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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

22 - 28 May 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.uk

CHRISTIAN AID RETIRING COLLECTION If you would still like to donate to Christian Aid, please place your donation in the offering plates at the Kirk doors where you’ll also find Christian Aid envelopes or you can donate online HERE.

THE CHRISTIAN AID SONGS OF PRAISE SERVICE is taking place in the Kirk Hall at 7.30 pm this evening. The service will include a countdown of the BBC Songs of Praise Top 10 hymns as well as a chance to see this year’s Christian Aid film. All are welcome.

CHRISTIAN AID FAIR Many thanks to everyone who supported last Sunday’s Christian Aid Fair. The Fair raised £526.10 on the day and in addition to this sum, Michael Dick and his tomato team have so far raised an amazing and record breaking £430 and the Scouts a further £50. The breakdown of the total raised on Sunday is as follows :

Teas & coffees        £145.35      Home baking      £124.25

Raffle                     £213.50      Recipe book        £  33.00

Donation                £  10.00

THE 2022 GENERAL ASSEMBLY will be held from 21 – 26 May. It will once again be a hybrid event with some attending in person and others participating online. The proceedings will be livestreamed on the Church of Scotland website at www.churchofscotland.org.uk and are also available HERE.

THE KIRK OFFICE will be closed on Wednesday, 25 May.

BIBLE STUDY The next Bible Study evening is on Wednesday, 25 May at 7 pm and will be held on zoom. If you would like to take part, please let Louise know and she can send you a Zoom invitation.

GRAPEVINE The next issue of Grapevine is due to be available for collection by deliverers from the Kirk Hall on Sunday, 5 June.

CALLING ALL BELL RINGERS The Cramond Kirk bell is rung every Sunday for 5 minutes before the start of the 10 am service. We’re in need of more bell ringers so now’s your chance to venture into the bell tower. Training will be provided and volunteers will be placed on a rota. If you would like to become a “campanologist”, please contact the Kirk Office. Anyone over the age of 7 is welcome to have a go but children must be accompanied by a parent.

PLATINUM JUBILEE KIRK OPENING Cramond Kirk will be open on Saturday, 4 June from 12 noon - 5 pm as part of the Community Fair taking place on Cramond foreshore. Stewards are needed to welcome visitors to the Kirk.  Please contact Lesley Cumming through the Kirk Office if you would like to help for an hour or two that afternoon and she will draw up a rota.

BARNTON & CRAMOND COMMUNITY CHOIR invite you to join them for a concert in the Kirk Hall on Tuesday, 31 May at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £7.50 and are available from the Kirk Office.

OPEN GARDEN AFTERNOON Brian & Kathleen Malone are holding an open garden afternoon at 23 Corbiehill Road from 2 pm on Sunday, 5 June and would love to see you there. All are welcome.

PILGRIMAGE TO IONA : 19 – 26 AUGUST 2023 Ian Gilmour is leading a group from Edinburgh to stay in the Bishop’s House, Isle of Iona from 19 - 26 August 2023. The accommodation will be £660/person and the cost of travel is not yet clear but details will be added as soon as they are available. If you wish to confirm your booking or join the group (we still have some spaces), you can do so by giving Ian £330 by the end of June 2022.  He can be contacted on 07794 149852 or at IGilmour@churchofscotland.org.uk

THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND IN ISRAEL One of Cramond Kirk’s young people, Sophie Chapman, is planning to volunteer for the Church of Scotland in Israel from September 2022 to April 2023. She has to fund her living expenses and accommodation herself so she will be running the Edinburgh half marathon to raise funds for this, and has set up a Go Fund Me page, If anyone would like to help contribute towards this, please click HERE. Sophie will be glad to keep the congregation updated on her progress while she is in Israel.

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.

COME & SING SONGS OF PRAISE The BBC are recording Songs of Praise in Canongate Kirk on Friday, 10 June from 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm and they would be delighted if you could join them. To apply for free tickets, please send your name, address, contact phone number and number of tickets requested to SOPcongregations@avantimedia.tv and please include ‘Songs of Praise Edinburgh’ in your subject header. Alternatively, you can call 07734 030888 to book your tickets. 

SONGS OF FAREWELL The Scottish Chamber Choir will be performing Hubert Parry’s Songs of Farewell, William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices and Judith Weir’s The Song Sung True in Rosslyn Chapel on Saturday, 4 June at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £15 and are available HERE

FRESH START Many thanks for all this week’s donations to Fresh Start. 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 about Fresh Start can be found HERE.

FRESH START’S RIDE TO THE SUN, an overnight sponsored cycle from Carlisle to Cramond, is being held on Saturday, 25 June and this year, Brian Wilson, Senior PAT Technician with Fresh Start will be taking part. Brian willingly gives up his free time to PAT test all the electrical goods handed in to our Jumble Sale and Christmas Fair and to show our appreciation, we hope as many as possible will be able to sponsor Brian. If you’d like to do so, donations can be made HERE. And we wish Brian and the Fresh Start team good weather and a safe journey.

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

STAMP APPEAL 2022 In 2021 pastors in Syria & Lebanon donated half of one month’s salary to start a fund to support families in need. The Church of Scotland’s 2022 stamp appeal is raising money in aid of the pastors’ fund. Stamps can be left in the box in the Session House or in the Kirk Office.

BAPTISM

Arthur Ronald Quinn    son of Andrew & Lisa Davidson

FLOWERS                     Alistair & Eleanor Cameron

 

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, 29 May

Morning Prayers - 8.45 am

Morning Worship - 10 am

Sunday, 5 June

Morning Prayers with Communion - 8.45 am

Communion Service - 10 am

Twice Weekly

Daily Devotions on-line

Every Sunday at 10 am 

Morning Service live streamed to the Kirk website