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

Tomorow morning our service will be led by our Probationary Minister, Zoltan Safrany, supported by the Ministry & Worship Teams and we continue our sermon series on 20/20 Vision and what it means for the church.

Events for your diary

Monday 3rd February, 1:30pm. The Fellowship in GDS Gorgie:
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! This week, we will hear from Keith Walker on Edinburgh Cinema Memories.

Friday 28th & Saturday 29th February. ECM Spring Conference Events at St. Cathrine’s:
Friday 28 February 2020: Unstuck with Dr Tim Lane:  A 9 step journey to change that lasts - be empowered to break free from unwanted habits and negative thought patterns that don’t seem to go away. This half day conference is intended for pastoral teams, counsellors or support workers aiming to help others become unstuck, or anyone looking for lasting personal change. Doors open 09:00. Two morning sessions. Refreshments and lunch included.

Saturday 29 February 2020: Restless for Mission: 
Come and worship in a welcoming environment, meet with others who are passionate about mission in Edinburgh, hear testimonies of how God is working amongst Edinburgh's people, and learn from Tim about practical ways to connect the gospel to people in real life. A morning and afternoon event for everyone who is restless for mission. Lunch is included in the ticket price. Doors open 10:00. Talk, Testimonies, Workshop, Worship, Prayer Room. Close 16:15.

For more information and ticket purchase options, see leaflets on the table at the back.

Information of note

Housegroups are open to new members and we encourage all regular members of the congregation to consider joining one.
- Mon. 7.30pm (Venue: Anne and George Amos, Oxgangs)
- Wed.7.30pm (Venue: Saltyard, Dalry)
- Thurs. 10.30am-11.30am (Venue: GDS Gorgie, Gorgie)
- Thurs. 7.30pm (Venue: Saltyard, Dalry)
- Thursday 7.30p.m. (itinerant venue)
- Thursday 12.30pm-1pm Apologetics study group (Saltyard)
- Friday 9.30am-11am Mums’ Moments -Devotions and fellowship for Mums (Saltyard)

Fellowship Meal:
The Fellowship Meal is cancelled, this Wednesday, as the Saltyard team, and our minister are unable to be there due to family commitments. We remember Peter and Norda as they travel to Northern Ireland for Peter’s mum’s funeral, on Wednesday.

Flower Calendar:
The church flower calendar for 2020 is now available in the foyer. Please feel free to put your name down for your chosen date if you wish to donate flowers for a special reason. Donations for flowers are gratefully received at any time. Please speak to Tricia, Norma or Sandra for more information. Many thanks for your support of the flower ministry.

Church Choir:
Rehearsals for the church choir are on Thursdays, 6.15pm -7.15pm in the Small Hall. Please Note: The next choir practice will be on Thursday 20th February, 6.15pm-7.15pm.

Coffee Morning:
You are warmly invited to join us at our weekly open-door Coffee Morning in the Small Hall at GDS Gorgie on Wednesdays from 10am-11am for tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat. The Coffee Morning Team look forward to seeing you there.

Treasurer’s Report:
Offerings - Last year (2019) the offerings to the church were £5,000 less than the previous year.  It is important to support the work of the church on a regular basis.

After three weeks the average Sunday collection was £621, compared to a figure of £708 after three weeks in 2019.  In addition we receive standing orders and that income will be reported at the start of February.

Connections Magazine:
The February Edition of Connections is now available. Distributors, please collect your pile from the usual table in the church vestibule, thank you.

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

On Wednesdays, we also meet for our Wednesday coffee in Gorgie from 10am

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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