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St Luke’s & Queen Street Church Congregational News

Sunset at Broughty Castle courtesy of George Spence

February 2018


Dear friends When I got back recently from St Luke’s Board and Session meetings, I switched on the radio. To my surprise there were news reports of both the M74 and A1 being closed due to snow. In fact, by dawn of the next day, some poor souls had been stuck in their vehicles for over 9 hours. Here then is a reminder that right in the middle of the ordinary, the extraordinary even traumatic can occur. Now, some would say we are living in the ‘snowflake’ era. By that they mean we are less capable than earlier generations to cope with the knocks and bumps of life. Certainly, I hope we are more aware of our own and others’ vulnerabilities particularly those we cannot see. But it could also be we find the unexpected more difficult due to living in a ‘just enough-just time’ culture when even a slight disruption can have unforeseen consequences. Similarly, the worship of celebrity with its appearance of living the perfect life is all pervasive. Moreover, we are bombarded with adverts for products that gift a golden lifestyle. So, when we do meet up with an unexpected ‘pot-hole’ we feel cheated and disconcerted. When we look at the life of our Lord it was far from trouble free. He would have known the heat and dust of the road, rejection and derision of the crowds and the oppression and corruption of the Roman Empire. Yet he taught that the Kingdom of God was already here; it was just hidden. It was his job to help believers find it, enter it and then live in its timeless certainties. It is his job to do the same for us, here and now. If then you are finding life’s road a bit of a struggle, ask Christ for a glimpse of that Kingdom. Ask that you be sustained with its guarantee and opportunities. Above all, clear your mind and open your heart to the Kingdom coming. Since then you will be surprised by God’s rainbow of hope within you. With every blessing

Graham

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Forthcoming Events 4 February

All age Welcome Service to be held in the hall – followed by soup lunch by Sunday School

8 February

Café of Memories – Love Is In The Air

11 February

Morning Service

11.00 am

18 February

Morning Service

11.00 am

25 February

Morning Service – Rev Alex Strickland

11.00 am

4 March

Morning Service

11.00 am

4 March

World Day of Prayer in Our Lady of Good Counsel

Date

Door Duties

11.00 am

2.00 pm

2.00 pm

Flowers

Car Pool

4 February

Shelagh Allison

Douglas Cain

Mrs M Fleming

Sandy Duncan

778031

11 Feb

Fiona Cochrane

Sandy Duncan

Mrs M Galbraith

Douglas Cain

778959

18 Feb

Elizabeth Bates

David Bates

Mrs A Williamson

Ian Wightman

739275

25 Feb

Babs Beat

Ian Wightman

Mrs M Stewart

Jim McLuskie

521235

4 March

Elizabeth Lorimer

John Rice

Mrs S Allison

John Alexander

690745

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.

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Deaths “and whosoever believe in Me shall never die” Mrs Rita Jeffrey

17 Ravenscraig Gardens, Broughty Ferry

Mr Frederick W Marshall

86 Hawick Drive, Broughty Ferry

Mrs Irene Cruickshank

Tigh Na Muirn, Monifieth

Brian Wilson

13 Ferndale Drive, Broughty Ferry

Mrs Mary Mcleod

33 Ballinard Road, Broughty Ferry

Mrs Mary Buist

5 Bayfield Gardens, Broughty Ferry

Mrs Sheila Lamb

Servite House, Monifieth Sunday School Rota

4 February

Sunday School soup lunch following Welcome Service

11 February

Morven, Walter and Sheena

18 February

School holiday

25 February

Morven, Walter and Sheena

4 March

Morven, Walter and Sheena

11 March

Morven, Walter and Sheena

The Sunday School are doing “Soup Sunday” on 4th February after the all age Welcome Service. We have a delicious choice of soup and crusty bread on offer – pea and ham, lentil, butternut squash, tomato to name but a few! We encourage all friends to join us for lunch and fellowship after the service, with donations in aid of Sunday School funds!

