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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 Minister Peter Barber, supported by the Ministry and Worship teams, where we will be exploring the theme of "Knowing God, Knowing us." The scripture reading is from Psalm 139.

Events for your diary

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

Saturday 21st September, 1:30pm. ECM ‘Encounter’ at City of Edinburgh Methodist Church:
ECM are very excited to host their next conference on 21 September 2019 in City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX. “We want you to experience an overwhelming sense of being strengthened, renewed, revived, built up and fortified in Jesus, by listening to Him. Come and Encounter Jesus! Come along and meet people who have a heart and vision for Jesus and be inspired to get involved in our city. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. For further details and to book please visit the Eventbrite page, or call us at the office, 0131 225 9445. Tickets from £2-£10.

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

Information of note

Youth & Children’s Group Leaders:
Creche (Yellow Lanyards) - Vivienne & Leeanne - Count Room
Mini-JAM (Red Lanyards) - Candice - Small Hall
JAM Club (Red Lanyards) - Claire & Ray - Large Hall
CIA (Green Lanyards) - Gill - Youth Room

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.

House Groups:
We are seeking God’s direction for the future of our groups as there have been many changes within our congregation. Please pray for wisdom, as these groups have been such a source of fellowship and support over the years. We hope to have something in place by October.

Church Choir:
Several people have asked if the church choir could start again. Please let Norda know if you would be interested. It would meet on Thursdays from 6.15pm-7.15pm, starting in October, and could include our young people from Primary 6 upwards.

Safeguarding Training:
Here are the dates, times and venues of upcoming Safeguarding training sessions. Please contact Susan Kay ( if you would like to book a place to attend. Booking is essential.
-    Volunteer Training - 19th Sep., 7pm at St.Andrew’s & St. George’s West
-    Volunteer Training - 2nd Oct, 7pm at Drylaw Parish Church
-    Volunteer Training - 12th Nov., 10:30am at Duddingston Parish Church
-    Volunteer Training - 28th Nov., 7pm at Wardie Parish Church

GDS Church Fellowship:
The Fellowship resumes again on Monday the 23rd of September at 1:30pm in the Large Hall. We welcome ladies and gentlemen to our friendly weekly meeting, where we share in worship, have a cup of tea and goodies and a chat, and enjoy a variety of speakers and entertainers. Please do join us and bring along a friend!

Flowers in our Church:
It is a blessing to have flowers in our church on a Sunday, but we do need your support to continue this ministry. If you would like to donate money for flowers or can help with arranging or delivering flowers, please speak to Norma, Sandra or Tricia. Donations can also be given in an envelope marked ‘flowers’ in the offering bag. Many thanks to all for your generosity.

GDS Children & Families Outreach Worker Vacancy:
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 upon request or see our website. If you are interested, please contact our minister, Peter Barber for more information at

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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