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St Luke’s & Queen Street Church Congregational News

March 2013


Dear Friends It is tempting to say that Easter gets earlier every year! Needless to say the idea that this season could be any earlier this year is, of course, nonsense. Nevertheless, this expresses the sense that the pivotal event of our Lord passion and resurrection rushes upon us without time for proper preparation. The outcome can often be that Easter is just another holiday without spiritual meaning, depth or refreshment. What’s to be done? Well, during worship on these Lenten Sunday’s we are preparing ourselves by hearing the story of Christ’s journey to the cross and the empty tomb. This is only natural since Lent is indeed a time for stories. It’s the time when we think about the story of the Israelites escaping from slavery in Egypt, miraculously crossing the Red Sea, struggling through the wilderness for forty years, and, at last, entering the promised land. It is also the time to tell and retell the stories of the struggles and miracles of the early church. And all of this is hugely important since we all have stories to tell: stories about who we are, where we come from and where we hope to go in life. We all have stories of our travelling in faith. Why not join us then this Lent time for worship? For then you will be part of truly saying to Broughty Ferry ‘This is our communal; story': the story of the Israelites, the story of Jesus and the story of our church family’s ‘journey of faith'. Moreover you will be affirming and finding meaning in your own story – your unique story – your story of one loved by God shown in the Easter of Jesus Christ. With every blessing

Graham

St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

March 2013

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Forthcoming Events 3 March

Morning Service

5 March

Congregational meeting with Dundee Presbytery

7.00 pm

10 March

Morning Service – Mothering Sunday

11.00 am

16 March

Guild Spring Afternoon Tea

17 March

Morning Service - Rev Alex Strickland

11.00 am

24 March

All age Morning Service and Presbytery visitation

11.00 am

26 March

Congregational Board Kirk Session

31 March

Easter Sunday Garden Service followed by rolls and coffee/juice Easter Service in church

7 April

11.00 am

2.00 pm

7.00 pm Approx 8.00 pm

Morning Service followed by Stated Annual Meeting

9.30 am 11.00 am 11.00 am

Presbytery's 5-yearly Visitation to St Luke's. Recently the General Assembly approved changes to the way that Presbytery's carry out their 5 yearly visitation. As a result, the representatives of Dundee Presbytery would like to meet the whole congregation at a meeting on 5 March at 7 p.m. in the Church Hall. Please come along and show them how vibrant, go ahead and above all fun, our church family is. Door Duties 3.3.13

Anita McIsaac Ian Spence

Brenda Moffat Tom Neilson

10.3.13

Margaret McLuskie Margaret Wight

Jim McLuskie Gordon Gillan

17.3.13

Ian Wightman Douglas Cain

Fred Marshall Nina Martin

24.3.13

Shelagh Allison Babs Beat

Jim Nimmo John Alexander

31.3.13

Isabel Scott Mike Clark

Ian Richmond Dorothy Anderson

7.4.13

Sandy Duncan Anita McIsaac

Irene Butler Brenda Moffat

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Car Pool The Car Pool is available every Sunday for your convenience and drivers are willing to pick you up from your home and bring you to the service. To use this service, phone either of the named drivers for the appropriate Sunday either on the Saturday before or up until 10 am on the day. They will pick you up and return you to your home after the service. Sunday 3 March

Linda Grimmond Fred Marshall

736783 738769

Sunday 10 March

Sandy Duncan Ian Spence

778031 732732

Sunday 17 March

Douglas Cain Jim Nimmo

778959 477740

Sunday 24 March

Mgt & Jim McLuskie Ian Wightman

521235 739275

Sunday 31 March

John Alexander Linda Grimmond

690745 736783

Sunday 7 April

Sandy Duncan Douglas Cain

778031 778959

The list of drivers is getting shorter and we could do with some more volunteers. Anyone who would like to add their name to the list of drivers would be most welcome. It involves picking people up from their own homes and taking them to and from the Sunday service about once every 5 or 6 weeks. Please phone Marvin Harris 778089 if you can help. Flowers for the Church 3 March 10 March 17 March 24 March 31 March 7 April

Mrs Mrs Mrs Mrs Mrs Mrs

M Stewart S Allison A Hogg M Brownlee I Duncan A Bennett

There are still some vacant dates on the flower calendar. If you would like to donate and/or arrange flowers some Sunday then please get in touch with Marvin Harris 778089. There will always be someone who can arrange them for you if you do not feel able. Thanks Marvin

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January Summary of Offerings

