Readings Ecclesiasticus 10.12-18; Hebrews 13.1-8,15-16; Luke 14.1,7-14
NOTICES FOR THE WEEK
Today – Trinity 14
8.00a.m. Holy Communion – Church Broughton
9.30a.m. Holy Communion – Boylestone
9.30a.m. Holy Communion – Longford
11.00a.m. Holy Communion – Long Lane
11.00a.m. Family Service – Sutton
2.30p.m. Holy Baptism – Longford
5.00p.m. Evensong – Trusley
6.30p.m. Evensong – Radbourne
Next Sunday – Trinity 15
8.00a.m. Holy Communion – Church Broughton
9.30a.m. Mattins – Boylestone
10.00a.m. Family Service – Church Broughton
11.00a.m. Holy Communion – Sutton
11.15a.m. Holy Communion – Longford
3.00p.m. Evensong – Dalbury
7.00p.m. Evensong – Long Lane

We remember in our prayers
Today  South Sudan & Sudan The Most Revd Dr Daniel Deng Bul Yak Archbishop of the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan & Bishop of Juba
Those attending and those speaking at the Greenbelt festival
Monday Gahini – (Rwanda) The Rt Revd Alexis Bilindabagabo
For safety on our roads
Tuesday  Gambia – (West Africa, West Africa) The Rt Revd James Allen Yaw Odico
All Saints Heath and St Albans Holmewood Clergy: Phyllis Bainbridge
Wednesday Gboko – ( Abuja, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Emmanuel Nyitsse
Retreat Houses
Thursday George – (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Brian Marajh
Holy Cross, Morton in vacancy. Clergy: Chrissie Wood, John Wood, John Epton
Friday Georgia – (IV, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Scott Benhase
St Peter, Stonebroom in vacancy. Clergy: Chrissie Wood, John Wood, John Epton
Saturday Gippsland – (Victoria, Australia) The Rt Revd Kay Goldsworthy
St Leonard, Shirland in vacancy. Clergy: Chrissie Wood, John Wood, John Epton
ADVANCE NOTICE
LONG LANE CHOIR

“Songs from the Shows”
Concert on 3rd September starting at 7.30 in Brailsford Village Hall
Tickets £5, including light refreshments, at the door.
Proceeds to Alzheimers Research
Ride & Stride – 10th September
The Derbyshire Historic Churches & Chapels Preservation Trust are not organising the Ride & Stride this year because of the death of Michael Mallender. It is hoped, however, that we could organise it locally with proceeds shared as before. It is hoped that our parish churches plus Etwall, Egginton, Hatton Churches Somersal Herbert will be open together with possibly others. If there is the support for this, it is hoped that we can go ahead aware of the smaller numbers likely to be involved. A sponsor form is available from church and help in manning the churches for at least part of the day would be welcome. Please tell the Rector if you would support our going ahead. If you want to sponsor the rector he will be glad to be sponsored. Proceeds of his sponsorship will be shared between our churches and the DHCCP
Sunday Groaner
Grave warning
Road sign outside the gates of a cemetery: Drive carefully. We don’t mind waiting for you.
No peace
Some years ago the parish newsletter at Long Ditton, Surrey, announced: “Prayers for peace this month have been cancelled because of the new vicar

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Readings Jeremiah 23.23-29; Hebrews 11.29-12.2; Luke 12.49-56

 

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK
Today – Trinity 11
8.30a.m. Holy Communion – Long Lane
9.30a.m. Holy Communion – Church Broughton
11.00a.m. Mattins – Sutton
11.00a.m. Holy Communion – Radbourne
12.10p.m. Holy Communion – Trusley
5.00p.m. Holy Communion – Boylestone
6.30p.m. Evensong – Longford
Next Sunday – Trinity 1
8.00a.m. Holy Communion – Sutton
9.30a.m. Holy Communion – Church Broughton
10.00a.m. Family Service – Longford
11.00a.m. Holy Communion – Dalbury
12.00p.m. Holy Communion – Trusley
7.00p.m. Evensong – Long Lane

