“Weekly News” for
THE UNITED BENEFICE OF PADSTOW
ST. MERRYN and ST. ISSEY with ST. PETROC MINOR
Sunday April 22nd – FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS TODAY
Introduction and call to worship
Jesus is the Good Shepherd who cares for his people. He is our protector and our guide today. The risen Christ is with us – to guide us in our worship and to lift us to safety when we fall.
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:
Raise us, who trust in him,
from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,
that we may seek those things which are above,
where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen
THE READINGS FOR TODAY (Page 544/545)
First Reading Acts 4:5-12
Peter, who had denied Jesus at the time of his trial, has been restored. Now he has a new found faith and courage to proclaim Jesus as Messiah.
Second reading 1 John 3:16-24
As the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep, so followers of Christ are told to care for the lost, and to love one another in word and deed.
Gospel St. John 10:11-18
The relationship that Jesus has with us is like that of a good shepherd with his sheep. He is with us in danger. He cares for the lost. His will is that we should be one. He lays down his life for us.
Merciful Father, you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd,
and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again:
Keep us always under his protection, and give us grace to follow in his steps; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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.
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.
COFFEE MORNING – A fundraising coffee morning will take place on Wednesday 25th April 10.00 am – 12.00 noon in the Osbourne Room. This will be in aid of Little Petherick and St Issey Senior Citizens annual outing to Falmouth. There will be a cake stall / bring and buy. For more details, contact: Cynth Cullis – 540459
STEWARDING OF ST. PETROC’S CHURCH TUESDAY 1ST MAY – May Day is fast approaching, and we are looking for people to steward the church throughout the day. If you can spare a couple of hours during the day at any time, please could you sign the list which is on the back of the chest. Please note that the Obby Oss will not be coming into Church this year, should you get the question asked of you. Thank you Sue and Linda.
SAINT’S WAY WALK – A group of Pilgrims will be coming to Padstow on Monday 30th April to walk The Saints Way. They are holding a 9.30 a.m. Eucharist before they go and they invite anyone to come and share in this Eucharist with them. Coffee will be served to them before they set off at 10.30 a.m.
CORNISH CELTIC WAY – The next planned walk take place on Saturday 28th April to walk from Gwithian to Lelant. Please bring a packed lunch, dogs are welcome on a lead. Please meet at Gwithian church at 10.00 a.m. Visit www.cornishcelticway.co.uk for further information on the forthcoming Cornish Celtic Way walking festival.
UNITED BENEFICE SAFARI SUPPER
THURSDAY 28TH JUNE 2018
6.30 P.M. CANAPES: ST ISSEY CHURCH
7.45 P.M. MAIN COURSE: ST. PETROC’S CHURCH ROOMS
9.00 P.M. DESSERTS: ST. MERRYN CHURCH HALL
(FOLLOWED BY ENTERTAINMENT)
PRICE £8.50 PER PERSON
(TICKETS BOUGHT IN ADVANCE PLEASE)
(PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DRINK)
PLEASE ADVISE IF YOU REGUIRE VEGETARIAN
CONTACT: JAN FISHER 01841 521544/SUE HOLLINGSWORTH 01841 520788
A MESSAGE FROM FR. CHRIS – Firstly may I say a massive thank you for inviting me back to open the Church Rooms. WOW what a marvellous building and what an asset it will be for the community of Padstow. Thank you for the beautiful plaque – I was very touched. I do hope everyone is rightly very proud of what has been achieved. THANKS A MILLION for a very very happy day for both Gill and myself. You’ll never know how lovely it was to be back in my “home” community of Padstow. You are all special people.
WATERAID FOR LENT – A big thank you to everyone who donated money for WaterAid throughout Lent and filled up the jars of change. We have sent off to WaterAid the sum of £320.28 (Padstow £129.61; Trevone £190.67) Thank you for your generosity. Sue Norfolk & Sue Hollingsworth.
VOLUNTEER/S NEEDED – Sue would like someone to come into the office on a Thursday morning to fold the weekly news, also when needed to write out Baptism certificate and Godparent cards, this will free up some of her time to do other paperwork. Contact Sue for more information if you think you could help.
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
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. APCM for St. Issey and St. Petroc Minor Osborne Rooms
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Trevone
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Padstow
8.30 a.m. Trevone Prayer Group meets (all are welcome) Trevone
11.30 a.m. Funeral Service for Michael Anthony Harris Padstow
5.00 p.m. Service of Wholeness and Healing Padstow
6-7.00 p.m. FRIDAY NIGHT FUN CLUB Church Rooms
SUNDAY, 29TH FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
10.30 a.m. UNITED BENEFICE SERVICE St. Issey
(Celebrant and Preacher Revd. Katie Kirby)
2.00 p.m. HOLY BAPTISM of Connie May Reskelly Willis Padstow
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