Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 21st October 2018


If you are new to St. Luke’s please do make yourself known to the ministers or a member of the Welcome Team, who can give you a contact card to complete.

Please do join us after the 10:00am service for coffee which will be served at the back of church.

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Pastoral Care: If you have or know of any particular pastoral need (visiting, home communion, etc) please speak to our Pastoral Coordinator, Sue Hinchliffe in the first instance (01628 784724).

Sunday 21st October Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity - Patronal Festival
8:00 am Holy Communion BCP
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd Sally Lynch
Preacher: Revd Canon Franklin Lee
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Choral Evensong, here
Readings Acts 16.6-12a
2 Tim 4.5-17
Luke 10. 1-9
Monday 22nd 9:30 am-11:00 am Office Open
Tuesday 23rd 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 am-11:00 am Office Open
12:30 pm Wedding Blessing
7:15 pm Holy Communion
Wednesday 24th
8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 - 11:00 am Office Open
10:00 am Holy Communion and Healing
Thursday 25th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
8:00 pm Mini Teaching Series
Friday 26th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Saturday 27th 9:00 am Morning Prayer
Sunday 28th October Twentieth Sunday after Trinity - Simon and Jude
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Revd Nicola Hulks
3:00 pm Wind and Words Concert
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Deaf Church at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Cox Green
Readings Ephesians 2.19-end
John 15.17-end
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden: Sue Hinchliffe Readers: NT: Jean Tyrwhitt-Drake
Acolytes: Ben Darracott and Monique Masango
Intercessor: Phyl Sopp Elements: Phyl and Dave Sopp
Chalice: Matthew Burdett and Emma Cameron
Server at 8am: Sue Harbour Crucifer at 10am: Roger Clarke
Coffee: Matthew and Clare Burdett
Welcome Team: 8am: Joan Harnby
10am: Don Luff, Ben Darracott, Jilly Bevitt, Shula Tajima, Nikola, Natasha and Charlie

For your prayers

Please pray for:

Floodlit TowerThe floodlighting has been sponsored this week by

Iris Brown
76th Birthday (20th October)

(The church floodlighting can be sponsored for £10.00 a week using our online form and secure donation via PayPal. Alternatively there are forms at the back of church to complete with requests.)

What's happening at St Luke's...

Remembrance Sunday
is on 11th November this year and especially poign-ant as we commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1. We have a special Sundays at Six service here at St. Luke’s that evening (at 6pm). The High Sheriff of Berkshire and other guests will be join us, and members of the Church of the good Shepherd and All Saints. Please do come along to that ser-vice, which will be followed by refreshments.

Baptism Contactors: We have set a meeting for Thursday 8th November at 8pm in church to talk through some ideas and begin some ‘training’ for contac-tors. Please do come along if you’d like to.

Children’s Society Boxes Final call!: Please hand your children’s society boxes to Kristina or Ben asap.

Mini Teaching series: Biblical women. This series started last week and-will run for four consecutive Thursdays, at 8.00 pm in church. We will think about Martha and Mary, Anna, Mary Magdalene, and ‘Jesus’ female disciples’. Everyone is warmly invited to each or any session.

Memorial Service: 4th November, 4pm. The list of names to be remembered and read out are at the back of church (as last year). Please tick names that you would like to be read out this year and add any not on the list.

Come and Sing Psalms for the Common Era: A chance to sing through psalms re-written to familiar tunes on Saturday 10th November, 9.30 am—4.pm, £7.50 pp here (bring a packed lunch, drinks and cake provided). Please book a place by emailing admin@stlukeschurchmaidenhead.org.uk This will be a really good day led by the Revd. Dr. Adam Carlill from Tilehurst – do come along and bring friends. Booking is essential so that we can provide re-sources. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book that we will be using the details are as follows: Psalms for the Common Era : Complete Psalter Anglican Edition: Hebrew Psalms in Modern Metrical English for Individuals, Choirs and Congre-gations. By Dr Adam Carlill, ISBN-13: 978-1983076534

Living and Praying with the Psalms: Saturday 1st December, at All Saints church. Led by Revd. Dr. John Bell of the Iona Community this day will be very popular so please sign up asap here in church. £5 pp – please pass payment before the day to the Parish office.

Knitted poppies: This year the W.I. will be helping us to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI by displaying knitted poppies and around church. If you would like to contribute some poppies too please take a pattern from the back of church and knit one / some. Please deliver your knitted poppies to the box at the back of church by mid-October.

Safeguarding training: The Diocese of Oxford is working towards creating a Church which is safer for everyone. There have been some significant changes in the safeguarding training modules and expectations for all Church of England communities. To that end a number of training modules have been developed. The basic ones are available to all church members and more advanced ones are essential for those who work with young people or vulnerable folk (which is quite a lot of us!). We strongly advise all members of the congrega-tion to register for the first unit (CO Basic Awareness) which can be completed online. Many people will also need to complete C1 (Foundation) which may also be done online. Team leaders will advise who should do this – but anyone can register to do so.
To access this e-learning:

  1. Go to: https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/

  2. Select ‘online courses’

  3.  Select C0 or C1

  4.  If you have not used the e-learning before then you will need to register as a new user. Click on ‘create new account’

  5. Create username and password

  6.  Enter your email address and confirm this

  7.  First name and surname

  8.  City and country

  9.  Diocese- select from drop down list

  10.  Training institute-if not part of a training institution select ‘Not part of a training institution ‘ which is option 1 in the drop down menu

  11.  Enter your parish name and church role

Once you have completed a module please email Dorothy Strack Hankey, Safe-guarding officer, to let her know so that she can update our records. A new safeguarding email address will be notified next week. If you would prefer to come into the parish office and have someone work through the unit with you please email or ring Ruth and she can arrange that.

