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19 - 25 May 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. 

COMMUNION SERVICE – SUNDAY, 2 JUNE Please note that on Sunday, 2 June there will be a joint service of Communion to be held in Cramond Kirk at 10.30 am. This will be Reverend Julia Cato’s first Sunday as our new minister and she will be preached in by Very Reverend Dr Andrew McLellan. There will be no Morning Prayer service at Cramond Kirk and no 11 am service at Pennywell Kirk that morning.

ELDERS’ ENVELOPES Could Cramond Kirk district elders please collect their Communion visit envelopes from the Session House.

CHRISTIAN AID BAGS If any Christian Aid deliverers or collectors haven’t been able to return their Christian Aid bags this morning, please pop them into the Kirk Office any morning next week.

THE 2024 GENERAL ASSEMBLY opened yesterday and will run until Thursday, 23 May. The proceedings will be livestreamed throughout the day and can be found HERE 

‘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.

THE VISITING TEAM COFFEE MORNING is being held in the Bruntsfield Golf Club lounge on Thursday, 23 May from 10.30 am – 12 noon. Cost : £5. All are welcome and please let Louise in the Kirk Office know if you’d like to attend.

AND A COMMUNITY LUNCH is being held between 12 noon and 1.30 pm in Pennywell Kirk Hall on Tuesday, 28 May to which all are welcome.

CHRISTIAN AID QUIZ NIGHT AND FAIR Many thanks to everyone who supported the Quiz Night on Thursday, 9 May and last Sunday’s Christian Aid Fair. The total raised came to £831.03 and the breakdown is as follows :

Home baking         £115.93    Prayer wall           £    6.00

Fair Raffle              £  62.00    Quiz Night entry  £217.00

Donations              £  24.55    Quiz Night raffle   £158.00

Tomato plants, plants & cuttings                        £247.55

REVEREND JULIA CATO At the Presbytery meeting on 30 April we were pleased to receive full approval for Reverend Julia Cato to become the first minister of Edinburgh Northwest Kirk. Rev Cato and her family will come to live in the manse at 35 Silverknowes Road later in the summer and we look forward to making her feel welcome even earlier when she takes up her call at her service of induction to be held in Pennywell Kirk on Thursday, 30 May at 7 pm to which all are welcome.

REVEREND JULIA CATO’S INDUCTION SERVICE - CAR SHARING If you are attending Julia’s induction service and would be happy to offer a lift to one or two people, please let Louise in the Kirk Office know. Equally if you are in need of a lift to the service, please contact Louise.

A JOINT PENTECOST SERVICE is being held at Silverknowes Beach Front, beside the Boardwalk café at 3 pm on Sunday, 19 May and all are welcome. If the weather is wet, the service will be held in Cramond Kirk Hall.

CLOTH NAPKINS Sunday Club and Sunday Funday are looking for cloth napkins to use for their feasts. This is to help us become a little more eco-friendly. If you have napkins you don’t need, we’d be happy to make use of them. Please contact Alex Mackenzie c/o the Kirk Office and she can collect them or bring them along on a Sunday morning.

FRESH START Many thanks for all your donations. They are always welcome and 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.

FRESH START VOLUNTEERS If you have a little free time on the 4th Thursday morning of each month, the Rotary Club’s Fresh Start starter pack team is in need of an extra pair of hands. Please let Louise in the Kirk Office know if you can help.

EDINBURGH NORTHWEST KIRK BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets in Cramond Kirk Hall every second Wednesday at 7 pm and the next meeting is on Wednesday, 29 May. All are welcome and if you’d like to join via zoom instead of in person, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office.

THE CRAMOND WALKERS next walk is on Tuesday, 21 May with a walk from Melrose following St Cuthbert’s Way between the first 2 Eildon Hills before joining the Borders Abbeys Way, past Rhymer’s Stone and the site of the Trimontium Roman Fort and then heading back to Melrose along the Priorswalk. Meet : Barnton Avenue West at 9.30 am or the south end of Abbey Street in Melrose at 10.45 am. Further information is available HERE.

SONGS OF PRAISE is being recorded in Charlotte Chapel on Tuesday, 28 May from 7 pm – 10 pm. All are welcome to join Steph MacLeod for a celebration of modern Christian music. Free tickets are available HERE or by phoning 020 8530 8100

LIFE & WORK In 2024 Life & Work magazine is featuring a monthly Presbytery Focus and the May issue will feature Edinburgh & West Lothian. If you would like to purchase single copies in print or digital format via the magazine's website please contact www.lifeandwork.org/subscribe. A digital copy is only £2.99 and print is £3.50.

FLOWERS      Isobel Barclay


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






Sunday, 26 May

8.45 am : Morning Prayers

10.00 am : Morning Worship

Sunday, 2 June

No Morning Prayer service

10.30 am : Joint Communion Service with Reverend Julia Cato and guest preacher,

Very Reverend Dr Andrew McLellan


Sunday, 26 May

11.00 am : Morning Worship

Sunday, 2 June

10.30 am : Joint Service at Cramond Kirk

No service at Pennywell Kirk


Daily Devotions on-line

Every Sunday at 10 am and 11 am 

Morning Worship live streamed to the Kirk website

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