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Letter from Chris
They said to me, ‘Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.’ When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. Nehemiah 1:3-4
“How are you doing?” That is a question we all get asked very regularly. We probably respond, “Fine, thanks,” or as this generation says, “I am good!” As Christians we may somehow feel we should be upbeat, smiling and always happy. Shouldn’t we be positive with God as our Father, Jesus being our Saviour and life lived in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit? And are we not exhorted in the Bible to rejoice and be glad. Even Nehemiah himself says, “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” 8:10.
News and Events
For the week commencing 26th June
Mission Gift Day, next Sunday 3rd July – Information about the missions we support will be available. Please pick up a leaflets, read & prayerfully consider how you can support this day & make it a success. Gifts gratefully received on the 3rd or 10th July.
‘Godliness from Head to Toe’ the Bournemouth & Poole Convention 4th – 8th July – With speakers: Jonathan Lamb from Keswick Ministries & Simon Manchester from St. Thomas’s, Sydney, Australia. www.bournemouthandpooleconvention.org
Come to the Pathfinder Social: This Wednesday 29 June, 6.30 to 8.30pm – Meet at Poole Park for some stand up Paddle Boarding & some Raft Building, kind compliments of Liz from Rockley Park! No experience necessary! Costume & towels are a must. Hot chocolate & chips to keep the energy levels up. Limited places so do book your place quickly with Kevin, damacuwclubnet.
‘Epic Explorers’ Children’s Holiday Club 2016, 25th -27th July. Sign up Now!
- Forms are now available at the back of church. Please complete and return to the church office.
- Come & help at Holiday Club by completing a ‘volunteer’ form. Speak to Maggie Strain or Claire Storey for more information.
Men’s Breakfast, Sat 9th July, 8.15am – 9.45am in the Church Rooms – Come along & enjoy a Bacon Sandwich & a cup of coffee & hear Chris Pain talk about his life in Japan. Cost £3. RSVP to Kevin Rogers on 01202 900223 or 07979932241 damacuwclubnet (damacuwclubnet) by 6th July.
Get Involved at Parents & Toddlers – New leaders needed – Jo Leung will be stepping down from leading Parents & Toddlers in July. A new leader & helpers are needed. Please see Jo or Chris for more information.
Cantabile 10th Anniversary Summer Concert – Sunday 10th July, 6.30pm at St. Luke’s – A variety of music including ‘A Little Jazz Mass’, ‘She’, ‘Moon River’, ‘Pie Jesu’, ‘Love Divine’ & much more. Directed by Jean Holt. Tickets £6, £5 concessions, available on the door or from the church office, 01202 717268.
St. Luke’s Facebook Page – Please go to facebook & search for St. Luke’s Church Parkstone or go to the website & click on the link in ‘Contact’. Likes, shares & as many comments as possible would be appreciated.
‘Aladdin’ DVDs – If you ordered & paid for a DVD then they are now ready for collection from the Church Office. Please see Claire if you have ordered but not yet paid.
Click here to view archive of our talks, or select one of our most recent talks from the list below.
Reflections on a time of change and uncertainty and the challenges ahead
(Isaiah 35:1-10) by Chris Strain on Sunday June 26th.
Faith Identity Inheritance
(Galatians 3:23-4:7) by Kevin Rogers on Sunday June 19th.
Faith through Salvation
(Galatians 2:15-21) by Chris Strain on Sunday June 12th.
Paul explains his calling and his history
(Galatians 1:11-24) by Justin Coldstream on Sunday June 5th.
(Galatians 1:1-12) by Ruth Greig on Sunday May 29th.