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St Luke’s & Queen Street Church Congregational News

This lamb was born near Cupar, just a few moments before this photo was taken

April 2018


Dear friends As you probably know, I'm not keen on waiting. But then again, few like to wait today. It's just the nature of our modern life. Since fast food and same-day deliveries are the orders for these days. It is here Easter has much to teach us. Since we tend to think of this season as defined by crucifixion and resurrection. As a result, we don't think very much about the interval in between. Yet, after Good Friday, the disciples had to wait. They would not have dared to travel far on the Sabbath. Therefore, they spent a Saturday waiting for either arrest or their return journey to Galilee. One thing they probably weren’t waiting for was the surprise of the empty tomb. Nevertheless, that wonderful discovery was their reward for waiting. Put another way, life eternal is worth waiting for! Today, you too may be waiting. It might be for the good things in life such as family visits, birthdays and holidays. But it might be for the more worrying aspects of living such as medical test results. It could even be the waiting for really bad news. Yet, in each, the Easter wait of the disciples reminds us that God is always working in those spaces between two places. Christ himself waited for the joy of resurrection. The Spirit had to wait to turn those anxious disciples into fearless apostles. If then you are waiting, may this Easter’s message be one of hope, promise and opportunity. May this be a moment of stillness and reliance on the divine presence. May it indeed be to a season of knowing Jesus will turn your threatening Fridays to brighter Sundays. Or as Russell Kefler writes in the ‘Wait Poem’: "So, be silent, my child, and in time you will see That the greatest of gifts is to truly know me. And though oft My answers seem terribly late, My most precious answer of all is still . . . Wait." With every blessing for this Easter time,

Graham

St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

April 2018

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Forthcoming Events 1 April

Easter Sunday – Garden Service Morning Service followed by Communion

9.30 am 11.00 am

8 April

Morning Service in Church

11.00 am

15 April

Morning Service in Church Followed by Annual Stated Meeting

11.00 am

17 April

Congregational Board, Devotional and Kirk Session

7.00 pm

19 April

Café of Memories

2.00 pm

22 April

Communion

Family service in hall

9.30 am 11.00 am

Traditional Service in church 29 April

Morning Service in Church

11.00 am

6 May

Morning Service in Church

11.00 am

Date

Door Duties

Flowers

Car Pool

1 April

Shelagh Allison

Douglas Cain

Mrs F Cochrane

John Alexander

690745

8 April

Fiona Cochrane

Sandy Duncan

Mrs D Anderson

Douglas Cain

778959

15 April

Elizabeth Bates

David Bates

Mrs A Haines

Sandy Duncan

778031

22 April

Mary Rice

Les Mackay

Mrs Murray

Ian Wightman

739275

29 April

Babs Beat

Ian Wightman

Mr J Allen

Jim McLuskie

521235

6 May

Elizabeth Lorimer

John Rice

Mrs B Moffat

John Alexander

690745

Communion

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 to bring you to the service then take you home again afterwards. Please make use of this service by phoning the named driver for the appropriate Sunday. You can phone the day before or up until 10am on the day. Still looking for more drivers. Can you help??? Phone Marvin Harris 778089.

St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

April 2018

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Deaths

“and whosoever believe in Me shall never die” Mrs Margaret Kay, 51 Marlee Road Mrs Ann Hogg, 7 West Queen Street Sunday School Rota 1 April

Easter Holiday

8 April

15 April

Cate, Gill and Elaine

22 April

Cate, Gill and Elaine

29 April

Sue, Ian and Val

6 May

Sue, Ian and Val

20 Pence Pieces The total collected continues to grow and has now reached the impressive figure of £13,890. As always this success is due to the support of all those members who keep filling the boxes. Les Mackay

