Saturday, 16 March 2019

Pew Sheet 17th March 2019

St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough
& St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

Vicar: The Revd. James Tomkins
01844 275944 (day off Tuesday)
jamestomkins@btinternet.com
The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE

Churchwardens:
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com
Margaret Hunnibell 01844 274366 mehunnibell01@gmail.com


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. Please do make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. Coffee and squash is served in the church hall today after the 10.00am service.

The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.

Sunday 17th March 2019

 

Second Sunday of Lent

 

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?” In a world full of fear, where life seems fragile, we turn to God in faith.

10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Genesis 15.1-12 & 17-18
In response to Abram’s doubts, God confirms in a solemn ceremony the promise that Abram will have many descendants, who will live in a special God-given land.

Second Reading: Philippians 3.17-4.1
The fact that our true home is in heaven must affect our earthly priorities.

Gospel: Luke 13.31-end
Jesus laments over Jerusalem, the city special to God, which nevertheless has a history of persecuting God’s prophets, and is the city where he will die.

Hymns: 340, 489, 252.
Lenten litany: ‘Hearken, O Lord, have mercy upon us, for we have sin-ned against thee’
Communion: 458, 342, 651
Anthem: Wash me throughly by David Halls

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Jeremiah 22.1-9 & 13-17, Luke 14: 27-33.
Hymns: 690, 281, 208; Psalm: 135:1-12

Prayer of the week:
God of the covenant, your presence fills us with awe, your word gives us unshakable hope. Fix in our hearts the image of your Son in glory, that, sustained on the path of discipleship, we may pass over with him to newness of life. Grant this through Christ, our deliverance and hope, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, holy and mighty God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Your prayers are asked this week for:

 
  • Consensus and the serving of the common good by the British government, parliament and European Union in the Brexit process
  • Delivery drivers and companies, for the important role in serving our community
  • Our Archbishops Justin and John and for the worldwide Anglican Communion
  • Those who protect our heritage and countryside.
  • Willow Way (PR) Bledlow Road & Chiltern View (Sa)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, Mary Copcutt and John Hobson
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Jonathan Kelly and Joshua
  • The recently departed:
    • Joan Balance and Beryl Norris
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Doris Gomme, Anne Frow, Helen Keeping, John McMullan, Minnie Greig, David Stevens, Geoffrey Carter, Brenda Ridgley, Brian Copcutt
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC) is a national UK eating disorder organization with over 25 years of experience.
www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

Notices


Brand New Church Electoral Roll
The electoral roll acts as the membership list of the church. If you haven’t yet done so, please can you return your electoral roll form by March 31st at the latest. Every six years the church electoral roll is completely revised so even if you have been on the roll before you’ll need to complete and return a new form. Forms are available by the south door and can be returned to the electoral roll officer Mrs Susanne Dodds, 34 Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough, HP27 9DT (01844 342746) or a scanned version including signature by email to susanned@onetel.com or please pass it to James or one of the churchwardens.

The Psalm
There has been a wide ranging conversation about the psalm and its place in worship. It makes sense to retain it on occasions when it can be sung, read or said as part of the Old Testament Scriptures. James

Representative required
Churches Together is considering organising a free community event, possibly linked to the 2020 Town Festival, and working closely with the Town Council. If you are interested in going along to the initial meeting on Thursday March 21st at 7.30pm please let James know.

Monks Monkeys 10th Anniversary Party: help required
On March 23rd (2.30-4.30) everyone aged 0-12 (accompanied by an adult) is invited to a children’s party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Monks Monkeys, the church’s toddler group. There will be a treasure hunt, a children’s entertainer and games. If you are happy to be an extra pair of hands on the day I would be delighted to hear from you. Anne White (346536) is making multiple ‘pass the parcels’. If you have any spare unused gift wrapping paper please let her know. James

Super Soup Lunch: Thursday April 11th
Please come along to this lunch of soup, crusty bread and a hot drink that only costs £5 with the monies going to Christian Aid

Lighthouse Quiz, Saturday 27th April 2019
This is being held at St Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough, prompt 7:30 pm start, tables of eight, cost £5, bring your own drinks and nibbles (no red wine as it stains the flooring), raffle and heads and tails game (offers of prizes greatly appreciated). To book a table please contact Jamie Carter on 01844 273286, booking essential.

More works at St. Dunstan’s
Following the successful redecoration (£25,000) of St. Dunstan’s last month the essential repairs to the stonework (£11,000) have also now been completed. The next project in the programme of works is to have all of the windows cleaned, as well as the pulpit, and the decorative metal band at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick, conserved.  A short video of the redecoration works can be found on this link on the website http://www.stdunstanschurch.com/gallery.html James

Copies of the community prayer diary available
Copies of the 2019 prayer diary are now available to take away from the table by the south door. The prayer diary covers various local concerns, roads and streets.

Confirmation preparation sessions
These will be held at The Rectory on Saturday April 6th and 13th from 2.30-4.30 pm and are open to everyone wishing to be confirmed. The confirmation service itself will take place on Easter Eve, Saturday April 20th at 7.30 pm at St. Mary’s, Aylesbury. If you are interested in being confirmed with a view to receiving Holy Communion please let me know. James

Charity Quiz Success
Thank you to everyone who took part and helped to organise this event on Saturday March 9th. It was a very enjoyable evening and over £500 will be shared between The Princes Centre, PACE and Rennie Grove Hospice Care. James

New 2019 Prayer Diary now available
Copies of this prayer diary that covers the local area and its churches as well as national and international concerns is now available from the table by the south door. James

The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome 

Wed 20th Mar 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 21st Mar 9.30am Holy Communion                 
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church)
7.30pm ‘Open House’ (The Pilgrim course) at the Rectory
Sat 23rd Mar 2.30pm Monks Monkeys Party (see notices)
Sun 24th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion              
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 26th Mar 9.15am Walking group ((A4010 lay-by)
Thurs 28th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion                
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church)
2.00pm Knitters and Natterers (church hall)
Sun 31st Mar
Mothering Sunday
8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am Mothering Sunday Service without Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 4th April 9.30am Holy Communion with prayers for healing
10.30am Monks Risborough School ‘Holy Week’ service
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Fri 5th April 9.30am Monks Risborough School ‘Holy Week’ service
Sun 7th April 8.00am Holy Communion                
10.00am All Age Family Communion
3.00pm Singing workshop
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 11th April 9.30am Holy Communion
12.15pm Super Soup lunch in the church hall (see notices)
Sun 14th April Palm Sunday 10.00am Parish Communion (start in lay-by)                                            
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 15th April 8.00pm Stations of the Cross
Tues 16th April 8.00pm Compline
Wed 17th April 8.00pm Compline
Thurs 18th April 9.30am Holy Communion                
7.30pm Parish Communion
Fri 19th April
Good Friday
10.15am Walk of witness, A4010 layby
11.00am Churches Together in Risborough service,
Elim Church, Bell St
2.00pm Service of music, readings and reflections