FWO Gift Aid Plate/Retiring Total

2013 Jan

2013 YTD

2012 Jan

2012 YTD

1024 2976 400 4400

1024 2976 400 4400

1485 3193 592 5270

1485 3193 592 5270

Notes for Sunday School: On behalf of the Sunday School, Youth Group and Tayside Young Fiddlers, our sincere thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make our Valentine’s Afternoon Tea a resounding success. The sum raised was £950 to be divided equally between the Sunday School/ Youth group and the Fiddlers. The winners of the “Sweet Quiz” were Elizabeth Lorimer and Ian Young. There were 9 winners so we drew two out of the hat! The winner of the “Guess the Birthday”: Molly and the Handbag were Val Shepherd and Taylor Parr. The Sunday School is producing an Easter Play – which will be shown to the Congregation on Easter Day. On Palm Sunday we are running the Annual Easter Mission and some of the songs will also be demonstrated on that day. Please bring a packed lunch and the Mission will run from 11am until 3pm. We will have lots of fun and activities for all ages. Please support the Easter Play by attending regularly as rehearsals have started! Church Notes Articles for the April edition should be with me by Sunday 31st March 2013. 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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March 2013

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ST. LUKE’S GUILD EVENTS IN MARCH 2013 On Friday 1st March, the World Day of Prayer service is held in the New Kirk at 7.30 pm. On Thursday 7th March we will get a perspective on D C Thomson and “My Weekly” from Mrs Fiona Brown. The president, Margaret McLuskie, knows her and reports that she is a very good speaker. On SATURDAY 16th March we hold our Guild Fund Raiser, SPRING AFTERNOON TEA. Tickets cost £4. Please come along and try to bring a friend. On Thursday 21st March the guild holds its Annual General Meeting. We look forward to our minister, Graham Taylor, leading the devotions. PAST EVENTS On 7th February Mrs Ros Marr delivered her talk Speak up for Asthma. She told us about the main triggers for asthma attacks. Ros had provided a great selection of leaflets, which we were encouraged to take home. Ros cheerfully answered our many questions after her very informative talk. On 21st February our regular speaker, John Alexander, showed us slides of Vancouver and the Rockies. The previous day Betty Logie told me that she was looking forward to her holiday in Vancouver and the Rockies. I was amazed that her health permitted such a journey but was assured that John Alexander’s comments and slides always made her feel that she had personally visited these locations. (Mind you, Mary Stewart has genuinely been there on three occasions.) John lived up to his reputation and we all had an enjoyable afternoon. LOOKING AHEAD TO SUMMER Our Summer Outing will take place in May. Details will follow. Marvin Harris under the auspices of the Care in the Community group has organised Afternoon Teas in May, June and July. These take place in the church hall at 2 pm. Once again the Caird Hall in Dundee has been selected as the venue for the Annual Guild Rally. Isabel Scott, Guild Secretary

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GOOD NEWS CONGRATULATIONS to the parents of Ryan George Stuart on their son’s baptism on 10th February. He was perfectly behaved and his parents, sister and the rest of the baptismal party must have been very proud of him. CONGRATULATIONS to another perfectly behaved boy, Jamie Sym, who attended a guild meeting with his grandmother. CONGRATULATIONS to Mary Stewart for finding a loving new home for Alfie, the golden Labrador dog. CONGRATULATIONS to Aileen Adamson and the many parents and helpers who made the Sunday school’s Valentine’s afternoon tea such an enjoyable occasion. The young fiddlers not only sounded great but looked great as well. The sum raised was a magnificent £950. CONGRATULATIONS to Mary Brownlee on the appointment of her niece, Mrs Jennifer Tocher, to the post of Head of Social Services in Dundee City Council. BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS to Jim Allen and others in the congregation who celebrated a February birthday. CONGRATULATIONS to Nina and Fred Martin on the birth of their 5th grandson. His name is Oliver despite his brother Elliot’s suggestion of Cheeky as his title. CONGRATULATIONS to Alistair Cochrane for playing the bagpipes at a Masonic Burns’ supper. His grandfather, Alex Campbell, also contributed to the occasion. CONGRATULATIONS to Cris Hotson for making her intrepid way to St Andrew’s church on the afternoon of the snowstorm for a meeting of the Presbyterial Council. The journey from Victoria Road took 1 hour 10 minutes! STOP PRESS CONGRATULATIONS to Rev Graham Taylor and Isabel Scott on their appointments as co-chair of Broughty Ferry Churches Group.

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Thinking about a holiday?

This is the time of year when many of us look forward to a change of scene, a short break away from the routine, somewhere to stay which takes us to a different corner of Scotland....but not too far from home! Why not consider somewhere a short travelling distance away, a cosy cottage with all facilities? Situated within the Cairngorm National Park in a unique position on the banks of the River Dee with views to the neighbouring Balmoral Estate and snow topped Lochnagar your holiday cottage will provide the perfect place to relax, explore and to enjoy our amazing countryside. For many years the 200 year old Manse Courtyard belonging to Crathie Kirk lay derelict. In 2002 as a result of five years of fundraising by local volunteers these fine old granite buildings were transformed into four expertly designed self-catering cottages which qualify with Four Stars from the Scottish Tourist Board. Surrounded by an extensive, fenced play area and with the protection of a security gate this facility is also ideal for families with children. In addition the cottages offer a unique range of facilities so that disabled people, so often excluded from such holidays, can also enjoy the most relaxing of holidays in wonderful surroundings. The range of additional equipment is extensive and includes hoists and wheel in showers and is provided at no extra charge. Crathie Opportunity Holidays is available all year round and short breaks can be arranged. Many guests return year after year and record their appreciation for what has been achieved. To find out more you can explore the website; crathieholidays.org.uk or phone 013397 42100 to request a brochure or speak to the Manager. Crathie Opportunity Holidays is a registered Charity (SCO 27590) Christine E Sloan St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

