Weekly News & Events  

                             Sunday 15th September 2019

 Weekday Services in the Lady Chapel

 Monday 0900 Morning Prayer

Thursday 0930 Morning Prayer

Thursday 1200 Holy Communion 

Luton Council of Faiths Peace Walk 2019 – 21st September 1.30 – 5.00pm. staring at St Luke’s. This is an annual public demonstration of community solidarity to foster stronger relationships in Luton.

The event details can be found on the Community Noticeboard.

As we need to advertise the peace walk event as widely as possible; if you live outside Leagrave Parish will you please ask your local shopkeeper to display the poster which you will find at the back of the church

GFS are hosting a Macmillan Coffee Evening on Friday 27th. September 7.15 - 8.15 PM in St. Luke's church hall.

Everyone is welcome.

We would be pleased to receive any donations of cakes.

Please contact Sheila Nunn 01582 574130 or any GFS leader.

Saturday 21st September - Luton's Annual Peace Walk is starting at St Luke's Church at 1.30pm

Please do come along for all or part of the walk. Grace.

Songs of Praise - with Churches together Leagrave

Sunday 22nd September at St Luke's Church at 4 pm.

If you are able to provide cakes and help serve refreshments please speak to Jess or Grace.

MU members and past and present are invited to an afternoon tea at St Augustine’s Church from 2.00pm on Friday 11th October when the guest speaker will be from Hope International.

Cake sale - 6th October. Our youth will be running a cake sale on 6th October to raise funds towards their October camp. Any cake donations will be appreciated - please speak to Jess or Linda 

Jess is running 13 miles for Cystic Fibrosis -

Over the last two years I have been inspired by the courage and resilience of my neighbours who deal daily with the impact of cystic fibrosis. 

On 13th October I will be running the London Parks half marathon    (I couldn’t run to the end of the street a year ago) to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis charity. Would you like to support me? There is a sign up sheet at the back of church - or alternatively I’m running a fundraiser evening at the Indian Ocean on 30th September at 7pm. Tickets are £20 and in return you will get a delicious Indian meal, a quiz and the opportunity to enter the raffle. Chat to me if you would like a ticket :) many thanks, Jess 

Retreat to Iona – Monday 25 to Friday 29 May 2020         Led by Revd Dr Rob Marshall presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and Rector of Digswell. Five days, four nights. Group convenes in Glasgow. All trains, coaches, ferries and half board included to Iona from Glasgow Three wonderful nights half board in en-suite Iona accommodation.                                                            To book visit www.livingthegospel.co.uk, or phone 01992 576065/07766 952113 or email rectordigswell@gmail.com

Daily Readings

Monday, September 16, 2019: Psalm 94; Jeremiah 5:1-17; 1 Timothy 1:18-20

OR Psalm 73; Amos 7:1-6; 1 Timothy 1:18-20

Tuesday, September 17, 2019: Psalm 94; Jeremiah 5:18-31; 2 Peter 3:8-13

OR Psalm 73; Jonah 3:1-10; 2 Peter 3:8-13

Wednesday, September 18, 2019: Psalm 94; Jeremiah 14:1-10, 17-22;              Luke 22:31-33, 54-62

OR Psalm 73; Job 40:6-14; 42:1-6; Luke 22:31-33, 54-62

Thursday, September 19, 2019: Psalm 79:1-9; Jeremiah 12:14-13:11;         Romans 3:1-8

OR Psalm 113; Exodus 23:1-9; Romans 3:1-8

Friday, September 20, 2019: Psalm 79:1-9; Jeremiah 8:1-13; Romans 8:31-39

OR Psalm 113; Ezekiel 22:17-31; Romans 8:31-39

Saturday, September 21, 2019: Psalm 79:1-9; Jeremiah 8:14-17; 9:2-11;         Mark 12:41-44

OR Psalm 113; Isaiah 5:8-23; Mark 12:41-44

Prayers for the month  – September

As we start a new academic year we bring to mind all those in education – adults and children – that they may have a good experience which will inspire them and set them up for life. We especially pray for those just starting at nursery, high school or going away to university as they experience big changes in their lives. We give thanks for the staff of all the schools in our Parish – for Kings House, Pirton Hill and Leagrave Primary schools and Challney Girls and Boys High schools.

We give thanks for all those who work in the healing ministry and those who care for the elderly in the care homes. We remember especially those at Capwell Grange and Georgiana who we visit regularly. We give thanks and praise for the wonderful NHS and the facilities at the Luton and Dunstable hospital, for all who work there both in patient care and administration roles. We also pray for those who take on the role of Hospital chaplains who offer confidential support to all patients, visitors and staff of any faith or no faith and help them as they journey through their time in the hospital; helping people to find a way through their situation, and look to the future.

We ask your prayers for all those who are bereaved remembering especially at this time Liz Bickley and family following the recent death of Paul. We give thanks for all funeral directors who help families through the difficult process of arranging the funerals. We also give thanks for all clergy and lay readers who perform the funeral services and support the families.

In our deanery we offer prayers for the congregation at St Margaret’s in Streatley as they go through their vacancy and especially for Revd. Paolo Di Leo as he covers the services. We pray for Holy Cross Marsh Farm and their priest Father Richard Brown and for their proposed new hall and community space. We also pray for the clergy and congregation of St Matthews church and also for volunteers form different churches who volunteer as Street Pastors to help keep people safe in the town centre on Friday and Saturday evenings.

We pray for peace among the governments of the world, where policies and laws bring conflict and strife, where the needs of the many are dominated by the wants of a few. We think especially of the members of our government as they battle to bring the country towards a deal over Brexit.

God of life and hope,

we pray for our nation and for the guidance of your Holy Spirit,

that you will give wisdom and courage to our leaders

that together we may work for the common good.

We thank you for the gifts of your Holy Spirit:

as we move into a new chapter in the life of our nation

we ask you to equip us for all that lies ahead.

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