Sunday, 18 August 2019

Pew Sheet 11th August 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

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. The 10 o’clock for babies, toddlers, children and young people is taking a break during the summer holidays. Please therefore make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. Coffee and squash are served in the church hall after the 10.00 am service

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

Sunday 11th August 2019

Eighth Sunday after Trinity


“Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”. In our worship today let us seek ways to deepen and strengthen our faith, and learn to live in hope, even when our vision is obscured.

10.00am Parish Communion
  
First Reading: Genesis 15 v 1-6
The Lord visits Abram in a vision, promising despite Abram’s protestations that, although he is childless, his descendants will be innumerable. Eventually, Abram believes God.

Second Reading: Hebrews 11 v 1-3 & 8-16
In faith Abraham obeyed God, even though he and Sarah would not live to see God’s promises fulfilled. Paul then goes on to refer to others who “died in faith”.

Gospel: Luke 12 v 32-40
Words of comfort and assurance, that God wants to give us the kingdom, are followed by an exhortation to live simply and charitably, relying on heavenly rather than earthly treasure.

Hymns: 19, 493, 340, 489
Communion: 342, 381, 82

11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Readings: Hebrews 11 v 1-3 & 8-16, Luke 12 v 32-40

6.00pm Evensong

Readings: Isaiah 11.10-12.end, 2 Corinthians 1.1-22
Hymns: 497, 447, 537; Psalm 108.1-6

Prayer of the week:

O, God, on whom our faith rests secure and whose kingdom we await, sustain us by word and sacrament and keep us alert for the coming of the Son of Man, that we may welcome him without delay. 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:


  • The victims of the mass shootings in the USA
  • A robust response to climate change with the continuing reports and urgent need to tackle this threat.
  • The easing of tensions in the Kashmir regions of India and Pakistan
  • The Anglican Church in India
  • All those who organise and lead holiday camps and for the young people in their care.
  • Those involved in planning potential new housing developments as part of the Wycombe District Council Local Plan
  • Northfield Road (PR) Roundlands & Eastlands (LG)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, Mary Copcutt, John Hobson, Mary Kent and Michael Hopkins
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Joshua, Marj, Bill, Sue, Jo and Marriette
  • The recently departed: Jean Stopps
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Peg Norris, Yvonne Smith, Muriel Ray, Hilda Rainbow, Brian Pechey, Marie Drury, Vicki McKenzie, Linda Lawrence.

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 The Whitechapel Mission is dedicated to providing a lifeline to the men and women caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy and lasting productivity.                        www.whitechapel.org.uk

 

Notices

 

Sustaining the Sacred Centre

Once again we hope you will support the various services during August under the umbrella of ‘Sustaining the Sacred Centre.’ Each day there is a short service of approximately 20 minutes to complement the existing services already held
The additional services will be at St Dunstan’s on Friday evenings (8.00 pm) and late Saturday afternoons (5.00 pm) and, as before, on Tuesday evenings (6.00 pm) there will be a ‘Service of Reflection’ at St Peter’s, Owlswick.
The services, especially at Owlswick will reflect on the life and writings of Mother Julian of Norwich, a 14th Century woman of prayer who had a remarkable life and who wrote about her experiences of God in a book, still available, known as “Revelations of Divine Love.” What she learned is still relevant for us today. James and Rob
Monday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St Dunstan’s (not 26/8)
Tuesday (6.00 pm): Service of Reflection at Owlswick
Wednesday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St. Dunstan’s
Thursday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St. Dunstan’s
Friday (8.00 pm): Compline (night prayer) at St. Dunstan’s
Saturday (5.00 pm) Evening Prayer at St. Dunstan’s

New Book Group
I am thinking of starting a book group beginning in September which would meet once a month on a Monday evening in the church hall. If you enjoy reading and would like to join me, please let me know. Sue Ingram 01844 275287 / 07786 986823 / suemingram@hotmail.com

Big Band Swing Concert: Sat September 28th, 7.30pm

Much loved music by Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald etc. There will be a prize raffle and complimentary glass of wine/soft drink. Tickets £10 available from Sally’s Sewing Box, Duke Street, Princes Risborough or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church
or Jackie (in the choir) 01844 343755

Harvest Festival Lunch

This will be held in the Scout Hall in Courtmoor Close, Monks Risborough at 12:30pm Sunday October 6th. Tickets are available from Rachel Ungi (01844 761535) or Susanne Carr (01844 346827): adults £6, children 18 or under £3.

Cuddesdon School of Theology and Ministry (CSTM)
CSTM covers a range of topics at an introductory undergraduate level to people who want to deepen their Christian discipleship, increase their knowledge of the Bible, church history and theology, or who might be exploring a sense of calling to ordained or licenced ministry.
The course is a three-year rolling programme so that you can start at the beginning of any term and sign-up term-by-term. Teaching takes place fortnightly on five Thursday evenings and one Saturday study day in each term. Students have the opportunity to engage with the life of Cuddesdon’s vibrant College community and make use of its considerable resources.
Those who wish to do so can submit written work for the Cuddesdon Certificate in Theology and Ministry or accreditation with the Durham University Common Awards programme, either of which can then be used as a basis for further study. Not all students do this, however – many choose simply to attend lectures for their own personal interest and development.
Whether for interest only, or to earn the Cuddesdon Certificate, CSTM offers an opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith, to ask questions and to develop one’s own skills for discipleship, all within a friendly, prayerful and supportive environment. More details are available from www.rcc.ac.uk/cstm and a few leaflets are 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 is welcome. During August on Friday there is also Compline (night prayer) at 8.00 pm; on Saturday there is Evening Prayer at 5.00 pm and on Tuesday at 6.00 pm a service of reflection at St. Peter’s Chapel at Owlswick as part of ‘Sustaining our sacred centre’ (see notices)


