Saturday, 11 August 2018

Pew Sheet 12th August 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 is taking a break during the summer holidays but please do make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. Coffee and squash is served in the hall after the 10.00am communion service.

Sunday 12th August

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

 

We come because God has stirred in us a spiritual hunger that only God can satisfy. We come because Jesus invites us to feed on his presence and his word, to be sustained by him. So let us taste and see that the Lord is good.

10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: 1 Kings 19 v1-9
As Elijah flees Jezebel’s murderous threats, angels provide food and drink to sustain the weary and dejected prophet on his journey towards sanctuary at Mount Horeb.

Second Reading: Ephesians 4 v25 to ch5 v2
Paul urges his readers to model their lives on the forgiving love of Jesus, turning from divisive passions and practices to foster unity through generosity and grace.

Gospel: John 6 v35 & v41-51
Jesus shocks his listeners by declaring he is bread come from heaven, not just to meet physical needs, as manna did the Israelites, but to sustain those who eat in eternal life.

Hymns: 58 v1-4 & 8, 489, 19; Psalm 34.1-8
Communion: 297, 575, 946 (refrain only) 

11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Readings:
1 Kings 19 v1-9 and John 6 v35 & v41-51



6.00pm Evensong
First Reading: Job 39 v1 to ch40 v4
Second Reading: Hebrews 12 v 1-17
Hymns: 690, 281, 323; Psalm: 91v1-12
  
Prayer of the Week
God our Father and provider, whose Son has given his flesh for the life of the world, sustain your pilgrim Church on its journey with the word of life and the bread of heaven. Draw us nearer to him in whose name we gather, that, following his way of sacrificial love, we may come to the banquet of eternal life. 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:

  • Farmers and all those for whom the hot dry weather has caused problems and uncertainty about the future
  • All those affected by the recent wildfires in California and New South Wales
  • Church cleaners and church flower arrangers
  • Holiday villages and centres for all who work hard to make visitors comfortable.
  • Secondary Schools in Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Thame serving this area, their pupils, staff, heads and governors.
  • Northmill & Oak Road (PR) Goodacres Lane, Silver Birch Drive & Woodbank (LG),   
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Janet Drurie
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Yvonne Smith, Hilda Rainbow, Brian Pechey, Marie Drury, Vicki McKenzie, Ruth Bartlett.

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 the Sacred Centre: Daily prayer in August
During the month of August we provide extra opportunities for us all to meet together for short services and times of reflection lasting about 20 minutes. August is a quieter month than most to create more time to simply ‘be’ with God in the silence of his presence by which our spiritual life is sustained and developed. Bookmarks are available from the table as a reminder of these services and full details of the services can be found in the parish newsletter. Copies of our parish prayer diary (laminated in yellow) that enables you to pray daily for a different aspect of parish life are also available from the table.
Monday 8.45am Morning Prayer (except Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 6.00pm ‘Service of Reflection’ (at St. Peter’s)
Wednesday 8.45am Morning Prayer
Thursday 8.45am Morning Prayer
Thursday 9.30am Holy Communion
Friday 8.00pm Compline (night prayer)
Saturday 5.00pm Evening prayer
Come Lord, occupy my silent place and make your dwelling there. More grace is found in quietness than we may beaware

‘Open House’ – an opportunity to explore The Creeds

Over the next few months on a variety of evenings there will be an opportunity to take a fresh look at The Apostles and Nicene Creeds that form part of our worship on a Sundays. The next meeting takes place from 7.30pm to 9.00pm at the Rectory on Wednesday August 22nd. It’s not compulsory to attend every evening as the course has been designed so that people can ‘dip in and out’ as they please. Please do chat to me if you’re not sure as to whether this might be suitable for you or simply come along on the evening. James

Bucks County Show hospitality tent
Please see the note below from Revd. Jenny Edmans asking for help for the Rest-a-While Marquee at the Bucks County Show.   If you can provide help Jenny would be delighted jennyedmans@aol.com
“We need volunteers to help with the Bucks County Show hospitality tent on Thursday 30th August at Weedon. We need people to host from 10am - 1pm (in hourly sessions) and people to serve refreshments from 10am - 4pm again in hourly sessions. Volunteers can be reimbursed with £5 towards their entrance fee. We also need donations of cakes (preferably not cream in case it is a very hot day!). If people could contact me if they can help in any way that would be great”.

