“Weekly News” for
THE UNITED BENEFICE OF PADSTOW
ST. MERRYN and ST. ISSEY with ST. PETROC MINOR
Sunday April 29th – FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS TODAY
Introduction and call to worship
In Christ, God loves us even when we fail to love one another. We gather in thanksgiving and humility to praise the God in whom are found our true unity and salvation.
Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ
have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:
Grant that, as by your grace going before us
you put into our minds good desires,
so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect;
through Jesus Christ our risen 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 546/548)
First Reading Acts 8:26-40
The good news of Jesus Christ spreads to a prominent Gentile through an apparently chance meeting.
Second Reading 1 John 4:7-21
The test of our love for God is our love for one another.
Gospel St. John 15:1-8
We are all joined to one another by our common union with Christ.
whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life:
Grant us to walk in his way, to rejoice in his truth,
and to share his risen life;
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.
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.
THOSES ELECTED TO SERVE ST. MERRYN CHURCH
- Churchwardens: Moira Gill Churchwarden Vacancy
- Deanery Synod: Gerry Chandler- Anne Wood- Brian Wood
- PCC Secretary: Jane Maclachlan
- PCC Treasurer: Gillian Watts
- PCC Vice Chairman: Brian Wood
- Parish Safe Guarding: Rosie Simpkins
- Safety Officer: Rex Tansley
- Electoral Roll Officer: Christine Cowling
- PCC representatives: Muriel May – Jean Raymont – Joan Tansley – Betty Chandler – Jean Gledhill
There is still a vacancy for a Churchwarden at St. Merryn, if you feel that you could take on this post and want to find out more about the position please contact Churchwarden Moira Gill.
PADSTOW PCC VACANCY – At the recent APCM in Padstow there is one place to serve on the PCC that remained vacant for a 3-year term. There is also now a 1-year casual vacancy as Jen Childs has asked to come off PCC. Both vacancies to represent Padstow. If anyone feels that they could or would like to fill either of these positions, please speak to the Lay chair Sue Norfolk who can give you more information. The next PCC meeting will be on May 10th and any nominations can be put forward and agreed at this meeting. Please note you must be on the Church Electoral Roll to be eligible to serve on PCC.
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
***Canon Michael is away from the Benefice from Tuesday 1st May – 16th May inclusive. If you need the services of a Priest then please contact Revd. Katie Kirby 01208 369963/07745 434266. For any other inquiries either contact the Benefice office in office hours or your churchwardens***
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
REGULAR PRACTICES: –
Bell Practice: Monday afternoon 3 – 4.30 p.m. Padstow
Choir: Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m. Padstow
Tuesday, May 1st
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Osborne Rooms
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10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Trevone
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist – 1662 Prayer Book Padstow
8.30 a.m. Trevone Prayer Group meets (all are welcome) Trevone
6-7.00 p.m. FRIDAY NIGHT FUN CLUB Church Rooms
12.30 p.m. Marriage of Matthew Jackson and Jenna Goulden Padstow
SUNDAY, 6TH SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
9.30 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – BCP St. Issey
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST– Common Worship Trevone
(Celebrant and Preacher Revd. Katie Kirby)
11.00 a.m. SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship Padstow
11.00 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST + Holy Baptism for Scarlett Justson
(Celebrant and Preacher Revd. Diane Powell) St. Merryn
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