Weekly Message: Prayer of St Francis

In every journey of faith there are seasons of doubt, time when we are not sure what is true and who we can believe. But God is still with us even in those times. In times of uncertainty sometimes a simple prayer like this one can help carry us through. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Amen ...
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Joint Home & Study Group meeting – Thursday 19th at 7.30pm

On Thursday 19th at 7.30pm all of our Home Groups and Study Groups are getting together for an in-person gathering at the Church. If you are a part of one of those groups, or have been interesting in joining, please come along ...
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Catch up on this week’s service – recording

Missed the service? We go live every Sunday on Zoom and Facebook - but you can also view the service later on YouTube and Facebook. Or listen to the service while out on your walk. If you have a smart TV you can watch the Youtube version on it. all YouTube videos catch up on Facebook Note that recordings for 8th and 15th May will only be on Facebook, not YouTube ...
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Message: Times they are a-changing

Change can be a good thing, it can bring new opportunities and fresh starts. Chance can also be unsettling, it can threaten the things we care about and disrupt our lives. But if change is anything it is inevitable. You cannot step into the same river twice. We can try to fight against change, use up all our time and energy trying to keep things as they are, or we can accept change and work with it, allowing it to take us to places we’ve never been before. This will be scary at times, but Jesus said, “Surely I am with you to the end of the age.” ...
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June Family Worship – Join us on Sunday 5th June at 2.30pm

Come and join us for our Family worship as we learn about faith though storytelling, crafts, and music. At Family Worship we hope to provide a space where families learn and play together. We do a sensory story aimed at younger children as well as crafts geared for older kids to make sure that people of all ages can learn and have fun in a way that's suitable for them. Family Worship runs regularly on the first Sunday of every month. The event is free and there's no need to book. However if you can drop me a note to let me know you are coming that will really help with planning (dmoodie@churchofscotland.org.uk). Restrictions for Church services have now lifted so facemasks are now optional. Hope to see you there! ...
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Catch up on this week’s service – recording

Missed the service? We go live every Sunday on Zoom and Facebook - but you can also view the service later on YouTube and Facebook. Or listen to the service while out on your walk. If you have a smart TV you can watch the Youtube version on it. all YouTube videos catch up on Facebook Note that recordings for 8th and 15th May will only be on Facebook, not YouTube ...
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Message: Be still and Know

One of the great spiritual challenges of living in the 21st century is learning to be present. Our minds are pulled in a million directions: the text we need to reply to, the items still on our to-do list, the ideas that adverts put in our heads, all speaking to us at once. Mary is an example of someone truly in the present moment. While Martha let worries overcome her, Mary was rooted in her moment with Jesus and nothing was going to distract her. What had realized was that God doesn’t live in the past or future, God is here in this present moment ...
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Share ‘n’ Wear has now broken the 8 tonne mark in saved clothing!

Granton Goes Greener's Impact & Achievements Since the project began we have saved a whopping  amount of clothes from landfill!! With your help we can keep this number going up...and up..... Read more about our Granton Goes Greener project - we are always on the lookout for more volunteers In the last month - October 2021 0 kg of clothes donated for re-use 0 tonnes since the project began 0 kg of clothes re-used and saved from landfill 0 tonnes since the project began 0 kg bread and other bakery items saved from landfill 0 kg since the project began FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR GRANTON GOES GREENER PROJECT ON THE GRANTON GOES GREENER WEBSITE ...
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Men’s Breakfast – Saturday 14th May

BOOK YOUR PLACE All men of the congregation and community are welcome at the monthly breakfast held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, at 9 am in the West Hall and kitchen. A hearty breakfast is served and there is a chance to catch up with others. The gathering usually ends with a short ‘pause for thought’. Everyone puts £3 into the kitty to cover costs - but your first visit is free!  If numbers are low we go to Morrison's Cafe on Ferry Road ...
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Walking Together – Prayer Cards for using when you are out for a walk

Praying Outdoors For hundreds of years Christians have spent time in nature as a way to pray and to reconnected with God. And we are no different, spending time outdoors can be a great way to slow down and reflect. Below are some resources that can help with that. Walking Together (2021)We produced these Walking Together cards last year as a way for us to pray outdoors wherever we are. Each card contains a Bible verse, a prompt, and a prayer. These were made during lockdown so several of the cards focus on praying about the impact and effects of the past two years.They can be used anytime anywhere, so either download or print them and use them wherever you need Walking Together (2019)The inspiration for our cards came from a similar resource produced by the Church of Scotland. You can access them here. Something to listen to Do you prefer to listen to prayers rather than read them. Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc. It is produced by Jesuits based in London and is available for free everyday.Prayer as you go is available at their website or as a Podcast for your usual Podcast player.Pop in some headphones and listen as you walk ...
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Message: A Balanced Diet

