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22nd September 2019                                                Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
 
Welcome to Buckingham Parish Church.
If you are new or just visiting do please make yourself known to one of the clergy or the welcome team – we’d love to get to know you.
 
Children: We have great provision for children in our services.
At the 9.30am service there are age-appropriate groups for ages 3 to Year 6.
There are also two zones at the back of church for younger children to play whilst the service continues and they remain in the care of their parent/carer.
At our 11.15am service we have a group for primary aged children and at 6pm we have a group for children in Year 3 to Year 6 as well as our Youth Group.  
 
Streaming: All services are streamed into the Tower Room. This is a quiet place to go but children using it should be supervised by a parent/carer at all times. Please note that our 9.30am and 6.00pm services will be ‘live streamed’ for on-line viewing. If you do not wish to be included, please sit at the rear of the church or in the side aisles. All that is recorded (for viewing later) is the sermon, featuring only the preacher.
 
22nd September 2019                                                Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
 
8.00 am      Holy Communion
9.30 am      Family Service                         ‘Vision 3, Changing the World’
                                                                                     2 Cor 5: 11 & 14-21 (p.1161)
11.15 am    Parish Communion               ‘Vision 3, Changing the World’
                                     Luke 19: 1-10 (p. 1053) 2 Cor 5: 11 & 14-21 (p. 1161)
6 pm            Contemporary Service        ‘Vision 3, Changing the World’
                                                                                     2 Cor 5: 11 & 14-21 (p.1161)
 
Today’s Collect
Almighty God,
whose only Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence:
give us pure hearts and steadfast wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth;
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.

Pray through the week for:
  • those who are ill 
  • all those who mourn that they may be comforted by God’s presence.
 
The Week Ahead:
 
Tuesday 24th  Sept 8.30 am Prayer Meeting in the Rectory
  10-11.30 am Women’s Heaven
  12-1.15 pm Community Lunch
  6.00-7.30pm Blaze (Years 7-9)
  7.30-9.00pm Blaze (Years 10-13)
Wednesday 25th Sept 10.00 am Holy Communion
Thursday 26th Sept 10.00 am ARC group for toddlers, parents and carers
  7.15 pm Choir Practice
Friday 27th Sept  
STAYCATION WEEKEND
Sunday   11.15 am – Combined All-Age Family Service with Communion
Saturday 28th Sept
Sunday 29th Sept
 
 
Prayer Ministry: This is available at all services in the Lady Chapel, and at the front of each side aisle. (At 11.15am, please come after receiving Communion, or later.) Prayer brings the Lord’s healing and wholeness.
 
Newcomers: Please fill in a Welcome Card if you are new and want to regularly worship with us. Will and Lucia would love to invite you for a Welcome Meal. Please contact Sue Fox at parector@bpchurch.uk
 
Danny’s Farewell: Danny’s final weekend with us will be the Parish Weekend; we’ll be celebrating on the Saturday evening and saying farewell at the 11.15am Sunday ‘All-Age’ family Communion service. If you’d like to contribute to a farewell gift please hand a cheque in to the Office in favour of Buckingham PCC marking the reverse ‘Curate Gift’.
 
11.15am service trial: The period for feedback on the trial 11.15am start time will close on 30 September. If you still wish to comment, in confidence, please contact Bob or Lynne Legrove boblegrove@btinternet.com.
 
Danny's Licensing Service: Danny will be licensed as vicar of St Peter's Church, Loudwater at 7.30 on Wednesday 13th November. Please let the office know if you can attend this service and travel can be sorted.
 
