Friday, 8 September 2017

Pew Sheet 10th September 2017

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:
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573 crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.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 babies, toddlers and children meet in the church hall where coffee, squash etc. is served after the 10 am service

Sunday 10th September 2017

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity


Today’s theme invites us to consider how we treat those with whom we disagree. Even those who offend us are held within the circle of Christ’s love and we are invited to love them as we love our neighbour.

10.00am Parish Communion
Hymns: 755, 119 v33-40, 303, 409
Communion hymns: 949, 434, 610

First Reading Ezekiel 33:7-11
Ezekiel learns from God that he shares responsibility for the sin of the people. It is his duty to speak of their transgressions and call them to repentance.

Second Reading Romans 13:8-end
After long discussions concerning faith, law and the salvation of Gentiles, Paul encourages his readers to live new lives in Christ, reminding them of Christ’s command to love.

Gospel Matthew 15: 21-28
Jesus meets a Canaanite woman who displays remarkable faith and calls him “Lord”.

11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion (BCP)
Readings: Romans 13.8-end, Matthew 15.21-28

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Ezekiel 12.21-13.16, Acts 19.1-20
Hymns: 281, Psalm 139 v1-9, 579, 629

Prayer of the Week
Confirm, O God, in unity and truth the Church you gather in Christ. Encourage the fervent, enlighten the doubtful, and bring back the wayward. Bind us together in mutual love, that our prayer in Christ's name may be pleasing to you. 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:

  • All those suffering religious persecution such as Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar
  • Constructive dialogue between The United Nations and the European Union, and North Korea and the rest of the international community to bring about prosperity and peace  
  • Those killed or affected by the floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh; the hurricanes in the United States of America and the Caribbean; and the earthquake and potential Tsunami in Mexico
  • The European Commissioner for agriculture for sensible policies to protect the natural resources of the land and sea
  • Crownfields Industrial Estate, Ministry Wharf, the Clare Foundation and other businesses/industries in Saunderton.
  • New Road (PR) Westlands Road & Meadow Rise (LG)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Harry and Diana Mullens
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Katy, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen and Gail
  • The recently departed:
    • Eddie Evans, Wendy Marr
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Peter Felton, Kath Ward, Lilian Roffey, Derek Whyte, Maureen Roberts, Ros Read, Grahame (John) White, Abigail Wright


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


Coffee Morning at Windsor Lodge (Wellington Avenue)
On Friday September 15th from 11-12.30 there is a coffee morning at Windsor Lodge in aid of the Princes Centre. Coffee, cake stall and tombola: please come along to their lounge and if the weather is nice enjoy the garden.

Sale of cards in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
On Sunday September 24th cards will be on sale at the 10 am service in the church porch. Su Viney, who hosts the Bethany House Group, makes beautiful hand-made cards for all occasions. Su gives of her time and talent, so 100% of the money raised from these reasonably priced cards goes directly to Macmillan Cancer Support. Please do remember to bring some money with you should you wish to support this charity. Thank you very much.

Harvest Time
  • Services are taking place at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick on Sunday September 24th at 6 pm and at St. Dunstan’s, Monks Risborough on Sunday October 1st at 11.00 am.
  • Harvest Festival Lunch will be held in the Scout Hall in Courtmoor Close, Monks Risborough at 12:30pmpn Sunday October 1st. Tickets are available from Rachel Ungi (01844 761535) or Susanne Carr (01844 346827): adults £6, children 18 or under £3. Please sign up your name on the list in the porch if you are able to help out with a pudding or in another way.
  • The Whitechapel Mission provides hot food and a drink, showers, clothing, free toilets and the chance of a wash and brush-up to homeless people in London. As in previous years we are delighted to accept your donations for the work of the Whitechapel Mission at or before the Harvest services. Please log on to their website www.whitechapel.org.uk, click on ‘donate’ and scroll down to ‘donate gifts in kind’ for a list of the things most desperately needed. A list of these items can also be found in the porch. Thank you in anticipation of your help.

Sing Along ‘Mamma Mia’ Friday October 13th
Come to the ABBA Mamma Mia Family Dinner and Movie night at St. Dunstan’s Church! Dinner is from 6.00pm & movie from 7.00-9.00pm. Suitable for all the family - tickets cost: £10.00 per adult and £5.00 per under 16, Family ticket £25.00.To book your tickets Eventbrite – ‘Mamma Mia St Dunstan’s World Vision’
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mamma-mia-movie-and-dinner-at-st-dunstans-for-world-vision-tickets-37622052572


Big Band Swing on Saturday October 14th at 7.30 pm
This is a great opportunity to listen to much loved music and great tracks by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra etc. that encourages audience participation! There is a complimentary glass of wine/soft drink and a prize raffle. This is likely to be a sell out so please buy your tickets (£10) early from Rachel Ungi (01844 761535) or Sue Ingram (01844 275287 https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church

Will Aid 2017
Have your Will professionally written by a good solicitor and you’ll have the added feel-good factor of supporting nine leading UK charities too. Instead of paying a fee, the solicitor will invite you to make a donation to charity. Suggested voluntary donations are £95 for a basic Will, or £150 for a pair of basic mirror Wills. Your donation will be shared between the nine Will Aid charities and will be used to help vulnerable people in the UK and around the world. As some solicitors can get oversubscribed, you are advised to contact a participating solicitor as soon as possible to book your Will Aid appointment for November. Please log on to www.willaid.org.uk/ to find your nearest available Will Aid solicitor. If you do not have access to the internet then the nearest Will Aid solicitor to St. Dunstan’s Church is D C Kaye & Co. Old Bank Chambers, 2 Wycombe Road, Prestwood, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 0PW10a High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6EA. Telephone: 01494 729024. Contact name: Jan Lawrence

