Bulletin for Sunday 9th August 2020

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Men’s Breakfast – Saturday 8th August @ 9am

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! Email chas@granton.org.uk for the ZOOM link and password, or if you're in the Whatsapp Group you'll find the link there. Keep updated and join the chat 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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How Church Looks Now

With church being moved online for the foreseeable future there are lots of ways to keep connected. Private Prayer in Church We are now able to open the church building for private prayer with strict hygiene rules. Pop in between 11am and 1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you have a computer or Smartphone you can get a daily Thought For The Day, the weekly bulletin, weekly news email, regular prayer sessions, Sunday service and Sunday Service catch-up. If you don’t have a computer or Smartphone you can still receive the weekly bulletin, a printed version of Thought for the Day and join prayer meetings and services by phone. If you have a Smart TV you can also view recordings of the Sunday Service. For more details of any of these methods speak to Chas on 0779 532 3889 ...
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Bulletin for Sunday 2nd August 2020

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A very enjoyable Rose Tea

With the Daffodil Tea being cancelled due to Covid this year, the Pastoral and Nurture Groups came up with an idea for something else. Around 30 of our members were treated to a home delivery yesterday, of a Rose Tea in a Box. Each of the members enjoyed sandwiches, pickles, cakes and cream scones in their surprise box. A great substitute for the Daffodil Tea which we all hope will be back next spring ...
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Life and Work – August

Biblical Plants and Sacred Spaces Lynne McNeil discovers how you can create a direct link to the Bible in a garden or balcony Jennifer’s Story Thomas Baldwin learns how the loss of a precious baby daughter provided the backdrop for the author of a new book. Plus, the work of a charity which provides a Christian charity on issues of miscarriage, infant loss and infertility. New Churches in the 20th Century The final part in the series looks at a rural parish that got a new lease of life by uniting in one extended building. Our Wake-up Moment In his first column as Moderator, the Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair reflects on the impact of the pandemic. Emergent Church Ruth Harvey considers the pathway for the Church from lockdown offered by Matthew 18. The Children of God In this month’s youth column, three teenage siblings reflect on their baptism. Plus all the regular columnists, news, reviews, letters, registers and crosswords Online Visit www.lifeandwork.org for news and exclusive features, including Coronavirus Diaries from Church of Scotland mission partners across the world. You can also find us at facebook.com/lifeandwork or on Twitter @cofslifeandwork Subscribe online from £12, or download a digital copy for £1.99; return the form in the magazine or speak to your church’s Life and Work coordinator, Anne Macintosh anne@granton.org.uk ...
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Bulletin for Sunday 26th July 2020

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Restarting Church Services – not yet

The Scottish Government have now given permission for churches to restart Sunday services but under very limited conditions. No singing or common cup communion. A maximum set number so not everyone may get into the same service. We would probably have to run multiple services. Strict social distancing so no fellowship time at the back of the church.  Masks should be worn as it is internal. Thorough cleaning between services along with all the other Covid19 measures we have become accustomed to. For these reasons we will not be moving from Zoom services at this time. The quality of our worship is as vital to us as the physical place.  Jesus declared, "… a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. ... God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." John 4 ...
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A donation really makes a difference

Due  to the church services currently being postponed, some folks have been asking how they can support the ongoing work of the congregation. We now have the facility to donate online, either using Paypal or any Credit Card. There is also a DONATE button at the top of the home page. Make a donation ...
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Video Message for Sunday 19th July

