October / November 2015
Charity No: SC002545
01 October 2.15pm Guild Meeting – Rev Alastair Morrice
02 October 10.00am Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall
04 October 9.30am Morning Worship
11 October 9.30am Morning Worship
14 October 2.30pm Willowbank - Afternoon Service
16 October 10.00am Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall
18 October 9.30am Morning Worship – MAF Prayer Day
19 October 7.15pm Kirk Session Meeting – Church Hall
21 October 3.00pm Braehill Lodge – Afternoon Service
25 October 9.30am The Lord’s Supper – Barry Church
11.15am The Lord’s Supper – Carnoustie Church
6.30pm The Lord’s Supper – St Stephen’s Chapel
01 November 9.30am Morning Worship
05 November 2.15pm Guild Meeting – Mike Cordiner
06 November 10.00am Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall
08 November 10.30am Remembrance Sunday
12.30pm War Memorial Service
15 November 9.30am Morning Worship
19 November 2.15pm Guild Meeting – Mrs Margaret Ure
22 November 9.30am Morning Worship
29 November 9.30am Morning Worship – First Sunday of Advent
Please note that the Minister will be on holiday Saturday 3 – Friday 16 October
Please note that the OLM will be on holiday Monday 19 October – Sunday 1 November
Who’s who in Barry Parish Church?
Minister Rev Michael Goss 410194
Ordained Local Minister Rev Dougal Edwards 852666
Session Clerk Mrs Jan Scott 852884
Treasurer Mr Malcolm Sim 852564
FWO and Gift Aid Organiser Mr Malcolm Sim 852564
Roll Keeper Mrs Jan Scott 852884
Organist Mr Ken Cullen 875155
Sunday School Superintendent Rev Michael Goss 410194
Property Convenor Mr Edwin Hughes 550593
Mission Partner Correspondent Mr Graham Suttie
Church Officer Mr Iain Ogilvie
Flower Organiser Shirley Murison 410062
Child Protection Contact
Life and Work Organiser Mrs Jan Scott 852884
Newsletter Editor Mr Malcolm Sim 852564
Guild Contact Mrs Shirley Murison 410062
We offer these thoughts to add to your own prayers;
1. Mission Aviation Fellowship – Pray for our new partnership with MAF over the coming year, and for the people of Madagascar whom we hope to support.
2. Prayer Space in High School – Give thanks for this new partnership in Carnoustie High School and pray for sensitive and appropriate sharing with staff and pupils.
3. Malaria – Give thanks for the progress in defeating this scourge, and pray for the eradication of this terrible disease.
04 October Malcolm Sim Peter Ramsay
11 Malcolm Sim Eddie Hughes
18 Malcolm Sim Ron Campbell
25 Malcolm Sim Mabel Gordon
01 November Malcolm Sim Jan Scott
08 Malcolm Sim Shirley Murison
15 Malcolm Sim David Pattullo
22 Malcolm Sim Eileen Ramsay
29 Malcolm Sim Peter Ramsay
06 December Malcolm Sim Eddie Hughes
Sunday Tea Rotas
Please note that teas are served after 9.30am service
04 October Shirley Murison Rosemary Docherty
11 Sally MacKenzie Muriel McConnell
18 Alice Hughes Jan Scott
25 Eileen Ramsay Elaine Bottoms
01 November Patricia Pattullo Shirley Murison
08 Shirley Murison Rosemary Docherty
15 Sally MacKenzie Muriel McConnell
22 Alice Hughes Jan Scott
29 Eileen Ramsay Elaine Bottoms
06 December Patricia Pattullo Shirley Murison
CROSSREACH – providing a caring future
CrossReach Week 2015: 9 – 15 November
CrossReach Week is from 9 – 15 November when the Moderator of the Church of Scotland General Assembly will spend a week meeting people who use our services, as well as staff and volunteers. Right Reverend Dr. Angus Morison and his wife Marion will begin the week in Stornoway at Lewis Street and the Dochas Project which offer help to those with substance misuse problems. On Tuesday , the Moderator will be a guest at a gathering of CrossReach Dementia Ambassadors in Inverness, before heading to Hamilton on Wednesday to be one of the guest speakers at the Learning Disabilities National Forum. Also on the agenda is a chance to tour some of CrossReach’s Children and Family Services on Thursday.
CrossReach and Social Care Sunday is on 15 November and to help churches plan a CrossReach themed service there will be ‘Starters for Sunday’ on the Church of Scotland and CrossReach Websites. These will include readings, hymn suggestions and video clips of the Moderator which can be shown during worship. In addition, a DVD resource of CrossReach Week 2014 will be posted to ministers in charges.
Has your website got the CrossReach widget?
A new widget featuring the weekly CrossReach Prayer Diary is now available for church websites. Following a successful pilot, the free resource is now being offered to all churches and will eventually be developed to include news from CrossReach job vacancies and the CrossReach shop.