Fun Day Saturday September 8th, 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 Gwen Miles (345230)
Big Band Swing Concert, Saturday October 13th, 7.30
Much loved music and great tracks by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra etc. that encourages audience participation! There will be a complimentary glass of wine/soft drink, prize raffle. Tickets £10 from Sally’s Sewing Box (Duke Street, Princes Risborough), Rachel Ungi (01844 761535), Jackie Highe (01844 343755) or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church

Cleaner(s) required for St. Dunstan’s Church
With the impending ‘retirement’ of the existing two church cleaners there is a vacancy for people to share this role as part of a team on a voluntary/paid basis. The time commitment is about 1-2 hours per week and includes dusting, vacuuming, washing the floor, tidying, emptying bins etc. so that the church environment remains fresh and attractive to visitors. The duties of this role will normally be of a routine and planned nature but there will be a need to show some flexibility in working around services such as weddings, funerals and other social events. If you are interested in being involved please speak with James or Margaret Hunnibell

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

Daily in August Sustaining the Sacred Centre (see notices)
Wed 15th August 8.00am Parish Outing to Memorial Arboretum and Lichfield Cathedral (meet in A4010 lay-by, fully booked)
2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 16th  Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 18th August 3.00pm Wedding
Sun 19th August 10.00am Parish Communion 
3.00pm Communion Service at Cherry Tree Nursing Home
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 22nd Aug 7.30pm ‘Open House’ at The Rectory (see notices)
Thurs 23rd  Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Knitters and natterers (church hall)
Sun 26th August 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 28th August 9.15am Fellowship walk from A4010 lay-by
Thurs 30th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 1st Sept 1.30pm wedding
3.30pm wedding
Sun 2nd Sept 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 3rd Sept 8.00pm PCC Meeting
Thurs 6th Sept 9.30am Healing and Holy Communion
Sat 8th Sept 2.00pm Fun Day (see notices)
Sun 9th Sept 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong

Friday, 3 August 2018

Pew Sheet 5th August 2019

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

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

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

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 is taking a break during the summer holidays but please do make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. Coffee and squash is served in the hall after the 10.00am communion service.

Sunday 5th August

Tenth Sunday after Trinity


In our worship we rejoice in the love of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Today we give thanks for the privilege of learning more and more about the God who created us, redeemed us and continues to teach us every day.

8.00am Holy Communion
First Reading: Jeremiah 7.9-15
Second Reading: Luke 19.41-47a


10.00am All Age Family Communion
Bible reading: John 6:24-35
Hymns: 450, 964, 366, 503
Communion: 386, 411, 304, 555

6.00pm Evensong
First Reading: Job 28
Second Reading: Hebrews 11 v17-31
Hymns: 382, 433, 369
Psalm: 88v1-12



Prayer of the Week
Lord, giver of lasting life, satisfy our hunger through Christ, the bread of life, and quench our thirst with your gift of belief that we may no longer work for food that perishes, but believe in the One whom you have sent. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.
Your prayers are asked this week for:

  • People in this country and abroad struggling with the impact of the extreme temperatures
  • Peace, calm and a fair outcome following the election in Zimbabwe
  • The mission, ministry and congregational life of St. Mary and St. Nicholas Church, Saunderton.  
  • Meadow Drive (L) Pink Road & Pinkwoods (LG)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Janet Drurie
  • The recently departed: Jessie Carter
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Robin Stoddart, Michael Cotter, Freda Hill, Florence Darkins, Stan Randall, Peg Norris.

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


Music, hymns, silence and singing during Communion
There is a diverse range of opinion as to how people prefer to receive Communion. Some people prefer there to be total silence, some prefer listening to quiet music from the organ and/or choir and others prefer to join in with the singing of hymns. All are natural expressions of our faith and there isn’t one size that fits all. I therefore try and take a balanced approach so that each element can be found within this special time and that people are able to ‘commune’ with God in a way that is most meaningful to them. James

Sustaining the Sacred Centre: Daily prayer in August
During the month of August we provide extra opportunities for us all to meet together for short services and times of reflection lasting about 20 minutes. August is a quieter month than most to create more time to simply ‘be’ with God in the silence of his presence by which our spiritual life is sustained and developed. Bookmarks are available from the table as a reminder of these services and full details of the services can be found in the parish newsletter. Copies of our parish prayer diary (laminated in yellow) that enables you to pray daily for a different aspect of parish life are also available from the table.
Monday 8.45am Morning Prayer (except Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 6.00pm ‘Service of Reflection’ (at St. Peter’s)
Wednesday 8.45am Morning Prayer
Thursday 8.45am Morning Prayer
Thursday 9.30am Holy Communion
Friday 8.00pm Compline (night prayer)
Saturday 5.00pm Evening prayer
Come Lord, occupy my silent place and make your dwelling there. More grace is found in quietness than we may beaware.

