Bulletin and TFTD for Sunday 1st November 2020

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The Welcome Team

If you are on the Welcome Team or the Tech Team on a Sunday morning, you can check out who's 'on' by visiting the This Week page. You'll also find a reminder in your inbox on Mondays or Tuesdays ...
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Joining by Zoom on Sunday?

If you are planning to join this Sunday's service by Zoom, note that we're using a new link now. As long as you follow the link from the website you'll be fine, but if you have the link stored anywhere it will be out of date. The easiest way is to follow the link from the This Week page, which also has details such as who's on the Welcome Team, latest news, The Weekly Bulletin and our Catch Up links ...
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Bulletin and TFTD for Sunday 25th October 2020

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Sunday Service – be part of it

Now that our new-look Sunday services are bedding in, we can start to get more people taking turns in the Welcome Team. If you would like to be included and aren't already on the list, just drop an email to Chas chas@granton.org.uk or phone 07795323889 ...
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Service on 18th October – catch up

Despite some technical gremlins this morning, we managed to record the Zoom part of the service - here it is - just forward on about 3 minutes for the start.Hopefully back to normal next week ...
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Bulletin and TFTD for Sunday 18th October 2020

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Introducing Mary – Minister in Training

Hello, everyone, and thank you for the warm welcome that you gave me at my first service in Granton Parish Church at the beginning of October. As the minister said, I am joining you all now as a student until after Easter next year, while I also study part-time at the University of Aberdeen by distance learning. I’m half way through my training for the Ordained Local Ministry. This is a part-time ministry with the church, so I will continue to work in my profession as an archaeologist, as well as serving as a minister. It is a relatively new role in the church; the first OLMs were ordained less than ten years ago, and OLMs normally work as part of team ministries, rather than independently. A bit about me I’m 56, married to an artist, and with three grown-up stepchildren. Until three years ago, my husband and I lived in the Isle of Lewis, which is where my father’s family is from, and I worked part-time as a university lecturer in archaeology, and part-time as a crofter. We didn’t expect to move to Edinburgh in our 50s, but our children moved to the Central Belt for university, and my job was not going well, so when I was offered a job with Historic Environment Scotland, we made the move. I had already decided to attend the Vocations Conference for the church, so I put it off until after our move, and then attended from the Presbytery of Edinburgh. God’s hand in guiding this move has been remarkably clear. In Lewis and Harris, there are still no women in leadership in the church, and though I was interested in becoming a Reader, this wasn’t something for which there was much support. When, after the Vocations Conference, I embarked on my ...
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Remembering Stewart

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Stewart Greig on Saturday 3rd October 2020. Stewart was in his 90th year and for many decades of those years was an Elder here at Granton, having been ordained to Eldership in 1961. He was in fact part of a team of Elders from back in the day, known affectionately now as the "Polit-bureau"! For many many years Stewart, as part of the Property Team, nursed the church's boiler and could be found in the boiler room morning and night, summer and winter, coaxing what was an ailing piece of engineering - it was already second hand when it was installed in 1937! It is a testament to Stewart that it lasted right up until it was replaced only last year. If ever the phrase 'pillar of the Church' could be applied to someone, then that someone was Stewart. He was strong in faith and duty, and we shall miss him, but also be glad that he has gone home to God ...
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Bulletin for Sunday 11th October 2020

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Stewart Greig – Funeral Arrangements

Dear Friends,Thank you for your support and kindness following the death of our father, Stewart Greig.We know that you would wish to attend his funeral, however, current restrictions mean that the Service must be family only.Therefore, if you wish to pay your respects, the Funeral will be webcast from the Lorimer Chapel, Warriston Crematorium, at 3.00pm on Wednesday 14th October 2020:The hearse will be leaving from outside 11 Boswall Green at 2.30pm on Wednesday 14th October for the journey to the Crematorium, passing Wardie Bowling Club and Granton Parish Church on the way, if you would like to say a final farewell.Many thanks,The Greig Family WEBCAST DETAILS Date: Wednesday 14th October 2020 Time: 3pm Website: https://www.obitus.com/ Username: Bipu9283 Password: 471107 You will be able to login to the website at any time to view a Test Webcast. During the service window you will be automatically redirected to the Live Webcast of the service. Order of Service click the image below to view the full order of service Share: Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter ...
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Could you be an Edinburgh Street Pastor?

