Sunday Notice Sheet


Sunday 26th March 2017

Mothering Sunday



Holy Communion (BCP)

Plan D: Depression

Reading: 1 Kings 19:1-10 p361; Matthew 11:25-30 p977

Leader: Dave Middlebrook (Vicar) Speaker: Dave Clarke (Reader)




All Age Service

Thankful – Really?

Reading: Colossians 3:12-17 p1184

Leader: Chris Jones (Curate) Speaker: Adrian Smith (Associate Minister)

6.30pm Holy Communion

Plan D: Depression

Reading: 1 Kings 19:1-10 p361; Matthew 11:25-30 p977

Leader: Dave Middlebrook Speaker: Dave Clarke


8.00pm CAW One Hour:   South Oxhey Baptist
Monday 27th    
10.15am Cassiobury School Year 5 Easter Workshop
Tuesday 28th           
9.30am Holy Communion (BCP)
Wednesday 29th    
8.00pm Lent 4 Reach: Connect to Community
Thursday 30th  
10.30am Toddler Service Easter
8.00pm Hour of Prayer Chapel – all welcome
Friday 31st      
10.00am Hour of Prayer Chapel – all welcome
Saturday 1st April  
5.00am Staff Bonding Trip to Disneyland, Paris
9.00am JustOne Hour of Prayer Chapel – all welcome

Sunday 2nd  April  – Fifth Sunday of Lent

8.00am Holy Communion (CW) as 6.30pm
9.15am Morning Service  Encounters with Christ
11.00am Morning Service  Encounters with Christ
6.30pm Evening Service with Prayer for Healing Plan D: Disappointment
8.00pm Christians Across Watford One Hour: Chapel of Glory at Garston Church


Our Lent Course continues this Wednesday at 8.00pm in church. Reach – Connect to Community.  All welcome.

Cassiobury Park Run Connect Group – If interested please contact Dave Middlebrook, or simply be in the church car park at 8:30am on Saturday to walk down together, or at the start line just before 9am. All standards of runners, and non-runners, welcome.

The  Real Easter Egg  is here and available for sale on the Traidcraft Stall, price £4 each.  And the new Real Easter Egg Hunt Box which also contains the improved Easter Story booklet, price £5 each.

Encounters with Christ – as we encourage, through Natural Evangelism, those around us to encounter Christ our morning sermon series, loosely based on the Tim Keller book, will look at biblical encounters between people and Christ, and what they may show us as we seek to enable others to Encounter Christ for themselves.

Easter Monday Pilgrimage. Join other pilgrims from across St Albans Diocese to celebrate the risen Christ on Easter Monday at St Albans Cathedral. Now in its eighth decade, the annual Pilgrimage and service have become a family event which now includes grandparents, parents, young children (in pushchairs), babies (in prams), the family dog (on a lead) … and of course muddy boots! All are welcome. We meet on Easter Monday, 17th April, at 9am outside St. Luke’s for prayer before walking to the Abbey Orchard, arriving around 1.00 pm for a picnic and ice-cream. We then join the procession into the Cathedral for the Easter Monday Service which begins at 3.00 pm, and usually 1000 people attend. The service finishes by 4.30 pm in plenty of time to walk or drive home.

Christians Across Watford, Operation Rudolph Christmas Hampers Vacancies for Senior Staff. My title as Red Nose Commander might sound jocular, but the role is very real – overseeing and coordinating the heads of the 8 sections that make the project work, delivering quality hampers to 400 people facing a difficult Christmas. We meet monthly from September onwards, with a preliminary meeting in May and a follow-up one in January. The sections are: Publicity, Recipients List, Procurement, Assembly, Distribution, Finance, Volunteers and Catering. There is also a secretary. Currently, vacancies exist for motivated individuals with good organisational skills to join my team (training provided). See noticeboard for further details. Applications should be made to me directly at Thank you. Revd Chris Cottee, Vice Chair, Christians Across Watford.

It’s Your Move. Each year St. Luke’s provides the excellent Scripture Union booklets, designed to help prepare Year 6 children move to secondary school, for Cassiobury School children. The cost this year will be £60. Would you like to donate to this great outreach? Please place your offering in a gift aid envelope clearly marked ‘It’s Your Move’. Many thanks.


God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth, and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen us in our daily living that in joy and in sorrow we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal; 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: Watford Borough Council, our local councillors and Mayor Dorothy Thornhill. All those affected by the terror attack in London on Wednesday.

The Church: Christian mission agencies in Britain and abroad.

Partners in Mission: Ruth Guinness in Malawi. Drs Sujai & Lavanya in India.

Community Involvement: The Peace Hospice & Peace Children’s Centre, The Watford General Hospital, The Psychiatric Care Services including  Kingfisher Court and Colne House.

Regular Ministry: The Pastoral, Prayer and Healing Ministry at St Luke’s. Prayer Ministry. For members of St Luke’s involved in any aspect of health care. Frontline ministry in Health Care.

Deanery Cycle of Prayer: Watford: St Mary; Watford Town Centre Chaplaincy

Groups at St Luke’s: Thursday Groups: The Toddler Group, Toddler Service, Brownies, Rock Solid & BASE.

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

Those with on-going needs.

Those who are sick.

Those in mourning.

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