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24th May 2020 The Seventh Sunday of Easter
Buckingham Parish Church is operating on-line.
Look at 2 Timothy 4: 1-5 for this week’s challenge.
Welcome to Kate: our new curate is Kate Pellereau and she arrived last week. She and her puppy Charlie Parker are settling into their new home in Chandos Close, and Kate starts at BPC in July. We look forward to meeting her, on Zoom, at two meters, and eventually in church itself.
All activities continue on-line or via social media and Zoom
Covid 19: See our guidance page on our website at bpchurch.uk and keep yourself up to date with the government and NHS websites.
Remember the new slogan!
“Stay Alert – Control the virus – Save Lives”
Staying in touch: If you are vulnerable, alone, sad, scared or lonely we can help. Contact Jo Wigley on 07512 274423 or email@example.com
Prayer Ministry: While the church is closed we can pray at home; if you have specific prayer needs please contact Jo Wigley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
O God the King of glory,
you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:
we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,
but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us
and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before,
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 including Sharon Webb and others known to us
· all those who mourn, that they may be comforted by God’s presence.
The Week Ahead:
Live-stream & Zoom: Remember to join the coffee & chat after services. Passwords are being emailed and details are on our website: bpchurch.uk
Thy Kingdom Come: Ascension Day marks the start of a worldwide call to pray between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Jesus called his disciples to do this as they waited in Jerusalem for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Can we devote ourselves to pray constantly, daily, for five people, family, friends or work colleagues, that they might have an encounter with Jesus Christ? Check-out the resources at www.thykingdomcome.global
Prayer & Praise: was on Monday 4th May & ‘Prayer Points’ are on the BPC website. Remember to join ‘Daily Prayers with Paul’ (M-F) at 9am.
Flower Show: Chelsea went digital last week and BPC will too, so see to your gardens and await instructions – watch this space!
Diary events: Most events continue virtually; see the website for details.
Alpha & Marriage Series: Church members are enjoying the two new series. It is not too late to join and they can run in your own time. See the website bpchurch.uk ‘What’s On’ for details.
Kids & Families: A new You Tube channel has been set up to access all crafts, stories, games and other news; subscribe & pass this information to anyone who may be interested. All is via bpchurch.uk Church Life.
Creative expressions and encouragements: Do visit “Current Reflections & Testimonies” on the Created Creative website (click here) to view some of BPC families creative expressions at this time to inspire and encourage. If you would like to share an expression please e-mail Emma Cottrell at email@example.com. Creativity evenings are on the second Monday of each month. The next is Monday 8th June.
Do you know how to share your faith? Many of us are unable to make a cohesive defense of our faith when challenged. Do you want to find out how to respond to those tricky questions about suffering etc? This is Apologetics. We hope to offer sessions similar to those done at the BPC Staycation. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Amazon Smile: Please remember to click the ‘Smile’ button when making purchases from Amazon. BPC will get a small commission. For details see the website bpchurch.uk and click Giving, Amazon Smile
Food bank: this is open for donations on Tuesdays 10.30 - 11.30 am at The Centre, Verney Close. Check the web site for items needed each week.
Food parcels and prepaid fuel tokens: if you know of anyone in need (including yourself) please contact Jo on email@example.com.
Church Family: are you a member of BPC’s family? If you worship and identify with us please add your name to the electoral roll and check you are on Church Suite. See bpchurch.uk Church Life, Voting.
Notice Sheet: Do you read this? Is this the best way to communicate with the church? Could & should we communicate better or differently? New ideas please to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stewardship: We’ve been looking carefully at how our finances are holding up in these challenging times so thank you to all those who have been able to help us through their giving. For an update of where our income comes from & how we spend it see bpchurch.uk/giving.
Giving to BPC: please set up a standing order or use the QR code here. Single donations can also be made via ChurchSuite
Furlough: Some of the team have been furloughed so please be aware that the contact list above may take you to another member of the team.
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