Friday, 27 July 2012

Pew Sheet 29th July 2012

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

Welcome!

We hope you will enjoy worshipping here with us.
Junior Church (10 o’clock Club) starts again on Sept 9th.
There are colouring sheets and toys in the corner of the church for the children during the 10.00 am service.
Please join us for refreshments in the Church Hall immediately after the 10.00am service.

 

Sunday 29th July 2012

8th Sunday after Trinity
Jesus is the bread of life.  As we come to him today let us seek nourishment for our souls and willingly offer our lives in his service.

10.00 am   Parish Eucharist (Addington Setting)

Hymns: 13, 114, 252
Psalm: 145: 9-21
Communion hymns: 81, 374 & 379

First Reading                2 Kings 4: 42-end
Elisha has a choice. As a man of God he is given the first fruits of the harvest and could have kept the food to himself. His response to the gift however is to share it with those in need, and so God blesses it.

Second Reading           Ephesians 3:14- 21
Paul’s amazing prayer is for us to have inner strength and spiritual vision: that Christ will be central in our lives and that we will know his energy working through us in a way we can barely imagine.  

Gospel Reading             John 6: 1-21
In John’s version of the feeding of the five thousand the presence and direction of Jesus are emphasised far more than in the other Gospels. Aware of the Passover’s nearness, he nourishes the crown on different levels, physical provision prefiguring spiritual self-offering. 

6.00pm             Choral Evensong, Owlswick
Readings: Job 19: 1-27a, Hebrews 8
Hymns:   377, Psalm 74: 11-16, 410, 499, 420


Prayer for the Week

O God, you open wide your 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:

  • The successful hosting of the Olympic Games. For all those competing, watching, working or reporting on the Games
  • an end to violence in the world, especially in Syria
  • all those affected by the current economic climate
  • The mission, ministry and congregational life of our own churches, St Dunstan’s and St Peters.
  • Residents of Westmead (MR), Longwick Rd (PR  & L)
  • Those in need who are known in our parish:
  • and also further afield for:
    • Gordon Haynes, Joan Male, Richard Irvine
  • The recently departed:
    • Noel Bartlett, Fiona Kent
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time particularly:  
    • Ian Stanford, Daniel Shir, Margaret Ashby, Collette Milllican, Robert Sheppard.

Please remember the charities that St Dunstan's supports, in particular this week:
Tearfund, working in partnership with Christian agencies and churches worldwide to tackle the causes and effects of poverty.                  

 

Notices

 

Organist/choir director – update
We are very pleased to announce that Sarah Fairall and Rowena Gibbons have agreed to take on the role of organist/choir director on a shared basis until at least the end of the year. James

Silent Prayer Meeting, Monday July 30th, 8 pm 
As Jesus said in our Gospel reading last week, “let us go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile” Mark 6.31. This meeting is a chance to recharge your batteries spiritually in the silence of others in the church hall. James

 ‘Open house’, @ the Rectory, August 6th at 8 pm
This informal group provides a space to encourage people in their faith through friendship and to look at topical issues. A short DVD is shown at the beginning of the evening to start the discussions off. The meetings take place about monthly and people are welcome to come along as and when they please. The next meeting will be on Monday August 6th at 8 pm at the Rectory at the top of Mill Lane. No need to book, please just turn up or contact James for further details.      
Gloucester Cathedral and Boat Trip: August 8th
The cost will be £22.  Please will you let me or Pat Kimber have this ASAP. The coach will be picking people up either by the Stratton Rd car park in Princes Risborough at 8.30 or in the lay-by in Monks Risborough at 8.45.  Please arrive in plenty of time so that we can leave punctually.  Thank you, Rosemary 344417.

Fellowship Garden Party Aug 11th 7.00pm
At the home of Rita List, 62 Manor Park Avenue, Princes Risborough.

Joint Deanery Paralympics Free Event 29th Aug

Volunteers are needed to help with youngsters and the less able bodied.  If you would like to find out more about helping on the Organising Team please contact  Martin Khurt telephone 01296 435546 or e mail:  makhurt555@btinternet.com or if you would like to serve on a Volunteer Team please contact the Volunteers Coordinator: Dave Rollins telephone 01296 429838 e mail: dave@avyfc.org.uk.

Bucks County Show 30th Aug – Rest/Quiet Tent

The deanery would like to provide a marquee to offer a welcome, free refreshments and conversation.  Volunteers are needed to help in the tent, and distribute leaflets around the showground to publicise the space.  Please contact Revd Andrew Blyth, Area Dean of Aylesbury for more information on 01296 394906.

