Newsletter – 27 November 2016

“Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

      November 27th 2016 – FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

INTRODUCTION

On this Advent Sunday, we rejoice in God’s promise of salvation.  As we look for his coming in glory, let us walk in the light of the Lord!

 THE COLLECT

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him 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 3 & 4 – Year “A” Readings)

First Reading                                      Isaiah 2: 1-5

God promises a time of justice and peace for all the nations, when they will follow his teaching; Isaiah urges his own nation to walk in that light now.

 

Second Reading                                Romans 13: 11-14

Believing in Christ, we are nearer to salvation and can arm ourselves with his light to chase away the darkness of self centred behaviour.

 

Gospel                                                  St. Matthew 24: 36-44

We do not know when the fullness of salvation will dawn, so Jesus urges us to live our whole lives in readiness for his coming.

 POST COMMUNION PRAYER

O Lord our God, make us watchful and keep us faithful as we await the coming of your Son our Lord; that, when he shall appear,

he may not find us sleeping in sin

but active in his service and joyful in his praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Advent Candle Ceremony

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – The Candle of Christian Hope

All:  We have this Advent Ring to remind us of the Coming of Jesus, the Light of

the World.

ALL SING:                            The holly and the ivy,

                                                Are dancing in a ring,

                                                Round the coloured Advent candles

                                                And the shining Christmas King.

 

Said together: (as first candle is lit)

 

All:  We light this candle to remind us of God’s people who in every age watch for His Coming.

ALL SING:                          And one is for God’s people

                                                In every age and day.

                                                We are watching for His coming,

                                                We believe and we obey.

 

 Psalm 122

1 I was glad when they said to me, ¨ ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’

2 And now our feet are standing ¨ within your gates, O Jerusalem;

3 Jerusalem, built as a city ¨ that is at unity in itself.

4 Thither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, ¨ as is decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord.

5 For there are set the thrones of judgement, ¨ the thrones of the house of David.

6 O pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ¨ ‘May they prosper who love you.

7 ‘Peace be within your walls ¨ and tranquillity within your palaces.’

8 For my kindred and companions’ sake, ¨ I will pray that peace be with you.

9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, ¨ I will seek to do you good.

 SOUTH CAMEL CHRISTIANS TOGETHER – Advent service

Everyone is invited to St. Merryn Church on Sunday, December 11th at 3.00 p.m. for a Service of Advent carols and readings.  The service is hosted by South Camel Christians Together and the collection will be for S.C.C.T. Funds.

We offer our thanks to St. Merryn for hosting this event.

Sally Lee (Chair) 

 RESTORATION OF THE CHURCH TOWER

For the seven months October 2016 through to April 2017 parking is severely restricted as the contractors are using half the car park nearest to the church for their compound

PLEASE can you help us by only using this car park as a last resort as the limited spaces we have are needed for Church Rooms users and for those visiting the church.  

Please do not block the access for the contractors as they will be receiving regular deliveries of materials, and we cannot be responsible for any damage to vehicles on the car park. 

THANKS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION  

Fr. Chris

         

Sunday, 27th       ADVENT 1 – Year “A” Readings begin today

  9.30 a.m.          “Service of the Word”                                                                Trevone

11.00 a.m.          SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                        Padstow

  4.00 p.m.          “TEATIME FAMILY SERVICE”                                                    Padstow

  6.00 p.m.          CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON AND SERVICE            On the Quay

 

Wednesday, 30th ST. ANDREW, APOSTLE

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                               Trevone

 

Thursday, 1st   Crib and Quilt Exhibition  – 10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.             Padstow

  9.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist (Please note time today)                               Padstow

 

Friday, 2nd         Crib and Quilt Exhibition  – 10.30 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.             Padstow     

 

Saturday, 3rd    Crib and Quilt Exhibition  – 10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.             Padstow

               

SUNDAY, 4th     2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT

  8.00 a.m.           SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book                                    Padstow

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                       Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                           Padstow

                                Crib and Quilt Exhibition  – 12 noon – 4.30 p.m.                Padstow

  6.00 p.m.           PADSTOW FESTIVAL CAROL CONCERT & READINGS         Padstow

 

OPEN MEETING

Everyone is invited to an Open meeting on Sunday, December 11th at 12 noon in the Church Rooms.

We have now completed the first six months of the new pattern of worship at St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s and I promised that we would have a get together at the end of that period to gauge how things are going with the non-Eucharistic services of BCP Morning Prayer and “Service of the Word”.

We would really value your opinions on how YOU think they are going so please come along and have your say. Coffee will be served at the start of the meeting.

May I say a tremendous thank you to our worship leaders for all that they are doing with the new services and also with the “Teatime” family services.

