Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 21st May 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 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 Sixth Sunday of Easter
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd Sally Lynch
Preacher: Revd Sally Lynch
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Social Gospel on the theme of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.
Readings: Acts 17.22-31
  John 14.15-21
Monday 22nd 9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Open
Tuesday 23rd 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Open
  7:15 pm Holy Communion
  8:00 pm Task Groups
Wednesday 24th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
  9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Open
10:00 am NO Holy Communion
Ascension Day, Thursday 25th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
  12:45 pm Thursday Lunches
  5:00 pm Evening Prayer
  7:00 pm Holy Communion
Friday 26th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
  4:00 pm Weddings
  5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Saturday 27th 9:00 am Morning Prayer
Next Sunday, 28th May Sunday after Ascension Day
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd Sally Lynch
Preacher: Revd Sally Lynch
3:00 pm undays at Six: Deaf Eucharist at Church of the Good Shepherd, Cox Green
Readings: Acts 1. 6-14 John 17. 1-11
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden Ruth Sheppard Readers: Acts: Ruth Sheppard
Intercessor: Eileen Goford
Elements: Sue Harbour and Fran Hornby
Coffee: Bridget Morris and Sylvia Jones
Welcomers: 8.00 am: Joan Harnby
10.00 am: Don Luff, Eileen Goford, Jilly Bevitt, John Cox

For your prayers

Please pray for:

Floodlit TowerThe floodlighting has been sponsored this week by:

Jean Jackson
In memory of my beloved husband , Glyn

(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...

Thy Kingdom Come- the Archbishops’ call to prayer for our nation: Our Archbishops are calling all Christians to pray for the life and renewal of this nation in a global wave of prayer, particularly between Ascension and Pentecost this year (25th May – 4th June). Do look at the website: https://www.thykingdomcome.global/ to find out far more and find resources.
In this church we have agreed that we will do the following:

Thurs. 25th May: 5.00 – 7.00 pm; Fri. 26th: 2.00 – 4.00 pm; Sat. 27th: 9.00 – 11.00 am; Sun. 28th: 9.00 – 10. 00 am; Mon. 29th: TBC
Tue. 30th: 9.00 – 11.00 am; Weds 31st: 10.00 – midday; Thurs. 1st June: 3.00 – 5.00 pm; Fri. 2nd: 2.00 – 4.00 pm; Sat. 3rd: 9.00 – 11.00 am

Bishop Steven’s visit to the Deanery: +Steven will spend much of Tuesday 6th June in the Deanery. He will meet with clergy and will visit St. Luke’s school as well as town centre ministry in Windsor. Everyone is invited to ‘an evening with Bishop Steven’ at 7.30 pm at St. Stephen’s church Windsor. Please do make this a priority in your diaries, especially PCC members.

Ascension day: I have received the following invitation from Rabbi Jonathan Romain: I would be delighted if you – and any of your congregation – would be able to join us for the talk to be given by given by the (still relatively new) Bishop of Oxford on Thursday 25th May at 8.00 pm. He will be speaking on ‘Leadership and scripture – recovering confidence in our traditions’. It should be a fascinating evening. It would be great to go along and so our evening Ascension day service will be a shorter service at 7.00 pm, allowing those who wish to to go together to the synagogue afterwards. If you’d like to go please let me know and I will reply for us all. Sally

Task Groups: Meet this Tuesday 23rd May (Social Media, Social Gospel, Our Older Members, Children and Christening). Meetings start at 8pm in church and all are welcome. Each group will have a specific item to follow up / develop. Please note the change of date for the Young Peoples and Christening groups.

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…

St. Luke's Music Festival 2017 - 10th to 24th June:
Brochures are now available in Church for our third Music Festival. Please take some and tell all your friends and relatives, as well as securing your own tickets from Jean T-D early to avoid disappointment. Great music to suit all tastes, starting with a sumptuous orchestral concert of popular classics conducted by John Cotterill, and ending with the award winning Taplow Choirs.

Summer Fair: Our summer fair this year will take place on 10th June from 11am-2pm. If you are able to help in any way please sign the list at the back of church. The usual donations of raffle prizes, tombola items, bottles and cakes will be much appreciated. Boxes are now available at the back of church for non-perishable items. Thank you.

