Sunday 24th January 2021
Third Sunday of Epiphany
|8.30am Pre-Service Prayer on Zoom |
9.45am Children’s and Youth meetings on Zoom
10.30am Morning Service The Life You’ve Always Wanted
Training vs Trying: The truth about Spiritual Disciplines
Readings: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Matthew 4:18-22, Luke 18:9-14
Leader and Speaker: Michael Norman (Vicar)
5 minutes after the end of the service Coffee and Chat via Zoom
7.00pm Evening Service From Why to Worship – Wait
via Facebook and YouTube
Readings: Habakkuk 2:1-20 and Habakkuk 1:12-17
Leader and Speaker: Jeremy Hogarth (Assistant Music Leader)
Followed by Coffee and Chat via Zoom at 7:45pm
Coming Up This Week
|8:00pm||FOCUS Prayer on Zoom|
|9.45am||Toddlers on Zoom|
|12-1pm||Church open for Private Prayer|
|6.30-7.15pm||RISE on Zoom|
|7.45-8.30pm||Rock Solid on Zoom|
|10am-11am||Hour of Prayer via Zoom|
|Sunday 31st||Fourth Sunday of Epiphany|
|8.30am||Pre-Service Prayer on Zoom|
|10.30am||Morning Service on YouTube|
|7.00pm||Holy Communion on Facebook and YouTube|
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Prayer, Services & Zoom Coffee email@example.com
Children’s Groups firstname.lastname@example.org
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Heroes/Church Gardens email@example.com
The Church is closed and all services will be online. If you are unable to access the services or would like the details, please contact the office.
The office is operating on a part-time basis. The staff team are working from home as much as possible, so answerphone messages may take a little longer to be answered. Please bear with us.
AV Team. We are looking for more volunteers. If you are interested in knowing more or would like to be trained in using the AV equipment, please speak to Tim.
Private Prayer. We are open for private prayer on Thursdays 12pm-1pm. Please sign in, sanitise and follow social distancing guidelines, and please do not come if you are isolating or showing any symptoms of Covid-19. Stay safe. If you would like to volunteer to help with stewarding this, please contact the office.
Life Groups. The Life Groups are mostly following either the morning or evening sermon series, and are a fabulous opportunity for fellowship and connection with others in the church. If you are not in a life group and are interested, please contact the office – we can link you up with a life group and would love to do so.
Please save your stamps from all your Christmas post for the Leprosy Mission. Trim a generous amount of envelope around the stamp and put in the Leprosy Mission box on the small table behind the door to the church in the Gathering area. Thank you. Or, put all the stamps in one envelope, label it “stamps” and pop it through the church letterbox.
St Luke’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund. We have some money in the fund, and we are looking to support Covid-related needs. For example, we might be able to offer some support to a family in need of a device to support learning at home. If you know of anyone who might benefit from this fund, or would like some support, please let the office know.
Notices. If you have any notices that we are missing, please let us know- we are happy to receive announcements for Sundays of birthdays or other special occasions, and we are very happy to receive prayer requests and prayer updates. Please make sure you have permission before sharing personal information.
Services coming up
|Date||Morning theme The Life You’ve Always Wanted||Evening theme From Why to Worship|
|January 31st||Morning Service An unhurried life||Holy Communion Woe! (Habakkuk 2:6-20)|
|February 7th||Family Communion Appropriate smallness: The practice of Servanthood||Evening Service Watch! (Habakkuk 3:1-15)|
|February 14th||Morning Service Life beyond regret: the practice of confession||Evening Communion Worship! (Habakkuk 3:16-19)|
|February 17th (Ash Wednesday)||10am Holy Communion Life with a Well-ordered heart: developing your own “rule of life”|
whose Son revealed in signs and miracles
the wonder of your saving presence:
renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your mighty power;
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.
The World: Watford Borough Council, our local councillors and Mayor Peter Taylor.
The Church: Christian mission agencies in Britain and abroad
Partners in Mission: Ruth G in Malawi. Drs Sujai & Lavanya in India.
Community Involvement: The Peace Hospice & Peace Children’s Centre; Watford General Hospital; Psychiatric Care Services including Kingfisher Court and Colne House.
Deanery Cycle of Prayer: St John’s, Watford and the Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Project.
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.
Groups at St Luke’s: Thursday Groups: The Toddler Group, Toddler Service, Brownies, Rock Solid & Rise
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 in need.
Those in mourning.
Please update the office regarding those we are praying for and any prayer needs.
For your Information:
If you are new to St Luke’s Church (online too!) – welcome.
Please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com if you would like to receive them.