Harvest Thanksgiving – All Saints’ Church
The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity – St. Mary’s Church
A Prayer for Ukraine
God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort will draw them near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus, the prince of Peace. Amen.
For ASC: Verse for the week: Here is the verse of the week: John 6:35 – Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
Thought: What does Jesus being the bread of life mean for us today?
For SMC: Today: Jesus says we need faith only the size of a mustard seed, but how much do we trust in our saviour?
Verse of the week: If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea”, and it would obey you.’
Collect for Harvest Thanksgiving: Eternal God, you crown the year with your goodness and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season: grant that we may use them to your glory, for the relief of those in need and for our own well being; 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. Amen
Collect for the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity: O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers of your people who call upon you: and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them; 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. Amen.
Collect for The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity (BCP): O Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Readings: HC: ASC: Philippians 4.4-9: John 6.25-35
HC: SMC Lamenatations 1.1-6: 2 Timothy 1.1-14: Luke 17.5-10
MP Zoom: Psalm 141: Isaiah 49.13-23: Luke 12.1-12
EP: Nehemiah 5.1-13: John 9
SUNDAY 2nd October 2022 sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
8am BCP Holy Communion St Mary’s Amersham
9am BCP Matins by Zoom
9am CW All-Age Harvest Festival with Holy Baptism All Saints’ Coleshill
10.30am CW Holy Communion St Mary’s (streamed from church)
6pm BCP Choral Evensong All Saints’ Coleshill
For all access details see below.
We welcome the family and friends of Arthur Nott-Macaire to All Saints’ Coleshill for the exciting occasion of his baptism!
In addition, the clergy team will livestream a short time of evening prayer on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 6pm
ANTHEM AND VOLUNTARY at St Mary’s Church:
Give us the Wings (Bullock) Prelude in E Minor, BWV 548 (Bach)
Link for this Sunday https://youtu.be/9u4zLlVdM84 This link will take you to all streamed services and our site.
SOME OF YOU HAVE HAD TROUBLE CLICKING ON THE LINKS SO IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM TRY THIS:
Accessing from a laptop: In these notices, put the cursor arrow on the blue underlined link to the service you want. Hold down the control key (bottom left on my computer) and click the cursor. Bingo! (Sheila Shield)
PARISH HARVEST LUNCH
Our thanks to all who came and supported the Harvest Lunch, those who helped setting up and clearing away, those who sold tickets, those who made the desserts, made the vegetarian and vegan food, made tea & coffee, served the wine, brought produce to be sold on the Harvest stall and those who volunteered to do the washing up! We are so grateful to Jo and her team who decorated the church, to Jan who made the fabulous Harvest Loaf, to the the Brown family who not only made post cards to be sold on the harvest stall but successfully managed it all as well. Finally, we would like to thank Chris Pool who gave an inspirational talk on his outreach work in Ukraine and for our Rector Jonny who devised the fiendish quiz.We raised over £500 the Ukraine which is one of the charities supported by the Parish Charitable Giving Fund. From the Harvest Lunch Team, Petrina & Peter Clackett, Valerie and Adrian Simmonds Trevor and Janet Clayfield, Lorraine and Martin Hollett, Dorothy Potter, Martin and Susan Pounce.
St MARY’S PET SERVICE:
We will be holding a Pet service at St Mary’s on Sunday 9th October at 3pm, all pets (and owners) welcome! We are also pleased to announce that Basil and Crew Mobile Farm will be bringing a whole host of animals to the church yard for all Amersham to enjoy.
COLESHILL PRAYER MORNING:
As there will be lots of prep work happening for Harvest at All Saints’ there will not be a prayer morning this month. We will be back in November as normal!
YOUNG SPANISH TEACHER SEEKING ACCOMMODATION
Dr Challoner’s GS has just employed a young female Spanish teacher who has moved to Amersham from Murcia in Spain. Her accommodation plans have fallen through and she is looking for a suitable room to rent, or a flatshare. If anyone is able to help or knows of anything appropriate David or Care Atkinson would be pleased to hear from you.
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’
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.
HOW TO ACCESS STREAMED CHURCH SERVICES EACH WEEK
SUNDAYS 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
ANOTHER OPTION is to take part in streamed services from the Diocese of Oxford. Going to https://www.oxford.anglican.org/livestream/ will give you both the link to the streamed service and the download of the service order. The Eucharist can also be watched on demand.
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS:
Those who are ill: Pam Atkinson, Diana Heimann, Graham Lambert
For your Private Prayers at home: Stuart Tennant.
For those that have died: David Peate, Victoria Pyle.
St Mary’s Church Diary – October
Monday 3rd 9am St Mary’s School Harvest service.
Friday 7th 2.30pm Funeral
Saturday 8th 3pm Wedding
Tuesday 11th morning Fire Extinguishers being serviced
|NAMES AND ADDRESSES:|
|Rev’d Jonny Rapson Rector 01494 724426 email@example.com
Jonny’s day off is Friday – please only contact him then in an emergency.
|Rev’d Tim Barnard Hon Associate Rector 01494 728478 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com|
|Sheila Shield Reader 01494 571766 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Susan Pounce Churchwarden 01494727674 email@example.com|
|Valerie Simmonds: Churchwarden 01494 724693 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Petrina Clackett Churchwarden 01494 433044 email@example.com|
|Howard Pool: Churchwarden 01494 727687 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Graeme Coles Treasurer 07703 963990 Treasureremail@example.com|
|Clare Atkinson Planned Giving – both churches: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Simon Hollett Children’s Worker – email@example.com 07926 575851|
|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
Clare Samuels: 07966 425206 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|St Mary’s website: www.stmaryschurchamersham.com|
|Coleshill website: www.coleshill.org/village-life/all-saintschurch.html|