Newsletter – 3 December 2017

 “Weekly News” for

THE UNITED BENEFICE OF PADSTOW

ST. MERRYN and ST. ISSEY with ST. PETROC MINOR

 December 3rd 2017 – FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

        

INTRODUCTION

Jesus says: “Stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Let us come before God, looking for our promised redemption with joy and with repentance.

 

THE COLLECT

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness

and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life,

in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;

that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty

to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal;

through him 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 377/379 – Year “B” Readings start today)

First Reading                                                      Isaiah 64: 1-9

God’s people reflect upon their own guilt and come back to God, seeing themselves as clay in the hands of a potter, wanting to be shaped anew by him.

 

Second Reading                                                1 Corinthians 1: 3-9

Christ’s coming has filled us with immeasurable depth of grace, to equip us for the fullness of Christian life and prepare us for whatever comes.

 

Gospel                                                                  St. Mark 13: 24-37

Although false prophets declare that the “end is nigh”, no one knows when Jesus will return, so our task is to continue the work of the kingdom in the present and leave our future to God.

 

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

O Lord our God, make us watchful and keep us faithful as we await the coming of your Son our Lord; that, when he shall appear, he may not find us sleeping in sin

but active in his service and joyful in his praise;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Advent Candle Ceremony

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – The Candle of Christian Hope

 

All:  We have this Advent Ring to remind us of the Coming of Jesus, the Light of

the World.

ALL SING:                            The holly and the ivy,

                                                Are dancing in a ring,

                                                Round the coloured Advent candles

                                                And the shining Christmas King.

 

Said together: (as first candle is lit)

 

All:  We light this candle to remind us of God’s people who in every age watch for His Coming.

ALL SING:                          And one is for God’s people

                                                In every age and day.

                                                We are watching for His coming,

                                                We believe and we obey.

 

 

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.

Johnny Cowling Concert tonight is now sold out.

Christmas Bazaar Saturday 9th December in the Church Hall at 2.15 pm with Stalls- Cakes – Christmas Gifts- Tombola- Produce-Decorations– Raffle- Water into Wine- Pot of Gold- Cracker Game – Teas with Mince Pies and Cream- and Father Christmas arriving from the North Pole at 2-45 pm Free Entry so come along and capture the Spirit of Christmas.

 

ST. ISSEY AND ST. PETROC MINOR – Congratulations to George Eustice on his confirmation by Bishop Chris at Truro Cathedral.

 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.

** Lighting of St Issey  Village Christmas Tree **

This will take place on Monday 4th December at 5.30pm. Singing of carols and a blessing by Revd. Katie Kirby.

PCC meeting for St. Issey and St. Petroc Minor Wednesday 6th December. 7.30pm

In the Osborne Room.

 

 Do you have a crib or nativity scene or a Christmas quilt that you would like displayed? Then please contact Sue (01841 532902) or Linda (01841532183).  Set up for the Exhibition will be on Wednesday 6th December from 10.00 a.m. so please come along and bring your cribs to be displayed.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

A Rota is on the churchwardens’ chest at the back of the church if anyone can spare a couple of hours to steward the exhibition.

Also posters are available if anyone can help distribute them around the town, shops, in the neighbouring parishes etc.

If anyone could spare time to bake a cake or some mince pies that would be greatly appreciated.

This is great Outreach as we can involve the youngsters of our community and it gives them the opportunity to learn about the different cribs and the true meaning of Christmas.  Thank you.  Sue and Linda.

 

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.

SUNDAY, 3RD    FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR B BEGINS)

   8.00 a.m.         (No service during transition)                                                          Padstow

   9.30 a.m.         MORNING PRAYER  – B.C.P.                                                               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 a.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Jack David Long                                               Trevone

  6.00 p.m.          CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON                                Padstow Bandstand

 

REGULAR PRACTICES: –

Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 2.00 -3.30 p.m.                                                 Padstow

Choir:                 Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.                                                Padstow

 

Monday, 4th    

5.30 p.m.         Lighting of St Issey  Village Christmas Tree

 

Tuesday, 5th        

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                           Osborne Room

11.15 a.m.          Joint Council Meeting for Catholic and Anglican.            Padstow Church

 

Wednesday, 6th Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c326

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                                      Trevone

2.30 p.m.          St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor PCC Meeting                      Osborne Room

 

Thursday, 7th

9.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist *Please note earlier time*                                    Padstow

10.30-4.40 p.m. CRIB AND QUILT FESTIVAL                                                               Padstow

 

Friday, 8th 

10 -7.30 p.m.     CRIB AND QUILT FESTIVAL                                                                Padstow

11.00 a.m.          Funeral Service for the late Peter Lintott                                   St. Merryn

 

Saturday, 9th

10 – 4.30 p.m.   CRIB AND QUILT FESTIVAL                                                                Padstow

 

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.         MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P.                                                         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

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