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Mungo Messenger
September Issue
out 28 August

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Sunday Services
Morning Services start at 11.00am. Café Connect for those who find conventional church a difficult place meets once a month in Jean's Place in the Precinct. 

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Sunday Service - 28 Aug
Join us to worship God at 11.00am on Sunday 28th, when the Rev Jim Black will  return to lead our worship. All welcome.

Cowan Court - 28 Aug

The Rev Hugh Davidson will lead a service for the residents of Cowan court at 5.15pm on sunday 28th. You are most welcome to join us in worship and to meet the residents.

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 Hugh Davidson and congregation extend a warm welcome to all visitors every Sunday morning, and to all our activities. For pastoral and other enquiries please contact Margaret Webster on 01968 672347
Sunday School Returns - 28 August
The new season of Sunday School returns after the summer break. Our teachers are waiting to welcome your children to hear about Jesus in a fun and exciting way. Meets in the Church Hall from 10.50am am. Joins the church to hear the childrens address before returning to the hall. Hope to see you.
Messy Church Fun Day - 28 August
New session of Messy Church begins with our barbecue and sports on the school playing field in Bog Road on Sunday August 28th, 4pm onwards. Plan is to have Messy Sports from 4-5, followed by a celebration and BBQ.  Call Joan Cape for more information 674276.
September Prayer Prompts
We welcome back the monthly Prayer Prompts, which were missed during August.  Here 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]

Malawi Food Crisis Appeal
Many many thanks to everyone who donated to the Christian Aid Malawi Appeal.

Because of the wonderful generosity of the St Mungo's congregation £234 was sent to Christian Aid  to help support communities in Malawi through a devastating drought that has left 6.5 million people, around a third of the country's population, without access to enough food.
Final Farewell to Rev James Ritchie 
Many will remember the times when Rev James Ritchie preached as locum at St. Mungo’s. It was with sad heart that we heard he had passed away on 5th August, at the age of 99.

Jim was a well travelled minister having worked in the middle east in Aden, where he met his wife to be Mette Kristensen, working as a Danish nurse. His fluent Arabic and knowledge of the theology, culture and traditions of the Muslim faith, helped his Christian evangelism, He also spent time in Kenya, and Muslim west coast of Africa. Full Story

Future of the Church Roadshows 
Kirk leaders are going ‘On the Road’ this autumn to offer congregations across Scotland an opportunity to voice their opinions about the future direction of the Church of Scotland.

The roadshows will visit 15 sites across the country to share new ideas and hold discussions on issues such as the future of ministry and discipleship. Full Details
Penicuik: St Mungo’s is currently Vacant

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Food Facts and Friends - Volunteers needed 
St. Mungo's supports the Food, Fact, Friends foodbank and drop in centre. Open every Monday and Friday 10am to 2pm in the church hall.
You can donate food or cash to help this much needed facility in our community. If you have time, you can volunteer to help the team. Either Monday or Friday, or both. Speak to Mark Wells in church or in the church hall,or every monday and Friday 9.00am to 2.00pm in the church hall.
Pastoral Visiting Team 
A caring team of people who visit folks we know about who are just home from hospital, or who are housebound, living alone, bereaved, unable to come to church or needing a bit of company for whatever reason.

PLEASE let us
know if you would like a visit or know of anyone else who does.  You can either phone Margaret Webster (672347), or fill in a Care Card (available at front and side entrances of church) and put it in the box in the vestibule.

The Card can also be used for prayer requests.

Updated 27 August  2016
- Jim Paterson

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