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My travel plans for 2013-2014 I have been in many places but I have never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone, you have to be in Cahoots with someone. I have also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognises you there. I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have an airport, you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there thanks to my children, friends, family and work. I would like to go to Conclusions but you have to jump and I am not too much 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 have been in Flexible but only when it was very important to stand firm. Sometimes I am in Capable and I go there more often as I am getting older. One of my favourite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart. At my age I need all the stimuli I can get. I may have been in Continent and I don’t remember which country I was in. It’s an age thing. They tell me it is very wet and damp there. Submitted by Elizabeth Bates

St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

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Thank you Fred and Marjory Marshall wish to say a heartfelt thank you to all who expressed sympathy and comfort at the loss of their dearly loved granddaughter Anne. We feel privileged to have so many caring friends.

Christian Aid House-to-House Collection Week: 13-18 May 2013 This year’s Christian Aid house-to-house collection week is Monday 13 to Saturday 18 May 2013 and I very much look forward to the continued support of members of the congregation in this area of our work. Last year we were successful in raising a sum of £1,200 from the house-tohouse collection, and it would be very satisfying if we could see some advance on this in 2013. With regard to the collection process itself, however, there is a growing shortfall in the number of collectors, upon whom the success of this event overwhelmingly depends; and I am therefore anxiously looking for additional new collectors to take part in this very worthwhile part of our church giving. Please do not hesitate to contact me on any Christian Aid house-to-house collection matter; and I look forward to the continuation of the efforts that were given last year. Stewart Howe, Christian Aid Convenor 171 Hamilton Street, Barnhill. Tel. 776493

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OFFICE BEARERS MINISTER

Rev Graham Taylor, BSc BD (Min) FIAB, The Manse, 22 Albert Road, Broughty Ferry

779212

SESSION CLERK

Mr Ken Andrew, 49 Cedar Road e-mail: ken@broughtystlukes.com

776765

CLERK TO THE BOARD

Mrs Mary Rice, 20 Abercorn Street mary.rice@broughtystlukes.com

450662

TREASURER

Mr Mike Clark 31 Dawson Road

477570

FREEWILL TREASURER

Mrs Sheilah Andrew, 49 Cedar Road

776765

GIFT AID TREASURER

Mr A G Duncan, 17 Strathisla Road

778031

ROLL KEEPER

Mr Les Mackay, 62 Fintry Place

776413

ORGANIST

Mr Steven Peters, 11 Johnston Avenue

813835

CHURCH CO-ORDINATOR

Mrs Betty Soutar

732094

CHURCH OFFICER

Ms E Mckay, 14 Church Street

803367

SUNDAY SCHOOL COORDINATOR

Mrs Aileen Adamson, 35 Blake Avenue

776770

FLOWER CONVENER

Mrs Marvin Harris, 64 Marlee Road

778089

FABRIC CONVENER

Mr John Alexander, 11 Bader Square

690745

EDITOR OF NOTES

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

736209

DISTRIBUTOR OF NOTES

Mrs Ruth Adamson, 41 Cedar Road

732515

CRÈCHE COORDINATOR

Mrs Elaine McKeown, 22 Edzell Street

522678

CHURCH ORGANISATIONS AND LEADERS CHURCH OF SCOTLAND GUILD PRESIDENT

Meets fortnightly on Thursday at 2.00 pm Mrs Margaret McLuskie, 6 Fyne Road

GIRL GUIDES 20th COMPANY

Meets Thursday at 7.00 pm Mrs Lorna McLeod, 21 Cedar Road

477495

RAINBOW GUIDES

Meets Friday 6.15 – 7.25 pm Mrs Mairi Clark, 15 Guthrie St, Carnoustie

(01241) 853410

BROWNIES 20th B PACK

Meets Fridays at 6.15 - Mrs Rachel Thompson, Old School House, 2 Doon Tce., Dundee, DD4 8EW

SENIOR CHOIR

Meets on Sunday at 10 am in the Church Mr Steven Peters, 11 Johnston Avenue

813835

FUN’D RAISING COMMITTEE

Mr Iain A Richmond, 31 Luke Place

739056

YOUTH COMMITTEE

Mr Daryl McKeown, 22 Edzell Street

522678

PRAYER GROUP

Meets on Wednesdays at 2.30 pm Mrs MacLeod, 33 Ballinard Rd

776943

CHILD PROTECTION

Mrs E Hackney, 5 Elmgrove Park, Monikie

370493

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASS

Meets on Monday 7.30 – 9.30 pm Jean Harkins, 10 Quality Street, Gauldry, Fife

330674

CARPET BOWLING CLUB

Meets on Tuesday at 1.45 pm Mr Jack Maxwell, 25 Fairfield Road

778510

St Luke’s & Queen Street Church

521235

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