‘Open House’ – an opportunity to explore The Creeds
Over the next few months on a variety of evenings there will be an opportunity to take a fresh look at The Apostles and Nicene Creeds that form part of our worship on a Sundays. The next meeting takes place from 7.30pm to 9.00pm at the Rectory on Wednesday August 22nd. It’s not compulsory to attend every evening as the course has been designed so that people can ‘dip in and out’ as they please. Please do chat to me if you’re not sure as to whether this might be suitable for you or simply come along on the evening. James

Bucks County Show hospitality tent
Please see the note below from Revd. Jenny Edmans asking for help for the Rest-a-While Marquee at the Bucks County Show.   If you can provide help Jenny would be delighted jennyedmans@aol.com
“We need volunteers to help with the Bucks County Show hospitality tent on Thursday 30th August at Weedon. We need people to host from 10am - 1pm (in hourly sessions) and people to serve refreshments from 10am - 4pm again in hourly sessions. Volunteers can be reimbursed with £5 towards their entrance fee. We also need donations of cakes (preferably not cream in case it is a very hot day!). If people could contact me if they can help in any way that would be great”.

Fun Day Saturday September 8th, 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 Gwen Miles (345230)
Big Band Swing Concert, Saturday October 13th, 7.30
Much loved music and great tracks by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra etc. that encourages audience participation! There will be a complimentary glass of wine/soft drink, prize raffle. Tickets £10 from Sally’s Sewing Box (Duke Street, Princes Risborough), Rachel Ungi (01844 761535), Jackie Highe (01844 343755) or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church

Cleaner(s) required for St. Dunstan’s Church
With the impending ‘retirement’ of the existing two church cleaners there is a vacancy for either one or two people to share this role. The time commitment is about 1-2 hours per week and includes dusting, vacuuming, washing the floor, tidying, emptying bins etc. so that the church environment remains fresh and attractive to visitors. The duties of this role will normally be of a routine and planned nature but there will be a need to show some flexibility in working around services such as weddings, funerals and other social events. If you are interested in taking on this role for which a small payment can be made please speak with 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

Daily in August Sustaining the Sacred Centre (see notices)
Mon 6th August 12 noon Funeral of Jessie Carter
Thurs 9th August 9.30am Holy Communion 
7.30pm Fellowship Felting Session
(A demonstration and a chance to ‘have a go’ – everyone welcome)   
Sat 11th August 11.00am World War One Commemoration (war memorial)
Sun 12th August 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 15th August 8.00am Parish Outing to Memorial Arboretum and Lichfield Cathedral (meet in A4010 lay-by, fully booked)
2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 16th  Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 18th August 3.00pm Wedding
Sun 19th August 10.00am Parish Communion 
3.00pm Communion Service at Cherry Tree Nursing Home
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 22nd Aug 7.30pm ‘Open House’ at The Rectory (see notices)
Thurs 23rd  Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Knitters and natterers
(church hall)
Sun 26th August 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 28th August 9.15am Fellowship walk from A4010 lay-by
Thurs 30th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 1st Sept 1.30pm wedding
3.30pm wedding
Sun 2nd Sept 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 3rd Sept 8.00pm PCC Meeting

Friday, 27 July 2018

Pew Sheet 29th July 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 is taking a break during the summer holidays but please do make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. Coffee and squash is served in the hall after the 10.00am communion service.

Sunday 29th July

Ninth Sunday after Trinity

 

As we gather for worship we celebrate a generous God who, by the power at work within us, is able to accomplish far more than we can ask or even imagine.

10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: 2 Kings 4:42-end
Elisha feeds a multitude with the loaves brought as a thank offering from the first fruits of the harvest.

