Saturday, 11 November 2017

Pew Sheet 12th Novbember 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 worshiping 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 12th November 2017

 

Remembrance Sunday


On this Remembrance Sunday we are invited to remember those who have lived and died in the service of others. We are called to confess the reality of conflict in our lives and in the world, and to pray for those who suffer because of war. We do all this in the context of worshiping God, who calls us to peace, justice, grace.


10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Ecclesiastes 3.1-8

Second Reading: Ephesians 6.10-18, 23-24

Gospel: Matthew 5.1-12

Hymns: 394 (vs. 1, 8, 9, 10 & 11), 153, 493, 230 (v 1)
177 (vs. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 & 8)
Communion: 68, 575, 154
Anthem: Drop, drop, slow tears (O. Gibbons)

11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion

First Reading Ecclesiastes 3.1-8

Gospel Matthew 5.1-12

6.00pm Evensong
Hymns: 114, Psalm 82, 656, 625

First Reading: Judges 7.2-22

Second Reading: John 15.9-17

Prayer of the Week
God of all the living, in the resurrection of Christ Jesus you have given us life which even death cannot destroy. Remember your unshakable promise and strengthen us to live in this world as your new creation. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.


Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • All families and peoples who have been torn apart by war and now struggle to build a new future
  • We pray for the members of the armed forces for the dangers they face on our behalf and the peace they keep in the world.
  • Our country and Government during this time of uncertainty and pathfinding towards Brexit
  • 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, Harry and Diana Mullens
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Katy, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, David Dewick,
  • The recently departed: Beattie Brown
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Dewis Smith, Harold Tapping

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

 

Swallows and Amazons, Sat November 18th at 5 pm
Please come along to a showing of this popular family film in the church. Tickets are £3/adult and £1/accompanied child. Bring your own snacks and drinks. For more information contact Johanna Powell (01844 343996).

Advent Fair – November 25th 10 am to 12 noon
The stalls will include jewellery, craft items, cards and gift tags, cakes and produce, plants and bulbs, raffle, children’s corner and lots more. Cathy Farquhar is organising a lovely hamper as the main raffle prize. If you can supply/buy one or more of the items from this list (sherry, white wine, red wine, port, tea, coffee, chutney, Christmas cake, Christmas crackers, festive serviettes, Christmas pudding, posh nibbles, crackers (for cheese), chocolates, biscuits, mince pies) please can you write your name next to the item on the list in the porch.  Items are needed by Sunday 19th November.  Thank you. Ros Haigh is looking for baskets/bowls to plant bulbs in to sell at the fair. If you have a supply of baskets or bowls please leave them inside the Church or telephone Ros on 344166 and she will arrange to collect them. High quality raffle prizes are also required. If you have something suitable please let Ann Myers know (01494 489815). Gwen Miles (345230) is also looking for jams, preserves, home-made cakes and unwanted gifts (suitable for Christmas tombola) Thank you.

Fellowship Walk, 28th November, 9.15am
All welcome to come along, meet in the layby.

Leaf Sweepers Required
9.30am Saturday December 2nd
we are looking to clear the final load of fallen leaves from the churchyard. Please can you bring along a rake and/or leaf grabber if you have one and we will provide plenty of big, garden sacks. James

Elves Required
On December 2nd the pop up Christingle- making Factory will be happening in the Hall at 9.30am. If you would like to be part of the team or if you'd be able to help making refreshments for the leaf sweepers please let me know. Rosemary 344417

Christmas Concert by Candlelight with the Chinnor Silver Band – Selling fast!
This will take place on Wednesday December 13th at 8.00 pm. Tickets (£9) are available from Rachel Ungi (761535), Penny Hollings (07762 880219) or via www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church Raffle, complimentary glass of mulled wine/soft drink & mince pie.

National Gallery Tour – Saturday 27th January 11 am
Susanne Carr has kindly agreed to do an hour long tour of a few selected paintings in the National Gallery that will include some from the Italian Renaissance. There are only 15 spaces available on this tour so please let Susanne know (346827 or susannecarr2168@aol.com) if you would like to come. People will meet at the Gallery at 11 am (please make your own way by train to Marylebone and then tube to Charing Cross) and there will plenty of time afterwards if you wish to stay for lunch and see other sights. Amongst the ten London gallery guidebooks which Susanne has written, two are on paintings in the National Gallery.  These can be bought beforehand from her at £6.99 each with discounts for multiple purchases. James

Monks Risborough Church of England Primary School
Midday Supervisor Required. 11.40 to 2.00pm £7.50 per hour. Monday to Friday—term time only. Days of work can be flexible. Full training provided, contact 01844 345590 or email: office@mrisborough.bucks.sch.uk

Wanted for Flower Festival 2018
Please leave Horticulture, Gardening, Garden Design and Flower Arranging books in the box in the porch. Many thanks to those who have already donated books

More sidespeople/welcomers required
Providing a friendly and confident welcome helps to sustain a vibrant worshipping community at St. Dunstan’s. We need three or four extra volunteers to help out at the 10 am service about 8 times each year in giving out hymn books, putting up  hymn numbers, reading the lesson (optional), and putting the hymn books etc. back at the end. It requires being at church by 9.15am and finishing at about 11.25am. In particular we need help on the 1st Sunday of the month which could be done by a family. If you are interested in finding out more/helping out please speak to Susanne Dodds (342746) or James.

