“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.
The Spirit of the Lord has anointed us to preach good news to a troubled world: Christ is coming!
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)
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
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
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
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
St. Issey Church and School Village Walking Nativity
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Osborne Room
2.00 p.m. Funeral service for Phyllis Dawe Padstow
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Trevone
2.15 p.m. School Carol Concert St. Merryn
9-10.30 a.m. Nativity Play Rehearsal Padstow Church
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Padstow
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