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14th July 2019                                                                         Fourth 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 all 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 11am 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.
 
14th July 2019                                                                         Fourth Sunday after Trinity
8.00 am      Holy Communion
9.30 am      Family Service                      ‘Marriage       Ephesians 5: 25-33 (p.1176)
11.15 am    Parish Communion            ‘The Good Samaritan’
                                                                     Col 1: 1-14 (p.1182) Luke 10: 25-37 (p.1041)
3.00 pm      Messy Church                     
6.00 pm      Contemporary Service     ‘Marriage      Ephesians 5: 25-33  (p.1176)
 
Today’s Collect
O God, the protector of all who trust in you,
without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy:
increase and multiply upon us your mercy;
that with you as our ruler and guide
we may so pass through things temporal
that we lose not our hold on things eternal;
grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,
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:
 
Monday 15th July
7.00-9.15 pm
Creativity Evening

Tuesday 16th July
8.30 am
Prayer Meeting - Tower Room
 
12.00-1.15 pm
Community Lunch
 
6.45-8.00  pm
Blaze

Wednesday 17th
9.45 am
Women’s Connect in BPC

10.00 am
Holy Communion
 
3.45 pm
Prayer for the World, (Lenborough Rd)
 
7.00-8.30 pm
Fuel
 
7.15 pm
Choir Practice

Friday 19th July
7.00 pm
Prayers in the Tower Room
 
Fifth Sunday after Trinity
Saturday 20th
No Coffee Service
 
Sunday 21st July
9.30 am
Family Service with Holy Communion
 
11.15 am
Parish Communion
 
6.00 pm
Contemporary Service
 
 
Prayer Ministry: This is available at the usual 9.30am, 11.15am and 6.00pm services in the Lady Chapel (At 11.15, please come after receiving Communion or later.) Prayer brings the Lord’s healing and wholeness.
 
Creativity Evenings: tomorrow, 15th July, in the Ringing Chamber at BPC from 7-9.15pm. Then back to every second Monday, monthly from September. Details from Emma Cottrell: info@createdcreative.co.uk 
 
Tuesday Weekly Prayer Meetings: These are in the Tower Room this week, and the 30th August, but at The Rectory on the 23rd August.
 
 
Prayer for the World: 3.45pm, Wednesday 17th July; 21, Lenborough Rd. We meet to pray for our mission partners, the persecuted church and other areas of great need. We meet every third Wednesday of the month. For further details contact zenagreig@hotmail.co.uk 
 
Saturday Coffee Café: will not operate on 20th July as there is a wedding.
 
Holiday Club (Kids Venue 9am - 1pm; 5th - 9th Aug 2019): we are getting really excited about all we have planned for another great week. Preparations are well underway and over 150 children have signed up and it keeps growing. Please keep praying for the families and the team. We need extra volunteers to help in a 1 2 1 capacity with children who have additional needs. We also have gaps in our Production team. If you can help in these areas please contact Jo Brice families@bpchurch.uk. Registration can be found on our website www.bcholidayclub.org.uk.
 
BPC Weekend ‘Staycation’: 27-29th Sept 2019. We are very excited as more people are signing up for what will be an amazing weekend of fun and fellowship. Details of the programme are at bpchurch.uk/weekend. Please continue to book.  The cost per person will be no more than £30 which will include meals. We will still need a deposit from you to guarantee your place. Any enquiries to Sue Fox parector@bpchurch.uk Forms are available from the back of church or on line www.bpchurch.uk/weekendaway
 
Lost Property: We have a lot of lost property and plan to dispose of those dating from 15.10.18 to 31.03.19 unless claimed before 17.07.19
 
Swan Community Hub and local churches are running a Summer Club for families that need extra support, by providing activities for their children in the summer holidays. See swancommunityhub.org.uk. They need 3-4 volunteers on Friday 30th August to serve refreshments between 10am-12pm. Contact Jo Brice families@bpchurch.uk if you can help. To find out more come to the volunteers meeting at the Salvation Army Hall in Moreton Road on Wednesday 10th July from 2-3pm.
 
