Sunday, 14 August, 2022 (Trinity 9)
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perecter of our faith” Hebrews 12:2
Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; 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
A Prayer for our Interregnum
Gracious God, you are with us always.
We thank you for guiding us by your Spirit through our life together as church. We pray that we may hear your voice in this time of interregnum; grant us patience, grant us vision and grant us courage as we seek a new priest for our two churches.
And, by your grace, lead us to be a more Christ-like church, a church that is contemplative, compassionate and courageous.
Because we ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
The Services on Sunday 14 August 2022 (Trinity 9)
8am Holy Trinity – Prayer Book Communion with Revd. Carolynn Croisdale-Appleby
9.30am St. Margaret’s – Family Communion with Revd. Graham
11am Holy Trinity – Parish Communion with Revd. Graham
Old Testament: Jeremiah 23:23-29
New Testament: Hebrews 11:29 – 12:2
Gospel: Luke 12:49-56
Bible Readings for the Week
Monday Isaiah 7:10-15 Luke 11:27-28
Tuesday 1 Samuel 20:1-17 Acts 1:15-26
Wednesday 1 Samuel 20:18-42 Acts 2:1-21
Thursday 1 Samuel 21:1 – 22:5 Acts 2:22-36
Friday 1 Samuel 22:6-23 Acts 2:37-47
Saturday 1 Samuel 23 Acts 3:1-10
Thanks to all of you who are praying for Kaiden. It is very much appreciated. He is now out of hospital after an infection and will begin more treatment next week as an outpatient at the John Radcliffe, which will include chemotherapy. The proton beam treatment has been pushed back while he recovers from the infection. Elaine and Derrick Carr
Tom Holyer and all his family would like to thank everybody for their prayers, kind words and support whilst grieving over the death of Stephen.
Paul and Jean Ricketts’s daughter-in-law, Amanda, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for stage 4 cancer.
Family and friends of Ann Stockwell on their loss. Funeral at St. Margaret’s at 11.30am on Tuesday, 30 August.
Family and friends of Christine Anne Brown on their loss. Funeral at the Crematorium on Friday, 19 August at 11.45am.
Our Joint PCCs as they begin the journey looking for someone to replace Revd. Mike.
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.
Other News this Week
The situation regarding Covid means that we are no longer required to wear a mask. If you are in any way concerned for your safety then wear a mask. We will continue to livestream services on Facebook and upload the audio on our website as we have been doing.
St. Margaret’s now has a card macine to take payments during our collections, so if no cash please feel free to use your debit/credit card instead. We feel this will be beneficial when we have Baptisms and at Christmas when aybe people are not familiar with our Church collections.
Tygre Club is taking a break for the summer but we will be back on Sunday, 11 September. In the meantime enjoy your summer holidays and we look forward to seeing you then. If anyone would like to join our crèche rota we would love to hear from you; we really need 2 more helpers, to come and play before coming back to church for communion. It is a great way to support our children’s church without the commitment of a leader’s role.
Heritage Weekend: Pat Seddon would be enormously grateful for any help with teas, coffees and donations of cakes over Heritage Weekend and help with serving these and manning Holy Trinity. The weekend is 10/11 September. There is a sign-up sheet in both churches.
One Can Trust: Urgently needs Rice (500g), Pasta, Baked Beans, Tinned pulses, tinned tomatoes, tinned peas & sweetcorn, tinned potatoes, tinned meat meals, cooking sauces, biscuits, healthy cereals, condiments and sauces (incl ketchup), toiletries, toilet roll, nappies (size 6), baby milk and bags for life.
Wycombe Homeless Connection needs cake. The Beaconsfield Country Fayre is a wonderful community event held on Bank Holiday Monday (29 August). They are running a fundraising and awareness-raising stand and they need donations of lots of cakes and bakes, preserves, sweets, treats, tray-bakes and allotment produce. Anything you make, bake or grow we will willingly take – we will be arranging drop off points and collections of donations. Please let us know if you are able to donate by emailing email@example.com or call 01494 447699 and we’ll be back in touch with details. Thank you. Alternatively if you are concerned about anyone please call 01494 447699 or www.wyhoc.org.uk.
Parish Newsletter: Pat Seddon would be enormously grateful for any help with distribution of the Parish Newsletter. There are some wonderful people who are very willing and a huge help when they are here, but the Newsletter has come out regularly of late when they are abroad and Pat feels she is not getting any younger.
Next Week’s Services & Readings
Sunday 21 August 2022 (Trinity 10)
8am Holy Trinity – Prayer Book Communion with Revd. Peter Strutt
9.30am St. Margaret’s – Morning Worship with David Carter (leading) and Mary Lee (preaching)
11am Holy Trinity – Morning Worship with Mary Lee
Old Testament: Isaiah 58:9b-14
New Testament: Hebrews 12:18-29
Gospel: Luke 13:10-17
Our Facebook Page
We 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.”