Dear Friends,

This Sunday 16th June 2024 there will be a 10am Eucharist service at St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew with Revd William Burke.

The readings are: Epistle 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 & Mark 4: 26- 34

Sacristan  – Charlotte Woodward
Reader Tom Wesson
Intercessions Carol Burke
Sidesperson Christian James
Offertory Z and T Wesson
Chalice Tom Wesson
Refreshments Sue & Zoe

Water Project at Little Tew Church
Little Tew Church have set up a just giving page to help raise money towards their water project – to provide mains water, a working WC and baby changing facilities to the church. If you wish to make a donation, please see the link below – Thank you.

Click here to donate

If anybody wishes to read or intercede or take on other roles at any of our churches during our services please let the vicar know

We are looking for PCC secretary volunteers at Heythrop and Little Tew Churches. Their primary task is preparing for the PCCs and taking the minutes and liaising with the vicar and Kate, our very efficient Administrator.

Foodbank Appeal
We are aware that the local food bank supplies are running low so if you can manage to, please bring a donation along to church each week – there will be a box at the back of the church.

Items in urgent need are:

Hymns NEH
499 Thy kingdom come O God St CECILIA
357 Father, hear the prayer we offer SUSSEX
296 Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour ST HELEN
273  And now, O Father, mindful of the love UNDE ET MMEMORES
333 All my hope on God is founded MICHAEL

Almighty God,
who hast broken the tyranny of sin
and hast sent the Spirit of thy Son into our hearts,
whereby we call thee Father:
give us grace to dedicate our freedom to thy service,
that the whole world may be brought
to the glorious liberty of the children of God;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion
O God, whose beauty is beyond our imagining
and whose power we cannot comprehend:
show us thy glory as far as we can grasp it,
and shield us from knowing more than we can bear
until we may look upon thee without fear;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Epistle 2 Cor 5:6-10
Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
7(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
9Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Gospel Acclamation
All                       Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Reader : I am the way the truth and the life, saith the Lord. None comes to the Father but by me
All         Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Gospel Mark 4: 26- 34
And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
27And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
28For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
29But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
30And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?
31It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:
32But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.
33And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.
34But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

Future Services
23rd June 10am – St John the Evangelist, Little Tew Benefice Communion
Note Little Tew Summer Patronal Festival
30th June 10am – St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew Benefice Communion

Chutneys & Jams
Does anyone have a surplus of homemade jams, chutneys, etc. that they would be willing to donate to the St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew. We would like to sell them for church funds.

Wish List
Members of the congregation are asked to propose to the PCC via the wardens or Vicar any enhancements that they would like to see in church. These proposals will be taken to the PCC for approval and once agreed they will be added to a “wish list”.

The Daily Office
The Angelus and Mattins  – Morning Prayer (usually from the Book of Common Prayer) is said every day from Monday-Saturday at 9am in Great Tew Church
The Angelus and Evensong – Evening Prayer is said every day at 6pm

For your Prayers:
Michael Barnes, Tom White, Ryan Walker, Victoria Gibbens, Maggie Tustian, Katherine Leadson, Tim Mayne, Grace Treglown, Lisa Mayne

Vicar’s Contact Details
Revd William Burke
Mobile telephone number 07770 630202
Email [email protected]
The Vicarage, New Road, Great Tew OX7 4AG

Best wishes