“Weekly News” for
THE UNITED BENEFICE OF PADSTOW
ST. MERRYN and ST. ISSEY with ST. PETROC MINOR
February 18th 2018 – FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
A warm welcome to any visitors with us today
Following his baptism Jesus spent forty days in the wilderness, resisting temptation – preparing for his work and ministry.
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
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 458/459)
First Reading Genesis 9:8-17
Noah and his family have been brought to safety through water, and God promises never to destroy his creation.
Second Reading 1 Peter 3:18-22
Noah and all departed souls have been visited by Jesus after his death. So Baptism – being saved through water – is more than the removal of dirt, it requires a good conscience – obedience to God’s will.
Gospel St. Mark 1: 9-15
Jesus is baptised by John, acknowledged by God as his only son, tempted in the wilderness and begins his public ministry.
Lord God, you have renewed us with the living bread from heaven;
by it you nourish our faith, increase our hope, and strengthen our love:
teach us always to hunger for him who is the true and living bread,
and enable us to live by every word that proceeds from out of your mouth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ST. MERRYN –
St. Merryn Church are seeking a new supply of books for the new coffee morning season.
If anyone has books that they no longer require, provided the pages aren’t falling out, then we would appreciate any donations, from one book to a box full. Please contact Phil Gorse on 01841520544.
Summer Weekly Coffee Mornings are due to commence on Tuesday 15th May until Tuesday 25th September, any wishing to help in any way can contact Moira Gill 01841520418 or Phil Gorse 01841 520544 for details of Rota.
Thanks are extended to all who helped to make the ShroveTuesday Pancakes such a great success, thank you to all members of Churches within the Benefice for their attendance, and to making such a happy morning.
ST. ISSEY AND ST. PETROC MINOR
ADVANCED NOTICE – Spring cleaning? St. Issey are holding a Jumble sale on the 3rd March for Church Funds. Start time is 2.15 p.m.
A good opportunity to clear out the loft or garage or to get rid of unwanted clothes.
‘A CORNISH CELTIC WAY’
Discover a new 125-mile Pilgrimage Route through Cornwall,
from St Germans to St. Michael’s Mount
BOOK SIGNING – The Revd. Nigel Marns will be coming to Padstow on Thursday 15th March at 11.00 a.m. to give a short talk on his new book and to sign copies. If you have a love of walking and want to walk and explore somewhere different, then this book is the ideal companion. Complete with directions, photos and reflections. Please come along and meet Nigel. Coffee and biscuits will be available.
WATER AID FOR LENT- JARS OF CHANGE 2018 – We will again be collecting through our ‘Jars of Change’ for Water Aid to help fund clean water, provide toilets and clean sanitation. Jars will be available at the back of church in Padstow and Trevone. Please return your jar at the end of Lent to Sue Norfolk or Sue Hollingsworth. For more information visit www.wateraid.org
South Camel Christians Together
Sessions will take place each Tuesday in
St John’s Padstow, at 7:30pm
The Journey from Advent to Easter and the
7 Sayings of Jesus from the Cross
Tuesday 20th Feb.
The Journey from Advent to Easter. Sister Deidre
Tuesday 27th Feb.
- Father forgive them for they know not what they do. Revd B Woodman
Tuesday 6th Mar.
(2) Today you will be with me in Paradise
(3) Behold your son: behold your mother.
Revd. Fr. Ciaran
Tuesday 13th Mar
(4) My God, My God why have you forsaken me?
(5) I thirst…
Revd. Alistair Sharp
Tuesday 20th Mar.
(6) It is finished….
(7) Father into your hands I commit my spirit.
Revd. Alistair Sharp
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – This short reflection on the final journey of Christ through Lent, starts this Friday 16th February at 12 noon, in St. Petroc’s Church.
SUNDAY, 18TH FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
9.30 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P. Little Petherick
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST- Common Worship Trevone
Celebrant and Preacher Revd. Diane Powell
11.00 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P. Padstow
11.00 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship St. Merryn
Celebrant and Preacher Revd. D Powell
7.00 p.m. Songs of Praise Trevone
REGULAR PRACTICES: –
Bell Practice: Monday afternoon 3 – 4.30 p.m. Padstow
Choir: Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m. Padstow
Monday, 19th 2.30 p.m. Methodist funeral for Lota Rawe
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Osborne Rooms
7.30 p.m. SCCT Lent Course St. John’s Methodist Hall
Wednesday, 21st EMBER DAY
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Trevone
11.00 a.m. Funeral Service for Douglas John Dennis St. Merryn
Thursday, 22nd Keeping: Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr. C155
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Padstow
8.30 a.m. Trevone Prayer Group meets (all are welcome) Trevone
12 noon Stations of the Cross St. Petroc’s Church
3.00 p.m. Eucharist of Wholeness and Healing Trevone
6-7.00 p.m. FRIDAY FUN CLUB St. Petroc’s Church
SUNDAY, 25TH SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
9.30 a.m. SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship Trevone
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship St. Issey
(Celebrant and Preacher Archdeacon Bill)
11.00 a.m. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST – Common Worship Padstow
11.00 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P. St. Merryn
4.00 p.m. “TEATIME FAMILY SERVICE Padstow