Fr. Chris  

                                                                                   

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: chrismalk@hotmail.com  Tel: 01841 533776

 Email: snorfolk45@hotmail.com Tel: 01841 532902                        

 

Newsletter – 20 November 2016

 “Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

November 20th  2016 – CHRIST THE KING

                                   A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

 INTRODUCTION

The Lord is King; since the world began, his throne has been established.  Let us worship our God and King.

 THE COLLECT

Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:  Keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN.

 THE READINGS – Page 1086/1088

First Reading                                                      Jeremiah 23:1-6

God promises to replace leaders who have harmed his people with leaders who will  provide for their needs. God will raise up for them a King from the house of David.

 Second Reading                                                Colossians 1:11-20

Paul encourages us to give thanks for our redemption and forgiveness of sins. Christ is the image of God and it is into his Kingdom that we have been brought.

 Gospel                                                                 St. Luke 23:33-43

Jesus is nailed to a cross along with two criminals. The inscription over him says “King of the Jews” and he is recognised as a king by one of the criminals. Today we see Christ the King suffering alongside us while also reassuring us and welcoming us into his Kingdom.

 POST COMMUNION PRAYER

Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by you be plenteously rewarded;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 Psalm 46

1 God is our refuge and strength, ¨ a very present help in trouble;

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, ¨ and though the mountains tremble in the heart of the sea;

3 Though the waters rage and swell, ¨ and though the mountains quake at the towering seas.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, ¨ the holy place of the dwelling of the Most High.

5 God is in the midst of her; therefore shall she not be removed; ¨ God shall help her at the break of day.

6 The nations are in uproar and the kingdoms are shaken, ¨ but God utters his voice and the earth shall melt away.

7 The Lord of hosts is with us; ¨ the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

8 Come and behold the works of the Lord, ¨ what destruction he has wrought upon the earth.

9 He makes wars to cease in all the world; ¨ he shatters the bow and snaps the spear and burns the chariots in the fire.

10 ‘Be still, and know that I am God; ¨ I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.’

11 The Lord of hosts is with us; ¨ the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

 RESTORATION OF THE CHURCH TOWER

For the seven months October 2016 through to April 2017 parking is severely restricted as the contractors are using half the car park nearest to the church for their compound

PLEASE can you help us by only using this car park as a last resort as the limited spaces we have are needed for Church Rooms users and for those visiting the church.  

Please do not block the access for the contractors as they will be receiving regular deliveries of materials, and we cannot be responsible for any damage to vehicles on the car park. 

THANKS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION  

Fr. Chris

 CRIB AND QUILT EXHIBITION  There is a rota at the back of both churches asking for stewards to steward  the church over the 4 day exhibition.  If you can spare  any time to help out this would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.                       Sue and Linda.

PADSTOW CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR   If you can spare some time on the day of the Craft Fair to help with refreshments, help with the cake stall or bake a cake, any offers of  help would be greatly appreciated.   Contact:  Sue Norfolk 532902 or Linda Morey 532183.

 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th   – FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING

  8.00 a.m.          SAID EUCHARIST –  1662 prayer book                                      Padstow

  9.30 a.m.          SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                                    Trevone

11.00 a.m.          MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P.                                                        Padstow

 Wednesday, 23rd  Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr.  C100

   9.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                                                                Trevone

 Thursday, 24th

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                                                                Padstow

 Friday, 25th

   5.00 p.m.        Eucharist of Wholeness and Healing                                        Trevone

6-7 p.m.             Children’s Friday Fun Night                                             Church Rooms

 Saturday, 26th

10 – 2.00 p.m.  CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR                                                  Church Rooms

    2.00 p.m.       Marriage of Dean Canfield and Gemma Stupple                    Padstow

 Sunday, 27th     ADVENT 1 – Year “A” Readings begin today

  9.30 a.m.        “Service of the Word”                                                                Trevone

11.00 a.m.        SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                        Padstow

  4.00 p.m.        “TEATIME FAMILY SERVICE”                                                    Padstow

  6.00 p.m.        CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON AND SERVICE           On the Quay

 

The Devon and Cornwall Police Community Messaging System.

people are cold calling by telephone stating that they are from the department

of work and pensions and give a story of money being owed or a variation of this,

they ask the resident for personal details such as national insurance numbers etc.

This is a scam. Please do not give out any personal information to any cold caller

and hang up on any similar calls. Please inform neighbours of this.

If you have any information or concerns please phone 101.

  

 

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: chrismalk@hotmail.com  Tel: 01841 533776

 Email: snorfolk45@hotmail.com Tel: 01841 532902     

Newsletter – 30 October 2016

 “Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

                    St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

    October 30th 2016 – ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

     A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

    INTRODUCTION

“Greater love has no man than this, then he lays down his life for his friends”

May they all rest in peace and rise in glory.

