Weekly Newssheet

News Sheet for week beginning 19th November 2017

If you are new to St. Luke’s please do make yourself known to the ministers or a member of the Welcome Team, who can give you a contact card to complete.

Please do join us after the 10.00am service for coffee which will be served at the back of church.

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Pastoral Care: If you have or know of any particular pastoral need (visiting, home communion, etc) please speak to our Pastoral Coordinator, Sue Hinchliffe in the first instance (tel: 01628 784724).

This Sunday Second Sunday before Advent
8:00 am Holy Communion BCP
10:00 am Parish Communion
Officiant: Revd Nicola Hulks
Preacher: Revd Sally Lynch
6:00 pm Sundays at Six: Evensong and Benediction at All Saints
Readings: 1 Thes 5. 1-11
  Matt 25. 14-30
Monday 20th 9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Open
  7:30 pm WAMCF Women’s group
Tuesday 21st 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Open
7:15 pm Holy Communion
Wednesday 22nd 8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 am - 11:00 am Office Open
10:00 am Holy Communion
Thursday 23rd 8:30 am Morning Prayer
2:30 pm Flower Demonstration
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Friday 24th 8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Saturday 25th 9:00 am Morning Prayer
  7:30 pm Choral Society Concert
Next Sunday, 26th November Sunday before Advent
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Parish Communion
Officiant: Revd Sally Lynch
Preacher: Revd Sally Lynch
3:00 pm Sundays at Six: Deaf Eucharist at Church of the Good Shepherd, Cox Green
Readings: Ephesians 1. 15-end Matthew 25. 31-end
Next week’s rotas under Duty Warden Ruth Sheppard Reader: NT: John Cotterill
Intercessors: Dorothy Strack-Hankey
Chalice: Don Luff James Ellins
Acolytes: Shula Tajima Nicola Buckland
Server at 8am: Roger Clarke Crucifer at 10am: Matthew Burdett
Elements: Joyce Forrest, Ruth Jones and Janet Trinkwon
Coffee: Rita and John Salter
Welcomers: 8.00 am: Joan Harnby
10.00 am: Don Luff, Emma Shenton, Jill Bevitt, Ben Darracott, John Cox

For your prayers

Please pray for:

Church life: Inspire
Father, we give thanks for our parish magazine production team. We thank you for the skills of the editor, Louisa, and for all those who work together to produce our magazine month by month. May all who are involved – designers, illustrators, typesetters, proof readers, printers, collators and deliverers – know that they are valued and appreciated. We give thanks, too, for the creativity of all those who contribute articles and stories to the magazine and who, by doing so, make it a living account of the life and mission of this church community season by season. Amen

Floodlit TowerThe floodlighting has been sponsored this week by

Nicola, Jamie and Jane Buckland
In Memory of Dad, who would have been 70
on 18th November

(The church floodlighting can be sponsored for £10.00 a week using our online form and secure donation via PayPal. Alternatively there are forms at the back of church to complete with requests.)

What's happening at St Luke's...

Choir at Christmas: Christmas is coming and the choir are expanding – that is, in terms of numbers rather than their waistbands!! We are looking for additional choir members over the Christmas period, especially for men who can sing either tenor or bass. You must have a basic music literacy and able to attend choir practices on a Friday in Church between 8pm and 9:15pm. If you are interested, please call Adam on 01753 643974 or Ruth via the Office.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: a reminder that Revd. Sally is leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 2nd –-11th October 2018. If you would like details of this amazing opportunity please speak to Sally or take a flyer from church. If you have shown interest could you please let Sally know if you’d like a place in the group. Thank you.Interfaith Dialogue: Bishop Philip Egan (Roman Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth) is giving a talk on "Interfaith Dialogue from a Catholic Perspective" at St. Joseph's Parish Centre on Thursday 9th November at 7:30 pm. The talk is open to all parishioners and friends from the Windsor and Maidenhead Community Forum (which represents all faiths), and CTiM.

The sign up sheet for the travelling knitivity is now available. Please sign up this week to host it for a night during Advent.
We are still rather short of sheep to accompany it so please do play Little Bo Peep and bring your knitted sheep into the back of church.

If you have been colouring and putting together an Advent house please bring it to church now so we can fill it with goodies for Advent.

If you would like your home Advent calendar or wreath blessed then please bring them to the All Age Communion service on 3rd December and we will bless them all then.

Social afternoon - flower demonstration:
Rita Salter and Krz (well known local flower arranger) will be giving a demonstration of Christmas / winter flower arrangements, followed by tea and cake, on Thursday 23rd November, in church. Tickets are £5 and available now. The arrangements will be raffled during the afternoon. Come and see how to make your own and enjoy an afternoon of fellowship too.

