Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 22nd October 2017

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 in the Community Hall.

You might like to know that…

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 Trinity 19 Patronal Festival
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Revd Terrie Robinson
6:00 pm Iona Evensong at Church of the Good Shepherd, Cox Green
Readings: Acts 16. 6-12a 2
  2 Timothy 4.5-17
  Luke 10.1-9
Monday 23rd 9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Open
Tuesday 24th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Open
7:15 pm Holy Communion
Wednesday 25th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Open
7:15 pm Holy Communion
Thursday 26th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
  8:00 pm Teaching series
Friday 27th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Saturday 28th 9:00 am Morning Prayer
Next Sunday, 29th October Trinity 20
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Word service for Bible Sunday
Officiant: Ministry team
6:00 pm Meditative Evening Worship, at All Saints church
Readings: Isaiah 55. 1-11 Luke 4. 14-30
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden Ruth Sheppard Reader: 1st: Eileen Goford 2nd: Shula Tajima
Intercessor: N/A Chalice: N/A
Acolytes: N/A
Server: Roger Clarke Crucifer: N/A
Elements: N/A
Coffee: Ann Daracott, Sue Hinchliffe, Sylvia Jones
Welcomers: 8.00 am: Ann Hockham
10.00 am: Eileen Goford, Phyllis Sigsworth, Ann Burdett, Dorothy Strack-Hankey

For your prayers

Please pray for:

Church life: Churchwardens
Father, we give thanks for our churchwardens. We pray that, as they work to further your good news here in this place, they will carry their responsibilities as parish officers and guardians of the parish church and its property with dignity and joy. We pray that the congregation will support them and help them in all they do, so the glory of God will shine out into the parish and beyond. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen

Floodlit TowerThe floodlighting has been sponsored this week by

Robert Lewis
In memory of my Dad, JAMES HENRY, thirty years on this
Autumn, now reunited with DAPHNE. God bless you both.
And also in memory of JANET CHEEK
A lovely lady, who did so much work for her community

(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...

Quiet day: A reminder of the pre-Advent Quiet Day on Saturday 18th November, from 10.15 am until 4.00 pm at Ascot Priory. Cost £7.50 per person.

Mini teaching series: What do Christians believe? has now started. Everyone is warmly invited to any of the remaining sessions, on Thursdays, at 8.00 pm, in church:

Messy Church: Our final two sessions of Messy Church this year are on Saturday 4th November (theme: parable of the bridesmaids) and Friday 1st December (theme: light). Everyone is warmly invited to join this family and child centred time of craft, simple worship and a two course tea. 3.30 – 5.30 pm. £1 per person. Please do come along – and tell others too!

Memorial service: our annual service at which we remember and give thanks for all those we have loved and lost is on Sunday 5th November at 4.00 pm in church, followed by tea. If you would like the names of any loved ones read out please add them to the list in church, or email the office.

The Door:
We are no longer the Deanery collection point for the Door - Bray church has taken up that baton. Huge thanks go to Joan Harnby for receiving and organising it for many years, and to Shula, who will collect it now.

Charities Fair, Saturday, 4 November:
We are planning to have a stall at the Combined Charities Fair and I am hoping that people will have some jams, chutneys, pickles, lemon curd etc. to donate for sale. I shall make Christmas cakes. We usually manage to raise about £300.00 for general fund, which makes it well worth the effort. Items can be brought to me at your convenience before the event and if you are able to offer help with pricing and labelling before the day or on the Friday evening or Saturday, please let me know. Contact 01628 783618. Sally Somerville

Children's society boxes:  Last call for their return to Kristina please.

Chocoholics and Coffee Evening: Thursday November 16th. In order to raise money for two local charities - People to Places and Alzheimer's Dementia Support, I am having a coffee evening with all sorts of chocolate novelties on sale. Prices range from 20p tree decorations to large lush boxes of beautifully packaged chocolates. The chocoholics party (with full display and samples!) is on Thursday November 16th at 7.30pm at 30 Mallow Park. Everyone is welcome and I have chocolate catalogues available for anyone who would like to pre-order. All the money raised and all the commission goes to the two charities. Ann Burdett (631486)

Sheep… we plan to send our knitted nativity round the parish as usual during Advent. We usually send a flock of knitted sheep and invite families to keep and house a sheep from the flock. Our flock needs to breed so if you are able to knit a sheep or two before the end of November, please do. Patterns are available from the back of church.

Moonlight walk: 1st,4th, 5th or 6th November Having missed out on the Harvest Moon, we hope to have a walk of about 3m. around the time of the full Hunters Moon (and closer bright lights in the sky), starting from Cookham Dean at 7.15pm on one of these dates. Park near the church opposite the Jolly Farmer (GR871851). All are welcome. If you are interested please let us know by 30th October latest, what dates you could come and, having considered the weather forecast, we will let you know on which date the walk will take place. Roger & Jilly T.633464

Thursday Lunches: a group will leave church at 11.50 am on Thursday 26th October to have lunch together in a local restaurant. All welcome. Lifts available. More details from Phyllis Sigsworth.

Christmas Tree Festival: it’s that time again! Our CTF this year is from 8th – 10th December and to make it the greatest success we need everyone on board! If you, you family, business, charity, someone you know, would like to sponsor and decorate a tree please contact the parish office for details and a form. More details of help needed will be coming soon, for now please save the dates, put aside some time when you can help to staff the church and think about how you might help with publicity. Click here for more information

Please note that the church is now out of action during the day – this is for cleaning, office access etc. the exceptions are: Sunday services, Morning and Evening Prayer (usual times days), Tuesday evening 7.15pm Holy Communion, Thursday evening Teaching series.

Please note that the Wednesday Morning communion services WILL NOT take place during October. We will let you know about November nearer the time. However, as our actual Patronal Feast day is a Wednesday, everyone is invited to a service of Holy Communion at 8.15 pm on 18th October, followed by light refreshments.

The office will still be contactable by phone, or in person by appointment only. The prayer area will be available before and after services only. We hope this will be just for a couple of months.

Progress Report: most of the painting in the new area is complete and the sanitary ware is almost installed. The new boiler is in the kitchen, along with new work surfaces. This area is nearing completion. We hope that the installation of the servery and cupboards in the church will commence next week. Please be aware that there may be last minute changes to midweek activities and there may be no parking on the church frontage. click here for more 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).

“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, 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 book of Acts
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 Mysia, 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 following 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 TopA Reading from Paul’s Second Letter 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! 17But 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
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 har-vest 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

Back to TopPost 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 22nd October 2017 (pdf)

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News Sheet 15th October 2017 (pdf)
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News Sheet 1st October 2017 (pdf)
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News Sheet 30th July 2017 (pdf)
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News Sheet 9th July 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 2nd July 2017 (pdf)
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