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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

14 - 20 August 2022

WELCOME TO WORSHIP at Cramond Kirk in church and on-line. We are glad you have been able to join us and hope you enjoy worshipping with us.

FURTHER INFORMATION & THE KIRK OFFICE Further information on many of the following announcements is available from Louise in the Kirk Office. The office is open from 9.15 am to 12.15 pm, Monday to Friday. Louise can also be contacted on 336 2036 or by e-mail at office@cramondkirk.org.ukHowever …

THE KIRK OFFICE will be closed on Friday, 19 August and for the week beginning Monday, 22 August. Phone calls and e-mails will be checked but the office will not be open.

CRAMOND GALLERY With Covid cases continuing and to give those who are more vulnerable the chance to attend church, throughout August social distancing and face masks will be required in the Cramond Gallery.

FRESH START Many thanks for all the donations to Fresh Start and this week donations of tea towels, small pots and pans and single sheets would be very much appreciated. Donations can be left on the Fresh Start table in the Kirk Hall Gathering Space or delivered to the Fresh Start warehouse at 22-24 Ferry Road Drive from Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm. Further information on Fresh Start can be found HERE.

GRAPEVINE DELIVERERS With new residents moving into the houses at Cammo Meadows, we are in need of 4 or 5 new Grapevine deliverers to cover the various streets as well as a deliverer for the 29 townhouses and flats at Avenel. Grapevine is delivered 4 times a year. If you are able to help, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office.

THE GATHERING SPACE CAFÉ looks forward to welcoming you back on Tuesday, 16 August and ….

CRAMOND COFFEE & CHAT is open from 10.30 am to 12 noon in the Gathering Space of the Kirk Hall every Monday. All are welcome.

OF LOVE & LOSS Suresh Sanders & Diane Williams are running 3 sessions sharing an insight on bereavement and providing mutual support. The sessions will be held between 2 pm and 3 pm on Wednesday, 17, 24 and 31 August in the Kirk Hall, with coffee and cake. Places are limited so please book in advance. Each session costs £5 or £10 for all 3 and proceeds will go to Fresh Start. For further information and to book a place, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office.

CRAMOND CARES INFORMATION HUB Our Pastoral Care Assistant (elderly care) Diane Williams has updated the Cramond Elderly Care Resources booklet.   You can access it HERE. The information is organised into different sections including : Care and Support at Home, Care Homes, Counselling Services,  Dementia Advice, Edinburgh City Council Services, Equipment, Helplines, Live-in Care, Personal Care Services, Practical Services, Shopping, Social Activities and Transport. 

BREAK THE CYCLE CHARITY BIKE RIDE Margaret Barr and her sister Mary (calling themselves Team Too) are taking part in the Break the Cycle bike ride from Linlithgow to Murrayfield Stadium (20 miles) on 4 September and raising money for Social Bite, the charity working to end homelessness. The money raised will be used to help build 2 new Social Bite villages. If you would like to support Margaret and Mary, please make a donation to Social Bite HERE where you can also find more information about the challenge and the charity.

EDINBURGH FRINGE

THE LIBERATOR Saltmine Theatre Company is performing “The Liberator” in Palmerston Place Church at 7.30 pm from 17 – 19 August and at 2.30 pm on 20 August. In a city just like ours, hope is in short supply until a strange man comes to town and peculiar things start to happen : the sick rise from their beds, the dead live again, but who is he and how long before the powers that be crack down on this “liberator”? Saltmine retell the Gospel of Matthew for modern times and with passion. Tickets cost £10 (£8 conc.) and are available HERE

BLUES, JAZZ AND GOSPEL FESTIVAL CAFÉ Origin Scotland invite you to join them at their Festival Café from 18 – 26 August. On 18 & 19 August the Foot Stomping Gospel Band will be performing a mixture of blues and gospel and then on 20 and 22 – 26 August the Metro Big Band will perform classic big band jazz pieces. The Café will be open from 8 pm every night at the Carrubbers Christian Centre, 65 High Street and admission is free. Further details are available HERE.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL OF THE SACRED ARTS The 2022 Sacred Arts Festival runs from today until 20 August across 7 city centre venues and celebrates music, visual art, drama and poetry linked to the theology, culture and worship of the Christian faith. This week’s highlights include Sir James MacMillan, one of Scotland’s most distinguished composers, discussing his faith and his music as Schola Cantorum sing some of his compositions in St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral at 7.30 pm on Monday, 15 August. Then on Tuesday, 16 and Thursday, 18 August “Painting Heaven on Earth” takes you on a talk and guided tour of spectacular murals painted between 1893 and 1901 by Phoebe Anna Traquair. The tour takes place in Mansfield Traquair from 1 pm – 2.30 pm on both days. Further details on the week of events and tickets are available HERE

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SPORTY CHURCH From 4 pm – 5.30 pm on Sunday, 28 August we’ll be running Sporty Church in the Kirk Hall to which all P1 to P7 children and their families are invited. As well as lots of games and running around, there’ll be crafts, stories, music and food. For more information and to book a place, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office.

CRAMOND COMMEMORATES Our community project is planting trees & bulbs around Cramond in memory of people who have died. Cramond Kirk is participating alongside Cramond Primary, Cargilfield School & other local groups. There will be trees available for both communal areas & private gardens. To strengthen our resources we are keen to hear from anyone with an interest in the project or who may be able to help with fundraising. Please contact Stuart on 01875 823632 or cramondcom@gmail.com Details on how to make a donation are available HERE. Donors of £20 or more may choose to have a tree dedicated in memory of a loved one by e-mailing cramondcom@gmail.com.

WEDDING BLESSING

13 August  Chris Seaman and Rebecca Restorick

DEATH 

7 August  John Deas

FLOWERS  Neil MacLeod

 

LIVE STREAMING Please note that the 10 am service is live streamed to the Kirk website every Sunday morning. The cameras will focus on the front of the Kirk – the pulpit, lectern and Communion Table. However some of those sitting at the front of the Kirk may also be in camera shot. For those of you watching from home, the link to the live stream can be found HERE. The live service will also be available to watch later on Facebook and on the website if you miss it live at 10 am.

TWITTER & FACEBOOK The Kirk’s Twitter feed is available at @cramondkirk1 and a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cramondkirk2 so please do keep in touch on either to check all the latest news & happenings. Both are also accessible from the Kirk website at www.cramondkirk.org.uk & if you do visit either site, please remember to “share” and “like” our page.

WEEKLY DEVOTIONS Twice a week you’ll find a “Daily Devotion” from either Revd Ian Gilmour or one our Daily Devotions team. The videos are available HERE. A variety of other videos will also be available during the week.

 

SUNDAY SERVICES

Sunday, 21 August

Morning Prayers - 8.45 am

Morning Worship - 10.00 am

Sunday, 28 August

Morning Prayers - 8.45 am

Morning Worship - 10.00 am

Sporty Church - 4.00 pm

Twice Weekly

Daily Devotions on-line

Every Sunday at 10 am 

Morning Service live streamed to the Kirk website