Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 11th November 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 (01628 784724).

This Sunday Remembrance Sunday
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Word Service
President: Revd Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Revd Terrie Robinson
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Commemoration of centenary of the end of WW1
Readings Micah 4.1-5
Romans 8.31-end
Monday 12th 9:30 am-11:00 am Office Open
Tuesday 13th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 am-11:00 am Office Open
7:15 pm Talk by Mike Wooldridge
Wednesday 14th
8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 - 11:00 am Office Open
10:00 am Holy Communion
12:00 noon Funeral of Dorothy Herbert, RIP
Thursday 15th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Friday 16th 8:30 am NO Morning Prayer
10:30 am Funeral of Janice Neaves, RIP
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Saturday 17th 8:45 am Ladies Breakfast
Sunday 18th November Second Sunday before Advent
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Revd Sally Lynch
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Sundays at Six: Desert Island Hymns and Readings at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Cox Green
Readings Hebrews 10.1-14, 19-25
Mark 13.1-8
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden: Dave Sopp Readers: NT: Ralph Hinchliffe
Acolytes: Michela Masango, Roger Clarke
Intercessor: Roger Clarke
Elements: Rita and John Salter Chalice: Shula Tajima and Michael Masango
Server at 8am: Rebecca Bryant Crucifer at 10am: Ben Darracott
Coffee: Ian and Jan Gilchrist
Welcome Team: 8am: Richard Hannam
10am: Ann Darracott, Ralph and Sue Hinchliffe, John Cox, Mike and Lisa.

For your prayers

Please pray for:

Floodlit TowerThe floodlighting has been sponsored this week by

to celebrate Katherine’s Birthday on 1st November

(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...

Living and Praying with the Psalms:
Saturday 1st December, at All Saints church. Led by Revd. Dr. John Bell of the Iona Community this day will be very popular so please sign up asap here in church. £5 pp – please pass payment before the day to the Parish office.

Email update:
At the end of the summer we updated our email update list in line with the new data protection regulations (GDPR). If you are no longer receiving our weekly email update and would like to, please speak to Ruth in the parish office on 01628 622733

Knitted sheep!: It’s that time! We need lots of knitted sheep for our ‘knitivity’. If you fancy making one (or two, or a flock!) please pick up pattern on the table at the back of church. We will need the sheep by 28th November in order to be ready for Advent. So.. ‘ready… steady… knit!’

Safeguarding training: A reminder to do your safe guarding training and let Dorothy know by emailing safeguarding.stlukes@outlook.com

To access this e-learning:

  1. Go to: https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/

  2. Select ‘online courses’

  3. Select C0 or C1

  4. If you have not used the e-learning before then you will need to register as a new user. Click on ‘create new account’

  5. Create username and password

  6. Enter your email address and confirm this

  7. First name and surname

  8. City and country

  9. Diocese- select from drop down list

  10. Training institute-if not part of a training institution select ‘Not part of a training institution ‘ which is option 1 in the drop down menu

  11. Enter your parish name and church role

Once you have completed a module please email Dorothy Strack Hankey, Safeguarding officer via safeguarding.stlukes@outlook.com, to let her know so that she can update our records. A new safeguarding email address will be notified next week. If you would prefer to come into the parish office and have someone work through the unit with you please email or ring Ruth and she can arrange that.

We are arranging the next levels of training (which are face to face) for those who need it, next Spring, so please can everyone complete levels CO and C1 by 31st December. Thank you. Revd. Sally

Ladies Breakfast: The next Ladies Breakfast is on Saturday 17th November, doors open 8.45am and we finish at 10.30am. The speaker will be The Revd. Dorothy Moore-Brooks, chaplain at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Tickets are £5 and available from the church office or after services.

Christmas Day Lunches: Churches Together in Maidenhead are keen to hear from volunteers to help with their Christmas Day Lunch for the elderly lonely at the SportsAble venue in Braywick Road. There are opportunities to drive, serve food and befriend guests at this celebration. Please contact Lily Peacock, volunteer coordinator, on lilyandwinniectim@gmail.com or telephone (home) 01628 623362, (mobile) 07794 397132

Advent Calendar Collection: E Sergent & Son are collecting chocolate advent calendars and selection boxes on behalf of Foodshare. If you would like to donate an item please drop it off at office 118 Highstreet, Maidenhead before 19th November.

