Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Pew Sheet 25th March 2020

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

Vicar: Vacant
parishoffice@stmarysrisborough.org.uk

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



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Friday, 13 March 2020

Pew Sheet 15th March 2020

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

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

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

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

Sunday 15th March  

Third Sunday of Lent

 

In Jesus, the living water, God gives us an opportunity for spiritual cleansing. Let us be mindful of this in our worship today, praying for refreshment and revival in faith. 

10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Exodus 17.1-7
God meets the material needs of the people of Israel, wandering in the desert, by the miracle at the rock, and is revealed as the source of life – the one in whom thirst is quenched.

Second Reading: Romans 5.1-11
Paul contrasts human weakness and ungodliness with the grace and love of God that are shown in the reconciling death of Christ.

Gospel: John 4.5-42
Jesus’ encounter with a woman at a well leads to his revelation of himself as the Messiah, as “living water” and the “Saviour of the world”.

Hymns: 205, 52, 343, 252.
Communion: 45, 342, 978.

6.00pm Evensong
First Reading: Joshua 1.1-9
Second Reading: Ephesians 6.10-20
Hymns; 606, 222, 98 : Psalm 40.

Prayer of the week:
O God, living and true, look upon your people, whose dry and stony hearts are parched with thirst. Unseal the living water of your Spirit, let it become within us as an ever-flowing spring, leaping up to eternal life. Thus may we worship you in spirit and in truth through Jesus Christ, our deliverance and hope, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, holy and mighty God forever and ever. Amen.

 Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • Migrants and refugees seeking a safer and better place to live.
  • Victims of climate related disasters such as tornadoes in the USA, floods in the UK, Australia and Brazil, drought in the Yemen and melting ice in Greenland, Antarctica and the Arctic.
  • All who operate Community transport schemes.
  • The mission, ministry and congregational life of The Baptist Chapel in Speen.
  • Wheelwright Road (L) Perry Lane (B)
  •  Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Michael Hopkins, Elsie Ratlidge, Pamela Baldwin and family
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Ginny Gibbs, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Bill, Sue, Marriette, Gail
  • Those recently deceased: Robert Stonell
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Joan Balance, Agnes Bowell, Alan Laken, Eddy Tranter, John Clegg, Doris Gomme, Anne Frow, Helen Keeping, John McMullan, Minnie Greig, David Stevens.

Can I please encourage you to join me in saying this prayer each day for all of us at St Dunstan’s during the Vacancy?     Thank you.  Rob
Heavenly Father,
We thank you for the life of St Dunstan’s over many centuries: for its worship, its ministry and its mission
within and to the local community.
We thank you for the privilege of being members of the Church today.
During this Vacancy, strengthen us with your Holy Spirit, that our worship may be more worthy,
our witness more effective, our lives more holy,
and renew our enthusiasm to share all that you call us to be and do for the honour of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 

Our Parish also supports:
Christian Aid is an international development charity. We work with people, of all faiths and none, in around 50 countries, to eradicate poverty. www.christianaid.org.uk




Notices

 

Coronavirus – Archbishop and Diocesan Advice.

"We advise that all priests should offer Communion in one kind only to all communicants i.e. the consecrated bread/wafer/host, with the priest alone taking the wine; suspend handshaking or other direct physical contact during the sharing of the peace; suspend direct physical contact as part of a blessing or ‘laying on of hands’."  Please note that it is the teaching of the Church, that receiving the host only still means that we receive the fullness of Christ at Holy Communion.

Drivers required
If you are able to provide lifts to and from church on a regular or occasional basis please contact Cathy Farquhar 343226 cathy.farquhar@btinternet.com

Looking ahead during the Vacancy
Before Christmas about 40 people attended a day called "Better Together" which was the opportunity to express how they were feeling about James' departure.
I am planning another two sessions called "Better Together Again!" These will be an opportunity to think about the Vacancy, but especially to look ahead to the future.  As part of the process of appointing a new Team Vicar, the PCC will need to approve a Parish Profile which outlines what the parish is like now, what it means to be part of the Risborough Team, what we would like to be in the coming years and what qualities will be required in the priest appointed to help us. The sessions in the church hall will be similar and everyone is invited to attend one of them.  Wednesday 22nd April:10.30am - 12 noon or 7.30 - 9.00pm.  All of us who are members of the St Dunstan's Family share responsibility for the kind of Church we are and will be.  I hope therefore that as many people as possible will take part.  More information later, but please book the date and time in your diary now. Thank you.Rob

(Women's) World Day of Prayer
Very many thanks to those who attended from St D's and to those who did a reading. There was a better attendance this year and over £320 was raised for a wide variety of international charities. Rosemary.

