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17th  February 2019                                         Third Sunday before Lent
 
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. We have great provision for children in all our services. At the 9.30am service there are age-appropriate groups for ages 3 to Yr 6. There are also two zones at the back of church for younger children to play whilst the service continues and they are 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 Yr 3 – Yr 6 as well as our Youth Group. The Tower Room is available in all services and has the service streamed in. It is a quieter place to go but children using it will need to be supervised by a parent/carer at all times. Please note that our 9.30am and 6.00pm services will be ‘live streamed’. If you don’t 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.
 
17th  February 2019                                         Third Sunday before Lent
 
9.30am                         Family Service and HC Luke 5: 1-11 (page 1032)
                                    ‘Called to action’                                                                                                                                                                         
11.00am                        Parish Communion 1 Cor 15: 12-28 (page 1156)
                                    Luke 6: 17-26 (page 1033)
                                    ‘If Christ has not been raised…’
6.00pm                        Contemporary Service Luke 5: 1-11 (page 1032)
                                    ‘Called to action’                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 
Today’s Collect
Almighty God, who alone can bring order
to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity
give your people grace so to love what you command
and to desire what you promise
that, among the many changes of this world,
our hearts may surely there be fixed
where true joys are to be found,
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:
 
Tuesday 19th February
8.30am
Prayer Meeting at The Rectory
 
12.00-1.15pm
Community Lunch
Wednesday 20th February
10.00am
Holy Communion
 
7.30pm
Alpha Course
(At The Centre)
Friday 22nd February
7.00pm
Prayer Meeting in Tower Room
Saturday 23rd February
10.00-12noon
Coffee Service Café
Sunday  24th February
 
Second  Sunday before Lent
 
8.00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
 
9.30am
Family Service
 
11.00am
Parish Communion
 
6.00pm
Contemporary Service
 
Sunday 24th February:  1pm  Benefice Shared Lunch at Thornborough.
 
Prayer Ministry: is available at the usual 9.30am, 11.00am and 6.00pm services, in the Lady Chapel. Receiving prayer brings the Lord’s healing and wholeness.
 
APCM: The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be on Sunday 28th April.  In a departure from tradition we are combining all services that Sunday into a combined service and annual meeting ending up with a shared lunch.  The plan is for the meeting/service to start at 11.15am and there will be groups for the children and we will ‘break bread’ together.  After the service/meeting we will share lunch as one church family.  Please put this in your diary. More details to follow.
 
Women’s lunch at Prego: on Wednesday 20th February at 12pm. It’s £8 for one course or £11 for two. Please mail women@bpchurch.uk or by using the signup sheet at the back of church. Hannah and the team.
 
BPC Weekend Away, 27-29 Sept. 2019. Details/booking form are at https://www.bpchurch.uk/weekendaway. Staying off site and Day Rates are available for those who can only come for part of the weekend and for those who would like to stay off-site. If you would prefer local en-suite accommodation there are two reasonably-priced hotels nearby. Please see website or leaflet in Church for details. Please book direct with the hotel.
 
Christian Aid @ Tesco’s: The Christian Aid Committee is organising a collection at the store on Wednesday 27th February. Could you help us raise funds for our global neighbours who are struggling with poverty and injustice by giving an hour between 9.00am & 6.00pm. Please contact Judith Bundock on 813887 or jandrb@bundock.com
 
Bible Reading notes:   The Bible Reading Fellowship offers a number of different resources to help with regular Bible reading and study.  Daily notes are available. Contact Jane Wardale on 01280 814067 or jswardale@gmail.com, if you would like to purchase their daily notes. (subscription is £17.40 for a year's worth of helpful commentary/insights).
 
Dear Church Family: Anke and I are in Romania currently for a short mission trip until this coming Wednesday. The time will include creativity times within a church, a women’s refuge and revisiting local deprived villages and the children there. Please pray for the Lord to touch hearts and bring His healing. Thank you for your continued support and prayers, Emma info@createdcreative.co.uk
 
Buckingham Churches Holiday Club 2019: We are looking for:
1. New Leadership for the Youth group (Year 7 +) 2. Website/Registration Process Leader - someone who is IT literate and prepared to review the Website itself alongside the current registration system and suggest any implement changes. We would welcome your prayers as we plan for Holiday Club2019 and also your thoughts, ideas and offers of help. Please email to gabiholland@me.com. Every Blessing to you all and thank you for joining us in prayer at this time. Tim Edworthy, Will Pearson-Gee, Kay Murray. Council of Reference.
 
