Saturday, 25 June 2016

Pew Sheet 26th June 2016, 3rd July 2016, 10th July 2016

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

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:
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573 crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com
 

TRIPLE EDITION


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. The 10 o’clock club for babies, toddlers and children meet in the church hall (except on July 3rd) where coffee, squash and biscuits are served after the service.

Sunday 26th June
Fifth Sunday after Trinity

 

10.00am   Parish Communion
Hymns: 755, 683, 752
Psalm: 77v11-20
Communion: 350, 304, 947
Anthem: I will thank thee, O Lord by Daniel Purcell

First Reading 2 Kings 2:1-2. 6-14
Elisha accompanies Elijah on his final journey, refusing to leave him, and watches him ascend to heaven.

Second Reading Galatians 5: 1 & 13-25
Christ has set us free to choose to respond to his commandment to love our neighbour as ourselves and to live by the Spirit.

Gospel Luke 9:51-end
Jesus engages with three would-be disciples, telling them they must abandon their lives and not look back if they want to follow him and be part of the kingdom of God.

6.00pm   Owlswick Evensong
Readings: Genesis 27 v 1-40, Mark 6 v 1-6
Hymns: 486, Psalm 59 v1-10 chant 113, 239, 418, 391

6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group at Princes Risborough Methodist Church
 

Sunday 3rd July
Sixth Sunday after Trinity (St. Thomas)


8.00am   Holy Communion (BCP)
Readings: Genesis 4 v 2b-15, Matthew 5 v 20-26
Hymns: 755, 683, 752

10.00am   All Age Family Communion                (Rev. Michael Hunt)
Hymns: 305, 964, 819, 366, 525
Communion: 47, 212, 838, 88

Bible Reading John 20 v 24-29

6.00pm   Evensong
Readings: Genesis 29 v 1-20, Mark 6 v 7-29
Hymns: 314, Psalm 65, 222, 208

Sunday 10th July
Seventh Sunday after Trinity


10.00am   Parish Communion
Hymns: 281, 408, 630
Psalm: 82
Communion: 374, 455, 606

First Reading Amos 7:7-end
Second Reading Colossians 1:1-14
Gospel Luke 10:25-37

11.30am   Owlswick Holy Communion (BCP)

Readings: Colossians 1 v 1-14, Luke 10 v 25-37

6.00pm   Evensong
Readings: Genesis 32 v 9-30, Mark 7 v 1-23
Hymns:484, psalm 77 v 1-12, 77, 643

Your prayers are asked for:

  • Our country and the rest of the European Union following the EU referendum
  • The guidance of the Holy Spirit in the decisions and challenges that lie ahead as people prepare for major changes in governance and for the appointment of a new prime minister
  • All those being ordained deacon or priest this Petertide
  • Those living in war torn areas of the world such as Syria and Iraq, and those who continue to lose their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
  • And also further afield for: Alastair, Katy, Georgina Cole, Robert, Dave Skinner
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • 26th June: Barbara Chalkley, Edith Parsons, Fred Green, Diana Ruscoe, Poppy Vere, Anna Heath, Ethel Evans, Arthur Smythers,
    • 3rd July: Myra Woodruff, Dee Barnes, Johnnie Wilkins, Don Williamson
    • 10th July: Daphne Greaves, Flora Hartle

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
The Princes Centre provides day care services for older people and people with different disabilities   

 

Notices

 

Newsletter
Copy date for the next newsletter is 10th July. Please send contributions to morna.hinch@btinternet.com or john@jamckay.demon.co.uk.

Fellowship Group
All are invited to the Summer Party on July 16th (Saturday) at 7pm, in/beside the Church Hall. For further information regarding the fellowship group please speak to Rosemary (344417). The next walk will take place on Tuesday 26th July – meet in layby at 9.15am.

