Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 17th February 2019


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).

This Sunday Third Sunday before Lent
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: The Revd Canon Terrie Robinson
Preacher: Revd Nicola Hulks
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Iona Worship at Church of the Good Shepherd, Cox Green
Readings 1 Corinthians 15.12-20
  Luke 6. 17-26
Monday 18th 9:30—11:30am Office Closed
Tuesday 19th 9:30—11:30am Office Closed
8:30am Morning Prayer
6:15pm Community InterFaith meal
7:15pm Holy Communion
8:00pm Task Groups
Wednesday 20th
9:30—11:30am Office Open
8:30am Morning Prayer
10:00am Holy Communion
8:15pm Quiet Evening
Thursday 21st 8:30am Morning Prayer
5:00pm Evening Prayer
Friday 22nd 8:30am Morning Prayer
10:15am Stretch and Breathe
5:00pm Evening Prayer
8:00pm Choir Practice
Saturday 23rd 8:45am Ladies Breakfast
Sunday 24th February Second Sunday before Lent
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Revd Sally Lynch
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Evensong, here
Readings Revelations 4
  Luke 8.22-25
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden: Sue Hinchliffe Reader: NT: Bridget Morris Acolytes: Michael Masango, Roger Clarke
Intercessor: Shula Tajima Elements: Julienne Grobler, Ann Hockham
Chalice: Sue Harbour, Ben Darracott
Server at 8am: Sue Harbour
Crucifer at 10am: Matthew Burdett
Coffee: Dina and Gareth Mcleod, and the girls
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:

The Townsend Family
In loving memory of our dear Dad, Grandad and Great- Grandad, Fred Townsend, who died 10 years ago
on 19th February 2009.


(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...

Messy Church:
The next Messy Church event is on Friday 8th March, 3.30-5.30pm on the theme of kindness. Crafts, storytelling, music and two course dinner. Flyers available at the back of church.

World Day of Prayer (Formerly Women’s World Day of Prayer): This year St Luke’s will be hosting World Day of Prayer which is on Friday 1st March at 2pm. The service has been prepared by the women of Slovenia and the theme is ‘Come- everything is ready!’ Dorothy S-H is kindly co-ordinating the refreshments to be served afterwards. If you are willing to help with that, please speak to her. Both men and women are welcome to this service which lasts around one hour. We may need help with stewarding etc. Please speak to me if you are available for duty. Thank you. Ruth Sheppard

Year of mission: Prayer day with Bishop Andrew: the next event in our year of mission is a day exploring prayer led by Bishop Andrew on Saturday 2nd March. It will be held here from 9.30 am – 3.30 pm and costs just £3 (bring your own lunch). The day will include a keynote address, choice of workshops or simply browsing books on prayer, refreshments, bookstall and closing Eucharist. Booking forms out very soon. Book now!

New Service! Our new monthly café church starts today (10th February). This service will be a more informal Word Service and will have provision for all ages. Service at 4pm in church followed by tea.

Grave Talk café. It is never easy talking about death but we have a simple activity that helps us do that, over coffee. Do come along and join in, Wednesday 20th February at 11 am in church.

Lent course: our Lent course this year will follow up on the LICC day last June and meet one of MAP objectives to support living out our Christian faith in our everyday lives. We will use the book ‘Fruitfulness on the frontline’ by Mark Greene, which each session will support with a DVD.

The eight sessions will run over five weeks (Tuesdays 2.30 pm, Wednesdays 11.00 am, Thursdays 8.00 pm, from w/b 11th March) with three sessions on a ‘Lent day’ on Saturday 23rd March. All will be in church, with refreshments. The Saturday session will run 10.00 am – 2.30 pm, bring your own lunch.