Windsor Lodge Retirement Apartments
Located a few minutes’ walk from Tesco and the High Street, there is currently one 1-bed and one 2-bed apartment up for sale. If you know anyone who might be interested in purchasing one of these homes in this excellent development please contact the manager, Mr Lindsay Smith on 01844 348400.


The Next Few Weeks 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am. Everyone welcome
Wed 15th Nov 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 16th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 18th Nov 5.00pm Film Night ‘Swallows and Amazons’
Sun 19th Nov 10.00am Parish Communion
3.00pm Cherry Tree Nursing Home Communion (Saunderton)
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group, Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Mon 20th Nov 3.30pm Funeral of Beattie Brown
8.00pm ‘Open House’ at The Rectory (The Pilgrim Course)
Thurs 23rd Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
10.30am Flower Workshop
2.00pm Fellowship Knit-in (church hall)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church)
Sat 25th Nov 10.00am - noon Advent Fair
Sun 26th Nov 10.00am Parish Communion   3.00pm Owlswick evensong
Mon 27th Nov 8.00pm PCC Meeting (church hall)
Tues 28th Nov 9.15am Fellowship Walk, meet in layby
8.00pm Our Villages in the Great War (Owlswick) – sold out
Thurs 30th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 2nd Dec 9.30am Leaf Sweep and Christingle Factory (see notices)
Sun 3rd Dec Christingle 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am Christingle Service (without communion)
6.00pm Churches Together in Risborough Advent Service at St Teresa’s

Friday, 3 November 2017

Pew Sheet 5th November 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. Coffee and squash is served in the church hall after the 10.00am communion service.

Sunday 5th November 2017

All Saints’ Sunday


Today is All Saints’ Day, when we remember Christians who are no longer with us. They rest now in God’s love and not even death can separate them from our heavenly Father. We, too, can rejoice in this love, knowing that God is with us in all circumstances.

8.00am Holy Communion
 
First Reading Revelation 7:9-end
John’s vision of heaven contains people from every country. They are rejoicing, for their sins are washed away and their suffering has ended.

Gospel Matthew 5:1-12
Jesus ascends a mountain to deliver a great body of teaching. He begins with some surprising statements about who is blessed.

10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism of Angelo Williams and Jake Thomas
Hymns: 525, 819, 555 & 876
Communion: 47, 35, 856 & 67
Reading: Matthew 5 and 6 (abridged)

6.00pm Evensong
Hymns: 755, Psalm 149, 77, 232
First Reading Isaiah 65.17-end
Second Reading Hebrews 11.32-12.2

Prayer of the Week
God of holiness, your glory is proclaimed in every age: as we rejoice in the faith of your saints, inspire us to follow their example with boldness and joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Your prayers are asked this week for:

  • The start of the Christian ‘Bible club’ for children at Monks Risborough School
  • A workable and peaceful solution for the governance of Catalonia
  • Jake and Angelo at the start of their Christian journey through Baptism
  • The people of Yemen in the midst of an outbreak of serious diseases and a shortage of food and medical supplies 
  • We pray for businesses and organisations that we belong to and pray that we may do positive work to make it a place which is life enhancing and values people
  • 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, Harry and Diana Mullens
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Katy, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, David Dewick,
  • The recently departed:
    • Kenneth Francis and Dennis Parsons
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Royston Gay, Roger Haigh, Vi Broderick, Pam Gordon

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

 

Fellowship – Nov 9th 8.00pm Fun and Games Evening
Bring along card/board games to the church hall, £2, all welcome. The next ‘knit-in’ is on Thursday November 23rd at 2 pm in the church hall, and the next walk takes place on Tuesday November 28th meeting in the layby at 9.15am.

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

Friendship Group – November 15th 2.30pm
We meet in the church hall on the third Wednesday of every month. All welcome, please come along.

Swallows and Amazons, Sat November 18th at 5 pm
Please come along to a showing of this popular family film in the church. Tickets are £3/adult and £1/accompanied child. Bring your own snacks and drinks. For more information contact Johanna Powell (01844 343996).

Advent Fair – November 25th 10 am to 12 noon
The stalls will include jewellery, craft items, cards and gift tags, cakes and produce, plants and bulbs, raffle, children’s corner and lots more. Cathy Farquhar is organising a lovely hamper as the main raffle prize. If you can supply/buy one or more of the items from this list (sherry, white wine, red wine, port, tea, coffee, chutney, Christmas cake, Christmas crackers, festive serviettes, Christmas pudding, posh nibbles, crackers (for cheese), chocolates, biscuits, mince pies) please can you write your name next to the item on the list in the porch.  Items are needed by Sunday 19th November.  Thank you. Ros Haigh is looking for baskets/bowls to plant bulbs in to sell at the fair. If you have a supply of baskets or bowls please leave them inside the Church or telephone Ros on 344166 and she will arrange to collect them. High quality raffle prizes are also required. If you have something suitable please let Ann Myers know (01494 489815). Gwen Miles (345230) is also looking for jams, preserves, home-made cakes and unwanted gifts (suitable for Christmas tombola)