Cakes, Biscuits and Scones: All contributions gratefully received for refreshments (small cakes & scones) and for the cake stall. Please bring on the day or deliver to Ann Darracott (620280). Many Thanks

Plant Sale Today: There will be a plant sale on Sunday 21st May after church.

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 - please do pray for Serena as she prepares for this important time. If you would like to contribute towards a gift for Serena please speak to the church wardens.

Boyne Hill Tuesday Club invite past members of St Luke's Thursday Group to the annual Deanery Festival to be held at All Saints church on Tuesday 6th June 2017, service at 7.30pm. I have contacted Linda Vandenberghen and thanked her, and hope that some of our past members may be able to go along. Further information from Sonya on 632626.

WAMCF Women’s Group:
The next meeting of WAMCF Women’s group will take place on Monday 22nd May, 7.30-9pm at Maidenhead Synagogue, Ray Park Avenue. Ladies of all faiths and none are welcome to share refreshments and talk about wedding customs. Do bring your wedding photos with you.
For more details see Sally

Local Walks: All are welcome on these walks of 2.5 to 4.5 miles, which we hope to have most weeks throughout the summer. Please let us know if you would be interested in an occasional easier, flat walk of 1.5 to 2.0 miles. If you wish to be certain that the walk is going to happen, particularly if the weather looks as though it could be wet, please phone the walk leader. Please share cars if possible. We meet as follows :

Children's Society candles: Please can you return your candles to me or Ben Darracott so that I can get the money into the charity in May. Thanks Kristina

Maidenhead Food Bank:
The food bank is in need of some extra help at the in moment. Particularly rice, sauces i.e. Pasta/curry, tinned veg, tinned fruit, spreads, Long life milk. (they have lots of pasta & tinned fish)
You can donate directly to the Foodbank at the New Market King St, Sat 9-11am, or via supermarket drop boxes or here in in church. Please contact Katie Hierons, Foodbank Manager kthierons@gmail.com for further information or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

Last Train to Tomorrow: Maidenhead Synagogue present a dramatic Musical narrative that tells the story of the Kindertransport. Music by Carl Davis CBE and words by Hiawyn Oram. With the women’s choir and children of Maidenhead Synagogue. 17th and 18 May at 19.30 and 20th May at 16.00 and 19.00, Grenfell Lodge, Ray Park Road. Tickets from Barbara Grossman, 01628 541017 or email projects.maidenheadsynagogue@gmail.com

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

A new commandment
I give unto you
That you love one another
As I have loved you,
That you love one another
As I have loved you.
By this shall all men
Know you are My disciples
If you have love one to another.

Holy Communion
You are the Vine
We are the branches
Keep us abiding in You
You are the Vine
We are the branches
Keep us abiding in You
And we'll go (women echo)
In Your Love (women echo)
And we'll go (women echo)
In Your Name (women echo)
That the world (women echo)
Will surely know (women echo)

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
God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.

Back to TopA Reading from the Book of Acts
Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, ‘Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. For as I went through the city and looked care-fully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the in-scription, “To an unknown god.” What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things. From one ancestor he made all na-tions to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him - though indeed he is not far from each one of us. For “In him we live and move and have our being”; as even some of your own poets have said, “For we too are his offspring.” Since we are God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all peo-ple everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.’
Acts 17.22-31

Back to TopA Reading from the Gospel of John
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it nei-ther sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you. I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.’ I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.’
John 14.15-21

Back to TopPost Communion Prayer
God our Father, whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water of eternal life: may we thirst for you, the spring of life and source of goodness, through him who is alive and reigns, 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 21st May 2017 (pdf)

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News Sheet 14th May 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 7th May 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 30th April 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 23rd April 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 16th April 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 9th April 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 2nd April 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 26th March 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 19th March 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 12th March 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 5th March 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 26th February 2017 (pdf)
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News Sheet 12th February 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 5th February 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 29th January 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 22nd January 2017 (pdf)
News Sheet 15th January 2017 (pdf)

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