SUNDAY 18th JUNE 2017

1st Sunday after Trinity

3rd Sunday of the Month




Holy Communion – Holy Cross

Revd Michele
       (Genesis 18:1 - 15 & 21:1 - 7; Romans 5:1 - 8; Matthew 9:35 - 10:8)




Benefice Communion – St Paul’s

followed by Prayers for Wholeness & Healing

& Sunday Lunch in the Parish Room

Revd Michele                                                                    (as 8am)




Compline (traditional) – Holy Cross

John Guy



Collect Prayer for 1st Sunday after Trinity

O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you, mercifully accept our prayers and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no
good thing without you, grant us the help of your grace, that in the keeping of your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; 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



Post Communion Prayer:

Eternal Father, we thank you for nourishing us with these heavenly gifts: may our communion strengthen us in faith, build us up in hope, and make us grow in love;
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen




Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and illness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Matthew 9: 35, 36


SUNDAY 25th JUNE 2017

2nd Sunday after Trinity

4th Sunday of the Month


Holy Communion – Holy Cross

Revd Michele
       (Genesis 21:8 21; Romans 6:1b - 11; Matthew 10:24 - 39)


Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) – St Paul’s
Revd Diane Fitzgerald - Clark

(as 8am)


Family Festival Family Service – Holy Cross

with procession of garlands

Revd Michele

                                                                                 (Readings TBA)




Saturday 17    MUSIC EXAMS (Written Exams) at St Paul’s – 9am to 1pm

Monday 19    8pm, Pints of View, The Plough, Belsize - see notice

Wednesday 21    Music Exams at St Paul’s – 9.30am to 5pm

    6pm Flower Festival Setup. Please help - see notice

Thursday 22    6pm The LIGHT Supper, Café in the Park, Ricky Aquadrome

    - see notice

Friday 23     Music Exams at St Paul’s – 9.30am to 6pm

    1.30 - 2.30pm Sharing Your Faith Session 4

    Holy Cross Flower Festival 2pm - 5pm celebrating “The Saints”

    4.30pm Children’s Treasure Hunt - see notice

    7pm for 7.30pm Friends of Holy Cross Supper in The Cock &     Candlelit Concert in Holy Cross - see June Spotlight for details
Saturday 24    Music Exams at St Paul’s – 9.30am to 6pm

    Holy Cross Flower Festival 10am - 5pm

    7.30pm Concert in Holy Cross. Free entrance. Retiring collection

    “Words & Music for a Summer Evening”

Sunday 25    Holy Cross Flower Festival 11am - 5pm following

    10am Family Service and Procession of Garlands in Holy Cross

Wedensday 28    Music Exams at St Paul’s – 9.30am to 5.30pm

Thursday 29    Music Exams at St Paul’s – 9.30am to 6pm



Sunday 16    Summer Concert, Manor House Barn, Chipperfield – see notice


Diary Dates Each Week

Mon - Fri          7.30am

Personal Reflection             St Paul’s

Mon - Fri               8am

Morning Prayer                    St Paul’s

Wednesday     7.30am

Early Prayers                       7 Alexandra Road, Sarratt

2nd & 4th Tues  7.45pm

Dawsons’ Home Group        Hornbeams, Flaunden

1st & 3rd Tuesday  8pm

Waines’ Home Group        September Cottage, Croft Lane

Fortnightly            8pm

David’s Bible Study Group   Venue tba each meeting

2nd Thur of Month 8pm

New Bible Study Group        Little Eden, Bucks Hill

2nd Sunday          10am

Children’s Church                 Holy Cross / The Cock



2nd Wednesday Midweek Holy Communion Service

Wed 12 July

10am Holy Communion – Holy Cross
Revd Michele
       (Genesis 41: 55 - end, 42: 5 - 7 & 17 - end; Psalm 33: 1 - 4 & 18 - end;  
        Matthew 10: 1 - 7)




The Old Testament Reading is from

Genesis 18: 1 - 15 & 21: 1 - 7


18    1 The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. 2 Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.

    3 He said, ‘If I have found favour in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by. 4 Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree. 5 Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way – now that you have come to your servant.’

    ‘Very well,’ they answered, ‘do as you say.’

    6 So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah. ‘Quick,’ he said, ‘get three seahs of the finest flour and knead it and bake some bread.’

    7 Then he ran to the herd and selected a choice, tender calf and gave it to a servant, who hurried to prepare it. 8 He then brought some curds and milk and the calf that had been prepared, and set these before them. While they ate, he stood near them under a tree.

    9 ‘Where is your wife Sarah?’ they asked him.

‘There, in the tent,’ he said.

    10 Then one of them said, ‘I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.’

    Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him. 11 Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing. 12 So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, ‘After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?’

    13 Then the Lord said to Abraham, ‘Why did Sarah laugh and say, “Will I really have a child, now that I am old?” 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.’

    15 Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, ‘I did not laugh.’

    But he said, ‘Yes, you did laugh.’


21    1 Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him. 4 When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him. 5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

    6 Sarah said, ‘God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.’ 7 And she added, ‘Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.’


This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God






The New Testament Reading is from

Romans 5: 1 - 8


    1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

    You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.


This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God




The Gospel Reading is from

Matthew 9:  35 - 10: 8

Glory to you, O Lord


9    35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and illness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’

10    Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and illness.

    2 These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

    5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: ‘Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. 7 As you go, proclaim this message: “The kingdom of heaven has come near.” 8 Heal those who are ill, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.’


This is the Gospel of the Lord

      Praise to you O Christ

(New International Version 2011)


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