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St Luke’s & Queen Street Church Congregational News

April 2019


Dear friends It must be the passage of the years, but I have come to like winter, less and less. However, the other side of the coin is that the other seasons have become more of a joy. So, as I write to you on the day of the Spring Equinox, I am cheered with the thought we are moving into brighter and warmer days. Nevertheless, I am not so naive as to rule out further cold spells; that is the very nature of Britain’s weather. But, on balance, this day of equal day and night holds a promise of what I hope for. This pulling of opposing forces is also true of Easter. Since, unlike Christmas, these holy days have two faces. Indeed, we weaken their impact if we overly focus on either the passion of Christ or his resurrection. Rather, we need to recognise that Easter speaks encouragement into our darker days whilst holding out the certainty of new life in dimensions beyond our imagination. Moreover, if we reflect on both, we will be less dismayed by our undulating journey through life. Instead, we will forge on in faith ever certain of the words of Julian of Norwich who wrote: “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” May new chapters open in your life this Easter. With every blessing Graham

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Date

Door Duties

Flowers

Car pool

7 April

Fiona Cochrane

Sandy Duncan

Mrs D Anderson

Douglas Cain

778959

14 April

Babs Beat

Ian Wightman

Mrs A Haines

Sandy Duncan

778031

21 April

Elizabeth Lorimer

John Rice

Mrs Murray

John Alexander

690745

28 April

Mary Rice

Les Mackay

Mr J Allen

Ian Wightman

739275

5 May

Brenda Moffat

Jim McLuskie

Mrs B Moffat

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 us 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. Please, please, if you are a car driver would you consider joining our car pool? We have so many members who require lifts to church that the drivers are having to do two runs. If you could help about once a month it would be very useful. Contact me if you can help. Marvin Harris 778089. Forthcoming events 7 April

Morning Service

11.00 am

14 April

Morning Service

11.00 am

21 April

Easter Service in the Garden

9.30 am

Easter Service followed by Communion

11.00 am

25 April

Café of Memories

2.00 pm

28 April

Communion

5 May

All age service in the hall. Traditional Service in the church. Worshippers are requested to sit in the front pews for both the service and the serving of the elements. Morning Service

St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

9.30 am 11.00 am

11.00 am

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Deaths “And whosoever believe in me shall never die” Mrs Cris Hotson, Victoria Road Mrs Isobel Paton, 2 Stiven Place Sunday School 7 April 14 April 21 April 28 April 5 May 12 May

No Sunday School School Holidays No Sunday School School Holidays Morven, Walter and Sheena Morven, Walter and Sheena Morven, Walter and Sheena Morven, Walter and Sheena

We are delighted that so many people enjoyed our soup lunch after the Welcome Service on 24th March. We made £119.60 towards Sunday School funds and it was lovely to see so many folk enjoying the fellowship! Just a reminder that on Saturday the 18th May we will be having the Congregational Picnic from 2 pm to 4 pm. This event will be combined with the 20th anniversary of the opening of the garden and we will be unearthing the time capsule that was buried by the Sunday School twenty years ago! The current Sunday School will be creating a new time capsule of their own to be buried – so we can look forward to opening it in 20 years! We would love it if as many of the Congregation as possible can come and help us celebrate this significant milestone. Twinning Toilet Scheme You will know we have been collecting coppers to fund the Twinning Toilets Scheme which helps UNICEF fund a project in a poor community that will enable families to build a basic toilet, have access to clean water and learn about hygiene – a vital combination that saves lives. Just £60 will support one family and we have already raised £129.38 with donated coppers from our congregation. We are absolutely delighted that we are well on our way to providing a third toilet!

