“Weekly News” for
THE UNITED BENEFICE OF PADSTOW
ST. MERRYN and ST. ISSEY with ST. PETROC MINOR
Sunday May 6th – SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS TODAY
Introduction and call to worship
Today we hear a teaching of Jesus which is easy to take for granted. Let us pray for a fresh vision of love in the world.
God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:
grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,
so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy;
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 549/551)
First Reading Acts 10:44-48
The Spirit given even to those regarded as unworthy, the Gentiles! How can Peter resist God’s obvious message?
Second Reading 1 John 5:1-6
Loving and obeying God as our parent, living out our faith in his Son through baptism, witnesses to the Spirit of truth in our lives.
Gospel St. John 15:9-17
Jesus unequivocally confirms his relationship with the Father and its burden of responsibility, which he passes on to those who claim his friendship: to love and to give without limits.
God our Father, whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water of eternal life:
may we thirst for you, the spring of life and source of goodness,
through him 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.
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 REQUIRE 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***
ARCHDEACON’S VISITATION – For Pydar and St. Austell Deaneries
On Monday, May 8th at St. Michael’s Parish Church, Newquay at 7.30 p.m. the churchwardens elected for this year to serve the Parishes in the Benefice, will be sworn in as Churchwardens by the Venerable Bill Stuart-White, Archdeacon of Cornwall and the Diocesan Registrar. Churchwardens are the Bishop’s officers and hold a legal status. Padstow and Trevone: Sue Norfolk, Linda Morey, Sue Hollingsworth and Chris Newman, St. Merryn: Moira Gill, St. Issey: Marjorie Finch and Philip Heard, Little Petherick: James Wood and Sid Rundle;
Everyone is invited to join the wardens at this special service and please hold them all in your prayers as they “officially” take up their duties for 2018-19. Thank you to them for being willing to serve for another year in the life of our parish.
Garden Party 2018 – A successful planning meeting took place recently to start putting in place arrangements for this year’s Grand Garden Party at Prideaux Place on Saturday August 18th 2018.
The Garden Party is taking on a more Community Role this year with local organisations and groups being invited to run stalls and collect money for their own good causes. We will still be running stalls for the Coracle Appeal, so if you have any ideas for stalls or can help out on the day, then please contact either Sue Norfolk or Tim Bishop.
A more up to date contact list will be published for donations of items for various stalls.
THE CORNISH CELTIC WAY WALKING FESTIVAL – A 2 week walking festival with 8 led walks throughout Cornwall starts on the 5th May. There are 3 walks in our area on the following dates for anyone interested in joining them. Tuesday 8th May 10.00 a.m. St. Eval to St. Mawgan, Thursday 10th May, 3.00 p.m. St Breock Downs to St. Issey, Monday 14th May, 10.00 a.m. Padstow to Constantine. For more information visit www.cornishcelticway.co.uk
ST. ISSEY CAR WASH – There is a fundraising car wash in St Issey Church Car Park on Saturday 12th May, 2018. 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Refreshments available in the Osborne Room while you wait. Money raised to be given for Church Funds and the School Gardening Club. For more information, contact Avril Heard.
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
REGULAR PRACTICES: –
Bell Practice: Monday afternoon 3 – 4.30 p.m. Padstow
Choir: Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m. Padstow
Tuesday, May 8TH
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Osborne Rooms
7.30 p.m. Archdeacon’s Visitation St. Michael’s Church Newquay
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Trevone
7.30 p.m. Bible Study group meets, ‘Fromefield’ Philipa Dalglish Trevone
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Padstow
2.30 p.m. Funeral of Sheila Manning (St. Issey) Glynn Valley
7.00 p.m. Meeting of Padstow P.C.C. Church Rooms
8.30 a.m. Trevone Prayer Group meets (all are welcome) Trevone
6-7.00 p.m. FRIDAY NIGHT FUN CLUB Church Rooms
9.00-10.30 p.m. Holy Dusters cleaning team meet St. Petroc’s Church
Sunday, 13th SEVENTH 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 Revd. Jem Thurold)
11.00 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P. St. Merryn
4.00 p.m. “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE Trevone