Concert and Birthday Teas, Sunday July 17th, 3.30 pm
The final event in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday is a return of the Chandos Ensemble with a ‘birthday tea’ afterwards. The programme of music is: Corelli: Concerto Grosso op.6 no.2 in F; Walter Leigh: Concertino for harpsichord and strings; Gerald Finzi: Eclogue for piano and strings; Mozart: Divertimento in D major for strings. The soloist is: Anna Le Hair. Tickets are adults £8, accompanied children £3 available from Rachel Ungi 01844 761535 or Susanne Carr 01844 346827. Please bring a chair it you’d like to sit outside for your tea afterwards.

Chandos Ensemble Concert Sunday 17th July - can you help?
We are serving teas in the church after the concert.  If you are able to bake a Victoria sponge, serve tea or wash up your help would be very much appreciated.   Please sign the list in the porch or contact Cathy 343226. Thank you.

Sustaining the Sacred Centre
As part of this initiative there will be an opportunity to try different forms of prayer each day during August. A leaflet will be produced for Sunday July 17th giving more details. James and Rob

JDRF (Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation Ltd) 
At present type 1 diabetes (over 29000 children in the UK) is a life-long condition needing daily blood tests averaging 5 to 6 finger pricks, injections and dietary intake monitoring, as well as serious health risks. Our granddaughter (from age 8, now 10 years old) and a great nephew (from age 4, now 6 years old) both have type 1 diabetes. We plan to run in support of the work of JDRF. Please encourage us if you can with a money donation via us so that we complete a 5 km run (it's a two for one 'deal'!) in Waddesdon Manor grounds on Wednesday 20th July. Thank you Mick & Anne White

Confirmation
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. Whatever age you are, if you’re interested in taking this step in your Christian journey please speak with James as it’s likely that there will be an opportunity to attend a confirmation service in the area in September.

The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer usually takes place on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursday at 8.45am but will only take place on Thursdays between June 27th and July 14th.
 
Tues 28th June 9.15am Walking Group
(meet in the A4010 lay-by)
Thurs 30th June 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Sun 3rd July 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am All Age Family Communion (Rev. Michael Hunt)
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 7th July 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 10th July 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion (BCP)
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 11th July 11.00am WW1 Commemoration at the war memorial
Thurs 14th July 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 16th July 7.00pm Summer Garden Party in/beside the church hall (see notices)
Sun 17th July 10.00am Parish Communion
3.30 Concert (see notices)
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Mon 18th July 8.00pm Open House at The Rectory (Pilgrim Course)
Wed 20th July 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 21st July 9.30am Holy Communion
10.30am Monks Risborough School Leavers’ service
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
(resumes September 8th)
Sun 24th July 10.00am Parish Communion
1.00pm Marriage Blessing
6.00pm Lighthouse Commissioning Service
(Lighthouse runs until 29.07.16.)
Tues 26th July 9.15am Walking group
(meet in the A4010 lay-by)
Thurs 28th July 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 31st July 10.00am Parish Communion
4.30pm Cream Teas, Owlswick
6.00pm Songs of Praise, Owlswick
with the Bishop of Buckingham

Friday, 17 June 2016

Pew Sheet 19th June 2016

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

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:
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573
crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com


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. The 10 o’clock club for babies, toddlers and children meet in the church hall where coffee, squash and biscuits are served after the service.

Sunday 19th June
Fourth Sunday after Trinity

 

Wherever we have come from, and whatever our background may be, we rejoice that God’s love extends to each of us. May that love free us from fear and strengthen our faith as we worship the one who, as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is reaching out to us today.


10.00am   Parish Communion
Hymns: 566, 219, 205, 695
Communion: 412, 467, 930

First Reading 1 Kings 19:1-4 & 8-15a
Elijah flees in fear, but with miraculous food and another vivid lesson about the divine in the ordinary, God reminds him of his mission.

Second Reading Galatians 3:23-end
Whatever our race or gender or background, faith in Christ is the key that frees us to inherit our promised salvation as God’s children.

