Friday, 15 June 2018

Pew Sheet 17th June 2018

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

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

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

Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. The 10 o’clock club for children meets in the church hall where coffee and squash is served after the 10.00am communion service.

Sunday 17th June

Third Sunday after Trinity

 

Whoever we are and whatever we have done in the past, God says, “Welcome”.

10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Ezekiel 17:22-end
God takes the top sprig from a cedar tree and plants it on a mountain top, where it grows into a mighty and fruitful tree.

Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:6-17
We do not need to judge others, since in God’s generosity everyone is made new.

Gospel: Mark 4:26-34
God’s kingdom grows from tiny beginnings, yet is big enough for everyone to find a place.

Hymns: 580, 428, 13
Psalm: 92
Communion: How shall I sing your majesty (choir only), 941, 649


3.00pm Communion service at Cherry Tree Nursing Home, Saunderton  

6.00pm Evensong
First Reading: Jeremiah 7 v1-16
Second Reading: Romans 9 v14-26
Hymns: 297, 224, 587
Psalm: 39 v8-end

6.00pm ‘Later’ youth group BBQ at Princes Risborough Methodist Church

Prayer of the Week
O God, at whose bidding the seed will sprout and the shoot grow towards full stature; hear the prayer of your assembled people. Make us trust in your hidden ways, that we may pray with confidence and wait for your kingdom now growing in our midst. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

Your prayers are asked this week for:

  • The victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire following the one year anniversary of this disaster
  • The peaceful holding of the World Cup with thrilling football, well behaved crowds and human rights respected
  • An end to the war and suffering in Yemen
  • Constructive negotiations and wise decisions regarding Britain’s exit from the European Union
  • The waste of people’s lives in the switching of manufacturing from one country to another and those who have been made unemployed by ‘downsizing’.
  • All those taking GCSE, A levels and other  exams
  • Those who protect our heritage and countryside.  
  • Willow Way (PR) Bledlow Road & Chiltern View (Sa)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Colin, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Janet Drurie
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Mollie Whyte, Richard Millard, Jean Pritchard.
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
Relief for Oppressed People Everywhere (ROPE) is committed to combating the impact of poverty across the world. www.rope.org.uk                 
 


Notices


Flower Festival
Thank you to everyone who helped to make this such an incredible event. Words are wholly inadequate to capture the creativity and beauty of all of the arrangements and the hard work that went in not only with regard to the flowers but all of the associated activities such as the refreshments, plant stall, raffle and musical programme. A warm and efficient welcome was provided to everyone and people left amazed at the skill and artistry of the flowers. It was lovely too that people could relax in the shade courtesy of our own mini marquee city and take time out to enjoy this community event. Early indications are that the net profit is likely to be around £7,000 but the figures will naturally take a little time to pull together to give a final total. Thank you again for all of your dedication and commitment. James, Gwen, Jenny and Elaine


Triple Edition of the Pew Sheet
This will cover Sundays June 24th, July 1st and July 8th. Please this in mind when submitting notices

Psalms
Following the Annual Meeting where comments were received about the difficulty of singing the psalm a few blue ‘psalters’ with the pointing (which tells you when you’re likely to change note) and in some copies the music are available for the congregation to use. These are kept with the copies of the hymn books. If you would to know more about the singing/chanting of psalms please ask James

Bucks Arts Week Cream Teas and Exhibitors
The church will be open daily from Saturday June 16th to Sunday June 24th from 10 am (12 am on Sundays) to 5 pm for visitors to browse/buy. We will be serving cream teas from the church hall from 2.30 - 4.30 on June 16th/17th and June 23rd/24th over the two weekends of Bucks Open Studios.

Monks Risborough School Summer Fair
The annual Monks Risborough Primary Summer Fair will be held this year on the 23rd June from 12:00-3.00pm. Please come along!

Open Garden, 11 The Paddocks, Wendover

Pamela and Edwin Rye’s beautiful garden will be open again on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June  from 2 until 5pm. Everyone is welcome.

Speaker Evening at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick
Music Hall not Musical by Adam Borzone on: Tuesday 26th June, 7.30pm. Charismatic actor Adam, who’s also Chairman of The British Music Hall Society, will give a potted history of this very British entertainment. The cost for the evening will be £5 per person. Booking by https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rosalind-wates  or contact Roz Wates on 01844 274427 or roz@rosalindwates.co.uk

Monks Risborough School: Kitty Whittingham

With a similar story line to Dick Whittingham, Kitty, an orphan, leaves her countryside home to seek her fortune in London where the streets are paved with Gold. She encounters a mean gang of girls, meets a talking cat and finds herself a new home and friends by the end of the play! A special production by those children leaving Monks Risborough School will be put on for all parishioners on Wednesday July 11th at 10.30am in the school hall.

Volunteers needed for Lighthouse (30/7-3/8)
Registration for helpers at this Christian children’s holiday week in Princes Risborough is now open on the website and various roles are advertised on the porch noticeboard https://www.princesrisboroughlighthouse.co.uk/helpers
 
Stewardship Responses
Thank you very much to everyone who has so far returned their stewardship leaflets. People have been very thoughtful and generous and all of the offers of help both financially and practically are greatly appreciated. James

Would you like to take advantage of Broughton Church’s narrowboat this summer and autumn?
Imagine cruising along the canal with your family or house group and maybe stopping off for a BBQ or a pub meal. If you would like to book the boat for a day or longer, please call Rev. Phil White on 07725 339 236 or email phil@broughtonchurch.org Keith Woodhead from our own congregation used the boat last year and found it an enjoyable experience. Leaflets are available from the table.



