Newsletter – 2 October 2016

“Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,
St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor
October 2nd 2016 – 19th After Trinity
A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

In our worship today we give thanks to God that, in Jesus Christ, he sees the things which unite us. In Christ he sweeps away those things which separate us from him and from one another, he heals us and makes us whole.

O God, forasmuch as without you we are not able to please you;
mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit
may in all things direct and rule our hearts;
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.

First Reading Habakkuk 1: 1-4; 2: 1-4
Whatever evil befalls human experience God is still Lord of all. He will deal with wickedness and reward righteousness in his own way, in his own time.

Second Reading 2 Timothy 1: 1-14
Whatever endurance is needed to sustain our faith will be worth our every effort. Jesus is our treasure, our reward today and eternally.

Gospel St. Luke 17:5-10
Christians can never rest on their laurels, there is always more work needing to be done and always faith needing to be revitalised, by the goodness of God.

Holy and blessed God,
you have fed us with the body and blood of your Son
and filled us with your Holy Spirit:
may we honour you,
not only with our lips but in lives
dedicated to the service of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

PSALM FOR TODAY: Psalm 37: 1-9
1 Fret not because of evildoers; ¨ be not jealous of those who do wrong.
2 For they shall soon wither like grass ¨ and like the green herb fade away.
3 Trust in the Lord and be doing good; ¨ dwell in the land and be nourished with truth.
4 Let your delight be in the Lord ¨ and he will give you your heart’s desire.
5 Commit your way to the Lord and put your trust in him, ¨ and he will bring it to pass.
6 He will make your righteousness as clear as the light ¨ and your just dealing as the noonday.
7 Be still before the Lord and wait for him; ¨ do not fret over those that prosper as they follow their evil schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and abandon wrath; ¨ do not fret, lest you be moved to do evil.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off, ¨ but those who wait upon the Lord shall possess the land

To everyone who has contributed in any way to our Harvest celebrations this year.
Thanks to our flower teams for the lovely displays
Thanks to those who have organised the Harvest lunch
Thanks to those who have led our Harvest acts of worship
Thanks to YOU for bringing gifts to adorn our churches and to help others in need.
Thanks to our farming community who bring in the Harvest.
And lastly and most importantly:-
Thanks to God for his generosity to us in the fruits of the harvest.
Fr. Chris

HIGH CHAIR – free to a good home
Martin Saunders of Tevone has a “Mothercare” high chair surplus to requirements. Do you know of anyone who like one or use it? It is free to a
good home but a donation to “The Coracle Appeal” would be appreciated.
Contact Martin on 01841 520080

On Tuesday afternoon (27th) we had an excellent meeting with the contractors and the architect to dot the i’s and cross the T’s for the restoration of the tower.
We definitely start on Monday October 17th with the arrival of the scaffolding.
It will take approximately 3 weeks to completely shroud the tower in scaffolding and PINK protective sheeting – it will certainly be seen that’s for sure!!!
Work will then begin in earnest so please will you do all you can to avoid using the church car park in the week and as little as possible on Sundays as the contractors will be using up to half of the car park for storage and materials and there will be various clubs using the Church Rooms.
PLEASE can you try to car share during the works or even use the top car park to alleviate parking problems on our car park. PLEASE do not park out on the road if you don’t have a blue badge as you may be pinched.
We will be taking photos of the work as it progresses and putting them on our church website and also having an ongoing display in church. Sincere apologies in advance but I’m sure it will all be worth it in the end. Thanks for your help and consideration folks. PLEASE BE PATIENT.
Fr. Chris.
PARISH “WELCOME PACKS” – annual reminder
At St. Petroc’s Padstow and St. Saviour’s Trevone we have “Welcome Packs” for those who have recently moved into the parish.
Each pack contains a 4 page booklet telling the newcomers about the Catholic, Methodist and Anglican churches and times of services together with other
useful information about medical contacts, council telephone numbers, Post office and Banks, and even refuse collection days!! We enclose a current complimentary copy of “St. Petroc News” and also a card for new residents to complete if they would like anyone from our churches to contact them.
If you see new neighbours or a “Sold” sign go up at a property near you please contact either Fiona Giorla for Padstow on 532956 or Sue Hollingsworth for Trevone on 520788 who will happily supply you with a “Welcome Pack” to give to the newcomers to the parish. Please help us to give a warm welcome.
Fr. Chris.

Sunday, 2nd 19th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY (Proper 22)
8.00 a.m. SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book Padstow
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – 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

Fr. Chris is off duty this week as part of his annual holiday.
If you need a priest please contact Canon Michael Fisher on 01841 521544.
For any other matter please speak to your churchwardens.

Tuesday, 4th
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Issey

Wednesday, 5th Keeping: St. Francis of Assisi 1226
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Padstow

Thursday, 6th
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Padstow

Friday, 7th
6 – 7 p.m. Children’s Friday Fun Night Church Rooms, Padstow

Sunday, 9th 20th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY (Proper 23)
9.30 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – BCP Trevone
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – C.W. – Traditional L. Petherick
Celebrant and preacher: Revd. Katie Kirby
11.00 a.m. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST – C.W. Padstow
Celebrant and preacher: Canon Michael Fisher
11.00 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – BCP St. Merryn
4.00 p.m. “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE Trevone
Please take this “Weekly News” home with you for reference in the week.
Items to Fr. Chris or Sue Norfolk please by Wednesday morning
Email: Tel: 01841 533776
Email: Tel: 01841 532902


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