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Calendar (events & regular meetings)

Lockdown Life (weekly photo competition)

This Week

Sunday 5 April

Palm Sunday

Scripture texts for the week
Isaiah 50: 4–9;
Matthew 21: 1–11

10.30am Livestreamed Worship

Here is a Digital Borrowing Box (from Steve)

Here is the Order of Service

Please do not come to Greenbank for the Service.
You will be able to see and hear the Service here.

Holy Week Services (6–10 April)

Our Monday to Wednesday services are around 30 minutes long, and include prayers, readings, music, and a reflection by members of the Greenbank and Morningside teams.
Please do not come to Greenbank for any of the Services.
You will be able to see and hear the Services here.

7.30pm Livestreamed Worship

Maundy Thursday
7.30pm Livestreamed Worship

Communion service – have your own bread and wine
ready to share in this virtual service

Good Friday
7.30pm Livestreamed Worship

Next Week

Sunday 12 April

Easter Sunday

10.30am  Livestreamed Worship

Live Broadcast of Worship for Easter with Communion – have your own bread and wine ready to share in this virtual service.


Coronavirus Precautions
As we all deal with the spread of Coronavirus, we hold in prayer those affected, and those who will be treating and caring for them.
The church and halls are closed and all activities are suspended until further notice.
Please look out for vulnerable friends and neighbours and safely help with shopping and domestic tasks that become difficult. Keeping in touch by phone and email is a good way to help people feel less isolated.
Greenbank Church will continue to follow all advice from the Government and Church of Scotland.

Help the Homeless
Please don’t forget that homeless people still need to be fed! Amidst supermarket shelves stripped by panic-buying, please remember to leave something at the edge to glean – a tin or two of food could make all the difference. Julia and Richard Dunbar would be glad to receive donations for distribution, which can be left outside their home at 26 Easter Steil. Call them if in doubt: (Tel 0131 447 6218.)

Lent / Easter Appeal 2020
This year's recipient will be the Coastguard Assocation (Lothians area). You can donate to the appeal directly into the church bank account:
  Full Name: Greenbank Parish Church
  Sort Code: 80-02-77
  Account No: 00371917
  Mark payment with identifier “LENT

Lockdown Life Weekly Photographic Challenge
Many of us will be able to go out for our limited walks, trip to the shops for groceries, and a journey for priority workers. Others will be limited to home, perhaps more than usual. What is life like for you? What do you see? Things to be thankful for? Things that amaze and inspire? Things that challenge? Things that make you reflect? We are launching a weekly photo challenge competition to give the chance to capture something of our times.

Snap a photo of something that stands out to you as a highlight in your week. It could be something in nature, a picture of a view from your home, something happening with your close family, something that you’ve found in a clear-out. Really, anything goes, but make sure photographs of people have the consent of those in them – obtained safely of course! – and then email it with a title or explanation, and the name of the photographer, to greenbankparish@gmail.com
The details, and the entries to date, are here:
Go to this page between 9am and 9pm on Thursday and vote for your favourites. We’ll include the winner in Martin's weekly letter.
At the end of our lockdown period we’ll have an exhibition at the church to show these meaningful images.

April issue of Connections
The April issue of Connections has been prepared, but it hasn't been printed or distributed because of the current restrictions. However, it is available on the Greenbank website.
If you go here  then you will be able to read it. Notice the 'Flip version' – this enables you to 'turn the pages' on the screen.

Greenbank Property Convener
David Allan will end his term as Property Convener in June. In his time as convener, we have spread out responsibility amongst a team of people with a range of specialist skills such as health and safety and technology, but we are now looking to recruit someone to oversee the maintenance and development side of our buildings along with the team. Could you help? Speak to David, Roddy Morrison, or the Minister, if you'd like to know more.

Do you have website related technological skills?
If so the Communications team would be delighted to hear from you. Speak to the Minister or to the Communications convener, David Jack, if you could help.

Mon 10–Fri 14 Aug: Greenbank Holiday Club
It's still on! Please go here for details.

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