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13th October 2019                                        Seventeenth 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 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 11.15am 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.
 
13th October 2019                                                   Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
HARVEST SUNDAY
8.00 am      Holy Communion                  
9.30 am      Family Service                         ‘Stewardship’     2 Cor 9: 6-15 (p.1164)
11.15 am    Parish Communion               ‘Stewardship’    Luke 12: 16-21 (p.1044)
3.00 pm      Messy Church
6 pm            Contemporary Service        ‘Stewardship’     2 Cor 9: 6-15 (p.1164)
 
Today’s Collect
Almighty God, you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:
pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself,
and so bring us at last to your heavenly city
where we shall see you face to face;
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 14th October 7-9.15 pm Praying in colour creativity
Tuesday 15th October 8.30 am Prayer Meeting in the Rectory
  10-11.30 am Women’s Heaven
  12-1.15 pm Community Lunch
  1.15-2.45pm CAP Course
  6.00-7.30pm Blaze (Years 7-9)
  7.30-9.00pm Blaze (Years 10-13)
Wednesday 16 Oct 10-11.45 am Women’s Connect in BPC
  10.00 am Holy Communion
  3.30 pm Prayer for the World at
21 Lenborough Road
Thursday 17th October 10.00 am ARK group for toddlers, parents and carers
  7.15 pm Choir Practice
Friday 18th October 7.00 pm Prayers in the Tower Room
  7.00pm Women’s Meal at Louis’
Saturday 19th October 8.30-10am Men’s Breakfast
  10.30am-12 Coffee Service  Café
 
Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 20th October 9.30 am Family Service & Communion
  11.15 am Parish Communion
  6.00 pm Contemporary Service
     
 
Prayer Ministry: This is available at all services in the Lady Chapel, and at 6.00pm at the front of each side aisle. (At 11.15am, please come after receiving Communion, or later.) Prayer brings the Lord’s healing and wholeness.
 
Newcomers: Please fill in a Welcome Card if you are new and want to regularly worship with us. Will and Lucia would love to invite you for a Welcome Meal. Please contact Sue Fox at parector@bpchurch.uk
 
The Spire: will be lit on 15th October in loving memory of Emily Dennis and on 18th October in memory of Pat Cox’s mother and Pat’s significant birthday.
 
Prayer for the World: Our church Vision Statement includes 'changing the world'. A vital way we can do this is through prayer. We meet at 4pm on Wednesday 16th October at 21 Lenborough Road to pray for our troubled world, our mission partners & the persecuted church. Tea from 3.30pm. Do join us. Contact zenagreig@hotmail.co.uk. (01280 309025)
 
Care for the Family Women’s Event: A group is going to the Ridgeway Centre in Milton Keynes from 7.30–10pm on Wednesday 16th October for this event called ‘Free to Be’. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets from the Care for the Family website. Details from Hannah at women@bpchurch.uk.
 
Women’s Meal at Louis’: 7pm, Friday 18th October. Pizza, side/fries and a cocktail for £15. Book a place at women@bpchurch.uk. See you there!
 
11.15 Service: A small group led by Peter Williams has been meeting ‘to review, develop & grow’ our traditional Sunday morning service. Please pray for it & share your ideas over how this service can develop & grow: Contact: Gerry Causer, Valerie Hirons, Brian Hirst, Bob Le Grove, David Squibb, Judith Wigley and Peter Williams. (Details on MyChurchSuite)
 
Community Lunch: This is an opportunity to make new friends over a delicious three-course meal, every Tuesday from 12.00 to 1.15 at BPC.
 
Telling the Bible: 7.30-9.30pm Monday 21st October, Bob Hartman, storyteller, and author of the Lion Storyteller Bible will be at BPC. He has received the 2019 award for outstanding contribution to Christian publishing, and will be sharing ‘Open the Book’ a primary schools project based on his stories. Further information and tickets (£5) from Jayde Crouch kids@bpchurch.uk, or Jo Brice families@bpchurch.uk 
 
Danny's Licensing Service: Danny will be licensed as vicar of St Peter's Church, Loudwater at 7.30 on Wednesday 13th November. Please let the office know if you can attend this service and travel can be sorted.
 
