Newsletter – 25 August 2019

for the Petroc Benefice: Padstow & Trevone,
St Merryn and St Issey with St Petroc Minor
Rector: The Revd Dr Stephen Holmes 07584 091870
Curate: The Revd Fiona Giorla 01841 532956
SUNDAY August 25th Tenth Sunday after Trinity
A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

To follow Jesus’ example is our first priority – people are more important than rules.
Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please you; 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.
God of our pilgrimage,
you have willed that the gate of mercy should stand open for those who trust in you: look upon us with your favour
that we who follow the path of your will may never wander from the way of life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
THE READINGS Proper 16 (Page 1020/1022)
First Reading Isaiah 58:9b-14
The demoralised Jewish community is promised restoration if they are willing to obey God’s demand for justice.
Second Reading Hebrews 12:18-29
Through Jesus we are able to approach the all-powerful and terrifying God, but we should do so with appropriate reverence.
Gospel St. Luke 13:10-17
Jesus defies the laws of the Sabbath to heal a crippled woman.
Every Tuesday: St Merryn Summer Coffee Mornings are held at St. Merryn Church Hall every Tuesday between 10.15am and 12.00. They will continue until the end of September. Stalls with Bric a Brac / Gifts, Cakes, Produce, Books, Clothing. and Coffee / Tea and Biscuits will also be available. Do come along and meet friends old and new plus many holiday visitors who attend.
St Issey and St Petroc Minor Flower Festival, at St Issey Church 13 to 15 September, 10am to 5pm, on the theme Village Life. Music and refreshments in the church, entry by donation.
Benefice Ceilidh Saturday 5 October 7pm at St Merryn Church Hall with Cataclews folk group.
Harvest Meals in the Parishes (more details later):
St Merryn Harvest Supper – Saturday 21 September
Padstow Harvest Bring & Share Lunch – Sunday 22 September
St Issey & Lt. Petherick Harvest Supper – Monday 23 September
St. Petroc’s Church Fayre – After having to cancel our Prideaux Place Garden Party because of the weather we are now resurrecting the highlights in a more traditional Church fete, called the “PHOENIX FAYRE”, to be held at St Petroc’s Church Rooms, Church Street, Padstow, on Saturday 31st August. Do please come and join us between 12 noon and 4pm. Lots of stalls and all the fun of the Fayre for all the family.
Benefice Administrator: Mrs Sue Norfolk
Benefice Office, Church Rooms, Church Street, Padstow PL28 8BG 01841 534898
Office hours Tuesday – Friday 9.00 – 1.00 pm
** All items for inclusion in the Weekly News sheet to be with the administrator by 12 noon on Wednesday**
Note: Fr Stephen will be on annual leave from 19 August to 3 September. During this time please contact the Benefice Office, the Revd Fiona Giorla or, if you need to speak with a priest, Canon Michael Fisher (01841 521544).
SUNDAY 25TH Tenth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 16)
9.30 am Service of the Word Trevone
9.30 am Sung Eucharist St. Issey
11.00 am Morning Prayer – BCP St. Merryn
11.00 am Sung Eucharist Padstow
Choir Practice: Sunday 9.45 am Padstow
Bell Practice: Monday afternoon 3-4.30 pm Padstow
Tuesday 27th
9.30 am Roman Catholic Mass Padstow
10.30 am Morning Prayer in the Osborne Room St Issey
Wednesday 28th Augustine of Hippo
10.30 am Eucharist Trevone
Thursday 29th John the Baptist
10.30 am Eucharist Padstow
Friday 30th
5.00 pm Service of Wholeness and Healing Padstow
Saturday 31st
5.30 pm Roman Catholic Mass Padstow
SUNDAY Sept 1st Eleventh Sunday after Trinity (Proper 17)
9.30 am Sung Eucharist Trevone
9.30 am Morning Prayer- BCP St. Issey
11.00 am Sung Eucharist St. Merryn
11.00 am Service of the Word Padstow

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