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St Luke’s & Queen Street Church Congregational News

Compliments of John Alexander

January 2014


Dear Friends Firstly, may I wish you a happy and rewarding New Year. When I sat down to write to you, I had many themes in mind. Uppermost was the thought of all the changes that the year ahead would most likely bring. To that end, I started to search for an appropriate anecdote to bolster my argument. It was then I came across this inspiring yet instructive story: A holidaying American businessman standing on the pier of a quaint coastal fishing village in southern Mexico watched as a small boat with just one young Mexican fisherman pulled into the dock. Inside the small boat were several large tuna. Enjoying the warmth of the early afternoon sun, the American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish. "How long did it take you to catch them?" the American casually asked. "Oh, a few hours," the Mexican fisherman replied. "Why don't you stay out longer and catch more fish?" the American businessman then asked. The Mexican warmly replied, "With this I have more than enough to support my family's needs." The businessman then became serious, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?" Responding with a smile, the Mexican fisherman answered, "I sleep late, play with my children, watch ballgames, and take siesta. Sometimes in the evenings I take a stroll into the village to see my friends, play the guitar, and sing a few songs..." The American businessman impatiently interrupted, "Look, I have an MBA from Harvard, and I can help you to be more profitable. You can start by fishing several hours longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra money, you can buy a bigger boat. With the additional income that larger boat will bring, before long you can buy a second boat, then a third one, and so on, until you have an entire fleet of fishing boats." Proud of his own sharp thinking, he excitedly elaborated a grand scheme which could bring even bigger profits, "Then, instead of selling your catch to a middleman you'll be able to sell your fish directly to the processor, or even open your own cannery. Eventually, you could control the product, processing and distribution. You could leave this tiny coastal village and move to Mexico City, or possibly even Los Angeles or New York City, where you could even further expand your enterprise."

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Having never thought of such things, the Mexican fisherman asked, "But how long will all this take?" After a rapid mental calculation, the Harvard MBA pronounced, "Probably about 15-20 years, maybe less if you work really hard." "And then what, señor?" asked the fisherman. "Why, that's the best part!" answered the businessman with a laugh. "When the time is right, you would sell your company stock to the public and become very rich. You would make millions." "Millions? What would I do with it all?" asked the young fisherman in disbelief. The businessman boasted, "Then you could happily retire with all the money you've made. You could move to a quaint coastal fishing village where you could sleep late, play with your grandchildren, watch ballgames, and take siesta. You could stroll to the village in the evenings where you could play the guitar and sing with your friends all you want." The moral of this story is, when contemplating any change in this New Year, is to know what really matters in your life. Because you may find that God in Jesus Christ has taken you closer than you think. With every best wish for 2014.

Graham

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New Member by Certificate of Transference Mrs Nancy De Souza, 34 Northwood Court

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Forthcoming Events 5 January

Joint Service In St Luke’s & Queen St

12 January

Morning Service

19 January

Morning Service

21 January

Congregational Board Kirk Session

26 January

Communion

2 February

Morning Service

11.00 am

7.00 pm Approx 8.00 pm

Family Communion Traditional Communion

9.30 am 11.00 am 11.00 am

Door Duties 5.1.14

Anita McIsaac

Brenda Moffat

12.1.14

Margaret McLuskie Margaret Wight

Jim McLuskie Gordon Gillan

19.1.14

Ian Wightman Douglas Cain

Fred Marshall Nina Martin

John Alexander XXX

Les Mackay XXX

2.2.14

John Rice Babs Beat

Jim Nimmo John Alexander

9.2.14

Isabel Scott Mike Clark

Ian Richmond Dorothy Anderson

Communion 26.1.14

November Summary of Offerings

FWO Gift Aid Plate/Retiring Totals

2013 Nov

2013 YTD

2012 Nov

2012 YTD

720 3422 385 4527

12012 36015 4652 52679

755 3623 521 4898

12234 39162 4961 56357

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Flowers for the Church 5 January 12 January 19 January 26 January 2 February

Mrs Mrs Mrs Mrs Mrs

M McLeod E Simpson N Smith W Meiklejohn M Fleming

Thanks to all who give flowers throughout the year and to those who donate to the Flower Fund. Please contact me if you would like to put flowers in the church any Sunday as they can be arranged for you. Thanks also to the ladies who help with the decorations at Easter, Harvest and Christmas - they really do work hard to work off all the chocolate that they eat on these days! I wish you all a very Happy and Peaceful New Year. Marvin Harris

Car Pool The Car Pool is available every Sunday for your convenience and drivers are willing to pick you up from your home and bring you to the service. To use this service, phone either of the named drivers for the appropriate Sunday either on the Saturday before or up until 10 am on the day. They will pick you up and return you to your home after the service. Sunday 5 January

Fred Marshall John Alexander

738769 690745

Sunday 12 January

Mgt & Jim McLuskie Douglas Cain

521235 778959

Sunday 19 January

Ian Wightman Ian Spence

739275 732732

Sunday 26 January

Linda Grimmond Isabel Scott

736783 779151

Sunday 2 February

Fred Marshall Sandy Duncan

738769 778031

Still looking for more drivers! If you can help, then please speak to Marvin Harris 778089.

