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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

3 - 9 March 2024

WELCOME TO WORSHIP at Cramond 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 The Old Kirk & Muirhouse (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. 

THE CONGREGATIONAL AGM will be held at the close of the 10.30 am service in Cramond Kirk on Sunday, 10 March. Please note the slightly later start time for the service.

A FAREWELL TO IAN Sunday, 10 March also marks Rev Ian Gilmour’s final Sunday as the locum minister at Cramond Kirk. Following the AGM we will be holding a farewell for him in the Kirk Hall. If you wish to donate towards a gift for Ian, please leave your donation in the offering plates at the Kirk doors, in an envelope marked Gift for Ian, or with Louise in the Kirk Office or by bank transfer into the Kirk account : account number 00185768, sort code : 80-02-19 using the reference “Ian”.

THE FAIR TRADE STALL will be up and running in the Kirk Hall following the 10 am service on Sunday, 3 March to give everybody time to buy their Mother’s Day and Easter chocolate!

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 PLACE TO BE’ COFFEE MORNING is held in the TOK&M Hall every Monday at 10 am. All are welcome.

THE JUMBLE SALE QUIZ To help raise extra funds for the Jumble Sale, Gill has produced another excellent quiz to give our brain cells a good workout. Copies of the quiz are available at the Kirk doors and in the entrance to the Kirk Hall. Please pop a £1 in the collection box, pick up a quiz and good luck! The deadline for returning completed quizzes is Monday, 25 March.

EDINBURGH NORTHWEST KIRK BIBLE STUDY GROUP will be meeting in the Kirk Hall at 7 pm on Wednesday, 6 March. All are welcome and if you’d like to join via zoom instead of in person, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office.

THE ABC or Annual Book Club met on Wednesday and has produced a list of 17 books you may wish to dip into in 2024. A copy of the list is available from the Kirk Office for a small donation which will go to the charity, Esperanza.

EASTER CARD COMPETITION With Easter just around the corner, we hope you’ll take part in our all-age Easter card competition. Simply design a card no larger than A5 when folded and drop it off at the Kirk Office by Friday, 15 March along with a note of your name, contact details and age (if under 18). Prizes will be awarded for the best entries and the cards will be on display in the Kirk Hall over Easter.

FRESH START Many thanks for all your donations, especially the recent donation of electrical items. Donations are always welcome, 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.

THE CRAMOND LADIES’ PROBUS CLUB meets at 10 am on Thursday, 7 March in the Kirk Hall with Susan Anderson who will be “Motor Biking South America : Colombia to Argentina.

THE CRAMOND WALKERS next walk is on Saturday, 9 March with a walk round Humbie Wood down to the The Heughs woodland and along the Fife coastal path to Silversands before heading back to Aberdour station. Meet : Barnton Avenue West at 9.45 am or Aberdour Station car park at 10.15 am. Further information is available HERE

CREATIVE WRITING IN CRAMOND A friendly writing group for new & nearly new writers meets once a month in Cramond Kirk Hall. Their next meeting is on Thursday, 14 March between 10 am & 12 noon. All budding writers would be most welcome. Just bring along a pen and paper and a desire to write. There is a £5 charge for each session.

THE MURRAYFIELD CRAMOND PROBUS CLUB will be holding its next meeting at 10.30 am on Wednesday, 6 March at the Royal Burgess Golf Club with their guest speaker, Andy Middlemiss and his talk on “D Day 80”.  If you’d like further information on the Club, please contact Sandy Aitken at sandy.aitken@btinternet.com.

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR St Ninian’s Church in Corstorphine is seeking a part time church administrator to work 16 hours a week. Further information including a job description and how to apply can be obtained from Rev James Aitken : jaitken@churchofscotland.org.uk. Application is by CV and a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria outlined in the job description and describing your relevant experience. Applications should be submitted to session-clerk@st-ninians.co.uk by 12 noon on Sunday, 17 March.

SPRING INTO VOLUNTEERING If you’d like to find out about flexible volunteering opportunities in Edinburgh, come and find out more at the volunteering fair being held in the Space To Be at the Gyle Shopping Centre on Thursday, 7 March from 4 pm – 7 pm. A number of organisations seeking volunteers will be glad to give you information on what they do and where they need help.

HELP WITH ENGLISH TEACHING Enthusiastic volunteer English teachers are being sought for 4 small classes of Ukrainian refugees at Heriot’s for one hour on a Saturday morning every few weeks. Please contact Sandy Frost (sfrost@esms.org.uk) if you can either teach or help find willing, capable volunteers to teach English grammar (younger groups), basic essay writing skills (older teens) and general British/Scottish culture for all the youngsters. Further details are available from Louise in the Kirk Office.

 

LIVE STREAMING Please note that the 10 am service at Cramond Kirk and the 11 am service at The Old Kirk & Muirhouse are live streamed to the Kirk websites 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 The Old Kirk & Muirhouse 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 either Revd Ian Gilmour or one our Daily Devotions team. The videos are available HERE

 

EDINBURGH NORTHWEST KIRK

FORTHCOMING SUNDAY SERVICES

 IN CRAMOND KIRK 

Sunday, 10 March

8.45 am : Morning Prayers 

10.30 am : Joint Service of Morning Worship

followed by the Congregational AGM

Sunday, 17 March

8.45 am : Morning Prayers 

10.00 am : Morning Worship

IN THE OLD KIRK & MUIRHOUSE 

Sunday, 10 March

10.30 am : Joint Service at Cramond Kirk

Sunday, 17 March

11.00 am : Morning Worship

Weekly

Daily Devotions on-line

Every Sunday at 10 am and 11 am 

Morning Worship live streamed to the Kirk websites

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