The Next Few Weeks 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer is at St. Dunstan’s at 8.45 am on Monday (except Bank Holidays), Wednesday and Thursday.
Mon 11th Sept 11.00am WW1 Act of Commemoration at the war memorial
Thurs 14th Sept 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
8.00pm Fellowship Group (Tour of St. Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough)
Fri 15th Sept 5.00pm Confirmation course (church hall - see notices)
Sat 16th Sept 1.30pm Wedding
Sun 17th Sept 10.00am Parish Communion (preacher Jeremy Hay from ROPE)
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ at Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Mon 18th Sept 8.00pm The Pilgrim Course (Open House) at The Rectory
Wed 20th Sept 2.30pm Memorial Service (Eddie Evans)
2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 21st Sept 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 23rd Sept 1.00pm wedding
Sun 24th Sept 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Harvest Festival Evensong, Owlswick Chapel
6.00pm Confirmation Service at St. John’s Church, Lacey Green
Mon 25th Sept 2.45pm Memorial Service (Wendy Marr)
Tues 26th Sept 9.15a. walk from the A4010 lay-by
Thurs 28th Sept 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (in church)
2.00pm Knitters (and natterers) in the church hall
Sun 1st Oct 8.00am Holy Communion
11.00am All Age Family Service without Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 2nd Oct 9.30am Monks Risborough School Harvest Festival
8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)


Friday, 1 September 2017

Pew Sheet 3rd September 2017

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:
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573 crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please see our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. Colouring sheets, books and toys for babies and young children are available for use. Coffee, squash etc. are served in the church hall afterwards.

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity


8.00am Holy Communion
Readings: Exodus 34.29-end & Mark 7.37-end

10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism of William Reeve and Arthur Brady
Hymns: 108, 201, 555, 766
Communion hymns: 386, 88, 411 & 590
Reading: Matthew Mark 10.13-16

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: 2 Kings 6.24-35 & 7.3-end and Acts 18.1-6 Hymns: 310, 77, 638; Psalm 105.1-11

Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • Constructive working relationships between nations at a time of mounting international discord and tension
  • Those killed or affected by the floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, and the hurricane in Texas and Louisiana
  • Arthur Brady and William Reeve at the start of their Christian journey through Baptism
  • The setting up of a Christian club at Monks Risborough School and those considering confirmation
  • Those returning to or starting school or college this week
  • Wise stewardship of the environment that our harvest for today may not destroy its goodness for tomorrow
  • Those living alone; for the work of Risborough Good Neighbours and Risborough Carers
  • Those living in Thame Road (Longwick)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Eddie Evans
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Katy, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen and Gail
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Bill Greaves, Mary Ann Copcutt, Phyllis Gibbons, John Roberts, Sue Avery


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

Newsletter – EARLY COPY DATE
Copy date for the next Newsletter is 7th September.  Please send contributions to: morna.hinch@btinternet.com or John Mckay penserve@gmail.com.

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 (01844 345638) has offered to act as 'Skipper' should any inexperienced parishioners wish to take advantage of the opportunity of what could be an 'exciting and different' day out.

Fun Day September 9th, 2.00-4.30pm
Stalls can be set up from 9.30am.
Help is needed in many areas.
  • Please sign up on the list in the porch in one or more spaces if you can set up, serve or help clear up the refreshments and/or provide a cake(s) for the refreshments.
  • Home grown produce, jams, chutneys etc., cakes of all sizes needed for the "Cake Stall". Please contact Ros (344166) or June (344966) or sign up the list in the porch
  • Val Porter (346997) is running an ‘emporium’ of quality second-hand items
  • Plants for the plant stall – please contact Mick/Anne White (346536)

Ride and Stride September 9th
Volunteers are needed to sit in the porch to check in the participants and offer refreshments. If you can help please sign the list in the porch or ring 344417 and please also let me know if you would like to take part. Rosemary

Coffee Morning at Windsor Lodge (Wellington Avenue)
On Friday September 15th from 11-12.30 there is a coffee morning at Windsor Lodge in aid of the Princes Centre. Coffee, cake stall and tombola: please come along to their lounge and if the weather is nice enjoy the garden.

Sale of cards in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
On Sunday September 24th
cards will be on sale at the 10 am service in the church porch. Su Viney, who hosts the Bethany House Group, makes beautiful hand-made cards for all occasions. Su gives of her time and talent, so 100% of the money raised from these reasonably priced cards goes directly to Macmillan Cancer Support. Please do remember to bring some money with you should you wish to support this charity. Thank you very much.  

Confirmation
A Confirmation Service will be held at St. John’s Church Lacey Green on September 24th at 6pm. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider being confirmed please contact James. Confirmation is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion as a person ‘confirms’ for themselves the promises made on their behalf at their Baptism. Preparation sessions will take place in the church hall on Friday September 8th and 15th from 5-7pm. James

Harvest Time
  • Services are taking place at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick on Sunday September 24th at 6 pm and at St. Dunstan’s, Monks Risborough on Sunday October 1st at 11.00 am.
  • Harvest Festival Lunch will be held in the Scout Hall in Courtmoor Close, Monks Risborough at 12:30pmpn Sunday October 1st. Tickets are available from Rachel Ungi (01844 761535) or Susanne Carr (01844 346827): adults £6, children 18 or under £3.
  • The Whitechapel Mission provides hot food and a drink, showers, clothing, free toilets and the chance of a wash and brush-up to homeless people in London. As in previous years we are delighted to accept your donations for the work of the Whitechapel Mission at or before the Harvest services. Please log on to their website www.whitechapel.org.uk, click on ‘donate’ and scroll down to ‘donate gifts in kind’ for a list of the things most desperately needed. A list of these items can also be found in the porch. Thank you in anticipation of your help.

Sing Along ‘Mamma Mia’ Friday October 13th
More details to follow next week!

Big Band Swing on Saturday October 14th at 7.30 pm
This is a great opportunity to listen to much loved music and great tracks by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra etc. that encourages audience participation! There is a complimentary glass of wine/soft drink and a prize raffle. This is likely to be a sell out so please buy your tickets (£10) early from Rachel Ungi (01844 761535) or Sue Ingram (01844 275287 https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church

Do you have 30 minutes to spare?
There is the opportunity to hold a lunchtime school club on Mondays from about 12.30/45- 1.15 at Monks Risborough School for children aged 5 -7 (classes 1 and 2). We need to create a team of volunteers to make this happen. If you enjoy working with children and enjoy playing games, making craft items, singing etc. please let James know.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 16th – 25th April 2018
James and Ann are going on a 10 day pilgrimage to the Holy Land ‘following in the footsteps of Jesus’ organised by Lightline. It is a very rewarding experience. Details of the pilgrimage can be found on table by the south door.