We remember in our prayers
Today  Southern Africa The Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba Archbishop of Capetown and Primate of Southern Africa
The refugee crisis
Monday  Evo – (Niger Delta, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Innocent Ordu
Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday  Exeter – (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd Robert Atwell
Exeter – Crediton – (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd Sarah Mullally
Exeter – Plymouth – (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd Nick McKinnel
St Werburgh, Blackwell Clergy: Gill Manley, Sally Mason, Derrick Hesketh
Wednesday  Ezo – (Minye, Sudan) The Rt Revd John Kereboro Zawo
St John Baptist, Tibshelf Clergy: Gill Manley, Sally Mason, Derrick Hesketh
Thursday  Faisalabad – (Pakistan) The Rt Revd John Samuel
St Mary & St Lawrence, Bolsover Clergy: Rachel Gouldthorpe
Friday False Bay – (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Margaret Brenda Vertue
Church of North India with whom our Diocese has a special link.
Bishop of Bombay – Prakash D Patole
Bishop of Chandigarh – the Most Revd Younas Massey
Bishop of Chotanagpur – B B Baskey
Bishop of Chattisgarh – Purna Sagar Nag
Saturday  Suffragan Bishop for Federal Ministries – (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd James Magness
Bishop of Derby’s Harvest appeal the ‘Girls Building Bridges’ project in Angola
ADVANCE NOTICE
LONG LANE CHOIR

“Songs from the Shows”
Concert on 3rd September starting at 7.30 in Brailsford Village Hall
Tickets £5, including light refreshments, at the door.
Proceeds to Alzheimers Research
Ride & Stride – 11th September
The Derbyshire Historic Churches & Chapels Preservation Trust are not organising the Ride & Stride this year because of the death of Michael Mallender. It is hoped, however, that we could organise it locally with proceeds shared as before. It is hoped that our parish churches plus Etwall, Egginton & Hatton Churches would be open together with possibly others. If there is the support for this, it is hoped that we can go ahead aware of the smaller numbers likely to be involved. A sponsor form is available from church and help in manning the churches for at least part of the day would be welcome. Please tell the Rector if you would support our going ahead.
Sunday Groaner
Could have been worse
A very long train with two engines was making its way across America. While crossing the Western mountains, one of the engines broke down. Slowly, the train chugged on. Farther along, the other engine broke down, and the train shuddered to a halt in the middle of nowhere.not to be discouraged, the train driver announced: “Ladies and Gentlemen, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that both engines have failed, and we will be stuck here for a couple of days until the additional engines arrive. The good news is that you didn’t take this trip in a plane.”
True Story
My father had a medical condition that meant regular visits to hospital. The local funeral director was a family friend, and had been very helpful giving dad lifts to and from the hospital. On one occasion, a few hours before he was due to come home, the ward sister approached my father with a grin. “Your wife is on the phone,” she said; “She wants to know what time you will be ready for the undertaker to collect you?”
Who’s in charge
A child was asked why no man can serve two masters. He promptly replied: ‘Because you are not allowed to have two wives.”

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Readings Genesis 15.1-6; Hebrews 11.1-3,8-16; Luke 12.32-40

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK
Today – Trinity 10
8.00a.m. Holy Communion – Church Broughton
9.30a.m. Mattins – Boylestone
10.00a.m. Family Service – Church Broughton
11.00a.m. Holy Communion – Sutton
11.15a.m. Holy Communion – Longford
3.00p.m. Evensong – Dalbury
7.00p.m. Evensong – Long Lane

Thursday
2.00p.m. Funeral of Joan Hawksworth
Next Sunday – Trinity 11
8.30a.m. Holy Communion – Long Lane
9.30a.m. Holy Communion – Church Broughton
11.00a.m. Mattins – Sutton
11.00a.m. Holy Communion – Radbourne
12.10p.m. Holy Communion – Trusley
5.00p.m. Holy Communion – Boylestone
6.30p.m. Evensong – Longford

