Mothering Sunday BBQ

St Luke’s celebrated Mothering Sunday on 31st March with a Holy Communion Celebration followed by a BBQ.  As you can see from the video, everyone had a wonderful time.  Thanks to Karen Caldwell for producing the video. – Fr Jon

Easter Services

Easter Services at St Luke’s Anglican Church – Al Hamra Al Jazirah (near Acacia Hotel) All Are Welcome!

Saturday 15 April
 7:30p.m. Easter Vigil – Lighting of the Bonfire and Paschal Candle – Procession into Church – Adult Full-Immersion Baptisms with Labour Camp Ministry – Holy Communion
Easter Sunday 16 April
 6:00a.m. Easter Sunday Sunrise Holy Communion – Outdoors -Takeaway Breakfast
 11:00a.m. Easter Sunday Holy Communion – Tea and Hot Cross Buns

A Maundy Thursday Reflection

In the Eucharist, with the Risen Jesus present as our food, we are worshipping with the saints and angels in heaven. But the risen Jesus who is the heart of the heavenly worship is also a Jesus who was crucified, and we share in heaven’s worship only as sharing also in the Jesus who suffers in the world around us, reminding us to meet him there and to serve him in those who suffer. Indeed in the Eucharist we are summoned by two voices, which are really one voice: ‘Come, the heavenly banquet is here. Join with me and my mother and my friends in the heavenly supper.’ ‘Come, I am here in this world in those who suffer. Come to me, come with me, and serve me in them. – Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury

Holy Week & Easter Worship Schedule

St Luke’s Anglican Church -Al Jazirah Palm Sunday
Holy Week & Easter Worship Schedule

Friday 7 April

  • 10:30a.m. Celebration of Palm Sunday with Holy Communion

Wednesday 12 April

  • 7:30p.m.         Stations of the Cross – Outdoors on Compound

Thursday 13 April

  • 7:30p.m.         Maundy Thursday – Holy Communion of the Last Supper & Foot Washing

Friday 14 April

  • 10:30a.m. Good Friday – A service of reflection and devotion at the foot of the cross

Saturday 15 April

  • 7:30p.m. Easter Vigil – Lighting of the Bonfire and Paschal Candle – Procession
    into Church – Adult Full-Immersion Baptisms with Labour Camp Ministry

Holy Communion

Sunday 16 April

  • 6:00a.m. Easter Sunday Sunrise Holy Communion – Outdoors -Takeaway Breakfast
  • 11:00a.m. Easter Sunday Holy Communion – Tea and Hot Cross Buns

All are Welcome!

During Holy Week the Bus will leave the Al Nakheel area at about 6:30p.m for 7:30p.m. services and at the usual time on Fridays.  Transportation Contact: Tony    050 907 7588   office@stlukerak.org
For Information Contact Rev’d Jon Lavelle    chaplain@stlukerak.org       056 633 7038     www.stlukerak.org          www.facebook.com/StLukesRAK

Lent Course – Life Together

The St Luke’s Lent Course, “Life Together” begins on Wednesday, 8th March at 6:30pm at St Luke’s, Al Nakheel.  Please join us!  For more information and a copy of the book, please e-mail Fr Jon Lavelle at chaplain@stlukerak.org or phone 056 633 7038

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Ash Wednesday Service 1st March, 7:30pm

Ash Wednesday Holy Communion will be held at St Luke’s Anglican Church, Al Hamra- Al Jazirah, RAK  on Wednesday, 1st March, 7:30pm.  All Are Welcome!  For more information, contact Father Jon Lavelle – 056 633 7038, chaplain@stlukerak.org

February-March Bible Study – Isaiah

Join us for Wednesday 6;30 p.m. Bible study at the Al Nakheel Compound, RAK.  We are currently studying the Book of Isaiah, using John Goldingay’s Isaiah for Everyone.  Please join us for prayers, hymns, study, discussion and fellowship. All are Welcome!  For more information, contact Rev’d Jon Lavelle at 056 633 7038   chaplain@stlukerak.org

He will judge between the nations
    and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
    and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
    nor will they train for war anymore.

 Come, descendants of Jacob,
    let us walk in the light of the Lord. – Isaiah 2:4-5

Happy New Year!

St Luke’s Watch Night Holy Communion Service
Saturday 31st December at 7:30 pm at St Luke’s Anglican Church, Al Hamra-Al Jazira
All Are Welcome!

A Daily Prayer for 2017

A Resolution to Seek Christ in the New Year

Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples(Psalm 96)

Heavenly Father, no one has ever seen you.
Jesus the Christ, closest in relationship to you,
has made you known to us.
Therefore, this day and this year, I am resolute to seek
my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in all that I do.  (John 1:18)

I am resolute to seek Christ in the Holy Scriptures.
May the Holy Spirit guide me this week in revealing
the Word of God to me as I read, pray, and study the Bible.

I am resolute to seek Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
In humility, penitence and faith, help me, O Lord,
to join in the real presence of Christ each week
in the Holy Communion. (Luke 24:30-31)

I am resolute to seek Christ in the poor in spirit.  (Matthew 5:3)
Many hunger for bread.  I will feed them.
Many hunger for the Word of God.  I will proclaim the Gospel.
May I encounter Christ and serve Christ the King
as I serve the least of His brothers and sisters.(Matthew 25:40)

AMEN

A Prayer by  Fr Jon Lavelle

Christmas Services

Friday 23rd December – 9:30 a.m. Crib Service

Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve – 7:30 p.m. 9 Lessons and Carols with Holy Communion

Sunday 25th December – 10:30 a.m. Christmas Day Holy Communion

All are Welcome

Contact:

Fr Jon Lavelle, Priest in Charge
chaplain@stlukerak.org
056 633 7038

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