Dundee Methodist Church

4 April 2010

Next Sunday: 11 April 2010

11 am
Worship led by Mr David Cowling

We give the assurance of our thoughts and prayers to all who are unwell, awaiting or undergoing treatment, or anxious or grieving for the loss of loved ones.

Easter Offerings

Envelopes are available for return today or in coming weeks through the offering plate, for support of this annual Appeal for the work of the world-wide Church. Please note the opportunity for Gift Aid and fill in the reverse as appropriate, if you pay tax.

Thanksgiving Service

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Joe Ostle is to be held in the church on Wednesday 14th April at 2 pm.

Sybil, Sheila, Keith and the family extend a warm welcome to all, to attend this and to share refreshments with them afterwards at Woodlands Hotel, Broughty Ferry.

“Breakout” for the weekend and beyond 2010 : connect

This weekend event, held under the auspices of the Methodist Church, will take place in Cliff College, Derbyshire, from 9th - 11th July as an event

  • open to all young people, between 11 & 23;
  • to be an inspiration, resource and challenge to explore and express the Christian faith;
  • that values, supports and equips young people;
  • to complement, resource and enhance work in the local setting;
  • with a theme, this year, of “connect”.

Booking is through groups, not on an individual basis, but young people can be linked together through Circuits, Districts or ecumenical groups. There is consideration being given into possible arrangements for young people in churches in Scotland where there are not formal “youth groups”.

For more details see posters on downstairs noticeboard or www.breakout2010.info. Also ask Tom P about possible arrangements in Scotland.

Ladders available - free - for uplift

(consult David E or Dennis for whereabouts, etc)

  • one domestic-standard step-ladder;
  • one domestic-standard two-part extension ladder.
Date & timeVenueDetails
Thursday 8th April, 7.30 pm the Phillips' Fellowship Group will share thinking about the Resurrection. All warmly welcome.
Friday 9th April, 12 noon - 1.30 pm YMCA 151 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry (opposite “M&S Food”) (map) Broughty Ferry Churches Group Christian Aid lunch. Soup - a good selection each week - is served with bread & cheese, followed by coffee for £2, in support of this ecumenical aid, relief and development charity. There is also opportunity for meeting old friends and making new ones. A warm welcome is extended to Ferry Folk, people popping out from Dundee, and other visitors.

Support other Organisations

Scottish Churches House Prayer Network

Prayers are invited this week for events in the House, including “Grasping Nettles” on Wednesday, and “Ancient Celtic Gifts for Modern Times” with John Bell next weekend. Please also remember those staying or coming to meetings in the House, including Companions of God on Saturday.

See the Vestibule table and noticeboards for leaflets of other forthcoming events and a copy of the House Programme.

Scottish Bible Society

Our support through the Bible-a-Month Club is invited in April for work in Ethiopia. See noticeboard for more information. Our prayerful attention is drawn this week to

  • provision for those who have lost loved ones, homes, and livelihoods in the recently-ended civil war in Sri Lanka;
  • planning by the 2011 Trust for the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible next year;
  • Korean Bible Society preparations to celebrate the centenary of first Bible translation into the language; also historic ties between SBS and KBS;
  • contacts with survivors of Cyclone Nargis in Burma;
  • SBS Bi-centenary project in north-east Brazil, bringing Bible teaching, medical and dental services, and health education to deprived communities.

Forthcoming events

Date & timeVenueDetails
Thursday 22nd April, 7 - 9 pm St Leonard's Church, Hepburn Gardens, St Andrews Christian Aid Roadshow with Kathy Galloway (writer, broadcaster, former Leader Iona Community). To book a free place, contact 0131 220 1254 or edinburgh@christian-aid.org .
Friday 7th May, 9.30 am to 1 pm, followed by lunch Social Work Offices, Balmerino Road, Dundee DD4 8RP Partnership in Practice - Review Event: Have Your Say. Under the auspices of Dundee City Council and NHS Tayside, there is opportunity to “let us know what you think about services in Dundee to People with Learning Disabilities and their Families”.
There will also be information about “Keeping Safe, Community and Home Safety, and Adult Support and Protection”.
To book a place and lunch contact Jenny Hill - (01382) 438427; email jenny.hill@dundeecity.gov.uk.
Saturday 12 June, from 2 pm Tay Road Bridge Christian Aid Tay Road Bridge Crossing; see www.christianaid.org.uk/fundraising/walks to register.

Prayer Points for this week

  • The President and Vice-President of Conference in the Channel Islands to Thursday;
  • Methodist Council meeting next weekend;
  • staff, residents and friends of Gowan Park Methodist Homes, Arbroath;
  • people of Haiti struggling to cope after the January earthquake and those striving to help them (Christian Aid);
  • Swiss International Relief Association (SIRA) School in Bethlehem, providing specialist education (BibleLands);
  • projects in the Nottingham and Derby District (Methodist Homes);
  • The Leprosy Mission's work in India;
  • Bible Society work in Ethiopia;
  • we pray with and for the peoples of East Timor, Indonesia, and The Philippines (WCC Prayer Calendar);
  • we remember fellow Methodists in Barry (S Wales) and in New Stevenston (Lanarkshire Circuit).