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St Luke’s & Queen Street Church Congregational News

Broughty Ferry today at high tide

May 2018


Dear friends The American preacher, Greg Anderson, in his book Living Life on Purpose, tells a story about a man who is deeply depressed. He had lost faith in himself, in other people, in God he found no joy in living. One rainy morning this man went to a small neighbourhood restaurant for breakfast. Although several people were at the diner, no one was speaking to anyone else. Our miserable friend hunched over the counter, stirred his coffee with a spoon. At one of the small tables along the window was a young mother with a little girl. They had just been served their food when the little girl broke the sad silence by almost shouting, "Mummy, why don't we say our prayers here?" The waitress who had just served their breakfast turned around and said, "Sure, honey, we pray here. Will you say the prayer for us?" And she turned and looked at the rest of the people in the restaurant and said, "Bow your heads." Surprisingly, one by one, the heads went down. The little girl then bowed her head, folded her hands, and said, "God is great, God is good, and we thank him for our food. Amen." That prayer changed the entire atmosphere. People began to talk to one another. The waitress said, "We should do that every morning." "All of a sudden," said our friend, "my whole frame of mind started to improve. From that little girl's example, I started to thank God for all that I did have and stop focussing in all that I didn't have. I started to be grateful." After a long hard winter, hopefully Spring has sprung. What better time to be grateful for our world coming alive again? Since prayers of thanks to God are always the seeds of Christ’s garden of hope, love and opportunity. May they flower beautifully in your lives this May. With every blessing

Graham

St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

May 2018

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Deaths

“and whosoever believe in Me shall never die” Mrs Olive Wilson, 13 Ferndale Drive, Broughty Ferry Mr William H Hume, 24 Beaumont Crescent, Broughty Ferry

Forthcoming Events 6 May

Morning Service in Church

11.00 am

13 May

Morning Service

11.00 am

20 May

Morning Service

11.00 am

24 May

Café of Memories – Wedding Fever

27 May

Morning Service

11.00 am

3 June

Sunday School Book Service followed by BBQ and soup lunch. All welcome.

11.00 am

Date

Door Duties

2.00 pm

Flowers

Car Pool

6 May

Elizabeth Lorimer

John Rice

Mrs B Moffat

John Alexander

690745

13 May

Mary Rice

John Alexander

Mrs C Steel

Douglas Cain

778959

20 May

Dorothy Anderson

Jim McLuskie

Mrs N Martin

Sandy Duncan

778031

27 May

Brenda Moffat

Iain Richmond

Mrs M McLuskie

Ian Wightman

739275

3 June

Shelagh Allison

Douglas Cain

Mrs J Chalmers

Jim McLuskie

521235

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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Sunday School Rota 6 May

Sue, Ian and Val

13 May

Sue, Ian and Val

20 May

Sue, Ian and Val

27 May

Morven, Walter and Sheena

3 June

Book Service

Morven, Walter and Sheena

We are planning a special Spring Workshop on Sunday 3rd June which will coincide with our annual book service. We will be joined, after the service, by St James’ Sunday School and will have a BBQ and soup for the congregation prior to a fun and informal Spring Workshop to which everyone is invited! Hopefully we can enjoy the lovely garden for some of the planned activities! We very much look forward to seeing everyone there.

20 Pence Pieces I’m very pleased to tell you that we have now passed another milestone and that our total proceeds now exceed £14,000 and stand at £14,274. This is most encouraging and, as always, thanks are due to all who give this their support. Les Mackay March Summary of Offerings 2018

