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Letter from Chris
Dear Friends and Neighbours
“A community of whole-life disciples of Jesus Christ committed to worship, growth, fellowship and mission.”
2016 has been quite a year – the ongoing tragedy in Syria and surrounding nations, the Brexit vote in June, the election of Donald Trump as President of the USA and the sad deaths of many celebrities – all these will be among the events for which this year will be remembered. We live in uncertain times and our lives are fragile and even fearful.
Christmas is not a time to withdraw from all this into nostalgia, escapism or overindulgence…….
Christmas at St. Luke’s
Sunday 18th December – special services
10.30am Christingle Service
6.30pm Carols by Candlelight *
3.30pm Families Nativity * come dressed up!
11.15pm Midnight Communion *
9.00am Short Holy Communion
10.30am Worship for all + Communion
Come along to – “Christianity EXPLORED”
Do you have questions about issues of faith and the meaning of life?
Are you somewhat confused or feeling the need to think afresh about Christianity?
If your answer is “Yes,” then this excellent seven week course is for you. There will be a short DVD and time for discussion, questions and refreshments. . It begins on Wednesday 18th January, probably at the vicarage. Coming to the first evening does not commit you. If interested please email me at cmstraintiscalicouk or ring 01202 741030. Leaflets in church.
News and Events
For the weeks commencing 27th November
and 4th December
Church Weekend Away at Sidholme 28th to 30th April 2017 – We are really looking forward to our weekend away led by Brian & Jackie Griffiths, with us today! Do pick up the leaflet and return ASAP. Do come!
‘Christmas Prelude’ Cantabile Concert Sunday 11th December, 6.30pm – At St. Luke’s. Cantabile will perform ‘Gloria’ by Poulenc & ‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’ by Vaughan Williams. Conductor, Jean Holt. Tickets £8 (under 18s £5) available from the Church Office (01202 717268) or on the door – a great evening.
Help with lifts to the Christmas Tea on 6th December – Volunteers are needed to provide lifts to and from the Christmas Tea on the afternoon of 6th December. If you can help with this please contact Anne Roberts on 01202 738402.
Community Supermarket – do you or anyone you know belong to J.A.M? – That’s the ‘just about managing’ group! There is a community supermarket for those in crisis run by ‘Poole Waste Not Want Not’ at Lower Parkstone. Prices are approx. 50% of normal but stock availability is very variable. A permit docket is needed to access this. For more information please speak to Judy Hudson.
The Dorset Health Care Choir, 7.30pm on Tuesday 29th November – At the Church of the Transfiguration, Canford Cliffs. There will be a retiring collection for the work of ‘Refugee Resilience Collective’.
Community Christmas Carol Event at AFC Bournemouth – Vitality Stadium, Dean Court, Tuesday 6th December 6.30pm with Winton Salvation Army Band and Local Bournemouth Junior Schools Choir.
Click here to view archive of our talks, or select one of our most recent talks from the list below.
Advent Sunday - the start of the Church Year - Preacher Brian Griffiths
(Luke 2:25-35) by on Sunday November 27th.
Christ the King
(Luke 23:33-43) by Kevin Rogers on Sunday November 20th.
By standing firm you will gain life
(Luke 21:5-19) by Chris Strain on Sunday November 13th.
A Cloud of Witnesses (preached at a memorial service)
(Hebrews 12:1-24) by Chris Strain on Sunday November 6th.
(Luke 19:1-10) by John Pattison on Sunday October 30th.