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20 Pence Pieces The amount collected has continued to increase and now stands at £15,510. As always thanks are due to all who give their support. In April, prior to Communion, Elders will be visiting their Districts and will be very pleased to collect any 20 pences that have accumulated. Les Mackay

January Summary of Offerings 2019

2019

2018

2018

Jan

YTD

Jan

YTD

Open Plate

636

636

341

341

FWO Env

285

285

489

489

FWO SO

249

249

389

389

GA Chq

0

0

0

0

GA SO

1827

1827

1839

1839

Totals

2997

2997

3058

3058

Gift Day Donation

0

0

0

0

GA Tax Recovered

0

0

0

0

20P coin boxes

224

224

303

303

February Summary of Offerings 2019

2019

2018

2018

Feb

YTD

Feb

YTD

Open Plate

358

994

393

733

FWO Env

182

467

FWO SO

249

498

294

683

GA Chq

800

800

800

800

GA SO

1727

3553

1749

3588

Totals

3315

6311

3236

6293

Gift Day Donation

0

0

0

0

GA Tax Recovered

3088

3088

0

0

20P coin boxes

115

338

51

354

489

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Guild On 7 March Mr Jim MacDonald gave us a brief history on the GideonsUK and the work that they do. th

GideonsUK

New Name – New Emblem The Equal Opportunities legislation is applicable to all charitable bodies in the UK. This has meant a fundamental change to our constitution which is best summed up as: Members of GideonsUK must be men or women who by their lives, work and other relevant experience seek to achieve the Objective of the Association as stated below in a Christ-like, business and professional manner. The Objective of GideonsUK is to introduce others to the Lord Jesus Christ by:  Placing, presenting and/or distributing the Holy Bible or portions of the Holy Bible in various areas of everyday life  Engaging in personal witnessing  Meeting together for service and encouragement For more information contact Jim Macdonald 01382 667013, jimanne_macdonald@talktalk.net “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and light for my path”. Psalm 119:105 On 1st March Neil Campbell from Church of Scotland Ministries Development Staff and Director of RockSolid Dundee gave a very informative talk on his work. RockSolid was set up in Dundee in May 2010 and became a charity in 2013. It began working as a Youth Organisation but now covers the Local Community Health and Wellbeing and also RockSolid Destinations. APRIL MEETINGS 4th Gillian Molloy – Dundee Street Names 18th Annual General Meeting Guilds Together Dundee Rally and Road Show will be held on 9th May in the Lower Hall, Meadowside St. Paul’s Church. Aileen Adamson, President

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Volunteer Needed St Luke's is still 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. Free film viewing at Stepps Theatre, Wellgate Saturday 13 April – The Leisure Seeker(108 mins) 15 1 pm for 1.30 pm Please book a seat at the Reception Desk at the Library or email Kerry.payne@leisureandculturedundee.com Alternatively you can call 01382 431539 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 May edition should be with me by Sunday 28th April 2019. Please note that I won’t be at church that day, instead I shall be walking to Lindisfarne on Holy Island. 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 I have been to many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go there alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone else. I've also never been in Cognito. I hear that it’s a place where no-one recognises you. I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips thanks to my family, friends and work pressures. I would like to go to Conclusions but you have to jump to get there and I'm not too keen on physical activity anymore. I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go and I try not to visit there too often. I've been in Flexible but only when it was very important to stand firm. Sometimes I'm in Capable; I go there more often as I'm getting older. One of my favourite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! I need all the stimuli I can get! I may have been in Continent but I don't remember which country I was in. It's an age thing. I’m told that it's very wet and damp there. I'm getting older, not on purpose, just can't do anything about it, it just happened, but the important thing is I'm not ever getting old! You don't stop laughing when you get older. You get old when you stop laughing.

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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

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

779212 776765 803245 803245 776765 778031 776413 530540 732094 07708056918 Or 803367 776770 778089

Mrs Brenda Moffat, 12 Rossie Avenue e-mail: brenda@broughtystlukes.com Mrs Elizabeth Bates

736209 732094

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

YOUTH COMMITTEE

Mr Daryl McKeown, 22 Edzell Street

SAFEGUARDING COORDINATOR

David Shepherd sheppy50@gmail.com

CARPET BOWLING CLUB

Meets on Tuesday at 1.45 pm from October to April Contact – Mrs Yvonne Clark

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