Stewardship Pledges: Thank you very much indeed to the 48 individuals and couples who have returned their stewardship forms as of 30th October, representing 32% of the 149 personalised letters that we distributed. Last year we had 68 forms back out of 122 letters. If you have not yet returned your form, please can you do so, even if there is no change to your level of giving, as it makes it easier for the PCC to set the 2018 budget. If you have lost the form then please contact our treasurer, Richard Burdett, who will be happy to supply a replacement!

Ride and Stride: The £314 raised by this year’s sponsored ride was the highest for ten years, so many thanks to all the sponsors. Half the money raised goes to the Berkshire Churches Trust who give grants for the repair and maintenance of local churches, and the other half comes back to our church’s General Fund. Roger Bevitt.

Stitch up for Kori: The next Stitch up is on Thursday 16th November, 2-4pm in the Community Hall. Come along and have a social time, and keep the supply lines going for this charity.

The Mayor's Charity Christmas Event:: The Mayor is hosting a black tie pre-Christmas meal at 6.30pm on 1st December at the Guildhall, Windsor. Tickets are £40 and include a three course meal and entertainment. For more information please see Sally.

WAMCF Women’s Group: Monday 20th November, 7.30pm-9.00pm here in church. Ladies of all faiths or none are welcome to share refreshments, talk about winter festivals and make decorations. For more details speak to Sally.

Christmas Tree Festival: We hope that the CTF will raise a good sum of money for PLANETS, our chosen charity, and also for general church funds. If anyone would like to sponsor an aspect of the festival that would be a lovely thing to do. Currently
there are two / three areas that might be sponsored:

These might be sponsored by individuals or by businesses, if you have such links. To do so please have a word with Revd. Sally. Thank you.

A variety of flyers and posters are now available at the back of church. Please take as many as you like and use them to publicise the tree festival as widely as you can.

There is now also a sign up sheet at the back of church—please do sign up to offer any sort of help.

And finally (for now!) we are sending personal invitation to the Friday evening concert to many people who have links with this church. Please do look at the envelopes at the back and see if you can deliver nay to save postage. Thank you.

Advent and Christmas at St Luke's
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Almost signed off at the back.
We have toilets!
Come and see the office, vestry and kitchen.
Thank you for your prayers and patience

The whole project continues to be on time and within budget. The new glazed additional entrance doors will be installed in the new year. click here for more details.

Regular Events & Groups

St. Luke's Baby & Toddler Group meets in the Community Hall every Thursday morning during term time, 9:30am - 11:00am

Brownies meet in the Community Hall every Thursday evening, 6:30pm - 7:45pm.

The Stars and Sparks, for children aged 3 to 15 years, meet every Sunday at 10.00am in the Community Hall, (except the first Sunday in the month, which is an all-age worship service in church).

“On The Way” Discussion Group about aspects of our faith, meets at 8:15pm on the second monday in each month. Contact: Eileen Goford (T.638238)

BRF Daylight Group (discussion about bible reading notes) Contact: Revd Dick Cheek (T.628484)

Prayer Group 1st Wednesday in the month; 3:00pm in church

This Week's Prayers & Readings

Back to TopCollect
Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life: grant that we, having this hope, may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that when he shall appear in power and great glory we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Back to TopA Reading from 1 Thessalonians
Concerning the times and the seasons, brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. When they say, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them, as labour pains come upon a pregnant woman, and there will be no escape! But you, beloved, are not in darkness, for that day to surprise you like a thief; for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. So then let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober; for those who sleep sleep at night, and those who are drunk get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5.1-11

Back to TopA Reading from the Gospel of Matthew
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘The kingdom of heaven is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with them, and made five more talents. In the same way, the one who had the two talents made two more talents. But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. After a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them. Then the one who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five more talents, saying, “Master, you handed over to me five talents; see, I have made five more talents.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.” And the one with the two talents also came forward, saying, “Master, you handed over to me two talents; see, I have made two more talents.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.” Then the one who had received the one talent also came forward,where you did not scatter seed; so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.” But his master replied, “You wicked and lazy slave! You knew, did you, that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to the one with the ten talents. For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. As for this worthless slave, throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”’
Matthew 25. 14-30

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Post Communion Prayer
Gracious Lord, in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope: bring us at the last to that fullness of life
for which we long; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

News-sheet material to be emailed or handed in at The Vicarage by 9.00am Tuesday, please

St Luke's Office at


Open Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30am to 11.00am,
Tel. 01628 622733 (answering machine outside office hours)


The Reverend Sally Lynch
The Vicarage, 26 Norfolk Road
Tel: 01628 783033
Normal day off: Monday 

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