Annual revision of Electoral Roll- closes 6th April
Forms are available at the back of the church for anyone wishing to join the parish electoral roll.  There was a complete revision last year and so you only need to apply if you did not complete a form last year.  Any queries Susanne Dodds 01844 342746 or email  stdunstanspewsheet@gmail.com

Christian Aid at St Dunstan’s 15th and 28th March
At the 10am Parish Communion Service, Philip Evans is coming to talk about the work of Christian Aid and will stay on afterwards if people want to chat to him. Charity information will be at the back of the church.  We will be having a collection to support their work and hope you will consider donating. Then on March 28th join us for a Christian Aid Big Brekkie, at 9.15am in the church hall. Egg/bacon/sausage /veggie baps with juice and tea or coffee. Suggested donation £5. Special rate for families. Hope to see you at this new venture. Phone Rosemary 344417 for more details, and if you would like to help.

Pringles Tubes for Summer Lighthouse Craft
Please can we have any empty canisters for the children’s craft activities. Box at the back of St Dunstan’s. Thanks.

The Next Few Weeks 

Morning Prayer usually takes place on Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone is welcome. The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.
Sun 15th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion (see Christian Aid in Notices)
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 18th Mar 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 19th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion             
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
 Sun 22nd Mar Mothering Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am All Age Mothering Service without Communion               
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 24th Mar 9.15 Fellowship Walk (from the layby)
Thurs 26th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion                
2.00pm Fellowship ‘Knit-in’ (church hall)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church)
Saturday 28th March 9.15am Christian Aid Big Breakfast (church hall) (see notices)
Sun 29th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion           
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 2nd April 9.30am Healing and Holy Communion
Sun 5th April Palm Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion          
10.00am All Age Family Communion Following Procession from A4101 layby                                                  
 6.00pm Evensong
Mon 6th April 8.00pm Stations of the Cross or Compline
Tues 7th April 8.00pm Compline
Wed 7th April 8.00pm Compline
Thurs 9th April Maundy Thursday 9.30am Holy Communion               
8.0pm Holy Communion, Handwashing and Stripping of the Altar
Fri 10th April Good Friday 11.00am CTR Walk of Witness         
2.00pm Final Hour
Sun 12th April
Easter Day
6.00am CTR Sunrise Service at Whiteleaf Cross                                
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Parish Communion           
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
 6.00pm Evensong
Thur 16th April 9.30am Holy Communion and Prayers for Healing
Sun 19th April 10.00am Parish Communion        
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 22nd April 10.30am/7.30pm Better Together Again (see notices)

Friday, 6 March 2020

Pew Sheet 8th March 2020

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

Vicar: Vacant
parishoffice@stmarysrisborough.org.uk

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

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

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

Sunday 8th March

Second Sunday of Lent

 

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. We come before God with our prayers and praises, that together we may renew our faith.

10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Genesis 12.1-4a
God promises Abram that he will be the ancestor of a people who will bring blessing to everyone on earth.

Second Reading: Romans 4.1-5,13-17
We do not earn our salvation, but rather it is God’s gift, which we receive through faith.

Gospel: John 3.1-17
Jesus tells Nicodemus that eternal life is available to those who have faith in what seems logically impossible.

Hymns: 487, 315, 534. Psalm 121
Communion: 82, 506, 84.

11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
First Reading: Genesis 12.1-4a
Gospel: John 3.1-17

6.00pm Evensong
First Reading: Jeremiah 22.1-9
Second Reading: Matthew 8.1-13
Hymns; 327, 281, 310 : Psalm 135v1-14 .

Prayer of the week:
Holy God, from the dazzling cloud you revealed Jesus in glory as your beloved Son. During these forty days enlighten the Church with the bright glory of your presence. Inspire us by your word, and so transform us into the image of the risen Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, holy and mighty God forever and ever. Amen.

 Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • The health of the global population amid fear and panic caused by the coronavirus.
  • People suffering amid political unrest in places like Haiti and India.
  • Those who serve the community in unseen and unrecognised ways, for the acts of kindness done without expectation of reward.
  • The Bishop of Buckingham and The Archdeacon of Buckingham,
  • Town Farm Barns (PR) Shootacre Lane (B)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Michael Hopkins, Elsie Ratlidge, Pamela Baldwin and family
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Ginny Gibbs, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Bill, Sue, Marriette
  • Those recently deceased: Robert Stonell
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Brian Watts, Leslie Morecraft, Chris Broadmeadow, Ethel Galley, Jasmine Cawley.

Can I please encourage you to join me in saying this prayer each day for all of us at St Dunstan’s during the Vacancy?     Thank you.  Rob

Heavenly Father,
We thank you for the life of St Dunstan’s over many centuries: for its worship, its ministry and its mission
within and to the local community.
We thank you for the privilege of being members of the Church today.
During this Vacancy, strengthen us with your Holy Spirit, that our worship may be more worthy,
our witness more effective, our lives more holy,
and renew our enthusiasm to share all that you call us to be and do for the honour of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Parish also supports:
Christian Aid is an international development charity. We work with people, of all faiths and none, in around 50 countries, to eradicate poverty. www.christianaid.org.uk



Notices

 

Coronavirus.
We are advised that, during this outbreak, we should not shake hands during the Peace and that those who intinct the host in the wine, must allow the priest to do that on their behalf. Advice may change if the epidemic worsens.

Looking ahead during the Vacancy
Before Christmas about 40 people attended a day called "Better Together" which was the opportunity to express how they were feeling about James' departure.That proved to be appreciated and very helpful.

I am planning another two sessions called "Better Together Again!" These will be an opportunity to think about the Vacancy, but especially to look ahead to the future.  As part of the process of appointing a new Team Vicar, the PCC will need to approve what is called a Parish Profile outlining what the parish is like now, what it means to be part of the Risborough Team, what we would like St Dunstan's to be like in the coming years and what qualities will be required in the priest appointed to help us take these things forward. Both sessions will be similar and everyone is invited to attend one of them.  They will both take place in the church hall on Wednesday 22nd April: the first from 10.30am - 12 noon; the second from 7.30 - 9.00pm.  All of us who are members of the St Dunstan's Family share responsibility for the kind of Church we are and will be.  I hope therefore that as many people as possible will take part.  More information later, but please book the date and time in your diary now.  Thank you. Rob

Annual revision of Electoral Roll- closes 6th April
Forms are available at the back of the church for anyone wishing to join the parish electoral roll.  There was a complete revision last year and so you only need to apply if you did not complete a form last year.  Any queries Susanne Dodds 01844 342746 or email stdunstanspewsheet@gmail.com.

Christian Aid at St Dunstan’s 15th and 28th March
At the 10am Parish Communion Service, Philip Evans is coming to talk about the work of Christian Aid and will stay on afterwards if people want to chat to him. Charity information will be at the back of the church.  We will be having a collection to support their work and hope you will consider donating. Then on March 28th join us for a Christian Aid Big Brekkie, at 9.15am in the church hall. Egg/bacon/sausage /veggie baps with juice and tea or coffee. Suggested donation £5. Special rate for families. Hope to see you at this new venture. Phone Rosemary 344417 for more details, and if you would like to help.

The London Marathon
My brother, who has fairly recently taken up running, is doing this for Blind Veterans UK, a charity which helped my father a lot. He has to raise £2000 to take part. If you would like to support him you can do it here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/james-blott or give me a donation to pass on. There are some small flyers on the table at the back. Thank you for reading,  Rosemary

Pringles Tubes for Summer Lighthouse Craft
Please can we have any empty canisters for the children’s craft activities. Box at the back of St Dunstan’s. Thanks.

