ST. LUKE’S CHURCH, BRICKET WOOD Notices for Sunday 10th Oct Trinity +19 We welcome everyone to our services, especially if you are new or visiting us for the first time. Please stay behind after the morning service and have a cup of tea or coffee with us. Prayer ministry is available after the service. Sunday 10th Trinity +19
6.00 – 8.00 pm
Morning Worship with Communion How long does it take? Jeremiah 17:9-18, Revd. Mike Rajkovic Praise and Prayer: Celebration Revd. Mike Rajkovic, Rob Hagon, and Veronica Brown Morning Prayer [Common Worship] Richard Wilkins
Sunday 17th 10.30 am Thanksgiving Day Trinity +20
Morning Worship Do the right thing! Mark 5:21-34, Richard Wilkins
Morning Prayer [Book of Common Prayer] Revd. Mike Rajkovic
Children’s mid week groups, Sunday Junior church and details of an exciting Christian alternative to Halloween please see the web site for details www.st-lukes.org.uk
[Sally’s Place [toddlers group] meets Thursday @ 1.30 pm and every Thursday during term time]
www.st-lukes.org.uk – our website contains everything you need to know about St Luke’s and more. We would love to meet you and help you make St Luke’s your spiritual home. Opportunities for Corporate Prayer We meet at the following times:
Morning. I have banked a wonderful £454 and gift aid will take this amount to over £520. Not even the weather could dampen everyone's response - I am hugely grateful for your support of this event. Wendy. " ‘Fruits of Justice’ Diocesan Harvest Appeal: about £350.00 was collected at our Harvest Service on Sunday Oct. 3rd which will be forwarded to the diocese. Thank you. Revd. Mike Rajkovic
Friday Lunchtime: 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm in Meeting Room 2. Sunday morning: 9.50 – 10.15 am in Meeting Room 2. Second Monday in each month: 8.00 pm in the Meeting Room 2
Message from Keith and Vron: ‘Well we have been here 10 days and are now into the swing of leading the team that arrived last Saturday. They are a great group of 6 and have gelled very well. Our programme has been subject to three days of rain and cold weather. Yesterday would have been our first day working on the building site but it was a wash out. We did however managed to visit some slum families in a break in the rain.
Church Flowers: it’s that time of year where we are looking for financial donations for our church flowers. The flower arranging group do an amazing job in decorating the church according to the liturgical calendar and Harvest is not far from us. So, please, any donations towards the flowers would be greatly appreciated. Please place in an envelope marked up ‘Flowers’ and post through the church office letterbox. Many thanks, Janice Upton. Wendy Atkinson writes …"Dear Friends, Many thanks indeed to all those of you who contributed in any way to the Macmillan Coffee
The team realised how hard it is to survive in conditions of leaking roofs , sodden mud etc. Still it set the scene for the team in their work of helping to improve the lives of some of the worst cases of families nearby. Today, thankfully it has been much brighter and warmer and we unloaded 6000 bricks from two deliveries. Quite a task and have started building the walls of house number 15. The foundations and concrete floor had already been done by Samuel and his small team. Things have changed here quite a bit since we were here last year; in some respects the work among the families living here has become more
of a challenge due to relationship breakdown among families. One or two have been given permission by the council to build walls around their front gardens ostensibly for security but it speaks volumes about isolation and not wanting to become a community. Children’s work and adults evening meeting continues and new initiatives are happening to give life skills training and practical support to those who need it. But people can’t be forced to participate. We feel very privileged to be here again; this afternoon we took the team to the down and out service and feeding project in downtown Curitiba ; it was a powerful time and a number responded to the gospel message. The team were able to pray for people and to distribute food etc. You ,no doubt, have caught up with the outcome of the Brazilian Presidential election that took place last Sunday. Elections here are always noisy boisterous events and it is nice to have some quiet on the streets now that it is over, at least for 30 days when a rerun will take place for the two frontrunners. The Christians’ choice came a creditable 3rd place with 19% of the popular vote. She has become the central figure in influencing the final outcome. Already the ruling party are offering to drop their plans to change the law on abortion so as to get a majority. Christians here still have a powerful voice in what happens. Well enough for now; thank you for your prayers we feel very blessed and encouraged , All our love, Keith & Vron.’
Christmas Party: Help Wanted: After the success of the New Years Eve parties, this year we are going to hold a Christmas Party with food, live music, party games and of course Christmas songs. However, to make this event successful, we need volunteers who can help on the night or leading up to it. If you would like to be involved please let Rob or Alex know or Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, now is the time to think about friends or family who you could invite along. It should be a great night! Inspired by this year's Harvest service on Social Injustice? Want to learn more from an iconic civil rights leader? The Rev Jesse Jackson will be speaking at a Christian Aid event at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster at 11am on Wednesday 20th October. You will also hear about the day-to-day reality of the fight against poverty and injustice in India, Zambia and Haiti. The event will be followed by a lobby of parliament on the issue of global poverty. See http://www.christianaid.org.uk/ActNow/dosomething/october-event.aspx to register or contact Veronica Brown on 679975 or email@example.com for further information.
Praise and prayer Sunday 10th October and the week of prayer for St. Luke’s Thanksgiving Day Sunday 17th October.
On Sunday 10th October we will be holding 2 hours of praise and prayer from 6.00-8.00 pm. The timetable for the evening is as follows: 6.00 pm-6.50 pm: Worship and Prayer Focus for Children’s and Youth work at St. Luke’s 7.00 pm-8.00 pm: More Worship and Prayer Focus for UK Mission/Overseas Mission
Please feel free to come along for some or all of the sessions. From Monday 11th October until Saturday 16th October we are encouraging people to pray during the week. There is a chart at the back of church where you can sign to commit to pray during an hour slot on a particular day or days of the week. If you have any questions please speak to Veronica Brown, Rob Hagon, Revd. Mike Rajkovic or Richard Wilkins. â€˜Ask and it will given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.â€™ Matthew 7v7-8 The pray-up to Thanksgiving Day: Please sign in for one or more half-hour slots on the chart at the back of church. You don't have to be anywhere in particular when praying - please do try this at home, or at work, or wherever you can spend time thanking the Lord for His work amongst us. Pray also for His provision for the needs of the Church here and elsewhere, and consider before Him your response in thankful giving.