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Sunday, 19 November 2017

RETIRING COLLECTION Last Sunday’s retiring collection in aid of Poppy Scotland raised £577.02.

KIRK SESSION The next Kirk Session meeting will take place at 11.30 am on Sunday, 26 November in the Kirk. Could those elders who have not already done so please collect their papers from the Session House. Members of the congregation are welcome to attend.

SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFASTS If you are able to help with the Sunday morning breakfasts over the next 3 months, please add your name to the rota in the Session House & if you would like to find out more about what’s involved, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office on 336 2036 or at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk.

THE SATURDAY BREAKFAST CLUB continues on Saturday, 25 November when we will welcome Rev Ian Alexander, Secretary of the World Mission Council who will be speaking about Jane Haining. Jane was a Church of Scotland missionary in Budapest during the years of the 2nd World War. Executed at Auschwitz, she is the only Scot to have been honoured at Jerusalem’s Yad Veshem memorial to the holocaust victims.  Last year some of Jane Haining’s letters & documents, including her will, were found in a box in the attic at the Church of Scotland offices in George Street & Ian will tell us about this remarkable woman The Breakfast Club begins with a short act of worship in the Kirk at 7.45 am & then it’s over to the hall for breakfast & the meeting will close at 9 am.

CHRISTMAS QUIZ Our Christmas Quiz is now on sale at the Kirk doors & in the Hall for £1. Proceeds will go to the Christmas Fair charities - Brain Tumour Action, Fresh Start & the Kirk. Please support the charities & have some fun at the same time. There will be a prize for the winner.

CHRISTMAS QUILT RAFFLE The Craft Stall has a selection of handmade quilts which it will be raffling for the Christmas Fair. Draw envelopes at £1 are available after the services in the Kirk Hall or from Alex Mackenzie on 339 2472. 

WWI CENTENARY TOUR Cramond Kirk’s 6 day tour of the WWI battlefields & memorial sites will take place from 16 – 21 April 2018. Full details of the programme including costs & a booking form are available in the Session House, the Kirk Office & on the Kirk website at www.cramondkirk.org.uk

KEEP THE DATES! If your 2018 diary is looking a little empty, here are a couple of dates to pop in – on Saturday, 3 February come & enjoy an Alternative Burns Night & on Saturday, 24 February a sparkling afternoon tea with the Edinburgh Guitar & Mandolin Orchestra. Further details are available from Angela Smith on 336 2031 & tickets will be on sale in the new year.

SMALLS FOR ALL The Sunday Club would like your help to make life less pants for some. We have chosen to support the charity ‘Smalls for All’ which collects & distributes underwear to help women & children in Africa. You’ll find a collection box in the Session House for donations of new pants for girls, boys or ladies - children aged 3-15 or ladies size 8-16. For more information please visit www.smallsforall.org.

LIVING HISTORY AT THE GEORGIAN HOUSE A last chance to step back in time to the home of Mr & Mrs Lamont for the past 20 years. It’s Hogmanay 1815, victory at Waterloo has brought peace, King George III is still on the throne & the family & a select party of guests will bring in the New Year – 1816 style! A daring new dance is taking place & celebration is in the air but under the surface, financial trouble is brewing in the Lamont family home. A visitor arrives who may “save the day”. Please join the household & see if you can spot up to 5 Cramond Kirk members. Tickets - £7.50 adults; £6 conc; free to National Trust members. Performances can be pre-booked for the “event days” 25 November between 11 am & 3.15 pm & 26 November between 12 noon & 3.15 pm. For further information & to reserve your place, please call 225 2160 or e-mail thegeorgianhouse@nts.org.uk

ON THE ROAD The Church of Scotland’s “On the Road” event is coming to Edinburgh on Thursday, 23 November from 7 pm – 9 pm in St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church. Over the past months, the Councils of the Church have been drafting up a strategic plan for the future of the Church based on the conversations held and the ideas shared during the 2016 On the Road event. They now wish to share their thinking & hear our response. If you would like to find out more or book a place, please go to www.churchofscotland.org.uk/ontheroad

THE BARNTON & CRAMOND COMMUNITY CLUB meets in the Kirk Hall at 2 pm on Thursday, 23 November when their guest will be Suresh Sanders. Suresh will be speaking about her childhood in Sri Lanka which she wrote about in her book “The Land of Lost Content”.

THE CRAMOND ASSOCIATION meets in the Kirk Hall at 7.30 pm on Monday, 27 November when Dr Heather McHaffie will be their guest speaker, looking at “Scottish conservation projects at the Botanics”.

2017 CONCERT The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Scotland & the Edinburgh Gilbert & Sullivan Society will be in concert in the Usher Hall on Wednesday, 29 November at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost from £17 - £20 & are available from the box office on 228 1155 or at www.usherhall.co.uk. Proceeds from the concert will go to the charity, Seafarers UK.

MOZART REQUIEM The Scottish Chamber Choir & the Meadows Chamber Orchestra will be performing Mozart’s Requiem at St Serf’s Church, Ferry Road on Saturday, 25 November at 7.45 pm. Tickets cost £14, £11 (conc) or £5 (students) & will be available at the door on the night. Further details are available at scottishchamberchoir.org.uk

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON Davidsons Mains are switching on their Christmas lights on Friday, 1 December. Please join the festivities from 6.30 pm with mulled wine, mince pies, hot dogs, hot drinks, the Davidsons Mains Primary Choir, live music & special guests.

THE ST ANDREWS’ DAY CENTENARY SERVICE is being held in St Cuthbert’s Parish Church at 2 pm on Thursday, 30 November & the Society of Friends of St Andrew’s, Jerusalem invite you to join them. Tea & coffee will be served following the service.

FACING THE REALITY OF A CHANGING CLIMATE At 7 pm this evening Katharine Hayhoe, an evangelical Christian & climate scientist named in TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World 2014 will be in conversation with Alastair McIntosh, Scotland’s celebrated author & human ecologist, in a discussion on the issues behind global warming & our awareness, highlighting the key role our faith & values play in shaping our attitudes & actions at this crucial time. The event will take place at the King’s Hall, 41a South Clerk Street. Entry is free & further details are available at www.facebook.com/events/362794910842854/

WHO IS NORMAL? The 2017 St John’s Theology Symposium will be held in St Cuthbert’s Church on Saturday, 25 November from 10 am – 4 pm & will look at the Christian understanding of the human person as created in the image of God. The symposium will be led by Professor John Swinton of Aberdeen University & Dr Medi Ann Volpe of Durham University. Both are theologians well known for their work on how people with disabilities or mental illness can teach us what it means to be human. All are welcome & there is no charge but donations can be given.

GIVE A LITTLE EXTRA GIFT Cramond Residence, the new care home at 49 Cramond Road North, would like to support the local elderly community in Cramond by organising a Christmas gift appeal. Gifts donated to the appeal will be delivered to members of the Cramond Dementia Lunch Club, the Almond Mains Initiative & local elderly people living in isolation. If you would like to donate a gift, please leave your wrapped gift under the tree in the Information Suite at Cramond Residence by Friday, 1 December. Could you also indicate if your gift is suitable for a man or a woman.


12 Nov      Mrs Catherine Hunter

14 Nov      Alistair MacDonald





Sunday, 26 November

8.45 am : Morning Prayers 

10.00 am : Morning Worship

Sunday, 3 December - Advent 1

8.45 am : Morning Prayers with Communion

10.00 am : Gift Service