God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen
from the Archbishops of Canterbury & York
The World Day of Prayer service in Ullapool has had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. It will now take place on Friday 11th March at 2.00pm in the Church of Scotland.
The General Synod Office has circulated the following prayer, approved by College of Bishops, to mark this occasion:
Prayer for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Almighty and eternal God,
you uphold and govern all things
both in heaven and on earth,
and by your grace alone kings and queens do reign.
We thank you for all the blessings which you have bestowed upon us
throughout the reign of our sovereign lady, Queen Elizabeth,
whom you have set over us these threescore years and ten.
We thank you for the wisdom of her guidance and her love of peace,
for the care and devotion with which she has served her people,
for the example of her gracious life.
As we rejoice before you with thankful hearts,
we pray that we may ever be united in love and service to one another,
as people called to live according to your will,
for the good of all the world,
and the glory of your great name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A special edition of the SEC online magazine, Inspires Online, has been published to mark COP26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference being held in Glasgow.
World leaders are gathered at COP26 from 31 October to 12 November to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The Scottish Episcopal Church will be in attendance, along with other representatives from the Anglican Communion.
The special edition of Inspires Online includes a message from the Primus, reports of SEC involvement in the build-up to COP26, details of online worship and daily video messages during the conference, and articles about climate change initiatives being taken by SEC churches and by partner organisations.
Follow this link to Inspires Online: https://www.scotland.anglican.org/special-edition-of-inspires-online-for-cop26/
Tuesday 2nd November at 6.00p.m.
SERVICE for ALL SOULS DAY
In St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Market Street, Ullapool
All Souls is the day on which the church remembers all who have died, especially family and friends. We extend an invitation to all members of the congregations in the charge and to members of our communities to let us know of any people you would like to be remembered by name at this service. This can be anyone whose memory is important to you, they do not need to have connection with the church or this area, or to have died recently; you do not need to be a member of one of our congregations or attending the service. For further information or to contribute names, please contact the priest-in-charge.