Dundee Methodist Church

7 August 2016

Next Sunday
14 August 2016

11 am
Worship led by Mrs Sue Marshall-Jennings

We give the assurance of our thoughts and prayers to all who are unwell, awaiting or undergoing treatment, anxious, or grieving for the loss of loved ones.
We extend a warm welcome to anyone moving to live in this area or coming here for a shorter time for work or study; please introduce yourself to us and, if you wish, sign the Visitors' Book by the stairs, giving any contact details you may wish to provide.

Circuit Ministerial cover

Until Monday 15th August please contact Sue Marshall-Jennings about Circuit business or ministerial pastoral care.

Children in worship

On Sundays in July and August children may use the table at the rear of the worship area; material will be supplied for quiet activities. There will be no rota of adults to oversee children at the table or provide activities downstairs. Adults who bring children will be responsible for them throughout worship; if they wish, they may use the chairs at the head of the stairs for “quiet story telling”.

Preaching Plan September - November

The Plan for the next Quarter has been distributed electronically and some printed copies are available on the glass-topped table.

If you wish your name to be added to the list for either an electronic or printed Plan each Quarter, please let David Easson know. Please also tell him if more printed copies are required on the table.

Prayer Handbooks

The supply is now here. Please collect ordered copies from the vestibule table (Reimbursement to Jenny Easson in due course when convenient).

Worship on Sunday 9th October

Please note that the Plan indicates Sunday 9th October as a Local Arrangement. This means that responsibility for the act of worship does not lie with an Appointed Preacher but with the local congregation. The Circuit Preachers' Meeting identified Stewards and the Worship Consultation as best placed to take this forward in Dundee, with other appropriate support.

Open Doors Weekend

After consultation, it was decided that Marketgait should again participate in the Dundee Doors Open Weekend on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September.

The suggested opening hours are

  • Saturday 10am to 3pm
  • Sunday 12.30am to 3pm - with public worship as usual at 11am.

The proposed entry in the programme refers to displays and refreshments; to see the proposed wording, please consult a Church Steward. Sue Marshall-Jennings is receiving any comments or suggestions about the wording and / or our participation in the Weekend. She also will be very grateful to know of people who are then available, able and willing to help - just having people on hand to generally chat to visitors can be useful!

Support other Organisations

Scottish Bible Society

Our support via the Bible-a-Month Club is invited in August for work in Pakistan.

Our prayerful attention is drawn in coming weeks to

  • Bible Society of Moldova supplying Bibles and Scripture study material to public libraries in towns and villages;
  • SBS preparations for their Iraq appeal;
  • trauma programmes set up by the Bible Society of the Democratic Republic of Congo to help child victims of war;
  • French Bible Society's revision of the full Bible en Français Courant;
  • Bible Society of Costa Rica developing resources for church leaders, pastors and Sunday School teachers;
  • Bible-based literacy programme in Central Sumba in Indonesia, aiming to help over 2000 people to read and write;
  • Croatian Bible Society's extensive distribution work in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina;
  • Bible Society of Mozambique marking 40 years of distribution of Scripture in the country's 6 major languages.

Forthcoming events

Date & timeVenueDetails
Saturday 20th August, 2pm Victoria Park, Arbroath, at the cliff entrance Our friends in St John's Methodist Church invite all circuit church members, their family and friends to a barbecue.
Please sign the paper on the vestibule table by Sunday August 14th or advise a Church Steward if you hope to attend, as approximate numbers are required for catering.

Prayer Points for this week

  • the President of Conference, the Rev Dr Roger Walton, and the Vice-President, Rachel Lampard;
  • the Chair of the Synod, Rev Dr David Easton;
  • the Circuit Stewards, local Church Stewards;
  • homes, residents and staff in the Chester and Stoke District (Methodist Homes);
  • International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on Tuesday 9th August (Christian Aid);
  • Bible Society work in Pakistan;
  • pop-in clinics provided by St Luke's Hospital, Nablus, (Embrace);
  • aviation engineers' work on Timor Leste (MAF);
  • work in central India (The Leprosy Mission)
  • we pray with and for the peoples of Canada and the USA (WCC);
  • we remember fellow Methodists in the Glossop Circuit (Manchester and Stockport District) and all in Grahamston United Church, Falkirk (Central Scotland Circuit).