The Second Sunday after Trinity
A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy. Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Collect for the Second Sunday after Trinity: Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are nothing worth: send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and all virtues, without which whoever lives is counted dead before you. Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN.
Collect for the Second Sunday after Trinity (BCP): O Lord, who never failest to help and govern them whom thou dost bring up in thy steadfast fear and love: Keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.
Readings: 1 Samuel 15.34-16.13: 2 Corinthians 5.6-10, 14-17: Mark 4.26-34
MP: Psalm 42,43: Deuteronomy 10.12-11.1: Acts 23.12-35
EP: Jeremiah 7.1-16: Romans 9.14-26
RE-OPENING FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP
Both churches how now re-opened successfully. All welcome who would feel confident to come. Please respect signing in, social distancing and sanitising rules.
SUNDAY 13th June Second Sunday after Trinity 9am BCP Holy Communion (Zoom)
9am HC Bee Service All Saints Coleshill 10.30am HC CW St Mary Amersham (streamed from church) 6pm St Mary BCP Evening Prayer (streamed from church)
Wednesday 10am BCP HC Zoom For all access details see below.
In addition, the clergy team will livestream a short time of evening prayer on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 6pm
VOLUNTARY THIS WEEK at St Mary’s Church
Dialogue Sur Les Mixtures (Langlais)
SUNDAY SCHOOL AT ST MARY’S
Sunday School at St Mary’s has re-started under Simon Hollett’s leadership, so all children are welcome to join in activities run by him during the service. Please do support him. No decision has yet been made about re-starting First Steps and Parents and Toddlers.
THE DIOCESAN GEORGE FLAG
The recent inclement weather has paid its toll on our flag and it is now looking past its best and in need of retirement. Please may we ask for your generous support and donations towards a new one. Contact the Parish Office for more information.
CHILTERN COMPASS ONLINE EVENT 22 JUNE
Chiltern Compass is a local charity that aims to support the local community in talking about dying and end of life planning. It’s easy to put off planning for later life, and many people find it daunting or fearful. Talking about dying does not bring it any closer, but taking practical steps can help alleviate feelings of burden and uncertainty and allow you to live life more fully. Chiltern Compass can help provide a direction that suits you. A free online event is being held on 22nd June at 6.00 p.m. which is open to everyone. It will start with a presentation followed by a Q&A session where you will have the opportunity to share experiences and ask questions of the speaker, Dr. Bryn Neal, a retired local GP. To book, please go to https://chilterncompass.org.uk/community-events/
STREAMING AT ST MARY’S
The new streaming kit at St Mary’s is working very well. As always with a new installation there may be teething problems, but please be assured that we are working hard to iron these out. Again, huge thanks to all those who have made this possible.
Now the streaming kit is fully installed, we would like to build up a small team of volunteers to help to operate the system. If you would like to come and see behind the scenes please either speak to Anthony Brown or Martin Pounce who will be happy to give you a guided tour.
ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING
There is a formal notification of this at the end of the notices – do please read!!
STREET KIDS DIRECT
You can now donate via a new App. Details here:
SKD App (streetkidsdirect.org.uk)
ALL SAINTS’ SPRING CLEAN SPRING CLEAN 14TH AND 15TH AUGUST
All Saints’ Church will be having a delayed Spring Clean on these dates. All offers of help, even for a few hours, will be welcomed by the wardens. Refreshments will be provided.
OLWEN MORRIS RECITAL
Sunday 11th July A recital of piano music by Liszt, Chopin, Debussy Elgar, and after the interval for tea, joined by Anna and Stephen for a few surprise items. Entry is free with a charity collection for ” Young Minds” –Starting at 3pm the event will be over by 4.30
BOOKS AND PLANTS
The Book and Plant sales continue to do well, raising money for the churches chosen charities with another record £262 last week. We plan on continuing to have a book stall throughout the summer and the plant sale for June. Thanks for all the plants given so far but if you still have plants to donate, we are happy to receive them on Saturdays, from 9:30 out by Gilbeys. Anyone willing to help us on Saturdays would be most welcome; contact Loraine Hollett for more details on 01494 728863.
