Weekly News & Events  


                             Sunday 12th January 2020

God is calling us to be a joyful, generous and accessible church, where people encounter God and lives are transformed.


 Weekday Services in the Lady Chapel

Thursday 1200 Holy Communion 


Will you help? – Parish Breakfast is in need of additional helpers, the commitment is usually once a month, if you are able to help please speak to Janet Hill.


GFS would like to thank you to everyone who supported the Christingle Service. We were able to send a cheque to The Children's Society for £325.05p.


The Card Club are once again collecting any old Christmas cards. Our cards are available for sale most Sundays at Parish Breakfast. Thank you for your support in buying the cards all proceeds going to Church funds.


Marking the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity [please see notice on the Church noticeboard] – Saturday 18th January, 10am to 12.30pm at Holy Ghost Parish Centre there is session entitled “The God who speaks”. All welcome.



Vicar : Revd Grace Sentamu Baverstock

 07879481693 – gracesenba@gmail.com

 Curate : Rev Jess McLaren  07743 345314

 Email : curate-stlukes@outlook.com

 Parish Office – 01582 592361 - kpotts.stlukes@hotmail.co.uk 

 Office hours Wednesday/Thursday 8-10.30am 

 Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Children, young people and 

 vulnerable adults is Maureen c/o 07879481693.

Jez Hirst, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser 01582 547653               



Daily Readings


Monday, January 13, 2020: Psalm 89:5-37; Genesis 35:1-15; Acts 10:44-48

Tuesday, January 14, 2020: Psalm 89:5-37; Jeremiah 1:4-10; Acts 8:4-13

Wednesday, January 15, 2020: Psalm 89:5-37; Isaiah 51:1-16; Matthew 12:15-21

Thursday, January 16, 2020: Psalm 40:1-11; Isaiah 22:15-25; Galatians 1:6-12

Friday, January 17, 2020: Psalm 40:1-11; Genesis 27:30-38; Acts 1:1-5

Saturday, January 18, 2020: Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Kings 19:19-21; Luke 5:1-11

Sunday, January 19, 2020: Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Monday, January 20, 2020: Psalm 40:6-17; Exodus 12:1-13, 21-28; Acts 8:26-40

Tuesday, January 21, 2020: Psalm 40:6-17; Isaiah 53:1-12; Hebrews 10:1-4

Wednesday, January 22, 2020: Psalm 40:6-17; Isaiah 48:12-21; Matthew 9:14-17

Thursday, January 23, 2020: Psalm 27:1-6; 1 Samuel 1:1-20; Galatians 1:11-24

Friday, January 24, 2020: Psalm 27:1-6; 1 Samuel 9:27-10:8; Galatians 2:1-10

Saturday, January 25, 2020: Psalm 27:1-6; 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; Luke 5:27-32

Sunday, January 26, 2020: Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Monday, January 27, 2020: Psalm 27:7-14; Judges 6:11-24; Ephesians 5:6-14

Tuesday, January 28, 2020: Psalm 27:7-14; Judges 7:12-22; Philippians 2:12-18

Wednesday, January 29, 2020: Psalm 27:7-14; Genesis 49:1-2, 8-13, 21-26;     Luke 1:67-79

Thursday, January 30, 2020: Psalm 15; Deuteronomy 16:18-20; 1 Peter 3:8-12

Friday, January 31, 2020: Psalm 15; Deuteronomy 24:17-25:4; 1 Timothy 5:17-24

Saturday, February 1, 2020: Psalm 15; Micah 3:1-4; John 13:31-35

Monday, February 3, 2020: Psalm 37:1-17; Ruth 1:1-18; Philemon 1-25

Tuesday, February 4, 2020: Psalm 37:1-17; Ruth 2:1-16; James 5:1-6

Wednesday, February 5, 2020: Psalm 37:1-17; Ruth 3:1-13; 4:13-22; Luke 6:17-26

Thursday, February 6, 2020: Psalm 112:1-9; Deuteronomy 4:1-14; 1 John 5:1- 5

Friday, February 7, 2020: Psalm 112:1-9; Isaiah 29:1-12; James 3:13-18

Saturday, February 8, 2020: Psalm 112:1-9; Isaiah 29:13-16; Mark 7:1-8




Vicar : Revd Grace Sentamu Baverstock

 07879481693 – gracesenba@gmail.com

 Curate : Rev Jess McLaren  07743 345314

 Email : curate-stlukes@outlook.com

 Parish Office – 01582 592361 - kpotts.stlukes@hotmail.co.uk 

 Office hours Wednesday/Thursday 8-10.30am 

 Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Children, young people and 

 vulnerable adults is Maureen c/o 07879481693.

Jez Hirst, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser 01582 547653




Prayers of the month – January 

As we start in a new year, let us give thanks for all we hold dear: our health, our family and our friends.  We praise and thank you for the gifts in our lives, all gifts that come in all shapes and sizes. We stand amazed at the amount of your grace that is poured over us; step by step, year after year it remains the same and remains in immensity. May our year be filled with peace, prosperity and love. May God's blessings come upon us and bestow upon each of us a bright, healthy and peaceful new year.

Let us pray that 2020 might be a year of sensitivity towards our beautiful planet and the glories of God’s Creation, that we might nurture whatever is fragile and cherish the loveliness around us. We pray for everyone affected by natural disasters, remembering those who are hungry because of drought and crop failure; those dealing with the effects of flooding and the people of Australia caught up in the turmoil of the ongoing bushfires. May they find the courage and hope that they need to face the present and rebuild for the future.

As the schools return for the start of a new term we pray for all those in education but especially for Luton Church of England Schools- Wenlock Juniors: their Head Alex Prior and all the staff and governors remembering especially Zoe Moran who died recently and also Cockernhoe Primary and their Head Simon Philby. We also pray for University of Luton and their Chaplain Andrew Goodman and Team.  



We give thanks for all our young people here at church and also pray for those out in the community that we have not yet reached.

In our Deanery we offer prayers for the church of St John’s Farley Hill and their vicar Rev Rob O’Neill and also for Holy Cross Marsh Farm and their priest Father Richard Brown. We also pray for all of the churches involved in Churches together in Leagrave that they can represent the different denominations in the area and work together as Christians to spread the Gospel.

We give thanks for Keech Hospice and all it does for adults and children with life limiting illnesses and for the families of patients present and past. We give thanks for all the staff and volunteers as well as those who support it through their gifts of money.

We finish with a prayer for Christian Unity

God, giver of life, we thank You for the gift of Your compassionate love which soothes and strengthens us. We pray that our churches may be always open to receive Your gifts from one another. Grant us a spirit of generosity to all as we journey together in the path of Christian unity. We ask this in the name of Your Son who reigns with You and the Holy Spirit. 

Amen.