Our Villages in the Great War, November 28th at 8pm

As part of the series of talks at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick, Mike Dewey will speak on some lesser known aspects of the 1914 – 18 War, focussing on this area and local men who served. The cost is £5 per person and includes wine and soft drinks. Following the popularity of recent talks, reserving a seat is recommended: just contact
Jane Rogers: 347906 rogers.owlswick@waitrose.com or Roz Wates: 274417 roz@rosalindwates.co.uk otherwise, take your chance on the evening

Leaf Sweepers Required
9.30am Saturday December 2nd
we are looking to clear the last of the fallen leaves from the churchyard. Please can you bring along a rake and/or leaf grabber if you have one and we will provide plenty of big, garden sacks. James

Christmas Concert by Candlelight with the Chinnor Silver Band – Now selling and selling fast!
This will take place on Wednesday December 13th at 8.00 pm. Tickets (£9) are available from Rachel Ungi (761535), Penny Hollings (07762 880219) or via www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church Raffle, complimentary glass of mulled wine/soft drink & mince pie.

National Gallery Tour – Saturday 27th January 11 am
Susanne Carr has kindly agreed to do an hour long tour of a few selected paintings in the National Gallery that will include some from the Italian Renaissance. There are only 15 spaces available on this tour so please let Susanne know (346827 or susannecarr2168@aol.com) if you would like to come. People will meet at the Gallery at 11 am (please make your own way by train to Marylebone and then tube to Charing Cross) and there will plenty of time afterwards if you wish to stay for lunch and see other sights. Amongst the ten London gallery guidebooks which Susanne has written, two are on paintings in the National Gallery.  These can be bought beforehand from her at £6.99 each with discounts for multiple purchases. James

Wanted for Flower Festival 2018
Please leave Horticulture, Gardening, Garden Design and Flower Arranging books in the box in the porch. Many thanks to those who have already donated books

Situation Vacant!
We need a volunteer to come forward to fill a vacancy that has occurred. The electoral roll officer maintains the membership list of the church. The time commitment is a few hours a year except in 2019 when the membership list will need to be completely refreshed but this needn’t be too onerous. If anyone is interested in filling this role please speak to James.

More sidespeople/welcomers required
Providing a friendly and confident welcome helps to sustain a vibrant worshipping community at St. Dunstan’s. We need three or four extra volunteers to help out at the 10 am service about 8 times each year in giving out hymn books, putting up  hymn numbers, reading the lesson (optional), and putting the hymn books etc. back at the end. It requires being at church by 9.15am and finishing at about 11.25am. In particular we need help on the 1st Sunday of the month which could be done by a family. If you are interested in finding out more/helping out please speak to Susanne Dodds (342746) or James.

Windsor Lodge Retirement Apartments
Located a few minutes’ walk from Tesco and the High Street, there is currently one 1-bed and one 2-bed apartment up for sale. If you know anyone who might be interested in purchasing one of these homes in this excellent development please contact the manager, Mr Lindsay Smith on 01844 348400


The Next Couple of Weeks 

 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am. Everyone welcome
Mon 6th Nov 8.00pm Silent Prayer (Church hall)
Thurs 9th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
12.00pm Funeral of Dennis Parsons
2.00pm Funeral of Ken Francis
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
8.00pm Card and Board Games Evening (church hall) – see notices
Sat 11th Nov 11.00am Act of Remembrance at the war memorial
Sun 12th Nov
Remembrance
Sunday
10.00am Parish Communion (including Act of Remembrance)
11.15 (approx.) Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 15th Nov 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 16th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 18th Nov 5.00pm Film Night ‘Swallows and Amazons’
Sun 19th Nov 10.00am Parish Communion
3.00pm Cherry Tree Nursing Home Communion (Saunderton)
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group, Princes Risborough Methodist Church

Friday, 27 October 2017

Pew Sheet 30th October 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 during the 10 am Communion service where coffee, squash etc. is served afterwards

Sunday 29th October 2017

Last Sunday after Trinity


Jesus came so that we could all know and love God in a personal way. God loves us and invites us into relationship. Today we come together in response to this call, inviting God to become ever more central to our own lives.


10.00am Parish Communion
Hymns: 551, 534,752
Psalm: 1
Communion: 83, 533 & 456
Anthem: Give me a heart of faith

First Reading Leviticus 19:1-2 & 15-18
God tells Moses to tell the people of Israel that they will be holy, because God is holy. God expects the people to reflect the Lord’s holiness.

Second Reading 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
St Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica tells of the intimate relationship between God and the people. The Christians reflect the love of God in their gentle, tender, paternal care of the people.

Gospel Matthew 22:34-end
The Pharisees question Jesus, but are themselves caught out when Jesus asks them a question about David’s son.

