The Ninth Sunday of Trinity

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.

VERSE OF THE WEEK – Hebrews 12:1-2 ‘Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross.’

TODAY – The cross was an instrument of extreme torture, but it was also an instrument of utter humiliation for those who endured it. Yet Christ was not concerned about the shame he bore, but concerned only with the rescuing of his people. So how can we put aside our pride, and run the race that is set before us?

 

Collect for Ninth Sunday after Trinity: Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; 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 Ninth Sunday after Trinity (BCP):  Grant to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and do always such things as be rightful; that we, who cannot do any thing that is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

 

Readings: HC: Isaiah 5.1-7: Hebrews 11.29  12.6, 10: Luke 12.49-56

MP: Psalm 119.33-48: Jonah 1: 2 Peter 3.14-end

EP: Isaiah 28.9-22: 2 corinthians 8.1-9

 


 

PUBLIC WORSHIP FROM 24th February

From 24th February, the Government’s “Living with Covid” plan came into effect, with a number of changes to rules about self-isolating. In addition routine contact tracing ends, including venue check-ins on the NHS COVID-19 app.

The clergy and wardens consider that despite these changes many of our congregation members and visitors will still be initially cautious. We encourage those who feel confident to come to our services to do so, although we understand that some will still be careful.

Although restrictions on public worship, such as the use of face coverings, are no longer legal requirements, the clergy and wardens have decided that those attending services should be asked to continue with some of the things we have been doing, as there will be a number in our congregations who will continue to have concerns. Please see the more detailed on the parish website.

 

SUNDAY 14th August 2022 Ninth Sunday after Trinity

9am BCP Matins by Zoom
9am HC BCP All Saints’ Coleshill
10.30am CW Holy Communion with Holy Baptism St Mary’s Amersham (streamed from church)
6pm BCP Evening Prayer St Mary’s Amersham (streamed from church)

Wednesday 10am BCP HC Zoom

A warm welcome to the families and friends of Louis & Sam Lammiman and Lyla Hobbs for the special occasion of their baptism at St Mary’s today!

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

 

ANTHEM AND VOLUNTARY at St Mary’s Church:

Hymn 293: Come, Risen Lord & Fanfare for Nottingham (Hakim)

 

MINI SERMON SERIES – HEBREWS:

This Sunday will be continuing our mini sermon series on part of the book of Hebrews!

 

SUMMER TALKS ON YOUTUBE:

As many of us will be away over the summer holidays the clergy team will be producing a short and informal thought for the week that will be sent out with the notices each Friday. The second talk, given by Jonny, is available on the brand new YouTube channel using the link below:

https://youtu.be/tRIp_huNNE8

This will also give everyone the opportunity to test the new channel!

 

MOVE TO YOUTUBE FOR STREAMING

From the 25th September we will move from Facebook to YouTube for all our live streaming. We hope by making this change it will give us more stability and flexibility in how we live stream. It will also mean live streams will be easier to access through the website and links rather than having to sift through Facebook. YouTube allows us to create private links for services such as funerals where family members may not wish to have the service on a public social media page. We will send out instructions on how to access the new system in due course.

 

Parish Harvest Lunch

The Parish Harvest lunch is always a much-loved family event, where we join together as a church family to enjoy food and each other’s company. A simple sit-down meal consisting of a ploughman’s lunch will be served followed by coffee and dessert. There will be entertainment including a family quiz. Wine and soft drinks are included. It will be held in in St. Mary’s Church on Sunday September 25th at 12.30. following the Harvest Service at 10.30a.m. Tickets will be £10 for adults, £5 for 5-15 years  and under 5s are free. There will be collection and proceeds will go towards the St Mary’s Charitable Giving Fund for the people of Ukraine. We will have a harvest stall so contributions of garden produce, bunches of flowers and baking will be gratefully received. If you able to provide a dessert please let Dorothy know. We do need helpers after the service to set up the church for the lunch, help prepare and serve the lunch and clear up afterwards.  Please let Dorothy, Petrina Clackett, Sue Pounce or Valerie Simmonds know if you can assist in any way.Kindly note coffee will not be served after the 10.30 Harvest service, as we will need to prepare for the lunch.  For tickets, contact Dorothy Potter on 01 494 729380 or email stmarys.amersham@btconnect.com or using cheques or cash buy from Janet & Trevor Clayfield and Petrina Clackett on Sunday mornings after church services. Ticket numbers are limited so early booking is advisable.

 

Scam Email:

Emails, supposedly from Rev’d Jonny have been received – not necesarrily asking for anything, only that you reply. DON’T!! Please disregard any email from the clergy/staff team asking for money/vouchers/to click a link as it is almost definitely a scam. Always check the email address as you will only ever receive emails from Jonny with the address: rector@amershamwithcoleshill.org. If in doubt, give Jonny a call on 01494 724426.

 

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.

 

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!

 

TAIZE SHEETS

They can be accessed from this Site: http://www.taize.fr/en_article1854.html

 

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, Graham Lambert, Peter McCall.

For your Private Prayers at home: Stuart Tennant.

For those that have died:    Gill Crawford, Shirley Smith.

 

MARY’S CHURCH – August

Saturday         13th     2pm                Wedding rehearsal

Sunday           14th     1pm                Wedding

Tuesday          16th     2.30pm           Visitng academics

Sunday           21st      All day            Street Market in Old Amersham

 

 NAMES AND ADDRESSES:
Rev’d Jonny Rapson Rector 01494 724426 rector@amershamwithcoleshill.org

Jonny’s day off is Friday – please only contact him then in an emergency.

Rev’d Tim Barnard Hon Associate Rector 01494 728478 timbar_uk@yahoo.co.uk

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 susangill01@gmail.com
Sheila Shield Reader 01494 571766 smshield@aol.com
Susan Pounce Churchwarden  01494727674 susan.thomaspounce@btopenworld.com
Valerie Simmonds: Churchwarden 01494 724693 valeriesimmonds@btinternet.com
Petrina Clackett Churchwarden 01494 433044    petrina.clackett@coleshill.net
Howard Pool: Churchwarden 01494 727687  howardpool@hotmail.com
Graeme Coles Treasurer  07703 963990   Treasurer-pcc@outlook.com
Clare Atkinson Planned Giving – both churches: stmarysgiving@btinternet.com
Simon Hollett Children’s Workerstmarysamershamkids@gmail.com 07926 575851
Steve Poulson Mission Partner 07783 506692 steve@streetkidsdirect.org.uk
Parish Office Dorothy Potter. Church St, Amersham. Bucks. HP7 0DB

01494 729380                        stmarys.amersham@btconnect.com

Safeguarding officers for the Parish

Clare Samuels:  07966 425206 clare@noiinclare.co.uk.

St Mary’s website:  www.stmaryschurchamersham.com
Coleshill website:  www.coleshill.org/village-life/all-saintschurch.html