Saturday, 30 November 2013

Pew Sheet 1st December 2013

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:
Sue Ingram 01844 275287 suemingram@hotmail.com 
Susanne Dodds 01844 342746 susanne@sunfire-uk.com

Welcome!

We hope you will enjoy worshipping here with us.
Coffee is served in the church hall after the 10am service.

 

Sunday 1 December 2013
First Sunday of Advent

Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from the darkness of sin to the light of holiness, that we may be ready to meet you in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

08.00am     Holy Communion
Readings: Isaiah 2 v 1-5, Matthew 24 v 36-44

10.00 am    Christingle Service

6.00pm     Churches Together Service at St. Teresa’s Church, Princes Risborough

Prayer for the Week
God our Saviour, you utter a word of promise and hope and hasten the day of justice and freedom, yet we live in a world forgetful of your word, our watchfulness dulled by the cares of life.
Keep us alert. Make us attentive to your word, ready to look on your Son when he comes with power and great glory. Make us holy and blameless, ready to stand secure when the day of his coming shakes the world with terror.
We ask this through him, whose coming is certain, whose day draws near: your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

Your prayers are asked in the coming weeks for:

  • Children facing violence, neglect, homelessness or poverty and the work of the Children’s Society in meeting their needs
  • Risborough Ministry Team: discernment and development of ministry across the team - lay and ordained. The role of the Team Forum.
  • For all those suffering from AIDS and all who are HIV infected, for all who care for a loved one suffering
  • For those who live in Stratton Road & Sycamore House (PR) Skittle Green & Holly Green, (B)
  • Those in need who are known in our parish:
  • And also further afield for:
    • Joan Male, Bill Male, Richard Irvine, Alastair, David Holding, Matt Elworthy, Uncle Frank
  • The recently departed: Nev Holding
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Bill Avery, Grace Freed, Barry Mortimer, Joan Pitcher

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
PACT (Parents and Children Together) helps hundreds of families every year through adoption and fostering services and community projects across London and the south east.

Notices


Safeguarding (children and vulnerable adults) officer required 
We are looking to find a person to be our Safeguarding Officer.  This involves making sure that any activities we carry out with children or vulnerable adults are done safely and in accordance with guidelines, for example, ensuring that everyone on the rota for Sunday School has been through the Disclosure and Barring procedure. It would also be helpful to find someone who could support the Safeguarding offer, taking on some of the basic administration and paperwork, keeping lists up to date and so on.  Susanne Dodds (342746) would be happy to discuss this with anyone who might be interested.

Advent Fair – Thank You
Thank you to everyone who made this event such a great success. Over £850 was raised and there was a lovely community spirit to the whole occasion. James

To ‘take away’ with you
Please take away a free collection of Advent and Christmas Bible readings and reflections to help you celebrate this special time of year. James

‘Serving’ at St. Dunstan’s
We need to recruit one or two more adults or children to help assist the priest at the altar, holding the red Gospel book and carrying the cross as part of the procession. Without obligation, if you think you might be interested please speak with James or Sheila.

Message from Bishop John Pritchard of Oxford
“Advent starts today. How quickly it all descends on us. I hope you have an Advent discipline which can hold you through the frantic days – Compline, a poem a day (try Janet Morley’s Advent to Epiphany book ‘Haphazard by Starlight, examination of the day last thing at night, a five minute pool of silence somewhere in the day, £1 in a charity box every time you hear Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody… Whatever you do to mark the season of Advent may the darkness be the prelude to an amazing Light.'

Review of the Parish Eucharist at St. Dunstan’s
The meeting of the small worship sub group is next due to meet on Saturday December 7th. There is therefore still plenty of time to let James or Rob know your views on such things for example as: singing the psalm, the use of traditional language in Advent and Lent, the length of the service. If you have any thoughts about the worship at the Parish Eucharist please let James or Rob know so that these can be taken in to consideration.

Help required for Christmas refreshments
In the weeks running up to Christmas we aim to provide drinks and refreshments for a variety of services and events. These all centre on mulled wine, mince pies and soft drinks. The details and approximate timing when the refreshments need to be served are below:
After the school carol singing on December 9th (7.30 in the hall); After the Nine and Lessons and Carols service on December 15th (7.15 in the church); After the choir, church and community carol singing on December 16th (8.00 in the hall); During the interval of the Chinnor Silver Band concert on December 18th (8.45 in the church).
Please can you write your name on the sheet in the porch if you can help on any or all of these occasions. Many thanks, James.

Monks Risborough School Infant Nativity Play
This takes place in the school hall at 10.30am on Tuesday December 10th. This is always a most enjoyable occasion and anyone from the parish is welcome to come to it.

