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 morning 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 41 and Matthew 9:35-38.

Our evening service takes place in Saltyard where the theme is "Honouring the name" and the scripture is from Exodus 3:7-15. We would be delighted to welcome you at 6pm for a time of relaxation with coffee and cake and the service will start at 6.30pm.

Events for your diary

Monday 23rd September, 1:30pm. The Fellowship in GDS Gorgie:
The Fellowship resumes again this Monday 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! This week, Assistant to the Minister, Trevor Martindale, will be speaking to us.

Wednesday 25th September, 10am. Coffee Morning in GDS Gorgie:
Our mid-week coffee morning resumes. Drop in if you are passing by between 10 and 11:30 on a Wednesday morning and join us for a chat. There is a suggested donation of £1.

Wednesday 2nd October, 7:00pm.  Care for Creation event at Polwarth Parish Church:
Are Christians Required to Care for Creation? Using video clips, reflection on biblical passages and discussions, those attending will be invited to consider the place of the Church in the present international concern over environmental issues. All are welcome to attend this Churches Together event.

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

Wednesday 9th October, 7:00pm. Eco-Workshop Love Food - Hate Waste in St.Cuthbert’s Church Hall:
“Eco Workshop Love Food – Hate Waste” Information and practical ways to reduce food waste. Speaker: David Coleman, Eco -Congregation chaplain. All are welcome to attend this Churches Together event.

Information of note

Youth & Children’s Group Leaders:
Creche (Yellow Lanyards) - Laura & Jeni - Count Room
Mini-JAM (Red Lanyards) - Stef & Leeanne- Small Hall
JAM Club (Red Lanyards) - Netia & Bina - Large Hall
CIA (Green Lanyards) - Susan - Youth Room

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 - 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

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

Donations to Jenga:
Having heard from Lewis Rahemian about his work with Jenga, anyone who would like to support their work by financial donation can do so by placing it in an envelope marked ‘Jenga’ and placing it in the offering bags as they are passed round.

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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