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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.

Tomorrow morning the service will be led by our Minister, Rev. Peter Barber, supported by the Ministry & Worship Teams and our theme is 'Four marks of the Church.'

The Scripture is from 1 Corinthians 3:1-23.

Church Family News

Friday 20th January 1995
Not a misprint but a memorable date in the life of our congregation, although it had been changed to accommodate a home match at Tynecastle! (Hearts 2 Hibs 0 )

Twenty-five years ago we gathered for the Induction of our new minister, Rev Peter Barber. We have shared a great deal over that quarter-century including the introduction of new initiatives, gains and losses within the congregation, and two Unions resulting in Saltyard and Diadem. Throughout the years we have witnessed the manse family growing up, the teamwork of Peter and Norda, and have been blessed with the faithful preaching of the gospel and pastoral love and care of our minister.

We give thanks for this ministry and wish Peter, Norda and their family God's continued blessings in the future.

Events for your diary

Monday 20th January, 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 Live Music Now.

Thursday 23rd January, 6:15pm. Church Choir Rehearsals Resume in GDS Gorgie:
Rehearsals for the church choir start next Thursday in the Small Hall. Please let Norda know if you would like to come.

Sunday 26th January. Hearts vs Rangers Game Parking Restrictions:
Please note that there is a football match on at Tynecastle next Sunday when the visitors are Glasgow Rangers.  Even though the kick off is at 3 o'clock there will be parking restrictions which will inconvenience those who travel by car to church on a Sunday morning.

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)
- Mon. 7.30pm (Venue: Rachel and John Walkinshaw, Gorgie)
- 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)

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.

Community Outreach Worker Applications:
Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

To assist the current ministry team with various aspects of work in this changing Parish which has a mixed demographic, currently with areas of new housing, an influx of young families, couples and a transient immigration population and includes the new fixed venue for the Bethany Christian Trust (BCT) Care Shelter for homeless people at GDS Diadem.

For a full job description and details on how to apply, please visit

Closing date: Thursday 30 January 2020 at 12 noon.

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.  Consequently the Kirk Session have agreed that the congregation need to be aware of the offerings figure.

After two weeks the average Sunday collection was £704, compared to a figure of £741 after two weeks in 2019.  In addition we receive standing orders and that income will be reported at the start of February.

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 12.30pm in the Saltyard prayer
  • 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 – 4pm 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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