Connect Groups: If you would like to draw closer to Jesus, to grow as a disciple of Jesus, to get to know people in the church family better, or to know that there is a group of close friends who are interested in you and praying for you, then do consider joining a Connect Group. There are opportunities to join existing and new groups, which meet on Monday-Thursdays, mostly evenings but some are daytime. To find out more or to join a group please contact Michael Greig at connect@bpchurch.uk.
 
BPC Website: Are you connected? See www.bpchurch.uk for all you need to know. Sign up and log-in to MyChurchSuite to stay in the loop.
 
Hebrew & Greek Lessons: at the Centre on Friday 18 October: Hebrew 6:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturday 19 October: Greek 10:10am – 12:30pm
 
Christmas Day Lunch: is put on for people in Buckingham who would be on their own on Christmas Day. Do you know anyone who could be a potential guest? Could you join the team? If you are at home with family could you invite a neighbour to share your Christmas lunch or tea? Details from: Stephen.Townsend@salvationarmy.org.uk (07770 380717)
 
Bitternes Afloat: is a Christian adventure sailing cruise on the Norfolk Broads for 11-18 year olds. BPC is sending a group from 11th-18th April. No experience is necessary. Contact Will Trevitt; 07764 682198
 
Giving to BPC: We would love everyone to be able to make a regular gift to the work of BPC, via our Giving Scheme. However for single non-cash donations you can now use our chip & pin device or use the QR code here and donate via debit/credit card or apple pay etc. For further details see: stewardship@bpchurch.uk.
 
 
Useful contact details
Rector:                            Rev Will Pearson-Gee: rector@bpchurch.uk (830221)
Rector’s PA:                   Sue Fox: parector@bpchurch.uk (830223)
Pastoral Care:                Jo Wigley: care@bpchurch.uk (07512 274423)
Worship Leader:           Ali Burt: worship@bpchurch.uk (07823 494704)
Youth Leader:                Lara Burt: youth@bpchurch.uk (07375 667190)
Families Leader:            Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Outreach Leader          Olly Holland; olly@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Leader         Jayde Crouch; kids@bpchurch.uk
Safeguarding team:      Jane Wardale & Denise Evans: safeguarding@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:        12th – 13th October          Bob Legrove (01280 824570)
                                               14th – 18th October          Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
                                               19th – 20th October          Pam Fox (01280 812511)
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

6th October 2019                           Sixteenth 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 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 11.15am 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.
 
 
6th October 2019                                                            Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
 
 
9.30 am      Family Service                         ‘Stewardship’  Romans 12: 1-8 (p.1139)
 
 
11.15 am    Morning worship                   ‘Serving – our true worship’
                                                                                                          Romans 12: 1-8 (p.1139)
 
 
6 pm            Contemporary Service        ‘Stewardship’  Romans 12: 1-8 (p.1139)
                      with Holy Communion        
 
 
 
Today’s Collect
Lord of creation,
whose glory is around and within us:
open our eyes to your wonders,
that we may serve you with reverence
and know your peace at our lives’ end,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
 

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 7th Oct 8-9.00 pm Prayer & Praise  
Tuesday 8th Oct 8.30 am Prayer Meeting in the Rectory
  10-11.30 am Women’s Heaven
  12-1.15 pm Community Lunch
  1.15pm CAP Life Skills
  6.00-7.30pm Blaze (Years 7-9)
  7.30-9.00pm Blaze (Years 10-13)
Wednesday 9th Oct 10-11.45 am Women’s Connect  
  10.00 am Holy Communion
Thursday 10th Oct 10.00 am ARK group for toddlers, parents and carers
  7.15 pm Choir Practice
Friday 11th Oct 7.00 pm Prayers in the Tower Room
Saturday 12th Oct 10.30am-12 Coffee Service Café
  7.00pm Fashion Show
 
Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 13th Oct 8.00 am Holy Communion
  9.30 am Family Service
  11.15 am Parish Communion
  3.00 pm Messy Church
  6.00 pm Contemporary Service
     
 
Prayer Ministry: This is available at all services in the Lady Chapel, and at 6.00pm at the front of each side aisle. At 11.15am, please come after receiving Communion, or later. Prayer brings the Lord’s healing and wholeness.
 