With 18 days remaining before the end of June deadline for completion of your blanket (or of as many squares as you have been able to finish), the tension is mounting! But so is the fun – our total has risen to 73 completed baby blankets and I know another three (at least) are certain to be added. That’s getting on for 1500 knitted squares! Special blanket thank you to those who sew the squares together! No wet blankets there!If the end of June blanket deadline is causing you blanket stress, do please have a quiet word with Jane or me. (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com ).
A PASTORAL CHAT
Do contact any of the clergy for a chat by phone, facetime or Zoom about anything that is concerning you. Time we have!
DONATIONS TO ST MARY’S AND ALL SAINTS
While the pandemic continues, there is likely to be an impact on finances. We are very grateful that so many people have changed their giving to standing orders and we are in a very fortunate position in comparison with many other parishes. But if you would like to make a donation or catch up with planned giving and have online banking the easiest way is to make a BACS payment – please contact the Parish Office to get the details (it has been brought to our attention that the information previously displayed could be hacked from the notice). Many already donate by Standing Order so please let our Treasurer know if you want any help in changing to this. Please contact Graeme Coles at Treasurerfirstname.lastname@example.org For All Saints Coleshill please speak to Peter Clackett on 01494 433044
HOW TO ACCESS STREAMED CHURCH SERVICES EACH WEEK
9am Morning Prayer or HC (BCP) Zoom: Please apply to Rev Tim Barnard for meeting joining details, see the contact list below.
10.30am Holy Communion and Evening Prayers log in to: www.facebook.com/stmarysamersham
They can be accessed from this site: http://www.taize.fr/en_article1854.html
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS:
Those who are ill: Sheila Hayward, Jane Newman, Phil Parkinson, Richard Simmonds, Marie-Therese and Brian Fawcett.
For your Private Prayers at home: Marigold Curling, Stuart Tennant, Jan Galloway
For those that have died: Ray Barrett
Saturday 19th 2pm Wedding, All Saints’
Sunday 20th 9am Baptism, All Saints’
NAMES AND ADDRESSES:
Rev’d Tim Barnard Hon Associate Rector 01494 728478 email@example.com
Tim’s days off are Tuesday and Thursday – please only contact him then in an emergency
Rev’d Sue Gill Hon Assoc Rector 01494 451485 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheila Shield Reader 01494 571766 email@example.com
Susan Pounce Churchwarden 01494727674 firstname.lastname@example.org
Howard Hughes Churchwarden 01494 723110 email@example.com
Petrina Clackett Churchwarden 01494 433044 firstname.lastname@example.org
Howard Pool Churchwarden 01494 727687 email@example.com
Graeme Coles Treasurer 07703 963990 Treasurerfirstname.lastname@example.org
Clare Atkinson Planned Giving – both churches: email@example.com
Steve Poulson Mission Partner 07783 506692 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Office Dorothy Potter. Church St, Amersham. Bucks. HP7 0DB
01494 729380 email@example.com
Safeguarding officers for the Parish
Steve Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org 01494 722230
Clare Samuels: 07966 425206 email@example.com.
St Mary’s website: www.stmaryschurchamersham.com
Coleshill website: www.coleshill.org/village-life/all-saintschurch.html
MEETINGS FOR THE ELECTION OF CHURCHWARDENS, MEMBERS OF THE DEANERY SYNOD AND OF THE PCC
A meeting for the election of two Church Wardens for All Saints and two for St Mary’s will be held in St Mary’s Church, Amersham, on 11th July 2021, commencing at about 11-50, after the Sunday communion service. The meeting to elect the Church Wardens will be followed immediately, and almost seamlessly, by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting, at which the other elections will take place.
In order to stay within Covid good practice, there will be no nomination sheets in the churches on which to write the names of nominees for any elected position. I have decided to shift the entire nomination process online.
If you are currently a member of PCC, or of Deanery Synod and you wish to stand for
re-election, please email me to confirm that you wish to remain. We will not at this stage worry about proposers and seconders, but if you have them, please include their names too.
If you are not currently on PCC or the Synod but would like to be, please email me to tell me that you are standing for election. Again, names of proposer and second are handy but not essential to have arranged at this stage.
If you are a Church Warden now and wish to continue, please email me to say so.
If you are not, but wish to stand for election as Church Warden at either church, again please email me.
In both cases, there is a separate form that prospective Wardens need to complete; I shall email you the form when I receive notice that you are standing.