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Rev. James Aitken may be contacted on 0131 334 1324 or via email on jaitken@churchofscotland.org.uk.

We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion this afternoon at 3pm.

Life & Work is available for distribution in the porch of the Church.

Elders’ Door Duties Rota for 2020 available in the pigeon holes.

Sunday 8th December - Gift Service   The children will be bringing along gifts of toys which will be passed on to the Salvation Army for distribution to needy families.  If any member of the congregation would like to contribute, we would be very happy to receive new toys, games or books for children of all ages, but we request no furry toys or those requiring batteries.  Please bring them along to the service. As parcels have to be opened so that gifts can be suitably allocated, using a gift bag would save wasting paper Alternatively, small donations for the purchase of gifts for older teenagers may be given to Diana Fairgrieve or Lesley Gulland up to and including 8th December when Barbara wells from the Salvation Army will be present to receive the gifts and address the children.

Care Van Clothing Donations: We are running very low in men's clothing and would be delighted to accept donations of men's jeans, t-shirts, jumpers and jackets in small and medium sizes. Donations can be left in the Crush Hall or with the Church Officer; please mark for the Care Van. Collection can be arranged, contact Alison (538 3694). Many thanks.

The Guild meets on Tuesday 3rd December at 2.15pm. ‘Fabric of our Lives’ is the theme. You are all very welcome.

Congregational Christmas Cards: The Mission Committee are looking for help to deliver this year’s Congregational Christmas Cards to the homes within the Parish.  The cards are available in the Crush Hall at the end of this Service.  Please take a bundle if you are able to help. Elders with homes outwith the Parish will find the cards in their pigeon holes. 

The total raised as at the end of the Christmas Fair was £6,841. There will be additional income and some expenditure before we have the final total.

A big vote of thanks to the many who contributed so generously of time, talents and money for the Fair and to those who attended and supported the event.

Car Drivers Wanted – As we approach the end of another year, I would like to express my very warm thanks to the teams of Regular drivers and the Reserves who help to bring our less sprightly members to church.  As there are more and more passengers needing to sit in a front seat, it would be good to recruit another team of four Regular drivers for next year and, if you would like to be involved, please contact Rona Stevenson (334 4471; rona.stevenson1@btinternet.com).  If you would consider helping occasionally as a Reserve, please also let me know.  Many thanks.

Christian Aid Magazine

Copies of the Autumn/ Winter 2019 Christian Aid Magazine are available at the doors to the church.

We are still accepting donations for the Rock Trust up until TODAY and suitable items are: body wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, razors, shaving foam, face wipes, sanitary products, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, pants and dried food items 

e.g. pasta, pot noodles and mug shots. There is a collection tub in the Crush Hall.  Many thanks for your kind generosity, GIFT.

Clothing: At present only small bags of items for the Clothing Store. 

The Rock Trust continue to accept clothes suitable for 16-25 year olds and your contributions are appreciated.

The forty-fourth Issue of “Let’s Talk about Corstorphine” is being distributed. Thanks to contributors, advertisers and distributors.

Open Mic Night here at St Ninian’s on Friday 6th December at 7pm in the Beith Hall. Do you sing or play? Come and praise the Lord! Poster on Crush hall notice board.

General Election 2019 Hustings for Edinburgh West Constituency on Tuesday 10th December from 7.30 to 9pm in St Thomas’ Church, Glasgow Road. Come and hear the candidates explain their policies. Poster on Crush Hall notice board. This is hosted by Corstorphine Churches Together.

KEY REGISTER:

The Fabric Convenor would like to compile a comprehensive register of all those with church keys. If you have a key, please let the Church Office know. This Register will be compiled in order to comply with both our Health and Safety Procedures and Fire Policy. 

If you have a key you no longer require please return to either Alister McGlashan or to the Church Office.

ADVENT BIBLE STUDY. EVERYONE WELCOME

The Bible Study uses a method called Contextual Bible Study to reflect on the Lectionary’s Gospel readings for the Sundays in Advent*.  We will read the texts together and talk about their meaning and how they relate to us today in the Advent and Christmas seasons.

Advent week 1: Monday 2nd December Matthew 24: 36 - 44

Advent week 2: Monday 9th December Matthew 3: 1 - 12

Advent week 3: Monday 16th December Matthew 11: 2 - 11

Advent week 4: Monday 23rd December Matthew 1: 18 - 25

All at St. Ninian’s, 7:30pm – 9:00pm

There is no need to commit to all four, each week stands alone; come along to one, two, three, or four, or try one and then decide about the others!

If you are interested in taking part, please email or phone James (JAitken@churchofscotland.org 0131 334 1324) or sign up on the sign-up sheet in the vestry.

 




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