year.

Royal Air Force Association Sunday 15th April

posted 9 Apr 2018, 00:08 by Dean Fostekew

Next Sunday, the congregation of the Good Shepherd are delighted to welcome members of RAFA to worship. This is our annual RAFA Service in which we give thanks for the work of the association and pray for its members and the serving members of the RAF. The service begins at 10am. 

Happy Easter. Alleluia! He is risen! Alleluia!

posted 3 Apr 2018, 01:22 by Dean Fostekew

Easter Day dawned and we were not deep in snow as predicted earlier in the week, although the Pentland Hills were white and icy. A couple of dozen of us from the three churches in Murrayfield joined together to greet the risen Lord and to renew our Baptismal promises on the Coltbridge in Roseburn.  It was cold but joyful.

The service at 10am in the Good Shepherd saw a full Church and some excellent singing from both choir and congregation. We blessed the Paschal Candle, listened to the Resurrection Gospel and celebrated communion together. It was a service full of joy, happiness and hope. We even enjoyed the eggs the Easter Bunny had left behind and a bun or two with our coffee.

Happy Easter.   

Palm Sunday & Holy Week at the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield

posted 22 Mar 2018, 06:35 by Dean Fostekew   [ updated 24 Mar 2018, 09:42 ]

Palm Sunday    
10amSung Eucharist and Palm Procession with the
reading of the Passion Gospel.
Holy Monday
1130am Chrism Mass at the Cathedral
7pm Holy Week service at Saughtonhall URC
Holy Tuesday
7pm Stations of the Cross in the garden of the Church of the Good Shepherd
Holy Wednesday
10am Holy Communion
7pm Holy Week service at the Parish Church
Maundy Thursday
7pm Sung Eucharist of the Last Supper
2pm Liturgy of the Cross
Holy Saturday
10am Decorating the church for Easter
8am Ecumenical Service on the Coltbridge
10am Solemn, Festal Sung Eucharist - ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA!

Coming Up ... Passion Sunday 18th March

posted 12 Mar 2018, 02:27 by Dean Fostekew

This coming Sunday, is Lent V and Passion Sunday when our thoughts begin to move towards the contemplation of Jesus's passion and death on the Cross. On Sunday, we at the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield, will begin our service in the garden of the church by singing some of the Psalms of Ascent (Ps120-134). These are the same psalms that Jesus would have used as he approached Jerusalem. As we sing these psalms our thoughts are led to Jesus's entry into Jerusalem 2000 years ago and the subsequent events that followed. Passion Sunday is a good preparation for Holy Week which begins on Palm Sunday (24th).
Try reading some of the Psalms that Jesus sung all those years ago. What do their words say to you, today?


posted 5 Mar 2018, 00:55 by Dean Fostekew

We were all grateful to those who cleared the paths to the church of the Good Shepherd on Saturday to enable the service yesterday to go ahead and a good crowd we had too. I think every one deserved two days off their lenten fast for turning up. Hopefully, this week will see the snow disappear and normal service or services can resume. We will be meeting worship again on Wednesday 7th March for Holy Communion.


posted 20 Jan 2018, 00:42 by Dean Fostekew

On Sunday 21st January we will join with our friends from the Parish Church and Saughtonhall URC at the the Parish Church (Ormidale Terrace) for a joint act of worship at 10.30am. The speakers will be Matt and Margaret Driver from the Foculare Movement. Foculare is an ecumenical movement with its origins in the Roman Catholic Church but whose membership is made up of members of many different denominations who covenant to live in fellowship and community with each other.

Come and join the members of Murrayfield Churches Together, you will be warmly welcomed. 

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