Weekly News

Sunday 4th June 2023

Trinity Sunday

Prayer meeting
On Zoom  

Family Communion
In the Church and online
Readings: Isaiah 40:12-17, 27-31; 2 Corinthians 13:11-14; Matthew 28:16-20
Leading: Dave Clarke (Reader)
Presiding and Sermon: Rev. Ian Pankhurst  

Encounter (with Youth Alpha)
Be a Peacemaker
Reading: Matthew 5:1-9, Ephesians 2:11-18
Leader: Tolu George (Ordinand) Preacher: Dave Clarke (Reader)

Coming Up This Week

Tuesday 6th  
10amHoly Communion in Church
8pmFOCUS Prayer on Zoom
Wednesday 7th  
8:30amStaff Meeting
8pmCassiobury and Nearby Community Choir in the Church
Thursday 8th   
9:30-11amToddlers in the Hall
Friday 9th  
10-11amHour of Prayer in the Chapel
7 for 7:30pmCameo in the Church Lounge – with visiting speaker
Sunday 11th        First Sunday after Trinity
8:30amPre-Service Prayer meeting on Zoom
10:30amMorning Worship in Church and online
5:30pmEncounter (with Youth Alpha) in Church
 Other events happening through the week organised by external groups


Knitting Group would really appreciate any donations of wool. Everything knitted is donated to the Alternatives or other charitable causes, but they are running out of supplies! Any donations to Di or the office please.

A NEW QUIZ is out from Pam to raise money for Christian Aid. Copies from the office or from Pam N.

Threads through Creation: St Albans Cathedral is hosting a bible-based art display from 3rd May – 11th June. There are 12 detailed silk panels re-imagining the story of creation as told in Genesis. Admissions free, donations welcome.

St Alban’s Pilgrimage: We are invited to join the Alban Pilgrimage on the 24th June. The procession starts at 11am, is followed by a service at the Cathedral, then a festival on the Orchard and the Evensong service at 5pm. Details from the office.

The Peace Hospice are organising a Colour Run on 25th June and a Classic Car show on 15th July. They are hoping for some volunteers to help. Details from the office.

Holiday Club: We currently have over 30 children signed up for our Holiday Club on 1st – 4th August! If you’d like to help on team do let Lydia know. There are still spaces for children to be signed up too.

A Tour of the Holy Land -In the Steps of Jesus 3rd – 11th April 2024. We are gathering names of those seriously interested in going. There will be a fair amount of walking on some of the days, so one need to be reasonably fit. If interested in coming please email Michael. Cost £2095 plus airfare approx £500. Brochures are in the gathering area or from Pam N.

Afternoon Recital Sun 11th June @ 3pm – The Asaph Ensemble (Flute, Piano & Soprano) will be giving us a programme next Sunday that will include works by Julius Benedict, Henry Bishop, Louis Claude Daquin and Francois Doppler. On the theme of ‘Images of Birds’. Light refreshments will be served following the concert. To find out more about their ministry, visit www.asaphchristiantrust.org



Almighty and everlasting God,

you have given us your servants grace,

by the confession of a true faith,

to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity

and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity:

keep us steadfast in this faith,

that we may evermore be defended from all adversities;

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; those struggling with rising costs; the repercussions of climate change and recent extreme weather.

World Watch List: Christians in Algeria (19th highest area of religious persecution)

Deanery Cycle of Prayer: St Lawrence’s and Church of the Ascension, Abbot’s Langley; Watford Foodbank.

Those with on-going needs.

St Luke’s family in need.

Our wider family and friends in need.

Those in mourning: all those we know mourning loved ones at this time.

Giving Thanks: answers to prayer that we have seen.

Please update the office regarding any prayer needs or answered prayer.

Please pick up an Ascension-Advent Prayer Diary from the back of church for your daily prayers

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