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November 20th, 2017

UPDATE

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Church of Scotland Scottish Charity Number SC004594

19 November 2017

OUR VISION: WE ENCOURAGE ALL TO WORSHIP GOD; FOLLOW CHRIST; SERVE OTHERS

 

ANGUS PRESBYTERY HAVE SET THE DATE FOR THE SERVICE OF ORDINATION AND INDUCTION FOR REV ANNETTE GORDON AS OUR NEW MINISTER ON THURSDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2017 AT 7PM IN NEWTON CHURCH

THE MODERATOR OF ANGUS PRESBYTERY MRS IRENE McGUIGAN WILL OFFICIATE AT THE THE ORDINATION AND INDUCTION

AND THE REV DR WAYNE PEARCE WILL LEAD WORSHIP

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT SERVICE NOT ONLY FOR OUR NEW MINISTER BUT ALSO FOR THE CONGREGATION.

IT IS HOPED MANY OF YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND

DID YOU KNOW?

  •  Between 25th November and 2nd December a Leaflet from all the Carnoustie Churches setting out their Christmas and New Year services will be delivered to every house in Carnoustie, Barry, Muirdrum and Easthaven. There will also be leaflets in most shops, hotels, the library and leisure centre. In total 6,000 leaflets will be distributed.
  • The Church of Scotland Social Care Council – known as CROSSREACH continues the long tradition of providing care and support to those in need. It has its own web page — www.crossreach.org uk which provides comprehensive information about their activities. Phyllis Guild one of our members is the Carnoustie Panbride contact with CROSSREACH and if you want information at any time please speak to her.
  • The Mission and Discipleship Council of the Church of Scotland has announced its national initiative of ‘YEAR OF YOUNG PEOPLE 2018’. The initiative has the aim of celebrating the role of young people within our congregations, increasing their participation and increasing engagement with under 25’s. Angus presbytery has encouraged congregations to engage in this initiative.

FIVE QUESTIONS

The questions in this issue have been answered by Helen Waggott one our members who is also one of the leaders of the FOG Squad.

1. What is your favourite hymn?

‘Look Forward In Faith’ by Andrew Scobie My Mum had this hymn in a frame beside her bed when I was a child. I know the words helped her through some tricky times. Growing up, it was just the two of us. We had our fair share of ups and downs and this hymn kept us going.

2. Away from Carnoustie where have you enjoyed worshipping ?

When I was 18 I travelled with the Scottish Guide Association to Ghana to take part in an aid project. We spent the summer building a primary school within a small rural community – it was tough but one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever done. Each Sunday we attended a local church. Conducted entirely in the local dialect, the services lasted anywhere between 3 and 5 hours and were bright, loud and really quite rowdy! Our offering was not received in a plate at the front door – instead the congregation was invited forward one at a time, to dance down the isle to put their money in the pot at the front. If the Elder didn’t think you’d put enough money in, they would invite you back again! Great fun!

3. Who is your favourite biblical character?

I love animals and I love fighting for the under-dog. I’m going to say the donkey who carried Mary to Bethlehem! Boy did that donkey do an important job! So crucial a role with so little praise or recognition; plodding along that dusty road with its heavy and precious load – well done!

4. What is your favourite Bible reading?

Isaiah 55 – God’s offer of Mercy. Such a celebration of God’s promise to us! This was a reading which Graeme and I chose for our wedding to celebrate great times and God’s presence in our marriage.

5. Which figure, living or dead do you most admire?

I thought this was the most difficult question; I hit the internet for ideas and really didn’t get any inspiration at all. In my job as Principal Teacher of Pupil Care & Support at a local secondary school I take care of the pastoral needs of approximately 230 pupils. Some of the young people I work with have had so much to deal with in their short lives – abuse, homelessness, parental substance misuse, poverty, neglect and more. I realised whilst thinking about this question, that what inspires me the most, are the young people who deal with these issues. They come to school each day – sometimes to work; sometimes to be cared for; sometimes to just be safe. Sometimes with a smile; sometimes with an attitude; sometimes in tears. The point is though, that they keep going; they keep trying; they keep doing their best. That’s inspirational to me and that’s why I love my job so much.

