1. PEW SHEET for w/c Sunday 26th May 2024

PRAY FOR GOD'S WORLD, for the people of Ukraine, the Middle East, Sudan, and other war zones worldwide; for all refugees trying to reach safety; for those in desperate conditions caused by climate change or the cost-of-living crisis; those preparing for or sitting exams, and for those caring for the sick and the elderly, including Liz, John, Ruth, Valerie, and Elizabeth

PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER BEFORE GOD, who knows the needs of each, all those for whom our prayers have been asked; Rachel, Debbie, Brian, Steve, Adam, Esther, Push & his carers, Deborah, Rosalind, Bob, Michael, Daisy, Gary, Jason, Phil, Shaun, Tony, Peter, Terry, Mike, and those in mourning.

REMEMBER the recently departed, and those whose anniversary of death occurs at this time; Grace Preston, Denise Chapman, Edward Heath, Reginald Coppen, Peggy Walford, John Jaycock.

1. A Prayer for our Church and Parish:

Let us pray for those of our parish who are poor, or anxious, or unwell. Let us pray for God’s blessing on our Youth Club, our nearby uniformed groups, those who live and work in Prospect Place and the other new building developments, and on the King William Nursery and Burnt Oak School. Let us remember, too, the Sunlight Centre, the Medway Food Bank, the Gillingham Street Angels, and their work amongst the many disadvantaged people in this area.

Heavenly Father, you have called us to be the bearers of Good News, following the example of St Luke the Evangelist, our Patron.

Send your light and truth to lead us; open our minds to worship you in spirit and in truth; open our eyes to the opportunities you give us in the people we meet each day, or who come through the doors of our church.

Open our ears to hear your call; open our hearts to your love, that we may serve you and bring others to your light.

God of hope, in this moment, and in the days ahead as we look to the future, however dark and uncertain it may seem, fill us with all joy and peace, as we trust in you, that we may overflow with hope, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

In Jesus’ name. 

Amen.

2. A reflective version of the Lord’s Prayer (from the Anglican Church of New Zealand/Te Aotearoa)

Eternal Spirit,

Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver, Source of all that is and that shall be, Father and Mother of us all, Loving God, in whom is heaven:

The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples
of the world!
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom
sustain our hope and come on earth.

With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From trials too great to endure, spare us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.

For you reign in the glory of the power that is love,
now and for ever. 

 Amen.

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The Church is OPEN as detailed below.

We ask you to continue to use hand-sanitizers on entering/leaving the Church. Face-coverings or masks are recommended, but not mandatory. Please respect the wishes of those who want to continue to maintain social distancing!

SUNDAY 26th MAY - TRINITY SUNDAY

930am Morning Prayer

1030am PARISH MASS

Today's Mass intention is for our Church and Parish, that we will worship and adore the one, true, and living-loving God.

6pm Evening Prayer & Benediction

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WEEKDAY SERVICES & Mass intentions 

Monday 27th May - NO MASS  feria

For the Walsingham National Pilgrimage.

Tuesday 28th May - 530pm Mass  ST AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY

For the churches of England, and their leaders.

Wednesday 29th May - 8am Mass  St Paul VI

For Christian unity.

Thursday 30th May - 10am Votive Mass of Corpus Christi

For peace in the Middle East, and in Ukraine.

Friday 31st May - 10am Mass  St Justin Martyr

For the dying.

Saturday 1st June - 10am Walsingham Cell Mass  THE VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY TO ELIZABETH

For our Walsingham Cell.

NEXT SUNDAY - 2nd June - CORPUS CHRISTI SUNDAY

930am Morning Prayer

1030am PARISH MASS & BENEDICTION

Today's Mass intention is for our Church and Parish, that we will worship, adore, and follow our Lord Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

3pm Forward in Faith/Society of SS Wilfrid & Hilda Corpus Christi Service at St Michael's Church, Ravenscroft Road, Beckenham, BR3 4TN

NO EVENING SERVICE at St Luke's!

We ask you to continue to use hand-sanitizers on entering/leaving the Church. Face-coverings or masks are recommended, but not mandatory. Please respect the wishes of those who want to continue to maintain social distancing!