Confirmation Service, Sunday November 25th at 6.30 pm at St. Mary’s, Princes Risborough
This is an occasion when children, teenagers or adults decide for themselves to affirm their Christian faith and is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion.  A course to prepare candidates for this will start after the summer holidays. Please speak to James if you (or your children) are interested in exploring this further.

Bucks Open Studios
We have now received the commission cheque from all of the exhibitors with a final total of over £1000. Combined with the money taken from the cream teas, this event has raised around £1600 this time! Well done and thank you to everyone involved.

Choir vestry carpet removal
On Monday July 30th the carpet in the choir vestry is being taken up as it is damp and mouldy. The floor will then be left uncovered for a while to allow it to dry out as we decide how or if it should be covered again. Please take extra care when going into the vestry as the surface may be uneven. James

Are you interested in becoming a school governor?
A vacancy will exist to be a church ‘foundation’ governor at Monks Risborough School from the autumn term. This is a very valuable role in helping to manage the school and there are a variety of areas that an individual can specialise in such as finance, health and safety, curriculum or personnel for example. There are two main meetings each term together with other meetings depending on your level of involvement with the school. If you are interested in finding out more please speak with James (275944) or Sue Ingram (275287).

Do you need transport to and from church on a Sunday morning?
We have a small group of volunteers who are able to provide lifts to and from church on a Sunday morning on either a one-off basis or something more regular.  If you feel this would be useful to you please telephone Cathy Farquhar (343226) or David Kemp in her absence (344097) to discuss options.  For this to run smoothly, Cathy will need to know if lifts are required by Friday tea time each week.

Learning opportunities in the Oxford Diocese
For those who are interested I have put details of some training courses on the notice board that are being offered in the autumn term in the Oxford Diocese. These cover such areas as leading intercessions, an introduction to preaching and ethics. James

 

The Next few weeks  


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

Sun 29th July 10.00am  Parish Eucharist
6.00pm  Choral Evensong, Owlswick
Mon 30th July 8.00 pm Silent Prayer meeting (church hall)
Thurs 2nd Aug 9.30am  Healing and Holy Communion
Sun 5th Aug 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am  All Age Family Eucharist and Baptisms
6.00pm  Choral Evensong 
Mon 6th Aug 8.00 pm ‘Open House’ at the Rectory (see notices)
Thurs 9th Aug 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 11th Aug 7.00pm  Fellowship Garden Party (see notices)
Sun 12th Aug 10.00am  Parish Eucharist
11.30am  Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm  Choral Evensong
Thurs 16th Aug 9.30am  Holy Communion
(Rev Serena Hutton)
Sun 19th Aug 10.00am  Parish Eucharist
(Rev Kevan Royle)
6.00pm  Choral Evensong
(Margaret Pitman)

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Pew Sheet 22nd July 2012

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

Welcome!

We hope you will enjoy worshipping here with us.
Junior Church (10 o’clock Club) starts again on September 9th. There are colouring sheets and toys in the corner of the church for the children during the 10.00 am service.
Please join us for refreshments in the Church Hall immediately after the 10.00am service.

 

Sunday 22nd July 2012

7th Sunday after Trinity
We come before our heavenly Father, the guide and inspiration for the pattern of our days. In humility we seek his wisdom, worshipping him with glad and thankful hearts.

10.00 am   Parish Eucharist (Addington Setting)

Hymns: 98, 649, 249
Psalm: 89:20-29
Communion hymns: 156, 422 & 932

First Reading                2 Samuel 7: 1-14a

David plans to build a permanent house for the ark of God, which at this point rests in a tent. But God, through the prophet Nathan, states that this is to be the task of David’s son. The “house” that God will give David is his offspring, and the kingdom God plans to establish through them.

Second Reading           Ephesians 2:11 - end

Paul reminds the Ephesians that they were Gentiles by birth, but have been brought into the covenant by the blood of Christ.

Gospel Reading             Mark 6: 30:30-34, 53 - end

The disciples return from their mission and report to Jesus all that had happened. They are exhausted, but Jesus’ attempts to take them to a quiet place to rest and recover their strength are thwarted by the continual demands of the crowds.