Sun 11th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion        
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 14th Aug 7.30pm ‘Pilgrim Course’ at the Rectory
Thurs 15th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 18th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion        
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 21st Aug 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 22nd Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Fellowship “Knit-In” (church hall)
Sat 24th Aug 12noon wedding
Sun 25th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm Evensong at Owlswick
Tues 27th Aug 9.15am Walking group: (A4010 lay-by)
Wed 28th Aug 2.30pm Committal of Jean Stopps
Thurs 29th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 1st Sept 8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism 
11.30am Wedding                                           
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 5th Sept 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys restarts
Sun 8th Sept 10.00am Parish Communion          
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion 6.00pm Evensong
Mon 9th Sept 8.00pm Silent prayer group (church hall)
Thurs 12th Sept 9.30am Holy Communion               
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)  
7.30pm Fellowship Talk – Working with orangutans by
Anthea Mearns (church hall)
Sun 15th Sept 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 16th Sept 8.00pm PCC meeting (church hall)
Wed 18th Sept 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 19th Sept 9.30am Holy Communion                
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 22nd Sept 10.00am Parish Communion         
6.00pm Owlswick Harvest Festival Evensong

Friday, 9 August 2019

Pew Sheet 11th August 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

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. The 10 o’clock for babies, toddlers, children and young people is taking a break during the summer holidays. Please therefore make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. Coffee and squash are served in the church hall after the 10.00 am service

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

Sunday 11th August 2019

Eighth Sunday after Trinity


“Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”. In our worship today let us seek ways to deepen and strengthen our faith, and learn to live in hope, even when our vision is obscured.

10.00am Parish Communion
  
First Reading: Genesis 15 v 1-6
The Lord visits Abram in a vision, promising despite Abram’s protestations that, although he is childless, his descendants will be innumerable. Eventually, Abram believes God.

Second Reading: Hebrews 11 v 1-3 & 8-16
In faith Abraham obeyed God, even though he and Sarah would not live to see God’s promises fulfilled. Paul then goes on to refer to others who “died in faith”.

Gospel: Luke 12 v 32-40
Words of comfort and assurance, that God wants to give us the kingdom, are followed by an exhortation to live simply and charitably, relying on heavenly rather than earthly treasure.

Hymns: 19, 493, 340, 489
Communion: 342, 381, 82

11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Readings: Hebrews 11 v 1-3 & 8-16, Luke 12 v 32-40

6.00pm Evensong

Readings: Isaiah 11.10-12.end, 2 Corinthians 1.1-22
Hymns: 497, 447, 537; Psalm 108.1-6

Prayer of the week:

O, God, on whom our faith rests secure and whose kingdom we await, sustain us by word and sacrament and keep us alert for the coming of the Son of Man, that we may welcome him without delay. 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:


  • The victims of the mass shootings in the USA
  • A robust response to climate change with the continuing reports and urgent need to tackle this threat.
  • The easing of tensions in the Kashmir regions of India and Pakistan
  • The Anglican Church in India
  • All those who organise and lead holiday camps and for the young people in their care.
  • Those involved in planning potential new housing developments as part of the Wycombe District Council Local Plan
  • Northfield Road (PR) Roundlands & Eastlands (LG)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, Mary Copcutt, John Hobson, Mary Kent and Michael Hopkins
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Joshua, Marj, Bill, Sue, Jo and Marriette
  • The recently departed: Jean Stopps
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Peg Norris, Yvonne Smith, Muriel Ray, Hilda Rainbow, Brian Pechey, Marie Drury, Vicki McKenzie, Linda Lawrence.
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 The Whitechapel Mission is dedicated to providing a lifeline to the men and women caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy and lasting productivity.                        www.whitechapel.org.uk

 

Notices

 

Sustaining the Sacred Centre

Once again we hope you will support the various services during August under the umbrella of ‘Sustaining the Sacred Centre.’ Each day there is a short service of approximately 20 minutes to complement the existing services already held.
The additional services will be at St Dunstan’s on Friday evenings (8.00 pm) and late Saturday afternoons (5.00 pm) and, as before, on Tuesday evenings (6.00 pm) there will be a ‘Service of Reflection’ at St Peter’s, Owlswick.
The services, especially at Owlswick will reflect on the life and writings of Mother Julian of Norwich, a 14th Century woman of prayer who had a remarkable life and who wrote about her experiences of God in a book, still available, known as “Revelations of Divine Love.” What she learned is still relevant for us today. James and Rob
Monday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St Dunstan’s (not 26/8)
Tuesday (6.00 pm): Service of Reflection at Owlswick
Wednesday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St. Dunstan’s
Thursday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St. Dunstan’s
Friday (8.00 pm): Compline (night prayer) at St. Dunstan’s
Saturday (5.00 pm) Evening Prayer at St. Dunstan’s

New Book Group
I am thinking of starting a book group beginning in September which would meet once a month on a Monday evening in the church hall. If you enjoy reading and would like to join me, please let me know. Sue Ingram 01844 275287 / 07786 986823 / suemingram@hotmail.com

Big Band Swing Concert: Sat September 28th, 7.30pm

Much loved music by Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald etc. There will be a prize raffle and complimentary glass of wine/soft drink. Tickets £10 available from Sally’s Sewing Box, Duke Street, Princes Risborough or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church or Jackie (in the choir) 01844 343755

Harvest Festival Lunch

This will be held in the Scout Hall in Courtmoor Close, Monks Risborough at 12:30pm Sunday October 6th. Tickets are available from Rachel Ungi (01844 761535) or Susanne Carr (01844 346827): adults £6, children 18 or under £3.

