Good Friday: 19th April John 13: 36 – 38 Actions speak louder

Jesus Predicts Peter's Denial 36 “Where are you going, Lord?” Simon Peter asked him. “You cannot follow me now where I am going,” answered Jesus; “but later you will follow me.” 37 “Lord, why can't I follow you now?” asked Peter. “I am ready to die for you!” 38 Jesus answered, “Are you really ready to die for me? I am telling you the truth: before the rooster crows you will say three times that you do not know me. www.biblegateway.com Peter talked a big talk, but when the cards w...
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Daffodil Tea success! Over £1,100 raised

The Social Group would like to thank all those who contributed to the wonderful success of Saturday's Daffodil Tea. £1,125 was raised! £550 will be sent off to SAMH with the remainder has been put towards our church Blue Skies Refurbishment project. Special thanks to those members of our congregation and friends who really stepped up to the plate and produced some fantastic home baking and making (as always). We are sure you will agree the waiting staff could give the most popular...
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Maundy Thursday: 18th April John 17 We are family

Jesus Prays for His Disciples 17 After Jesus finished saying this, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your Son, so that the Son may give glory to you. 2 For you gave him authority over all people, so that he might give eternal life to all those you gave him. 3 And eternal life means to know you, the only true God, and to know Jesus Christ, whom you sent. 4 I have shown your glory on earth; I have finished the work you gave me to do. 5 Father! Give me glor...
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Holy Week Wednesday: 17th April John 12: 27 – 36 The generosity of God

 Jesus Speaks about His Death 27 “Now my heart is troubled—and what shall I say? Shall I say, ‘Father, do not let this hour come upon me’? But that is why I came—so that I might go through this hour of suffering. 28 Father, bring glory to your name!” Then a voice spoke from heaven, “I have brought glory to it, and I will do so again.” 29 The crowd standing there heard the voice, and some of them said it was thunder, while others said, “An angel spoke to him!” 30 But Jesus said to them,...
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Holy Week Tuesday: 16th April John 12: 20 – 26 The highest calling

20 Some Greeks were among those who had gone to Jerusalem to worship during the festival. 21 They went to Philip (he was from Bethsaida in Galilee) and said, “Sir, we want to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew, and the two of them went and told Jesus. 23 Jesus answered them, “The hour has now come for the Son of Man to receive great glory. 24 I am telling you the truth: a grain of wheat remains no more than a single grain unless it is dropped into the ground and dies. If it does die, ...
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St Andrews and St George’s West Book Sale

Saturday, 11 May 2019 – 10.00am to Friday, 17 May 2019 – 3.30pm St Andrew's & St George's West Church Edinburgh EH2 2PA United Kingdom Since it started in 1974 the Sale at St Andrew’s and St George’s West has raised over £2m for Christian Aid’s work to end poverty. During Christian Aid Week, over 500 volunteers from Edinburgh and beyond work together to create the UK’s biggest fundraising event. Over 100,000 books of every kind fill the sanctuary and both courtyards. But there...
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Life and Work – May 2019 issue

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 MAY 2019 Parliament and the Church As the Scottish Parliament reaches its 20th anniversary, politicians and church officials remember the official opening in the Church of Scotland Assembly Hall General Assembly 20...
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15th April John 12: 9 – 19 For the Good or the Bad

9 A large number of people heard that Jesus was in Bethany, so they went there, not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from death. 10 So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus too, 11 because on his account many Jews were rejecting them and believing in Jesus. The Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem 12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the Passover Festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and wen...
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14th April Matt 21: 12 – 17

12 Jesus went into the Temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the stools of those who sold pigeons, 13 and said to them, “It is written in the Scriptures that God said, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer.’ But you are making it a hideout for thieves!” 14 The blind and the crippled came to him in the Temple, and he healed them. 15 The chief priests and the teachers of the Law became angry when they saw the wo...
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