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19th January 2020                                                                          Second Sunday of Epiphany
 
 
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 Youth Group 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.
 
Second Sunday of Epiphany
9.30 am        Family Service & Communion        Daniel 5: 1-29 (p.890)
                                                                                           Living in Valleys & Speaking Truth
 
11.15 am     Parish Communion       Epiphany Themes “Come and see”
                                                                         1 Cor 1: 1-9 (p.1144); John 1: 29-42 (p.1063)
 
6.00 pm       Contemporary Service                             Living in Valleys & Speaking Truth
                                                                                                                   Daniel 5: 1-29 (p.890)
Today’s Collect
Almighty God,
in Christ you make all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives
make known your heavenly glory;
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, especially the family & friends of Derrick Isham, Ivy Bell, & Clare Gough that they may be comforted by God’s presence.
 
The Week Ahead:
 
Tuesday 21st January 8.30 am Prayer Meeting in the Rectory
  10.15 am CAP Life Skills at The Centre
  10-11.30 am Women’s Heaven
  12-1.15pm Community Lunch
  3.30-5.o0pm Refresh
  5.00-7.00pm Blaze
Wednesday 22 January 9.45 am Women’s Connect
  10.00 am Holy Communion
Thursday 23rd January 9.30-11 am Alpha
  10.00 am ARK group for toddlers, parents and carers
  7.15 pm Choir Practice
Friday 24th January 7.00 pm Prayers in the Tower Room
Saturday 25th January 10.30am-12 Coffee Service Café
 
The 3rd Sunday of Epiphany
Sunday 26th January 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 6.00pm at the front of each side aisle. At 11.15am, please come after Communion, or later. Prayer brings the Lord’s healing and wholeness.
 
Alpha: meets again on Thursday 23rd January at 9.30 am in BPC; details from Alex Lee (07971 512075). The evening series starts on Wednesday 29th January at 7.30pm at The Centre. Both run till Easter. New sign-ups still possible; remember to ask family and friends and to pray for these new courses. Alpha is a superb non-threatening way to introduce people to the Christian faith. Invitation and prayer cards are available from any team member after services, see bpchurch.uk/alpha, or call 07548 526156.
 
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
 
CAP Life Skills: starts at 10:15 on Tuesday 21st in The Centre and the full programme begins on the 28th. Please recommend to anyone you know who’d value the sense of community, group support, making new friends, and a fun 8-week course. There’s also a free lunch! Could you offer to help? Details at BPChurch.uk/CAP or contact Ann & Brian Hubbard on: 07458 604064 or annhubbard@caplifeskills.org
 
Benefice Lunch: The next shared lunch will be at 1pm on 26th January in Whaddon Jubilee Hall. All welcome – just bring something to share. 
 
Week of prayer for Christian Unity: 18th – 25th January ends with a combined service at 3pm on Sunday 26th January at St Bernardine's Church, Chandos Road. Come and find out about the ‘Feast of the Shipwreck of St Paul’ and why the churches in Malta and Gozo have prepared this year’s theme of  ‘Unusual Kindness’.
 
Candlemas Supper: 7pm, Saturday 8th February in church – a perfect opportunity to enjoy good food and fellowship as we remember the Presentation of Christ at the Temple, marking the end of the Christmas season & the start of our journey towards Easter. Tickets, £5, available from Judith Bundock (jandrb0309@gmail.com) and the church office.
 
Connect Groups: If you would like to draw closer to Jesus, grow as a disciple, get to know people in the church family better, or join a group of friends who are interested in you & praying for you, then do consider joining a Connect Group. There are always new opportunities. To find out more please contact Michael Greig at connect@bpchurch.uk.
 
SOS Team:  The SOS Team still needs volunteers! It need not be a massive commitment. Do you feel called to help manage the service to provide emergency accommodation for a homeless person. Contact Andrew Gibson operations@bpchurch.uk or 07742 627001 for details.
 