3.00pm Time to Remember service (see notices)
Hymns: 413, 281, 638, 67, 334, 178 (vs. 1, 4, 5, 6 & 8)

Prayer of the Week
Your love, O God, is boundless. We who were strangers have been made your children. We who were defenceless have been bought into your household. Keep us mindful of your deeds of mercy, that we may love you with our whole heart and love our neighbours as ourselves. We ask 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:

  • A workable and peaceful solution for the governance of Catalonia
  • The compassionate and fair treatment of Rohingya Muslims being persecuted and forced to flee Myanmar
  • The people of Yemen in the midst of an outbreak of serious diseases and a shortage of food and medical supplies 
  • All victims of flooding and for the effects of the destructiveness of water
  • 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, Harry and Diana Mullens
  • And also further afield for
    • : Alastair, Katy, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, David Dewick,
  • The recently departed:
    • Kenneth Francis, Dennis Parsons and Robert Wolfe
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Harry Goode,  Annie Harris, Albert Lee, Peggy Howes

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


New Pew Sheet Editor

Today sees the last pew sheet produced by Louise Frolich (Val and Dave Porter’s daughter) after five years on the job. It is an unseen but invaluable role so it’s important to say thank you to Lou and for all the work that she has done. Stepping in to her shoes is Frances Dodds (Susanne’s younger daughter). Her contact details can be found on the bottom of the back page and we wish her well in the role. James

Time to Remember Service, Sunday October 29th, 3pm
If you would like the name(s) of a loved one to be read out as part of the act of remembrance at this service please write their name(s) in BLOCK CAPITALS on the list on the table by the south door.

Martin Luther and the Reformation Tuesday 31st Oct
31st October 2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther pinning his 95 Theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenburg and what is considered by many to be the start of the Reformation. It is a suitable time to reflect on the Reformation, Luther and faith. To mark this event, St Mary's Haddenham is hosting a talk at 8 pm by the Revd Stephen Kuhrt on Martin Luther and the Reformation. All are welcome.

Leaf Sweepers Required
At 9.30 am on Saturday November 4th and Saturday December 2nd we are looking to clear the fallen leaves from the churchyard. Please can you bring along a rake and/or leaf grabber if you have one and we will provide plenty of big, garden sacks. James

Bonfire Night suitable for All Ages
This will take place on Saturday November 4th 5.30pm – 7.30pm at 32 Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough. Hot soup, mulled wine, hot chocolate, soft drinks and cakes will be served. Please bring ONE firework (not too loud!). RSVP Sue Ingram, 275287 or suemingram@hotmail.com.

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

Advent Fair – November 25th 10 am to 12 noon
The stalls will include jewellery, craft items, cards and gift tags, cakes and produce, plants and bulbs, raffle, children’s corner and lots more. Cathy Farquhar is organising a lovely hamper as the main raffle prize. If you can supply/buy one or more of the items from this list (sherry, white wine, red wine, port, tea, coffee, chutney, Christmas cake, Christmas crackers, festive serviettes, Christmas pudding, posh nibbles, crackers (for cheese), chocolates, biscuits, mince pies) please can you write your name next to the item on the list in the porch.  Items are needed by Sunday 19th November.  Thank you. Ros Haigh is looking for baskets/bowls to plant bulbs in to sell at the fair. If you have a supply of baskets or bowls please leave them inside the Church or telephone Ros on 344166 and she will arrange to collect them. High quality raffle prizes are also required. If you have something suitable please let Ann Myers know (01494 489815). Thank you.

Situation Vacant!

We need a volunteer to come forward to fill a vacancy that has occurred. The electoral roll officer maintains the membership list of the church. The time commitment is a few hours a year except in 2019 when the membership list will need to be completely refreshed but this needn’t be too onerous. If anyone is interested in filling this role please speak to James.

More sidespeople/welcomers required
Providing a friendly and confident welcome helps to sustain a vibrant worshipping community at St. Dunstan’s. We need three or four extra volunteers to help out at the 10 am service about 8 times each year in giving out hymn books, putting up  hymn numbers, reading the lesson (optional), and putting the hymn books etc. back at the end. It requires being at church by 9.15am and finishing at about 11.25am. In particular we need help on the 1st Sunday of the month which could be done by a family. If you are interested in finding out more/helping out please speak to Susanne Dodds (342746) or James.

The Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature
This takes place from 16th – 18th February 2018 at Bloxham School, Oxfordshire. Celebrating the very best fiction and non-fiction with a faith perspective, the Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature returns to Oxfordshire next Spring. For 2018 we welcome authors James Runcie and Francesca Kay, journalist Kurt Barling, the Shakespeare Revue Company, Bishop Philip North, poet-priest Malcolm Guite and many others. For the full programme see www.bloxhamfaithandliterature.co.uk Book tickets online or call 0845 017 6965


The Next Few Weeks 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am. Everyone welcome
Thurs 2nd Nov 9.30am Holy Communion and prayers for healing
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 4th Nov 9.30am Leaf sweep (see notices)
5.30pm Firework party (see notices)
Sun 5th Nov 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 6th Nov 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Thurs 9th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
8.00pm Card and Board Games Evening (church hall) – see red fellowship leaflet for details
Sat 11th Nov 11.00am Act of Remembrance at the war memorial
Sun 12th Nov
Remembrance
Sunday
10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 16th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 18th Nov 5.00pm Film Night ‘Swallows and Amazons’
Sun 19th Nov 10.00am Parish Communion
3.00pm Cherry Tree Nursing Home Communion (Saunderton)
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group, Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Thurs 23rd Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
10.30am Flower Workshop
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Pew Sheet 22nd October 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 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 during the 10 am Communion service where coffee, squash etc. is served afterwards

Sunday 22nd October 2017

 

Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity 

 

We gather together to draw each other into the quiet and stillness of God’s sacred space, that we may be refreshed in spirit and strength to live justly, to love kindness and to walk humbly with our Lord.


