Mungo Messenger
June Issue
out Sunday 31 May

With stories of your church's April activities and services during the lockdown 

Straight to your computer, tablet or phone. The latest newsletter
(pdf copy)


Catch-up past Services 

During the Coronavirus crisis you can still listen to our past services, and feel closer to God, through praise, bible readings, prayer and sermons.
Click on the link below

Missed a service, or want to listen to one again? Our catch-up feature enables you to revisit previous events. Includes hymns, prayers, readings, and links to videos where available. Always available for you, anytime, anywhere

Mungo's Diary


Sunday Services
Morning Services start at 11.00am.


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Sunday Service  -   31 May

Join St. Mungo's Pentecost Sunday service, online at 11.00am, led by the Rev John Urquhart.

This service will see our monthly communion included for the first time since lockdown.
If you wish, you could come to watch and listen to the service prepared with some bread and wine/juice to take at the point of communion.


Prayer Time

Our prayer time before the morning services is available on-line, starting at 10.00am.

Call Bill on  672347 for the online connection details

Monday Bible Study Group

Meets every Monday, except Holy Week (6th) this month on line.

Meets every Monday,
starting at 7.30pm,
via Zoom.
If you'd like to join us, you'd be very welcome - contact Joan or Neil and we'll explain how to join in using Zoom. 01968674276 or capefamily@talktalk.net


Wednesday
Housegroup / Bible Study



Meets every Wednesday,  starting at 7.30pm, using Zoom
.
Call Bill on  672347 for the online Zoom connect details



Messy Church - Sun 31 May

Lookout for details of the May event.
Meantime our April Messy Church - has something for both adults and children to think about. There are a couple of activities too, if you are looking for something to do. We'd love to see your pictures or stories of anything you do in connection with this!"

There is a short video available on the Messy Church Penicuik Facebook



Welcome to our Church
God's word transcends all boundaries and we at St. Mungo's work to spread His word. Our website is one more way to reach our community. If you live nearby then we would be pleased to see you anytime, and if you are visiting on holiday, our door is always open. The minister, Rev John Urquhart  01968 382116 and congregation extend a warm welcome to all visitors every Sunday morning, and to all our activities.

Pastoral Care
We hope that you are keeping safe and well, as we all face the very real challenges of this coronavirus pandemic. 

We are aware that some people are finding this period of isolation really hard– for many different reasons. 

Unfortunately, we can’t offer pastoral visits in person, but please feel welcome to phone Margaret Webster (in confidence) on 01968 672 347 or 07761 096 472 at any time for a chat, prayer, or to source other help – just like a house visit, but over the phone.

For any situations where you would like to speak to John, our minister, he can be contacted as usual on 01968 382116.

 The Seventh Sunday of Easter Service: Ascensiontide  - 24 May

The congregation of St. Mungo's welcomes you, as always, to join our worship this and every Sunday, online with us at this time. This act of worship has been prepared to allow us to spend some time with God, knowing that others are sharing in it.

The service was led by Rev John Urquhart, and church members taking parts of the service. prayers, readings, sermon and praise. The full video was once again supported by our dial in audio service, no internet connection required on:

         01968 700121  
(Approx 18 min run time) or Listen here now

Order of Service           Full video 

For past services before and during lockdown see below

A special “Heart and Soul 2020” event took place (online) on May 17th 2020. The current crisis meant that the original event, scheduled to have taken place in Princes Street Gardens on that day, has had to be cancelled.

However, a number of features from the event in Princes Street Gardens were transferred into an online format. A recording of the event is now available at
A message from Hope for Penicuik:
Sadly, our prayer boxes cannot be safely used during this present time.
However, we have come up with an alternative. We have opened a dedicated email address, to which your prayers, big and little, should be directed. They will be received by one individual, who will as always anonymise them before sharing them with our usual small prayer group to be prayed over.  The email address is: penicuikprayers@gmail.com

You can also take part and join our prayer time on a Sunday morning at 10.00am
Call Neil or Joan on  674276 for the online connection details

Can’t get out to get a Trypraying booklet? Don’t feel safe taking one from the box? *  

Don’t worry: here’s a solution.



Free Guide at www.trypraying.co.uk
May Prayer Prompts
How do we even begin to pray when confronted with the fears aroused by the covid-19 pandemic and the dangers, both known and unknown, that it represents?
Visit our  Prayer Prompts, page for items to add to your daily prayers.  You will find personal and local situations highlighted as well as national and international issues. They’re all part of God’s world, and He cares about them all.  [ Prayer Prompts]
Missing your Church? Listen to past Sunday's praise favourites
As we continue ino self isolation to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and everyone around us from this insidious Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the practical things we should all do to minimise spreading the virus, we look to our faith in God and Jesus to help us in our time of need.

At St. Mungo's we have a wealth of recordings of past services and events recalling those times when we were together, celebrating our faith, with prayers, bible readings, hymns of praise and sermons, led by our minister Rev John Urquhart and visiting service leaders.

Check out the list below for a favourite you were at, or a service you missed earlier this year.

The Seventh Sunday of Easter Service: Ascensiontide24 May
The Sixth Sunday of Easter Service  
17 May
Fifth Sunday of Easter Service 10 May
Joint Penicuik Church of Scotland Service 3 May
Third Sunday of Easter at St. Mungo's 26 April
Second Sunday of Easter at St. Mungo's19 April
Easter Holy Week at Penicuik Churches Together - online services5-12 April
When skies are dark our faith is tested - online service29 March
Our Prayers for Help22 March
Blue planet, Living water
15 March
Who we are and what we do8 March
Christian Unity  & New Housing1 March

Lots more from our services in 2019,  2018, and 2017.

Also check out the News Index to read about other social events like Messy Church. Christmas and summer fayres. The big social nights out; Burn's Night, the amazing Marcus Swietlicki, with Michael Barrett on piano, Beeslack Jazz night, Hope4Penicuik Christmas concert, all with a full story and all the music.

Remember our Sponsored walks,  Twinning with Saontalpur, Hats gloves and scarves for others in need, and the foodbank support. More people may find the Foodbank operating out of St. Mungo's hall a God sent lifeline in the months to come. 

For ideas of prayer we have the monthly Prayer Prompts that offer ideas to focus your prayers on. While coronavirus seems to have topped everything, you will find that many other aspects of our lives need us to come in prayer to ask for our Father's help for others too.
  
A cornucopia of delights to raise our spirits and bring light into the darkest corners that this virus attempts to hide. Our strength and faith will lead us into the light at the end of this arduous journey. Enjoy, and Stay Safe. 
 
Pastoral Care
We hope that you are keeping safe and well, as we all face the very real challenges of this coronavirus pandemic. 

We are aware that some people are finding this period of isolation really hard– for many different reasons. 

Unfortunately, we can’t offer pastoral visits in person, but please feel welcome to phone Margaret Webster (in confidence) on 01968 672 347 or 07761 096 472 at any time for a chat, prayer, or to source other help – just like a house visit, but over the phone.

Safeguarding  in St. Mungo's
Safeguarding is about preventing harm and abuse. And making a timely and appropriate response if it occurs.

Harm or abuse of children and adults at risk can happen anywhere – even in church communities. The Church of Scotland has a duty to Ensure a Safe Church for All.
This means protecting children and 'adults at risk'.

If you see or hear of any harm or abuse at St. Mungo's contact our  Safeguarding Coordinator - Jim Paterson. Full Details

Updated 28 May 2020
Webmaster
- Jim Paterson

Penicuik: St. Mungo's Parish Church (Church of Scotland). Scottish Charity No SC005838