Friday, 8 March 2019

Pew Sheet 10th March 2019

St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough
& St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

Vicar: The Revd. James Tomkins
01844 275944 (day off Tuesday)
jamestomkins@btinternet.com
The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE

Churchwardens:
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com
Margaret Hunnibell 01844 274366 mehunnibell01@gmail.com


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. Please do make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. Coffee and squash is served in the church hall today after the 10.00am service.

The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.

Sunday 10th March 2019

 

First Sunday of Lent

 

Jesus entered the empty desert to set his heart wholly on God’s purpose for his life. In this time of worship together, and throughout this season of Lent, may we clear away all distractions and live as people fully focused on the Spirit’s presence in the world.

10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Deuteronomy 26.1-11
As the Israelites offer their first fruits, so the ceremony recalls all that God has done for them, bringing them from slavery to a homeland.

Second Reading: Romans 10.8b-13
Confessing belief in the risen Lord is central to faith, giving strength to believers and opening their hearts to salvation.

Gospel: Luke 4.1-13
Tempted as we are, Jesus stands steadfast, rejecting the devil and relying on the Spirit to lead him through his desert retreat and bring focus to his ministry.

Hymns: 190, 86, 617 & 689,
Communion: 483, 412 and 484
Anthem: Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake (R. Farrant)

11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Readings: Deuteronomy 26.1-11, Luke 4.1-13

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Jonah 3, Luke 18.9-14.
Hymns: 69, 375, 70; Psalm: 119:73-80

Prayer of the week:
Lord our God, you alone do we worship, only your word gives life. Sustain your Church on its Lenten journey. When we walk through the desert of temptation, strengthen us to renounce the power of evil. When our faith is tested by doubt, illuminate our hearts with Easter’s bright promise. We ask this through Christ, deliverance and hope, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, holy and mighty God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 


Your prayers are asked this week for:

 
  • Our keeping of Lent and how we might deepen our faith
  • Vulnerable young people caught up in gang violence and all victims of knife crime
  • A clear way forward in the Brexit negotiations with another important parliamentary vote this week
  • An effective response to the threats posed by global warming and climate change
  • Specialist flying emergency groups, for volunteers who leave their daily lives to risk danger on behalf of others.
  • The mission, ministry and congregational life of the Methodist Church, Princes Risborough
  • Walkers Road and Walnut Crescent (L) Cross Lane and Hinton Crossing (B)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland and Mary Copcutt
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Jonathan Kelly, Beryl Norris and Joshua
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Pam Mason, Ethel Seager, Agnes Bowell, Alan Laken, Eddy Tranter, John Clegg.

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC) is a national UK eating disorder organization with over 25 years of experience.
www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

 

Notices


Lent courses, resources and opportunities
Lent courses will run weekly on Wednesday mornings during Lent. If you would like to attend please contact Rev. Rose Williams from the details in the parish newsletter and on the separate A5 sheet on the table near the south door. There are a number of free Lent resources near the south door. Please take one or more copies with you. Christian Aid has also produced a very good resource called ‘count your blessings. Please also let me know if you would like to join me in being interviewed by a class of 8/9 year olds at Monks Risborough School about how you keep Lent. James https://www.christianaid.org.uk/sites/default/files/2019-02/lent-easter-2019-childrens-count-your-blessings-English.pdf

Newsletter
Copy date for the next Newsletter is TODAY. Please send entries to: morna.hinch@btinternet.com or John McKay at penserve@gmail.com

Brand New Church Electoral Roll
If you haven’t yet done so, please can you return your electoral roll form by March 31st at the latest. Every six years the church electoral roll is completely revised so even if you have been on the roll before you’ll need to complete and return a new form. Forms are available by the south door and can be returned to the electoral roll officer Mrs Susanne Dodds, 34 Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough, HP27 9DT (01844 342746) or a scanned version including signature by email to susanned@onetel.com or please pass it to James or one of the churchwardens.

The Psalm
There has been a wide ranging conversation about the psalm and its place in worship. It makes sense to retain it on occasions when it can be sung, read or said as part of the Old Testament Scriptures. James

Representative required
Churches Together is considering organising a free community event, possibly linked to the 2020 Town Festival, and working closely with the Town Council. If you are interested in going along to the initial meeting on Thursday March 21st at 7.30pm please let James know.

Monks Monkeys 10th Anniversary Party: help required
On March 23rd (2.30-4.30) everyone aged 0-12 (accompanied by an adult) is invited to a children’s party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Monks Monkeys, the church’s toddler group. There will be a treasure hunt, a children’s entertainer and games. If you are happy to be an extra pair of hands on the day I would be delighted to hear from you. Anne White (346536) is making multiple ‘pass the parcels’. If you have any spare unused gift wrapping paper please let her know. James

Super Soup Lunch: Thursday April 11th
Please come along to this lunch of soup, crusty bread and a hot drink that only costs £5 with the monies going to Christian Aid

Do you like early mornings and a cooked breakfast?
Traditionally on Easter Sunday at 6 am there is a sunrise service at the top of Whiteleaf Cross. If you are interested in cooking bacon sandwiches as part of this event please can you let me know. James

Lighthouse Quiz, Saturday 27th April 2019
This is being held at St Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough, prompt 7:30 pm start, tables of eight, cost £5, bring your own drinks and nibbles (no red wine as it stains the flooring), raffle and heads and tails game (offers of prizes greatly appreciated). To book a table please contact Jamie Carter on 01844 273286, booking essential.

