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We are delighted to welcome you today 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 is the 4th Sunday of Advent and our service will be led by our Minister, Rev. Peter Barber, supported by the Ministry & Worship Teams and today our theme is ‘Facing the Future’.

Events for your diary

Monday 23rd December, 10am. Walking the Nativity starting from GDS Gorgie.
All are welcome for any part of the journey!  It will begin at 10 am with the nativity set leaving Saltyard cafe and will travel to St Martin of Tours for 10:30 am, St Michael’s Parish Church will be the next stop at 11 am, following by a visit to Polwarth Church at 11:30 am.  We hope to arrive at St Cuthbert’s Roman Catholic Church at 12 noon and will finally arrive back at GDS Gorgie building for 12:30 pm.  All present are warmly invited for a cup of tea afterwards.

Monday 23rd December, 1:30pm. Fellowship Christmas Lunch and Party in GDS Gorgie.

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

This special and atmospheric service takes place on Christmas Eve as we gather together to fix our gaze on the moment when Christmas Day arrives at midnight and we herald the arrival of the coming Christ.

Wednesday 25th December, 11am. Christmas Day Celebration in GDS Gorgie.
Come along with your children and their presents as we celebrate this special day and the birth of Jesus.

Tuesday 31st December, 7.00-9.30pm New Year Ceilidh at GDS Gorgie.
All are welcome! Please let us know if you are coming and how many guests you intend to bring using the sign-up sheet at the back - This is to help with catering numbers.

Information of note

Church Christmas Card:
There is a Church Christmas card to sign,  with a message, for those we see each week. The painting is of the church Rose window by the late Margaret Reid. Speak to Norda for more information.

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.

Church Office Christmas Holiday:
Please note that the Church Office will close this year at 5pm on Monday 23rd December and will return to normal hours from 9am on Friday 3rd January. This may result in there being no Order of Service on Sunday 29th, we will see what we can do!

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 

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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