The Next Few Weeks 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome


Mon 18th June
7.30pm ‘Open House’ group at The Rectory
Wed 20th  June 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 21st June 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 23rd June 12 noon – 3.00pm Monks Risborough School Summer Fair
Sun 24th June 10.00am Parish Communion
 6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Mon 25th June Visit by St. Teresa’s School (pm)
Tues 26th June 9.15 am Fellowship Walk
(meet in A4040 lay-by)
7.30pm Owlswick Evening Talk (see notices)
Thurs 28th June 9.30am Holy Communion 
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (in church)
2.00pm Knitters (church hall)
Sun 1st July 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 5th July 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 8th July 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 11th July 10.30am Monks Risborough School Leaver’s Production
– all invited (school hall – see notices for details)
11.00am WW1 Commemoration at the war memorial
Thurs 12th July 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 14th July 6.30pm Fellowship ‘Garden’ party (church hall/green lane)
Sun 15th July 10.00am Parish Communion
3.00pm Communion Service at Cherry Tree Nursing Home
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 16th July 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting(church hall)
Thurs 19th July 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 22nd July 10.00am Parish Communion
4.30pm Cream Teas at Owlswick
6.00pm ‘Songs of Praise’ at Owlswick

 

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Pew Sheet 10th June 2018

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

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

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

Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. The 10 o’clock club for children meets in the church hall where coffee and squash is served after the 10.00am communion service.

Sunday 10th June

Second Sunday after Trinity

 


Let us come before God today, reminding ourselves of the divine power of good, wholeness and healing at work in Jesus. Let us also recognise and use to good purpose the power of the Holy Spirit within us.

10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Genesis 3 v8-15
Adam and Eve, previously unafraid of God, now have guilty consciences and hide themselves. When God confronts them with their sin the age of innocence is over. Nothing will be the same again.

Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 4 v13-ch 5 v1
Our outer bodily frame is being eroded on a daily basis but at the same time we are renewed inwardly by God’s Holy Spirit.

Gospel: Mark 3 v20 to end
Despite clear evidence that Jesus’ healing work originates from God, the scribes denounce it as the work of Satan. Jesus tells them that this is an unforgivable blasphemy against the Holy Spirit#
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Hymns: 25, 216, 16
Psalm: 130
Communion: 705, 68, 938


11:30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Readings: Genesis 3 v 8-15, Mark 3 v20 to end

6.00pm ‘Songs of Praise’ with the Rt. Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford 
 
Prayer of the Week
God our redeemer, in Jesus, your promised Messiah, you crushed the power of Satan. Sustain your Church in the struggle against evil, that, hearing your word and doing your will, we may be fashioned into a household of true disciples who share in the victory of the cross. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

Your prayers are asked this week for:

  • An end to the plight of refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea
  • The victims of the volcanic eruptions in Guatemala and Hawaii
  • Farmers, market gardeners, shop workers, fishing communities and all those who help us to put food on our tables
  • All those taking GCSE, A levels and other  exams
  • The mission, ministry and congregational life of the Methodist Church,  Princes Risborough
  • Walkers Road and Walnut Crescent (L) Cross Lane and Hinton Crossing (B)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Colin, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Janet Drurie
  • The recently departed: Margaret Avery
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Bob Boyce, Vera Byrne, Winifred Baily, Brian Gatensbury, Jan Neelands, Anne Corsham.


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

 

Notices


Triple Edition of the Pew Sheet

This will cover Sundays June 24th, July 1st and July 8th. Please this in mind when submitting notices

Psalms
Following the Annual Meeting where comments were received about the difficulty of singing the psalm a few blue ‘psalters’ with the pointing (which tells you when you’re likely to change note) and in some copies the music are available for the congregation to use. These are kept with the copies of the hymn books. If you would to know more about the singing/chanting of psalms please ask James

Hand Bell Ringing
Take up a new hobby.  Why not give handbell ringing a try.  We are a small, friendly group and meet every Monday at 9.45 a.m. We meet at Windrush, Aylesbury Road, Princes Risborough.  No previous experience needed.  Ring Pat Argue on 01844 343897.

Induction service for Rev Vanessa Rye
The new pastor for Princes Risborough Baptist Church will be inducted on June 30th at 3 pm. There will be refreshments after the service. If you would like to attend please contact Margaret Pitman (346008 or margaretpitman@btinterent.com) by TODAY


Bucks Arts Week Cream Teas and Exhibitors
The church will be open daily from Saturday June 16th to Sunday June 24th from 10 am (12 am on Sundays) to 5 pm for visitors to browse/buy. We will be serving cream teas from the church hall from 2.30 - 4.30 on June 16th/17th and June 23rd/24th over the two weekends of Bucks Open Studios. We need a small number of volunteers for the four afternoons and cake donations. Please add your details to the board in the porch or contact Cathy (as above)

Speaker Evening at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Music Hall not Musical by Adam Borzone on: Tuesday 26th June, 7.30pm. Charismatic actor Adam, who’s also Chairman of The British Music Hall Society, will give a potted history of this very British entertainment. The cost for the evening will be £5 per person. Booking by https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rosalind-wates  or contact Roz Wates on 01844 274427 or roz@rosalindwates.co.uk

Volunteers needed for Lighthouse (30/7-3/8)
Registration for helpers at this Christian children’s holiday week in Princes Risborough is now open on the website and various roles are advertised on the porch noticeboard
https://www.princesrisboroughlighthouse.co.uk/helpers
 
Are you intersted in belonging to a new ‘house group?
At the Church Annual Meeting a number of people expressed an interest in starting up a new house group focusing on in depth Bible study. Without any obligation if you are intersted in possibly being a part of such a group please could you contact James and let him know your preferred day(s) and time (morning/afternoon/evening) to see if such a group is viable

Stewardship Responses
Thank you very much to everyone who has so far returned their stewardship leaflets. People have been very thoughtful and generous and all of the offers of help both financially and practically are greatly appreciated. James

The Next Few Weeks 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome

Mon 11th June 10am – 5 pm Flower Festival
11am WW1 Commemoration (at the war memorial, Mill Lane)
Tues 12th June 10.00am Funeral of Margaret Avery
Thurs 14th June 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
7.30pm Fellowship talk by Janice Cross, ‘the National Garden Scheme’, in the church hall. All welcome
Fri 15th June Bucks Open Studios – set up day
Sat 16th June –
Sun 24th June
Bucks Open Studios with cream teas on Sat/Sun pm (see notices)
Sun 17th June 10.00am Parish Communion
3.00pm Communion service at Cherry Tree Nursing Home, Saunderton
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ youth group BBQ (Princes Risborough Methodist Church)
Mon 18th June 7.30pm ‘Open House’ group at The Rectory
Wed 20th  June 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 21st June 9.30am Holy Communion
 2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 23rd June 12 noon – 3.00pm Monks Risborough School Summer Fair
Sun 24th June 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Mon 25th June Visit by St. Teresa’s School (pm)
Tues 26th June 9.15 am Fellowship Walk (meet in A4040 lay-by)
7.30pm Owlswick Evening Talk (see notices)
Thurs 28th June 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (in church)
2.00pm Knitters (church hall)
Sun 1st July 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 5th July 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 8th July 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 11th July 11.00am WW1 Commemoration at the war memorial
Thurs 12th July 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 14th July 6.30pm Fellowship ‘Garden’ party (church hall/green lane)
Sun 15th July 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Evensong


Friday, 1 June 2018

Pew Sheet 3rd June 2018

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

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

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

Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. Coffee and squash is served in the church hall after the 10.00am communion service.