CAP Life Skills: BPC plans to do more to help local people who are struggling to live on a low income. A Christians Against Poverty course starts in the autumn. For details please pick up a leaflet in church or see www.bpchurch.uk/cap. If you are interested in helping, contact Brian & Ann Hubbard  at 07458 604064 or brianhubbard@caplifeskills.org.
 
Buckingham Food Bank needs tea bags, biscuits, custard, fruit juice, tinned vegetables and tinned spaghetti hoops! Thank you to all who support this vital local service. There is always an up to date list of produce needed on the collection box by the font. Please donate and pray for this work and the families we support.
 
 
Benefice Shared Lunch: The next lunch is in Whaddon on 28th July.
 
Ian & Flo Thornton returned to the UK on the 12th July (DV) after three months volunteering for Mercy Ships. Pray for them as they acclimatise and see their last blog at ianflothornton.blogspot.com.
 
Traidcraft is 40! A pioneer in sustainability and fair trade, it continues to champion a world free of poverty in supporting growers and artisans. Play your part! Purchase everyday essentials from the church cupboard, or take a catalogue; orders and details from randtmitchell@tiscali.co.uk.
 
Latin, Hebrew and Greek: lessons are at the Centre on Friday with Latin, 3-5.30pm and Hebrew, 6-8pm. Greek is 9am-12.30 on Saturday.
 
Parking: This is getting tight at all services! Please park on Tingewick Road if you are able to walk the extra 5 minutes. The University Island car park is also available at 6pm.
 
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 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:               13th – 14th July:        Bob Legrove (01280 824570)
                                                      15th – 19th July:        Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
                                                      20th – 21st July:        Pam Fox (01280 812511)
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

7th July 2019                                                                              Third 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 all 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.
 
7th July 2019                                                                              Third Sunday after Trinity
9.30 am      Family Service                            ‘Levels of Intimacy’
                                             Song of Songs 8: 6-7 (p.685) 1 Peter 3: 3-5a (p.1219)
11.15 am    Morning Worship                     ‘Keeping the faith’
                                                                               Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20 (p.1041)
6.00 pm      Contemporary Service and Holy Communion
                                                                               ‘Levels of Intimacy’
                                             Song of Songs 8: 6-7 (p.685) 1 Peter 3: 3-5a (p.1219)
Today’s Collect
 
God our Saviour,
look on this wounded world
in pity and in power;
hold us fast to your promises of peace
won for us by your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

 
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 8th July
7.30-9.30 pm
Leadership Social
Tuesday 9th July
8.30 am
Prayer Meeting at The Rectory
 
10.00-11.30 am
Women’s Heaven
 
12.00-1.15 pm
Community Lunch
 
6.45-8.00 pm
Blaze
Wednesday 10th July
9.45 am
Women’s Connect in BPC
 
10.00 am
Holy Communion
 
7.00-8.30 pm
Fuel
Thursday 11th July
10.00 am
Ark Group for toddlers,
parents and carers
 
7.15 pm
Choir Practice
Friday 12th July
7.00 pm
Prayers in the Tower Room
Saturday 13th July
10.30 am -12.00
Coffee Service Café
 
7.30 pm
Men’s Barbecue, Gawcott Rd.
Fourth Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 14th July
8.00 am
Holy Communion
 
9.30 am
Family Service
 
11.15 am
Parish Communion
 
3.00 pm
Messy Church
 
6.00 pm
Contemporary Service
 
Prayer Ministry: This is available at all services in the Lady Chapel. Prayer brings the Lord’s healing and wholeness.
 
Tuesday Weekly Prayer Meetings: This is at The Rectory this week but will be in the Tower Room on the 16th & 30th July.
 
