16 April 2017
23 April 2017
- 11 am
- Worship led by Jenny Easson
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.
- Today there is a Communion Offering for the
Fund for the Support of
Presbyters and Deacons to which contributions are invited via
the plate near the door, available before and after worship.
Easter Offering envelopes are being handed out today with invitation
to support the work of the world-wide Church, through this long-standing
annual Appeal. These envelopes can be returned through the offering plate
- For those wishing still to contribute to All We Can, MRDF
envelopes are on the vestibule table; please include a completed
slip from the back of the leaflet if you wish to Gift Aid your donation.
These envelopes can be returned via the ordinary offering plate or
handed direct to David Easson.
Mondays 10am -12 noon (i/c Liz)
Thursdays 1pm - 3pm (i/c Sue)
Volunteers please contact Sue or Liz
More clothing is still needed; please have a good spring clean of
your wardrobes. Anything is welcome. We will
- keep good adult clothing for the clothesbank;
- send good clothing for children and teenagers to “Togs from Tots to Teens”;
- recycle clothes that are not suitable for either; we can raise money in this way.
Please take a collecting bag from the table at the top of the stairs or
ask a helper for one.
Meeting with other churches
Rev Nick Baker writes:
As part of ongoing conversations and developing relationships
with the other churches in Dundee I recently met with Revds Alan McGougan
and Andria Randall. Alan is the minister of the URC church and Andria the
minister of the Congregational Church in Dundee.
We discussed a wide range of things including what is happening in
the life of our churches, the ways in which we serve the city, and the way
forward recognising the challenges we all face in terms of ministry, people,
and buildings. As such we thought it would be a good idea for a couple
of representatives and the ministers from each church to meet and reflect
on this together, exploring options for working together.
I am writing because I want to keep you informed of these
and invite you to share any thoughts if you wish. Jenny Easson and Sue
Marshall-Jennings have agreed to attend the meeting on Wednesday 26th
April with myself to represent Dundee Methodist Church. No decisions are
being made, but rather an opportunity for us to meet and listen to one
another seeking God's guidance.
If any of you do have any thoughts about this or the future direction
of the church I should be grateful if you would communicate this to Sue,
Jenny or myself prior to the meeting.
The General Church meeting at the beginning of June will give us the
opportunity to discuss together what was shared at the meeting on April
26th but if you have any particular questions I will do my best to answer
Keith Pearson's 50 years as a Local Preacher
A Circuit Service is to be held in Marketgait on Sunday
14th May at 3pm to mark the 50th anniversary of Keith's Recognition
as a Methodist Local Preacher and his ministry over these years.
The Service will be followed by refreshments and the Church Stewards
will be grateful for offers to assist with catering. Please let Jenny
Easson or any other Church Steward know if you wish to help with
this or other aspects of hosting this Service. Thanks!
Meetings this week
|Date & time||Venue||Details|
|Friday 21st April,
||District Ministerial Synod
|Friday 22nd April,
||Scotland District Synod
Support other Organisations
Scottish Bible Society
Our support via the Bible-a-Month Partnership is invited in April for work in China.
Our prayerful attention is drawn this week to
- provision of large print Bibles for elderly people by the Bible Society of Chile;
- Scripture-based trauma-healing programme of the Bible Society of the
Democratic Republic of Congo to help over 700 children in Goma City;
- Latvian Bible Society's conference on the history of the Bible in Latvia,
also production of material for teaching history in schools;
- Dominican Republic Bible Society providing Bibles in schools for 5-17 year
|Date & time||Venue||Details|
|Friday, 28th April, 12.30pm
Church (entry by west door at tower)
||International Workers' Memorial Day Lecture: this year's topic is
“Poverty and Obesity - Breaking the Link”, to be given
by Dr Drew Walker (Director of Public Health, NHS Tayside).
There will be a free finger buffet lunch - register by email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Saturday, 29th April, 10.30am to 3.30pm
||Dundee Methodist Church
||“Living Word” - a day of fellowship and study.
The Circuit preachers have invited
Bob Bartindale, the Connexion's
Ministry Development Officer, to visit Scotland and lead them and others in
exploring our engagement with the Bible for use in worship.
Bob will also explain some of his responsibilities and have opportunity to
learn of the challenges and opportunities for Methodists in Scotland.
A warm invitation is given to all Preachers, Worship Leaders and people
concerned with worship (perhaps in Local Arrangements). Please bring food for picnic lunch -
soup and beverages available.
More details from Keith Pearson (Preachers' Secretary)
|Saturday, 13th May, 11am to 3pm
||City of Edinburgh Methodist Church
||Methodist Women in Britain District Fellowship
Day. The Speaker will now be the Rev Sally Binyin, a
Methodist Minister connected with The Bread Church in Liverpool, since the Rev
is then to be in the USA representing
Prayer Points for this week
- the President and Vice-President of Conference in Scotland next weekend;
- preparations for sessions of Synod, next weekend;
- work in the Darlington District (Methodist Homes);
- Lebanese Society for Educational
& Social Development's work with Syrian refugees in Lebanon (Embrace ME);
- Crisis Appeal for South Sudan (Christian Aid);
- work in Papua New Guinea (MAF);
- Bible Society work in China;
- work in Indonesia, Timor Leste, and Papua New Guinea (The Leprosy Mission);
- we pray with and for the peoples of Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine (WCC);
- we remember fellow Methodists in the East Lincolnshire Circuit
(Lincolnshire District) and in
East Kilbride (Strathclyde Circuit).