NEXT WEEKEND – BPC Weekend ‘Staycation’ – DON’T MISS OUT! This is such an opportunity for the BPC family to enjoy a time of great teaching, worship, fun & fellowship. An exciting weekend is planned, from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th. Details are at bpchurch.uk/weekend. You can book up until Monday 6pm. The £30 cost includes 4 meals. Bursaries are available. Forms are available in church or book online. Any enquiries to the office office@bpchurch.uk
 
Electoral Roll: Please remember to sign up for the church electoral role as this entitles you to take part in the ‘official’ life of the church. Forms in church and on line www.bpchurch.uk or email office@bpchurch.uk
 
CAP Life Skills: starts at BPC on Tuesday 1st October. There is a Taster Session at 1:15pm on Tuesday 24th September for anyone interested in joining this free course. Meet upstairs in Church. There will be a Creche. Take a leaflet from the back of church for details and to pass to anyone you know who could benefit, and pray that they will enroll. Details from Brian Hubbard on 07458 604064 or brianhubbard@caplifeskills.org.
 
Community Lunch: more helpers are needed! Can you spare a few hours on a Tuesday to help serve; also to tidy away tables and chairs. We are also looking for bakers to make cakes for the first Tuesday of the month. Contact Elaine on 01280 816858 or elaineheaven@hotmail.com
 
Connect Groups: If you would like to draw closer to Jesus, to grow as a disciple of Jesus, to get to know people in the church family better, or to know that there is a group of close friends who are interested in you and praying for you, then do consider joining a Connect Group. Over the next 4-5 weeks there will be an opportunity to join an existing group or even a new group. Groups meet on Monday-Thursdays; most meet in the evenings but there are some daytime ones. To find out more or to join a group please contact Michael Greig at connect@bpchurch.uk.
 
India Mission Trip 2020: If you are interested in joining a short trip to visit our mission partners in and around Pune in India, in February 2020, please let Jan in the office know manager@bpchurch.uk
 
Bitternes Afloat: the Christian adventure sailing cruise is celebrating its 70th anniversary this weekend. Each year BPC sends a group of 11-18 year olds to spend a week sailing on the Norfolk Broads. Dates for 2020 are the 11th - 18th April. No experience is necessary. Please remember in your prayers, the leadership team, and the many youngsters who have, or will experience Bitternes. If you, or someone you know is interested please contact Will Trevitt on 07764 682198 or Will_trevitt@yahoo.com.
 
Buckingham Food Bank: We have had a very busy few weeks & stocks are very low. Much needed are Tinned peas, carrots, mixed veg. Tinned meat products, tuna, rice pudding, fruit, potatoes. Also pasta sauces, jams, coffee, sugar & biscuits. Thank you to everyone who donates.
 
Radclive Church: This small church a mile to our West would love a few people to join its PCC to help it along in the face of low numbers and a very small number on the PCC. If you feel you might be called to help there please let the Rector know as he’d love to explain the situation and needs. Contact office@bpchurch.uk
 
Help Needed.  If you like theology books and can spare a few hours the Rector would love some help to catalogue his library so it can better function as a lending library. For more details speak to Will.
 
Hebrew & Greek Lessons: No Greek and Hebrew lessons this week.
 
 
Useful contact details
Rector:                            Rev Will Pearson-Gee: rector@bpchurch.uk (830221)
Rector’s PA:                   Sue Fox: parector@bpchurch.uk (830223)
Curate:                            Rev Danny Rodgers: curate@bpchurch.uk (07814 243193)
Pastoral Care:                Jo Wigley: care@bpchurch.uk (07512 274423)
Worship Leader:           Ali Burt: worship@bpchurch.uk (07823 494704)
Youth Leader:                Lara Burt: youth@bpchurch.uk (07375 667190)
Families Worker:          Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Outreach Pastor            Olly Holland; olly@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Worker        Jayde Crouch; kids@bpchurch.uk
Safeguarding team:      Jane Wardale & Denise Evans: safeguarding@bpchurch.uk
Prayer Chain:                 If you need or know of someone who needs prayer, please call Gill Croxton who heads up the Prayer Chain (815100)
Connect Groups:           Rev Michael Greig (309025) connect@bpchurch.uk
Stewardship Co-ordinator:      Judith Bundock (813887) stewardship@bpchurch.uk
Organist & Choirmaster:    Robert Tucker (847154)  choir@bpchurch.uk
Full service information:   www.bpchurch.uk
Duty Churchwardens:        21st – 27th September:         Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
                                               28th – 29th September:         Paul Hirons (01280 812072)
Parish Office:          Mon to Fri, 10am - 12pm (821509): office@bpchurch.uk
Notice sheet items by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.

