Friday, 25 September 2015

Pew Sheet 27th September 2015

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:
Susanne Dodds 01844 342746 susanne@sunfire-uk.com
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573 crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk

Welcome!
 
We hope you will enjoy worshipping here with us.
Please see our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. 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 27th September 2015

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity


Today we hear Jesus telling his disciples that nothing must distract them or hinder them on their journey into the eternal kingdom of God. Let us offer our praise and thanksgiving to God, who is our strength and our redeemer.

10.00am Parish Eucharist

Hymns: 252, 366, 531
Psalm: 124
Communion: 948, 126, 418

First Reading Esther 7:1-6 & 9-10; 9:20-22

By petitioning King Ahasuerus Esther is able to prevent the holocaust of the Jewish people which had been plotted by Haman, who is then put to death on gallows he built to hang the Jewish Mordecai, a guardian of Esther.

Second Reading
James 5:13-end

James encourages his brothers and sisters in Christ to pray for one another in faith and to seek healing and forgiveness for their sins also through prayer.

Gospel Mark 9:38-end

Jesus teaches his disciples that the kingdom of God must have first and central place in their lives and they must not allow themselves to be distracted from kingdom work, no matter what they have to sacrifice in order to do that.

6.00pm Owlswick Harvest Festival Evensong

Readings: Joel 2 v 21-27, 1 Timothy 6 v 6-10
Hymns: 262, Psalm 126, 285, 493, 259

Prayer of the week
Pour out your Spirit, O God, over all the world to inspire every heart with knowledge and love of you. Grant that we who confess Jesus as Lord may shun whatever is contrary to this faith and give us witness to your love, that has saved us in Christ, for he 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 compassionate, fair and safe treatment of the influx of refugees and migrants in to the European Union    
  • Those killed or injured in the stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage 
  • Stoke Mandeville Hospital: its doctors, nurses, other staff, and their patients
  • Shortborough Avenue (PR) Turnip End (Sp)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
  • And also further afield for:
    • Joan Male, Bill Male, Alastair, Uncle Frank, Anne Clark, Katy, Georgina Cole, Robert
  • The recently departed: Sally Gibson
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Helen White, Denis Cummings, Marjorie Bennett, Brian Frow, Carla Holland

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
Christian Aid is an international development charity. We work with people, of all faiths and none, in around 50 countries, to eradicate poverty.
www.christianaid.org.uk.

 

Notices

 

Proposed parking restrictions in Mill Lane
Thank you to everyone who expressed their views regarding proposals to change parking arrangements within and around Princes Risborough which included no waiting restrictions in Mill Lane that would have been very damaging to the life of St. Dunstan’s. Bucks County Council will be holding a public meeting on Monday 28th September at 7 pm in the Elim Church Hall (formerly Royal British Legion Building) in Bell Street, Princes Risborough at 7pm to discuss the results from their recent consultation on residents parking.  All residents are welcome. James

Upgrading of Heating and Installation of New Boiler
Starting on Monday September 28th with completion due by Friday October 2nd work will be undertaken to install some new radiators and a new boiler. The disruption should be minimal as the work will take place between the two weekends although the 9.30 am Holy Communion service on Thursday and Morning Prayer on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8.45 will take place at The Rectory, Mill Lane. James

‘Open House’, Thursday October 1st at 8pm at the Rectory
Under the umbrella of “The Jesus lifestyle” we shall continue to look at a DVD about the radical teaching found in the Sermon on the Mount and apply it to the 21st century. The DVD lasts approximately 35 minutes and leaves plenty of time for discussion at the end. Everyone is welcome. James

Harvest Festival Services and the Whitechapel Mission
As in previous years we are delighted to accept your donations for the work of the Whitechapel Mission at our before the Harvest services at Owlswick on Sunday September 27th at 6 pm and St. Dunstan’s on Sunday October 4th at 11 am. The Whitechapel Mission provides hot food and drink, showers, clothing, free toilets and the chance of a wash and brush-up to homeless people in London. To enable its work to continue please log on to their website www.whitechapelmission.org.uk, click on ‘donate’ and scroll down to ‘donations in kind’ for a list of the things most desperately needed. A list of items can also be found in the church porch. Thank you in anticipation of your help. James Tomkins

 Harvest Lunch
This takes place on Sunday 4th October from 12 noon onwards at the Scout Hall, Courtmoor Close off Mill Lane, Monks Risborough. Tickets are 6.00 per adult and children under 18 £1.00, available from Pat Kimber at Church or by telephoning 01844 273942. A list is up in the porch for people to sign up to help with setting up or providing puddings. 

Silent Prayer Meeting, Monday October 5th 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 the church hall for these meetings of any faith or none. For further information please contact James

Quiz to raise funds for St. Peter's, Owlswick
This will take place on Saturday 10th October at Orchard View Farm, Little Meadle starting at 7pm and includes a curry supper. Teams of up to 6 people are £12 per head (please bring your own drinks if required). To book please ring Jane Rogers on 01844 347906 or  email rogers.owlswick@waitrose.com

Signed Harvest Festival, Sunday October 11th at 3.00pm
Organised by the Oxford Diocesan Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, everyone is warmly invited to this service. There will be a loop system, Power-point presentation of the service and lip speaker. Please bring gifts of fruit, vegetables and other produce for a Harvest Auction.  Refreshments will be available afterwards.

