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St Peter’s Scottish Episcopal Church With St Mary & St Leonard, Kinghorn     Charity Nos: SCO10443 & SCO09524
Townsend Place, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 1HB Tel: 01592 204208 Email: cnfraser@btinternet.com
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Please contact us via email, Facebook , or on the Rectory telephone number for further updates. We continue to hold each other in prayer and would be pleased to receive requests for anyone in specific need of prayer. Please remember those particularly, who are on their own and may feel isolated. If you are able to access the Internet or Facebook, then please check with the Provincial Website https://www.scotland.anglican.org where details of online streaming of services will be available from this Sunday or on Facebook   @scottishepiscopalchurch to keep us all together as a community. There are good online resources for liturgical prayer and lectionary reflection, such as: SEC liturgies: https://www.scotland.anglican.org/who-we-are/publications/liturgies/ SEC Daily Prayer: https://www.scotland.anglican.org/prayer/ CofE Worship resources: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources Daily reflections: https://pray-as-you-go.org Episcopal Church USA, Sunday and weekday lectionary readings texts: https://www.lectionarypage.net/ Bishop Ian has been in contact with our partner diocese in Brazil and India. Attached are his messages and the replies from Bishop Marinez of the Diocese of Amazonia and Bishop Paritosh of the Diocese of Calcutta. During lockdown, Fife Cluster YF have been meeting via Zoom on a Sunday evening for around 45 mins. 28th June would have been the annual BBQ which they couldn't have so delegates and leaders wore beach dress, sunhats and sunglasses to have a virtual BBQ. in the past week delegates and leaders have been making videos, on what they like about YF which have been edited together to make the following presentation. To view video click on link to YouTube https://youtu.be/nN2Ic7d3miE YF+ is a new venture which follows on from YF on a Sunday and concentrates on the Gospel lectionery reading for that Sunday. This has been received very well so far. YF and YF+ are planning to run over the summer and any young person from halfway through P7 and above are most welcome. Glen 2020 was sadly cancelled this year but the Provincial Youth Network are planning a series of virtual events during the week 2nd Aug, more details to come. Many thanks to Holy Trinity Dunfermline for allowing us to share the video. All Church Groups are also suspended until further notice. However we will endeavour to keep in touch and support each other during this time. Blessings Christine Fraser, Rector
Breaking News Churches in Scotland, including the Scottish Episcopal Church, have joined together to sign a letter commending the Call for a National Day of Prayer in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. On Sunday 22 March, people of faith were encouraged to light a candle and place it in their window at 7pm. The Bishop would like this sign of unity to continue by lighting a candle on a Sunday evening at 7pm until this emergency is over. The letter, signed by the Primus on behalf of the College of Bishops, asks that we “join in prayerful solidarity with this witness”, describing the candle as “a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, the source of hope in this life”. The announcement which includes a prayer which can be used while lighting a candle appears on the SEC website at https://www.scotland.anglican.org/scottish-christians-asked-to-join-in- prayer-every-sunday-at-7pm/ and has been highlighted on SEC media channels.
From the Rector With support from St Peter’s Vestry and pending an agrrement from Bishop Ian, I can confirm that St Peter’s aims to re-open for Sunday Worship on Sunday 2nd May 2021. At present we are governed by the guidelines for worship which were in force last year when re reopened. I plan to offer services at 9.15am and 10.30am, restricted to 24 at each service and operating a booking system as before. If demand for spaces exceed capacity I can offer an afternoon service at 2pm for those who wish to attend. Wednesday services are still suspended until restrictions are more relaxed. However, I am happy to offer a said (no hymns) Zoom service on a Wednesday morning at 10am (the time the service usually is in church) if there were enough interest, for those who are unable to attend or who don’t feel comfortable attending at present. We will continue to provide a weekly service sheet and newsletter. Online worship will be available on the SEC provincial website www.scotland.anglican.org. Please be assured of my continued prayers, please stay safe Blessings Revd Canon Christine Fraser, Rector. Breaking News Click here for details of the proposed Diocesan Pilgrimages taking place in 2021 and 2022. Registration information is included in the leaflet, please register directly with the Diocese if you wold like to particiapte in any or all of them. The Diocesan Youth Committee has launched a competion for members of the Youth Fellowship to share their ideas for a Carbon Neutral Church entitled ‘Church of the Future’. See Youth Fellowship page for Competition Remit and Entry Form and link to the diocesan website page. Fife Cluster YF - Living the Last Supper Fife Cluster YF is planning to premiere a video at 12noon on Good Friday. If you wish to watch the livestream or watch it later, please head over to Holy Trinity's Facebook Page or website to see it. Click here for the link to the You Tube video.
Re-Opening for Services (02 May 2021)