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)
The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE
Churchwardens: Sue Ingram 01844 275287 &
Susanne Dodds 01844 342746
We hope you will enjoy worshipping here with us.
Please join us for refreshments in the Church Hall immediately after the 10.00am service.
Sunday 2nd June 2013
First Sunday after Trinity
8.00am Holy Communion
Readings: 1 Kings 8 v 22-23 & 41-43, Luke 7 v 1-10
10.00am All Age Family Eucharist
Hymns: 45, 865, 676, 54
Communion: 47, 648, 212, 856
First Reading Psalm 96 v 1-9
Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.
Second Reading Luke 7 v 1-10
A centurion, a Gentile, recognises the authority of Jesus and through messengers asks him to heal his slave. Jesus commends the faith of the centurion and the slave is healed.
Readings: Genesis 4 v 1-16, Mark 3 v 7-19
Hymns: 347, 327, 638
Psalm 39 v1-8
Prayer for the Week
God of truth, help us to keep your law of love
and to walk in ways of wisdom,
that we may find true life
in Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.
Your prayers are asked this week for:
- The Queen as she celebrates the 60th anniversary of her coronation
- The family of April Jones and other parents and families coming to terms with a tragedy
- we pray for the clothing industry, for the essential garments to keep us warm, dry and decent
- the archaeological dig and plans to extend the churchyard at St. Dunstan’s
- those who work in garages and petrol stations. Restaurants and other service industies
- those who live in Summerleys Road (PR) Sandpit Lane, Chapel Lane & North Mill Road (B)
- those in need who are known in our parish:
- and also further afield for:
- Joan Male, Bill Male, Richard Irvine, Alastair, Marion Mullens, David Holding
- The recently departed: Pat Warne
- Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time: Jan Forrest, Barry Fisher, Raymond East, Enid Phillips, Keith Janes
Risborough Cares Charity, assisting those in the locality who have mental health, learning or physical disabilities or who are elderly.
Every six weeks or so people meet as part of an informal group to encourage people in their faith through friendship and by looking at topical issues. A short DVD is shown at the beginning of the evening to start the discussions off. The meetings are held on different evenings of the week over the year so that everyone has the opportunity to participate. The next meeting will be on Monday June 3rd at 8 pm to which everyone is welcome.
‘Pilgrim Tour’ of Westminster Abbey, June 5th
The tour is now full but you can still put your name down on the reserve list. We will meet in the ‘lay-by’ in Monks Risborough at 3.30 pm and return to Monks Risborough at about 9 pm. The cost is £10 for adults. Please pass your money to James if you haven’t already done so.
On Saturday 15th June at 6.30pm, Alison & David Kemp are hosting a Garden Party at their home (Windleshaw, Upper Icknield Way, Whiteleaf). Everyone is welcome.
Our next walk is on Tuesday 25th June – please meet in layby at 9.15am.
‘Knit-ins’ are in the Church Hall on the 4th Thursday of each month starting at 2pm.
Cream Teas at St Dunstan's - during Bucks Open Studios
2,30pm - 4.30 on Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th June, Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd June. We need helpers to serve refreshments and volunteers to bake cakes and scones. If you can help please contact Cathy Farquhar 343226 or sign the sheet in the church porch. On these weekends and during the week various exhibitors will be displaying their paintings, ceramics, jewellery etc. in the church.
St. Dunstan’s Flower Festival: 28th 29th 30th June and 1st July
We will be serving cream teas/refreshments from 10 until 5.30 on each day. If you can help serve teas at any time on Friday 28th or Monday 1st please contact Janet Griffin 274235. If you can help on Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th please contact Cathy Farquhar 343226 or firstname.lastname@example.org We are expecting over 2000 visitors. If you are able to bake cakes or scones we would be very grateful and have freezer space!
Flower Festival Sponsors and raffle tickets
If you would like to sponsor arrangement of a favourite saint for as little as £5 or £10 please pick up a leaflet from the table by the door. Raffle tickets will also be on sale from next week with lots of fantastic prizes. The aim of the Flower Festival is to open up the church to the community and to raise in excess of £5,000 for repairs to the font, stained glass window in the bell tower and a crack in the masonry by the flag pole.
We meet in the church hall on the third Wednesday of the month at 2.30pm. The next meeting is Wednesday 19th June.
Lighthouse Shine Out
It’s getting towards that time of year again when Lighthouse begins to shine about what we have planned for the children of the parish! Our next event this year is Lighthouse Lunch on 21st June at 12pm in the Oasis Centre. Tickets are £20 and include a 2 course meal, coffee and wine and great company. This was a resounding success last year so please make sure you get your tickets well in advance from Melanie Calver (07808 765 029). We are also calling on our wonderful cake makers! We rely solely on donations to ensure we can provide Lighthouse Week free of charge to all children who want to come and one of our biggest incomes is from selling all your lovely cakes during the week in our cafe. So please – if you can make a cake let Melanie Calver know your details including name, contact number and type of cake.
And last but not least...we need adults who are prepared to lead one or two Fiesta sessions in the evenings for the teenage helpers. All the preparation will be done for you, so please if you can spare 3 hours to lead our teenagers through some fun activities we would very much like to hear from you! Lighthouse week runs from Monday July 29th to Friday August 2nd.
St. Teresa’s Roman Catholic Church
As part of St. Teresa’s 75th anniversary celebrations we have received an invitation for up to six people to attend a reception with drinks and nibbles on Saturday July 6th at 12 noon. This is followed by an opportunity to visit the church and to view the special 75th Anniversary Exhibition on the history of the church. If you are interested in coming to this event please let James know.
Chariot: The Eric Liddell Story
A Searchlight Theatre Production at the Oasis Centre,
Bell Street, Princes Risborough on Thursday July 11th at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 each (family ticket £15 for 2 adults & 2 children from the same family). Tickets are available from Pat Kimber on 01844 273942.
Made famous by the award winning film ‘Chariots of Fire’, this new dramatization brings to life on stage the incredibly inspiring story of Eric Liddell. Paris, 6th July 1924 – the night before he has been asked to run for his country on the Sunday, we see the struggles he overcomes to stay true to his principles and what would await him once the Games were over.
The Next Few Weeks
Morning Prayer takes place on Mondays (except Bank Holidays), Wednesday and Thursday at 8.45 at St. Dunstan’s.
|3rd June 2013||8.00pm ‘Open House’ - see notices|
|5th June 2103||3.30pm Pilgrimage to Westminster Abbey – see notices|
|6th June 2013||9.30am Healing & Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
|8th June 2103||12.30pm Wedding|
|9th June 2013
|10.00am Parish Eucharist
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Choral Evensong
|10th June 2013||8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting in the church hall|
|13th June 2013||9.30am Holy Communion
10.30am Bucks Arts Week sets up and begins on June 15th until June 23rd
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
|15th June 2015||6.30pm Fellowship Garden Party – see notices|
|16th June 2013
|10.00am Parish Eucharist
6.00pm Choral Evensong