Fellowship Group
Our Christmas Party is on Thursday 12th December in the church hall at 8 pm. Everyone welcome!

The 10 O'clock Club Christmas Party Sunday 15th December. 
Please note the earlier start time of 9.50am in the Church Hall for a fun packed session of games, crafts and the story of the nativity.  The children will not join us for communion but can be collected from the hall after the service.

Nine Lessons and Carols – December 15th at 6 pm. Readers required.
If you would like to read one of the lessons at this service please let James know.

Carol Singing around the village
On Monday December 16th meeting at 6.30 pm at St. Dunstan’s everyone is invited to come carol singing around the village with the church choir to help raise money for charity. At about 8.00pm refreshments will be served. If you enjoy singing please come along – singers of all standards are welcome!

Candlelight Concert – December 18th at 8pm
Last year this was a sell-out and the Chinnor Silver Band have been invited back again to perform their wonderful festive music and to enable others to sing some carols. Tickets are £7.50 available from Pat Kimber (273942) or David Shuttle in the High Street in Princes Risborough. Complimentary glass of wine/soft drink and a mince pie.

The Next Few Weeks 

Morning Prayer usually takes place on Mondays (except Bank Holidays), Wednesday and Thursday at 8.45 at St. Dunstan’s.
Mon 2nd Dec 8.00pm PCC Meeting (church hall)
Thurs 5th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion and prayers for healing
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Sun 8th Dec 10.00am Parish Eucharist (Merbecke setting)
11.30am Holy Communion (BCP), Owlswick
6.00pm Evensong
Tues 10th Dec 10.30am Infant Nativity Play (Monks Risborough School Hall)
Thurs 12th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
8.00pm Fellowship Christmas party (see notices)
Sun 15th Dec 10.00am Parish Eucharist and Baptism of Thea Shah (10 o’clock club Christmas Party starts at 9.50am)
6.00pm Nine Lessons and Carols
Mon 16th Dec 6.30pm Carol singing (see notices)
Wed 18th Dec 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
8.00pm Chinnor Silver Band concert (see notices)
Thurs 19th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion
10.30am Monks Risborough School Service
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Fri 20th Dec 9.30am Monks Risborough School Service
Sun 22nd Dec 10.00am Parish Eucharist
3.00pm Owlswick Carol Service
Mon 23rd Dec 2.30pm Wedding
Tues 24th Dec
Christmas Eve
3.00pm Crib Service
6.00pm Village Carol Service
11.30pm Midnight Eucharist
Wed 25th Dec
Christmas Day
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Eucharist

Friday, 22 November 2013

Pew Sheet 24th November 2014

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:
Sue Ingram 01844 275287 suemingram@hotmail.com 
Susanne Dodds 01844 342746 susanne@sunfire-uk.com

Welcome!

We hope you will enjoy worshipping here with us.

Coffee is served in the church hall after the 10am service.
The Junior Church (10 o’clock Club) meet in the Church Hall before coming into Church for Communion

 

Sunday 24 November 2013
Christ the King

Hear the words of God: “I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.” Let us join with all the saints in earth and heaven to worship the king of the universe.

10.00 am    Parish Eucharist

Hymns: 756,12,16
Psalm: 46
Communion: 381, 26, 931

First Reading   Jeremiah 23 v 1-6
In place of weak and cowardly leaders there will be for God’s people a righteous ruler of God’s own choosing.

Second Reading     Colossians 1 v 11-20
Christ brings together the whole of earth and heaven, time and eternity, in one glorious act of salvation.

Gospel        Luke 23 v 33-43
A mocking inscription bears more truth than its writers understand, when the “King of the Jews” goes to his death.

3.00pm     Owlswick Choral Evensong
Hymns: 433 (omitting * verses), 134, 434, 456
Psalm: 72 v1-7
Readings: 1 Samuel 8 v 4-20, John 18 v 33-37

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

Prayer for the Week
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us your Son, the beloved one who was rejected, the Saviour who appeared defeated. Yet the mystery of his kingship illuminates our lives. Show us in his death the victory that crowns the ages, and in his broken body the love that unites heaven and earth. 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 in the coming weeks for:

  • The sensitive and thoughtful outworking of the decision made at the General Synod towards the consecration of women as bishops.
  • Those to be confirmed from St. Dunstan’s: Ellie Webb, Louise Powell, Emily Johnston, Johanna Powell, Karen Johnson & Mick White.
  • The comfort and support of people of the Philippines as they continue to rebuild their shattered lives and homes.
  • Children with special educational needs
  • Risborough Festival, Church and Village Fairs
  • For restorative justice and those who work with ex offenders to help them change and seek a new direction for their lives.
  • For those who live in Red Lion Lane & Salisbury Close (PR) Coleheath Bottom & Laurel Close (Sp)
  • Those in need who are known in our parish:
  • And also further afield for:
    • Joan Male, Bill Male, Richard Irvine, Alastair, David Holding, Matt Elworthy, Uncle Frank
  • The recently departed: Harold Tapping
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • John Jolley, Vera Girling, Sheila Benham, Margaret Martin, Dorothy Pine, Lily Barraclough

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
Tearfund, working in partnership with Christian agencies and churches worldwide to tackle the causes and effects of poverty.

Notices


To ‘take away’ with you
Please take away a copy of ‘The door’ as you leave together with a free collection of Advent and Christmas Bible readings and reflections to help you celebrate this special time of year. James

‘Serving’ at St. Dunstan’s
We need to recruit one or two more adults or children to help assist the priest at the altar, holding the red Gospel book and carrying the cross as part of the procession. Without obligation, if you think you might be interested please speak with James or Sheila

Silent Prayer Meeting, Monday November 25th at 8pm:
We need silence to help us to get a proper perspective on our lives; to hear the still, small voice of God, and to refresh our inner being. All are welcome to these meetings of any faith or none. Each meeting lasts about 45 minutes to an hour. The meeting starts with some simple relaxation
exercises, a short passage from the Bible to reflect upon in the half hour of silence, followed by a time of sharing of our experiences if people wish. For further information please contact James.

Fellowship Group
The next walk is on Tuesday 26th November – please meet in layby at 9.15am. Knit-ins” will be in the Church Hall on the 4th Thursday of each month starting at 2.00pm. Our Christmas Party is on Thursday 12th December in the church hall at 8 pm. Everyone welcome!

Volunteers Required - Churchyard leaf sweep and maintenance
On Saturday November 30th at 9.30am we are looking to clear all the fallen leaves from the churchyard and to carry out some general tasks such as pruning trees and maintaining paths. We can provide some tools but if you can bring any yourself that would be extremely helpful. James

Christingle Factory
We shall be meeting in the hall on November 30th at 9.30am to make the Christingles. Anyone is very welcome to come along to this important but relaxing activity which will be accompanied by coffee/tea and mince pies. A friendly welcome is assured and lifts can be provided. Rosemary (344417)

Review of the Parish Eucharist at St. Dunstan’s
The meeting of the small worship sub group is next due to meet on Saturday December 7th. There is therefore still plenty of time to let James or Rob know your views on such things for example as: singing the psalm, the use of traditional language in Advent and Lent, the length of the service. If you have any thoughts about the worship at the Parish Eucharist please let James or Rob know so that these can be taken in to consideration.

Carol Singing around the village
On Monday December 16th meeting at 6.30 pm at St. Dunstan’s everyone is invited to come carol singing around the village with the church choir to help raise money for charity. Afterwards refreshments will be served. If you enjoy singing please come along – singers of all standards are welcome!

Christmas Candlelight Concert – December 18th at 8pm
Last year this was a sell-out and the Chinnor Silver Band have been invited back again to perform their wonderful festive music and to enable others to sing some carols. Tickets are £7.50 available from Pat Kimber (273942) or David Shuttle in the High Street in Princes Risborough. Complimentary glass of wine/soft drink and a mince pie.

Help required for Christmas refreshments
In the weeks running up to Christmas we aim to provide drinks and refreshments for a variety of services and events. These all centre around mulled wine, mince pies and soft drinks. The details and approximate timing for the refreshments to be served is included below:
After the school carol singing on December 9th (7.30 in the hall); After the Nine and Lessons and Carols service on December 15th (7.15 in the church); After the choir, church and community carol singing on December 16th (8.00 in the hall); During the interval of the Chinnor Silver Band concert on December 18th (8.45 in the church).
Please can you write your name on the sheet in the porch if you can help on any or all of these occasions. Many thanks, James.


