Newsletter – 15 January 2017

“Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

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

                                         January 15th 2017 – SECOND SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

                                         A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.



Jesus said to those who were following him, “What are you looking for?” Then he invited them to come and see for themselves. In our worship today, let us explore what we are looking for as we approach to see Jesus for ourselves.


Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new:

Transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory;

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


THE READINGS   (Page 46/48)

First Reading                                                      Isaiah 49:1 7

Isaiah foresees a special servant of God, known and called by God even before he was born.


Second Reading                                                1 Corinthians 1:1 9

We have been called through Jesus Christ and are all enriched and strengthened through him.


Gospel                                                                 St. John 1:29 42

John the Baptist identifies Jesus as one filled with God’s Holy Spirit, and Jesus begins to call his disciples.



God of glory, you nourish us with your Word who is the bread of life:

Fill us with your Holy Spirit that through us the light of your glory may shine in all the world.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.


 PSALM 40: 1-12

1 I waited patiently for the Lord; ¨ he inclined to me and heard my cry.

2 He brought me out of the roaring pit, out of the mire and clay; ¨ he set my feet upon a rock and made my footing sure.

3 He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; ¨ many shall see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.

4 Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, ¨ who does not turn to the proud that follow a lie.

5 Great are the wonders you have done, O Lord my God. How great your designs for us! ¨ There is none that can be compared with you.

6 If I were to proclaim them and tell of them ¨ they would be more than I am able to express.

7 Sacrifice and offering you do not desire ¨ but my ears you have opened;

8 Burnt offering and sacrifice for sin you have not required; ¨ then said I: ‘Lo, I come.

9 ‘In the scroll of the book it is written of me that I should do your will, O my God; ¨ I delight to do it: your law is within my heart.’

10 I have declared your righteousness in the great congregation; ¨ behold, I did not restrain my lips, and that, O Lord, you know.

11 Your righteousness I have not hidden in my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; ¨ I have not concealed your loving-kindness and truth from the great congregation.

12 Do not withhold your compassion from me, O Lord; ¨ let your love and your faithfulness always preserve me.


Advance notice – Important information from Archdeacon Audrey

Thy Kingdom Come

What is Thy Kingdom Come?

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which the Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join. He is calling on Christians to pray that people might know Jesus Christ during a focused time between Ascension and Pentecost from 25th May – 4th June 2017.

The hope is that:

  • people will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family – as a church, individually or as a family;
  • churches will hold prayer events, such as 24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the UK and in other parts of the world;
  • people will be transformed through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.

“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.” Archbishop Justin Welby

How did it begin?

In May 2016 the Archbishops of Canterbury and York invited Christians from across the Church of England to join a wave of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost. This is traditionally a time when the church focuses on prayer, just as the first disciples gathered after they watched Jesus ascend into heaven. It says in Acts 1. 14: “They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus…

The response in May 2016 was astonishing as hundreds of thousands joined in from churches of many denominations and different traditions around the UK and across the world.

For 2017 the vision is even greater. The hope is to see at least 80 per cent of Church of England churches and cathedrals taking part as well as many other denominations and the churches of the world-wide Anglican Communion. Leaders from Churches Together in England, including Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Baptist and Methodist churches, Free churches and Orthodox churches, to name but a few, have all signalled their support.

What next?

It’s not complicated – the Archbishop’s invitation is simply asking people to pray in whatever way they want, with whoever they want and wherever they can, that others might know Jesus Christ. Anyone can sign up on the website now and pledge to pray.


Bespoke resources and information will be available from the end of January 2017 via the website . This will include materials to download on prayer, liturgical resources, Novena booklets, a ‘Kingdom Kit’ helping families pray together, details of prayer events, and tips on organising local events. Everyone who signs up to ‘Pledge2Pray’ will receive regular email updates as well as inspiration and encouragement about prayer.

Social media:

The message will be going out via social media and in the months running up to May 25th we will be using the hashtags #Pledge2Pray and #ThyKingdomCome which we hope will spark a viral prayer response to the project.

Link to video with Archbishop Justin Welby introducing Thy Kingdom Come:

Please think and pray about this major initiative – I will keep you posted and things develop through the year.

Fr. Chris



  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



10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                             Trevone


Thursday, 19th   Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester                               

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                           Padstow

  2.30 p.m.           South Camel Christians Together meeting               St. John’s Hall


Friday, 20th                      

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



  9.30 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                           Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                       Padstow

  3.00 p.m.           UNITED SERVICE FOR W.O.P.C.U.                                         Padstow

                             Hosted by Padstow Catholic Community



 HELP WANTED FOR COFFEE ROTA – Please sign up for the coffee   rota which is on the noticeboard at the back of the church.  It is great community outreach to be able to talk to each other and

to our visitors after the service. It is not an arduous task! 

                            PLEASE let’s not lose this important part of our church’s outreach.

                            Thank you from Sue & Linda.


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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