Letter from our Locum Minister

Dear friends of Panbride Church,

We have been left a wonderful legacy from generations past. I refer to the gift that they gave us in some of the magnificent church buildings that grace this nation. Wherever we go in this country, whether town city or country parish, we will see a Church of Scotland place of worship. Admittedly, some of them are now closed for worship and some of them have been converted into houses.

Nevertheless, all those buildings point to an understanding that Scotland was at one time a nation of people who worshipped the Lord week by week. And over the centuries those buildings were built, cared for and handed down to succeeding generations of Christian men, women and children. However, there is a more important legacy that we have received from a man, a precious gift that began in Germany.

I refer to the work of Martin Luther, the monk who was to become the great reformer. On October 31 1517, 500 years ago, Martin Luther, angry with Pope Leo X’s new round of indulgences to help build St. Peter’s Basilica, nailed a sheet of paper with his 95 Theses on the University of Wittenberg’s chapel door. Though Luther intended these to be discussion points, the 95 Theses laid out a devastating critique of the indulgences. Aided by the printing press, copies of the 95 Theses spread throughout Germany within two weeks and throughout Europe within two months.

The Church eventually moved to stop the act of defiance. In October 1518, at a meeting, Martin Luther was ordered to recant his 95 Theses by the authority of the pope. Luther said he would not recant unless scripture proved him wrong. He went further, stating he didn’t consider that the papacy had the authority to interpret scripture. The meeting ended in a shouting match and initiated his ultimate excommunication from the Church.

In March 1521, Luther was summoned before the “Diet of Worms”, a general assembly of secular authorities. Again, Luther refused to recant his statements, demanding he be shown any scripture that would refute his position. There was none. On May 8, 1521, the council released the Edict of Worms, banning Luther’s writings and declaring him a “convicted heretic.”

This made him a condemned and wanted man. Friends helped him hide out at the Wartburg Castle. While in seclusion, he translated the New Testament into the German language, to give ordinary people the opportunity to read God’s word. Through his intelligence, bravery and his diligence Martin Luther changed the understanding of religious worship, not only in Germany, but in Europe, Britain and eventually around the world.

Martin Luther not only changed our way of worship, he changed our understanding of God. Luther read the first line of Psalm 22, the words that Jesus himself was to utter on the cross (my God, my God, why have you forsaken me) a cry similar to Luther’s own disillusionment with God and religion. Two years later, while preparing a lecture on Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, he read, “The just will live by faith.” He dwelled on this statement for some time.

Eventually, he realized the key to spiritual salvation was not to fear God or be enslaved by religious dogma but to believe that faith alone would bring salvation. This period marked a major change in his life and set in motion the Reformation. Much has happened since. Many have died in bringing about change. To this day in foreign lands Christians suffer terribly for their beliefs and for their insistence in continuing to worship the Lord. We have received the baton now, we must keep it safe and hand it on to succeeding generations.

May the Lord be with you in this congregation, as you prepare to welcome a new minister soon,

Dougal

Notes from your Interim Moderator

By the time you read this note Presbytery should have set a date for the Ordination and Induction of Rev Annette Gordon as your Minister. I hope that once Annette has moved into Carnoustie Panbride you will give her all the support she needs to settle in. Remember, a new minister needs a bit of time to find their feet and Annette will be ‘hitting the ground running’ coming in so close to Christmas. I would also like to underline how fortunate you have been as a congregation to Call a new minister so quickly. That is certainly not the way of vacancies these days. Congregations are normally vacant for a lot longer. I wish you well and encourage you to go forward together with your new minister, working to promote the work of the Gospel in your Parish. There will still be some work for me to do as your Interim Moderator until the Service of Ordination and Induction for Annette. I would, however, like to take this opportunity to say how I have enjoyed working with the congregation again. I have been well supported by your officebearers, who have helped all through this process, and of course by Dougal as Locum. I wish you all well in the future and pray that you continue to go from strength to strength.