February Summary of Offerings 2018

2018

2017

2017

Feb

YTD

Feb

YTD

Open Plate

393

733

428

1069

FWO Env

422

911

431

1166

FWO SO

224

543

206

412

GA Chq

800

800

0

200

GA SO

1819

3728

3097

5099

Totals

3657

6715

4162

7946

Gift Day Donation

0

0

0

0

GA Tax Recovered

0

0

0

0

20P coin boxes

51

354

104

404

St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

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The annual accounts have been completed. I therefore felt it prudent to draw your attention to the deficit in the Budget for 2018. The Budget (Budgeted income versus costs) deficit we are looking at is £14,138. We have included within the budget a projected figure of £4,200 for Gift Day Donations which will reduce the deficit to £9,938 Our basic monthly commitments for 2018 are as follows £ Ministries and Mission contribution to CofS 3,771 Insurance 563 Rates (Manse) 203 Grounds maintenance 291 Salaries - organist, cleaner /church officer 1100 A total of £5,928 Over and above this we have heating/lighting , repairs/maintenance and administration (printing, stationery, copyright) costs. Our office and many other areas of our church are run by committed volunteers and I wish to thank all those members who freely give their time and energies to support the work of the church. We couldn’t manage without you. Last year we were faced with a similar scenario where our budget deficit stood at £15658, but by year end this had reduced to £4,667. This was due to the generous donations for Gift Day, a sum of £6,370, our ongoing 20p collection a sum of £1,899, Personal donations of £807, various Fund Raising events raised £2000 and donations from internal and external organisations amounted to £3,320, all of which contributed to reducing our year end deficit. We are grateful for all this support. This year we will do the same. Our Gift Day will commence at Communion on Sunday 22 April and we look forward to welcoming you all on that special day. The Gift Day appeal will be open to the year end 2018 to enable you to choose the best time for you to make your donation. Our Fundraising team are putting together various events throughout the year which will also support our finances , therefore, when you hear of church events happening, such as fete/ fair, quiz night, ceilidh etc, come along and support them, all proceeds go towards church funds and you’ll have a fun time doing it. We are the family of St Luke’s so let’s all pull together and make this another good year. Thanks to all of you for your support. Mary Rice (Treasurer of St Luke’s & Queen Street Church)

St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

April 2018

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Guild The meeting on 1st March was cancelled due to the weather. On 15th Harry Davey gave a very interesting talk on the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance. Harry, who is a member of our congregation, became a volunteer for the charity in 2013 and was able to give us a very detailed description of the work involved by the pilots and medical crew. The result of our Fundraiser on 29th March will be in the May issue and it is hoped that we get a good response as the proceeds will go to the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance. Andy Paterson will entertain us with “Caricature Capers” on 12th April. Andy has given talks to us before and is always very amusing. The AGM is on 26th April and it doesn’t seem too long ago since I was writing about the start of 2017/18 session. As per usual all are welcome to any of our meetings. Elizabeth Bates, Secretary

Good News Isabel Scott wishes all her friends a very Happy Easter

Hopefully Isabel will be back with her Good News items next month but in the meantime we send our good wishes to her. 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. I know I am a confirmed chatterbox but I truly am a good listener. Roving Reporter aka Isabel Scott

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April 2018

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St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

April 2018

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Free film viewing at Stepps Theatre, Wellgate Saturday 14th April – for adults 1 pm for 1.30 pm Tommy’s Honour (112 mins) PG

Please book a seat at the Reception Desk at the Library or email Kerry.payne@leisureandculturedundee.com

Large Button Phones I have been given two large button (nearly new) phones to dispose of. If anyone would like one then please get in touch with me on 778089. Marvin Harris

Spring Craft Fayre St Luke’s & Queen Street Church 12 May 2018 2 – 4 pm Lots of interesting stalls Tickets £5 available from Social Committee members

Church Notes If you have an article you would like to share with the congregation, please send it on to me and I’ll do my best to incorporate it in the next edition of the Notes. Articles for the February edition should be with me by Sunday 29th April 2018. 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.

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April 2018

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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

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

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776770

07754454832 730975 07730580770 01241 853410

David Shepherd sheppy50@gmail.com Meets on Tuesday at 1.45 pm Contact Church Office – Mrs Elizabeth Bates (as above)

April 2018

St. Luke’s & Queen Street Church of Scotland Registered Charity No. SC000088

803245

01241 853410

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

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CHURCH ORGANISATIONS AND LEADERS Meets fortnightly on Thursdays at 2 pm from October to April Mrs Aileen Adamson, 35 Blake Avenue

St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

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530540 732631 522678 779151

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2018 april church notes  

Church Magazine of St Luke's, Broughty Ferry, Scotland

2018 april church notes  

Church Magazine of St Luke's, Broughty Ferry, Scotland

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