Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 16th July 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 Parish centre.

Congratulations to the Reverend Serena Tajima, ordained Deacon at Christchurch Cathedral last Saturday.

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 5
8:00 am Holy Communion
  President: Revd Sally Lynch
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd Sally Lynch
Preacher: Revd Sally Lynch
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Prayer Walk on Ray Mill Island (the last SAS before the summer break)
Readings: Romans 8. 1-11
  Mathew 13.1-9, 18-23
Monday 17th 9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Open
  1:30 pm School Summer fair (at school)
  7:30 pm Guild of St Raphael
Tuesday 18th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Open
  7:15 pm Holy Communion
Wednesday 19th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
  9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Open
10:00 am Holy Communion
Thursday 20th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
11:00 am Friendship Project
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Friday 21st 8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Saturday 22nd 9:00 am NO Morning Prayer
  8:45 am Ladies Breakfast
    Maidenhead Festival at Kidwells Park
Next Sunday, 23rd July Trinity 6
8:00 am Holy Communion
  President: Revd Sally Lynch
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd Sally Lynch
Preacher: Revd Sally Lynch
Readings: Romans 8. 12-25 Mathew 13.24-30, 36-43
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden Ruth Sheppard Readers: NT: Sally Somerville
Intercessor: Shula Tajima
Chalice: Michelle Lane, Emma Cameron
Acolytes: Ben Darracott, Shula Tajima
Server/Crucifer: Sue Harbour , Roger Clarke
Elements: Faith and Michael Murwisi Masango and family
Coffee: Dave and Phyl Sopp
Welcomers: 8.00 am: Joan Harnby
10.00 am: Don Luff, Dorothy Strack-Hankey, Emma Shenton, John Cox

For your prayers

Please pray for:


Floodlit TowerThe floodlighting has not been sponsored this week



(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...

Prayer Walk:
Today is our last Sundays at Six before the summer break. Join us for a prayer walk around Ray Mill Island, taking in the beautiful surroundings and tranquillity. Meet at 6pm.

Messy Church: All families are welcome at our next Messy Church on Friday 4th August, 3.30pm-5.30pm. Enjoy crafts, songs, simple worship and a meal. £1 each. If you can let the office know for catering purposes that would be great.

Farewell to the Parish Centre: If you would like to bid a 'fond farewell' to the parish centre you are invited to send photos of its use with a brief caption to Inspire inspire@stlukeschurchmaidenhead.org.uk . Louisa plans to run a photo collage in the next edition of Inspire. I have already sent one of a Thursday tea Christmas celebration . Sally

Hassocks: we will be disposing of some hassocks (the PCC has a faculty for this) before work starts in the church. The best will be kept for use but if you would like one / some for use in your home or garden please do take them. Please speak to Dave or Don first to ensure that you take the right ones!

Mugs and Bags: this is your last chance to purchase St. Luke’s bags (really sturdy quality) and mugs. Reduced price of £3 each. Available after services or via the parish office.

Rent a choir: We have a wedding in church on Sunday 17th September at 1.30pm and would like some more voices. If you are interested in singing in the choir for this occasion, please speak to Ruth in the parish office.

Stars and Sparks Nature Walk - Today-Sunday16th July:
All 'Stars & Sparks', their leaders and Mums and Dads are welcome for a 'Nature Hunt/Walk' meeting at church at 2.15pm. We can then car share as necessary for a short drive to Hurley. The walk will be 2.4 miles in length although it can be adjusted to suit the party make-up. Come and join us to spot the wide variety of wildlife on offer at this time of the year: flowers, insects, butterflies, trees and birds, see what you can spot! Bring sensible shoes/boots, clothing etc. and a drink/snack for a half way break. Please call me for any further information, hope that you can join us. Roger Clarke (Tel: 01628 632626)

Ladies Breakfast: the next is on Saturday 22nd July, when Caroline Romero will speak about her business, ‘Grey Matters’. Tickets at £5 each will be on sale next week. Doors open at 8.45 am (no earlier) and ends by 10.30 am.