Cuddesdon School of Theology and Ministry (CSTM)
CSTM covers a range of topics at an introductory undergraduate level to people who want to deepen their Christian discipleship, increase their knowledge of the Bible, church history and theology, or who might be exploring a sense of calling to ordained or licenced ministry.
The course is a three-year rolling programme so that you can start at the beginning of any term and sign-up term-by-term. Teaching takes place fortnightly on five Thursday evenings and one Saturday study day in each term. Students have the opportunity to engage with the life of Cuddesdon’s vibrant College community and make use of its considerable resources.
Those who wish to do so can submit written work for the Cuddesdon Certificate in Theology and Ministry or accreditation with the Durham University Common Awards programme, either of which can then be used as a basis for further study. Not all students do this, however – many choose simply to attend lectures for their own personal interest and development.
Whether for interest only, or to earn the Cuddesdon Certificate, CSTM offers an opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith, to ask questions and to develop one’s own skills for discipleship, all within a friendly, prayerful and supportive environment. More details are available from www.rcc.ac.uk/cstm and a few leaflets are 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 is welcome. During August on Friday there is also Compline (night prayer) at 8.00 pm; on Saturday there is Evening Prayer at 5.00 pm and on Tuesday at 6.00 pm a service of reflection at St. Peter’s Chapel at Owlswick as part of ‘Sustaining our sacred centre’ (see notices)

Sun 11th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion        
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 14th Aug 7.30pm ‘Pilgrim Course’ at the Rectory
Thurs 15th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 18th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion         
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 21st Aug 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 22nd Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Fellowship “Knit-In” (church hall)
Sat 24th Aug 12noon wedding
Sun 25th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm Evensong at Owlswick
Tues 27th Aug 9.15am Walking group: (A4010 lay-by)
Wed 28th Aug 2.30pm Committal of Jean Stopps
Thurs 29th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 1st Sept 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism 
11.30am Wedding
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 5th Sept 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys restarts
Sun 8th Sept 10.00am Parish Communion          
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 9th Sept 8.00pm Silent prayer group (church hall)
Thurs 12th Sept 9.30am Holy Communion               
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)  
7.30pm Fellowship Talk – Working with orangutans by Anthea Mearns (church hall)
Sun 15th Sept 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 16th Sept 8.00pm PCC meeting (church hall)
Wed 18th Sept 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 19th Sept 9.30am Holy Communion                
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 22nd Sept 10.00am Parish Communion         
6.00pm Owlswick Harvest Festival Evensong

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Pew Sheet 4th August 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

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. The 10 o’clock for babies, toddlers, children and young people is taking a break during the summer holidays. Please therefore make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. Coffee and squash are served in the church hall after the 10.00 am service


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

 

Sunday 4th August 2019

Seventh Sunday after Trinity


Let us come together to offer prayer and praise to God, and to seek grace, mercy and forgiveness for ourselves and for all.

8.00am Holy Communion
Readings:Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23 & Luke 12.13-21

10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms of Tommy Hunter and Agatha Barber   

Gospel: Luke 12.13-21

Hymns: 305, 964, 25, 766
Communion: 47, 555, 212, 856.

6.00pm Evensong

Readings: Genesis 50 v 4-end, 1 Corinthians 14 v 1-19
Hymns: 161, 382, 245; Psalm 107v1-9  

Prayer of the week:
O, God, the giver of every gift that endures; only by your grace can we rightly understand the wonder of life and why it was given. By the word of your Son challenge our foolishness, confront our greed, and shape our lives from the wisdom of the gospel. 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:

  • Agatha and Tommy at the start of their Christian journey through Baptism
  • The victims of child, sexual and domestic abuse
  • Those who have suffered as a result of the flooding in Northern England  
  • Those who are not enjoying their holiday, all who find the lengthy school holidays stressful and long for the return to normal life.
  • Adult Learning & Education Programmes and the University of the Third Age.
  • Market Square (PR) Main Road & New Road (LG)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, Mary Copcutt, John Hobson, Mary Kent and Michael Hopkins
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Joshua, Marj, Bill, Sue, Jo and Marriette
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Jack Barraclough, Robin Stoddart, Michael Cotter, Freda Hill, Florence Darkins,
      Stan Randall.

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 The Whitechapel Mission is dedicated to providing a lifeline to the men and women caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy and lasting productivity.                        www.whitechapel.org.uk

 

Notices


Sustaining the Sacred Centre
Once again we hope you will support the various services during August under the umbrella of ‘Sustaining the Sacred Centre.’ Each day there is a short service of approximately 20 minutes to complement the existing services already held.

The additional services will be at St Dunstan’s on Friday evenings (8.00 pm) and late Saturday afternoons (5.00 pm) and, as before, on Tuesday evenings (6.00 pm) there will be a ‘Service of Reflection’ at St Peter’s, Owlswick.

The services, especially at Owlswick will reflect on the life and writings of Mother Julian of Norwich, a 14th Century woman of prayer who had a remarkable life and who wrote about her experiences of God in a book, still available, known as “Revelations of Divine Love.” What she learned is still relevant for us today. James and Rob

Monday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St Dunstan’s (not 26/8)
Tuesday (6.00 pm): Service of Reflection at Owlswick
Wednesday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St. Dunstan’s
Thursday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St. Dunstan’s
Friday (8.00 pm): Compline (night prayer) at St. Dunstan’s
Saturday (5.00 pm) Evening Prayer at St. Dunstan’s

New Book Group
I am thinking of starting a book group beginning in September which would meet once a month on a Monday evening in the church hall. If you enjoy reading and would like to join me, please let me know. Sue Ingram 01844 275287 / 07786 986823 / suemingram@hotmail.com

Bucks County Show, Thursday 29th August

Rev. Jenny Edmans is once again organising the Rest-a-While Marquee at the Bucks County Show on Thursday 29th August.  This is always very well supported by attendees of the Show and Jenny is now organising the cakes and rota for the marquee and is asking for 20 cakes from each Deanery and volunteers to serve and chat to people on the day.  These are slots of one hour from 10.00am to 4.00pm. She needs hosts (to chat to people and clear tables) – two people for each of the following slots: 10.00am – 11.00am; 11.00am – 12 noon; 12 noon – 1.00pm; 1.00pm – 2.00pm. In addition she needs people to help serve the teas, coffee and cake throughout the day.

