Sunday Notice Sheet


Sunday 28th May 2017

Seventh Sunday of Easter




Holy Communion (CW)

Encounters with Christ: The Great Enemy

Readings: Hebrews 4:14-16 p1203; Matthew 3:13- 4:11 p967

Leader: Chris Jones (Curate) Speaker: Dave Clarke (Reader)



Holy Communion

Encounters with Christ: The Great Enemy

Readings: Hebrews 4:14-16 p1203; Matthew 3:13- 4:11 p967

Leader: Chris Jones Speaker: Dave Clarke



Holy Communion

Encounters with Christ: The Great Enemy

Readings: Hebrews 4:14-16 p1203; Matthew 3:13- 4:11 p967

Leader: Chris Jones Speaker: Dave Clarke

6.30pm Informal Evening Service

Fearless Faith

Readings: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 p1153

Welcome to our youth team who are leading our service this evening


8.00pm Christians Across Watford One Hour:  YMCA
Monday 29th  
11.00am Watford Celebration! see notice
Tuesday 30th             
9.30am Holy Communion (CW)
Thursday 1st  
8.00pm Hour of Prayer Chapel – all welcome
Friday 2nd  
10.00am Hour of Prayer Chapel – all welcome
Saturday 3rd   
8.30am Cassiobury Park Run Connect Group all welcome
9.00am JustOne Hour of Prayer Chapel – all welcome
10.00am Deeper Prayer Day see flier

Sunday 4th June – Pentecost Sunday

8.00am Holy Communion (CW) as 6.30pm
9.15am Morning Service Pentecost
11.00am Morning Service Pentecost
2.00pm Christians Across Watford Praise in the Park
6.30pm Evening Service with Prayer for Healing Zechariah: Surveying the Future


‘Hustings’ Election Forum hosted by Christians Across Watford. Who should be Watford’s next MP? An evening to help you decide…Join us for an independently-chaired evening with those who are seeking election as Watford’s next MP in the General Election on June 8th. Monday 5th June 2016 at 7:45pm at  Beechen Grove Baptist Church.

Antoinette recently shared her testimony in church about her faith and living with an an acquired brain injury. She has written a book about her experiences “The Never Ending Journey”. Please let Caryl know if you would like to order a copy (£8 each) .

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Come and Pray. 25th May – 4th June at St Luke’s with Prayer space, Corporate and 24/7 individual prayer times (pray anywhere). Sign-up sheets are available at the back of church – there are still gaps to fill.

Deeper – A Prayer Workshop. Sat 3rd June – see the flier.

CAW Praise in the Park at 2.00pm at the Cassiobury Park Bandstand on Sunday 4th June.

The Thy Kingdom Come Celebration will conclude these dedicated ten days of prayer. It will be on Pentecost Sunday – 4th June, 6.30pm at St Albans Abbey, to which everybody is invited.

JustOne takes place at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday 8th July 2017. St Luke’s has bought 100 tickets (£5 pp), and have already booked a coach (suggested donation £8 pp) 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 pray for this event, for all involved, and for the person(s) you will be bringing to the day.

Watford Celebration 2017 – Celebrating Watford’s Rich Diversity. ‘One Town Together’ will take place tomorrow Bank Holiday Monday 11am-4pm at the Multi-Cultural Community Centre, St Michael & All Angels’ Church, and Littlebury Hall, Durban Road. All welcome! FREE ENTRY. Sacred Space: Discussion session is 1.30-3.00pm. ‘How Should Faith Laws Relate To Secular Laws And Politics?’

Playskills Vacancies. Please see noticeboard for more details or speak to June Wilkinson.


O God the king of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, 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: Our parish and our neighbours. Those affected by the Manchester disaster.

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: St Michael and All Angels Church, Watford; Watford General Hospital.

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

Members of St Luke’s: In particular, this week, those whose surnames begin with letters T – Z (take a look at the directory).

Those with on-going needs.

Those who are sick.

Those in mourning.

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