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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

1 - 7 May 2021

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. Current restrictions mean the Kirk Office is closed to visitors. However, Louise can be contacted every weekday morning between 9 am and 12 noon on 336 2036 or by e-mail at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk 

KIRK SERVICES We are delighted that the Kirk is open again for services every Sunday at 10 am and 11.15 am and we are glad to announce that there is no longer a limit of 50 people per service and we are able to open the galleries again. However, we do still have to maintain 2m distancing and keep a register of all those attending services. If you would like to book a place in advance, please contact the Kirk Office and let us know your name, contact telephone number and which service you wish to attend. When you arrive, the duty elder will check your name off on the register and this is kept for 28 days for track and trace purposes.

LIVE STREAMING Please note that the 10 am service is live streamed to the Kirk website each 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.

THE FLOWER LIST With the Kirk being open again and restrictions gradually lifting, we are now able to have flower arrangements on the Communion Table once more. If you would like to donate flowers to decorate the Kirk one Sunday, please let Louise in the Kirk Office know and she can add your name to the Flower List and if you require assistance with arranging flowers or would like to have them arranged for you, please contact either of the Flower Convenors, Dot Kemp or Dot Pendreigh at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk

THE GATHERING SPACE TAKEAWAY – OPENING HOURS Heather and Cathy’s excellent takeaway from the back door of the Kirk Halls is now open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm and on Sunday from 10.30 am to 3 pm and I can personally recommend the fruit scones!

GRAPEVINE As the date of the next issue of the Grapevine magazine has been pushed back to the end of June, the deadline for submission of articles for the magazine is now Monday, 17 May. Please send any articles to the Kirk Office at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk.

MARY’S MEALS – PRAY IN MAY This month you are invited to join Mary’s Meals in their prayer campaign for the work they do reaching more than 1.8 million children with a nutritious meal in 19 countries every school day. Please pray in thanksgiving for each little act of love that makes their work possible and also pray for God’s continued blessing on their mission, that through His providence it will always flourish enabling them to reach more hungry children. Prayer resources and further information can be found at www.marysmeals.org.uk/prayinmay

BIBLE STUDY The next Bible Study will be held on zoom on Wednesday, 12 May starting at 7 pm. If you would like to take part, please let Louise know and she can send you a Zoom invitation.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK : 10 - 16 MAY Climate chaos is one of the greatest injustices we face. Together we can STOP this climate crisis.” This year is the 75th anniversary of CA Week and the focus is on climate justice.

Christian Aid Grapevine – to celebrate the 75th anniversary, we are publishing a special edition of the Grapevine which will feature some of Cramond Kirk’s Christian Aid highlights from past years.

Christian Aid Deliveries – while we are unable to collect door-to-door this year, we can deliver Christian Aid envelopes along with the special Grapevine magazine. Deliveries will be made during the week beginning Sunday, 9 May. If you are able to help with deliveries, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office.

The Quiz Aid Night – on Thursday, 13 May at 7.30 pm we’ll be holding the ever-popular Quiz Aid Night and we are hoping that as many as possible will take part. Teams and individuals are more than welcome. Please contact Louise in the Kirk Office if you would like to receive the zoom invitation. The entry fee is £5 per person and this can be donated via the Christian Aid Donate button HERE or you can pop cash or a cheque through the Manse letterbox.

The Christian Aid Brainteaser Quiz will also be available on the Kirk website or from the Kirk Office next week.

Tomatoes for Christian Aid Supplies of award-winning “Ailsa Craig”, “Cherry” “Gardener’s Delight” & other varieties will be available, complete with growing-on instructions in time for Christian Aid Week (9-15 May) and pre-ordered tomato plants can be delivered to your home during that week. These may be grown in large pots or Gro-Bags in greenhouses, conservatories, porches or on windowsills as well as outside in well-sheltered positions. Over the past 35 years over £4,500 has been raised for Christian Aid in this way. Ensure your supplies now, with donations of £1 per plant, by contacting Michael Dick on 281 7981 or Crichton Mouat on 334 6583. You too could be enjoying freshly-plucked tomatoes this summer in addition to being kind to the environment but do hurry to place your order as supplies are limited and are of course subject to the weather. "Grow A Tomato Plant .... help feed a family"!

DEATHS

16 April          Dan Hall

19 April          Dr John Murray, former Deputy Rector & Music Teacher at the Royal High School

29 April          Mrs Irene Sanders

MENTAL HEALTH, OLDER PEOPLE & FAITH COMMUNITIES The third in the series of on-line zoom seminars organised by Faith in Older People is being held on Thursday, 6 May at 4.30 pm when Rev Canon Dr Marion Chatterley will address ‘Whole person care in the final chapters of life: exploring the impact on mental health of facing one’s mortality’. To register for free, please go to www.eventbrite.co.uk and search on “mental health, older people & faith communities” and once registered, you’ll be sent the zoom invitation.

IMAGINE CRAMOND – and as you reflect on the past perhaps you could also look to the future. Can you help build an even better community in Cramond post pandemic? We are well aware that things have changed and will continue to change in the life of the community over the coming months and we’d love to have your ideas for a better Cramond, in 300 words or less. You can contribute as an individual or as a group and can use prose or poetry. Your ideas could be illustrated as long as they focus on improving life in this community. All submissions marked ‘Imagine Cramond’ should be sent to the Kirk Office, 16 Cramond Glebe Road, Edinburgh, EH4 6NS or e-mailed to cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk

CONTACTLESS DONATION FACILITY Edinburgh Presbytery is running a 3 month pilot in 9 Edinburgh churches, including Cramond, to ascertain the potential for installing electronic contactless card donation facilities in the remaining churches in Edinburgh Presbytery. The Payter unit at Cramond is located beneath the Dalmeny Gallery, close to the Tower Door (exit). It is simple, speedy and easy to operate. A £5 donation figure shows on the screen and this can be changed, simply by pressing the button on the machine, to pre-set amounts of £10 or £20. There is also a “mailbox” slot above the payment terminal for both cash offerings and FWO envelopes. Your feedback, to crichtonmouat@btinternet.com, on your experience of using the facility would be much appreciated and would enable Presbytery to make an informed decision on the way ahead at the conclusion of the pilot.

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 the 10 am service in the Kirk will be live streamed to the Kirk website and later that day, it will be available to watch on the Kirk’s Facebook page at any time.


 

FORTHCOMING SERVICES

Sunday, 9 May

Morning Worship - 10 am

Morning Worship - 11.15 am

Sunday, 16 May

Morning Worship - 10 am

Morning Worship - 11.15 am

Monday - Saturday

Daily Devotions on-line

Every Sunday from 8 am 

Children's Church on-line

Every Sunday at 10 am 

Morning Service live streamed to the Kirk website