Volunteers can claim £5 towards the entrance cost to the show ground. Jenny is going to contact people who have helped in the past but she would be delighted if new people came forward to help! Her e-mail address is   jennyedmans@aol.com
 
Big Band Swing Concert: Sat September 28th, 7.30pm
Much loved music by Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald etc. There will be a prize raffle and complimentary glass of wine/soft drink. Tickets £10 available from Sally’s Sewing Box, Duke Street, Princes Risborough or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church
or Jackie (in the choir) 01844 343755



The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone is welcome. During August on Friday there is also Compline (night prayer) at 8.00 pm; on Saturday there is Evening Prayer at 5.00 pm and on Tuesday at 6.00 pm a service of reflection at St. Peter’s Chapel at Owlswick as part of ‘Sustaining our sacred centre’ (see notices)

Sun 4th Aug 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 7th Aug 8.00am Parish Outing to Winchester: leave from  A4010 lay-by (fully booked)
Thurs 8th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion                
7.30pm Fellowship talk about the Karibuni Trust (church hall)
Sun 11th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion        
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 14th Aug 7.30pm ‘Pilgrim Course’ at the Rectory
Thurs 15th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 18th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion         
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 22nd Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Fellowship “Knit-In” (church hall)
Sat 24th Aug 12 noon wedding
Sun 25th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm Evensong at Owlswick
Tues 27th Aug 9.15am Walking group: (A4010 lay-by)
Sun 1st Sept 8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 5th Sept 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys restarts
Sun 8th Sept 10.00am Parish Communion          
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 9th Sept 8.00pm Silent prayer group (church hall)
Thurs 12th Sept 9.30am Holy Communion             
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30pm Fellowship Talk – Working with orangutans by Anthea Mearns (church hall)
Sun 15th Sept 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm Evensong


Friday, 26 July 2019

Pew Sheet 28th July 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

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. The 10 o’clock for babies, toddlers, children and young people is taking a break during the summer holidays. Please therefore make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. Coffee and squash are served in the church hall after the 10.00 am service

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

 

Sunday 28th July 2019

Sixth Sunday after Trinity


Our readings today focus on the theme of prayer, reminding us that we are called to bring ourselves, our concerns and the concerns of the world continuously to God.
 
10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Genesis 18 v 20-32
In the face of the wickedness of the actions of the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham prays. In this prayer, we see Abraham’s compassion for the people; and we hear his holy argument with God, on their behalf.

Second Reading: Colossians 2 v 6-15
A reminder of who we are, children of God, and who God is – our merciful and faithful Saviour. Rooted in Christ, we can grow strong. In all this we are called to lives of abundant gratitude.

Gospel: Luke 11 v 1-13
The disciples ask Jesus to teach them how to pray. He gives them the Lord’s Prayer, and tells them stories about persistence in bringing human need to God.

Hymns: 379, 690, 12, 178 (omitting verses 2 & 3).
Communion: 575, 610, 69
Anthem: If ye love me, T. Tallis

6.00pm Lighthouse Commissioning Service
(Princes Risborough Secondary School Playing Fields)

Prayer of the week:

Provident Father, with the prayer your Son taught us always on our lips, we ask, we seek, we knock at your door. In our every need, grant us the first and best of all your gifts, the Spirit who makes us your children. 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:


  • All of the children, teenagers and helpers attending Lighthouse this week
  • The successful tackling of the threat posed by climate change
  • Boris Johnson’s new government and the ability to resolve Brexit and other important domestic and foreign policy issues
  • Companies who provide technology to their workforce to easily work flexible hours to their mutual benefit
  • The Bledlow Belles and Bledlow Garden Party Committee
  • Westfields (MR) Long Hide (PR), Lower Icknield Way (L)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, Mary Copcutt, John Hobson, Mary Kent, Michael Hopkins
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Joshua, Marj, Bill, Sue, Jo and Marriette
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time: Myra Ballantyne
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 Rennie Grove House Hospice Care - a charity providing care and support for patients in Herts and Bucks diagnosed with life-limiting illness www.renniegrove.org

 

Notices

 

 Sustaining the Sacred Centre
Once again we hope you will support the various services during August under the umbrella of ‘Sustaining the Sacred Centre.’ Each day there will be a short service of approximately 20 minutes to complement the existing services already held
The additional services will be at St Dunstan’s on Friday evenings (8.00 pm) and late Saturday afternoons (5.00 pm) and, as before, on Tuesday evenings (6.00 pm) there will be a ‘Service of Reflection’ at St Peter’s, Owlswick.
The services, especially at Owlswick will reflect on the life and writings of Mother Julian of Norwich, a 14th Century woman of prayer who had a remarkable life and who wrote about her experiences of God in a book, still available, known as “Revelations of Divine Love.” What she learned is still relevant for us today. James and Rob
Monday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St Dunstan’s (not 26/8)
Tuesday (6.00 pm): Service of Reflection at Owlswick
Wednesday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St. Dunstan’s
Thursday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St. Dunstan’s
Friday (8.00 pm): Compline (night prayer) at St. Dunstan’s
Saturday (5.00 pm) Evening Prayer at St. Dunstan’s

Monks Risborough Horticultural Show, August 3rd
Have you ever been to our Show? You should come! It is one of the best horticultural shows in the area. If you would like to enter then a booklet and entry form is available on the table by the south door. But it is also much more than that and provides an afternoon of entertainment for all the family. This is an annual event now in its 111th year. As well as the large marquee where wonderful floral, vegetable and domestic exhibits are displayed and judged there will be a Silver Band, the ever-popular Tea-tent, a fun Dog Show, Ferret Racing, a Beer Tent and Burger Bar, Children's Rides and entertainment and numerous Stalls offering a wide variety of goods for sale. Stall holders welcome to apply for a pitch. The show opens earlier this year at 11.30 am so that you can enjoy lunch and finishes at approx. 4.30 p.m. Rangers’ Football Ground is at the bottom of Peter’s Lane on A4010, Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP27 9LZ

