Bible Study and Prayer are two very important ways that enable Christians to grow in their faith and their relationship with God.
At St Luke's we offer a number of opportunities for doing this:
At every Sunday service we have one or more readings from the Bible which are then explained by the person who is giving the talk or the sermon. There is also a time of prayer at every Sunday service, sometimes led by one of the clergy but more often led by one of the members of the congregation.
During the week there are opportunities for PRAYER in Church on Monday mornings at 8.00am, and on Wednesday lunchtimes at 12 noon. These are informal times where there are some prayers on a printed piece of paper that we all say together and then there is a time of silence and/or open prayer where anyone can join in and say a prayer (but you don't have to if you don't want to!).
In addition, the clergy are always happy to visit people and say prayers with them in your home if you feel you would benefit from some prayers in private.
There are opportunities for BIBLE STUDY every two weeks on a Friday morning from 10.00-11.00am at 2 Thurlestone Court.
Again, if you have any particular questions or issues about the Bible, the clergy are always happy to visit people and talk about them with you in private.
This month sees the start of our Lent Study Groups, which will be done remotely by Zoom this year. There are two to choose from:
On Tuesday evenings starting at 7.30pm there will be a group studying Sam Wells’ book A Cross in the Heart of God - Reflections on the death of Jesus (£10.99 paperback from Church House Bookshop, £11.09 Kindle). The first session will be on Tuesday 23rd February.
On Thursday afternoons starting at 2.30pm there will be a group studying For such a time as this - A six-session study course exploring ecological justice, with contributions from around the world. This course material is free. The first session will be on Thursday 25th February.