Sunday Notice Sheet


Sunday 18th February 2018

First Sunday of Lent



Holy Communion (CW)

We Believe… So?

Readings: Philippians 2.5-11 p1179; John 17:6-26 p1085

Leader & Speaker: Dave Middlebrook (Vicar)



Holy Communion

We Believe… So?

Readings: Philippians 2.5-11 p1179; John 17:6-26 p1085

Leader & Speaker: Dave Middlebrook

11.00am All In Thing

Who do we put our trust in? The wise and foolish builders.

Reading: Matthew 7:24-27 p972

Leader: Sue Angell Speaker: Simon Huggins



Holy Communion

Lessons from the Early Church: Missionary Journey 1 – Paphos

Readings: Acts 13:1-12 p1107; John 8:42-47 p1074

Leader: Dave Middlebrook Speaker: Adrian Smith (Associate Minister)


12.45pm Welcome Lunch
8.00pm ChristiansAcrossWatford One Hour at the YMCA
Tuesday 20th  
9.30am Holy Communion (CW)
7.45pm PCC
Wednesday 21st  
8.00pm Lent 1 We believe
Thursday 22nd    
10.30am Toddler Service  Jesus Calms the Storm
8.00pm Hour of Prayer  Chapel  All welcome
Friday 23rd  
10.00am Hour of Prayer  Chapel  All welcome
Saturday 24th  
9.30am Staff Prayer Morning

Sunday 25th February – Second Sunday of Lent

8.00am Morning Prayer (BCP) as 11.00am
9.15am Holy Communion We Believe: Jesus Died & Rose Again
11.00am Holy Communion We Believe: Jesus Died & Rose Again
6.30pm Informal Evening Service  Lead by our Youth
8.00pm ChristiansAcrossWatford One Hour at St Andrew’s Church


Lent Course. During Lent, and then up to Pentecost, we are doing a sermon series entitled “We Believe…..” The series is accompanied by notes for Life Groups to use. For those who are not in Life Groups, and for Life Groups who like a change from their usual pattern, 8pm every Wednesday in Lent (21/2, 28/2, 7/3, 14/3, 21/3) there will also be discussion sessions in church around the subject.

Rebuild Mexico. Please continue to pray for Ben, Erin, Eva, Joshua & Maria, and leaders Lizzy & Jeremy as they prepare for their trip at Easter.

The Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership AGM is at 7.30pm,  Monday 19th March at the Recital Hall, Nascot Wood Junior  School. Guest speaker Dave Smith of the Boaz Trust. All are warmly invited to attend. Tony Rindl.

Pancake Light Club & Evening. Thank you to all the leaders and participants who made this Light Club such a fun & faith filled afternoon. Many thanks to the chefs for the evening soup & pancakes!

#LiveLent2018Let Your Light Shine is a daily Lent discipleship journey through the Gospel of John, written by John Kiddle and introduced by our Archbishops. We have ordered booklets which you are welcome to take away (a £2 donation for each appreciated!) You can receive the daily reflections by texting Lent to 88802 or follow on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or download the LiveLent app.

Fairtrade Fortnight starts on 26th February and West Herts College have two events. A Fairtrade Lunch on Wed 28th Feb at 12.30pm – £7.50.  And a Fairtrade Wine Tasting & Canapes on Tues 6th Mar at 6.15pm (£12.50 per head – proceeds will go to Fran Davies’ ‘Totally Different Playscheme’ for children challenged with disabilities). Both at West Herts College Restaurant. To book please email Michelle at

Watford Deanery Synod. The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) come in to force on 25th May 2018. Find out how this affects our church on Tuesday 27th February at All Saints South Oxhey, at 7.45 for 8.00pm. More information and resources about GDPR can be found at:

Great British Spring Clean 2018 – Sat 3rd March 10.00am to 12.00noon- return visit to the Waterfields Recreation Ground, Derby Road to see how many bags of litter we can fill this year – about 26 last year! Please contact Bill Miller

Men’s ‘full-English’ breakfast with Dr Andrew Parmley Lord Mayor of the City of London 2016-17. Saturday 10th March at 9am, St. Luke’s Church Watford – £8 per head. Please book with Neal by Friday 2nd March by email at:

Traidcraft:  Lent is here, so Easter cannot be far away!  This year we have “The Real Easter Egg” Milk Chocolate £4, Dark Chocolate £5.50 and Easter Egg Hunt Box £5.  Buy or order at the Traidcraft Stall. Catalogues & Easter cards are also available.  Do visit us.

Date for your Diary….. St Luke’s Weekend@Home. From Friday 22nd June to Sunday 24th June we’ll be having a weekend together as a church family. Please reserve the date – more details to follow.

Photos John and Edna are updating the church photo album and would like to photo individuals, couples  & families on Feb 18, 8am & 6.30pm, Feb 25 9.15 & 11am, March 4, 11am & 6.30pm. Thank you to those who have already posed!



Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing that you have made and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent: create and make in us new and contrite hearts that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may receive from you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; 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.

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 to protect the environment and our own consumer choices.

The Church: The Diocese of St Albans and our Bishops Alan, Richard and Michael.

Partners in Mission: Philip and Esther Meager home from Thailand. Sally Miller with Friends International, Lancaster.

Community Involvement: New Hope – the Trustees and the staff and all aspects of the work and especially those being served by the Trust.

Regular Ministry: Our outreach and witness to God, the Alpha course, and our contact with those who come to St Luke’s in the week. Frontline ministry with Voluntary Organisations.

Deanery Cycle of Prayer: Monday Groups: St Luke’s Pre-School, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

Groups at St Luke’s: Tuesday Groups: Singing for Joy, K2, Guides, Rainbows and the Tuesday Coffee Shop, the Tuesday Bible Study, & Knitting Group.

Members of St Luke’s: In particular, this week, those whose surnames begin with letters E – G (take a look at the directory).

Those with on-going needs.

Those who are sick.

Those in mourning.


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