PEW Sheet

Do please take up the 10 days of prayer challenge under the title Thy Kingdom Come and see all of the opportunities listed below.

 This email comes with our love and prayers at this time

 Rev Ian Brown

 

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Sunday 24 May 2020 (Sunday after Ascension Day)

THY KINGDOM COME - Ten days of prayer 21 - 31 May 2020

(and week 9 of lockdown during the Corona viral pandemic)

WORSHIP

Sunday

9am Daily Prayers via Zoom.  Meeting ID 526 751 3307, password 365882

10am Sunday Morning Service (Audio service on the web site).  The theme is the Ascension of Jesus

10am Sunday Live stream Communion service from the Diocese of Oxford (link on the website)

The diocesan service is available by telephone too -

  • Dial 01865 920930

  • Press zero for the short service and one for the full Church at Home service

  • It takes a few seconds to retrieve the recording, then the service will start.

11am coffee meeting via Zoom 

SUNDAY MORNING ZOOM

You are invited to after church coffee and chat on Sunday morning at 11am.

Bring along your own mug (of coffee/tea) and join with us on Zoom

  • Click on the following link to join the Zoom meeting  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4609530356?pwd=Z1ZLTjVDL2pyQlBmdUxXaFp3RUlWQT09  If you do not have Zoom installed you will be prompted to install it.

  • If you are asked, the meeting ID is 460 953 0356, and the password 52D8LG

  • Click 'Allow video' and 'Allow audio' which you should find at the bottom left of the Zoom window

  • You should now see Ian and others and be able to hear them.

Mid week (Each and every day this week of Thy Kingdom Come prayer)

9am Daily Prayers via Zoom (details on the website)

4pm Daily prayers and readings to use in your own space.

Wednesday

Mid week reflection on the website (https://www.chalfontstgilesparishchurch.com/midweek-meditations)

Thursday

10.30am Coffee and chat

 Midweek Zoom Study Group and Coffee and a Chat. This week we are going to start our Zoom study group on Thursday at 11 am which will have a half-hour 'coffee and chat' session from 10.30 am that people can 'pop in'  if they would like, and stay for the study session if they can or you can just come along at 11 am for the study group. We will be looking at the Mid Week reflection Bible passage and using the Dwelling in the Word approach to enrich our understanding – a Bible beside you will be necessary for the study! 

  • Click on the following link to join the Zoom meeting  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4609530356?pwd=Z1ZLTjVDL2pyQlBmdUxXaFp3RUlWQT09  If you do not have Zoom installed you will be prompted to install it.

  • If you are asked, the meeting ID is 460 953 0356, and the password 52D8LG

  • Click 'Allow video' and 'Allow audio' which you should find at the bottom left of the Zoom window

  • You should now see Ian and others and be able to hear them.

 

10.30-11 am - Coffee and a chat (all welcome)

11.00-11.30am - Study Group (all welcome)

 

Daily

As well as the Church at Home weekly telephone service from the Diocese of Oxford, a new national phone line offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services. The line is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044

Sunday Bible readings

Acts 1 vs 6-14

John 17 vs 1-11

Collect

Risen Christ, you have raised our human nature to the throne of heaven: help us to see and serve you, that we may join you at the Father’s side, where you reign with the Spirit in glory, now and for ever.

CREATION CARE

In May's magazine on the website, find two articles, one by Joe Wiggin on mowing the churchyard, on page 11, and a sermon on creation from Cambridge in 2012 on page 18.

Or, from one of our supported charities, Arocha, https://blog.arocha.org/en/coronavirus-creation-and-an-opportunity-for-change/  

PASTORAL CARE

We operate a system of pastoral care for all connected with the church via telephone and email contacts. For those who wish to join with this and for other pastoral concerns please contact our Pastoral Care Coordinator: Margaret Carey tel: 01494 762341

 

For other pastoral matters including bereavement and end of life care and support please contact the clergy.

 

CHURCH FINANCES

For those who normally make a financial contribution to the Church via the offering plate on a Sunday, and wish to continue their offering, the two options are

 Online to

  • NatWest Bank

  • PCC of Chalfont St Giles

  • Sort Code 60-05-50

  • Account number 03602796

 A cheque made payable to PCC of Chalfont St Giles Parish Church, and posted to or dropped off at Toft End, 10 Cherry Acre, Chalfont St Peter, SL9 0SX.

Please see the full text of Mike Baldwin’s message on the website at https://www.chalfontstgilesparishchurch.com/virtual

PRAYER

THY KINGDOM COME - Ten days of prayer, 21 - 31 May 2020

As a church and as individuals we are invited to join this global movement of prayer during the ten days between the ascension (when Jesus returned to heaven) and Pentecost (the time we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit).

 Some ways to join in: 

  •  Attend Morning prayer at 9am by Zoom on any of the ten days (see website for joining details)

  • Visit the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ website, add yourself to the prayer map and explore the resources available (https://www.thykingdomcome.global/)

  • If you are looking at this on your phone, download the app from your app store to use for daily prayer at home

  • Pick up an interactive family prayer map (download or collect from the church porch), and download the app (TKC MAP AR) for an Augmented Reality experience

  • Pray daily for five friends to get to know Jesus better

  • Take a prayer walk around the church yard using the stations of prayer – from the 21 May. 

