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Christmas Hampers – the end of an era

For many years, the Christmas Hamper Draw has been an eagerly awaited event at Granton and has raised many thousands of pounds. Sadly, Barbara, Sylvia and Rose have decided that the Draw has run its course. We are most grateful for the time and energy that these wonderful ladies contributed to our Christmas. On 3rd December we shall be thanking them properly.

Today’s guest preacher
We are delighted to welcome Martin Pearce as our guest preacher today.

Martin has been a Church of Scotland Reader for over 20 years and regularly takes services of worship throughout Edinburgh and West Lothian. A Reader is a minister of the Word of God who provides locum support, pulpit supply, leads bible studies, and undertakes pastoral support wherever invited.

Martin retired in 2015 from BAE Systems/Marconi/Ferranti defence and aerospace manufacturing companies after 26 years employment as a business development manager. Before that, he had a 20-year career in the Royal Air Force. Martin is married with 3 adult children and has 5 grandchildren. He has lived in Edinburgh for 34 years and has enjoyed every minute of living, working, and serving God here.

Life@GPC – this week’s 5 takeaway notices

    • Community Tree Lighting our annual tree lighting event will take place on Sunday 3rd December at 5pm – more details soon


    • Advent music we will be joining with our neighbours at St Serf’s for an evening of Advent music on Sunday 17th December. More details soon


    • Read the November update on our planned union with Inverleith St Serf’s and Stockbridge.


    • Growing Faith Are you interested in meeting with other people to explore faith together? Why not try one of our Study & Home Groups.


    • Day by Day There’s something on every day here at GPC. Check the stand-up leaflets on the coffee tables at the back of the church


Welcome and Introduction


Hymn 1:   

Lord be my vision (CH4 465)

Reading 1: 

Psalm 90: 1-12

Intro to the Word :



including the Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 2:  

In Christ Alone (MP 1072)

Reading 2:

1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11

Sermon part 1


Hymn 3:  

From heav’n you came ( Servant King) (CH4 374)

Sermon part 2


Pause to ponder


Prayer for Others 


Hymn 4:  

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah (CH4 167)

Closing Blessing