• Notices

    Remembrance Flowers
    If you’d like to contribute towards the flowers in church for Remembrance Sunday (12th November) please see Pat Wilson or contact the office.

    Mission Partner Offerings
    Thank you to everyone who made a financial contribution towards our Mission Partners Youthscape and Hands of Mercy who visited us recently. A total of £226 was collected for Youthscape during the service on 24th September and £410 was collected for Hands of Mercy during our Harvest service on 1st October.

    Operation Christmas Child
    We’ll be collecting filled shoe boxes for the Christmas appeal from Samaritans Purse again this year. Completed boxes will need to be in church by ‘Shoebox Sunday’ which is 5th November. Please take a ‘how to pack your shoebox’ flyer from the porch or download a flyer by visiting www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

    Go Boxes
    We can order Go Boxes which require no gift wrapping costing 40p-70p/box (depending how many we order), if you’re interested please sign up at the back by 22nd October.

    NOAH Emergency Cold Weather Shelter
    Volunteers are needed to help, if you’re interested there is a volunteers briefing evening on Tuesday 17th October from 6.15pm-7.45pm at the welfare centre at 141 Park St. You can find out more, learn how the shelter operates and there’s a chance to sign up to help. Please rsvp to aimee-jay.wilson@noahenterprise.org.

  • Services & Events

    Regular Activities

    Morning Prayers ~ 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 8.00am
    Home Groups ~ Various days & times
    Brownies ~ Weekly on Fridays (term time), 6.15pm
    Ladies Club ~ Fortnightly Wednesdays, 2.00pm
    Rylands Youth Group ~ Weekly on Sundays, 7.15pm
    Please contact church office for more info!

    Quiz Night with Fish & Chip Supper - Sat 21st Oct, 7.30pm in church hall
    Only £6pp, pls sign up at the back if you’re coming along and indicate food choice. Invites are at the back for you to give to friends & family.

    Memorial Service - Sun 29th Oct, 3.30pm in Church
    A thanksgiving service to remember those we love but see no longer, followed by tea & cake. If you’d like a loved one’s name read out at the service or if you’d like to donate cakes pls sign the sheets at the back.

    New Wine Men’s Day - Sat 4th Nov, 8.45am in High Wycombe
    “Iron Sharpens Iron”, a day dedicated to encouraging men in their faith, with informative, honest, relevant & down-to-earth teaching & discussion. It will be held 8.45am-4.00pm at Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, HP13 7NJ. Cost is £22/person. Talk with Nick if you’d like to come along.

    Remembrance Services - Sun 12th Nov
    There will be two services as follows:
     9.15am Holy Communion at St Francis Church
     10.45am Remembrance Service at St Hugh’s Church
    N.B The 11am Holy Communion service in November will be on the 5th replacing the one on the 12th which will not be possible due to Remembrance.

    Confirmation Service - Sun 19th Nov, 4.00pm in Church
    There’ll be a Confirmation Service at St Francis’ Church 4.00pm on 19th Nov; if you might be interested in being confirmed please see Nick or Sarah..

  • Community Cafe

    coffee cupCommunity Café & Grass Cutting - 1st Saturday each month, 10am-11.30am
     Bring along friends & neighbours & any donations for the foodbank & enjoy a cuppa & a cake. Weather permitting we’ll be cutting the grass, so if you’d like to help, do come along. If you’d like to distribute CC flyers, pls let the office know & we’ll provide you with some. There’s a street list at the back, pls make a note of the houses you deliver to.

    Community Cafe

    CC painting banner 2
    CC painting banner 3
    CC Banner Painting 1
  • Prayer Requests

    Please Pray For

    Iola Burke who is recovering from a knee operation

    Monarch employees esp. remembering Mark Deacon, Adam Deacon and Phil Heathcote

    Oliver Gardener (Mary Barber’s nephew) please pray for his ongoing treatment

    To add someone to this list, fill in a prayer request form from the carousel & hand to the service leader or a member of the clergy team.

    Other items to pray for

    pray for volunteers for a number of activities including
    Sunday Club, A V Desk, - see also Notice Sheet
    + help to get Lancing Road ready for Sarah & Adam
    - pray for ALPHA COURSE - for Christine & participants
    - pray for various joint Christian activities across Luton
    - pray for the General Election Thu 8 Jun 2017 - for
    accurate & reliable information to enable wise decisions
    - pray for planning for negotiations regarding leaving EU
    - for God centred principles & for the common good
    - pray for justice & wisdom in providing assistance
    - for the vulnerable & less able in our society
    - for refugees & displaced peoples

    “Devote yourselves to prayer being watchful & thankful” (Col 4:2)
    - pray for the Thy Kingdom Come initiative between
    Ascension Day & Pentecost Sunday & ongoing include
    - 5@5 - pray @5pm daily for 5 people to come to Jesus
    - Open Church - 10am-12noon - people to pray in church
    - Try Praying leaflets - to encourage non-religious people
    to “try praying” about something over period of 7 days
    - Sat Jun 3 - 8am Morning Prayers
    & 10am Community Café
    - Pentecost Praise Service - 6.30pm Stopsley Baptist Ch
    - pray that the gifts needed for the mission & ministry
    of our Church Family will be present within our
    Church Council & thro’ whole Church Membership

St. Francis Parish Church, Carteret Road, Luton. LU2 9JZ. Tel 01582 451132 (Parish Office)
E-mail :  office@stfrancisluton.org.uk
The church office is now open on Mondays from 9.15am-3.15pm and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.15am-2.30pm. The office is closed on Thursdays and Fridays.

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