 

The Next Few Weeks 


The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm

Morning Prayer is held at St. Dunstan’s at 8.45 am on Monday (except Bank Holidays), Wednesday and Thursday.
Mon 4th Sept 8.00pm PCC Meeting
Thurs 7th Sept 9.30am Holy Communion with prayers for healing
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Fri 8th Sept 5.00pm Confirmation course
(church hall – see notices)
Sat 9th Sept 2.00pm Fun Day (see notices)
Sun 10th Sept 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion (BCP)
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 11th Sept 11.00am WW1 Act of Commemoration at the war memorial
Thurs 14th Sept 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
8.00pm Fellowship Group (Tour of St. Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough)
Fri 15th Sept 5.00pm Confirmation course
(church hall - see notices)
Sat 16th Sept 1.30pm Wedding
Sun 17th Sept 10.00am Parish Communion (preacher Jeremy Hay from ROPE)
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ at Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Mon 18th Sept 8.00pm The Pilgrim Course (Open House) at The Rectory
Wed 20th Sept 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 21st Sept 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 23rd Sept 1.00pm wedding
Sun 24th Sept 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Harvest Festival Evensong, Owlswick Chapel
6.00pm Confirmation Service at St. John’s Church, Lacey Green


Friday, 25 August 2017

Pew Sheet 27th August 2017

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:
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573 crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please see our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. The 10 O’clock club for babies, toddlers and children takes a break during the summer holidays but colouring sheets, books and toys are still available for use during the 10 am service. Coffee, squash etc. are served in the church hall afterwards.

Sunday 27th August 2017

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity


God’s loving kindness endures for ever. So let us bring our lives before God in worship and pray that God’s love renews our hearts and minds.

10.00am Parish Communion
Hymns: 184, 286 & 13
Psalm: 138
Communion hymns: 145, 81 & 924

First Reading Isaiah 51:1-6
Words of hope and consolation that point people to God’s everlasting mercy and encourage us to look beyond the trials of the present to the future that God promises

Second Reading Romans 12:1-8
True worship is about allowing God’s mercy to renew our minds and transform our lives – then we will be able to know and do the right thing.

Gospel Matthew 16:13-20
The question of all questions – who is Jesus? We hear Peter’s answer, and we hear Jesus’ response to it – that the Church will be built upon the faith that he has declared.

3.00pm Naming/Blessing of Angelo Williams 

6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Readings: 2 Kings 6. 8-23, Acts 17. 15-end
Hymns: 486, Psalm 95, 362, 365, 197 (vs. 1, 3, 5, 7 & 8)


Prayer of the week
Living God, you sent your Son among us to reveal your wisdom and make known your ways. Increase our faith, that we may confess Jesus as your Son, take up his work on earth, and trust his promise to sustain the Church. 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 terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Finland
  • Those who have been killed, injured, bereaved or left homeless as a result of the mudslide in Sierra Leone and the flooding in India, Nepal and Bangladesh
  • The leaders of our country and of Europe in the Brexit negotiations, that the results will bring the greatest good to the greatest number of people.
  • The setting up of a Christian club at Monks Risborough School and those considering confirmation
  • Those who have received exam results this week that they may be able move on to their preferred job/course of studies
  • New leisure activities and for the creative ideas and skills of so many people
  • The vulnerable, elderly and infirm: Age UK. ‘Open door’
  • Wellington Avenue & Well Lane (MR) Little Orchard Close (L), Little Park (PR)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Eddie Evans
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Katy, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, Alex Chauhan and Cathy Owen
  • The recently departed: Stan Randall
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Roy Pearce, Harry Purver

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

 

Newsletter – EARLY COPY DATE
Copy date for the next Newsletter is 7th September.  Please send contributions to: morna.hinch@btinternet.com or John Mckay penserve@gmail.com.

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 (01844 345638) has offered to act as 'Skipper' should any inexperienced parishioners wish to take advantage of the opportunity of what could be an 'exciting and different' day out.

Sustaining your sacred centre

Along with the additional services during August (see ‘the next few weeks’ on the back page), copies of the parish prayer bookmark that enables you to pray for a different aspect of church life daily are also available to take away from the table by the south door.

Bucks County Show, Aylesbury: Thurs 31st August
Mick and Anne White are going along to the show (and helping out in the hospitality tent). If you would like to join them please call them on 01844 346536

Fun Day September 9th, 2.00-4.30pm
Help is needed in many areas
  • Please sign up on the list in the porch in one or more spaces if you can set up, serve or help clear up the refreshments and/or provide a cake(s) for the refreshments.
  • High quality raffle prizes e.g. fine wine, gift vouchers or luxury box of chocolates are being accepted by (Ann Myers 01494 489815) and the bottle stall is being run by David and Jackie Manthorpe e.g. squash, sauce, bubble bath, wine etc. Please leave items for the latter in the box provided.
  • Home grown produce, jams, chutneys etc., cakes of all sizes needed for the "Cake Stall". Please contact Ros (344166) or June (344966) or sign up the list in the porch
  • Val Porter (346997) is running an ‘emporium’ of quality second-hand items
  • Plants for the plant stall – please contact Mick/Anne White (346536)
  • Delivering flyers by putting your name next to the street(s) you wish to deliver to and taking some flyers from the table near the south door.

