Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 20th May 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.

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 Pentecost
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd. Sally Lynch
Preacher: Revd. Nicola Hulks
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Songs of Praise for Pentecost Sunday at the Church of the Goood Shepher, Cox Green
Readings Acts 2.1-12
  John 15.26-27, 16.4b-15
Monday 21st 9:30 am-11:00 am Office Open
  7:00 pm WAMCF Women’s Group, here
Tuesday 22nd 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 am-11:00 am Office Open
  7:15 pm Holy Communion
8:00 pm PCC Standing Committee
Wednesday 23rd 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 - 11:00 am Office Open
10:00 am Holy Communion
Thursday 24th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
8:00 pm Inspiring Music- Teaching series
Friday 25th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Saturday 26th 9:00 am Morning Prayer
Sunday 27th Trinity Sunday
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd. Sally Lynch
Preacher: Phyl Sopp
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Taize Service, here
Readings Isaiah 6.1-6 John 3. 1-17
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden: Sue Hinchliffe Reader: OT: Bridget Morris Intercessor: Phyllis Sigworth
Acolytes: Nicola Buckland, Hilary Masango
Elements: Ann Cooke, Barbara Essam
Chalice: Don Luff, Johanna Raffan
Server at 8am: Roger Clarke Crucifer at 10am: Ben Darracott
Coffee: Eileen Goford and Sue Harbour
Welcomers: 8.00 am Joan Harnby
10.00am: Don Luff, Ben Darracott, Ralph Hinchliffe, Shula Tajima, Dorothy Strack–Hankey

For your prayers

Please pray for:

Floodlit TowerThe floodlighting has been sponsored this week by

Jean Jackson
In memory of my beloved husband, Glyn

(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...

Mini Teaching series– Inspiring Music in Worship:
Inspiring Music in Worship (rather than the CofE as advertised) which Adam will lead. The last session will be on 24th May.

Berkshire Exploring Vocations Group: Open to all exploring God's call on their lives and seeking to understand how to respond. These sessions will offer the opportunity to meet others on the same journey, to reflect on aspects of ministering in the Church of England and to explore a topic in group discussion. Each Session is standalone. Tuesday 10th April, 7.30-9.30 pm (starting at 7.45 pm) At: St. Mary's Church Centre, Station Road Twyford Reading RG10 9NT 'Search the Scriptures' - How the Bible can help us understand our calling A chance to chat about different approaches to listening to God through the Bible including some of the following topics:
How we hear God in the Bible; God's Word as a frame for our understanding; Reading so we can hear; Reading so others can hear; What kind of meaning can we see? Different ways of reading the bible together and individually; What are the approaches we see in our churches? Facilitated by the Berkshire Vocations team. For more details and to book visit https://bevg_search_scriptures.eventbrite.co.uk  The next date will be Tuesday 12th June. Do speak to Revd Sally too if you would like to book.

This new data protection legislation comes into force at the end of this month. You will notice a number of changes as we ensure we comply fully with it. If you have a data audit sheet , please will you complete it and return it to Ralph in the next two weeks. We also now need written (email will suffice) permission from individuals for their names to be included for prayer in this pewsheet. To that end we are starting the prayer list for the sick over again from today. The prayer cards under the Taize cross remain unchanged. Please bear with us as we work through the most appropriate ways to comply with GDPR.

Church Fabric: following our last Fabric committee meeting we now have a Church Fabric Notebook (A5 black, spiral bound) which will be kept on the cupboard at the back of church. Please note there any concerns about the
church fabric (light bulbs out, faults, damage etc) so that the fabric team can respond quickly. Thank you.

Community Hall Caretaker: We are looking for a part-time caretaker for St Luke’s community hall. Duties include unlocking and locking, showing potential users around and day to day cleaning and basic maintenance. For more details see poster at back of church.

Local Community Fund:
A reminder that in 2018 the Co-op makes a donation to St Luke’s on own brand goods for members. The first instalment of £425.35 has just been received. Thank you. Don’t forget to join if you shop at the Co-op

Community meal: On the last Tuesday of every month from 5.30pm– 6.30pm in the Fellowship area of church, everyone is welcome.

WAMCF Women’s Group: Tomorrow, Monday 21st May, 7.30pm-9.00pm, here at St Lukes Church. Speaker: Revd Sally Lynch– a pilgrimage to Ethiopia. Ladies of all faiths and none are welcome at all meetings with refreshments and speakers. For more details speak to Revd Sally.

May Fair: Thank you to everyone who helped and came along to our May Fair yesterday.

Evening Ramble: Wednesday 23rd May - Meet at National Trust Car Park, Pinkneys Drive MR: SU 854815 for a 7.15pm start. Walk length 2.75 miles and virtually flat. Next walk, Thursday 31st May, details to follow. Further
information from Roger Clarke (Tel: 632626).

The Brett Foundation is looking for people to help at The Centre. The Centre is one of our first ports of contact for those who need help in town. We offer hot food and hot drinks to not just the homeless, but elderly, lonely, those with mental health issues and people in need who live below the poverty line. We help with filling out forms, cooking sessions, help to find jobs and accommodation (plus support as a mentor once they have a home and job for those who are homeless) and a listening ear amongst many various other things which we are asked. We are open Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm and on a Saturday 10am to 12pm. We also open on a Tuesday, Wednesday evening 7pm to 9.30pm and Sunday evening 7pm to 8pm. We are in need of volunteers to come in and help with the work we do. If you think this maybe something you are interested in, please contact Sue Brett
susanbrett4@aol.co.uk or call on 07582158849

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
God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Back to TopA Reading from the Acts of the Apostles
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire,
appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusa-lem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and aston-ished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes,
Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs – in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ But
others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’
But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
“In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Acts 2.1-21

Back to TopA Reading from the Gospel of John
Jesus spoke to his disciples: ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you about them.
‘I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, “Where are you going?” But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgement: about sin, because they do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; about judgement, because the ruler of this world has been condemned. I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glo-rify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.’
John 15.26-27, 16,4b-15

Back to TopReading

Post Communion Prayer
Faithful God, who fulfilled the promises of Easter by sending us your Holy Spirit and opening to every race and nation the way of life eternal: open our lips by your Spirit, that every tongue may tell of your glory; 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 20th May 2018 (pdf)

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