Reading the Bible: If you resolved this New Year to read the Bible more why not try Bible Reading Fellowship notes, in print or digital format? Details from Jane Wardale on jswardale@gmail.com or 01280 814067. Deadline for ordering the print format for 2020 is Sunday 26th January.
 
Bookstall: at the back of church continues to provide a good selection of books for all occasions. For knowledgeable advice, and orders, contact Zena Greig on 01280 309025 or zenagreig@hotmail.co.uk
Spring Harvest: Two spaces are available for a couple, or two willing to share. Dates 13th-17th April 2020. Contact Flo Thornton (07789 642249)
 
Buckingham Community Pantomime: 23rd-25th January: Free entry for seniors (65+) to the Dress Rehearsal of ‘Beauty & the Beast’ at 7.30pm on Wed. 22nd January. Contact Christine Barrell on 07779 149418 for tickets. Small donations always welcome to the Charity Fund.
 
Latin, Greek & Hebrew Lessons: continue at the Centre. Details from postmaster@steffan99.plus.com
 
BPC Website: Are you connected? See www.bpchurch.uk for all you need to know. Do you get the weekly Video Update? Are you aware of forthcoming events at the church? Sign up and log-in to MyChurchSuite to stay in the loop.
 
Giving to BPC: We would love everyone to regularly gift to the work of BPC, via our Giving Scheme. Single non-cash donations can use our chip & pin device or the QR code here, donating via debit/credit card or apple pay etc. For further details see: stewardship@bpchurch.uk.
 
Useful contact details
Rector:                            Rev Will Pearson-Gee: rector@bpchurch.uk (830221)
Rector’s PA:                   Sue Fox: parector@bpchurch.uk (830223)
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 Leader:            Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Outreach Leader          Olly Holland; outreach@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Leader         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:        18th – 19th January            Pam Fox (01280 812511)
                                               20th – 26th January            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

Last week's notices

12th January 2020                            The Baptism of Christ, 1st Sunday of Epiphany
 
 
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 Youth Group 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.
 
The Baptism of Christ, 1st Sunday of Epiphany
8.00 am      Holy Communion
9.30 am      Family Service                                                           The Power of Prayer”
                                                                                                                Daniel 2: 2-49 (p.884)
11.15 am    Parish Communion   “The Baptism of Jesus”
                                                                 Acts 10: 34-43 (p.1104), Matt 3: 13-17 (p.967)
3.00 pm      Messy Church
6.00 pm      Contemporary Service                                  (details as for 9.30 service)
 
Today’s Collect
Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus
revealed him to be your Son,
anointing him with the Holy Spirit:
grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit,
that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children;
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, especially the family & friends of Derrick Isham, Ivy Bell, & Clare Gough that they may be comforted by God’s presence.
 
The Week Ahead:
 
Monday 13th January 7-9.15 pm Healing through creativity
Tuesday 14th January 8.30 am Prayer Meeting in the Rectory
  10-11.30 am Women’s Heaven
  12-1.15pm Community Lunch
  5.00-7.30pm Blaze
Wednesday 15th January 9.45am Women’s Connect
  10.00 am Holy Communion
Thursday 16th January 9.30-11 am Alpha starts at BPC
  10.00 am ARK group for toddlers, parents and carers
  7.15 pm Choir Practice
Friday 17th January 7.00 pm Prayers in the Tower Room
Saturday 18th January 10.30am-12 Coffee Service Café
  7.00 - 10pm Men’s Pub Night at BPC
 
The 2nd Sunday of Epiphany
Sunday 19th January 9.30 am Family Service & Communion
  11.15 am Parish Communion
  6.00 pm Contemporary Service
     
 
Prayer Ministry: This is available at all services in the Lady Chapel, and at 6.00pm at the front of each side aisle. At 11.15am, please come after 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
 
