Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 20th August 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 Community Hall.

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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 10
8:00 am Holy Communion
  President: Revd Sally Lynch
10:00 am Parish Communion
President: Revd Sally Lynch
Preacher: Revd Nicola Hulks
Readings: Romans 11. 1-2a, 29-32
  Matthew 15. 10-28
Moday 21st 9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Closed
Tuesday 22nd 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Closed
  7:15 pm Holy Communion
Wednesday 23rd 8:30 am Morning Prayer
  9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Closed
10:00 am Holy Communion
Thursday 24th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Friday 25th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Saturday 26th 9:00 am No Morning Prayer
Next Sunday, 27th August Trinity 11
8:00 am Holy Communion
  President: Revd Nicola Hulks
10:00 am All Age Holy Communion and Baptism
President: Revd Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Sonya Clarke
Readings: Romans 12. 1-8 Matthew 16. 13-20
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden Ruth Sheppard Intercessor: Roger Clarke
Chalice: Don Luff, Louisa Ellins
Acolytes: Roger Clarke, Nicola Buckland
Server/Crucifer: Roger Clarke, Ben Darracott
Elements: Enid Barber, Johanna Raffan
Coffee: Eileen Goford, Sue Harbour, Ruth Jones
Welcomers: 8.00 am: Joan Harnby
10.00 am: Don Luff, Jilly Bevitt, Emma Shenton, John Cox

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...

Quiet days:
the calendared quiet day on Saturday 16th September will be a Quiet morning at Burnham Abbey from 9.30 am (Holy Communion with the Sisters) – 1.00 pm. Cost £5 per person. This will be silent, with a brief introduction. There will then be a pre-Advent Quiet Day on Saturday 18th November, from 10.15 am until 4.00 pm at Ascot Priory. Cost £7.50 per person. This replaces the Ladies Breakfast calendared for that day (which may not be possible given the building work) and also replaces the Advent pilgrimage calendared for 2nd December (now a wedding that day).

Refresher and welcome to those who read, lead prayers or serve as acolytes, on Saturday 2nd September from 10.00 am – midday. Please come along if you do (or would like to do) any of these important roles in church so that we can support each other with them and enable our worship to be truly honouring to God and valuable for the whole congregation.

Mini teaching series: there will be a series in the autumn: What do Christians believe? Everyone is warmly invited to any of all of the sessions, on Thursdays, at 8.00 pm, in church:

Dick, Tim, Phillip, Robert and Saskia would like to thank Sally and all of you for your love, prayers; help and support for Jan and us over the last few years and especially over the last few weeks, Your attendance at the Chilterns Crematorium and after-wards here at St. Luke`s as well as the tributes in Jan`s memory to her charities, has given us much comfort and solace.

Please note there will be no pewsheet on 27th August

Parking: The council is drawing up a plan on parking in the central part of Norfolk Road for consultation with residents. It will be for a weekday residents parking scheme with a two-hour parking limit (to allow for funerals etc.) alongside the church.

Short pews: We are disposing of six short pews from the back of the church. Available for a small donation to the reordering fund. Contact the parish office to enquire asap.

Hassocks: we will be disposing of some hassocks (the PCC has a faculty for this) before work starts in the church. The best will be kept for use but if you would like one / some for use in your home or garden please do take them. Please speak to Dave or Don first to ensure that you take the right ones!

Mugs and Bags: this is almost your last chance to purchase St. Luke’s bags (really sturdy quality) and mugs. Reduced price of £3 each. Available after services or via the parish office.

Sponsoring the church floodlighting:
You will see that Mr T Autos have sponsored the church flood lighting this week. If you know of a local business who would like to sponsor the flood lighting please ask them to contact the parish office.

Local Walks: All are welcome on these walks – just 3 more to go and slightly shorter before the evenings get too dark so don’t miss your chance. 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. Please share cars if possible.