The Next Few Weeks 


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

Mon 25th Nov 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Tues 26th Nov 9.15am Fellowship walk (see notices)
Thurs 28th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys in the church
Fri 29th Nov 6.00pm Carol singing in the Market Square (Churches Together)
Sat 30th Nov 9.30am Leaf Sweep and Churchyard clearance (see notices)
Sun 1st Dec 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am Christingle Service
6.00pm Advent service at St. Teresa’s
(Churches Together in Risborough)
Mon 2nd Dec 8.00pm PCC Meeting (church hall)
Thurs 5th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion and prayers for healing
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Sun 8th Dec 10.00am Parish Eucharist (Merbecke setting)
11.30am Holy Communion (BCP), Owlswick
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 12th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
8.00pm Fellowship Christmas party (see notices)
Sun 15th Dec 10.00am Parish Eucharist and Baptism of Thea Shah
6.00pm Nine Lessons and Carols

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Pew Sheet 17th November 2013

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:
Sue Ingram 01844 275287 suemingram@hotmail.com 
Susanne Dodds 01844 342746 susanne@sunfire-uk.com

Welcome!

We hope you will enjoy worshipping here with us.
Coffee is served in the church hall after the 10am service.
The Junior Church (10 o’clock Club) meet in the Church Hall before coming into Church for Communion

 

Sunday 17 November 2013
Second Sunday before Advent

Our risen Lord has promised he will return in glory. As we eagerly await his coming, we gather to revere his name in our worship. 

10.00 am    Parish Eucharist (Rev. Steve Williams)

Hymns: 684, 315, 689
Psalm: 98
Communion: 649, 77, 949

First Reading   Malachi 4 v 1-2a
The prophet proclaims that when God’s work culminates in the coming of the Messiah, the bright heat of his glory will bring healing for the faithful, but destruction for enemies of his righteous rule. 

Second Reading     2 Thessalonians 3 v 6-13
Through his life and teaching, Paul underlines that Christians are to take responsibility for maintaining their own livelihoods. He warns believers not to be distracted by idlers and meddlers in their midst. 

GospelLuke 21 v 5-19
Foretelling the Temple’s destruction, Jesus also prophesies that upheavals in nature and human affairs will signify the end times, preceded by a season of Christian persecution. He promises that God will equip his people in extremis. The faithful are assured of spiritual survival.

6.00pm     Choral Evensong

Hymns: 690, 691, 686
Psalm: 97
Readings: Daniel Ch 6, Matthew 13 v 1-9 & 18-22

Prayer for the Week

Lord God of all ages, the One who is, who was, and who is to come, stir up within us a longing for your kingdom, steady our hearts in time of trial, and grant us patient endurance until the sun of justice dawns, 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.

Your prayers are asked in the coming weeks for:

  • The meeting of the General Synod this week and the continuing debate about enabling women to become Bishops
  • Those to be confirmed from St. Dunstan’s:
    • Ellie Webb, Louise Powell, Emily Johnston, Johanna Powell, Karen Johnson & Mick White.
  • The people of the Philippines that they May receive the help they need to rebuild their shattered lives and homes.
  • At the start of Prisons Week, we pray for all prisoners, their families and those who care for them: may they find hope and encouragement in the midst of their difficulties.
  • Those who are homeless or suffering from housing stress. Those unable to afford housing in this area.
  • For medical staff and occupational health advisers for the decisions they have to make about the health of workers and the pressures they are placed under
  • For those who live in Park Street (PR) Chapel Hill (Sp)
  • Those in need who are known in our parish:
  • And also further afield for:
    • Joan Male, Bill Male, Richard Irvine, Alastair, David Holding, Matt Elworthy, Uncle Frank
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Hilda Sandell, John Baverstock

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
Parents and Children Together (PACT), working to build and strengthen families in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and across the UK and internationally.

Notices


Theft at St. Dunstan’s

Regrettably all of the items of silver were taken from the safe. This is very upsetting especially as some of the items were given commemoratively and some date back to the early 18th century. The police and the insurance company have been notified and we are now taking steps to purchase new communion vessels which are being part funded by an anonymous donation. If you have been given any key(s) please do not make a copy without consulting either James, Sue and Susanne as otherwise our insurance policy may be invalidated.

Stock up on your Christmas & General Greeting Cards
Leaflets to order these are at the back of the church. The order form needs to be returned by Sunday November 17th to Sue Ingram, 32 Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough, HP27 9DT (275287) with a cheque (payable to PCC Monks Risborough) or cash in-person. 30% of any purchase will be donated to this church.

Town Farm Art Show in Cheddington

Eight artists showing paintings, ceramics, woodcarving, woodcraft, contemporary basketry, textiles and jewellery.  Plus mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas cake!  www.townfarmartshow.blogspot.com One weekend only: Friday 22 - Sunday 24 November: 10am – 5pm, 6 Town Farm, Cheddington, Near Tring, LU7 0TT. Please park on High Street – not in Town Farm. Free entry - donations for refreshments in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Advent Fair, Saturday November 23rd 10-12 noon
We are putting together a Christmas Hamper as the main raffle prize for the Advent Fair. In the porch is a list of items we need.  Please sign up to items or let Cathy (343226) know what you are able to provide. Cathy is happy to receive items on a Sunday or can collect. Ros Haigh (344166) is also looking out for for any spare bulb bowls or baskets that anyone may be willing to give to plant up for the Fair. Flyers are now available for people to pop into houses along their road for this event. Please write your name against the street(s) you wish to deliver to. Many thanks in anticipation of your help.