More works at St. Dunstan’s
Following the successful redecoration (£25,000) of St. Dunstan’s last month the essential repairs to the stonework (£11,000) are now well underway. Once these works are completed the next project in the programme of works is to have all of the windows cleaned, as well as the pulpit, and the decorative metal band at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick, conserved.  A short video of the redecoration works can be found on this link on the website http://www.stdunstanschurch.com/gallery.html James

The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome 

Mon 11th Mar 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (Church Hall)
Thurs 14th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion             
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30pm Fellowship Communion service followed by AGM and mystery activity
Sun 17th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion             
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ at Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Wed 20th Mar 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 21st Mar 9.30am Holy Communion                 
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30pm ‘Open House’ (The Pilgrim course) at the Rectory
Sat 23rd Mar 2.30pm Monks Monkeys Party (see notices)
Sun 24th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion              
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 26th Mar 9.15am Walking group ((A4010 lay-by)
Thurs 28th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion                
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church)
2.00pm Knitters and Natterers
(church hall)
Sun 31st Mar
Mothering Sunday
8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am Mothering Sunday Service without Communion    6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 4th April 9.30am Healing and Holy Communion
10.30am Monks Risborough School ‘Holy Week’ service
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Fri 5th April 9.30am Monks Risborough School ‘Holy Week’ service
Sun 7th April 8.00am Holy Communion                 
10.00am All Age Family Communion  
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 11th April 9.30am Holy Communion
12.15pm Super Soup lunch in the church hall (see notices)

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Pew Sheet 3rd March 2019

St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough
& St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

Vicar: The Revd. James Tomkins
01844 275944 (day off Tuesday)
jamestomkins@btinternet.com
The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE

Churchwardens:
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com
Margaret Hunnibell 01844 274366 mehunnibell01@gmail.com

Welcome!
 
We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. Please do make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. Coffee and squash is served in the church today after the 10.00am service.

The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.

Sunday 3rd March 2019

Sunday next before Lent

 

We come confidently into our Lord’s presence, responding to his call. We come eagerly, ready to see God’s glory and listen to God’s word. We come openly, seeking not just a spiritual experience, but a transforming encounter. So let us come humbly to worship our living Lord.

8.00am Holy Communion
First Reading: Exodus 34.29-end.
Second Reading: Luke 9.28-36.
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism of Teagan Banks and Francesca Cairney
Reading: Luke 9.28-36
Hymns: 450, 964, 54, 419. Communion: 47, 509, 67, 590.

6.00pm Evensong
First Reading: Exodus 3.1-6
Second Reading: John 12.27-36a
Hymns: 70, 457, 494; Psalm: 89v1-8.

Wednesday 6th March 2019

Ash Wednesday


As we move into Lent, a season of cleansing and renewal, let us keep a clear intention to leave our worship refreshed in faith and revived in the Holy Spirit.


7.30pm Parish Communion and imposition of ashes with the Rt. Revd Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham
Reading: Joel 2 v 1-2 & 12-17.
Gospel: John 8.1-11.
Hymn: 190
Lenten litany: ‘Hearken, O Lord, have mercy upon us, for we have sin-ned against thee’
Hymn: 343, Communion hymns: 379 & 540
Anthem: Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake, R. Farrant
Hymn: 503

Your prayers are asked this week for:

 
  • The proposal to build a Children’s Round Chapel (multi faith/inter denominational) for bereaved parents in the parish
  • A clear way forward in the Brexit negotiations to provide certainty for the business and other communities
  • An easing of tensions between Pakistan and India over the disputed region of Kashmir
  • Nursing staff, for the care and support they provide to patients and their relatives.
  • Those living alone. Risborough Good Neighbours. Risborough Carers
  • Thame Road (L)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland and Mary Copcutt
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Jonathan Kelly, Beryl Norris and Joshua
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Leslie Morecraft, Chris Broadmeadow, Ethel Galley, Jasmine Cawley, Marjorie Browne.

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC) is a national UK eating disorder organization with over 25 years of experience.
www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

Notices


Lent courses and resources
The Lent courses start on Saturday March 9th, Monday March 11th and Wednesday March 13th. Full details are in the parish newsletter and a separate A5 sheet on the table near the south door. There are a number of free Lent resources near the south door. Please take one or more copies with you. Christian Aid has also produced a very good resource called ‘count your blessings. James https://www.christianaid.org.uk/sites/default/files/2019-02/lent-easter-2019-childrens-count-your-blessings-English.pdf

The Ultimate Charity Quiz
This will be held on Saturday March 9th at Monks Risborough School Hall starting at 7.30pm. Teams of 6-8 people with a cost of £5/person will be able to pit their wits and in doing so help raise funds for three local charities: Rennie Grove Hospice Care, PACE and The Princes Centre. Bring your own drinks and nibbles; raffle and heads & tails. Individuals and teams can enter by contacting Johanna Powell on 01844 343996 or johanna@powellathome.com
 
Monks Monkeys 10th Anniversary Party: help required
On March 23rd (2.30-4.30) everyone aged 0-12 (accompanied by an adult) is invited to a children’s party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Monks Monkeys, the church’s toddler group. There will be a treasure hunt, a children’s entertainer and games. If you are happy to be an extra pair of hands on the day I would be delighted to hear from you. Anne White (346536) is making multiple ‘pass the parcels’. If you have any spare unused gift wrapping paper please let her know. James

Psalm or hymn: you decide
When we worshipped in the scout hall for practical reasons the psalm was omitted from the morning service. Now that we are back in the church the psalm has continued to be replaced by a hymn before the Gospel. The sense that I am getting is that this enhances rather than detracts from our worship. I suspect that part of the reason for this is that the psalm is difficult to sing and for newcomers and visitors to the church the psalm is likely to be a hurdle for them to overcome. With this in mind I’m keen to carry on favouring the hymn over the psalm for the time being whilst keeping the psalm for Evensong where it naturally fits and sometimes listening to the psalm as an alternative to the Old Testament reading in the Communion service. I would however welcome any thoughts you may have on this subject. James

Representative required
Churches Together is considering organising a free community event, possibly linked to the 2020 Town Festival, and working closely with the Town Council. If you are interested in going along to the initial meeting on Thursday March 21st at 7.30pm please let James know.

More grass cutters required for the churchyard
The time commitment is about two to three hours each fortnight during the growing season. If you would like to find out more about what’s involved please speak with James.

