Weekly News

Sunday 17 March 2019 (Lent 2)

 

“A proud man is always looking down on things and people, and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”  C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)

TODAY’S SERVICES

8am Holy Trinity – Holy Communion with Revd. Mike Bisset

9.30am St. Margaret’s – Family Communion with Revd. Graham Summers (leading) and Revd. Mike Bisset (preaching)

11am Holy Trinity – Parish Communion with Revd. Graham Summers 

12.30pm Sharing Lunch in the Parish Rooms

 

TODAY’S BIBLE READINGS

Old Testament: Genesis 15:1-18

New Testament: Philippians 3:17 – 4:1

Gospel: Luke 13:31-35

 

COLLECT FOR TODAY

Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things that are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen

 

NOTICES… NEWS… EVENTS…

Electoral Roll:  Every six years the Church of England requires a current list of those on the Electoral Roll superseding any previous ones.  Every individual has to complete a form whether parish resident or not – forms in both Churches.  The last date for registering numbers this year is 24 March, after which, although a form can be completed, the Diocese will not recognise the application until 2020’s APCM.  Completed forms can be returned to the office whilst Hilary is away or to Jean Stables (for St. Margaret’s).  Queries, Jean’s number is 712138 – office is 813254.

Charity Concert – Wycombe Male Orpheus Choir & Godstowe School at St. Michael’s Church on Saturday 23 March at 7.30pm.  Tickets £13 from Sheila (677165)

Xstream:  There will be no Xstream on Sunday 14 April due to a clash of dates and personal commitments.

Christian Book Club meets again on Monday 8 April and our book for discussion will be “Just This:  Prompts and Practices for Contemplation” by Richard Rohr.  The group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at the Vicarage at 7.30pm.   Contact Zoe on 07940 505245.

Lent Course:  We are running a Lent Course on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm in The Sanctuary, beginning on 13 March and running for 4 weeks.  We will be studying some key scriptures of our faith, including Ten Commandments, Apostles’ Creed, The Beatitudes and The Lord’s Prayer.  Wednesday 10 April is St. Margaret’s APCM and Thursday 18 April (Maundy Thursday) will be the Seder Meal in the Parish Rooms.

Basics of Pastoral Care:  A one-day course on Saturday 6 April at St. Giles’s Church from 9am-4.30pm.  Any queries or to sign up contact Revd. Derrick.

New Wine:  Revd. Mike will be taking a group to New Wine (4-11 August) – this year at a new venue in Peterborough.  Let him know if you might be interested in coming.

Monthly lunch:  The Horse & Jockey will reopen in the next few weeks, so this will be our last lunch at The Crown (24 March).  Please would you let me know in the office (813254) if you are joining us and also your menu requirements (copies in The Sanctuary and Holy Trinity).

 

 

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR

Ron Hedley and family

Joyce Veacock, undergoing radiotherapy at this time

Marjorie Mack

Eddie and Ros Morton, following the return of Eddie’s cancer

Roger Strachan, brother of Angela Watts, recovering at home

Revd. Nigel Stowe would be grateful for continuing prayers for his seemingly successful cataract operation.  Thank you.

Continuing prayers for Ellen Eagles in New Zealand

We give thanks for David Carter’s successful operation on his knee

Shirley and Richard Walsh and family on the loss of Grahame. 

 

Dates for your Diary:

Holy Trinity APCM             Tuesday 9 April 2019 at 7 for 7.30pm in the Hall

St. Margaret’s APCM       Wednesday 10 April at 7.30pm in The Sanctuary

Seder Meal                          Thursday 18 April at 7pm in The Parish Rooms

French-themed supper   Saturday 18 May in St. Margaret’s Parish Rooms

 

THIS WEEK

Monday

Funeral of Muriel Hamer at St. Margaret’s at 11am

Wednesday

Funeral of Joan Norah Cyster at Holy Trinity at 2pm

The second of our Lent Course meetings (where we will be looking at the Lord’s Prayer) takes place in the Sanctuary at 7.30pm.  All are welcome.  No need to book

Amersham Deanery Synod meets at St. Leonards, Chesham Bois at 8pm

Thursday

Lighthouse Hazlemere AGM takes place in The Sanctuary

 

 


BIBLE READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Day Old Testament New Testament
Monday Jeremiah 7:21-34 John 6:41-51
Tuesday Isaiah 11:1-10 Matthew 13:54-58
Wednesday Jeremiah 8:18 – 9:11           John 6:60-71
Thursday Jeremiah 9:12-24 John 7:1-13
Friday Jeremiah 10:1-16 John 7:14-24
Saturday Jeremiah 10:17-24
John 7:25-36

(Bible Study Notes about the readings can be obtained from Edwina – 812837)

 

NEXT WEEK – 24 March 2019 (Lent 3)

8am Holy Trinity – Holy Communion with Revd. Derrick Carr

9.30am St. Margaret’s – Family Communion with Revd. Derrick Carr (leading) and Revd. Graham Summers (preaching)

11am Holy Trinity – Parish Communion with Revd. Mike Bisset (leading) and Annette Bruce (preaching)

11.30am St. Margaret’s – Baptism

12.30pm Holy Trinity – Baptism

5pm G3 in The Sanctuary

(Readings for Sunday:) Isaiah 55:1-9,  1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday 9 April             Holy Trinity APCM in the Church Hall at 7 for 7.30pm

Wednesday 10 April     St. Margaret’s APCM in The Sanctuary at 7.30pm

Thursday 18 April          Seder Meal in the Parish Rooms at 7pm

Friday 17 May                 Village Care Tea Party in the Village Hall at 2.45pm

Sunday 9 June               Open Gardens

 

Past newsletters:

17 February 2019 Newsletter

24 February 2019 Newsletter

3 March 2019 Newsletter

10 March 2019 Newsletter