Sunday 19 August 2018 (Trinity 12)
“Be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:19-20)
8am Holy Trinity – Holy Communion with Revd. Graham Summers
9.30am St. Margaret’s – Family Communion with Revd. Derrick Carr (leading) and Revd. Peter Strutt (preaching)
11am Holy Trinity – Parish Communion with Peter Strutt
TODAY’S BIBLE READINGS
Old Testament: Proverbs 9:1-6
New Testament: Ephesians 5:15-20
Gospel: John 6:51-58
COLLECT FOR TODAY
Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray and to give more than either we desire or deserve: pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving those things of which our conscience is afraid and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask but through the merits and mediation of 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…
GDPR: Consent Forms are still available at the back of the Church. If you have not completed one (and there are a number of you), please fill one in and return it to the office.
Beaconsfield Country Fayre is taking place on Monday 27 August from 10am to 7pm in the Old Town. Alexandra McDermott has a stall with her homemade bakes & sweets and her brother Don will be singing at the event’s Cream Teas. It is a very popular event and they would love to see any of you there.
Heritage Weekend (6-9 September): On Thursday 6 September and Friday 7 September Holy Trinity will be open from 9.30am- 3.30pm. On Saturday 8 September, it will be open from 11am-4pm and on Sunday from 1pm-4pm. There is a sign-up sheet for helpers for the Saturday and Sunday and we would be EXTREMELY GRATEFUL for any home-made cakes and biscuits to accompany the teas/coffees/juices. On Sunday afternoon, Michael and Alison will have the Bell Tower open. Queries to Pat on 813268.
Christian Book Club meets again on Monday 10 September. Our book for discussion will be “In the Days of Rain“ by Rebecca Stott, describing her childhood experience of living within an inward looking Christian sect and how she moved on from this. The group normally meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at Zoe’s home in Forty Green at 7.30pm, but this month will be at The Vicarage. Contact Zoe on 07940 505245.
Harvest Supper will be on Saturday 29 September at 7.30pm at the Village Hall. There are sign-up sheets in both Churches for help with food, etc. and if you want to reserve a place you need to call Gail in the office (813254). We are limited to 150 and 80 places have already been filled. It is on a first come first served basis and we had to turn people down last year and the year before.
We are delighted to welcome Tracey Jones (but mostly known as ‘TJ’) to join us on the leadership team in the Benefice.
Tracey is married with 2 grown up children and lives in Hazlemere. She trained as a Nurse in the Navy and then in A&E in Wycombe. For the last 4 years she has worked as a “Ministry Trainee” at St Giles & St Andrews Churches in Stoke Poges with particular emphasis on youth, community outreach and pastoral care. Her first Sunday will be 30th September and, having already trained for 4 years at Sarum College in Salisbury, she will join Ripon College, Cuddesdon for the last year of a BA in Theology for Ministry & Mission.
Once ordained, she will stay with us for a 3 year curacy. We sense the Lord’s hand in the timing and circumstances and we are excited as a staff team. She comes with much experience and enthusiasm and will fit well in our parishes.”
PLEASE PRAY FOR…
Gill Winder in hospital
Thanks from Gillian Watkins for your prayers for Philip. He has now been discharged from hospital
Esme Page, not well at this time
A call to prayer for peace from the Archbishop of Canterbury…
“When we remember 1918, we reflect on a time of great hope and great sadness for our country. We recall our part in the horrors of war and the darkness that drives humanity to violence. But we also remember the promise of peace. On 4 August 1918, many in this country came together with King George V to pray for peace. One hundred days later the Great War ended.
Our God is one who brings peace to hearts and calls us not only to stop violence, but to seek reconciliation. His reconciliation asks that we disempower memories of destruction and their hold over individuals and societies. Through this we can learn to approach difference with curiosity and compassion, rather than fear – and begin to flourish together in previously unthinkable ways.
This kind of reconciliation is incredibly rare. Sadly, we see conflicts and fragile coexistence all around our world. That is why in the 100 days before this Remembrance Sunday, we think especially of those caught up in conflict, and those who pray for peace against all odds and act with hope when there is little light to be seen.
We know that the God who gave his Son to bring us reconciliation hears their prayers; we ask him to stir our hearts to join them in being peacemakers who cross the borders and barriers, radical in our generosity and welcome.
From 4 August let us mark 100 days with prayers for peace, hope and reconciliation.” Rt Revd Justin Welby
BIBLE READINGS FOR THE WEEK
|Day||Old Testament||New Testament|
|Monday||2 Samuel 11||Acts 8:26-40|
|Tuesday||2 Samuel 12:1-25||Acts 9:1-19a|
|Wednesday||2 Samuel 15:1-12||Acts 9:19b-31|
|Thursday||2 Samuel 15:13-37||Acts 9:32-43|
|Friday||Genesis 28:10-17||John 1:43-51|
|Saturday||2 Samuel 17:1-23
(Bible Study Notes about the readings can be obtained from Edwina – 812837)
NEXT WEEK – 26 August 2018 (Trinity 13)
8am Holy Trinity – Holy Communion with Revd. Graham Summers
9.30am St. Margaret’s – Family Communion with Revd. Mike Bisset (leading) and David Carter (preaching)
11am Holy Trinity – Parish Communion with Revd. Mike Bisset (leading) and David Carter (preaching)
(Readings for Sunday:) Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18, Ephesians 6:10-20, John 6:56-69
Saturday 29 Sept Harvest Supper
Sunday 7 October Harvest Festivals