Lighthouse Quiz Sheet
Thank you to everyone at St. Dunstan’s who bought a Lighthouse Quiz Sheet. It raised £619 and the winner was Pam Harding from Haddenham who kindly donated the £25 cash prize back to Lighthouse. Thanks also to Janet East and Margaret Pitman who sold Quiz Sheets at St Dunstan’s. The answers are pinned up in the porch. Jamie Carter

More works at St. Dunstan’s
Following the successful redecoration (£25,000) of St. Dunstan’s last month the essential repairs to the stonework (£11,000) are now well underway. Once these works are completed the next project in the programme of works is to have all of the windows cleaned, as well as the pulpit, and the decorative metal band at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick, conserved. James

Do you like early mornings and a cooked breakfast?
Traditionally on Easter Sunday at 6 am there is a sunrise service at the top of Whiteleaf Cross. If you are interested in cooking bacon sandwiches as part of this event please can you let me know. James

The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome 

Mon 4th Mar 8.00pm PCC meeting
Wed 6th Mar
Ash Wednesday
2.00pm Monks Risborough School Service
7.30pm Parish Communion with the Bishop of Buckingham, The Rt. Revd Alan Wilson 
Thurs 7th Mar 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 9th Mar 7.30pnm The Ultimate Charity Quiz at Monks Risborough School (see notices)
Sun 10th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion         
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 11th Mar 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting
(Church Hall)
Thurs 14th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion             
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30pm Fellowship Communion service followed by AGM
Sun 17th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ at Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Wed 20th Mar 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 21st Mar 9.30am Holy Communion                
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30pm ‘Open House’ (The Pilgrim course) at the Rectory
Sat 23rd Mar 2.30pm Monks Monkeys Party (see notices)
Sun 24th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion              
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 26th Mar 9.15am Walking group ((A4010 lay-by)
Thurs 28th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion                
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church)
2.00pm Knitters and Natterers (church hall)
Sun 31st Mar
Mothering Sunday
8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am Mothering Sunday Service without Communion   6.00pm Evensong

Friday, 22 February 2019

Pew Sheet 24th February 2019

St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough
& St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

Vicar: The Revd. James Tomkins
01844 275944 (day off Tuesday)
jamestomkins@btinternet.com
The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE

Churchwardens:
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com
Margaret Hunnibell 01844 274366 mehunnibell01@gmail.com


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. Please do make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. The 10 o’clock for babies, toddlers, children and young people meet in the church hall during the 10.00 am service where coffee and squash is served afterwards.
The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.

 

Sunday 24th February 2019

 

Second Sunday before Lent

 

Our heavenly Father works with us in our weakness, teaching us through the challenges of life and helping our faith to grow. So let us come together and rejoice, for even when we fall short God never abandons us.


10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Genesis 2.4b-9, 15-end
This passage tells us that God created people, animals and plant life and suggests that humanity has a special responsibility to care for God’s creation.

Second Reading: Revelation 4.
This reading stresses that God gives us the gifts we need in order to fulfil what we are called to do.

Gospel: Luke 8.22-25
After traveling around teaching vast crowds of people, Jesus wants to sail across the Sea of Galilee to a quieter area. When a storm breaks out he calms the sea and the disciples are amazed.

Hymns: 153, 493, 572 & 631, Communion: 554, 262, 924
Anthem: Ave Verum, R. Pearsall

3.00pm Evensong (St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick)
First Reading: Genesis 1.1-2.3
Second Reading: Matthew 6.25-34
Hymns: 359, 457, 357, 493; Psalm: 147.12-end.

Prayer of the Week
Compassionate God and Father, you are kind to the ungrateful, merciful even to the wicked. Pour out your love upon us, that with good and generous hearts we may keep from judging others and learn your way of compassion. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever Amen.

Your prayers are asked this week for:

 
  • The work of the General Synod of the Church of England following its meeting in London this week
  • A clear way forward in the Brexit negotiations to provide certainty for the business and other communities
  • The peace of the world and harmony among nations
  • Young people excluded from their school, that they may find meaning and purpose in their school life.
  • Festival, Church and Village Fetes
  • Red Lion Lane & Salisbury Close (PR) Coleheath Bottom & Laurel Close (Sp)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland and Mary Copcutt
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Jonathan Kelly, Beryl Norris and Joshua
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • David Brewer, Beryl Boyce, Babs Dudley, Pete Smith, Evelyn How, Enid Clack, Doreen Roberts, Jean Taylor.
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 Relief for Oppressed People Everywhere (ROPE) is committed to combating the impact of poverty across the world.           www.rope.org,uk

 

Notices


Women’s World Day of Prayer, Friday March 1st
10.45am for 11.00 start at the Methodist Church, Wycombe Road, Princes Risborough. The service is for every one and has been compiled by the Women of Slovenia.  After the service refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

The Ultimate Charity Quiz
This will be held on Saturday March 9th at Monks Risborough School Hall starting at 7.30pm. Teams of 6-8 people with a cost of £5/person will be able to pit their wits and in doing so help raise funds for three local charities: Rennie Grove Hospice Care, PACE and The Princes Centre. Bring your own drinks and nibbles; raffle and heads & tails. Teams can be entered by contacting Johanna Powell on 01844 343996 or johanna@powellathome.com
 
You are invited to the 2019 Parish Lent Course: Daring to see God now
Using the excellent material provided by the ‘York Courses’, these sessions raise important questions about change, repentance and how we can become in ourselves living evidence of the good news. Full details can be found in your copy of the church newsletter (available from the table by the south door). The course includes a booklet which needs to be ordered, so please let the coordinator of the group know by February 28th if you would like to come. If you are coming to the Saturday session please bring a packed lunch with you (drinks will be provided). James, Rob, Rose and Jill

Lent resources
There are a number of free Lent resources near the south door. Along with the popular ‘Love life, live Lent’ booklets (2 separate versions for ‘kids’ and adults) and ‘Live Lent’ with Christian Aid, the Church of England have this year produced a 40 day booklet for  Pilgrim Journeys based on The Beatitudes. The booklet invites you to use the period of Lent to explore the unexpected and often challenging vision Jesus sets out in this crucial part of his teachings.  Each day provides you with a short reflection on a Bible reading, an invitation to pray and a suggestion of how you might respond to the Beatitudes' challenge to live as God intends, both as an individual and in community. James.

