Due to recently exceeding our permitted maximum number of people attending a service, the service booking system is being reintroduced until further notice. To book contact our Parish Administrator Lynn Brooks on 07928 536543 or email email@example.com. Booking is strongly recommended, so please spread the word to others!
From the 3rd November there will be a weekly communion service at 11.00 am at church every Tuesday.
Please join us for our free parish quiz night by Zoom on Friday 13th November
Izzy whizzy, let's get quizzy!
Dial in by Zoom from 7.15pm, for a prompt start at 7.30pm
Teams of up to 6 people are welcome, split between different locations if you would like
When you sign-up, tick to let us know if you would like to be randomly joined up with others to form a team
OR use "Add an additional person" to let us know the details of any team-mates joining from a different location, so that we can send them the Zoom details too
The quiz will last for approximately 2 hours, including breaks and social time
Information about how to log in will be sent by email a few days beforehand
You only need to provide one name & email address per Zoom dial-in.
If you have any questions, please contact Jo & Ben via firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of you will have heard of Spring Harvest (a Christian holiday week that takes place at Easter each year, a group from St Michael's have enjoyed attending for a number of years now), it wasnt able to take place in its usual format this year, so the event was taken online. After the success on the online event earlier this year, Spring Harvest are back with a pop-up event next week!
You can find out more details about it here, including a link to register so that you can gain access to all the fantastic stuff planned: https://springharvest.org/news/harvest-pop-up
There will be something for everyone, from a Praise Party and the Big Start for families to enjoy, a live celebration with worship, prayer and teaching, daily lunchtime slots exploring different topics, and so much more!
You can view the full programme here: https://springharvest.org/assets/uploads/1710SH_Harvest_Pop_Up_Programme_FINAL2.pdf
After Lighthouse Live in the summer Lighthouse Central will be putting on a series of continuity online events, starting with a Light Party on Friday 30th October.
We have brand new presenters Eleyna and Ryan, Zoe back with the Memory Verse and Craft, Sports Guy IN the kennel with Professor Max, Cat will be telling us a Bible Story about Light (and duck billed platypi!) and how we can all show the Light of Jesus and there is a brand new drama written featuring Captain Noahs Spaceark! Plus all the favourite Lighthouse songs with actions. And all delivered by Lighthouse volunteers and our good friends at allstarskidsclub studios. There is also a Lighthouse Safe Harbour session for SEND children.
It will be available here https://go.allstarskidsclub.com/catalog from 5.00pm on Friday 30th October so do please encourage your church family to join in and of course it is there for you to use in services if you would like.
Our next event will be a Christmas Lighthouse Live and then an Easter event. Our fervent prayer is that we will be able to deliver physical Lighthouses in the Summer 2021.
Christopher Tyrer is inviting you to the following Service, on behalf of the Oxford Diocesan Council for the Deaf and hard of Hearing:
Topic: Signed Church Service
Time: Nov 1, 2020 10:30 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 817 3434 4756
Thank you for the fantastic support for the One Can Trust at our Harvest Festival. There was a wonderful amount of donated food as well as financial donations. One Can Trust send their thanks to everyone.
We are grateful to Hughenden Village Shop for supporting us by having a collection box in the shop.
We have left some donation envelopes at the back of the Church for donations during the coming months which we all realise could be very difficult for some families. You may put the envelopes in the church box and we will deliver them. Thank you.
Mission Support Group
The Big Sleepout 2020: At home is on Friday 20th November and we need more people than ever to swap their beds for sleeping bags and sleep out in solidarity with the people we serve.
We’re pleased to announce the event is again sponsored by Dreams! The sleepout raises a fifth of our income each year which is more needed than ever.
Here are some ideas for where you could sleep:
in your garden
an (empty) bathtub
a school playground
outside a youth club
in a churchyard
You can take part on your own, with family or with a group and because there’s no age limit everyone can join in. There will be online entertainment and fun on the night too.
Registration is now open and everything you need is available on our website: www.wyhoc.org.uk/bigsleepout2020 or give us a call on 01494 447699.
Please, join in this act of solidarity with those who have lost their homes, or are in fear of doing so. You’ll also help raise awareness of the support and help we offer in your community.
Below are Sunday's readings if you wish to continue with the lectionary readings:
Old Testament Reading:
Leviticus 19: 1-2 & 15-18
When Jesus was challenged, as we shall hear, about keeping the Commandments, he quoted the two great positive laws we are never to forget, Love God with all your heart and, as Moses told the Israelites in this reading, love your neighbour as yourself.
New Testament Reading:
1 Thessalonians 2: 1-8
This reading continues from last Sunday, in Paul's earliest letter. It reminds the Thessalonians that his mission to them had not been like other preachers who did it for profit, but under the gentle compulsion of the free Gospel of God.
Matthew 22: 34-46
In these conversations with Sadducees and Pharisees we find Jesus turning their arguments upside-down. It was a radical challenge to their authority and to the respect they normally enjoyed. This passage includes the two great commandments of love, which Jesus quotes from the Hebrew Scriptures.
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, Anne Bowker, Pauline Styles, Julie Laid, Jean Evans, Rose Kakol, Beryl Bacon, and all who care for and about them.
who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
help us so to hear them,
to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them
that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,
we may embrace and for ever hold fast
the hope of everlasting life,
which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen
Rev. Keith Johnson
Home: 01494 257569
Mobile: 07772 email@example.com
Rev. Helen Peters
Home: 01494 716772
Mobile: 07792 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Tracey Jones