Alasdair G Graham, Interim Moderator

FUNDRAISING/SOCIAL COMMITTEE

The Safari Supper held on 26th August 2017 was a great success and enjoyed by everyone who attended. It was good to see some new faces at this event and a big thank you to Pat Taylor for all her organization and to all who hosted any of the courses and made the desserts. The evening couldn’t have taken place without you. The Coffee Morning held on Saturday 4th November 2017 raised £467.00 for Church funds. Thanks to all who supported this event. Donations of mince pies and shortbread would be greatly appreciated for the Christingle service on Sunday 10th December 2017.       HH.

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE

The first meeting of the Friendship Circle was a talk on Therapets. We welcomed 3 volunteers and their dogs as well as Norma Murray Tayside organiser. Volunteers take their dogs to visit patients and residents in hospitals, hospices, care homes, schools and other institutions such as prisons. We all loved the company of Orla, Max and Molly so we can definitely appreciate the value of pet therapy.

Our next speaker was Dean Bowen who showed us his fascinating collection of World War 2 memorabilia including tinned food, uniforms, weapons and ammunition.

At the end of October we enjoyed a demonstration of basket weaving by Angela Tribble. Angela uses reeds which are grown in S.E. Asia and processed in the Netherlands. The reeds can be dyed in different colours and the baskets are very attractive.

By the time you read this we will have a talk on November 14th about local History. It will then be computers on November 28th and a ukelele band on December 12th. All welcome at 2 pm in the church hall.        SW.

The FOG Squad

Come along and join us on the 17th December. Our nativity is called ‘Christmas Eve in the Toy Shop’ by Kaye Umansky, Sue Nicholls, Jonathan Trueman and Veronica Clark.

Look forward to seeing you then!          A.S.

JAFFA

The new youth group JAFFA has been meeting during the church service and we have organised our programme for the year. We are looking forward to visiting the Crypt at Panbride and going to JUMP! In Aberdeen as our Christmas Trip.

We meet once a month, usually the first Sunday of the month, and have had fun helping out with the Soup and Sweet, it is great making something to bring and handing out the bread!             George Stout

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

2017

NOVEMBER

23  Newton Church 7pm Presbytery service of Ordination and Induction of Rev Annette Gordon as our  new Minister

26  Morning service Newton Church 11am First service led by Rev Annette Gordon

28  Friendship Circle Panbride Hall 2pm Computers in Today’s World

DECEMBER

3    Morning service 11am Newton Church First Sunday of Advent

3    Newton Church 4pm Service of Quiet Reflection for the Bereaved

10  Morning service 11am Newton Church Second Sunday of Advent

10  Newton 6.30pm Chtistingle Service

12  Friendship Circle Panbride Hall 2pm Liz Crawford’s Ukelele Band

14  Kirk Session Panbride Hall 7.30pm

17   Morning Service 11am Newton Church Third Sunday of Advent and FOG Squad Nativity Presentation ‘Christmas Eve in the Toy Shop’

17  Rotary Musicale in Carnoustie Parish Church 7pm Local artists and Bands. Tickets at McDougall’s Newsagents. Proceeds for CHS Brass Band trip to China

24  Morning service 11am Newton Church Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve Watchnight service 11.30pm Panbride Church Congregational singing before service

