Saturday, 26 June 2010

Introduction to St Dunstan's Church

New to the website and on the blog a short film presented by James our vicar introducing you to the history of our church.

Pew Sheet 27th June 2010

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

Sunday 27th June 2010
4th Sunday after Trinity

Jesus set his face to go to Jerusalem. In this Eucharist, we set our face towards his death and resurrection, to be renewed by his presence, and deepened in our resolve to travel with him.
Welcome to St Dunstan’s Church

If you are new to Monks Risborough or just visiting please introduce yourself to the Welcomers at the door who will be happy to tell you more about the church and its events.
The Junior Church (10 o’clock Club) meet in the Church Hall before coming into Church for the Communion.
Coffee and tea are served in the Church Hall immediately after the 10.00am service - all are welcome.

Today

10.00 am Parish Eucharist (Addington setting)
Preacher: Tony Miller (Whitechapel Mission)
Hymns
Introit 755
Psalm 16
Offertory 683
Communion 350, 472, 937
Recessional 689
Readings
First Reading 1 Kings 19:15-16. 19-21
God instructs Elijah to anoint Elisha to succeed him as prophet. Elisha sets out to follow Elijah and become his servant.

Second Reading Galatians 5:1. 13-25
Paul exhorts his Christian converts to stand firm in the freedom Christ has won for them.

Gospel Luke 9:51-62
Jesus sets his face to go to Jerusalem to meet his final destiny.

6.00 pm Choral Evensong (Owlswick)
Hymns: 486, Psalm 60, 391, 341, 239
Readings: Genesis 27:1–40, Mark 6:1-6

Prayer for the week
Sovereign God, ruler of our hearts, you call us to obedience and sustain us in freedom.
Keep us true to the way of your Son, that we may leave behind all that hinders us and, with eyes fixed on him, walk surely in the path of the 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.

Your prayers are asked this week for:
 Real and lasting peace in Afghanistan following further loss of life this week
 The work of the Whitechapel Mission and the homeless people whom it seeks to serve
 The role of central government in the encouragement of business and new employment.
 Osteopaths, chiropractors, and those involved in complementary therapies.
 Those living in Wellington Avenue and Well Lane (Princes Risborough) and Small dean Lane (Saunderton).
 Those in need who are known in our parish
 and also further afield
 The recently departed
 Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time

Please remember the charities that St Dunstan's supports, in particular this week:
Risborough Cares Charity, assisting those in the locality who have mental health, learning or physical disabilities or who are elderly.

Notices

Summer Study Course
“When I survey...Christ's Cross and ours”
This series of studies continues on Thursday evenings in St Dunstan's Church Hall from 8.00pm to 9.30pm. The remaining sessions are being held on: July 1st ‘The Child on the Cross’; July 22nd ‘Outside a City Wall’; and July 29th ‘Touching the Rock’. No prior Booking is required and you do not need to attend every session Rev James Tomkins

Receiving the wine at Holy Communion
I realise that this is a sensitive subject but Bishop John has asked that the practice of communicants intincting (dipping the wafer into the wine) for themselves is discouraged. If you still want to receive an intincted wafer, please ask the celebrant to do this for you. Thank you. James

Open Garden for NGS
Pamela and Edwin Rye are once again opening their garden for the National Garden Scheme. We are open on July 3rd & 4th from 2 to 6 pm. Do come and enjoy the roses and delphiniums in our peaceful and colourful oasis in Wendover. Our address is: 11 The Paddocks, Wendover HP22 6HE. We look forward to seeing you.

Please take home the July/August issue of The Door

Articles include: as World Cup fever grips the globe, Christians in the Oxford Diocese are being urged to pray for forgotten parts of South Africa. Faith communities invest more than 8.5m in employees and give 12,500 hours each month as volunteers. Essex man heads home - The Door looks at Bishop Stephen's service to the diocese. A Korean commissary - Luke Lee tells Jo Duckles about his journey from being a refugee aged eight to becoming a leader of a rapidly growing Anglican Church in South Korea.

