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St Luke’s & Queen Street Church Congregational News

November 2019


Dear friends Well, with the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ over, we have definitely entered autumn. Whilst this is a season of great beauty, it is also a time of change. We together in St Luke’s are also in a season of change. So, I am writing to you to bring you up to date. Some time ago I was asked by our Presbytery to remain in ‘harness’ a tad longer to allow for reflection amongst the congregations in the Ferry as to the future. With a number of technical matters now more or less settled, I can let you know that I will most probably be retiring on 31 July of next year. However, I would hope that together we will continue to explore new forms of worship in particular with regards our Welcome Services and music. Similarly, there will be no better time to go on bolstering our ‘family’ spirit while addressing our financial deficit. Put bluntly, let these months ahead be a time to crystallise opportunities rather than one of endings. I was surprised the other day to see some of the recently planted seeds starting to sprout in fields. Let us then this autumn have faith that while chapters do come to an end, in Christ another one always opens to bring a fresh harvest to his glory. With every blessing

Graham

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Date

Door Duties

Flowers

Car pool

3 Nov

Fiona Cochrane

Sandy Duncan

Mrs M Cunningham

Douglas Cain

778959

10 Nov

Babs Beat

Ian Wightman

Mr A Campbell

John Alexander

690745

17 Nov

Mary Rice

John Rice

Mrs A Adamson

Ian Wightman

739275

24 Nov

Brenda Moffat

Jim McLuskie

Mrs J Young

Douglas Cain

778959

1 Dec

Dorothy Anderson

Ian Richmond

Vacant

John Alexander

690745

8 Dec

Shelagh Allison

Douglas Cain

Mrs A Anderson

Ian Wigtman

739275

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.

Sunday School 3 November

Sheena, Morven, Catie, Walter

10 November

Sheena, Morven, Catie, Walter

17 November

Half term break

24 November

Sheena, Morven, Catie, Walter

1 December

Sheena, Morven, Catie, Walter

8 December

Cate, Elaine, Gill, Elizabeth

The Sunday School will be serving a soup lunch following the Welcome Service on 17th November.

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Forthcoming events 3 November

Guild Dedication Service

11.00 am

10 November

Remembrance Service

10.50 am

Please be seated by 10.50 am for the Act of Remembrance

17 November

Welcome Service and Youth Soup Lunch

11.00 am

21 November

Café of Memories

2.00 pm

23 November

Christmas Craft Fair

2 – 4 pm

24 November

Morning Service with Baptism

11.00 am

1 December

Morning Service

11.00 am

8 December

Morning Service

11.00 am

20 Pence Pieces I’m pleased to advise that our total has reached another milestone and now stands at £16,506. As always, I would wish to thank all who give their support.

ER’S REPORT ST LUKES & QUEEN STREET CHURCH egational Board Meeting: 01/10/19

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SEP Summary of Offerings

Les Mackay 2019

(ref Minutes Summary)

month into the year

September Summary of Offerings 2019

2019

2018

2018

SEP

YTD

SEP

YTD

OPEN PLATE

586

4323

467

3102

FWO ENV

276

2094

226

3347

FWO SO

309

2281

254

2651

GA CHQ

0

800

0

1050

GA SO

1547

16133

1762

17153

TOTALS

2718

25630

2709

27303

GIFT DAY DONATION

0

3165

0

5365

GA TAX RECOVERED

0

5197

3204

7115

20P COIN BOXES

202

1243

156

1262

ysis of Budget 9 month(s) into the year 75% of the way through the year, ral Income is at 98% of the total amount projected in the budget, and nditure is at 76% of the total amount projected in the budget. St Luke’s & Queen Street Church November 2019 AL INCOME FOR SEP 4 oin boxes 20p coin boxes 201.81 Church of Scotland Registered Charity No. SC000088 mises Hire : KarateSt. Luke’s & Queen Street 60.00 Drumgeith WRI 40.00


Guild On 3 October, Alistair Joss gave a talk on his time as a policeman. He entered as a cadet when he was 18 and remained with the service until he retired, latterly with the civilian support services. rd

Marie Morrison and Neil Williamson from Cornerstone gave an informative talk on the 17th. The Service was founded in 1980 and provides care and support for adults, children and young people with disabilities and other support needs. We have our Fund Raiser, with refreshments, on 31st when Sheena Wellington and the Wighton Singers will entertain. Report on this will be in the next Newsletter. NOVEMBER PROGRAMME 3rd - Dedication Service 14th - Radio Lollipop 28th - EGM and Story of Jute Please come along and support the Guild and you will be assured of a very warm welcome. Aileen Adamson, President Thank you for all the donations for the Shoe Box Appeal. We have managed to fill 28 shoe boxes.