2018

2017

2017

Mar

YTD

Mar

YTD

Open Plate

221

954

491

1559

FWO Env

217

1128

1058

2224

FWO SO

254

937

286

698

GA Chq

250

1050

1050

1250

GA SO

1754

5342

1857

6956

Totals

2696

9411

4742

12687

Gift Day Donation

0

0

0

0

GA Tax Recovered

0

0

0

0

20P coin boxes

115

469

91

494

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Guild Our fundraiser on 29th March was very successful. The Dee Ukes Ukulele Band entertained and the weather was kind to us so we had a good turnout for the event. Everyone enjoyed the band and the band members certainly enjoyed the refreshments laid on and said they had never had anything like it before. The event raised £600 and £400 will be donated to the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance. Our next and last meeting of the session will be the AGM on 3rd May instead of the original date 26th April. Our annual outing will be on the 17th May and we have a mini bus hired to take us to Glendoick Garden Centre for shopping and lunch. Elizabeth Bates, Secretary

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK – 13TH TO 19TH MAY Donation envelopes will be issued with hymn books on 13th May. Envelopes should be placed in the offering bags or returned to me at the church by 31st May. Christian Aid office has issued a paper quiz which I have copied and will be selling for £1 from 1st May. Answers will be printed in the June Newsletter and a small prize will be given to the first all correct entry drawn at random. Elizabeth Bates, Christian Aid Co-ordinator

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 June edition should be with me by Sunday 27th May 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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Good News This is team Scotland Gymnasts - Sofia is 5th from left above Sofia Ramzan (Mary and John Rice’s granddaughter) currently in 6th year at Grove Academy and at 17, one of the youngest competitor's for Team Scotland, competed in her first ever Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia. Sofia is the first ever gymnast from Dundee to be selected The ladies team came 5th overall behind Canada, Australia, England and Wales, A great achievement A young girl with a dream which came true through a lot of hard work, guts, determination and support from some amazing people.

Arriving back from the Games her comment was "Couldn't be happier with the team's performance landing us 5th place. The best experience of my life with the best people, loved every minute of it" A real life inspirational teenager to those who come behind her.


As promised some time ago, I now have some “selfies” to show you, of my West Highland Way walk with my daughter Karon and 9 Rambler friends. No this wasn’t the accommodation although we had a variety of different resting places along the way!

The view from our hotel in Kinlochleven

Now this wee lamb wanted to come with me. I had rather sheepishly, tried talking in it’s own language!

Me at the Old finish line, a mile from the new one.

Karon and I at the new finish line of the walk – once we had a refreshing shower!

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any of you will have walked the West

Highland Way, maybe many years ago but I never realised just how it would feel doing it. Well, it was hard going some days but with friends to cheer us along, we had a lot of laughs, some tender feet and most of us crippled first thing in the morning but soon we were striding out when the terrain allowed us to. It was a beautiful day when we reached Fort William and the sign for the Old end of walk was in sight, we refreshed ourselves at the guest house before completing the last mile into the centre of town where we took photos and then enjoyed a celebratory meal together. We collected certificates, medals and t-shirts to mark a truly enjoyable adventure. Karon and I thought this was worth sponsorship and we set up a Just Giving web page entitled Brenda and Karon’s West Highland Way Adventure. If anyone would like to contribute to either of these causes, we would be very grateful and the pages are still open. Alternatively, I have a sponsor sheet which can still be added to. I would like to thank all those people who have already sponsored me, my total so far is about £350.

It was lovely to see Ben Nevis in front of us, but that’s for another time!

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St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

May 2018

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Care in Community Group Coffee mornings Saturday 16 June and 14 July Tickets £3 on sale soon

Free film viewing at Stepps Theatre, Wellgate Saturday 12th May – for adults 1 pm for 1.30 pm Paddington 2 (104 mins) PG

Please book a seat at the Reception Desk at the Library or email Kerry.payne@leisureandculturedundee.com Central Children’s Film Group Please join us for our next film on Saturday 12th May 2018 We will be showing Ferdinand (U – 106 mins) Doors to the Steps Theatre open at 10 am, film starts at 10.15 am Enquiries to 01382 431539 or 431529

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

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

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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

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2018 may church notes  

The monthly magazine of St Luke's Church of Scotland in Broughty Ferry, UK

2018 may church notes  

The monthly magazine of St Luke's Church of Scotland in Broughty Ferry, UK

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