Ride and Stride September 9th
Volunteers are needed to sit in the porch to check in the participants and offer refreshments. If you can help please sign the list in the porch or ring 344417 and please also let me know if you would like to take part. Rosemary

Confirmation

A Confirmation Service will be held at St. John’s Church Lacey Green on September 24th at 6pm. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider being confirmed please contact James. Confirmation is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion as a person ‘confirms’ for themselves the promises made on their behalf at their Baptism. Preparation sessions will take place in the church hall on Friday September 8th and 15th from 5-7pm. James

Harvest Festival Lunch – October 1st
This will be held in the Scout Hall in Courtmoor Close, Monks Risborough at 12:30pm. Tickets are available from Rachel Ungi (01844 761535) or Susanne Carr (01844 346827): adults £6, children 18 or under £3.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 16th – 25th April 2018
James and Ann are going on a 10 day pilgrimage to the Holy Land ‘following in the footsteps of Jesus’ organised by Lightline. It is a very rewarding experience. Details of the pilgrimage can be found on table by the south door.

Do you have 30 minutes to spare?
There is the opportunity to hold a lunchtime school club on Mondays from about 12.30/45- 1.15 at Monks Risborough School for children aged 5 -7 (classes 1 and 2). We need to create a team of volunteers to make this happen. If you enjoy working with children and enjoy playing games, making craft items, singing etc. please let James know.

The Next Few Weeks 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm

Morning Prayer is held at St. Dunstan’s at 8.45 am on Monday (except Bank Holidays), Wednesday and Thursday. During August as part of ‘sustaining our sacred centre’ there is also Compline (Night prayer) at 8pm on Fridays and Evening Prayer at 5pm on Saturdays. At Owlswick on Tuesday at 6.00pm there is a service of reflection with music.
Wed 30th Aug 12 noon Funeral of Stan Randall
Thurs 31st Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 2nd Sept 11.30am Wedding
(St. Peter’s Chapel, (Owlswick)
Sun 3rd Sept 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Christenings
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 4th Sept 8.00pm PCC Meeting
Thurs 7th Sept 9.30am Holy Communion with prayers for healing
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Fri 8th Sept 5.00pm Confirmation course (church hall – see notices)
Sat 9th Sept 2.00pm Fun Day (see notices)
Sun 10th Sept 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion (BCP)
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 11th Sept 11.00am WW1 Act of Commemoration at the war memorial
Thurs 14th Sept 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Fri 15th Sept 5.00pm Confirmation course (church hall - see notices)
Sat 16th Sept 1.30pm Wedding
Sun 17th Sept 10.00am Parish Communion (preacher Jeremy Hay from ROPE)
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ at Princes Risborough Methodist Church


Friday, 18 August 2017

Pew Sheet 20th August 2017

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:
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573 crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com

Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please see our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. The 10 O’clock club for babies, toddlers and children takes a break during the summer holidays but colouring sheets, books and toys are available for use during the 10 am service. Coffee, squash etc. are served in the church hall afterwards.

Sunday 20th August 2017

Tenth Sunday after Trinity


God called the people of Israel and also calls each of us. We know that we will face difficulties, but we are challenged to live justly and do what is right, and to be reconciled to one another.

10.00am Parish Communion
Hymns: 163, 541, 366, 249
Communion hymns: 82, 288, 937

First Reading Isaiah 56:1 & 6-8
Not only the people of Israel shall be God’s people, but also the outcasts and foreigners as long as they worship and are faithful to God.

Second Reading Romans 11:1-2a & 29-32
The people of Israel may now be resistant to the word of God, but remain the people of God because of the covenant with their ancestors.

Gospel Matthew 15: 21-28
Jesus meets a Canaanite woman who displays remarkable faith and calls him “Lord”.

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: 2 Kings 4 v 1-37 & Acts 16 v 1-15
Hymns: 756, Psalm 90 v1-12, 319, 208

Your prayers are asked this week for:

  • The victims of the terrorist attacks in Barcelona
  • Those who have been killed, injured, bereaved or left homeless as a result of the mudslide in Sierra Leone
  • The setting up of a Christian club at Monks Risborough School and those considering confirmation
  • Those who have received exam results this week that they may be able move on to their preferred job/course of studies
  • National sports teams and their commitment to representing their nation and providing a good example to young people
  • The mission, ministry and congregational life of The Chilterns Christian Fellowship.
  • Woodfield Road (PR) Gables Drive (Sa)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Eddie Evans
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Katy, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, David Dewick, Alex Chauhan and Cathy Owen
  • The recently departed:
    • Freda Hill, Stan Randall
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Ted Light, Shana Stonell, Terry Badrick, Dereck Ridgway, David Ramsay
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
Pace is a charity that provides first class education, therapy and support for children aged 0-18 with cerebral palsy, related sensory motor disorders and development delay, and support and guidance for their families.                                                      
www.thepacecentre.org

 

Notices


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 (01844 345638) has offered to act as 'Skipper' should any inexperienced parishioners wish to take advantage of the opportunity of what could be an 'exciting and different' day out.

Sustaining your sacred centre
Along with the additional services during August (see ‘the next few weeks’ on the back page), copies of the parish prayer bookmark that enables you to pray for a different aspect of church life daily are also available to take away from the table by the south door.

Fellowship Group – open to everyone
The next walk will be on Tuesday August 22nd meeting in the A4010 lay-by at 9.15am and the next ‘knit-in’ will be on Thurs 24th August at 2pm in the church hall.

Open House at the Rectory – The Pilgrim Course
This course is open to everyone for a single session or the whole course. On Wednesday August 23rd at 8 pm we shall be looking at the Ten Commandments and exploring the themes of reverence, rest and rhythm in our lives. James

Bucks County Show, Aylesbury: Thurs 31st August
Mick and Anne White are going along to the show (and helping out in the hospitality tent). If you would like to join them please call them on 01844 346536

Festival of Prayer

The Festival of Prayer will take place at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, near Oxford on September 9th. Further details are on the leaflet on the table by the south door.