Second Reading: Ephesians 3:14-end
Paul writes of God’s abundance and celebrates what God can do in our lives when we are grounded in Christ and filled with the Spirit.

Gospel: John 6:1-21
Jesus gives two signs – feeding five thousand people and walking on water – to show that he is the Son of God.

Hymns: 153, 552, 252
Psalm: 145v9-21
Communion: 82, 245, 374
Anthem: If Ye Love Me, T. Tallis


6.00pm Lighthouse Commissioning Service

Prayer of the Week
O God, you open your wide hand giving us food in due season. Out of your never-failing abundance, satisfy the hungers of body and soul and lead all peoples of the earth to the feast of the world to come. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

Your prayers are asked this week for:

  • All those involved in the Lighthouse Christian holiday week as a participant or helper   
  • Those suffering from the continuing hot weather and our careful use of our natural resources
  • Those whose lives and livelihoods have been destroyed  by the wild fires in Greece
  • Those who are freed by technology to work from home and whose lives are enriched by this privilege.
  • The Red Lion PH at Whiteleaf and The Plough at Cadsden. 
  • Staddle Stones & Kop Hill (PR) Trout Hollow (Sa)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Janet Drurie
  • The recently departed: Jessie Carter
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Myra Ballantyne, Jack Barraclough 

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

                  

 

Notices

 

Music, hymns, silence and singing during Communion
There is a diverse range of opinion as to how people prefer to receive Communion. Some people prefer there to be total silence, some prefer listening to quiet music from the organ and/or choir and others prefer to join in with the singing of hymns. All are natural expressions of our faith and there isn’t one size that fits all. I therefore try and take a balanced approach so that each element can be found within this special time and that people are able to ‘commune’ with God in a way that is most meaningful to them. James


Sustaining the Sacred Centre: Daily prayer in August
During the month of August we provide extra opportunities for us all to meet together for short services and times of reflection lasting about 20 minutes. August is a quieter month than most to create more time to simply ‘be’ with God in the silence of his presence by which our spiritual life is sustained and developed. Bookmarks are available from the table as a reminder of these services and full details of the services can be found in the parish newsletter.
Monday 8.45am Morning Prayer (except Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 6.00pm ‘Service of Reflection’ (at St. Peter’s)
Wednesday 8.45am Morning Prayer
Thursday 8.45am Morning Prayer
Thursday 9.30am Holy Communion
Friday 8.00pm Compline (night prayer)
Saturday 5.00pm Evening prayer
Come Lord, occupy my silent place and make your dwelling there. More grace is found in quietness than we may beaware.

Monks Risborough Horticultural Show, August 4th
Have you ever been to our Show? You should come! It is one of the best horticultural shows in the area. If you would like to enter then a booklet and entry form is available on the table by the south door. But it is also much more than that and provides an afternoon of entertainment for all the family. This is an annual event now in its 110th year. As well as the large marquee where wonderful floral, vegetable and domestic exhibits are displayed and judged there will be a Silver Band, the ever-popular Tea-tent, a fun Dog Show, Ferret Racing, a Beer Tent and Burger Bar, Children's Rides and entertainment and numerous Stalls offering a wide variety of goods for sale. Stall holders welcome to apply for a pitch. Show opens at 1.00 p.m. and finishes at approx. 4.30 p.m. Rangers’ Football Ground is at the bottom of Peter’s Lane on A4010, Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP27 9LZ

Bucks County Show hospitality tent
Please see the note below from Revd. Jenny Edmans asking for help for the Rest-a-While Marquee at the Bucks County Show.   If you can provide help Jenny would be delighted jennyedmans@aol.com
“We need volunteers to help with the Bucks County Show hospitality tent on Thursday 30th August at Weedon. We need people to host from 10am - 1pm (in hourly sessions) and people to serve refreshments from 10am - 4pm again in hourly sessions. Volunteers can be reimbursed with £5 towards their entrance fee. We also need donations of cakes (preferably not cream in case it is a very hot day!). If people could contact me if they can help in any way that would be great”

