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This Week

Sunday 22 November
Reign of Christ the King
With Dedication of The Guild

This is the last Sunday of the church year and is marked as a day when we specially think of the reign of Christ in our lives and the world. We use white as the liturgical colour for a festival day. We won't see red again until Palm Sunday, as the season of Pentecost is over. Next Sunday we move into Advent, when we use purple hangings to symbolise the penitential flavour of the season leading up to Christmas. 

10.30am
Livestreamed Service

Live Broadcast of Morning Worship

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

6.00pm
Worship at Greenbank

Service of Reflective Worship
Please book a place
(see the details below)

Wednesday 25 November
1.00pm
Prayer at Greenbank

Self-guided private reflection and prayer
There is no need to book a place

Next Week

Sunday 29 November
First in Advent

10.30am
Livestreamed Service

Live Broadcast of Morning Worship

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

6.00pm
Worship at Greenbank
Advent Carol Service

This beautiful and atmospheric seasonal candlelit service of readings, organ, and choral music will be open to up to 50 in-person attenders, and also livestreamed so that many more can be part of it. Spread the word amongst friends and family, far and wide, and support our Virtual Advent Community Choir. Reserve a place from 22nd November at: bookgreenbank@gmail.com and visit the website for the livestream on the night. Can you spread the word and invite friends, family and neighbours to tune in to the stream? 

Wednesday 2 December
1.00pm
Prayer at Greenbank

Self-guided private reflection and prayer
There is no need to book a place

Intimations

Services in the Church
There is a weekly service of reflective worship at 6pm each Sunday, and the church is open for self-guided private reflection and prayer each Wednesday, 1pm–2pm.
Our main worship service will continue to be the live stream on Sundays at 10.30am.

Booking a place for Sunday evenings
The Government has set a cap of 50 for the total number of people allowed in the church at one time, including those conducting the service and the stewards. Here is what you need to do to reserve one of the limited number of seats in the church for the Sunday evening worship. (There is no booking needed for Wednesday prayers, but stewards will be on hand to help with seating.)

  • You can book by email, at bookgreenbank@gmail.com
  • Booking will be open from 8pm every Sunday until noon on the day of the service.
  • You need to provide your name and phone number and the names of up to two other people coming with you from your household. We need the names and phone numbers for the NHS Test and Protect system.
  • The church will be marked out to accommodate single attenders, and household groups of up to 3 sitting together. All seating areas will be 2 metres distant from other individuals or household groups.
  • Entry to the service will not be possible unless you have reserved a place. Please do not turn up without having booked!

What you will find when you arrive

  • The Church will be open from 5.30pm.
  • You will be asked to apply hand sanitiser and wear a face covering.
  • You will be met at the door and shown to a seat.
  • There will be no live singing.
  • Toilets will be available.
  • There will be no cash offerings taken. In time, we will have a contactless donation machine. In the meantime, please give by bank transfer or use the donate button on the website; or by cheque to the Treasurer if that is more convenient.
  • At the end of the service, please wait to be directed about how to leave the church.

The Wednesday time of prayer does not require advance booking but the same rules will be in place about use of hand sanitiser and face coverings, and giving contact details.

It will be up to you to make your own decision about coming to these services of worship – but we will do all we can to protect you once you arrive. We have in place an extensive system of disinfection and cleaning. Toilets will be available.

Help the Homeless
Don’t forget that homeless people still need to be fed! 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.)

Greenbank Church will continue to follow all advice from the Government and Church of Scotland.


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