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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

25 September - 2 October 2020

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.

KIRK SERVICES – FULLY BOOKED Please note that both services this coming Sunday (27 September) are fully booked. If you would like to book a place for the 10 am or 11.15 am service on Sunday, 4 October, please either phone the Kirk Office between 9 am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday, on 336 2036 or e-mail : cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk and let us know your name, contact telephone number and which service you wish to attend. There is a maximum number of 50 people allowed at each service. 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.

CANCELLATION OF BOOKINGS If you have booked a place for one of the services and find that you are unable to attend, we would be very grateful if you could let Louise in the Kirk Office know as she has a waiting list of people each week who would gladly take your place.  

HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICE – SUNDAY, 4 OCTOBER Unfortunately due to Covid-19 we will not be able to collect food items or deliver plants as we usually do. Instead we are asking for donations to either Fresh Start or Christian Aid. The easiest way to do this is to go onto the charity’s website (either www.freshstartweb.org.uk or www.christianaid.org.uk) where you will find a “donate” button. Alternatively cheques or cash can be put in an envelope clearly marked Fresh Start or Christian Aid and left in the collection plate at the exit door from the Kirk over the next 3 Sundays, delivered to the Kirk Office or posted through the Manse letterbox. Instead of delivering plants, the Sunday Club children, Guiding units and pupils at Cargilfield School and Cramond Primary are making Harvest cards which will be delivered to those who would normally have received a Harvest plant. If anyone would like to join the children in making Harvest cards, they would be very welcome. Cards should be delivered to the Kirk Office by Wednesday, 30 September. Thanks to all who help us to celebrate the bounty of God’s harvest and spread joy to others.

EDINBURGH DOORS OPEN DAY This year Edinburgh Doors Open Day is being held on-line on 26 & 27 September. Along with another 71 venues across Edinburgh, Cramond Kirk is taking part with its new video on the history of the Kirk available to watch at https://www.cockburnassociation.org.uk/dod/cramond-kirk

We hope you enjoy putting your feet up with a warm cuppa while visiting the sites of Edinburgh from the comfort of your own home. The link to all the sites can be found at https://www.cockburnassociation.org.uk/doorsopendays

SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA As part of Edinburgh Doors Open Day, the Kirk was also used as a venue for members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to play, with a violin duo recording several pieces in the Kirk, and the SCO will be streaming the performance live on Saturday, 26 September at 1 pm on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/scottishchamberorchestra). The recording will then be available to view on Facebook for the next month or so.

GRAPEVINE The deadline for the submission of articles for the next edition of Grapevine is Sunday, 11 October. If you have an article you wish to submit, please send it to the Kirk Office at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk.

THE CRAMOND ASSOCIATION is holding its first Zoom meeting on Monday, 28 September at 7.30 pm. Adam Cumming will be the speaker with a talk on “Ammonium Nitrate & Explosives Accidents”. The zoom link for the meeting is available from Adam Cumming at adam.cumming@btinternet.com

A MESSAGE FROM OUR MISSION PARTNER Revd Dr John McCulloch, our mission partner in Israel/Palestine, has written to thank everyone who sent cards and messages over the last few months offering their support. Following a 5 month furlough in Scotland, John has managed to return to Jerusalem but his family remains in Scotland for the foreseeable future. John’s latest newsletter is available HERE.

FRESH START Many thanks again for all the donations of requested items. Fresh Start would be particularly grateful for any donations of small electrical goods such as toasters and kettles. Please do keep to the items listed below and store sheets, towels and soft goods until further notice. We really appreciate your continued support and also that you have items “ready to go” when restrictions are eased.

tumblers            side plates                  dinner plates          soup/cereal bowls

cutlery                pots & pans               mugs                      small electrical items

shampoo            deodorant                  soap                       shower gel

toilet cleaner      washing up liquid      bleach                    anti-bacterial sprays

Donations can be left in the box outside the Manse front door at 16 Cramond Glebe Road. Any deliveries to the Fresh Start offices can only be made by appointment.

BIBLE STUDY Please note that Bible Study is now held fortnightly (not weekly). The next Bible Study will be on Wednesday, 30 September starting at 7 pm and held on Zoom. If you would like to take part, please let Louise in the Kirk Office know (cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk) and she can send you a Zoom invitation.

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 & if you do visit either site, please remember to “share” and “like” our page.

WEEKLY SERVICES Please note all our on-line services are now available on the Kirk’s Facebook page and not on the “Video” section of the Kirk website. 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 Russell, Ian or Iain. These are available on Facebook page. The text of the Daily Devotions is also available under “Latest News”

Morning Service - every Sunday from 10 am Russell 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

10.00 pm : Morning Worship in the Kirk (booking required)

11.15 am : Morning Worship in the Kirk (booking required)

from 10.00 am : Morning Service on-line