Sunday 3rd June

First Sunday after Trinity


Christ came to show us how to live with courage and integrity. Let us reflect on God’s enabling love.

8.00am Holy Communion
Readings: 1 John 4.7-end, Luke 16.19-31

10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism of Jana and Thomas
Reading: Ecclesiastes 3 .1-8
Hymns: 54, 964, 201, 108
Communion: 47, 212, 856, 67

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Jeremiah 5.1-19, Romans 7.7-end
Hymns:  343, 379, 188
Psalm: 35v1-10

Prayer of the Week
God of truth, help us to keep your law of love and to walk in ways of wisdom, that we may find true life in Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.

Your prayers are asked this week for:

  • Thomas and Jana and all being christened today at the start of their Christian journey
  • Farmers, market gardeners, shop workers, fishing communities and all those who help us to put food on our tables
  • Constructive talks and dialogue between North/South Korea and the United States of America
  • Fashion and exciting clothes that stimulate our imagination and make life colourful and beautiful.
  • Risborough Good Neighbours and Risborough Carers
  • Those living in Thame Road (L)          
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Colin, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Janet Drurie
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Keith Janes, Peggy Bullock, Tony Lane, Ena Ashcroft, Gordon Marr, Joan Downes.


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

 

Notices


Psalms
Following the Annual Meeting where comments were received about the difficulty of singing the psalm a few blue ‘psalters’ with the pointing (which tells you when you’re likely to change note) and in some copies the music are available for the congregation to use. These are kept with the copies of the hymn books. If you would to know more about the singing/chanting of psalms please ask James

Are you interested in having a go at bell ringing?
On Saturday June 9th, as part of the Flower Festival, the bell tower will be open from 10:00 to 13:00 for anyone interested in bell ringing to ask questions or maybe ring a bell under supervision. We also hope to host some visiting ringers and may attempt a quarter peal, which for the technically minded, is 1260 changes and takes around 45 minutes. Brian Highe 01844 343755

Handbell Ringing
Take up a new hobby.  Why not give handbell ringing a try.  We are a small, friendly group and meet every Monday at 9.45 a.m. We meet at Windrush, Aylesbury Road. Princes Risborough.  No previous experience needed.  Ring Pat Argue on 01844 343897.

Flower Festival Concert – Saturday June 9th at 7.30pm
The Manor House String Quartet present an evening of classical music including Tchaikovsky’s ‘Waltz of the Flowers’, Vivaldi’s ‘summer from ‘the Four Seasons’ and Delibes’ ‘Flower Duet’. Tickets £10 from Sally’s sewing box (Duke Street, Princes Risborough), Johanna Powell 01844 343996 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church Raffle and complimentary glass of wine/soft drink.

Plants, Cuttings or Seeds Needed!
Monks Risborough Horticultural Society has been asked to run a plant stall as part of the June Flower Festival. All proceeds go to the church restoration fund. We would be grateful to receive any plants, cuttings, seedlings to sell on this stall. Please bring to 31 Place Farm Way from Sunday 3rd June to Saturday 9th June. Mick & Anne White

Flower Festival June 8th-11th: Refreshments HELP NEEDED
We are serving refreshments every day from the hall and need volunteers to help serve and wash up.  We also need lots of cakes!  Freezer space is available if you would like to bake early and we can collect.  There is a board for helpers and bakers in the church porch so please add your name and a contact telephone number or get in touch with Cathy Farquhar 343226 or cathy.farquhar@btinternet.com

Flower Festival Raffle
Raffle tickets are now on sale for the Flower Festival. Prizes include a British Festival Hamper, Afternoon tea for two on the Chinnor Railway, a Family ticket for entry to the Kop Hill Climb (1 day) and a guided tour around a local vineyard. Tickets will be sold after the service on Sunday morning or by contacting Peter Miles on 01844 345230.

Bucks Open Studios: Refreshments: June 16th/17th and 23rd/24th
More of what we are good at! We need a small number of volunteers for the four afternoons and cake donations. Please add your details to the board in the porch or contact Cathy (as above).

Bucks Open Studios Cream Teas and Exhibitors
The church will be open daily from Saturday June 16th to Sunday June 24th from 10 am (12 am on Sundays) to 5 pm for visitors to browse/buy. We will be serving cream teas from the church hall from 2.30 - 4.30 on June 16th/17th and June 23rd/24th over the two weekends of Bucks Open Studios.

Speaker Evening at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Music Hall not Musical by Adam Borzone on: Tuesday 26th June, 7.30pm. Charismatic actor Adam, who’s also Chairman of The British Music Hall Society, will give a potted history of this very British entertainment. The cost for the evening will be £5 per person. Booking by https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rosalind-wates  or contact Roz Wates on 01844 274427 or roz@rosalindwates.co.uk

Induction service for Rev Vanessa Rye
The new pastor for Princes Risborough Baptist Church will be inducted on June 20th at 3 pm. There will be refreshments after the service. If you would like to attend please contact Margaret Pitman (346008 or margaretpitman@btinterent.com) by June 10th

Are you intersted in belonging to a new ‘house group?
At the Church Annual Meeting a number of people expressed an interest in starting up a new house group focusing on in depth Bible study. Without any obligation if you are intersted in possibly being a part of such a group please could you contact James and let him know your preferred day(s) and time (morning/afternoon/evening) to see if such a group is viable