Fun Day Saturday September 8th, 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 Gwen Miles (345230)
Cleaner(s) required for St. Dunstan’s Church
With the impending ‘retirement’ of the existing two church cleaners there is a vacancy for either one or two people to share this role. The time commitment is about 1-2 hours per week and includes dusting, vacuuming, washing the floor, tidying, emptying bins etc. so that the church environment remains fresh and attractive to visitors. The duties of this role will normally be of a routine and planned nature but there will be a need to show some flexibility in working around services such as weddings, funerals and other social events. If you are interested in taking on this role please speak with 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 30th July 7.30pm ‘Open House’ at the Rectory
Daily in August Sustaining the Sacred Centre (see notices)
Thurs 2nd Aug 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion
Sun 5th August 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion 6.00pm Evensong
Mon 6th August 12.00 noon Funeral of Jessie Carter
Thurs 9th August 9.30am Holy Communion
7.30pm Fellowship Felting Session    
Sat 11th August 11.00am World War One Commemoration (war memorial)
Sun 12th August 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 15th August 8.00am Parish Outing to Memorial Arboretum and Lichfield Cathedral (meet in A4010 lay-by, fully booked)
2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 16th  Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 18th August 3.00pm Wedding
Sun 19th August 10.00am Parish Communion 
3.00pm Communion Service at Cherry Tree Nursing Home
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 22nd Aug 7.30pm ‘Open House’ at The Rectory
Thurs 23rd  Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Knitters and natterers (church hall)
Sun 26th August 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 28th August 9.30am Fellowship walk from A4010 lay-by
Thurs 30th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 1st Sept 1.30pm wedding
3.30pm wedding
Sun 2nd Sept 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms 
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 3rd Sept 8.00pm PCC Meeting

Friday, 20 July 2018

Pew Sheet 22nd July 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 22nd July

Eighth Sunday after Trinity – St Mary Magdalene 


As Mary Magdalene net Jesus in the garden, so we come to meet him here to hear him call us by name and assure us of life and hope

10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Song of Solomon 3.1-4
The lover seeks, finds and holds on to the beloved

Second Reading: 2   Corinthians 5.14-17
New life is a present reality for those who belong to Christ

Gospel: John 20.1-2, 11-18
Mary Magdalene meets the risen Christ, and is sent to proclaim the good news of the resurrection

Hymns: 534, 536, 249
Psalm: 42v1-10 chant 92
Communion: 554, 705, 434,
Anthem: Lead me, Lord by S. S. Wesley


4.30pm Cream Teas at Owlswick

6.00pm Owlswick Songs of Praise
Hymns: 337, 271, 372, 95, 391, 368, 485

Prayer of the Week
Almighty God, whose blessed Son restored Mary Magdalene to health of body and of mind, and called her to be a witness of his resurrection: mercifully grant that by your grace we may be healed from all our infirmities and know you in the power of his unending life; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Your prayers are asked this week for:

  • All those involved in the Lighthouse Christian holiday week as a participant or helper   
  • Children and young people preparing to move on from primary, second or university education
  • Those suffering from the continuing hot weather and our careful use of our natural resources
  • Sufficient funding and continuing compassion towards those living with HIV/Aids
  • All employed in the media, television, printing and journalism
  • The mission, ministry and congregational life of the Baptist Church in Princes Risborough.
  • Pilgrim’s Close & Little Ham Lane (MR) Greenway cottages & Grovers Court (PR)
  • 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: Jess Carter
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Noel Bartlett, Margaret Ashby.

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

Notices

 

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

Music, hymns, silence and singing during Communion
There is a diverse range of opinion as to how people prefer to receive Communion. Some people prefer there to be total silence, some prefer listening to quiet music from the organ and/or choir and others prefer to join in with the singing of hymns. All are natural expressions of our faith and there isn’t one size that fits all. I therefore try and take a balanced approach so that each element can be found within this special time and that people are able to ‘commune’ with God in a way that is most meaningful to them. James


Cream Teas for the Flower Festival & Bucks Arts Week
I would like to thank everyone who helped me serve tea, wash up and make cakes over the three weekends we served refreshments for the Flower Festival and Bucks Art.  We received so many compliments about our beautiful home-made cakes and scones, that our pricing is generous and also the warm welcome given.  We raised almost £2,000, amazing!  Cathy. P.S. There are a number of cake tins/boards left over from the teas that are ready for collection from the church hall.

