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St Luke’s & Queen Street Church Congregational News

The Glee Club during the Guild Visit

December 2016/January 2017


Dear friends Well here we are again – on the doorstep of Christmas. For many, this is not a welcome thought, since each Advent season is loaded down with present and food buying, card writing and social calendar organising. But others regret it for another and less spoken of reason. Because, when I was a student at St Mary’s in the town, I would regularly visit the newly opened Wellgate Centre. This was a special treat at Christmas, due to the brightness of its decorations. On one occasion, I noticed that perched on top of each of the window pillars was a doll gaudily dressed as a jester. However, if you got up close, you could see that he had the unhappiest of faces. At the time, I wrote a piece about him seeing both the happy and sad people passing below. Here then is a potentially gloomy fact of our yuletide. For many will be alone and left outside of the cheer of family and friends. For them, Christmas is not so much ‘The Day’ than just another. So, this Christmastime, give the best possible present – time. Time to go and visit. Time to pick up the phone and call. Your time taken out of busy-ness just to listen. Similarly, if you are alone then welcome every visitor as if they were the magi bearing precious gold. Give time yourself to calling up and calling around. Moreover, come in to our congregational fellowship and make friends. Because this is the true meaning of the Christ child’s birth. This is being together because of ‘God with us’. This is indeed the Christmas Spirit gifting festive joy into ever heart. With every blessing For a joyful Christmas

Graham

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Deaths ‘And whosoever believeth in me shall never die” 10/11/2016 Mrs Marjory Marshall, 86 Hawick Drive

4 December

Forthcoming Events Welcome Gift Service to be held in the hall

11 Dec

Traditional Carol Service

15 Dec

Guild Christmas Party including an invitation to Café of Memories visitors.

18 Dec

Nativity Play Service

24 Dec

Christingle Family Service Carols/Watchnight Service

25 Dec

Combined Service in St Stephens

10.00 am

1 January

Combined Service in St Luke's

11.00 am

8 January

Morning Service

11.00 am

15 January

Morning Service

11.00 am

22 January

Family Communion in the hall Traditional Communion

9.30 am 11.00 am

26 January

Café of Memories

29 January

Morning Service

11.00 am

5 February

Morning Service

11.00 am

11.00 am

2.00 pm 11.00 am 6.30 pm 11 for 11.30 pm

2.00 pm

October Summary of Offerings 2016

2016

2015

2015

Oct

YTD

Oct

YTD

Open Plate

569

4341

466

4273

FWO Env

855

7004

807

8153

FWO SO

196

2426

225

2490

GA Chq

0

2850

0

2595

GA SO

1942

23289

1986

24507

Totals

3562

39910

3484

42018

Gift Day Donation

100

5970

GA Tax Recovered

5516

20P coin boxes

2031

St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

5943

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Door Duties 4 Dec

11 Dec

18 Dec

Flowers

Babs Beat

John Alexander

Elizabeth Lorimer

John Rice

Dorothy Anderson

Ian Richmond

Brenda Moffat

Jim Nimmo

Fiona Cochrane

Alana Trusty

Ann Stewart

Douglas Cane

Mrs M Skea

Mr Ree

Guild

25 Dec

Joint service in St Stephen’s Church – No car pool

1 January

Margaret Wight

Car Pool Douglas Cain

778959

Ian Wightman

739275

John Alexander

690745

Jim Nimmo

477740

Sandy Duncan

778031

Mgt & Jim McLuskie

521235

Douglas Cain

778959

John Alexander

690745

2017

Elizabeth Bates

David Bates

Mrs M MacLeod

8 Jan

Mary Summers

Sandy Duncan

Vacant

521235

Anne Melrose

Ian Wightman

Mgt & Jim McLuskie

Elizabeth Lorimer

John Rice

Jim Nimmo

477740

Babs Beat

John Alexander

Mrs W Meiklejohn

Mary Rice

Les Mackay

Flower fund

Ian Wightman

739275

XXX

XXX

Brenda Moffat

Jim Nimmo

Douglas Cain

778959

Dorothy Anderson

Ian Richmond

Shelagh Allison

Douglas Cain

Sandy Duncan

778031

Ann Stewart

Jim McLuskie

15 Jan

Gordon Gillan

Communion 22 Jan

29 Jan

5 Feb

Mrs M Fleming

Church Flowers Thanks to all who supply and arrange flowers every Sunday and a special thanks to the faithful group of ladies who help at Christmas, Harvest and Easter times. Without their help the sanctuary could not be prepared so beautifully. We are also indebted to those who deliver the flowers to our sick, elderly and bereaved members after the service. There are quite a number of vacant Sundays in next year's flower calendar, so if anyone would like to 'take' a Sunday, I would be very grateful. Speak to me about dates. Marvin Harris – Telephone 778089

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Car Pool Thanks to all our car pool drivers who so willingly bring people to Sunday services. As you can see, our volunteer numbers have shrunk. Please, please can we get some more drivers. The Car Pool is available every Sunday for your convenience. The drivers are willing to pick you up from your home, 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.