Fun Day September 9th, 2.00-4.30pm

Help is needed in many areas
  • Please sign up on the list in the porch in one or more spaces if you can set up, serve or help clear up the refreshments and/or provide a cake(s) for the refreshments.
  • High quality raffle prizes e.g. fine wine, gift vouchers or luxury box of chocolates are being accepted by (Ann Myers 01494 489815) and the bottle stall is being run by David and Jackie Manthorpe e.g. squash, sauce, bubble bath, wine etc. Please leave items for the latter in the box provided.
  • Home grown produce, jams, cakes of all sizes needed for the "Cake Stall". Please contact Ros (344166) or June (344966)
  • Val Porter (346997) is running an ‘emporium’ of quality second-hand items
  • Delivering flyers by putting your name next to the street(s) you wish to deliver to and taking some flyers from the table near the south door.
Ride and Stride September 9th
Volunteers are needed to sit in the porch to check in the participants and offer refreshments. If you can help please sign the list in the porch or ring 344417 and please also let me know if you would like to take part. Rosemary

Confirmation

A Confirmation Service will be held at St. John’s Church Lacey Green on September 24th at 6pm. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider being confirmed please contact James. Confirmation is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion as a person ‘confirms’ for themselves the promises made on their behalf at their Baptism. Preparation sessions will take place in the church hall on Friday September 8th and 15th from 5-7pm. James

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 16th – 25th April 2018

James and Ann are going on a 10 day pilgrimage to the Holy Land ‘following in the footsteps of Jesus’ organised by Lightline. It is a very rewarding experience. Details of the pilgrimage can be found on table by the south door.

Do you have 30 minutes to spare?
There is the opportunity to hold a lunchtime/after school club at Monks Risborough School starting in September. We need to create a team of volunteers to make this happen. If you enjoy working with children and enjoy playing games, making craft items, singing etc. please let James know. The exact time and date is still to be decided upon according to the availability of volunteers but Monday lunchtime is certainly one possibility.

The Next Few Weeks 


The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.30pm

Morning Prayer is held at St. Dunstan’s at 8.45 am on Monday (except Bank Holidays), Wednesday and Thursday. During August as part of ‘sustaining our sacred centre’ there is also Compline (Night prayer) at 8pm on Fridays and Evening Prayer at 5pm on Saturdays. At Owlswick on Tuesday at 6.00pm there is a service of reflection with music.
Wed 23rd Aug 8.00pm ‘Open House’ group at The Rectory (The 10 Commandments)
Thurs 24th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Fri 25th Aug 1.15pm Cremation of Freda Hill (Hampden Chapel, Amersham)
Sat 26th Aug 12.30pm Wedding
Sun 27th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion
3.00pm Naming/Blessing ceremony
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Wed 30th Aug 12 noon Funeral of Stan Randall
Thurs 31st Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 2nd Sept 11.30am Wedding
(St. Peter’s Chapel, (Owlswick)
Sun 3rd Sept 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Christenings
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 4th Sept 8.00pm PCC Meeting
Thurs 7th Sept 9.30am Holy Communion with prayers for healing
2.00pm Monks Monkeys in the church hall
Sat 9th Sept 2.00pm Fun Day (see notices)
Sun 10th Sept 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion (BCP)
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 11th Sept 11.00am WW1 Act of Commemoration at the war memorial


Friday, 11 August 2017

Pew Sheet 13th and 20th August 2017

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:
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573 crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com

Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please see our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. The 10 O’clock club for babies, toddlers and children takes a break during the summer holidays but colouring sheets, books and toys are available for use during the 10 am service. Coffee, squash etc. are served in the church hall afterwards.

Sunday 13th August 2017

Ninth Sunday after Trinity 

 

Let us rejoice today in the God who never loses faith in us. Whatever our background, whatever our weaknesses, whatever our troubles, may our worship strengthen our faith in the one who alone has the power to save.

10.00am Parish Communion
Hymns: 382, 114, 144, 428
Communion hymns: 34, 297, 922

First Reading 1 Kings 19:9-18
Elijah had lost faith in himself, but heard God calling to him after the silence. Sometimes small things can restore our faith in God’s purpose for us.

Second Reading Romans 10:5-15
Paul reminds us of our calling to help others believe in Jesus, for it is faith in him which has the power to save.

Gospel Matthew 14:22-33
When Peter took his eyes off Jesus, he momentarily lost faith in his own ability to do as Jesus commanded, but still knew Jesus could save him.

11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Readings: 1 Kings 19.9-18 & Matthew 14.22-33

6.00pm Evensong

Readings: 1 Kings 11 v 41 to Ch12 v 20, Acts 14 v 8-20
Hymns: 684, Psalm 86 v1-13, 174, 232


Sunday 20th August 2017

Tenth Sunday after Trinity 

 

God called the people of Israel and also calls each of us. We know that we will face difficulties, but we are challenged to live justly and do what is right, and to be reconciled to one another.

10.00am Parish Communion
Hymns: 163, 541, 366, 249
Communion hymns: 82, 288, 937

First Reading Isaiah 56:1 & 6-8
Not only the people of Israel shall be God’s people, but also the outcasts and foreigners as long as they worship and are faithful to God.

Second Reading Romans 11:1-2a & 29-32
The people of Israel may now be resistant to the word of God, but remain the people of God because of the covenant with their ancestors.

Gospel Matthew 15: 21-28
Jesus meets a Canaanite woman who displays remarkable faith and calls him “Lord”.

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: 2 Kings 4 v 1-37 & Acts 16 v 1-15
Hymns: 756, Psalm 90 v1-12, 319, 208

Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • An easing of tensions and volatile rhetoric between North Korea and the United States of America
  • The setting up of a Christian club and Monks Risborough School and those considering confirmation
  • Those who continue to suffer as a result of the fire at the Grenfell Tower
  • The safety and relaxation of all those on holiday
  • 13th: For hotels for the staff who run them
    20th: National sports teams and their commitment to representing their nation and providing a good example to young people
  • 13th: The Paddocks clinic and the Chiltern private hospital. All those awaiting operations
    20th: The mission, ministry and congregational life of The Chilterns Christian Fellowship.
  • 13th: Wellington Avenue (PR) Lower Icknield Way & Upper Icknield Way (B)
    20th:
    Woodfield Road (PR) Gables Drive (Sa)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Eddie Evans
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Katy, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, David Dewick, Alex Chauhan and Cathy Owen
  • The recently departed:
    • Sylvia Benifer, Freda Hill
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • 13th: Yvonne Smith, Brian Pechey, Marie Drury, Vicki McKenzie, Ruth Bartlett, Stanley Baldwin
    • 20th: Ted Light, Shana Stonell, Terry Badrick, Dereck Ridgway, David Ramsay
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
Pace is a charity that provides first class education, therapy and support for children aged 0-18 with cerebral palsy, related sensory motor disorders and development delay, and support and guidance for their families.
www.thepacecentre.org