WAMCF Women’s Group: Ladies of all faiths are none are welcome at all meetings, with refreshments and speakers. This month Jane Dapkin and Rabbi Syril Sheridan: Reflections on a visit to Srebrenica. Monday 26th November, 7.30pm-9.00pm. The Birinus Room, All Saints Church. For more details speak to Revd Sally.

Family friendly Firework Party: On Saturday 17th November, Eileen Goford is hosting a firework party at her house 6 Laxton Green from 5.30pm. This is a family friendly event and is open to anyone, especially families, with links to St. Luke’s Church. The event is free but please bring a firework per family and food to share. For further details or directions, please phone Eileen (638238) or Ann Burdett (631486) It is helpful to have a rough idea of numbers so ideally let Ann or Eileen know if you are planning to come.

Chocoholic party and coffee evening: On Wednesday 21st November at 7.30pm, Ann Burdett is holding a chocoholic party at her house 30 Mallow park in aid of People to Places and Thames hospice. There will be a display of beauti-fully packaged, delicious chocolates with prices from 40p. Everyone is welcome. Alternatively if you would like to see the catalogue just request one from Ann (631486)

Autumn Term Friday Morning Stretch and Breathe from Friday 2nd November to Friday 30th November from 10.15 am to 12.00 noon.The weekly one-hour sessions are followed by refreshments kindly provided by the Church.) 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 continue this Autumn on Wednesday evenings. All equipment provided.’ Cost per session £10. Please contact Paula Clayton-Nuth on 07843016641 should you need any further information or wish to join. Further information is at the back of church.

Autumn Talk series (all free, with retiring collection) see flyers for details:

Winter Wonderland: An evening with St. Luke’s Choir, Friday 7th December, 7.30 pm, free with retiring collection.

Christmas Tree Festival: It’s that time again! Our CTF this year is from 7th – 9th 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.
We need people to do the following:

A variety of flyers and posters are now available at the back of church. Please take as many as you like and use them to publicise the tree festival as widely as you can.

Advent and Christmas at St. Luke’s Church
Sunday 2nd December
6.00 pm Advent Ring Service

Christmas Tree Festival 7th-9th December
Friday 7th December
10.00 am - 7.00 pm, Church open to view decorated trees;
stalls and refreshments
7.30 pm Winter Wonderland: An evening with St Luke’s Church Choir

Saturday 8th December
10.00 am - 7.00 pm, Church open to view decorated trees;
stalls and refreshments
1.00pm Lunchtime free piano concert by Jonny Lane

Sunday 9th December
Midday – 6.00 pm,
Church open to view decorated trees; stalls and refreshments
6.00 pm ‘Christmas Tree’ Service

Sunday 23rd December
6.00 pm, Carol Service by candlelight
followed by mulled wine and mince pies

Christmas Eve, Minday 24th December
Candlelit Crib Services at
4.00pm (younger families) and 5.00pm (older families)
11.30 pm, Midnight Mass

Christmas Day, Tuesday 25th December
10.00 am, Short Christmas Day service for children / families
10.30 am, Service of Parish Communion

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).

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

This Week's Prayers & Readings

Back to TopCollect
Almighty Father, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of all: govern the hearts and minds of those in authority, and bring the families of the nations, divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin, to be subject to his just and gentle rule; 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 Book of Micah
In days to come the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised up above the hills. Peoples shall stream to it, and many nations shall come and say: ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.’ For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many peoples, and shall arbitrate between strong nations far away; they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more; but they shall all sit under their own vines and under their own fig trees, and no one shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.
For all the peoples walk, each in the name of its god, but we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.
Micah 4.1-5

Back to TopA Reading from Paul’s Letter to the Romans
What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed inter-cedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, ‘For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8.31-end

Post Communion Prayer
God of peace, whose Son Jesus Christ proclaimed the kingdom and restored the broken to wholeness of life: look with compassion on the anguish of the world, and by your healing power make whole both people and nations; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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 11th November 2018 (pdf)

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