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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 Assistant to the Minister Trevor Martindale and Zoltan Safrany, supported by the worship team, where we will be exploring the theme of "Uncovering God's Forgiveness." The scripture reading is from Psalm 32.

Events for your diary

Saturday 31st August, 10am-4pm. Scotland: God's Matchstick for the world? Day Conference at Holy Trinity Church.
Scotland has been a land of many revivals, a place where God has moved in power on many occasions and in remarkable ways over the centuries. So many of these stories have been forgotten.
Doug McMurry and Tom Lennie have a long-standing and burning passion to re-discover and tell the stories of how God has visited churches and communities in power. Tom focusses on Scotland's story, and Doug on how God has used Scotland as a fire-starter in many other lands!
In a time when our land is desperately in need of spiritual awakening, it is so important that we, His people, take time to remind ourselves and give thanks for all that God has done for us in the past, so we can be stirred up in our longing, in our faith and in our prayers for Him to DO IT AGAIN! This is a day to do just that!
The day will be a mixture of worship, talks and prayer. There will be a break of around an hour for lunch - please bring your own packed lunch! Coffee, tea and nibbles will be provided. There is no cost for attending, but there will be an opportunity to give a freewill offering.

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.  Speaker details TBC.

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

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

Information of note

Youth & Children’s Group Leaders:
Creche (Yellow Lanyards) - Yvonne and Louise - Count Room
Mini-JAM (Red Lanyards) - Stef and Rachel - Small Hall
JAM Club (Red Lanyards) - Netia and Bina - Large Hall
CIA (Green Lanyards) - Colin - 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. Please speak with our Youth, Children and Families Worker, Rachel, if you are visiting!

GDS Children & Families Outreach Worker Vacancy:
As announced last week, our current Children & Families Outreach Worker, Rachel, will be leaving us at the end of the month. 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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