Bucks County Show, Thursday 29th August

Rev. Jenny Edmans is once again organising the Rest-a-While Marquee at the Bucks County Show on Thursday 29th August.  This is always very well supported by attendees of the Show and Jenny is now organising the cakes and rota for the marquee and is asking for 20 cakes from each Deanery and volunteers to serve and chat to people on the day.  These are slots of one hour from 10.00am to 4.00pm. She needs hosts (to chat to people and clear tables) – two people for each of the following slots: 10.00am – 11.00am; 11.00am – 12 noon; 12 noon – 1.00pm; 1.00pm – 2.00pm. In addition she needs people to help serve the teas, coffee and cake throughout the day.
Volunteers can claim £5 towards the entrance cost to the show ground. Jenny is going to contact people who have helped in the past but she would be delighted if new people came forward to help! Her e-mail address is   jennyedmans@aol.com

Silent Prayer Meeting: Monday July 29th at 8pm
We need silence to help us to get a proper perspective on our lives; to hear the still, small voice of God, and to refresh our inner being. Each meeting in the church hall lasts about 45 minutes. The meeting starts with some simple relaxation exercises, a short passage from the Bible to reflect upon in the half hour of silence, followed by a time of sharing of our experiences if people wish. James

St. Dunstan’s Millenium Kneeler
Further copies of this fascinating leaflet about the kneelers in front of the altar rail are available from the leaflet rack on the table by the south door. James

Ridgeway and Thames National Trail

There are some free leaflets about the above on the table by the south door along with a book of Ridgeway poems called ‘Dorset Footsteps’ that can be bought by leaving a donation in the donation box on the pillar. James

Fellowship party
Very many thanks to everyone who contributed to this - to those who came, those who helped prepare the buffet, those who helped washing up and clearing away. Great team effort! Cheers, Rosemary

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

Sun 28th July 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm Lighthouse Commissioning Service
(Princes Risborough ‘Top’ School)
Mon 29th July to Fri 2nd Aug Lighthouse Christian Holiday Week for young people (PR ‘Top’ School)
Mon 29th July 8.00pm Silent Prayer meeting (church hall)
Thurs 1st Aug 9.30am Holy Communion with prayers for healing
Sustaining the sacred begins (see notices/bookmark)
Sat 3rd Aug 11.30am Monks Risborough Horticultural show (see notices)
2.00pm Marriage Blessing, Owlswick
Sun 4th Aug 8.00am Holy Communion                   
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 7th Aug 8.00am Parish Outing to Winchester (Fully Booked)
Thurs 8th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion                
7.30pm Fellowship talk about the Karibuni Trust (church hall)
Sun 11th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion         1
1.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 14th Aug 7.30pm ‘Pilgrim Course’ at the Rectory
Thurs 15th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 18th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion         
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 22nd Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Fellowship “Knit-In” (church hall)
Sat 24th Aug 12 noon wedding
Sun 25th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm Evensong at Owlswick
Sun 1st Sept 8.00am Holy Communion;
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Pew Sheet 21st July 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

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 21st July 2019

 

Fifth Sunday after Trinity


Today we will hear about Martha, who was “worried and distracted by many things”. Let us begin our worship by giving over to God the concerns that distract us and weigh on our minds, confident that our heavenly Father cares for us and will help us in our troubles.

10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Genesis 18 v 1-10a
Three mysterious strangers visit Abraham and tell him of a miracle that will happen: despite their advanced age, Abraham and his wife Sarah will have a child.

Second Reading: Colossians 1 v15-28
This passage describes Jesus’ divine nature and explains that his death on the cross has brought us forgiveness and a new relationship with God.

Gospel: Luke 10 v 38-end
Jesus breaks convention by entering the home of two women, Martha and Mary, to teach them. However, Martha is too distracted to listen.

Hymns: 409, 310, 573, 689.
Communion: 77, 467, 938
Anthem: Ave Maria, S. Rachmaninov

4.30pm Cream Teas at Owlswick followed by

6.00pm Owlswick Song of Praise



Prayer of the week:
Eternal God, you draw near to us in Christ and make yourself our guest. Amid the cares of our daily lives, make us attentive to your voice and alert to your presence, that we may treasure your word above all else. 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:


  • Sufficient helpers, especially Lighthouse keepers, at this year’s Lighthouse Christian Holiday Week
  • Those infected with the Ebola Virus and those trying to contain this threat
  • Young people making the move to secondary education, further education or the workplace
  • All those who use technology in broadcasting and who present to us visual images of our world.
  • Lacey Green & Speen Parish Council. 
  • Peters Lane (MR) Forest Close & Gatensbury Place (PR)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, Mary Copcutt, John Hobson and Mary Kent
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Joshua, Marj, Bill, Sue, Jo and Marriette
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Ernest Harris, Noel Bartlett, Margaret Ashby.
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 Rennie Grove House Hospice Care - a charity providing care and support for patients in Herts and Bucks diagnosed with life-limiting illness www.renniegrove.org

 

Notices

 

Fellowship party
Very many thanks to everyone who contributed to this - to those who came, those who helped prepare the buffet, those who helped washing up and clearing away. Great team effort! Cheers, Rosemary

Sustaining the Sacred Centre
Once again we hope you will support the various services during August under the umbrella of ‘Sustaining the Sacred Centre.’ Each day there will be a short service of approximately 20 minutes to complement the existing services already held
The additional services will be at St Dunstan’s on Friday evenings (8.00 pm) and late Saturday afternoons (5.00 pm) and, as before, on Tuesday evenings (6.00 pm) there will be a ‘Service of Reflection’ at St Peter’s, Owlswick.
The services, especially at Owlswick will reflect on the life and writings of Mother Julian of Norwich, a 14th Century woman of prayer who had a remarkable life and who wrote about her experiences of God in a book, still available, known as “Revelations of Divine Love.” What she learned is still relevant for us today. James and Rob
Monday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St Dunstan’s
(not 26/8)
Tuesday (6.00 pm): Service of Reflection at Owlswick
Wednesday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St. Dunstan’s
Thursday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St. Dunstan’s
Friday (8.00 pm): Compline (night prayer) at St. Dunstan’s
Saturday (5.00 pm) Evening Prayer at St. Dunstan’s

