SUNDAY, 14TH OCTOBER 2018 TRINITY 20
ENCOUNTER GOD | ENCOURAGE OTHERS | ENGAGE OUR WORLD
Services this week
Teaching: How does God guide us?
Holy Communion, All Saints' Church, Oval Way
Family Service, St Peter's Parish Church including the Baptism of William Newell
Sung Eucharist, St Peter's Parish Church
Tea & Hymns, St Peter's Church Hall
Baptism of Darcey-Rae Grayson, St Peter's Church
Evensong, St Paul's Church, Horn Hill
Choral Evensong, All Saints' Church, Oval Way
The Vine, St Peter's Church Hall
Wednesday, 17th October
Holy Communion, St Peter's Parish Church
Church events this week
St Peter's Children's Choir, 3.30pm St Peter's Church
Toddler Group, 10am St Peter's Church Hall
Talking Jesus, 8pm The Vicarage
Community Poppy Making, 10am St Peter's Church Hall
Alpha Course, 11am St Peter's Church Hall
The Vine, 6.30pm St Peter's Church Hall
News & notices
The Bible Course This exciting new course that walks you through the Bible, linking up all the stories we know, will be starting on Wednesday, 31st October, 8pm at the Vicarage. Please sign up on the lists at the back of churches or on ChurchSuite if you are interested.
Bible Sunday Is your bible sad, lonely, and dusty? Spend some quality time with it! Sunday, 28th October is Bible Sunday. We want to celebrate the gift of the Word and our freedom to read the Bible. Please consider signing up for The Bible Course (see above). We are also taking the opportunity from this Bible Sunday to do our part for the environment - not to mention our budget - and to stop printing out the weekly readings for our services. So from 28th October, we encourage you to start bringing your bible to church with you, or you can, of course, use the pew Bibles in St Peter's and All Saints if you wish to follow the readings.
Q:How high is St Peter’s Church tower?
Choral Evensong Tonight at 5.30pm, All Saints Over the next few months, All Saints' Church will be hosting a once-monthly service of Choral Evensong. Sung by a choir made up of singers from around South Bucks, this reflective, 50 minute service is the perfect way to prepare for the week ahead. If you are interested in singing in the choir, please contact Ben Ewert at email@example.com or 07738 906159. Due to a constrained rehearsal schedule, music reading ability is required.
St Nicholas Christmas Fayre
Yes! The first mention of Christmas! This year's event - and Fun Night - will be on Friday, 7th December.
Please start saving bric-a-brac, bottles (of ANYTHING!), baskets, toiletries, tombola items, cuddly toys, in fact, anything that we can sell or raffle to raise much needed funds for the Parish. We will need lots of helpers too so please volunteer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Poppy Making Join us in preparing to commemorate 100 years of the end of WWI. Saturday, 20th October 10am-12pm, St Peter's Church Hall. Materials supplied, but donations of red wool appreciated. Refreshments available. All ages very welcome!
Wood Barker Wedding Warmest congratulations to Jan Wood and Ras Barker who were married in St Peter's Church yesterday. Please keep the happy couple in your prayers as they begin their marriage journey.
St Peter's Children's Choir We rehearse on Mondays between 3.30-5.00pm in the Parish Church and will participate in services and special events throughout the year. We are now open to young singers ages 9-13. Singing in a choir is an excellent opportunity to develop musical training, build new friendships and practice teamwork through weekly rehearsals, services and performances. For more info contact Worship Minister Ben Ewert at email@example.com or 07738 906159.
Fauré's Requiem Service We are planning this special service on 4th November, 7pm at All Saints' Church. A choral requiem mass is a beautiful opportunity to celebrate the hope of resurrection, especially for the recently bereaved. But we need to your help to make this happen, with professional singers and instrumentalists! Please help us by:
putting the date in your diary
praying for this ministry
and donating at https://cspparish.churchsuite. co.uk/ donate/ and choosing "Chalfont St Peter Worship Appeal"
Thank you for your support!
Light Party We are celebrating the fact that light is better than dark with a children's party on 31st October in the Parish Church Hall. There will be dancing, party games, and food. The event is completely free but due to high demand, please book a ticket at
A: The top of the parapet wall is 16.5m (55 feet) above the ground, making it approximately 76.5 metres above seal level. It was re-built in 1714, having fallen during storms in 1708.
