Dear Friends,

This Sunday 28th April 2024 there will be a 10am Eucharist service at St John the Evangelist, Little Tew with Revd William Burke.

The readings are: Acts 8: 26 – end & John 18: 1- 8

Followed by the Little Tew APCM –  If members of the parish would like to receive copies of the warden’s report, the financial report and vicar’s report, please email office.tewbenefice@gmail.com

APCM DATES please note changes
Sun 28th April 11.15am  Little Tew after church
Sat 11th May 10.30am Great Tew APCM in church
Sun 12th May 11.15am Heythrop APCM after church

JOINT PCC MEETING
Sat 1st June 1030am at The Vicarage

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

Great Tew Pew Cushions
We are hoping to buy Pew Runners for all the Pews in the body of the church. Each runner costs £ 133.75 so a donation of £ 107.00 plus 25% Gift Aid will buy a single runner or half a pew and £ 214.00 would be enough for a whole run.
We would be very grateful for any donations.
Please pay into the Friends of St Michael and All Angels Great Tew
Nat West
Banbury (A) Branch
Sort Code: 52 21 31
Account No: 16602293
Please put Pew Runners as a reference.
Thank you very much.

ROLES IN CHURCH
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

PCC SECRETARY
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:
TINNED TOMATOES
RICE PUDDING
LONGLIFE MILK
LONGLIFE JUICE
TINNED VEGETABLES

EASTER FIVE– White

HYMNS O & N COLLECTS &  READINGS
128 Fight the good fight
39 As pants the hart
560 Will you come and follow me?
228 I danced in the morning

COLLECT
Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: grant that, as by your grace going before us you put into our minds good desires, so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect; 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 God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life: grant us to walk in his way, to rejoice in his truth, and to share his risen life; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen

Epistle Acts 8: 26 – end
26 Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Get up and go towards the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ (This is a wilderness road.) 27So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29Then the Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go over to this chariot and join it.’ 30So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ 31He replied, ‘How can I, unless someone guides me?’ And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him. 32Now the passage of the scripture that he was reading was this:
‘Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter,
and like a lamb silent before its shearer,
so he does not open his mouth.
33 In his humiliation justice was denied him.
Who can describe his generation?
For his life is taken away from the earth.’
34The eunuch asked Philip, ‘About whom, may I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?’ 35Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. 36As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, ‘Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?’ 38He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him. 39When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. 40But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he was passing through the region, he proclaimed the good news to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia, I am the first and the last, says the Lord, and the living one;
I was dead, and behold I am alive for evermore. Alleluia

Gospel John 18: 1- 8
‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. 6Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.

Future Services
5th May 10am Holy Communion St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew
12th May 10am Holy Communion St Nicholas, Heythrop
19th May 10am Holy Communion St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew

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
Annie Turner
Victoria Gibbens
Maggie Tustian
Tim Mayne
Kathryn Ledson

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

Kate