26 July 10:30 - 11:15 10.30am Sunday Service Category Church ZOOM Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88671042523?pwd=RjdlTkcvSkljckE3bW5GSE5saGoxdz09 Meeting ID: 886 7104 2523 Password: 905841 Share this event + Add to Google Calendar + iCal export No event found! Load More online giving You may like to prepare for worship by watching the 'before' video before watching the message, then finish with the 'after' video’. We'd love to send you an email bulletin each Thursday Email Address Previous Video MessagesVideo Message for Sunday 19th Julycoronavirus, weeklyvideoVideo Message for Sunday 19th JulyService on 19th July – catch upcatchup, weeklyvideoService on 19th July – catch upService on 12th July – catch upcatchup, weeklyvideoService on 12th July – catch upVideo Message for Sunday 12th Julycoronavirus, weeklyvideoVideo Message for Sunday 12th JulyService on 5th July – catch upcatchup, weeklyvideoService on 5th July – catch upMessage for Sunday 5th Julycoronavirus, weeklyvideoMessage for Sunday 5th July Previous Weekly BulletinsBulletin for Sunday 26th July 2020News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly BulletinBulletin for Sunday 26th July 2020Bulletin for Sunday 19th July 2020News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly BulletinBulletin for Sunday 19th July 2020Bulletin for Sunday 12th July 2020News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly BulletinBulletin for Sunday 12th July 2020Bulletin for Sunday 5th July 2020News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly BulletinBulletin for Sunday 5th July 2020Bulletin for Sunday 28th June 2020News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly BulletinBulletin for Sunday 28th June 2020Bulletin for Sunday 21st June 2020News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly BulletinBulletin for Sunday 21st June 2020 ...
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Keeping The Faith – Who is my neighbour?

“And who is my neighbour?” Luke 10 v 29 The story of the Good Samaritan is easily one of the most famous moral stories ever told. I’m sure you know it: a man is beaten and left by the road, two of his fellow countrymen, religious leaders no less, see him but walk on by. But a Samaritan, the hated enemy, stops to help the man. Within that simple story are so many lessons on what it means to be loving. Here are just a few: Love sees those in need. It’s so easy to ignore people in need. It can be distressing to us and so we cross over to the other side of the road. The Samaritan didn’t. He saw a man in need and love compelled  him to act. Religiosity is no substitute for love. It’s no coincidence that the two men who walked by were a Priest and Levite, two upstanding religious men. They would have known the faith inside our, prayer beautiful eloquent prayers, but all that is meaningless if you forget the most important part of faith: Love. Love knows no tribes or boundaries. Jews and Samaritans were historic enemies with centuries of bad blood between them. Yet the Samaritan didn’t see an enemy he saw a man in need Love goes the extra mile. The Samaritan didn’t just patch up the man, he gave him the best care he could, paying out of his own pocket for his care and making sure that he didn’t end up in debt due to his care. It can be easy to do a one –off good deed, but it takes commitment and sacrifice to care for someone in the long term. Finally it tells us that being a neighbour is something you choose. When the lawyer ...
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Bulletin for Sunday 19th July 2020

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Video Message for Sunday 12th July

Readings for Sunday 12th July are Matthew 22:36-40, and Col 2 : 6-10. 12 July 10:30 - 11:15 10.30am Sunday Service CategoryChurchZOOM Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86386240535?pwd=R0pHWTZ0YVliTHNSZXZzRWcyNE9FUT09Meeting ID: 863 8624 0535 Password: 247701 Don’t use this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88671042523?pwd=RjdlTkcvSkljckE3bW5GSE5saGoxdz09 Share this event + Add to Google Calendar + iCal export No event found! Load More online giving You may like to prepare for worship by watching the 'before' video before watching the message, then finish with the 'after' video’. We'd love to send you an email bulletin each Thursday Email Address Previous Video Messages Service on 5th July – catch up catchup, weeklyvideo Service on 5th July – catch up Message for Sunday 5th July coronavirus, weeklyvideo Message for Sunday 5th July Service on 28th June – catch up catchup, weeklyvideo Service on 28th June – catch up Message for Sunday 28th June coronavirus, weeklyvideo Message for Sunday 28th June Message for Sunday 21st June coronavirus, weeklyvideo Message for Sunday 21st June Message for Sunday 14th June coronavirus, weeklyvideo Message for Sunday 14th June Previous Weekly Bulletins Bulletin for Sunday 12th July 2020 News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly Bulletin Bulletin for Sunday 12th July 2020 Bulletin for Sunday 5th July 2020 News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly Bulletin Bulletin for Sunday 5th July 2020 Bulletin for Sunday 28th June 2020 News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly Bulletin Bulletin for Sunday 28th June 2020 Bulletin for Sunday 21st June 2020 News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly Bulletin Bulletin for Sunday 21st June 2020 Bulletin for Sunday 14th June 2020 News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly Bulletin Bulletin for Sunday 14th June 2020 Bulletin for Sunday 7th June 2020 News, News ...
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Hold on a moment!