 Last week's notices

15th September 2019                                                 Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
 
Welcome to Buckingham Parish Church.
If you are new or just visiting do please make yourself known to one of the clergy or the welcome team – we’d love to get to know you.
 
Children: We have great provision for children in our services.
At the 9.30am service there are age-appropriate groups for ages 3 to Year 6.
There are also two zones at the back of church for younger children to play whilst the service continues and they remain in the care of their parent/carer.
At our 11.15am service we have a group for primary aged children and at 6pm we have a group for children in Year 3 to Year 6 as well as our Youth Group.  
 
Streaming: All services are streamed into the Tower Room. This is a quiet place to go but children using it should be supervised by a parent/carer at all times. Please note that our 9.30am and 6.00pm services will be ‘live streamed’ for on-line viewing. If you do not wish to be included, please sit at the rear of the church or in the side aisles. All that is recorded (for viewing later) is the sermon, featuring only the preacher.
 
15th September 2019                                                 Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
 
9.30 am   Family Service & Communion                            ‘Vision, Making Friends’
11.15 am Parish Communion            ‘Vision, Making Friends’
                                                                     Acts 2: 42-47 (p.1094), John 15: 12-17 (p.1083)
6 pm         Contemporary Service                                         ‘Vision, Making Friends’
 
 
Today’s Collect
Almighty God,
who called your Church to bear witness
that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself:
help us to proclaim the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may be drawn to you;
through him who was lifted up on the cross,
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
 

Pray through the week for:
  • those who are ill.
  • all those who mourn, that they may be comforted by God’s presence.
 
The Week Ahead:
 
Monday 16th September 7-9.15pm Praying in colour creativity in the Ringing Chamber at BPC
Tuesday 17th September 8.30 am Prayer Meeting in the Rectory
  10-11.30 am Women’s Heaven
  12-1.15 pm Community Lunch
  6.00-7.30pm
7.30-9.00pm
Blaze (Years 7-9)
Blaze (Years 10-13)
Wednesday 18th Sept 10.00 am Holy Communion
  3.45 pm Prayer for the world at
2, Eider Close
Thursday 19th Sept 10.00 am ARK group for toddlers, parents and carers
  7.15 pm Choir Practice
Friday 20th September 7.00 pm Prayers in the Tower Room
Saturday 21st Sept 10.30am-12 Coffee Service Café
 
Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 22nd September 8.00 am Holy Communion
  9.30 am Family Service
  11.15 am Parish Communion
  6.00 pm Contemporary Service
 
 
Prayer Ministry: This is available at all services in the Lady Chapel, and at the front of each side aisle. (At 11.15am, please come after receiving Communion, or later.) Prayer brings the Lord’s healing and wholeness.
 
Newcomers: Please fill in a Welcome Card if you are new and want to regularly worship with us. Will and Lucia would love to invite you for a Welcome Meal. Please contact Sue Fox at parector@bpchurch.uk
 
Danny’s Farewell: Danny’s final weekend with us is the Parish Weekend; we’ll be celebrating on the Saturday evening and saying farewell at the 11.15am Sunday ‘All-Age’ family Communion service. If you’d like to contribute to a farewell gift please hand a cheque in to the Office in favour of Buckingham PCC marking the reverse ‘Curate Gift’.
 
Creativity Evenings: Praying in colour creativity is this week on Monday 16th. Details from Emma Cottrell: info@createdcreative.co.uk 
 
Prayer for the World: We will be meeting to pray for the world, especially the persecuted church, at 3.45pm on Wednesday the 18th September, at 2 Eider Close, MK18 1GL. For further details please contact Zena Greig on 01280 309025 or zenagreig@hotmail.co.uk
 
Benefice Shared Lunch: The next lunch will be in Buckingham on the 27th October. Please note that there is no lunch in September; this is to allow for the various Harvest meals.
 
