“Weekly News” for
THE UNITED BENEFICE OF PADSTOW,
ST. MERRYN and ST. ISSEY with ST. PETROC MINOR
October 29th 2017– BIBLE SUNDAY
A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.
Today we hear the promise of hope and the assurance of the trustworthiness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Secure in the knowledge of God’s promises, we worship him.
COLLECT FOR BIBLE SUNDAY
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning:
help us so to hear them, to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them
that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,
we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life,
which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
READINGS FOR TODAY (Page 368/370)
First Reading Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 8-12
The rebuilt community in Jerusalem hears God’s word afresh, and offers us an example of an appropriate response of both shame and joy.
Second Reading Colossians 3:12-17
The model Christian life involves forgiveness and understanding within the Christian community, and an attentiveness to what God desires.
Gospel St. Matthew 24:30-35
Hope for the judgment and renewal of the world rests on the words of Christ, which stand for ever.
God of all grace, your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry
with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom:
renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness sustain us by your true and living bread;
who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen
DIOCESCAN ROADSHOW FOR THE DEANERY OF PYDAR –‘ Responding to God’s Grace’. Our roadshow this year is aimed at those who care about the future of the Church in Cornwall and see themselves as active disciples, seeking to contribute to the life of the church and to the discovery of God’s Kingdom.
Being a follower of Jesus is about responding to what God has already given us in terms of his unconditional love, his forgiveness, his involvement in our lives and his overwhelming generosity. In this year’s roadshow, we will look afresh at what God’s grave involves, and explore five practical areas in which our responses can be grounded.
The roadshow takes place on Tuesday, 31st October at St. Erme Community Centre, Cattle Field, Trispen, Truro. Refreshments at 6.30 for a 7.00 p.m. start.
Please do come and join us, and encourage others in your parishes to come too.
ST. MERRYN A Treasurer /Book-keeper is required for St. Merryn Church. Can anyone help? Please contact Phil Gorse 520544 or Moira Gill 520418 for further details.
Monday 30th October A meeting will take place on to discuss plans for the Christmas Bazaar 10.30 pm. Do come along all ideas discussed
Johnny Cowling’s Christmas Concert. Tickets are now available. Enquiries for booking from Moira Gill 01841 520 418.
St. Merryn Church invites all to a Coffee Morning on Tuesday 7th November at 10.15 a.m. with Bring and Buy and Raffle. In aid of the Poppy Appeal
ST. ISSEY The Jumble Sale advertised for the 4th November in St Issey Village is
now cancelled until further notice. Thank you. Kathy Gwinell.
THANK YOU FROM SAINT PETROC’S SOCIETY – I am writing to thank you, the congregation and members of St. Petroc’s Church Padstow for your very kind donation of food that we gratefully received at our resource centre in Truro.
Homelessness has become a major news topic recently, with numbers on the rise both nationally and locally. This vulnerable section of society remains highly dependent on the kindness of people and organisations such as yourselves.
Thank you once again for your support.
Sincerely, Linda Binny – Administrator.
THE KNIT AND NATTER GROUP, who meet in the Methodist Hall and knit for charity, are looking for any spare balls of knitting wool. Any ply, any colour and any quantities big or small. You are welcome to come along and join them in some knitting.
Donations and information please contact Julie Eastley on 01841 532436
ST. PETROC’S NEWS MAGAZINE – The following comes from our forthcoming November issue of the Parish Magazine.
It is with great sadness that after the next issue of the magazine, that our Editor Chris Greaves will be stepping down from his post. We are so indebted to Chris for his years of hard work, dedication and the numerous hours that he has given to producing the magazine over many, many years.
Chris we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to you from St. Petroc’s, for all your hard work. We have been so very, very lucky to have had your dedication and commitment in producing this magazine.
So now we are looking for a new Editor to produce the magazine and also for an organiser to manage the distribution to all those stalwarts who go out in all weathers to distribute the magazine.
We are also very grateful to Geoff Spear who manages all the advertising and will continue to do this job. If you feel this is something that you could do or would like more information about, contact Sue Norfolk at the Benefice Office on 01841 532902 or email email@example.com
UNITED BENEFICE IN TRANSITION
As from 1st November the United Benefice of Padstow, St. Merryn, St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor will be in Transition.
For any parish matter please contact your Parish Churchwardens.
For all other enquiries contact the Benefice Office Administrator
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Tel: Padstow 01841 532902/07816 250053
Office hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
If you need a priest, please contact either
Canon Michael Fisher on 01841 521544 or
Revd. Katie Kirby (St. Issey and Little Petherick) on 01208 369963.
A MESSAGE FROM FR. CHRIS AND GILL – WE ARE ON THE MOVE!!
We now have our moving date after nearly 16 very happy years in dear Padstow.
We have had a wonderful time here but now the time has come to retire to Devon.
Our new Address from November 3rd is:
101 Summercourt Way,
BRIXHAM, Devon TQ5 0RB
SUNDAY, 29TH BIBLE SUNDAY
10.30 a.m. UNITED BENEFICE – SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST Padstow
United Benefice Service as we bid Fr. Chris Malkinson and Gill
a fond farewell on his retirement from the
Parish of Padstow and the United Benefice.
REGULAR PRACTICES: –
Bell Practice: Monday afternoon 2.00 -3.30 p.m. Padstow
Choir: Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m. Padstow
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Osborne Room
Wednesday, November 1st ALL SAINTS DAY
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Trevone
Thursday, 2nd ALL SOULS DAY
10.30 a.m. United Benefice – Requiem and Commemoration
of the departed. Padstow
6-7.00 p.m. Children’s Friday Fun Night St. Petroc’s Church
9-10.30 a.m. Holy Dusters Cleaning Team meet St. Petroc’s Church
SUNDAY, 5TH ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
8.00 a.m. (No service in Padstow during Transition)
9.30 a.m. SERVICE OF THE WORD St. Issey
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship Trevone
11.00 a.m. SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship Padstow
11.00 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship St. Merryn
12.45 p.m. HOLY BAPTISM for Peter James O’Neil Padstow
12.45 p.m. HOLY BAPTISM for Ellis Lewi Kenderdine Padstow
Items for ‘Weekly News’ to Sue Norfolk, administrator, by Wednesday noon.
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