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23
Oct 2020
SUNDOWN THURSDAYS

SUNDOWN THURSDAYS SUNDAY WORSHIP Zoom Services each Sunday @ 10.30am will continue alongside Sunday morning worship in the sanctuary. Help would be greatly appreciated to monitor and assess visual presentations before the start of each service. The link for Sunday Services is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/757322655 Meeting ID: 757 322 655 SUNDOWN THURSDAYS Zoom Services each Thursday @ 7pm will commence on 8th October The link for Sundown Thursdays is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85703523045 Meeting ID: 857 0352 3045 Participation and contributions from any member of the congregation would......

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01
Oct 2020
Ministers October Message

Dear Friends, At the beginning of the lockdown in March when we began Zoom services I thought they might be needed for a few weeks. Six months in, I now realise that the new life and worship we have discovered through our computer screens is going to be with us for some time to come. I think it is fair to say that for the foreseeable future church will continue to be very different to what it was in the past. At the time of writing, we are following Version 7 of......

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01
Sep 2020
Ministers September 2020 Message

Dear Friends, As you know the Kirk Session decided to reopen our church for worship again on 9th August and since that time it has been good to worship alongside some familiar faces in the sanctuary again. Worship is very different to what it used to be, as there is no singing of hymns and reciting the Lord’s Prayer aloud during the service. Despite this it is heart-warming to worship together and to have our organist, Peter, playing music for us whilst others are still joining us on the Zoom......

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10
Jul 2020
Lodging House Mission Sponsored Cycle

Greenbank Church is encouraging members of the congregation and community to seek sponsorship for individual activities of their choice during the months of July or August to raise funds for the Lodging House Mission. All activities should follow the current Scottish Government guidelines on social distancing etc. So get your thinking caps on and see what you can do to raise funds for LHM. You might want to walk, cycle, hula hoop, be quiet, etc. There will be a prize for the most innovative fundraising idea! A giving page has been set......

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15
Jun 2020
Greenbank Church Kirk Session

KIRK SESSION – WHAT DO THEY TALK ABOUT? The Kirk Session held a virtual on line Zoom meeting on 18th May with 55 members attending and they received updates on a range of issues. This meeting was possible because the General Assembly in 2018 had passed an Act permitting Church Courts and Committees to hold Virtual meetings online. Worship The Worship Coordinator commented that it was very encouraging to see so many people joining on Zoom for the Sunday Morning Services and the Wednesday Sundown Services.  Approximately 115 households join the 12noon......

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15
Jun 2020
Greenbank Church Legacy for future Generations

Those who tuned in for the Moderator’s Pentecost service will not have failed to be inspired by his call to ensure a positive future for the church and to trust in and depend upon God that we will find ways to do this. That service is available on the Church of Scotland website and those not on the internet can phone the church office for notes of the service. This echoed words from our own minister in her sermon the previous Sunday when she said, “Despite the circumstances of the last few......

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09
May 2020
Heart and Soul 2020 - Sunday, 17th May

Heart and Soul 2020 – Sunday, 17th May – 2:00pm – 4:20pm I am certain that by now you will have heard of the very special service to install Rev Dr Martin Fair as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on Saturday, 16th May at 11am. This will be a very special moment in the history of our Church, and will also be an event where we can be assured of hope and inspiration in these challenging times. We’re delighted to announce, as part of that ‘Big Weekend’......

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16
Apr 2020
Christian Aid Week 2020

Dear Reader, Christian Aid Week, which runs from 10th-16th May. With 2020 presenting more challenges than ever and with Social Distancing looking like it will continue for the foreseeable future. We are hoping that Greenbank can continue to support Christian Aid Week with the same spirit and gusto as we always do. To that end, Mark Allan has set up a Just Giving page. This will be available from now until the end of June in the hope that as many people as possible will have the opportunity to contribute to this year’s......

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05
Apr 2020
Maunday Thursday Worship

Planning to have a Maundy Thursday Service – at 6.55pm for a 7pm start with people invited to bring their own bread and wine for communion – details below   MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP Time: Apr 9, 2020 06:55 PM London   Everyone can Join Meeting @  https://zoom.us/j/2155476371   Or by going to Zoom website and inserting this Meeting ID number: 215 547 6371 If you require help logging onto zoom, please see the video here...

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30
Mar 2020
Minister's April 2020 Message

Dear Friends, Amidst this uncertain and scary time our usual pattern of Sunday worship and other gatherings has been put on hold but that does not mean that Greenbank is no longer functioning as a church. Worshipping together as a church will continue each Sunday, albeit in a different format. Details of how to participate are given on page 1. A printed copy of the service can be emailed to you on request. Although distribution might be difficult, if you can do this safely and within the limits of government guidelines, please......

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