“Weekly News” for
THE UNITED BENEFICE OF PADSTOW
ST. MERRYN and ST. ISSEY with ST. PETROC MINOR
Sunday April 8th – 2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER
A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS TODAY
Introduction and call to worship
The risen Lord Jesus made himself known to his disciples, breathed his Holy Spirit on them and brought them the reassurance of his peace.
Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins
and to rise again for our justification:
Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness
that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth;
through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen
THE READINGS FOR TODAY (Page 538/539)
First Reading Acts 4: 32 – 35
This account of communal commitment by sharing of possessions and of Christian love, provides a challenge today as we seek to heed Christ’s commission to us.
Second Reading 1 John 1: 1 – 2:2
God is light and in him there is no darkness at all.
Gospel Reading St. John 20:19-end
The risen Lord Jesus brings the disciples reassurance and his Holy Spirit, and commissions them in his service. Thomas’s ringing acclamation ‘My Lord and my God‘ – points us to our Easter faith.
Lord God our Father, through our Saviour Jesus Christ
you have assured your children of eternal life
and in baptism have made us one with him:
Deliver us from the death of sin and raise us to new life in your love, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
THE CHURCH ELECTORIAL ROLL ST. ISSEY AND ST. PETROC MINOR
Under the Church Representation Rules between Sunday March 25th and Sunday April 8th, inclusive we have our annual revision of the Electoral Roll. Please contact our Electoral Roll Officer, Mrs Kathy Qwinell (540636) at St. Issey. 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. Issey. Being on the Roll entitles you to vote at the Annual Parochial Meeting on April 24th 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.
PADSTOW APCM APRIL 11TH 2018 – This will take place in the Church Rooms commencing with the vestry meeting at 7.00 p.m. for the election of Churchwardens followed by the APCM at 7.30 p.m.
Churchwardens are elected on a yearly basis. If you would like to stand as a Churchwarden please fill in the forms that you will find at the back on the churchwarden’s chest. We have 3 representatives from Padstow and 1 from Trevone, who retire this year. If you would like to stand as a PCC member, there are forms at the back of the church. You must be on the Electoral Roll to qualify. Please hand to the administrator.
Our thanks to Janine Ogborne, Alan Veck, Tim Bishop and Fiona Giorla for their dedication and hard work to the Parish of Padstow and its churches.
ST. MERRYN APCM – will take place on Thursday 12th April at 7.00 p.m. in St Merryn Church Hall. This is your chance to hear about all the things that go on in your Church and the Benefice for the coming year.
If you know of anyone who is housebound or unwell who would like to receive their communion at home either as a one-off or on a regular basis, please contact: Fiona Giorla on 01841 532956. Fiona is a Pastoral Care Worker and has permission from the Bishop to administer this very important part in St. Petroc’s ministry so don’t be afraid to ask. Also if you know of anyone who would like to be included on our prayer list please let Sue know by Thursday morning when she completes the Intercession Prayer List.
A BIG BENEFICE THANK YOU – A big thank you to everyone from across the Benefice who helped make the Easter services run so well and our churches look so lovely with the flowers and Easter gardens. Everyone worked extremely hard in the run up to Easter Sunday, as this was our first Easter without Fr Chris, who used to do so much for the Benefice in preparation for this special time. So whatever part you played in the preparation to Easter Sunday A VERY BIG THANK YOU INDEED.
JOHN STOCK – It is with great sadness that we received the news on Thursday from John’s daughter Jo, that John passed away very peacefully on Good Friday. John was a Treasurer to the Parish of Padstow for many years, and was a lovely and caring gentleman, who loved his church at Trevone. We pass on our condolences to Jo and all the family. ‘May he rest in peace and rise in glory’.
SUNDAY, 8TH THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
9.30 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P. Trevone
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship (Trad) Little Petherick
11.00 a.m. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST – Common Worship Padstow
Celebrant and Preacher The Very Revd. Roger Bush
11.00 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P. St. Merryn
4.00 p.m. “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE Trevone
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
2.00 p.m. Funeral of Jennifer Jago Padstow
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Trevone
7.00 p.m. APCM for Padstow Church Rooms
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist 1662 Prayer Book Padstow
7.00 p.m. APCM for St. Merryn St. Merryn Church Hall
8.30 a.m. Trevone Prayer Group meets (all are welcome) Trevone
11.15 a.m. Funeral service for Richard Bennett St. Merryn
11.00 a.m. MARRIAGE OF Philip Coombs and Claire Curgenven Trevone
SUNDAY, 15TH THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
9.30 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P. Little Petherick
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship Trevone
11.00 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P. Padstow
11.00 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship St. Merryn
7.00 p.m. Taize Service Trevone