Our weekly notice sheet provides information about events during the coming week and later on. To view the latest issue click here.
Outlook is the Newsletter for the whole parish of St Luke's delivered to all 3,400 houses three times a year, free of charge. Print copies are also available from church - the Easter 2015 edition is now available, and the next one is due to be printed and bundled up on Sun 30 August ready for delivering at the start of September.
This latest Outlook has an article from vicar Mark Fraser about the reasons why we can trust the Bible's claims for the resurrection of Jesus, and an invitation to each of us to re-examine those claims this Easter. There's a feature on the work of Nottingham Citizens encouraging each of us to use our vote in the General Election on May 7.
Anyone enjoy a good sing-song? If so, you are invited to join the Praise Choir that makes a good noise every Monday evening - open to all. There are items on the Fair Trade stall, the new Jump Sunday group for Toddlers, and two new arrivals: Southwell & Nottingham's Bishop Paul Williams, and St Luke's new Curate Andy Tufnell, who take up their posts in June and July.
You can also find details of many regular activities at St Luke's and our Good Friday and Easter Services.
To view the current Outlook click here
The CAP Money Course is back!
The next course runs over three Thursday evenings: 25 June, 2 July and 9 July, from 8 pm to 9.30 pm at St Luke's. This popular money management is free, and offers practical tips on how to budget, save and spend. It's a great way to get a grip on your finances. There'll be our usual one day course for Students in September - date to be arranged. You can email the church office to register your interest for this course.
St Luke's is part of the Anglican Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham. Nifty Notes is the monthly news and information sheet from the Diocese. To see the current Nifty Notes scroll to the bottom of the page.
Dads & Tods - Warning: may contain bacon (or sausage)
Dads and offspring (age 0-4) meet on the third Saturday of each month (except in August) for play and story and songs and fun. We usually get between 15 and 20 Dads (the record was 24 in November 2014) plus their toddlers and babies and the occasional grandpa. In June 2014 we had a well attended family party with mummies and siblings and a bouncy castle - over 90 attended.
The dates for 2015 are 17 Jan, 21 Feb, 21 March, 18 April, 16 May, 20 June (the next day was Fathers' Day), 18 July, [we don't meet in August], 19 Sept, 17 Oct, 21 Nov and 19 Dec. In Feb we made bread, in March we did African Drumming, and in April we looked at the Good Samaritan story.
It runs from 10 am till 11.30 am and there's a bacon (or sausage) butty as standard. Red sauce or brown? Cost - still just £1 per dad.
Plans for 2015 include a breakfast, two trips to Castle Rock Brewery on Monday 8 June and Fri 19 June, a curry evening in November, and a Golf Day at Oxton on 13 June. We'll also fit in a "Grill The Vicar" session in a local hostelry with one of our priests in the hot seat. And there will be regular catch-ups at The Gamston Lock most months.
In November 55 men enjoyed a curry evening at Bombay Bridgford. We listened to a talk from Aiden Sharp, newly appointed head-teacher at Pierrepont Gamston, one of the three primary schools in the parish. Earlier, author Dave Hopwood spoke at a men's breakfast on 8 November about the Jesus-like qualities in characters in modern films. Dave will be back in early October 2015.
Prime Time meets at 2 pm at Church on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Fellowship, food and a speaker.
Fellowship on Foot
A group of walkers sets off from St Luke's at 9.30 am on the last Friday of the month. The walks are usually about five or six miles in Derbyshire and then end up in a tea room. Anyone with boots, waterproofs and a packed lunch will be most welcome. Further details from the Church Office.