for the United Benefice of
Padstow, St Merryn and St Issey with St Petroc Minor
Rector: Revd Dr Stephen Holmes
firstname.lastname@example.org 07584 091870
SUNDAY MARCH 3RD : The Sunday Next Before Lent
A warm welcome to visitors who join us today. Please take our love and prayers to your home parish.
As Jesus prayed, the disciples saw his face shine with the glory of the Lord. In our worship today, may we see the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
whose Son was revealed in majesty
before he suffered death upon the cross:
give us grace to perceive his glory,
that we may be strengthened to suffer with him
and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
O holy God,
we behold your glory in the face of Jesus Christ:
grant that we who are partakers at his table
may reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know his power to change and save;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
TODAY’S READINGS (Page 807/809)
First Reading Exodus 34:29-35
Interceding with God for his rebellious people and receiving the commandments, Moses’ face radiated God’s glory. This frightened the Israelites so he wore a veil.
Second Reading 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
The new covenant in Christ allows us unveiled access to God, whose Spirit enables us increasingly to reflect his glory as we turn to him in confidence.
Gospel St. Luke 9:28-36
Like Moses, Jesus radiates the glory of God, but he is the Son, outshining both
Moses and Elijah, as the new covenant eclipses the Law and the Prophets.
NEWS & EVENTS
Community Garden Party A Planning meeting will take place on Saturday March 16th at 10.30 a.m. in the Church Rooms, to start the preparations for the 9th Annual St Petroc’s and Community Garden Party to be held on Saturday August 10th at Prideaux Place, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Prideaux-Brune. If you would like to help, have ideas for fund raising stalls or belong to a local organisation or charity then please come along. Last year’s event was a great success for local organisations and charities. Let’s make it bigger and better. For more information; contact Tim Bishop or Sue Norfolk.
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. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s churches will again be supporting the WaterAid charity with its 2019 Jars of Change Lent Appeal. This is to raise money to help support WaterAid in providing clean drinking water, and sanitation. The country of focus this year is Malawi. Jars will be available to collect from both churches at the beginning of Lent.
REBUILD OF PARISH ELECTORAL ROLLS 2019
The rebuild for the Parish of St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor will continue until Sunday, March 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:
St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor Cathy Gwinell
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.
SOUTH CAMEL CHRISTIANS TOGETHER – LENT TALKS 2019
These will take place each Tuesday in St Johns Methodist Church Padstow at 7:30pm. Each session will be led by a member of the Clergy and the Topic this year is the SORROWFUL MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY.
Tuesday 12th March The Agony in the Garden Fr Robbie Low
Tuesday 19th March The Scourging at the Pillar Canon Michael Fisher
Tuesday 26th March The Crowning with Thorns Fr Stephen Holmes
Tuesday 2nd April The Carrying of the Cross Fr Ciaran McGuinness
Tuesday 9th April The Crucifixion. Revd Alistair Sharp
PLAINCHANT COMPLINE, a short candlelit service for the end of the day (lasting about 20 minutes), will be sung in St Petroc’s Church after each Tuesday Talk at 8:30pm.
All are welcome to sing or just be present. There will be a practice session to run through the music (ability to read music not required) at 11am on Sat 9 March in St Petroc’s.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be followed each Friday in Lent at 12 noon in St Petroc’s Parish Church (apart from Good Friday when the Walk of Witness will take place accompanied by St Minver Silver Band).
SUNDAY, 3RD SUNDAY BEFORE LENT
9.30 am Morning Prayer – BCP St. Issey
9.30 am Sung Eucharist Trevone
11.00 am Service of the Word Padstow
11.00 am Sung Eucharist St. Merryn
Bell Practice: Monday afternoon 3-4.30 pm Padstow
Tuesday 5th Piran, Abbot, 5th century (Shrove Tuesday)
9.30 am Roman Catholic Mass Padstow
*no Eucharist today at St Issey*
Wednesday 6th ASH WEDNESDAY
10.30 am Eucharist and Impostion of Ashes St. Issey
10.30 a.m. Eucharist and Impostion of Ashes St. Merryn
5.30 p.m. Eucharist and Impostion of Ashes Padstow
7.00 p.m. Catholic Mass Padstow
*no Eucharist today at Trevone*
10.30 am Eucharist Padstow
6-7.00 pm Children’s Friday Fun Night, Church Rooms Padstow
5.30 pm Roman Catholic Vigil Mass Padstow
SUNDAY 10TH FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
9.30 a.m. Service of the Word Trevone
9.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist Little Petherick
11.00 a.m. Sung Eucharist Padstow
11.00 a.m. Morning Prayer – B.C.P. St. Merryn
2.30 p.m. Holy Baptism Padstow
2.30 p.m. Holy Baptism St. Issey
4.00 p.m. “Teatime” Family Service Trevone
Benefice Administrator: Mrs Sue Norfolk
Benefice Office, Church Rooms, Church Street, Padstow PL28 8BG
email@example.com 01841 534898
Office hours Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 1.00 pm
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