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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, 22 April 2018

CONGRATULATIONS to Russell & Margaret. Today marks the 25th anniversary of Russell’s induction as minister at Cramond Kirk. Following this morning’s 10 am service, everyone is invited to a reception in the Kirk Hall to mark the occasion.

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 next Sunday - 29 April.

BAKE SALE Grace, Amy & Lewis, 3 Scouts from the Cramond area, will be holding a bake sale in the Kirk Hall following the 10 am service on Sunday, 29 April as part of a fundraising drive to help Scouts from less privileged countries, as well as themselves, attend the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA, during summer 2019. Please come & enjoy a tasty home-made treat with your coffee after the service – every penny raised will be much appreciated!

THE CRAMOND ASSOCIATION holds its last meeting of the session in the Kirk Hall at 7.30 pm on Monday, 30 April when they will be joined by their guest speaker, Professor Sir Geoff Palmer who will be looking at “Scottish Caribbean Historical Connections”.

PIPING ACT OF REMEMBRANCE This year’s Remembrance Sunday will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of World War I. One of the acts of remembrance planned for that day is to have pipers all over the UK play the tune “When The Battle’s O’er” at 6 am on Sunday, 11 November. Although Acts of Remembrance traditionally take place at 11 am on the 11th day of the 11th month, the Armistice bringing an end to the war was actually signed at 6 am on 11 November 1918. Pipers are being encouraged to play outside, close to a war memorial. Cramond Kirk has a window depicting conflict & triumph as its memorial to the dead of World War I & a brass plaque inside the Kirk contains the names of 105 men connected with the parish who died in World War I & a further 12 who died in World War II. If you are a piper & would like to take part in this act of remembrance, please contact Andy Cook at andrew.cook@keme.co.uk

PORTRAIT OF THE MINISTER A portrait of Dr Barr by the artist Ronald Ryan is the centrepiece of the Little Gatehouse Gallery spring exhibition. Please pop in & see the new exhibition at the front entrance to the Kirk.

HELP FOR HEROES CONCERT The Trinity Occasional Pipers' Society is holding its annual concert in aid of Help for Heroes & Erskine on Monday, 30 April in North Leith Parish Church, Madeira Street. The programme includes the Trinity Pipers, the Postal Pipe Band Drummers, singer & story teller Eric Fisher & guest organist Angus Tully. The concert starts at 7.30 pm & admission is by donation.

A LADIES LUNCH in aid of Alzheimer Scotland is being held at the Royal Scots Club, Abercrombie Place on Friday, 15 June at 12 noon. The guest speaker will be Ruth Davidson MSP. Tickets cost £50 & are available at www.edinburghladieslunch.eventbrite.co.uk

COMMEMORATING 50 YEARS OF WOMEN’S ORDINATION To mark the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women into the Church of Scotland, a day conference is being held on Saturday, 28 April, 10 am - 5 pm, at New College. Keynote speakers will include Rev Dr Margaret Forrester, Rev Dr Anne Logan & Rev Dr Emma Percy (Anglican priest, chaplain, practical theologian & chair of WATCH - Women & the Church). There will be workshops, panels & open sessions for discussion & sharing. For further details & to register, go to www.eventbrite.com & search on Commemorating 50 years of women’s ordination. Attendance is free but a £10 donation on the day is invited. All are welcome.

 

FORTHCOMING SERVICES

Sunday, 29 April

8.45 am : Morning Prayers 

10.00 am : Morning Worship 

Sunday, 6 May

8.45 am : Morning Prayers with Communion

10.00 am : Morning Worship