Confirmation Sessions and Service
A confirmation class for adults and children is being held at the Rectory on Saturday October 17th and Saturday October 24th from 2.30-4.30pm. The Confirmation service itself will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Bledlow on Sunday November 1st at 6pm. If you would like to consider being confirmed please contact James. Confirmation is often seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion as a person ‘confirms’ the promises made on their behalf at their Baptism.

A prayer for the refugee crisis

God of compassion, whose own son experienced life as a refugee, we remember those fleeing from danger, hungry and afraid, with nowhere to call home. God, we ask for their warmth, security, food and peace.
God of hope, we thank you for those who are working to bring relief and comfort to those displaced, showing glimpses of grace in the darkness of despair. God, give them strength.
God of justice, guide the nations and the leaders of the world towards peace, stir hearts to be generous and compassionate. God, help us to play our part in bringing about the change that we want to see. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.


The Next Few Weeks  

 

Morning Prayer usually takes place on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursday at 8.45am (except Bank Holidays). For w/c September 28th Morning Prayer will be held at The Rectory.
Mon 28th Sept Heating work begins at St. Dunstan’s
8.00pm PCC meeting (church hall)
Thurs 1st Oct 9.30am Holy Communion with prayers for healing (The Rectory)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
8.00pm ‘Open House at The Rectory
Sat 3rd Oct 3.00pm Wedding Blessing
Sun 4th Oct
Harvest
Festival
8.00am Holy Communion
11.00am Harvest Festival Service (followed by lunch – see notices)
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 5th Oct 9.30am Monks Risborough School Harvest Festival Service
8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Thurs 8th Oct 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 10th Oct 7.00pm Quiz for St. Peter’s, Owlswick (see notices)
Sun 11th Oct 10.00am Parish Eucharist
11.15am World War One Commemoration at the war memorial
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
3.00pm Harvest Festival for the Oxford Diocesan Deaf Church (see notices)
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 15th Oct 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 17th Oct 2.30pm Confirmation Class at the Rectory (see notices)
Sun 18th Oct 10.00am Parish Eucharist
6.00pm Evensong


Friday, 4 September 2015

Pew Sheet 6th,13th, 20th September 2015

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:
Susanne Dodds 01844 342746 susanne@sunfire-uk.com
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573 crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk


Welcome!

We hope you will enjoy worshipping here with us.
Please see our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities.


*** TRIPLE EDITION ***

Sunday 6th September 2015

Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity


8.00am Holy Communion
Readings: 2 Kings 5 v 9-16, Luke 17 v 11-19

10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptisms

Hymns: 450, 825, 108, 305
Communion: 285, 437, 838

Reading   Luke 17 v 11-19

12.00pm Naming and Blessing Service

6.00pm Evensong

Readings: Exodus 14 v 5-end, Matthew 6 v1-18
Hymns: 420, Psalm 119 v49-56, 161, 638

Sunday 13th September 2015

Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity


10.00am Parish Eucharist

Hymns: 184, 752, 474
Psalm: 19 v1-6 chant 60
Communion: 310, 472, 945

First Reading Proverbs 1:20-33
The book of Proverbs opens with words to the wise and to the foolish.

Second Reading 
James 3:1-12
James speaks of the responsibilities of leadership and right speaking

Gospel  Mark 8:27-end
The disciples display the first glimmering of understanding that Jesus is the promised Messiah.


11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Readings: Proverbs 1 v 20-33, Mark 8 v 27-end

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Exodus 18 v 13-26, Matthew 7 v 1-14
Hymns: 369, Psalm 119 v73-80, 643, 434

Sunday 20th September 2015

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity


10.00am Parish Eucharist

Hymns: 715, 636, 249
Psalm: 1
Communion: 34, 575, 932

First Reading Proverbs 31:10-end
A good wife is a precious blessing.

Second Reading James 3:13 – 4:3, 7-8a
Goodness and evil are shown in our behavior.

Gospel Mark 9:30-37
Greatness is defined by Jesus, not by us.

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Exodus 19 v 10-end, Matthew 8 v 23-end
Hymns: 367, Psalm 119 v137-144, 649, 77

Your prayers are asked in the coming weeks for:

  • The compassionate, fair and safe treatment of the influx of migrants and refugees in to the European Union    
  • The consultation process for the proposed new parking restrictions in and around Risborough including Mill Lane
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
  • And also further afield for:
    • Joan Male, Bill Male, Alastair, Uncle Frank, Anne Clark, Katy, Georgina Cole, Jane
  • The recently departed: Roy Pearce
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • 6th: Peter Felton, Kath Ward, Lilian Roffey, Derek Whyte
    • 13th: Maureen Roberts, Grahame (John) White, Abigail Wright, Ron Stiff
    • 20th: Gladys Jackson, Larry Mendy, Peter Steare

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
The Bucks Historic Churches Trust provides grants to help maintain churches in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.  www.bucks-historic-churches.org.