CrossReach’s Head of Service for Business Development Elizabeth Hay said,”We would be delighted if every Church of Scotland congregation added the widget to their website. Through prayer, our work together can reach and change the lives of those we serve in Christ’s name”.
“Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Aug 5 Douglas Adam
10 Mrs Eva Hovell
Kinloch Care Centre
In keeping with Data Protection principles, we are reducing the information that will be recorded in the Barry Magazine. Street numbers will no longer be included and full names may be shortened (if appropriate).
The Editor is investigating the issue of the newsletter by email. This would allow the church to cut down on its use of paper and printing costs. Obviously not everyone has access to email but the majority do these days. To do this I require to build a database of email addresses. If you would prefer this method of receiving your newsletter please email myself at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can build the database. I will keep you posted as to progress.
Barry Church Website
"Declare His glory among the nations, His marvellous deeds among all peoples." Psalm 96: 3 (NIV)
To make sure you don't miss out on any breaking news from Barry Church visit our website www.barryparish.org.uk which is now updated daily. Click on 'News' for reports and other information about all the latest happenings within the Church locally, nationally and worldwide, and scroll through the 'Calendar' page for details of upcoming services, meetings, social events, fundraisers, etc. Choose 'Church Magazine' to view this newsletter online and among the site's other features is a daily Bible verse with an additional option of listening to a reading of the full chapter for that day. Two features added recently are 'Prayer Topics', as suggested by Angus Presbytery, and 'Devotionals', as supplied daily Monday to Friday by Dr Micha Jazz courtesy of Premier Christian Radio. Details of the Barry Church Guild 2015-16 Syllabus can also now be viewed online.
Latest viewing statistics for the website show that between January 1 and September 15 this year a total of 194,429 hits were registered, an average of 753 per day. The figure for the whole of 2014 was 78,581. A big thank you to all our online followers.
Thank you for all the used stamps received recently.
The World Mission 2015 stamp appeal is going towards supporting the Church of Scotland HIV programme, which enables partner churches to respond to the challenge of HIV in their communities. The project supports 29 projects in 17 countries, including Scotland. These projects range from home-based care to awareness raising and addressing stigma through education. Please continue supporting our partner churches as they respond to the HIV pandemic by collecting used stamps which are sold on to make money available each year for this project.
You can leave your stamps at the Church door and they will be collected.
Guild Theme – Be Bold, Be Strong Topic – Go In Peace
Contact Person: Shirley Murison (01241 410062)
Treasurer: Grace Byars
Committee: Mina Robertson, Mabel Gordon, Sylvia Knowles, Jane Stewart, Rosemary Docherty
The Guild’s famous Afternoon Teas have been a great success and prior to the final event have raised £488.00 towards their projects for this year; Street Pastors Ascension Trust and All Friends Together (Churches helping people with disabilities)
The members were welcomed back to the new session when our minister, Rev Mike Goss, talked on the Guild topic. The fees the year are £12.00 and we look forward to welcoming new members. Unless otherwise stated all meetings start at 2.15pm.
Diary of events
Thursday 1 October - ‘A the Pairt’s, A the Airt’s – Rev Alistair Morrice
Thursday 5 November – Eagles Wings Trust – Mike Cordiner
Thursday 19 November – Crafts – Mrs Margaret Ure
We will also welcome our guests from Carnoustie Guild
Details of further events in future newsletters
Mrs Carolyn Peters
It was with much sadness that I conducted the funeral service of a very dear friend of the congregation of Barry Church back in the month of May. Mrs. Carolyn Peters was not only well known to the people of Barry as an elder but was well known to many in the town of Carnoustie also. We knew her from the days that she and her husband David ran the Glencoe Hotel.
Carolyn of course was well suited to hotel management, having studied at the “Scottish School of Hotel Management”, in Glasgow. Those years spent in Glasgow prepared Carolyn and David for the rest of their working lives. At that time Carolyn saw and learned from the tutors just how a hotel should be run. She was taught good cooking skills and was taught also just how a kitchen should be run. At that time Carolyn was proud of the fact that she was the youngest female licensee.
But Carolyn had other outside interests. She loved flowers; she loved arranging flowers and she also won a few awards for her exhibits in the annual Carnoustie flower show. She also regularly did wedding flower arrangements as a hobby. Along with the rest of her friends in Barry Church Carolyn was rightly proud of the Barry Church Flower Festival two years ago when the 125th anniversary of the church building was celebrated.
She had a lifelong interest in politics, both local and national and was a onetime secretary of the ladies branch for a political party. Carolyn was very active in her younger years with Girl Guides, and continued that interest until later in her life also.
We remember her work on the various church committees and Kirk Session. She always had suggestions to make at meetings and was never slow to offer assistance where needed. She will be missed on Sunday mornings and at any of the events in church life throughout the years. Our thoughts are still with David at the moment.
Presbytery Prayer Mailing List
A mailing list has been set up via the Angus Presbytery website. It is hoped that many individuals both from Presbytery and its congregations will be encouraged to sign up and use the mailing list to distribute prayer requests.