Silent Prayer Meeting, Monday November 25th at 8pm:
We need silence to help us to get a proper perspective on our lives; to hear the still, small voice of God, and to refresh our inner being. All are welcome to these meetings of any faith or none. Each meeting lasts about 45 minutes to an hour. The meeting starts with some simple relaxation exercises, a short passage from the Bible to reflect upon in the half hour of silence, followed by a time of sharing of our experiences if people wish. For further information please contact James.

Fellowship Group
The next walk is on Tuesday 26th November – please meet in layby at 9.15am. "Knit-ins" will be in the Church Hall on the 4th Thursday of each month starting at 2.00pm. Our Christmas Party is on Thursday 12th December in the church hall at 8 pm. Everyone welcome!.

Volunteers Required - Churchyard leaf sweep and maintenance
On Saturday November 30th at 9.30am we are looking to clear all fallen leaves from the churchyard and to carry out some general tasks such as pruning trees and maintaining paths. We can provide some tools but if you can bring any yourself that would be extremely helpful. James.

Christingle Factory
We shall be meeting in the hall on November 30th at 9.30am to make the Christingles. Anyone is very welcome to come along to this important but relaxing activity which will be accompanied by coffee/tea and mince pies. A friendly welcome is assured and lifts can be provided. Rosemary (344417)

Review of the Parish Eucharist at St. Dunstan’s
The meeting of the small worship sub group is next due to meet on Saturday December 7th. There is therefore still plenty of time to let James or Rob know your views on such things for example as: singing the psalm, the use of traditional language in Advent and Lent, the length of the service. If you have any thoughts about the worship at the Parish Eucharist please let James or Rob know so that these can be taken in to consideration.

Christmas Candlelight Concert – December 18th at 8pm
Last year this was a sell-out and the Chinnor Silver Band have been invited back again to perform their wonderful festive music and to enable others to sing some carols. Tickets are £7.50 available from Pat Kimber (273942) or David Shuttle in the High Street in Princes Risborough. Complimentary glass of wine/soft drink and a mince pie.

The Next Few Weeks 


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

Wed 20th Nov 2.30pm Friendship Group
Thurs 21st Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 23rd Nov 10.00am – 12 noon Advent Fair (see notices)
Sun 24th Nov 10.00am Parish Eucharist
3.00pm Owlswick Choral Evensong
6.00pm Risborough Team Confirmation Service, St. John’s Church Lacey Green
Mon 25th Nov 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Tues 26th Nov 9.15am Fellowship walk (see notices)
Thurs 28th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys in the church
Fri 29th Nov 6.00pm Carol singing in the Market Square (Churches Together)
Sat 30th Nov 9.30am Leaf Sweep and Churchyard clearance (see notices)
Sun 1st Dec 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am Christingle Service
6.00pm Advent service at St. Teresa’s
(Churches Together in Risborough)

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Pew Sheet 10th November 2013

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

Churchwardens:
Sue Ingram 01844 275287 suemingram@hotmail.com 
Susanne Dodds 01844 342746 susanne@sunfire-uk.com
 
Welcome!
We hope you will enjoy worshipping here with us.
Coffee is served in the church hall after the 10am service.
The Junior Church (10 o’clock Club) meet in the Church Hall before coming into Church for Communion 


Sunday 10th November 2013

Third Sunday before Advent
Remembrance Sunday

Come to the house of God just as you are, with all that you are; don’t leave it all behind. Bring your reality here to God and allow him to work on it; to take it and explore it within the safe house of God. Allow God to send you out transformed into the world, with a new reality refreshed and infused with the kingdom of God.

10.00 am    Parish Eucharist

Hymns: 573, 186, 252, 230, 672
Anthem: Holy, holy, holy by F. Schubert
Communion:  554, 483, 437

First Reading   Job 19 v 23-27a
Job’s so-called friends say that if he suffers, he must have done wrong, and God must be punishing him. But Job cries out with the truth he knows – life is cruel; he has done no wrong, and God is good.