Edinburgh Street Pastors have been listening, caring and helping on the streets of Scotland’s capital since 2009. They currently have teams going out every Friday and at-least one Saturday a month. They can be found in all areas of the city centre including around the Omni Centre, Cowgate, Grassmarket, Princess Street, George Street, talking and assisting folks to help them stay safe and happy, sometimes when they are at their most vulnerable. Interested in helping out by becoming a Street Pastor? Read more on the Street Pastors' website  ...
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Church Now Open for Individual Prayer

We are now able to open the church building for private prayer between 11am and 12 noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Physical distancing and handwashing rules will strictly apply! No exceptions! Of course you can pray anywhere at anytime and the Bible uses the phrase ‘pray continually’. From all our gathered people, from Italy to Canada to all over the UK, we encourage you to keep praying! ...
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Christian Aid Sale of Pictures October 22 – October 24

We are delighted to announce that the autumn Sale will take place at St Andrew’s and St George’s West to raise funds for Christian Aid. Christian Aid gives relief to the poorest people of the world, wherever there is suffering, disaster or famine, and helps to rebuild shattered lives. Earlier this year it appeared that there might not be a sale at all, and thus no funds raised for Christian Aid’s vital work. But the gradual opening up of public life in Edinburgh allowed the organising team to design an ingenious plan so that a sale adapted to these times could go ahead. With support from the Kirk Session of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church and all the volunteers, preparations are in hand to provide a safe and welcoming Sale. October 22 - October 24 Thursday & Friday 10am–5pm Saturday 10am–3pm The Sale offers an unexpected opportunity this year for visitors to acquire their own piece of cultural history as they browse in our historic church. Many Scottish artists are represented, including famous names from the past and the present. And because the sale is focused on raising funds for Christian Aid, the prices are affordable. The generosity of so many donors and the time and effort of dozens of volunteers ensure that we can continue to support Christian Aid in its work to help those around the world most in need. For more information about the Sale, please contact Mary Davidson at 0131 556 2168 or 0771 418 6754 or James Holloway at 0780 382 2334 We look forward to seeing you at the Sale. Online Sale of Scottish and Special Books We are also holding a very limited online-only Book Sale of Scottish and special books. For more information, please visit our social media feeds: Facebook ...
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The Marble Challenge

There is a jar in the church that ever time you invite someone else to church you put a marble in the jar. Before lockdown there was a steady stream of marbles. Now it’s easier than ever to invite someone to church. Just share the Zoom link or forward a copy of this bulletin. Who do you care about enough to invite to church this week? ...
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Bulletin Mini Message

So then, my friends, because of God's great mercy to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him. This is the true worship that you should offer. (Rom 12:1) When Paul wrote Romans he was under house arrest on his way to Rome. It was the right of every Roman Citizen to appeal to the Emperor if they were charged with a crime. When Paul was falsely accused by others he used his Roman citizenship to lodge such a claim. For a man who had spent the last few years or his life travelling around Southern Europe sharing good news about Jesus house arrest really put a dent in his plans. He had always intended to get to Spain for instance but couldn’t. Not getting to do what you want, when you want, how you want sound familiar? 2020 has definitely  been a year of restrictions for all of us. Rather than spend all his time looking at the things he has lost, Paul repeatedly reminds Christians of all the things they still have; things that can never be lost. They are too many to list in this small message! Where has your head been this week? Have you spent more time mourning the loss of what you can’t do rather than giving thanks for what you can? We can worship, we can pray, we can still connect with each other through phone or zoom or going for a walk. God has not abandoned us nor left us to our own devices but walks with us as he promised to do. All things to be thankful for. I am always amazed and challenged that Paul could see so much positive in the world when he himself was ...
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Bulletin for Sunday 4th October 2020

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Bulletin for Sunday 27th September 2020

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Bulletin for Sunday 20th September 2020

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