Newsletter – 25 September 2016

“Weekly News” for The Parishes of Padstow,
St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor
SEPTEMBER 25th 2016 – HARVEST SUNDAY
A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

OUR INTENTION TODAY
“The land has yielded its harvest: God, our God has blessed us.” Ps: 67, 6

THE COLLECT
Almighty and everlasting God,
we offer you our hearty thanks for your fatherly goodness and care in giving us the fruits of the earth in their seasons.
Give us grace to use them rightly, to your glory, for our own well-being,
and for the relief of those in need;
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.

HARVEST READINGS: (Page 1089/91)
First Reading Deuteronomy 26: 1-11
The duty of thanksgiving to God for his goodness to his people

Second Reading Revelation 14: 14-18
The vision of Christ as Judge, reaping the harvest of the world

Gospel St. John 6: 25-35
Jesus proclaims himself to be the Bread of Life.

POST COMMUNION PRAYER
Lord of the harvest,
with joy we have offered thanksgiving
for your love in creation
and have shared in the bread and wine of the kingdom;
by your grace plant within us a reverence for all that you give us
and make us generous and wise stewards
of the good things we enjoy
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

PSALM FOR TODAY: Psalm 67
1 God be gracious to us and bless us “ and make his face to shine upon us,
2 that your way may be known upon earth, “ your saving power among all nations.
3 Let the peoples praise you, O God; “ let all the peoples praise you.
4 O let the nations rejoice and be glad, “ for you will judge the peoples righteously and govern the nations upon earth.
5 Let the peoples praise you, O God; “ let all the peoples praise you.
6 Then shall the earth bring forth her increase, “ and God, our own God, will bless us.
7 God will bless us, “ and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

Are you interested in “Airfix” type models?
Jenny Childs has a kit which builds into a “Red Baron” Fighter Aeroplane. If you would like to have great fun building it then please contact Jenny 532376 as it is
free to a good home.

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

LAST TOUR FOR THE 2016 SEASON IS
THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING at 11.30 a.m.
Each tour lasts about an hour and finishes with an opportunity
To talk informally to the guide
A MESSAGE TO OUR VISITORS
We offer you a warm welcome to our service today and hope that you have a wonderful holiday here in Cornwall. At the offertory we invite you to make use of the Gift-Aid envelopes which you will find at the end of the pews. This will enable our treasurer to gain an extra 25p in every pound which is given.

THE CORACLE APPEAL-The best news possible
WE’VE MADE IT – We have received the “Permission to start” letter from
Heritage Lottery Fund confirming that we have been awarded £175,000 towards the restoration and repairs to the tower. ALLELUIA!!!!
The original “questimate” some 10 years ago was £125,000 and as time has gone on and the problems looked into more deeply the final figure was a whopping £370,000. It is only through the generosity of YOU – the amazing people of Padstow and beyond; a generous legacy from dear Barry Kinsmen (£120,000) and a donation of from the Catholic community of Padstow (50,000) that we have been able to fund the work putting £200,000 into the pot.
We hope to have the scaffolding up by the end of October and then the whole tower will be shrouded with protective sheeting to allow the contractors to keep working even in the bad weather. We think that the work will be completed around Easter.
We are so very grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for awarding the £175,000 as it means we can press on and get the work done as soon as possible. Everything is in place – contractors, work schedules, scaffolders – all waiting for the “Permission to start” letter. The slight downside is that we will not be allowed to ring the bells or have the clock chiming which is a shame but necessary. We offer our thanks to the bellringers for being so understanding and for their offer to prepare the bells by removing the ropes and ssealing the ringing room to prevent dust ingress into the church.
How many Garden parties, Dog shows, coffee mornings etc., etc., etc., would we have had to had to raise £175,000? Thank you Heritage Lottery Fund and thanks to everyone who does the National Lottery.
We can now do the final job of our 10 year restoration Programme.
Fr. Chris
SUNDAY, 25th HARVEST SUNDAY
9.30 a.m. HARVEST “Service of the Word” Trevone
9.30 a.m. SUNG HARVEST EUCHARIST – Common Worship St. Issey
11.00 a.m. SUNG HARVEST PARISH EUCHARIST Padstow
Followed by a “Bring And Share” Lunch in the Church Rooms
11.00 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – HARVEST – B.C.P. St. Merryn
4.00 p.m. “TEATIME” HARVEST FAMILY SERVICE Padstow
6.00 p.m. REQUIEM EUCHARIST St. Issey
Praying for the repose of the soul of Julia Mary Wilkinson – 1st year’s mind

Tuesday,27th St. Vincent de Paul, 1660
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Issey

Wednesday, 28th Ember Day
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Padstow
11.30 a.m. Final Guided historical Tour of 2016 of St. Petroc’s Church

Thursday, 29th ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Padstow

Friday, 30th
5.00 p.m. Eucharist of Wholeness & Healing Padstow
6 – 7.00 p.m. Children’s Friday Fun Night Church Rooms

Saturday, 1st
9-10.30 a.m. “Holy Dusters” Cleaning team meets at St. Petroc’s

Sunday, 2nd 19th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY (Proper 22)
8.00 a.m. SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book Padstow
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIS – Common Worship Trevone
9.30 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – BCP St. Issey 11.00 a.m. SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship Padstow
11.00 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – C.W. St. Merryn
12.45 p.m. HOLY BAPTISM for Senara Evans Padstow
1.30 p.m. RE-AFFIRMATION OF MARRIAGE VOWS Padstow
Please take this “Weekly News” home with you for reference in the week.
Items to Sue Norfolk please by Wednesday morning
Email: snorfolk45@hotmail.com Tel: 01841 532902

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