Volunteers needed for Lighthouse (30/7-3/8):
Registration for helpers at this Christian children’s holiday week in Princes Risborough is now open on the website and various roles are advertised on the porch noticeboard https://www.princesrisboroughlighthouse.co.uk/helpers

The Next Few Weeks 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome

Mon 4th June 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Thurs 7th June 9.30am Healing and Holy Communion  (at the Rectory)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.00pm Flower Festival Reception
Fri 8th June 10am – 5 pm Flower Festival
Sat 9th June 10am – 5 pm Flower Festival
7.30pm Concert (see notices)
Sun 10th June 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Flower Festival 12 noon – 5 pm
6.00pm Songs of Praise with the Bishop of Oxford
Mon 11th June 10am – 5 pm Flower Festival
11am WW1 Commemoration (at the war memorial, Mill Lane)
Thurs 14th June 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
7.30pm Fellowship talk by Janice Cross, ‘the National Garden Scheme’, in the church hall. All welcome
Fri 15th June Bucks Open Studios – set up day
Sat 16th June –
Sun 24th June
Bucks Open Studios with cream teas on Sat/Sun pm (see notices)
Sun 17th June 10.00am Parish Communion
3.00pm Communion service at Cherry Tree Nursing Home, Saunderton 6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ youth group BBQ
Mon 18th June 7.30pm ‘Open House’ group at The Rectory
Wed 20th  June 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 21st June 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 24th June 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 26th June 9.15 am Fellowship Walk
7.30pm Owlswick Evening Talk (see notices)
Thurs 28th June 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (in church)
2.00pm Knitters (church hall)
Sun 1st July 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion 6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 5th July 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 8th July 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong

Friday, 25 May 2018

Pew sheet 27th May 2018

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

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

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


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. The 10 o’clock club for children meet in the church hall during the 10 am service where coffee and squash are served afterwards.

Sunday 27th May

Trinity Sunday

 

In our Communion let us open our hearts afresh to God’s Spirit. As we take in gifts of bread and wine, may the gift of Jesus’ Spirit bring us to new birth. As we pray for the world, may our eyes be open to see the weave of the maker.


10.00am Parish Communion (Trinity Mass setting)

First Reading: Isaiah 6.1-8
Isaiah’s first courageous act was believing that he really saw the Lord; his second act was responding to the commission. From there he would never look back.

Second Reading: Romans 8.12-17
The life of faith is not for the faint-hearted. Paul warns against falling back into fear. The antidote is summoning the boldness to believe: “Abba! Father!”

Gospel: John 3.1-17
Head knowledge takes us a long way, but faith is mandatory for understanding heavenly things. The fullness of Jesus’ divine nature can only be received by faith, yet the Trinity makes rational sense of the interrelatedness of all creation.

Hymns: 37, 249, 238
Communion: 165, 533, 145
Psalm 29
Anthem: Song of Mary

6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Readings: Ezekiel 1.4-10, 22-28a, Revelation 4
Hymns:  349, 146, 377, 466
Psalm 104.1-10

Prayer of the Week
God our Father, you have given us a share in the life that is yours with your Son and the Holy Spirit. Strengthen that life within your Church that we may know your presence, observe your commands, and proclaim the Gospel to every nation. We ask this through 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 forthcoming preparations for the Flower Festival and Bucks Open Studios
  • Families who continue to be affected by the Manchester Arena bombing and Grenfell Tower Disaster
  • All those who lead multinational corporations that they may be conscious of their responsibility as part of the international community for the right ordering of society
  • Stoke Mandeville Hospital.  Doctors, nurses, other staff, and their patients.
  • Shortborough Avenue (PR) Turnip End (Sp)              
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Colin, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Janet Drurie
  • The recently departed:
    • Christine Ramsay,
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Pat Warne, Frederick Moore, Jan Forrest, Barry Fisher, Raymond East.



Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
The Princes Centre provides day care services for older people and people
with different disabilities            www.princescentre.org.uk

 

Notices


Congregational Mailing
Stewardship letters are being given out today
to assist in reviewing what we give to the church and to God. Hopefully we’ve included everybody but I’m sure that we will have accidentally omitted a few. If we have, please accept our apologies, an unnamed pack and advise us of your name and address. James and the stewardship team.

Psalms
Following the Annual Meeting where comments were received about the difficulty of singing the psalm a few blue ‘psalters’ with the pointing (which tells you when you’re likely to change note) and in some copies the music are available for the congregation to use. These are kept with the copies of the hymn books.

Are you interested in having a go at bell ringing?
On Saturday June 9th, as part of the Flower Festival, the bell tower will be open from 10:00 to 13:00 for anyone interested in bell ringing to ask questions or maybe ring a bell under supervision. We also hope to host some visiting ringers and may attempt a quarter peal, which for the technically minded, is 1260 changes and takes around 45 minutes. Brian Highe 01844 343755.

Handbell Ringing
Take up a new hobby.  Why not give handbell ringing a try.  We are a small, friendly group and meet every Monday at 9.45 a.m. We meet at Windrush, Aylesbury Road. Princes Risborough.  No previous experience needed.  Ring Pat Argue on 01844 343897.

Flower Festival Concert – Saturday June 9th at 7.30pm
The Manor House String Quartet present an evening of classical music including Tchaikovsky’s ‘Waltz of the Flowers’, Vivaldi’s ‘summer from ‘the Four Seasons’ and Delibes’ ‘Flower Duet’. Tickets £10 from Sally’s sewing box (Duke Street, Princes Risborough), Johanna Powell 01844 343996 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church Raffle and complimentary glass of wine/soft drink.

Plants, Cuttings or Seeds Needed!
Monks Risborough Horticultural Society has been asked to run a plant stall as part of the June Flower Festival. All proceeds go to the church restoration fund. We would be grateful to receive any plants, cuttings, seedlings to sell on this stall. Please bring to 31 Place Farm Way from Sunday 3rd June to Saturday 9th June. Mick & Anne White.

Flower Festival June 8th-11th: Refreshments HELP NEEDED
We are serving refreshments every day from the hall and need volunteers to help serve and wash up.  We also need lots of cakes!  Freezer space is available if you would like to bake early and we can collect.  From May 20th there will be a be board for helpers and bakers in the church porch so please add your name and a contact telephone number or get in touch with Cathy Farquhar 343226 or cathy.farquhar@btinternet.com .