Christmas Craft Fair The Christmas craft fair will be held in the halls at St Luke’s & Queen Street church on Saturday 23 November between 2 pm and 4 pm. There will be a wide variety of stalls and tickets are £3 including refreshments. The Social Committee are looking for donations for the chocolate tombola and raffle. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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Carpet Bowling Club at St Luke’s The carpet bowling has started again in our church hall on Tuesdays at 1.45 pm. They are few in numbers and would be happy to see some newcomers. Please come along and enjoy a sociable afternoon, there’s always a cuppa too.

Christmas Greetings It’s that time of year when we start to think about Christmas and sending our Greetings to all our friends and loved ones. If you would like to have your Christmas Wishes printed in our Church Magazine, and help our church funds, then contact me with a note of your message along with your donation and I’ll see that it is displayed in the December edition of our Church Notes. I will require this information by 17th November. Brenda Moffat

Free film viewing at Stepps Theatre, Wellgate Saturday 9th Movember – Uplift (121 mins) 12 These films have Hearing Impaired Subtitles which will be ON 1 pm for 1.30 pm Saturday 7 December – Stan & Ollie (PG) 98 mins As always, at the December showing, we as a group will be collecting for St. Salvador’s food cupboard – hopefully making the festive season a little more enjoyable for anyone less fortunate than ourselves. We collect any in date foodstuffs (tins and packets), chocolates, biscuits and toiletries (no aerosol products can be accepted) and we are able to accept cash donations too.

Please book a seat at the Reception Desk at the Library or email Kerry.payne@leisureandculturedundee.com Alternatively you can call 01382 431539

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Love Actually Every Boxing Day people across the land resolve that next Christmas will be different. In January, when the bills arrive, they promise that next Christmas will be simpler, less indulgent and cheaper. According to Money Supermarket, almost 10% of people will still be paying for Christmas well into next year. Perhaps next year, by refusing to conform to every tradition and everyone’s expectations, we will recapture the wonder, the magic and the awe of Christmas and ‘remember what it’s all about’. November magazines include articles on how to approach Christmas – ‘Twenty Six Ways to Simplify Christmas’; or ‘Five Reasons Why I’m Not Simplifying Christmas’. There are some radical work-saving, stress-busting, money-saving strategies out there. One woman recommends leaving the Christmas tree fully decorated all year. Hers has been in the corner of the sitting room, festooned in tinsel, baubles, lights and all, for sixteen years. It’s true. For most of the year it is wrapped in sheets with the reminder, ‘Do not open until December’. Perhaps, after all, even on Christmas Day, reflecting on how simple or how lavish it has been is to miss the point. Maybe, as we approach Christmas, we do not need a to-do-list and a credit card so much as a Grinch-like revelation: ‘Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas ... perhaps ... means a little bit more!’ (Dr Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) A German proverb goes: ‘The main thing is that the main thing remains the main thing’. That seems a pretty good definition of simplicity to me: recognising the extraneous and superfluous for what it is and focusing on ‘the main thing’. Authentic simplicity has to be an inward reality before it bears the fruit of an outward lifestyle. Attempts to create the outer beauty without the inner actuality are doomed to legalism and frustration. ‘The main thing’ is to recognise the significance of that first Christmas, the Nativity. The birth of Jesus Christ was marked by astonishing simplicity. The St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

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highpoint of history, the climax of eternity, was not marked with grandeur, pomp and pageant. Rather, a pregnant teenager had no option but to deliver her child in the stark and smelly surroundings of a stable, the only warmth provided by the body heat of sheltering animals. The first visitors were shepherds, who were considered the lowest of the low. Jesus, the Bible tells us, did not come with majesty and opulence, but ‘full of grace and truth’, to reveal God – a God who is love – and to bridge the gap between us and that lavishly loving God. Christmas is ultimately about love ... actually. As Christina Rossetti’s carol puts it, ‘Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, Love divine; Love was born at Christmas.’ Perhaps, as we make our plans, we should be less concerned with how simple or extravagant our Christmas will be. Perhaps the touchstone of all that we do should be love: and how we respond to the extravagant love of God and how we love those around us. Mission & Discipleship Church Without Walls Team

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 December edition should be with me by Sunday 24th November, 2019. 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

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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

779212 776765 803245 803245 776765 778031 776413 530540 732094

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

776770 778089

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

736209 732094

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

07708056918

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 Adrienne Smith, 80thDundeeGuiding@gmail.com Meets on Mondays at 7.15 pm Adrienne Smith, 80thDundeeGuiding@gmail.com 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

01241 853410 07972642568 07972642568 07730580770 01241 853410

530540 738620

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

St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

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