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Sunday, 20 August 2017

THE MINISTER is representing the Moderator as guest preacher at Hamilton Old Parish Church this morning for the Kirking of South Lanarkshire Council.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jack McMillan, our oldest Kirk member, who last week celebrated his 100th birthday. 

PANCAKE & BACON BUTTIE BRUNCH To mark the start of the new Sunday Club year, Sunday Club invite you to join them for a pancake & bacon buttie brunch following the 10 am service on Sunday, 27 August.

SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFASTS If you are able to help with the Sunday morning breakfasts over the next 3 months, please add your name to the rota in the Session House & if you would like to find out more about what’s involved, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office on 336 2036 or at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk.

GRAPEVINE The next edition of Grapevine should be available for collection by distributors from the Kirk Hall on Sunday, 3 September.  If you are unable to take on deliveries on a regular basis but might be able to help now & again, we do have a list of part-time deliverers who assist when a regular deliverer is on occasions unable to do their delivery. If you would like to be added to the part-time list, please contact Lesley Pearson or Louise in the Kirk Office at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk

CRAMOND GUIDING : VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED Cramond Guiding currently has 2 units which are short staffed.  The Tuesday night brownies only have one leader & will have to close unless they have a minimum of 2 leaders/unit helpers & the Thursday guides are short of one leader/unit helper.  If you or anyone you know would be interested in finding out more, please contact Jessie Craig on cramonddistrict@gmail.com. Full support & training will be provided.

A MILE OF MEMORIES On Saturday, 23 September Richmond’s Hope, the charity which supports bereaved children, will be creating A Mile of Memories along Portobello Promenade. To help them create their mile, the Sunday Club hopes to fill 2 “memory sticks” – decorated sticks with a groove in the top which each hold 45 £1 coins. So, bearing in mind your old £1 coins are no longer valid after October, we’d be happy to help you use them up! Any £1 coins would be very welcome & can be left in the box in the Session House. Further details on Richmond’s Hope can be found at www.richmondshope.org.uk

A WALK AROUND THE BOTANICS Would you like to take a guided walk round the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on Saturday, 26 August at 3 pm? Our Session Clerk Sandra Watson, who is a Garden Guide, will be leading a walk for Cramond Kirk members. Numbers are limited to 12 so please get in touch with Sandra at watsonalexandra9@gmail.com as soon as possible. There is no charge but donations to the Garden would be welcome.

CRAMOND CURLING CLUB welcomes new members. The club is a social club with a range of abilities from absolute beginners to experienced players. Members play at Murrayfield Curling Rink on various weekday evenings & some Saturdays & Sundays, from September through to March. If you are interested in joining or would like further information, please contact Crichton Mouat at crichtonmouat@btinternet.com.

THE ALTERNATIVITY CHRISTMAS CONFERENCE Although a little while away yet, the Church of Scotland is preparing for Christmas with a conference presenting new Christmas resources for 2017 including a Festive Family Box full of Advent fun & reflections & a resource pack on challenging loneliness in the community this Christmas. The conference is being held on at the Church of Scotland offices, 121 George Street on Wednesday, 23 August from 10 am – 1 pm & the keynote speaker will be the Very Revd Dr Russell Barr. If you wish to attend, please contact info@alternativity.org.uk

A MONK’S TALE Come & enjoy a light-hearted celebration of the Reformation & experience “95 theses in 59 minutes” with fast-paced sketches & songs about purgatory, Popes, St Peter, the printing press & a diet of worms. A Monk’s Tale is taking place at the Gilded Balloon Teviot from 5 – 23 August at 11.30 am. Tickets are available on 622 6552 or at gildedballoon.co.uk

THE LITTLE GATEHOUSE GALLERY is proud to announce its 3rd anniversary. As a way of thanking everyone for their ongoing support, Ronnie Ryan is marking the occasion with a stunning exhibition of work by the Ryan Brothers. The Gallery will also feature glass art by Danish artist, Dorte Pape & Japanese artist, Aki Rogers. The exhibition will continue until 9 September from 11 am – 5 pm, Monday to Saturday & 12 noon – 5 pm on Sundays (closed on Tuesdays). Private viewings outwith normal open hours are available by appointment. Please call Wendy or Ronnie on 312 8219. More information is available at www.thelittlegatehousegallery.com.

THE KILTWALK On Sunday, 17 September Margery Naylor will be taking part in the Kiltwalk, raising funds for Citizens Advice Edinburgh. Margery is a volunteer adviser with the CAE, a local charity which helps people with an enormous range of information about family matters, legal problems, benefits, employment & housing. The Hunter Foundation will increase any fund-raised income by 40%. Please donate online at :


VISIONS OF ETERNITY Strathclyde Harmonia will be performing a concert of reflective choral music by, amongst others, Parry, MacMillan, Whitacre, Tavener & Vaughan-Williams on Saturday, 2 September at 7.30 pm in the Kirk. Conducted by Will More & with our own organist, Simon Bertram, the concert will be raising money for the food bank charity, Loaves & Fishes. Tickets cost £10 & are available from Dot Kemp or at the door on the night.

THE SORCERER Chris & Lindsey Cotter, two of our choir members, are appearing in Gilbert & Sullivan’s "The Sorcerer" at the Edinburgh Fringe, with Chris playing the title role. Performances run from 21 - 27 August & further details can be found at https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sorcerer.  Chris & Lindsey would be delighted to have your support.

WOMEN IN THE WORLD CHURCH The World Mission Council invites you to join them for the Women in the World Church event to be held in Martin Hall, New College on Saturday, 16 September from 10.30 am – 3.30 pm. The guest speakers will include Professor Kwok Pui Lan, Rev Rola Sleiman (Lebanon), Rev Nosheen Khan (Pakistan) & Dr Isobel Phiri from the World Council of Churches. All are welcome. Further details are available on the Church of Scotland website at www.churchofscotland.org.uk

FRESH START Many thanks for the recent donations of bedding & plates. They & all the other donations are very much appreciated.

THE SIDE BY SIDE PROJECT The North West Carers Centre works with, listens to & supports carers living in North West Edinburgh. As well as a number of courses & events, they are organising barge trips on the Union Canal, leaving Ratho at 3 pm on Thursday, 31 August or at 10.30 am on Thursday, 28 September. A light lunch will be provided on the morning trip & a light bite on the afternoon trip. Transport to & from the barge may be available (please ask). As the trips are free & places are limited, booking is essential. The trips are available to carers wishing to attend on their own or with the person they care for. To find out more about the barge trips, transport & how to book as well as the other courses & events available, please contact Joan on 315 3130 or e-mail : joan@nwcarers.org.uk.

AWESOME BRICKS For all parents & grandparents entertaining children/grandchildren on 26 & 27 August, the National Museum of Flight is hosting a 2 day Lego extravaganza. As well as building your own models, there are also displays, including an interactive train set & a model of the National Museum of Scotland & a chance to learn about the history of Lego. Tickets cost £14 (adult), £12 (conc.) & £9 (child) & are available at www.nms.ac.uk/awesomebricks or call 0300 123 6789.




Sunday, 27 August

8.45 am : Morning Prayers

10.00 am : Morning Worship

Sunday, 3 September

8.45 am : Morning Prayers with Communion

10.00 am : Morning Worship