We remember in our prayers
Today  South India (United) The Most Revd Dr Govada Dyvasirvadam Moderator of CSI & Bishop of Krishna-Godavari
The people of Rio
Monday  Ely – (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd Stephen David Conway
Ely – Huntingdon – (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd David Thomson
St Martin, Alfreton Clergy: Frank Mercurio, Julian Penfold, Imogen Black,
Tuesday  Embu – (Kenya) The Rt Revd David Muriithi Ireri
St John Baptist, Ault Hucknall, Clergy: Judy Henderson-Smith
Wednesday  Enugu – (Niger, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Emmanuel Chukwuma
Enugu North – (Niger Delta, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Sosthenes Ezegeria) The Most Revd Friday Imaekhai
St Leaonard Scarcliffe Clergy: Judy Henderson-Smith
Friday  Esan – (Bendel, Nigeria) The Most Revd Friday Imaekhai
St Luke Palterton Clergy: Judy Henderson-Smith
Saturday  Etsako – (Bendel, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Jacob Bada
The Anglican Alliance, vice chairman Bishop Alastair and its work and for the projects for children with disabilities and a women’s sewing cooperative in Peru which he visited recently
ADVANCE NOTICE
LONG LANE CHOIR

“Songs from the Shows” Concert on 3rd September starting at 7.30 in Brailsford Village Hall
Tickets £5, including light refreshments, at the door. Proceeds to Alzheimers Research
Ride & Stride – 11th September
The Derbyshire Historic Churches & Chapels Preservation Trust are not organising the Ride & Stride this year because of the death of Michael Mallender. It is hoped, however, that we could organise it locally with proceeds shared as before. It is hoped that our parish churches plus Etwall, Egginton & Hatton Churches would be open together with possibly others. If there is the support for this, it is hoped that we can go ahead aware of the smaller numbers likely to be involved. A sponsor form is available from church and help in manning the churches for at least part of the day would be welcome. Please tell the Rector if you would support our going ahead.
Sunday Groaner
Game rules
During the local football game, the coach asked one of his young players: “Do you understand what cooperation is?” The little boy nodded yes. “Do you understand that what matters is winning together as a team?”The little boy nodded yes. “Okay,” the coach continued, “do you also understand that when the referee makes a decision, you don’t argue or curse or threaten to attack him, right?”Again, the boy nodded vigorously.”Good,” said the coach. “Now go over there and explain all that to your mother.”
Reward
A father of five children came home with a toy. “This is a reward for being good,” he said. “Who is the most obedient one here? Who never talks back to Mum and does everything that Mum says to do?”
There were a few seconds of silence, and then all of the children said: “You play with it Daddy!”
Belonging
A vicar tells the true story of how, when he was a curate, the rector of a nearby parish used to like not only to attend all the parish groups, but also to identify himself with them by belonging to them, so that he could address them as “We Scouts”, “We Rotarians,” etc. One day he went too far and began: “We mothers….”

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United Benefice of Boylestone, Church Broughton,
Dalbury, Longford, Long Lane, Radbourne,
Sutton-on-the-Hill & Trusley

UNITED
HOLY COMMUNION
at
ST. ANDREW’S,
RADBOURNE
on
SUNDAY
31st JULY
at 10.30a.m.

This service will be the ONLY service in the benefice
on this day

Readings Genesis 18.20-32; Colossians 2.6-19; Luke 11.1-13

 

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK
Today – Trinity 9
8.00a.m. Holy Communion – Church Broughton
9.30a.m. Holy Communion – Boylestone
9.30a.m. Holy Communion – Longford
11.00a.m. Family Service – Sutton
11.00a.m. Holy Communion – Long Lane
5.00p.m. Evensong – Trusley
6.30p.m. Evensong – Radbourne
Monday
9.30am School Leavers’ Service – Church Broughton
Wednesday 8.00p.m. Sutton PCC
Next Sunday – Trinity 10
10.30a.m. United Holy Communion – Radbourne
We remember in our prayers
Today  Scottish Episcopal Church The Most Revd David Chillingworth Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church & Bishop of St Andrews Dunkeld & Dunblane
Children beginning the school Summer holidays. Those awaiting exam results and making decisions about their future
Monday  Edmonton – (Rupert’s Land, Canada) The Rt Revd Jane Alexander
James the Apostle
Tuesday  Egba – (Lagos, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Emmanuel Adekunle
Egba West – (Lagos, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Samuel Ajani
Spondon, St Werburgh; Clergy: Julian Hollywell, Eleanor Berry,
Wednesday  Egbu – (Owerri, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Geoffrey Okoroafor
Walbrook Epiphany Team Ministry Clergy: Andy Ward, Simon Cartwright, Alasdair Kay; Pioneer curate Patrick Douglas, Parish Sister: Sister Pippa
Thursday The Most Revd Dr Mouneer Hanna Anis Archbishop, Jerusalem & the Middle East & Bishop in Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa
Area Bishop for the Horn of Africa – (Jerusalem & Middle East) The Rt Revd Grant Lemarquand
Assistant Bishop for North Africa – (Jerusalem & Middle East) Vacant
All Saints and St. John the Evangelist; Mickleover, Clergy: Peter Walley, Mary Staunton, Alun Rowlands, Paul Pritchard, Ian Godlington
Friday  Eha – Amufu – (Enugu, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Daniel Olinya
Pray for all Pastoral assistants
Saturday  Ekiti Kwara – (Ibadan, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Andrew Ajayi
We pray for Victims of Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery
ADVANCE NOTICE
LONG LANE CHOIR