Gospel Luke 8:26-39
Frightening, foreign, the demoniac meets Jesus and is healed, regardless. Pigs flee as even a “legion” of evil surrenders to faith, and the one who is healed will proclaim the Gospel.

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Genesis 24 v 1-27, Mark 5 v 21-end
Hymns: 315, Psalm 50 v1-15, 310, 673


Prayer of the week

O God, whose Son, our Messiah and Lord, did not turn aside from the path of suffering nor spare his disciples the prospect of rejection, pour out your Spirit upon this assembly, that we may abandon the security of the easy way and follow in Christ's footsteps towards the cross and true life. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.

Your prayers are asked for:

  • All those being ordained deacon or priest this Petertide
  • The families of all victims of violence, especially the family of the MP Jo Cox, that they will be comforted in their despair.
  • Everyone preparing to vote in the EU referendum, that they may make a wise and responsible choice putting love for God and neighbour at the centre of their decision making.
  • Those living in war torn areas of the world such as Syria and Iraq, and those who continue to lose their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
  • The holding of the European Football Championship in a peaceful and respectful environment
  • The victims of unfair trading subsidies and cartels which make their product impossible to sell
  • Risborough Upper School, its pupils, staff, head and governors.
  • Picts Lane (PR) St Peters Close & Archway (Sp)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Katy, Georgina Cole, Robert, Dave Skinner
  • The recently departed: Roonie Wood-Johnson
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Mollie Whyte, Richard Millard, Jean Pritchard

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
PACT helps hundreds of families every year through outstanding adoption and fostering services, award-winning therapeutic support and inspirational community projects across London and the south of England.            www.pactcharity.org

Notices

 

A Prayer for the European Referendum
God of truth, give us grace to debate the issues in this referendum with honesty and openness. Give generosity to those who seek to form opinion and discernment to those who vote, that our nation may prosper and that with all the peoples of Europe we may work for peace and the common good; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Triple Edition of the Pew Sheet

There will be a triple edition of the pew sheet to cover June 26th/July 3rd/July 10th. Please bear this in mind when submitting notices as space may be limited.

Accommodation required for Watoto Children’s Choir

This choir is coming to Risborough for two or three days at the end of June. The choir has travelled internationally since 1994 as advocates for the estimated 50 million children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease. The choir is accompanied by a team of adults who act as ambassadors for the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa. If you are able to accommodate two or three children and their accompanying adult please speak with the pastor at the Elim Church, Wendy Pawsey on 07411 363 376.

Concert and Birthday Teas, Sunday July 17th, 3.30 pm
The final event in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday is a return of the Chandos Ensemble with a ‘birthday tea’ afterwards. The programme of music is: Corelli: Concerto Grosso op.6 no.2 in F; Walter Leigh: Concertino for harpsichord and strings; Gerald Finzi: Eclogue for piano and strings; Mozart: Divertimento in D major for strings. The soloist is: Anna Le Hair. Tickets are adults £8, accompanied children £3 available from Rachel Ungi 01844 761535 or Susanne Carr 01844 346827. Please bring a chair it you’d like to sit outside for your tea afterwards.

JDRF (Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation Ltd)
At present type 1 diabetes (over 29000 children in the UK) is a life-long condition needing daily blood tests averaging 5 to 6 finger pricks, injections and dietary intake monitoring, as well as serious health risks. Our granddaughter (from age 8, now 10 years old) and a great nephew (from age 4, now 6 years old) both have type 1 diabetes. We plan to run in support of the work of JDRF. Please encourage us if you can with a money donation via us so that we complete a 5 km run (it's a two for one 'deal'!) in Waddesdon Manor grounds on Wednesday 20th July. Thank you Mick & Anne White.

