Pews News - w/c 5th November 2023

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Astwick Vale Pews News 5th November 2023 SERVICES FOR 5th November Trinity 22, Fourth Sunday before Advent 10.30am, Evenley, Benefice Holy Communion Colour Red (Celebrating All Saints) Colour Green or red Readings Revelation 7:9-17, 1John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12 Psalm 34:1-10

Collect Almighty and eternal God, you have kindled the flame of love in the hearts of the saints: grant to us the same faith and power of love, that, as we rejoice in their triumphs, we may be sustained by their example and fellowship; 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 Lord of heaven, in this eucharist you have brought us near to an innumerable company of angels

and to the spirits of the saints made perfect: as in this food of our earthly pilgrimage we have shared their fellowship, so may we come to share their joy in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen SERVICE FOR 2nd November Commemoration of the Faithful Departed 7.00pm, Hinton, All Souls Service Readings Judith 7:19-end, or Leviticus 9 2 Timothy 1:15-2:13 Matthew 11:2-19 Collect Eternal God, our maker & redeemer, grant us, with all the faithful departed, the sure benefits of your Son’s saving passion and glorious resurrection that, in the last day, when you gather up all things in Christ, we may with them enjoy the fullness of your promises; through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord, who is alive & reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now & forever Amen Post Communion God of love may the death and resurrection of Christ which we have celebrated in the eucharist bring us,

The Churches of Aynho, Croughton, Evenley, Farthinghoe, Hinton and Steane

office@astwickvalebenefice.org 01280 702861 new website address www.astwickvalebenefice.org


with all the faithful departed, into the peace of your eternal home. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our rock & our salvation, to whom be glory for time & for eternity. Amen REMEMBRANCE SERVICES FOR 12th November, Trinity 23, Third Sunday before Advent 10.15am Aynho 10.45am Croughton 10.50am Evenley at the War memorial on the green 10.50am Hinton 6pm Farthinghoe

Please pray for:-

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Paula, Pip & Katie, Douglas, Philip, Jackie, Suzanne. We pray for Sara Lyford, her daughter and the expected twins. For all those struggling with health issues, especially those in hospital. 4yr.old Holly who is in the second year of treatment and thankfully can attend school a couple of days each week. For all the churches and people of our Benefice. Wendy & Jeremy

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For all those affected by the conflict in the Middle East & we pray that a peace will be found. Such a sad world at this time – so many need our prayers. Our churches are always open for private prayer; all are welcome. - (Croughton by appointment only)

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Hinton 7pm All Souls’ Service 10th Farthinghoe 10.00am – 11.00 coffee, cake & chat in the vestry – all welcome 11th St Georges, Evenley, 7pm.The Marsh Mellows in concert. Contact Jane (01280) 840018, or Jose 07708 539191 11th Armstice Day Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day, is observed every year on the

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eleventh day of the eleventh month to commemorate the signing of the Armistice between the Allies and Germany to end the First World War. 12th Remembrance services in our benefice th 14 1948 - Birthday of HM King Charles III( a month later, on 15th December he was Christened Charles Philip Arthur George) th 14 Evenley soup lunch 12.00 – 1.15pm 18th 9.00am Barnowl Farm, Evenley- Christmas Fayre th 19 Farthinghoe 10.30amBlessing of the travelling cribs. At the Benefice service all the cribs will be blessed in readiness for their

journeys around each parish.

HELP NEEDED Hinton in the Hedges PCC are looking for a new Independent Examiner to work with the current Treasurer, Harry Cole. The role is to assist and ultimately validate the accounts that are prepared. If you are interested in taking on this role, please contact Harry on 07710 301 559 or email:haydnandlulucole@gmail.com who will be happy to discuss further. Astwick Vale Benefice covers five churches, Aynho, Croughton, Evenley, Farthinghoe and Hinton with Steane Have a look at our Benefice website. www.astwickvalebenefice.org

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Also email address office@astwickvalebenefice.org 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. Please note that we continue in a period of Interregnum for the foreseeable future.

Church contacts

Ministry Teams Assistant PriestRevd 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

Yesterday, 31st October 2023 was the 83rd

anniversary of the official end of the Battle of Britain ‘High Flight’

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughtersilvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, –and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of – Wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air… Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark or even eagle flew — And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God. Written by John Gillespie Magee Jr. He was nineteen when he composed

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this poem in August 1941. He died very soon after, in December of the same year. For 83 years HighFlight has been, is, and possibly will be, the favourite of aviators around the world. And a little gem of poetry. It is worth remembering.

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