Monks Risborough Horticultural Show, August 3rd
Have you ever been to our Show? You should come! It is one of the best horticultural shows in the area. If you would like to enter then a booklet and entry form is available on the table by the south door. But it is also much more than that and provides an afternoon of entertainment for all the family. This is an annual event now in its 111th year. As well as the large marquee where wonderful floral, vegetable and domestic exhibits are displayed and judged there will be a Silver Band, the ever-popular Tea-tent, a fun Dog Show, Ferret Racing, a Beer Tent and Burger Bar, Children's Rides and entertainment and numerous Stalls offering a wide variety of goods for sale. Stall holders welcome to apply for a pitch. The show opens earlier this year at 11.30 am so that you can enjoy lunch and finishes at approx. 4.30 p.m. Rangers’ Football Ground is at the bottom of Peter’s Lane on A4010, Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP27 9LZ

Bucks County Show, Thursday 29th August

Rev. Jenny Edmans is once again organising the Rest-a-While Marquee at the Bucks County Show on Thursday 29th August.  This is always very well supported by attendees of the Show and Jenny is now organising the cakes and rota for the marquee and is asking for 20 cakes from each Deanery and volunteers to serve and chat to people on the day.  These are slots of one hour from 10.00am to 4.00pm. She needs hosts (to chat to people and clear tables) – two people for each of the following slots: 10.00am – 11.00am; 11.00am – 12 noon; 12 noon – 1.00pm; 1.00pm – 2.00pm. In addition she needs people to help serve the teas, coffee and cake throughout the day.
Volunteers can claim £5 towards the entrance cost to the show ground. Jenny is going to contact people who have helped in the past but she would be delighted if new people came forward to help! Her e-mail address is   jennyedmans@aol.com

St. Dunstan’s Millenium Kneeler

Further copies of this fascinating leaflet about the kneelers in front of the altar rail are available from the leaflet rack on the table by the south door. James

Ridgeway and Thames National Trail

There are some free leaflets about the above on the table by the south door along with a book of Ridgeway poems called ‘Dorset Footsteps’ that can be bought by leaving a donation in the donation box on the pillar. 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

Sun 21st July 10.00am Parish Communion           
4.30pm Cream Teas at Owlswick          
6.00pm Owlswick Songs of Praise
Mon 22nd July 8.00pm PCC meeting
Tues 23rd July 9.15am Walking group (meet A4010 layby)
Wed 24th July 9.30am Monks Risborough School Leavers’ Service
Thurs 25th July 9.30am Holy Communion                 
2.00pm Fellowship “Knit-In” (church hall)
Sun 28th July 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm Lighthouse Commissioning Service
(Princes Risborough ‘Top’ School)
Mon 29th July to Fri 2nd Aug Lighthouse Christian Holiday Week for young people (PR ‘Top’ School)
Mon 29th July 8.00pm Silent Prayer meeting (church hall)
Thurs 1st Aug 9.30am Holy Communion with prayers for healing
Sustaining the sacred begins
(see notices/bookmark)
Sat 3rd Aug 11.30am Monks Risborough Horticultural show (see notices)
2.00pm Marriage Blessing, Owlswick
Sun 4th Aug 8.00am Holy Communion                   
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 7th Aug 8.00am Parish Outing to Winchester (Fully Booked)
Thurs 8th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion                
7.30pm Fellowship talk about the Karibuni Trust (church hall)
Sun 11th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion        
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 14th Aug 7.30pm ‘Pilgrim Course’ at the Rectory
Thurs 15th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 18th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion         
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 22nd Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Fellowship “Knit-In” (church hall)
Sat 24th Aug 12 noon wedding
Sun 25th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm Evensong at Owlswick

Friday, 12 July 2019

Pew Sheet 14th July 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

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 14th July 2019

Fourth Sunday after Trinity


Today we hear a familiar parable, in which Jesus teaches us who our neighbours are and what loving them as ourselves might mean. Let us give thanks and praise for God’s everlasting love, compassion and mercy, especially when we are in distress or danger.

10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Deuteronomy 30 v 9-14
Moses speaks of a time when the people of Israel will know and follow the word of God, who will bless them with fruitfulness and prosperity.

Second Reading: Colossians 1 v 1-14
Paul gives thanks for the faith, love, hope and fruitfulness of the Colossians. He prays they will continue to grow and be strengthened in Christ’s kingdom.

Gospel: Luke 10 v 25-37
Jesus uses a story to teach his listeners, and us, who our neighbour is and what it means to love him or her as ourselves.

Hymns: 375, 389, 372, 715.
Communion: 924, 304, 584.
Anthem: Cantique de Jean Racine, G. Faure

11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Readings: Deuteronomy 30 v 9-14, Luke 10 v 25-37.

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Genesis 32 v 9-30, Mark 7 v 1-23.
Hymns: 484, 374, 428; Psalm: 77v1-10.

Prayer of the week:
In Christ you draw near to us, God of mercy and compassion, lifting us out of death, binding up our wounds, and nursing our spirit back to health. Let such a tenderness as yours compel us to go and do likewise. Grant 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:


  • Christians and other people of other faiths who are persecuted for their beliefs
  • Those infected with the Ebola Virus and those trying to contain this threat
  • Efficient administration and sufficient resources within the NHS
  • Software companies, for the huge demand for their products and for the employment they create.
  • Princes Risborough Town Council, Community and Residents’ Associations.
  • Kingsmead (MR) Centenary Cottages & Chestnut Way (L) Chiltern Close (PR)
  •  Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, Mary Copcutt, John Hobson and Mary Kent
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Joshua, Marj, Bill, Sue, Jo and Marriette
  • The recently departed: Alice Carey
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Jim Tweedie, Jess Carter, David Morris, Eileen Spittles, Beryl Stannard, Sylvia Hall.

