For your Information:
Sunday 22nd May 2022
Sixth Sunday of Easter
|8:30am Prayer meeting On Zoom|
In the Church and on YouTube
The Gifts of Wisdom and Knowledge
Readings: 1 Kings 3:16-28 and 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
Leader and Preacher: Michael Norman (Vicar)
In the Church
Disaster, Fear and Loathing
Reading: Jonah 3:1-4:4
Leader: Jeremy Cooke (Music Director) Preacher: Wendy Somerville (Reader)
Coming Up This Week
|10am||Holy Communion in Church|
|7pm||FOCUS prayer on Zoom|
|8pm||PCC meeting in the Church Lounge|
|8pm||C and C Choir rehearsal|
|9:30-11am||Toddlers in the Church Hall|
|3pm||Prayer for Children and Youth in the Chapel|
|7.30pm||Ascension Day Service in Church and on YouTube (joint with other churches)|
|10-11am||Hour of Prayer in the Chapel|
|3pm||Friday Club in the Church Lounge|
|5-7pm||Jubilee Party in the Church Hall|
|Sunday 29th||Sunday after Ascension|
|8:30am||Prayer meeting on Zoom|
|10:30am||Morning Service in Church and on YouTube|
|6:30pm||Evening Communion in Church|
As a church we would like to join the St Alban’s Diocese supporting the Christian Aid Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Christian Aid is working with 3 partner organisations in Ukraine, Hungary and Romania to offer assistance to internally displaced peoples and to refugees. Please donate via bank transfer marking it Ukraine, or by envelope again marked Ukraine.
Cassiobury and nearby Community Choir – “Sing Jubilee”
Jeremy C is starting a new community choir, with a plan to sing well-loved songs from past and current decades, hoping to make an appearance at the Essex Arms for the Jubilee weekend. Rehearsals on Wednesdays at 8pm. Please invite friends and neighbours who enjoy singing.
If anyone is interested in learning more about Street Angels or signing up to help, Dave Scourfield (the lead chaplain at Watford Town Centre Chaplaincy) will be visiting St Luke’s after the 10:30 service on Sunday 22nd May, to answer questions and discuss the work of Street Angels.
A group from St Luke’s are planning to go in the summer (23-28th July). Please contact John S if you would like more information.
We are planning a Jubilee party on Saturday 28th May from 5-7pm. There will be games, music and food. Please do consider inviting friends and neighbours along.
If you can help at all with the delivery of Jubilee invitations to the parish, please take an envelope from the Gathering Area.
We are looking for more volunteers, particularly for Toddlers on Thursdays, for school visits and for a holiday club in the summer (potentially 2nd-5th August if we get volunteers). Please contact Lydia (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you might be able to help.
Do you enjoy cooking healthy young-person friendly food? Could you spare a week of the summer to help a group of young leaders share Jesus with 11-14 year olds on The Point CPAS Venture residential camp (24-30 July)? If so we would love to explore having you on the team. We are looking for someone to help lead the cooking as well as helpers in the kitchen, and can offer support with planning and ordering. Please do get in touch. Katie L.
Services Coming Up
The morning services will be following a theme of “Studies in 1 Corinthians”, and the evening services will follow the theme of “12 Dead Men speak (the Minor Prophets)”.
- God has been answering prayers – there have been people improving medically in answer to prayer, and hearts being opened. Do share your experiences of answered prayer this week!
Thank you to:
- Everyone who has helped out a neighbour or a friend with covid recently (God sees you, you are amazing!)
- Everyone praying for us, and for each other
God our redeemer,
you have delivered us from the power of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:
grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,
so by his continual presence in us he may raise us
to eternal joy;
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. Let us encourage one another to go deeper into prayer and to persevere.
Immediate needs: Ukraine, The heat-waves in India, fires in the US, the floods in Australia, those struggling with recent rising costs, the economic crisis in Sri Lanka
World Watch List (areas of highest religious persecution): Christians in Qatar.
Deanery Cycle of Prayer: St Michael’s, Watford and Watford General Hospital
Those with on-going needs.
St Luke’s family in need.
Our wider family and friends in need.
Those in mourning.
Giving Thanks: answers to prayer that we have seen!
Please update the office regarding those we are praying for and any prayer needs.
Please do also pick up a new prayer sheet.
- If you are new to St Luke’s Church (online too!) – welcome. Please email your details to email@example.com and we will email back a welcome form for you to complete.
- St Luke’s Church Office 01923 246161
- Vicar’s Messages by email. Please send your email details to the Church Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive them.
- Church Website: www.stlukeswatford.org