Grace & Understanding: The PCC has decided to extend the 11.15 service trial & will make a final decision in November. Please continue to feedback your views via Bob & Lynne or boblegrove@btinternet.com.
 
Community Lunch: more helpers are needed! Can you spare a few hours on a Tuesday to help serve; also to tidy away tables and chairs. We are also looking for bakers to make cakes for the first Tuesday of the month. Contact Elaine on 01280 816858 or elaineheaven@hotmail.com
 
BPC Weekend ‘Staycation’: 27-29 Sept 2019. This will be an amazing and exciting weekend of fun and fellowship. Please continue to book. Details of the programme are at bpchurch.uk/weekend; the cost per person is £30, and includes meals. Forms are available in church or online. Any enquiries to the office office@bpchurch.uk
 
Connect Groups: If you would like to draw closer to Jesus, to grow as a disciple of Jesus, to get to know people in the church family better, or to know that there is a group of close friends who are interested in you and praying for you, then do consider joining a Connect Group. Over the next 4-5 weeks there will be an opportunity to join an existing group or even a new group. Groups meet on Monday-Thursdays; most meet in the evenings but there are some daytime ones. To find out more or to join a group please contact Michael Greig at connect@bpchurch.uk.
 
India Mission Trip 2020: If you are interested in joining a short trip to visit our mission partners in and around Pune in India, in February 2020, please let Jan in the office know manager@bpchurch.uk
 
Buckingham Food Bank: We have had a very busy few weeks & stocks are very low. Much needed are Tinned peas, carrots, mixed veg. Tinned meat products, tuna, rice pudding, fruit, potatoes. Also pasta sauces, jams, coffee, sugar & biscuits. Thank you to everyone who donates.
 
Radclive Church: This small church a mile to our West would love a few people to join its PCC to help it along in the face of low numbers and a very small number on the PCC. If you feel you might be called to help there please let the Rector know as he’d love to explain the situation and needs. Contact office@bpchurch.uk
 
Buckingham Fairtrade Town anniversary event: Coffee morning and Traidcraft stall at the Old Gaol, Saturday 21st September. Traidcraft is 40 this year and the Fairtrade Foundation is celebrating 25 years.
 
Help Needed.  If you like theology books and can spare a few hours the Rector would love some help to catalogue his library so it can better function as a lending library. For more details speak to Will.
 
Hebrew & Greek Lessons: Michaelmas term continues at The Centre on Friday 20th September with Hebrew from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, and on Saturday 21st September with Greek from 10:10am – 12:30pm.
 
Useful contact details
Rector:                            Rev Will Pearson-Gee: rector@bpchurch.uk (830221)
Rector’s PA:                   Sue Fox: parector@bpchurch.uk (830223)
Curate:                            Rev Danny Rodgers: curate@bpchurch.uk (07814 243193)
Pastoral Care:                Jo Wigley: care@bpchurch.uk
Worship Leader:           Ali Burt: worship@bpchurch.uk (07823 494704)
Youth Leader:                Lara Burt: youth@bpchurch.uk (07375 667190)
Families Worker:          Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Outreach Pastor            Jacob Wigley: outreach@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Worker        Jayde Crouch; kids@bpchurch.uk
Safeguarding team:      Jane Wardale & Denise Evans: safeguarding@bpchurch.uk
Ministry Intern              Olly Holland; olly@bpchurch.uk
Prayer Chain:                 If you need or know of someone who needs prayer, please contact Jo Wigley: care@bpchurch.uk (07967 201954) while the Croxtons are on holiday
Connect Groups:                       Rev Michael Greig (309025) connect@bpchurch.uk
Stewardship Co-ordinator:      Judith Bundock (813887) stewardship@bpchurch.uk
Organist & Choirmaster:    Robert Tucker (847154)  choir@bpchurch.uk
Full service information:   www.bpchurch.uk
Duty Churchwardens:        14th – 15th September:    Pam Fox (01280 812511))
                                               16th – 22nd September:    Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
Parish Office:          Mon to Fri, 10am - 12pm (821509): office@bpchurch.uk
Notice sheet items by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.