Intimations

Intimations:

We welcome visitors to our worship. If you are a visitor, please sign our Visitors’ Book at the door of the church. Please also join us for tea/coffee which will be served in the Martin Shields Hall following the Service.

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

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

Elders & Deacons: there will be a joint Kirk Session & Deacons’ Court Meeting on Wednesday 8th May at 7.30pm in the Burns Hall.

Elders & Deacons:

The following documents may be found in your pigeon holes.

1.   Minutes of joint Kirk Session & Deacons’ Court of 13th February 2019.

2.   Minutes of the extraordinary joint meeting of the Kirk Session and Deacons’ Court on 3rd April 2019.

3.   Agenda for the joint Kirk Session & Deacons’ Court Meeting on Wednesday 8th May at 7.30pm in the Burns Hall.

4.   Local Church Review Final documents – for those who receive their communication electronically there are paper copies of this document on the window sill of the Deacons’ Room.

If any of you would like paper copies of any of the documents above please contact the Church Secretary.

Elders & Deacons – Changes to the Data Protection regulations mean that churches now have to ask individuals to “give explicit consent to the processing of personal information” in order to be able to do useful things like print directories of office-bearers, or print names and/or contact details in magazines such as the Quarterly, or include such information in anything uploaded to the web site.  If you have not already completed the relevant Consent Form, you will find one in your pigeon hole in the Deacons’ Room. Please return this to the box in the Deacons’ Room.  Andrew Job is St Ninian’s data protection co-ordinator and he will collate the responses.

The congregation will learn with sadness of the death of Mrs Gwenneth Duncan, North Gyle Avenue. Her funeral takes place at 10.30am on Wednesday 8th May at Warriston. We remember her family and loved ones in our prayers.

The congregation will learn with sadness of the death of Mrs Maureen Zeims, Thorburn Manor NH. Her funeral takes place at 2pm on Friday 10th May at Mortonhall Crematorium We do not have details of her funeral arrangements yet. We remember her family and loved ones in our prayers.

Safeguarding training at 7.00pm on Wednesday 18th June 2019 at St Stephen's Comely Bank. There are still places and anyone who trained previously pre 2014 should consider taking one. Please get in touch asap.  Valerie Thomson.

The next Issue of “Let’s Talk about Corstorphine” will be available later in May. Additional distributors would be appreciated - please contact Ian Kirkpatrick on 334 5951.

If anyone wishes to volunteer to open a garden for one of the Garden Open Days, please contact Ian Kirkpatrick on 334 5951.

Coffee & Gateaux Evening: Tuesday 7th May from 7 - 9 pm in the Martin Shields Hall with proceeds going to Church Fair beneficiaries. Tickets will be on sale after today's service at the doors of the church or from Susanne Hope (334 2489).

Would anyone be able to help with transport for our Afternoon Communion and Special Tea on Sunday 2 June at 3pm? 

The Afternoon Communion is a slightly shorter and less formal service; it caters especially for our less sprightly members, although everyone is welcome to attend.  It is followed by a Special Tea, offering an opportunity to meet up with friends and chat in a more relaxed environment.  If you know of anyone who would like to attend, please let them know.  If they are ambulant and require transport, please contact Rona Stevenson (334 4471).  Wheelchairs can be accommodated in the church for those who come by taxi.  Elders and the Visiting Committee please draw this to the attention of anyone you are visiting in your District or on your list.

Tomato Plants for Sale in the Crush Hall after this Morning’s Service. Proceeds to the Christmas Fair (charities).

SWEET PEA SUNDAY - Sweet Peas planted by Alpha will be on sale next Sunday 12th May.

Count Your Blessings with Christian Aid. Please find booklets at the doors of the Church which will guide you through your Lenten journey.is now available around the Church. Password ‘st-ninians’ for our networks STNINIANS & STNINIANS_5G.

 

Intimations should be with the Minister, or the Church Office, by 8am on Thursday mornings.

Office address is office@st-ninians.co.uk. Tel: 0131 316 4777     Scottish Charity Number SC016557

Cross the Bridge for Christian Aid!

For those doing the sponsored crossing of the Forth Road Bridge on Saturday 11th May 2019, please meet in the church carpark to leave by 1.30pm. Spaces in cars would be appreciated for those who don’t have transport.

For those going direct to the bridge, please meet at the usual parking (ie Admin Offices, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9SF) ready to leave at 2.00pm.

I still have some sponsor forms if anyone else wishes to do the crossing.

Soup and Sweet Lunch

There will be a Soup and Sweet Lunch after the service next Sunday 12th May with all proceeds going to Christian Aid.

Christian Aid Week 12th – 18th May

We urgently need 7 volunteers for the house-to-house collection in St Ninian’s parish. This year, some of our regular collectors are unable to help while others have retired after many years.

Without extra volunteers, we will be unable to cover the whole parish.

Can you afford an hour or two to help us out? Are you reluctant to go around on your own? You could team up with someone else. Please consider this seriously and make a difference to someone’s life.

If you would like to help or find out more, please contact Alec Millar.

Volunteers are reminded to uplift collection materials from the Crush Hall next Sunday 12th May 2019.

Christian Aid Quiz

Copies of the Christian Aid Quiz –Book Titles will be on sale in the Crush Hall before and after the service today. Prize for first correct entry drawn.

Alec Millar 334 1471         alec.w.millar@blueyonder.co.uk

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NEW MEMBERS’ COURSE

                                                                                                 Would you like to become a member

of St. Ninian’s and the Church of Scotland?

or

Would you just like to know more about

St. Ninian’s, the Church of Scotland and Christianity?

In May and June, the minister of St. Ninians’s will be running a course for those interested in learning more about St. Ninian’s (your local church), the Church of Scotland (your national church), and the Christian faith in general.  It is open to everyone who wants to know more or brush-up on what they already know.

The course is particularly suited to anyone who would be interested in becoming a member of the Church of Scotland.  Membership of the church is a commitment to living the Christian life within the church community, sustaining the church in its life and mission.

The course dates are arranged to suit course members, and subjects include:

The Christian Faith; Christian Worship; St. Ninian’s; The Church of Scotland; Christian Life and Living.

If you are interested in joining this course or want to find out more, please contact: Rev. James Aitken on:

0131 334 1324 or jaitken@churchofscotland.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is now available around the Church. Password ‘st-ninians’ for our networks STNINIANS & STNINIANS_5G.

 

Intimations should be with the Minister, or the Church Office, by 8am on Thursday mornings.

Office address is office@st-ninians.co.uk. Tel: 0131 316 4777     Scottish Charity Number SC016557

 




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