Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 15th April 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).

Sunday 15th April Easter 3
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion + Baptism of Lucy Traut
President: Revd Sally Lynch
Preacher: Revd. Nicola Hulks
11:30 am APCM
Readings Acts 3. 12-19
  Luke 24. 36b-48
Monday 16th 9:30 am-11:00 am Office Open
  7:30 pm Guild of Health, chapel
Tuesday 17th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
  7:15 pm Holy Communion
Wednesday 18th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 - 11:00 am Office Open
  10:00 am Holy Communion
Thursday 19th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
8:00 pm Inspiring Music in Worship session 2
Friday 20th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
  10:15 am Stretch and Breathe
Saturday 21st 8:00 am Saturday Breakfast
  9:00 am Morning Prayer
  7:30 pm Choral Society Concert
Sunday 22nd April Easter 4
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd. Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Revd. Sally Lynch
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Choral Evensong, here
Readings Acts 4. 5-12 John 10. 11-18
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden: New ACW Reader: Acts: Gill Curry Intercessor: Shula Tajima
Elements: Shula Tajima, Roger Clarke
Acolytes: Ben Darracott, Monique Masango
Chalice: Sue Hinchliffe, Emma Cameron
Server at 8am: Sue Harbour Crucifer at 10am: Nicola Buckland
Coffee: Sue Harbour, Ann Hockham
Welcomers: 8.00 am Joan Harnby
10.00am: Don Luff, Ben Darracott, Jilly Bevitt, Shula Tajima, Dorothy S-H

For your prayers

Please pray for:

Floodlit TowerThe floodlighting has been sponsored this week by

Jean Tyrwhitt-Drake
To celebrate Helen and Guy’s Silver Wedding on the 17th
Richard and Ann Burdett
To celebrate their joy on the engagement of Andrew Burdett to Kristen Paskins

(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...

Roger Bevitt, RIP
It was with great sadness that we learned of Roger’s death on Easter Sunday.
Roger has been very much at the heart of our church family for his whole life.
He will be received into church at 4.30 pm on Wednesday 25th April.
Church members are welcome to this short service, and to sit with Roger
afterwards, if wished. The church will be locked at 6.00 pm.
Following a private family committal, all are warmly invited to a
Service of Thanksgiving at 2.30 pm in church, on Thursday 26th April.
We all send our love, prayers and condolences to Jill, Martin and Clive and their families.

Messy Church:
Our next Messy Church is on Friday 4th May with the theme Moses. From 3.30 pm, All welcome.

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.

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. Started on Thursday 12th April for 5 weeks.

Berkshire Exploring Vocations Group: Open to all exploring God's call on their lives and seeking to understand how to respond. These sessions will offer the opportunity to meet others on the same journey, to reflect on aspects of ministering in the Church of England and to explore a topic in group discussion. Each Session is standalone. Tuesday 10th April, 7.30-9.30 pm (starting at 7.45 pm) At: St. Mary's Church Centre, Station Road Twyford Reading RG10 9NT 'Search the Scriptures' - How the Bible can help us understand our calling A chance to chat about different approaches to listening to God through the Bible including some of the following topics:
How we hear God in the Bible; God's Word as a frame for our understanding; Reading so we can hear; Reading so others can hear; What kind of meaning can we see? Different ways of reading the bible together and individually; What are the approaches we see in our churches? Facilitated by the Berkshire Vocations team. For more details and to book visit https://bevg_search_scriptures.eventbrite.co.uk  The next date will be Tuesday 12th June. Do speak to Revd Sally too if you would like to book.

Roger Bevitt RIP:
Following the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Roger on Thursday 26th April we shall be serving refreshments. If you would like to provide some food, or other assistance, please show your offers of help by signing the sheets at the back of Church. Any queries to Jean T.D or Phyllis S.

Saturday breakfast: the PCC has approved the provision of a (free) Saturday Morning breakfast, primarily for the homeless. This will be from (strictly) 8-9 am weekly, for an initial trial two months, being reviewed on 5th June, and commencing on 31st March.
If anyone feels able to offer an hour or so to help, say once a month, please let Revd. Sally know asap so that we can draw up a rota with two ‘staff’ on each week. Food (tea/ coffee, toast, porridge) will be provided – some from Tesco’s free offering. This is a lovely opportunity to share our new facility and care for all God’s people.

Ladies Breakfast:
The next Ladies Breakfast is on Saturday 5th May, 8.45am-10.30am. The theme is ‘My Favourite Things’, tickets are £5 and are available now.

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”.

May Fair: Our Summer Fair takes place on 19th May from 2.00pm - 5.00pm. Please give raffle prices to Sonya (this year the raffle will be on a regal theme) , there will be boxes in church from May but if you wish to bring items before hand please put these in the Foodshare cupboard. There is also a sign up sheet on the table at the back of church. ANY HELP that you may be able to offer will be greatly appreciated. Further information from Sonya.

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

Revd Richard Coles: will speak on ‘Doing God in a godless(ish) world. On Tuesday 8th May at 8pm at Maidenhead Synagogue. An evening organised by the Berkshire Council of Christian and Jews. Tickets are £5 each must be purchased in advance by sending a cheque to ‘Maidenhead Synagogue’ with a note giving your name and email (to confirm receipt) It is expected that the event will be wildly oversubscribed so do book as soon as possible. The task group scheduled for that evening will be moved to the following week .

WAMCF Women’s Group: The next two meetings:

Please make a note of these dates in your diary, and come along:

If anyone wishes to come to the Quiz Night but their own church is not making up a Team for the Quiz Night, come anyway and we'll fit you into a Team that can use your expertise. For the Coffee Morning, all donations of Cakes or other baked goods, jams, marmalade, chutneys or even early garden produce are welcome. Do come and support Christian Aid by joining us for a morning coffee/tea.

Song Recital: There will be a song recital, 'Early one Morning' by Ruth Sheppard and Adam Went in Church on Sunday, May 13th at 3pm. The programme will be of British Song, including those by Vaughan Williams, John Ireland and others. Tickets, available in Church or at the door at £5, will include a cream tea afterwards.

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
Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; 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 Acts of the Apostles
Peter addressed the people, ‘You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you.
‘And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer. Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out.’
Acts 3.12-19

Back to TopA Reading from the Gospel of Luke
While the eleven and their companions were talking about what they had heard, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’ And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.
Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you - that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and
forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.’
Luke 24. 36b-48

Back to TopReading

Post Communion Prayer
Living God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in all his redeeming work; 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 15th April 2018 (pdf)

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