Parish Church of St Luke Holmes Chapel

Come to Christ, Love to Learn, Learn to Love!

Sunday 10th October: Trinity 19

Do join us in our worship in church at the new times of 9am and 10.30am.  Our services are accompanied again by our newly commissioned pipe organ. 

The Bible readings today are:

Philippians 3:1-11 Mark 6:1-6

9.00am:  Holy Communion in church

a traditional service of Holy Communion (consecrated bread only received) with classic hymns led by our vicar, Canon Rob McLaren.

10.30am: Morning Worship in church

a service for all ages with lively fellowship, down-to-earth Bible teaching, contemporary songs and classic hymns, followed by refreshments in the Church Hall. 

It’s no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering but, for everyone’s safety, we suggest you do so when singing and maintain seating distancing and other COVID-19 precautions when in church.


Canon Rob, recorded a special video in September to mark the return to worship in church and introduce the short series of readings from the letter to the Philippians.

If you missed any of the earlier video addresses, you can find them here.

Coming week at St Luke’s:

Monday 18th to Wednesday 20th October:

9am on Zoom* – short Morning Prayer on Zoom on Rob McLaren’s account*

Wednesday 20th October:

10.30am – mid-week Holy Communion in church
a restricted service (consecrated bread only) led by  our vicar, Canon Rob McLaren.

It’s no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering but, for everyone’s safety, we suggest you do so when singing and maintain seating distancing and other COVID-19 precautions when in church.

*Note:  our short Zoom service of Morning Prayer continues at 9am on Monday to Wednesday.   Please contact with your phone number if you are local to St Luke’s and would like to join in. 

Zoom is also being used for some small church meetings and study groups.

Bible readings for 18-23 October:

Monday 18th:  Psalms 145,146; Isaiah 55; Luke 1:1-4
Tuesday 19th:  Psalms 132,133; 2 Chronicles 34:1-18; John 15:12-17
Wednesday 20th: Psalm 119:153-end; 2 Chronicles 34:19-end; John 15:18-end
Thursday 21st: Psalms 143,146; 2 Chronicles 35:1-19; John 16:1-15
Friday 22nd:     Psalms 142,144; 2 Chronicles 35:20-36:10; John 16:16-22
Saturday 23rd: Psalm 147; 2 Chronicles 36:11-end; John 16:23-end

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O Lord, make haste to help us.

Let your ways be known on earth,
Your saving power among the nations.

In your resurrection, O Christ,
Let heaven and earth rejoice. Alleluia.

Risen Christ,
You filled your disciples with boldness
And with fresh hope:
Strengthen us to proclaim your risen life
And fill us with your peace,
To the glory of God the Father. Amen.

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Praying Together

When sickness is near:

you can view or download this prayersheet here

God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

Merciful God, we entrust to your tender care those who are ill or in pain,
knowing that whenever danger threatens your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.
Comfort and heal them, and restore them to health and strength; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

For hospital staff and medical researchers

Gracious God,
give skill, sympathy and resilience to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for a cure. Strengthen them with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

From one who is ill or isolated

O God, help me to trust you,
help me to know that you are with me, help me to believe that nothing can separate me from your love
revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord.

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