Our clothes re-use project - Share 'n' Wear - has been inundated with donations of clothes over the lockdown period so we time to sort through them and get them ready for sharing. This means that unfortunately we are not able to accept any donations until further notice. Please check the Project's our Facebook page for updates - search grantongoesgreener ...
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Bulletin for Sunday 12th July 2020

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Men’s Breakfast – Saturday 11th July @ 9am

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! Email chas@granton.org.uk for the ZOOM link and password, or if you're in the Whatsapp Group you'll find the link there. Keep updated and join the chat 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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Message for Sunday 5th July

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84YASWe3_2Qhttps://youtu.be/dgv3QP3HQzshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OibIi1rz7mw Readings for Sunday 12th July are Matthew 22:36-40, and Col 2 : 6-10. 06 July 16:00 - 17:00 16:00pm Monday Small Group Category ZOOM 16:00pm Small Group (Contact Sarah@granton.org.uk for join-in details) Share this event + Add to Google Calendar + iCal export No event found! Load More online giving You may like to prepare for worship by watching the 'before' video before watching the message, then finish with the 'after' video’. We'd love to send you an email bulletin each Thursday Email Address Previous Video MessagesService on 5th July – catch upcatchup, weeklyvideoService on 5th July – catch upMessage for Sunday 5th Julycoronavirus, weeklyvideoMessage for Sunday 5th JulyService on 28th June – catch upcatchup, weeklyvideoService on 28th June – catch upMessage for Sunday 28th Junecoronavirus, weeklyvideoMessage for Sunday 28th JuneMessage for Sunday 21st Junecoronavirus, weeklyvideoMessage for Sunday 21st JuneMessage for Sunday 14th Junecoronavirus, weeklyvideoMessage for Sunday 14th June Previous Weekly BulletinsBulletin for Sunday 5th July 2020News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly BulletinBulletin for Sunday 5th July 2020Bulletin for Sunday 28th June 2020News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly BulletinBulletin for Sunday 28th June 2020Bulletin for Sunday 21st June 2020News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly BulletinBulletin for Sunday 21st June 2020Bulletin for Sunday 14th June 2020News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly BulletinBulletin for Sunday 14th June 2020Bulletin for Sunday 7th June 2020News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly BulletinBulletin for Sunday 7th June 2020Bulletin for Sunday 31st May 2020News, News - Christian, News - Church, News - Community, Weekly BulletinBulletin for Sunday 31st May 2020 ...
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Life and Work – July

Life and Work is now available as a digital edition for computer, tablet and smartphone. Subscribe from £11.99 for six months or buy a single issue for £1.99 from www.lifeandwork.org See Anne Macintosh or any of the welcome team for a copy of the magazine LIFE AND WORK During this challenging period, Life and Work is committed to helping keep our Christian community connected. The magazine continues to be published and distributed to our loyal readers. If you need to contact our team please email editorial enquiries to magazine@lifeandwork.org or all other enquiries to admin@lifeandwork.org JULY 2020 A Changing and Changed Church How the Church of Scotland has already changed, and how the near future might look for congregations Installing a Moderator Thomas Baldwin reports on the installation of the new Moderator, and the decisions taken by the Commission of Assembly in the wake of the cancellation of this year’s General Assembly. Heart and Soul 2020 Lynne McNeil takes in the virtual Heart and Soul. 21st Century Buildings The second part in the series looks at two churches that have blended old and new. Faith and Evolution Continuing the series marking the 50th anniversary of Church of Scotland SRT, Eric Priest, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at St Andrews University, looks at faith-based responses to the theory of evolution. ‘A Highlight of a Fascinating Town’ John Hume considers the architecture and history of Linlithgow: St Michael’s. Online Visit www.lifeandwork.org for news and exclusive features, including Coronavirus Diaries from Church of Scotland mission partners across the world. You can also find us at facebook.com/lifeandwork or on Twitter @cofslifeandwork Subscribe online from £12, or download a digital copy for £1.99; return the form in the magazine or speak to your church’s Life and Work coordinator ...
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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 1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on Tuesday 7th July. 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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Catch up on Sunday Services

Not everyone is able to join the Zoom service on Sunday mornings yet still want to catch the service later. We have now started  to broadcast the services on Facebook Live.  If you want to catch the service later, check out this page  or go straight to our Facebook page. Should you be at the Zoom service and not want your face to appear on the broadcast just turn off your video ...
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