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Sunday, 23 September 2018

CRAMOND CARES CAMPAIGN – RECEPTIONS The second of 3 receptions is being held in the Kirk Hall following this morning’s 10 am service. All members of the congregation are welcome to attend any of the receptions so please take the opportunity to learn about Cramond Kirk’s forthcoming Stewardship Campaign – ‘Cramond Cares’ & enjoy a cup of tea or coffee & some home baking. Information leaflets about the campaign are available at the Kirk doors.

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION To comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation, the Kirk Session has appointed a data protection officer & approved a Privacy Notice, Data Protection Policy document & Data Retention Policy document. Copies of all 3 documents can be found on the Kirk website at www.cramondkirk.org.uk & the Privacy Notice is also pinned on the notice board in the Session House.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING will be celebrated at the 10 am service on Sunday, 7 October. Once again we are hoping to collect food & cleaning items for the Fresh Start food & starter packs rather than flowers & fruit at the service. A list of the items required is given below & baskets for donations will be available at the Kirk doors & in the Session House on 7 October.

Food Items                                                   Cleaning Materials

Tinned meats of any kind (inc. fish)            washing up liquid & basins

Tins of soup                                                 all purpose cleaner

Tins of vegetables & potatoes                       toilet cleaner

Packets of mashed potato                            polish

Tea bags & coffee                                         cleaning sponges

Long-life milk                                              J cloths

Biscuits & cereal (inc. porridge)                   laundry tablets

Pasta & rice                                                 toilet rolls

Pasta sauce                                                  toothbrushes & toothpaste

                                                                    hand soap

dishes & cutlery                                           bin bags & liners

pots & pans                                                 dustpan & brushes

bed linen & towels

small household electrical items


MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING Anne Mather is holding a coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support on Friday, 28 September from 10 am - 12 noon. So please go along to 21 Inveralmond Drive, take your friends, enjoy a coffee & chat & help support a very worthy cause.

CHRISTIAN AID APPEAL The recent emergency appeal for the people of Kerala in southern India raised £535 with a further £366 in gift aid.

THE GRAPEVINE All contributions for the next issue should be with the Editors, c/o the Kirk Office, 16 Cramond Glebe Road, EH4 6NS or e-mail : cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk by Sunday, 7 October.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY Steamer Lane Band, a three piece harmony band who perform a wide variety of music from the ‘60s onwards will be playing in Cramond Kirk Hall on Saturday, 6 October at 7 pm. Tickets cost £10 which includes interval refreshments & are available on a Sunday morning from Angela Smith (336 2031) or on weekday mornings from the Kirk Office. All proceeds will go to Alzheimer Scotland.

THE CRAMOND ASSOCIATION starts its new session in the Kirk Hall on Monday, 24 September at 7.30 pm with a social evening.

EDINBURGH DOORS OPEN DAY Cramond Kirk is taking part in this year’s Edinburgh Doors Open Day & the Kirk will be open to visitors from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday, 29 September & from 2 pm – 5 pm on Sunday, 30 September. Volunteers to help steward would be very welcome. If you are able to help for 1 or 2 hours on either day, please add your name to the rota in the Session House.

FRONTIERS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE As part of the Doors Open Day celebrations, an exhibition entitled Frontiers of the Roman Empire will be held in the Kirk Hall from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday, 29 September. A free family-friendly event, it will include live Antonine Guards on patrol, hands-on archaeology & virtual reality technology.

CRAMOND WALKERS 28 September – 1 October The Cramond Walkers will be joining the Railtrekkers for a selection of walks over the course of 4 days. Full details of the walks are available on the Kirk website at www.cramondkirk.org.uk or Fiona Black at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk

SYMPHONIC PRAISE Origin Scotland invite you to join them for an evening of uplifting & challenging songs from the 20th century missions of Billy Graham, Tent Hall etc. The event is being held in St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place at 8.15 pm on Sunday, 30 September. Free tickets are available at www.originscotland.org or on 208 0095

KINGDOM Origin Scotland are also holding a student-focused evening of intimate worship with some of Scotland’s finest Christian singer-songwriters on Thursday, 27 September at 7.30 pm in Central Hall, 2 West Tollcross. Entry is free & all are welcome.

NEW SINGERS WELCOME The Scottish Chamber Choir would welcome new singers in all voices for its 50th anniversary season & will be holding open rehearsals every Monday in September to meet prospective singers. If you would like a flavour of who the Choir are & what they do, you are welcome to join them between 7.15 pm & 9.30 pm at Stewart’s Melville College on 10, 17 or 24 September. If you wish to attend an evening, please contact the Choir at : membership@scottishchamberchoir.org.uk

CROSSREACH CHRISTMAS CARDS & 2019 CALENDAR The CrossReach Christmas catalogue is now available & copies can be found in the Session House along with a sample calendar. Details can also be found on the CrossReach website at www.crossreach.org.uk or by contacting the Kirk Office on 336 2036 or at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk

CHAIR BASED EXERCISE CLASSES are held in the Kirk Hall at 1.30 pm every Monday & Thursday. Please feel free to come along to either class & give it a go. It’s an excellent way to improve flexibility, strength & aerobic health.

THE AUSTRALIAN WELSH MALE CHOIR will be performing in St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church at 7.30 pm this evening in aid of Maggie’s Edinburgh. Tickets cost £15 & are available at www.eventbrite.co.uk.


16 September         Charles Baikie




Sunday, 30 September

8.45 am : Morning Prayers

10.00 am : Morning Worship

followed by 'Cramond Cares' Reception

Sunday, 7 October

8.45 am : Morning Prayers with Communion

10.00 am : Harvest Thanksgiving Service