Flower Festival Raffle and Sponsorship
Raffle tickets are now on sale for the Flower Festival. Prizes include a British Festival Hamper, Afternoon tea for two on the Chinnor Railway, a Family ticket for entry to the Kop Hill Climb (1 day) and a guided tour around a local vineyard. Tickets will be sold after the service on Sunday morning or by contacting Peter Miles on 01844 345230. It is also possible to sponsor a flower arrangement: the form is on the table by the south door.

Bucks Open Studios: Refreshments: June 16th/17th and 23rd/24th
More of what we are good at! We need a small number of volunteers for the four afternoons and cake donations. Please add your details to the board in the porch from May 20th or contact Cathy (as above)

Bucks Open Studios Cream Teas and Exhibitors
The church will be open daily from Saturday June 16th to Sunday June 24th from 10 am (12 am on Sundays) to 5 pm for visitors to browse/buy. We will be serving cream teas from the church hall from 2.30 - 4.30 on June 16th/17th and June 23rd/24th over the two weekends of Bucks Open Studios.

Induction service for Rev Vanessa Rye
The new pastor for Princes Risborough Baptist Church will be inducted on June 20th at 3 pm. There will be refreshments after the service. If you would like to attend please contact Margaret Pitman (346008 or margaretpitman@btinterent.com) by June 10th

Are you interested in belonging to a new ‘house group?
At the Church Annual Meeting a number of people expressed an interest in starting up a new house group focusing on in depth Bible study. Without any obligation if you are intersted in possibly being a part of such a group please could you contact James and let him know your preferred day(s) and time (morning/afternoon/evening) to see if such a group is viable.

The Next Few Weeks 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome

Thurs 31st May 9.30am Holy Communion 
Fri 1st June 12 noon Funeral of Christine Ramsay
Sun 3rd June 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 4th June 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Thurs 7th June 9.30am Healing and Holy Communion  (at the Rectory)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.00pm Flower Festival Reception
Fri 8th June 10am – 5 pm Flower Festival
Sat 9th June 10am – 5 pm Flower Festival
7.30pm Concert (see notices)
Sun 10th June 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Flower Festival 12 noon – 5 pm
6.00pm Songs of Praise with the Bishop of Oxford
Mon 11th June 10am – 5 pm Flower Festival
11am WW1 Commemoration (at the war memorial, Mill Lane)
Thurs 14th June 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
7.30pm Fellowship talk by Janice Cross, ‘the National Garden Scheme’, in the church hall. All welcome
Fri 15th June Bucks Open Studios – set up day
Sun 17th June 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ youth group BBQ
Mon 18th June 7.30pm ‘Open House’ group at The Rectory
Wed 20th  June 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 21st June 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 24th June 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 26th June 9.15 am Fellowship Walk
7.30pm Owlswick Evening Talk
Thurs 28th June 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
2.00pm Knitters (church hall)

Friday, 18 May 2018

Pew Sheet 20th May 2018

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

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

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

Welcome!
 
We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities.
Food will be served for the BBQ at about 12.30 (this is a ticketed event).


Sunday 20th May

Pentecost and Patronal Festival


Today we remember the day when the Holy Spirit came to bring power and strength to the new Church. As we rejoice, let us reflect on what the presence of the Holy Spirit means for us today.

8.00am Holy Communion
First Reading: Acts 2 v 1-21
Second Reading: John 15 v 26-27 & 16 v 4b-15
11.00am All Age Family Service (followed by BBQ)
Reading: Acts 2.1-11
Hymns: 178 (vs. 1, 3, 5, 7 & 8), 731, 666, 825, 35, 419
Anthem: ‘O God You Search Me’

3.00pm Communion Service
(Cherry Tree Nursing Home, Saunderton)


6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Ezekiel 36 v 22-28, Acts 2 v 22-38
Hymns: 44, 84, 541
Psalm 139v1-11

6.00pm ‘Later’ youth group
(Princes Risborough Methodist Church)


Prayer of the Week
Holy Spirit, gift of the Father: pour out afresh the fullness of your gifts, renew the face of the earth, and revive your Church with Pentecostal fire through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • A breakthrough in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without further loss of life
  • An effective response to the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • All who lead our church, for clergy and ministers  in the heavy burden of holding to the vision of Christ’s service
  • The work of Rennie Grove Hospice Care, Florence Nightingale House and   MacMillan Nurses.  Those suffering from cancer and those who fear it.
  • Poppy Road (PR) Water Lane (Sp)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Colin, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Janet Drurie
  • The recently departed:
    • Christine Ramsay, Betty Wickens, David Sullivan
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time: Monica Arnold.
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
The Princes Centre provides day care services for older people and people
with different disabilities              www.princescentre.org.uk

Notices


Evening Events at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Tuesday 22nd May, 7.30pm Jewels of the Night by Jools Hopton. A talk about bats, and Jools’ experience caring for injured and orphaned bats and their part in educating the public about these wonderful night time flyers.To reserve a seat please visit https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rosalind-wates or contact Roz Wates on 01844 274427 or roz@rosalindwates.co.uk or take your chance on the night. Contributions are asked of £5/person/evening, payable on the door, to cover costs including wine and soft drinks.

Congregational Mailing
Stewardship letters are being given out on May 27th to assist in reviewing what we give to the church and to God. Hopefully we’ve included everybody but I’m sure that we will have accidentally omitted a few. If we have, please accept our apologies, an unnamed pack and advise us of your name and address. James and the stewardship team.

Are you interested in having a go at bell ringing?
On Saturday June 9th, as part of the Flower Festival, the bell tower will be open from 10:00 to 13:00 for anyone interested in bell ringing to ask questions or maybe ring a bell under supervision. We also hope to host some visiting ringers and may attempt a quarter peal, which for the technically minded, is 1260 changes and takes around 45 minutes. Brian Highe 01844 343755

Flower Festival Concert – Saturday June 9th at 7.30pm
The Manor House String Quartet present an evening of classical music including Tchaikovsky’s ‘Waltz of the Flowers’, Vivaldi’s ‘summer from ‘the Four Seasons’ and Delibes’ ‘Flower Duet’. Tickets £10 from Sally’s sewing box (Duke Street, Princes Risborough), Johanna Powell 01844 343996 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church Raffle and complimentary glass of wine/soft drink.

