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STAFF NEWS

This week church staff are continuing to mainly work from home. We await further information regarding details of how places of worship will be affected when lockdown ends next week and will keep you posted. In the meantime, all general enquiries should continue to. be made to office@st-lukes-gamston.org If you need to contact a specific member of staff you can do so by e mail or phone, details on our website https://www.st-lukes-gamston.org/
 

THIS WEEK

Government restrictions mean that the church building is only open for private individual prayer and to receive donations for the Love Thy Neighbour Christmas Box Appeal but there is plenty going on online !


Currently we are holding one weekly service which is our Online Service on Sunday. This is at 10am via the St. Luke's Facebook page or St. Luke's You Tube Channel. This week it will be our special BIG SUNDAY specially aimed at our children, young people and families.


The weekly pattern for other events and activities is as follows :-


•    Monday – Friday 8.15am – 8.45am daily – "Lockdown with Jesus" –28 days of reading and prayers from Mark's

      gospel
•    Monday 2pm – 4pm - church open for private prayer & Christmas Box donations
•    Wednesday 12.30pm "Lunchbreak" - a chance to catch up with  others working from home on Zoom
•    Wednesday 4.30pm – Family Worship – join Sarah Sharpe after school for a fun and engaging session for parents

      and kids on Zoom.
•    Thursday 11am – 1pm–church open for private prayer & Christmas Box donations


Churches Together West Bridgford – annual gathering -this Sunday (November 29th)


Jesus the Light of the World will be the theme of this years annual gathering with our local churches this Sunday at 6.30pm. We will celebrate the start of advent together through an online virtual event with worship, prayers, interviews, discussion and story telling. Do join us. You will need a candle, tea- light or torch handy! Further log in / access details to follow.


Christmas Blessings Boxes


St. Luke's is continuing to operate as a Hub Church for receiving donations for the Nottingham Love Your Neighbour Christmas Box initiative. We’ve had an amazing response from members of St. Luke’s, members of other churches and the wider community.  The aim is to produce around 2000 boxes and give them to those in need across the City. Remaining opening times are:-


•    Monday 30th November from 2pm - 4pm
•    Thursdays 26th  November and 3rd  December 11am – 1pm


The full list of what we are asking for is below but we particularly need battery operated fairly lights. Please include batteries if you can, though we now have some donated so can provide a few. Morrisons sell the exact things we are after for under a fiver!  These are perfect for the people these parcels will go to, who may well not have access to electricity.


We are asking for the following individual items:-


1.    Fairy lights with batteries (approx. £5)
2.    Pack of playing cards or a small family game (£1-2 / £5)
3.    Box or pouch of chocolates (£1-2 / £2-3)
4.    Bag of cheese savouries (£1-2 / £2-3)
5.    Box of biscuits (£1-2 / £2-3)
6.    Bag of popcorn/crisps (£1-2 / £2)

 

There are 2 parcel sizes – one for 1-2 people and one for 3+ people, which relate to approx. costings for each item. We have been asked to share these costs to try and ensure all the boxes are similar and of lovely but not too extravagant quality.
Each box will contain 6 items and a "Why Christmas?" booklet and will be delivered through the month of December. We will be making up the boxes there is no need to assemble one yourself.


Please also help us use social media to spread the word about this campaign. Follow and share on our own Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/stlukesgamston/ and also https://www.facebook.com/loveyourneighbournotts This is an ideal way to partner with others in our local community to spread some comfort, joy and hope in the Christmas season.

COMING UP

Jesse Tree Advent Journey – begins 1st December

This is a special way families can join in and celebrate Advent with us. We are partnering with local churches to produce short videos of 3-4 minutes each day which will have a bible reflection followed by a simple craft idea for making a decoration to hang on your Christmas tree. The journey will enable you to hear again, God’s Big Story running through the bible beginning in the Old Testament and pointing to Jesus. See the video on our facebook page. Further details re accessing to follow.

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St Luke's is part of The Church of England.

Registered charity no. 1132547

St Luke's
Gamston & Bridgford

 

Leahurst Road, West Bridgford, NG2 6GL

Tel: 0115 974 5024

Email: office@st-lukes-gamston.org

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