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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

9 - 16 April 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. There is a maximum number of 50 people allowed at each service. If you would like to book a place, 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 is 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.

GRAPEVINE It is hoped to have the next issue of the Grapevine magazine ready for distribution by 6 June. If you would like to submit an article for the magazine, please send it to the Kirk Office at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk by Monday, 26 April.

AN EASTER CHOCOLATE QUIZ Following the success of the Robert Burns and Flower quizzes, you might like to have a go at our Easter Chocolate quiz. It is available HERE or by contacting Louise in the Kirk Office. Good luck!

BIBLE STUDY The next Bible Study will be held on zoom on Wednesday, 14 April starting at 7 pm. If you would like to take part, please let Louise know and she can send you a Zoom invitation.

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.

FRESH START Many thanks for the recent donations of food and bedding. Fresh Start can now accept donations for the Starter Packs. They would be grateful for any of the following : plates, mugs & tumblers, cleaning materials (washing up liquid, J cloths, toilet cleaner etc), toiletries (soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet rolls, shampoo) bed linen & towels, curtains, small electrical items (kettle, toaster, lamp, iron), tins of food, pasta, teabags, coffee, sugar, biscuits. Please no duvets, pillows or cushions and please keep all bric-a-brac items for the Jumble Sale as Fresh Start has to pay for the disposal of any items they cannot use in the Starter Packs. Until the Kirk Hall fully reopens, donations can be left in the box at the Manse front door. The Fresh Start warehouse will be open to accept donations from Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm.

THE CRAMOND ASSOCIATION HISTORY SECTION will be meeting via zoom on Wednesday, 14 April at 7.30 pm when Dr David Caldwell will be taking you on a search for "The South Pacific Campsite of Alexander Selkirk, ‘Robinson Crusoe’”.  To book a place and receive a zoom invitation, please e-mail: info@cramondassociation.org.uk

AN EASTER MESSAGE FROM ZAMBIA Our mission partners in Zambia, Keith & Ida Waddell, have sent an Easter message of love to us all and describe how the people of Zambia and in particular those they live and work with are coping with the Covid pandemic. Their letter is available HERE.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK : 10 - 16 MAY Climate chaos is one of the greatest injustices we face. Together we can STOP this climate crisis.” In 2020 our usual Christian Aid Week activities were very much curtailed and everything including donations and our quiz evening had to be conducted online. The only fund raising activity which seemed to go on as normal was the growing and selling of tomato plants by Michael Dick and his team. This year is the 75th anniversary of CA Week and the focus is on climate justice. The Quiz Aid Night will be on zoom on Thursday, 13 May at 7.30 pm and we are hoping that many of you will take part. Please consider making up a team for this friendly, fun event. The £5 per person entry fee can be donated via the CA Donate button available soon on the Kirk website or popped through the Manse letterbox. The brainteaser paper quiz will also be available on the Kirk website or from the Kirk Office. And look out for the special CA edition of Grapevine coming through your door in early May. It will include an envelope for Christian Aid and details of how best to donate.

TOMATOES FOR CHRISTIAN AID It’s time to start planning for the 2021 tomato season! 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). Whether a Christian Aid Fair will be possible is not yet known but 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"!

MENTAL HEALTH, OLDER PEOPLE & FAITH COMMUNITIES The second in the series of on-line zoom seminars organised by Faith in Older People is being held on Tuesday, 13 April at 4.30 pm with Professor Austyn Snowden’s talk on ‘When is mental health spiritual health in older people?’ 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.

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, 18 April

Morning Worship - 10 am

Morning Worship - 11.15 am

Sunday, 25 April

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