for the United Benefice of
Padstow, St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3rd
PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE
A warm welcome to visitors who join us today. Please take our love and prayers to your home parish.
In accordance with what is written in the law of the Lord, Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. As they brought Jesus to be dedicated for service, let us offer ourselves as living sacrifices for the worship of God.
Almighty and ever-living God, clothed in majesty,
whose beloved Son was this day
presented in the Temple, in substance of our flesh:
grant that we may be presented to you with pure and clean hearts,
by 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
Lord, you fulfilled the hope of Simeon and Anna,
who lived to welcome the Messiah:
may we, who have received these gifts beyond words,
prepare to meet Christ Jesus when he comes
to bring us to eternal life;
for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen
TODAY’S READINGS Page 788/789)
Old Testament Reading Malachi 3:1 – 5
Malachi, Prophesying Christ, speaks of his coming among them to refine and to purify and to prepare Israel for judgement.
New Testament Reading Hebrews 2:14 – 18
Jesus, come from God, became man, so that in suffering, in temptation, in dying and in rising, he might atone for our sins and free us to follow him into glory. He now is, where we will be.
Gospel St. Luke 2:22 – 40
Mary and Joseph consecrate Jesus to the Lord. Simeon looks upon the child and beholds the salvation of Israel, one destined to bring about the falling and rising of many, and a light also for the Gentiles, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
LENT is round the corner!
The Great Forty-day Fast of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 6th March. On that day there will be an opportunity to begin Lent by receiving Holy Communion and the traditional ashes in each of our parishes:
St Merryn 10.30am Eucharist & ashes
St Issey 10.30am Eucharist & ashes
Padstow 5.30pm Sung Eucharist & ashes
St Merryn: To prepare for this austerity there will be a pancake party on Shrove Tuesday, 5th March, all welcome:
St Merryn Church Hall 11am – 1pm
Old Palm Crosses – If you have any old Palm crosses, there will be a box on the table at the back of the church (St Issey, St Merryn & Padstow) to collect the old ones for burning for ash to use at the Ash Wednesday service.
Padstow: Congratulations to Andrea Curnow and her team, on winning first place in the Tesco Bags for Life scheme, they won first place and have secured a grant of £4,000 to enhance the Peace Garden behind the church rooms. Thank you to everyone who used their tokens for this scheme when shopping at Tesco.
St Issey: a team from the parish have recently started the Bible Society ‘Open the Book’ programme, acting out Bible stories with the children at St Issey C of E School.
REBUILD OF PARISH ELECTORAL ROLLS 2019
The rebuild for the Parishes of Padstow and St. Merryn will commence from today, Sunday 20th January, and last until Sunday, February 10th.
Every 6 years the Electoral Rolls of our Parishes are rebuilt from scratch. If you would like to be included on the Electoral Roll of your Parish please contact your Electoral Roll Officer:
Padstow Betty Tucker
St. Merryn Moira Gill/Christine Cowling
By signing up you show that you are a member of your Church.
This will not commit you to anything, but you will, after 12 months, be eligible to serve on the PCC in your Parish if you wish and it also enables you to vote on church matters at the Annual Parochial Church Meetings.
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Office hours Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 1.00 p.m.
SUNDAY, 3RD THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE (CANDLEMAS)
9.30 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – BCP St. Issey
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST– Common Worship Trevone
11.00 a.m. SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship Padstow
11.00 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST– Common Worship St. Merryn
Bell Practice: Monday afternoon 3-4.30 p.m. Padstow
Tuesday, 5th Agatha, Martyr
9.30 a.m. Roman Catholic Mass Padstow
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Osborne Room, St. Issey
Wednesday, 6th Paul Miki, Priest, and the Martyrs of Japan, 1597
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Trevone
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist – BCP Padstow
9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer Padstow
6-7.00 p.m. CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN CLUB Church Rooms, Padstow
5.30 p.m. Roman Catholic Mass Padstow
SUNDAY, 10TH FOURTH SUNDAY BEFORE LENT
9.30 a.m. SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship Trevone
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship (Trad) Little Petherick
11.00 a.m. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST – Common Worship Padstow
11.00 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P. St. Merryn
**NO TREVONE TEATIME SERVICE**