Weekly News

It’s dreary weather but one or two gardens have got snowdrops in bloom – won’t be long to Spring!!

Sunday 26 January 2020 (Epiphany 3)

“Every little helps”  (Tesco)

 

TODAY’S SERVICES

8am Holy Trinity – Holy Communion with Revd. Graham Summers

9.30am St. Margaret’s – Worship & Word with Revd. Mike Bisset 

11am Holy Trinity – Parish Communion with Revd. Derrick Carr (leading) and Mary Lee (preaching)

5pm G3 in The Sanctuary

 

TODAY’S BIBLE READINGS

Old Testament:  Isaiah 9:1-4

New Testament: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23

 

COLLECT FOR TODAY

Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.   Amen



NOTICES… NEWS… EVENTS…

Residents of Forty Green & Knotty Green:  Mary Lee looks forward to seeing you on Monday 27 January at the Royal Standard pub at 8pm.

Mid Week Holy Communion with Prayer for Healing will be on Thursday 6 February at 10am at Holy Trinity followed by Elevenses.

Revd. Mike looks forward to seeing the gentlemen of the parish at the Red Lion (opposite the duck pond) on Thursday 6 February at 8pm to put the world to rights.

 

Dates for your Diary:

Pancake Party is on Tuesday 25 February in The Sanctuary at 6pm.  Tickets at the door.

Easter Monday Walk on Monday 13 April.  As usual there will be a sign-up sheet and (also as usual) you will need to call the office on 813254 if you want to join us for lunch afterwards and with your choice of menu.

Greek Evening:  Following our very successful French evening, we are having a Greek evening on Saturday 2 May.

 

 

Prayer for Growth

God of Mission, who alone brings growth to your Church, send your Holy Spirit to give vision to our planning, wisdom to our actions and power to our witness.  Help our church to grow in numbers, in spiritual commitment to you and in service to our local community, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

 

Holocaust Memorial Day.   Monday marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz.   A prayer … ‘God of the past, present, and future, we remember today, 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, the millions of other victims of Nazi persecution, and all those who have been targeted and killed in subsequent genocides.   We remember those who, having survived genocide, share their stories with us: We give thanks to You for the lessons of human stories, both in their suffering and in their joy.   We remember those who stood up against injustice and saved lives: We give thanks to You for their example.   Together we acknowledge the sacrifice of those that stood together with those who suffered during the Holocaust and other genocides.   And we affirm that every life is loved by You and sacred.   Yet, during the Holocaust too many failed to stand together with their neighbours. Oppression stains Your world and contradicts Your love.   So we pray that You will inspire us now as we stand together on this day in the love that we know of God in Christ Jesus.  Let us commit to remembering: And glorify God in our words and actions.  We make these prayers in the name of Christ Jesus who, through His life, death, and resurrection, journeys with us into the eternal hope of Your truth and light.   Amen.’

THIS WEEK

Thursday…          Lighthouse Hazlemere AGM in The Sanctuary at 7.30pm

NEXT WEEK – Sunday 2 February 2020 (Candlemas)

8am Holy Trinity – Holy Communion with Revd. Peter Binns

8am St. Margaret’s – Holy Communion with Revd. Graham Summers

9.30am St. Margaret’s – Family Service with Revd. Mike Bisset 

11am Holy Trinity – Family Service with Revd. Mike Bisset

(Readings for Sunday:) Malachi 3:1-5, Hebrews 2:14-18, Luke 2:22-40

 

 

 

BIBLE READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Day Old Testament New Testament
Monday Genesis 11:27 – 12:9 Matthew 26:1-16
Tuesday Genesis 13:2-18 Matthew 26:17-35
Wednesday Genesis 14 Matthew 26:36-46
Thursday Genesis 15 Matthew 26:47-56
Friday Genesis 16 Matthew 26:57-75
Saturday Genesis 17:1-22 Matthew 27:1-10

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


We now have a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HolyTrinityandStMargarets (Click on the Facebook logo) where events will be published and possibly the odd “emergency” statement such as that issued by the Archbishop of Canterbury in response to the Sri Lankan atrocity.  Please visit and ‘Like’ us.”


 

Past newsletters:

29 December 2019 Newsletter

5 January 2020 Newsletter

12 January 2020 Newsletter

19 January 2020 Newsletter