Volunteers to make tea and coffee at the 6pm service: Could you help perhaps once every 4/6 weeks. Contact Jo Ash care@bpchurch.uk
 
Sponsored Challenge: Along with her work colleagues Mandy Hagon will be doing a sponsored challenge from dawn to dusk on 2nd March for Scripture Union. All your support will make a BIG difference enabling us to continue to support churches in their outreach to children and young people. This is a team event and my role is 'Central Controller!' Details on: http://www.SU.org.uk/beach or contact mandy.hagon@uwclub.net.
 
World Day of Prayer: The Service this year has been prepared by the women of Slovenia with the theme - Come, all is ready. The Service will be held in the Salvation Army Hall on Friday 1st March at 11am. Everyone is welcome. We hope you will join us on this unique day of global prayer.
 
Fairtrade Fortnight 25th Feb – 10th Mar: Big Brew 9th March 10am – noon at the Old Gaol celebrates 40 years of Traidcraft. The focus is on cocoa producers, from West Africa, most of whom live in poverty.  Make sure your chocolate is Fairtrade to guarantee a living wage. Fairtrade chocolate puddings will be served at the community lunch during the fortnight! There will be a stall at Ark after half term selling Easter Eggs.
 
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 Worker: Jo Ash: care@bpchurch.uk
Worship Leader:   worship@bpchurch.uk
Youth Pastor:  youth@bpchurch.uk
Families Worker: Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Childrens Worker: Jayde Crouch: kids@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)
Stewardship Co-ordinator:  Judith Bundock (813887) stewardship@bpchurch.uk
Safeguarding team: Jane Wardale and Denise Evans: safeguarding@bpchurch.uk
Connect Group Co ordinator: Rev Michael Greig (309025) connect@bpchurch.uk
Organist & Choirmaster: Robert Tucker (847154)  choir@bpchurch.uk
Full service information:  www.bpchurch.uk
Duty Churchwardens                   16th -17th  February Pam Fox (01280 812511)
                                                           18th -22nd February Paddy Collins (823006)
Parish Office Mon – Fri, 10am – 12pm (821509) office@bpchurch.uk   
Notice sheet items by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.


Last week's notices

10th  February 2019                                     Fourth Sunday before Lent
 
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. We have great provision for children in all our services. At the 9.30am service there are age-appropriate groups for ages 3 to Yr 6. There are also two zones at the back of church for younger children to play whilst the service continues and they are 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 Yr 3 – Yr 6 as well as our Youth Group. The Tower Room is available in all services and has the service streamed in. It is a quieter place to go but children using it will need to be supervised by a parent/carer at all times. Please note that our 9.30am and 6.00pm services will be ‘live streamed’. If you don’t 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.
 
10th  February 2019                                     Fourth Sunday before Lent
8.00am                           Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30am                         Family Service Luke 4: 14-30 (page 1031)
                                    ‘Proclaiming Freedom                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
11.00am                        Parish Communion 1 Cor 15: 1-11 (page 1156)
                                    Luke 5: 1-11 (page 1032) ‘The resurrection’
3.00pm                                    Messy Church
6.00pm                        Contemporary Service  Luke 4: 14-30 (page 1031)                  ‘Proclaiming freedom’                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
 
Today’s Collect
O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers,
that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: grant us such strength and protection
as may support us in all dangers
and carry us through all temptations;
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 11th February
7.15pm
Creativity Evening 
Tuesday 12th February
8.30am
Prayer Meeting at The Rectory
 
12.00-1.15pm
Community Lunch
 
6.45pm
Blaze
Wednesday 13thFebruary
10.00am
Holy Communion
 
7.00-8.30pm
Fuel
 
7.30pm
Alpha Course (At The Centre)
Thursday 14th February
9.30am
Daytime Alpha
 
10.00am
Ark Group for toddlers, parents and carers
 
7.15pm
Choir Practice
Friday 15th February
7.00pm
Prayer Meeting in Tower Room
Saturday 16th February
10.00-12 noon
Coffee Service Café
Sunday 17th February
 
Third Sunday before Lent
 
9.30am
Family Service with HC
 
11.00am
Parish Communion
 
6.00pm
Contemporary Service
 
 
Prayer Ministry:  available at the usual 9.30am, 11.00am and 6.00pm services, in the Lady Chapel. Receiving prayer brings the Lord’s healing and wholeness.
 