Sustaining the Sacred Centre: Daily prayer in August
For the last two years, during the month of August, we have provided extra opportunities for us all to meet together for short services and times of reflection lasting about 20 minutes. We choose August because it is, traditionally a quieter month than most and we know from our own experience, that when we create more time to simply ‘be’ with God in the silence of his presence, our spiritual life is sustained and developed. Bookmarks will be given out as a reminder of these services and full details of the services will be printed in the August/September edition of the parish newsletter.
Monday 8.45am Morning Prayer (except Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 6.00pm ‘Service of Reflection’ (at St. Peter’s)
Wednesday 8.45am Morning Prayer
Thursday 8.45am Morning Prayer
Thursday 9.30am Holy Communion
Friday 8.00pm Compline (night prayer)
Saturday 5.00pm Evening prayer
Come Lord, occupy my silent place and make your dwelling there. More grace is found in quietness than we may be aware.

Monks Risborough Horticultural Show, August 4th
Have you ever been to our Show? You should come! It is one of the best horticultural shows in the area. But it is also much more than that and provides an afternoon of entertainment for all the family. This is an annual event now in its 110th year. As well as the large marquee where wonderful floral, vegetable and domestic exhibits are displayed and judged there will be a Silver Band, the
ever-popular Tea-tent, a fun Dog Show, Ferret Racing, a Beer Tent and Burger Bar, Children's Rides and entertainment and numerous Stalls offering a wide variety of goods for sale. Stall holders welcome to apply for a pitch. Show opens at 1.00 p.m. and finishes at approx. 4.30 p.m. Rangers’ Football Ground is at the bottom of Peter’s Lane on A4010, Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP27 9LZ

Cleaner(s) required for St. Dunstan’s Church
With the impending ‘retirement’ of the existing two church cleaners there is a vacancy for either one or two people to share this role. The time commitment is about 1-2 hours per week and includes dusting, vacuuming, washing the floor, tidying, emptying bins etc. so that the church environment remains fresh and attractive to visitors. The duties of this role will normally be of a routine and planned nature but there will be a need to show some flexibility in working around services such as weddings, funerals and other social events. If you are interested in taking on this role please speak with 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 24th July 1.40pm Teddy Bear Parachute jumps from the church tower
(Monks Risborough School)
8.00pm PCC meeting
Tues 24th July 9.15 am Fellowship Walk (meet in A4040 lay-by)
9.30am Monks Risborough School Leavers’ Service
Thurs 26th July 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Knitters and natterers (church hall)
Sun 29th July 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Lighthouse Commissioning Service (Princes Risborough Top School)
Mon 30th July 7.30pm ‘Open House’ at the Rectory
Daily in August Sustaining the Sacred Centre (see notices)
Thurs 2nd Aug 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion
Sun 5th August 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 9th August 9.30am Holy Communion
7.30pm Fellowship Felting Session    
Sat 11th August 11.00am World War One Commemoration (war memorial)
Sun 12th August 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 15th August 8.00am Parish Outing to Memorial Arboretum and Lichfield Cathedral (meet in A4010 lay-by, fully booked)
Thurs 16th  Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 18th Aug 3.00pm Wedding
Sun 19th August 10.00am Parish Communion 
3.00pm Communion Service at Cherry Tree Nursing Home
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 23rd  Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Knitters and natterers (church hall)
Sun 26th August 10.00am Parish Communion         
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Thurs 30th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion

Friday, 13 July 2018

Pew Sheet 15th July 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 15th July

Seventh Sunday after Trinity


Through Christ, our heavenly Father calls us to repentance and to stand before God in honesty, with open hearts. In that spirit, let us come together in worship, praise and thanksgiving.

10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Amos 7:7-15
Amos prophesies against Jeroboam the king of Israel, and is betrayed to the king by Amaziah the priest of Bethel.

Second Reading: Ephesians 1:3-14
God destined us for adoption through Christ, in whom we have redemption.

