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Letter from Chris
Dear Members and Friends of St Luke’s,
“He has risen. He is not here. He is alive!”
This was the extraordinary message angels spoke to Mary and the disciples two days after Jesus had been tortured and killed on a Cross. Death seemed to have won the day as his distraught mother, the beloved John and a handful of downcast followers returned to their homes. For them the journey which had begun in Galilee was now over. It had been great whilst it had lasted and this anointed teacher had touched the lives of thousands. His teaching was amazing, his life one of beauty and integrity, his love and compassion extraordinary, his vision glorious, but now He is dead, in the grave, behind a stone and there he will stay; an inspirational prophet whose life and words might be continue to move and challenge, but ultimately he had not brought liberation and his words about “rising again” were wishful thinking.
News and Events
For the week commencing 15th & 22nd May
Picnic at Upton Country Park, Change of Date – Sunday 5th June at 1pm – We would look forward to seeing you at this event – come after the 10.30am service. Bring your own picnic, games, family & friends everyone is welcome.
Get Involved at Parent & Toddlers – We have a great Parent & Toddler group meeting on Thursday morning in Church. This has been led brilliantly by Jo Leung for the past 5 years. Jo will be standing down in July & a new leader & new helpers are needed. Please see Jo or Louise Samways if you are interested in helping.
Dementia Awareness Week, 15th – 21st May - Please see the display at the back of Church.
Get Involved in the Street Party, 11th June in Wellington Road - We now have permission to close the road for this event. The next planning meeting for this event will be this Fri 20th May 7pm in the Centenary Lounge. Please come along & support this event.
Come to Kevin’s Ordination as Priest – Saturday 25th June, 4.30pm at Salisbury Cathedral. This will be a great Celebration & Commissioning of Kevin – please come.
‘Godliness from Head to Toe’ Bournemouth & Poole Convention 4th – 8th July – Please put this date in your diary. Speakers: Jonathan Lamb from Keswick Ministries & Simon Manchester from St. Thomas’s Sydney Australia. www.bournemouthandpooleconvention.org
Flower Festival 2nd – 4th July at St. Mary’s Church, Fordingbridge – To celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Sat 2nd 10am -5pm, Sun 3rd 11am – 5pm, Mon 4th 10am – 4pm. Free Admission, displays, stalls & refreshments.
Click here to view archive of our talks, or select one of our most recent talks from the list below.
(John 14:17) by John Pattison on Sunday May 15th.
Baptism and Salvation - a reflection on trials of Paul and Silas in Macedonia preached by Kevin Rogers
(Acts 16:16-34) by on Sunday May 8th.
This Peace I leave with you - Rev'd Charlie Allen - Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocation
(John 14:13-29) by on Sunday May 1st.
The Glory Of God
(John 13:31-35) by Chris Strain on Sunday April 24th.
Reflections on the Light of Christ - Rt Revd Karen Gorham - Bishop of Sherborne at Confirmation Service following Baptism Service at Branksome Chine
(Acts 9:36-end) by on Sunday April 17th.