20 Pence Pieces After a quiet period over Christmas our collection appears to be getting back to normal and the total has now reached £13,598. Yet again grateful thanks are due to all who so generously give their support. Les Mackay

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Finance Situation I am pleased to report that our financial situation has improved due both to the hard work and generosity of many congregational members. On behalf of the Board can I thank you. However, we continue to run up a significant deficit. As a result, we will be holding a Gift Service once again this year in April. Indeed, at the beginning of a new year, could I also invite you to review your regular givings whether by standing order, Freewill Offering or in the plate. Only when St Luke’s is on a sound financial footing can we continue our vital Christian care, witness and work for our community. Once again thanks for your continuing generosity – Graham (Minister)

November Summary of Offerings 2017

2017

2016

2016

Nov

YTD

Nov

YTD

Open Plate

462

5079

501

4843

FWO Env

374

6625

592

7595

FWO SO

206

2506

196

2622

GA Chq

0

1855

0

2850

GA SO

3029

23988

3142

26431

Totals

4071

40053

4431

44341

Gift Day Donation

0

6370

100

6070

GA Tax Recovered

0

6477

5235

10751

20P coin boxes

123

1865

159

2190

December Summary of Offerings 2017

2017

2016

2016

Dec

YTD

Dec

YTD

Open Plate

317

5396

444

5287

FWO Env

542

7167

486

8081

FWO SO

199

2705

276

2898

GA Chq

0

1855

0

2850

GA SO

1819

25807

1912

28343

Totals

2878

42930

3118

47459

Gift Day Donation

0

6370

0

6070

GA Tax Recovered

3469

9945

0

10751

20P coin boxes

34

1899

56

2246

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Guild It was with great sadness that we heard of the death of Mary Macleod who was one of our longest serving members. Mary was a past president of the Guild, regularly took the worship at our meetings and always gave excellent votes of thanks to our speakers. She also played the piano for us and was well known for her hats. In fact she brought in her collection to one meeting and we all picked out our favorite and had a photo shoot the results of which can be seen in the hall. She will be greatly missed but fondly remembered. On the 14th December pupils from Eastern Primary came and entertained us. Regulars from the Café of Memories joined the party and we had a very enjoyable afternoon. The meeting on 4th January was cancelled owing to the poor weather and a low attendance but those who did attend enjoyed Christmas pies and Aileen’s clootie dumpling as well as good conversation. At our meeting on 18th January Ron Elder, who had been a double bass player with various jazz bands in Glasgow and Dundee, gave us a talk on the Dance Halls of Dundee. He regularly played in dance halls in both cities and still occasionally plays with the East Coast Jazz Men in the Post Office Bar. Shelagh, Elaine and Fiona from the choir, accompanied by Don, will entertain us at our meeting on 1st February and on the 15th the RNIB will talk about puppy walking. Hazel Norrie a puppy walker and one of our congregation will bring her puppy to the meeting. Elizabeth Bates, Secretary

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Good News in December CONGRATULATIONS to Alex Strickland for conducting the service at Camperdown church on 10th December and at Balgay church on 31st December and here at St Luke’s and Queen Street when the microphone malfunctioned. Alex wonders if he was suffering from “micro phobia” on that occasion. CONGRATULATIONS to Rev C Graham Taylor for his inspiring and thought provoking sermons. St Kentigern, otherwise known as Mungo founded the city of Glasgow in the late 6th century. Glasgow’s motto is “Let Glasgow flourish by the preaching of His Word” and Graham regularly fulfils that duty in the pulpit. CONGRATULATIONS to the many people who prepare the church for services. The beadle, Elizabeth Mackay, our organist, Don Grieve and the choir, Marvin Harris who supervises the flower arrangers, Jim Nimmo who prepares the order of service and Elizabeth Bates who selects the reader. CONGRATULATIONS to Les Mackay on the constantly increasing successful twenty pence fund. Keep saving! Our grannies often said, “Look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.” The 20 pence initiative certainly justifies that saying as the fund steadily increases. I know I am repeating last month’s comments but it is the repetition of saving our 20 pence pieces that makes this project such a success. CONGRATULATIONS to Marvin Harris, Aileen Adamson and their many helpers for their wonderful series of Café of Memories. CONGRATULATIONS to Don Grieve for patiently teaching the congregation new hymns from the new Church Hymn Book. CONGRATULATIONS to Brenda Moffat for the many striking photographs which grace our magazine. Why do we never see a selfie? (This may just happen when I complete the challenge of walking the West Highland Way in April!) CONGRATULATIONS to Prof Sue Black and her fellow Professor for being awarded an academic citation from St Andrew’s University. Her colleague’s work will affect cures for tropical diseases. I once had the privilege of hearing a lecture by Professor Sue Black who explained that she carried out her work as a forensic anthropologist and anatomist in order to give an identity to the victims of mass shootings and burials. Dame Sue Black is leaving her post in Dundee in order to set up a state of the art forensic centre in England. CONGRATULATIONS to Glasgow University for being awarded the title of the best Scottish University. As a proud Glasgow graduate, I have always known that not all wise men (and women) come from the east! BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS to Anne Anderson, Ken Andrew, Graham Hutchison and Isabel Scott, and any others who had a December birthday. A delicious cake and a