Second Reading     2 Thessalonians 2 v 1-5 & 13-end
The Thessalonians have been disturbed and upset by an unknown person who was saying that the day of the Lord – when Christ comes to rule – had been and gone. Paul reassures them, and calls them to stand firm.

Gospel   Matthew 5 v 1-12
Even if a person’s situation is difficult or distressing, they can know that they have found favour in the sight of God.

11.15am War memorial commemoration

11.30am   Owlswick Holy Communion

Readings: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5 & 13-end, Luke 20 v 27-38

6.00pm     Choral Evensong

Hymns: 656, 629, 208
Psalm: 40 vs. 1-13
Readings: 1 Kings 3 v 1-15, Romans 8 v 31 - end

Prayer for the Week
God of all living, in the resurrection of Christ Jesus you have given us the 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 for ever and ever.

Your prayers are asked in the coming weeks for:

  • The people of the Philippines, in the wake of the typhoon that has struck their country: for their safety and sufficient aid to rebuild their homes and their lives.
  • Those who have died or suffered as a result of the many conflicts in the last 100 years. May our remembrance of them inspire us always to work for peace in our time.
  • the people of Syria, as a result of the continuing strife there and for those who have become refugees
  • For all psychotherapists and all who council those seeking to come to terms with mental illness or distressing circumstances
  • For Crownfields Industrial Estate, Ministry Wharf and other businesses/industries in Saunderton.
  • For those who live in New Road (PR) Westlands Road & Meadow Rise (LG)
  • Those in need who are known in our parish:
  • And also further afield for:
    • Joan Male, Bill Male, Richard Irvine, Alastair, David Holding, Matt Elworthy
  • The recently departed: Roger Haigh
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time: Pam Gordon


  • Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
    Iain Rennie Hospice at Home, offering specialist and supportive care and advice for patients with cancer and other life threatening illnesses in their homes.

    Notices


    Theft at St. Dunstan’s

    Regrettably all of the items of silver were taken from the safe. This is very upsetting especially as some of the items were given commemoratively and some date back to the early 18th century. The police and the insurance company have been notified and we are now taking steps to purchase new communion vessels which are being part funded by an anonymous donation. If you have been given any key(s) please do not make a copy without consulting either James, Sue and Susanne as otherwise our insurance policy may be invalidated.

    Newsletter - Today
    Copy date for contributions is 10th November.  Please send entries to morna.hinch@btinternet.com or john@jamckay.demon.co.uk
     
    Stock up on your Christmas & General Greeting Cards
    Leaflets to order these are at the back of the church. The order form needs to be returned by Sunday November 17th to Sue Ingram, 32 Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough, HP27 9DT (275287) with a cheque (payable to PCC Monks Risborough) or cash in-person. 30% of any purchase will be donated to this church.

    Fellowship Group
    Thursday 14th November, Ken Brazier will be speaking about “Kilimanjaro” in the church hall at 8 pm. The next walk is on Tuesday 26th November – please meet in layby at 9.15am. Knit-ins” will be in the Church Hall on the 4th Thursday of each month starting at 2.00pm.

    Town Farm Art Show in Cheddington
    Eight artists showing paintings, ceramics, woodcarving, woodcraft, contemporary basketry, textiles and jewellery.  Plus mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas cake!  www.townfarmartshow.blogspot.com One weekend only: Friday 22 - Sunday 24 November: 10am – 5pm, 6 Town Farm, Cheddington, Near Tring, LU7 0TT. Please park on High Street – not in Town Farm. Free entry - donations for refreshments in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care

    Advent Fair, Saturday November 23rd 10-12 noon
    We are putting together a Christmas Hamper as the main raffle prize for the Advent Fair. In the porch is a list of items we need.  Please sign up to items or let Cathy (343226) know what you are able to provide. Cathy is happy to receive items on a Sunday or can collect. Ros Haigh (344166) is also looking out for for any spare bulb bowls or baskets that anyone may be willing to give to plant up for the Fair. Flyers will also be available next Sunday for people to pop into houses along their road. Many thanks in anticipation of your help.

    Risborough Team Confirmation Service at St. John’s Church, Lacey Green, November 24th at 6pm.
    Confirmation is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion as a person ‘confirms’ the promises made on their behalf at their Baptism. Preparation sessions are available for adults on Monday November 11th and November 18th at 8 pm (venue to be confirmed); and for children/teenagers on Saturday November 9th and 16th from 2.30-4.30 pm. If you (and/or your child) are thinking about being confirmed please speak with James. You may find the letter which is in the current newsletter helpful.