 COLLECT FOR ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship

in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord:  Grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that we may come to those inexpressible joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; 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.

 READINGS FOR TODAY (Booklet)

First Reading                                                      Daniel 7: 1-3, 15-18

The prophet, in a vision, sees the Son of Man brought to the throne of God in heaven and given an everlasting kingdom

 

Second Reading                                                Ephesians 1: 11-23

The letter of “Christ the Church”.  This opening chapter recalls the high privilege of our calling as Christians.

 

Gospel                                                                  St. Luke 6: 20-31

Jesus’ manifesto, of reliance on God, and the consequential blessing, given us through “The Beatitudes”.  Our rule for Christian living.

 

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER

God, the source of all holiness and giver of all good things:  May we who have shared at this table as strangers and pilgrims here on earth be welcomed with all your saints to the heavenly feast on the day of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 “ALL SOULS DAY” – Wednesday, November 2nd

Wednesday, November 2nd is All Souls Day and the day we remember those we have known and love and are now at rest.  At the service we read out all the names of those requested on that day.

There will be Requiems  (Eucharists praying for the souls of the departed) in

 St. Saviour’s Trevone at 9.30 a.m.  and at St. Petroc’s Padstow at 10.30 a.m.

You have the opportunity to have your loved ones names read out at these services by letting me have their full name and date of death, in writing please.

Please note that only the names requested will be read out at the services.

“May they all rest in peace and rise in Glory”

Fr. Chris

 RESTORATION OF THE CHURCH TOWER

For the seven months October 2016 through to April 2017 parking is severely restricted as the contractors are using half the car park nearest to the church for their compound

PLEASE can you help us by only using this car park as a last resort as the limited spaces we have are needed for Church Rooms users and for those visiting the church.  

Please do not block the access for the contractors as they will be receiving regular deliveries of materials, and we cannot be responsible for any damage to vehicles on the car park. 

THANKS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION  

Fr. Chris

 HOLY DUSTERS – Our next date is Saturday 12th November, we would like to give the church a thorough clean before the Remembrance Day Service on the Sunday.  If you can spare an hour to help especially as the restoration of the tower is now under way then please meet at 9.00a.m.   There is a cup of coffee and a biscuit for everyone after the session.

Thanks everyone.

Sue and Linda (Churchwardens)

 RIVER CAMEL QUILTERS

Sessions in the church rooms are;

Monday31st 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

 ADVANCED NOTICE

ST PETROC’S CRIB EXHIBITION 2015 – December 1st – 4th

Sue & Linda are organising our annual Crib Exhibition in the first week of December. If you have a crib or nativity scene you would like displayed please contact Sue (01841 532902) or Linda (01841 532183).

Set up will be on Wednesday 30th November, from 10am so you can bring your cribs along to be displayed.

* You will be able to collect your cribs on Monday 5th December from 10am*

There will be a rota to help steward the church and if you can spare an hour or two to help out it would be very much appreciated.  It involves greeting people, making tea or coffee and generally, keep an eye on the exhibits.  There will be a rota at the back of both St Petroc’s Church and at St Saviour’s Church.

This is great Outreach as we can involve the youngsters of our community in making cribs and give them the opportunity to learn about the different cribs and the true meaning of Christmas.

Thank you   Sue Norfolk 532902 & Linda Morey 532183

  

SUNDAY, 30th      ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

  9.30 a.m.              SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                        Trevone

11.00 a.m.              SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                         Padstow

 

Wednesday, 2nd  ALL SOULS DAY

  9.30 a.m.             Requiem and Commemoration of the departed                    Trevone

10.30 a.m.             Requiem and Commemoration of the departed                   Padstow

 

Thursday, 3rd        Richard Hooker, Priest, Teacher, 1600

10.30 a.m.             Said Eucharist                                                                              Padstow

 

Friday, 4th

6-7.00 p.m.           Children’s Friday Fun Night                                            Church Rooms

 

Sunday, 6th           THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT

  8.00 a.m.            SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book                                      Padstow

  9.30 a.m.            SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                         Trevone

11.00 a.m.            “Service of the Word”                                                                Padstow

12.45 p.m.            HOLY BAPTISM  for William Richards                                      Padstow

           

 ADVANCED NOTICE – CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

We will be holding a cake stall and serving refreshments at our Christmas Craft Fair, we would welcome some help with serving refreshments and offers of cakes to sell.  If you can help on the day or bake a cake, please could you contact Sue or Linda.

Thank you.  Sue Norfolk 532902 & Linda Morey 532183

 

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:  chrismalk@hotmail.com    Tel: 01841 533776

Email:  snorfolk45@hotmail.com  Tel: 01841 532902