Newsletter – 16 October 2016

“Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,
St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor
October 16th 2016 – 21st After Trinity

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

The message of our worship today is the importance of faithfulness; a faithfulness which is based on confidence in our heavenly Father and nurtured by a close relationship with him through prayer.

Grant, we beseech you, merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace,
that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve you with a quiet mind;
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.

First Reading Genesis 32:22-31
Jacob meets the Lord and wins a blessing from the Lord.

Second Reading 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:5
St Paul reminds his listeners of the importance and value of the teaching of the Old Testament when it is studied by the Christian community in the light of the teaching of Christ.

Gospel St. Luke 18:1-8
The story of the widow’s persistence tells us of the value of perseverance even when the prospects look unpromising and we feel like giving up.

Father of light, in whom is no change or shadow of turning,
you give us every good and perfect gift
and have brought us to birth by your word of truth:
may we be a living sign of that kingdom
where your whole creation will be made perfect
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Psalm for today 121
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills; ¨ from where is my help to come?
2 My help comes from the Lord, ¨ the maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer your foot to stumble; ¨ he who watches over you will not sleep.
4 Behold, he who keeps watch over Israel ¨ shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord himself watches over you; ¨ the Lord is your shade at your right hand,
6 So that the sun shall not strike you by day, ¨ neither the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall keep you from all evil; ¨ it is he who shall keep your soul.
8 The Lord shall keep watch over your going out and your coming in, ¨ from this time forth for evermore.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son “ and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be “ world without end. Amen.


3.45 for 4 pm on
Sunday 23rd October
St Petroc’s Church, Padstow
½ hr of Fun, Play, Songs and Stories
For people and pets of all ages
With drinks, cakes and a chat afterwards


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.

Sessions in the church rooms are;
Monday 17th, 24th &31st October
10 am – 4pm
Bring your sandwich!
Tea and coffee will be provided

Morning sessions 10 am – 1pm, £1.50
or afternoon session 1 pm – 4 pm, £1.50
or if you prefer 10am – 4pm, £2.50

We look forward to seeing you.
For further information contact
Linda 532183 or Tilly 532044
SUNDAY, 16th 21st SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY – Proper 24
8.00 a.m. SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book Padstow
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST Trevone
11.00 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – Matins Padstow
12.45 a.m. HOLY BAPTISM ‘Sowenna Jan Caddy’ Padstow

Wednesday, 19th Keeping: ST. LUKE, EVANGELIST
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Trevone

Thursday, 20th
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Padstow

Friday, 21st No Friday Fun Night – Half term Church Rooms

9.30 a.m. “Service of the Word” Trevone
11.00 a.m. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST Padstow
12.45 p.m. HOLY BAPTISM Padstow
4.00 p.m. “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE Padstow

BRASS CLEANING ROTA FOR PADSTOW The brass cleaning rota has worked extremely well in Padstow for the past two years and thank you to all of you who help keep our brass shining throughout the year. For next year could you please confirm that you are happy to carry on with the brass cleaning. I am looking to replace Sheila and Marjorie who after a long time of shining are hanging up their dusters and stepping down. Thank you both for all that you have done for St. Petroc’s. So if you could spare some time next year to help then please contact me and let me know.
Thank you. Sue Norfolk (01841) 532902.
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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