Plants, Cuttings or Seeds Needed!
Monks Risborough Horticultural Society has been asked to run a plant stall as part of the June Flower Festival. All proceeds go to the church restoration fund. We would be grateful to receive any plants, cuttings, seedlings to sell on this stall. Please bring to 31 Place Farm Way from Sunday 3rd June to Saturday 9th June. Mick & Anne White.

Flower Festival June 8th-11th: Refreshments HELP NEEDED

We are serving refreshments every day from the hall and need volunteers to help serve and wash up.  We also need lots of cakes!  Freezer space is available if you would like to bake early and we can collect.  From May 20th there will be a be board for helpers and bakers in the church porch so please add your name and a contact telephone number or get in touch with Cathy Farquhar 343226 or cathy.farquhar@btinternet.com .

Flower Festival Raffle and Sponsorship
Raffle tickets are now on sale for the Flower Festival. Prizes include a British Festival Hamper, Afternoon tea for two on the Chinnor Railway, a Family ticket for entry to the Kop Hill Climb (1 day) and a guided tour around a local vineyard. Tickets will be sold after the service on Sunday morning or by contacting Peter Miles on 01844 345230. It is also possible to sponsor a flower arrangement: the form is on the table by the south door.

Bucks Open Studios: Refreshments: June 16th/17th and 23rd/24th
More of what we are good at! We need a small number of volunteers for the four afternoons and cake donations. Please add your details to the board in the porch from May 20th or contact Cathy (as above)

Bucks Open Studios Cream Teas and Exhibitors
The church will be open daily from Saturday June 16th to Sunday June 24th from 10 am (12 am on Sundays) to 5 pm for visitors to browse/buy. We will be serving cream teas from the church hall from 2.30 - 4.30 on June 16th/17th and June 23rd/24th over the two weekends of Bucks Open Studios.

Festival of Prayer: Saturday July 7th
A day is being held to explore different aspects of spirituality and prayer at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, near Wheatley. There will be a keynote address and the opportunity to attend up to four workshops as well as some personal space for your own reflection. The cost of the day is £30. To book your place please visit https://www.brfonline.org.uk/festivalofprayer
 
Are you intersted in belonging to a new ‘house group?
At the Church Annual Meeting a number of people expressed an interest in starting up a new house group focusing on in depth Bible study. Without any obligation if you are intersted in possibly being a part of such a group please could you contact James and let him know your preferred day(s) and time (morning/afternoon/evening) to see if such a group is viable.

 

The Next Few Weeks 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome

Mon 21st May 8.00pm PCC meeting (church hall)
Tues 22nd May 9.15am Walking group meets at the A4010 lay-by
7.30pm  A talk on bats at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick (see notices)
Thurs 24th May 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Knitting and nattering (hall)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church)
Fri 25th May 12 noon Funeral of David Sullivan
Sun 27th May 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Thurs 31st May 9.30am Holy Communion 
Fri 1st June 12 noon Funeral of Christine Ramsay
Sun 3rd June 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 4th June 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Thurs 7th June 9.30am Healing and Holy Communion  (at the Rectory)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.00pm Flower Festival Reception
Fri 8th June 10am – 5 pm Flower Festival
Sat 9th June 10am – 5 pm Flower Festival
7.30pm Concert (see notices)
Sun 10th June 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Flower Festival 12 noon – 5 pm
6.00pm Songs of Praise with the Bishop of Oxford
Mon 11th June 10am – 5 pm Flower Festival
11am WW1 Commemoration (at the war memorial, Mill Lane)
Thurs 14th June 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
7.30pm Fellowship talk by Janice Cross, ‘the National Garden Scheme’, in the church hall. All welcome
Fri 15th June Bucks Open Studios – set up day


Saturday, 12 May 2018

Pew Sheet 13th May 2018

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

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

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


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. The 10 o’clock club for children meet in the church hall during the 10 am service where coffee and squash are served afterwards.

Sunday 13th May

Seventh Sunday of Easter

 

We gather today, the Sunday after Ascension Day, rejoicing that Jesus has been exalted into heaven. We pray in hope and expectation for the coming Spirit to fill our lives and our Church, to sanctify us in the truth of God’s word of life to share with the world.

10.00am Parish Communion
First Reading: Acts 1 v 15-17 & 21-end
Second Reading: 1 John 5.9-13
Gospel: John 17 v 6-19
Hymns: 255, 137, 104, Psalm 1
Communion: 369, 288, 610
Anthem: ‘Day by Day’, M. How

11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion (BCP)
Readings: 1 John 5.9-13, John 17 v 6-19

3.00pm Christian Aid Service,
Princes Risborough Baptist Church


6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Isaiah 61, Luke 4 v 14-21
Hymns: 359, 105, 232
Psalm 147v1-11

Prayer of the Week
Father most holy, look upon this people whom you have sanctified by the dying and rising of your Son. Keep us in love and consecrate us in your truth, that the new life you have given us may bring us to the fullness of joy. Grant this through Jesus Christ, the first-born from the dead, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen

 

Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Bangladesh
  • UNICEFs global ambassadors who, through leadership, encourage others to care for the world’s children.
  • Wycombe General Hospital.  Doctors, nurses, other staff and patients.
  • The Old Garden Centre (PR) Flowers Bottom Lane & Lily Bottom Lane (Sp)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Debbie Cadwallader, Colin, Teri Parker, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Janet Drurie
  • The recently departed:
    • Roy Bragger, Christine Ramsay
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Norah Cockcroft, Grace Smythers.
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
The Princes Centre provides day care services for older people and people with different disabilities                                   www.princescentre.org.uk

 

Notices


St. Dunstan’s Gourmet Family BBQ May 20th
LAST DATE FOR TICKETS IS TODAY
12 noon for 12.30 (with children’s games and activities). Award winning and locally sourced ‘pulled pork’, sausages and burgers from Orchard View Farm. Tickets are £8 (children 18 and under £2). Additional food can be purchased on the day! A complimentary drink will be served. Tickets from Susanne Carr 01844 346827 or Rachel Ungi 07970 043117. Please advise in advance of any special dietary requirements e.g. gluten free, vegetarian etc. Please bring a chair to sit outside if fine weather. A list has been put up in the porch for people to sign if they can provide a salad or dessert.

