Sunday Notice Sheet

 

Sunday 22nd October 2017

19th Sunday after Trinity 

8.00am

 

Holy Communion (BCP)

Drama of Scripture 3:

Promise of Restoration of the Kingdom: Israel’s Mission

Readings: Genesis 15:1-7,12-16,18-21 p15 and Luke 24:13-31 p1061

Leader & Speaker: Dave Middlebrook (Vicar)

9.15am

 

Holy Communion

Drama of Scripture 3:

 Promise of Restoration of the Kingdom: Israel’s Mission

Readings: Genesis 15:1-7,12-16,18-21 p15 and Luke 24:13-31 p1061

Leader & Speaker: Dave Middlebrook (Vicar) 

11.00am

 

Holy Communion

Drama of Scripture 3:

Promise of Restoration of the Kingdom: Israel’s Mission

Readings: Genesis 15:1-7,12-16,18-21 p15 and Luke 24:13-31 p1061

Leader & Speaker: Dave Middlebrook (Vicar) 

6.30pm Informal Evening Service

Making Every Effort

Readings: Acts 4:1-14 p1109 and 2 Peter 1:1-15 p1222

Leader: Dave Middlebrook Speaker: Jake Perrin

Diary

Tuesday 24th           
9.30am Holy Communion (BCP)
Wed. 25th              
7.00pm Prayer for Alpha Chapel – all welcome
7.30pm Alpha
Thursday 26th    
8.00pm Hour of Prayer Chapel – all welcome
Friday 27th      
10.00am Hour of Prayer Chapel – all welcome

Sunday  29th October – All Saints Day

8.00am Holy Communion: (CW) as 6.30pm
9.15am UpsideDown Sunday: Reformation 500
11.00am UpsideDown Sunday: Reformation 500
6.30pm Evening Prayer: Lessons from the Early Church; Power in Speaking

 

Notices

Children & Communion Course. This is a 5 week course designed for Junior School aged children, who would like to receive Communion prior to Confirmation. The dates this term are Sat 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Nov, & 2nd Dec, 10.00-11.00am. At the end, the children will have a special ceremony during a Sunday Service when they are invited to receive communion. Please think and pray carefully as a family about whether this is for you, and let the church office know which children are intending to come. Thank you.

TRAIDCRAFT  at  St. Luke’s. New catalogues are available at the Traidcraft Stall.  These include Advent Calendars and Christmas Cards.  Orders can be left at the Stall.

St Luke’s Church is holding a Christmas Fair on Sat 9th Dec with proceeds going to the Watford Peace Hospice. We are looking for donations to our tombola stall: non-alcoholic drinks, chocolates, jams, toiletries, unwanted gifts etc. Also books, bric-a-brac, house plants, good quality toys and handicrafts. Donations may be brought to the church office. For more info e contact Helen on 241361 or Anne 212582 or speak to Jenny. Thank you. Donations of fruit or veg for preserve making would be welcome – Caryl Boxhall 246161.

Pumpkin Heroes Light Party.

6.00pm-7.30pm on Tuesday 31st October.

Includes fun, games and a Fancy Dress Competition

(no scary costumes please). Film zone. Free food

for all included. All invited. Families welcome (no unaccompanied children). Please let us know you are coming if you can, it helps with catering! More info from Jenny in the Church Office 01923 246161.

Help needed please for the party. We need 2 x welcomers, 2 x caterers and servers, 3 x washing up heroes and 3 x activity leaders. All offers to help to Jenny 246161. Thank you.

 

Empty Gift? St. Luke is sad.

Operation Rudloph is on holiday this year;

Leaving many people with a season of drear.

Please help us to fill 80 boxes and 50 gift bags

With Christmas cheer for those needy really near!

 Monetary donations of all and any size please, gift aided where possible, in a marked envelope with ‘ Not an Empty Gift’ on the envelope. Each hamper costs £50

  • Help gratefully received for packing on Thursday 30th November 2pm or 5pm here at St. Luke’s upper hall. Children welcome.

 

Against the Grain, an evening with Garth Hewitt where he sings of hope and justice for uncertain times. Saturday November 25th, 7.30pm, at Croxley Green Baptist Church. For info or discounted pre-booked tickets contact Chris Lloyd clloyd4517@aol.com or tickets on the door £12 adults and £6 children.

 

 

Prayer

Collect

Faithful Lord,

whose steadfast love never ceases and whose mercies never come to an end:

grant us the grace to trust you and to receive the gifts of your love,

new every morning, in Jesus Christ our Lord.

 Suggestions for prayer this week

“Let us pray for the world, for the church, and let us thank God for his goodness”

The World: Our parish and our neighbours.

The Church: Christians around the world who are persecuted or face opposition.

Partners in Mission: Former members of St Luke’s who have gone into full time Christian ministry.

Community Involvement: Relationship building with other communities and people of other faiths. Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership.

Regular Ministry: The ministry of welcome in the Gathering Area: coffee times, books, displays and conversation; our witness and welcome to all. Frontline ministry in Retirement.

Deanery Cycle of Prayer: Watford: Christ Church & St Mark; Christians Across Watford (CAW).

Groups at St Luke’s: Saturday Groups: The Coffee Shop, Urban Saints.

Members of St Luke’s:

Those with on-going needs:

Those who are sick:

Those in mourning:

 

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