Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 15th July 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 Seventh Sunday after Trinity
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion and Baptisms of Jack and Olivia
President: Revd. Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Sonya Clarke
6:00 pm No Sundays at Six Service. Prayer Walk postponed
Readings Ephesians 1.3-14
  Mark 6.14-29
Monday 16th 9:30 am-11:00 am Office Closed
  7:30 pm Guild of Health
Tuesday 17th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 am-11:00 am Office Closed
  7:15 pm Holy Communion
Wednesday 18th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 - 11:00 am Office Closed
10:00 am Holy Communion
  1:30 pm School Leavers Service
Thursday 19th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Friday 20th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
10:15 am Stretch and breath
Saturday 21st 9:00 am NO Morning Prayer
Sunday 22nd July St Mary Magdalene - Eighth Sunday after Trinity
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am All Age Holy Communion
President: Revd. Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Revd Terrie Robinson
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Prayer walk on Ray Mill Island
Readings 2 Cor. 5.14-17 John 20.1-2, 11-18
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden: Johanna Raffan Reader: Sue Turner Intercessor: Roger Clarke
Acolytes: Ben Darracott, Monique Masango
Elements: Eileen and Peter Goford
Chalice: Ralph Hinchliffe, Emma Cameron
Server at 8am: Sue Harbour Crucifer at 10am: Gerry Knight
Coffee: Ann Hockham and Julienne Groblet
Welcomers: 8.00 am Joan Harnby
10.00am Don Luff, Ben Darracott, Jilly Bevitt, Shula Tajima and Dorothy Strack-Hankey

For your prayers

Please pray for:

Floodlit TowerThe floodlighting has been sponsored this week by

The Barber Family
to celebrate Bill completing the 1st lap (107 miles) of the Tour de France route to raise money for
Prostate Cancer research.

(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...

Sundays at Six:
Prayer walk on Ray Mill Island postponed until Sunday 22nd July

Rest In God - A Retreat Morning at St Luke's Saturday 28th July 9.30-12.30. All are welcome for a morning retreat in church on finding rest, wholeness and refreshment in our lives through our spiritual practice.
Led by Revd Nicola and some members of our congregation we will explore, through practical workshops, a number of ways to find greater rest in God
including silent prayer, contemplation and Christian mindfulness. Free of charge. Please sign up at the back of church to reserve your space.

Messy Church: All children are invited to a Summer Celebration on Friday 3rd August, 3.30pm-5.30pm.

Family Choir Harvest Service: Looking ahead to our Harvest Service on 30th September, Adam is looking to put together a family choir to sing the beautiful anthem “Look at the world” by John Rutter. We are especially looking for children to come and join us. If you are free, or your children would like to be part of this, please let Adam know.

Please note that Revd Sally is now on sabbatical leave
until 4th September. In her absence Revd Nicola is your first port of call.

Parish Office: The office will be closed from Monday 16th July for a week and will reopen on Monday 23rd July.

Finance: at Standing Committee recently our treasurer reported that we are currently looking at a large general fund deficit at the end of the year. This is the result of a number of factors and we need, as a whole church, to address our finances positively. There are two immediate opportunities to do that:

Baby and Toddler Group meets for the last time on Thursday 19th July but we continue to meet socially over the summer , see below.

Children’s Summer meetups: All children are invited to join us in Kidwells park to have fun and keep in touch with friends over the summer. 9.30am-11am. Thursday 2nd August, 16th August and 30th August.

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.

Evening rambles:
Thursday 19th July. Meet at the Jolly Woodman car park, Dropmore. Depart at 7.15pm, map ref SU 935866. For further info see Roger Clarke (632626)

Piano Recital: Pianist Jonny Lane will be giving a piano recital on Sunday 22nd July at 3pm. Tickets are £5 and include a cream tea.

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

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

Fundraising: A big congratulations to the children who raised over £130 last Sunday for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Macmillan.

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

Stretch and Breathe– New term: Weekly Friday Morning Stretch and Breathe sessions (approximately one hour) followed by optional coffee morning in the beautiful surroundings of the Church resume on Friday 1st June. The classes are suitable for more senior members of our community, beginners, those recovering from illness or injury, and also for those where stretching and breathing exercises may help in the management of specific conditions.
The cost is £35 for 5 sessions (taken over a seven-week period to allow for life) or £9 per single session. My thanks to those of you who have been attending to date. Please feel welcome to join us at any stage subject to space. For any fur-ther information please contact Paula Clayton-Nuth on mobile: 07843016641 or email: paula@theapplestudio.eu Any donations to the Church to cover refreshment costs would be very welcome. Please note Wednesday evening yoga classes at 6.30pm have also now restarted.

Stitch-up: The next ‘Stitch-up for Kori’ is from 2-4pm on Thursday 19th July at St Luke’s Community Hall. Come along for a sociable afternoon to help the people of Kori in Sierra Leone. Gill Curry 625196

Events Diary: Please see the news sheet with a whole series of events over summer and autumn. We can now confirm that the Neil McGregor talk will take place on Thursday 29th November.

Dates for your diary:

Thursday Boat Trip to Windsor- 19th July: Boats leave near Jenner Café 11.00am (there are steps down to the river). Arrive Windsor 12.30. Depart Windsor 3.45pm.
3 hours in Windsor-time to shop, catch the open top bus or just sit by the riverside. Due back in Maidenhead 5.15pm. If you fancy joining Enid on this informal outing please contact 628195. There is no advance booking– just turn up -with a friend if you wish. Senior rate £19.80.

Christmas Panto
Friday 4th January Christmas Panto at Theatre Royal Windsor 7pm:
I have secured half price tickets in the front stalls at Windsor theatre to see the Christmas panto which this year is Dick Whittington. The cast includes Anne Hegerty , the Governess from The Chase, alongside the traditional Windsor favourites Kevin Cruise, Mike Read, Basil Brush, and Steven Blakeley as the dame. This is a traditional panto and this year Windsor is celebrating 80 years of panto. Our tickets will be £15.50 instead of £32 and there are no steps to climb! Bring your friends as a post-Christmas treat. Please can you let Ann Burdett know by today (July 15th) if you are interested so a good estimate of numbers can be gauged, though you won’t have to commit with money until September. Thanks Ann (tel 631486)

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
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: graft in our hearts the love of your name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of your great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, 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 letter of Paul to the Ephesians
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ,
according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the
Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses according to the riches of his grace 8that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in Christ, things in heaven and things on earth. In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance towards redemption as God’s own people to the praise of his glory.
Ephesians 1.3-14

Back to TopA Reading from the Gospel of Mark
When King Herod heard of the healings and other miracles, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, ‘John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.’ But others said, ‘It is Elijah.’ And others said, ‘It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.’ But when Herod heard of it, he said, ‘John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.’
For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because Herod had married her. For John had been telling Herod, ‘It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.’ And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly per-plexed; and yet he liked to listen to him. But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee. When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Her-od and his guests; and the king said to the girl, ‘Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it.’ And he solemnly swore to her, ‘Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom.’ She went out and said to her mother, ‘What should I ask for?’ She replied, ‘The head of John the Baptist.’ Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, ‘I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptizer on a platter.’ The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her. Immedi-ately the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison, brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother. When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.
Mark 6.14-29

Back to TopReading

Post Communion Prayer
Lord God, whose Son is the true vine and the source of life, ever giving himself that the world may live: may we so receive within ourselves the power of his death and passion that, in his saving cup, we may share his glory and be made perfect in his love; for 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 

Printable Versions:
News Sheet 15th July 2018 (pdf)

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