Men’s Barbecue: 7-10pm, Saturday 13th July. This is the main men’s event of the year in a great setting, with ample food & an engaging talk! This is a good opportunity to invite friends. Paul Burgess’ Paddock, Gawcott Road, opposite football field. Book with men@bpchurch.uk.  
 
Women’s Heaven - a safe space for women: This Tuesday 9th July at 10am-11.30am, with lunch after. See womensheaven@bpchurch.uk
 
Creativity Evenings: next meeting on the 15th July. For details see the website or contact Emma Cottrell: info@createdcreative.co.uk
 
Holiday Club (Kids Venue 9am - 1pm; 5th - 9th Aug 2019): we are getting really excited about all we have planned for another great week. Preparations are well underway and over 150 children have signed up and it keeps growing. Please keep praying for the families and the team. We need extra volunteers to help in a 121 capacity with children who have additional needs. We also have gaps in our Production team. If you can help in these areas please contact Jo Brice families@bpchurch.uk. Registration can be found on our website www.bcholidayclub.org.uk.
 
BPC Weekend ‘Staycation’: 27-29 Sept 2019. You should all be aware of the massive change in plan for this event, and once again our apologies; however it provides a great opportunity to do something amazing in Buckingham, and to draw in all those who have struggled with the time or expense of going away. This will be all and more, a great ‘at home’ party! So please watch this space, and see the website for further details! Application, costings, refunds etc will be organised soon, if you have already paid for hotels etc please contact Sue Fox parector@bpchurch.uk.
 
Lost Property: We have a lot of lost property and plan to dispose of those items dating from 15.10.18 to 31.03.19 unless claimed before 17.07.19
 
Swan Community Hub: and local churches are running a Summer Club for families that need extra support, by providing activities for their children in the summer holidays. See swancommunityhub.org.uk. They need 3-4 volunteers on Friday 30th August to serve refreshments between 10am-12pm. Contact Jo Brice families@bpchurch.uk if you can help. To find out more come to the volunteers meeting at the Salvation Army Hall in Moreton Road on Wednesday 10th July from 2-3pm.
 
CAP Life Skills: BPC plans to do more to help local people who are struggling to live on a low income. A Christians Against Poverty course starts in the autumn. For details please pick up a leaflet in church or see www.bpchurch.uk/cap. If you are interested in helping, contact Brian & Ann Hubbard  at 07458 604064 or brianhubbard@caplifeskills.org.
 
Buckingham Food Bank: needs tea bags, biscuits, custard, fruit juice, tinned vegetables and tinned spaghetti hoops! Thank you to all who support this vital local service. There is always an up to date list of produce needed on the collection box by the font. Please donate and pray for this work and the families we support.
 
Benefice Shared Lunch: The next lunch is in Whaddon on 28th July.
 
Ian & Flo Thornton: return to the UK in the 12th July after three months volunteering as baker and cleaner on the Africa Mercy for Mercy Ships. Pray for them and see their last blog at ianflothornton.blogspot.com.
 
Traidcraft: is 40! A pioneer in sustainability and fair trade, it continues to champion a world free of poverty in supporting growers and artisans. Play your part! Purchase everyday essentials from the church cupboard, or take a catalogue; orders and details from randtmitchell@tiscali.co.uk.
 
Latin, Hebrew and Greek: lessons are at the Centre on Friday with Latin, 3-5.30pm and Hebrew, 6-8pm. Greek is 9am-12.30 on Saturday.
 
Parking: This is getting tight at all services! Please park on Tingewick Road if you are able to walk the extra 5 minutes. The University Island car park is also available at 6pm.
 
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 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:               6th – 7th July:             Mike Evans (01280 814872)
                                                      8th – 12th July:          Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
                                                      13th – 14th July:        Bob Legrove (01280 824570)
Parish Office:          Mon to Fri, 10am - 12pm (821509): office@bpchurch.uk
Notice sheet items by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.