for the United Benefice of
Padstow, St Merryn and St Issey with St Petroc Minor
Rector: Revd Dr Stephen Holmes
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SUNDAY MARCH 10th : The First Sunday of Lent
A warm welcome to visitors who join us today. Please take
our love and prayers to your home parish.
In Lent we renew our desire to fulfil God’s purposes. Let us turn to God in prayer and repent of the same human pride which crucified our Lord.
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save;
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 .
Lord God, you have renewed us with the living bread from heaven;
by it you nourish our faith, increase our hope, and strengthen our love:
teach us always to hunger for him who is the true and living bread,
and enable us to live by every word that proceeds from out of your mouth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
TODAY’S READINGS (Page 816/819)
First Reading Deuteronomy 26.1-11
The ancient Israelites regularly reminded themselves of the relationship
between themselves and a loving, generous God, who had chosen to make
himself known to them. A recital of his past saving acts acknowledged that
they were constantly in his debt and must give him praise and honour.
Second Reading Romans 10.8b-13
St Paul stresses the continuity of the new revelation of God in Christ with the
covenant described in the Old Testament. Yet salvation has now become
available to all who confess their faith in the God who gives life and
Gospel St. Luke 4.1-13
The human Jesus had to resist the chance to see himself as more powerful
than God: in the desert places of the Christian year, especially Lent, we must
also learn to resist, recognising the true nature of temptation.
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.
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.
St. Issey Electoral Roll Rebuild – The rebuild ends today please contact Cathy Gwinell if you want your name included on the roll.
Thank You – Rex and Joan Tansley for St. Merryn wish to thank everyone for their cards, thoughts and prayers following Joan’s recent stroke. She is now making wonderful progress and looking forward with thanksgiving.
St. Petroc’s Church Needs You – Can you help out with any of the following jobs in St Petroc’s Church? We are looking more volunteers for the Coffee Rota, help with Holy Dusters, choir and flowers.
There is also a need for more Servers in the Church for the Sunday and mid-week Eucharists. Linda Morey is retiring from being our Sacristan after several years of loyal service, if this or any of the above jobs are of interest to you and you would like more information of what the job entails then please talk to Linda, Fr Stephen, or Sue.
Get Well wishes – We send our prayers and get well wishes to Wyn May for a speedy recovery after her recent accident.
VACANCIES PADSTOW PCC – There is a vacancy for the post of Churchwarden for Padstow, also 3 vacancies to serve on the PCC to represent Padstow and 1 vacancy to serve on the PCC to represent Trevone.
If you are interested in any of these positions, you will find a nomination form at the back of the churches in Padstow and Trevone. You must be on the Church Electoral Roll to be eligible.
Can we thank Molly Bishop, Andrea Curnow, Angela Reskelly and Martin Saunders for their service to Padstow PCC. Thank you also to Linda Morey for her service as Churchwarden to this Parish.
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).
Benefice Administrator: Mrs Sue Norfolk
Benefice Office, Church Rooms, Church Street, Padstow PL28 8BG
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Office hours Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 1.00 pm
** All items for inclusion in the Weekly News sheet to be with the administrator by 12 noon on Wednesday**
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
Bell Practice: Monday afternoon 3-4.30 pm Padstow
9.30 a.m. Roman Catholic Mass Padstow
10.30 a.m. Eucharist Osborne Room
7.30 p.m. Lent Talk St. John’s Methodist Church
8.30 p.m. Plainchant Compline St. Petroc’s
Wednesday 13th Ember Day
10.30 a.m. Eucharist Trevone
10.30 am Eucharist Padstow
12 noon Stations of the Cross St. Petroc’s
6-7.00 pm Children’s Friday Fun Night, Church Rooms Padstow
10.30 a.m. Garden Party Planning Meeting Church Rooms
2.30 p.m. Funeral of Trevor O’Hagan St. Saviour’s
5.30 pm Roman Catholic Vigil Mass Padstow
SUNDAY MARCH 17TH SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
9.30 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P. Little Petherick
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST Trevone
11.00 a.m. SERVICE OF THE WORD Padstow
11.00 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST with Baptism St. Merryn
1.45 p.m. Holy Baptism Padstow
7.00 p.m. Taize Service Trevone