Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 5th August 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.

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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 (tel: 01628 784724).

This Sunday Tenth Sunday after Trinity
8:00 am NO Service
10:00 am All Age Holy Communion
President: Revd Terrie Robinson
Preacher: Revd Nicola Hulks
3:00 pm Seeking Solace
Readings Ephesians 4. 1-16
  John 6. 24-35
Monday 6th 9:30 am-11:00 am Office Open
Tuesday 7th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 am-11:00 am Office Open
  7:15 pm Holy Communion
Wednesday 8th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 - 11:00 am Office Open
10:00 am Holy Communion
Thursday 9th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
2:00 pm Thursday Teas
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Friday 10th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
10:15 am Stretch and Breath
Saturday 11th 9:00 am NO Morning Prayer
Sunday 12th August Eleventh Sunday after Trinity
8:00 am NO Service
10:00 am Parish Communion and Baptisms
President: Revd Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Phyl Sopp
Readings John 6.35, 41-51
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden: John Salter Intercessor: Phyl Sopp
Acolytes: Sue Hinchliffe, Ben Darracott
Elements: Hazel and Gerry Knight
Chalice: Shula Tajima, Michael Masango
Crucifer at 10am: Nicola Buckland
Coffee: Sylvia Jones and Joan Harnby
Welcome Team: Peter and Eileen Goford, Phyllis Sigsworth, Ann Burdett

For your prayers

Please pray for:

Floodlit TowerThe floodlighting has been sponsored this week by

Sally Somerville
to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary

(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...

Sunday 8am services and Saturday Morning Prayer: Please note that there are no 8am Holy Communion services on Sundays or Morning Prayer services on Saturdays throughout August.

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.

May Reeve RIP: We are sorry to announce that May Reeve, who was much loved by this church, sadly passed away on Wednesday this week. Please remember May's family, including her sister Phyllis, in your prayers. Details of May's memorial service will follow.

Please note that Revd Sally is on sabbatical leave until 4th September. In her absence Revd Nicola (07966 395104 or
nicola.hulks@hotmail.co.uk) is your first port of call.

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:

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 16th August and 30th August.

Evening Ramble: Wednesday 8th August. Meet for a 7.15 pm start in Ferry Lane, Medmenham for a flat 3 mile walk through fields and along the river bank. Directions: take the A4155 road from Marlow towards Henley. At the crossroads in Medmenham turn left (by the church) into Ferry Lane and follow it to its end at the river where there is roadside parking available. Further
details from Roger Clarke (Tel: 632626)

Thursday Teas: 9th August. We shall be visiting the Bourne End Garden Centre . Meet at church at 2 pm . Lifts will be organised . Any queries to Enid , 628195

Stretch and Breathe– New term: Weekly Friday Morning Stretch and Breathe sessions (approximately one hour) followed by optional coffee 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. Join at anytime. For any further information please contact Paula Clayton-Nuth on mobile: 07843016641 or email:

Charities Fair, 3rd November: Just a reminder if you are able make jams or chutneys during this fruit season for these would be very gratefully received. Sally S

Dates for your diary:
Ladies Breakfast
Saturday 15th September, 8.45am. The speaker will be Yoga and Stretch and Breathe teacher Paula Clayton Nuth who will be talking about ‘ Learning to move with ease. Tickets are £5 and include a delicious breakfast.

Inversion Concert
On Saturday 15th September at 7pm , professional organ and flute duo Inversion will be giving a concert in church. Tickets are £7.50 and are available from church or on the door.

Family Day and Choral Evensong
Saturday 22nd September, timings TBC. Free.

Talk: Jonathan Evens ’ Visual Arts, re-imagining the Christian story
Saturday 27th September, 7.45pm, retiring collection.

Harvest Family Picnic and fun afternoon
Sunday 30th September, Midday– 4pm. Free, please bring and share lunch. More details to follow.

Keep the Home Fires Burning, by Wind and Words: Reflections for Remembrance, Sunday 28th October, 3pm, £5 pp (incl. tea)

Come and sing Psalms for the Common Era,
Saturday 10th November, 9.30 am—4.pm, £5 pp (incl. lunch)

Living and praying the Psalms, with John Bell:
Saturday 1st December, All Saints church, cost TBC

Christmas Tree Festival: 7th—9th December

Winter Wonderland: An evening with St. Luke’s choir,
Friday 7th December, 7.30 pm, cost TBC

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
Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please you; 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
I, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.
But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
Therefore it is said, ‘When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a cap-tive; he gave gifts to his people.’ (When it says, ‘He ascended,’ what does it mean but that he had also descend-ed into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is the same one who ascended far above all the heavens, so that he might fill all things.) The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love.
Ephesians 4.1-16

Back to TopA Reading from the Gospel of John
When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were at the place where Jesus had given the bread, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
When they found him on the other side of the lake, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you come here?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.’ Then they said to him, ‘What must we do to per-form the works of God?’ Jesus answered them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.’ So they said to him, ‘What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is writ-ten, “He gave them bread from heaven to eat.”’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’ They said to him, ‘Sir, give us this bread always.’
Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’
John 6. 24-35

Back to TopReading

Post Communion Prayer
God of our pilgrimage, you have willed that the gate of mercy should stand open for those who trust in you: look upon us with your favour that we who follow the path of your will may never wander from the way of life; 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 

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News Sheet 5th August 2018 (pdf)

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