25  Family Service for Christmas Day 10.30am Newton Church

31  Worship for end of 2017 Newton Church 11am

2018

JANUARY

7    Worship for start of 2018 Newton Church 11am

14  Morning service 11am Newton Church

16  Friendship Circle Panbride Hall 2pm A Burn’s Tale with David Ramsay

16  Finance Committee 7.30 pm

18  Congregational Board Panbride Hall 7.30pm

21  Morning Service 11am Newton Church

28  Morning Service 11sm Newton Church

30  Friendship Circle Panbride Hall 2pm Glamis Castle with Tommy Baxter

FEBRUARY

4   Morning Service 11am Newton Church

11  Morning Service 11am Newton Church

13  Friendship Circle Panbride hall 2pm Accord Singing Group Barbara Ann Sweetin

18  Morning Service 11am Newton Church

22  Kirk Session Panbride Hall 7.30pm

25  Morning Service 11am Newton Church

27  Friendship Circle 2pm A Day in the life of a Farmer with David Warden

CRECHE ROTA

NOVEMBER

26  Joyce Brown, Tom Black

DECEMBER

3    June Black, Margaret Easton

10  Joanna Stout, Marion Palmer

17   Family Service, no Crèche

24  No Creche

31   No Creche

JANUARY

7   No Creche

14  Beth-Lee Smith, June Black

21  Joanna Stout, Joyce Brown

28  Margaret Easton, Tom Black

FEBRUARY

4   Marion Palmer, Beth-Lee Smith

11  Joyce Brown, Margaret Easton

18  June Black, Marion Palmer

25  Tom Black, Joanna Stout

MARCH

4   Beth-Lee Smith, June Black

11  Joyce Brown, Margaret Easton

CHRISTMAS POST ARRANGEMENTS

Scout Post

The Scouts will hand deliver for you to Carnoustie & Barry, Monifieth, Broughty Ferry (DD5 postcode), Wellbank, Kellas, Monikie, Newbigging, Arbroath (Town Only)

Minimum donation remains at 25p per card.

Collection boxes within shops around Carnoustie from 25th November until 15th December.

Boys’ Brigade Post

Collection Boxes will be in the usual local shops from 1st December until 21st December.

There will be a box in Newton Church from 3rd December until 17th December.

Charge remains 20p per card.

SOME IDEAS TO HELP WITH CHRISTMAS PLANNING

Support CHRISTIAN AID by using PRESENT AID — GIFTS THAT KEEP GIVING For more information visit presentaid.org/2017 or call 0333 555 2025

EMBRACE THE MIDDLE EAST A Christian charity helping people of all faiths and none to free themselves from a life of poverty and injustice For more information visit embraceme.org or call 01227 811646

CROSSREACH CHRISTMAS CARD and CALENDAR COLLECTION 2017 All proceeds from sale of items on offer will be used directly in support of their work For more information visit www.crossreach.org/shop or call 0131 454 4374

FLOWER CALENDAR

2017

November

26 Mrs A Scott,

December

3  Mrs M Wright,

10 Mrs R Clark,

17 Mrs A Merchant,

24 Mrs E Whamond,

31 Mrs M Gordon,

2018

January

7   K Porter,

14 Mrs L Miller

21 Mrs M Rennie,

28 Mrs P Taylor; Mrs P Johnson,

February

4  Mrs C McWhirter; Mrs M Jamieson,

11 Mrs C Kerr; Mrs S Ruark,

18 Mrs C Beckett; Mrs J Brown,

25 Mrs F McCarthy,

4  Mrs E Simpson; Mrs J Granger,

11 Mrs A Howlett,

CONGREGATIONAL REGISTER

Baptism

September

Seoras Donal Barrowman

Deaths

August

Mrs. Agnes Duncan (District 25)

September

Mrs. Marion Buik (District 3)

Mr Alex Dorward (District 39)

Mr Peter Murray

October

Mrs Elsie Glass (District 17)

Mrs Lizzie Anderson (District 17)

Mrs Adeline Hayes

LIFE AND WORK Is the award winning magazine of the Church of Scotland. Packed every month with features, news and opinion. It could be a perfect Christmas gift. 6 issues from January 2018 for special price of £12 For more information visit www.lifeandwork.org or tel 0131 225 5722

FLOWER ROTA

Would you like to join the volunteers who provide the flowers in the Church each week? As a result of a number of changes our Flower Convener is looking for some new people to join the rota. After each service the flowers are delivered to someone in the congregation and this gift is very much appreciated. By volunteering you would help to ensure this much appreciated practice continues. For details contact the Flower Convener Mrs Eleanor Whamond.

 

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