20 Pence Pieces Once again I’m pleased to announce that our total has continued to increase and now has reached £11,391. This most recent increase is largely due to the receipt of a Gift Aid Tax refund of £313. This yet again shows the value to the congregation of giving by this means. I would also like to draw your attention to the invaluable work done by Sandy Duncan who administers this aspect of our finances. Finally, I should again thank all who give this their support. Les Mackay

Church Notes Articles for the February edition should be with me by Sunday 29th January 2017. 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

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Sunday School Rota and News 4 December

Welcome Gift Service – Sheena, Morven & Walter

11 December

Cate, Gill and Elaine

18 December

Cate, Gill and Elaine

8 January

Cate, Gill and Elaine

15 January

Cate, Gill and Elaine

22 January

Sue, Ian, Val

29 January

Sue, Ian, Val

5 February

Sue, Ian, Val

12 February

Sue, Ian, Val

The Sunday School are having a trip to the Pantomime to see Cinderella on the 10th December and everyone is looking forward to a Christmas treat! The Nativity Play with a Dr Who theme is being staged on the 18th December and the Christingle Service is on 24th December at 6pm. Everyone is welcome! We are having a Sunday School fund raiser - Stovies for Lunch - on the 29th January immediately after the service. The Sunday School will prepare and serve the lunch so please save the date and come and enjoy a lovely, warming plate of stovies with us. The Sunday school were covering the story of Jonah, so the craft work involved making a cut out Jonah and inserting him in the "whale", as you can see the children really engaged with this and created some quality whales !

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Café of Memories

Café of Memories in January will be held on Thursday 26th with the theme - Fun and Games. Thanks to everyone who helps out at the Cafés and to all those who come along to support us. Marvin 778089

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Thanks Many thanks to all who visited, sent cards and flowers to Marjory over the last 2 1/2 years as she struggled with Vasculitis. A particular thank you to all who gave her words of encouragement when at last she was able to get back to Church. Sometime Marjory took a lot of convincing that she had improved so much. On her last time at Church she was so pleased to be helped up the steps by our present and past Elders, John and Jim. Lastly many thanks to all who attended the Celebration of her Life. As Sandra's Father-in-Law said, "Am I allowed to say it was a braw funeral?" Yes! It certainly was a really good celebration and Marjory would have totally approved. Fred Marshall

Free film viewing at Stepps Theatre, Wellgate Saturday 10th December – for children 10.15 – Ice Age Collision Course Saturday 10th December – for adults - 1 pm for 1.30 pm – Polar Express

There’s usually a film once a month for children and there will be a new list issued at the Library on 10th. Please book a seat at the Reception Desk at the Library or email Kerry.payne@leisureandculturedundee.com

Stamps Please remember to save the stamps from your Christmas mail. Our collection goes to help overseas mission

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GUILD On 20th October we had Martin Allan, the new City Archivist giving a talk on the history of Poor Relief in Dundee. Our speaker on 3rd November was Alastair McIntosh who told us of his trip on the Panama Canal as well as its history. We had our fundraiser Afternoon Tea on 17th November when we were entertained by The Glee Club. This was a most enjoyable afternoon of song and also a lot of witty banter between the conductor and the accompanist. We would like to thank all who supported this event either by their attendance, donations of food and also the help given in the preparation and serving of the teas. Forthcoming meetings include a talk on the Butterfly Trust (Cystic Fibrosis), our Christmas party when we will be entertained by the pupils of Eastern Primary and in to the new year we will have a talk on Aloe Vera and a demonstration by Wiltshire Farm Foods. Church members, family and friends are all invited to any of these meetings and a warm welcome is assured. Elizabeth Bates, Secretary