From milk bottle tops to wellies!
The wellies are sold and the money raised funds an air ambulance. Please put any donations in the box at the back of the church. Many thanks, Rosemary

The Next Few Weeks 

Morning Prayer usually takes place on Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone is welcome. The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.
Sun 8th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion          
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion  6.00pm Evensong
Wed 11th Mar 12.00pm Funeral of Robert Stonell
Thurs 12th Mar Fellowship AGM preceded by     
9.30am Holy Communion              
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 15th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion (see Christian Aid in Notices)
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 18th Mar 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 19th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion            
 2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 22nd Mar Mothering Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am All Age Mothering Service without communion                 3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 24th Mar 9.15 Fellowship Walk (from the layby)
Thurs 26th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion              
2.00pm Fellowship ‘Knit-in’ (church hall)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church)
Saturday 28th March 9.15am Christian Aid Big Breakfast (church hall) (see notices)
Sun 29th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion           
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 2nd April 9.30am Healing and Holy Communion
Sun 5th April Palm Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion          
10.00am All Age Family Communion Following Procession from A4101 layby                                                  
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 6th April 8.00pm Stations of the Cross or Compline
Tues 7th April 8.00pm Compline
Wed 7th April 8.00pm Compline
Thurs 9th April Maundy Thursday 9.30am Holy Communion                
8.0pm Holy Communion, Handwashing and Stripping of the Altar
Fri 10th April Good Friday 11.00am CTR Walk of Witness         
2.00pm Final Hour


Friday, 28 February 2020

Pew Sheet 1st March 2020

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

Vicar: Vacant
parishoffice@stmarysrisborough.org.uk

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

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

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

 

Sunday 1st March

First Sunday of Lent

 

As we move into Lent we hear the story of Jesus’ temptation and how he refused to put God to the test. So in our worship we’ll be thinking about how we put God and one another to the test, and asking for God’s guidance in letting go of deep ingrained patterns of behaviour. 


8.00am Holy Communion
Readings: Genesis 2.15-17; 3.1-7, Matthew 4.1-11.

10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism 

Gospel: Matthew 4.1-11
Three times Jesus resists the devil’s temptations to ignore God’s will, choosing not to act in self-interest, nor to behave recklessly to prove his divinity, nor to seize power for himself.

Hymns: 509, 212, 161, 419.
Communion: 47, 674, 285, 166.

6.00pm Evensong
First Reading: Deuteronomy 6.4-9,16-25
Second Reading: Luke 15.1-10
Hymns; 643, 457, 673 : Psalm 50v1-15 .

Prayer of the week:
Lord our God, in every age you call a people to hear your word and to do your will, renew us in these Lenten days: washed clean of sin, sealed with the Spirit, and sustained by your living bread, may we remain true to our calling and, with the elect, serve you alone. Grant this through Christ, our liberator from sin , who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, holy and mighty God forever and ever. Amen.

 Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • Countries such as Zimbabwe and Australia which have been experiencing droughts and those in this country affected by flooding
  • People of Cameroon, Syria and Turkey. For those fleeing war and violence.
  • Possibilities of ministry and mission within the Risborough Team.
  • Stratton Road & Sycamore House (PR) Skittle Green & Holly Green (B)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Michael Hopkins, Elsie Ratlidge, Pamela Baldwin and family
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Ginny Gibbs, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Bill, Sue, Marriette
  • Those recently deceased: Robert Stonell
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Brian Watts, Leslie Morecraft, Chris Broadmeadow, Ethel Galley, Jasmine Cawley.

Can I please encourage you to join me in saying this prayer each day for all of us at St Dunstan’s during the Vacancy?     Thank you.  Rob

Heavenly Father,
We thank you for the life of St Dunstan’s over many centuries: for its worship, its ministry and its mission within and to the local community.
We thank you for the privilege of being members of the Church today.
During this Vacancy, strengthen us with your Holy Spirit, that our worship may be more worthy, our witness more effective, our lives more holy,
and renew our enthusiasm to share all that you call us to be and do for the honour of our Lord Jesus Christ.



Our Parish also supports:
The Bucks Historic Churches Trust provides grants to help maintain churches in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.  www.bucks-historic-churches.org



Notices


(Women’s) World Day of Prayer March 6th 10.00am
This service in St Mary’s Church (PR) is prepared this year by the women of Zimbabwe. We need two or three volunteers from St D's to read a short piece during the service. Please contact Rosemary if you can help. (344417).

