Newsletter – 8 January 2017

“Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

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

                                         January 8th 2017 – BAPTISM OF JESUS

                                   A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.


 We come to worship the Father who has sent his only Son into the world for us and who has sent his Holy Spirit to draw alongside us, bringing us comfort and strength.


Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed him to be your Son,

anointing him with the Holy Spirit:

Grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit,

that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children;

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.


Today’s Readings – (Page 43/44)

First Reading                                                      Isaiah 42:1 9

Here the Suffering Servant is introduced as one called by God to bring his justice to the world and to protect and help the vulnerable.


Second Reading                                                Acts 10:34 43

Peter expresses his new found conviction that salvation is available to all and is not limited to just the Jews.


Gospel Reading                                                St. Matthew 3:13 17

Jesus begins his public ministry, surprising John the Baptist by asking for baptism in the river Jordan.



Lord of all time and eternity,

you opened the heavens and revealed yourself as Father

in the baptism of Jesus your beloved Son:

By the power of your Spirit complete the heavenly work of our rebirth

through the waters of the new creation;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


1 Ascribe to the Lord, you powers of heaven, ¨ ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

2 Ascribe to the Lord the honour due to his name; ¨ worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; ¨ the Lord is upon the mighty waters.

4 The voice of the Lord is mighty in operation; ¨ the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.

5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; ¨ the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;

6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf ¨ and Sirion like a young wild ox.

7 The voice of the Lord splits the flash of lightning; the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; ¨ the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh

8 The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe and strips the forests bare; ¨ in his temple all cry, ‘Glory!’

9 The Lord sits enthroned above the water flood; ¨ the Lord sits enthroned as king for evermore.

10 The Lord shall give strength to his people; ¨ the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.                                                                          


Our very grateful thanks to Roger Gool and the Padstow Carollers who have very kindly donated the sum of £195.95 to St Petroc’s Church as their share of the proceeds from carol singing.  The money the Padstow Carollers raise throughout the Sundays in December is split between the three churches here in Padstow.

Also a very big thank you, to the Kernow Players for their generous donation of £200 from their recent Christmas Concert.

We are very grateful to the Padstow Carollers and the Kernow Players for their continued support of St. Petroc’s Church.

BRASS CLEANING –  Thank you to all those who have said that they will carry on cleaning the brasses for next year, it is very much appreciated.  I am still looking for two volunteers to clean brasses in April and October.  If you know of anyone who would be willing to take this on please contact me.  Thank you.  Sue Norfolk 01841 532902 


 Sessions for January in the Church Rooms are:

Monday 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Bring your sandwich

Tea and coffee will be provided.


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


Come and join us with sewing of any kind

Or if you need help one of us

will be able to give you guidance.

We look forward to seeing you.

For further information contact:  Linda 532183 or Tilly 532044



A THANK YOU FROM FIONA – Thank you to all those who delivered our Christmas card to every house in Padstow.  If you find for whatever reason that you are unable to deliver the Easter card, or if you feel you could help out with delivering cards at Easter and Christmas then please let Fiona know.

 SUNDAY, 8th                      THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST

  9.30 a.m.                          MORNING PRAYER – BCP                                              Trevone

11.00 a.m.                          SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                           Padstow

  4.00 p.m.                          “TEATIME” Family Service                                           Trevone


                                           WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

Wednesday, 11th           

10.30 a.m.                          Said Eucharist                                                                Trevone

  2 p.m.                              Choir Practice                                                                Padstow

  7.30 p.m.                         Bible Study Meets will be held at

                                            The home of Ron and Pat Olivey                              Trevone


Thursday, 12th                  Aelred of Hexham, Abbot

10.30 a.m.                           Said Eucharist                                                              Padstow

  7.00 p.m.                           Said Eucharist                                                   Church Rooms

  7.30 p.m.                           P.C.C. Meeting                                                  Church Rooms


Friday, 13th                       

6 – 7.00 p.m.                    CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN NIGHT                     Church Rooms



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

  9.30 a.m.                       SUNG EUCHARIST                                                            Trevone

11.00 a.m.                       MORNING PRAYER – BCP                                              Padstow

12.45 p.m.                      HOLY BAPTISM for Rudi Heard                                   Padstow

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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