Dundee Methodist Church

12 March 2017

Next Sunday
19 March 2017
Lent 3

11 am
Worship, including Holy Communion, led by the Rev Stewart Young (Edinburgh & Forth Circuit)
Communion Offering (plate on entry, available till after worship) for Mission in Britain Fund

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 Readings

This year our Circuit's churches are encouraged to use the booklet of daily reflections produced by “All We Can”. Themes from this booklet will be reflected during Sunday worship in Marketgait during Lent. Please ask a Steward if you wish a hard copy. Download a low resolution copy, or sign up for daily resources by email.

Lent Study Groups

Broughty Ferry Churches 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'.

Meadowside St Pauls also have sent an invitation to their Lenten Group in the church halls on Tuesdays at 7.15pm, using 40Acts material.

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.

BBC Songs of Praise recordings in Perth

BBC One's “Songs of Praise” programme will be recording in Perth on 18th and 19th March. More details and the application form.

Urgent East Africa Famine Appeal

South Sudan is the first nation in six years to declare a famine, but the UN have issued a stark warning that other countries face extreme food-shortages across East Africa.

The Methodist Church in Britain is urging people to respond quickly, generously and collectively to this catastrophic situation by supporting the appeal being managed by All We Can.

Methodist Women in Britain

Please note the change of speaker at the Fellowship Day on 13th May.

Two copies of the latest MWiB district newsletter are now available on the vestibule table - please borrow, read, return.

Beryl Cowling is the Circuit's representative to district MWiB.

Meetings this week

Date & timeVenueDetails
Monday 13th March, 10.15am - c.11.45am St Mary's, Queen Street Broughty Ferry Lenten Study Group
Tuesday 14th March, 7.15pm Meadowside St Pauls church halls Lenten Study Group, using 40Acts material.
Wednesday 15th March, 6pm Dundee Methodist Church, “B” Circuit's Treasurers meeting
Wednesday 15th March, 7pm Dundee Methodist Church, “L” Circuit Meeting
Wednesday 15th March, 7.30pm St James' Church halls Fort Street (by Lifeboat shed), Broughty Ferry Lenten Study Group
Sunday 19th March, 7.30pm Caird Hall Dundee Choral Union Concert - Bach's “St John Passion”; tickets from David Easson - price £15; students and unemployed £5; accompanied school pupils free!

Support other Organisations

Scottish Bible Society

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

Our prayerful attention is drawn this week to

  • revision of the Bible in Acoli into the new writing system by the Bible Society of Uganda;
  • work of the Ukrainian Bible Society among displaced families;
  • completed translation of the New Testament into Albanian and continuing work on the Old Testament;
  • SBS Board meeting on Thursday.

Forthcoming events

Date & timeVenueDetails
Monday 20th March, 10.15am - c.11.45am St Mary's, Queen Street Broughty Ferry Lenten Study Group
Wednesday 22nd March, 7.30pm St James' Church halls Fort Street (by Lifeboat shed), Broughty Ferry Lenten Study Group
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 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 British Methodism.

Prayer Points for this week

  • the President of Conference at a Circuit Alternative Worship Experience in West Yorkshire, next Sunday;
  • Connexional Ministries Committee, Thursday;
  • Scottish Relief & Extension Fund meetings, Wednesday;
  • members and work of the Circuit Meeting;
  • work in the Cumbria District (Methodist Homes);
  • Musalaha's ministry of reconciliation with peoples of Israeli and Palestinian backgrounds (Embrace ME);
  • 6th anniversary of the outbreak of war in Syria (Christian Aid);
  • Bible Society work in Kenya;
  • work in Bangladesh (The Leprosy Mission);
  • work in Angola and Lesotho (MAF);
  • we pray with and for the peoples of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden (WCC);
  • we remember fellow Methodists in the South Lincolnshire Circuit (Lincolnshire District) and all in Mosspark United Church (Strathclyde Circuit).