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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

10 - 17 July 2020

WELCOME and although this is a virtual welcome, it is still a very warm welcome. Although we cannot yet 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.

REOPENING OF THE KIRK With the Scottish Government’s announcement on Thursday afternoon that churches are now able to open for communal worship and prayer, we are pleased to announce that on Wednesday, 15 July the Kirk will be open between 5 pm and 7 pm for private prayer and on Sunday, 19 July the church will open at 10 am for a short morning service beginning at 10.15 am with a maximum of 50 people able to attend. The service will also be available on the Kirk website and on Facebook.  

FRESH START is pleased to announce that its warehouse at 22-24 Ferry Road Drive is open to receive hard goods only eg pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, cleaning products and tinned and packet food. The opening hours are Tuesday and Thursday only between 9 am and 3 pm. Please no bedding, towels, curtains or soft goods until further notice. As soon as we can use the normal drop-off area in the gathering space of the Kirk Hall, we will let you know. In the meantime donations can also be left in the Fresh Start donation boxes outside the Manse front door. Further information on Fresh Start can be found HERE. Many thanks for your continued support in these difficult times.

SCOTLAND’S CHURCHES TRUST NEWSLETTER The July issue of Scotland’s Churches Trust newsletter is available HERE. This month’s issue focuses on fabric repair and maintenance.

THE MODERATOR OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND Nominations are currently being sought for the Moderator of the General Assembly 2021-2022. Any member of the Church of Scotland may recommend a candidate for the role. The candidate must be a minister, elder or deacon and they must give their consent to being recommended. If you would like to receive further details on how to recommend a candidate and/or the recommendation form, please contact the Kirk Office at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk. Completed forms need to be returned to the Church of Scotland offices by 7 August 2020.

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. If you do visit either site, please remember to “share” and “like” our page.

WEEKLY SERVICES  While the Kirk will be open for private prayer on Wednesdays starting on 15 July and for a short morning service on Sundays starting on 19 July, the following services will still be available on the Kirk website and on our Facebook page :

Daily Devotions - from Monday to Saturday you’ll find a “Daily Devotion” from either Russell or Iain. These are available on Facebook & on the "Video" tab above. The text of the Daily Devotions is also available under “Latest News”.

Morning Service - every Sunday at 10 am Russell will be holding 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 as well as on the “video” tab above along with a separate audio version.

Pause for Thought - Iain’s “Pause for Thought” also continues to be broadcast live on Facebook at 7.15 pm every Thursday and he hopes you will be able to join him. If anyone needs help or advice on how to join Facebook, please be in touch with the Kirk Office at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk as Iain has created a guide on how to join.

 

 

FORTHCOMING SERVICES

Monday - Saturday

Daily Devotions

Every Thursday

7.15 pm : Pause for Thought

Every Sunday

10.00 am : Morning Service