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JOINT SERVICE FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY WEEK SUNDAY 21st JANUARY @ 1030

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. 

The Three Kings get to the Crib!

posted 6 Jan 2018, 03:55 by Dean Fostekew

The Feast of the Epiphany, the one where the Church celebrates the visit of the three wise men (or magi or Kings) to the infant Jesus falls on the 6th January. We will be keeping a special service to mark that feat on Sunday 7th January at 10am. Come and pray at the Good Shepherd's Epiphany Crib.

CHRISTMAS AT THE GOOD SHEPHERD, MURRAYFIELD

posted 24 Dec 2017, 05:16 by Dean Fostekew

Christmas Eve
5pm Come and join us at your Crib Service - a service for all ages. Will you join us on the journey to Bethlehem ?

CHRISTMAS DAY
10am Festal Sung Eucharist with all the familiar and favourite carols.
All Welcome

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SERVICES

posted 9 Dec 2017, 02:15 by Dean Fostekew

Sunday 17th December 4pm Carol Service

Sunday 24th December 10am Sung Eucharist for Advent IV
Christmas Eve
                                        5pm Crib Service

                                        1130pm Joint Watch Night Service at Saughtonhall United Reformed Church

Christmas Day                10am Sung Festal Eucharist of the Shepherds with Carols

Wednesday 27th             10am Holy Communion St.John the Evangelist's Day

Sunday 31st                    10am Sung Eucharist with Carols for the New Year

This Week in Advent

posted 4 Dec 2017, 08:17 by Dean Fostekew

On Thursday 7th we are hosting the annual Carol Service for the Order of St.Lazarus of Jerusalem 7pm start to which all are welcome. 

On Sunday 10th the congregation of the Church of the Good Shepherd will be holding their AGM following the 10am Service. This is the 120th AGM of this Murrayfield Congregation.

ADVENT COFFEE MORNING Saturday 2nd December

posted 25 Nov 2017, 04:27 by Dean Fostekew

On Saturday 2nd December we at the Church of the Good Shepherd Murrayfield will be holding our annual Advent Coffee Morning 10am-Noon. Come along and enjoy home baking and good coffee and discover that present that you've been looking for. There will be some entertainment at about 11am and a few stalls of home made preserves and other goodies.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 10am Service

posted 11 Nov 2017, 07:43 by Dean Fostekew

Tomorrow at 10am we will begin our commemorative service for Remembrance Sunday with a Sung Eucharist. As we approach 11am the service will turn to an Act of Remembrance for the fallen and all those affected by War. The wreath of remembrance will be laid and the names of the men on our war memorial read aloud. The men from the Good Shepherd Murrayfield congregation who gave their lives for freedom and democracy are not forgotten, we mourn them still and we pray for peace in our troubled world that the lessons of the past may be truly learned.

All Saints and All Souls Services

posted 30 Oct 2017, 02:41 by Dean Fostekew

Wednesday 10am Holy Communion for All Saints

Thursday 10am Requiem for All Souls with the reading of the names of our loved ones departed.

Sunday 5th November 10am Service for All Saints and all Souls with the remembrance of the departed. 

Bible Sunday 29th October

posted 24 Oct 2017, 09:55 by Dean Fostekew

This coming Sunday we will be keeping Bible Sunday at the Church of the Good Shepherd. It is an opportunity for us to give thanks for the revelation of God and his Son through The Word and for us to ponder on Scripture and to try and understand God better. One of the texts set for Sunday comes from Nehemiah (see below). Then most important line in that text is that of verse 8a 'So they read from the book, from the law of God, with interpretation.' Scripture is given to us with the command that we read, think and ponder on what it says and that we seek interpretation of it was well. That involves study and research, talking to others and thinking and reflecting ourselves on our life experience. Reading Scripture should be an exciting exploration of the text not a mere glancing across. This coming Sunday seeks to remind us of how important the Word of God is and how we must treat it properly and with prayer and thought.

 Nehemiah 8:1-12

All the people gathered together into the square before the Water Gate. They told the scribe Ezra to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the Lord had given to Israel. 2Accordingly, the priest Ezra brought the law before the assembly, both men and women and all who could hear with understanding. This was on the first day of the seventh month. 3He read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women and those who could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive to the book of the law. 4The scribe Ezra stood on a wooden platform that had been made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right hand; and Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hash-baddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam on his left hand. 5And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was standing above all the people; and when he opened it, all the people stood up. 6Then Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God, and all the people answered, ‘Amen, Amen’, lifting up their hands. Then they bowed their heads and worshipped the Lord with their faces to the ground. 7Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites, helped the people to understand the law, while the people remained in their places. 8So they read from the book, from the law of God, with interpretation. They gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading. 9 And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, ‘This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn or weep.’ For all the people wept when they heard the words of the law. 10Then he said to them, ‘Go your way, eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions of them to those for whom nothing is prepared, for this day is holy to our Lord; and do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.’ 11So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, ‘Be quiet, for this day is holy; do not be grieved.’ 12And all the people went their way to eat and drink and to send portions and to make great rejoicing, because they had understood the words that were declared to them.


Former ordinand moves to Airdrie

posted 17 Oct 2017, 05:07 by Dean Fostekew

On Tuesday 31st October at 7pm the Rev'd PJ O'Maoil Mhenna is to be inducted as Rector of St.Paul & St.John the Evangelist Airdrie. PJ served a summer placement at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield four years ago and it is good to welcome him back to Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church following his curacy in Paulsgrove Portsmouth.
PJ invites all who wish to attend his service of induction to join him in Airdrie. Please pray for PJ in his new job.

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