Parish Church of St Luke Holmes Chapel

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St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel is closed now in response to Government and Church of England advice.  

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Passion Sunday 29th March – the 5th of Lent

The Bible readings for today are:

  • Psalm 130
  • Romans 8: v6-11
  • John 11: v1-45

We cannot  join together in church to pray and hear from God’s word but we can read and pray in our different places around the usual service times of 8.30 and 10am today and also around 10.30am on Wednesday.

The Bible readings for the coming week (30th March to 5th April) are set out below.

You may find this special prayer leaflet for Lent and Passiontide useful.

We have prepared the short video below to help in our worship together this Passion Sunday – we hope you find it helpful.

Bible Readings for 30th Mar - 5th Apr

  • Monday 30th Mar: Psalm 73, Exodus 8:1-19, Hebrews 11:17-31

  • Tuesday 31st Mar: Psalm 35, Exodus 8:20-end, Hebrews 11:32-12:2
  • Wednesday 1st Apr: Psalm 55, Exodus 9:1-12, Hebrews 12:3-13
  • Thursday 2nd Apr: Psalm 40, Exodus 9:13-end, Hebrews 12:14-end
  • Friday 3rd Apr: Psalm 22, Exodus 10, Hebrews 13:1-16
  • Palm Sunday 5th Apr: Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 21:1-11

Praying Together – when sickness is near

General – you may like to view or download this whole prayersheet

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. Amen.

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.
Amen.

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.
Amen.

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.
Amen.

Announcements

February 2020 letter from our vicar Rob

February 2020 letter from our vicar Rob

Dear friends, last month we had an unusual exercise in democracy at St Luke’s.  Regular worshippers were encouraged to vote for which book of the Bible they would like to hear about during the sermons of February and March. Normally St Luke’s has Bible readings chosen for us by the Lectionary……

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MU December 2019 meetings

MU December 2019 meetings

A group of Evening members went out to the George and Dragon in Holmes Chapel on Tuesday evening for our annual Christmas meal.

The Afternoon group held a Christmas Carols and Readings service, with Christine Jones playing the piano for us to help us along.

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Genesis Newsletter – January to April 2020

Genesis Newsletter – January to April 2020

Happy New Year and welcome back to Genesis. We hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and the feedback from both the Nativity and Christingle services has been great. Thank you to everyone that helped prepare for and take part in these services.

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