A new Wednesday evening course started on 20 April aiming to give really practical help about how what we believe fits with how we actually belong here as Christians at St Luke's, working out the values of the church in our daily lives. What exactly might it mean to be "rooted in Scripture, soaked in prayer, and engaged in worship"? We shan't just be talking about the Bible but actually reading it; not just talking about prayer but doing some praying; and not just learning about worship but doing some.
The course is led by John Blakeley, Janet Brydon and David Brydon, and will be repeated in January 2017 after our next Alpha Course.
Interested in joining the next course? Speak to any of the above or ring the church office.
Our monthly All-Age service has moved to a new regular slot of the Second Sunday each month, still from 9.30 am. Breakfast, crafts and games as usual followed by a short service at 10 am with drama, dance and songs. Some months there are Services of Thanksgiving for the Birth of a Child, and Baptisms ( Christenings).
Engage is our monthly informal evening service at 7 pm on the Second Sunday of the month.
Our weekly notice sheet provides information about events during the coming week and later on. You can usually view the latest issue by clicking 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 2016 edition is now available, and the next one is due to come out in September.
The latest Outlook contains a gardening feature with a difference from vicar Mark Fraser, and an item about two of our members' experiences volunteering with Street Pastors serving those busy contributing to the city's night-time economy when most of us are safely tucked up in bed. There's guidance on how a humble teaspoon can help you to pray - who'd have thought it? There's news of our latest CAP Money course providing tips on how to manage your weekly budget; the 300 or so children visiting St Luke's to learn about the first Easter; a mid-week coffee club attended by older local residents; and a fair-trade hunger lunch with games that raised funds for charity Traidcraft.
You can also find details of our Easter services and all regular activities at St Luke's.
To view the latest Outlook click here
St Luke's is part of the Anglican Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham. Nifty Notes is the monthly news and information sheet from Southwell. Click this link to see the current Nifty Notes in a new window.
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.
The dates for 2016 are 16 Jan, 20 Feb, 19 Mar, 16 Apr, 21 May, 18 Jun, 16 Jul, 17 Sep, 15 Oct, 19 Nov and 17 Dec. Some things that we do: in Feb we made bread, in March we did African Drumming, and in April we looked at the Good Samaritan story. November was Strongman Samson, and December (of course) the birth of Jesus.
It runs from 10 am till 11.30 am and there's a bacon (or sausage) butty as standard. Only big decision: red sauce or brown? Cost - still just £1 per Dad.
Bishop Tony Porter spoke about the Church of England's Ministry of Sport and his time as a chaplain with Manchester City FC at the Men's Breakfast on Sat 6 Feb 2016. We recorded his talk and you can find it by clicking the Sermons tab above, or clicking here. We had 46 men tucking into a Full English, and we're now busy planning the rest of the 2016 programme, likely to include Scalextric in town, GoKarting in Netherfield, and a Curry in Keyworth.
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 about five or six miles usually in Derbyshire and we 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.