Local Walks: All are welcome on these walks of 2.0 to 4.5 miles. If you wish to be certain that the walk is going to happen please phone the walk leader. Please share cars if possible.

Ride and Stride: Saturday 9th September: If you are interested in taking part in this fund raising cycle ride for all ages, please note the date. Details to follow. Roger Bevitt T.633464

School Stationery for the Kori Project: In October six of us are going to visit the Kori Project in Sierra Leone. We would like to take sorely needed items of school stationery, to hand out to the children we meet. They have to supply all their own materials. So when you are shopping perhaps you would be kind enough to buy a pack of Bic like biros, some pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, or any maths things, like protractors, set squares and rulers and compasses. Coloured pencils would be nice and would last longer than felt pens. The biros and pencils are probably the most necessary. I will put a box in church for you to place them. Thank you for your practical support. Gill Curry

WAMCF Women’s Group:
The group next meets on Monday 24th July , 7.30pm-9pm at Cookham Rise, Methodist Church. Ladies of all faiths and none are welcome to share refreshments and hear a speaker from the Citizen’s Advice Bureau on the topic of taking the service out, reaching isolated people. For more details speak to Sally.

Maidenhead Festival: Maidenhead Festival takes place 22nd-23rd July at Kidwells Park. We have a stall on the Saturday and help staffing would be appreciated. See Sally if you can help out for an hour or so.

St Luke’s School Summer Fayre: Our school’s summer fayre takes place on Monday 17th July 1.30pm-4pm. Including a raffle, tombola, games and a bbq. Do come along and support if you are able, even better, offer to help on our stall!

Although both the Reordering committee and Funding group have met this week, there is not a lot to add on this at this stage. We are waiting for some information form the contractors / architects, particularly a slightly more detailed timeline for the work so that we can plan activities in church effectively. They have already had from us a list of key events (Baptisms and weddings etc) and we have booked the community hall for coffee after church (every week in the autumn), Thursday teas and Messy Church.

A small group is meeting at the start of August to pack up the parish centre and we are clearing what we can in the office. Once work starts the trolley will ‘live’ in the office with kettles, tea, coffee etc for everyday use. If you have any possessions in the PC that you have not yet collected please do so now – or you won’t see them for a few months!

All those who hire the PC have been notified of the end date of 31st July. A reminder too that Dave Sopp will be recalling all tower door keys (including from church members) after that date.

A disabled compliant portaloo with baby changing will be hired from early September. A reminder that parking will be very limited in the church grounds.

The Funding group has now made a number of applications for Funding agencies and also to companies. We await the outcome of these.

If anyone has questions do speak to Sally or Emma Shenton, or use the sheet by the office.

Inspire: The next issue of our church magazine will be out in early September and it would be fantastic to see a wide range of contributions from the congregation. I'm particularly looking for photos (with captions please) from the summer fair and music festival in June.
Please email your articles, ideas and/or photos to inspire@stlukeschurchmaidenhead.org.uk by 9pm on Wednesday
16th August. If email isn't possible, I can also accept paper submissions before the deadline.
Please note, anything received after this date will not be included in this issue. Thanks very much, Louisa Ellins, Editor.

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 and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified: hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people, that in their vocation and ministry they may serve you in holiness and truth to the glory of your name; through our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ, 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 Paul’s Letters to the Romans
There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: by send-ing his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and to deal with sin, he con-demned sin in the flesh, so that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law – indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh
cannot please God.
But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.
Romans 8. 1-11

Back to TopA Reading from the Gospel of Matthew
Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the lake. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they with-ered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundred-fold, some sixty, some thirty. Let anyone with ears listen!
Hear then the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the king-dom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away. As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it
yields nothing. But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.’
Matthew 13.1-9, 18-23

Back to TopPost Communion Prayer
Grant, O Lord, we beseech you, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by your governance, that your Church may joyfully serve you in all godly quietness; 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 16th July 2017 (pdf)

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