Monks Monkeys 10th Anniversary Party: help required
On March 23rd (2.30-4.30) everyone aged 0-12 (accompanied by an adult) is invited to a children’s party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Monks Monkeys, the church’s toddler group. There will be a treasure hunt, a children’s entertainer and games. If you are happy to be an extra pair of hands on the day I would be delighted to hear from you. Anne White (346536) is making multiple ‘pass the parcels’. If you have any spare unused gift wrapping paper please let her know. James

Psalm or hymn: you decide
When we worshipped in the scout hall for practical reasons the psalm was omitted from the morning service. Now that we are back in the church the psalm has continued to be replaced by a hymn before the Gospel. The sense that I am getting is that this enhances rather than detracts from our worship. I suspect that part of the reason for this is that the psalm is difficult to sing and for newcomers and visitors to the church the psalm is likely to be a hurdle for them to overcome. With this in mind I’m keen to carry on favouring the hymn over the psalm for the time being whilst keeping the psalm for Evensong where it naturally fits and sometimes listening to the psalm as an alternative to the Old Testament reading in the Communion service. I would however welcome any thoughts you may have on this subject. James

Representative required
Churches Together is considering organising a free community event, possibly linked to the 2020 Town Festival, and working closely with the Town Council. If you are interested in going along to the initial meeting on Thursday March 21st at 7.30pm please let James know.

More grass cutters required for the churchyard
The time commitment is about two to three hours each fortnight during the growing season. If you would like to find out more about what’s involved please speak with James.

Lighthouse Quiz Sheet
Thank you to everyone at St. Dunstan’s who bought a Lighthouse Quiz Sheet. It raised £619 and the winner was Pam Harding from Haddenham who kindly donated the £25 cash prize back to Lighthouse. Thanks also to Janet East and Margaret Pitman who sold Quiz Sheets at St Dunstan’s. The answers are pinned up in the porch. Jamie Carter

 

The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome 

Tues 26th Feb 9.15am Walking Group (meets at A4010 lay-by)
Thurs 28th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion             
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (in church)
2.00pm Knitters and Natterers (hall)
Fri 1st Mar 10.45/11.00 am Women’s World Day of Prayer at Princes Risborough Methodist Church (see notices)
Sun 3rd Mar 8.00am Holy Communion                
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 4th Mar 8.00pm PCC meeting
Wed 6th Mar
Ash Wednesday
2.00pm Monks Risborough School Service
7.30pm Parish Communion with the Bishop of Buckingham, The Rt. Revd Alan Wilson 
Thurs 7th Mar 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 10th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion         
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion 6.00pm Evensong
Mon 11th Mar 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (Church Hall)
Thurs 14th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion             
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30pm Fellowship Communion service followed by AGM
Sun 17th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion              
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ at Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Wed 20th Mar 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 21st Mar 9.30am Holy Communion                 
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30pm ‘Open House’ (The Pilgrim course) at the Rectory
Sat 23rd Mar 2.30pm Monks Monkeys Party (see notices)
Sun 24th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion              
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong

Friday, 8 February 2019

Pew Sheet 10th February snd 17th February 2019

St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough
& St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

Vicar: The Revd. James Tomkins
01844 275944 (day off Tuesday)
jamestomkins@btinternet.com
The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE

Churchwardens:
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com
Margaret Hunnibell 01844 274366 mehunnibell01@gmail.com

Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. Please do make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. The 10 o’clock for babies, toddlers, children and young people meet in the church hall during the 10.00 am service where coffee and squash is served afterwards. 

The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.

***DOUBLE EDITION***

Sunday 10th February 2019

The Fourth Sunday before Lent

 

The Lord calls us to know love and holiness, to turn from selfishness and to serve God. Let us prepare ourselves to joyfully worship the one who calls us with a holy and heavenly calling.

10.00am Parish Communion
Readings:
Isaiah 6.1-8, 1 Corinthians 15.1-11, Luke 5.1-11.
Hymns: 689, 144, 367 & 32
Communion: 68, 381, 323


11.30am Holy Communion

Readings: Isaiah 6.1-8, Luke 5.1-11.

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Hosea 1, Colossians 3.1-22.
Hymns: 684, 174, 84; psalm 1

Prayer of the Week:
Most holy God, the earth is filled with your glory, and in your presence angels stand in awe. Enlarge our vision, that we may recognise your power at work in your Son and join the apostles and prophets as heralds of your saving word. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.




Sunday 17th February 2019

Third Sunday before Lent 

 

In what or whom do you trust? Come and worship and prepare to be surprised by God, the maker of heaven and earth.

10.00am Parish Communion
Readings:
Jeremiah 17.5-10, 1 Corinthians 15.15-20, Luke 6.17-26.
Hymns: 19, 485, 470 & 737
Communion: 83, 77, 472.
Anthem: Ave Verum Corpus, R. Pearsall


6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Hosea 10.1-8, 12, Galatians 4.8-20.
Hymns: 343, 222, 428; Psalm: 5v1-8.

Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland and Mary Copcutt
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Jonathan Kelly, Beryl Norris
  • The recently departed: Alice Corbin
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • John Day, Stephanie Hearn, Marion Smith, Betty Ford, Dennis Farrell, Jean Kingham, Susan Watson, Arthur Howes, Betty Newport, Alf Godfrey, Den Botten, Len Walsham, Len Walsham.



Notices


Brand New Church Electoral Roll
Every six years the church electoral roll is completely revised. The electoral roll seeks to reflect church membership as closely as possible and provides a general barometer of the vibrancy of the worshipping community. Forms will be available and given out on Sunday February 3rd and need to be completed and returned by March 31st to the electoral roll officer Mrs Susanne Dodds, 34 Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough, HP27 9DT (01844 342746) or a scanned version including signature by email to susanned@onetel.com or please pass it to James or one of the churchwardens. If you do not receive a form please accept my apologies and complete and return a form that will be readily available in St. Dunstan’s and also in St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick. Thank you. Susanne Dodds.