“Songs from the Shows”
Concert on 3rd September starting at 7.30 in Brailsford Village Hall
Tickets £5, including light refreshments, at the door.
Proceeds to Alzheimers Research
Sunday Groaner
Notices that didn’t quite ‘make it’…
*The preacher for Sunday next will be found hanging on the notice board in the porch.
*Churchyard maintenance is becoming increasingly difficult, so it will be appreciated if parishioners cut the grass around their own graves.
Baptism
The vicar announced that an additional font would soon be placed in the church, so that babies could be baptised at both ends.
Getting ready
Two children watched their grandmother reading her Bible. ‘Why does she do that?’ whispered one. ‘I expect she’s studying for her final exams,’ came the reply.

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Readings Genesis 18.1-10a; Colossians 1.15-28; Luke 10.38-42

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK
Today – Trinity 8
8.00a.m. Holy Communion – Sutton
9.30a.m. Holy Communion – Church Broughton
10.00a.m. Family Service – Longford
11.00a.m. Holy Communion – Dalbury
12noon Holy Communion – Trusley
7.00p.m. Evensong – Long Lane
Monday
9.30am Churchyard Tidy – Church Broughton
Wednesday
6.30p.m. Long Lane Fete & Hog Roast – Elms Farm, Thurvaston

Thursday
2.45p.m. Leavers’ Service (including farewell to Mrs Goodall who is retiring as headteacher after 18 years – Long Lane
Next Sunday – Trinity 8
8.00a.m. Holy Communion – Church Broughton
9.30a.m. Holy Communion – Boylestone
9.30a.m. Holy Communion – Longford
11.00a.m. Family Service – Sutton
11.00a.m. Holy Communion – Long Lane
5.00p.m. Evensong – Trusley
6.30p.m. Evensong – Radbourne
Advance Notice
Sunday 31 July
10.30a.m. United Holy Communion – Radbourne
We remember in our prayers
Today  Rwanda The Most Revd Dr Onesphore Rwaje Archbishop of L’Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda and Bishop of Gasabo
Bishops in Church of North India Partnership Bishop of Calcutta Ashoke Biswas Bishop of Bombay Prakash D Patole
Monday  Eastern Michigan – (V, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Todd Ousley
Michigan – (V, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Wendell Gibbs
St Paul Quarndon, their Vicar Rev William Bates, who retires this month, clergy Jill Needle,
Tuesday  Eastern Newfoundland & Labrador – (Canada, Canada) The Rt Revd Geoffrey Peddle
St Stephen Sinfin; Clergy: Nigel Elliott
Wednesday  Eastern Oregon – (VIII, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Bavi Edna Rivera
Easton – (III, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd James Shand
Sinfin Moor Clergy: Susan McIvor,
Thursday Eastern Zambia – (Central Africa) The Rt Revd William Mchombo
Mary Magdalene
Friday   Eau Claire – (V, The Episcopal Church) The Revd William Jay Lambert
St. Paul Derby,: clergy: Michael Mitton, Judy Crane
Saturday  Edinburgh – (Scotland) The Rt Revd John Armes
Children beginning the school Summer holidays. Those awaiting exam results and making decisions about their future
Sunday Groaner
Miscellaneous observations:
~ I’m supposed to respect my elders, but it’s getter harder and harder for me to find one now.
~ If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.
~ A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.
~ Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for President and 50 for Miss America?
~ Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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Reading 1 Kings 19.15-16,19-21; Galatians 5.1,13-25; Luke 9.51-62
or (St John the Baptist)  Isaiah 40:1-11; Luke 1:57-66, 80

