Sunday 18th April 2021

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. catch up on Facebook all YouTube videos ...
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CAP award-winning debt counselling now in our area!

Christians Against Poverty's award-winning debt counselling helps thousands of people become debt free every year. They are committed to providing a service that takes into account wider circumstances and emotional needs as well as client's financial situation. The service is completely free and available to everyone. Getting in touch with the debt counseling service is easy - simply book a first appointment by calling 0800 328 0006 (freephone lines are open between 9:30am and 5pm Monday to Thursday, and between 9:30am and 3.30pm on Fridays). There is no commitment or obligation to work with CAP at that stage. In the First Appointment, either Mark, Life Skills Manager or David, Debt Coach, will explain the service that they offer in detail, how they can help and what you would need to do. What else does CAP do? CAP offers much more than just debt counselling. The charity is committed to tackling some of the main causes of poverty – unemployment, low income and life-controlling dependencies – through a range of community groups. CAP has been running the CAP Life Skills programme and the Jobs Club for the last three years and you will find more details of these Edinburgh North Service Summary. Webite: https://capuk.org/scotland facebook.com/capuk twitter.com/capuk ...
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Sunday 11th April 2021

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. catch up on Facebook all YouTube videos ...
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Can you help out with the church grass? The mower the merrier!

With spring here we are looking to bolster the team of grass cutters. We are looking for a few volunteers to take a turn at joining the regulars in cutting the church grass. If you have even a couple of hours to spare get in touch with Chas (chas@granton.org.uk ). We have 3 petrol mowers and a couple of trimmers - the team usually works together on Wednesday mornings, but you could pop in any time. The more (or mower!) the better ...
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Church at Home – Zacchaeus

children and families Church at Home Hello Everyone, Welcome back to Church at Home! Today we are learning about the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus. We have a video with our story, followed by a craft to do at home. Plus there are some extra worksheets at the end. As always, we would love to hear from you. If there is anything we can help with please do get in touch at david@granton.org.uk, or with anyone else in our Ministry Team. Stay safe and stay well! David Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Let's get started with our story for today... ...and now it's time for a craft that's it for now, but if you have a printer there are loads of things to print out and try. Just click here to download the file and get someone to print it for you ...
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Spend some time reflecting with our Spiritual Refresher journey

With Spring now here it's a great time to revisit the Spiritual Refresher journey that we did in 2019. Pop along to Cramond on your daily exercise and follow the trail from your mobile phone. Series 1 - yourself To get the best out of these cards walk at your own pace. You don’t have to do them in order. You don’t have to finish.  It is not a race! Get lost in the trees For the Son of Man came to find and restore the lost.” Luke 19:10 Listen to a bird Look at the birds, free and   unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds. Mat 6:26 Greet another person Greet one another with the kiss of Christian love. May peace be with all of you who belong to Christ. 1Pe 5:14 Follow a path You will show me the path that leads to life; your presence fills me with joy and brings me pleasure forever. Psa 16:11 Share a story What I mean is that both you and I will be helped at the same time, you by my faith and I by yours. Rom 1:12 Take a rest “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Mat 11:28 See the Sea Everything was created through him; nothing—not one thing!— came into being without him. Joh 1:3 Find something human made “Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Mat 6:19 Encounter a barrier “For Christ himself has brought us peace by making Jews and Gentiles one people. With his ...
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As we come out of Covid, have you thought how you could help out?

Between now and the end of Summer we anticipate a relaxing of restrictions which means many church groups will be able to restart. It is highly likely groups will be looking for new people to help. Have you thought how you could help out? Can you spare just 2 hours a week to help with the coffee morning or lunch club? What about being part of the banner group or sewing group? Perhaps something else like a walking group or reading group? Maybe your thing is gardening and you’re willing to help round the church? The Kirk Session would like everyone who is part of the church family to have an active role. What will yours be? ...
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Take time to visit the Prayer Garden

Through Lent we have had the church grounds set up as a prayer garden where people can take some time to contemplate life, the universe and everything with a particular focus on our relationship to God. From the feedback received which has been overwhelmingly positive it has been decided to keep this going after Easter. The grounds will remain open and there will be a periodic refreshing of the inspirational texts for people to engage with. We are not telling you when this happens, you will need to go along and see for yourself! If you have any ideas how this might be developed, please let us know. You will find the Boswall Parkway gate unlocked with inspirational messages on the trees along with a wooden cross in the grounds where you are encouraged to go and pray. As you go for your daily walk, why not pop into the garden to encourage yourself? Please observe social distancing as you make use of the Prayer Garden. Read the words on the trees Think about what they mean to you Tie a ribbon on the Cross Bring your worries to God in prayer ...
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Meeting online for prayer – Thursday 8th April

Hello everyone, This Thursday at 7pm we are inviting people to meet and spend some time in prayer together. In these uncertain days spending time together praying is a really good thing to do. If you have someone or something on your mind then come along and together we will pray. If you are the kind of person who doesn’t mind praying in front of others or the kind of person who likes quietly listening, both are ok. No one will be forced to pray out loud though everyone will be encouraged to pray. For prep, please have a candle and a few matches beside you. Hope to see you there! Norm. Zoom Link https://zoom.us/j/98224482457?pwd=bDB1czR6d3dvdld0bkVaKzVxdHYrZz09 Meeting ID: 982 2448 2457 Passcode: 905841 ...
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Men’s Breakfast – Saturday 10th April 2021 @ 9am – here’s the Zoom link

