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Unfortunately, due to the challenges presented to us in making the Quarterly Plan, it is not possible to continue with the fortnightly on-line Zoom service. However, other churches in the Circuit, including the City of Edinburgh Methodist, Grahamston United, Stirling Methodist and Livingston United Churches are broadcasting their services on Zoom and/or YouTube. The Forth Valley Circuit website has links to these services.

In-person worship at Rosyth has been happening since the last lockdown, with Rosyth Methodist and St Margaret’s SEC meeting on alternate Sundays. This has worked well, but it is now felt that we can recommence weekly worship beginning on Sunday 3 October. For October, St Margaret’s will meet at 9:30am, and Rosyth Methodist will meet at 11:15am, to give a little more time for post-worship cleaning in between services.

Even though we are at a level described as ‘Beyond Level 0’ in Scotland, we are encouraged to keep to the Covid protocols of hand sanitizing, wearing of facemasks, trace and protect, and 1 metre social distancing. At this point, refreshments will not be served following worship.

On the 4th Sunday of every month, beginning on Sunday 26 September 2021, we will resume the practice of worshipping together in a joint service with St Margaret’s at 10:30am. Future joint services for the remainder of 2021 will take place on 24 October. 28 November and 26 December.

[Adapted from Eddie Sykes’ letter at this link]

After a one year hiatus due to Covid, this September artists in Central Fife are once again opening their studios to the public. Central Fife Open Studios is an art trail which this year will take place on the weekends 4/5 and 11/12 September. Studios will be open 10.30am–5.00pm each day.

The event is designed to give professional artists, makers and designers in Central Fife the opportunity to show their work to the public and celebrate the wealth of talent in the area. It also provides the public with an opportunity to buy or commission a piece of original art from a range of disciplines including textiles, jewellery, painting, printmaking and photography.

This year Adrian Masson, a member of our St Margaret’s congregation, is again taking part and he would be delighted to welcome any church members to his studio (Studio 29) at 28 Lumsdaine Drive, Dalgety Bay, KY11 9YU. Adrian is a traditional landscape painter who enjoys incorporating lakes, beaches and figures into his work. This year he is also exhibiting some floral paintings and ‘bubble art’!

For further information on all the artists taking part, examples of their work and where their studios are located, go to www.centralfifeopenstudios.org, or click the image above.

We are sad to pass on the news that, due to medical reasons, the Very Rev Kenny Rathband is retiring from the active ministry. We pray for St Margaret’s as well as for Kenny and Ruth. Further details can be found at this post.

Our Bible Studies led by Rev Eddie Sykes continue with eight studies that will cover the Book of Hebrews. While the studies form a sequence, you can dip in and out of the group, and can always catch up by reading the notes that are linked to each study.

Sessions are on Zoom on Thursday mornings at 10:30am, and last for just over an hour. If you don’t have the meeting details, or are new to the study group, please email Eddie at ku.gro.tsidohtemhtysornull@retsinim for an access code.

Everyone is warmly welcome to join with us – no previous Bible study experience is necessary – just bring a Bible, and perhaps a cup of coffee, and enjoy the conversation!

Our topics will be:

  • 27 May: Jesus Christ is Greater than all God’s Messengers and Servants (Hebrews 1:1–2:4) (notes at this link)
  • 10 June: Jesus Christ is Greater than Faith’s Founders (Hebrews 3:1–4:13) (notes at this link)
  • 1 July: Jesus Christ is Greater than the Highest Religious Leaders (Hebrews 4:14–7:28) (notes at this link)
  • 15 July: Jesus Christ Provides a More Excellent Ministry (Hebrews 8) (notes at this link)
  • 29 July: God Provides the Better Covenant and the Better Promises (Hebrews 9:1–10:18) (notes at this link)

August break

  • 9 September: The Practical Consequences of Jesus’ Superiority (Hebrews 10:19–11:40) (notes at this link)
  • 23 September: Concluding Advice: Continue to Run the Race with Determination (Hebrews 12:1–13:17) (notes at this link)
  • 7 October: Final Greetings and Conclusion (Hebrews 13:18–25) (notes at this link)

Before each session Eddie will email you a reminder of the joining instructions and some study material. The study material will also be linked to this post.

This Sunday (23 May), as Pentecost takes place, Christians across the country – and further afield – will join together in prayer and reflection at 7.00pm in response to the pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown, 15 Christian churches and organisations across the country, including the Methodist Church, have co-signed the letter calling for prayer.

Scottish Christians have been continuing to answer the call to pray at the same time each week. The outgoing Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, has been taking part, and commented: “Too often, different parts of the Christian Church have allowed themselves to become distant from one another. They’ve looked at certain doctrinal or liturgical matters in different ways and have allowed those differences to become divisive. But we can, and should, all pray together. And, when we do, we find that some of these differences that seemed important begin to diminish in significance. Through the pandemic we have prayed each Sunday evening at 7.00pm and we’ve done it together. We’ve been united in praying for the country and in praying for the life and mission of the whole Church. Jesus’ final prayer when with his disciples was, ‘My prayer for all those who believe in me is that they shall be one.’ We’ve demonstrated that by our shared prayer. Let it continue to be so.”

You can download the Pentecost letter and prayer specially written by the Scottish Church Leaders Forum at this link, and you’ll find the weekly prayers on our home page – the link is usually updated on Fridays.

Coming up …
  • 29 November 2021 7:00 pm Advent Ecumenical Study Group (Zoom)
  • 30 November 2021 10:30 am Holy Communion
  • 5 December 2021 9:30 am Sung Eucharist
  • 6 December 2021 7:00 pm Advent Ecumenical Study Group (Zoom)

More details at this link

 

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1100 Methodist Worship
0930 Sung Eucharist

4th Sundays

1030 Joint service


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