24th January 2021


Third Sunday of Epiphany


SERVICES


With infection rates increasing locally, the decision has been taken to revert to St. Michael's @ 10 online (live streamed from St. Michael's with no congregation present) as of Sunday 3rd January. We appreciate this will be disappointing for those who have enjoyed gathering and hope you will understand our reasoning – to keep us all safe.

Time to Talk Men's Health


Wednesday, 3rd February - 6.00 - 7.30 pm : ONLINE

Online zoom lecture and discussion about mental health. We’re delighted to invite the men of the church and their friends to a talk on mental health. The event will be online by Zoom on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 from 6pm and we are very grateful to Thames Water, who’s Head of Occupational Health, Aimee Cain, will be supporting the event.

If you are interested in this event, please contact Antony Rippon by email: antonyrippon010@gmail.com or sign up through Churchsuite. Please leave your email address details with Anthony so that he can send you the link for this event a few days beforehand.

One Can Trust


These are the latest figures from One Can in relation to the number of people being helped:

Wants and Needs

One Can are continuing to concentrate on the following needs:

UHT milk; Tinned fruit; Tinned meat pies; Tinned potatoes; Rice (500g); Healthy cereals (e.g. Weetabix and porridge); Cooking sauce (not tomato); Jams and spreads (e.g. peanut butter and Marmite); Sugar; Food suitable for vegetarians; Small bottles of olive oil (to go in with the recipe bags)

Just to let you know that we are also now putting into the bags fresh fruit and veg as well as bread, eggs and recipe bags (for families - with the ingredients) along with all the tins and packet food so that the clients receive really well-balanced parcels.

A big thank to everyone who is continuing to donate – it is so much appreciated.

OUTLOOK


The February edition of Outlook is available on Magazine page. Due to the current situation delivery of the magazine will not take place for the February magazine.

Please send us any contributions for the MArch issue by the 15th February to mag@​hughenden​parish​church.org.uk

St Michael & All Angels Help Team


Call or text our coordinator on 07958 134868 or email support@​hughenden​parish​church.org.uk

As a response to the present situation, we have restarted our team to support anyone in our community who may need some friendly assistance. Should you need help with shopping or collection of medicines do let us know. If you would just like someone to talk with on the phone, discuss a worry or to pray with you, we have people who would love to help.

If you have problems where you need some advice or have struggled to get help elsewhere we will try and signpost you to the right assistance. We will be very happy to do this and look forward to hearing from you.

Please pass this information on to any local contacts.

READINGS


Below are Sunday's readings if you wish to continue with the lectionary readings:

Old Testament Reading:

Genesis 14: 17-20

Today's readings are linked by the idea of the great banquet of the Messiah's kingdom in heaven. Here, the legendary priest-king Melchizedek acts to seal God's covenant with Abram in an offering of bread and wine, accompanied by a blessing.

New Testament Reading:

Revelation 19: 6-10

This vision is of the joy in heaven when all evil shall be defeated. It picks up an ancient image of faithful people as God's bride, called now to join the vast crowd at the wedding banquet of celebration.

Gospel Reading:

John 2: 1-11

In the Gospel of John, the miracles of Jesus are signs - of who he is and therefore what God is like. The first sign occurs at a wedding banquet, where among his family and friends Jesus made extravagant quantities of water into the finest wine. The ordinary becomes the extraordinary.

INTERCESSIONS


You are encouraged to especially remember the following people in your prayers at this time:

Bob, Cerys, Ann, Rex & Mary, Kay, Anne, Pauline, Julie, Rose, Ann, Charlotte, Jane, Ruth, and all who care for and about them.

Collect for the Third Sunday of Epiphany

Almighty God,

whose Son revealed in signs and miracles

the wonder of your saving presence:

renew your people with your heavenly grace,

and in all our weakness

sustain us by your mighty power;

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

Rev. Keith Johnson

Vicar

Home: 01494 257569

Mobile: 07772 642393

keith​the​vicar​@gmail​.com

Rev. Helen Peters

Associate Minister

Home: 01494 716772

Mobile: 07792 118357

helen.peters​@peters-​research.com

Rev. Tracey Jones

Curate

07939 536879

rev.​funkyfish​@gmail.​com

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