10.00am Parish Communion
Hymns: 382, 737, 104
Psalm: 96
Communion: 432, 165, 584

First Reading Isaiah 45:1-7
Persian king Cyrus has been chosen by God to be the agent of the Israelites’ freedom from Babylonian bondage, returning them to their homeland and bringing the Second Temple into existence.

Second Reading 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Paul’s relationship with the Thessalonian Christians bears fruit in their steadfast commitment to Christ, which they live out as a profound and explicit witness before their neighbours.

Gospel Matthew 22:15-22
The Pharisees plot to trap Jesus with a question about paying taxes to the Romans, but he is not to be outwitted.

3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Readings: Proverbs 4 v 1-18, 1 John 3 v 16-Ch 4 v 6
Hymns: 52, Psalm 142, 346, 463, 235

Prayer of the Week
O God, whose image we bear and whose name we carry, yours is the world and all it contains. Recall us to our true allegiance, so that above the powers and rulers of this world you alone may claim our fullest loyalty and love. 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:

  • An easing of the political tension in Spain along with a constructive and peaceful solution to the question of Catalan independence
  • The compassionate and fair treatment of Rohingya Muslims being persecuted and forced to flee Myanmar
  • The victims of recent hurricanes and storms in the United Kingdom and abroad   
  • Those involved in the Brexit negotiations that both sides may be able to reach a satisfactory conclusion 
  • Those starving and going hungry today for an international programme to end global hunger
  • 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, Harry and Diana Mullens
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Katy, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, David Dewick,
  • The recently departed
    • Cecil Corbin, John Thomas, Edith Porter
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Frank Jackson, Dave Skinner, Janet Myerson, Alexander Smith, Molly Clark.

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


Open House at the Rectory – The Pilgrim Course
This course is open to everyone for a single session or the whole course. On Wednesday October 25th at 8 pm we shall be looking at the Ten Commandments and exploring the themes of adultery and theft and their implications for our daily lives.

Owlswick Quiz, October 28th at 7.30pm – sold out!

Time to Remember Service, Sunday October 29th, 3pm

If you would like the name(s) of a loved one to be read out as part of the act of remembrance at this service please write their name(s) in BLOCK CAPITALS on the list on the table by the south door.

Martin Luther and the Reformation Tuesday 31st Oct
31st October 2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther pinning his 95 Theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenburg and what is considered by many to be the start of the Reformation. It is a suitable time to reflect on the Reformation, Luther and faith. To mark this event, St Mary's Haddenham is hosting a talk at 8 pm by the Revd Stephen Kuhrt on Martin Luther and the Reformation. All are welcome.

Leaf Sweepers Required
At 9.30 am on Saturday November 4th and Saturday December 2nd we are looking to clear the fallen leaves from the churchyard. Please can you bring along a rake and/or leaf grabber if you have one and we will provide plenty of big, garden sacks. James

Bonfire Night suitable for All Ages
This will take place on Saturday November 4th 5.30pm – 7.30pm at 32 Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough. Hot soup, mulled wine, hot chocolate, soft drinks and cakes will be served. Please bring ONE firework (not too loud!). RSVP Sue Ingram, 275287 or suemingram@hotmail.com.

Situations Vacant!
We need two volunteers to come forward to fill a couple of vacancies that have occurred. The first of these is the electoral roll officer who maintains the membership list of the church. The time commitment is a few hours a year except in 2019 when the membership list will need to be completely refreshed but this needn’t be too onerous. The second is our contact officer with the Charities Commission which again is not that onerous and requires being a liaison point with the Charities Commission and submitting an annual return. If anyone is interested in fulfilling either (or both) of these roles please speak to James.

More sidespeople/welcomers required
Providing a friendly and confident welcome helps to sustain a vibrant worshipping community at St. Dunstan’s. We need three or four extra volunteers to help out at the 10 am service about 8 times each year in giving out hymn books, putting up  hymn numbers, reading the lesson (optional), and putting the hymn books etc. back at the end. It requires being at church by 9.15am and finishing at about 11.25am. In particular we need help on the 1st Sunday of the month which could be done by a family. If you are interested in finding out more/helping out please speak to Susanne Dodds (342746) or James.

The Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature
This takes place from 16th – 18th February 2018 at Bloxham School, Oxfordshire. Celebrating the very best fiction and non-fiction with a faith perspective, the Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature returns to Oxfordshire next Spring. For 2018 we welcome authors James Runcie and Francesca Kay, journalist Kurt Barling, the Shakespeare Revue Company, Bishop Philip North, poet-priest Malcolm Guite and many others. For the full programme see www.bloxhamfaithandliterature.co.uk Book tickets online or call 0845 017 6965 with discounted early-bird tickets available until the end of November.



The Next Few Weeks 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am. Everyone welcome
Mon 23rd Oct 11.30am Funeral of Cecil Corbin
Tues 24th Oct 9.15am Walking group meet in the A4010 lay-by
Wed 25th Oct 8.00pm Pilgrim Course at The Rectory
Thurs 26th Oct 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Knitting group (church hall)
Sat 28th Oct 7.30pm Owlswick Quiz (see notices)
Sun 29th Oct 10.00am Parish Communion
3.00pm Time to Remember service (see notices)
Thurs 2nd Nov 9.30am Holy Communion and prayers for healing
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 4th Nov 9.30am Leaf sweep (see notices)
5.30pm Firework party (see notices)
Sun 5th Nov 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 6th Nov 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Thurs 9th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
8.00pm Card and Board Games Evening (church hall)
Sat 11th Nov 11.00am Act of Remembrance at the war memorial
Sun 12th Nov
Remembrance
Sunday
10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 16th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 18th Nov 5.00pm Film Night ‘Swallows and Amazons’
Sun 19th Nov 10.00am Parish Communion
3.00pm Cherry Tree Nursing Home Communion (Saunderton)
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group, Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Thurs 23rd Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
10.30am Flower Workshop
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 25th Nov 10.00am Advent Fair

Friday, 13 October 2017

Pew Sheet 15th October 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 during the 10 am Communion service where coffee, squash etc. is served afterwards

Sunday 15th October 2017

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity 

 

We gather as those called and welcomed into the presence of God through the grace of the Son. Let us respond to this wonderful invitation by offering ourselves in worship.

10.00am All Age Communion and Baptism of Olivia Farmer and Evelyn Dorman
Hymns: 565, 18, 503, 252
Communion: 929, 649, 487

Bible Reading: Matthew 22:1-14
Jesus presents God’s response to Israel’s refusal to honour the Son. He extends an invitation. All are now welcome at the kingdom celebrations.

3.00pm Holy Communion at Cherry Tree Nursing Home, Saunderton (taken by Rev. Tony Bundock)

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Proverbs 3 v 1-18, 1 John 3 v 1-15
Hymns: 347, Psalm 139 v1-11, 161, 300

6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group
(Princes Risborough Methodist Church)

 
Prayer of the Week
God of goodness and kindness, you invite all peoples to the banquet and offer them a feast beyond compare.  Give us you saving grace to keep unstained the robe of our baptism until that day when you welcome us to heaven’s joyful table.  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:

  • Olivia and Evelyn at the start of their Christian journey
  • Those caught up in the violence and insurgency, especially in the Middle East
  • Those who have suffered or continue to suffer as a result of current or historic abuse
  • The victims of the wildfires in California
  • Those involved in the Brexit negotiations that both sides may be able to reach a satisfactory conclusion 
  • Those who find themselves homeless in this country and the various charities and agencies that are there to support them
  • 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, Harry and Diana Mullens
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Katy, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, David Dewick,
  • The recently departed:
    • Suzanne Ackford, Cecil Corbin, John Thomas, Edith Porter
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Brian Farrelly, Joan Turnbull, John Miller, Edith Cave


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


Owlswick Quiz, Saturday October 28th at 7.30pm

The hugely successful and enjoyable quiz at Orchard View Farm is back for another year. To book a table for teams of up to 6 people please contact Jane Rogers on 01844 347906 or jane.rogers.owlswick@outlook.com. £12 per person including supper

Time to Remember Service, Sunday October 29th, 3pm

If you would like the name(s) of a loved one to be read out as part of the act of remembrance at this service please write their name(s) in BLOCK CAPITALS on the list on the table by the south door.

Martin Luther and the Reformation Tuesday 31st Oct
31st October 2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther pinning his 95 Theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenburg and what is considered by many to be the start of the Reformation. It is a suitable time to reflect on the Reformation, Luther and faith. To mark this event, St Mary's Haddenham is hosting a talk at 8 pm by the Revd Stephen Kuhrt on Martin Luther and the Reformation. All are welcome.

Leaf Sweepers Required
At 9.30 am on Saturday November 4th and Saturday December 2nd we are looking to clear the fallen leaves from the churchyard. Please can you bring along a rake and/or leaf grabber if you have one and we will provide plenty of big, garden sacks. James

Bonfire Night suitable for All Ages
This will take place on Saturday November 4th 5.30pm – 7.30pm at 32 Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough. Hot soup, mulled wine, hot chocolate, soft drinks and cakes will be served. Please bring ONE firework (not too loud!). RSVP Sue Ingram, 275287 or suemingram@hotmail.com

The Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature
This takes place from 16th – 18th February 2018 at Bloxham School, Oxfordshire. Celebrating the very best fiction and non-fiction with a faith perspective, the Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature returns to Oxfordshire next Spring. For 2018 we welcome authors James Runcie and Francesca Kay, journalist Kurt Barling, the Shakespeare Revue Company, Bishop Philip North, poet-priest Malcolm Guite and many others. For the full programme see www.bloxhamfaithandliterature.co.uk Book tickets online or call 0845 017 6965 with discounted early-bird tickets available until the end of November.

