Weekly News & Events  

                             Sunday 15th December 2019

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 

The St Luke’s Card Club will have lots of Christmas cards for sale every Sunday during the run-up to Christmas starting Sunday November today.


All Saints Church, Shaftesbury Rd, Luton

7.30pm Tuesday 17th December

Join with us to welcome the Peace Light which arrives here from Bethlehem. Take the light on with you from this service to share its message of peace with as many people as possible. We will be joined by members of the different faith communities in Luton along with the Deputy Mayor of Luton as we welcome again the light of Jesus which stands for peace in our world.

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.

Azalea - There are some diaries on the table at the back of the church which are available and can be purchased for reasonable donations the monies can be placed in the Azalea box on the table. Thank you for your continued support.

Christmas Concert in Church on 19th December performed by the Luton Concert Band along with the Luton Choral Society at 7.30pm.

Daily Readings

MONDAY, December 16, 2019: Psalm 42; Isaiah 29:17-24; Acts 5:12-16

Tuesday, December 17, 2019: Psalm 42; Ezekiel 47:1-12; Jude 1:17-25

Wednesday, December 18, 2019: Psalm 42; Zechariah 8:1-17;                     Matthew 8:14-17, 28-34

Thursday, December 19, 2019: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 2 Samuel 7:1-17;         Galatians 3:23-29

Friday, December 20, 2019: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 2 Samuel 7:18-22;           Galatians 4:1-7

Saturday, December 21, 2019: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 2 Samuel 7:23-29;             John 3:31-36


Dates                                         Time              Meeting type

Sunday 15th December 4.pm         Carols by Candlelight 

Tuesday17th December 7.30pm Peacelight Celebration at All Saints Church, Shaftesbury Rd. Luton

Thursday 19th December 7.30pm Luton Concert Band and Luton Coral Society at St Lukes’s

Tuesday 24th December

Christmas Eve                    4pm                Crib Service

                                                       11.30pm   Midnight Communion

Wednesday 25th December 

 Christmas Day                         10am Communion Service

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 for the month – December-

God of hope be with us in our Advent journey to the stable and beyond, be with us in our meeting and in our travelling together, be with us in our worship and our praying together.

As we celebrate Christingle we offer our prayers for the work of the Children’s Society drawing alongside young people who feel alone or afraid, and in need of comfort and support. Thank you for the light brought to young people who may feel as though they’re surrounded by darkness. Grant us wisdom to listen to the voices of the young and to recognise their gifts and insights. Help us to work with them to create a fair and just society where all may know the fullness of your love.

We pray for our church here at St Luke’s – for Grace and Jess and also for Gena, Linda and Annietta as they prepare and lead services at this busy time of year. We also pray for all our congregation but especially for new members of the church and for any visitors, that they may feel welcome and cared for. We give thanks for our Care Hubs that they may flourish and continue to look after their members. 

In our Deanery we pray especially for St John’s Farley Hill and their vicar Revd Rob O'Neill, St Anne’s and St Christopher’s and their vicar Revd. Anne Crosby and readers Sandra and Diane and also St Francis’ church and Vicar - Revd. Nick Grew and Curate - Revd.  Sarah Hancock as well as readers Rod Mason and Barbara McIntosh. 

We offer prayers for all those in the world who are baptised and confirmed whatever their denomination as they live out their promise to be true and faithful servants to you Lord, with the strength of the Holy Spirit. We also pray for those who have not yet come to make those promises that they may see the truth that you offer them of a better life.