Triple edition of the pew sheet
Please note that there will be a triple edition of the pew sheet for July 4th/11th/18th so spaces for notices will be limited.

The Bible – It’s boring, unbelievable and irrelevant!
This is the title of a summer lecture to be delivered at Holy Trinity, Prestwood on July 2nd at 7.30 pm by Canon David Winter, the former head of BBC religious broadcasting, and a regular on Radio 4’s “Thought for the Day”. Tickets are £5 including a glass of wine, from 01494 868537 or 01494 863627.

Lighthouse Princes Risborough, 26th to 30th July
Helper’s forms are now available. Children’s applications are being distributed via local schools. We are looking for volunteers to coordinate and assist in our drama sessions each day. Please consider volunteering for a security nightshift (10.30 – 7.30) – you do get a chance to sleep! For craft activities, please start collecting: jam jars, wallpaper, old birthday cards, magazines and catalogues, insides of kitchen rolls (not toilet rolls!). For all the above or for more information please contact your St Dunstan’s rep on the Lighthouse Committee – Cathy Farquhar 343226 cathy.farquhar@btinternet.com

Banjovi Revival and Black Dog Band
Will be playing on Thursday 8th July 8pm at St Mary's in aid of the Restoration Fund. Tickets £5 from Joyce 01844 344829 to guarantee a seat, or pay what you like on the night. Refreshments and sale of music items.

Summer Lectures 2010 and other events at Christchurch Cathedral
All are welcome to the series of public lectures which take place at 4.30pm in the North Transept. Admission is free. For more information about these and other events please see the notice board

“Picnic and walk on the hill”.
This is a Churches Together in Risborough Event Sunday 4th July 2010 from 1.00 - 3.00p.m. Open to the whole community, to share, celebrate and thank God for the existence of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Please see notice board for more details

Would you be willing to host one or two French visitors?
French students are visiting Princes Risborough this summer to improve their English. The young people, aged between 13 – 16 years, will be here between 9 – 29 July. If you or any of your friends would like to take part in this programme, I would love to hear from you. Please contact me, Sharon Kavanagh, 01494 488978.

Please note that the closing date for contributions
to the August/September issue of the Newsletter is Saturday 10th July. As usual emails (or hard copy) should be sent to Peter Haigh rosandpeter@cpplh.demon.co.uk and/or to David Kemp david@windleshaw.demon.co.uk
May we ask you again to pick up for us copies of the magazines of other churches you may visit during the summer. The ones you gave us last year have been very helpful and we have found some useful tips and interesting items.

The next couple of weeks
Morning Prayer takes place on Monday (except Bank Holidays), Wednesday and Thursdays at St. Dunstan’s at 8.45 am

Sun June 27th 10.00 am Parish Eucharist, preacher Tony Miller from the Whitechapel Mission
6.00 pm Choral Evensong (Owlswick)
Thurs July 1st
9.30 am Healing and Holy Communion
2.00 pm Monks Monkeys
8.00 pm Bible study course continues
Fri July 2nd 7.30 pm Summer lecture at Holy Trinity Prestwood (see notices)
Sat July 3rd 4.00 pm Renewals of wedding vows
Sun July 4th 8.00 am Holy Communion
10.00 am All Age Family Eucharist and Baptism
1.00 pm Picnic & Walk on the hill (see notices)
6.00 pm Choral Evensong
Thurs July 8th 9.30 am Holy Communion
2.00 pm Monks Monkeys
Sun July 11th 10.00 am Parish Eucharist
11.30 am Holy communion (Owlswick)
6.00 pm Choral Evensong

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Pewsheet for 20th June 2010

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

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

Sunday 20th June 2010

3rd Sunday after Trinity

Jesus welcomed all; had time for all; was willing to reach out to those who thought their situation would remain the same for ever. So come and worship God, knowing you are loved, knowing you are welcome, and knowing that God has something to say to you. Worship him in the knowledge that you are safe, but also that your world might change for ever in his hands.

