“Weekly News” for
THE UNITED BENEFICE OF PADSTOW
ST. MERRYN and ST. ISSEY with ST. PETROC MINOR
Sunday April 15th – 3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER
A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS TODAY
Introduction and call to worship
“The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed!” We echo the cry of the disciples on Easter Day, yet at first the resurrection seemed incredible to them. So Jesus came, to open the scriptures, to feed them, and to give assurance. That is what he does for us today.
Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples
with the sight of the risen Lord:
Give us such knowledge of his presence with us,
that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life
and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;
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.
THE READINGS FOR TODAY (Page 541/543)
First Reading Acts 3.12-19
Jesus, who was crucified, is alive and is the promised Messiah. This forms the content of the first proclamations of the church, made by Peter after Pentecost.
Second Reading I John 3 1-7
From his own experience, John is conscious of the overwhelming love of God. Our response to that same love for us, is that we should try to be pure, and do what is righteous.
Gospel St. Luke 24 36-48
On the first Easter Day, Jesus has been seen by Mary Magdalene, and by those on the road to Emmaus. Now in the evening he appears to the eleven disciples and their companions, and proves to them that he is alive.
Living God, your Son made himself known to his disciples
in the breaking of bread: open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in all his redeeming work; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen
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.
ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY AT PRIDEAUX PLACE – This year’s Garden Party will take place on Saturday 18th August, by kind permission of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Prideaux-Brune. This year now that we have finished the Church Tower and the new church rooms, we want to give the garden party a more community feel and would like local community groups/organizations to get involved to run a stall and raise funds for their own group/organization. To get this year’s planning off the ground there will be a planning meeting on Saturday 21st April at 10.30 a.m. in the church rooms. All are welcome to attend with your ideas, offers of help and please if you have contact with any group them please let them know. If you can’t be there for the meeting but would like to offer help, then please contact either Tim Bishop or Sue Norfolk.
ADVANCED NOTICE – APCM FOR ST. ISSEY AND ST. PETROC MINOR
The APCM FOR 2018 will take place on Tuesday 24th April at 7.30 p.m. in the Osborne Room. All are welcome to attend.
OPEN DAY OF THE NEWLY BUILT CHURCH ROOMS – It was so great to see so many people from the community of Padstow and the Mayor of Padstow come to look around our new church rooms. It was very encouraging to hear all the positive comments about the building. A building that we are delighted to have in our community. If you want to make a booking for the hall, please contact our Administrator on 01841 532898 in office hours or email her at email@example.com
A BIG THANK YOU to Jenny Childs who after 25 years of managing the Church Rooms along with her late husband Ron is stepping down from the post of Hall Manager. Thank you Jenny for all that you have down over these 25 years, it has been very much appreciated by us on the PCC and the hall users.
RESULTS OF ELECTIONS – PADSTOW PARISH APCM 2018
At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Wednesday, April 11th
- CHURCHWARDENS (P) & CHAPEL WARDENS (T) (Ex Officio)
St. Petroc’s – Linda Morey and Sue Norfolk
St. Saviour’s – Sue Hollingsworth and Chris Newman
- DEANERY SYNOD REPS (Ex Officio)
Peter Crawford, Jan Fisher, Tilly Watts and Fiona Giorla (For two of a three year term 2018-20)
- C.C. ELECTED MEMBERS
St. Petroc’s: 3 year term – Rosemary Howells, Betty Tucker, 1 vacancy
- Saviour’s: 3 year term – Christine Cunningham
- Saviour’s : 1 year term – Martin Saunders
St. Petroc’s: Peter Crawford, Heather Crawford, Janet Dawe, , Rita Phillips, David Laycock, Iris Laycock, Angela Reskelly, Alan Veck, Trevor Whitehouse, Hugo White and Chris Greaves.
St. Saviour’s: Peter Cotterill, Iola Cotterill, Michael Heyes, Andrew Nicholls, Jim Stitson and Ron Olivey.
- ELECTORAL ROLL
The Church Electoral Roll now stands at 133 – a decrease of 2.
Trevone – 31 members and Padstow – 102
Thank you all very much to those who retired from the PCC this year, our heartfelt thanks to Ron Olivey for his years of dedicated work and loyalty as Churchwarden of Trevone who also retired this year, and thank you to those who have put themselves forward to replace them.
CHURCH ROOMS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE – Sue Norfolk, Linda Morey, Tim Bishop, Alan Veck, Janet Dawe and Andrea Curnow.
The next PCC meeting will be held on Thursday 10th May at 7.00 p.m. in the Church Rooms.
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. SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship Padstow
Celebrant and preacher Fr Chris followed by
the blessing of the new Church Rooms.
11.00 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship St. Merryn
7.00 p.m. Taize 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. Service of Morning Prayer Osborne Rooms
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Trevone
7.15 p.m. Bible study group meets at Chymedda Trevone
Thursday, 19th Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, c102
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Padstow
8.30 a.m. Trevone Prayer Group meets (all are welcome) Trevone
6-7.00 p.m. FRIDAY NIGHT FUN CLUB Church Rooms
10.30 a.m. Garden Party Meeting Church Rooms
SUNDAY, 22ND FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
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
4.00 p.m. “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE Padstow