Weekly News & Events
News & updates from St Luke’s – W/C 13th September 2021
Hello Beautiful people
The St Luke’s BIG PICNIC, was a resounding success.
It was lovely to see
people dotted around chatting with one another, re-connecting, children playing
and during the service one person was passing by,
and joined us. Thank you
to everyone who helped set up and cleared up.
Junior & Youth Church and GFS will be resuming face to face sessions
More details to follow.
The St Luke’s Thanksgiving Fund
An opportunity to Give & be the change we want to see!
So far we have raised £2,713
What: raise £7,000, 20% of what we raise will be shared equally between Azalea, Luton Food Bank and Christian Aid.
When: between 11th July to 17th October 2021
Why: as an act of gratitude for all that God has got us through these past 15 months and to enable us to carry out his mission in this new season that is unfolding.
Together we can. I write to about 100 households every week. If every household gave £100 we would raise 10k!!
How to give:
1. You can now give online via ‘givealittle’, a platform recommended by St Albans diocese. Simply click on this link: https://givealittle.co/campaigns/7c2d741b-6ad5-483b-8dcd-6b0c4f9034e9
2. Cash or Cheques payable to St Luke’s PCC. Please mark the envelope ‘St Luke’s Covid Relief Appeal 2021’. You can send via post to: St Luke’s Vicarage, High Street, Luton, LU4 9JY
Please note, we are moving away from ‘justgiving’, but if you have already given that way worry not: we will receive the money. Thank you for your generosity.
Dates for the diary
Sunday 3rd October Harvest Festival 8am & 10am Parade service (we will be joined by uniform organisations)
Sunday 10th October - 4.30pm Churches Together Leagrave joint event on Zoom. entitled ‘prayer and praise’ - a time to hear from one another and sing some great hymns/song
Saturday 16th October - PCC meeting & training
Sunday 17th October - St Luke’s day, celebration of our patron Saint
Sunday 14th November - Remembrance Sunday
Services 8am &10am
Memorial service 4pm tbc
Saturday 27th November - Luton Youth Christmas festival
Sunday 5th December - Christingle at 10am Service
Let us build one another up - Sunday Contributions
As St Paul writes to the Christians in Corinth
“let each one contribute what strengthens others.
(The passion translation, 1 Cor 14.26b)
All of us have something to bring - please text me or email me your contributions (songs, hymns, photos, poems, music, prayers etc) which will be shared at our Sunday gatherings.
Text me: 07879 481 693
Helpers needed for Sunday gatherings
● servers to serve refreshments before and after the 10am service,
● readers to publicly read Bible passages,
● intercessors to lead us in prayer,
● welcomers to befriend visitors and those new to St Luke’s
● helpers for Junior & Youth Church
If you wish to help with any of these roles or find out more about them please contact our church warden Andrew Headley on: 07432 888 236
St Luke’s PCC needs you!
This is team that works with me to ensure as a church we carry out and live out the mission of God in our Church and community. We are also responsible for the finance, building, and safeguarding. We meet once a month on zoom and carry out work in between our meetings.
You need to be on the electoral roll to stand and all PCC members are required to be DBS checked. You serve for 3 years. Previous members can be re-elected if they have been off the PCC for a year. For more details please speak to our church wardens Jacqui Brown or Andrew Headley.
Jacqui: 07752 284 371. firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew: 07432 888 236 email@example.com
Grace, the Vicar.