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16th February 2020                                             The Second 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.
 
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 Youth Group 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.
 
The Second Sunday before Lent
 
9.30 am      Family Service with               “Who do you think you are talking to?”
                      Holy Communion                         How to pray.  Psalm 27: 1-14 (p.557)
 
11.15 am    Parish Communion   Hope “Future Glory”
                                                                  Rom 8: 18-25 (p.1135); Matt 6: 25-34 (p.971)
 
6.00 pm      Contemporary Service                How to pray. Psalm 27: 1-14 (p.557)
                                                                           “Who do you think you are talking to?”
  
Today’s Collect
Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things,
now and for ever.

Pray through the week for:
those who are ill;
all those who mourn, especially the family & friends of Derek Lohmann, that they may be comforted by God’s presence. 
The Week Ahead:
 
Tuesday 18th February
8.30 am
Prayer Meeting - the Rectory
 
10.15 am
CAP Life Skills at The Centre
 
12-1.15pm
Community Lunch
Wednesday 19th Feb
10.00 am
Holy Communion
 
7.30-9.30pm
Alpha at The Centre
Thursday 20th Feb
9.30-11 am
Alpha at BPC
 
7.30 pm
Men’s Curry Night
Friday 21st February
7.00 pm
Prayers in the Tower Room
Saturday 22nd February
11.00 am
Annual Pancake Race
 
The Sunday before Lent
Sunday 23rd February
8.00 am
Holy Communion
 
9.30 am
Family Service
 
11.15 am
Parish Communion
 
1.00pm
Benefice Lunch
 
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 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. Have a look at the church website for up to date events and information.
 
Created Creative: Please pray for Anke & Emma as they go to Romania on a ministry trip from 14 to 20 February. Did you leave BUTTONS for one of the creative outreaches? Thank you for your prayers and support.
 
World Day of Prayer: “Rise, take your mat and walk” - 11am, Friday 6th March at BPC. An Ecumenical service, prepared by the women of Zimbabwe, to reflect their continued journey towards reconciliation.
 
Prayer for the World: is meeting in Lenborough Road at 4pm on 19th February (tea 3.30) to pray for mission partners, persecuted church and the world; this month we pray specifically for 16yr old Leah Sharibuz abducted two years ago by Boko Haram. We will join the 4pm vigil at the Nigerian Embassy, London. Contact Zena Greig for details (309025)
 
CAP & Alpha: both continue to meet - please remember these vital outreach activities in your prayers. Details as always are on the web site.
 
Pancake Race: Coffee Café is cancelled on Saturday 22nd February. This is for the annual all age pancake race, on The Green from 11 – 12 midday.
 
Women’s Breakfast: Our next woman’s event is breakfast at BPC on Saturday 29th February from 8.30 - 10am. Jo Brice will be our speaker. Costs: £5. Please RSVP before 26 February woman@bpchurch.uk.
 
Parenting Event: Care for the Family are running an event called “Left To Their Own Devices? – Confident Parenting in a World of Screens.” This is for parents, carers or anyone who is passionate about helping children navigate the digital world confidently. Milton Keynes, 7.30pm, 17th March, tickets £5. We have 14 minibus spaces (£1 extra for fuel) which leaves BPC at 6.45pm. Book with Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
 
Focus: a group from BC will be going. Dates are 24-28 July. Book from 24th February to get the church discount. See the bpchurch.uk video.
 
Confirmation & Baptism: Bishop Mark Rylands will be conducting confirmations on 22 March at 6.00pm, when there will be opportunities for full immersion Baptisms. Contact parector@bpchurch.uk for details.
 
Safeguarding Training: Saturday 28th March (9.20 – 11.30am) in church. If you work with children, young people, or vulnerable adults, and are a new volunteer, or it is more than 3 years since your last training, you will need to update. Please register by emailing safeguarding@bpchurch.uk
 
Fairtrade Fortnight: runs from 24th Feb to 8th March. Support our annual Big Brew to raise funds on Saturday 7th March; 10–12 in the Old Gaol. Traidcraft will be on sale there & in the market. Easter Egg orders now available & at Coffee Café. Contact Tina: randtmitchell@tiscali.co.uk
 
Prayer: books are available on the bookstall to help us with regular bible reading and prayer. Ask Zena Greig or contact zenagreig@hotmail.co.uk
 
Eroumen Visiting Speakers: 10.30am Saturday 7th March. Prof David Taylor is giving a talk on ‘Early Syriac versions of the New Testament with a focus on the Gospels’. £5 includes a buffet lunch. To book contact Steve Watkins (stephanos@eroumen.co.uk or 07900 955149)
 
Latin, Hebrew & Greek lessons: continue at the Centre.
 
Cherish Women's Conference: Jo Brice and Anke Stolze have 10 spaces available to join them at Cherish on 28th - 30th May in Leeds. Twin room B&B is £79 (to Jo), and conference tickets are £85 (online). Travel details TBC. Further info on website or from Jo Brice at families@bpchurch.uk
 
Lost property: from 2019 is available from the office. Please collect asap as we will be discarding unclaimed items at the end of February.
Messy Church: Exciting things are happening in Messy Church. With numbers growing we are looking for more people to join the team. There are a variety of roles to be filled. This would ideally be once a month. For details please contact Jo Brice on 07852115924 or families@bpchurch.uk
 
Giving to BPC: We would love everyone to regularly gift to the work of BPC, via our Giving Scheme. Single non-cash donations can use our chip & pin device or the QR code here, donating 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; outreach@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:        15th – 16th February         Pam Fox (01280 812511)
                                               17th – 23rd February         Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
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

9th February 2020                                                           The 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.
 