‘Pop Up’ Cinema: Incredibles 2 (PG)
On Saturday February 16th at 5.30 pm the Superheroes are back for another exciting and fun packed adventure to thwart a new dangerous villain. Bring your own snacks/drinks. Tickets on the door: adults £4 and accompanied children £1. For more information please contact Johanna Powell (01844 343996)

The Ultimate Charity Quiz
This will be held on Saturday March 9th at Monks Risborough School Hall starting at 7.30pm. Teams of 6-8 people with a cost of £5/person will be able to pit their wits and in doing so help raise funds for three local charities: Rennie Grove Hospice Care, PACE and The Princes Centre. Bring your own drinks and nibbles; raffle and heads & tails. Teams can be entered by contacting Johanna Powell on 01844 343996 or johanna@powellathome.com
 
You are invited to the 2019 Parish Lent Course: Daring to see God now
Using the excellent material provided by the ‘York Courses’, these sessions raise important questions about change, repentance and how we can become in ourselves living evidence of the good news. Full details can be found in your copy of the church newsletter (available from the table by the south door). The course includes a booklet which needs to be ordered, so please let the coordinator of the group know by February 28th if you would like to come. If you are coming to the Saturday session please bring a packed lunch with you (drinks will be provided). James, Rob, Rose and Jill

Confirmation Classes

A Confirmation Service will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Aylesbury on the evening of Easter Eve, Saturday April 20th. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider being confirmed please contact James. Confirmation is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion as a person ‘confirms’ the promises made on their behalf at their Baptism. Preparation sessions will take place on Saturday April 6th and April 13th from 10am to 12 noon. James

Monks Monkeys 10th Anniversary Party: help required
On March 23rd (2.30-4.30) everyone aged 0-12 (accompanied by an adult) is invited to a children’s party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Monks Monkeys, the church’s toddler group. There will be a treasure hunt, a children’s entertainer and games. If you are happy to be an extra pair of hands on the day I would be delighted to hear from you. Anne White (346536) is making multiple ‘pass the parcels’. If you have any spare unused gift wrapping paper please can you let her know. James

PCC vacancies
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) meets 8/9 times a year on a Monday evening. The PCC is the forum through which key decisions are taken regarding vision, repairs and improvements to church buildings, church finances etc. If you are interested in becoming a member of the council please speak with James.

Fabric Update
We hope you are pleased with the redecoration of the church. It certainly shows how much the church is loved and cared for and helps to bring out its architectural features. The church has also been thoroughly cleaned and we are working to improve the loop system. The next set of works begins on or around February 18th with external repairs to the stonework expected to last about 2 weeks, followed in due course by the internal and external cleaning of all the windows and finally the conservation of the pulpit in late summer. The decorative tin arch at St. Peter’s is due to be conserved in a few weeks’ time. James 

The Next Few Weeks 

Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays) but only on February during the w/c February 11th. Everyone welcome 

Thurs 14th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion               
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
7.30pm Fellowship: ‘Desert Island Discs’ (church hall)
Sat 16th Feb 5.30pm ‘Pop-Up’ cinema: Incredibles 2 (see notices)
Sun 17th Feb 10.00am Parish Communion         
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ at Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Mon 18th Feb External stonework repairs begin at St. Dunstan’s for about 2 weeks (services unaffected)
11.00am Funeral Service (Alice Corbin)
Wed 20th Feb 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)  
7.30pm Pilgrim Course at the Rectory
Thurs 21st Feb 9:30am Holy Communion                
Sun 24th Feb 10.00am Parish Communion           
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 26th Feb 9.15am Walking Group (meets at A4010 lay-by)
Thurs 28th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion           
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (in church)
2.00pm Knitters and Natterers (hall)
Sun 3rd March 8.00am Holy Communion                
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms;
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 4th March 8.00pm PCC meeting
Wed 6th March
Ash Wednesday
2.00pm Monks Risborough School Service
7.30pm Parish Communion with the Bishop of Buckingham, The Rt. Revd Alan Wilson 
Thurs 7th March 9.0amm Healing & Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 10th March 10.00am Parish Communion         
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 14th March 9.30am Holy Communion             
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30pm Fellowship Communion service followed by AGM

Friday, 1 February 2019

Pew Sheet 3rd February 2019

St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough
& St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

Vicar: The Revd. James Tomkins
01844 275944 (day off Tuesday)
jamestomkins@btinternet.com
The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE

Churchwardens:
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com
Margaret Hunnibell 01844 274366 mehunnibell01@gmail.com

Welcome!
 
We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Coffee and squash is served in the church hall after the 10.00am service. St. Dunstan’s is being redecorated for approximately 3 weeks starting on Monday January 14th. During this time the 10 am Sunday service will take place at the Whiteleaf Scout Centre, Courtmoor Close, Monks Risborough. Evensong, the 8.00 am and 9.30 am Holy Communion services will take place in the church hall.
 

Sunday 3rd Feb 2019

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple


We gather today to worship God who is all-loving and all-powerful. Simeon recognised the light of salvation which had come into the world, and we ask for grace to recognise, as he did, the holy in the midst of the ordinary.

8.00am Holy Communion (Church Hall)
First Reading: Galatians 4.1-7
Second Reading: Luke 2.22-40

10.00am All Age Family Communion (Whiteleaf Scout Centre)
Bible Reading: Luke 2:22-35
Hymns: 666, 964, 334, 366, 419;  
Communion: 157, 648, 674

6.00pm Evensong (Church Hall)
First Reading: Haggai 2.1-9
Second Reading: John 2.13-22
Hymns: 37, 208, 253.     Psalm: 132.

Prayer of the Week
Inspired by your Spirit, Lord, we gather in your temple to welcome your Son. Enlighten our minds and lay bare our inmost thoughts. Purify your people, and make us obedient to the demands of your law, so that we may mature in wisdom and grow to full stature in your grace. We ask this though our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever Amen.


Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • the people of Venezuela, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo and all countries in which people search for justice, security and a peaceful outcome to their recent General Elections
  • The putting back of the pews and the cleaning of St. Dunstan’s following the redecoration 
  • All those who are vulnerable to wintry weather and all those who work hard to keep people safe and well
  • Our local County Council, the Director of Education and the Education Committee
  • The various charities supported by our team churches.
  • Manor Road (PR) Loosley Hill, Violet Close, Foundry Lane (LR)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland and Mary Copcutt
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard and Jonathan Kelly
  • The recently departed: Alice Corbin
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time
    • : Mick Stone, Peter Walker, Ian Turner, Jean Monaghan, Barbara Fox, Chris Pearson, David Argue.

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
Relief for Oppressed People Everywhere (ROPE) is committed to combating the impact of poverty across the world. www.rope.org.uk               

Notices


Double Edition of the Pewsheet
The next edition of the pew sheet (February 10th/17th) will be a double edition. Please bear this in mind when submitting notices.

