Weekly letter from St Luke's - 4th February
Dear Parish Friends
In our gospel passage this week, Jesus starts his sermon on the mount by telling his disciples that they are salt and light. This is what they, and by association we, are called to be - making a difference in the world and reflecting God's light into dark places. In doing so, Jesus says, we are living lives of righteousness, being true to the morals and ethics set out in God's law. Our Old Testament reading from the prophet Isaiah gives the same message; to obey the law is "to share your bread with the hungry...when you see the naked to cover them," for then, the prophet says, "your light shall break forth like the dawn.
I look forward to welcoming you to St Luke's tomorrow morning as we settle down in to the term-time format. Traditional Holy Communion at 7am and then Family Service with communion and Children's Ministry at 9am (also streamed on Zoom). The week's notice paper and 9am service sheet are linked below.
A reminder that at 10.15am there will be an open meeting in church to discuss a proposal to re-order the chancel at St Luke's. Note that the purposes of this meeting is to gather views about the options - any definitive decision will be taken by the Parish Council at a later date.
Yours in Christ