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place at 11.30am on Sunday 03rd March 2019 in St. Luke’s Church, Norfolk Road, Maidenhead SL6 7AX this is preceded by the Annual Meeting of Parishioners to elect our Churchwardens. The APCM is when the PCC report on its activities during the year and the financial state of the church. Elections also take place for Church-wardens and PCC Members. Nominations are now required for the 2 Church-wardens and a total of 8 PCC Members (4 to serve for 3 years, 2 to serve for 2 years and 2 to serve for a year.
The nomination forms for all the elections are on the table at the rear of church. Please complete the appropriate form with your nomination and place in the folder provide. Please indicate which period of time the nominee would like to serve. DON’T forget that the person you are nominating must sign the form agreeing to their nomination. Ralph Hinchliffe, PCC Secretary.
Please do stay for lunch after our Annual Meeting. Baked potatoes (plus cake and fruit) will be provided. You are invited to bring toppings to share. Our children and young people will have their own APCM concurrent with the adult one so please do bring them too – they can then have their say.

Task Groups: will meet again soon. Please do come along to any group that interests you:

Retirement gift for Bishop Andrew: churches across the diocese are making a collection for a retirement gift for Bishop Andrew and Janice. The PCC has agreed to put £50 towards this from church funds. If anyone would like to add a personal contribution please place it in an envelope marked: ‘Bishop Andrew gift’ and give it to Richard Burdett, a churchwarden or a minster by 28th February. Thank you.

Visit my Mosque Day: Maidenhead Mosque is holding an afternoon event on Sunday 3rd March from 2pm-4pm. The session will be hosted by the head Imam and will include a brief talk from a guest speaker, along with an exhibition dis-playing museum grade manuscripts from the Muslim world, There will also be an opportunity for a tour and to observe prayers followed by tasty refreshments. zia@maidenheadmosque.org or call 07773 230413

InterFaith Community meal:
a meal for anyone in the community to join and eat together. Every Tuesday at the new time of 6.15pm, here in church. All welcome.

Baby and Toddler group: Meets weekly in term time. Thursdays 9.30-11.15am in the Community Hall.

Stretch and Breathe: Fridays from 10.15 am to 12.00 noon. The weekly one hour sessions are followed by refreshments. Cost £35 for five sessions (to be taken within 2 terms i.e. ten weeks please). Drop-in £9.
Also mat-based regular Stretch and Breathe Hatha Yoga sessions from 6.30 – 7.45 pm on Wednesday evenings. All equipment provided.’ Cost per session £10. Please contact Paula Clayton-Nuth on 07843016641 for more information.

Ladies Breakfast: The next Ladies Breakfast will be on Saturday 23rd February when our speaker will be Iris Brown who will talk about her nursing days. Tickets £5 per person available now. Doors open at 8.45am, ends by 10.30am.

Theatre trips Neither Wycombe nor Windsor offer the great ticket deals they once did, but if you would like company to go out for a friendly, entertaining evening we have the opportunity to see:

If you would like to see this show please let Ann Burdett (631486) know. Cheques should be made payable to St. Lukes PCC.

Save the date!
St Lukes Church Music Festival 2019
Friday 21st- Sunday 30th June
A ten day celebration of music.
Concerts, recitals and workshops.

Regular Events & Groups

St. Luke's Baby & Toddler Group meets in the Community Hall every Thursday morning during term time, 9:30am - 11:15am

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, who alone can bring order to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity: give your people grace so to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, among the many changes of this world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

Back to TopA Reading from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians
If Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our procla-mation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified of God that he raised Christ – whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised. If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have died in Christ have perished. If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died.
1 Corinthians 15.12-20

Back to TopA Reading from the Gospel of Luke
He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.
Then he looked up at his disciples and said: ‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. ‘Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. ‘Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
‘Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice on that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets. ‘But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. ‘Woe to you who are full now, for you will be hungry. ‘Woe to you who are laughing now, for you will mourn and weep.
‘Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.
Luke 6. 17-26

Post Communion Prayer
Merciful Father, who gave Jesus Christ to be for us the bread of life, that those who come to him should never hunger: draw us to the Lord in faith and love, that we may eat and drink with him at his table in the kingdom, where he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

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 

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News Sheet 17th February 2019 (pdf)

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