CAP Money Course

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Starts Tuesday 18th April

at St Luke’s Church, Watford, WD17 3EG

Three consecutive Tuesdays 18th, 25th April and 2nd May.

Each evening starts 8pm and finishes by 10pm

To reserve your free place on the course call 01923 246161.

The CAP Money Course is a revolutionary money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that really works. This course will help anyone to get to grips with their finances so they can  save, give and prevent debt. The CAP Money Course is devised by the award winning debt counselling charity, Christians against Poverty.

Christians Against Poverty

St Luke’s News – April 2017

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April 2017

‘It is finished’ – Dave Middlebrook reminds us of how Jesus finished the task he had in saving us.

Plenty of pictures to see including Bishop Michael as a Fairtrade banana!

Read Hannah‘s article about her Gap Year with us.

And there is plenty of information of upcoming courses and events you can participate in.



Easter 2017 at St Luke’s

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Dear Friends
Happy Easter to you and all your family.
The Easter story is full of drama – hope, fear, scheming, conspiracy, heroism, betrayal, bravery and more. But it is so familiar that we can forget that the events of the first Easter changed the course of history forever.
Christians believe that those dramatic events on the cross and the empty tomb changed the relationship between us and God forever. That first Easter opened the door to heaven, hinged on the cross of Christ. The door is open to all who want to know more.
May I invite you and your family, whether you have a Christian faith or not, to come along to one of our events at St Luke’s to consider again the good news of Easter.  We look forward to welcoming you.
God bless
Dave (Vicar – St Luke’s Church)














Services and events at St Luke’s this Easter
Palm Sunday 9 April  8.00am, 9.15 & 11.00am; 6.30pm Church Services
Monday 10 April 8.00pm Holy Week Reflection
Tuesday 11 April 8.00pm Holy Week Reflection
Wednesday 12 April 8.00pm Holy Week Reflection
Maundy Thursday 13 April 8.00pm Holy Communion
Good Friday 14 April 10.00am


Walk of Witness (Town)

Hour at the Cross

Easter Saturday 15 April 6.00pm All Night Vigil (ages 8–15)
Easter Sunday 16 April 8.00am

9.15 & 11.00am


Holy Communion

All Age Communion

Holy Communion



Lent Summary – 2017

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Lent Summary – 2017

There are two main aspects to St Luke’s approach to Lent this year.

Lent Sessions

Each Wednesday in Lent we will be meeting together in church. After our traditional Ash Wednesday Communion Service on 1st March our sessions will build on the Natural Evangelism Course we have been studying on Sunday mornings, as we prepare for the J.John “JustOne” event at the Emirates Stadium on 8th July. Using material called “Reach – The Challenge” we will pray and consider what practical steps we can take to reach our neighbours, family, work colleagues and friends with the Good News of Christ.

The Lent series “The Reach Challenge”, will be:

Date Title Readings
1/3/17 Ash Wednesday Communion Joel 2:1-2,12-17 & Matthew 6:1-6,16-21
8/3/17 1. Ready Your Life 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 & Ephesians 6:10-20
15/3/17 2. Engage Through Kindness Colossians l 3:12-17 & Matthew 9:35-38
22/3/17 3. Advance to Relationship Matthew 22:34-40 & 1 Corinthians 13
29/3/17 4. Connect to Community Colossians 4:2-6 & John 3:14-21
5/4/17 5. Hope In Jesus Romans 5:1-8 & Matthew 25:31-46

Practical Demonstrations of Love

As well as a time of reflection and study Lent is also about Christian service. During Lent our Partners In Mission Group have prepared opportunities for us to work alongside some Christian organisations and groups in our local community. These ‘taster’ sessions could be for a life group to do together, or for individuals to sign up for themselves or in small groups. Sessions are spread across the week, daytimes and evenings, and with different organisations (including: YMCA, Local Council, Street Angels, Foodbank, New Hope, Watford Schools Trust). The aim of the taster sessions is to:

  1. Encourage us to show an outward demonstration of Christ’s love
  2. Inform our prayers for these groups and organisations
  3. Potential give us a passion for this ministry and a desire to volunteer regularly.

Please sign up using the sheets in the Gathering Area at church and pray that you will be challenged, inspired, and have fun, while serving Christ and the people in our community.

I pray that this Lent we will see an outpouring of Christian love in this community, and more people coming to know Christ as Lord.

Rev’d Canon Dave Middlebrook

St Luke’s News – March 2017

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March 2017

Being Angry – Dave Middlebrook introduces this topic and asks what scripture says about it.

News and pictures from the recent Confirmation Service, CAMEO breakfast and Faith Pictures course.

Look out for upcoming events – Lent Labyrinth and pancakes on Shrove Tuesday; Ash Wednesday and the Lent Course and what about coming to the Peace of Cake coffee morning?

Dave Middlebrook talks about Faithful Presence and how to do this purposefully.

On The Road To … Steve Bolton asks who do you want to see have an encounter with Christ?

And with Easter not far away – are we choosing the right chocolate eggs?


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