Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 18th June 2017

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 in the parish centre.

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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 Trinity 1
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd Sally Lynch
Preacher: Revd Terrie Robinson
3:00 pm Piano Recital - Andrew Gallacher
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Simple Evensong, here
Readings: Romans 5.1-8
  Matthew 9.35-10.8
Monday 19th 9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Open
Tuesday 20th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Open
  7:15 pm Holy Communion
  8:00 pm Concert
Wednesday 21st 8:30 am Morning Prayer
  9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Open
10:00 am Holy Communion
  8:00 pm Concert - Noteworthy Singers
Thursday 22nd 8:30 am Morning Prayer
  1:00 pm Recital - Davod Goode
  5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Friday 23rd 8:30 am Morning Prayer
  5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Saturday 24th 9:00 am Morning Prayer
  7:30 pm Taplow Choirs Concert
Next Sunday, 25th June Trinity 2
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd. Terrie Robinson
Preacher: Revd. Sally Lynch
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Taize, here
Readings: Romans 6. 1b-11, Mathew 10.24-39
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden Ruth Sheppard Intercessor: Phyllis Sopp
Elements: Michelle and Tony Lane
Coffee: James Ellins and Valerie Herbert
Welcomers: 8.00 am: Joan Harnby
10.00 am: Don Luff, Jilly Bevitt, Ben Darracott, John Cox

For your prayers

Please pray for:

Floodlit TowerThe floodlighting has not been sponsored this week


(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...

Quiet Day:
our summer quiet day is booked for Saturday 15th July and we will return to Goosebury Hall Quiet Garden near Epping. We will share transport to be there for a 10.30 am start (no earlier arrivals please), leaving at 4.00 pm. The cost is £7.50 per person to cover a light lunch and tea / coffee. Please sign up as usual…

Baptism anniversary party and Messy Church: this year is on Sunday 2nd July from 3.30 pm (start with craft in church, a short act of worship and then tea and games in the vicarage garden) – 5.30 pm. Everyone is very warmly invited (please do also invite families you know). Just let the office know of you are coming so we can cater appropriately.

Cake sale:
Natasha and friends will be selling cakes after the service today as part of their school’s Year 6 ‘Fiver Challenge’. Do come along ready to buy their delicious produce.

Last Call for Sainsbury's Vouchers: If you have any Sainsburys Active kids vouchers hanging around please hand them in at the office to give to the school. Many thanks.

Bishop Andrew has kindly agreed to hold a ‘surgery’ to meet with anyone who wishes to speak to him following the Consistory court and issues around re-ordering. He will be in church on Tuesday 11th July (no Holy Communion that evening) from 7.00 – 9.00 pm and will see a maximum of three people at a time. Please sign up if you would like to see him.

St. Luke's Music Festival 2017 - 10th to 24th June:
Today at 3pm we have a piano recital by Andrew Gallacher, followed by a cream tea.
Coming up for the rest of the festival:

Speak to Jean T-D to buy your tickets and tell your family and friends. Also today is the last day to see Kirsty Meredith’s photographic exhibition. Open from 12.00 noon to 3pm

Serena Tajima is to be ordained deacon on Saturday 1st July at 2pm in Christchurch cathedral, Oxford.Everyone is warmly invited to be there to support her, and then to tea in the vicarage garden from around 5.30 pm. If you are able to assist with food please speak to Shula.

Summer Fair Update:
Our Summer fate on 10th June 2017 made a net profit of £989.93 Adding the takings from the Plant Sale in May (we normally do this for comparison as years ago the fair was in May and there was no separate Plant Sale) the total becomes £1043.93. This money goes to the General Fund. Thank you once again to everyone who helped and came along.

Local Walks: Our next walk we be on the 28th June. All are welcome on these walks of 2.0 to 4.5 miles, which we hope to have most weeks throughout the summer. If you wish to be certain that the walk is going to happen if the weather looks as though it could be wet, please phone the walk leader. Please share cars if possible. We meet as follows :

Stitch-up for Kori on Monday 10th July: 2-4 pm in the parish centre. Come along for a sociable time, making blankets and useful items for this project which helps a rural area of Sierra Leone. Tea/coffee and cake is provided. Gill Curry

Maidenhead Food Bank:
Food share is desperately short of certain supplies. They need Jams, Honey, Peanut Butter, Rice Pudding, soups Canned veg (including potatoes) pasta, rice, toilet paper, 300ml or 500ml water (especially during this time of hot weather). You can donate directly to the Foodbank at the New Market King St, Sat 9-11am, or via supermarket drop boxes or here in church.

St Luke’s Nursery: St Luke’s Nursery is opening at St Luke’s School in September this year. This will be for 3-4pm year olds ( inc’ rising 3s) For more information see poster at back of church or to apply or arrange a visit please contact the school office 01628 621600 or www.st-lukesprimary.com

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 Sunday Club/Sparklers, 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
O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you, mercifully accept our prayers and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without you, grant us the help of your grace, that in the keeping of your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; 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 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 en-durance 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.
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person – though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.
Romans 5. 1-8

Back to TopA Reading from the Gospel of Matthew
Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.’
Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bar-tholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.
These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: ‘Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, “The king-dom of heaven has come near.” Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lep-ers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment. Take no gold, or silver, or copper in your belts, no bag for your journey, or two tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for labourers deserve their food. Whatever town or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy, and stay there until you leave. As you enter the house, greet it. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town. Truly I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgement than for that town.
See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues; and you will be dragged before gover-nors and kings because of me, as a testimony to them and the Gentiles. When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that time; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child, and children will rise against par-ents and have them put to death; and you will be hated by all because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly I tell you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.’
Matthew 9.35– 10.8

Back to TopPost Communion Prayer
Eternal Father, we thank you for nourishing us with these heavenly gifts: may our communion strengthen us in faith, build us up in hope, and make us grow in love; for the sake of 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 18th June 2017 (pdf)

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News Sheet 11th June 2017 (pdf)
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News Sheet 28th May 2017 (pdf)
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News Sheet 12th March 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 5th March 2017 (pdf)
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News Sheet 12th February 2017 (pdf)
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News Sheet 15th January 2017 (pdf)

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