26 November 2023 Christ the King, The Sunday next before Advent
8am- Holy Trinity: BCP Holy Communion
9.30 am – St Margaret’s: Holy Communion
11.00am – Holy Trinity: Morning Worship
St Margaret’s: Ezekiel 34:11-16,20-24; Ephesians 1:15-end; Matthew 25:31-end
Holy Trinity: Isaiah 4:2 – 5:7 Luke 19:29-38
Verse of the Week
‘Blessings on the King who comes, in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heavens! Luke 19.38
Christ the King, The Sunday Next before Advent
Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Bible Readings for the Week
Monday 27 November – Isaiah 14:3-20 Matthew 9:18-34
Tuesday 28 November –Isaiah 17 Matthew 9:35-10:15
Wednesday 29 November -Isaiah 19 Matthew 10;16-33
Thursday 30 November Andrew the Apostle– Ezekiel 47:1-12 John 12:20-32
Friday 01 November –Isaiah 22:1-14 Matthew 11:2-19
Saturday 02 December –Isaiah 24 Matthew 11:20-end
If you sense yourself becoming isolated or are feeling particularly lonely, do make sure you do not suffer alone but contact friends or family. They may not be able to visit, but you will feel better for having spoken. Equally, if you know of others who may be in this position, please do make contact to see if you can help. Ask people how they are and wait for an answer.
A prayer for our Benefice
“Almighty God we thank you that you are leading our benefice into a new season of our shared life together. We pray for our Ministry Team; for Samuel our Vicar, and for Graham, Mary, Linnea and David as together they lead us in worship and prayer.
We pray for our Churchwardens: David, Kathryn, Oliver and Paul. Be with them and our PCCs as they serve you faithfully by supporting our Churches.
We pray also for ourselves, asking that you will be with us in our lives in such a way that our communities of Penn and Tylers Green may see a glimpse of your love made known to us through your son, Jesus Christ. Amen”
Dates for your diaries: –
Vicar: Morning Prayer at 8.30am at Holy Trinity and Evening Prayer at 5pm at St. Margaret’s have resumed from Monday to Thursday
Christmas Craft Activities – Thursday 07 December in St Margaret’s between 4.30 and 6.30pm. Please click here for more information.
Mid-week Communion – please note that we have changed to a fortnightly mid-week Communion Service on a Tuesday morning at 10am alternating between the two churches. The next in this new cycle will be on Tuesday 12 December at St Margaret’s
Our Dementia Support Group will meet again in the Sanctuary on Thursday, 7 December at 2.30pm. This is set to become an important part of our mission to our community and we can all play our part in two vital ways… (1) please pray for this initiative to flourish, for all the volunteers and for those who might attend and (2) please do what you can to advertise this amongst friends and neighbours. Marie Knight (01494 812074) will take bookings so please do pass on her details if you know of anyone who might benefit from it. Thanks Revd. Graham.
One Can Trust: We are delighted to inform you that we have just been awarded The King’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and the equivalent of an MBE. Thank you for your support throughout the year. To help us with space in the warehouse over the Christmas period, please may we have any Christmas treat such as mince pies, Christmas crackers, etc. by 1 December, last everyday donations by 15 December. Last day office open 22 December and it reopens on 2 January 2024
Choir for Christmas Carol Services on 10 and 17 December – Practices are to be held on Saturday 02 December at 2pm in St Margaret’s, Saturday 09 December at 2pm in Holy Trinity and Saturday 16 December at 2pm in Holy Trinity. If you would like to sing or have any queries, please email Mary Lee on email@example.com.
Oliver and Annik Heal have kindly donated a number of books which are available at Holy Trinity by the South Porch. Please take a copy and make a donation to a cancer charity of your choice.
St. Andrew’s Bookshop: Just to let you know that the next National Big Church Read is releasing soon. It is a great opportunity to get the church involved in a shared experience and the resources are free to check out on our website! or queries to 01494 862168 Find us on http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Andrews-Bookshop-Great-Missenden/276754415688883
St. Margaret’s Tygre Club has restarted, following the summer holidays. All children are very welcome to join us. We go over to the Church Hall during the first hymn for singing, a Bible story and craft activities. There is also a selection of toys out. Please note, we run on the 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th (if applicable) Sundays of the month.
Winter Warmer Lunches are back at the Village Hall on the last Monday of the month (except December when it will be held on 18 December). Please contact Emma on 01494 819990 if you are going (for catering purposes).
Christmas Tree Festival – Sat/Sun 2/3 December at Holy Trinity . If you wish to enter a tree, please contact Gail in the office (813254) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Application form may be downloaded here
Monday – Thursday : 8.30am Morning Prayer at Holy Trinity; 5pm Evening Prayer at St Margaret’s
Sunday 03 December 2023 First Sunday of Advent
8am- Holy Trinity – BCP Holy Communion
9.30 am – St Margaret’s: Holy Communion
11.00 am – Holy Trinity: Holy Communion
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St Margaret’s Church, Hammersley Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP10 8EG
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