The weekly news from Gorgie Dalry Stenhouse Church
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News from GDS Church

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 "His Love Endures Forever." The scripture readings are from Psalm 107:1-16 & 17-32.

Church Family News

We are delighted to announce that Zoltan and Anetta’s newest daughter, Lelle Safrany-Fulop, was born on Wednesday 28th August. Mother and baby are well.

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.

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.

Saturday 7th September, 8:30am. Men’s prayer Breakfast in GDS Saltyard:
All men are invited to breakfast, prayer and fellowship on the first Saturday of each month at Saltyard from 8:30am. Speak to Adrian, Colin, Peter or any man in the church for more information. For catering purposes, please contact Adrian (07927326128).  Feel free to just turn up on the day. We look forward to seeing you on 7th September.

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) - Luke & Emma - Count Room
Mini-JAM (Red Lanyards) - Dandan - Small Hall
JAM Club (Red Lanyards) - Hugo & Kathryn - Large Hall
CIA (Green Lanyards) - Susan - 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.

GDS Children & Families Outreach Worker Vacancy:
Today is our current Children & Families Outreach Worker, Rachel's last day with us at GDS Church. 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 upon 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.

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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