Newsletter – 14 February 2016

St. Petroc’s Padstow and St Saviour’s Trevone
SUNDAY BEFORE LENT
“The Weekly News” – February 14th 2016

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today
INTRODUCTION AND CALL TO WORSHIP In Lent we renew our desire to fulfil God’s purposes. Let us turn to God in prayer and repent of the same human pride which crucified our Lord.

THE COLLECT Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: Give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; 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.
TODAY’S READINGS (Page 816/819)
First Reading Deuteronomy 26.1-11
The ancient Israelites regularly reminded themselves of the relationship between themselves and a loving, generous God, who had chosen to make himself known to them. A recital of his past saving acts acknowledged that they were constantly in his debt and must give him praise and honour.

Second Reading Romans 10.8b-13
St Paul stresses the continuity of the new revelation of God in Christ with the covenant described in the Old Testament. Yet salvation has now become available to all who confess their faith in the God who gives life and overcomes death.

Gospel St. Luke 4.1-13
The human Jesus had to resist the chance to see himself as more powerful than God: in the desert places of the Christian year, especially Lent, we must also learn to resist, recognising the true nature of temptation.

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER
Lord God, you have renewed us with the living bread from heaven; by it you nourish our faith, increase our hope, and strengthen our love: Teach us always to hunger for him who is the true and living bread, and enable us to live by every word that proceeds from out of your mouth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
LENT COURSE 2016
All sessions on, TUESDAY in St. John’s Hall, Padstow at 7.30 p.m.
“The Passion of Jesus according to St. Mark”
WEEK 1 FEBRUARY 16th (St. Mark 11: 1-11) The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

WEEK 2 FEBRUARY 23rd (St. Mark 14: 26-52) Jesus in the garden

WEEK 3 MARCH 1st (St. Mark 14: 53-72) Jesus before Caiaphas

WEEK 4 MARCH 8th (St. Mark 15: 1-20) Jesus before Pilate

WEEK 5 MARCH 15th (St. Mark 15: 20b-47) The crucifixion of Christ.

LENT LUNCHES -2016 WEDNESDAYS IN LENT
(Soup, bread and tea or coffee) 12 noon – 1.30 p.m.
★ 17th February Trevone W. I. Hall
★ 24th February Padstow Church Rooms
★ 2nd March Padstow Church Rooms
★ 9th March Padstow Church Rooms
★ 16th March Trevone W. I. Hall
£3.50 per person ALL PROFITS IN AID OF “WATER AID”

‘RIVER CAMEL QUILTERS’
Sessions in the church rooms are:
Mondays 15th, 22nd, and 29th Feb 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Bring your sandwich! Tea and coffee provided.
Morning session 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – £1.50
Afternoon session 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – £1.50
or, if you prefer 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. – £2.50.
Come along and join us with sewing of any kind, or if you need help one of us will be able to give guidance. We look forward to seeing you.
For further information contact:- Linda 532183 or Tilly 532044

ST. PETROC’S CHURCH “Petroc Praise” PROUDLY PRESENTS

GODSPELL
ON
WEDNESDAY March 16th THURSDAY MARCH 17th
FRIDAY MARCH 18th & SATURDAY MARCH 19th
IN
ST. PETROC’S CHURCH, PADSTOW at 7.30 p.m.

TICKETS: £7 – Free glass of wine at the Interval
(In aid of “The Coracle Appeal”)

BOOKING OFFICE – Tickets from The Parish Office, Padstow 01841 533776

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Memorial Service this week for dear Doris Thurley. Thanks go to Roger and the Choir who played and sang so beautifully, music and hymns of Doris’ choosing. The family were very grateful for those who came to support them at this sad time. Doris will be greatly missed by her church family here at St. Petroc’s.

RIVER CAMEL QUILTERS Linda Morey would like to thank the ladies that attend the quilters group for their generous donations to The Coracle Appeal but by adding an extra 50p each week have sent off a donation of £150 to Mount Edgcumbe Hospice. Well done ladies.

“STATIONS OF THE CROSS” – Each Friday in Lent We go with Jesus to the cross; through his pain and suffering which he went through for us. As last year, each Friday in Lent at 12 noon in St. Petroc’s, there will be “Stations of the Cross” a meditation on the final journey of Christ. All are welcome. Led by either Fr. Ciaran or Fr. Chris.
TODAY – Sunday 14th FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT – Electoral Roll Revisions ends
9.30 a.m. Trial of “Service of the Word” St. Saviour’s
11.00 a.m. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST St. Petroc’s
4.00 p.m. FAMILY “TEA TIME SERVICE” St. Saviour’s

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

Tuesday 16th JOINT LENT COURSE –The Passion according to St. Mark
Session 1 – “The Triumphal Entry” St. John’s Methodist Hall

Wednesday 17th
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Saviour’s
12 – 1.30 p.m. LENT LUNCHES – in aid of “Water Aid” Trevone W.I. Hall

Thursday 18th
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Petroc’s

Friday 19th
12 noon “Stations of the Cross” St. Petroc’s
NO CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN NIGHT-half term

Sunday 21st SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
8.00 a.m. SAID EUCHARIST -1662 Prayer Book St. Petroc’s
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST St. Saviour’s
11.00 a.m. Trial of “Service of the Word” St. Petroc’s
12.15 p.m. PCC MEETING-Adoption of Accounts Choir Vestry

PLEASE have an open mind about our new services as you will have your opportunity to say what you think. We will be looking for your feedback at the APCM on March 9th so we can choose the style of services YOU would like in the parish. The PCC will then make the final decision after the Annual Parochial Church Meeting and the decided pattern of services will be put in place in April.
Fr. Chris

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