Pews News - w/c 4th September 2022
SERVICES FOR 4th September - 12th after Trinity
10.30am Croughton, Benefice Holy Communion
Readings: Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Philemon 1:21, Luke 14:25-33
Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray and to give more than either we desire or deserve: pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask but through the merits and mediation of 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.
God of all mercy, in this eucharist you have set aside our sins and given us your healing: grant that we who are made whole in Christ may bring that healing to this broken world, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen
SERVICES FOR 11th September - 13th after Trinity
9.30am Evenley, Morning Worship
9.30am Farthinghoe, Morning Worship
10.00am Aynho, Morning Worship
6pm Steane, Evening Prayer
Readings Exodus 32:7-14, 1Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10
Please pray for:-
- All those known to us
- For the people of Pakistan – many have lost their homes & over 1000 dead due to devastating flooding.
- For all people worldwide who are affected by unrest, by acts of violence, oppression, or poverty
Our churches are always open for private prayer;all are welcome. - (Croughton -by appointment only)
August 31st - 25 years ago today Princess Diana died in a car accident in Paris.
3rd 12.00 – 4.00pm Village Fete at Mixbury Hall
Traditional stalls & sideshows, tea tent, bar, ice cream, fairground rids, crazy golf & much more
(Onsite parking & free entry)
10th September Historic churches Ride & Stride
13th 12.00 – 1.30pm Evenley Soup Lunch returns at the village hall after a summer break. Come along and enjoy a bowl of home-made soup, roll, cheese, tea/coffee, and biscuits – Just £2
23rd Autumnal Equinox – Autumn begins
18th 10.30am at Evenley –Benefice Holy Communion followed by lunch at the Village Hall. Tickets available in September
25th 10.30am at Aynho –Harvest festival service
11.00am at Hinton – Harvest Festival service.
6pm Farthinghoe -Harvest Festival service
A Special Thank you from Revd. Sue Cooper
Dear Friends, I would like to say thank you to you all for all the lovely flowers, gifts, and cards I have received as leaving presents from the Churches and the benefice, and especially for the very generous cheque presented to me at my last benefice service at Aynho last Sunday Thank you all. It was an emotional day for me, but I am thrilled to be able to stay in touch with you all as, living in Brackley, I will still be local to you all. Many thanks again for your love, support, and friendship, and for the very generous gifts. Do stay in touch.
Much love always Rev Sue.x
CAN YOU HELP PLEASE
Brackley Jubilee Choir is looking for new members.
It performs in Brackley & surrounding villages.
Everyone is welcome & it does not audition – ability to read music is not essential.It meets at the Brackley Baptist Church each Tuesday during term time from 7.30 – 9.15pm.
Interested or have a question, please contact Karen Lesniak (01280) 706692 – 07730 461492
Rehearsals resume 6th September
Once all the villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of prayer, all the village gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella
That is faith
When you throw babies in the air, they laugh because they know you will catch them
That is trust
Every night we go to bed without any assurance of being alive the next morning, but we still set the alarm to wake up
That is hope
We plan big things for tomorrow despite zero knowledge of the future
That is confidence
We see the world suffering but still we get married and have children
That is love
On an old man’s shirt was written ‘I am not an 80-year-old; I am a sweet 16 with 64 years of experience
That is attitude
Have a happy day and live your life like these stories – remember good friends are the rare jewels of life, difficult to find and impossible to replace.