Good nutrition is important throughout our lives. Babies need milk to develop their immune systems, children need a  balanced diet to ensure they grow up healthy, and even as adults we need to make sure we get all the right vitamins. The same is true for our spiritual lives. If we fail to nourish our faith it will grow weak and eventually wither away. But feed it with spiritual food—reflection, learning, challenge, and practice—then our faith will flourish, allowing us to live more fully as followers of Jesus ...
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Over £1,500 raised for Dementia Care at Daffodil Tea

A massive thanks to everyone who helped make this year's Daffodil Tea a runaway success. Like previous years, it was a sell-out, with only  a few empty seats due to covid.Many thanks to everyone who attended, to those who organised, sold tickets, baked, made sandwiches, waited on tables, hunted down and begged for raffle prizes. set up, tidied away. What a team!Also we are grateful to the companies and businesses who supported us either financially or by donating raffle prizes and food - they are all listed below.The sum of £1,507 was raised for North Edinburgh Dementia care. All money raised is for North Edinburgh Dementia Care Charity We are grateful to the following for their support: Morrisons Granton Morrisons Ferry Road Charlie Miller Queen Charlotte Rooms Newtyne Consultancy Charles Price - Edinburgh Marina Prestonfield House Hotel Eliott Clark Flowers Hair by Angela Jane ASDA SOME PHOTOS OF THE DAY more photos Previous Next ...
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Message: Seasons of Faith

Message: Seasons of Faith Do you remember what it was like when you were first introduced to faith, either as a child or as an adult, when faith was new and exciting. I  imagine what it means to you to be a Christians has changed a lot since then. But that ok, faith always adapts. Life has many different seasons: season of growth, change, challenge, recovery, and maturing. And as we travel through those seasons our faith will evolve as well. But what remains unchanged is Jesus: our childhood friend, wise teacher, companion on the road, and comforter always ...
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May Family Worship – Join us on Sunday 1st May at 2.30pm

Come and join us for our Family worship as we learn about faith though storytelling, crafts, and music. This month we're learning about Noah and the Ark. At Family Worship we hope to provide a space where families learn and play together. We do a sensory story aimed at younger children as well as crafts geared for older kids to make sure that people of all ages can learn and have fun in a way that's suitable for them. Family Worship runs regularly on the first Sunday of every month. The event is free and there's no need to book. However if you can drop me a note to let me know you are coming that will really help with planning (dmoodie@churchofscotland.org.uk). Restrictions for Church services have now lifted so facemasks are now optional. Hope to see you there! ...
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ACORN Roadshow– Thursday 28 April 7.30-9.30pm

Have you ever wanted to invite a friend to Church, but found it too intimidating? Do you want to be more open with your faith with others, but don't really know where to begin? If so you're not alone, all of us at some time have struggled to talk about the big issues with people in our lives. Reaching out to others isn't always easy, but we know it's an important part for growing our faith. Every person sitting in Church is there because someone, somewhere invited them to join in. The General Assembly in 2021 urged churches to try the Acorn practice. It seeks to connect Christians with the work God is doing in others through caring conversation ACORN stands for: ASK: Ask God, is there anyone in our lives we could be reaching out to CALL: Listen for what God might be saying OBEY: Respond to the call; that could be inviting them to Church, asking them out for a catch up, or just asking 'how are you doing?' REPORT: Share with others about how it went: did it go well? How did you feel? NOTICE: Reflect on what God has done in and through you We are hosting an evening with the creator of ACORN, as a well as ‘Back to Church Sunday’, Michael Harvey at the Church. This will be on Thursday 28 April 7.30-9.30pm. The event is  free but booking online is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/acorn-spring-roadshow-tickets-309414666597 If you can not make any of these dates & locations but want to find out more, do contact Rob Rawson rrawson@churchofscotland.org.uk for further info ...
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Easter Sunday – catch up on this week’s service – recording

Missed the service? We go live every Sunday on Zoom and Facebook - but you can also view the service later on YouTube and Facebook. Or listen to the service while out on your walk. If you have a smart TV you can watch the Youtube version on it. all YouTube videos catch up on Facebook ...
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Easter Message: “He is Risen”………..”“He is Risen indeed””

Message: He is Risen “Christ is Risen” “He is Risen indeed” These are the words joyfully spoken every Easter Sunday. They remind us that at the heart of the Christian faith is a message of hope. Jesus bore the whole weight of sin and death, and yet he walked out  of the grave. Nothing could contain his love for us. At Easter we remember that light is greater than darkness, that love conquers  fear, and life cannot be contained. Easter may only come once a year, but the joy of the empty tomb will stay with us forever ...
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Easter Sunday – bacon rolls before the service

