Loving God, our neighbour and ourseleves
Prayers for the month.
This month we pray for all students and staff at schools and colleges as they finish the school year that they may feel a sense of pride in what they have achieved and hope for the future. Let us hope that they can use the summer profitably to rest and recuperate before the challenges of the new school year. We pray also for all those parents who are having to sort out extra child care or take time off work to look after their children and for all those running play schemes for the children over the summer.
In our deanery we pray for the Parish of All Saints with St Peters and the Rev David Kesterton, St Pauls and the church wardens Mo Moroni and Tony Glynos, St Augustines church and their new vicar Rev Jairo Nyaongo and St Andrews church and Rev Grantley Finlayson. We also pray for Luton and Dunstable hospital and the chaplains there.
Capwell Grange nursing home in Addington Way has a summer fete on Saturday 29th July, 2 - 5pm. We take communion to residents, some of whom have links to St. Luke's, twice a month and they are in our parish so it would be good if you are able to pop in and support them. Funds raised are used for extra activities such as visiting entertainers and equipment for activities. Refreshments, a variety of stalls and sale
items to suit all ages. Thank you.
Open house and afternoon tea - I'm delighted to soon be joining you all at St Luke's and have felt incredibly blessed by the extensive work that has been carried out on my new home, and all the prayers that you have prayed for my transition and ordination.
As a way of saying thank you I would love to welcome you to my home for an open house and afternoon tea on Sunday 13th August from 2.30-5pm. All are welcome and home made scones will be ready ! [39 Butely Road]
Many thanks, Jess
Silke Tetzlaff sends a message to say how moved she was to receive St .Luke's Birthday card.She said it brought happy tears to her eyes.To view pictures go to All Saints Church Staplehurst website under Gallery 2017.
First Aiders ---First Response. The PCC needs to update the St. Luke’s list of First Aiders. If you are willing / able to join our list would you please give your name with a copy of your certificate to Sheila Nunn
Jam Jars ! - please let Pauline have your empty jars, with lids. She makes jams to sell at church 'farmers market', and for the hospice. No need to bother with the labels. Also
Pauline is organising a Christmas tree Festival in November with the theme of 'peace and harmony' If you would like to set one up please let her know; Pigeon hole 'Cutting Phone 516572email firstname.lastname@example.org
Luton Council of Faiths Appeal for GRENFELL TOWER FIRE “Rebuilding Lives” has never been an event. It is a process that continues after the initial shock and recovery. This tragedy has been shocking and overwhelming but every time, people from all religions and ethnicities, and people of no particular faith affiliation in Luton, have responded generously. So, if you are able to help, you can do so in the following ways: a) BACS Transfer via Lloyds Bank – Account Number: 04056428 / Sort Code: 30-95-28 b) Cheques payable to ‘Luton Council of Faiths’ sent to 47 High Town Road, Luton, LU2 0BW (for both BACS transfers and cheques please add a reference stating ‘Grenfell’)
c) Make a donation online at https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/6787
d) Cash donations delivered at GRASSROOTS, 47 High Town Road, Luton, LU2 0BW (or call 01582 416946 and we can arrange collection) As they say, every little helps!
During the summer the 0800 Communion Service is unchanged, the 0930 becomes a joint service with HSMC as follows:-
30th July at St Luke’s at 10.00am
6th August at HSMC at 10.00am
13th August at St Luke’s at 10.00am
20th August at HSMC at 10.00am
27th August at St Luke’s at 10.00am