Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 16th June 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.

Safety: We take all aspects of safety very seriously at St Luke’s. Please do take care with hot drinks. Details of our safeguarding team are on the noticeboard by the door . Should you have any concerns, please do speak to someone.

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 Trinity Sunday
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion BCB
President: Revd. Sally Lynch
Preacher: Revd. Sally Lynch
12:00 noon Baptisms
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Service of Wholeness and Healing at All Saints Church
Readings: Romans 5.1-8
  John 16.12-15
Monday 17th 9:30—11:30am Office Open
Tuesday 18th 9:30—11:30am Office Open
  8:30am Morning Prayer
6:00pm Interfaith Community Meal
7:15pm Holy Communion
8:00pm Fabric meeting
Wednesday 19th
9:30—11:30am Office Open
8:30am NO Morning Prayer
10:00am Holy Communion & coffee
Thursday 20th 8:30am Morning Prayer
9:30am Baby and Toddlers Group
2:00pm Thursday Teas
Friday 21st 8:30am Morning Prayer
10:15am Stretch and Breathe
5:00pm Evening Prayer
7:30pm Concert by Thames Valley Chorus
Saturday 22nd 9:00am Morning Prayer
  10.00am-12:00noon Psalms Workshop
  7:30pm Concert by Inversion
Sunday 23rd First Sunday after Trinity
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd. Sally Lynch
Preacher: Revd. Sally Lynch
3:00 pm Concert by Gaslights followed by cream tea.
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Iona Service at All Saints
Readings: Galatians 3.23-29
  Luke 8.26-39
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden: Sue Hinchliffe Reader: 1st: Jean T-D Acolytes: Michaela Murwisi and Nicola Buckland
Intercessor: Shula Tajima Elements: Kristina and Chris Smith, and family
Chalice: Tony Lane, Emma Cameron
Coffee: Richard and Ann Burdett
Server at 8am: Ralph Hinchliffe Crucifer at 10am: Matthew Burdett
Welcome Team: 8am: Joan Harnby
10am: Don Luff, Ben Darracott, Jilly Bevitt, Shula Tajima, Nikola, Natasha and Charlie

For your prayers

Please pray for:

The floodlighting has been sponsored this week by

For the Feast of Corpus Christi

(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...

The Revd. Nicola Hulks:
Nicola’s induction will be on 2nd July, 7.30pm at Thatcham Park School. Sign up sheet for car share is now at the back of church.

Quiet day, Saturday 6th July. We have booked back at Goosebury Hall Quiet Garden for our summer quiet day. It is a drive of around an hour so we will leave here is shared cars at 9 am aiming to be there for coffee just after 10 am. We will have time for quiet in the lovely gardens, as well as walking for those who wish to do so. We will leave around 4.00 pm. Cost £7 pp. please sign up in the usual way.

Christenings: You will have noticed that we now have fewer baptisms in the 10am service and more at midday. This is part of a flexible approach to the meet the particular needs of each family. We have also introduced a new form of baptism preparation- “Play and Stay” roughly once a month on a Saturday morning. It would be fabulous if members of our church family were able to stay for some midday baptisms and also take part in “Play and Stay”. Please have a word with Phyl or Sally if you feel able to participate in the latter. And… please do pray for all those bringing their children for baptism.

Summer Fair:
A big thank you to everyone who helped on the day, set up donated and all those who visited. It was a very
happy day and we made a grand total of £1504.38.

Hospitality fund: A reminder of ways to pay into this: By a bacs payment into the church account (reference: HOSP) – please also ideally email the treas-urer to let him know. By cheque (St. Luke’s PCC) given to Richard Burdett or Ben Darracott. By cash to the box marked ‘hospitality fund’ on the church-wardens cupboard on Sundays.

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.

Serena and Andrew are getting married at midday on Saturday 20th July. Everyone is warmly invited.

Church finances: at an extra meeting recently, the PCC considered the fact that we are facing again this year a predicted deficit on our general fund account. We have discussed a number of ways to raise the income needed to ensure that we can balance our books. We can have a (limited) number of extra fund raising activities (please join in), we can ‘let’ the church (who do you know
who might take up this opportunity?) and we can make a few cuts, but the lion's share must come from our own generous giving – paying for what we receive from ‘church’ and in gratitude for all that God has given us. After that meeting we have already had one pledge of increased giving. Please do prayerfully consider how you could support our finances. You may like to use this prayer:

Generous God,
Thank you for the abundance of your creation and for all the good gifts that we enjoy in our church and home lives. May we mirror your creative giving in the way that we manage the finances of our church; and embrace a spirit of thankfulness and gratitude.
Please help us as individuals to give with contemplative generosity to the whole ministry of this church; as church to give compassionately to the needs of those around us; and as your body in this place to be courageous in our sacrificial giving of our whole selves, out of our love for you.

Evening rambles. Wednesday 19 June: meet in the public car park on Low-er Cookham Road at Boulters Lock at 7.15. There may
be a gentle rise on the walk subject to the route we take on approx. 2.9 mile distance. CTC Don Luff 07909 974214.

School Summer Fair: St Luke’s School will hold their summer fair on Friday 21st June, 1.30pm-4pm. Everyone is warmly invited to attend.

Windsor Panto January 2020: Windsor theatre are giving me a great offer on the price of Panto tickets again. If you would like to see Aladdin on Friday 3rd January for £16 ( instead of the usual £31) let me know and I will reserve you a ticket. Payment will be needed later in the year (probably August time but date to be confirmed) but if you want to pay now your tickets will be guar-anteed. (cheques payable to St. Lukes PCC). Ann Burdett tel 631486 or email ann@arembe.com

WAMCF Ladies: The next interfaith ladies meeting will be on Monday 22nd July, 7.30-9.30pm here at St Luke’s Church on the theme of Remembering Srebrenica. Ladies of all faiths and none are welcome. For more details speak to Revd. Sally 01628 783033

Christian Aid: Many thanks to all collectors and contributors. We are pleased to announce we matched last year’s total of £1350.

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

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 - Gaslights concert with cream tea
Friday 28th 1:30 – 3:00-Schools concert
and 7:30pm –Andrew Gallacher and Simon Purdy
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, use the sign up sheet at the back of Church
for us to consider including within this service. All votes by the end of May please.

Booking forms and posters are now available, please take some and tell your friends.

To book tickets for the Music Festival events, please click here

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
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity: keep us steadfast in this faith, that we may evermore be defended from all adversities; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, Amen.

Back to TopA Reading from St Paul's Letter to the Romans
Since we are justified by faith, we have  peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of  sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
Romans 5.1-5

Back to TopA Reading from the Gospel of John
esus said to his disciples: ‘I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.’
John 16.12-15

Post Communion PrayerBack to Top
Almighty and eternal God, you have revealed yourself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and live and reign in the perfect unity of love: hold us firm in this faith, that we may know you in all your ways and evermore rejoice in your eternal glory, who are three Persons yet one God, 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 16th June 2019 (pdf)

Previous weeks:
News Sheet 9th June 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 2nd June 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 26th May 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 19th May 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 12th May 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 5th May 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 28th April 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 21st April 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 14th April 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 7th April 2019 (pdf)
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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