Newsletter – 17 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

The Spirit of the Lord has anointed us to preach good news to a troubled world: Christ is coming!

 

THE COLLECT

O Lord Jesus Christ, who at your first coming sent your messenger

to prepare your way before you:

Grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries

may likewise so prepare and make ready your way

by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just,

that at your second coming to judge the world

we may be found an acceptable people in your sight;

for you are alive and reign with the Father

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

 

TODAY’S READINGS (Page 384/386)

First Reading                                      Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11

Jerusalem is to be restored. The poor will have their day and all nations will witness that our God is righteous and faithful.

 

Second Reading                             1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24

God is faithful. He will keep his promises. Let us therefore live lives that reflect his calling to us and let us be made pure and holy by his Spirit.

 

Gospel                                               St. John 1: 6-8,19-28

People thought John was the Christ, so he must have been a great man. Yet he used his greatness to point to Jesus, not to himself.

 

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

We give you thanks, O Lord, for these heavenly gifts;

kindle in us the fire of your Spirit that when your Christ comes again

we may shine as lights before his face;

who is alive and reigns now and for ever.  Amen

Advent Candle Ceremony

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT – The Candle of Christian Hope

 

  (the first two candles are 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 third candle is lit)

We light this candle to remind us of John the Baptist who passed on God’s message: “Get ready for your King”

 

 SING:   And three for John the Baptist He calls on us to sing:

“O prepare the way for Jesus Christ.

He is coming, 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 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.

Sunday 24th Dec.  First Mass of Christmas 9.30 p.m.

Christmas Day      Family Service and Eucharist at 11.00 a.m.

Sunday 31st Dec.  United Benefice Service at 10.30 a.m.

 

 

ST. ISSEY AND ST. PETROC MINOR

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.

December 24th at 5.00 pm Crib Service at St. Issey Church – all welcome

Sunday 24th Dec.  Christmas Mass 9.30 p.m. St. Petroc Minor

Christmas Day      Sung Eucharist   9.30 a.m.  St. Issey

PLEASE NOTE Sunday 31st December is a United Benefice Service at 10.30pm at

St. Merryn.

CRIB EXHIBITION – Sue and Linda would like to say a huge thank you to all those who help steward the church, donated Cribs for the display, baked cakes, help to put up the displays and take it down.  We had an amazing display again this year with approximately 120 Cribs and Nativities.  It was wonderful to see so many children and visitors come and look at the exhibition, this was an example of amazing outreach within the Benefice.  Donations towards the Coracle Appeal were £447.00.  Thank you one and all.

 

CHRISTMAS AT ST. PETROC’S, PADSTOW AND ST. SAVIOUR’S, TREVONE

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

 

ST. PETROC’S SOCIETY “Working with single homeless people in Cornwall”

As usual this year we will be supporting the Christmas appeal for the St. Petroc’s Society who do excellent work to help the homeless in this county.  Envelopes will be available in both churches throughout December.  Please help yourself and give your donation for this worthy cause.  You can either place your envelope in the collection plate at any Sunday services during Advent and Christmas or pop it into one of the wall boxes.  Thank you.

THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY – There will be the usual collection at the Children’s Nativity Service at 5.00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.  Please help us to help The Children’s Society by giving generously for this very worthy cause.  Thank you.

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.           9 LESSONS AND CAROLS                                                              St. Merryn

 3.00 p.m.            service of Lessons and Carols                                                          St. Issey

  6.00 p.m.           PADSTOW ECCUMENICAL CAROL SERVICE                                  Padstow

                              followed by Mulled wine and mince pies.

 

REGULAR PRACTICES: –

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

Choir:                 Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.                                                 Padstow

 

Monday, 18th    

St. Issey Church and School Village Walking Nativity

 

Tuesday, 19th          

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                          Osborne Room

2.00 p.m.           Funeral service for Phyllis Dawe                                                     Padstow

 

Wednesday, 20th

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                                     Trevone

2.15 p.m.           School Carol Concert                                                                    St. Merryn

 

Thursday, 21st  

9-10.30 a.m.      Nativity Play Rehearsal                                                       Padstow Church

10.30 a.m.        Said Eucharist                                                                                    Padstow

 

Friday, 22nd

8.30 a.m.          Trevone Prayer Group meets (everyone welcome)                    Trevone

9.30 – 11.30        FRIDAY FUN CLUB meets for Nativity Rehearsal           Padstow Church

 

SUNDAY 24TH     FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

  9.30 a.m.          SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship                             Trevone

  9.30 a.m.          SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                                        St. Issey

11.00 a.m.          SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST  – Common Worship                        Padstow

11.00 a.m.          MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P.                                                       St. Merryn

  5.00 p.m.          CRIB SERVICE                                                                                    St. Issey

  5.00 p.m.          CRIB SERVICE AND CAROLS                                                          Padstow

  9.30 p.m.          CHRISTMAS MASS                                                                       St. Merryn

  9.30 p.m.          CHRISTMAS MASS                                                                    Lt. Petherick

  9.30 p.m.          CHRISTMAS MASS                                                                          Padstow

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