Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 11th March 2018


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 Mothering Sunday - Fourth Sunday in Lent
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Word Service– Mothering Sunday
Officiant: Revd Sally Lynch
Preacher: Revd Nicola Hulks
4:00 pm Confirmation at St Stephen’s, Windsor
Readings Exodus 2.1-10
  Luke 2. 33-35
Monday 12th 9:30 am-11:00 am Office Open
  1:00 pm Funeral of Jean Glossop
Tuesday 13th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
2:30 pm Lent Group
7:00 pm WAMCF dialogues– Maidenhead Mosque
Wednesday 14th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
  9:30 - 11:00 am Office Open
  10:00 am Holy Communion
11:00 am Lent Group
  2:00 pm Tea and Tunes
Thursday 15th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
  5:00 pm Evening Prayer
8:00 pm Lent Group
7:30 pm Dedication Service
Friday 16th 10:15 am Stretch and Breathe
  5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Saturday 17th 2:00 pm Church Care Time
Sunday, 18th March Fifth Sunday in Lent - Passion Sunday
8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:00 am Parish Communion and Baptism of Faith Porro
President: Revd Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Revd Sally Lynch
6:00 pm Mission Launch Service with Roughshod
Readings Jer 31.32-34 Heb. 5.5-10 John 23. 20-33
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden: Johanna Raffan Readers : OT: Sue Hinchliffe NT: Sally Somerville
Intercessor: Phyl Sopp Elements: Clare Price and Sue Turner
Acolytes: Shula Tajima, Nicola Buckland
Chalice: Shula Tajima & tbc
Server at 8am: Ben Darracott Crucifer at 10am: Roger Clarke
Coffee: Sylvia Jones, Eileen Goford
Welcomers: 8.00 am Richard Hannam
10.00 am: Ralph and Sue Hinchliffe, Ann Darracott, John Cox, Dave Sopp

For your prayers

Please pray for:

Floodlit TowerThe floodlighting has been sponsored this week by

Val Herbert
In memory of my loving husband Ron


Roger, Sonya and Peter
In memory of Jean, our Mum who would have been 96 today

(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...

Easter Lilies:
As usual we will have lilies in church on Easter Sunday to commemorate lost loved ones. If you would like to donate a lily in memory of someone add their name to the list at the back of church ( by 25th March) and add your donation to the pot. (As a guide, lilies cost around £3 each).

A Year of Mission:
The first main activity of our Year of Mission will be from 18th—28th March, when Riding Lights Theatre Company will be resident with us and Roughshod will lead a variety of activities in the churches and in our schools and other places. The Launch is at St Luke's on Sunday 18th March with a Breakfast and evening performance on Saturday 24th March We will share Palm Sunday 25th March (The People’s Passion) morning worship that day at the Desborough Suite.

Roughshod will be visiting our Schools, Care Homes and other places - the open (some ticketed) events are listed below.
Do join us for the following events, and invite friends too:-

Messy Church: Messy Church continues on Friday 6th April at 3.30pm with an Easter theme.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: a reminder that Revd. Sally is leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 2nd –-11th October 2018. If you would like details of this amazing opportunity please speak to Sally or take a flyer from church.

WAMCF Dialogues: The interfaith dialogues continue fortnightly at different places of worship until 27th March. For more information visit www.wamcf.org or see poster at back of church. There will be NO 7.15pm service here on those evenings:

Mini Teaching series – Inspiring Music in Worship: Inspiring Music in Worship (rather than the CofE as advertised) which Adam will lead. There are five sessions and four calendared so the last will be on Ascension Day either before or after the evening service.

Electoral Roll:
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Sunday 15th April 2018. In order to be able to vote at this meeting which elects the Parochial Church Council you must be on the church's electoral roll. The roll will be open for amendment from Sunday 4th March until Sunday 25th March. It will then be closed until after the APCM If you are not already on the roll and wish to be added application forms are at the rear of church. If you are not sure if you are already on the roll a copy of the current roll is also displayed at the rear of church please check it and pass any amendments to me. You must have been on the electoral roll for a minimum of six months before you can be elected to the PCC. Ralph Hinchliffe PCC Secretary.