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 Rennie Grove House Hospice Care - a charity providing care and support for patients in Herts and Bucks diagnosed with life-limiting illness www.renniegrove.org

 

Notices

 

Stewardship Initiative
Thank you to everyone who has so far responded to the congregational mailing. Your generosity and kindness is very much appreciated. James

Sustaining the Sacred Centre

Once again we hope you will support the various services during August under the umbrella of ‘Sustaining the Sacred Centre.’ Each day there will be a short service of approximately 20 minutes to complement the existing services already held.
The additional services will be at St Dunstan’s on Friday evenings (8.00 pm) and late Saturday afternoons (5.00 pm) and, as before, on Tuesday evenings (6.00 pm) there will be a ‘Service of Reflection’ at St Peter’s, Owlswick.
The services, especially at Owlswick will reflect on the life and writings of Mother Julian of Norwich, a 14th Century woman of prayer who had a remarkable life and who wrote about her experiences of God in a book, still available, known as “Revelations of Divine Love.” What she learned is still relevant for us today. James and Rob

Monday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St Dunstan’s (not 26/8)
Tuesday (6.00 pm): Service of Reflection at Owlswick
Wednesday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St. Dunstan’s
Thursday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St. Dunstan’s
Friday (8.00 pm): Compline (night prayer) at St. Dunstan’s
Saturday (5.00 pm) Evening Prayer at St. Dunstan’s

Monks Risborough Horticultural Show, August 3rd
Have you ever been to our Show? You should come! It is one of the best horticultural shows in the area. If you would like to enter then a booklet and entry form is available on the table by the south door. But it is also much more than that and provides an afternoon of entertainment for all the family. This is an annual event now in its 111th year. As well as the large marquee where wonderful floral, vegetable and domestic exhibits are displayed and judged there will be a Silver Band, the ever-popular Tea-tent, a fun Dog Show, Ferret Racing, a Beer Tent and Burger Bar, Children's Rides and entertainment and numerous Stalls offering a wide variety of goods for sale. Stall holders welcome to apply for a pitch. The show opens earlier this year at 11.30 am so that you can enjoy lunch and finishes at approx. 4.30 p.m. Rangers’ Football Ground is at the bottom of Peter’s Lane on A4010, Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP27 9LZ

Bucks County Show, Thursday 29th August

Rev. Jenny Edmans is once again organising the Rest-a-While Marquee at the Bucks County Show on Thursday 29th August.  This is always very well supported by attendees of the Show and Jenny is now organising the cakes and rota for the marquee and is asking for 20 cakes from each Deanery and volunteers to serve and chat to people on the day.  These are slots of one hour from 10.00am to 4.00pm. She needs hosts (to chat to people and clear tables) – two people for each of the following slots: 10.00am – 11.00am; 11.00am – 12 noon; 12 noon – 1.00pm; 1.00pm – 2.00pm. In addition she needs people to help serve the teas, coffee and cake throughout the day.
Volunteers can claim £5 towards the entrance cost to the show ground. Jenny is going to contact people who have helped in the past but she would be delighted if new people came forward to help! Her e-mail address is   jennyedmans@aol.com

St. Dunstan’s Millenium Kneeler

Further copies of this fascinating leaflet about the kneelers in front of the altar rail are available from the leaflet rack on the table by the south door. James

Ridgeway and Thames National Trail

There are some free leaflets about the above on the table by the south door along with a book of Ridgeway poems called ‘Dorset Footsteps’ that can be bought by leaving a donation in the donation box on the pillar. 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

Sun 14th July 10.00am Parish Communion            
11.00am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 15th July 9.30am Teddy Bear Parachute jumping from the top of the Bell Tower (MR school)
Wed 17th July 2.30pm Friendship group
Thurs 18th July 9.30am Holy Communion                
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
(last one before summer holidays)
Fri 19th July 12.30pm Memorial Service for Alice Carey
Sun 21st July 10.00am Parish Communion             
4.30pm Cream Teas at Owlswick          
6.00pm Owlswick Songs of Praise
Mon 22nd July 8.00pm PCC meeting
Tues 23rd July 9.15am Walking group (meet A4010 layby)
Wed 24th July 9.30am Monks Risborough School Leavers’ Service
Thurs 25th July 9.30am Hoy Communion                 
2.00pm Fellowship “Knit-In” (church hall)
Sun 28th July 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm Lighthouse Commissioning Service (Princes Risborough ‘Top’ School)
Mon 29th July to Fri 2nd Aug Lighthouse Christian Holiday Week for young people (PR ‘Top’ School)
Mon 29th July 8.00pm Silent Prayer meeting (church hall)
Thurs 1st Aug 9.30am Holy Communion with prayers for healing
Sustaining the sacred begins (see notices/bookmark)
Sat 3rd Aug 11.30am Monks Risborough Horticultural show (see notices)
2.00pm Marriage Blessing, Owlswick
Sun 4th Aug 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 7th Aug 8.00am Parish Outing to Winchester (Fully Booked)
Thurs 8th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion                
7.30pm Fellowship talk about the Karibuni Trust (church hall)
Sun 11th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion        
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Pew Sheet 7th July 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

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 in the church hall after the 10.00am service.

Sunday 7th July 2019

Third Sunday after Trinity


Our loving Creator came among us in our Saviour and remains with us today through the Holy Spirit.

8.00am Holy Communion 

Readings: 2 Kings 5 v 1-14, Luke 10 v 1-11 & 16-20.
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism of William Fuller and Theo Brooker

Reading: Luke 10:1-11
Hymns: 450, 964, 162, 201.
Communion: 386, 88, 67, 841.

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Genesis 29.1-20, Mark 6.7-29.
Hymns: 552, 347, 208; Psalm: 65v1-14.