Healing through Creativity: Monday 13th January, 7.00pm - 9.15pm in the Ringing Chamber at BPC. The creativity evenings are a time of refreshment, to listen and be still & receive God’s healing touch through different creative starting points. Open to all. More information on BPC website or email Emma Cottrell at info@createdcreative.co.uk
Bullseye Pub Night: Saturday 18th January, 7-10pm Show off your quiz and darts skills at this men’s event, with beer and supper, all for £10. Contact Olly at men@bpchurch.uk 
 
 
Alpha: starts on Thursday 16th January at 9.30 am in BPC; details from Alexandra Lee (07971 512075). The evening series starts on Wednesday 29th January at 7.30pm at The Centre. Both run till Easter. Remember to ask your family and friends and to please pray for these new Alpha courses. Alpha is a superb non-threatening way to introduce people to the Christian faith; the New Year is a great opportunity to ask. Invitation and prayer cards are available from any team member after services, see the BPC website bpchurch.uk/alpha, or call 07548 526156 for details.
 
CAP Life Skills: starting soon! Taster Session opens at 10:15 on Tuesday 21st at The Centre and the full programme begins on the 28th. Please recommend to anyone you know who’d value the sense of community, group support, making new friends, and a fun 8-week course. And a free lunch! Could you offer to help? Details at BPChurch.uk/CAP or contact Ann & Brian Hubbard on: 07458 604064 or annhubbard@caplifeskills.org
 
Benefice Lunch: The next shared lunch will be at 1pm on 26th January in Whaddon Jubilee Hall. All welcome – just bring something to share. 
 
Week of prayer for Christian Unity: All are invited to a service to be held at 3pm on Sunday 26th January at St Bernardine's Church, Chandos Road. The theme 'Unusual kindness' has been prepared by the Christian churches in Malta and Gozo where they celebrate the Feast of the Shipwreck of St Paul, & the arrival of the Christian faith.
 
Connect Groups: If you would like to draw closer to Jesus, grow as a disciple, get to know people in the church family better, or join a group of friends who are interested in you & praying for you, then do consider joining a Connect Group. There are always new opportunities. To find out more please contact Michael Greig at connect@bpchurch.uk.
 
Reading the Bible: If you resolved this New Year to read the Bible more why not try Bible Reading Fellowship notes, in print or digital format? Details from Jane Wardale on jswardale@gmail.com or 01280 814067. Deadline for ordering the print format for 2020 is Sunday 26th January.
 
Latin, Greek & Hebrew Lessons: continue at the Centre with Latin at 3.30pm, and Greek at 6.00pm on Friday 17th January, and Greek at 10am on Saturday 18th January. Details from postmaster@steffan99.plus.com
 
Buckingham Community Pantomime: Free entry for seniors (65+) to the Dress Rehearsal of ‘Beauty & the Beast’ at 7.30pm on Wednesday 22nd January. Interval refreshments. Contact Christine Barrell on 07779 149418 for tickets. Small donations always welcome to the Charity Fund. Four full performances from Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th January
 
Spring Harvest: Two spaces are available for a couple, or two willing to share. Dates 13th-17th April 2020. Contact Flo Thornton (07789 642249)
 
BPC Website: Are you connected? See www.bpchurch.uk for all you need to know. Do you get the weekly Video Update? Are you aware of forthcoming events at the church? Sign up and log-in to MyChurchSuite to stay in the loop
 
Giving to BPC: We would love everyone to regularly gift to the work of BPC, via our Giving Scheme. Single non-cash donations can use our chip & pin device or the QR code here, donating via debit/credit card or apple pay etc. For further details see: stewardship@bpchurch.uk.
 
Useful contact details
Rector:                          Rev Will Pearson-Gee: rector@bpchurch.uk (830221)
Rector’s PA:                Sue Fox: parector@bpchurch.uk (830223)
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 Leader:        Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Outreach Leader       Olly Holland; outreach@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Leader      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:   11th – 12th January         Bob Legrove (01280 824570)
                                               13th – 17th January         Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
                                               18th – 19th January         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