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Welcome to our Assembly on Saint Margaret Of Scotland Feast Day 16 November.

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1 Welcome to our Assembly on Saint Margaret Of Scotland Feast Day 16 November

2 Margaret was born a long time ago in She was an English princess and her brother was heir to the English throne.

3 Some people wanted to kill her brother, so Margaret and her family had to leave England. During their escape, their ship was blown off course and Margaret landed in Scotland.

4 The Scottish King, Malcolm, offered his protection to the royal family. He fell in love with Margaret and they were married in Dunfermline in 1069.

5 Malcolm and Margaret were very happy. They had eight children, six boys and two girls. Two of her sons, David and Alexander, became Kings of Scotland and her daughter, Matilda, became Queen of England.

6 During her life Margaret was devoted to her family. She loved children and especially cared for those who were poor or orphaned.

7 Margaret answered God’s call to live her life in a saintly way. She dedicated her life to looking after others. During her time as Queen of Scotland, Margaret helped others by showing the gospel values of… Commitment Courage Friendship Forgiveness Generosity Love

8 God’s Greatest Gift Love, love, Jesus is love God’s greatest gift is the gift of love. All creation sings together Praising God for love. Blest are you, God’s children, God’s kingdom shall be yours. Come, sit now at the table Of Jesus the Lord. Blest are you, the gentle. Great shall be your reward. Come, sit now at the table Of Jesus the Lord.

9 Blest are you, the lowly You shall be raised on high, Come, sit now at the table Of Jesus the Lord. Blest are you who hunger, Who long to grow in God. Come, sit now at the table Of Jesus the Lord. Blest on earth in heaven Be Jesus, saving Lord, The bread of life now broken, The cup of life out-poured.

10 Margaret had a great influence on King Malcolm. She helped him to rule Scotland as a wise and Christian king. Every day Margaret practised the gospel values and virtues and was a wonderful example of how to truly show the love of Jesus to others.

11 Margaret loved Scotland and worked hard to bring the people closer to God. Many schools, universities, towns and churches were named after her. Saint Margaret’s Chapel in Edinburgh Castle is the most famous chapel.

12 Margaret died on 16 November 1093 aged just 47. She is buried at Dunfermline Abbey in Scotland. Along with Saint Andrew, she is the patron saint of Scotland.

13 Margaret is also known for her good works towards children with no families. Saint Margaret’s Adoption Society carries on the good work of Saint Margaret in trying to find homes and families for children who have none.

14 Advent 2011

15 Bidding Prayers Response is……… Lord Graciously Hear Us Lord, you gave Saint Margaret of Scotland a special love for the poor and orphans. Let her example and prayers help us to become a living sign of your goodness. LORD HEAR US Lord, we ask you to take care of all the orphans and find loving families for them. LORD HEAR US Lord, we pray for all the sick. Help them to find your peace. LORD HEAR US Lord, we give thanks for our family and all who care for us. LORD HEAR US

16 We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

17 Thank You For Coming To Our Assembly.

18 Sanctus Sanctus, Sanctus when we love with our hearts. Sanctus, Sanctus when we give with our lives. Help us all O Lord to live in your love. Let our lives show all your ways. In our work, in our play, when we think, when we pray, help us all to be true to your way, Yahweh. In our paths as we meet people on the street, let our smile light up their lives, Yahweh.

19 Sanctus Sanctus, Sanctus when we love with our hearts. Sanctus, Sanctus when we give with our lives. Help us all O Lord to live in your love. Let our lives show all your ways. We are called, one and all, to be gentle and kind, To be saintly and true in simple ways. When we share, when we give, When we praise, when we live, When we light others’ lives, we’re showing love.


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