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Sunday, 11 March 2018

THE CONGREGATIONAL AGM will be held in the Kirk straight after this morning’s 10 am service. All are welcome. Copies of the annual accounts are available on the table in the Session House & also from the Kirk Office.

KIRK SESSION SEMINAR The annual Kirk Session seminar is being held in the Kirk Hall on Sunday, 18 March. This year’s theme is “The Year of Young People” & the guest speaker will be Isobel Booth-Clibborn, the Church of Scotland’s Children’s Development Worker. All members & friends are warmly invited to join elders for the opening session which will last from 11.30 am – 12.30 pm.

A CABARET SUPPER There are only 20 tickets left for the Cabaret Supper in aid of the Turi Children’s Project. The supper is being held at the Royal Burgess Golf Club on Friday, 18 May, 7 pm for 7.30 pm. Octavoce, a young Edinburgh-based 8 part choir, will provide the evening’s entertainment. Tickets cost £30 & are available from the Kirk Office.

FAIR TRADE STALL A reminder that the Kirk’s Fair Trade stall is open for business following this morning’s 10 am service. And please remember to look out for the FairTrade logo when buying your Easter eggs!

EDINBURGH STREET PASTORS will be running a training weekend on 16 - 18 March as well as an additional training evening on Thursday, 22 March. If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Edinburgh Street Pastors, please contact Heather at edinburghsp.training@gmail.com or visit their website at www.streetpastors.org

THE CRAMOND WALKERS Saturday, 17 March : Eskbank Station to Penicuik (13 km/8 miles) grade – moderately easy. Starting from Eskbank station, the walk follows a former railway line to Penicuik before emerging into pleasant countryside. A picnic lunch will be eaten at the picnic tables of the old Roslin Castle Station. Meet: Eskbank Station at 11.15 am. For further details, including recommended travel to Eskbank Station, please contact Fiona Black at cramond.walkers@yahoo.co.uk

CRAMOND ASSOCIATION HISTORY SECTION meets in the Kirk Hall on Wednesday, 14 March at 7.30 pm when their guest, John Baxter will have “Burke & Hare Dissected”!

KIRK ROTA FOR SUNDAY SERVICE TRANSPORT If you are able to help with transport to and from church on a Sunday morning, please send your name, telephone number & e-mail address to the Kirk Office at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk. The more volunteers we have the better & we will be in touch regarding the first rota once we have collected as many names as possible.

YOUNG PEOPLE & THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND The Mission & Discipleship Council needs your help to shape how the Church nurtures & cares for its young people over the next few years & it needs to hear from you, your views & your thoughts! Please take a few moments before 31 March to visit www.churchofscotland.org.uk/youthworksurvey where you’ll find 3 separate surveys, one of which is for congregations. This is your chance to have your voice heard, don't let it slip away!

BIG SLEEP OUT Bethany are holding their “Big Sleep Out” on Friday, 16 March from 10 pm in the quadrangle of Edinburgh City Chambers so if you’d like to spend a night under the stars & help end homelessness in Scotland, please register by calling 561 8924 or visiting www.bigsleepout.co.uk & if you would prefer the comfort of your own bed but would like to donate, donations can be made via the website or sent to Bethany Christian Trust, 65 Bonnington Road, EH6 5JQ.

THE EDINBURGH EASTER PLAY 2018 is being held in Princes Street Gardens on Saturday, 31 March at 2 pm. The event is free & unticketed. It is also performed outdoors & the audience will be standing so please go dressed for the weather! For further details, please visit www.easterplay.org

AN EVENING WITH DR ROWAN WILLIAMS Dr Rowan Williams will be in conversation with Professor Mona Siddiqui of Edinburgh University on Wednesday, 21 March at 7.15 pm in St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place. Tickets cost £10 (£8 : conc, £3 : students) & are available from Neill Walker on 331 4469 or at mesp2018@hotmail.com

HMS PINAFORE The Edinburgh Gilbert & Sullivan Society, including 2 of our Kirk choir members, will be performing HMS Pinafore at the King’s Theatre from 20 - 24 March. Tickets cost from £17 & are available from the box office on 529 6000 or at www.edtheatres.com/kings

THE GUILD CONVENOR’S CHALLENGE The new Guild convenor is seeking entries for this year’s challenge – to design a front for a cushion on the theme “One Journey, Many Roads”. The design should have some relationship to your area. It can feature any type of sewing e.g. embroidery, cross stitch, appliqué, knitted, crocheted or even a hand painted design. All Guild members are welcome to submit an entry & entries should be handed in at the next Guild meeting on 19 April at St Andrew's & St George's Church in a sealed envelope or sent to Jeanette McIvor at 3 Carmelite Road, South Queensferry, EH30 9LU by 1 May. Please put your name & address with the cover so that it can be identified. 

THE FORGOTTEN WAR : OUR LIVES IN SOUTH SUDAN. Members of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan will share a little about what life is like for them, living in a country which has been gripped by civil war since December 2013. Please join them on Monday, 19 March at 11.30 am in St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church to hear what it’s like for the 4 million people who have fled war, famine & disease & the millions more who face starvation.

DEMENTIA WORKSHOP Bright Care, an agency which offers in-home carers & companions, is running a free 6 hour workshop on understanding dementia & helping those diagnosed with dementia. The workshops run from 9.30 am – 4 pm & the next Edinburgh workshop is being held on Friday, 16 March at the Bright Care offices, 18C Liberton Brae. For further details & to book a place, please visit https://brightcare.co.uk/scotland/edinburgh/ & click on the “Workshops” link at the top of the page.


1 March    Harold Green

2 March      Rev Terry Large





Sunday, 18 March

8.45 am : Morning Prayers 

10.00 am : Youth Service

led by the Guides, Brownies & Rainbows

followed by the Kirk Session seminar

Sunday, 25 March

8.45 am : Morning Prayers 

10.00 am : Morning Worship