30 July 2017
6 August 2017
- 11 am
- Worship led by the Rev Dr David P Easton, Chair of the Scotland and Shetland Synods
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.
- CLOSED this week for “helpers' holidays”
- new Volunteers invited (contact Sue or Liz)
- donations of Clothing welcome
- 'Rag bag' collection point: table at top of stairs - recycle and fund-raise!
- Starter Packs are desperately in need of curtains or material: spare curtains no longer needed by you would be very much appreciated.
- The Circuit Service of Welcome for the Rev Nik Wooller is planned for Sunday 27th August at 3pm in Scott Street Methodist Church, Perth and a warm welcome is given to all to attend. Further details will be available nearer that date.
- We send best wishes to our Perth friends who hope to move back into their refurbished church worship area next Sunday. A Celebratory Weekend on 16th - 17th September is in preparation including a special service on the Sunday. This is to coincide with Doors Open Weekend.
Prayer Handbook: 2017-18
A bulk order will be made on behalf of all the Circuit's churches; please sign the list on the vestibule table today if you wish to order a copy, or contact Jenny Easson. The cost for an ordinary print copy is £3.50, large print £3.95. The handbooks are expected to arrive during August.
Request for Prayers on 'Mission'
'Following on from the excellent District Prayer Diary that Jill Baker produced for us last year, I am hoping that we can have a similarly inspiring one this year. I invite you to submit prayers, meditations, stories and other reflections, particularly around 'mission'. This may be something that your church is involved with - at home or abroad - or it may be thoughts around the need for mission and our call to discipleship. I look forward to hearing back, either directly on email@example.com or via Fiona at District Office, by the end of July. Many thanks. Sue Marshall-Jennings'
Further training is now required for “all those who participated in the initial Safeguarding training 5 or more years ago”.
Sessions have been arranged as follows; all last from 2-4pm:
|Tuesday 8 August||Perth|
|Thursday 24 August||Perth|
|Tuesday 5 September||Dundee|
|Thursday 21 September||Dundee|
Please advise Marcia Mackenzie if you plan to attend one of these sessions. If you should be receiving this training, and none of these dates is suitable, please advise a Church Steward and/or contact Marcia Mackenzie; it is possible that an evening session can be arranged.
All are welcome - Safeguarding is the responsibility of each and every one of us.
Items for the next edition should be sent to Fiona Inglis at firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of August.
Meetings this week
|Date & time||Venue||Details|
|Wednesday, 2nd August, 7.30pm
||St Mary's Scottish Episcopal
Church, Broughty Ferry
||“Pipe Meets Organ”; part of a tour of Scotland by Sebastian Schmook & Christian Lontzek, 2 musicians from Germany. Sebastian is a church organist in Cologne and an arranger of works for bagpipes and organ; Christian, a Lutheran pastor at Halberstadt, is well-known in folk music & piping circles.
The programme will include works by JS Bach, Beethoven, Susato, Nunéz and others; tickets (£10) will be available at the door on the night.
Support other Organisations
Scottish Bible Society
Our support via the Bible-a-Month Partnership is invited in July for work in Argentina and in August for work in Iraq.
Our prayerful attention is drawn this week to
- Bible Society of Benin's provision of Proclaimers audio Bibles for those who cannot read or write;
- the work of the Bible Society in Iraq;
- the Bible Society in Jordan's evangelistic summer camps for young people and follow-up discipleship events and leadership courses;
- SBS contributions to the Keswick Convention and Keswick-in-Buckie Week.
Prayer Points for this week
- the Vice-President of Conference's All We Can visit to Ethiopia from Wednesday;
- the work of Chairs of District in the Connexion;
- those involved in the Scottish Episcopal Church's processes to appoint bishops in three dioceses;
- residents, staff and supporters in the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District (Methodist Homes);
- medical care for refugees offered by Refuge Egypt (Embrace ME);
- lobbying and campaigning (Christian Aid);
- work in Lesotho and Liberia (MAF);
- Bible Society work in Argentina and Iraq;
- work in Bhutan and Nepal (The Leprosy Mission);
- we pray with and for the peoples of Republic of Congo, Gabon, SÃo Tomé e Principe (WCC);
- we remember fellow Methodists in the St Neots and Huntingdon Circuit (East Anglia District) and in Armadale (Central Scotland Circuit, soon to form part of the new Forth Valley Circuit).