Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 7th April 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 Fifth Sunday in Lent - Passion Sunday
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion (NB: Not All Age)
President: Revd. Sally Lynch
Preacher: Revd. Nicola Hulks
Readings: Isaiah 43. 16-21
  John 12. 1-8
Monday 8th 9:30—11:30am Office Closed
Tuesday 9th 9:30—11:30am Office Closed
8:30am Morning Prayer
6:00pm Interfaith Community Meal
7:15pm Holy Communion
8:00 pm Ministry team meeting
Wednesday 10th
9:30—11:30am Office Open
8:30am Morning Prayer
10:00am NO Holy Communion
11:00am Lent Course
7:30pm Confirmation Service at Cookham
Thursday 11th 8:30am Morning Prayer
2:00pm Thursday Teas
5:00pm Evening Prayer
8:00pm Lent Course
Friday 12th 8:30am NO Morning Prayer
10:15am Stretch and Breathe
8:00pm Choir Practice
Saturday 13th 9:00am NO Morning Prayer
Sunday 14th Palm Sunday
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd. Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Revd. Sally Lynch
Readings: Isaiah 50.4-9a
  Philippians 2. 5-11
  Luke's Passion
4:00 pm Café Church
6:00 pm Taize Service, ChOGs, Cox Green
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden: John Salter Reader: OT: Richard Burdett NT: Gill Curry
Acolytes: Michael Masango, Ben Darracott
Intercessor: none Elements: Hazel and Gerry Knight
Chalice: Sue Harbour and Jean T-D Coffee: Lisa and Mike Mason
Server at 8am: Ralph Hinchliffe Crucifer at 10am: Nicola Buckland
Welcome Team: 8am: Joan Harnby
10am: Peter and Eileen Goford, Jill Bevitt, Ann Burdett, Dorothy S H

For your prayers

Please pray for:

Floodlit TowerThe floodlighting has been sponsored this week by

Ann and Richard Burdett
In anticipation of the forthcoming marriage of Andrew and Kristen on 18th April


Sonya Clarke
Happy Birthday Roger for the 3rd

(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...

Confirmation: Bishop Andrew is leading a Confirmation service on Wednesday 10th April (next week) at 7.30 pm at Cookham Parish Church. Nikola Sorrell and Charlotte Sloan are to be confirmed then. Everyone is very welcome to go along to the service to support them.

Stations of the Cross: we now have the fourteen stations of the cross up on the pillars in church and you are warmly invited to use them for prayer at any time that the church is open. There is a simple guide to them by the first sta-tion (front right / south) – do help yourself.

Maundy Thursday Seder Meal: The sign up sheet for this meal is now at the back of church. Please do indicate if you intend to come for the meal so we can lay sufficient places and cater appropriately. Doors open at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm meal. Donations towards the cost of the meal will be received on the evening.

Seeking Solace is a monthly space for any who have been bereaved at any time to get together for chat (about all sorts of things!), tea and cake and a short act of reflective worship. 3pm today (Sunday 7th April) and Monday 13th May. All welcome—do tell other people about this opportunity.

Boxes and Bowls:
There is a large number of boxes and bowls in the kitchen. If any of these are yours, please collect ASAP. Thanks, Sue Hinchliffe

Task groups, 8th April: this meeting has been postponed.

Good Friday: for those who are leading worship on Good Friday (choir etc) and also wish to attend the walk of witness in town coffee and sandwiches will be provided in church between 11.45 and 12.45 (prompt). If anyone else is
attending both and wishes to bring sandwiches (coffee provided here) they are very welcome to eat them in church. All evidence of food and drinks must be cleared away by 12.45 pm

The Revd. Nicola Hulks: The Reverend Mark Bennett is pleased to announce that Reverend Nicola Hulks has been appointed to the post of Team Vicar in the Thatcham Team Ministry.
Nicola is currently Assistant Curate at St Luke’s Church Maidenhead. She was ordained in 2015 having trained at Ripon College Cuddesdon where she also studied for a BA in Theology at Oxford University. Prior to ordination Nicola worked as an events manager with a special interest in science education with primary age children.
Nicola will be moving to Thatcham with her husband Ben and son Luke (age 2 and a half!) and they are all looking forward to this exciting new phase of life and ministry and to getting to know the community in Thatcham.
It is hoped that Nicola will be inducted in July, more details will be announced soon. Her last Sunday at St. Luke’s will be on 9th June.
Please pray for Nicola, Ben and Luke as they prepare for their move and for the congregations of St Luke’s in Maidenhead and St Barnabas and St Mary’s in Thatcham.

Ladies Breakfast:
The next Ladies breakfast is on Saturday 4th May. Men are invited to this one too! Revd. Sally Lynch will speak about: What I did on my sabbatical. Tickets are £5 each and available now. Doors open 8.45 am and the event ends 10.30 am.

InterFaith Community meal: a meal for anyone in the community to join and eat together. Every Tuesday at 6.00pm, here in church. All welcome.

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

Easter Egg Collection: Sargeants Funeral Directors are collecting chocolate Easter Eggs to pass on to Foodshare. See poster at the back of church for more details.

Thursday Teas: We will be meeting for tea, cake and chatter in the Community Hall between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 11th April, everyone welcome . Any queries ‘phone Enid on 628195 or Phyllis on 778656 transport will be arranged in required. Hope to see you Phyllis

Wedding invitation: Andrew Burdett and Kristen Paskins are getting married at St. Nicholas Church, Taplow on Thursday 18th April at 2.30pm and they would be delighted if members of the St. Lukes congregation would like to share their special day by attending the service and then joining them for a cup of tea and piece of cake in Taplow village hall afterwards. Please aim to arrive at about 2pm

 For details of services in Holy Week and Easter, please click here

This year’s music festival runs from Friday 21st June through to Sunday
30th June, with concerts, recitals and workshops on the following days:
Friday 21st 7:30pm -Thames Valley Chorus
Saturday 22nd 10:30am – 12:30-Psalms for the Common Era
and 7:30pm-Inversion- Organ and Flute
Sunday 23rd June 3pm- tbc
Friday 28th 1:30 – 3:00-Schools concert
and 7:30pm –Andrew Gallacher and Simon
Saturday 29th June 7:30pm-tbc
On Sunday 30th June, we will be concluding our festival with a special “Music
Sunday” service at 10am, followed by lunch followed by “Songs of Praise”. To
vote for your favourite hymn for this service, watch this space….!.

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
Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; 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 Book of Isaiah
Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings out chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The wild animals will honour me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people, the people whom I formed for myself so that they might declare my praise.
Isaiah 43.16-21

Back to TopA Reading from the Gospel of John
Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Is-cariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, ‘Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?’ (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) Jesus said, ‘Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.’
John 12.1-8

Post Communion Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters we do also for you: give us the will to be the servant of others as you were the servant of all, and gave up your life and died for us, but are alive and reign, 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 7th April 2019 (pdf)

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News Sheet 31st March 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 24th March 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 17th March 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 10th March 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 3rd March 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 24th February 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 17th February 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 10th February 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 3rd February 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 27th January 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 20th January 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 13th January 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 6th January 2019 (pdf)

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