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, 14th 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.
Job 1.1; 2.1-10 (NIVUK)
A reading from the book of Job
In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil. 2 On another day the angels[a] came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them to present himself before him. 2 And the Lord said to Satan, ‘Where have you come from?’ Satan answered the Lord, ‘From roaming throughout the earth, going to and fro on it.’ 3 Then the Lord said to Satan, ‘Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason.’ 4 ‘Skin for skin!’ Satan replied. ‘A man will give all he has for his own life. 5 But now stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face.’ 6 The Lord said to Satan, ‘Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life.’ 7 So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head. 8 Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes. 9 His wife said to him, ‘Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!’ 10 He replied, ‘You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?’ In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.
Hebrews 1.1-4; 2.5-12 (NIVUK)
A reading from the letter to the Hebrews
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs. 2 5 It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6 But there is a place where someone has testified:
‘What is mankind that you are mindful of them,
a son of man that you care for him?
7 You made them a little lower than the angels;
you crowned them with glory and honour
8 and put everything under their feet.’
In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them. 9 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honour because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. 10 In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. 11 Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. 12 He says,
‘I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters;
in the assembly I will sing your praises.’
Mark 10.2-16 (NIVUK)
Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark
2 Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, ‘Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?’ 3 ‘What did Moses command you?’ he replied. 4 They said, ‘Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.’ 5 ‘It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,’ Jesus replied. 6 ‘But at the beginning of creation God “made them male and female”. 7 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 8 and the two will become one flesh.” So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.’ 10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. 11 He answered, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. 12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.’ 13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
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Parish of Chalfont St Peter
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Vicar Revd John Goodman
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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
Tea & Hymns St Peter's Church Hall
Evensong St Paul's Church, Horn Hill
Wednesday, 17th October 2018
Holy Communion St Peter's Parish Church