St. Albans Cathedral Pilgrimage
Owing to popular demand there will be a second pilgrim tour of St. Albans Abbey on Wednesday September 28th. Leaving by coach from the lay-by off the A4010 in Monks Risborough at 5.30 pm, the evening starts with a sandwich and cake buffet in the Abbot’s kitchen at 7 pm. This is followed by a Pilgrimage Prayer Trail around the Cathedral, Compline by candlelight in the Quire, before concluding with a silent procession to the Shrine of Saint Alban. We will return to the lay-by in Monks Risborough at about 10.15pm. The cost for the St. Albans trip is £17.50. If you would like to book a place please contact Rev James Tomkins jamestomkins@btinternet.com (01844 275944) and send your money with cheques payable to ‘Monks Risborough PCC’ to the Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE. The trip to Ely cathedral on August 10th is now fully booked and I am starting a reserve list.

Children’s Corner
Following conversations with some children and a generous donation from the lunch club we are looking to enhance the north-west corner of the church with some furniture, cushions, mat etc. to make it more appealing to young people.

Confirmation
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. Whatever age you are if you’re interested in taking this step in your Christian journey please speak with James as it’s likely that there will be an opportunity to attend a confirmation service in the area in September.

The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer takes place on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursday at 8.45am (Morning Prayer will only take place on Thursdays between June 27th and July 14th).

Sun June 19th Bucks Arts Week runs until Sunday June 26th with cream teas on weekend afternoon
Mon June 20th 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Thurs 23rd June 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (at the Rectory)
Sun 26th June 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group at Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Tues 28th June 9.15am Walking Group (meet in the A4010 lay-by)
Thurs 30th June 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Sun 3rd July 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am All Age Family Communion (Rev. Michael Hunt)
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 7th July 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 10th July 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion (BCP)
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 11th July 11.00am WW1 Commemoration at the war memorial
Thurs 14th July 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 16th July 7.00pm Summer Garden Party in/beside the church hall
Sun 17th July 10.00am Parish Communion
3.30 Concert (see notices)
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group Princes Risborough Methodist Church

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Pew Sheet 12th June 2016

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

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:
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573
crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com


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. The 10 o’clock club for babies, toddlers and children meet in the church hall where coffee, squash and biscuits are served after the service.

Sunday 12th June


Third Sunday after Trinity


10.00am   Parish Communion
Hymns: 172, 249, 565
Psalm: 5v1-7
Communion: 297, 472, 937

First Reading 1 Kings 21:1-10, 15-21a
Ahab and Jezebel scheme to murder Naboth. The Prophet Elijah promises God’s vengeance for their sins.

Second Reading Galatians 2:15-end
Paul declares that both Jews and Gentiles will be declared righteous by their faith in Christ.

Gospel Reading Luke 10: 25-37
Perhaps the best known parable told by Jesus invites us to redefine who we consider our neighbour to be.

11.30am   Owlswick Family Communion
and Baptism of Pippa and Thomas Erskine Crum

Bible Reading
: Luke 8:22-25

4.00pm ‘Birthday Teas’ (see notices)


6.00pm Thanksgiving Service - Queen's 90th Birthday

Prayer of the week
Compassionate God, you gather your people in prayer and lavish your gifts upon us anew. Sinners that we are, you have forgiven us much. Grant that our experience of your pardon may increase our love until it reflects your own immeasurable forgiveness. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity if the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.

Your prayers are asked for:


  • The Queen, Prince Philip and members of the Royal Family as part of their birthday celebrations
  • Those living in war torn areas of the world such as Syria and Iraq, and those who continue to fell for their lives across the Mediterranean Sea.
  • The holding of the European Football Championship in a peaceful and respectful environment
  • Those who supply the components of our energy industry, the cables, the piping, and all the essentials to give us water, gas, electricity
  • Secondary Schools in Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Thame serving this area, their pupils, staff, heads and governors.
  • Northmill & Oak Road (PR) Goodacres Lane, Silver Birch Drive & Woodbank (LG)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Katy, Georgina Cole, Robert, Dave Skinner
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Winifred Baily, Brian Gatensbury, Jan Neelands, Anne Corsham
     
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

 

‘Birthday Teas’ and Thanksgiving service, June 12th
‘Birthday Teas’ will be served from 4.00 pm. This will include a chance to browse through pictures etc. of village life during the past 90 years provided by the Princes Risborough Heritage Society. At 6.00 pm there will special service to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday with some well-known rousing hymns and spectacular choral anthems featuring a combined choir from St. Dunstan’s (Monks Risborough) and St. Mary’s Church (Eaton Bray). Please invite your family and friends along to this special occasion.

