Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 14th January 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 (tel: 01628 784724).

This Sunday Epiphany 2
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am All Age Holy Communion
President: Revd Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Revd Nicola Hulks
6:00 pm Evensong and Benediction at All Saints
Readings Revelation 5. 1-10
  John 1. 43-end
Monday 15th 9:30 am-11:00 am Office Open
Tuesday 16th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
  9:30 am-11:00 am Office Open
  7:00 pm WAMCF dialogue at Taplow Court
  7:15 pm NO Holy Communion
Wednesday 17th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
  9:30 - 11:00 am Office Open
  10:00 am Holy Communion
Thursday 18th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
  5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Friday 19th 10:00 am Seated stretch and breathe
Saturday 20th 9:00 am NO Morning Prayer
Sunday, 21st January Epiphany 3
8:00 am Holy Communion BCP
10:00 am All Age Holy Communion
President: Revd Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Revd Terrie Robinson
6:00 pm Unity Service at All Saints
Readings Rev 19:17-20 John 2: 1-11
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden: Johanna Raffan Reader NT: Michael Masango
Intercessor: Phyl Sopp
Chalice: James Ellins, Don Luff
Acolytes: Shula Tajima and Michael Masango
Server at 8am: Ben Darracott Crucifer at 10am: Ben Darracott
Elements: Michelle and Tony Lane
Coffee: Sally Somerville and Dorothy Strack-Hankey
Welcomers: 8.00 am: Richard Hannam
10.00 am: Ralph and Sue Hinchliffe, Ann Darracott, John Cox, Dave Sopp

For your prayers

Please pray for:

Floodlit TowerThe floodlighting has been sponsored this week by

Joan Lynch
In memory of my beloved husband Len

(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...

Christingle Service:
This service will now take place during the 10am parish communion service on Sunday 28th January rather than at 4pm that afternoon as advertised.

Beatitudes: The Beatitudes group will run in January on Tuesday afternoons only— 9th, 16th and 23rd. See Johanna or Revd. Nicola for more details.

Two dates for your diary: Bishop Andrew is going to be spending all day with us on Sunday 11th February. He will preside and preach and then join us for a church family lunch and time to explore and celebrate our mission. Please do make it a priority to be with us that day. We will have activities for children so that everyone can be included. On Thursday 8th March at 7.30pm he will return to dedicate our re-ordering church building.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: a reminder that Revd. Sally is leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 2nd –-11th October 2018. If you would like details of this amazing opportunity please speak to Sally or take a flyer from church. If you have shown interest could you please let Sally know if you’d like a place.

WAMCF Dialogues: The next set of interfaith dialogues will begin on 16th January at SGI-UK Taplow Court at 7pm with the question What do you want most in life? The dialogues continue fortnightly at different places of worship until 27th March. For more information visit www.wamcf.org or see poster at back of church. There will be NO 7.15pm service here on those evenings:

Ladies Breakfast:
the next Ladies breakfast will be on Saturday 10th February when Revd. Sally and Revd. Joan will speak about their pilgrimage to Ethiopia. Tickets £5 now on sale and doors open at 8.45 am. Ends by 10.30 am.

Co-op Local Community Fund: Co-op members can pick St Luke’s as their chosen community charity. 1% of everything you spend on Co-op products and services then comes to St. Luke’s. They can do this by logging into their membership account on the Co-op website or calling the membership contact centre. This applies to co-op supermarkets, but also co-op funeral homes, banks, electric, insurance, legal services. The nearest Co-op stores are Shifford Crescent and Cox Green. Please do sign up for membership.

WAMCF Ladies: will now be meeting monthly. The next two meetings are:

Theatre Trips: Ann has organised some new year trips to Wycombe Swan with a discount (providing 12 people book.) Russian State Ballet Romeo and Juliet for the matinee (2.30pm) on Sunday 21st January “Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy is brought to life by Prokofiev’s soaring score, colourful costumes, a fantastic setting and amazing ballet” Group rate price = £25 pp
Flashdance -at Wycombe Swan for the matinee (2.30pm) on Saturday 28th January Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds. It is “an astonishing musical spectacle with phenomenal choreography to an iconic score” Group rate = £32.50 pp For more details see Ann Burdett (631486)

Community meal: Starts again on the last Tuesday of every month (30th January) from 5.30pm– 6.30pm in the Fellowship area of church, everyone is welcome.