Prayer for the Week

Compassionate God, from far and near you gather your Church into one.  Safeguard the unity of your flock through the teaching of Christ the Shepherd; that all your scattered children may find in him the guidance and nourishment they seek.  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:

  • Children attending, and adults and teenagers helping out at Lighthouse
  • Those killed or injured following the shootings in America
  • Sportsmen and women, officials, security staff and administrators involved in the Olympic Games
  • All those who work in the media, in television, printing and journalism.
  • The mission, ministry and congregational life of the Baptist Church, Princes Risborough.
  • Residents of Pilgrims Close and Little Ham Lane (MR), Greenway Cottages and Grovers Court (PR)
  • Those in need who are known in our parish:
  • and also further afield for:
    • Gordon Haynes, Joan Male, Richard Irvine
  • The recently departed:
    • Beryl Stannard
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time particularly:  
    • Ernest Harris, David Sheppard, Christopher Bradley, Christine Griggs.

Please remember the charities that St Dunstan's supports, in particular this week:
Tearfund, working in partnership with Christian agencies and churches worldwide to tackle the causes and effects of poverty.    
             

Notices


Later Youth Group TODAY 6.00pm – 9.00pm
The group will meet at Lighthouse Commissioning Service (top school playing fields), followed by BBQ and games at 26 Summerleys Rd.  See James or email revdjimtaylor@gmail.com

Silent Prayer Meeting, Monday July 30th, 8 pm 

As Jesus says in the Gospel reading today, “Let us go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile” Mark 6.31. This meeting is a chance to recharge your batteries spiritually in the silence of others in the church hall. James

 ‘Open house’, @ the Rectory, August 6th at 8 pm

This informal group provides a space to encourage people in their faith through friendship and to look at topical issues. A short DVD is shown at the beginning of the evening to start the discussions off. The meetings take place about monthly and people are welcome to come along as and when they please. The next meeting will be on Monday August 6th at 8 pm at the Rectory at the top of Mill Lane. No need to book, please just turn up or contact James for further details.       
Gloucester Cathedral and Boat Trip: August 8th
The cost will be £22.  Please will you let me or Pat Kimber have this as soon as possible. Thank you, Rosemary 344417

Joint Deanery Paralympics Free Event 29th Aug

Volunteers are needed to help with youngsters and the less able bodied.  If you would like to find out more about helping on the Organising Team please contact  Martin Khurt telephone 01296 435546 or e mail:  makhurt555@btinternet.com or if you would like to serve on a Volunteer Team please contact the Volunteers Coordinator: Dave Rollins telephone 01296 429838 e mail: dave@avyfc.org.uk

Bucks County Show 30th Aug – Rest/Quiet Tent

The deanery would like to provide a marquee to offer a welcome, free refreshments and conversation.  Volunteers are needed to help in the tent, and distribute leaflets around the showground to publicise the space.  Please contact Revd Andrew Blyth, Area Dean of Aylesbury for more information on 01296 394906

Confirmation Service, Sunday November 25th at 6.30 pm at St. Mary’s, Princes Risborough
This is an occasion when children, teenagers or adults decide for themselves to affirm their Christian faith and is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion.  A course to prepare candidates for this will start after the summer holidays. Please speak to James if you (or your children) are interested in exploring this further.

Flower Festival 2013 – ‘Saints Preserve us’!
The revised date for this is June 28th to July 1st. This will be a fantastic celebration of floral displays depicting the history of the saints down the ages. More details to follow with plenty of opportunities for volunteers to help.

Bucks Open Studios
We have now received the commission cheque from all of the exhibitors with a final total of over £1000. Combined with the money taken from the cream teas, this event has raised around £1600 this time! Well done and thank you to everyone involved.

Organist/choir director – update
Some of you will be aware that it was decided at a recent PCC meeting not to appoint Diogo Cerdeira on a permanent basis. The choir made a presentation to him at his last choir practice on July 12th in recognition of all his hard work in raising the standard of choral singing. We are hoping to find a replacement(s) for him soon. James

Choir vestry carpet removal
On Monday July 30th the carpet in the choir vestry is being taken up as it is damp and mouldy. The floor will then be left uncovered for a while to allow it to dry out as we decide how or if it should be covered again. Please take extra care when going into the vestry as the surface may be uneven. James

Are you interested in becoming a school governor?
A vacancy will exist to be a church ‘foundation’ governor at Monks Risborough School from the autumn term. This is a very valuable role in helping to manage the school and there are a variety of areas that an individual can specialise in such as finance, health and safety, curriculum or personnel for example. There are two main meetings each term together with other meetings depending on your level of involvement with the school. If you are interested in finding out more please speak with James (275944) or Sue Ingram (275287)

Do you need transport to and from church on a Sunday morning?
We have a small group of volunteers who are able to provide lifts to and from church on a Sunday morning on either a one-off basis or something more regular.  If you feel this would be useful to you please telephone Cathy Farquhar (343226) or David Kemp in her absence (344097) to discuss options.  For this to run smoothly, Cathy will need to know if lifts are required by Friday tea time each week.