Open House at the Rectory – The Pilgrim Course
This course is open to everyone for a single session or the whole course. On Monday June 13th at 8 pm we shall be looking at the question ‘do you believe in the Holy Spirit. James

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 15th June. All welcome!

A Prayer for the European Referendum
God of truth, give us grace to debate the issues in this referendum with honesty and openness. Give generosity to those who seek to form opinion and discernment to those who vote, that our nation may prosper and that with all the peoples of Europe we may work for peace and the common good; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Triple Edition of the Pew Sheet

There will be a triple edition of the pew sheet to cover June 26th/July 3rd/July 10th. Please bear this in mind when submitting notices as space may be limited.

Accommodation required for Watoto Children’s Choir

This choir is coming to Risborough for two or three days at the end of June. The choir has travelled internationally since 1994 as advocates for the estimated 50 million children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease. The choir is accompanied by a team of adults who act as ambassadors for the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa. If you are able to accommodate two or three children and their accompanying adult please speak with the pastor at the Elim Church, Wendy Pawsey on 07411 363 376.

Concert and Birthday Teas, Sunday July 17th, 3.30 pm
The final event in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday is a return of the Chandos Ensemble with a ‘birthday tea’ afterwards. The programme of music is: Corelli: Concerto Grosso op.6 no.2 in F; Walter Leigh: Concertino for harpsichord and strings; Gerald Finzi: Eclogue for piano and strings; Mozart: Divertimento in D major for strings. The soloist is: Anna Le Hair. Tickets are adults £8, accompanied children £3 available from Rachel Ungi 01844 761535 or Susanne Carr 01844 346827. Please bring a chair it you’d like to sit outside for your tea afterwards.

St. Albans Cathedral Pilgrimage
Owing to popular demand there will be a second pilgrim tour of St. Albans Abbey on Wednesday September 28th. Leaving by coach from the lay-by off the A4010 in Monks Risborough at 5.30 pm, the evening starts with a sandwich and cake buffet in the Abbot’s kitchen at 7 pm. This is followed by a Pilgrimage Prayer Trail around the Cathedral, Compline by candlelight in the Quire, before concluding with a silent procession to the Shrine of Saint Alban. We will return to the lay-by in Monks Risborough at about 10.15pm. The cost for the St. Albans trip is £17.50. If you would like to book a place please contact Rev James Tomkins jamestomkins@btinternet.com (01844 275944) and send your money with cheques payable to ‘Monks Risborough PCC’ to the Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE. The trip to Ely cathedral on August 10th is now fully booked and I am starting a reserve list.

Children’s Corner
Following conversations with some children and a generous donation from the lunch club we are looking to enhance the north-west corner of the church with some furniture, cushions, mat etc. to make it more appealing to young people.

Confirmation
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. Whatever age you are if you’re interested in taking this step in your Christian journey please speak with James as it’s likely that there will be an opportunity to attend a confirmation service in the area in September.

The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer takes place on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursday at 8.45am (Morning Prayer will only take place on Thursdays between June 27th and July 14th).
 
