Church of England Diocese of St.Albans St. Luke, Watford

Coronavirus update, 7th May 2021

Lockdown is gradually being eased now and St Luke's is changing some of its services, in preparation for being able to meet together "normally" in person once government regulations allow. St Luke's Church will continue having livestreamed morning services, which you may also attend in person. Our guidelines are in the Vicar's weekly email letter. Please read them carefully beforehand. 

Please note: The services can be accessed by visiting our Church website stlukeswatford.org and clicking on the notice at the right hand side of the home page. The team leading the service in church will be observing government guidelines re social distancing, face masks and hand hygiene.

From Sunday, 9th May, our evening services will no longer be live streamed. They will commence at 6.30pm and there is no need to book if you wish to attend in person. The Bible reading and sermon will be recorded and put online the following day, so that you may follow the sermon series and discuss it in life groups.

There will be children and youth groups midweek and on Sundays.  Neil and Lydia will be contacting these families, to explain the new arrangements and how they will change as time goes on.

The popular service of Holy Communion held in church at 10am every Tuesday recommenced on Tuesday, 2nd March and we fully expect that we may be able to provide other activities and refreshments, following the change in regulations on 17th May.

The church will be open for Private Prayer on Thursdays from 12noon till 1pm.  As before, there will be stewards on hand to help with Track and Trace, hand sanitiser and seating arrangements. Please note that no Bibles will be available for personal use and you will be expected to wear a face mask at all times within the building. We hope this will help you to be confident that St Luke's is complying with all the government guidelines. 

If you belong to one of St Luke's Church groups, please check with your group leader about how you may keep in contact. 

If there are spiritual or physical needs that you have, please do not hesitate to phone the Church Office on 01923 246161 and we will try to help as best we can. 

Psalm 46 verse 1

"God is our refuge and strength,

an ever-present help in trouble."

A prayer about the outbreak

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy

in this time of uncertainty and distress.

Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may rejoice in your comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Amen.



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