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-resourcesDaily reflections:https://pray-as-you-go.orgEpiscopal 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/nN2Ic7d3miEYF+ 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.BlessingsChristine Fraser, Rector
Breaking NewsChurches 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 RectorWith support from the Vestry, I am delighted to announce that as a result of the First Minister's statement about Scotland moving to Level 0 from 19th July with the easing of social distancing to 1 metre, it will no longer be necessary to book for Sunday services as from 1st August. The Vestry's priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our congregation and we ask that the reduced social distancing limit be observed, together with the requirement for facecoverings. Help is on hand at all services to ensure that you feel comfortable and well informed about the guidelines currently in place.Over the next few weeks, there are also some changes to the provision of booklets and leaflets for Sunday worship. From 8th August hymnbooks, liturgy books and pew leaflets will be available for collection when attending services and returned after the service is finished.BlessingsRevd Canon Christine Fraser, Rector.Breaking NewsAt a recent meeting of the Diocesan Global Partnerships Committee, the situation in our link diocese of Kolkata in India and Amazonia in Brazil regarding COVID 19 and the lack of supply of vaccines was discussed. It was agreed that the Diocese would lobby MPs and MSPs to try to help those countries and others in the same situation by asking that both parliaments consider sending out excess vaccines to help alleviate the suffering. The Revd Canon Bob Harley, Convenor of the committee has drafted a letter of explanation and a letter template in the event that you might support this initiative. Copies of the letter and template can be found here and Google will provide you with information on your local MP and MSP. Please do help if you can.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.