This Sunday is Easter Sunday and as we gather to mark the most important point in the Christian year, we will be offering bacon rolls in the coffee area at the back of the church. Just turn up a bit early for Church - we'll be serving between 10am and 10.15 - and enjoy a bit of fellowship with others before settling down for the service ...
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Easter at Granton Parish Church

Holy Week & Easter Services Easter is a special time of year for Christians. It is the time when we remember the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, and celebrate the hope and joy that brings.On Monday through Friday of Holy Week (the week leading up to Easter Sunday) we will be holding regular evening services in the Church, starting at 7pm. Each evening will look at a different aspect of the Easter Story. The services can be attended in person, and can also be accessed on Zoom. To join use our regular service link that you can find here: https://www.grantonchurch.org.uk/this-week/We will be celebrating Easter Sunday at our usual time of 10.30. Whether you come in person or online we would love to see you there.  ...
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Welcome to our new members

On Sunday 10th April, Granton Parish Church welcomed 12 people into our church family. Nathan, Paul, Jo, Max, Natalie, Pauline, Maureen, Andrew, Stan, Pat, Mihaly and Tetiana. 10 professions of faith to full membership, 1 profession of faith to adherent and 1 transfer from another parish. With the youngest being 17 and the oldest over 80, all ages were represented. Since the start of lockdown Granton have used Zoom to grow a geographically diverse congregation with one of those joining coming from the Scottish Highlands and another 2 from Greater London. All became involved in congregational life through regular Sunday attendance and small group ministry. The other 9 reside both in the parish itself and across Edinburgh having also become part of the church family through regular involvement in church life. On the day, each person took vows of faith, was presented with a Bible by the Kirk Session and was given a church mentor who will walk with them on their faith journey. Reverend Norman Smith, minister of the charge said, “Seeing God’s Spirit active in the lives of people up and down the country is an amazing thing.” ...
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Life and Work subscription – special Easter offer

Do you currently read the Church of Scotlan's national monthly magazine, Life and Work? If not you might be interested in this special offer for new subscribers. EASTER OFFER ▪ Print: 12 issues for the price of 10 offer price £30 – enter code EAST22 to receive £6 discount. UK delivery address and new subscribers only. ▪ Digital: 12 issues for £14.99 (normally £20.99) no code required – simply select the introductory offer option. To take advantage of this offer just visit www.lifeandwork.org/subscribe. The offer is valid until 30.04.22. Subscribers to Life and Work support the vital and vibrant work of our Church while keeping connected with the Christian community in Scotland, and further afield. We hope there is an  opportunity for you to share news of this promotion with others and we thank you for your support ...
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Daffodil Tea – Saturday 23rd April – Tickets now on sale

After a break of 2 years, we are very excited to be planning a Daffodil Tea again this year. It will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 23rd April.Tickets are available now from any Social group Member, or drop an email to events@granton.org.uk.PRICE £10 including a glass of prosecco, sandwiches, cakes, tea, coffee.Hurry – it was a sell out in 2019.events@granton.org.ukAll money raised is for North Edinburgh Dementia Care Charity We are grateful to the following for their support: Morrisons Granton Morrisons Ferry Road Charlie Miller Queen Charlotte Rooms Newtyne Consultancy Charles Price - Marina Development Company Prestonfield House Hotel Eliott Clark Flowers Hair by Angela Jane ...
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Message: Make Way, Make Way

Message: Make Way, Make Way Today is Palm Sunday, the day we remember Jesus’s entry to Jerusalem to the sound of joyful cheers. Jesus entered the city like a conquering Emperor. But rather than a warhorse, he rode upon a lowly donkey, traditionally a symbol of peace. Jesus is the King who flaunts his lowliness, the warrior who conquers with peace, who fights his enemies by loving them, and who in death finds victory. As followers of Jesus we walk behind that donkey, discovering anew each day what it means to be lead by a servant king. Previous weekly take-aways > ...
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Latest Covid relaxations

Church services are both in-person or online via Zoom with catchup on Facebook and Youtube Sunday services are at 10.30am in-person in Church. You can also join on-line via Zoom, follow the service on Facebook Live, or catch up afterwards on our YouTube Channel. In-person We are still saying please don’t come if you are displaying any Covid-19 symptoms. You are no longer required to leave contact details or wear a face-covering. However we respect people’s personal decision to wear or not wear a face covering. Or you may wish to wear one most of the time but take it off to sing – that’s entirely up to you. Zoom Join online at this link Follow on Facebook Live Go to our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/grantonparish/ Catch up on YouTube Go to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/GrantonParishChurch ...
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