St Dunstan's Ultimate Charity Quiz Sat 7th March
Join us for a quiz night to support the charities Lindengate, supporting people recovering from mental illnesses and Child Bereavement UK. Monks Risborough School Hall. 7.30pm. £5 per person. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Teams of 6-8 we can help if you want to join a team. Johanna Powell, Churchwarden, contact as above.

Annual revision of the Electoral Roll- closes 6th April
Forms are available at the back of the church for anyone wishing to join the parish electoral roll.  There was a complete revision last year and so you only need to apply if you did not complete a form last year.  Any queries Susanne Dodds 01844 342746 or email stdunstanspewsheet@gmail.com

Christian Aid at St Dunstan’s 15th and 28th March
At the 10am Parish Communion Service, Philip Evans is coming to talk about the work of Christian Aid and will stay on afterwards if people want to chat to him. Charity information will be at the back of the church.  We will be having a collection to support their work and hope you will consider donating. Then on March 28th join us for a Christian Aid Big Brekkie, at 9.15am in the church hall. Egg/bacon/sausage /veggie baps with juice and tea or coffee. Suggested donation £5. Special rate for families. Hope to see you at this new venture. Phone Rosemary 344417 for more details, and if you would like to help.

The London Marathon
My brother, who has fairly recently taken up running, is doing this for Blind Veterans UK, a charity which helped my father a lot. He has to raise £2000 to take part. If you would like to support him you can do it here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/james-blott or give me a donation to pass on. There are some small flyers on the table at the back. Thank you for reading,  Rosemary

Pringles Tubes for Summer Lighthouse Craft
Please can we have any empty canisters for the children’s craft activities. Box at the back of St Dunstan’s. Thanks.

St Dunstan’s Lent Course 2020 – SUPERSTAR
Thank you to those of you who have signed up for your choice of this Lent Course. The 5 weekly sessions start on Wed 4th March, 10.30-12.00 at 76 Westmead.
The one-off day on Saturday 7th March 10-4 is in the church hall. Course booklets, drinks and biscuits provided but please bring your own lunch. Jill Iredale 01844 346488 .

From milk bottle tops to wellies!
The wellies are sold and the money raised funds an air
ambulance. Please put any donations in the box at the
back of the church. Many thanks, Rosemary

The Next Few Weeks 

Morning Prayer usually takes place on Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone is welcome. The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.

Sun 1st Mar 8.00am Holy Communion            
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism                    
 6.00pm Evensong
Wed 4th Mar 10.30 -12.00 Superstar Lent Course (weekly)
76 Westmead (see notices)
Thurs 5th Mar 9.30am Healing and Holy Communion 
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 7th Mar 10.00am-4pm Superstar Lent Course
(one off) Church hall (see notices)
Sun 8th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion           
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion  6.00pm Evensong
Wed 11th Mar 12.00pm Funeral of Robert Stonell
Thurs 12th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion               
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30 pm Fellowship AGM preceded by Communion
Sun 15th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion (see Christian Aid in Notices)
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 18th Mar 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 19th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion             
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
 Sun 22nd Mar Mothering Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am All Age Mothering Service without communion                 
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 24th Mar 9.15 Fellowship Walk (from the layby)
Thurs 26th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion               
 2.00pm Fellowship ‘Knit-in’ (church hall)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church)
Saturday 28th March 9.15am Christian Aid Big Breakfast (church hall) (see notices)
Sun 29th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 2nd April 9.30am Healing and Holy Communion
Sun 5th April Palm Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion         
10.00am All Age Family Communion Following Procession from A4101 layby                                                  
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 6th April 8.00pm Stations of the Cross or Compline
Tues 7th April 8.00pm Compline
Wed 7th April 8.00pm Compline
Thurs 9th April 
Maundy Thursday
9.30am Holy Communion                
8.00pm Holy Communion, Handwashing and Stripping of the Altar

Friday, 21 February 2020

Pew Sheet 23rd February 2020

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

Vicar: Vacant
parishoffice@stmarysrisborough.org.uk

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

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 club for babies, toddlers and children meet in the church hall where coffee, squash etc. is served after the 10 am service.

