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 APRIL 14TH: PALM SUNDAY
A warm welcome to visitors who join us today. Please take
our love and prayers to your home parish.
Christ comes into our own lives today, in humility. Like the crowds on the first Palm Sunday, we greet him with joy. We pray for his presence among us as we share in the events of his Passion during this Holy Week.
Almighty and everlasting God,
who in your tender love towards the human race
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross:
grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
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 Jesus Christ, you humbled yourself in taking the form of a servant, and in obedience died on the cross for our salvation:
give us the mind to follow you and to proclaim you as Lord and King, to the glory of God the Father. Amen
TODAY’S READINGS – As per booklet
Liturgy of the Palms – Luke 19: 28-40
The prophet writes of the suffering servant, who accepts pain and degradation in the knowledge that God is his helper, who stands with him against his adversaries.
Gospel (Feel free to sit – it’s a very long reading) St. Luke 22.14-23.56
The Passion narrative begins at the Last Supper, and takes us through the
failures of Jesus’ friends, followed by injustice, cruelty, abuse of power,
suffering and death. Through all this we see the dignity of our Lord and at the
end, his burial and the preparations being made by those who love him, which
are to come to their fruition on what we know to be Easter Day.
NEWS & EVENTS
The funeral of David Gwinnell will take place on Tuesday 16th April in St Issey
Church at 2.15pm. May he rest in peace.
St. Merryn Parish Church
Easter Coffee Morning from 10.15 am Tuesday 23rd April
and Easter Bonnet Competition
St Merryn Church Hall
Judging and parade of bonnets at 11.00 am
Have a go, make a creation its fun !
Also Stalls and a Raffle
St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s churches are 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. Please return them to Sue Hollingsworth for Trevone or Sue Norfolk for Padstow on Easter Sunday.
*****After the recent cyclone in South Africa and Malawi being one of the countries hit by bad weather, your donations this Lent are even more important as WaterAid try to get fresh drinking water to its people.
Trevone Flower Team
Please meet in the church 10.00 am on Saturday 21st April to decorate the church with flowers or as last year bring a vase or jug with Spring flowers in and put them on the window sills sometime Saturday it looked lovely. Sue Hollingsworth.
Special Services for Holy Week and Easter
In addition to the normal Sunday and Weekday Services
The Sacred Triduum (‘holy three days’) is the most holy time in the Church’s year, when we follow Jesus from the Last Supper, through the Garden of Gethsemane to the Cross, the Tomb and finally to his rising from the dead during the night. It is a powerful spiritual practice to attend these three services to prepare for the joy, eggs and chocolate of Easter Day.
Maundy Thursday Evening Eucharist and Watch 7pm, 18 April Padstow
Good Friday Liturgy of the Passion 2pm, 19 April Padstow
Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday 9pm, 20 April Padstow
In Eastertide we will join together as a benefice on these two great feasts:
Ascension Day Sung Eucharist 6pm, 30 May St Issey
Pentecost Choral Evensong 3.30pm, 9 June St Merryn
SUNDAY 14TH PALM SUNDAY
9.30 am Sung Eucharist Trevone
9.30 am Sung Mass St Petroc Minor
11.00 am Sung Eucharist Padstow
11.00 am Morning Prayer – BCP St Merryn
4.00 pm Teatime Family Service Trevone
Bell Practice: Monday afternoon 3-4.30 pm Padstow
9.30 am Roman Catholic Mass Padstow
10.30 am Eucharist in the Osborne Room St Issey
2.15 pm Funeral Service of David Gwinnell St Issey
10.30 am Eucharist Trevone
7.00 pm Eucharist of The Lord’s Supper followed by The Watch Padstow
12 noon Walk of Witness Padstow
2.00 pm Liturgy of the Passion Padstow
2.30 pm Wedding of Luke Chown and Chloe Jackson Padstow
9.00 pm The Great Vigil of Easter Padstow
SUNDAY 21ST EASTER SUNDAY
8.00 am Eucharist Padstow
9.00 am Roman Catholic Mass Padstow
9.30 am Eucharist Trevone
9.30 am Eucharist St Issey
11.00 am Eucharist St Merryn
11.00 am Eucharist Padstow
7.30 am Concert by Wadebridge MVC Padstow
Benefice Administrator: Mrs Sue Norfolk
Benefice Office, Church Rooms, Church Street, Padstow PL28 8BG
email@example.com 01841 534898
Office hours Tuesday – Friday 9.30 – 1.30 pm
** All items for inclusion in the Weekly News sheet to be with the administrator by 12 noon on Wednesday**