 

Notices


Sustaining your Sacred Centre        A programme of prayer for August 2017
Sunday Services at St. Dunstan’s will take place as usual. Morning Prayer will continue to be said from 8.45—9.05am on Mondays (except Bank Holiday), Wednesdays and Thursdays. In addition, during August, there will be:
‘Compline’ (Night Prayer) from 8.00—8.15pm on Fridays 18th and Friday 25th
‘Evening Prayer’ will be said at 5 pm on Saturdays
Sunday services at St Peter’s Owlswick will take place as usual. In addition, during August, there will be a ‘Service of Reflection’ with music, a few words on the theme of ‘living in hope’ each week and silence from 6.00—6.20pm on Tuesdays
Copies of the parish prayer bookmark that enables you to pray for a different aspect of church life daily are also available to take away from the table by the south door.

Fellowship Group – open to everyone
The next walk will be on Tuesday August 22nd meeting in the A4010 lay-by at 9.15am and the next ‘knit-in’ will be on Thurs 24th August at 2pm in the church hall.

Bucks County Show, Aylesbury: Thurs 31st August
Mick and Anne White are going along to the show (and helping out in the hospitality tent). If you would like to join them please call them on 01844 346536

Festival of Prayer
The Festival of Prayer will take place at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, near Oxford on September 9th. Further details are on the leaflet on the table by the south door.

Fun Day September 9th, 2.00-4.30pm
Help is needed in many areas
  • Please sign up on the list in the porch in one or more spaces if you can set up, serve or help clear up the refreshments and/or provide a cake(s) for the refreshments.
  • High quality raffle prizes e.g. fine wine, gift vouchers or luxury box of chocolates are being accepted by (Joan Pechey 01844 343763) and the bottle stall is being run by David and Jackie Manthorpe e.g. squash, sauce, bubble bath, wine etc. Please leave items for the latter in the box provided.
  • Home grown produce, jams, cakes of all sizes needed for the "Cake Stall". Please contact
    Ros (344166) or June (344966)
  • Val Porter (346997) is running an ‘emporium’ of quality second-hand items
Ride and Stride September 9th
Volunteers are needed to sit in the porch to check in the participants and offer refreshments. If you can help please sign the list in the porch or ring 344417 and please also let me know  if you would like to take part. Rosemary

Confirmation
A Confirmation Service will be held at St. John’s Church Lacey Green on September 24th at 6pm. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider being confirmed please contact James. Confirmation is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion as a person ‘confirms’ for themselves the promises made on their behalf at their Baptism. Preparation sessions will take place in the church hall on Friday September 8th and 15th from 5-7pm. James

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 16th – 25th April 2018
James and Ann are going on a 10 day pilgrimage to the Holy Land ‘following in the footsteps of Jesus’ organised by Lightline. It is a very rewarding experience. Details of the pilgrimage can be found on table by the south door.

Do you have 30 minutes to spare?
There is the opportunity to hold a lunchtime/after school club at Monks Risborough School starting in September. We need to create a team of volunteers to make this happen. If you enjoy working with children and enjoy playing games, making craft items, singing etc. please let James know. The exact time and date is still to be decided upon according to the availability of volunteers but Monday lunchtime is certainly one possibility.

The Next Few Weeks 

Morning Prayer is held at St. Dunstan’s at 8.45 am on Monday (except Bank Holidays), Wednesday and Thursday. During August as part of ‘sustaining our sacred centre’ there is also Compline (Night prayer) at 8pm on Fridays and Evening Prayer at 5pm on Saturdays. At Owlswick on Tuesday at 6.00pm there is a service of reflection with music.
Mon 14th Aug 1.00pm Funeral of Sylvia Benifer
(2.45pm Committal at the Chilterns Crematorium, Hampden Chapel)
Wed 16th Aug 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 17th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 20th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 23rd Aug 8.00pm ‘Open House’ group at The Rectory (The 10 Commandments)
Thurs 24th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Fri 25th Aug 1.15pm Cremation of Freda Hill (Hampden Chapel, Amersham)
Sat 26th Aug 12.30pm Wedding
Sun 27th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Thurs 31st Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 2nd Sept 11.30am Wedding
(St. Peter’s Chapel, (Owlswick)
Sun 3rd Sept 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Christenings
6.00pm Evensong


Friday, 4 August 2017

Pew Sheet 6th August 2017

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:
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573 crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please see our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. The 10 O’clock club for babies, toddlers and children takes a break during the summer holidays but colouring sheets, books and toys are available for use during the 10 am service. Coffee, squash etc. are served in the church hall afterwards.

Sunday 6th August 2017

Seventh Sunday after Trinity 

 

Peter, James and John see the glory of Jesus revealed in a blaze of dazzling whiteness. So let us worship God, offering praise and thanksgiving for the revelation of Jesus, to whom all glory and kingship belongs.

8.00am Holy Communion
Bible readings: Exodus 24.12-end and Mark 9.2-7

10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism of Lacey Simpson and Leonardo Carr
Hymns: 25, 201, 525, 503
Communion hymns: 47, 838, 285, 212

Bible reading: Luke 9:28-36:
Peter, James and John witness a revelation of the glory and majesty of Jesus, the Son of God, as he talks with Moses and Elijah.

