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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

15 - 22 January 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.

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 and on the Kirk’s Facebook page. Further details are given below.

GUEST SPEAKER This coming Sunday our Minister, Ian Gilmour will be joined by Biddy Kelly, Managing Director of Fresh Start who will be updating us on the work of Fresh Start and how they and their clients have been coping through the Covid-19 pandemic. The service will be available on the Kirk website from 10 am.

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

BIBLE STUDY The next Bible Study will be held on zoom on Wednesday, 20 January starting at 7 pm. 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.

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 on Wednesday, 20 January and on Saturday 16 & 23 January. There will be a maximum of 12 people at each coffee morning and you’ll have to provide your own coffee & cake … And if you are unable to zoom, you can still join the coffee morning by phone. Please let Louise in the Kirk Office know if you’d like to join one of the coffee mornings and if so, which date and she can send you the zoom invitation or phone number. She can be contacted on 336 2036 or at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk

AWE WALKS In a recent issue of Psychology Today a study found evidence that a regular dose of awe (an overwhelming sense of wonder and appreciation) can boost positive feelings. An “awe walk” is a stroll in which you intentionally shift your attention outward instead of inward. The Sunday Club has decided to try the benefits of an “Awe Walk” and you are more than welcome to join in. The walk should last around 15 minutes once a week and while on the walk you are asked to find something which makes you look “in awe and wonder”. For example it can be anything from a stunning view to a spider’s frosted web. If you’d like to take a picture of your “awe moment” and send it to the Kirk Office, we’d be happy to share the moments on the Kirk website.

PEBBLES OF POSITIVITY Following the success of the Poppy Pebbles, we hope you will join us in creating pebbles of positivity, with messages, quotes or artwork to brighten people’s days. If you’d like to take part, please create a pebble and place it along the Kirkyard paths and help us bring a little sunshine into the world.

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.

EDINBURGH CHURCHES TOGETHER’S WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY SERVICE will take place via zoom on Wednesday, 20 January at 7.30 pm. The theme is 'Abiding in Christ' and this year is prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. If you’d like further details of the service including how to register, please click on the following link : https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sfuGgqzIjHt3WoK0qCrJtTNkg8WAh6qtZ  

A NEW WAY TO DONATE If you wish to support the life and work of Cramond Kirk, a “Donate” button has been added to the Kirk website as an alternative way of giving. The donation site is secure and easy to use. The “Donate” button can be found on the front page of the Kirk website at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk.

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