The weekly news from Gorgie Dalry Stenhouse Church
View this email in your browser

News from GDS Church

We are delighted to welcome you to 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 led by our Assistant to the Minister, Trevor Martindale with the sermon being delivered by Zoltan Saffrany. We will be exploring the theme of "I am your direction" and the scripture is from John 8:12-29.

Our evening service takes place in Saltyard where we will begin a new theme entitled "Waiting on the Lord: A Study of Luke 1." The scripture will be from Luke 1:5-25.

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 18th  November, 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 Historian Roy Johnstone on “Down Memory Lane”.

Sunday 1st December, 11am. Communion Service in GDS Gorgie.


Sunday 8th December, 6pm.  Christmas Lights 'Switch On' followed by refreshments at GDS Gorgie.

Sunday 15th December, 11am. Family Nativity Service in GDS Gorgie.

Saturday 21st December, 4pm. The Wise Men Puppet Pantivity in GDS Gorgie.

Monday 23rd December, 10am. Walking the Nativity starting from GDS Gorgie.

Tuesday 24th December, 11:30pm. Watchnight Service in GDS Gorgie.

Wednesday 25th December, 11am. Christmas Day Celebration in GDS Gorgie.

Information of note

Youth & Children’s Groups:
Creche (Yellow Lanyards) - Count Room
Mini-JAM (Red Lanyards) - Small Hall
JAM Club (Red Lanyards) - Large Hall
CIA (Green Lanyards) - Youth Room

House Groups:
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)

Church Choir:
The church choir now meets every Thursday from 6.15pm-7.15pm in the small hall. Please speak to Norda if you would like to come.

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 - 28th Nov., 7pm at Wardie Parish Church

New PA team members required:
The PA team are recruiting a new member for the Sunday AM services. Are you interested? Please contact Adrian or Andy. No previous knowledge is required as full training will be provided.
Communications Group:
The Communications Group are looking for new members. The Group endeavours to promote GDS Church, Diadem and Saltyard in the church and in the community with events, social media, noticeboards, leaflets and the Church Magazine “Connections”. If you would like to know more, please come to the next meeting or speak to Tricia, Gordon, David, Colin or Adrian.

Choose Tuesdays to Help the Homeless:
Every Tuesday, until 17th December, GDS Saltyard will offer a simpler menu and you are invited to make a donation for your food and drinks instead of paying our regular charges. Donations will be given to GDS Diadem to support the work of the Bethany Care Shelter for the homeless and rough-sleepers of Edinburgh during the winter months. We encourage you to help make this trial period a successful giving opportunity. Saltyard will be CASH ONLY on Choose Tuesdays.

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.
Copyright © 2019 Gorgie Dalry Stenhouse Church of Scotland (Registered Charity:SC 009146), All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp