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23rd June 2019                                                                            First Sunday after Trinity
Welcome to Buckingham Parish Church.
If you are new or just visiting do please make yourself known to one of the clergy or the welcome team – we’d love to get to know you.
 
Children: We have great provision for children in all our services.
At the 9.30am service there are age-appropriate groups for ages 3 to Year 6.
There are also two zones at the back of church for younger children to play whilst the service continues and they remain in the care of their parent/carer.
At our 11am service we have a group for primary aged children and at 6pm we have a group for children in Year 3 to Year 6 as well as our Youth Group.
 
Streaming: All services are streamed into the Tower Room. This is a quiet place to go but children using it should be supervised by a parent/carer at all times. Please note that our 9.30am and 6.00pm services will be ‘live streamed’ for on-line viewing. If you do not wish to be included, please sit at the rear of the church or in the side aisles. All that is recorded (for viewing later) is the sermon, featuring only the preacher.
 
23rd June 2019                                                                            First Sunday after Trinity
8.00 am      Holy Communion
9.30 am      Family Service                            Genesis 2: 18-25 (p.4)
                                                    ‘Significant Relationships. Created for intimacy’
11.15 am    Parish Communion                  ‘Jesus heals the possessed’
                                               Galatians 3: 23-end (p.1170) Luke 8: 26-39 (p.1037)
6.00 pm      Contemporary Service           Genesis 2: 18-25 (p.4)
                                                    ‘Significant Relationships. Created for intimacy’
 
Today’s Collect
O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you,
mercifully accept our prayers
and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature
we can do no good thing without you, grant us the help of your grace,
that in the keeping of your commandments
we may please you both in will and deed;
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.

Pray through the week for:
those who are ill
all those who mourn, that they may be comforted by God’s presence. 
The Week Ahead:
 
Monday 24th June
7-9.15 pm
Creativity Evening
Tuesday 25th June
8.30 am
Prayer Meeting in Tower Room
 
10.00-11.30 am
Women’s Heaven
 
12.00-1.15 pm
Community Lunch
 
6.45-8.00  pm
Blaze
Wednesday 26th June
9.45 am
Women’s Connect
Meet at 23, Sandmartin Close
 
10.00 am
Holy Communion
 
3.45 pm
Prayer for the world
 
6.30-8.30 pm
Fuel
Thursday 27th June
10.00 am
Ark Group for toddlers,
parents and carers
 
7.15 pm
Choir Practice
Friday 28th June
7.00 pm
Prayers in the Tower Room
Saturday 29th June
10.30
am-12.00
No Coffee Service Café
 
Second Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 30th June
9.30 am
Family Service
 
11.15 am
Parish Communion
 
6.00 pm
Contemporary Service
 
Prayer Ministry: This is available at all services in the Lady Chapel. Prayer brings the Lord’s healing and wholeness.
 
Newcomers: If you are new here and want to regularly worship with us please fill in a Welcome Card at the back of church and give it to any in the welcome team or just post it in the red box.
 
Welcome Meal: Will and Lucia would love to meet you if you are new to BPC and have not yet visited The Rectory for a welcome meal. The next date is this week, Thursday 27th June; no need to bring anything, it is very casual! Please let Sue Fox know. Contact parector@bpchurch.uk
 
Women’s Heaven - a safe space for women: Next on Tuesday 25th June at 10am-11.30am, with lunch after. See womensheaven@bpchurch.uk
 
Benefice Shared Lunch: Note - today’s lunch, 1pm for 1.15pm, 23rd June is in Nash (not Beachampton). The next lunch will be in Whaddon on 28th July.
 
Creativity Evenings: next tomorrow, 24th June, in the Ringing Chamber at BPC from 7-9.15pm. Then 15th July, and every second Monday from September. Details from Emma Cottrell: info@createdcreative.co.uk 
 
Women’s Connect: this week, 26th June, meets at 23 Sandmartin Close.
 
Leadership Social: Monday 8th July, 7.30-9.30pm at BPC. For all those in a leadership role at BPC. If you lead or help to lead groups that involve teaching, pastoral care & spiritual oversight or responsibility you are in a leadership role! This includes leaders & co-leaders of Connect Groups, courses like parenting & Alpha and leaders of women, men, youth & children's groups. The evening will include a meal with wine and will offer an evening of fun & encouragement. Please contact Sue Fox if you can come, on 830223 or email parector@bpchurch.uk (it is essential you RSVP for catering purposes) Any questions please speak to Will.
 
Prayer Meetings: Note that the Tuesday meeting is once again in the Tower Room, as are many over the summer. Watch this space! Also remember to keep praying for Alpha and ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ bracelets.
 
New start time: It is now over a month since the new start time for the Morning Service. The trial period continues through the summer and as it ends we will listen to your views before making a final decision for September. Your continued grace, understanding & feedback is valued!
 
Are you ‘Connected’: Check out the BPC website www.bpchurch.uk  for all you need to know about BPC. Keeping in touch by signing up to MyChurchSuite ensures you stay in the loop with all that's going on.
 
Men’s Barbecue: 13th July. An evening event, with generous amounts of food & an engaging talk, so a great chance to invite people. Please save the date and start asking others. Details nearer the time.
 
Buckingham Food Bank: needs tea bags, biscuits, custard, fruit juice, tinned vegetables and tinned spaghetti hoops! Thank you to all who support this vital local service. There is always an up to date list of produce needed on the collection box by the font. Please donate and pray for this work and the families we support.
 
Latin, Hebrew and Greek: lessons resume at the Centre on Friday with Latin, 3-5.30pm and Hebrew, 6-8pm. Greek is 9am-12.30 on Saturday.
 
 
Africa Mercy: Ian & Flo Thornton are writing a wonderful & informative blog about their volunteer work with Mercy Ships. They have been baking and cleaning as the ship has been moored off Conakry, in West Africa (see www.mercyships.org.uk). The latest blog is a lovely colourful farewell as their ship sails for Las Palmas, and even has something about Pirates. Don’t miss ianflothornton.blogspot.com.
 
Deanery Quiet Day: learning how to be more contemplative. Thursday 4th July, 10am-4pm at St Nicholas, Lillingstone Dayrell. Lead by Rev Petra Elsmore. Tea, coffee & buffet lunch provided (no charge but donations welcome). Contact 01280 815317 or georgie.christopher@btinternet.com
 
 
Useful contact details
Rector:                            Rev Will Pearson-Gee: rector@bpchurch.uk (830221)
Rector’s PA:                   Sue Fox: parector@bpchurch.uk (830223)
Curate:                            Rev Danny Rodgers: curate@bpchurch.uk (07814 243193)
Pastoral Care:                Jo Wigley: care@bpchurch.uk
Worship Leader:           Ali Burt: worship@bpchurch.uk (07823 494704)
Youth Leader:                Lara Burt: youth@bpchurch.uk (07375 667190)
Families Worker:          Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Outreach Pastor            Jacob Wigley: outreach@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Worker        Jayde Crouch; kids@bpchurch.uk
Safeguarding team:      Jane Wardale & Denise Evans: safeguarding@bpchurch.uk
Ministry Intern              Olly Holland; olly@bpchurch.uk
Prayer Chain:                 If you need or know of someone who needs prayer, please call Gill Croxton who heads up the Prayer Chain (815100)
Connect Groups:                       Rev Michael Greig (309025) connect@bpchurch.uk
Stewardship Co-ordinator:      Judith Bundock (813887) stewardship@bpchurch.uk
Organist & Choirmaster:    Robert Tucker (847154)  choir@bpchurch.uk
Full service information:   www.bpchurch.uk
Duty Churchwardens:               22nd  – 28th June:     Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
                                                      29th – 30th June:      Paul Hirons (01280 812072)
Parish Office:          Mon to Fri, 10am - 12pm (821509): office@bpchurch.uk
Notice sheet items by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.

Last week's notices

16th June 2019                                                                   Trinity Sunday – Father’s Day
Welcome to Buckingham Parish Church.
If you are new or just visiting do please make yourself known to one of the clergy or the welcome team – we’d love to get to know you.
 
Children: We have great provision for children in all our services.
At the 9.30am service there are age-appropriate groups for ages 3 to Year 6.
There are also two zones at the back of church for younger children to play whilst the service continues and they remain in the care of their parent/carer.
At our 11am service we have a group for primary aged children and at 6pm we have a group for children in Year 3 to Year 6 as well as our Youth Group.
 
Streaming: All services are streamed into the Tower Room. This is a quiet place to go but children using it should be supervised by a parent/carer at all times. Please note that our 9.30am and 6.00pm services will be ‘live streamed’ for on-line viewing. If you do not wish to be included, please sit at the rear of the church or in the side aisles. All that is recorded (for viewing later) is the sermon, featuring only the preacher.
 
16th June 2019                                                                   Trinity Sunday – Father’s Day
9.30 am      Family Service &                        Luke 15: 11-31 (p.1049)
                      Holy Communion                      Significant Relationships.
                                                            ‘The Love of a Father: What makes a Hero?’
11.15 am    Parish Communion                  Romans 5: 1-5 (p.1132)
                                                                               John 16: 12-15 (p.1084)
                                                                               ‘The Trinity’
6.00 pm      Contemporary Service           Luke 15: 11-31 (p.1049)
                                                                               Significant Relationships.
                                                            ‘The Love of a Father: What makes a Hero?’
 
Today’s Collect
Almighty and eternal God,
you have revealed yourself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
and live and reign in the perfect unity of love:
hold us firm in this faith, that we may know you in all your ways
and evermore rejoice in your eternal glory,
who are three Persons yet one God, now and for ever.

Pray through the week for:
those who are ill.
all those who mourn especially the family and friends of Barbara Shirley that they may be comforted by God’s presence. 
The Week Ahead:
 
Tuesday 18th June
8.30 am
Prayer Meeting in Tower Room
 
10.00-11.30 am
Women’s Heaven
 
12.00-1.15 pm
Community Lunch
 
6.45 pm
Blaze
Wednesday 19th June
9.45 am
Women’s Connect
 
10.00 am
Holy Communion
 
3.45 pm
Prayer for the world
 
6.30-8.30 pm
Fuel
Thursday 20th June
10.00 am
Ark Group for toddlers,
parents and carers
 
7.15 pm
Choir Practice
Friday 21st June
7.00 pm
Prayers in the Tower Room
Saturday 22nd June
10.30am-12.00
Coffee Service Café
 
First Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 23rd June
8.00 am
Holy Communion
 
9.30 am
Family Service
 
11.15 am
Parish Communion
 
6.00 pm
Contemporary Service
 
 
Prayer Ministry: This is available at all services in the Lady Chapel. Prayer brings the Lord’s healing and wholeness.
 
Newcomers Welcome Meal: If you are new to BPC and have not yet visited The Rectory for a welcome meal please let Sue Fox know. The next date is Thursday 27th June. Will & Lucia would love to meet you. All very casual & no need to bring anything! Contact parector@bpchurch.uk
 
Women’s Heaven - a safe space for women: Next on Tuesday 18th June at 10am-11.30am, with lunch after. See womensheaven@bpchurch.uk
 
Calling all Leaders in BPC! Anyone in a leadership role in BPC is warmly invited to a ‘Leadership Social’ on Monday 8th July, 7.30-9.30pm at BPC. You are in a leadership role if you lead or help to lead groups that involve teaching, pastoral care and spiritual oversight or responsibility. It would also include for example leaders & co-leaders of Connect Groups, courses like parenting & Alpha and leaders of men, women, youth & children's groups. The evening will include a meal with wine and will, we hope, offer an evening of fun and encouragement. Please would you let Sue Fox know if you can come (you must RSVP for catering purposes) by calling her on 830223 or emailing parector@bpchurch.uk Any questions please speak to Will.
 
 
Tuesday Weekly Prayer Meetings: Note that many of these will be in the Tower Room over the summer so please watch this space!
 
“Thy Kingdom Come”: came to an end at Pentecost. BPC participated with extended prayer meetings and a prayer walk. Why not continue praying for your ‘bracelet’. See www.thykingdomcome.global for details.
 
Prayer for the World: 3.45pm, Wednesday 19th June. We will be meeting to pray for our Mission partners, the persecuted church and other areas of great need. This month we will be meeting at the home of Bill & Anne Mercer, 2 Eider Close, Buckingham, MK18 1GL. For further details contact Zena Greig, 01280 309025 or zenagreig@hotmail.co.uk 
 
 
BPC Weekend Away: 27-29 Sept 2019. Details & booking form are at www.bpchurch.uk/weekendaway. Day Rates are available for those who can only come for part of the weekend. There are two reasonably priced hotels with en-suite accommodation nearby. See the BPC website or pick up a leaflet in Church. For off site please book direct with hotel.
 
Creativity Evenings: revised summer dates are the 24th June & 15th July, in the Ringing Chamber at BPC from 7-9.15pm. There is no meeting in August and we return to every second Monday in September. More info on BPC website or email Emma Cottrell: info@createdcreative.co.uk 
 
 
Benefice Lunch: The next lunch is in Beachampton on the 23rd June.
 
Men’s Barbecue: 13th July. An evening event, with generous amounts of food & an engaging talk, so a great chance to invite people. Please save the date and start asking others. Details nearer the time.
 
 
Buckingham Food Bank: needs tea bags, biscuits, custard, fruit juice, tinned vegetables and tinned spaghetti hoops! Thank you to all who support this vital local service that operates from The Centre. There is always an up to date list of produce needed on the collection box by the font. Please donate and pray for this work and the families we support.
 
Ian & Flo Thornton: are writing a weekly blog about their time on Africa Mercy.  For insights, prayer requests and latest news see the notice board at the back of church and also ianflothornton.blogspot.com. Their ship has relocated in this final month; see also www.mercyships.org.uk
 
 
Deanery Quiet Day: learning how to be more contemplative. Thursday 4th July, 10am-4pm at St Nicholas, Lillingstone Dayrell. Lead by Rev Petra Elsmore. Tea, coffee & buffet lunch provided (no charge but donations welcome). Contact 01280 815317 or georgie.christopher@btinternet.com
 
Stowe Church Ascot Garden Party: 2.15pm, 16th June at Evenly Wood. £20 includes entrance, refreshments, string quartet and race evening from 6pm (latter only £5). Details from jmorten@btinternet.com  
 
Useful contact details
Rector:                            Rev Will Pearson-Gee: rector@bpchurch.uk (830221)
Rector’s PA:                   Sue Fox: parector@bpchurch.uk (830223)
Curate:                            Rev Danny Rodgers: curate@bpchurch.uk (07814 243193)
Pastoral Care:                Jo Wigley: care@bpchurch.uk
Worship Leader:           Ali Burt: worship@bpchurch.uk (07823 494704)
Youth Leader:                Lara Burt: youth@bpchurch.uk (07375 667190)
Families Worker:          Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Worker  Jayde Crouch; kids@bpchurch.uk
Safeguarding team:      Jane Wardale & Denise Evans: safeguarding@bpchurch.uk
Intern                              Olly Holland; olly@bpchurch.uk
Prayer Chain:                 If you need or know of someone who needs prayer, please call Gill Croxton who heads up the Prayer Chain (815100)
Connect Groups:        Rev Michael Greig (309025) connect@bpchurch.uk
Stewardship Co-ordinator:      Judith Bundock (813887) stewardship@bpchurch.uk
Organist & Choirmaster:    Robert Tucker (847154)  choir@bpchurch.uk
Full service information:    www.bpchurch.uk
Duty Churchwardens:               15th – 16th June:   Pam Fox (01280 812511)
                                                      17th – 21st June:   Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
Parish Office:          Mon to Fri, 10am - 12pm (821509): office@bpchurch.uk
Notice sheet items by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.