Sunday, 26 March 2017
PASTORAL VISITING Our ministers have organised a rota system for visiting & during March, Revd Tom Cuthell (476 3864) will be visiting our frail & elderly housebound members & Revd Colin Douglas (551 3808) will be visiting those in hospital & in care homes.
CHRISTIAN AID EMERGENCY APPEAL As the Government has promised to double any amount donated to Christian Aid’s emergency famine appeal for East Africa over the next 2 weeks, please find an envelope with this morning’s service sheet. Filled envelopes can be left in the collection boxes at the Kirk doors this morning or next Sunday.
LOCAL CHURCH REVIEW UPDATE In April 2016 Cramond Kirk submitted its Action Plan to the Church of Scotland’s Local Church Review. Copies of an update on the Kirk’s Action Plan are now available in the Session House. If you wish to receive an e-mail version of the update, please contact the Kirk Office on email@example.com
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, 30 April.
HELP! Our organist, Simon Bertram has recently been notified that the house he & his family are renting is going to be put up for sale, leaving them with just over 2 months to find another house. If anyone knows of a 3 or 4 bedroom house (which may not be on any agents’ lists) in & around Edinburgh, Simon would be very grateful if you could let him know on 07989 087016 or at email@example.com or contact Louise in the Kirk Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE EDINBURGH MANDOLIN & GUITAR ORCHESTRA will be performing in the Kirk Hall on Friday, 31 March at 7.30 pm. Now in their 9th year, under the baton of Nigel Gatherer, EMGO play music from many lands (Italy - Santa Lucia & Spain - Recuerdos de la Alhambra) & in a number of genres (Baroque - Purcell & film score - The Third Man). EMGO members play a variety of instruments: mandolins & guitars but also mandolas (a larger, deeper member of the mandolin family) & a cello. The concert is free but there will be a collection for Fresh Start. Tea/coffee & biscuits will be served at the interval.
THE MODERATOR’S DIARY Russell & Margaret are currently on a 10 day visit to the Presbytery of Dumbarton where they will be visiting churches, church projects, schools & local employers.
BARNTON & CRAMOND COMMUNITY CLUB meets in the Kirk Hall at 2 pm on Thursday, 30 March with a Waitrose cookery demonstration.
CYCLE TO IONA Andy & Sally Cook have accepted the Celtic Challenge to cycle from Edinburgh to Iona in aid of St Columba’s Hospice. The route covers 200 miles in 4 days & will take place 10 – 14 May 2017. If you would like to sponsor them, please complete the sponsor form in the Session House, hand in a donation to the Kirk Office or you can give through the fundraising page https://give.everydayhero.com/uk/sally-andy-s-celtic-challenge
THE MONDAY CAFÉ @ CRAMOND KIRK is open to people with dementia & their carers. The next meeting of the Café is on Monday, 3 April in the Kirk Hall from 1 pm – 3 pm. Since the café takes place over lunchtime, they offer a light lunch, tea & coffee. Come along for support, information, lunch, tea & a blether.
LGBTI EVENT If you are the parent or sibling or close loved one of someone who identifies as LGBTI & would like the opportunity to discuss faith & sexuality, Rev Canon Dr Marion Chatterley & Rev Andrew Bain of the Scottish Episcopal Church invite you to join them at Emmaus House, 14 Gilmore Place on Saturday, 8 April from 10 am – 1 pm to share reflections & experiences in a safe & supportive space. Suggested offering for the session : £25. To book a place, please call 228 1066 or e-mail : email@example.com
PASTORAL CARE CONFERENCE The Church of Scotland is running a day conference exploring questions of pastoral care from a biblical, missional & practical perspective, including the creation of local pastoral care teams. The conference will be held on Saturday, 24 June from 9.30 am – 4 pm at the Vine Conference Centre, Dunfermline. Further details are available under the “Events” section of www.resourcingmission.org.uk
THE GOING FOR GROWTH SUMMER SCHOOL is being held at West Park Conference Centre, Dundee from 5 – 8 June & this year’s theme is “The Heart of the Matter”. The focus will be on discipleship - what it means to follow Jesus in a whole-life, life-long way? The Summer School provides not only a space for profound reflection but also a safe space of worship, community & deep honesty. The residential course costs £300 & booking is required. Further details are available under the “Events” section of www.resourcingmission.org.uk
Andrew David Noel son of Stephen & Lisa Davies