Ride and Stride: Saturday 9th September: If you are interested in being one of the sponsored team in this fund raising cycle ride visiting local churches, please note the date/time. We hope to have a short route for the youngest as well as the full route for others. Peter Goford T.638238 will be leading the ride. Please contact him or myself if you expect to come or want further details. Roger Bevitt T.633464

School Stationery for the Kori Project: In October six of us are going to visit the Kori Project in Sierra Leone. We would like to take sorely needed items of school stationery, to hand out to the children we meet. They have to supply all their own materials. So when you are shopping perhaps you would be kind enough to buy a pack of Bic like biros, some pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, or any maths things, like protractors, set squares and rulers and compasses. Coloured pencils would be nice and would last longer than felt pens. The biros and pencils are probably the most necessary. I will put a box in church for you to place them. Thank you for your practical support. Gill Curry

Primarily of interest to parents but all are welcome to join Stars and Sparks on these 2 outings. See sheet/website for details. Please note the outing to Runneymede is now on 15th August .

Wycombe Swan Christmas Panto - Thursday 28th December at 7pm: I have made a provisional group booking to see Jack and the Beanstalk at Wycombe Swan theatre. Full payment needs to be made to Wycombe Swan during September so I will need cheques, payable to St. Lukes PCC by Sunday September 24th, but for now I need to check I have reserved approximately the correct number of seats so if you think would like to come please let me know asap Ann Burdett (tel 631486 or email ann@arembe.com)

The Parish Centre has been packed up. From this week after church coffee will be in the Community Hall.

A reminder to return tower door keys to Dave Sopp please and thanks to those who have already done so. If you have not had your padlock key for the church gates swopped for the new one (issued earlier this year) please see Dave too.

A disabled compliant portaloo with baby changing will be hired from early September. A reminder that parking will be very limited in the church grounds.From next week the toilets and Parish Centre area will be out of action totally. A disabled compliant portaloo with baby changing has been hired from early September. A reminder that parking will be very limited in the church grounds.
Work is now scheduled to start on 21st August and although we thought it would be phased we now know that from mid-September there will be overlap so we will move the office and choir vestry for a very short time to accommodate this. If you are able bodied please let Dave know if you are able to help shift ‘stuff’ at short notice!

The Funding group has now made a number of applications for Funding agencies and also to companies. To date we have received one grant of £1500 from the Louis Baylis Trust and £100 from the Lions Club of Maidenhead. If you have any personal contacts or links with people, companies, agencies, organisations that you think might be able to offer funding or offers in kind (printing flyers free, decorating, a fund raising activity etc) – however small – please do let Sally or Emma Shenton know.

Once work starts Ralph, our day to day manager, aims to have a weekly update on the website.

If anyone has questions do speak to Sally or Emma Shenton, or use the sheet by the office.

We will have copies of an information flyer about our project to deliver to roads locally. If you can offer to help deliver to a street please see Ian or Sally-or take a pile from church.

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
Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please you; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

Back to TopA Reading from the Book of Romans
I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not reject-ed his people whom he foreknew. For the gifts and the calling of God are
irrevocable. Just as you were once disobedient to God but have now received mercy because of their disobedience, so they have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. For God has imprisoned all in disobedience so that he may be merciful to all.
Romans 11. 1-2a, 29-32

Back to TopA Reading from the Gospel of Matthew
Then Jesus called the crowd to him and said to them, ‘Listen and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.’ Then the disciples approached and said to him, ‘Do you know that the Pharisees took offence when they heard what you said?’ He answered, ‘Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uproot-ed. Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit.’ But Peter said to him, ‘Explain this para-ble to us.’ Then he said, ‘Are you also still without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, for-nication, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.’
Jesus went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.’ But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, ‘Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.’ He answered, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ But she came and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, help me.’ He an-swered, ‘It is not fair to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs.’ She said, ‘Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.’ Then Jesus answered her, ‘Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.‘ And her daughter was healed instantly.
Matthew 15. 10-28

Back to TopPost Communion Prayer
God of our pilgrimage, you have willed that the gate of mercy should stand open for those who trust in you: look upon us with your favour that we who follow the path of your will may never wander from the way of life; 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 20th August 2017 (pdf)

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