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St Luke’s & Queen Street Church Congregational News

October 2015


Dear Friends I am writing to you on the day of the Autumn Equinox. Now, of course, we think of it as the day of equal light and dark. But it is also the start of the meteorological autumn; a season we tend to treat as a mixed blessing. Since, we all look forward to this time of fires; the fires of sunset, the fires of trees in golden foliage and, particularly the youngsters, the thrill of bonfire parties. Yet we also look ruefully back to summer and all the hopes we had for it. In essence, we would rather stay where we are and we dislike the change. Well, as I explained before, over my recent holidays I wrote a series of very short stories for our Facebook page. The one that follows was inspire by my visiting, Baddesley Clinton, an old Tudor manor house outside Birmingham. I hope you feel its message and prayer is worthy of thought in this season of inevitable change:

The artist opened her paint box, dampened her brush and started. Before her was a beautiful Tudor half timbered house complete with moat and gatehouse. She worked quickly on that hot summer's day. The picture developed and showed no sign of the many visitors who trooped passed her on their way to tour the building. She disliked their intrusion with garish tops and shorts into this piece of history. Suddenly she sighted an old man in straw hat and linen jacket stop and gaze at the house. He was perfect for inclusion just at the bridge over the moat. Soon the painting was finished as the shadows swiftly changed towards afternoon. So she collected her gear and stood up. There beside her was the gentleman she had portrayed. They talked and she asked if he knew the house well. 'Yes' he replied 'many years ago I lived here'. 'My uncle once owned it and I stayed here as a boy each summer'. 'Do you miss it?' asked the artist. 'Of course but you can't turn the clocks back. Now it is the property of the tourists who pay to keep it up’. He went on ' now why don't you paint it again but include the visitors this time - that will picture the future?' A few minutes late he left with the first picture and the painter started again remembering that time runs in only one direction. Let us pray Lord, help us to value the present Treasure the past and use them to find a trusting hope in the future. Amen With every blessing

Graham St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

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Forthcoming Events 4 October

Morning Service

11.00 am

11 October

Morning Service

11.00 am

18 October

Morning Service

11.00 am

20 October

Congregational Board Kirk Session

25 October

Communion

7.00 pm Approx 8.00 pm

Family Service in hall Traditional Service Elders’ Conference

9.30 am 11.00 am Following service

1 November Morning Service

11.00 am

Elders’ Conference This year's Elder's Conference is on 25 October (after Communion) and will led by Dundee's Elder Development Team. This will be an excellent opportunity for us to think through how to better meet the challenges of being a Christian leader in 21st Century Britain. All Elders are strongly encouraged to attend and a soup lunch will be provided.

Café of Memories

As we grow older, we all find it more difficult to make new friends. In fact, even keeping up with old friendships can be a struggle. This is made more difficult if infirmities keep us bound to our homes.

That's why we started our monthly 'Café of Memories' afternoon refreshments. Starting with tea or coffee, there will be items on the tables to help bring back memories of the past and offer an opportunity to reminisce. Then there will be a short moment of worship with familiar hymns and readings. Throughout we will be sensitive to the needs of those who find remembering a challenge and those who help them today. If you would like to find renewed companionship or care for someone who has difficulties of mind then please come along to our Café of Memories at 2 pm on 22 October in our Halls. Please contact Marvin Harris for more details (778089)

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Door Duties, Flowers and Car Pool

Date 4 Oct

11 Oct

18 Oct

25 Oct

1 Nov

Door Duties

Flowers

Margaret Wight

Gordon Gillan

Isabel Scott

Sheena Flack

Elizabeth Lorimer

Ian Richmond

Dorothy Anderson

John Alexander

Babs Beat

John Rice

Brenda Moffat

Jim Nimmo

Mary Rice

Les Mackay

XXX

XXX

Cate Ritchie

Walter Scott

Elaine McKeown

Val Shepherd

Mrs D Gregory

Mrs N Dean

Mrs M Pollock

Mrs E Bates

Mr C Lindsay

Car Pool Mgt & Jim McLuskie

521235

Jim Nimmo

477740

Sandy Duncan

778031

Ian Wightman

739275

John Alexander

690745

Mgt & Jim McLuskie

521235

Linda Grimmond

736783

Ian Spence

732732

Douglas Cain

778959

Jim Nimmo

477740

Church Flowers 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. Marvin Harris Car Pool The Car Pool is available every Sunday for your convenience. The drivers are willing to come and pick you up from your home and bring you to the service then take you home again afterwards. Please make use of this service by phoning either of the named drivers for the appropriate Sunday. You can phone the day before or up until 10 am on the day. Marvin Harris.

Sunday School Rota 4 October

Sue, Ian, Val, Gail

11 October

HOLIDAY, NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

18 October

HOLIDAY, NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

25 October

9.30 FAMILY COMMUNION, NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

1 November

Sheena, Morven and Walter

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12 Oct

Friends of the Garden – Fortnightly Rota The Shepherd Family 26 Oct John Rice

2 Nov

Everyone

20 Pence Pieces The total collected has slowly increased over the summer and I’m pleased to say has now reached £3,315. This month the Elders will again be visiting their districts and I would be grateful if supporters of this scheme would let them have any coins which they have accumulated. Once again I would like to thank everyone for their support.