We are arranging the next levels of training (which are face to face) for those who need it, next Spring, so please can everyone complete levels CO and C1 by 31st December. Thank you. Revd. Sally

Inspire magazine: The next issue of our church magazine will be out in time for the Christmas Tree Festival. Please send me your articles and / or pictures to inspire@stlukeschurchmaidenhead.org.uk by 9pm on Wednesday 7th November. Please note that I cannot accept submissions beyond the deadline. Thank you. Louisa Ellins, Editor

Keys Audit: If you hold church keys and have not yet got back to Dave Sopp please speak to him asap.

Winter Wonderland: Our Christmas Tree Festival will soon be here! On Friday 7th December, in the evening, the choir will be holding a “Winter Wonderland” concert of Christmas songs. We would welcome participation at this concert to add to the variety – maybe a Christmas poem, or a Christmas sketch, or who would like to sing or play an instrument. If you would like to take part please have a word with Adam via the parish office.

Christmas Day Lunches: Churches Together in Maidenhead are keen to hear from volunteers to help with their Christmas Day Lunch for the elderly lonely at the SportsAble venue in Braywick Road. There are opportunities to drive, serve food and befriend guests at this celebration. Please contact Lily Peacock, volunteer coordinator, on lilyandwinniectim@gmail.com or telephone (home) 01628 623362, (mobile) 07794 397132

Thursday Lunches: We shall be going to Stafferton Lodge for lunch on Thursday, 25th October leaving Church at 11.50am. All welcome (numbers needed) Transport will be arranged. Contact Jean T-D ON 636671 OR Phyllis 778656

Kori Stitch up: on Thursday 1st November from 2-4pm in the Community Hall, as usual. Come along for a sociable afternoon to help this area of rural Sierra-Leone. Tea and cakes and chat, as usual. Gill Curry. 01628 625196

Advent Calendar Collection: E Sergent & Son are collecting chocolate advent calendars and selection boxes on behalf of Foodshare. If you would like to donate an item please drop it off at office 118 Highstreet, Maidenhead before 19th November.

Thank you: On Monday 22nd October between 3-5pm in the community hall. Jilly and Janet are hosting an afternoon of tea, cake and nibbles. Everyone is invited. Janet Trinkwon

Keep the Home Fires Burning: Reflections for Remembrance, Sunday 28th October, 3pm, £5 pp (incl. tea)
Keep the Home Fires Burning with Wind and Words is a recital of clarinet and poetry, about The First World War. Accompanied by piano, it combines tunes of the period with poetry, weaving them into one continuous performance. Much of the programme consists of poems written by poets who served in The Great War, including Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, John Mcrae, Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg. The music, made famous at the time, features a range of composers including Ivor Novello, Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin.

Christmas Tree Festival: 7th—9th December

Winter Wonderland: An evening with St. Luke’s Choir, Friday 7th December, 7.30 pm, cost TBC

Autumn Talk series (all free, with retiring collection) see flyers for details:

Regular Events & Groups

St. Luke's Baby & Toddler Group meets in the Community Hall every Thursday morning during term time, 9:30am - 11:00am

Brownies meet in the Community Hall every Thursday evening, 6:30pm - 7:45pm.

The Stars and Sparks, for children aged 3 to 15 years, meet every Sunday at 10.00am in the Community Hall, (except the first Sunday in the month, which is an all-age worship service in church).

Prayer Group 1st Wednesday in the month; 3:00pm in church

This Week's Prayers & Readings

Back to TopCollect
Almighty God, you called Luke the physician, whose praise is in the gospel, to be an evangelist and physician
of the soul: by the grace of the Spirit and through the wholesome medicine of the gospel, give your Church the same love
and power to heal; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you.

Back to TopA Reading from the Acts of the Apostles
They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. When they had come opposite My-sia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them; so, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas. During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them.
We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the follow-ing day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days.
Acts 16.6-12a

Back to TopReading from the second letter of Paul to Timothy
As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully.
As for me, I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my de-parture has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteous-ness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
Do your best to come to me soon, for Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful in my ministry. I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus.When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will pay him back for his deeds. You also must beware of him, for he strongly opposed our message.
At my first defence no one came to my support, but all deserted me. May it not be counted against them! But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.
2 Timothy 4.5-17

Back to TopA Reading from the Gospel of Luke
After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house!” And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the labourer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.”
Luke 10.1-9

Post Communion Prayer
Almighty God, who on the day of Pentecost sent your Holy Spirit to the apostles with the wind from heaven and in tongues of flame, filling them with joy and boldness to preach the gospel: by the power of the same Spirit strengthen us to witness
to your truth and to draw everyone to the fire of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

News-sheet material to be emailed or handed in at The Vicarage by 9.00am Tuesday, please

St Luke's Office at


Open Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30am to 11.00am,
Tel. 01628 622733 (answering machine outside office hours)


The Reverend Sally Lynch
The Vicarage, 26 Norfolk Road
Tel: 01628 783033
Normal day off: Monday 

Printable Versions:
News Sheet 21st October 2018 (pdf)

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