 
Newcomers: Please fill in a Welcome Card if you are new and want to regularly worship with us. Will and Lucia would love to invite you for a Welcome Meal. Please contact Sue Fox at parector@bpchurch.uk
 
 
BPC Website: Are you connected? See www.bpchurch.uk for all you need to know. Sign up and log-in to MyChurchSuite to stay in the loop.
 
Electoral Roll: Remember to sign up as this entitles you to take part in the ‘official’ life of the church. You need to be on the Electoral Roll for at least 6 months if you wish to stand for election to the PCC. Details & application forms are in church and on the website www.bpchurch.uk.
 
Community Lunch: We have received a donation of 20 kilos of mince from the newly opened Smith and Clay Butchers.  So do join us for lunch where meatloaf, lasagna and cottage pie will be on the menu soon! This is an opportunity to make new friends over a delicious three-course meal, served every Tuesday from 12.00 to 1.15 at BPC.
 
CAP Life Skills: the first session is at BPC on Tuesday 8th Oct at 1.15pm. It’s not too late to sign up for this free course. Meet upstairs in Church. Creche provided. Leaflets at the back of church; please pass to anyone you know who could benefit, and pray that they will enrol. Contact Brian Hubbard on 07458 604064 or brianhubbard@caplifeskills.org
 
BPC Charity Fashion Show: 7-9pm on Saturday 12th October at BPC. Tickets are £5, from the office or Jacqui (07808 498367).  
 
Telling the Bible: 7.30-9.30pm Monday 21st October, Bob Hartman, storyteller, and author of the Lion Storyteller Bible will be at BPC. He has received the 2019 award for outstanding contribution to Christian publishing, and will be sharing ‘Open the Book’ a primary schools project based on his stories. Further information and tickets (£5) from Jayde Crouch kids@bpchurch.uk, or Jo Brice families@bpchurch.uk 
 
Danny's Licensing Service: Danny will be licensed as vicar of St Peter's Church, Loudwater at 7.30 on Wednesday 13th November. Please let the office know if you can attend this service and travel can be sorted.
 
Bitternes Afloat: is a Christian adventure sailing cruise on the Norfolk Broads for 11-18 year olds. BPC is sending a group from 11th-18th April. No experience is necessary. Contact Will Trevitt; 07764 682198
 
Buckingham Food Bank: Stocks are very low & we need tinned peas, carrots, mixed veg, tinned meat products, tuna, rice pudding, potatoes, fruit. Also pasta sauces, jams, coffee, sugar & biscuits. Thank you to all.
 
Connect Groups: If you would like to draw closer to Jesus, to grow as a disciple of Jesus, to get to know people in the church family better, or to know that there is a group of close friends who are interested in you and praying for you, then do consider joining a Connect Group. There are opportunities to join existing and new groups, which meet on Monday-Thursdays, mostly evenings but some are daytime. To find out more or to join a group please contact Michael Greig at connect@bpchurch.uk.
Call My Wine Bluff: 7.30pm Friday 25th October, Stowe Music Room. A light-hearted charitable wine tasting evening in aid of Stowe Church Roof Appeal. Tickets and details from closesmith@hotmail.com.
 
Hebrew & Greek Lessons: at the Centre on Friday 11 October: Hebrew 6:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturday 12 October: Greek 10:10am – 12:30pm
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Giving to BPC: We would love everyone to be able to make a regular gift to the work of BPC, via our Giving Scheme stewardship@bpchurch.uk. However, if you wish to make a donation and have no cash for the Offering bags, please use the QR code here & make a donation via your debit/credit card (or Apple Pay etc). Just point your phone camera at the QR code and follow instructions.
 
 
 
Useful contact details
Rector:                            Rev Will Pearson-Gee: rector@bpchurch.uk (830221)
Rector’s PA:                   Sue Fox: parector@bpchurch.uk (830223)
Pastoral Care:                Jo Wigley: care@bpchurch.uk (07512 274423)
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            Olly Holland; olly@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Worker        Jayde Crouch; kids@bpchurch.uk
Safeguarding team:      Jane Wardale & Denise Evans: safeguarding@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:        5th – 6th October               Mike Evans (01280 814872)
                                               7th – 11th October             Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
                                               12th – 13th October          Bob Legrove (01280 824570)
Parish Office:          Mon to Fri, 10am - 12pm (821509): office@bpchurch.uk
 
Notice sheet items by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.