Evening Events at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick
Tuesday 22nd May, 7.30pm Jewels of the Night by Jools Hopton. A talk about bats, and Jools’ experience caring for injured and orphaned bats and their part in educating the public about these wonderful night time flyers.To reserve a seat please visit https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rosalind-wates or contact Roz Wates on 01844 274427 or roz@rosalindwates.co.uk or take your chance on the night. Contributions are asked of £5 per person per evening, payable on the door, to cover costs including wine and soft drinks.

Congregational Mailing
Stewardship letters are being given out on Sunday May 27th to assist in reviewing what we give to the church and to God. Hopefully we’ve managed to include everybody but I’m sure that we will have accidentally omitted a few people. If we have, please accept our apologies, accept an unnamed pack and advise us of your name and address. James and the stewardship team.

Flower Festival Concert – Saturday June 9th at 7.30pm
The Manor House String Quartet present an evening of classical music including Tchaikovsky’s ‘Waltz of the Flowers’, Vivaldi’s ‘summer from ‘the Four Seasons’ and Delibes’ ‘Flower Duet’. Tickets £10 from Sally’s sewing box (Duke Street, Princes Risborough), Johanna Powell 01844 343996 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church Raffle and complimentary glass of wine/soft drink.

Plants, Cuttings or Seeds Needed!
Monks Risborough Horticultural Society has been asked to run a plant stall as part of the June Flower Festival. All proceeds go to the church restoration fund. We would be grateful to receive any plants, cuttings, seedlings to sell on this stall. Please bring to 31 Place Farm Way from Sunday 3rd June to Saturday 9th June. Mick & Anne White

Flower Festival June 8th-11th:
Refreshments - HELP NEEDED
We are serving refreshments every day from the hall and need volunteers to help serve and wash up.  We also need lots of cakes!  Freezer space is available if you would like to bake early and we can collect.  From May 20th there will be a be board for helpers and bakers in the church porch so please add your name and a contact telephone number or get in touch with Cathy Farquhar 343226 or cathy.farquhar@btinternet.com.
 
Bucks Open Studios: Refreshments: June 16th/17th and 23rd/24th
More of what we are good at! We need a small number of volunteers for the four afternoons and cake donations. Please add your details to the board in the porch from May 20th or contact Cathy (as above).

Day Trip to the National Memorial Arboretum and Lichfield Cathedral, Wednesday August 15th
This trip is now fully booked but it’s worth putting your name down on a reserve list as people do drop out from time to time. James 

2 questions from Rob’s sermon on Vocations Sunday
First ask yourself, “How much do I recognise, value and use my God-given gifts in His service?  In other words how much do I see my life as a vocation responding to God’s call?” Secondly ask yourself, “How can I as an individual and a member of this worshipping community increasingly share my faith with those who do not yet believe in Jesus and what do I need to help me share my faith with others?”

Are you intersted in belonging to a new ‘house group’
At the Church Annual Meeting a number of people expressed an interest in starting up a new house group focusing on in depth Bible study. Without any obligation if you are intersted in possibly being a part of such a group please could you contact James and let him know your preferred day(s) and time (morning/afternoon/evening) to see if such a group is viable.

The Next Few Weeks 


The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome

Wed 16th May 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 17th May 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
3.30pm Cremation service for Roy Bragger (Hampden Chapel, Amersham)
7.30pm ‘Open House’ Group at the Rectory
Sun 20th May
Pentecost
8.00am Holy Communion
11.00am All Age Family Service
12.00pm Gourmet Family BBQ (see notices)
3.00pm Communion Service at Cherry Tree Nursing Home, Saunderton
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ youth group at Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Mon 21st May 8.00pm PCC meeting (church hall)
Tues 22nd May 9.15am Walking group meets at the A4010 lay-by
7.30pm  A talk on bats at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick (see notices)
Thurs 24th May 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Knitting and nattering (hall)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church)
Sun 27th May 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Thurs 31st May 9.30am Holy Communion 
Fri 1st June 12 noon Funeral of Christine Ramsay
Sun 3rd June 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 4th June 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Thurs 7th June 9.30am Healing and Holy Communion  (at the Rectory)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.00pm Flower Festival Reception
Fri 8th June 10am – 5 pm Flower Festival
Sat 9th June 10am – 5 pm Flower Festival
7.30pm Concert (see notices)
Sun 10th June 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Flower Festival 12 noon – 5 pm 6.00pm Songs of Praise with the Bishop of Oxford
Mon 11th June 10am – 5 pm Flower Festival
11am WW1 Commemoration (at the war memorial, Mill Lane)

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Pew Sheet 6th May 2018

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

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

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

Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. Coffee and squash is served in the church hall after the 10.00am service.

Sunday 6th May


Sixth Sunday of Easter

 

Jesus commanded his followers to love one another, and promised to send the Holy Spirit to help them. In our service today, as we relax in God’s love, let us determine to express that love to everyone we meet.


8.00am Holy Communion
First Reading: Joel 2.21-26
Gospel: John 16.23b--end

10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism of Taryn Evans
Hymns: 676, 964, 819, 525
Communion: 47, 334, 437, 900

2.30pm Naming/Blessing of Arthur Woodward-Court and Baptism of George Woodward-Court

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Song of Solomon 4.16- 5.2 and S 8.6-7,
Revelation 3 v 14-end
Hymns 413, 584, 245
Psalm 45v11-end

Prayer of the Week
God of all nations, in the gift of your Son you have embraced the world with a love that takes away our sin and bestows perfect joy. Grant to all who have been reborn in baptism fidelity in serving you and generosity in loving one another. We ask this through Jesus Christ, the first-born from the dead, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen

Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • Taryn and George being christened today and Arthur being named and blessed
  • A reduction in the levels of violence and unrest in the Middle East
  • Hospital chaplains and chaplaincy volunteers at Stoke Mandeville, High Wycombe and Amersham. 
  • Millstream Close (PR) Greenlands & Woodfield (LG)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Debbie Cadwallader, Colin, Teri Parker, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Janet Drurie
  • The recently departed:
    • Ted Girling, Roy Bragger, Christine Ramsay
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Tess Freier, Madeleine Cleaver, Brenda Farrelly, Enid Menzies, Pat Lucas, Brian West

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
The Princes Centre provides day care services for older people and people with different disabilities           www.princescentre.org.uk

 

Notices


Evening Events at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick
Friday 11th May, 7.30pm: an evening of music with Wilber Sears. Local acoustic guitarist Wilber has performed as a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, and achieved a first-class honours degree in music at Oxford Brookes University. His many live performances include appearances at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford Town Hall, Cornbury Festival and Towersey Festival.

