Helping the Kingdom to grow...
Many years before Jesus was born, God spoke to particular individuals and they became known as prophets. One of them was called Joel and this is part of what God said to him (you can read more of this in the Book of Joel in the Old Testament) ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below’.
When you read through the Bible, you discover that older people are incredibly important to God and God often worked through older people to make things happen. The same is true today. At St. Luke’s we try our best to value older people, not in a condescending way, but truly seeing the value that God sees. We are very proud of the way many of our older people are “prayer warriors” who pray for all sorts of events that happen in and out of church, even if they can’t help in physical ways.
Each month we hold a lunch followed by a visiting speaker for the more mature members of the church and their friends. This takes place in the downstairs hall of the church centre. For more information on this, please email the administrators using the 'CONTACT' button at the top of the page.
St. Luke’s has developed a good relationship with nursing homes in the parish. We currently hold communion services each month in three care homes (Englishcombe, Ivy Bank & Springfield) administering communion to 40 – 50 people. In addition to this, the Readers at St. Luke’s lead services each month in each of these care homes. Each month we are delighted to see residents from Ivy Bank clamber into their minibus and join us for a Sunday service.