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Exodus 34.29-end; 2 Corinthians 3
Hymns 314, 418, 447, Psalm 80.1-7

Prayer of the Week
Bountiful and compassionate God, you place in the hands of your disciples the food of life. Nourish us at your holy table that we may bear Christ to others and share with them the gifts we have so richly received. We make this prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

Your prayers are asked this week for:

  • Adequate treatment and supervision of those with mental health problems
  • Those involved in the development of medical treatments that these may be balanced with due regard to ethical issues
  • The rest, relaxation and enjoyment of those on holiday
  • The victims of nuclear and chemical disasters
  • 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, Eddie Evans
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Katy, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, David Dewick, Alex Chauhan and Cathy Owen
  • The recently departed:
    • John Keane, Eileen Spittles and Sylvia Benifer
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Michael Cotter, Florence Darkins, Ernie Adams, Peg Norris

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
Christian Aid is an international development charity. We work with people, of all faiths and none, in around 50 countries, to eradicate poverty. www.christianaid.org.uk

 

Notices


Do you have 30 minutes to spare?
There is the opportunity to hold a lunchtime/after school club at Monks Risborough School starting in September. We need to create a team of volunteers to make this happen. If you enjoy working with children and enjoy playing games, making craft items, singing etc. please let James know. The exact time and date is still to be decided upon according to the availability of volunteers but Monday lunchtime is certainly one possibility.

Stewardship Response
Thank you to everyone who has responded to or considered this initiative. In total there have been 25 responses with 3 offers of practical help, one off donations totalling £1605, notification of three future legacies and additional regular giving of just under £200/month. James


Fellowship Group – open to everyone
On Thursday 10th August, Judy Perry leads an introduction to lip-reading – ‘Let your eyes help your ears’ at 8.00pm in St. Dunstan’s Church Hall. Everyone is welcome to this meeting with a cost of £2 to include refreshments. The next walk will be on Tuesday August 22nd meeting in the A4010 lay-by at 9.15am and the next ‘knit-in’ will be on Thurs 24th August at 2pm in the church hall.


Sustaining your Sacred Centre
A programme of prayer for August 2017

Sunday Services at St. Dunstan’s will take place as usual. Morning Prayer will continue to be said from 8.45—9.05am on Mondays (except Bank Holiday), Wednesdays and Thursdays. In addition, during August, there will be:
‘Compline’ (Night Prayer) from 8.00—8.15pm on: Friday 4th, Friday 11th, Friday 18th and Friday 25th
‘Evening Prayer’ in a variety of formats will be said from 5.00 – 5.20 pm on: Saturday 5th, Saturday 12th, Saturday 19th and Saturday 26th
Sunday services at St Peter’s Owlswick will take place as usual. In addition, during August, there will be a ‘Service of Reflection’ with music, a few words on the theme of ‘living in hope’ each week and silence from 6.00—6.20pm on: Tuesday 1st, Tuesday 8th, Tuesday 15th, Tuesday 22nd and Tuesday 29th. James and Rob

Festival of Prayer
The Festival of Prayer will take place at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, near Oxford on September 9th. Further details are on the leaflet on the table by the south door.

Fun Day September 9th, 2.00-4.30pm
Help is needed in many areas
  • Please sign up on the list in the porch in one or more spaces if you can set up, serve or help clear up the refreshments and/or provide a cake(s) for the refreshments.
  • High quality raffle prizes e.g. fine wine, gift vouchers or luxury box of chocolates are being accepted by ((Joan Pechey 01844 343763) and the bottle stall is being run by David and Jackie Manthorpe e.g. squash, sauce, bubble bath, wine etc.
  • Home grown produce, jams, cakes of all sizes needed for the "Cake Stall". Please contact Ros (344166) or June (344966).

Ride and Stride September 9th

Volunteers are needed to sit in the porch to check in the participants and offer refreshments for an hour or two. If you can help please sign the list in the porch or ring 344417. Please let me know too if you would like to take part. Rosemary

Confirmation
A Confirmation Service will be held at St. John’s Church Lacey Green on September 24th at 6pm. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider being confirmed please contact James before the end of August. Confirmation is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion as a person ‘confirms’ for themselves the promises made on their behalf at their Baptism. Preparation sessions will take place in early September. 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. The boat sleeps 6 so a short holiday or even a week will get you even further. Relax as life slows down - you can only do 3mph! The boat is equipped with a double bed and 4 bunks, a kitchen, shower room and toilet, central heating and seating for up to 8.The boat must be booked by a church member and we are not able to charge but can only receive free-will gifts (stipulated in our license). Full instruction will be given until you are confident. 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

The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer is held at St. Dunstan’s at 8.45 am on Monday (except Bank Holidays), Wednesday and Thursday. During August as part of ‘sustaining our scared centre’ there is also Compline (Night prayer) at 8pm on Fridays and Evening Prayer at 5pm on Saturdays. At Owlswick on Tuesday at 6.00pm there is a service of reflection with music.

Wed 9th Aug 11.30am Funeral of Eileen Spittles
(1.15pm Committal at the Chilterns Crematorium, Hampden Chapel)
Thurs 10th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
8.00pm Fellowship meeting (see notices)
Fri 11th Aug 11.00am WW1 Commemoration at the war memorial
Sun 13th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 14th Aug 1.00pm Funeral of Sylvia Benifer
(2.45pm Committal at the Chilterns Crematorium, Hampden Chapel)
Wed 16th Aug 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 17th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 20th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 23rd Aug 8.00pm ‘Open House’ group at The Rectory (The 10 Commandments)
Thurs 24th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 26th Aug 12.30pm Wedding
Sun 27th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Thurs 31st Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 2nd Sept 11.30am Wedding
(St. Peter’s Chapel, (Owlswick)
Sun 3rd Sept 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Christenings
6.00pm Evensong


Friday, 28 July 2017

Pew Sheet 30th July 2017

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:
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573 crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com

Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please see our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. The 10 O’clock club for babies, toddlers and children takes a break during the summer holidays but colouring sheets, books and toys are available for use during the 10 am service. Coffee, squash etc. are served in the church hall afterwards.

Sunday 30th July 2017

Seventh Sunday after Trinity


We meet to worship God, whose wisdom is beyond all understanding, whose love is without end and whose kingdom is open to all.

10.00am Parish Communion
Hymns: 573, 409, 37
Psalm: 119 v129-136
Communion: 575, 262, 941
Anthem: Cantate Domino (Pitoni)

First Reading 1 Kings 3:5-12
Solomon asks God for gifts of understanding and discernment so that he can rule God’s people wisely. God is pleased and grants his request.

