Weekly news

Sunday 25th September 2022

Alpha Sunday

8am Holy Communion In the Chapel   

8:30am Prayer meeting On Zoom

10:30am Morning Service
In the Church and online
The Gospel for Everyone
Readings: Romans 1:1-6 and 14-17
Leader: Michael Norman (Vicar) Preacher: Dave Clarke (Reader)  

4:30pm
Recital
In the Church
Works by JS Bach and W. Alwyn
Adrienne Cooke  

No Evening Service this week

Coming Up This Week

Monday 26th 
10am-12 noonKnitting Club in the Church Lounge
7pmCreative Space in Church Lounge
Tuesday 27th                        
10amHoly Communion in Church
6:15-7:30pmUrban Saints in the hall
7:45-9:15pmK2 in the hall
8pmFOCUS prayer on zoom
Wednesday 28th   
8.15amStaff Meeting
7.30pmAlpha meal
8pmCassiobury and nearby Community Choir
Thursday 29th   
9.30-11amToddlers in the Church Hall
3-4pmPrayer for Children and Youth in the Chapel
6:15-7:30pmBase in the hall
7:45-9pmRISE in the hall
Friday 30th         
10-11amHour of Prayer in the Chapel
2.30pmFriday Club in the Church Lounge
7.30pmBadminton  in the hall
Saturday 1st October 
8:30-10amBreakfast Club in the hall
  
Sunday 2nd           Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
8:30amPrayer meeting on Zoom
10:30amMorning Service in Church and on YouTube
5:30pm“Encounter” Service Launch

News

New Service

The new 5:30pm “Encounter” service will start on the 2nd October. Please consider coming along to try out a different style of service.

Magazine

We are looking for a new editor for the St Luke’s magazine, as Margaret is stepping down from this role. If you might be interested, please speak to the office (the role can be done remotely and we aim to publish 5-6 magazines a year).

Please do also join us in thanking Margaret for all her hard work in putting together the magazine so well and so faithfully.

Jam Jars

Di would really appreciate any donations of clean standard-sized jam jars. Please bring them to the office or contact Di to arrange drop-off.

Harvest Service

This will be on the 9th October, details of the Harvest Appeal will be coming soon.

Alpha

Please do take some flyers and consider coming along to the alpha meal with a friend – personal invites are often well received. Also, please do take a pack of parish leaflets to deliver – these include the invites and need to be out before the Alpha meal on the 28th!

Watford Schools Trust

They need volunteers for the week 7th-11th November to run activity sessions in a school. Ask the church office for details.

Kisumu Children Trust AGM on Saturday 8th October from 2pm.

Venue St Luke’s Upper Hall. All welcome – come and hear how Kisumu Children are reaching out to more hungry children in their community and the plans for other projects.

Creative Space for Hard-Working Women

Meeting at 7 pm on Monday 26th Sept in the church lounge. Val P will be showing us how to make a necklace and bracelet. £5 each. This is also an outreach event, so please invite a friend along. If you want to come please email Pam to book your place. Cakes and refreshments will be provided.

Christian Aid appeal:

The Emergency appeal for the East Africa famine raised over £1400.  Thank you to all those who donated so generously to raise such a brilliant total.  Pamela W

Job Opportunity:

Friends International are looking for an office administrator to work between 7-14 hours a week. Contact the office for details.

Golf Day for Alternatives:

Would anyone feel able to donate a trophy to Alternatives for their Golf Day on the 4th October? Details available from the office.

Diary Dates Coming Up:

26th September – Creative Space

28th September – Alpha meal

1st October – Breakfast Club

2nd October – launch of the new service

4th October – Charity Golf Day supporting Alternatives

8th October – Kisumu Children AGM

9th October – Harvest Service (at 10:30am)

9th October – afternoon recital

29th October – CANCC Concert

Prayer

Collect

God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit

upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:

grant that your people may be fervent

in the fellowship of the gospel

that, always abiding in you,

they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;

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: Pakistan, Ukraine, issues with extreme weather, those struggling with rising costs.

World Watch List (areas of highest religious persecution): Christians in Oman.

Deanery Cycle of Prayer: All Saints and St Matthew’s, Oxhey

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.

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