    Volunteers Required - Churchyard leaf sweep and maintenance
    On Saturday November 30th at 9.30am we are looking to clear all fallen leaves from the churchyard and to carry out some general tasks such as pruning trees and maintaining paths. We can provide some tools but if you can bring any yourself that would be extremely helpful. James

    Review of the Parish Eucharist at St. Dunstan’s
    The meeting of the small worship sub group is next due to meet on Saturday December 7th. There is therefore still plenty of time to let James or Rob know your views on such things for example as: singing the psalm, the use of traditional language in Advent and Lent, the length of the service. If you have any thoughts about the worship at the Parish Eucharist please let James or Rob know so that these can be taken in to consideration.

    Christmas Candlelight Concert – December 18th at 8pm
    Last year this was a sell-out and the Chinnor Silver Band have been invited back again to perform their wonderful festive music and to enable others to sing some carols. Tickets are £7.50 available from Pat Kimber (273942) or David Shuttle in the High Street in Princes Risborough. Complimentary glass of wine/soft drink and a mince pie

     

    The Next Few Weeks 

    Morning Prayer usually takes place on Mondays (except Bank Holidays), Wednesday and Thursday at 8.45 at St. Dunstan’s.
    Wed 13th Nov 11.00am Funeral of Roger Haigh
    Thurs 14th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
    2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
    8.00pm Fellowship Group (see notices)
    Sun 17th Nov 10.00am Parish Eucharist
    (Rev Steve Williams)
    6.00pm Choral Evensong
    Wed 20th Nov 2.30pm Friendship Group
    Thurs 21st Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
    2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
    Sat 23rd Nov 10.00am – 12 noon Advent Fair (see notices)
    Sun 24th Nov 10.00am Parish Eucharist
    3.00pm Owlswick Choral Evensong
    6.00pm Risborough Team Confirmation Service, St. John’s Lacey Green
    Mon 25th Nov 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
    Tues 26th Nov 9.15am Fellowship walk (see notices)
    Thurs 28th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
    2.00pm Monks Monkeys in the church
    Fri 29th Nov 6.00pm Carol singing in the Market Square (Churches Together)
    Sat 30th Nov 9.30am Leaf Sweep and Churchyard clearance (see notices)
    Sun 1st Dec 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
    10.00am Christingle Service
    6.00pm Advent service at St. Teresa’s

Friday, 1 November 2013

Pew Sheet 3rd November 2013



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

Churchwardens:
Sue Ingram 01844 275287
suemingram@hotmail.com 
Susanne Dodds 01844 342746
susanne@sunfire-uk.com

Welcome!
We hope you will enjoy worshipping here with us.
Coffee is served in the church hall after the 10am service.

 

 

Sunday 3rd November 2013
All Saints’ Sunday

We come to worship, surrounded by the great cloud of witnesses, singing and praising God. Let us join our hearts and voices with theirs.

08.00 am    Holy Communion

Readings: Daniel 7 v 1-3 & 15-18, Luke 6 v 20-31

10.00 am    All Age Family Communion and Christening of Joseph Lovatt-Smith & Merryn Stallwood

Hymns: 305, Our God is a great big God (below), 819, 332
Communion: 47, 67, 590, 386

First Reading   Numbers 5:5-10
God gives some instructions to Moses to ensure the religious and moral purity of Israel.

Second Reading     Luke 19: 1-10
Zacchaeus climbs up a tree to be able to see Jesus and climbs back down to see the world very differently

3.00pm    Time To Remember
Hymns: 413, 144, 428, 686, 428, 474
Anthem: Holy, Holy, Holy, F. Schubert

Prayer for 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.

Our God is a great big God,
Our God is a great big God,
Our God is a great big God,
And he holds us in his hands. (Repeat)   

He's higher than a sky scraper
and he's deeper than a submarine.
He's wider than the universe
and beyond my wildest dreams.
And he's known me and he's loved me
since before the world began.
How wonderful to be a part of God's amazing plan.

Your prayers are asked in the coming weeks for:



  •  the victims of natural disasters and their families
  •  Integrity within the world of politics, the media and financial institutions as further examples of dishonesty are uncovered
    For all those beginning their journey of faith through Baptism, especially Merryn Stallwood and Joseph Lovatt-Smith being christened at St. Dunstan’s today. 
  •  We give thanks for one another, for our family and friends and especially for Alan and Maureen Houghman married in this church 50 years ago (yesterday).
  •  Those special people we remember with affection, those people who first believed in us and show us our potential.
  • For Council workers 
  •  For those who live in Manor Road (PR) Loosley Hill, Violet Close, Foundry Lane (LR)
  • Those in need who are known in our parish:
  • And also further afield for: Joan Male, Bill Male, Richard Irvine, Alastair, David Holding
  • The recently departed: Harry Goode and Frank Jackson
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time: Albert Lee, Trevor Telfer, Eileen Illman, Royston Gay, Vi Broderick


Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
The Church Housing Trust, dedicated to the rehabilitation and resettlement of homeless people of all ages and backgrounds.