Learning opportunities in the Oxford Diocese

For those who are interested I have put details of some training courses on the notice board that are being offered in the autumn term in the Oxford Diocese. These cover such areas as leading intercessions, an introduction to preaching and ethics. James

 

The Next couple of weeks  


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

Sun 22nd July Lighthouse begins
10.00am  Parish Eucharist
6.00 pm Lighthouse Commissioning Service, (Risborough Top School Field)
Mon 23rd July 8.00 pm PCC Meeting (church hall)
Tue 24th July 9.15 am Fellowship Walk (meet in lay-by)
Thurs 26th July 9.30am  Holy Communion
Fri 27th July 8.12 am Bell ringing for the Olympics
Sun 29th July 10.00am  Parish Eucharist
6.00pm  Choral Evensong, Owlswick
Mon 30th July 8.00 pm Silent Prayer meeting (church hall)
Thurs 2nd Aug 9.30am  Healing and Holy Communion
Sun 5th Aug 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am  All Age Family Eucharist and Baptisms
6.00pm  Choral Evensong 

Friday, 13 July 2012

Pew Sheet 15th July 2012

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

Welcome!

We hope you will enjoy worshipping here with us.
The Junior Church (10 o’clock Club) meet in the Church Hall before coming into Church for Communion

Please join us for refreshments in the Church Hall immediately after the 10.00am service.

 

Sunday 15th July 2012

6th Sunday after Trinity

Today we hear of the integrity and courage of John the Baptist who remains true to his calling even when imprisoned and his life in danger.  Let us praise God for his faithfulness to us and thank him for the many blessing and gifts we receive from him in Christ Jesus


10.00 am   Parish Eucharist (Addington Setting)

Hymns: 382, 413, 695
Psalm: 85: 8- end
Communion hymns: 381, 412, 932
Anthem: The true and living bread (D. Blackwell)

First Reading                Amos 7: 7-15
Amos asserts that he is not a “paid” prophet who has to earn his bread.  Rather he is a prophet called by God to leave his farming work in order to prophesy to the people of Israel.  
     

Second Reading           Ephesians 1: 3-14
Paul praises God for all the blessings he has shown us and the gifts he offers us in and through Christ Jesus.   
  

Gospel Reading             Mark 6: 14-29
We hear the story of the execution of John the Baptist on the orders of Herod Antipas. 

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Job 4v1, 5v6-end; Romans 15:14-29
Hymns:   636, Psalm 66:1-8, 262, 281

Prayer for the Week
God of justice, God of salvation, from every land you call a people to yourself. Yours is the work we do, yours the message we carry.  Keep your Church single-minded and faithful to you.  Let failure not discourage us nor success beguile our heats, as you send us to proclaim the Gospel.  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 of the preparations for Lighthouse starting next Sunday
  • peace-makers and peace-keepers amidst further killings in Syria and other countries around the world
  • those affected by floods, at home and abroad
  • Computer and Software retailers for the service they provide to the home user.
  • The mission, ministry and congregational life of St John’s Church, Lacey Green.
  • Residents of Kings Oak Close & Long Meadow Close (MR), Church Lane & Church St (PR)
  • Those in need who are known in our parish:
  • and also further afield for:
    • Gordon Haynes, Joan Male, Richard Irvine
  • The recently departed:
    • Sally Maddox
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time particularly:  
    • Flora Hartle, Jim Tweedie, David Morris.

Please remember the charities that St Dunstan's supports, in particular this week:
Parents and Children Together (PACT), working to build and strengthen families in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and across the UK and internationally                

 

Notices

 

Request from Lighthouse
Every year 15 Lighthouse Volunteers stay behind after the day’s events to prepare & conduct evening entertainment for the older children called ‘Fiesta’. These volunteers do not have time to go home and get themselves an evening meal and have relied on takeaways to keep them going. This year we would like to ask if each of the Churches in Risborough could undertake to provide a hot meal for these 15 volunteers on one of the following evenings:
Monday 23rd / Weds 25th / Thurs 25th / Friday 27th. Please could you reply to Kathryn Trout at St. Mary’s Parish Office: parishoffice@stmarysrisborough.org.uk if you can help with one or more of these dates and she will then be able to coordinate and provide further information to those cooking the meals – there are no vegetarians! Many thanks

Later Youth Group 22nd July 6.00pm – 9.00pm
The group will meet at Lighthouse Commissioning Service (top school playing fields), followed by BBQ and games at 26 Summerleys Rd.  See James or email revdjimtaylor@gmail.com

Are you a night owl?