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Sunday School Rota 5 January

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

12 January

Donna, Sheena, Angela, Morven

19 January

Donna, Sheena, Angela, Morven

26 January

Family Communion 9.30 am - No Sunday School

2 February 8 February

Donna, Sheena, Angela, Morven Sunday School Fund Raiser

Stamps Please remember your saved stamps as en mass they raise money for World Mission. The Church of Scotland has been involved in this venture for some time. There is a box at the foot of the staircase in the church vestibule for their collection. Thank you. Babs Beat 20 Pence Pieces I’m very pleased to advise that the total collected has now reached £2,985. The response continues to be very encouraging and once again I would like to thank all who contribute. Les Mackay Life & Work 2014 The subscription to the above magazine is £19.44 and this is now due for payment. Thank you. Mrs C Hotson, 48 Victoria Road, Broughty Ferry, DD5 1BN Telephone 779417

Church Notes Articles for the February edition should be with me by Sunday 26 January 2014. If you would like to receive an email version of the Church News please email me at brenda@broughtystlukes.com and I will confirm receipt to let you know that I have received your request. Brenda Moffat St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

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ST LUKE’S GUILD January Events January 9 Robin Grimond will give A View of the Lily Walker Centre. We hope to hear more about Lily Walker, an amazing and modest woman whose ideas were later part of the motivation for the National Health Service and Social Services. January 23 Some aspects of the Work and Life of Robert Burns by Isabel Scott. Past Events December 5 We held an Extraordinary General Meeting to distribute Finances. We donated £200 to The Julius Project and £200 to Rwanda. Our National Guild sponsors these two charities. We also gave £200 to St Luke’s & Queen Street Church. Mary Stewart was thanked for her meticulous work in preparing the accounts. Afterwards Mary Macleod entertained us with some humorous versions of bible stories immortalized by the Glasgow University Students’ exhortations to “Join the Happy Sunday School! Bring

your sticks of chewing gum and sit upon the floor and we’ll tell you bible stories that you never heard before!” Then Mary issued us with song sheets containing some great old ditties, which we sang with great enthusiasm despite a certain lack of choral skill. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. December 19 At the Christmas celebration, Primary 6 from Eastern School performed their project on the lives lived by various Victorian children. This was education at its best as it was factual and fun. The children enjoyed themselves, as did the guild members. The two teachers who share the teaching of primary 6, Hilary Richmond and Rhona Merry, are to be congratulated on the performances of the children, the costumes and the stage properties. The mega pocket watches were just begging to be stolen by the thieves who skillfully evaded the bobbies and peelers who pursued them. Nobody in that class can ever forget that Robert Peel founded the Police Force. The pupils sang some carols and then departed after an appreciative vote of thanks from Mary Macleod, a former primary school teacher, who knew what she was talking about. Graham Taylor, our minister, issued us with carol sheets and we were all invited to suggest our favourite carols. The Christmas tea was a feast of bite-sized goodies and the jokes in the crackers were the usual appropriately vintage stuff. Truly we all wished it could be Christmas every day.

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Events in February February 6 Mary Rice is conducting a Workshop on Celebration Cakes. February 20 What is Dementia and what support is available locally? Nadia Sutherland.

PS We warmly welcome all visitors to our meetings. Isabel Scott, Guild Secretary

GOOD NEWS CONGRATULATIONS to Cara Gordon and Catie Riding for taking part in the pantomime at the Gardyne Theatre. Cara also appeared in the pantomime at the Ice Rink. CONGRATULATIONS to Sheilah Andrew for taking over the post of Gift Aid Convener from Sandy Duncan. CONGRATULATIONS to Jack and Irene Maxwell as their granddaughter, Niamh Reid designed the Christmas card for Bearsden Primary School. CONGRATULATIONS to the Rector, Music department, Home Economics department and all the pupils who took part in the splendid concert at Grove Academy on 17 December. All the varied musical items were warmly appreciated and the afternoon tea was delicious. Many members of our church attended and we were proud of Alexandra Clark and Caitlin Morgan. The pupils were universally attentive and charming. The pupils sported many versions of their school uniform but all wore beaming smiles. Margaret McLuskie and Marvin Harris took up a collection of £80 from St Luke’s members to donate to Grove Academy funds. CONGRATULATIONS to the readers and the choir for the Service of Lessons and Carols on 15th December. Don Grieve must have been proud of the choir’s performance. CONGRATULATIONS to Brenda Moffat for yet another splendid cover for our December Congregational News. CONGRATULATIONS to Alistair Cochrane for appearing in the Courier in a photograph of the new Dundee Schools Pipe Band. BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS to Anne Anderson, Ken Andrew, Irene Maxwell, Isabel Scott and any others celebrating a December birthday.