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

Sunday 23rd February

Sunday Next Before Lent

 

Today we join Peter, James and John, high up on a mountain with Jesus. We watch as dazzling white light transforms Jesus, and Moses and Elijah speak with him. In awe and wonder let us worship God, who calls Jesus “my Son, the Beloved”, and listen for God’s voice speaking to us today.

10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Exodus 24.12-end
High on a mountain, Moses receives from God the promised commandments. Clouds cover the glory of God, as when Jesus too meets God on a mountain top.

Second Reading: 2 Peter 1.16-end
Peter writes about hearing God’s voice on the mountain top and speaks of the honour and glory given to Jesus by God, who calls him “my Son, the Beloved”.

Gospel: Matthew 17.1-9
After all they see and hear up on the mountain Peter, James and John are terrified. Jesus calms them with a touch and they return to familiar ground forever changed.

Hymns: 105, 314, 636; Psalm 2
Communion: 67, 77, 947.

3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
First Reading: 2 Kings 2.1-12
Second Reading: Matthew 17.9-23
Hymns; 475, 389, 359, 245 : Psalm 84 .

Prayer of the week:
Heavenly Father, in Christ Jesus, you challenge us to renounce violence and to forsake revenge. Teach us to recognise as your children even our enemies and persecutors, and to love them without measure or discrimination.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.

 

 Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • Those affected by heavy rain and strongs wind in the UK which have disrupted transport and damaged infrastructure.
  • The good care of all patients under the NHS.
  • Music teachers and all those who travel long distances to bring the gift of making music to young and old.
  • Those who work at home caring for elderly relatives or young children. 
  • Pymcombe Close, Queens Road and Rectory Court (PR) Abbotswood (Sp)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Michael Hopkins, Elsie Ratlidge, Pamela Baldwin and family
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Ginny Gibbs, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Bill, Sue, Marriette
  • 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.

Can I please encourage you to join me in saying this prayer each day for all of us at St Dunstan’s during the Vacancy?     Thank you.  Rob

Heavenly Father,
We thank you for the life of St Dunstan’s over many centuries: for its worship, its ministry and its mission
within and to the local community.
We thank you for the privilege of being members of the Church today.
During this Vacancy, strengthen us with your Holy Spirit, that our worship may be more worthy,
our witness more effective, our lives more holy,
and renew our enthusiasm to share all that you call us to be and do for the honour of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Parish also supports:
The Bucks Historic Churches Trust provides grants to help maintain churches in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.  www.bucks-historic-churches.org

 

Notices


(Women’s) World Day of Prayer March 6th 10.00am
This service in St Mary’s Church (PR) is prepared this year by the women of Zimbabwe. We need two or three volunteers from St D's to read a short piece during the service. Please contact Rosemary if you can help. (344417)

St Dunstan's Ultimate Charity Quiz Sat 7th March
Join us for a quiz night to support the charities Lindengate, supporting people recovering from mental illnesses and Child Bereavement UK. Monks Risborough School Hall. 7.30pm. £5 per person. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Teams of 6-8 we can help if you want to join a team. Johanna Powell, Churchwarden, contact as above

Pop-Up Cinema in St Dunstan’s Church.
All is True (12) Feb 29th at 6.30pm. Entry by donation on the door. Bring your own snacks and drinks.

From Winchester to Canterbury
David Williams is to lead pilgrims on a walk along the Pilgrims Way from Winchester to Canterbury from 31st May to 14th June. See notice in porch about the Open Evening. St Mary's Tue 25th February 7.30 - 9.00pm.

Pringles Tubes for Lighthouse Craft
Please can we have any empty canisters for the children’s craft activities in the summer.  Box at the back of St Dunstan’s.  Many thanks.

St Dunstan’s Lent Course 2020 – SUPERSTAR
This thought provoking new York Course is offered in:
Either 5 x weekly Wednesday morning sessions, starting 4th March from 10.30 - 12.(Leaders: The Revd. Rose Williams/Jill Iredale).
Or a one-off Saturday 7th March from 10-4 (Leader: Canon Rob Brown). Bring your own Lunch. Drinks Provided
Please sign the list by 23rd Feb. Full details, including venues, are also in the February/March Newsletter.

