Newsletter – 18 March 2018

“Weekly News” for

THE UNITED BENEFICE OF PADSTOW

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

Sunday March 18th 2018 – 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT-PASSION-TIDE BEGINS

A warm welcome to any visitors with us today

INTRODUCTION

The Greeks said, “We wish to see Jesus”. We look again at our Christian faith so that we may see in our lives the presence of the crucified and risen Christ.

THE COLLECT

Most merciful God,

who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
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 474/476)

First Reading                                                        Jeremiah 31: 31-34

God promises a new covenant with his chosen people, written on their hearts. “I will be their God, and they shall be my people”.

 

Second Reading                                                Hebrews 5: 5-10

Christ is the new High Priest who offers himself on behalf of all his people, and through his suffering, wins for them eternal salvation.

 

Gospel                                                                  St. John 12: 20-33

The arrival of some Greeks at the Passover festival prompts Jesus to teach his disciples about his impending death and resurrection.

 

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER

Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters we do also for you:  Give us the will to be the servant of others as you were the servant of all, and gave up your life and died for us,
but are alive and reign, now and for ever.  Amen

THE CHURCH ELECTORIAL ROLL ST. MERRYN

Under the Church Representation Rules between Sunday March 4th and Sunday March 18th we have our annual revision of the Electoral Roll.  Please contact our Electoral Roll Officer, Mr. Philip Gorse (520544) at St. Merryn.  Please ask for a form to complete if you would like your name on the Roll.  If your name is on the Roll you are a “member” of the Anglican Parish of St. Merryn.  Being on the Roll entitles you to vote at the Annual Parochial Meeting on April 12th and serve of the P.C.C. if elected.  This is also the time to check that your name is on the Roll or to ask for it to be removed if that is your wish. We have to have an accurate Roll for the Annual Meeting.

THE CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL  Padstow and Trevone

Under the Church Representation Rules between Sunday March 4th  and Sunday March 18th  we have our annual revision of the Electoral Roll. Please contact our Electoral Roll Officer, Mrs. Betty Tucker (532889) at Padstow.  Please ask for a form to complete if you would like your name on the Roll.  If your name is on the Roll you are a “member” of the Anglican Parish of Padstow.  Being on the Roll entitles you to vote at the Annual Parochial Meeting on April 11th and serve of the P.C.C. if elected.  This is also the time to check that your name is on the Roll or to ask for it to be removed if that is your wish. We have to have an accurate Roll for the Annual Meeting.

 

South Camel Christians Together

Lent Course

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 Mar.    

(6) It is finished….

(7)  Father into your hands I commit my spirit.

Revd. Alistair Sharp

A MESSAGE FROM THE BENEFICE OFFICE

As from Tuesday 20th March Sue Norfolk our Administrator will be working from the new office in the Church Rooms.  The Office has a new landline number 01841 540898.  The office hours will be Tuesday to Friday 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.  Only in an emergency contact Sue on her home phone (01841 532902).

The new Church Rooms will be available for hire for more information contact the Benefice Office during office hours.

 

CONGRATULATIONS – To the JAM CLUB Children’s Sunday School group and their helpers.  They have been saving their collection money and have recently sent to Africa through the Good Gifts Company £125 to buy a Donkey Library.  It has taken them over two years to do this and they are extremely happy to have reached their goal.

Since JAM CLUB started the children have with their collections bought:

7 GOATS, 11 CHICKENS for Africa, 1 DONKEY LIBRARY for Africa, 1 COW, and a  MUMMY AND DADDY SHEEP for India and also 66 bowls of rice to feed 66 hungry children for 1 day.

This is a fantastic achievement by our young ones and we can’t thank them and Pat Jenks and her helpers enough for their compassion to help the less fortunate in these countries.

 

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

CHURCH ROOMS OPEN MORNING Well after months of building works we have finished! There will be a chance for anyone interested to come and have a look around the new Church Rooms and its facilities on Saturday 7th April from 10.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m.  Coffee will be served.  All are welcome to come and see what has been achieved in the 10 months since we started this project.  Inquiries about booking the Church Rooms, please contact the Adminstrator Sue Norfolk on 01841 540898 in office hours.

 

SUNDAY, 18TH   PASSION SUNDAY – 5TH 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. D. 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  

 

REGULAR PRACTICES: –

Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon  3 – 4.30 p.m.                                   Padstow

Choir:                 Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.                                Padstow

 

Tuesday, 20th  

10.30 a.m.        Said Eucharist                                                         Osborne Rooms

7.30 p.m.       SCCT Lent Course                                   St. John’s Methodist Hall

 

Wednesday, 21th THOMAS CRANMER, ARCHBISHOP, MARTYR

10.30 a.m.        Said Eucharist                                                                       Trevone

 

Thursday, 22nd    

10.30 a.m.        Said Eucharist                                                                     Padstow

 

Friday, 23rd     

8.30 a.m.       Trevone Prayer Group meets (all are welcome)            Trevone

11.30 a.m.        Funeral Service for Marjory Morcom                      Glynn Valley

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                                                    Church Rooms

 

SUNDAY, 25TH    PALM SUNDAY

9.30 a.m.             SUNG EUCHARIST+blessing of Palm crosses              Trevone

                             Celebrant and Preacher Canon Michael

9.30 a.m.             SUNG EUCHARIST + blessing of Palm crosses             St. Issey

                             Celebrant and Preacher Revd. Katie

11.00 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST+blessing of Palm crosses              Padstow

                             Celebrant and Preacher Canon Michael

11.00 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST +blessing of Palm crosses         St. Merryn

                             Celebrant and Preacher Revd. Andrew Turner

4.00 p.m.            “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                          Padstow

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