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CONGRATULATIONS to those who took part in the DIY Advent Service. CONGRATULATIONS to Elizabeth Bates for adding Douglas Clark, Alexandra Clark and Jordan McKeown to the pool of readers of the scriptures. CONGRATULATIONS to Les Mackay on the success of his 20 pence initiative as the sum collected is constantly increasing. CONGRATULATIONS to John Alexander for his meticulous attention to detail as fabric convener. MEGA CONGRATULATIONS to Daryl McKeown, Alana Trusty and Walter Scott for masterminding the Nativity Play on 22 December. We were all totally enraptured by its multi-layered digs at contemporary targets and yet getting the true meaning of Christmas into our heads. It would be invidious to mention any actor in particular as they all evidently could easily make their way in the acting profession. The costumes and technical effects were classic and the new portable stage let us all see what was going on. Actors vow that it is hard to compete with children and animals and the little poppet dressed as a lamb proved their point in the final scene. It was a marvelous nativity play and thank you all for a morning to remember. Roving Reporter alias Isabel Scott PS

If you are aware of any good news please phone me on 779151 Or email me sblsctt@gmail.com Or just talk to me!

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Anagrams

PRESBYTERIAN:

When you rearrange the letters

BEST IN PRAYER

ASTRONOMER:

MOON STARER

DESPERATION:

A ROPE ENDS IT

THE EYES

THEY SEE

GEORGE BUSH:

HE BUGS GORE

THE MORSE CODE

HERE COME DOTS

DORMITORY:

DIRTY ROOM

SLOT MACHINES

CASH LOST IN ME

ANIMOSITY:

IS NO AMITY

ELECTION RESULTS

LIES - LET'S RECOUNT

SNOOZE ALARMS

ALAS! NO MORE Z 'S

A DECIMAL POINT

I'M A DOT IN PLACE

THE EARTHQUAKES

THAT QUEER SHAKE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO

TWELVE PLUS ONE

MOTHER-IN-LAW

WOMAN HITLER

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OFFICE BEARERS MINISTER

Rev Graham Taylor, BSc BD (Min) FIAB, The Manse, 22 Albert Road, Broughty Ferry Mr Ken Andrew, 49 Cedar Road e-mail: ken@broughtystlukes.com Mrs Mary Rice, 20 Abercorn Street mary.rice@broughtystlukes.com

SESSION CLERK CLERK TO THE BOARD

779212 776765 450662

TREASURER FREEWILL TREASURER

Mr Mike Clark 31 Dawson Road Mrs Sheilah Andrew, 49 Cedar Road

477570 776765

GIFT AID TREASURER

Mrs Sheilah Andrew, 49 Cedar Road

776765

ROLL KEEPER

Mr Les Mackay, 62 Fintry Place

776413

ORGANIST

Mr Don Grieve, 7a Church Street, Monifieth

530540

CHURCH CO-ORDINATOR

Mrs Elizabeth Bates elizabethbates711@btinternet.com Office Hours – Tuesday 10 – 12 noon Friday 2 – 4 pm Ms E Mckay, 14 Church Street

732094

SUNDAY SCHOOL COORDINATOR

Mrs Aileen Adamson, 35 Blake Avenue

776770

FLOWER CONVENER

Mrs Marvin Harris, 64 Marlee Road

778089

CHURCH OFFICER

803367

FABRIC CONVENER

Mr John Alexander, 11 Bader Square

690745

EDITOR OF NOTES

Mrs Brenda Moffat, 12 Rossie Avenue e-mail: brenda@broughtystlukes.com

736209

DISTRIBUTOR OF NOTES

Mrs Ruth Adamson, 41 Cedar Road

732515

CRÈCHE COORDINATOR

Mrs Elaine McKeown, 22 Edzell Street

522678

CHURCH ORGANISATIONS AND LEADERS CHURCH OF SCOTLAND GUILD PRESIDENT

Meets fortnightly on Thursday at 2.00 pm Mrs Margaret McLuskie, 6 Fyne Road

GIRL GUIDES 20th COMPANY

Meets Thursday at 7.00 pm Mrs Lorna McLeod, 21 Cedar Road Meets Friday 6.15 – 7.25 pm Mrs Mairi Clark, 15 Guthrie St, Carnoustie

RAINBOW GUIDES

521235

477495 (01241) 853410

BROWNIES 20th B PACK

Meets Fridays at 6.15 - Mrs Rachel Thompson, Old School House, 2 Doon Tce., Dundee, DD4 8EW

SENIOR CHOIR FUN’D RAISING COMMITTEE

Meets on Sunday at 10 am in the Church Mr Steven Peters, 11 Johnston Avenue Mr Iain A Richmond, 31 Luke Place

813835 739056

YOUTH COMMITTEE

Mr Daryl McKeown, 22 Edzell Street

522678

PRAYER GROUP

Meets on Wednesdays at 2.30 pm Mrs MacLeod, 33 Ballinard Rd

776943

CHILD PROTECTION

Mrs E Hackney, 5 Elmgrove Park, Monikie

370493

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASS

Meets on Monday 7.30 – 9.30 pm Jean Harkins, 10 Quality Street, Gauldry, Fife

330674

CARPET BOWLING CLUB

Meets on Tuesday at 1.45 pm Mr Jack Maxwell, 25 Fairfield Road

778510

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