Carpet Bowls

The Carpet bowls resumes on Tuesday 6th October at 1.45 pm. New members are most welcome. Jack Maxwell, President Harvest Prom Hope everyone enjoyed our recent Prom in the Garden. We had a lovely dry evening although a bit chilly. Everyone wrapped up in blankets and enjoyed the music from the pipe band, fiddlers and singers. The bucket collection for The Green Tata Trust (children affected by recent earthquake in Nepal) raised £430 and the ticket money raised £625 for our church. Thanks to everyone involved. Café of Memories We have now held two successful café meetings which were well attended. At the first we were talking about Old Dundee and had lots of pictures as well as a carpet beater, washing board etc. which stirred up old memories. At the second meeting we spoke of old school days with slates and colouring as well as skipping, marbles and peever games. Come along and join us at our next café on Thursday 22 October at 2 pm when we will be thinking of ”Home Towns”. Bring your old holiday photos and we can chat over our tea and biscuits. The café ends with a hymn and short message from the minister.

Marvin Harris

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Christmas Greetings Initiative

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e are hoping to try a new initiative to earn some more cash for church funds. A lot of us write Christmas cards to each other and it has been suggested that we have a Christmas Greetings page in the December Church News, similar to that in local newspapers. Please let me have email or hand written notes of your greetings on or before Sunday 15 November to give me time to arrange the greetings for printing in the December Notes. In return we would appreciate your generous donations which will go towards church funds.

Shoe Box Appeal 2015 ‘Christian care for body and soul’ You will find in the church pews this month some leaflets relating to this year’s Shoe Box Appeal. Please take one of these and consider contributing in a very practical way to the care of the genuinely needy this Christmas. Filling a shoebox is an opportunity for us to reach out to much less fortunate people – men, women and children – in a range of countries, particularly Eastern Europe. For many of these people Christmas presents would otherwise be unknown; and as the chief executive of the organizing body Blythswood Care puts it, “Filling a shoebox is a great way of showing kindness to a stranger in need. It’s both practical and personal at the same time”. As our festive season even now approaches, let’s think too of these people. Please return filled Shoeboxes to me by Sunday 1 November 2015. Stewart Howe

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Good News in September CONGRATULATIONS to the organisers of the National Guild Rally which took place in the Caird Hall. Visitors remarked that among the many attractions of Dundee as a venue apparently the magnificent Harrison and Harrison organ and the organist, Stuart Muir, were paramount. CONGRATULATIONS to all those dignified participants who commemorated the appalling Battle of Loos where so many Dundee soldiers perished in the carnage. The surrounding areas held their own sad vigils. BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS to our minister, Rev. C Graham Taylor and any others who celebrated a September birthday. CONGRATULATIONS to Ian Wightman for delivering a report to the Kirk Session on the plans of the Back to Church group. More details will emerge soon. CONGRATULATIONS to Daryl McKeown who delivered a report on the Café Church Groups plans at the Kirk Session. More details will emerge soon. CONGRATULATIONS to Les Mackay on the constantly increasing successful twenty pence fund. Les announced at the recent Board meeting that the fund had reached £8315. Keep on saving your twenty pence pieces. CONGRATULATIONS to the London Design Festival, staged at the Victoria and Albert Museum, for allowing visitors to view exclusive images of the new V&A Dundee. If you wish to view the videos please visit the Courier website smorkis@thecourier.co.uk SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS to the organisers of our St Luke’s Prom concert which took place on Saturday, September 19. It was a most successful and enjoyable event and the bucket collection raised the sum of £430 for the Green Tara Trust Hospital in Nepal and £625 for church funds. CONGRATULATIONS to the generous members of our congregation who gave so willingly at the Harvest Festival so that needy people might benefit. Our minister was thrilled that over Saturday and Sunday we raised over £1000. CONGRATULATIONS to John Alexander and his enthusiastic team of helpers for all their labours to keep our church and grounds in top condition. FURTHER CONGRATULATIONS to John Alexander for rapidly identifying the problem with our organ’s burnt smelling disorder. John has managed to secure a firm which will replace the burnt out bushes within two weeks. GOLDEN WEDDING CONGRATULATIONS on October 2 to Fred and Nina Martin who will celebrate that occasion with a trip to the Big Apple. CONGRATULATIONS to Marvin Harris, Aileen Adamson and the carers who accompany those with Memory loss to our Café of Memories. To date we have had themes of Old Broughty Ferry and Dundee and the recent School Days. Many of the visitors are simply lonely persons who enjoy the convivial atmosphere. The

