“Weekly News” for
THE UNITED BENEFICE OF PADSTOW
ST. MERRYN and ST. ISSEY with ST. PETROC MINOR
February 25th 2018 – SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
A warm welcome to any visitors with us today
As we make our pilgrimage through Lent, towards Easter, we are journeying towards the completion of the Covenant, which God made with his people through Jesus. Let us celebrate with gratitude God’s goodness and faithfulness to all his people.
Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth,
that they may return to the way of righteousness:
Grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion,
that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession,
and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ, 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 461/462
First Reading Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
To leave everything that is familiar and to go where the Lord leads takes courage and unshakeable faith in the promise which is given and in the reward offered.
Second Reading Romans 4:13-25
There is no law which can make anyone believe. True faith comes from a certainty planted within us by God, then owned, acknowledged and lived by its recipient.
Gospel Mark 8:31-38
Sometimes we reject a difficult message when it involves someone for whom we care, like Peter with Jesus. Discipleship put our faith to the test every day of our lives.
Almighty God, you see that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body,
and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul;
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. Our helpers at the clothes stall on coffee mornings are asking for any clean, serviceable clothing /shoes/belts, bags, etc. which anyone no longer wants and might wish to donate. Contact Moira Gill 01841520418 or Phil Gorse 01841 520544 for details of Rota.
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 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.
MOTHERING SUNDAY POSIES – Rita Phillips would like to hear from anyone who has any small green foliage and spring flowers they could donate for Mothering Sunday posies. The flower team will meet on Saturday 10th March at the back of the church 10.00 a.m. to make the posies. Anyone interested in helping please contact Rita Phillips on 01841 521600
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
REGULAR PRACTICES: –
Bell Practice: Monday afternoon 3 – 4.30 p.m. Padstow
Choir: Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m. Padstow
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Osborne Rooms
7.30 p.m. SCCT Lent Course St. John’s Methodist Hall
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Trevone
11.00 a.m. Funeral Service for Douglas John Dennis St. Merryn
Thursday, March 1st SAINT DAVID’S DAY, PATRON OF WALES
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist 1662 Prayer Book Padstow
8.30 a.m. Trevone Prayer Group meets (all are welcome) Trevone
10.30 a.m. SCCT Women’s World Day of Prayer St. Petroc’s Church
12 noon Stations of the Cross St. Petroc’s Church
3.00 p.m. Thanksgiving Service for the late John Dumbreck Trevone
6-7.00 p.m. FRIDAY FUN CLUB St. Petroc’s Church
9-10.30 a.m. HOLY DUSTERS CLEANING TEAM meet Padstow
SUNDAY MARCH 4TH THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
9.30 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – BCP 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