Worship Consultation résumé

The recent meeting covered the following items:

  • The Harvest Café Service  on 29th September will be a Local Arrangement. A planning meeting for all interested will be held at 1pm Wednesday 11th September (“L”);
  • Study Group meetings on “whole church basis” (ie distinct from smaller pastoral support gatherings) on Wednesdays 11th and 25th September at 7pm in the “L” shaped room. These are to conclude the” Talking of God” series.
  • New study group meetings on the theme “What’s the Story?” – based on book by the President & Vice-President of Conference. These will take place on Wednesdays at 7pm in the “L” shaped room. 23rd October, 6th and 20th November, 4th December. These meetings are open to all – please contact a Church Steward if you need help with transport.
  • possibility of recording sermons for those unable to attend Marketgait worship;
  • next meeting – Tues 5th November at 10.15am.

Worship Consultation

An invitation is given to all interested in our worship life to the Consultation at 1pm on Wednesday. Items to be discussed include our café harvest service (a “Local Arrangement”) at the end of September. Please give apologies and / or suggestions, material or comments about our worship to Sue C (Convener) or any Church Steward.

Bible Month

This year’s bible month will  focus on the Letter to the Colossians. In Dundee, this will take place on Sundays 16th & 23rd June, 7th & 14th July.

There is online material, including videos,  for those interested in reading round the subject.

General Church Meeting Sunday 2nd June 2019

Worship will start at 11am as usual and be in a café-style format.

General Church Meeting business includes conversation on church life, reports from the Church Stewards and Treasurer, and appointments of Church Stewards and representatives to the Church Council.  Nominations should be given to the Council Secretary, Margaret Goudie, or the Minister as soon as possible, please.

There will be a lunch after worship – please bring food to share with others; please let Sue M-J know what you are offering to bring.  Please also note that, as proceedings may last beyond 1pm, Council city centre parking charges apply after then.

Worship Consultation points to note

Discussion included

  • Lent material this year, especially the effective use of Lego, the challenging nature of the theme, and preachers’ incorporation into their services – feedback will be sent to MWiB who produced the material;
  • an illustrated item about our recent Lent displays will be sent for publication in the September “In Touch”;
  • the success of the Easter Breakfast was noted with intention of having further such Breakfasts from time to time;
  • discussion about “eye-catching displays” to draw public attention across the front windows – recognising practical difficulties, need for quick impact & some discernible Christian / Church linkage or context;
  • acknowledgement that arranging porch displays is physical work; alternatives to moving the Beechwood table to be considered.
  • next meeting – Wednesday 14thAugust, 1pm.

Worship on 26th May at St Paul’s Cathedral

Following on from the last church council Nick has had conversations with St Paul’s Episcopal Church.  One result of this is that we have all been invited to share in the service at St Paul’s on Sunday 26 May.  Nick has been invited to preach.  In addition to worshipping and sharing around the Lord’s table together, this is an opportunity to build our relationships with another church.

The service on Sunday 26th May will take place at St Pauls Cathedral at 10:30am and not at Marketgait

If the timing presents an issue for anybody because of transport please speak with a steward.  There are a number of steps to the front door of the church but once inside it is level (there is an electronic stair climber available – if it is to be used prior notice is helpful).

Worship Consultation – points to note

At the recent open gathering, discussions covered

  • feedback from Advent & Christmas, including suggestion that this year the decoration of the tree form part of a more social gathering (post-Service lunch & Tree Decorating Event on Advent Sunday)
  • worship & porch / window display during Lent to link with the worship liturgy theme of “Longer Tables, Lower Fences” (hospitality, removal of barriers) using material prepared by Methodist Women in Britain;
  • further thoughts on ways to help widen participation in worship;
  • decision to use only Gluten-free Bread in Communion .
  • Next meeting – Wednesday 15th May, 1pm.

Building relationships among churchless Christians

The Rev Nik Wooller is stationed in our Circuit on an 50:50 basis with the District since she is in receipt of Connexional funding for her role to build relationships alongside ‘churchless-Christians’.  As part of this responsibility, she is visiting churches throughout the District to explain something of what her work involves – next Sunday is “her District visit to Dundee”.