Newsletter – 8 May 2016

The Parish of Padstow
(St. Petroc’s, Padstow & St. Saviour’s, Trevone)
Seventh Sunday of Easter, 8th May 2016
Sunday after the Ascension
A warm welcome to visitors who join us today

Introduction and call to worship
Jesus prays for his disciples and for all of us who believe in him through their witness. He prays that we may share in the love and glory which unites him with the Father.

THE COLLECT
O God the King of Glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: We beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place
where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

THE READINGS FOR TODAY (Page 919/921)
First Reading Acts 16:16-34
Paul and Silas are jailed and the opening of the prison doors during an earthquake and the prisoners’ restraint moves their jailer to be baptised, along with his family.

Second Reading Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
John foretells the return of the ascended Lord Jesus, in whose eternal life the whole of creation and all time, past, present and future, are held.

Gospel St. John 17:20-26
Jesus prays both for the disciples who are with him on earth and for all who will come to faith through their witness and their word.

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER
Eternal God, giver of love and power, your Son Jesus Christ has sent us into all the world to preach the gospel of his kingdom: Confirm us in this mission, and help us to live the good news we proclaim; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK COLLECTION
Christian Aid has been given a licence to collect in Padstow Tesco on Tuesday 17th May. If anyone could spare an hour to help collect it would be most welcome. If you can help please contact: Chris Jadav – Christian Aid Co-Ordinator for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly. Contact number: 07814 131249

ARCHDEACON’S VISITATION
On Monday, May 16th at St. St. Michael’s Newquay Parish Church at 7.30 p.m. the Churchwardens elected for this year, Ron Olivey, Sue Hollingsworth, Linda Morey and Sue Norfolk will be sworn in as Churchwardens by the Venerable Bill Stuart-White, archdeacon of Cornwall and the Diocesan Registrar. Churchwardens are the Bishop’s officers and hold a legal status.
Everyone is invited to join the wardens at this special service and please hold them all in your prayers as they “officially” take up their duties for 2016 -17. My thanks to them, for being willing to serve for another year in the life of our parish. Fr. Chris

KIRSTEN’S ORDINATION – Kirsten’s Ordination is to take place on Friday 1st July in Truro Cathedral at 7.30 p.m. Alan Veck has very kindly offered to book and organise a coach for those of you who would like to attend Kirsten’s Ordination.
She will be thrilled to see you there at this special event. If you would like to attend please sign the sheet at the back of the churchwarden’s chest or speak to Alan.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ANCIENT BUILDINGS?
DO YOU LOVE LEARNING ABOUT THEIR HISTORY?
Then why not join our
CONDUCTED CHURCH TOUR AROUND
ST. PETROC’S CHURCH PADSTOW

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS (until September 28th)
at 11.30 a.m.
Each tour lasts about an hour and finishes with
an opportunity to talk informally to the guide.

EVENTS THROUGH THE SUMMER IN AID OF THE “CORACLE APPEAL”

MONDAY, JUNE 6th – FRIDAY, JUNE 17th
10 – 5 daily
ART EXHIBITION in St. Petroc’s Church

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6th – at Prideaux Place
“GRAND GARDEN PARTY” 12 Noon – 5.00 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 25th – FRIDAY, AUGUST 12th
10 – 5 daily
ART EXHIBITION in St. Petroc’s Church

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10th – 6.00 p.m. – dusk
GRAND BARBECUE & DOG SHOW – Well Parc Hotel, Trevone

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30th – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th
QUILT EXHIBITION – In St. Petroc’s Church

Keep this list for reference and if you would like to organise a fund raising event please contact Sue Norfolk (532902)

‘RIVER CAMEL QUILTERS’

Sessions in the church rooms are:
Mondays:- May16th and 23rd
10.00 a.m – 4.00 p.m.
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.

Unfortunately because of two bank holidays in May we will only be meeting on two Mondays, but we will make up for it in June! So either take a break ladies or carry on with those unfinished projects!
For further information contact:- Linda 532183 or Tilly 532044

SUNDAY, 8th 7th SUNDAY OF EASTER (Sunday after the Ascension)
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST St. Saviour’s
11.00 a.m. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST St. Petroc’s
12.45 p.m. HOLY BAPTISM for Charlie Willis St. Petroc’s
4.00 p.m. “TEATIME” Family Service St. Saviour’s
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
REGULAR PRACTICES:-
BELL RINGERS: Monday at 2.00p.m. St. Petroc’s
CHOIR: Wednesday at 2.00p.m. St. Petroc’s

Wednesday, 11th
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Saviour’s
11.30 a.m. Guided historical tour of St. Petroc’s church
7.15 p.m. Bible Study Group The Old Farmhouse, Trevone

Thursday, 12th Keeping ST. MATTHIAS THE APOSTLE
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Petroc’s

Friday, 13th
6 – 7.00 p.m. CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN NIGHT Church Rooms

Saturday, 14th
2.00 p.m. Marriage of Mark Thurston & Lindsey Taylor St. Petroc’s
SUNDAY, 15th THE DAY OF PENTECOST
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. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST St. Petroc’s
12.45 p.m. HOLY BAPTISM for Thea Freeman St. Petroc’s

CONFIRMATION – 2016
I am delighted to report that we have TWO adult candidates for Confirmation this year. If you would like to consider Confirmation please let me know so that we can arrange classes for children and adults in preparation.
Please think about it and if you would like an informal chat give me a ring. (533776) Fr. Chris.

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