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Sunday 20th January 2019
Weekday Services in the Lady Chapel
Monday 0900 Morning Prayer
Wednesday 1230 Holy Communion
Thursday 0930 Morning Prayer
Danehill Reunion/Promotion event –
Please save the date – 9th February 2019 from 2-4pm in the church - We will be having a reunion for our 2018 camps & also giving those who might like to come and join us in 2019 the opportunity to find out some more. More details to follow.
Prayer Diary for Week of Christian Unity 18th – 25th January 2019 If you would like to follow the prayers by day for the week of Christian Unity then you can download the resource here: https://ctbi.org.uk/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-resources
Plans are already underway to support involvement across the diocese in this year’s Thy Kingdom Come focussed time of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost (Thursday 30 May – Sunday 9 June 2019). On the Church Noticeboard you will find a letter from Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu encouraging us to join this global prayer initiative and to pray together ’Thy Kingdom Come.’. Please be on the look-out for further updates, resources and information, in due course.
On Pentecost Sunday (9th June) there will be an Ecumenical Celebration in St Albans Cathedral at 6.30 p.m. in collaboration with Soul Survivor so please do ‘save the date’ for that.
SLYC (for young people aged 10-16)- dates for Spring term- Fridays 18th Jan / 1st Feb/ 15th Feb/ 15th March/ 29th March These sessions will be in the church hall from 5-6.30 pm unless otherwise informed and will involve hot food as well as a chance for fun and games and chat. From 6.30- 7pm there will be the opportunity for prayer/ reflection / bible study in the Parish room for those who want to attend. In addition we will be attending the Luton Unite event on 1st March - details to follow Any questions speak to Linda Oliver Sue Vitty or Helen Nunn or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Wood, a good friend of St. Luke's who will be leaving St. Margaret's, Streatley on 27 January for Nelson's Norfolk. His last service at Streatley will be on 27 January and all are welcome to attend.
Alfred Munnings art exhibition at the National Army Museum, further details can be found on the Community Noticeboard.
Vicar : Revd Grace Sentamu Baverstock
Curate : Rev Jess McLaren 07743345314
Email : email@example.com
Parish Office - 01582592361 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours - Wednesda/Thursday 8 - 1030am
Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinators for children, young people and vulnerable adults is Lynda 07963193130.
Jezza Hirst, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser can be contacted on 01582547653
Prayers of the Month – January Thank You Lord for the beginning of a new year and as we step out into the unknown future, Lord we pray that You would be with us. leading and guiding us. teaching and drawing us ever closer to each other and to Yourself. As we celebrate the Baptism of Christ we pray for all those who too have committed themselves to following you through Baptism and Confirmation that they may, through the way they live as well as through what they say, they may draw others towards you. We pray too for workplace chaplains who support those of faith and those of none through difficult times.
Father, we know that these times in which we live are becoming fraught with difficulties and increasingly stressful. Help us to use our Care Hubs to keep in contact with members of our congregation and be aware of their personal needs. Support us in our Mission at Hockwell Ring as we attempt to reach out to those in our local community who do not come to church through providing coffee and cake and also a listening ear.
As we approach the week of Christian Unity help us to be aware of a world where corruption, greed and injustice bring about inequality and division and help us to form a united witness for justice and to be a means of Christ’s healing grace for a fractured world. We pray also for the churches of All Saints and St Peters who along with their vicar Rev David Kesterton do a lot of work with people of different faiths in a multicultural part of Luton.
God of justice, grant me the wisdom to see right from wrong. Let my heart be guided by honesty and my lips speak truth. Amen
At the end of January we will say farewell to Steve Woods Vicar of St Margaret’s Streatley who is moving to a new appointment in the Diocese of Norwich. We pray for him and his family as they prepare for the move to pastures new and we pray also for the members of the congregation as they start a time of vacancy.
2019 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue (Deuteronomy 16:18-20, NRSV)