Second Reading Romans 8:26-end
The Holy Spirit and Jesus both intercede for us so that, even in times of great distress, nothing can separate us from God’s love.

Gospel Matthew 13:31-33. 44-52
In a series of parables Jesus shows how the kingdom of heaven starts small and grows very big, is of great value and scoops up all sorts of people.

4.30pm Cream Teas at Owlswick

6.00pm Owlswick Songs of Praise


Prayer of the Week
God of eternal wisdom, you alone impart the gift of right judgement. Grant us an understanding heart, that we may value wisely the treasure of your kingdom and gladly forgo all lesser gifts to possess that kingdom's incomparable joy. We make this prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • Those who are unable to practise their faith freely
  • Those involved in the development of medical treatments that these may be balanced with due regard to ethical issues
  • The safety and wellbeing of children during the summer holidays
  • Development of new technologies which will help the international community  to give new working opportunities to the poorest nations
  • The mission, ministry and congregational life of Kimble Free Church.
  • Icknield Court Nursing Home (PR) The Old School House (L)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Eddie Evans
  • And also further afield for
    • : Alastair, Katy, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, David Dewick, Alex Chauhan and Cathy Owen
  • The recently departed:
    • John Keane, Eileen Spittles and Sylvia Benifer
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Robert Shephard, Myra Ballantyne, Jack Barraclough, Robin Stoddart

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
The Bucks Historic Churches Trust provides grants to help maintain churches in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.  www.bucks-historic-churches.org

 

Notices


Do you have 30 minutes to spare?
There is the opportunity to hold a lunchtime/after school club at Monks Risborough School starting in September. We need to create a team of volunteers to make this happen. If you enjoy working with children and enjoy playing games, making craft items, singing etc. please let James know. The exact time and date is still to be decided upon according to the availability of volunteers but Monday lunchtime is certainly one possibility.

Stewardship Response
Thank you to everyone who has responded to or considered this initiative. In total there has been 25 responses with 3 offers of practical help, one off donations totalling £1605, notification of three future legacies and additional regular giving of just under £200/month. James


Fellowship Group – open to everyone
On Thursday 10th August, Judy Perry leads an introduction to lip-reading – ‘Let your eyes help your ears’ at 8.00pm in St. Dunstan’s Church Hall. Everyone is welcome to this meeting with a cost of £2 to include refreshments. The next walk will be on Tuesday August 22nd meeting in the A4010 lay-by at 9.15am and the next ‘knit-in’ will be on Thurs 24th August at 2pm in the church hall.

Sustaining your Sacred Centre
A programme of prayer for August 2017

Sunday Services at St. Dunstan’s will take place as usual. Morning Prayer will continue to be said from 8.45—9.05am on Mondays (except Bank Holiday), Wednesdays and Thursdays. In addition, during August, there will be:
‘Compline’ (Night Prayer) from 8.00—8.15pm on: Friday 4th, Friday 11th, Friday 18th and Friday 25th
‘Evening Prayer’ in a variety of formats will be said from 5.00 – 5.20 pm on: Saturday 5th, Saturday 12th, Saturday 19th and Saturday 26th
Sunday services at St Peter’s Owlswick will take place as usual. In addition, during August, there will be a ‘Service of Reflection’ with music, a few words on the theme of ‘living in hope’ each week and silence from 6.00—6.20pm on: Tuesday 1st, Tuesday 8th, Tuesday 15th, Tuesday 22nd and Tuesday 29th. James and Rob

Festival of Prayer
The Festival of Prayer will take place at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, near Oxford on September 9th. Further details are on the leaflet on the table by the south door.

Fun Day September 9th, 2.00-4.30pm
Help is needed in many areas
  • Please sign up on the list in the porch in one or more spaces if you can set up, serve or help clear up the refreshments and/or provide a cake(s) for the refreshments.
  • High quality raffle prizes e.g. fine wine, gift vouchers or luxury box of chocolates are being accepted by (Ann Myers 01494 489815) and the bottle stall is being run by David and Jackie Manthorpe e.g. squash, sauce, bubble bath, wine etc.
  • Home grown produce, jams, cakes of all sizes needed for the "Cake Stall". Please contact Ros (344166) or June (344966).
Confirmation
A Confirmation Service will be held at St. John’s Church Lacey Green on September 24th at 6pm. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider being confirmed please contact James before the end of August. Confirmation is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion as a person ‘confirms’ for themselves the promises made on their behalf at their Baptism. Preparation sessions will take place in early September. 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. The boat sleeps 6 so a short holiday or even a week will get you even further. Relax as life slows down - you can only do 3mph! The boat is equipped with a double bed and 4 bunks, a kitchen, shower room and toilet, central heating and seating for up to 8.The boat must be booked by a church member and we are not able to charge but can only receive free-will gifts (stipulated in our license). Full instruction will be given until you are confident. 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

The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer is held at St. Dunstan’s at 8.45 am on Monday (except Bank Holidays), Wednesday and Thursday. During August as part of ‘sustaining our scared centre’ there is also Compline (Night prayer) at 8pm on Fridays and Evening Prayer at 5pm on Saturdays. At Owlswick on Tuesday at 6.00pm there is a service of reflection with music.
Mon 31st July 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Tues 1st Aug Sustaining the Sacred Centre:
A programme of prayer begins
(see notices and above)
Thurs 3rd Aug 8.15am Trip to Rochester (meet in the A4010 lay-by)
9.30am Holy Communion with prayers for healing
Sun 6th Aug 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 9th Aug 11.30am Funeral of Eileen Spittles
(1.15pm Committal at the Chilterns Crematorium, Hampden Chapel)
Thurs 10th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
8.00pm Fellowship meeting (see notices)
Fri 11th Aug 11.00am WW1 Commemoration at the war memorial
Sun 13th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 16th Aug 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 17th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 20th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 23rd Aug 8.00pm ‘Open House’ group at The Rectory (The 10 Commandments)