ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, HUGHENDEN

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ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, HUGHENDEN
ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, HUGHENDEN
9 November 2014 : Third Sunday before Advent - Remembrance Sunday
WELCOME TO OUR SERVICES TODAY. If you are a visitor and usually
take communion in your own church, we hope you will share the sacrament
with us. If you are not a communicant, please still come to the altar, but
carry a book, and you will receive a blessing. Do join us for Fairtrade
refreshments in Church House after the 8:00 am and 9:00 am services and
at the back of church after the 10:45 am service.
A Crèche is available in the North Room during the 10:45 am service. All
children attending the 10.45 am service are welcome to meet in school year
groups during term time as follows:
Bubbles - Pre-school & Reception: North Room
JC Club - Years 1 - 5: Church House
Bell Tower - Years 6 - 9: Bell Tower
Please take this sheet home with you as a reminder of events in the coming
week which you might want to join in with, or pray over.
COLLECTS FOR TODAY'S SERVICES
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. Amen.
Post Communion Collect:
God of peace,
whose Son Jesus Christ proclaimed the kingdom
and restored the broken to wholeness of life:
look with compassion on the anguish of the world,
and by your healing power
make whole both people and nations;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Church Notices: please send to [email protected]
Today's readings with their pew bible page numbers are:
Old Testament Reading:
Amos 5: 18-24 (page 920)
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In Israel, in the 8 Century BC, Amos sees more attention being given to
religious ritual than to social justice. So, says this fierce prophet, if you
expect the Lord's coming, beware that it may not be as delightful as you
think. When God comes to his world he comes in righteous judgement.
New Testament Reading:
1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18 (page 1188)
This letter is the earliest we have from Paul. The church at that time
expected Jesus to return very soon. Paul has encouraging words for those
who might die before that second Advent, because every one of us can look
forward to life with Christ for ever.
Gospel Reading:
Matthew 25: 1-13 (page 994)
Jesus tells a parable about the coming Day of the Son of Man. None of us
can know the time of his coming, but we must live as though it might be at
any moment, and be prepared to face him.
8:00 am Holy Communion (Said) (Common Worship)
9:00 am Matins (Sung) (BCP)
Psalm 70 (Oxford Psalter page 137)
10:20 am Act of Remembrance
10:45 am Family Communion
If at the Family service you would like to receive prayer for healing, general well being,
comfort and strength by our trained Prayer Team, please make your way up early to the
communion rail and then go into the North Chapel (doorway by the organ) where you will be
warmly and confidentially welcomed.
6:00 pm Evensong (Sung) (BCP) (No sermon)
Psalms 20 & 82 (Oxford Psalter pages 51 & 164)
Judges 7: 2-22 (page 249)
Hymn 150
John 15: 9-17 (page 1083)
Hymns 137 & 420
Intercessions:
In our prayers this week we remember Joan Gibson, Stella
Blake, Joan Sweet, Annie Coles, Avis Clinch, Ann Way,
Rudi Gelsey, Jim and Anne Long, Florence Pinfield,
Freddie Newman (now at home recovering from illness),
and all who care for and about them.
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
Morning Prayer is said on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at
7:30 am and on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:45 am. Do join us.
MONDAY 10 November
10:15 am Ladies' Daytime Fellowship & Bible Study. A warm welcome to all.
Further details - Judith Camplisson (565108) or Ann Long (564009)
TUESDAY 11 November
10:00 am Victorian Christmas: National Trust visiting school party: Church
1:45 pm Art Fellowship Group: Church House
WEDNESDAY 12 November
9:00 am UV3A: Church House
7:30 pm Alpha Course: Church House
THURSDAY 13 November
8:00 am 24/7 Prayer for High Wycombe: North Room
9:30 am Hughenden Toddlers: Church House
11:30 am Interment of Ashes of Demus Edward Brown
FRIDAY 14 November
10:00 am Victorian Christmas: National Trust visiting school party: Church
2:15 am Funeral of Charles Roberts, followed by cremation
Next Sunday:
16 November : Second Sunday before Advent
8:00 am Holy Communion (Said) (Common Worship)
9:00 am Holy Communion (Sung) (Common Worship)
10:45 am Informal Family Service
6:00 pm Evensong (Sung) (BCP)
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
13 November – 24/7 Prayer for Wycombe from 8:00 am to 8:00 am Friday
at home or in the North Room, where the prayer space will be set up. You
will find the sign-up sheet and the ‘new look’ Prayer Points on the table at
the back of the Church. Prayerfully consider signing up for an hour, or part
of an hour, in prayer for the ministries taking place in High Wycombe.
14 November – ‘Loitering with Intent - Police Chaplaincy in Action’ is
the subject of a talk to be given by Canon David Wilbraham, Force Chaplain
to the Thames Valley Police on Friday, November 14 at Holy Trinity Church
Prestwood. Tickets are £5 from 01494 862156 or at the door.
20 November – Concert at 6:00 pm (with tea & cake served from 5.30) of
music by Mendelssohn, Holst and Mozart played by Nicky Fairbairn (oboe)
and The Keats Quartet. Music for the ‘Season of mists and mellow
fruitfulness’. Contact Arthur Johnson (01494 521471) for tickets: £11
(student/child £6).
22 November – ‘The Cry - Requiem for the Lost Child’ A powerful and
moving choral work which uses the Requiem liturgy interwoven with the
words of children who have been affected by war and conflict. At All Saints
Church, High Wycombe at 7:30 pm. Tickets from Helen Byrne (07881
781695) - £12, £10 concession, Children under 12 free but must have a
ticket.
GENERAL
Save the Children Christmas cards and diaries will be available to
purchase in church before and after the 10:45 am service this week and for
the next few weeks.
Advance Notice Filming will take place at the Manor on 11th, 12th and
13th November. The car park will have equipment vans in it; but the film
company have been requested that a good amount of space be available
for church business.
The Dorcas Project This Christmas Dorcas will be providing small new
Christmas presents for children including a book, colouring pencils,
colouring books and puzzles. They envisage each present costing
approximately £5. Last year they received 265 referrals for this small
project and they expect to receive something in the region of the same this
year. Donations would be very much appreciated towards the cost of this
project, new books etc. as aforementioned (for children 0-12 years) and,
most importantly, prayer for the children who will be receiving the presents.
If you can help in any way you may leave gifts at Holy Trinity Church office,
Amersham Road, mornings only, or with Yvonne Cook who will be happy to
take them for you. More information from the Dorcas Project in the Dec/Jan
Outlook.
Outlook The editors for the December/January issue are Chris and Jane
Tyrer. Items for inclusion should reach the editors by the 15 November.
Email at [email protected] or hand-written articles can
be delivered or posted to Helen Byrne at 67 Friars Gardens, Hughenden
Valley.

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