Sunday 23rd April 2017
Second Sunday of Easter
|Holy Communion (BCP)
“One for all and all for One”
Readings: Ephesians 4:1-16 p1175; John 20:19-31 p1089
Leader & Speaker: Dave Middlebrook (Vicar)
|Morning Service with APCM
“One for all and all for One”
Reading: Ephesians 2:1-10 p1174; Ephesians 4:1-16 p1175
Leader: Chris Jones (Curate) Speaker: Dave Middlebrook
|12.30pm||Annual Parochial Church Meeting with lunch|
|6.30pm||Informal Evening Service
“Living in the Real World”
Reading: 2 Peter 3:1-18 p1223
Leader: Dave Clarke (Reader) Speaker: Adrian Smith (Associate Minister)
|8.00pm||Christians Across Watford One Hour: Wellspring Church|
|9.30am||Holy Communion (BCP)|
|Wednesday 26th||Church Office Closed|
|10.30am||Toddler Service Jesus Appears to Thomas|
|11.45am||Daytime Alpha 1|
|8.00pm||Hour of Prayer Chapel – all welcome|
|10.00am||Hour of Prayer Chapel – all welcome|
|8.30am||Cassiobury Park Run Connect Group all welcome|
|9.00am||JustOne Hour of Prayer Chapel – all welcome|
Sunday 30th April – 3rd Sunday of Easter
|8.00am||Holy Communion (CW) as 6.30pm|
|9.15am||Morning Service Encounters with Christ: What or Who can put it right?|
|11.00am||Morning Service Encounters with Christ: What or Who can put it right?|
|6.30pm||Holy Communion A Call to Rebuild|
|8.00pm||Christians Across Watford One Hour: Leavesden Road Baptist Church|
Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) takes place today. A copy of the annual report can be viewed in the lobby. Elections are being held today for Deanery Synod (4 vacancies) and PCC (4 vacancies). Please pray.
Youth Team Summer Term Requests. Do you live locally and have an interesting or stylish shed/garage/outbuilding the youth group could visit on May 4th? It could be large or small but needs to be in a safe state of repair. The group would visit between 6.15pm and 7.30pm and take a selfie in preparation for ‘hug a shed day’ on the 5th! Do you have a skateboard (in working condition) we could borrow for the night of 22nd June? All responses to Neil please – text 07778587414. Thanks.
Children’s Work. We need more help please. To keep Seekers going we need 2 volunteers – currently Seekers are not able to meet more than twice a month (pre-school age children 2 ½ yrs up) and 1 volunteer for Climbers (infant age). Please prayerfully consider if this could be you. Many thanks, Jenny.
Daytime Alpha. This 10 week course starts on Thursday 28th April. It includes a light lunch, video talk and discussion time. 11.45am-1.30pm. Invitation postcards are available. Please register with the Church Office 01923 246161. alpha.org
ROCK – The Story of Simon Peter. This full concert version of Roger Jones’ exciting and uplifting musical about the life of the apostle Peter with the Joyful Noise Ecumenical Choir here at St Luke’s. It will take place on Saturday 6th May at 6.30pm. All proceeds will be divided between the Hospice of St Francis, Berkhamsted and The Peace Hospice, Watford. Tickets are £10 each, £5 for under 16’s. Tickets available from St Luke’s Church office 01923 246161, cash or cheque.
How to make disciples who make disciples? An essential seminar evening for adults and young people … basically anyone who wants to grow their faith, and help others do the same! Thursday 11th May at St. Luke’s, 7.30pm-9.30pm suitable for secondary school age upwards. Cost £5 (you get a free book!) Pre-booking helpful, not essential through the Church Office 01923 246161. www.livelife123.org
Alternatives Watford Quiz Night at 7.30pm on Friday 12th May at St. Luke’s Church. Tickets cost £15 per person, which includes fish & chips (bring your own drinks). To register your team of 8-10 people, please call us on 01923 232179 or e-mail email@example.com.
JustOne takes place at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday 8th July 2017. St Luke’s has bought 100 tickets (£5 per person), and have already booked a coach (suggested donation £8 per person) for the day, and have an option on another coach. Please do notify the church office if you would like a ticket for you and your friend 01923 246161. Please do pray for this event, for all involved, and for the person(s) you will be bringing to the day.
Volunteer Co-Ordinator. Playskill is an award winning, growing children’s charity. We are recruiting a co-ordinator for our volunteers who will recruit, manage and support the workforce. Experience of people management is essential. The applicant will need to understand working with children with special needs, and the training required for this and work flexibly between bases in Watford and Hemel Hempstead. Work will be sessional 13 weeks per term, 10 hours per week at £13 per hour. Deadline for applications: Friday 5th May 1pm. Contact Tanya Jacques for an application form firstname.lastname@example.org. Or for more information contact Andrea Clarke Director/Paediatric Physiotherapist 07572 465504 or email@example.com Charity No. 1122745. Funded by Big Lottery Fund.
Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Suggestions for prayer this week
“Let us pray for the world, for the church, and let us thank God for his goodness”
The World: All who work for justice in the world; the Fairtrade movement and Christians Against Poverty.
The Church: The Church of England and our Archbishops Justin and John. For Hannah Keßler as she returns home to Germany after her Gap Year with us.
Partners in Mission: Erzsébet Komlósi working for Scripture Union in Hungary. Caz McGrath working with EastToWest.
Community Involvement: The Watford Town Centre Chaplaincy, the Trustees, all chaplains and the Street Angels teams.
Regular Ministry: Those who help St Luke’s run smoothly: Clergy, Churchwardens, Administrators, PCC, Finance Group and so many others. Frontline ministry in the Service Industries.
Deanery Cycle of Prayer: Watford: St Peter; Watford: Soul Survivor.
Groups at St Luke’s: Monday Groups: St Luke’s Pre-School, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
Members of St Luke’s: In particular, this week, those whose surnames begin with letters C – D (take a look at the directory).
Those with on-going needs.
Those who are sick.
Those in mourning.