Good News in November CONGRATULATIONS to our minister for his uplifting Guild Dedication service on 6th November. He did not shrink from revealing the sheer horror of unnecessary and life threatening operations inflicted on some young eightyear-old girls. One of this year’s guild projects is Feed the Mind, an attempt to stop cruel surgery through education. The other project is Caring for Mother Earth in Bolivia. The message of the service was illustrated by the tale of Jonah and the Whale. CONGRATULATIONS to Jamie Robert Murray OBE for reaching World Number One in men’s tennis doubles. This is the first time a British player has reached this pinnacle. CONGRATULATIONS to Andrew Barron Murray OBE, affectionately known as Andy Murray, for reaching World Number One in men’s tennis singles. This is the first time a British player has received this accolade. Even more remarkably this is the only time that brothers have won these prestigious positions. Andy is very modest and if an award for self-deprecation existed, Andy would be the outright winner. CONGRATULATIONS to Andy Murray, who is a World Wildlife Fund ambassador, for signing a petition already signed by 155,000 people ahead of a conference on the illegal wildlife trade in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Ian Rankin’s English teacher, Ron Gillespie, for encouraging the great crime writer to opt for a career in literature in preference to his intended career in accountancy. Teaching is a super job if you are really interested in your pupils. CONGRATULATIONS to Camperdown Wildlife Centre for bringing three young European brown bears from Sweden. The bears are siblings, two females and a male all aged 22 months and they will be company for Star who has been lonely since the death of Comet who had lived in Camperdown for three decades. Star has lived there since the late nineteen eighties. To let the new arrivals settle in they will not be on public view till after Christmas. CONGRATULATIONS to Les Mackay on the constantly increasing successful twenty pence fund. Keep saving! CONGRATULATIONS to the volunteer drivers in the church pool for driving people to church. I often make use of this facility and want to join with others in expressing our heartfelt thanks. BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS to Frances Hutcheson and any others who enjoyed a November birthday. SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS to the members of the congregation who generously contribute to the Food Bank boxes. Contributions of Pet Food would be very welcome as many recipients choose to feed their pets rather than themselves. CONGRATULATIONS to all those who graduated this month. Of particular importance was the occasion when Professor Sue Black presented her nursing degree to her daughter, Grace. The proud mother said that her daughter had been born to be a nurse. Grace said that her negative personal experiences of hospital staff were a huge influence. CONGRATULATIONS to Professor Sue Black, the world famous professor of anatomy and forensic anthropology on her award of damehood from the Queen. Professor Black has said that her desire to retrieve and identify remains of massacres and pogroms is her desire to give the remains an identity, which had been wrenched from them. CONGRATULATIONS to Alan Steadman, a retired civil servant from Dundee for becoming the new voice of BT’s speaking clock service. His voice is the fifth voice to give the time and it is the first non-English voice.

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CONGRATULATIONS to our minister, the orchestra, and our organist, Don Grieve, who brought along several members of Broughty Operatic Society to augment our choir and indeed to all those who took part in the poignant proceedings on Remembrance Sunday on 13th November. Tim Mineard gave an interesting and appropriate address to our children. Graham inadvertently promoted Harry Davey from Squadron leader to Wing Commander. I am unable to upgrade each reader similarly but I unhesitatingly award Harry and all the other male and female readers the top score for audibility and verve. The flowers in the sanctuary were lovely and Marvin Harris and Aileen Adamson made up posies for all the ladies who were present after the service. The final hymn was a new one from CH4 and this was traditionally followed by the National Anthem. CONGRATULATIONS to Lorne Scott for the beautiful solo which he performed effortlessly on Remembrance Sunday. His mother confided to me that she was a bundle of nerves but I assured her that many parents automatically shake apprehensively when their children are in the limelight. Many of us seem to feel that it is our duty to be agitated on their behalf. CONGRATULATIONS to the Guild on the success of their Fund raising Afternoon Tea. The Glee Singers were a great success and it would be very pleasant to see them again soon. The sum raised was £500. CONGRATULATIONS to Shelagh Allison, the daughter of Chris Steele, on her invitation to attend on 28th November a reception at 10 Downing Street in connection with Sarcoma UK Ltd. Every year 10 Downing Street selects a specific charity and the current choice is Sarcoma UK Ltd. Shelagh and her family raised the splendid sum of over £45,000. Let us hope that Shelagh brings back some photographs to show to our admiring congregation. CONGRATULATIONS to Marvin Harris and Aileen Adamson for the wonderful Café of Memories on Thursday, 24th November when the theme was Scotland the Brave. Alba Gu Brath is the Gaelic for Scotland forever. It is not that Scots think that Scotland is the best country in the world, it is simply that many of us love it the best. We made framed pictures out of photographs of Scotland and mounted them on tartan backgrounds. Our minister, Rev. C Graham Taylor led us in a short service featuring Scotland. Mary Macleod provided the music and as always changed key to accommodate our aging voices. Then followed tea and convivial chats. CONGRATULATIONS to Judy Murray who has been awarded by Abertay University an Honorary Doctorate in Education for her services to sport and for her ongoing initiatives to improve access to tennis. In a period of unprecedented success in tennis for the UK, Judy Murray was given the