 

The Next Few Weeks 


The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45 to 9.05am. Everyone welcome
Mon 16th Oct 8.00pm PCC Meeting
Wed 18th Oct 2.30pm Friendship Group
Thurs 19th Oct 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Sun 22nd Oct 10.00am Parish Communion
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Mon 23rd Oct 11.30am Funeral of Cecil Corbin
Wed 25th Oct 8.00pm Pilgrim Course at The Rectory
Thurs 26th Oct 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 28th Oct 7.30pm Owlswick Quiz (see notices)
Sun 29th Oct 10.00am Parish Communion
3.00pm Time to Remember service (see notices)
Thurs 2nd Nov 9.30am Holy Communion and prayers for healing
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 5th Nov 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms
6.00pm Evensong





Friday, 29 September 2017

Pew Sheet 1st October 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 during the 10 am Communion service where coffee, squash etc. is served afterwards


***DOUBLE EDITION***

Sunday 1st October 2017

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity – Harvest Festival


We meet to worship God who seeks to provide for our daily needs through the beauty and resources of the natural world and people around us


8.00am Holy Communion
Readings: Deuteronomy 8 v 7-18, Luke 12 v 13-21



11.00am All Age Family Service without Communion
Hymns: 25, 900, 825, 719, 450, 766
Anthem: 334
Reading: Psalm 65 abridged

12.30 Harvest lunch (Scout Hall, Courtmoor Close)


6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Deuteronomy 28 v 1-14, 2 Corinthians 9 v 6-end
Hymns: 566, Psalm 126, 155, 185

Prayer of the Week
O God, you alone judge rightly and search the depths of the heart. Make us swift to do your will and slow to judge our neighbour, that we may walk with those who follow the way of repentance and faith and so enter your heavenly kingdom. 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.






Sunday 8th October 2017

 

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity 

 

We meet to worship God who is known to us first through the prophets, then through our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us open our hearts and minds to listen to God’s message and seek to respond in our lives.


10.00am Parish Communion
Hymns: 97, 493, 32
Psalm: 80 v8-end
Communion: Take, O take me…(choir only), 342, 84, 554

First Reading Isaiah 5.1-7
Second Reading Philippians 3.4b-14
Gospel Matthew 21:33-end      

11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Readings: Philippians 3.4b-14, Matthew 21.33-end

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Proverbs 2.1-11, 1 John 2.1-17
Hymns: 314, Psalm 139.1-9, 379, 208

 

Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • Those whose lives/livelihoods have been blown apart or swept away by recent hurricanes, earthquakes and floods that they will receive the support they need at this time.
  • Those still suffering in Syria and other countries troubled by conflict or civil war that peace and stability may prevail
  • Victims of religious persecution as thousands of people have been forced to flee Myanmar
  • Those who find themselves homeless in this country and the various charities and agencies that are there to support them
  • 1st: The mission, ministry and congregational life of Holy Trinity Church, Bledlow. 8th: The mission, ministry and congregational life of St Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough.
  • 1st: Abbots Way (MR) Almond Way & Alscot Lane (PR) 8th: Courtmoor Close (MR) Berndene Rise & Berryfield Road (PR)
  • 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:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • 1st: Linda Adams, Dave Wheeler, Barbara Wakefield, Ken Bradshaw, Ivy Davies 8th: Neil Radford
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


Fellowship Meeting

On Thursday 12th October Charlie Fairall will present ‘Britain on Film; unlocking our heritage’ at 8 pm in the church hall. Everyone Welcome

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. 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


Owlswick Quiz, Saturday October 28th at 7.30pm

The hugely successful and enjoyable quiz at Orchard View Farm is back for another year. To book a table for teams of up to 6 people please contact Jane Rogers on 01844 347906 or jane.rogers.owlswick@outlook.com
£12 per person including supper

Time to Remember Service, Sunday October 29th (3pm)

If you would like the name(s) of a loved one to be read out as part of the act of remembrance at this service please write their name(s) in BLOCK CAPITALS on the list on the table by the south door.

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. 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.
 

Sale of cards
Many thanks to all those whose supported the Macmillan Cancer Support by buying Su Viney’s greetings cards last Sunday (September 24th).  The sum raised was £75.10, all of which goes to the charity. It is good that Su’s time and talent will help to benefit those in so much need of care.


