From the Church Orders of Service
Sunday 30th April 2017
Intimations for the Order of Service should be given to Linda Parry-Richards by Thursday 6pm. email:firstname.lastname@example.org
We warmly welcome any friends and visitors who are worshipping with us today and hope that you will feel at home among us. Please come round to the Hall after the service for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat with friends.
The contact for April is Shirley Grinyer (775743).
The final sum raised at last Saturday’s Cream Tea was £1263.10. As always, a huge thank you to everyone who contributed in any way in making this event the success it was. May and Sybil
The last meeting this session of the Friendship Circle will take place this Tuesday 2nd May at 2 pm in the church hall when Elaine Ferrie will speak about Toilet Twinning, a charity which aims to give better sanitation, especially for women, in under-developed countries. All welcome.
Not to be missed!
Jimmy Smith has invited members of St Stephen’s & West to Afternoon Tea, followed by an exclusive screening of Laxdale Hall, on Friday 12th May at 1.50 for 2.00 pm at Link Up Cinema Too, Whitfield Services Community Complex, 101 Whitfield Drive. Places are limited so please book early with Jill Oakley.
BFCG (Broughty Ferry Churches Group) Coffee Morning for Christian Aid
This is taking place on Saturday 20th May from 10 am – 12 noon in St Aidan’s Centre. Tickets cost £2 and will be available at coffee time from next Sunday. There will be two stalls – Cake & Candy and Books/CDs – and contributions for these will be gratefully received. Donations of books/CDs and baking can be handed in at the Centre on the Friday evening at 7.15 pm or any books can be brought along to the church on Sundays and left in the vestibule. Helpers are also needed to serve coffee/tea, to mind the stalls and to assist setting-up on Friday evening and clearing up on Saturday lunch-time. If you can help, please speak to Shirley Grinyer, Jill Oakley or Linda Parry-Richards. Please do come along and give your support for Christian Aid.
Dundee St Mary’s Parish Church
The next meeting of the Wednesday Club will be a Charity Fundraiser in aid of Myeloma UK. It will be a quiz in memory of the late Dr Alistair G Forrester and will be held at the Fort Bar, Broughty Ferry, on 10th May.
Dates for your Diary!
As the crèche is so seldom used on a Sunday we will no longer offer this facility regularly every week. Thank you to all the ladies who have turned up for their rota for many years! Jill Oakley
Baptisms, Marriages & Funerals.
Members of the congregation are asked to note, and that with all due respect, that if they wish the Minister to officiate at a Baptism, Service of Marriage or Funeral, it is in their interests to consult with the Minister before making final arrangements.
Starter Packs Dundee.
Liz Mussen our representative from St Stephen's, wishes to thank all members for their generosity to this worthy cause Sadley in today's economic downturn, the needs for starter packs exceeds the supply. Your donations can be left in the vestibule collection basket, or you may contact Liz at 779923.
Mary's Meals Backpacks.
With the great response to the request for donations we have been able to send six backpacks and have several more awaiting a few items. As long as we continue to receive donations we will continue to fill the packs. A basket for items and a list of what is required can be found in the church vestibule. Thank you for your generosity. Jill Oakley.
The Church garden was awarded a Gold certificate by Broughty in Bloom this year, in the Places of " Worship category.
A Window on the Past
We at St Stephen's & West are justifiably proud of our magnificent stained glass windows, designed by Sir Edward Burne Jones. They were gifted to the church between 1894 and 2015 by J.J.Watson of Ballinard.
No one who visits St Stephen's & West, even occasionally, could fail to be | impressed by the quality of music that enhances our services. Sunday after Sunday, come rain, snow, even (rarely) sunshine, the dedicated members of the choir can be relied on to provide a polished performance of the highest order.
Scottish Charity No: SCO03714
Iain D. McIntosh.