Pray for our upcoming Community Day

As a church we are primarily motivated by our desire to serve God and grow his Kingdom. One of the ways we do that is to display God’s love to our community through community action. This is why we offer such things as the Lunch Club, Coffee morning and is also the motivation behind our Environmental Project. It is why we constantly strive to find ways of demonstrating God’s love to our community. Building on previously successful community days we are going to run another on Saturday S...
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Lent Breakfasts – 7th & 14th April

Lent has traditionally been a time where Christians undertake a series of spiritual practices designed to help them connect with God and prepare for Easter. They have ranged from retreat to fasting to acts of kindness to abstinence; the thing we usually associate with Lent. Over Lent we are going to look at some of these ancient practices in our Sunday services whilst giving people a chance to explore them a bit deeper at 2 Lent breakfasts. If you want to join with others over some foo...
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Praying Together as a Church

We take prayer here seriously. We recognise through prayer we share our concerns with God but also try and listen to God’s voice.Sounds easy enough except its not. Thursday 14th March from 6 till 7pm and Wednesday 20th March from 2-3pm Anyone who has ever been asked to pray in public knows it’s really hard because we are afraid others will see how shaky our faith is compared to theirs or how we don’t have the words they do. Rather than building us up, praying together can have the opp...
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Christmas Blessings

On behalf of everyone at Granton Parish Church we wish you every blessing this Christmas. For us as Christians this time of year is a reminder that God cared enough for this world to allow his son Jesus to enter it; amazingly as a vulnerable little child! He did that because he loves this world. So whoever you are and whatever circumstances you find yourself in; know this Christmas that you are loved! Norman Smith  
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This Year’s Advent Studies

  These last few years we have had a thought for the day throughout Advent. This year we are going with a variation in that rather than having a thought for the day we are going to live with the same passage and a series of questions each week. Every day, take a few mins to read the passage and engage with the questions. You will find that as you travel with it you will gain deeper insights than a cursory reading would give. If you like to do these things on your own, find a ni...
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Church open this Sat (3rd Nov) for Prayer

Every year the Church of Scotland holds a national day of prayer. It's a time when churches across the land are open for people to pray either individually or in groups. This year its Saturday November 3rd (This Saturday) so our church will be open from 10am till 12noon for anyone to come in and pray. We all have people to pray for, family, friends, our community, our church. We give thanks for things like the ending of WWI 100 years ago and for the peace that we are privileged to know in ...
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Teach us to Pray course – update

This winter we are running a short 4 week course on prayer. The first night was on Sept 11th and I know some folks wanted to go there but for different reasons couldn't. So that you don't miss out I have uploaded the worksheet to the church facebook group. The modules are standalone so if you missed the first one, feel free to come along to the others. Next one is on Monday 15th October at 7.30pm in the Session Room.   NORMAN
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Day 22 Dec 24 Luke 1:46-56 A Magnificent God

This passage is called the ‘Magnificat’, because it is Mary’s song of praise. You can see from this that she has now accepted her role in God’s plan. More than that she realises how special her role is going to be and how generous God is in doing this. When tomorrow comes be open to what God might do in your life and through your life in the lives of others. More than that, be glad that God is such a generous God to give us parts to play in his great story. Today’s Advent Thought for t...
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Day 19 Dec 21 Luke 1:67-80 Put the Christ into Christmas

When Zechariah prophesied we get a glimpse not of what he thought about all this but of what God thought about it. After all this was God speaking through Zechariah. You can see then that God knows exactly what Jesus is going to do when he is here and that he has been planning this for a long time. Christmas is intentional. It is here because God determined it would be here. As Christians it is important for us to keep God in Christmas and to remind others that without him we would not hav...
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Day 16 Dec 18 Luke 1:26-33 What? Me? How?

Let’s be honest. We all want to see God do great things. We would love to see the Spirit move amongst our population and reconnect people with God. Do we believe that the Spirit could do that through us though? Mary was like that. Sure she wanted to see the Messiah but her? No way! God has a habit of doing the unexpected in even more unexpected ways. How open are you to God in your life or have you put God in a box? Today’s Advent Thought for the Day is from Norman
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