Forthcoming Events 

See the Church Calendar for information about services and events.  Below is further information about some of these events and information about other events that we have been asked to publicise.
Bridge Youth Church

CANCELLED FOR THE TIME BEING - Bridge at Thirst takes over Thirst Café, Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm/8:15pm (term time)
This is an excellent venue and provides an opportunity for young people (Year 7+) to meet up with friends and make new ones in a fun, safe environment.  It’s run through Bridge Church.  There's an optional 'Bitesize Bible' study from 8-8:15pm.  Do speak to Al or Emma Evans if you’d like to know more.  For other Bridge Events, don't forget to look at their website here
 
ZOOM WORSHIP ON SUNDAY 25th OCTOBER

8am Holy Communion in Church

Please note that you will need to print your own order of service if you are coming to Church.  It's available here.
10am Service of the Word in Church and broadcast by Zoom
Please note that you will need to print your own order of service if you are coming to Church.  It will be available here.
When you are signed in you can ‘Join a Meeting’ (Meeting ID 846 662 9590, Password 834900).
Alternatively you can phone in (
Call 0131 460 1196 then follow instructions, entering Meeting ID and Meeting Password, followed by hash (#), as instructed).
Whether or not you might like to do this, let’s be aware of the prayerful communion in God’s Spirit that we all share, wherever we are, whether or not we are able to talk, video-conference or communicate with one another.
I mention you always in my prayers, asking that somehow by God’s will, I may succeed in coming to you. For I long to see you, that I may impart some spiritual gift to strengthen you, that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. Romans 1.9-11.
This comes with my prayers and blessing, Derwyn
 

Pentecost prayer rainbow
Pentecost Prayer Rainbow
Jesus promised the Holy Spirit in John 14:26, who would be the Helper for his people:
"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name,he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”

On the Day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit descended onto those scared disciples after Jesus' death and gave them the courage to tell people about Jesus.  Today we celebrate and ask the Holy Spirit that we too have the courage to share the Gospel with others.
 
To celebrate Pentecost, a painted prayer rainbow is displayed in the North porch of the church.  We invite you to bring along and attach a paper dove with a safety pin.  You might like to use this template and the dove could be either white or painted in one of the colours of the rainbow.  Perhaps you might like to write a prayer on the dove?  
 
The Marriage Course online
‘The lockdown has put relationships under great strain’.  If this is you, help is at hand. The Marriage Course is available online to guide you through these times together.  Why not give it a try at htb.org/marriage? For further details contact Derek on derekhinge@gmail.com
 
Prayers for our Community, 9:30am, Saturdays 25th and 31st October
We meet in Church each Saturday for a half hour session of informal prayer.  All welcome.
 
The Children's Society Box Collections, Sunday 25th October at 10am
The Children’s Society consider it appropriate for the emptying of house collecting boxes to start again.  Since a box-opening coffee morning is still not feasible, we’ll collect boxes at 10am on Sunday 25th October, using suitable Covid precautions. We will bring a container in which to place your box, and will contact you after counting.  If you’re unable to come to Church, please phone the Parish Office and we can make alternative arrangements.  Many thanks to our box-holders for all their help, Pat and Alan Matthews.

Holy Communion in Church, Wednesday 28th October
This will also be broadcast by Zoom.  When you are signed in you can ‘Join a Meeting’ (Remember to join Derek's Zoom: Meeting ID 927 480 8728, Password 889123).
Alternatively you can phone in (Call 0131 460 1196 then follow instructions, entering Meeting ID and Meeting Password, followed by hash (#), as instructed).
 
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) is now on Sunday 25th October at 11am in Church
This is the Church's AGM and was postponed from last April to Sunday 25th October, after our morning service.  The reports and further documents have been prepared for the meeting and are available here, along with the agenda.  Please have another look to check you’ve seen all the papers.
We invite you to consider standing for the PCC, Churchwarden or Deanery Synod or to be appointed as a Sidesperson.
Please note we will also broadcast the APCM by Zoom, details on the agenda.

Services on Sunday 1st November
At 8am we will have Holy Communion for All Souls and at 10am a Service of the Word for All Saints.

Bridge Youth Church meets on Zoom on Sunday 1st November, 5:30-6:30pm
Due to social distancing policies their worship continues to take place on the Zoom app.  If you'd like to join in this brilliant youth worship via Zoom, please contact Al Evans at bridgeyouthchurch@gmail.com

Services on Sunday 8th November
At 8am we will celebrate Holy Communion for the Third Sunday before Advent.  Our 10:15am service will be a Service of the Word with commemoration of the departed during the service and remembrance ceremonies in the churchyard at the end of the worship.  There won’t be a Book of Remembrance this year, only the names of those whose funerals or burials have been within the past year will be read out, but we will hold in our hearts all those whom we love and see no longer.

Company at Christmas 2020A very different Company at Christmas 2020
This year we are unable to host an event but there are ways you can help!  Could you be a Christmas Day driver with goody bags / ready meals?  Could you be a pre-Christmas shopper?  Could you be a goody bag packer? Details are available here and if interested, please email companyatchristmas@gmail.com or contact Jenny Klincke (833523) or Margaret Fox (658638).  In addition, Jenny is compiling a small booklet of Christmas poems, readings, meditations and carols.  If you have something dear to you that you would like to share with our guests, please send it to her at jennyklincke@gmail.com.