To register on the mailing list, visit www.anguspresbytery.org.uk and register as a user on the site. When you validate your registration, you can then login to view your profile. There will be an option in your profile to sign up to the mailing list. Thereafter, any email sent to email@example.com by a signed-up member will be circulated round the rest of the signed-up membership.
To begin with, prayer requests will go through an ‘approval’ process. Please be assured that this is not to vet prayer requests, but to ensure that any spam emails are intercepted before being circulated.
Thurs 1st Oct 2.15pm Joint Guild meeting Barry Church
Fri 2nd Oct 10.00am Friday Coffee Break, Philip Hall
Sat 3rd – Fri 16th Oct Minister’s Holiday
Wed 14th Oct 2.30pm Afternoon Service, Willowbank
Fri 16th Oct 10.00am Friday Coffee Break, Philip Hall
Sun 18th Oct MAF Prayer Day
9.30 am Barry Parish Church
11.00 am Carnoustie Church
Mon 19th Oct – Sun 1st Nov OLM’s Holiday
Monday 19th Oct 7.15pm Kirk Session, Church Hall
Wed 21st Oct 3.00pm Afternoon Service, Braehill Lodge
Sun 25th Oct The Lord’s Supper
9.30 am Barry Parish Church
11.15 am Carnoustie Church
6.30 pm St Stephen’s Chapel
Fri 6th Oct 10.00am Friday Coffee Break
Sun 8th Nov Remembrance Sunday
10.30 am Barry Parish Church
10.30 am Carnoustie Church
12.30 pm War Memorial Service
From the Minister’s Desk
“We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
September has been a busy month for our congregations. Beginning with the Guild Dedication services, this was followed by the Boys’ Brigade Enrolment service in Carnoustie, then the Harvest services and finishing up with the Mission Aviation Fellowship partnership services.
This last event was a new one in our Church calendar, and is the start of a year of partnership that Barry and Carnoustie congregations are embarked on. There will be a Photographic Display in February, a Film night in April, (details to come) and other events still to be finalised.
While this will be helpful for our congregations to get a better view of the work of MAF, and to focus particularly on the work in Madagascar, I am excited by the prospects of wider outreach presented by this partnership. Events will be widely publicised; the Display will have a launch night for local dignitaries and representatives of the community and will also link in to the schools.
What we will not do is abandon the other mission endeavours that are part of our Church life. Indeed, we are already working on the next ‘Souper’ Sunday event which we hope to host at the start of Advent, the Friday Coffee Break is raising funds for Christians Against Poverty, and FairTrade and Traidcraft will continue to be promoted in various ways in our congregations.
All this goes on while the Guild, social team, and fabric and finance folk continue their vital work in the congregation. Many of our members are already doing two or three different jobs – perhaps there are things that you might consider getting involved in.
All this ‘busyness’ is wasted unless it brings glory to the living God, and enables us to worship Him and witness to His great Salvation through His Son Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit. This above all must continue to be our great motivation for all that we do in and through the Church.
Yours in the blessing and peace of our risen Lord Jesus,
Balance per Statement at 31/12/14 £4,934.91
Balance in Bank at 1 September 2015 £5,058.00
Please note that the Treasurer, Malcolm Sim is now looking after the FWO and Gift Aid. Should you have any queries or would like to take FWO envelopes or donate through Gift Aid please feel free to get in touch.
Please note, as we head towards the end of the year, to bring your giving up to date to allow the Church to meet its financial commitments and move into the new year in a healthy financial condition.
04 October Shirley Murison 11
18 25 Guild
01 November Mina Robertson 08 Mabel Gordon
29 Christmas Flowers
Anyone wishing to put flowers in the church should put their name on the flower calendar at church door or speak to Shirley Murison.
Date Reading Prayers
04 October Iain Ogilvie Dougal Edwards
11 Malcolm Sim Dougal Edwards
18 Graham Suttie Mike Goss
25 Shirley Murison Graham Suttie
01 November Hugh McKenzie Mike Goss
08 Jan Scott Dougal Edwards
15 Jane Stewart Jane Stewart
22 Iain Ogilvie Dougal Edwards
29 Malcolm Sim Iain Ogilvie
06 December Graham Suttie Dougal Edwards
13 Shirley Murison Graham Suttiie
A Prayer for all who serve.
Father, we give our thanks for the men and women
Who go on doing their duty
In the face of
We pray for all those who serve us in this town
At hazard to their lives
The policemen and women and firemen and women
And all others whose work demands constant risk.
We pray for the Army, RAF and Navy
Who at any moment are either bored or scared,
But they stay at their post and do what they must.
Father, bless their courage
With the peace that they, and we, are praying for.
Forgive us Father,
If we ever take for granted what others are doing
So that we can live in peace and safety.
Make us the kind of people who deserve these blessings.
We expect others to show courage in the line of duty.
If, once in a while,
We must stand up to be counted
And show a little courage of our own,
Help us to set them an example
By being the kind of people Christ has called us to be.