Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 31 December 2017.
Archives for 2017
Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas.
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for the evening of Sunday 24 December and morning of Monday 25 December, 2017.
We are drawn to stories of freedom and purpose. In Star Wars an abandoned orphan on a desert planet turns into a knight leading the struggle for freedom. Platform 9 and three quarters takes Harry Potter into a world of magic and purpose …
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 24 December 2017.
In one of a series of seasonal videos produced by the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Rt Rev Dr Gregor Duncan, Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, reflects on how Advent calls us to help bring in the new world – God’s world.
More than 120 people attended this evening’s Christian Aid Carol Service in which Hutchesons’ Grammar School Junior Choir participated. A most enjoyable and uplifting service. Thanks to all who attended and took part.
The Parable of the Five Wise and Five Foolish Maidens.
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 17 December 2017.
St John 1.14: ‘and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us …’ We’re all familiar with slogans, mottoes, catchphrases, strap lines, by which institutions or political parties or campaigning groups like to promote themselves, their claims, their values among the rest of us. Some of them may strike us as important and even challenging…
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 10 December 2017.
The Parable of the Talents.
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 3 December 2017.
A fresh take on the parable of the sheep and the goats.
It is called the Kingdom Season, writes Rev Sydney Maitland, when thoughts are directed to the Kingdom of God, and it normally begins with All Saints Day, concluding on the last Saturday before Advent. Christ the King is the focus, and in writing this, we will have almost completed the Kingdom Season before this issue…
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 26 November 2017.
Following the selection and appointment by four Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church of the Reverend Canon Anne Dyer as Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney on 9 November, there are now serious questions being asked about the process. The Rector of St Margaret’s, Aberdeen, the Very Reverend Dr Emsley Nimmo, immediately resigned from his role…
The people of Christ Church, Harris, announced today that they will no longer remain under the oversight of the bishop of Argyll and the Isles, the Right Reverend Kevin Pearson. This follows his decision to support the change to the canons of the Scottish Episcopal Church which introduced of same-sex marriage. The congregation made it…
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 19 November 2017.
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 12 November 2017.
The Episcopal Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church today elected the Rev Canon Anne Dyer as the new Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney. Canon Dyer has been Rector of Holy Trinity church, Haddington, since 2011. Her wider church involvement includes being a member of the Scottish Episcopal Institute Council and a member of General Synod….
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 5 November 2017.
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 29 October 2017.
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 22 October 2017.
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 15 October 2017.
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 8 October 2017.
Primates of the Anglican Communion, meeting at Canterbury, have sanctioned Scottish Episcopal Church following its decision in June to approve same-sex marriage. A communiqué from the Anglican Communion office issued today said: “We listened carefully to the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) and with sadness accepted that the consequences for our relationships agreed…
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 1 October 2017.
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 24 September 2017.
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 17 September 2017.