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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

16 - 22 June 2024

WELCOME TO WORSHIP at Edinburgh Northwest 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 on many of the following announcements is available from Louise in the Cramond Kirk Office or from Alan Fisher at Pennywell Kirk (fishatthewell@hotmail.com). The Cramond Kirk office is open from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, Monday to Friday. Louise can also be contacted on 336 2036 or by e-mail at office@cramondkirk.org.uk. 

CONTACTING REVEREND JULIA CATO If you wish to contact Julia, her email address is jcato@churchofscotland.org.uk. While her new phone is being set up, please call the Kirk Office if you need to speak to Julia.

EDINBURGH NORTHWEST KIRK SESSION will be meeting in Pennywell Kirk Hall (please note the change of venue) at 7 pm on Thursday, 20 June. Although only members of the Kirk Session and those invited to participate may speak at the meeting, all are welcome to attend.

‘THE PLACE TO BE’ COFFEE MORNING is held in Pennywell Kirk Hall every Monday at 10 am. All are welcome.

CRAMOND COFFEE & CHAT takes place every Monday from 10.30 am to 12 noon in the Gathering Space of Cramond Kirk Hall and all are welcome.

EDINBURGH NORTHWEST KIRK BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets in Cramond Kirk Hall every second Wednesday at 7 pm and the next meeting is on Wednesday, 26 June. All are welcome and if you’d like to join via zoom instead of in person, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office.

FUNERAL PLANS, WILLS & POWERS OF ATTORNEY An information morning is being held at Pennywell Kirk from 10 am to 12 noon on Saturday, 22 June to give people an opportunity to chat informally with funeral directors, solicitors and a registrar about funeral plans, wills and powers of attorney. Please drop in any time for a chat. The event is free and there is no pressure to sign up.

RIDE TO THE SUN On Saturday, 22 June an intrepid team of 7 cyclists, including our Session Clerk Edith and our former locum minister, Ian will be cycling the 100 miles from Carlisle to Cramond … overnight! If you would like to support them, they are hoping to raise £1,000 for Mediterranean Hope, the charity which supports vulnerable people arriving on the Mediterranean coast. Donations can be made HERE

A SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEA Kathy and friends would love you to join them for coffee and cake in the Kirk Hall on Sunday, 23 June any time between 2 pm & 4 pm and help them raise money for MacMillan. Cash donations only please.

CHRISTIAN AID BRAINTEASER QUIZ Many thanks to everyone who supported Christian Aid by purchasing a brainteaser quiz and congratulations to the 3 entrants who managed to get all 30 questions correct. The lucky winner pulled out of the hat was Lois Brydon.

STIRRED BY THE STORM, the book written by Reverend Ian Gilmour and Reverend Bill Clinkenbeard will be available very soon. If you would like to order a copy of the book, which costs £10, please add your name to one of the lists available in the Kirk or let Louise in the Kirk Office know.

NAPKINS Sunday Funday and Sunday Club would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who gave us cloth napkins. We are very grateful and now have enough for all the youngsters on a Sunday morning. 

DOORS OPEN DAY Lesley & Adam Cumming would like to hear from anyone interested in preparing material for Cramond Kirk’s Doors Open Day on 28 & 29 September. The theme is “Routes, Networks and Connections” and the organisers are encouraging groups to offer a tour, an exhibition, a colouring activity or other activity based on this theme. Please contact Louise in the Kirk Office if you are interested. 

LIFE & WORK – GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT 2024 Life & Work has published a free 4 page supplement summarising some of the key decisions, debates and speeches from this year’s General Assembly week.  An online link to the supplement is available HERE. General Assembly reports also feature in the July issue of Life & Work magazine. Anyone who is not a subscriber but would be interested in this particular issue can purchase a single print or digital copy.  If you’d like to do so, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office and she can send you the link.  

HOSTS FOR EUROPEAN GODLY PLAY TRAINERS CONFERENCE The 2024 European Godly Play Trainers Conference is being hosted by Godly Play Scotland at Mayfield Salisbury Church from 20 - 23 September. Trainers from all over Europe and some from North America will be traveling over for workshops, worship, storytelling and connection and we would be grateful for help with accommodation. If you have a spare room and could host a Godly Player, please contact Alex Mackenzie at alex@godlyplayscotland.co.uk or alexmackenzie@compuserve.com

THE CRAMOND WALKERS’ final walk of the current session is on Friday, 21 June with a midsummer outing to Kinnoull Hill near Perth. Meet : Barnton Avenue West at 10 am or Kinnoull Hill Jubilee car park at 10.50 am. Further information is available HERE

FRESH START Thank you for the recent donations of curtains and towels. Fresh Start are currently short of single sheets, single duvet covers and pillow cases. Donations can be left on the Fresh Start table in the Kirk Hall at any time or delivered to the Fresh Start warehouse at 22-24 Ferry Road Drive from Mon – Thurs, 9 am – 4 pm. Further information on Fresh Start can be found HERE.

WEDDING

15 June          Ross Grant to Lene Smeby

DEATHS

1 June            Margaret Thorburn

12 June          Sheila Blackie

FLOWERS      Lene Smeby

 

LIVE STREAMING Please note that the 10 am service at Cramond Kirk and the 11 am service at Pennywell Kirk are live streamed to the Kirk website every Sunday morning. The cameras will focus on the front of the Kirks – the pulpit, lectern and Communion Table. However some of those sitting at the front may also be in camera shot. For those of you watching from home, the link to Cramond Kirk's live stream can be found HERE and Pennywell Kirk's service is available HERE. The live services will also be available to watch later on Facebook and on the website.

TWITTER/X & FACEBOOK Cramond Kirk’s X 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 & if you do visit either site, please remember to “share” and “like” our page.

WEEKLY DEVOTIONS Once a week you’ll find a “Daily Devotion” from one our Daily Devotions team. The videos are available HERE

 

EDINBURGH NORTHWEST KIRK

FORTHCOMING SERVICES

in Cramond Kirk

Sunday, 23 June

(Minister: Reverend Alex Douglas)

8.45 : Morning Prayers

10.00 am : Morning Worship

 

Sunday, 30 June

(Minister: Reverend Julia A Cato)

8.45 : Morning Prayers

10.00 am : Morning Worship

in Pennywell Kirk

Sunday, 23 June

(Minister: Reverend Julia A Cato)

11.00 am : Morning Worship

 

Sunday, 30 June

(Minister: Reverend Alex Douglas)

11.00 am : Morning Worship

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