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limelight at this graduation ceremony and she later said that it was a very proud moment for her. CONGRATULATIONS to another retired teacher, Patricia Robertson of Broughty Ferry. The post Brexit stock market bounce added £28,000 to her savings and she decided to give the entire £28,000 to Ninewells Hospital. Patricia was moved by a television documentary about a boy who had to travel 100 miles 3 times a week for kidney dialysis treatment. However, our local health board already owned a dialysis machine. Undeterred, the generous lady then decided to donate £28,000 to the Children’s hospital at Ninewells. To crown this benevolent act, she gave a further £28,000 to be shared between 2 other hospital departments. NHS Tayside chairman, Professor John Connell, said that Patricia’s donation was “absolutely wonderful.” NHS Tayside chief executive, Lesley McLay added, “It is absolutely overwhelming and we are very grateful.” CONGRATULATIONS to The organisers of the 26th November Christmas Bazaar. This social occasion raised almost £800. In common with many others I have always enjoyed Elizabeth Gaskell’s book, Cranford but had never come across her book called North and South although I had seen a very truncated version on television. Not only did I acquire that book but also another novel entitled Mary Barton. I am a third of the way through North and South and can guarantee that there will be a minimal amount of housework in the next few days thanks to the Christmas bazaar. CONGRATULATIONS to Tim Mineard for his contributions to the 11 a.m. church service today, 27th November. Tim was there with his extended family and his daughter, Emily, had the privilege of lighting the first Advent candle. Her joyful expression showed how much she appreciated the opportunity. Tim had to reconcile the difficulty of linking Daniel to Advent. Readings by our minister, Graham, and Stewart Howe set the scene for the impetuous decision of King Darius to kill anybody who worshipped any God except himself during the following 30 days. Daniel chose to worship his God openly 3 times a day and was thrown into the lions’ den for his fortitude. Everything ended safely for Daniel and the message is that we should all openly declare our Christian beliefs and not give way to peer pressure in any circumstances. Roving Reporter alias Isabel Scott PS

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

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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 Office Hours – Tuesday 10 – 11 am & Friday 2 – 3 pm

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

Ms E Mckay, 14 Church Street

SUNDAY SCHOOL COORDINATOR FLOWER CONVENER FABRIC CONVENER EDITOR OF NOTES

Mrs Aileen Adamson, 35 Blake Avenue Mrs Marvin Harris, 64 Marlee Road

DISTRIBUTOR OF NOTES

CHURCH OF SCOTLAND GUILD PRESIDENT 80th RAINBOWS LEADER 80th BROWNIES LEADER 80th GUIDES LEADER 20th GUIDES LEADER 20th RAINBOWS LEADER 20th BROWNIES LEADERS SENIOR CHOIR ORGANIST SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONVENOR YOUTH COMMITTEE PRAYER GROUP SAFEGUARDING COORDINATOR CARPET BOWLING CLUB

Mrs Brenda Moffat, 12 Rossie Avenue e-mail: brenda@broughtystlukes.com Mrs Ruth Adamson, 41 Cedar Road

CHURCH ORGANISATIONS AND LEADERS Meets fortnightly on Thursdays at 2 pm from October to April Mrs Aileen Adamson, 35 Blake Avenue Meets on Mondays at 6 pm Mrs Mairi Clark, 15 Guthrie St, Carnoustie Meets Mondays at 6 pm Margaret Purvis Meets on Mondays at 7.15 pm Mrs Bridget Wilson-Hunter, 1 Marlee Road, B/F Meets Thursday at 7 pm Mrs Janet Peggie, 28 Lawers Drive Meets on Fridays at 6 pm Mrs Mairi Clark, 15 Guthrie St, Carnoustie Meets Fridays at 6 pm Meets on Sunday at 10 am in the Church Mr Don Grieve, 7a Church Street, Monifieth Mr Walter Scott 110 Forthill Road Morven.walter@tiscali.co.uk 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 Contact Church Office – Mrs Elizabeth Bates (as above)

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St Luke's Notes - December 2016