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St Luke’s & Queen Street Church Congregational News

Monet’s Garden, Giverny, Paris courtesy of Marvin Harris

July/August 2018


Dear friends It stood there in the National Museum of Scotland like an overgrown coffee machine cartridge. Of course, it wasn’t. It was the Soyuz capsule that had taken British Astronaut Tim Peake to the International Space Station and back. Blackened as it was with the re-entry, it still posed a mighty sight. Yet, after a few moments, you realise it is very small to accommodate 3 humans and all their life support systems. So, when you gaze in the hatchway, it seems extremely cramped indeed. Then another thought arises. Despite its cutting-edge mission the capsule looks almost agricultural in its simplicity. There is no fat nor frills. Everything in Soyuz is essential, time-honoured and rugged. That’s no surprise since the Russians have flown the same basic design for decades. My sight of the Soyuz also took me back to Pensacola in Florida. I was visiting the US Navy’s Air Museum. There, pride of place had been given to an Apollo Space Capsule. I remember its exquisite build. Again, no extras yet the Apollo was one of the technological triumphs of the 1960’s. But my key point is that the minimalist Soyuz is still going up to the new frontier while the jewel-like Apollo is ancient history. We can do something similar with our religious life. We try to adorn it will all sorts of additions, decorations and non-essentials. That’s OK to a point. But when challenged, we can forget what is crucial and choose instead the ‘nice to have’. In the end, we can die in a ditch for the trimmings whilst our spiritual ‘life support systems’ get thrown overboard. Perhaps we all need, from time and time, to think through our core beliefs and what keeps those beliefs alive. Since that will also tell us what we can shed with only one tiny tear. With every blessing

Graham St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

July/August 2018

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Date

Door Duties

Flowers

Car Pool

1 July

Babs Beat

Ian Wightman

Mrs L Wallace

Jim McLuskie

521235

8 July

Elizabeth Lorimer

John Rice

Mrs E Bates

Ian Wightman

739275

15 July

Mary Rice

John Alexander

Mrs C Ritchie

John Alexander

690745

22 July 29 July

At St Stephen & West

5 August 12 August

Brenda Moffat

Jim McLuskie

Mrs M Galloway

Sandy Duncan

778031

19 August

Dorothy Anderson

Ian Richmond

Mrs I Scott

Douglas Cain

778959

26 August

Shelagh Allison

Douglas Cain

Mr S Howe

Jim McLuskie

521235

2 Sept

Fiona Cochrane

Sandy Duncan

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 10 am on the day. Still looking for more drivers. Can you help??? Phone Marvin Harris 778089.

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 September edition should be with me by Sunday 26th August 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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Forthcoming Events 1 July

Garden Service Morning Service

9.30 am 11 am

8 July

Garden Service Morning Service

9.30 am 11 am

10 July

Kirk Session

14 July

Coffee Morning

15 July

Garden Service Morning Service

22 July

At St Stephen & West

10 am

29 July

At St Stephen & West

10 am

5 August

At St Stephen & West

10 am

12 August

Elders’ Service in St Luke’s & Queen Street Sunday School starts again.

11 am

19 August

Morning Service

11 am

23 August

Café of Memories

26 August

Welcome Service in the hall followed by a soup lunch served by the Sunday School.

11 am

Morning Service

11 am

2 Sept

7 pm 10 – 12 noon 9.30 am 11 am

2 pm

May Summary of Offerings 2018

2018

2017

2017

May

YTD

May

YTD

Open Plate

285

1698

492

2004

FWO Env

223

2109

505

2983

FWO SO

254

1555

221

889

GA Chq

0

1050

305

1450

GA SO

2969

10085

3032

8823

Totals

3731

16497

4555

16149

Gift Day Donation

805

5240

700

5680

GA Tax Recovered

3911

3911

2063

0

20P coin boxes

78

900

100

956

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20 Pence Pieces The amount collected has continued to grow and has now reached £14,407. This welcome increase is, as always, due to the generosity of all who support this venture. Les Mackay

Volunteer Needed St Luke's is looking for a new Fabric Convenor to coordinate the looking after of our beautiful church and grounds. If you could help in this important role, please contact the Minister (779212) who can give you more information.

Jewellery If you have any unwanted jewellery, it could be lovingly bought at our Coffee Morning on 14th July. Please donate what you can. Thank you, Babs

Care in Community Coffee Morning Thanks to everyone who attended as well as those who set up tables, served, baked, washed up and did all the many tasks involved. The total raised was £435. We are having our next Coffee Morning on Saturday 14 July. Tickets are now on sale. Do come along and enjoy a relaxed chat over coffee with your friends. The next Café of Memories will be on Thursday 23 August.

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Sunday School 12 August 19 August 26 August 2 September

Cate, Gill and Elaine Cate, Gill and Elaine Cate, Gill and Elaine Cate, Gill and Elaine

Soup and crusty bread lunch

We had great fun at the Congregational Picnic on the 3rd June. Thanks to St James’ Sunday School who joined us for games led by Daryl and a delicious barbecue lunch! It was a shame the cool weather prevented many of our own congregation from joining in so maybe next year we’ll have a lovely sunny day! The Sunday School would like to thank you all for your support over the year and to wish you a sunfilled summer! Happy holidays!

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OFFICE BEARERS MINISTER

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

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

776765 803245 803245 776765 778031 776413 530540 732094 07708056918 Or 803367 776770 778089

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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 Meets on Sunday at 10 am in the Church Mr Don Grieve, 7a Church Street, Monifieth Mrs Anne Anderson, 13 Westerton Avenue anne.anderson47@btinternet.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 Contact Church Office – Mrs Elizabeth Bates (as above)

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776770 01241 853410 07754454832 730975 07730580770 01241 853410

530540 738620 522678 779151

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Notes - July 2018  

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

Notes - July 2018  

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

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