Mon June 13th 8.00pm ‘Open House at The Rectory (see notices)
Wed June 15th 2.30pm Friendship Group
8.00pm Speaker Evening at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick with Meriet Duncan talking about bee keeping
Thurs June 16th 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Fri June 17th 10.00am Bucks Arts Week setting up
Sat June 18th Bucks Arts Week in St. Dunstan’s until Sunday June 26th
(cream teas weekend afternoons)
Sun June 19th 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Mon June 20th 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Thurs 23rd June 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (at the Rectory)
Sun 26th June 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group at Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Tues 28th June 9.15am Walking Group
(meet in the A4010 lay-by)
Thurs 30th June 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Sun 3rd July 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am All Age Family Communion (Rev. Michael Hunt)
6.00pm Evensong

Friday, 3 June 2016

Pew Sheet 5th June 2016

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

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:
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573
crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com


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, squash and biscuits are served in the church hall after the service.

Sunday 5th June
Second Sunday after Trinity

 

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Readings: Genesis 12 v 1-4, Luke 14 v 16-24

10.00am All Age Family Communion
and Baptism of Molly Dolan

Hymns: 45, 825, 590, 332
Communion: 47, 386, 285, 648
Reading: Luke 8 v 22-25

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Genesis 8 v 15- Ch9 v 17, Mark 4 v 1-20
Hymns: 382, Psalm 44 v1-, 379, 347      

Prayer of the week
God of truth, help us to keep your law and to walk in ways of wisdom, that we may find true life in Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.

Your prayers are asked for:

  • All migrants who continue to risk, or who have lost their life crossing the Mediterranean Sea
  • Molly Dolan as she starts her Christian journey through Baptism
  • For the makers of furniture, for good hard wearing solid household furniture which become in time old friends
  • Those living away from home, weekly commuters.
  • The Butts (PR) Perry Lane & Bledlow Ridge Road (B)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
  • And also further afield for: 
    • Alastair, Katy, Georgina Cole, Robert, Dave Skinner
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time: 
    • Tony Lane, Ena Ashcroft, Gordon Marr, Joan Downes, Bob Boyce

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

 

Stewardship Letter
Thank you very much for all the replies regarding financial giving to St. Dunstan’s/St. Peter’s. Since my announcement a few weeks ago there has been a flurry of one-off donations and the standing orders now amount to just under £8,000 per annum. This is a significant sum of a money and I wish to say ‘thank you’ to all those who have responded so far. The original aspiration was to increase the giving by standing order by £22,000 per annum so the PCC will now to review the church’s financial situation at its meeting on June 6th to try to ensure that the church does not continue to run at a deficit for the foreseeable future. If you have not yet given this matter your consideration, it is not too late to do so. James

Fellowship Meeting:
All are welcome on Thursday June 9th at 8 pm to a guided tour of St. Dunstan. For further information regarding the fellowship group please speak to Rosemary (344417).

Volunteers required
Volunteers are required to help with the children's activities during the Queen's birthday celebrations in Princes Risborough on Saturday 11th June. People are required for an hour or half an hour to set things up or clear away afterwards or to help with activities. A rota could then be set up comprising: 1 -2pm set up; 2-4pm children's activities; 4-4.30pm clear up. If you are able to help or know of people who might, please could you contact Helen Lidington lidington@btinternet.com. We also need help with manning the road closure (High St, Duke St,) for the children's activities for the Queen’s 90th birthday. This will probably be in shifts of 1 hour between 1400 & 1700. Please contact Margaret Pitman 01844 346008 or margaretpitman@btinternet.com if you can help.

Wycombe Orpheus Choir Concert, Saturday June 11th
Details of this concert at the Princes Risborough Baptist Church can be found in the porch.

‘Birthday Teas’ and Thanksgiving service, June 12th
‘Birthday Teas’ will be served from 4.00 pm. This will include a chance to browse through pictures etc. of village life during the past 90 years provided by the Princes Risborough Heritage Society. At 6.00 pm there will special service to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday with some well -known rousing hymns and spectacular choral anthems featuring a combined choir from St. Dunstan’s (Monks Risborough) and St. Mary’s Church (Eaton Bray). Please invite your family and friends along to this special occasion.