 

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK
Today – Trinity 5 – Birth of John the Baptist
8.00a.m. Holy Communion – Church Broughton
9.30a.m. Holy Communion – Boylestone
9.30a.m. Holy Communion – Longford
11.00a.m. Family Service – Sutton
11.00a.m. Holy Communion – Long Lane
5.00p.m. Evensong – Trusley
6.30p.m. Evensong – Radbourne
Next Sunday – Thomas the Apostle
8.00a.m. Holy Communion – Church Broughton
9.30a.m. Mattins – Boylestone
10.00a.m. Family Service – Church Broughton
11.00a.m. Holy Communion – Sutton
11.15a.m. Holy Communion – Longford
3.00p.m. Evensong – Dalbury
7.00p.m. Evensong – Long Lane
We remember in our prayers
Today  Pakistan (United) The Most Revd Samuel Robert Azariah Bishop of Raiwind & Moderator of the Church of Pakistan
Christians in sport
Monday  Western Kowloon – (Hong Kong) The Rt Revd Andrew Chan
St. Anne, Derby
Tuesday Diocese on the Coast formerly (Ikale-Ilaje) – (Ondo, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Joshua Ogunele
Jan McFarlane will be consecrated as a Bishop of Repton  today. We pray for her and husband Andrew
Wednesday  Doko – (Lokoja, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Uriah Kolo
Derby, St. Barnabas; clergy: Derek Honour, Bill Day, Alan Griggs
Thursday Dominican Republic – (V, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Julio Holguin
Dominican Republic – (VI, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Moisés Quezada Mota
St. John the Evangelist Derby, clergy Elaine Jones, Cath Hollywell
Friday  Dornakal – (South India) The Rt Revd Vadapalli Prasada Rao
Saturday Down & Dromore – (Armagh, Ireland) The Rt Revd Harold Creeth Miller
Christians in Parliament
Sunday Groaner
On why we don’t bother to lock the church
The Rectory
St. James the Least

My dear Nephew Darren

Since I happened to be in your area last week, I tried to call in at your church, and was sorry to find it was locked and bolted, with surveillance cameras watching me.

We tend to be a little more relaxed about matters of security. The key to the medieval lock was lost some time during Queen Victoria’s reign and never replaced. How someone managed to misplace a foot long piece of cast iron, weighing about 10 pounds is a mystery. If it had fallen out of someone’s pocket, it would certainly have broken their foot. Ever since, no one has bothered with locking the door – which makes me wish our burglars last year had thought of trying it, before wasting so much energy smashing a stained glass window when they visited in the early hours one morning. On the other hand, were the key still in use, I should probably be arrested these days for carrying an offensive weapon.

As with most rural churches, keys which open just about everything in the village are hidden in various parts of the church. The vestry key is under my seat cushion, the organ key under a vase on the altar, the church hall key on top of the hymn book cupboard, and Miss Simpson‘s spare front door key inside the font. I have never been certain whether the latter is there for safety, or as a general invitation. I am sure someone could usefully produce a book suggesting the many places keys are likely to be found secreted in churches for the use of vergers, flower arrangers, cleaners – and thieves wanting to save themselves time and effort.

I suspect that the burdened look that many urban clergy wear is not because they are weighed down with parish troubles, but because they are obliged to carry with them a superfluity of keys needed to negotiate every door in church, hall, school and vicarage. And why is there always one for which no one has any idea what it opens?

The only occasion I have ever thought it would be useful to be able to lock a church is when you have a party of visitors inside. So often, on hearing the words “let us pray” or the start of an appeal for funds, they bolt for the door.

Your loving uncle,

Eustace
Notices that didn’t quite ‘make it’…
The preacher for Sunday next will be found hanging on the notice board in the porch.
Churchyard maintenance is becoming increasingly difficult, so it will be appreciated if parishioners cut the grass around their own graves.
Vote carried
The vicar was ill in hospital and so the churchwarden went to visit. Trying to cheer him up, the churchwarden said: ‘We missed you at PCC last night. We even put forward a resolution to wish you a speedy recovery. It was passed by 14 votes to 12.’

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