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10th November 2019                                                        Third Sunday before Advent
 
 
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.
 
10th November 2019                                                        Third Sunday before Advent
Remembrance Sunday
8.00 am      Holy Communion
9.30 am      Family Service                               “Remembering”
10.50 am    Remembrance Day Service at the War Memorial                                  
11.45 am    Said Communion
3.00 pm      Messy Church
6 pm            Contemporary Service               “Remembrance”
                                                         Jeremiah 17: 5-14 (p.777), Luke 22: 7-20 (p.1057)
 
Today’s Collect
Almighty Father, whose will is to restore all things
in your beloved Son, the King of all:
govern the hearts and minds of those in authority, and bring the families of the nations, divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin,
to be subject to his just and gentle rule;
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 friends & family of Ron Buckingham,  Don Davis and Joyce Smith that they may be comforted by God’s presence.
 
The Week Ahead:
 
Monday 11th Nov 7-9.00 pm Creative Evening
Tuesday 12th Nov 8.30 am Prayer Meeting in the Rectory
  10-11.30am Women’s Heaven
  12-1.15pm Community Lunch
  6.00-7.30pm Blaze (Years 7-9)
  7.30-9.00pm Blaze (Years 10-13)
Wednesday 13th Nov 10-11.45 am Women’s Connect
  10.00 am Holy Communion
Thursday 14th Nov 10.00 am ARK group for toddlers, parents and carers
  7.15 pm Choir Practice
Friday 15th Nov 10am-7.30pm Arts Day at BPC: exhibition, demonstration, concert
  7.00 pm Prayers in the Tower Room
Sat 16th Nov 10.30am-12 Coffee Service Café
 
Second Sunday before Advent
Sunday 17th Nov 9.30 am Family Service with 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
 
Admin Assistant: BPC needs to recruit someone for 8 hours per week, preferably with experience of Xero & Office 365, to help with the ‘digital’ workload in the office & finance team. Email Jan: manager@bpchurch.uk.
 
Creativity Evenings: Creativity Evening is tomorrow, Monday 11th November. Details from Emma Cottrell: info@createdcreative.co.uk
 
Spire Lighting; the spire will be lit on 13th November in memory of Jeffrey Malcolm Ayres who died on this day in 2003.
 
Arts Day at BPC: Friday 15th November – three events through the day! Painting the Crucifixion, an exhibition of drawing and painting – Free entry from 10am-1pm & 2.30-6pm Painting a Portrait – a practical demonstration, 1.30-2.30pm, tickets £10. Station to Station in Three Acts – concert, conversation, sound & image. Maria Donahue, pianist & Robert Cumming, historian; 6-7.30pm, tickets £15.
Tickets via  www.bpchurch.uk/artsday or at the door - proceeds to BPC. An exhibition, demonstration & concert with Gino Ballantyne, BPC artist in residence!
 
The Late Peter Farquhar.  A memorial service is to be held at Stowe Church on November 17th at 2.30pm to give thanks for the life of Peter Farquhar who was known to many at BPC.
 
 ‘Standing Strong’: Due to a cancellation there is a spare ticket (and a seat on the minibus) for this Open Doors celebration on Saturday 16th Nov in Birmingham. Call Zena Greig (01280 309025) asap for details.
 
CAP Life Skills Latest News: The next free course starts on Tuesday 28th January at The Centre with Try-Out taster sessions on 3rd December & 21st January. For further information see BPChurch.uk/CAP or call or text 07458 604064 or email annhubbard@caplifeskills.org
 
Spring Harvest 2020: Two spaces are available for a couple, or two willing to share. 13th-17th April. Contact Flo Thornton (07789 642249)
 
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.
 
Emma Cottrell:  The ministry trip to Israel went well and God answered our prayers bringing His healing and touching people's hearts through the creativity times. Thank you for your support and prayers, Emma, BPC mission partner. info@createdcreative.co.uk
 
Christingle Band: Grade 5 or above instrumental players of any age are needed to join our band, to play at the Christingle on 24th December, with one practice on the 23rd. Contact Tina randtmitchell@tiscali.co.uk.
 
 
Food Bank: Thanks to all who recently gave. We are now well stocked! Looking ahead we need Christmas goods. Please donate by 1st December to enable extra parcels for early December, & remember sell by dates!
 
Traidcraft: Christmas cards, Advent calendars (with chocolate or not), cards, gifts and more are now available from the cupboard at the back of the church. Orders welcome. Make yours a Fairtrade Christmas and start at Coffee Service Café on Saturday 23rd November from 10.30am to 12pm!
 
Greek & Hebrew Lessons: service resumes at the Centre with Hebrew at 6pm on 15th November, and Greek at 10am-12md on 16th November.
 
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; olly@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:   9th – 10th November     Bob Legrove (01280 824570)
                                               11th – 15th November  Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
                                               16th – 17th November  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

3rd November 2019                                                       Fourth Sunday before Advent
 
 
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.
 
