‘Let’s talk … about Mark!’ during Lent

The Scottish Episcopal Church has given guidelines about church groups running during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, this has meant that the rest of the Lent group meetings have had to be cancelled. If however you would like more information about it, please contact the church office.

Let’s talk … about Mark!: ‘Mark’s call to discipleship in five distinct stages.’

There is a Bible study on the Gospel of Mark being held each Wednesday during Lent. A passage of the Gospel will be read, and its main theme will then be discussed as we follow Mark’s progress of ideas from the beginning of his ministry to the final week in Jerusalem.

Led by Jim Mein, our Interim Pastor, set prayers will be said at the beginning and the end.

The five sessions are being held in from 7.30pm-9pm in the Choir Vestry on:

Wednesday 4th March: Mark 1.1 to 4.41: This first session included a lively and fascinating discussion about the early ministry of Jesus, and ended with some surprising insights and conclusions.

Wednesday 11th March: Mark 5.1 to 8.30: There was another extremely interesting discussion about this passage of Mark. It included how symbolism starts being included, the laws of the Pharisees become more explicit (They tell people to wash our hands regularly!), and how God wants us to be one nation of understanding and compassion.

Wednesday 18th March: Mark 8.31 to 10.52: Cancelled but here is what we would have discussed:

Wednesday 25th March: Mark 11.1 to 14.52: Cancelled but here is what we would have discussed:

Wednesday 1st April: Mark 14.53 to end: Cancelled but here is what we would have discussed:

Tea / Coffee from 7.15pm, and strict time keeping will be kept!

This will be good for anyone wanting to know a bit more about the distinctiveness of Christianity. It really is offered for everyone, perhaps especially if you have never been to a Bible study before! It is not necessary to have been to previous meetings to come. Friends from other churches and non-believers are also very welcome.