Charitable Giving: The Outward Giving Group will be meeting during January to think and pray about our Outward Giving for 2018. If you know of any Organisation or Groups which you think might appreciate our financial support, particularly if Christian based, I would welcome information from you. As we plan to put forward our thoughts to the PCC for discussion at their meeting on 30th January please could you contact me as soon as possible. Further, if you would like to join the meeting your input would certainly help us in the decision making process. Thank you for thinking about this, for all that you do to help those less fortunate than us and for your prayers. Roger Clarke (Tel: 01628 632626).

Seated Stretch and Breathe: NEW Friday Morning Stretch and Breathe in the beautiful surroundings of the Church from 10.00 – 11.45 pm (45 minute weekly sessions followed by refreshments - optional) . Introducing a series of classical stretches designed to restore and maintain a healthy range of joint movement so we can carry out our daily interests and activities to ensure our continued quality of life. The stretches, all based on our natural body movements, may be practised seated, standing or supine, depending on choice, ability and balance. We will also practise breathing techniques to help relax our nervous systems so that the necessary effort we bring to our movements is not accompanied by unnecessary muscular tension.
The classes are suitable for more senior members of our community, beginners, those recovering from illness or injury, and also for those where stretching and breathing exercises may help in the management of specific conditions.
I look forward to hearing from you should you wish to join me and am happy to talk to you and provide any further information you might find useful.
The cost is £35 for 5 sessions (taken over a seven-week period to allow for life) or £9 per single session.
The Church is kindly providing our refreshments so there will be an opportunity to make donations to the church to cover costs.
Paula Clayton-Nuth
BWY Dip. RYT® Reps Registered
Mobile: 07843016641. Email: paula@theapplestudio.eu

A year of Mission: the PCC has agreed that we will work with All Saints and Cox Green to have a year focussing on mission our parishes. Bishop Andrew has some (generous) funding to enable us to put on some specific activities and events and to reflect on how we might share our faith with those around us—and then do it more effectively.
We will be commissioned for this year by Bishop Andrew when he is with us on 11th February. The day will end with a short service at 3.30 pm, to which I hope most people can stay, and at which we will be joined by Joan and Jeremy and friends from their churches.
The first main activity will be from 18th—28th March, when Riding Lights Theatre Company will be resident with us and lead a variety of activities in the churches and in our schools and other places. We will share Palm Sunday morning worship that day at the Desborough Suite (The People’s Passion).
If anyone thinks they might be able to offer accommodation to one of the team of five please do have a word with Nicola in the first instance and when Joan and Sally are back from Ethiopia (did I mention I was going….!) we will finalise details.
Other events will be a day in the early summer on living as a Christian 24/7, a day on the Psalms at the start of Advent, and a day on prayer at the start of Lent 2019. We believe we have engaged some well known speakers for these days. More to follow.

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).

“On The Way” Discussion Group about aspects of our faith, meets at 8:15pm on the second monday in each month. Contact: Eileen Goford (T.638238)

BRF Daylight Group (discussion about bible reading notes) Contact: Revd Dick Cheek (T.628484)

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

This Week's Prayers & Readings

Back to TopCollect
Almighty God in Christ you make all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever, Amen.

Back to TopA Reading from the Book of Revelation
Then I saw in the right hand of the one seated on the throne a scroll written on the inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals; and I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, ‘Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?’ And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it. And I began to weep bitterly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. Then one of the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep. See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.’
Then I saw between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders a Lamb standing as if it had been slaughtered, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. He went and took the scroll from the right hand of the one who was seated on the throne. When he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell before the Lamb, each holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. They sing a new song: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slaughtered and by your blood you ransomed for God saints from every tribe and language and people and nation; you have made them to be a kingdom and priests serving our God, and they will reign on earth.’
Revelation 5. 1-10

Back to TopA Reading from the Gospel of John
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me.’ Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.’ Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’ When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, ‘Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!’ Nathanael asked him, ‘Where did you come to know me?’ Jesus answered, ‘I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.’ Nathanael replied, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!’ Jesus answered, ‘Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.’ And he said to him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.’
John 1. 43-end

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Post Communion Prayer
God of glory, you nourish us with your Word who is the bread of life: fill us with your Holy Spirit that through the light of your glory may shine in all the world. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

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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 

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News Sheet 14th January 2018 (pdf)

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