St. Dunstan’s needs to provide security cover for Lighthouse overnight on Sunday July 22nd from 10.30 pm to 7.30 am the following morning. The brief is to
keep an eye on the marquee and the other equipment on site. There is also now another slot that needs to be covered on Friday July 27th from 6.00 to 10.30 pm. Please can you let James know if you can help out?

‘Open house’, @ the Rectory, August 6th at 8 pm
This informal group provides a space to encourage people in their faith through friendship and to look at topical issues. A short DVD is shown at the beginning of the evening to start the discussions off. The meetings take place about monthly and people are welcome to come along as and when they please. The next meeting will be on Monday August 6th at 8 pm at the Rectory at the top of Mill Lane. No need to book, please just turn up or contact James for further details.       

Trip to Gloucester August 8th
We shall have a tour of the cathedral, with the opportunity of a canal trip and attending Evensong.  The cost will be £22.  Let me know if you’d like to come and please pass the money to me as soon as possible. Thank you, Rosemary 344417

Joint Deanery Paralympics Free Event 29th Aug
Volunteers are needed to help with youngsters and the less able bodied.  If you would like to find out more about helping on the Organising Team please contact  Martin Khurt telephone 01296 435546 or e mail:  makhurt555@btinternet.com or if you would like to serve on a Volunteer Team please contact the Volunteers Coordinator: Dave Rollins           telephone 01296 429838 e mail: dave@avyfc.org.uk

Bucks County Show 30th Aug – Rest/Quiet Tent

The deanery would like to provide a marquee to offer a welcome, free refreshments and conversation.  Volunteers are needed to help in the tent, and distribute leaflets around the showground to publicise the space.  Please contact Revd Andrew Blyth, Area Dean of Aylesbury for more information on 01296 394906

Are you interested in becoming a school governor?
A vacancy will exist to be a church ‘foundation’ governor at Monks Risborough School from the autumn term. This is a very valuable role in helping to manage the school and there are a variety of areas that an individual can specialise in such as finance, health and safety, curriculum or personnel for example. There are two main meetings each term together with other meetings depending on your level of involvement with the school. If you are interested in finding out more please speak with James (275944) or Sue Ingram (275287)

Do you need transport to and from church on a Sunday morning?
We have a small group of volunteers who are able to provide lifts to and from church on a Sunday morning on either a one-off basis or something more regular.  If you feel this would be useful to you please telephone Cathy Farquhar (343226) or David Kemp in her absence (344097) to discuss options.  For this to run smoothly, Cathy will need to know if lifts are required by Friday tea time each week.

Learning opportunities in the Oxford Diocese

For those who are interested I have put details of some training courses on the notice board that are being offered in the autumn term in the Oxford Diocese. These cover such areas as leading intercessions, an introduction to preaching and ethics. James

Confirmation Service, Sunday November 25th at 6.30 pm at St. Mary’s, Princes Risborough
This is an occasion when children, teenagers or adults decide for themselves to affirm their Christian faith and is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy     
Communion.  A course to prepare candidates for this will start after the summer holidays. Please speak to James if you (or your children) are interested in exploring this further.

Flower Festival 2013 – ‘Saints Preserve us’!
The revised date for this is June 28th to July 1st. This will be a fantastic celebration of floral displays depicting the history of the saints down the ages. More details to follow with plenty of opportunities for volunteers to help.

The Next couple of weeks  


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


Sun 15th July 10.00am Parish Eucharist
6.00pm  Choral Evensong
Wed 18th July 2.30 pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 19th July 9.30 am Holy Communion
11.00 am Monks Risborough School Leavers’ Service (practice)
2.00 pm Monks Monkeys (in church)
(restarts on September 6th)
Fri 20th July 9.30 am Monks Risborough School Leavers’ service
Sat 21st July 4.00 pm Thanksgiving service
Sun 22nd July Lighthouse begins
10.00am  Parish Eucharist
6.00 pm Lighthouse Commissioning Service,
(Risborough Top School Field)
Tue 24th July 9.15 am Fellowship Walk (meet in lay-by)
Thurs 26th July 9.30am  Holy Communion
Sun 29th July 10.00am  Parish Eucharist
6.00pm  Choral Evensong, Owlswick