Connect Groups welcoming new members: Some new groups are starting up. To join a group please contact Michael Greig on connect@bpchurch.uk or 01280 309025. To find out more up please see the Connect Group section on the BPC website: https://www.bpchurch.uk/Groups/148893/Buckingham_Parish_Church/Church_Life/Connect_Groups/Connect_Groups.aspx
 
Men’s Night at Prego, Buckingham: Mon. 11th Feb. 7.30pm. The cost is £15/£20 excl. drinks, depending on menu choice. Please bring cash.  Email Danny - curate@bpchurch.uk if you would like to come. Do invite friends.
 
Volunteers to make tea and coffee at the 6pm service: Could you help perhaps once every 4/6 weeks. Contact Jo Ash care@bpchurch.uk
 
Praying in colour creativity evenings: on 2nd Monday of each month at BPC. Our next one is this coming Monday 11th  February 7.00 -9.15pm in the Ringing Chamber. An evening of refreshment and a time to listen and be still and receive Gods healing touch through different creative starting points. Open to all. More info on BPC website or e mail Emma Cottrell: info@createdcreative.co.uk
 
Women’s lunch at Prego: on Wednesday 20th February at 12pm. It’s £8 for one course or £11 for two. Spaces are limited so let us know if you’d like to come by emailing women@bpchurch.uk or by using the signup sheet at the back of church. Hannah and the team.
 
Christian Aid @ Tesco’s:  Tesco’s have invited the local Christian Aid Committee to organise a collection at the store on Wednesday 27th February. Could you help us raise funds for our global neighbours who are struggling with poverty and injustice by giving an hour between 9.00am & 6pm. Please contact Judith Bundock on 813887 or jandrb@bundock.com
 
BPC Weekend Away, 27-29 Sept. 2019 Details/booking form are at https://www.bpchurch.uk/weekendaway. Staying off site and Day Rates are available for those who can only come for part of the weekend and for those who would like to stay off-site. If you would prefer local en-suite accommodation there are two reasonably-priced hotels nearby. Please see website or leaflet in Church for details. Please book direct with the hotel.
 
Buckingham Churches Holiday Club 2019: We are looking for:
1. New Leadership for the Youth group (Year 7 +) 2.  Website/Registration Process Leader - someone who is IT literate and prepared to review the Website itself alongside the current registration system and suggest any implement changes. Lastly, we would welcome your prayers as we move forward with planning for Holiday Club for 2019 and also your thoughts, ideas and offers of help. Please send them by email togabiholland@me.com. Every Blessing to you all and thank you for joining us in prayer at this time. Tim Edworthy, Will Pearson-Gee, Kay Murray. Council of Reference.
 
Bible Reading notes:   The Bible Reading Fellowship offers a number of different resources to help with regular Bible reading and study.  Daily notes are available. Contact Jane Wardale on 01280 814067 or jswardale@gmail.com, if you would like to purchase their daily notes. (subscription is £17.40 for a year's worth of helpful commentary/insights).
 
Fairtrade Fortnight 25th Feb. 2019 – 10th Mar. 2019: Come and help us celebrate 40 years of Traidcraft at this year’s Big Brew on Saturday 9th March, 10am – 12 noon at the Old Gaol.  There will be Traidcraft stalls in the market and the Old Gaol. After some tough decisions, Traidcraft plc will continue to trade, albeit in a slimmed down version, to help people to work their way out of poverty.  The sister charity, Traidcraft Exchange, will continue to work with producer groups, enabling them to improve their skills and products and reach new markets.
 
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 Worker: Jo Ash: care@bpchurch.uk
Worship Leader:   worship@bpchurch.uk
Youth Pastor:  youth@bpchurch.uk
Families Worker: Jo Brice:families@bpchurch.uk
Childrens Worker: Jayde Crouch: kids@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)
Stewardship Co-ordinator:  Judith Bundock (813887) stewardship@bpchurch.uk
Safeguarding team: Jane Wardale and Denise Evans: safeguarding@bpchurch.uk
Connect Group Co ordinator: Rev Michael Greig (309025) connect@bpchurch.uk
Organist & Choirmaster: Robert Tucker (847154)  choir@bpchurch.uk
Full service information:  www.bpchurch.uk
Duty Churchwardens:  10th February Bob Legrove (01280 824570)
                                      11th 15th February Mike Evans (01280 814872)
Parish Office Mon – Fri, 10am – 12pm (821509) office@bpchurch.uk   
Notice sheet items by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.