 

Notices


Proposed parking restrictions in Mill Lane
There are proposals to change parking arrangements within and around Princes Risborough. One of these includes a no waiting restriction in Mill Lane on Monday-Friday between 10-11am and 2-3pm. As there will be no suitable alternative parking available for those attending funerals, other midweek services, visitors to the church and users of the hall then this will be very damaging to the church, local and wider community. I would therefore ask you to object to these proposals in the following ways. Please fill in the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/risborough, write to or email Buckinghamshire County Council (Transport for Buckinghamshire) tfb@buckscc.gov.uk and our MP John Bercow john.bercow.mp@parliament.uk by using or adapting the letters on the church’s website www.stdunstanschurch.com or in church, adding your full postal address and phone number. Please can you also encourage others to object in similar fashion. Details of the scheme can be found in the porch and on plan 7 of the link below http://www.transportforbucks.net/Roadworks-Centre/Schemes-and-projects/Our-schemes-and-projects/Princes-Risborough-ammendments-to-parking.aspx
The proposed addition of double yellow lines at junctions and the repainting of existing yellow lines would be a welcome step in making Mill Lane safer, but the no waiting restrictions are unwarranted and unnecessary. James

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

Fellowship Group
On Thursday 10th September, Heather Forbes Russell will speak about World War II, Experiences in the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. Refreshments will be by Valerie Edwards & Sheila Hunnisett. The next walk is on Tuesday 22nd September, meeting in the lay-by at 9.15am – everyone is welcome. “Knit-ins” will be in the Church Hall on the 4th Thursday of each month starting at 2.00pm. All are welcome to the Fellowship Group’s various activities.

Ride and Stride for Bucks Historic Churches 12.09.15
If you would like to take part by bike, horse or foot, please contact me for a list of participating churches and for sponsor forms. If you could do a stint welcoming the participants at St Dunstan's /St Peter's please let me know. Rosemary 344417

The Friendship Group
We meet in the church hall on the third Wednesday of the month at 2.30 pm. The next meeting is Wednesday 16th September. All welcome!

WI Centenary Celebrations!
Monks Risborough WI invite you to a Cream Tea on 19/20th September at Whitecross Hall, Aylesbury Road. Time: 12.30pm – 4pm. Enjoy a cream tea whilst watching vintage cars and motorcycles go by (see posters). Be part of the WI Centenary Celebrations!

Upgrading of Heating and Installation of New Boiler
Starting on Monday September 28th with completion due by Friday October 2nd work will be undertaken to install some new radiators and a new boiler. The disruption should be minimal as the work will take place between the two weekends although the 9.30 am Holy Communion service on Thursday and Morning Prayer on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8.45 will take place at The Rectory, Mill Lane. James

Harvest Lunch
This takes place on Sunday 4th October from 12 noon onwards at the Scout Hall, Courtmoor Close off Mill Lane, Monks Risborough. Tickets are 6.00 per adult and children under 18 £1.00, available from Pat Kimber at Church or by telephoning 01844 273942. A list will go up in the porch in due course for people to sign up to help with setting up or providing puddings. 

Harvest Festival Services and the Whitechapel Mission
As in previous years we are delighted to accept your donations for the work of the Whitechapel Mission at our before the Harvest services at Owlswick on Sunday September 27th at 6 pm and St. Dunstan’s on Sunday October 4th at 11 am. The Whitechapel Mission provides hot food and drink, showers, clothing, free toilets and the chance of a wash and brush-up to homeless people in London. To enable its work to continue please log on to their website www.whitechapelmission.org.uk, click on ‘donate’ and scroll down to ‘donations in kind’ for a list of the things most desperately needed. A list of items can also be found in the church porch. Thank you in anticipation of your help. James Tomkins

The Next Few Weeks 

Morning Prayer usually takes place on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursday at 8.45am (except Bank Holidays). There will be no morning prayer from Monday September 7th until Wednesday September 23rd (inclusive)

Thurs 10th Sept 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys restarts
6.30pm Choir (open to everyone to practise the Trinity Mass setting)
8.00pm Fellowship Group (see notices)
Fri 11th Sept 11.00am WW1 Commemoration at the war memorial
Sun 13th Sept 10.00am Parish Eucharist
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 14th Sept 1.30pm Funeral of Roy Pearce
Wed 16th Sept 2.30pm Fellowship Group
Thurs 17th Sept 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 19th Sept 3.00pm Visiting bell ringers
Sun 20th Sept 10.00am Parish Eucharist
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 24th Sept 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (in the church)
Sun 27th Sept 10.00am Parish Eucharist
6.00pm Owlswick Harvest Festival Evensong
Mon 28th Sept 8.00pm PCC meeting (church hall)
Thurs 1st Oct 9.30am Holy Communion with prayers for healing
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
8.00pm ‘Open House at The Rectory
Sat 3rd Oct 3.00pm Wedding Blessing
Sat 4th Oct
Harvest
Festival
8.00am Holy Communion
11.00am Harvest Festival Service (followed by lunch – see notices)
6.00pm Evensong