  • The churchyard is still open for visitors keeping social distancing for quiet contemplation

  • Are you, a member of your family, or a friend, in need of special prayer? If so, please contact the rectory or one of the clergy

 

OCCA

Clare Williams from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics has recorded another talk especially for our church entitled ‘What Happens after I die?’ and invited response by email via Paul Henderson. Do please go to the web site and take time to listen.

NEWS

  • The Church of England are now permitting clergy  to re-enter church buildings to say prayers. See the video on the church website recorded by Ian on May 13th re-entering the church after the last service recorded from there on Sunday March 22nd

  • Next Sunday May 31st is Pentecost Sunday and there will be a special Family Service during the late afternoon on  Zoom at 4pm - stand by for more details…!

  • The Parish Magazine for May is online.

  • If you have a Facebook account, click the button at the top of the website, ‘Like’ our page, and join the conversation!

 

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Traidcraft Challenge and News

Food Banks are in crisis.  Many more people are in economic trouble, and it is more difficult to get donations to the food banks.

To contribute, or buy for yourself, please contact Margaret and Bill Dykes by e-mail at williamdykes@btinternet.com , telephone on 01494874511 or text to 07968421416.

16 May 2020 - Margaret and Bill Dykes write

For the Food Bank Appeal, now in its 8th week, this week we have delivered £ 683.00 worth of goods on your behalf to the Chiltern Food Bank, bringing your total donations to date to £5,500.00, truly remarkable and only possible because of your continuing amazing support and generosity. It remains outstanding!

A Malawian farmer selling 90 bags of rice enables his / her child to attend secondary school for a year. We have sold 350 bags so far.  To order yours please contact Margaret on 874511.  How about buying an extra bag and putting it in the food bank box?

Birthdays in May

 Gill Luker, David Worley, Peter Bentall, Carla Wilson, Sandra Jones, Moiya Stroomer

We wish these and all who celebrate birthdays this month joy and peace.

Please pray:

  • for all members of the Anglican Communion around the world

    • For the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, and all primates and bishops

    • For members of the Anglican Consultative Council

    • For the Secretary General, The Most Revd Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon,

    • For the staff at the Anglican Communion Office in London and the UN offices in Geneva and New York

  • for those in our cycle of prayer - Judith Mitton, Sylvia Morrison-Moore, Chris Neville, Ann Newcombe, Morag and Will Noble, Pearl Ovenden, Bridget Paice, Beverley and Peter Parkin, Sue Patel

  • for those in hospital as patients and those recently discharged from hospital including Sophie Bowles and for their families

  • for the longer term sick, and for all who care for them  -  David Worley, Katie Robert-Malpass, Laura

  • for those bereaved of their loved ones, remembering the families of Gordon Bull, Joan Snowden, Jack Prescott, Rosemary Hogg, Gordon Rivett and Jane Wade

  • for the work of the Chiltern Food bank, for those now dependent upon the Food bank and for the excellent response to the Traidcraft support for the Food Bank

  • for the containment of the Corona virus world wide.

  • for Boris Johnson our Prime Minister and for the government tackling this present crisis

  • for the wonderful response in this community to the virus emergency, for the Community Support Network and its many volunteers, for the shops and for those who keep our local services going

  • for those who are isolated and who are fearful.

  • For A Rocha our church supported charity for this month and their work highlighting the needs of the environment of particular notice and relevance to us all now in these times

  • for those in the medical services, working in our GP Centre and Pharmacy, in hospitals in care homes and in research and in government – for all who bear heavy loads of responsibility at this time, including Daisy Lord, Daniel Hunt and Mel Calam and others

  • for our church community scattered at this time, including Gill Walmsley in Australia

 

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Holy Trinity’s Facebook page is www.facebook.com/HolyTrinitySGJ

You may watch the services at any time.

You do not need a Facebook account to watch the service; just click on ‘Posts’, ignore ‘Log in or Create an Account’ and scroll down until you reach the appropriate video. 

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To Contact Us

Rector:                   Rev. Ian Brown 

                         01494 872097 

                         Mobile:  07866 244115

                             rectorcsg@stgileschurch2.plus.com

                         (Day off:  Monday)

Assistant Minister (part-time):

      Rev Jenny Tebboth  -  07708 094 532

      jenny.tebboth@btopenworld.com

Curate (part-time):  Rev Paul Henderson  -  01494 764367

      paul.e.henderson@btinternet.com

Children & Families Worker

      Position vacant

      csgchildrenschurch@gmail.com

Assistant Minister (emerita): Rev Angela Thompson

Associate Minister (Vicar, Holy Trinity Seer Green):

      Rev Cassa Messervy  -  01494 672496

Churchwardens:  Eileen Baldwin -  01494 876286

      Hannah Tew  -  07947 274 040

Pastoral Care Co-ordinator:

      Margaret Carey  -  01494 762341

Church Office:

      email: saintgileschurch@gmail.com

Website Address:  www.chalfontstgilesparishchurch.com

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