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Pews News - w/c 9th July 2023

SERVICES FOR 9th July

5th Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Evenley, Morning Worship

10.00am Aynho, morning Worship

11.00am Croughton, Morning Worship

11.00am Hinton, Morning Worship

Colour green

Readings

Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67,

Romans 7:15-25a

Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Psalm 45:10-17



Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified: hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people, that in their vocation and ministry they may serve you in holiness and truth to the glory of your name; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Post Communion

Grant, O Lord, we beseech you, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by your governance, that your Church may joyfully serve you in all godly quietness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Please pray for:-

- All those who need our prayers this week

- For the church and people of Kings Sutton.

- For our farming community.

- Wendy & Jeremy

- For couples preparing to be married this summer.

- For those in hospital.

- 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)


CHURCH FETE REPORTS

FARTHINGHOE

A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO RUTH DASHWOOD FOR THE USE OF HER LAND AND TO THE TEAM AND ALL WHO SUPPORTED THE RECENT FETE AT FARTHINGHOE. ALSO, THANKS TO YOU – ALL THE SUPPORTERS ON THE DAY

HINTON IN THE HEDGES

The day was a tad overcast to begin with but soon brightened up.

We were fed and ‘watered’ so refreshingly by the team members & the Morris Men entertained us so expertly. The Tombola table was weighted down with prizes & the cake & produce stall was truly amazing. Everything you could want was there – books, plants, bric a brac plus games. Thanks to Shirley Watson and the team who had worked so hard both before & on the day. We also thank those who donated goods, raffle prizes and so much more. Special thanks to all who came along and joined in. A grand total of £3776 was made.

July 2023

9th Evenley 11.00am Open Day at Barnowl Jerseys, Cloisters Farm.

9th Greatworth 11.00am – 3pm - Summer Fayre at Happylands Playing field, Greatworth

11th Evenley, 12.00 – 1.30pm Soup Lunch

16th Brackley 3pm – 5pm at St Peter’s Church- Brackley Band Midsummer Concert

29th Brackley Beer Festival 12noon – 8pm.

Brackley Round Table is releasing tickets for this event. All profits help to support local charities & families who need support.


Service at Steane

Our next service is on 23rd July and will be ‘Songs of Praise’ so please come along and share it with others from the benefice.

SAVE THE DATE Concert at The Most Holy Trinity Church, HINTON Friday 15th September 7pm. The Middleton Cheney singers will be singing songs from stage & screen. Tickets £12.50 – contact 07974 656428

Astwick Vale Benefice covers five churches, Aynho, Croughton, Evenley, Farthinghoe and Hinton with Steane

Have a look at our Benefice website.

Also new email address

Telephone number

(01280) 702861

If you wish to be on the Pews News emailing list, please contact: tonyjoyce2021@gmail.com


Printed copies can be found in some of our churches.

Church contacts

Ministry Teams

Assistant Priest-

Revd Terry Richards 01869 811251

Lay Readers

Carrie O’Regan 01280 702300

May Leng 07903 801143

Wardens

Aynho:

Andrew Bellamy 01869 810847

Kathy White 01869 810418

Croughton:

Angie Robbins 01869 811445,

Evenley:

Jose Golding 07708 539191

Farthinghoe: Position vacant

Hinton-in-the-Hedges:

Sam Mainds 07860 46500


And finally

Quote from J F Kennedy

29/5/1917 – 22/11/1963

But I think the American people expect more from us than cries of indignation and attack. The times are too grave, the challenge too urgent, and the stakes too high to permit the customary passions of political debate. **We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us through that darkness to a safe and sane future. As Winston Churchill said on taking office: “if we open a quarrel between the present and the past, we shall be in danger of losing the future."

(Acceptance Speech of Senator Kennedy, Democratic National Convention, 15 July 1960)

Reference to the Chinese proverb

** it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.



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