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We are delighted to welcome you to our morning service in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you are a visitor, please make yourself known to the welcome team or the minister.

This Sunday, the service will be lead by our Ministry Team, supported by the worship team, where we will be exploring the theme of "A song about God's mercy." The scripture reading is from Psalm 103.

Events for your diary

Wednesday 4th September, 7pm. Fellowship Meal in GDS Saltyard:
All are welcome to share in our monthly Fellowship Meal at GDS Saltyard. Please let the church know if you plan to attend.  Speaker details TBC.

Friday 6th September, 7pm. J3:16 Live Concert in GDS Diadem:
J3:16 are a Scottish Christian outreach and worship band who have been invited via the Solace Café to hold a gig in the New Hall at GDS Diadem on the 6th September. Doors open at 7pm and Admission is free. Flyers for this event can be found on the table at the back of church, please take some to give to any friends you think may be interested.

Tuesday 17th September, 7:30pm. Kirk Session at 7.30pm in GDS Gorgie

Sunday, 6th October , 11am. Sacrament of Communion at GDS Gorgie.

Information of note

Youth Group Leaders:
Creche (Yellow Lanyards) - Luke & Emma
Mini-JAM (Red Lanyards) - Karen
JAM Club (Red Lanyards) - Claire & Ray
CIA (Green Lanyards) - Rachel

JAM Club Children:
We invite the children to sit in the front row of the church, on the piano side, with our Youth Group Leaders each Sunday. We welcome any visiting children to join us at the front. Please speak with our Youth, Children and Families Worker, Rachel, if you are visiting!

Mini JAM:
Mini-JAM will now be running for those aged 2-5 in the Small Hall.  Leaders will be wearing Red Lanyards.  There will be Bible stories, songs, games and other exciting activities.  Please speak with Dandan or contact Rachel for more information or if you have any questions;

GDS Children & Families Outreach Worker Vacancy:
As announced last week, our current Children & Families Outreach Worker, Rachel, will be leaving us at the end of the month. Therefore, we are seeking a motivated person to take forward the exciting outreach work we have identified for our church when the current post holder leaves in September.  The person appointed must have a passion, vision and burden for the people of Gorgie Dalry Stenhouse and be able to work with the local schools and other churches to reach out to those in the local community. Under the direction of the minister and Youth Committee on behalf of the Kirk session they must be able to build upon and develop children and family work in the parish, to nurture them in faith.  Job Description available on request or see our website. If you are interested, please contact our minister, Peter Barber for more information at

GDS Diadem Just Giving Page:
We are now in the process of making GDS Diadem ready to host the Shelter for years to come. The most important improvement that the facilities at Diadem require is an upgrade of the kitchen to a commercial kitchen standard. This will make preparing meals for up to 75 sleepers each night far easier for the many volunteer catering teams. In order to start fundraising for this project, Susan kay has kindly set up a Just Giving page. If you would like to support the project to turn GDS Diadem into a home for the Care Shelter in a financial way, please consider donating via this page.

Tools With A Mission:
The latest TWAM newsletter is now available from the table at the back of the church. this edition focuses on TWAM’s work providing sewing machines to Africa.

Change of date.
Will elders please note that the date of the next meeting of the Kirk Session will be Tuesday, 17th September. At our last meeting we put 27th August in our diaries but you can now make other plans for that evening!
Only the date has changed, the time and place remain the same - 7.30pm in the small hall at GDS Gorgie. Apologies for any inconvenience caused, Tricia.

We meet

For Corporate Worship
  • Gorgie Church on Sunday mornings at 11am
  • Saltyard for Cafe Church on Sunday evenings, meeting at 6pm for a 6.30pm start

For Prayer

  • On Tuesday through Friday between 12.15 and 12.30 pm in the Saltyard prayer room
  • The Prayer Room at Saltyard is available for individual prayer during Saltyard opening hours
  • On Sunday mornings from 10.15 - 10.45 in Gorgie
  • Once a month for prayer breakfasts held for men and women in Saltyard
For coffee
Saltyard, our outreach and coffee shop in Dalry is open:
  • 9am – 5pm on Tues – Fri
  • 10am – 4pm on Saturdays
It is a welcoming space for you to enjoy meeting with friends, entertaining children and being a witness on the high street.

Listen again

If you happened to miss the sermon last week (or indeed the last ten weeks) you can listen again by clicking on this link.
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