Tuesday 22nd May, 7.30pm. Jewels of the Night by Jools Hopton. A talk about bats, and Jools’ experience caring for injured and orphaned bats and their part in educating the public about these wonderful night time flyers.To reserve a seat please visit https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rosalind-wates or contact Roz Wates on 01844 274427 or roz@rosalindwates.co.uk or take your chance on the night. Contributions are asked of £5 per person per evening, payable on the door, to cover costs including wine and soft drinks.

St. Dunstan’s Gourmet Family BBQ May 20th
Sunday May 20th 12 noon for 12.30 (with children’s games and activities). Award winning and locally sourced ‘pulled pork’, sausages and burgers from Orchard View Farm. Tickets are £8 (children 18 and under £2). Additional food can be purchased on the day! A complimentary drink will be served. Tickets from Susanne Carr 01844 346827 or Rachel Ungi 07970 043117. Please advise in advance of any special dietary requirements e.g. gluten free, vegetarian etc. Please bring a chair to sit outside if fine weather. A list has been put up in the porch for people to sign if they can provide a salad or dessert. The last date for tickets is next Sunday (May 13th)

Congregational Mailing
Stewardship letters are being given out on Sunday May 27th to assist in reviewing what we give to the church and to God. Hopefully we’ve managed to include everybody but I’m sure that we will have accidentally omitted a few people. If we have, please accept our apologies, accept an unnamed pack and advise us of your name and address. James and the stewardship team

Flower Festival Concert – Saturday June 9th at 7.30pm
The Manor House String Quartet present an evening of classical music including Tchaikovsky’s ‘Waltz of the Flowers’, Vivaldi’s ‘summer from ‘the Four Seasons’ and Delibes’ ‘Flower Duet’. Tickets £10 from Sally’s sewing box (Duke Street, Princes Risborough), Johanna Powell 01844 343996 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church Raffle and complimentary glass of wine/soft drink.

Plants, Cuttings or Seeds Needed!
Monks Risborough Horticultural Society has been asked to run a plant stall as part of the June Flower Festival. All proceeds go to the church restoration fund. We would be grateful to receive any plants, cuttings, seedlings to sell on this stall. Please bring to 31 Place Farm Way from Sunday 3rd June to Saturday 9th June. Mick & Anne White

Day Trip to the National Memorial Arboretum and Lichfield Cathedral, Wednesday August 15th

This years’ parish visit will be to the beautiful and poignant National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, in the morning, and after lunch to the stunning cathedral at nearby Lichfield. The visit to the Arboretum is free but donations are appreciated. There is an optional guided walk (£3) or land train (£5) with a pre-recorded commentary that needs to be booked in advance. A guided tour is included in the price of the trip to the cathedral and it is hoped to be able to attend Choral Evensong sung by a visiting choir. The coach will leave the lay-by in Monks Risborough at 8:00 am and return there at approximately 8.45 pm stopping for a comfort break on both the outward and return journey. Please bring a picnic lunch and tea or enjoy the refreshments at the Arboretum and in the city of Lichfield. The cost of the trip is £22 (children £11.00) plus an extra £3 or £5 if you wish to book a place on the guided walk/land train. Please book early to avoid disappointment by contacting Rev James Tomkins 275944 jamestomkins@btinternet.com and sending your cheque payable to ‘Monks Risborough PCC’ to the Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE specifying if you wish to book a guided walk or the land train.

2 questions from Rob’s sermon on Vocations Sunday
First ask yourself, “How much do I recognise, value and use my God-given gifts in His service?  In other words how much do I see my life as a vocation responding to God’s call?” Secondly ask yourself, “How can I as an individual and a member of this worshipping community increasingly share my faith with those who do not yet believe in Jesus and what do I need to help me share my faith with others?”

Men’s Breakfast at St. Mary’s, Princes Risborough
There is a Men’s breakfast on Saturday 12th May at St. Mary’s Church at 9 am. The speaker will be Tim Jupp, ex-keyboard play with the band Delirious. If you are interested please email peterwynnis@btinternet.com Pete Wynn

The Next Few Weeks 


The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome

Thurs 10th May
Ascension Day
9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Risborough School Service
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30pm Fellowship Talk: ‘First in last out’ – a history of the RAF’s mobile Air Movement Squadron by David Powell: Everyone welcome (church hall)
Fri 11th May 11.00 am WW1 Commemoration at the war memorial (Mill Lane)
7.30pm An evening of music with guitarist Wilber Sears at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick (see notices)
Sun 13th May 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Holy Communion, Owlswick (BCP)
3.00pm Christian Aid Service at Princes Risborough Baptist Church
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 16th May 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 17th May 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
3.30pm Cremation service for Roy Bragger (Hampden Chapel, Amersham)
7.30pm ‘Open House’ Group at the Rectory
Sun 20th May
Pentecost
8.00am Holy Communion
11.00am All Age Family Service
12.00pm Gourmet Family BBQ (see notices)
3.00pm Communion Service at Cherry Tree Nursing Home, Saunderton
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ youth group at Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Mon 21st May 8.00pm PCC meeting (church hall)
Tues 22nd May 9.15am Walking group meets at the A4010 lay-by
7.30pm  A talk on bats at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick (see notices)
Thurs 24th May 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Knitting and nattering (church hall)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church)
Sun 27th May 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Thurs 31st May 9.30am Holy Communion 
Fri 1st June 12 noon Funeral of Christine Ramsay