Brand New Church Electoral Roll
Every six years the church electoral roll is completely revised. The electoral roll seeks to reflect church membership as closely as possible and provides a general barometer of the vibrancy of the worshipping community. Forms will be available and given out on Sunday February 3rd and need to be completed and returned by March 31st to the electoral roll officer Mrs Susanne Dodds, 34 Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough, HP27 9DT (01844 342746) or a scanned version including signature by email to susanned@onetel.com or please pass it to James or one of the churchwardens. If you do not receive a form please accept my apologies and complete and return a form that will be readily available initially at the 10 am service at the Whiteleaf Scout Centre and then in St. Dunstan’s and also in St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick. Thank you. Susanne Dodds.

Mamma Mia: Here we go again! Sing along night!
In the church on Friday 8th February (6.00pm-9.00pm)
Suitable for all the family - tickets cost: £10.00 per adult and £5.00 per under 16. Family of four ticket £20.00
Tickets from mia@roscahill.com or call Mia on 273244 or log onto Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/mamma-mia-here-we-go-again-movie-and-dinner-at-st-dunstans-tickets-52415161158

‘Pop Up’ Cinema: Incredibles 2 (PG)
On Saturday February 16th at 5.30 pm the Superheroes are back for another exciting and fun packed adventure to thwart a new dangerous villain. Bring your own snacks/drinks. Tickets on the door: adults £4 and accompanied children £1. For more information please contact Johanna Powell (01844 343996)

The Ultimate Charity Quiz
This will be held on Saturday March 9th at Monks Risborough School Hall starting at 7.30pm. Teams of 6-8 people with a cost of £5/person will be able to pit their wits and in doing so help raise funds for three local charities: Rennie Grove Hospice Care, PACE and The Princes Centre. Bring your own drinks and nibbles; raffle and heads & tails. Teams can be entered by contacting Johanna Powell on 01844 343996 or johanna@powellathome.com
 
Confirmation Classes
A Confirmation Service will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Aylesbury on the evening of Easter Eve, Saturday April 20th. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider being confirmed please contact James. Confirmation is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion as a person ‘confirms’ the promises made on their behalf at their Baptism. Preparation sessions will take place on Saturday April 6th and April 13th from 10am to 12 noon. James

Monks Monkeys 10th Anniversary Party: help required
On March 23rd (2.30-4.30) everyone aged 0-12 (accompanied by an adult) is invited to a children’s party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Monks Monkeys, the church’s toddler group. There will be a treasure hunt, a children’s entertainer and games. If you are happy to be an extra pair of hands on the day I would be delighted to hear from you. We need a qualified first aider to attend the event: please let me know if you can help. Anne White (346536) is making multiple ‘pass the parcels’. If you have any spare unused gift wrapping paper please can you let her know. James

PCC vacancies
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) meets 8/9 times a year on a Monday evening. The PCC is the forum through which key decisions are taken regarding vision, repairs and improvements to church buildings, church finances etc. If you are interested in becoming a member of the council please speak with James.

The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Whilst the redecorating is taking place Morning Prayer will take place at The Rectory on Monday and Wednesday and the Church Hall on Thursday. Everyone welcome 

Sun 3rd Feb 8.00am Holy Communion (Church Hall)         
10.00am All Age Family Communion (in the Scout Hall) 6.00pm Evensong (Church Hall)         
Mon 4th Feb 8.00pm Silent prayer meeting (church hall)
Thurs 7th Feb 9.30am, Holy Communion and prayers for healing (Church Hall)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (Church hall)
Fri 8th Feb 6.00pm ‘Film Night’ Mamma Mia 2: Here we go again (see notices)
Sun 10th Feb 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Holy Communion             
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 14th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion               
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
7.30pm Fellowship: ‘Desert Island Discs’ (church hall)
Sat 16th Feb 5.30pm ‘Pop-Up’ cinema: Incredibles 2 (see notices)
Sun 17th Feb 10.00am Parish Communion         
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ at Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Mon 18th Feb External stonework repairs to church for about 2 weeks (services unaffected)
11.00am Funeral Service (Alice Corbin)
Wed 20th Feb 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
7.30pm Pilgrim Course at the Rectory
Thurs 21st Feb 9:30am Holy Communion                
Sun 24th Feb 10.00am Parish Communion           
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 26th Feb 9.15am Walking Group (meets at A4010 lay-by)
Thurs 28th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion               
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (in church)
2.00pm Knitters and Natterers (hall)
Sun 3rd March 8.00am Holy Communion            
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms;
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 4th March 8.00pm PCC meeting
Wed 6th March
Ash Wednesday
7.30pm Parish Communion with the Bishop of Buckingham, The Rt. Revd Alan Wilson 

Friday, 25 January 2019

Pew Sheet 27th January 2019

St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough
& St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

Vicar: The Revd. James Tomkins
01844 275944 (day off Tuesday)
jamestomkins@btinternet.com
The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE

Churchwardens:
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com
Margaret Hunnibell 01844 274366 mehunnibell01@gmail.com


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. Coffee and squash is served after the 10 am Sunday service. St. Dunstan’s is being redecorated for approximately 3 weeks starting on Monday January 14th. During this time the 10 am Sunday service will take place at the Whiteleaf Scout Centre, Courtmoor Close, Monks Risborough. Evensong, the 8.00 am and 9.30 am Holy Communion services will take place in the church hall.

Sunday 27th January 2019

Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

 

In this season of Epiphany we look for the signs of God among us today. Let us continue to learn to recognise God’s presence, and in turn to allow ourselves to become signs of that presence to others, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

10.00am Parish Communion (Whiteleaf Scout Centre)

First Reading: Nehemiah 8 v 1-3, 5-6 & 8-10
As Ezra reveals the long-forgotten Law to the people, their dismay at their own failure is turned to joy when he explains that it is a good gift and that God will not only give the Law, but enable them to fulfil it

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12 v 12 -31a
This reading stresses that God gives us the gifts we need in order to fulfil what we are called to do.

Gospel: Luke 4 v 14-21
After Jesus reads from the prophet Isaiah in the synagogue the atmosphere is electric as he tells his listeners, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

Hymns: 552, 658, 86, 163;   Communion: 297, 374, 420
Anthem: From the Rising of the Sun (F. A. Gore Ouseley)

3.00pm Evensong (St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick)
First Reading: 1 Samuel 3 v 1-20
Second Reading: Ephesians 4 v 1-16
Hymns: 484, 234, 239.   Psalm: 33v1-12.

