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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, 21 April 2019

THE KIRK OFFICE will be closed on Monday, 22 April.

CHRISTIAN AID EMERGENCY APPEAL Many thanks to everyone who donated towards the recent Christian Aid appeal. £931.90 was raised to help the people of Mozambique, Zimbabwe & Malawi affected by Cyclone Idai.

THE GRAPEVINE All contributions for the next issue should be with the Editors, c/o the Kirk Office, 16 Cramond Glebe Road, EH4 6NS or e-mail : cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk by Sunday, 28 April.

THE CRAMOND WALKERS Tuesday, 23 April : Humbie Wood & Heughs (5.5 km/3.5 miles) grade – moderately easy. From the centre of Aberdour, the route heads north & then round the edge of Humbie Wood. After crossing the A921, it continues through The Heughs, a stretch of coastal woodland, returning to Aberdour for refreshments in the Aberdour Castle tearoom. Meet : Barnton Avenue West at 9.30 am or Aberdour at 10 am. For further details, please contact Fiona Black at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk

JOURNEYS IN THE SPIRIT The writer Janet Morley & Helen Alexander, Assistant Minister at St Giles’ Cathedral will be reflecting on poetry & prayer in St Giles Cathedral on Saturday, 27 April at 5.30 pm. Admission is free & all are welcome.

PLAYLIST FOR LIFE A talk about ‘Playlist for Life’ is being held in Craiglockhart Parish Church on Tuesday, 7 May at 7.30 pm.  Playlist for Life is the charity Sally Magnusson started in memory of her mother who suffered from dementia & the playlist is a personal list of all the songs & pieces of music which make a soundtrack of one’s life. Listening to a playlist has been shown to make living with dementia easier. All are welcome at the talk & donations towards refreshments will go to Playlist for Life.

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING A training course for volunteers & paid members of staff on the safeguarding of children & vulnerable adults is being held on Wednesday, 1 May at 7 pm in Craiglockhart Church Hall.  If anybody is interested in attending the course, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office on 336 2036 or at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk

THE CRAMOND ASSOCIATION meets in the Kirk Hall at 7.30 pm on Monday, 29 April when Ian Anderson of Corstorphine Trust will give a talk on “The Corstorphine Cinema & its Organ”. All are welcome.

BETHANY CHRISTIAN TRUST If you love talking to people & have office experience, Bethany Christian Trust would love to hear from you. They are seeking a volunteer receptionist & would be glad to give you further details. These are available at www.bethanychristiantrust.com or by calling 561 8930.

AFTERNOON TEA AT ARNISTON HOUSE Bethany Christian Trust invite you to join them for afternoon tea at Arniston House, Gorebridge on Saturday, 11 May from 2 pm – 4 pm. Tickets cost £25 & further details are available on 561 8924 or at events@bethanychristiantrust.com

CYCLE TO IONA In May Andy & Sally Cook will be cycling from St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh to Iona to raise funds for & awareness of the work of the Hospice. If you would like to support the Cooks in their fundraising efforts, you can donate online by going to : https://stcolumbashospicecelticchallenge19.everydayhero.com/uk/the-cook-s-celtic-challenge or you can pledge your support on the sponsor form which is in the Session House.

RESURRECTION 2019 Origin Scotland’s choir, band & orchestra invite you to join them in celebrating Jesus’ resurrection in music, worship & praise in the Usher Hall at 7.30 pm this evening. The event is free with an offering towards expenses.

CRAIGLOCKHART WAR HOSPITAL & ITS POETS Professor David Fergusson, Professor of Divinity at New College, will be the Guntrip Trust’s guest speaker at this year’s lecture. His talk on Craiglockhart War Hospital & Its Poets 1916 – 1919 will take place in Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge on Friday, 26 April at 5.30 pm. Tickets cost £12 (£8 conc.) & will be available at the door on the night. Tickets are also available at www.guntriptrust.com

HELP FOR HEROES & ERSKINE CONCERT The Trinity Occasional Pipers' Society is holding its annual concert in aid of Help for Heroes & Erskine on Monday, 29 April in North Leith Parish Church, Madeira Street at 7.30 pm.  The programme includes the Trinity Pipers, the Postal Pipe Band Drummers, the Apple Beggars, singer Eric Fisher & guest organist Angus Tully. Admission is by donation.

 

 

FORTHCOMING SERVICES

Sunday, 28 April

8.45 am : Morning Prayers

10.00 am : Morning Worship

Sunday, 5 May

8.45 am : Morning Prayers with Communion

10.00 am : Morning Worship