Dundee Methodist Church

26 February 2017

Next Sunday
5 March 2017
Lent 1

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.

Lent Observance

This year Methodists throughout our Circuit are being invited and encouraged to use the booklet of daily reflections provided by “All We Can” - personal copies are being distributed / available. Themes from this booklet will also be reflected during Sunday worship in Marketgait during Lent.

Arrangements suitable for Lent are being created for the worship area, Beechwood Table and window.

Broughty Ferry Churches Group

The group gives a warm invitation to

Both the Monday and Wednesday groups will share experiences and explore questions raised by material published by CTBI, entitled 'Returning Home: Christian Faith in Encounter with Other Faiths'.

World Day of Prayer

On the first Friday of March each year our Christian sisters invite us all to join in worship and fellowship with men, women and children locally and world-wide.

This year's theme, for which material has been prepared by women from the Philippines on the theme “Am I being unfair to you?”

Services will be held at

Methodist ClothesBank

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.

Preaching Plan

The Plan for March-May has been circulated by email; some print copies are available from the vestibule table. To have your name added to the list to receive either email or hard copies regularly, please advise David Easson.

There have been two recent changes to the Plan as published, which relate to Services in Arbroath.

BBC Songs of Praise recordings in Perth

BBC One's “Songs of Praise” programme will be recording in Perth in March. More details and the application form. Applications must be received by Tuesday 28th February 2017.

Meetings this week

Date & timeVenueDetails
Wednesday, 1st March, 7.30pm Our Lady of Good Counsel, Westfield Road, Broughty Ferry “Service of Ashes” Broughty Ferry Churches Group
Friday 3rd March, 2.30 pm Wormit Parish Church World Day of Prayer Service.
Friday 3rd March, 7 pm Barnhill St Margaret's World Day of Prayer Service.
Friday 3rd March, 7 pm Dundee West Parish Church World Day of Prayer Service.
Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th March Edinburgh International Conference Centre Women Walking with God - national conference.

Support other Organisations

Scottish Bible Society

Our support via the Bible-a-Month Partnership is invited in February for work in Cuba and in March for work in Kenya.

Our prayerful attention is drawn this week to

  • Bible Society of Papua New Guinea providing Bible-based literacy training for Bible colleges, also for use within communities and within prisons;
  • distribution of Bibles by the Bible Society of Kenya to schools in deprived areas where “mass poverty has left thousand s of families, who earn less than £2 per day, to raise their children in slums”;
  • development of an online presence by the Bible Society of Slovenia;
  • Bible Society of South Africa producing resources to teach basic literacy to pre-school children.

The Scottish Bible Society has been one of the two main recipients of financial support from World Day of Prayer Service offerings in Scotland. The other, for very many years is Feed the Minds, an ecumenical literacy charity.

Forthcoming events

Date & timeVenueDetails
Saturday, 25th March, 10am to 3.30pm Stirling Methodist Church, Queen Street District Safeguarding Support Day. It is important that every church and circuit has sufficient representation there; if you wish to know more about the Day or to attend yourself, please let Sue (as Safeguarding Officer) or any Church Steward know. More details.
Saturday, 13th May, 11am to 3pm City of Edinburgh Methodist Church (Nicolson Square) Methodist Women in Britain District Fellowship Day. The Speaker will be the Rev Jackie Bellfield on the theme “O fill my cup - overflowing with love”.

Prayer Points for this week

  • the President of Conference at the Probationers' Retreat, Monday-Thursday, the Vice-President in the West Yorkshire District, Wednesday-Saturday;
  • Faith and Order Committee, next weekend;
  • MWIB District representatives meeting, Armadale, Sat;
  • maintenance of Circuit property (churches & manses);
  • work in the Bristol District (Methodist Homes);
  • Palestinian farmers and their land (Embrace ME);
  • Fairtrade Fortnight, from Monday (Christian Aid);
  • Bible Society work in Cuba and in Kenya;
  • work in Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zambia (The Leprosy Mission);
  • work in Bangladesh (MAF);
  • we pray with and for the peoples of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands (WCC);
  • we remember fellow Methodists in the Liverpool North Circuit (Liverpool District) and in Kilsyth (Strathclyde Circuit).