9th August 2020


Ninth Sunday after Trinity


Welcome to our online notice sheet. Although we are not able to meet together in person at the moment, following the escalation in the Coronavirus, we can still pray for one another, comfort and encourage each other, and perhaps help in some practical ways as well.

RESUMING SERVICES


St Michael's & All Angels, Hughenden is reopening for Sunday worship with effect from 2nd August 2020. In order to comply with government recommendations and guidelines from the Church of England, on a trial basis, we will be offering two services each Sunday - a 9.00 am traditional service and an 11.00 am contemporary service. Week one, the 9.00 am will be Holy Communion, week two it will be the 11.00 am and so on, alternating between the two services.

From Sunday 16th August onwards, you do not need to book your seat in Church - just come as you are on Sunday!

Find out more on the Services page.

ONE CAN TRUST UPDATE


The following items are urgently needed to enable the increased demand for food parcels during the holidays.

Cooking Sauces, meat pies and meatballs, tinned ham, tinned halal meat and poultry; tinned mixed vegetables, beans, carrots, mushrooms and peas; sugar; soap, size 4 nappies, sanitary products, and shampoo/conditioner.

Please remember that financial donations are very welcome too, please see the One Can website for details. The donation box is available in the back of the Church again.

Thank you for your continued support.

August Bank Holiday Fundraising Weekend


Naphill & Walter's Ash Village Hall is holding an August bank holiday charity fundraising weekend, raising funds for the Village Hall and local charities. Lots of virtual fun for everyone - Classics on your drive; Virtual dog show; Make a scarecrow.

For more information visit www.naphillvillagehall.org.uk

READINGS


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

Old Testament Reading:

1 Kings 19: 9-18

For Elijah, the presence and the will of God are found in a quiet voice with an extraordinary commission. Despite the nation’s defeat, he is to anoint new kings. Our Gospel will also speak of Jesus going into the quiet before once more doing an extraordinary thing.

New Testament Reading:

Romans 10: 5-15

Paul continues to set out his understanding of how Christian faith follows from Jewish faith. Before, there was only law of obedience; now, all who confess Jesus as Lord, Jews and everyone else, are put right with God.

Gospel Reading:

Matthew 14: 22-33

After miraculously feeding several thousand people, Jesus takes time for renewal and private reflection, then rejoins his disciples in the mystery of walking on water. Surely now they will see who he truly is.

INTERCESSIONS


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

Bob Stone, Cerys Seys Llewellyn, Ann Way, Rex & Mary Harris, Kay Kennedy, Ray Simms, Christie, Alma Hansford, Anne Bowker, John Barcock, Pauline Styles, Julie Laid, Jean Evans, Rose Kakol, Beryl Bacon, and all who care for and about them.

Please pray for Alan Hawes, who has broken his hip following a fall, and for his wife Moyna as she supports him.

Collect for the 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

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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