While we can't meet up face to face we're still planning to meet this Saturday for a good chat and home cooked breakfast - yes really - home cooked!For those who fancy a BYOB Men's Breakfast and chat on Saturday, here's the Zoom link.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/81337247257Meeting ID: 813 3724 7257Note that if your Zoom screen name doesn't identify you (maybe it's just 'Dad's iPhone') drop a note to info@granton.org.uk and we'll let you in from the waiting room! In the old normal.........all men of the congregation/community are welcome at the monthly breakfast held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, at 9 am in the Session Room 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! ...
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“Being Christian we are no strangers to hope” – Easter message from Norman

On behalf of your church family, we hope and pray you are keeping well. What a difference a year makes? This time in 2020 we were just into our first lockdown where everyone expected after 3 months things would all return to normal; instead the world changed. You know more than anyone how difficult this past year has been as we have not been able to see loved ones or to hug or even shake hands. We have said goodbye to too many people because of the pandemic as well. Thankfully this Easter things are different. Between the vaccine and the warmer weather fewer people are contracting the virus. Doctors have discovered new ways to treat those who have it, so less people are becoming seriously unwell. As a society we have learnt to live with these restrictions because we know they are helping keep people alive. There is a far greater sense of hope today than at any time since the pandemic started. Of course, being Christian we are no strangers to hope. When the disciples came to write down their memoirs of Jesus life, John wrote these words: The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out. (John 1:5) No matter how dark or difficult things might be, the light of Jesus would never be overcome. Think of all the horrible things that have happened through history yet none of them extinguished the light of Jesus. Hope has always overcome. Whatever situation you find yourself in this Easter I want to remind you that hope will overcome; Jesus light will not be extinguished. This Easter let us give thanks to God for being a God who overcomes and who is greater than any darkness this world might experience. Later on in the New ...
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Sunday Service 4th April Easter Sunday

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. catch up on Facebook all YouTube videos ...
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Christian Aid marks 75 years of real people creating real change – donate to their Lent and Easter Appeal

Christian Aid is asking people to help Celebrate their 75th anniversary with a gift which will enable them to face our greatest challenge of all, the climate crisis. This year Christian Aid is celebrating 75 years. Together, they have helped people triumph in the face of the impossible. Whatever it took, they refused to give in. And that’s as true today as it ever was. The battle for climate justice will need us all to play our part. This Lent and Easter, you can help your global neighbours who are facing the devastating crises caused by climate change – in the midst of the worldwide pandemic. Ending apartheid seemed a distant dream. Not to Christian Aid supporters. Fairtrade looked like an impossibility. You didn’t believe it. Our broken climate? It’s almost as if everything we have achieved together over the past 75 years has been preparing us for the greatest of challenges. Will you mark this moment with a gift to help the fight for climate justice? make a donation find out more ...
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Pray together on Thursday 8th April

Join with others online as we spend an hour praying together for those we know and the world we live in. You will need a pen, some paper and a candle ...
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Lent and Easter at Granton

Holy Week & Easter Every evening - Monday to Friday - at 7.30pm there will be a service led from the church that will be available to Zoom into as usual, using the meeting ID and passcode you can find by clicking on the event on the right.Current Covid restrictions will apply for anyone attending physically at the church, and we can't go above maximum numbers.These services are designed to help us mark and measure the last week of Jesus public ministry when so many momentous events happened rather than jump from Palm Sunday to Easter day . “Being Christian we are no strangers to hope” – Easter message from Norman On behalf of your church family, we hope and pray...Read More ...
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Worried about debt? Or know someone who is?

This past year has brought diverse challenges, and many people are struggling with debt. The Salvation Army in Wardieburn Drive is providing a debt advice service here in Granton, along with other centres in Edinburgh and across the rest of the UK. The confidential and free service involves establishing what income each client has, what their expenses are and the level of their debt. They then work with the client, negotiate with their creditors and agree a payment plan. Adam Howie, Debt Advice Coordinator, says "we met clients typically at our Worship and Community Centre at 36 Wardieburn Drive, although with current COVID restrictions we have the facilities to do online or over the phone meetings with clients to ensure their safety". Contact Adam and the team at: The Salvation Army Edinburgh Granton Corps 36 Wardieburn Drive, Edinburgh, EH5 1BZ 0131 551 6820 email edinburghgrantondas@salvationarmy.org.uk ...
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Sunday Service 28th March – Palm Sunday

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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Driving to Church this Sunday? “Spaces for People”

Just a heads up to anyone who is driving to church. As part of the Council's 'Spaces for People' scheme, Wardieburn Street East is now inaccessible from Boswall Parkway. The Council say that we can still access the church main gates, but need to enter and leave by the Wardieburn end of the street. A council spokesperson said "these are not roadworks but spaces for people/Road safety. There are closures both sides of the primary school. Both junctions are closed to traffic but access can be made via the northern end.... If you need further information I suggest you contact my colleagues in Spaces for People at spacesforpeople@edinburgh.gov.uk” We are assured that "as long as people enter via the northern end they will be able to get access to the gates" ...
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Re-starting church services – THIS SUNDAY 28th March

We are able to resume in person services from Sunday 28th March. The same regulations as before will be in place with two metre distancing required between households, masks being mandatory as well as hand sanitising. We have been reminded by church authorities not to hang around chatting outside afterwards as the pandemic continues. Please be understanding as we work to get the church physically open and back to the warm welcoming place it was ...
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Sunday Service 21st March – 5th Sunday in Lent

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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