Further events to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday
Help is required as part of the packed schedule of events during this special year. There is a noticeboard up in the porch for volunteers to help serve teas during the afternoon of Sunday 12th June before our Thanksgiving Service and also on the weekends of Bucks Open Studios. We also need a large number of cakes, specifically Elizabeth (Victoria!) sponges for 12th June and a variety of different cakes for Bucks Open Studios. Please sign up if you can help or contact Cathy on 343226 or cathy.farquhar@btinternet.com for more information

Open House at the Rectory – The Pilgrim Course
This course is open to everyone for a single session or the whole course. On Monday June 13th at 8 pm we shall be looking at the question ‘do you believe in the Holy Spirit. James

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 15th June. All welcome!

A Prayer for the European Referendum
God of truth, give us grace to debate the issues in this referendum with honesty and openness. Give generosity to those who seek to form opinion and discernment to those who vote, that our nation may prosper and that with all the peoples of Europe we may work for peace and the common good; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Accommodation required for Watoto Children’s Choir

This choir is coming to Risborough for two or three days at the end of June. The choir has travelled internationally since 1994 as advocates for the estimated 50 million children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease. The choir is accompanied by a team of adults who act as ambassadors for the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa. If you are able to accommodate two or three children and their accompanying adult please speak with the pastor at the Elim Church, Wendy Pawsey on 07411 363 376.

Concert and Birthday Teas, Sunday July 17th, 3.30 pm
The final event in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday is a return of the Chandos Ensemble with a ‘birthday tea’ afterwards. The programme of music is: Corelli: Concerto Grosso op.6 no.2 in F; Walter Leigh: Concertino for harpsichord and strings; Gerald Finzi: Eclogue for piano and strings; Mozart: Divertimento in D major for strings. The soloist is: Anna Le Hair. Tickets are adults £8, accompanied children £3 available from Rachel Ungi 01844 761535 or Susanne Carr 01844 346827. Please bring a chair it you’d like to sit outside for your tea afterwards.

St. Albans Cathedral Pilgrimage
Owing to popular demand there will be a second pilgrim tour of St. Albans Abbey on Wednesday September 28th. Leaving by coach from the lay-by off the A4010 in Monks Risborough at 5.30 pm, the evening starts with a sandwich and cake buffet in the Abbot’s kitchen at 7 pm. This is followed by a Pilgrimage Prayer Trail around the Cathedral, Compline by candlelight in the Quire, before concluding with a silent procession to the Shrine of Saint Alban. We will return to the lay-by in Monks Risborough at about 10.15pm. The cost for the St. Albans trip is £17.50. If you would like to book a place please contact Rev James Tomkins jamestomkins@btinternet.com (01844 275944) and send your money with cheques payable to ‘Monks Risborough PCC’ to the Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE. The trip to Ely cathedral on August 10th is now fully booked and I am starting a reserve list.

The Next Few Weeks  

 

Morning Prayer takes place on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursday at 8.45am (except Bank Holidays and unless otherwise notified).
 
Mon 6th June 8.00pm PCC meeting (church hall)
Thurs 9th June 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
8.00pm Guided Tour of St. Dunstan’s – all welcome
Sat June 11th 11.00am World War One Commemoration (war memorial)
Sun 12th June 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Owlswick Family Communion and Baptisms
4.00pm ‘Birthday Teas’ (see notices) 6.00pm Service of Thanksgiving, Queen's 90th Birthday (see notices)
Mon June 13th 8.00pm ‘Open House at The Rectory (see notices)
Wed June 15th 2.30pm Friendship Group
8.00pm Owlswick Speaker Evening with Meriet Duncan talking about bee keeping
Thurs June 16th 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Fri June 17th 10.00am Bucks Arts Week setting up
Sat June 18th Bucks Arts Week in St. Dunstan’s until Sunday June 26th
(cream teas weekend afternoons)
Sun June 19th 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Evensong