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Chalfont St Peter
Harvest services will be held around the Parish:
St Paul's 30th Sept @ 4.00pm
St Peter's 7th October @ 9.30am and 11.00am
All Saints' 7th October @ 11.00am
Please bring non-perishable goods, toiletries, gloves, hats and socks. All donations will go to the London Run to support those living on the streets of London and Slough.
The Bible Course - Starting Soon!
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.
Today: Sunday, 30th September 2018 Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
Holy Communion All Saints' Church, Oval Way
Family Service St Peter's Parish Church
Sung Eucharist St Peter's Parish Church
Harvest Evensong St Paul's Church, Horn Hill
Wednesday, 3rd October 2018
Holy Communion St Peter's Parish Church
Welcome to this service, a time to encounter God, gather together and worship.
Q) Where did the clerical “dog collar” originate?
Breakfast Together Sunday, 7th October, 8.30am We will be hosting another family breakfast before the 9.30am service on Sunday, 7th October in the Parish Church Hall. All church members are very welcome to come along and share pastries, cereals and toast before going to your various services. No need to bring anything, just hungry tummies! We look forward to seeing you there.
Parish Prayer Group The next meeting is on Tuesday 2nd October in the Lady Chapel at the Parish Church from 10.00 - 11.00 am. All are welcome to join us to pray for the requests left in the Prayer Box and any other Parish needs. Meetings will always be on the first Tuesday in the month.
The Parish is proud to be a part of this evangelistic movement taking place in South Bucks in November. Several events are currently being organised and, in the lead up to this, everyone is invited to a Rethink Launch Day on Saturday, 6th October from 9.00am - 12.30pm in the Memorial Centre, Gerrards Cross. This will be a time of training, prayer and vision casting so sign up on Eventbrite or on the sheets at the back of all churches to come and find out more.
THIS IS OPEN TO EVERYONE!
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A) Travelling Protestant preachers in the 17th and 18th centuries wore black clothing and often wore a white sweatband (cravat) for riding on horseback. This became personified in the UK by John Wesley, founder of the Methodists, who rode on horseback the length and breadth of England preaching the Bible.
An extra course will be run on Sunday afternoons after half term. Please let Sandra know if you are interested.
The Graham Home Group This meets again after the break on Monday 1st October at 10.00 am at The Box, Hillfield Road, when we will continue our series on the Twelve Disciples. All are welcome - for further information please contact Revd Wendy Graham on 01753 885055.
St Peter's Children's Choir Starting 1st October, this choir will meet to rehearse on Mondays 3.30-5.00pm in the Parish Church. We 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 07738 906159.
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 Sandra!
New Worship Pattern at All Saints'
From Sunday October 7th, there will be an 11am Sunday Morning Eucharist on the First Sunday of each month. This will replace the 6:30pm Sung Eucharist on the 3rd Sunday of each month which will no longer take place.
Parish of Chalfont St Peter
Charity Number: 1146043
Next week: Sunday, 7th October 19th Sunday after Trinity
Harvest Family Service St Peter's Parish Church
Sung Eucharist Harvest Service All Saints' Church, Oval Way
Sung Eucharist Harvest Service St Peter's Parish Church
Evensong St Paul's Church, Horn Hill
Wednesday, 10th October 2018
Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us your gift of faith that, forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to that which is before, we may run the way of your commandments and win the crown of everlasting joy; 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.
Esther 7.1-6,10-10; 9.20-22 (NIVUK)
A reading from the book of Esther
7 So the king and Haman went to Queen Esther’s banquet, 2 and as they were drinking wine on the second day, the king again asked, ‘Queen Esther, what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be granted.’ 3 Then Queen Esther answered, ‘If I have found favour with you, Your Majesty, and if it pleases you, grant me my life – this is my petition. And spare my people – this is my request. 4 For I and my people have been sold to be destroyed, killed and annihilated. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because no such distress would justify disturbing the king.’ 5 King Xerxes asked Queen Esther, ‘Who is he? Where is he – the man who has dared to do such a thing?’ 6 Esther said, ‘An adversary and enemy! This vile Haman!’ [...] 9 Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs attending the king, said, ‘A pole reaching to a height of fifty cubits stands by Haman’s house. He had it set up for Mordecai, who spoke up to help the king.’ The king said, ‘Impale him on it!’ 10 So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai. Then the king’s fury subsided. [...] 9 20 Mordecai recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews throughout the provinces of King Xerxes, near and far, 21 that they should celebrate annually the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar 22 as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration. He wrote to them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor.
James 5. 13-20 (NIVUK)
A reading from the epistle of James
13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you ill? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. 17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops. 19 My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, 20 remember this: whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.
Mark 5.21-43 (NIVUK)
Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark
21 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered round him while he was by the lake. 22 Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. 23 He pleaded earnestly with him, ‘My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.’ 24 So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed and pressed round him. 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought, ‘If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.’ 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering. 30 At once Jesus realised that power had gone out from him. He turned round in the crowd and asked, ‘Who touched my clothes?’ 31 ‘You see the people crowding against you,’ his disciples answered, ‘and yet you can ask, “Who touched me?”’ 32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.’ 35 While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. ‘Your daughter is dead,’ they said. ‘Why bother the teacher anymore?’ 36 Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’ 37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. 39 He went in and said to them, ‘Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.’ 40 But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, ‘Talitha koum!’ (which means ‘Little girl, I say to you, get up!’). 42 Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. 43 He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.
We praise and thank you, O Christ, for this sacred feast: for here we receive you, here the memory of your passion is renewed, here our minds are filled with grace, and here a pledge of future glory is given, when we shall feast at that table where you reign with all your saints for ever.
NEXT WEEK'S READINGS
Harvest Readings for St. Peter’s and All Saints'
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Continuous for St Pauls
Job 1.1; 2.1-10
Hebrews 1.1-4; 2.5-12
Harvest Readings for St Paul's
Joel 2:21 - 27 (NIVUK)
A reading from the book of Joel
Do not be afraid, land of Judah;
be glad and rejoice.
Surely the Lord has done great things!
22 Do not be afraid, you wild animals,
for the pastures in the wilderness are becoming green.
The trees are bearing their fruit;
the fig-tree and the vine yield their riches.
23 Be glad, people of Zion,
rejoice in the Lord your God,
for he has given you the autumn rains
because he is faithful.
He sends you abundant showers,
both autumn and spring rains, as before.
24 The threshing-floors will be filled with grain;
the vats will overflow with new wine and oil.
25 ‘I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten –
the great locust and the young locust,
the other locusts and the locust swarm[b] –
my great army that I sent among you.
26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full,
and you will praise the name of the Lord your God,
who has worked wonders for you;
never again will my people be shamed.
27 Then you will know that I am in Israel,
that I am the Lord your God,
and that there is no other;
never again will my people be shamed.
1 Timothy 2:1-7 (NIVUK)
A reading from the First Epistle of Paul to Timothy
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. 7 And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle – I am telling the truth, I am not lying – and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.
Matthew 6:25-33 (NIVUK)
Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 28 ‘And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you – you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Readings for 30th September 2018
Eighteenth after Trinity
Vicar Revd John Goodman
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Revd Wendy Graham
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Children and Families Minister
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