Our Maundy Thursday service will be a Service of Light and Darkness including the celebration of Holy Communion, led by Rev Dr Helen Jenkins. We will gather around a table in the church for the service and to share bread and wine, and at the end we will hear the narrative of Jesus’ passion, during which candles will gradually be extinguished, leaving us in darkness. We will then leave in silence as we contemplate what we have shared and heard. All are welcome to join us.
We’re starting to get excited about the arrival in Fife of the Voskresenije Choir. This award-winning a cappella ensemble of former students of St Petersburg Music Conservatoire have just eight singers, but create an amazing sound!
The concerts are at 7.30pm on Thursday 17 November at St Serf’s Church, Burntisland, and on Friday 18 November here, at Rosyth Methodist Church. The first half of each concert will feature music from the Orthodox Church tradition, with a set of Russian folk songs after the interval.
Tickets are £11 (concessions £10; U18s £5), including programme and interval refreshments. Tickets for the Rosyth concert are still available from Alan Taylor, or you can book online for both concerts at www.ticketsource.co.uk/russian-choir-fife. We recommend not turning up at Rosyth without a ticket, as the concert is already heavily booked. And please note that the seating is unreserved, and that the doors are open at 7:00pm.
Rosyth Methodist Church was packed on Sunday 13 March for a joint service of celebration and thanksgiving for the centenary of Rosyth Methodist Church, led by Rev Dr Lord Leslie Griffiths. You can download the order of service at this link, and listen to the complete service here:
Dr Griffiths preached a sermon based on Hebrews 5:9: “And having been made perfect, He became unto all them that obey Him the author of eternal salvation”. You can listen to his message at the link below, or read it in this edited transcription. [This ends with an explanation of the “Superintendent’s privilege” that might otherwise mystify you!]:
The service was reported on in the April 2016 issue of Contact, which you can read at this link, complete with pictures of the occasion.
You are warmly invited to join us in support of Christian Aid at 6.00pm on Sunday 15 May 2016. Morsheda is a young mother of four. Her husband has left. She has no land. No assets. No savings. And the only work she can get is backbreaking manual labour for as little as 74p a day. Her home has been flooded several times, and last August it flooded again. She’s our neighbour, and she desperately needs our help.
Come and learn about more about Morsheda at our Sunday@Six special, and help Christian Aid give her a chance to build a better future …
Refreshments and themed home baking afterwards … and to take away. Click the image for a downloadable poster.
Do you remember the wonderful deep bass sounds that this man produced back in 2011 and 2012? If so, there’s good news for you: Jurij Maruk will be bringing his Voskresenije Choir (the name means Resurrection) back to Rosyth for another concert combining music from the Orthodox Church tradition and Russian folk songs at 7.30pm on Friday 18 November. Keep the date free, and pass on the news. More details, and an opportunity to book, coming after the summer break.