Gospel: Mark 6:14-29
Having had John the Baptist put to death, Herod hears about the work Jesus is doing, and starts to fear that John has been raised from the dead

Hymns: 9, 570, 752
Psalm: 85v8-end
Communion: 77, 456, 946
Anthem: Be still for the presence of the Lord


3.00pm Communion service at Cherry Tree Nursing Home, Saunderton  

6.00pm Evensong

First Reading: Job 4 v1; 5 v 6-end
Second Reading: Romans 15 v 14-29

Hymns: 281, 375, 455
Psalm: 66v1-8

Prayer of the Week
 In the beginning, O God, your word subdued the chaos; in the fullness of time you sent Jesus, your Son, to rebuke the forces of evil and bring forth a new creation. By that same power, transform all our fear into faith and awe in your saving presence. 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:

  • Those who continue to experience danger and uncertainty as refugees  
  • Children and young people preparing to move on from primary, second or university education
  • The outworking of discussions and decisions following the recent meeting of the Church of England’s General Synod
  • Constructive negotiations and wise decisions regarding Britain’s exit from the European Union
  • Computer and software retailers for the service they provide to the homeowner.
  • The mission, ministry and congregational life of St John’s Church, Lacey Green.
  • Kings Oak Close & Long Meadow Close (MR) Church Lane & Church Street (PR)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Jess Carter
  • 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:
    • Pete Smith
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Jim Tweedie, David Morris, Eileen Spittles, Beryl Stannard, Sylvia Hall, Ernest Harris.

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

                  

Notices

 

Welcome to the Risborough Team
Revd Norbert Mutuku, currently serving in the Parish of Wickford, within the Diocese of Chelmsford, has accepted the position of ‘House for Duty’ at Holy Trinity Bledlow with Saunderton and Horsenden. Norbert will be accompanied by his wife Mercy and his two children, Steven (14yrs) and Teresa (12yrs).The Licensing Service is likely to be in November following the completion of the refurbishment of Holy Trinity Bledlow, which is due to be at the end of October. We look forward to welcoming Norbert over the coming months and ask for your prayers for him and his family as they prepare to make the move to Bledlow.

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

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.

Cream Teas for the Flower Festival & Bucks Arts Week
I would like to thank everyone who helped me serve tea, wash up and make cakes over the three weekends we served refreshments for the Flower Festival and Bucks Art.  We received so many compliments about our beautiful home-made cakes and scones, that our pricing is generous and also the warm welcome given.  We raised almost £2,000, amazing!  Cathy. P.S. There are a number of cake tins/boards left over from the teas that are ready for collection from the church hall.

Sustaining the Sacred Centre: Daily prayer in August
For the last two years, during the month of August, we have provided extra opportunities for us all to meet together for short services and times of reflection lasting about 20 minutes. We choose August because it is, traditionally a quieter month than most and we know from our own experience, that when we create more time to simply ‘be’ with God in the silence of his presence, our spiritual life is sustained and developed. Bookmarks will be given out as a reminder of these services and full details of the services will be printed in the August/September edition of the parish newsletter.
Monday 8.45am Morning Prayer (except Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 6.00pm ‘Service of Reflection’ (at St. Peter’s)
Wednesday 8.45am Morning Prayer
Thursday 8.45am Morning Prayer
Thursday 9.30am Holy Communion
Friday 8.00pm Compline (night prayer)
Saturday 5.00pm Evening prayer
Come Lord, occupy my silent place and make your dwelling there. More grace is found in quietness than we may be aware.

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

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
11.00am Funeral of Pete Smith
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
Mon 24th July 1.40pm Teddy Bear Parachute jumps from the church tower
(Monks Risborough School)
Tues 24th July 9.15 am Fellowship Walk (meet in A4040 lay-by)
9.30am Monks Risborough School Leavers’ Service
Thurs 26th July 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Knitters and natterers (church hall)
Sun 29th July 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Lighthouse Commissioning Service (Princes Risborough Top School)
Mon 30th July 7.30pm ‘Open House’ at the Rectory
Daily in August Sustaining the Sacred Centre (see notices)
Thurs 2nd Aug 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion
Sun 5th August 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 9th August 9.30am Holy Communion
7.30pm Fellowship Felting Session    
Sun 12th August 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 15th August 8.00am Parish Outing to National Memorial Arboretum and Lichfield Cathedral (meet in A4010 lay-by, fully booked)
Thurs 16th  Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 19th August 10.00am Parish Communion 
3.00pm Communion Service at Cherry Tree Nursing Home
6.00pm Evensong

 

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Pew sheet 24th June, 1st July and 8th July 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 see our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities.