Welcome to St Dunstan’s Church

If you are new to Monks Risborough or just visiting please introduce yourself to the Welcomers at the door who will be happy to tell you more about the church and its events.

The Junior Church (10 o’clock Club) meet in the Church Hall before coming into Church for the Communion.

Coffee and tea are served in the Church Hall immediately after the 10.00am service - all are welcome.

Today

10.00 am Parish Eucharist (Lane setting)

Hymns

Introit 16

Psalm 22, 19-28

Offertory 752

Communion 368, 412, 66

Recessional 474

Readings

First Reading Isaiah 65:1-9

God has called out to his people, but they have rejected him and sought out other gods. God will cause them to suffer for their faithlessness, but, despite the doom, there is a future message of hope.

Second Reading Galatians 3:23-end

Paul declares the wonderful Gospel: that in Christ, everyone can be called a child of God. There are no barriers of culture, nationality, class or gender; everyone can come to God, whoever they are.

Gospel Luke 8:26-39

Having calmed the storm, Jesus travels with a boatful of astonished disciples to the other side of Lake Galilee where he encounters a wild man, a legion of demons, and a city afraid of change.

6.00 pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 673, Psalm 50:1-6, 161, 315
Readings: Genesis 24:1-27, Mark 5:21 - end

Prayer for the week

O God, whose Son, our Messiah and Lord, did not turn aside from the path of suffering nor spare his disciples the prospect of rejection,

pour out your Spirit upon this assembly, that we may abandon the security of the easy way and follow in Christ's footsteps towards the cross and true 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.

Your prayers are asked this week for:

Those being confirmed: from St. Dunstan’s

Those whose livelihoods have been affected by the oil leakage in the Gulf of Mexico and those seeking to minimise further ecological damage

The victims of arms manufacturers, for the proliferation of all weapons and for the restraint of governments in purchasing them.

the Wellington Surgery, doctors, nurses, other staff and their patients.

Those living in Woodfield Road (Princes Risborough) and Gables Drive (Saunderton).

Those in need who are known in our parish

and also further afield

The recently departed

Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time

Please remember the charities that St Dunstan's supports, in particular this week:
Risborough Cares Charity, assisting those in the locality who have mental health, learning or physical disabilities or who are elderly.

Notices

Summer Study Course

“When I survey...Christ's Cross and ours”

This series of studies continues on Thursday evenings in St Dunstan's Church Hall from 8.00pm to 9.30pm. The remaining sessions are being held on: June 24th ‘Into Great Silence’; July 1st ‘The Child on the Cross’; July 22nd ‘Outside a City Wall’; and July 29th ‘Touching the Rock’. No prior Booking is required and you do not need to attend every session but please contact Rev James Tomkins (01844275944) if you would like a course booklet (£3) or for any further information.

Receiving the wine at Holy Communion

I realise that this is a sensitive subject but Bishop John has asked that the practice of communicants intincting (dipping the wafer into the wine) for themselves is discouraged. If you still want to receive an intincted wafer, please ask the celebrant to do this for you. Thank you. James

Bucks Open Studios Cream Teas at St. Dunstan’s

Your final chance this year – this afternoon from 2.15-4.00.

Open Garden for NGS

Pamela and Edwin Rye are once again opening their garden for the National Garden Scheme. We are open on:-June 20th from 2 to 6pm, on June 25th from 5 to 8 pm and on July 3rd & 4th from 2 to 6 pm. Do come and enjoy the roses and delphiniums in our peaceful and colourful oasis in Wendover. Our address is: 11 The Paddocks, Wendover HP22 6HE. We look forward to seeing you.

