“Weekly News” for
THE UNITED BENEFICE OF PADSTOW
ST. MERRYN and ST. ISSEY with ST. PETROC MINOR
December 10th 2017 – SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.
Preparing the way of the Lord is a responsibility for each one of us. At Advent we are called to set aside worldly concerns and make ready to welcome Christ anew.
THE COLLECT FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us,
and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness
we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us,
your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen
TODAY’S READINGS (Page 380/383)
First Reading Isaiah 40.1-11
To a people who have lost all they held dear, the news that the Lord has not abandoned them and will save them once more is good tidings indeed. They know in their hearts that God has the power to restore their nation.
Second Reading 2 Peter 3.8-15a
Waiting on the Lord’s judgement demands our full attention: we must strive to live good lives, for we cannot know when or how his decisive action will take place.
Gospel St. Mark 1.1-8
John the Baptist was the forerunner of Jesus, foretold by the inspired prophets of old. Some heeded his call to repentance and prepared themselves to receive the Lord.
POST COMMUNION PRAYER
Father in heaven, who sent your Son to redeem the world
and will send him again to be our judge:
give us grace so to imitate him in the humility and purity of his first coming
that, when he comes again, we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Advent Candle Ceremony
THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT – The Candle of Christian Hope
The first candle is re-lit
We have this Advent Ring to remind us of the Coming of Jesus, the Light of the World.
The holly and the ivy,
Are dancing in a ring,
Round the coloured Advent candles
And the shining Christmas King.
Said together: (as the second candle is lit)
We light this candle to help us think of God’s greatest promise, first told by the prophets.
SING: O, two is for the prophets
and for the light they bring.
They are candles in the darkness,
All alight for Christ the King.
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.
Sunday 10th Dec. 11.00 a.m. Advent Service of Readings and Carols- Lead by Worship Leader.
Sunday 17th Dec. The Christmas Story in Lesson and Carol 11.00 a.m. Mulled Wine and Mince Pies served in the Church Hall after the Service
ST. ISSEY AND ST. PETROC MINOR
Sunday December 10th at 3.00 pm in St. Issey Church. South Camel Christians Together Advent Carol Service.
Sunday December 17th at 3.00pm in St. Issey Church. Service of Lessons and Carols for Christmas.
St Issey Church and School. Walking Nativity on Monday 18th December. Please see posters for more details.
South Camel Christians Together. The Benefice Christmas Card is now ready for distribution in your Parish. Please see your SCCT representative to offer your help with delivering to homes in your area.
The Royal British Legion will be holding a social evening in the Padstow Social Club on Wednesday 13th December at 7.30pm. We have the Padstow Carollers with the St. Minver Silver Band, a pasty supper and lots of good raffle prizes. The cost is £5 per head which includes the pasty. We need as many people as possible to support us, so please come and enjoy a jolly social evening. More Information from Alan Veck.
CHRISTMAS AT ST. PETROC’S, PADSTOW AND ST. SAVIOUR’S, TREVONE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th – 6.00 p.m.
VILLAGE SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
Followed by Mulled Wine and mince pies in church
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17th – 6.00 p.m.
UNITED TOWN SERVICE OF 9 LESSONS AND CAROLS
Followed by Mulled Wine and mince pies in church
CHRISTMAS EVE – 5.00 p.m. – ST. PETROC’S
by the children of Padstow school, Friday Fun Night and friends
CHRISTMAS EVE – 9.30 p.m. – ST. PETROC’S (Anglican)
(Please note the time) – Anglican
FIRST EUCHARIST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD
ST. PETROC’S PADSTOW (Catholic)
MASS OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD
CHRISTMAS DAY – 9.30 a.m.
SUNG EUCHARIST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD
ST. PETROC’S (Anglican)
CHRISTMAS DAY – 11.00 a.m.
FAMILY EUCHARIST OF THE NATIVITY
SUNDAY 10TH SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
9.30 a.m. SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship Trevone
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship (Trad) Little Petherick
11.00 a.m. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST – Common Worship Padstow
Celebrant and Preacher Revd. Chris McQuillen-Wright
11.00 a.m. ADVENT SERVICE OF READINGS AND CAROLS St. Merryn
12-4.30 a.m. CRIB AND QUILT EXHIBITION Padstow
3.00 p.m. SCCT ADVENT CAROL SERVICE St. Issey
4.00 p.m. “TEATIME” FAMILY CHRISTINGLE SERVICE Trevone
6.00 p.m. CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL CAROL SERVICE Padstow
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
2.00 p.m. Padstow School Carol Service Padstow Church
Wednesday, 13th Lucy, Martyr of Syracuse, c304
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Trevone
1.00 p.m. Funeral Service of Jennifer Rawe Padstow
7.15 p.m. Bible Study Group meets at The Old Farmhouse, Trevone
Thursday, 14th John the Cross, Poet, Teacher, 1591
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Padstow
8.30 a.m. Trevone Prayer Group meets (everyone welcome) Trevone
4.00 p.m. FRIDAY FUN CLUB meets for Nativity Rehearsal Padstow Church
6.00 p.m. Village Nine Lessons and Carols Trevone
2.00 p.m. Funeral Service of Colin Taylor Padstow
SUNDAY, 17TH THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
9.30 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P. Little Petherick
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST- Common Worship Trevone
Celebrant and Preacher Archdeacon Bill Stuart White
11.00 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P. Padstow
11.00 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship St. Merryn
6.00 p.m. PADSTOW ECCUMENICAL CAROL SERVICE Padstow
followed by Mulled wine and mince pies.