Services on 4th November All Saints' Day Please note that on Sunday, 4th November there will not be an 11am Sung Eucharist at St Peter's. Instead, we will worship together at 11am at All Saints' to celebrate All Saints' Day.
Sponsor St Peter's Floodlighting If you wish to commemorate a special event such as a wedding anniversary, birthday, exam success, baptism or anything of note please consider sponsoring the floodlighting. The suggested donation is £5 for a day or £25 for a week. A sponsor can choose to remain anonymous or have their details put on the church noticeboard and website stating the reason for the sponsorship. Funds raised go to paying for the on-going maintenance and running of the floodlighting. Please contact the church office on 01753 880067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Tree Extravaganza This takes place at the same time as Fun Night and continues for the following week. If you are a member of a local business or organisation and would be interested in being involved by supplying and decorating a Christmas tree, please contact Sandra on email@example.com or 01753 880067 for more details.
Homegroup News The next meeting of the Graham Home Group will take place tomorrow, Monday 15th October at The Box, Hillfield Road when we shall continue our study of The Twelve Disciples. All are welcome. For further information please contact the Reverend Wendy Graham on 01753 885066 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Baxendine Home Group will meet again on Thursday 25th for the 3rd part of the Talking Jesus course. Contact Elizabeth Baxendine for further information on 01753 882792.
The Mums' Home Group will meet again on Monday, 5th November at 10am for part 3 of Talking Jesus. We are informal and lively, and passionate about sharing and growing our faith. Wriggly little ones more than welcome! Contact email@example.com for info.
O God, forasmuch as without you we are not able to please you; mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; 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.
Job 23.1-9,16,17 (NIVUK)
A reading from the book of Job
Even today my complaint is bitter;
his hand is heavy in spite of my groaning.
3 If only I knew where to find him;
if only I could go to his dwelling!
4 I would state my case before him
and fill my mouth with arguments.
5 I would find out what he would answer me,
and consider what he would say to me.
6 Would he vigorously oppose me with great power?
No, he would not press charges against me.
7 There the upright can establish their innocence before him,
and there I would be delivered for ever from my judge.
8 ‘But if I go to the east, he is not there;
if I go to the west, I do not find him.
9 When he is at work in the north, I do not see him;
when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him. [...]
God has made my heart faint;
the Almighty has terrified me.
17 Yet I am not silenced by the darkness,
by the thick darkness that covers my face.
Hebrews 4.12-16 (NIVUK)
A reading from the letter to the Hebrews
12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to feel sympathy for our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Mark 10.17-31 (NIVUK)
Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark
17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. ‘Good teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ 18 ‘Why do you call me good?’ Jesus answered. ‘No one is good – except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: “You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honour your father and mother.” 20 ‘Teacher,’ he declared, ‘all these I have kept since I was a boy.’ 21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. ‘One thing you lack,’ he said. ‘Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.’ 22 At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth. 23 Jesus looked round and said to his disciples, ‘How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!’ 24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, ‘Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.’ 26 The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, ‘Who then can be saved?’ 27 Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.’ 28 Then Peter spoke up, ‘We have left everything to follow you!’ 29 ‘Truly I tell you,’ Jesus replied, ‘no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel 30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields – along with persecutions – and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.’
Holy and blessed God, you have fed us with the body and blood of your Son and filled us with your Holy Spirit: may we honour you, not only with our lips but in lives dedicated to the service of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Parish of Chalfont St Peter
Charity Number: 1146043
Vicar Revd John Goodman
01753 882389 firstname.lastname@example.org
Revd Wendy Graham
01753 885066 email@example.com
Children and Families Minister
01753 206172 firstname.lastname@example.org Worship Minister Ben Ewert 01753 880067 email@example.com
Open Mon - Fri: 9.30am-12.30pm
01753 880067 firstname.lastname@example.org
MISSION OPERATIONS MANAGER
01753 880067 email@example.com
Next week: Sunday, 21st October Trinity 21
Holy Communion All Saints' Church, Oval Way
Family Service St Peter's Parish Church
Sung Eucharist St Peter's Parish Church
Evensong St Paul's Church, Horn Hill
The Vine St Peter's Church Hall
Wednesday, 24th October
Holy Communion St Peter's Parish Church