From milk bottle tops to wellies!
The wellies are sold and the money raised funds an air ambulance. Please put any donations in the box at the back of the church. Many thanks, Rosemary

Pewsheet Prayer List
Please contact Susanne at stdunstanspewsheet@gmail.com or on 01844 342746 if you would like any names added or removed from the prayer list.


The Next Few Weeks

Morning Prayer usually takes place on Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone is welcome. The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.
Sun 23rd Feb 10.00am Parish Communion      
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Mon 24th Feb 8.00pm Silent Prayer (church hall)
Tues 25th Feb 9.15am Fellowship Walk (layby)
Wed 26th Feb Ash Wednesday 7.30pm Parish Communion and Imposition of Ashes
Thurs 27th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion                   
2.00pm Fellowship ‘Knit-in’ (church hall)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (Church)
Sat 29th Feb 6.30pm Pop-Up Cinema: All Is True (12) (see notices)
Sun 1st Mar 8.00am Holy Communion            
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism                                            
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 5th Mar 9.30am Healing and Holy Communion 
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)

Sun 8th Mar
10.00am Parish Communion           
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion 
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 12th Mar Fellowship AGM preceded by   
9.30am Holy Communion               
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 15th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion       
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 18th Mar 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 19th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion      
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
 Sun 22nd Mar Mothering Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am All Age Mothering Service without communion                        
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 24th Mar 9.15 Fellowship Walk (layby)
Thurs 26th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion        
2.00pm Fellowship ‘Knit-in’ (church hall)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church)
Sun 29th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion           
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 2nd April 9.30am Healing and Holy Communion
Sun 5th April Palm Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion          
10.00am All Age Family Communion Followed by Procession from A4101 layby                                                   
6.00pm Evensong

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Pew Sheet 16th February 2020

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

Vicar: Vacant
parishoffice@stmarysrisborough.org.uk

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


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 club for babies, toddlers and children meet in the church hall where coffee, squash etc. is served after the 10 am service.

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

 

Sunday 16th February 

Sunday Before Lent


As God’s beloved children, let us join with all the beauty of creation in coming before God in praise and worship. We approach just as we are, with all our dreams and hopes, all our worries and struggles, all our gladness and sadness.

10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Genesis 1.1-2.3
God speaks the world into creation. On the sixth day, human beings are created in God’s image. God is united with us from the very beginning. We are given responsibility for looking after others.

Second Reading: Romans 8.18-25
Creation is fallen. Suffering is built into the fabric of life. Like a woman in labour, all of us must endure pain before the future promise of glory as God’s children.

Gospel: Matthew 6.25-end
As part of Jesus’ long discourse known as the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us not to worry. We concern ourselves with how our needs will be met. But our heavenly Father is ahead of us. The key for us is to place God and God’s kingdom first.

Hymns: 476, 736, 186, 32.
Communion: 455, 590, 937.

6.00pm Evensong
First Reading: Proverbs 8.1, 22-31
Second Reading: Revelation 4
Hymns; 120, 25, 428: Psalm 148.

Prayer of the week:
All seeing God, you alone judge rightly by our innermost thoughts. Teach us to observe your law from the heart even as we keep it outwardly. Purify our desires, calm every anger and reconcile us to one another. Then will our worship at your alter render your perfect praise. 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 forever and ever. Amen.

 Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • East Africa where heavy rains in October and November have allowed desert locusts to swarm and devastate crops, pastures and farmer’s livelihoods this month.
  • People of Puerto Rico who are devastated by destructive hurricanes, earthquakes and aftershocks.
  • University undergraduates, for the development of both academic and social horizons.
  • Chiltern Railways, Arriva Buses, Taxi Drivers and others working in public transport.  
  • Park Meadow (PR) Studridge Lane (Sp)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Michael Hopkins, Elsie Ratlidge, Pam Baldwin and family
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Joshua, Bill, Sue, Marriette
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Jean Kingham, Susan Watson, Arthur Howes, Betty Newport, Alf Godfrey, Den Botten, Len Walsham, Bert Keeping.