The Next Few Weeks 


The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
From Monday October 2nd to Thursday October 12th Morning Prayer will only take place on Monday October 2nd, Thursday October 5th and 12th at 8.45 am


Mon 2nd Oct 9.30am Monks Risborough School Harvest Festival
8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Thurs 5th Oct 9.30am Holy Communion with Prayers for Healing
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 8th Oct 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 11th Oct 11.00am WW1 Commemoration (war memorial)
Thurs 12th Oct 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
8.00pm ‘Britain on Film’ - Talk: all welcome (see notices)
Fri 13th Oct 6.00pm (onwards) Mamma Mia evening (see notices)
Sat 14th Oct 7.30pm ‘Big Band Swing’ (see notices)
Sun 15th Oct 10.00am Parish Communion and Baptisms
3.00pm Holy Communion at Cherry Tree Nursing Home, Saunderton 6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group
Mon 16th Oct 8.00pm PCC Meeting
Wed 18th Oct 2.30pm Friendship Group
Thurs 19th Oct 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 22nd Oct 10.00am Parish Communion
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Wed 25th Oct 8.00pm Pilgrim Course at The Rectory
Thurs 26th Oct 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 28th Oct 7.30pm Owlswick Quiz (see notices)
Sun 29th Oct 10.00am Parish Communion
3.00pm Time to Remember service (see notices)

Friday, 22 September 2017

Pew Sheet 24th 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 24th September 2017

Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity 

 

Our generous God calls us to work in the vineyard. Whether early in the day or late in the afternoon, we are never too late to contribute in the kingdom of heaven.


10.00am Parish Communion
Hymns: 19, 172, 695
Psalm 145.1-10
Communion hymns: 34, 491, 978

First Reading Jonah 3:10 – 4.end
God provides Jonah with a bush for shade, but then sends a worm to destroy it. Jonah is angry and upset. “If you are concerned about the bush,” says God, “is it not right that I should be concerned about Nineveh?”

Second Reading Philippians 1:21 - end
Paul urges the Philippians to live in a way that is worthy of the Gospel and to remain strong because God has granted them the privilege of suffering.

Gospel Matthew 20:1-16
Jesus tells a parable about a generous vineyard owner. Those who have worked all day complain that it is not fair. The vineyard owner asks them if they are jealous because he is generous.

6.00pm Harvest Festival Evensong, Owlswick Chapel
Readings: Deuteronomy 28 v 1-14, Luke 12 v 22-31
Hymns: 262, Psalm 65, 397, 261, 259

6.00pm Confirmation Service at St. John’s Church, Lacey Green

Prayer of the Week
God most high, your ways are not our ways, for your kindness is lavished equally upon all. Teach us to welcome your mercy towards others, even as we hope to receive mercy ourselves. 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 whose lives/livelihoods have been blown apart or swept away by recent hurricanes, earthquakes and floods that they will receive the support they need at this time.
  • Those being confirmed at St. John’s Church, Lacey Green this evening
  • The Brexit negotiations between Britain and its European partners 
  • Creative debates between the many different  religious and scientific views of creation
  • Red Lion Lane & Salisbury Close (PR) Coleheath Bottom & Laurel Close (Sp)
  • 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:
    • Wendy Marr, Joyce Montague
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Peter Steare, Lilian Bishop, Helen White, Marjorie Bennett, Evelyn Monaghan, Pat Fisher

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

 

Notices


Double Edition Pew Sheet
The next edition of the pew sheet will cover both October 1st and October 8th. Please bear this in mind when submitting notice.

Thank You
Thank you to all who supported the Windsor Lodge coffee morning (15th September) we raised £350 for the Princes Centre. Margaret Butt.

Fun Day Success and Thank you
Along with a lovely atmosphere (albeit a bit damp at times) last Saturday’s Fun Day was a great success. Thank you to everyone who took part and in total over £1,500 was raised. James

Sale of cards in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
Today 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.

The Harvest Festival Lunch
This 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
This 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.

Bethany House Group
This recommences at 10.30 am on Wednesday September 27th at 76 Westmead, Monks Risborough. Each fortnight it will look at ‘The Uniqueness of our Faith’ starting with ‘The uniqueness of Christ’. All welcome.

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. 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

Fellowship Meetings
The next walk is on Tuesday 26th September – please meet in layby at 9.15am and if you fancy some knitting (and nattering) please come along to the church hall on Thursday September 28th at 2pm. On Thursday 12th October Charlie Fairall will present ‘Britain on Film; unlocking our heritage’ at 8 pm in the church hall.

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 25th Sept 2.45pm Memorial Service (Wendy Marr)
Tues 26th Sept 9.15am 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
Fri 29th Sept 11.00am Funeral of Joyce Montague
Sun 1st Oct
Harvest Festival
8.00am Holy Communion
11.00am All Age Family Service without Communion
12/12.30 Harvest lunch (see notices)
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 2nd Oct 9.30am Monks Risborough School Harvest Festival
8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Thurs 5th Oct 9.30am Holy Communion with Prayers for Healing
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 8th Oct 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 11th Oct 11.00am WW1 Commemoration (war memorial)
Thurs 12th Oct 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
8.00pm ‘Britain on Film’ - Talk: all welcome (see notices)
Fri 13th Oct 6.00pm (onwards) Mamma Mia evening (see notices)
Sat 14th Oct 7.30pm ‘Big Band Swing’ (see notices)
Sun 15th Oct 10.00am Parish Communion and Baptisms
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group