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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

19 - 26 February 2021

WELCOME Although this is a virtual welcome, it is still a very warm welcome. Although we cannot gather together for worship, please know the life and worship of the congregation continues. Please keep in touch with all that is happening and share the Kirk News as far and wide as you can - thank you.

FURTHER INFORMATION & THE KIRK OFFICE Further information on many of the following announcements is available from Louise in the Kirk Office. Lockdown restrictions mean the Kirk Office is currently closed to visitors. However, Louise can be contacted every weekday morning on 336 2036 or by e-mail at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk

SUNDAY SERVICES Sadly with the move into lockdown our Sunday services have been cancelled. However Daily Devotions, the Sunday service and Children’s Church are all available on the Kirk website at and on the Kirk’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cramondkirk2. Further details are given below.

KIRK SESSION MEETING The next Kirk Session meeting will be held via zoom on Thursday, 25 February at 7.30 pm. All are welcome to attend. Please contact the Kirk Office if you would like to receive the zoom invitation.

THE FLOWER QUIZ And in the Grapevine you’ll find mention of the Flower Quiz. The quiz is available HERE. This month’s quiz comes with a prize of a £10 M&S voucher for the lucky winner and the deadline for submitting your entries is noon on Friday, 19 March.

“LOVE YOURSELF” THROUGH LENT With the very challenging times we are currently living in and all the things we have had to give up, we thought you might like something a little more positive this Lent so you’ll find 40 “Love Yourself Through Lent” ideas HERE

FREEWILL OFFERINGS & WEEKLY CONTRIBUTIONS As a result of the closure of the Kirk and the cancellation of Sunday services there has been no opportunity for members to give their regular contributions. Members are encouraged to continue to contribute to the work of Cramond Kirk either by posting their Freewill Offering envelopes through the Manse letter box or by transferring funds to the Cramond Kirk bank account (sort code : 80-02-19, account number 00185768). Alternatively please make use of the “Donate” button above.

BIBLE STUDY The next Bible Study will be held on zoom on Wednesday, 3 March starting at 7 pm. If you would like to take part, please let Louise know and she can send you a Zoom invitation.

THE REAL EASTER EGG Sadly, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, supermarkets are not stocking the Real Easter Eggs this year. However they are still available online. The eggs come in milk, dark and white chocolate varieties and each includes a 24 page Easter story-activity book. These as well as a fun pack of 6 mini eggs and a special edition egg are available at www.realeasteregg.co.uk

FAIRTRADE We are now in Fairtrade Fortnight (22 February – 7 March) and the Fairtrade Foundation are advertising their “Choose the World You Want” Festival at www.fairtrade.org.uk with dozens of free events to access coming from all corners of the global FT community – quizzes, discussions, music etc. They suggest we “grab ourselves an FT coffee, chocolate, banana or any other FT goodie and enjoy a virtual visit to the Festival”. They also give a very useful list of FT products available in different shops so you can keep buying.

THE CRAMOND ASSOCIATION will be meeting via zoom on Monday, 22 February at 7.30 pm when Dr Stefan Slater will be speaking about "The delights of book collecting”, a panoramic view from his own collection of literature, poetry, history, medicine and art in book illustration and its beguiling use in war propaganda. To book a place and receive a zoom invitation, please e-mail: info@cramondassociation.org.uk

CRAMOND KIRK’S COSY COFFEE & CHAT If you’d like to join us for a cosy coffee & chat on zoom, we are meeting at 11 am every Saturday. Please bring your own coffee & cake …. And for part of the time this coming Saturday we’ll be having a wee look at the background and origins of the hymn “Seek Ye First …”. If you are unable to zoom, you can still join the coffee morning by phone. Please let Louise know if you’d like to join one of the coffee mornings and she can send you the zoom invitation or phone number.

A TASTE OF SCOTLAND Children 1st have teamed up with Stirling Distillery for a “Mother’s Day Virtual Distillery Tour and Gin Tasting Event” on Sunday, 14 March from 2.30 pm - 5 pm. If you’d like to join Cameron McCann, co-founder of Stirling Distillery for the live Zoom event, experience a tour of the distillery and taste some of the distillery’s delicious gins and gin liqueurs, tickets cost £32.71 and include a gin tasting pack which you'll receive in the post. Ticket sales close at 4 pm on Monday, 2 March and are available HERE.

FRESH START Unfortunately due to the current lockdown Fresh Start is closed until further notice so please could you keep hold of any donations and we will let you know as soon as they are able to open again.

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 SERVICES Please note all our on-line services are available on the Kirk’s Facebook page.  A link to the Facebook page is given HERE and you do not have to subscribe to Facebook to watch the services.

Daily Devotions - from Monday to Saturday you’ll find a “Daily Devotion” from Ian or one of our elders. These are available on the Kirk's Facebook page

Morning Service - every Sunday from 10 am Ian holds a short morning service. The service is pre-recorded so if you can’t manage to watch at 10 am, it will be available to watch on the Kirk’s Facebook page at any time.


 

FORTHCOMING SERVICES

Monday - Saturday

Daily Devotions on-line

Every Sunday from 8 am 

Children's Church on-line

Every Sunday from 10 am 

Morning Service on-line