Prayer of the Week
Lord God, whose compassion embraces all peoples, whose law is wisdom, freedom and joy for the poor, fulfil in our midst your promise of favour, that we may receive the gospel of salvation with faith and, anointed by the Spirit, freely proclaim it. Grant this though our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever Amen.

  Your prayers are asked this week for:

 
  • All those who have suffered innocently as a result of their faith
  • All those who are vulnerable to wintry weather and all those who work hard to keep people safe and well such as GPs, hospital staff and the emergency services
  • Constructive and innovative solutions in easing political tensions in countries/areas such as Venezuela, the USA, The Middle East and the United Kingdom (Brexit)
  • All those who mourn the victims of genocide and that all may resolve to put an end to racism and all forms of discrimination.
  • The mission, ministry and congregational life of St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick.
  • Wellington Avenue & Well Lane (MR) Little Orchard Close (L), Little Park (PR)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison, Veronica Parker and Pam Strickland
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard and Jonathan Kelly
  • The recently departed: Alice Corbin
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Marion Reece, Oscar Tahmasebi, Ruth Rider, Tom Randall, Jock Storie, David Carr, Wally Adams, Mike Baker.
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
The Princes Centre provides day care services for older people and people with different disabilities.                        www.princescentre.org.uk

 

Notices


Bucks Historic Churches Ride
Many congratulations to David C from St. Dunstan's and to Dave R from St. Peter's who together raised £384. The amount is shared with the Bucks Historic Churches Trust. Well done!

Pew Moving and redecoration of St. Dunstan’s Church
Thank you to everyone who helped to prepare the church for redecoration. Work started on Monday January 14th and is going well. The pews will need to be moved to the other side of the church this Sunday, January 27th at 11.30am. If you or anyone else you know can help in this please can you ask them to come along. Many hands make light work as was the case on January 13th. The work is being undertaken by M. Simmonds Decorating Contractors and will take about 3 weeks. During this time services will continue as normal but in different locations. The 10 o’clock service will take place in the Whiteleaf Scout Centre in Courtmoor Close (please park in Mill Lane) and all the other services in the church hall. As far as possible it will be ‘business as usual’ and for health and safety reasons please do not go in to the church whilst the works are taking place. James

Dying Matters
Talking about death, dying and funerals raises big questions that it’s helpful to face at some point, but it can be hard to talk to family and friends. On Wednesday January 30th (10 am to 12 noon) or Thursday January 31st (7.30 – 9.30 pm) you are invited to come along to a session at 17 Wellington Avenue, Princes Risborough (home of Revs. Steve and Rose Williams) to think, chat and articulate these questions in a relaxed environment. A series of question cards are used to encourage conversations and to listen to others’ perspectives and experiences in small groups. The sessions are open for people of all faiths, doubts and none. To book a place on one of these sessions please contact Rev James Tomkins jamestomkins@btinternet.com 01844 275944 stating your preferred date.

Brand New Church Electoral Roll
Every six years the church electoral roll is completely revised. The electoral roll seeks to reflect church membership as closely as possible and provides a general barometer of the vibrancy of the worshipping community. Forms will be available and given out on Sunday February 3rd and need to be completed and returned by March 31st to the electoral roll officer Mrs Susanne Dodds, 34 Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough, HP27 9DT (01844 342746) or a scanned version including signature by email to susanned@onetel.com or please pass it to James or one of the churchwardens. If you do not receive a form please accept my apologies and complete and return a form that will be readily available initially at the 10 am service at the Whiteleaf Scout Centre and then in St. Dunstan’s and also in St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick. Thank you. Susanne Dodds.

Mamma Mia: Here we go again! Sing along night!
In the church on Friday 8th February (6.00pm-9.00pm)
Suitable for all the family - tickets cost: £10.00 per adult and £5.00 per under 16. Family of four ticket £20.00
Tickets from mia@roscahill.com or call Mia on 273244 or log onto Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/mamma-mia-here-we-go-again-movie-and-dinner-at-st-dunstans-tickets-52415161158

‘Pop Up’ Cinema: Incredibles 2 (PG)
On Saturday February 16th at 5.30 pm  the Superheroes are back for another exciting and fun packed adventure to thwart a new dangerous villain. Bring your own snacks/drinks. Tickets on the door: adults £4 and accompanied children £1. For more information please contact Johanna Powell (01844 343996)

Confirmation Classes

A Confirmation Service will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Aylesbury on the evening of Easter Eve, Saturday April 20th. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider being confirmed please contact James. Confirmation is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion as a person ‘confirms’ the promises made on their behalf at their Baptism. Preparation sessions will take place on Saturday April 6th and April 13th from 10am to 12 noon. James

The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Whilst the redecorating is taking place Morning Prayer will take place at The Rectory on Monday and Wednesday and the Church Hall on Thursday. Everyone welcome 

Mon 28th Jan 8.00pm PCC meeting (church hall)
Wed 30th Jan 10.00am ‘Dying matters’ at 17 Wellington Avenue (see notices)
Thurs 31st Jan 9.30am Holy Communion (Church Hall)                          
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30pm ‘Dying matters’ at 17 Wellington Avenue (see notices)
Sun 3rd Feb 8.00am Holy Communion (Church Hall)         
10.00am All Age Family Communion (in the Scout Hall)
6.00pm Evensong (Church Hall)         
Mon 4th Feb 8.00pm Silent prayer meeting (church hall)
Thurs 7th Feb 9.30am, Holy Communion and prayers for healing (Church Hall) 2.00pm Monks Monkeys (Church hall)
Fri 8th Feb 6.00pm ‘Film Night’ Mamma Mia 2: Here we go again (see notices)
Sun 10th Feb 10.00am Parish Communion           
11.30am Holy Communion         
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 14th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion               
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
7.30pm Fellowship: ‘Desert Island Discs (church hall)
Sat 16th Feb 5.30pm ‘Pop-Up’ cinema: Incredibles 2
Sun 17th Feb 10.00am Parish Communion     
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ at Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Mon 18th Feb External stonework repairs to church for about 2 weeks (services unaffected)
11.00am Funeral Service (Alice Corbin)
Wed 20th Feb 7.30pm Pilgrim Course at the Rectory
Thurs 21st Feb 9:30am Holy Communion                
Sun 24th Feb 10.00am Parish Communion           
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 26th Feb 9.15am Walking Group (meets at A4010 lay-by)
Thurs 28th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion           
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (in church)
2.00pm Knitters and Natterers (hall)