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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

10 - 17 September 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.

THE KIRK OFFICE PHONE NUMBER While the Kirk Office is now up and running in the Kirk Hall and internet access has been restored at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk, the telephone number is taking a little longer to transfer over. So on a temporary basis and until the old phone number is working again, the Kirk Office can be reached on 336 1013.

IMAGINE CRAMOND The last date to see the Imagine Cramond Exhibition in the Kirk Halls is this coming Friday (17 September). Viewings are at 11.30 am & 12.30 pm with a maximum of 12 people at each. Please book your place through Louise in the Kirk Office. Face masks are required and a free cup of coffee will be on offer. We hope you will comment on the entries & any ideas that spring to mind as you see the pictures, read the poetry, see the photographs, watch the super film of Cramond & the Kirk in the mid-1960s and read the contributors’ imaginings. 

THE KIRK OPENING The Kirk will also be open to visitors on Friday, 17 September and 16 October between 11 am and 1 pm. We can also arrange for the Kirk to be open at other dates and times if you have friends or family visiting who would like to have a look around. Please contact the Kirk Office to book.

BIBLE STUDY The next Bible Study evening is on Wednesday, 15 September at 7 pm and will be held on zoom. The theme of Joseph will continue, looking at Genesis 37 and the brothers’ plot as well as Genesis 39 and Potiphar and his wife. If you would like to take part, please let Louise in the Kirk Office know and she can send you a Zoom invitation.

COMFORT KITS & COFFEE Please join us in the Kirk Hall after the 10 am service on Sunday, 26 September. Coffee, tea & cakes will be served with donations going to Finlay’s Friends, the charity providing “comfort kits” to families of seriously ill children admitted to hospital in an emergency. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING will be celebrated at the 10 am service on Sunday, 3 October. Once again we are looking for donations of food & cleaning items for Fresh Start. A list of the items required is given HERE & baskets for donations will be available at the Kirk doors next Sunday.  If you would prefer to give a donation of money, please put cash or a cheque (made payable to Cramond Kirk) in an envelope marked Harvest Gift & place it in the offering plate at the Tower Door on your way out of church or hand it in to the Kirk Office.  

FRESH START Many thanks for all your donations. They are all very welcome. Please NO duvets, pillows or cushions. Donations can be left on the Fresh Start table in the Kirk Hall Gathering Space. Donations can also be handed in to the Kirk Office any weekday morning or delivered to the Fresh Start warehouse at 22-24 Ferry Road Drive from Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm. For further information on Fresh Start, please click HERE 

ALPHA ONLINE  The Old Kirk & Muirhouse Parish Church are holding an online Alpha Course starting on Sunday, 12 September from 6 pm – 7.30 pm. If you would like to find out more and/or request the zoom link, please contact Violetta at VFejszes@churchofscotland.org.uk

COLLECTIONS : 1 JANUARY TO 31 AUGUST 2021

                                 2021          2020    Increase/Decrease

                                    £                 £                      £

Gift Aid                     86,726       93,473             6,747

Freewill Envelopes    6,696      10,412               3,716

Open Plate                  4,001         5,415            1,414

                                 97,423     109,300          11,877

MOVING FORWARD? The Church & Society autumn lecture series continues on Sunday, 12 September at Greenbank Parish Church with the Revd Liz Henderson’s talk on “lessons learned from the pandemic and how it affected the parish and ministry in Craigmillar” and this is followed on Sunday, 19 September at Greenbank Parish Church with Professor Helen Bond’s talk on what Jesus & the first Christians thought about faith and community and what it could teach us for today. Both talks will start at 7 pm. If you wish to attend in person, please call 447 6745 or e-mail : office@morningsideparishchurch.org.uk. All the talks will also be live-streamed at greenbankchurch.org.uk

CLASSICAL GUITAR EVENING Enjoy an evening of classical guitar music with the Syrian guitarist, Ayman Jarjour, on Tuesday, 14 September at 7 pm in St  Andrew’s & St George’s West Church. Tickets cost £12 and are available from www.eventbrite.co.uk or at the door on the night. The concert is in aid of Palcrafts, a charity that aims to reduce poverty in Palestine by selling Palestinian goods in its Fair Trade shop, Hadeel at 123 George Street.

THE MOBILE LIBRARY With the easing of Covid restrictions, the mobile library has once more resumed service and is currently visiting every fortnight on a Thursday morning from around 10.10 – 10.30 am with the next visit on Thursday, 23 September. You’ll find the library at the top of Cramond Glebe Road.

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.

CHECK IN SCOTLAND QR CODE If you haven’t registered through the Kirk Office in advance for a Sunday service, you can now check in and out at the Kirk doors using the Check In Scotland QR code and your mobile phone.

SINGING IN CHURCH We hope you are enjoying being able to sing in church again. Please remember face masks should still be worn while singing.

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.

 

FORTHCOMING SERVICES

Sunday, 19 September

Morning Prayers - 8.45 am

Morning Worship - 10 am

Sunday, 26 September

Morning Prayers with Communion - 8.45 am

Morning Worship - 10 am

Twice Weekly

Daily Devotions on-line

Every Sunday at 10 am 

Morning Service live streamed to the Kirk website