Prayer of the week:
God our saviour, look on this wounded world in pity and in power; hold us fast to your promises of peace won for us by your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Your prayers are asked this week for:

  • The meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England taking place over the weekend
  • William and Theo as they start their Christian journey through Baptism
  • The safety and protection of those living or travelling as migrants/refugees 
  • Those who investigate fraud through technology and the victims of commercial electronic theft.
  • Our ministry to families and young children through Sunday Schools, all age services, Baptism preparation and follow up.
  • Chestnut Close (MR) Bell Lane & Bell Street (PR)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, Mary Copcutt, John Hobson and Mary Kent
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Joshua, Marj, Bill and Sue
  • The recently departed: Joy Atkins and Alice Carey
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Dee Barnes, Johnnie Wilkins, Don Williamson, Daphne Greaves
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 Rennie Grove House Hospice Care - a charity providing care and support for patients in Herts and Bucks diagnosed with life-limiting illness www.renniegrove.org

 

Notices


Last Chance! Come and smell the roses
Edwin and Pamela Rye are opening their garden at 11 The Paddocks, Wendover, HP22 6HE as part of the National Garden scheme on Sunday July 7th from 2 pm to 5 pm. All welcome

Pilgrim Course on Holy Communion

A six session course that covers why Holy Communion is celebrated as a memorial of Christ’s saving passion and stands at the very heart of worship continues on July 8th at 7.30pm at the Rectory as part of the ‘Open House’ group that meets about once a month. You do not need to attend every session. All welcome. James

Did you know?
At last year’s annual meeting a number of questions were asked about the Christian Faith/Anglican Church. These included why different colours were used for the altar cloths throughout the year, the Reformation, other faiths and what is a gradual hymn. I came across a very useful website http://www.stmarysrickmansworth.org.uk/4_we_believe/did_you_know.html that contained the answers/further information about these questions as well as a whole host of other information. Please do log onto this website to find out more and if you do not have access to the internet please do write down your question and pass it to me instead. James

More helpers required for the events team

At St. Dunstan’s we enjoy a wide variety of successful concerts and other events that are organised by members of the events team. We meet about six times a year and share out the responsibility for making events happen. It is a fun team to be a part of so please do think if you might be able to support St. Dunstan’s in this way by becoming a member of the team. Please chat with me (without any obligation to join) if you’re interested in helping out. James

Stewardship Initiative
Thank you to everyone who has so far responded to the congregational mailing. Your generosity and kindness is very much appreciated. James

Sustaining the Sacred Centre
Once again we hope you will support the various services during August under the umbrella of ‘Sustaining the Sacred Centre.’ Each day there will be a short service of approximately 20 minutes to complement the existing services already held.

The additional services will be at St Dunstan’s on Friday evenings (8.00 pm) and late Saturday afternoons (5.00 pm) and, as before, on Tuesday evenings (6.00 pm) there will be a ‘Service of Reflection’ at St Peter’s, Owlswick.

The services, especially at Owlswick will reflect on the life and writings of Mother Julian of Norwich, a 14th Century woman of prayer who had a remarkable life and who wrote about her experiences of God in a book, still available, known as “Revelations of Divine Love.” What she learned is still relevant for us today. James and Rob

Monday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St Dunstan’s (not 26/8)
Tuesday (6.00 pm): Service of Reflection at Owlswick
Wednesday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St. Dunstan’s
Thursday (8.45 am): Morning Prayer at St. Dunstan’s
Friday (8.00 pm): Compline (night prayer) at St. Dunstan’s
Saturday (5.00 pm) Evening Prayer at St. Dunstan’s


Bucks County Show, Thursday 29th August
Rev. Jenny Edmans is once again organising the Rest-a-While Marquee at the Bucks County Show on Thursday 29th August.  This is always very well supported by attendees of the Show and Jenny is now organising the cakes and rota for the marquee and is asking for 20 cakes from each Deanery and volunteers to serve and chat to people on the day.  These are slots of one hour from 10.00am to 4.00pm. She needs hosts (to chat to people and clear tables) – two people for each of the following slots: 10.00am – 11.00am; 11.00am – 12 noon; 12 noon – 1.00pm; 1.00pm – 2.00pm. In addition she needs people to help serve the teas, coffee and cake throughout the day.
Volunteers can claim £5 towards the entrance cost to the show ground. Jenny is going to contact people who have helped in the past but she would be delighted if new people came forward to help! Her e-mail address is   jennyedmans@aol.com

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 8th July 7.30pm ‘Pilgrim Course’ (Open House) at the Rectory
Wed 10th July 5.30 pm Visit by Princes Risborough Beavers
Thurs 11th July 9.30am Holy Communion                 
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Sat 13th July 6.30pm Fellowship Summer Party (church hall)
Sun 14th July 10.00am Parish Communion            
11.00am Owlswick Holy Communion 6.00pm Evensong
Mon 15th July 9.30am Teddy Bear Parachute jumping from the top of the Bell Tower (MR school)
Wed 17th July 2.30pm Friendship group
Thurs 18th July 9.30am Holy Communion                
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
(last one before summer holidays)
Fri 19th July 12.30pm Memorial Service for Alice Carey
Sun 21st July 10.00am Parish Communion             
4.30pm Cream Teas at Owlswick          
6.00pm Owlswick Songs of Praise
Mon 22nd July 8.00pm PCC meeting
Tues 23rd July 9.15am Walking group (meet A4010 layby)
Wed 24th July 9.30am Monks Risborough School Leavers’ Service
Thurs 25th July 9.30am Hoy Communion                 
2.00pm Fellowship “Knit-In” (church hall)
Sun 28th July 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm Lighthouse Commissioning Service (Princes Risborough ‘Top’ School)
Mon 29th July to Fri 2nd Aug Lighthouse Christian Holiday Week for young people (PR ‘Top’ School)
Thurs 1st Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 3rd Aug 2.00pm Marriage Blessing, Owlswick
Sun 4th Aug 8.00am Holy Communion 10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 7th Aug 8.00am Parish Outing to Winchester (Fully Booked)
Thurs 8th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion                
7.30pm Fellowship talk about the Karibuni Trust (church hall)
Sun 11th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion        
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion 6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 15th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion (Blessed Virgin Mary)