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 Youth Group 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.
 
The Third Sunday before Lent
8.00 am      Holy Communion
9.30 am      Family Service                  How to pray A beginners guide to prayer
                                                                Luke 11: 1-6 (p.1042); Matthew 6: 5-8 (p.970)
11.15 am    Parish Communion   “Salt and Light
                                                                    1 Cor 2: 1-12 (p.1145); Matt 5: 13-20 (p.969)
3.00 pm      Messy Church
6.00 pm      Contemporary Service                                     Details as for 9.30 service
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, especially the family & friends of  Derek Lohmann, that they may be comforted by God’s presence.
 
The Week Ahead:
 
Monday 10th February 8.00-9 pm Healing through Creativity
Tuesday 11th February 8.30 am Prayer Meeting - the Rectory
  10.15 am CAP Life Skills at The Centre
  10-11.30 am Women’s Heaven
  12-1.15pm Community Lunch
  3.30-5.o0pm Refresh
  5.00-7.30pm Blaze
Wednesday 12th Feb 9.45 am Women’s Connect
  10.00 am Holy Communion
  7.30-9.30pm Alpha at The Centre
Thursday 13th February 9.30-11 am Alpha at BPC
  10.00 am ARK group for toddlers, parents and carers
  7.15 pm Choir Practice
  7.30 pm Men’s Curry Night
Friday 14th February 7.00 pm Prayers in the Tower Room
Saturday 15th February 10.30am-12 Coffee Service Café
 
The Second Sunday before Lent
Sunday 16th February 9.30 am Family Service with Holy 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 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
 
Alpha: please pray for the two groups, meeting weekly until Easter. Details from team members after services or see bpchurch.uk/alpha.
 
Healing through Creativity: Monday 10th February at 7-9.15pm in the Ringing Chamber at BPC. Open to all. More information is on the BPC website or e-mail Emma Cottrell at info@createdcreative.co.uk
 
Created Creative: Please pray for Anke & Emma as they go to Romania on a ministry trip (14-20 February). They need BUTTONS for one of the creative outreaches; if you have any spare (broken, whole, big, small) please put them in the box at the back of church by Wednesday 12th Feb. Thank you for your prayers and support.
 
CAP Life Skills: meets weekly on Tuesdays at The Centre, Verney Close (coffee at 10:15). It’s not too late to join. For more details call 07458 604064, see BPChurch.uk/CAP or email annhubbard@caplifeskills.org
 
Men’s Curry: Thursday 13th February - don’t miss out on this men’s event! Another evening of curry and chat, this time upstairs at the reopened Dipalee. £15 for a starter, main & side. Please check your email!
 
Prayer for the World: next meeting is 3.30pm on 19th February at 21 Lenborough Road. We meet to pray for mission partners, persecuted church and the world, this month specifically for 16yr old Leah Sharibu abducted in Nigeria. For further details contact Zena Greig (309025)
 
Women’s breakfast: Our next women’s event is breakfast at BPC on Saturday 29th February from 8.30 - 10am. Jo Brice will be our speaker. Costs: £5. Please RSVP before 26 February woman@bpchurch.uk.
 
Safeguarding Training: Saturday 28 March (9.20 – 11.30am) in church. For those working with children, young people, or vulnerable adults, this session will equip you to recognise where there may be safeguarding concerns, and to know what action you should take. It will be lively and interactive, and will enable you to discuss any issues, and ask questions. If you are a new volunteer, or it is more than 3 years since your last training, please register by emailing safeguarding@bpchurch.uk
 
Schools Ministry: this important work of sharing God with children in our community is growing. If you would like to be a part of our team we would love to chat to you about helping with assemblies or school club. Contact Jo Brice on 07852115924 or families@bpchurch.uk for details
 
SOS Team:  The SOS Team still needs volunteers! It need not be a massive commitment. Do you feel called to help manage the service to provide emergency accommodation for a homeless person. Contact Andrew Gibson operations@bpchurch.uk or 07742 627001 for details.
 
Bookstall: at the back of church continues to provide a good selection of books for all occasions. For knowledgeable advice, and orders, contact Zena Greig on 01280 309025 or zenagreig@hotmail.co.uk
 
Eroumen Visiting Speakers: 10.30am Saturday 7th March. Prof David Taylor is giving a talk on ‘Early Syriac versions of the New Testament with a focus on the Gospels’. £5 includes a buffet lunch. To book contact Steve Watkins (stephanos@eroumen.co.uk or 07900 955149)
 
Latin, Hebrew & Greek lessons: continue at the Centre on Friday at 3:30pm for Latin, 6:00pm for Hebrew & 10:00am on Saturday for Greek.
 
Lost property: from 2019 is available from the office. Please collect asap as we will be discarding unclaimed items at the end of February.
 
Giving to BPC: We would love everyone to regularly gift to the work of BPC, via our Giving Scheme. Single non-cash donations can use our chip & pin device or the QR code here, donating 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; outreach@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:   8th – 9th February          Bob Legrove (01280 824570)
                                               10th – 14th February      Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
                                               15th – 16th February      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