Notices


Theft at St. Dunstan’s
Regrettably all of the items of silver were taken from the safe. This is very upsetting especially as some of the items were given commemoratively and some date back to the early 18th century. The police and the insurance company have been notified and we will keep you updated regarding the purchase of new Communion vessels. James, Sue and Susanne

Time to Remember Service, November 3rd at 3 pm
This service provides an opportunity to give thanks for those we love but see no longer. A sheet is available on the table by the south door to write on the names of loved ones departed whose names will be mentioned as part of the service.

‘Open House at The Rectory, November 7th at 8pm
This informal group is open to everyone wishing to discuss and/or explore questions of faith. Evenings begins with a short DVD as a starting point for discussion. For further information please speak to James or just come along on the evening.

Volunteers Required - Churchyard leaf sweep and maintenance
At 9.30 am on Saturday November 9th and Saturday November 30th we are looking to clear the fallen leaves from the churchyard and to carry out some general tasks such as pruning trees and maintaining paths. We can provide some tools but if you can bring any yourself that would be extremely helpful. James

Remembrance Sunday Communion Service, November 10th 10 am
This year we will be welcoming Brownies and Guides from 1st Monks Risborough who will be present at the service and also take part in the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at the top of Mill Lane at about 11.15am. This year there will also be a service of Holy Communion (BCP) at St. Peter’s Chapel Owlswick at 11.30 am.

Newsletter
Copy date for contributions is 10th November.  Please send entries to morna.hinch@btinternet.com or john@jamckay.demon.co.uk

Fellowship Group

Thursday 14th November, Ken Brazier will be speaking about “Kilimanjaro” in the church hall at 8 pm. The next walk is on Tuesday 26th November please meet in layby at 9.15am. Knit-ins” will be in the Church Hall on the 4th Thursday of each month starting at 2.00pm.

Friendship Group
We meet in the church hall on the third Wednesday of the month at 2.30pm. The next meeting is Wednesday 20th November.

Advent Fair, Saturday November 23rd 10-12 noon
Items needed for a Christmas Hamper
We are putting together a Christmas Hamper as the main raffle prize for the Advent Fair. In the porch is a list of items we need.  Please sign up to items or let Cathy (343226) know what you are able to provide. Cathy is happy to receive items on a Sunday or can collect. Many thanks in anticipation of your generosity.

Risborough Team Confirmation Service at St. John’s Church, Lacey Green, November 24th at 6pm.
Confirmation is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion as a person ‘confirms’ the promises made on their behalf at their Baptism. Preparation sessions are available for adults on Monday November 11th and November 18th at 8 pm (venue to be confirmed); and for children/teenagers on Saturday November 9th and 16th from 2.30-4.30 pm. If you (and/or your child) are thinking about being confirmed please speak with James. You may find the letter which is in the current newsletter helpful.

Review of the Parish Eucharist at St. Dunstan’s
The meeting of the small worship sub group is next due to meet on Saturday December 7th. There is therefore still plenty of time to let James or Rob know your views on such things for example as: singing the psalm, the use of traditional language in Advent and Lent, the length of the service. If you have any thoughts about the worship at the Parish Eucharist please let James or Rob know so that these can be taken in to consideration.

The Next Few Weeks 


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

Mon 4th Nov
8.00pm PCC Meeting (Church hall)
Thurs 7th Nov
9.30am Holy Communion with prayers for healing
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (Church hall)
8.00pm ‘Open House’ at the Rectory
Sat 9th Nov
9.30am Leaf Sweep (see notices)
Sun 10th Nov
Remembrance
Sunday
10.00am Parish Eucharist (see notices)
11.15am War memorial commemoration
11.30am Holy Communion, (BCP), Owlswick
6.00pm Choral Evensong
Thurs 14th Nov
9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
8.00pm Fellowship Group (see notices)
Sun 17th Nov
10.00am Parish Eucharist (Rev Steve and/or Rose Williams)
6.00pm Choral Evensong
Thurs 21st Nov
9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 23rd Nov
10.00am – 12 noon Advent Fair
(see notices)
Sun 24th Nov
10.00am Parish Eucharist
3.00pm Owlswick Choral Evensong
6.00pm Risborough Team Confirmation Service, St. John’s Lacey Green