Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 13th January 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.

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 Baptism of Christ
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion with Baptism
President: Revd Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Revd Terrie Robinson
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Evensong & Benediction, at All Saints
Readings Isaiah 43. 107
  Acts 8. 14-17
  Luke 3. 15-17, 21-22
Monday 14th 9:30—11:30am Office Open
Tuesday 15th 9:30—11:30am Office Open
8:30am Morning Prayer
5:30pm Community InterFaith meal
7:15pm Holy Communion
Wednesday 16th
9:30—11:30am Office Open
8:30am Morning Prayer
10:00am Holy Communion
Thursday 17th 8:30am Morning Prayer
5:00pm Evening Prayer
Friday 18th   No services
Saturday 19th 9:00am Morning Prayer
Sunday 20th January Epiphany 3
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion with Baptism
President: Revd Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Sonya Clarke
Readings Isaiah 62. 1-5, 1Corinthians 12.1-11, John 2.1-11
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Christian Service at St Peter
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden: Johanna Raffan Readers: OT: Eileen Goford NT: Don Luff
Acolytes: Shula Tajima, Monique Masango
Intercessor: Phyllis Sigsworth
Elements: Ann and Ben Darracott
Chalice: Roger Clarke, Don Luff
Server at 8am: Rebecca Bryant Crucifer at 10am: Ben Darracott
Coffee: Kristina and Chris Smith, and girls
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:

Mr T Autos


(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:
The 2019 list is now out. Do make sure you take a copy. Perhaps make it a new year’s resolution to come along!

Confirmation: There will be a deanery confirmation on Wednesday 10th April next year when Bishop Andrew will be confirming for the last time before he retires. If you or someone you know is thinking about confirmation please speak to Revd. Sally asap and do come along to an enquiry evening on Wednesday 30th January at 8pm in church.

Messy Church: The next Messy Church event is on Friday 1st February, 3.30-5.30pm on the theme of kindness. Crafts, storytelling, music and two course dinner. Flyers available at the back of church.

Seeking Solace: Reflection and tea for the bereaved. The next date is Sunday 3rd February at 3pm in church.

Revd Sally
will be on a study course in Jerusalem for the first part of January. At that time Revd Nicola (07966395104) or the parish office is your first port of call.

InterFaith Community meal:
a meal for anyone in the community to join and eat together. Starts weekly on Tuesdays, 5.30pm, here in church. All welcome.

New Year social…. A date to book in your diaries now: We are holding a Burns Night social evening on Saturday 26th January from 6pm in the Community Hall. Dinner, Ceilidh, Raffle and games. Tickets £10 adults and £5 children on sale soon. Book the date!

Burns Night Raffle If anyone would like to help contribute towards our raffle that would be greatly appreciated. I have placed a tick sheet at the back of church with suggested items. Sally suggested it would be good if items could have a Scottish theme. Please accept my thanks for your kindness and generosity, and here's looking forward to a fabulous evening. Further information from Sonya on 632626

Homeless Bus: A purple double-decker bus has been bought by the Sue Brett Foundation. The bus has been converted into a temporary home, with the seat-ing taken out and instead there being twelve beds upstairs, and a kitchen, desk and bathroom downstairs. They need:

  1. Bus drivers who can do short journeys once in the morning and once in the evening to take the bus to its location in the town centre at night, and then back to its day-time home in Maidenhead (it will be empty and there will be no passengers on board)

  2. Volunteers - for evening meals, overnight supervision and/or breakfasts

  3. Money - especially standing order donations to pay for supervisors, as we need to employ a qualified person to spend every night with the bus.

To donate or to volunteer, visit : www.thebrettfoundation.org.uk

WAMCF Ladies next meeting is Monday 21st January at 7:30 pm at Maidenhead synagogue. Come along to find out more about Tu Bishvat (new year for trees).

Stretch and Breathe: Fridays from 10.:5 am to 12:00 noon. The weekly one-hour sessions are followed by refreshments. 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 on Wednesday evenings. All equipment provided.’ Cost per session £10. Please contact Paula Clayton-Nuth on 07843016641 for more information.

Baby and Toddler group has begun again. Thursdays 9:30-11:15am in the community hall.

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
Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed him to be your Son, anointing him with the Holy Spirit: grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit, that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children; 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.

A reading from the prophecy of IsaiahBack to Top
Thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour. I give Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my sight, and honoured, and I love you, I give people in return for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you; I will say to the north, ‘Give them up’, and to the south, ‘Do not withhold; bring my sons from far away and my daughters from the end of the earth – everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.’
Isaiah 43.1-7

A Reading from the Book of ActsBack to Top
When the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit (for as yet the Spirit had not come upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus). Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy
Acts 8.14-17

Back to TopA Reading from the Gospel of Luke
(In the wilderness John proclaimed a baptism of repentance.) As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, ‘I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing-fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing-floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with
unquenchable fire.’
Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’
Luke 3. 15-17, 21-22

Post Communion Prayer
Lord of all time and eternity, you opened the heavens and revealed yourself as Father in the baptism of Jesus your beloved Son: by the power of your Spirit complete the heavenly work of our rebirth through the waters of the new creation; 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 

Printable Versions:
News Sheet 13th January 2019 (pdf)

Previous weeks:
News Sheet 6th January 2019 (pdf)
News Sheet 23rd & 30th December 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 16th December 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 9th December 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 2nd December 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 25th November 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 18th November 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 11th November 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 4th November 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 28th October 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 21st October 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 14th October 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 7th October 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 30th September 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 23rd September 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 16th September 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 9th September 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 2nd September 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 26th August 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 19th August 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 12th August 2018 (pdf)
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News Sheet 28th January 2018 (pdf)
News Sheet 21st January 2018 (pdf)
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