SUNDAY, 7TH OCTOBER 2018 TRINITY 19
ENCOUNTER GOD | ENCOURAGE OTHERS | ENGAGE OUR WORLD
Services this week
Teaching: How and why do I pray?
Holy Communion, All Saints' Church, Oval Way
Harvest Family Service, St Peter's Parish Church
Harvest Sung Eucharist, St Peter's Parish Church
Harvest Sung Eucharist, All Saints' Church, Oval Way
Evensong, St Paul's Church, Horn Hill
Wednesday, 10th October
Sung Eucharist, 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
St Peter's Choir Rehearsal, 7.30pm St Peter's Church
Talking Jesus, 8pm The Vicarage
Alpha Course, 11am St Peter's Church Hall
Tea and Hymns, 3pm St Peter's Church Hall
The Vine, 6.30pm St Peter's Church Hall
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.
Q: Who wears a chasuble?
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 01753 880067 for more details.
Tea & Hymns Next Tea & Hymns will be Sunday, 13th October at 3pm, St Peter's Church Hall.
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!
If you are looking to buy any materials from the Bible Society, please consider using our Church Reference Number of 12439 as the Church will then make 10% on any sales.
A big thank you to everybody who joined us for Harvest at St Paul’s. The supper was a sellout and from the comments, enjoyed by everyone and as a result of the raffle and donations we are sending £230 to Christian Aid. See you next year!!
St Peter's Children's Choir We rehearse Mondays 3.30-5.00pm in the Parish Church to 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.
A: Since ancient times, a priest celebrating Mass (Holy Communion) would wear a casula - a poncho-like garment - in the style of a Roman farmer. Distinctively decorated in the colour of the religious season, the chasuble today is the outermost liturgical vestment worn by clergy to celebrate the Eucharist and is seen as the “yoke of Christ”.
Collections for Indonesia There will be a retiring collection after each service this week for victims of the recent disasters in Indonesia, through Christian Aid. Thank you for your generosity.
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
considering donating at https://cspparish.churchsuite.co.uk/ donate/ and choose "Chalfont St Peter Worship Appeal" Thank you for your support!
Children's Society Box Opening
This takes place on Saturday, 13th October in the Parish Church Hall. Visit the event with your box for counting and enjoy a coffee and peruse our stalls. Donations of cakes, jewellery, unwanted gifts and books would be gratefully received and can be delivered to the Church Office during the week.
Prayer requests We would love to pray for you. Request boxes are available in each church.
News & notices
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.
Esther 7.1-6,9,10; 9.20-22 (NIVUK)
A reading from the book of Esther
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!’ Then Haman was terrified before the king and queen. 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[c] 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.
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Parish of Chalfont St Peter
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Revd Wendy Graham
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Children and Families Minister
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Next week: Sunday, 14th October Trinity 20
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
Wednesday, 17th October 2018
Holy Communion St Peter's Parish Church