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Abbey Church Notices - 6 May 2012

Sunday 6th May 2012
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Services at 9.30am and 11.00am

Call to worship
* Introit: Preces and Responses (Harry Grindle)
Intimations and Preamble
HYMN 132 Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Prayers of adoration and confession
* Address to Junior B.B. and young people
* HYMN 554 Rock of ages, cleft for me
Lesson: 1 John 4. 7-16a p.238
* ANTHEM O sing joyfully unto God our strength
(William Byrd)
Lesson St.John 15. 1-8 p.106
HYMN 562 Through the love of God our Saviour
Sermon: ‘Look to your roots’
Text: St.John 15.5
HYMN 502 Take my life, Lord, let it be
Offering and dedication
* Responsorial Psalm 66 (Colin Mawby)
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
HYMN 535 Who would true valour see?
Benediction and Choral Amen

* 11.00am service only
Lessons are being read today by Dr. Maggie Macmillan
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession are offered
By Mr. Arthur Sutton


Welcome to you if you are visiting with us today. We are glad to have you here and hope that you enjoy the service. Please take our greetings back to your own congregation.

Sunday School, Youth Group and Crèche are on holiday today. Any very young children at the service are welcome to use the toys in the Flower Room. Mrs Welsh, the Church Officer, will be happy to show parents where they are.

We are delighted to welcome the Junior Section of the 4th Dunfermline B.B. to the 11.00am service. They are having a weekend camp at Fordell Firs.

Next Sunday:
9.30am First Morning Service
10.15am Coffee Hour in the Church Hall
11.00am Second Morning Service
Crèche, Sunday School and Youth Group
12 noon Membership Class begins

The UK West Fife Group of Diabetes U.K. is hosting a Fun Musical Evening by the concert group ‘Limelight’ in the Abbey Hall on Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 including a glass of wine and proceeds will go to diabetes research. If you would like to buy a ticket, please speak to Willie Campbell, the Assistant Organist, who accompanies the Limelight, at the close of the service, or phone him on 01383-724157.

As intimated last Sunday, the Abbey Church will have its own stand at the Heart and Soul Event on Sunday 20th May from 1pm to 5pm. We hope to share with visitors the story of Dunfermline Abbey as well as a place of modern pilgrimage and worship. To encourage you to attend a map of the event along with travel information will be on the notice board next Sunday.

Groups might like to travel together, either car sharing or travel on the same bus or train, thereby turning this into an opportunity to meet other members and have a congregational afternoon out.

Heart and Soul contact details:
David McIlroy on 01383-737660 or
More information at
In your prayers this week, please remember
Helen Robinson and David Ross (both members of the
congregation) who will be married in the Abbey Church on
Saturday at 2pm.

The Abbey Quaich Golf Competition for men will be played
at Dunfermline Golf Club (Pitfirrane) on Thursday.

There will be a Church Membership Group formed
next Sunday following the 11.00am service. It will run for around one hour for four Sundays, with participants having the opportunity of joining the Church at the June communion.
Mr Paton will be happy to provide information
to anyone who might like to participate.

There will be a Service of Choral Evensong in the Abbey Church on Saturday 19th May at 5pm, featuring Scottish Voices from the Royal School of Church Music.

Search for new Junior Choristers: There will be a meeting in the Abbey next Saturday from 10am until 11.30am for all interested young singers aged 8-16. The morning will include an opportunity to sing together, to perform and learn more about becoming an Abbey Chorister. Should you know of any young person who may be interested in this morning of singing, please encourage them to come along.

Please send any notices for next Sunday by 5pm on Thursday
to Mr Paton at 01333-320765 or email

Please also let him know of any pastoral concerns.

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