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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 1st May
Churches Together Ascension Day Communion Service, this Thursday 5th May, 7.30pm – Do come along to this service at Holy Angels, Lilliput. Everyone is welcome.
Come to ‘Prom Praise’ next Saturday 7th May, 7.30pm at the Lighthouse, Poole - With conductor Noel Tredinnick & the All Souls Orchestra, Stuart Townend, Claire Jackson & Rico Tice (speaker). Tickets at: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk
Holy Communion to the Housebound – If you are aware of someone who cannot make church but would like communion at home, please let Chris or Kevin know.
Get Involved in Christian Aid Week 15th -22nd May 2016 – Please help with door to door to collections by contacting Becky Hebditch at rebeccahebditchoutlookcom (rebeccahebditchoutlookcom) .
Christian Aid Sponsored Walk 14th May – Derek Lee is unable to take part in this event this year but encourages everyone to sponsor Katie Yates who is doing the 12 mile walk. See Katie to sign up.
Calling all Ladies! Get your Tickets for – Women’s Breakfast Saturday 21st May – From 8.30am – 10am in the Church Rooms. Guest Speaker: Prue Bedwell, a well-travelled lady with a wealth of wisdom & wit. Cost £5 to include breakfast & refreshments. Tickets available from the church office.
More help needed with Projection on Sundays – Please see Richard Hudson or Chris if you could help with this.
‘The Servant Queen and the King she serves’ – Do pick up a copy of this excellent book. Get several for family & friends. Please contribute £1.50 per copy. Thanks
Chernobyl Children’s Life Line Concert this Fri 6th May, 7.30pm - At St. Paul’s Canford Heath. Free entry, retiring collection with Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus. Raising funds to host 17 children this July.
Help us organise a ‘Street Party’ for Saturday 11th June in Wellington Road – To celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. In order for this event to go ahead we need help & support. You are invited to an open meeting in the Centenary Room (used as the crèche) in Church at 7.30pm this Friday 6th May – please come.
CAMEO Extra (Come and meet each other) Saturday 14th May, 2.30pm – 4.30pm – At the Church Hall. Come along to this a free afternoon with tea & cakes. Revd Kevin Rogers will give us his life story.
Poole Foodbank - Thank everyone for their response to the need for Instant food. In addition to this there are some other current needs. Please pick up an updated list.
EU Referendum – We need clarity & God’s guidance as we think about this important vote. You can find several thought-provoking articles by searching online for ‘World Prayer Centre’. Select the PRAYER option at the top, & then, within the purple ‘WPC Trending’ section, click on ‘Watch + Pray for the EU referendum’. The articles may be found on links towards the bottom of this page. Justin Coldstream
Sarum Lecture with Nicholas Holtham, Bishop of Salisbury at Salisbury Cathedral – Wednesdays 4, 11th & 18th May, 7pm in the Cathedral’s North Transept, Tickets are £7 on the door. Go to: http://www.sarum.ac.uk/
Click here to view archive of our talks, or select one of our most recent talks from the list below.
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.
Annual Report and reflections on our purpose
(John 21:1-19) by Chris Strain on Sunday April 10th.
Jean Tocher Funeral Service - Tributes by Alan Morton, Martin Holst and Dr Hugh Cutler
() by on Friday April 8th.