• Notices

    Notices

    Mince Pies for our Carol Service

    Any donations towards mince pies for our Carol Service on Sun 17th Dec at 7pm will be gratefully received. Add your name to the list at the back of church. Thank you.

    Men’s Keep Fit

    Keep Fit has now finished until after Christmas, recommencing on Friday 5th January.

    Do you have any Jewels, Beads & Buttons?

    For one of the Stay & Play Christmas crafts they need (fingernail size) jewels, beads & buttons, if you have any that you could donate please pass them onto Christine or pop them in the office, thank you.

    Giving

    If you decided to increase your planned giving next year, please remember to amend your standing order at the bank or contact the Parish Giving Scheme (direct debit payments). The contact details for PGS are telephone 01452 835595 or email info@parishgivingscheme.org.uk. If you require any further information about planned giving please contact Paula Cardy. Thank you for your continued support.

    Scout places

    Do you have a son aged 14-18? Griffin Explorer Scout Unit have spaces available now! For more info, pls contact their leader Ian, on 07899 092954. The unit is based in Stopsley and meet each Monday evening.

    PCC Meeting 5th December

    Amongst other things we agreed a 2018 budget, noting that although we can balance the books we are over dependent upon income from our investments and are not able to top up our reserves. We reported back from conferences on Inter-generational worship, preparing for housing developments and leading our church into invitation, and PCC began to explore how to incorporate good practice from what we’ve learned. We continue to pursue building projects especially around the West wall glazing and hope that these can begin in the New Year – PCC will be asking church members for extra funding to reduce the impact on our reserves. PCC adopted a working pattern for missional activities and events in 2018 starting with a Barn Dance on 20th January. Do talk to a PCC member if you want to know more.

  • 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!

    Services & Events

    Christmas Open House Invitations - 15th & 16th Dec

    Everyone is welcome to drop in for Christmas snacks and warm drinks to Nick & Christine's home [The Vicarage] Fri 15th 7.00-10.00pm or Sat 16th 3.00-6.00pm. Come for as long or short as you want.

    Sunday Club Nativity - Sun 17th Dec, 11am in church

    The Sunday Club Nativity is on 17th Dec, everyone is welcome so please invite family and friends to come and watch. This Sunday (3rd Dec) the children will be given their parts and on 10th Dec the children will practice during the service and for a short while afterwards.

    St Hugh’s Carol Service - Sun 17th Dec, 4pm

    Come along to our Carol Service at St Hugh’s Church, Cockernhoe where the children from Cockernhoe School Choir will be singing. The service will be followed by drinks & mince pies.

    St Francis Carol Service - Sun 17th Dec, 7pm

    Join us for our Carol Service in church which will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

    St Francis Stay & Play Christmas Party - Mon 18th Dec, 1pm in the hall

    If you are a parent/carer/grandparent of a child 0-4 you are warmly invited to the party. Children are invited to dress up and there will be a Nativity, crafts, games & snacks. So we have an idea of numbers please let Christine or the office know if you plan to come.

    Airport Carol Singing - Thurs 21st Dec, 8pm-10pm

    Pop your name down at the back if you want to go along, we’ll meet in the church car park at 7pm. Please indicate if you can give a lift.

    Christingle - Sun 24th Dec, 3pm

    A special family-friendly service, giving each child the opportunity to ‘build’ a Christingle, with an orange, a lighted candle, a red ribbon & sweets, each part a symbol of the Christian faith. Followed by refreshments

    Midnight Holy Communion - Sun 24th Dec, 11.15pm

    As Christmas Eve moves into Christmas Day do come and join us for a special Holy Communion service.

    Christmas Day All Age Worship - Mon 25th Dec, 10am

    Join us on Christmas Day to celebrate the birth of Jesus! Don't forget to bring your favourite present to show everyone! A short HC will follow.

    Mince Pies for our Carol Service

    Any donations towards mince pies for our Carol Service on Sun 17th Dec at 7pm will be gratefully received. Add your name to the list at the back of church. Thank you.

    Men’s Keep Fit

    Keep Fit has now finished until after Christmas, recommencing on Friday 5th January.

    Do you have any Jewels, Beads & Buttons?

    For one of the Stay & Play Christmas crafts they need (fingernail size) jewels, beads & buttons, if you have any that you could donate please pass them onto Christine or pop them in the office, thank you.

    Giving

    If you decided to increase your planned giving next year, please remember to amend your standing order at the bank or contact the Parish Giving Scheme (direct debit payments). The contact details for PGS are telephone 01452 835595 or email info@parishgivingscheme.org.uk. If you require any further information about planned giving please contact Paula Cardy. Thank you for your continued support.

    Scout places

    Do you have a son aged 14-18? Griffin Explorer Scout Unit have spaces available now! For more info, pls contact their leader Ian, on 07899 092954. The unit is based in Stopsley and meet each Monday evening.

     

  • Prayer Requests

    Please Pray For

    Beth Davey who is recovering from an operation.

    The Stay & Play Christmas Party on 18th Dec, pray that the team will be ready to receive however many or few turn up!

    Family and friends of Oliver Gardener who died on Sun 19th Nov.

    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

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St. Francis Parish Church, Carteret Road, Luton. LU2 9JZ. Tel 01582 451132 (Parish Office)
E-mail :  office@stfrancisluton.org.uk
The church office is open  Mondays 9.15am-3.15pm Tuesdays 9.30am-12.30pm Wednesdays & Thursdays 9.30am-3.00pm

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