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This Week

Sunday 27 September
Creationtide 4

10.30am
Livestreamed Service

Live Broadcast of Morning Worship

Preacher: Rev David D Scott

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)

7.30pm
Autumn Worship and Speaker
at Morningside Parish Church

Evening worship shared by Greenbank and Morningside Parish Churches. Up to 50 people can attend in person.
Tonight's Speaker: Jim Naughtie (author and broadcaster).
You must book to attend; the events will also be livestreamed.
Further details here.

Wednesday 30 September
1.00pm
Prayer at Greenbank

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

Next Week

Sunday 4 October

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 7 October
1.00pm
Prayer at Greenbank

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

Intimations

Re-Opening 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 or phone.
    The email address is bookgreenbank@gmail.com and the phone number is 07718 836683.
  • Booking will be open from 8pm every Sunday.
  • 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 telephone numbers for the NHS Test and Protect system, and will keep the information securely and will destroy it after 2 months.
  • The church will be marked out to accommodate single attenders, and household groups of up to 3 sitting together.  The 2 and 3 person seating areas are limited, and you may be offered single seats apart from each other if the 2s and 3s are already allocated when you book. 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, to maximise the protection of other people.
  • You will be met at the door and shown to a specific seat.
  • The church will be marked out in a way that allows family groups of up to 3 to sit together but be 2 metres distant from other individuals or groups.
  • 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 will not require advance booking but the same rules will be in place about use of hand sanitiser and face coverings, giving contact details, and specific seating.
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.  There will be no live singing. We will have in place an extensive system of disinfection and cleaning.  Toilets will be available.  There will be no cash offerings taken: in time we will have a contactless donation machine to augment donations by bank transfer or the online donate button.

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.)

 


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