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cordial which contained many fruits were provided. I know the song says, “I wish it could be Christmas every day” and the same goes for birthdays. The most significant birthday celebrated in December is the birth of Jesus Christ, our Saviour and the true reason for Christmas celebrations. Good News in January CONGRATULATIONS to Alex Strickland for conducting the services at Whitfield church on 7th, 14th and 21st January. Retired ministers never stop working as they are usually preaching in a different church. This affects me directly as my usual seat is beside him in the sanctuary and his tuneful singing blots out my off-key croaks. CONGRATULATIONS to Skye, the adorable dog who is snuggling up to Santa on the front page of the December 2017 and January 2018 magazine. Brenda Moffat tells me that Skye loves everybody and he shows his unlimited love to all and sundry. Apparently, Skye is an Australian Labradoodle and he displays the affectionate disposition of both sides of his ancestors. Would it not be great if there were human beings like that? If you are fortunate to have such an acquaintance you are truly blessed. CONGRATULATIONS to Ben Frattaroli, Georgia Frattaroli, Elaine Hackney and Marvin Harris, Mary Macleod and any other members of the congregation who celebrated a January birthday. Our Scottish bard, Robert Burns was born on 25th January 1759 and all over the world Auld Lang Syne is sung in his honour. In these troubled times, we must all cling to the hope expressed by Burns “That man to man, the world o’er, Shall brothers be for a’ that.” Don’t think for a second that Burns was excluding the lassies as he firmly stated elsewhere that Nature tried her apprentice hand on Man and then she made the Lasses. “Obviously an improved version!) CONGRATULATIONS to Don Grieve for patiently teaching the congregation new hymns from the new Church Hymn Book 4. Utilising the screen for the words makes it very easy to follow. My idiosyncratic view is that some of the lyrics are lacklustre but most of the tunes make up for that deficiency. Roving Reporter aka 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. I know I am a confirmed chatterbox but I truly am a good listener.

PPS I apologise for mistakes and omissions in these notes but I have a good excuse because I had an attack of fibrillation which causes the heart to beat too fast or too slow or momentarily stop altogether but the worst effect is turning your brain into mush. This makes you mix up papers you want to keep and papers for recycling. Needless to say, the important papers were recycled!

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Free film viewing at Stepps Theatre, Wellgate Saturday 17th February – for adults 1 pm for 1.30 pm Whisky Galore! (98 mins) PG

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

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

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The answers to Fiona Cochrane’s TV Quiz are 1

Arnold Ridley appeared in which Classic Sitcom?

Dads Army

2

In 2011, David Hasselhoff was a judge on which show?

Britain’s Got Talent

3

What type of animal was “Elvis” on Miami Vice?

Alligator

4

President Josiah Bartlett was played by whom in “The West Wing”?

Martin Sheen

5

Mark Williams plays which fictional sleuth?

Father Brown

6

Jeremy Vine took over presenting Eggheads from whom?

Dermot Murnaghan

7

Who was the 1st winner of X Factor?

Steve Brookstein

8

In which county is Downton Abbey set?

Yorkshire

9

Who plays Mrs Brown in Mrs Browns Boys?

Brendon O’Carroll

10

Name the host of Flog It?

Paul Martin

11

Which actor links Doctor Who and Broadchurch?

David Tennant

12

David Mitchell and Robert Webb star in which programme?

The Peep Show/Back

13

Name the pub in Only Fools and Horses?

The Nags Head

14

What is Doc Martin’s surname?

Ellingham

15

Reg Hollis and Tony Stamp were characters in which long running crime series. Each appearing in more than 900 episodes?

The Bill

16

Which comedian is the host of 8 out of 10 cats?

Jimmy Carr

17

Name the 2 judges on Masterchef?

Gregg Wallace and John Torode

18

Which BBC drama series started on 6th September 1986 and is still running?

Casualty

19

In which year did Top of the Pops stop being broadcast as a weekly programme?

30th July 2006

20

Lee Mack stars as a Northern layabout in which comedy series?

Not Going Out

Ken Andrew had the only correct entry and won the prize (box/tub of celebrations).

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 25th February 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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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

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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 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

776770 01241 853410 07754454832 730975 07730580770 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 David Shepherd sheppy50@gmail.com Meets on Tuesday at 1.45 pm Contact Church Office – Mrs Elizabeth Bates (as above)

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2018 february church notes  

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

2018 february church notes  

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

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