***TRIPLE EDITION***

Sunday 24th June
4th Sunday after Trinity – Birth of John the Baptist


10.00am Parish Communion
Hymns: 527, 636, 205; Psalm: 85v8-end
Communion: 656, 497, 949 (refrain only)
Anthem: O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit (T. Tallis)
Readings: Isaiah 40.1-11, Acts 13.14b-26, Luke 1.57-66

6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Hymns: 476, 456, 353, 408; Psalm: 82
Readings: Malachi ch4, Matthew 11 v2-19

Sunday 1st July
Fifth Sunday after Trinity


8.00am Holy Community
Readings: 1 Peter 3.8-15a, Luke 5.1-11
10.00am All Age Family Communion
Hymns: 45, 964, 590, 88, 766
Communion: 47, 66, 648, 285

6.00pm Evensong
Hymns: 263, 304, 690; Psalm: 53
Readings: Jeremiah 11 v1-14, Romans 13 v 1-10

Sunday 8th July
Sixth Sunday after Trinity


10.00am Parish Communion
Hymns: 19, 413, 716; Psalm: 123
Communion: 483, 487, 682
Anthem: Be still for the presence of the Lord
Readings: Ezekiel 2.1-5, 2 Corinthians 12.2-10,
Mark 6.1-13

11.30 Holy Communion, Owlswick
Readings: 2 Corinthians 12.2-10, Mark 6.1-13

6.00pm Evensong
Hymns: 367, 584, 185; Psalm: 64
Readings: Jeremiah 20 v1-11a, Romans 14 v 1-17

Your prayers are asked for:

  • Those ordained deacon/priest this Petertide
  • 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
  • All those taking GCSE, A levels and other exams
  • June 24th:
    • The increasing numbers of asthma patients especially amongst young children as a result of increasing air pollution.
    • St Teresa’s RC School, its pupils, staff, head and governors.
    • Stockwell Lane & Stopps Orchard (MR) Inn keepers Court & Ivy Close (L)
  • July 1st:
    • The benefits of new technologies and the way in which they have transformed our world.
    • The mission, ministry and congregational life of Holy Trinity Church, Bledlow.
    • Abbots Way (MR) Almond Way & Alscot Lane (PR)
  • July 8th:
  • Researchers looking into the effects of new technologies, that they may be able to work impartially to reveal the threats to public health.
  • The mission, ministry and congregational life of St Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough.
  • Courtmoor Close (MR) Berndene Rise & Berryfield Road (PR)
  • 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, Theresa
  • The recently departed:
    • Jean Jones, Gwen Adams, Gill Grimsey
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • June 24th: Barbara Chalkley, Fred Green.
    • July 1st: Diana Ruscoe, Stanley West, Poppy Vere, Ethel Evans, Arthur Smythers, Myra Woodruff.
    • July 8th: Dee Barnes, Johnnie Wilkins, Don Williamson, Daphne Greaves


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

Welcome to the Risborough Team
Revd Norbert Mutuku, currently serving in the Parish of Wickford, within the Diocese of Chelmsford, has accepted the position of ‘House for Duty’ at Holy Trinity Bledlow with Saunderton and Horsenden. Norbert will be accompanied by his wife Mercy and his two children, Steven (14yrs) and Teresa (12yrs).The Licensing Service is likely to be in November following the completion of the refurbishment of Holy Trinity Bledlow, which is due to be at the end of October. We look forward to welcoming Norbert over the coming months and ask for your prayers for him and his family as they prepare to make the move to Bledlow.

Jinglers Concert at St. Mary’s, Princes Risborough
There will be a free concert by the Jinglers at St. Mary’s Church Princes Risborough, at 10.30 am on Friday July 6th. Refreshments will be served beforehand from 10 am. Just bring yourselves, your singing voice and tapping feet

Newsletter copy date
Copy date for the next Newsletter is 10th July.  Please send entries to Morna.Hinch at morna.hinch@btinternet.com or John McKay at penserve@gmail.com

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 is welcome. From June 25th to July 12th Morning Prayer will be held on Thursday only.
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
Thurs 28th June 9.30am Holy Communion
11.45 Funeral Service for Gwen Adams, Hampden Chapel, Amersham
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), restarts September 6th
Sun 22nd July 10.00am Parish Communion
4.30pm Cream Teas at Owlswick
6.00pm Owlswick Songs of Praise
Tues 24th July 9.15 am Fellowship Walk (meet in A4040 lay-by)
9.30am Monks Risborough School Leavers’ Service
Thurs 26th July 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 29th July 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Lighthouse Commissioning Service (Princes Risborough Top School)


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