Can I please encourage you to join me in saying this prayer each day for all of us at St Dunstan’s during the Vacancy?     Thank you.  Rob
Heavenly Father,
We thank you for the life of St Dunstan’s over many centuries: for its worship, its ministry and its mission within and to the local community. We thank you for the privilege of being members of the Church today.
During this Vacancy, strengthen us with your Holy Spirit, that our worship may be more worthy,
our witness more effective, our lives more holy, and renew our enthusiasm to share all that you call us to be and do for the honour of our Lord Jesus Christ.
           
Our Parish also supports:
The Bucks Historic Churches Trust provides grants to help maintain churches in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.  www.bucks-historic-churches.org

Notices



(Women’s) World Day of Prayer March 6th 10.00am
This service in St Mary’s Church (PR) is prepared this year by the women of Zimbabwe. We need two or three volunteers from St D's to read a short piece during the service. Please contact Rosemary if you can help. (344417)

St Dunstan's Ultimate Charity Quiz Sat 7th March
Join us for a quiz night to support the charities Lindengate, supporting people recovering from mental illnesses and Child Bereavement UK. Monks Risborough School Hall. 7.30pm. £5 per person. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Teams of 6-8 we can help if you want to join a team. Johanna Powell, Churchwarden, contact as above.

Pop-Up Cinema in St Dunstan’s Church.
All is True (12) Feb 29th at 6.30pm. Entry by donation on the door. Bring your own snacks and drinks.

Open House Wed 19th Feb. 7.30pm  
The postponed final session of The Eucharist, from the Pilgrim Course will be at 31 Place Farm Way
Friendship Group 19th February 2.30pm
The Friendship group meets every third Wednesday of the month.  Come and join in the next meeting for a Beetle Drive fun afternoon.

From Winchester to Canterbury
David Williams is to lead pilgrims on a walk along the Pilgrims Way from Winchester to Canterbury from 31st May to 14th June. See notice in porch about the Open Evening. St Mary's Tue 25th February 7.30 - 9.00pm.

Pringles Tubes for Lighthouse Craft
Please can we have any empty canisters for the children’s craft activities in the summer.  Box at the back of St Dunstan’s.  Many thanks.

St Dunstan’s Lent Course 2020 – SUPERSTAR
This thought provoking new York Course is offered in:
Either 5 x weekly Wednesday morning sessions, starting 4th March from 10.30 - 12.(Leaders: The Revd. Rose Williams/Jill Iredale).
Or a one-off Saturday 7th March from 10-4 (Leader: Canon Rob Brown). Bring your own Lunch. Drinks Provided
Please sign the list by 23rd Feb. Full details, including venues, are also in the February/March Newsletter.

Milk Bottle Tops
Thanks to everybody who gives me these. They are recycled into wellies, and the profits fund an air ambulance.  More donations always welcome - Rosemary
 

The Next Few Weeks 

Morning Prayer usually takes place on Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone is welcome. The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.
Sun 16th Feb 10.00am Parish Communion         
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 19th Feb 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
7.30pm Open House (see notices)
Thurs 20th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion                
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Fri 21st Feb 12.00pm Funeral of Joe Ratlidge
Sun 23rd Feb 10.00am Parish Communion         
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Mon 24th Feb 8.00pm Silent Prayer (church hall)
Tues 25th Feb 9.15am Fellowship Walk (layby)
Wed 26th Feb Ash Wednesday 7.30pm Parish Communion and Imposition of Ashes
Thurs 27th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion                   
2.00pm Fellowship ‘Knit-in’ (church hall)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (Church)
Sat 29th Feb 6.30pm Pop-Up Cinema: All Is True (12) (see notices)
Sun 1st Mar 8.00am Holy Communion            
Thurs 5th Mar 9.30am Healing and Holy Communion 
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)

Sun 8th Mar
10.00am Parish Communion          
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion 
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 12th Mar Fellowship AGM preceded by      
9.30am Holy Communion               
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 15th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion            
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 18th Mar 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 19th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion              
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
 Sun 22nd Mar Mothering Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am All Age Mothering Service without communion                        
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 24th Mar 9.15 Fellowship Walk (layby)
Thurs 26th Mar 9.30am Holy Communion                
2.00pm Fellowship ‘Knit-in’ (church hall)  
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church)
Sun 29th Mar 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm Evensong