The Whitechapel Mission – June 27th – items required

Tony Miller from the Whitechapel Mission is coming to give a talk as part of the 10am Eucharist on that day. We are hoping to send Tony back with a lot more than he came with. Please can you bring any of the items mentioned below to the service to help with the Mission’s work with poor and homeless people in the East End of London: Pot Noodles, Baked Beans, Squash, Sugar, Plum Tomatoes, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Sliced tinned Mushrooms Rucksacks, T-Shirts, Hand Towels, Men’s Underwear, Men’s Shoes, Socks, Jogging Bottoms and Hand Cream. James


Triple edition of the pew sheet

Please note that there will be a triple edition of the pew sheet for July 4th/11th/18th so spaces for notices will be limited.

The Bible – It’s boring, unbelievable and irrelevant!

This is the title of a summer lecture to be delivered at Holy Trinity, Prestwood on July 2nd at 7.30 pm by Canon David Winter, the former head of BBC religious broadcasting, and a regular on Radio 4’s “Thought for the Day”. Tickets are £5 including a glass of wine, from 01494 868537 or 01494 863627.

Lighthouse Princes Risborough, 26th to 30th July

Helper’s forms are now available. Children’s applications are being distributed via local schools. We are looking for volunteers to coordinate and assist in our drama sessions each day. Please consider volunteering for a security nightshift (10.30 – 7.30) – you do get a chance to sleep! For craft activities, please start collecting: jam jars, wallpaper, old birthday cards, magazines and catalogues, insides of kitchen rolls (not toilet rolls!). For all the above or for more information please contact your St Dunstan’s rep on the Lighthouse Committee – Cathy Farquhar 343226 cathy.farquhar@btinternet.com

Banjovi Revival and Black Dog Band

Will be playing on Thursday 8th July 8pm at St Mary's in aid of the Restoration Fund. Tickets £5 from Joyce 01844 344829 to guarantee a seat, or pay what you like on the night. Refreshments and sale of music items.

Summer Lectures 2010 at Christchurch Cathedral

All are welcome to this series of public lectures which take place at 4.30pm in the North Transept. Admission is free. For more information please see the notice board

“Picnic and walk on the hill”.

This is a Churches Together in Risborough Event Sunday 4th July 2010 from 1.00 - 3.00p.m. Open to the whole community, to share, celebrate and thank God for the existence of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Please see notice board for more details

The next couple of weeks

Morning Prayer takes place on Monday (except Bank Holidays), Wednesday and Thursdays at St. Dunstan’s at 8.45 am

Bucks Arts Week

Ends today

Sun June 20th

10.00 am Parish Eucharist

3.00 pm Civic Service at St. Mary’s, Princes Risborough

6.00 pm Choral Evensong

Wed June 23rd

7.30 pm Confirmation service at St. Mary’s, Haddenham

Thurs June 24th

9.30 am Holy Communion

2.00 pm Monks Monkeys (in the church)

8.00 pm Bible study course continues

Sat June 26th

4.00 pm Wedding

Sun June 27th

10.00 am Parish Eucharist, preacher Tony Miller from the Whitechapel Mission

6.00 pm Choral Evensong (Owlswick)

Thurs July 1st

9.30 am Healing and Holy Communion

2.00 pm Monks Monkeys

8.00 pm Bible study course continues

Sun July 4th

8.00 am Holy Communion

10.00 am All Age Family Eucharist

6.00 pm Choral Evensong

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Flower Festival Pictures

Summer Study Course

Summer Study Course

When I survey...Christ's Cross and ours

This is a series of 5 sessions taking place on a Thursday evening in St Dunstan's Church Hall 8.00pm to 9.30pm.

The death of Christ is the dominant and dramatic theme in the new Testament. So it is not surprising that over the centuries the Cross has become the symbol of the Christian faith. Jesus' crucifixion gives rise to many themes including: the place of silence in our noisy world, despair and hope, a suffering world and the challenge of living as disciples when Christianity is no longer mainstream.

June 17th Darkness at Noon
June 24th Into Great Silence
July 1st The Child on the Cross
July 22nd Outside a City Wall
July 29th Touching the Rock

No prior Booking is required but please contact Rev James Tomkins (01844275944) for a course booklet (£3) or for any further information.