Newsletter – 10 December 2017

 “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.

        

INTRODUCTION

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

Said together:

We have this Advent Ring to remind us of the Coming of Jesus, the Light of the World.

SING:                                   

                                                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

ST. SAVIOUR’S

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th – 6.00 p.m.

VILLAGE SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS

Followed by Mulled Wine and mince pies in church

 

ST. PETROC’S

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

NATIVITY PLAY

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)

CHRISTMAS DAY

8.300 a.m.

MASS OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD

 

ST. SAVIOUR’S

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

 

Tuesday, 12th        

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

 

Friday, 15th 

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

 

Saturday, 16th

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.

 

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