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photographs, newspaper cuttings and artefacts provoke a flood of reminiscences and the tea and coffee and biscuits are an additional treat. Our minister conducts a brief service of worship, featuring well known hymns and poems. CONGRATULATIONS to Anne Anderson for her week’s attendance at the Church of Scotland Summer School. The days were crammed with information and Anne hopes to tell us all about her experiences and conclusions in October. CONGRATULATIONS to our minister on becoming the Convenor of the Presbytery’s Church and Society Committee. His work on our website keeps us all aware of the many activities of St Luke’s church. He is to be praised for how he combines all his ministerial activities. CONGRATULATIONS to the organisers of the new monthly Breakfast Church which is proving to be a welcome addition to our worship. CONGRATULATIONS to Rachel Williamson, granddaughter of Elizabeth and Gordon Gillan, on graduating LLB (Hons) from Aberdeen University. Rachel is now at Edinburgh University studying for a post-graduate Diploma, before starting to practise as a lawyer. CONGRATULATIONS to John Alexander whose coloured photograph captured Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh when he met the Doctors at Leith Harbour, South Georgia where he visited aboard the Royal Yacht. This photograph is depicted on the 80p stamp. John Alexander was an electrician at the Harbour at the time. South Georgia - HM Queen Elizabeth II: Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch On 9th September 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning Monarch in British history, surpassing the reign of her greatgreat-grandmother Queen Victoria. This series of postage stamps depict Her Majesty since her coronation with many familiar and iconic images from her reign.

CONGRATULATIONS also to John Alexander who has been invited to the House of Lords by the SGHT on Tuesday the 27th of October 2015 to celebrate the completion of phase 3 of the South Georgia Habitat Restoration Project. Roving Reporter alias Isabel Scott PS

If you are aware of any good news please phone me on 779151 Or e-mail me @ sblsctt@gmail.com or talk to me.

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I know not by what methods rare, but this I know God answers prayer. I know not when he sends the word, that tells us frequent prayer is heard. I know not if the blessing sought, Will come just in the guise I thought. I leave my prayer with him alone, Whose will is wiser than my own.

Change of Address - Starter Packs Starter Packs Dundee are now based at 39 Forest Park Road Telephone 223977

Church Notes 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. Articles for the November edition should be with me by Sunday 25th October 2015. Brenda Moffat

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MINISTER SESSION CLERK CLERK TO THE BOARD TREASURER FREEWILL TREASURER GIFT AID TREASURER ROLL KEEPER ORGANIST CHURCH CO-ORDINATOR

CHURCH OFFICER SUNDAY SCHOOL COORDINATOR FLOWER CONVENER FABRIC CONVENER EDITOR OF NOTES DISTRIBUTOR OF NOTES

OFFICE BEARERS Rev Graham Taylor, BSc BD (Min) FIAB, The Manse, 22 Albert Road, Broughty Ferry Mr Ken Andrew, 16 Bader Square e-mail: ken@broughtystlukes.com Mrs Mary Rice, 20 Abercorn Street jamrice1@outlook.com Mrs Mary Rice, 20 Abercorn Street jamrice1@outlook.com Mrs Sheilah Andrew, 16 Bader Square Mr A G Duncan, 17 Strathisla Road Mr Les Mackay, 62 Fintry Place Mr Don Grieve, 7a Church Street, Monifieth Mrs Elizabeth Bates elizabethbates711@btinternet.com Office Hours – Tuesday 10 – 11 am Friday 2 – 3 pm Ms E Mckay, 14 Church Street

779212 776765 450662 450662 776765 778031 776413 530540

732094 07471190869 Or 803367 776770 778089 690745

Mrs Aileen Adamson, 35 Blake Avenue Mrs Marvin Harris, 64 Marlee Road Mr John Alexander, 11 Bader Square Mrs Brenda Moffat, 12 Rossie Avenue e-mail: brenda@broughtystlukes.com Mrs Ruth Adamson, 41 Cedar Road

736209 732515

CHURCH ORGANISATIONS AND LEADERS CHURCH OF SCOTLAND GUILD Meets fortnightly on Thursdays at 2.00 pm from PRESIDENT October to April Mrs Aileen Adamson, 35 Blake Avenue GIRL GUIDES 20th COMPANY Meets Thursday at 7.00 pm Mrs Janet Peggie, 28 Lawers Drive RAINBOW GUIDES Meets Friday 6.15 – 7.25 pm Mrs Mairi Clark, 15 Guthrie St, Carnoustie BROWNIES 20th B PACK Meets Fridays at 6.15 - Mrs Rachel Thompson, Old School House, 2 Doon Tce., Dundee, DD4 8EW SENIOR CHOIR SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONVENOR YOUTH COMMITTEE PRAYER GROUP SAFEGUARDING COORDINATOR CARPET BOWLING CLUB

Meets on Sunday at 10 am in the Church Mr Don Grieve, 7a Church Street, Monifieth Mr Walter Scott 110 Forthill Road walter@broughtystlukes.com Mr Daryl McKeown, 22 Edzell Street Meets on Wednesdays at 2.30 pm in Mrs Isabel Scott’s house, 34 Dawson Road David Shepherd sheppy50@gmail.com Meets on Tuesday at 1.45 pm Mr Jack Maxwell, 25 Fairfield Road

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776770 07730580770 01241 853410

530540 732631 522678 779151

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2015 october church news  

Monthly magazine of St Luke's Church of Scotland, Broughty Ferry, Scotland

2015 october church news  

Monthly magazine of St Luke's Church of Scotland, Broughty Ferry, Scotland

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