Jean Glossop, RIP. Jean’s funeral will take place here on Monday 12th March at 1pm. Everyone is warmly invited to the service and tea here at 3.30pm.

Church Care Time: The next Church Care day will be on Saturday 17th March starting at 14:00. All are welcome, so please do try and spare some time on that day to help keep our church in the best possible condition.

Roger and Jill: Further to our previous bulletin we should like to inform our friends and those members of the St. Luke’s family who care for our welfare at this time that Roger has now been admitted to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. This is so that he can have treatment which hopefully will enable him to walk again as he is suffering from injury to his spinal cord at the moment caused by the myeloma. We are so grateful to the many friends who offer to take us to hospital and are ready to listen, visit and give us real Christian support at this difficult time. Thank you, Jill and Roger B

Local Community Fund:
A reminder that in 2018 the Co-op makes a donation to St Luke’s on own brand goods for members. The first instalment of £425.35 has just been received. Thank you. Don’t forget to join if you shop at the Co-op

Stitch up: The next Stitch up for Kori is on Thursday 19th April, from 2-4pm in St. Luke’s Community Hall. There will be tea and cake and sociable chat. Come and join us to keep the flow of much appreciated goods flowing to this rural part of Sierra Leone. Gill Curry”.

Tea and Tunes: a new venture for ‘our older members’. The first tea and tunes event is a concert in church by Gaslights, on Wednesday 14th March at 2.30 pm. Tickets are just £2 each and available from the office or after church. Do encourage other people to come along.

Summer Fair: this will be on Saturday 19th May from 2-5pm in the vicarage garden – and will (not surprisingly!) have a royal theme, including a regal tea. Please book this date in your diary now and see Sonya for offers of help. We will soon have a list of stalls and of things we will need.

Community meal: On the last Tuesday of every month from 5.30pm– 6.30pm in the Fellowship area of church, everyone is welcome.

Seated Stretch and Breathe: Weekly Friday Morning Stretch and Breathe from 10.15 am to 12 noon - 45 minute weekly sessions followed by refreshments - optional). The cost is £35 for 5 sessions (taken over a seven-week period to allow for life) or £9 per single session. For more information contact Paula Clayton 07843016641. Email: paula@theapplestudio.eu

Seated Stretch and Breathe: Weekly Friday Morning Stretch and Breathe from 10.15 am to 12 noon - 45 minute weekly sessions followed by refreshments - optional). The cost is £35 for 5 sessions (taken over a seven-week period to allow for life) or £9 per single session. For more information contact Paula Clayton 07843016641. Email: paula@theapplestudio.eu

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 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).

“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 of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth, and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen us in our daily living that in joy and in sorrow we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal; 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 Exodus
A man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him for three months. When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the river. His sister stood at a distance, to see what would happen to him. The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her attendants walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to bring it. When she opened it, she saw the child. He was crying, and she took pity on him, ‘This must be one of the Hebrews’ children,’ she said. Then his sister said to Phar-aoh’s daughter, ‘Shall I go and get you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?’
Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, ‘Yes.’ So the girl went and called the child’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, ‘Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages.’ So the woman took the child and nursed it. When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and she took him as her son. She named him Moses, ‘because,’ she said, ‘I drew him out of the water.’
Exodus 2. 1-10

Back to TopA Reading from the Gospel of John
Standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, ‘Woman, here is your son.’ Then he said to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’ And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.
John 19. 25-27

Back to TopPost Communion Prayer
Loving God, as a mother feeds her children at the breast you feed us in this sacrament with the food and drink of eternal life: help us who have tasted your goodness to grow in grace within the household of faith; 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 

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