3rd November 2019                                                       Fourth Sunday before Advent
9.30 am      Family Service                               Bad Decisions, “Give in to pressure”
                     Judges 13: 2-5, 24-25 (p.256); 15: 9 & 14-15 (p.258); 16: 4-21 (p.259)
11.15 am    Morning Worship                              Luke “To Seek and Save the Lost”
                                                                        2 Thess 1 (p.1189); Luke 19: 1-10 (p.1053)
12.30           Baptism
6 pm            Contemporary Service               Bad Decisions, “Give in to pressure”
                      with Holy Communion                                       Readings as for 9.30 am
 
 
Today’s Collect
God of glory,
touch our lips with the fire of your Spirit,
that we with all creation
may rejoice to sing your praise;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 
Pray through the week for:
  • those who are ill 
  • all those who mourn, especially friends & family of Ron Buckingham and Don Davis that they may be comforted by God’s presence.
 
The Week Ahead:
 
Monday 4th November 8-9.00 pm Prayer and Praise at BPC
Tuesday 5th November 8.30 am Prayer Meeting in the Rectory
  10-11.30 am Women’s Heaven
  6.00-7.30pm Blaze (Years 7-9)
  7.30-9.00pm Blaze (Years 10-13)
Wednesday 6th Nov 10-11.45 am Women’s Connect
  10.00 am Holy Communion
Thursday 7th November 7.15 pm Choir Practice
Friday 8th November 7.00 pm Prayers in the Tower Room
Saturday 9th November 10.30am-12 Coffee Service Café
 
Third Sunday before Advent
Sunday 10th November 8.00 am Holy Communion
  9.30 am Family Service
Remembrance 10.50 am Memorial Service outside
Sunday 11.45 am Said Communion
  3.00 pm Messy Church
  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
 
Don Davis: Don’s funeral will be at the Willow Chapel, Crownhill Crematorium, Milton Keynes, on Monday 4th November at 1.45pm.
 
 
Prayer and Praise: at 8-9pm, Monday 4th November, in BPC. This is an amazing monthly gathering and a real ‘business meeting with God’.
 
Community Lunch: will be cancelled on Tuesday 5th November due to the car-park being resurfaced.
 
 
Car Park Resurfacing 4th- 8th November – No vehicle access possible. 
 
Arts Day at BPC: Friday 15th November – three events through the day! Painting the Crucifixion, an exhibition of drawing and painting – Free entry from 10am-1pm & 2.30-6pm with pop-up art events 11am-1pm. Painting a Portrait – a practical demonstration, 1.30-2.30pm, tickets £10. Station to Station in Three Acts – concert, conversation, sound & image. Maria Donahue, pianist & Robert Cumming, historian; 6-7.30pm, tickets £15. Book at www.bpchurch.uk/artsday - proceeds to BPC. An exhibition, demonstration & concert with Gino Ballantyne, BPC artist in residence!
 
Admin Assistant: BPC is looking to recruit someone for 8 hours per week, preferably with experience in using Office 365 and Xero, to help with the growing ‘digital’ workload in the office and finance team. Please email Jan manager@bpchurch.uk.
 
Emma Cottrell: is in Israel until the 4th November and values your prayers for the end of her eight day ministry trip.
 
Christingle Band: Grade 5 or above instrumental players of any age are needed to join our band, to play at the Christingle on 24th December, with one practice on the 23rd. Contact Tina randtmitchell@tiscali.co.uk.
 
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.
 
Creativity Evenings: Praying in colour creativity is next on Monday 11th December. Details from Emma Cottrell: info@createdcreative.co.uk
 
CAP Life Skills Latest News: The next free course starts on Tuesday 28th January at The Centre with Try-Out taster sessions on 3rd December & 21st January. For further information see BPChurch.uk/CAP or call or text 07458 604064 or email annhubbard@caplifeskills.org
 
Spring Harvest 2020: Two spaces are available for a couple, or two willing to share. 13th-17th April. Contact Flo Thornton (07789 642249)
 
Lady Chapel: Plans to restore the stained glass window to its original position are nearly finalised. Please look at the noticeboard & contact Tim Jones: 01280 815661 or moscowtj@hotmail.com with comments
 
 
Children's Society boxes: if you have a box that needs emptying please bring it to Maids Moreton church on Wednesday 6th November (10am - 12noon) and we will send the contents to the Children's Society for you. Contact Valerie Rushton (01280 824942) if you would prefer it collected.
 
Candlelit Carols: Thornborough Church is holding an Advent Carol service by candlelight at 6pm on Sunday 1st December. All welcome.
 
Christmas Day Lunch: Do you know anyone who might be on their own at Christmas and a potential guest? Could you join the team? Could you invite a neighbour to share your family’s Christmas lunch or tea? Details from: Stephen.Townsend@salvationarmy.org.uk (07770 380717)
 
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; olly@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:        2nd – 3rd November           Mike Evans (01280 814872)
                                               4th – 8th November           Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
                                               9th – 10th November         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