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Football team
The Dirleton Boys (in period costume!) participated in an event for Poppy Smith which raised £12,000.
A team from Dirleton, playing as the Dirleton Village Football Association, participated in the Team Poppy appeal charity five a side football tournament in Gullane on 10th June. The Corinthian costumes in which the team played were matched only by its Corinthian spirit in which the team played. The appeal is to raise funds to help Poppy Smith, a little girl from Gullane who suffers paralysis as a result of a viral infection. Contributions can be made via the JustGiving website.
The team, l. to r.
J. Freeman, esq., Accrington Stanley & England; K. Stewart esq., Third Lanark & Scotland; Master Douglas Stewart, North Berwick H.S.; P. Lawley, esq., Sheffield Wednesday & England; Master Keir Lawley, North Berwick H.S.; I. McArdle esq., Shamrock Rovers & Ireland; A. Herd esq., Bon Accord & Scotland; (recumbent) J. Smith esq., Ormiston Primrose & Scotland (capt.)

Sunday 19th November
Morning Worship, Dirleton Kirk
9.30am (to 10.20am)
The Sunday Club for children meets together with adults in the Church, then in the hall after the children’s talk
Praise is from the Church Hymnary, 4th Edition (CH4)
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30 read by Hilda Kimber
CH4 559 There is a Redeemer
CH4 562 Through the love of God our Saviour
CH4 153 Great is thy faithfulness
Followed by tea & coffee in the Kirk hall

Dirleton Kirk flower team are keen to encourage new members. If you would like to join them, you will get plenty of help and support. You don’t have to be an active church member, the only requirement is you enjoy arranging flowers.
Remembrance Sunday retiring offering amounted to £432.78. Many thanks.
Support for Services in Care Homes. We need people to support our monthly services. If you can help today or other Sundays please add your name to the list at the front of the Abbey Church, or speak to the Minister.
East Lothian Foodbank The foodbank and Tesco are having a nationwide collection of food on 1st & 2nd December. The collection will take place in the store between 9am and 5pm. If you are able to give an hour of your time please give your name to Bill McClure or to Paola indicating your preferred time and date. Thank you.



CHURCH DIARY
Today
6pm Joint Advent Group in St Baldreds church to prepare for Christmas. Tonight’s theme is ‘Go with Haste’
Tuesday
From 10am ‘Heartedge’ Mission & Ministry Day in Greyfriars Kirk with Rev Sam Wells and Rev Richard Frazer.
Wednesday
10am (until 10.30) Dirleton Prayer Service in Dirleton Kirk hall, followed by coffee.
Thursday
Little Nippers Mother and Toddler Group 10am-11.30am in Abbey Church. For mums, dads, grannies, grandpas and carers with their wee ones aged 0-3.
‘On the road’ discussing the future shape of the Church, ministry and discipleship on at 7pm at St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church, George Street.
Friday
Bringing Love at Christmas floral art demonstration at 7pm on. This is to support the Guild Projects and North Berwick Dementia Friendly. Tickets, £10 to include refreshments, can be purchased from any Guild committee member.
Saturday
National Day of Prayer. The General Assembly has asked the Church to focus on prayer for each other, our communities and the future of the Church of Scotland as it responds and adapts to the changing landscapes of the world today. Abbey and Dirleton churches will be open that day for personal prayer.
Dementia Awareness Afternoon 2pm-4.30pm at the Lighthouse Church, Prestonpans.
Christmas light Switch on, outside Abbey Church. There will be Carols sung from 4-4.30pm. Please let all your friends and family know and encourage them to come and participate. Hot chocolate in Abbey Church afterwards.
Next Sunday, 26th November Service Theme
Kindness (Matthew 25:31-46)
Sunday 26th Joint Advent Group in St Baldred’s Church at 6pm.
Tuesday 28th Joint Guild meeting in Abbey Church Old Hall at 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by Marianne Karsgaard entitled ‘Five Years in Nepal’. All welcome.
Sunday 3rd December at 6pm. Abbey evening service ‘Remembering Loved Ones’. All welcome.
Saturday 9th December Sleep in the Park on in Princes Street Gardens. This is an event to raise funds and awareness of homelessness. Half of our Christmas offerings will also go to this great cause.
10th Feb 2018 Vocations Information Day A date for your diary. A first step for everyone sensing a calling to the Church’s ministry.

Abbey Church Office (serving Abbey and Dirleton) is open
10am - 1pm Tuesdays to Fridays
Church Office ?892800 Website: abbeychurch.org.uk
email: abbeychurch@abbeychurch.co.uk
Church Administrator: Paola Burrow