Newsletter – 10 February 2019

 WEEKLY NEWS

for the United Benefice of

Padstow, St Merryn and St Issey with St Petroc Minor

 

Rector:  Revd Dr Stephen Holmes

 rectorpmil@gmail.com           07584 091870

 

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10th : Fourth Sunday before Lent

 A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.  Please take our love and prayers to your home parish.

INTRODUCTION

Jesus called his first disciples. Today we hear of Jesus finding new ways to talk to people and to teach them, and we hear of his calling of those first disciples.  May we hear Jesus calling us.

THE COLLECT

O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright:

grant to us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations;

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 

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER 

Go before us, Lord, in all we do with your most gracious favour, and guide us with your continual help,

that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy name, and finally by your mercy receive everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen 

READINGS FOR TODAY  (Lectionary pages 794/796)

 

First Reading                         Isaiah 6: 1-8

Isaiah’s vision of the glory of God – where we get the ‘holy, holy, holy’ from.

 

Second Reading                    1 Corinthians 15: 1-11

Some Christians in Corinth had questioned the teachings of the resurrection of the dead. St. Paul argues that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ proves it.

  

Gospel                                    St. Luke 5: 1-11

The miraculous catch of fish leads to the call of Simon Peter. “From now on you will be catching people”. James, John and Simon all followed him.

NEWS & EVENTS

75th anniversary of the sinking of HMS Warwick. All involved in the tragedy will be remembered at the 11am Sung Eucharist at St Merryn on Sunday 17th February and in a short service at the red brick building by Padstow Harbour at 11am on Wednesday 20th February, the anniversary of her sinking.

 

St Merryn: Forget the Winter Blues and come and have a Cup of Coffee. There will be a ‘Get Together’ Coffee Morning with a Bring and Buy sale at St Merryn Church Hall on Tuesday 19th February from 10.30 am.

 

Royal British LegionThe Royal British Legion will be holding a coffee morning in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 16th February. Doors open at 10.00am.  Alan Veck (521029) is looking for prizes for his tombola stall. All donations gratefully received. Also it would be very nice to see you there. Thank you for your support.  Alan Veck.

 

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 the austerity of Lent 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 our churches to collect the old ones for burning for ash to use at the Ash Wednesday service.

 

New Benefice Facebook Page: a new page for our parishes has been launched ‘The Church in Padstow, St Merryn & St Issey’. It carries news and events in our five churches, send information to Fr Stephen or the Benefice Administrator, Sue Norfolk.

 

Fr Stephen is on annual leave from February 11th – 18th

If you need a priest contact Canon Michael Fisher, mfisher39@aol.com 07970 865049

For other church matters contact your Churchwardens or the Benefice Office (details below)

 

REBUILD OF PARISH ELECTORAL ROLLS 2019

 

The rebuild for the Parish of St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor will commence from today, Sunday 10th February, and last 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.

 

PLEASE NOTE – PADSTOW & ST. MERRYN REBUILD   CLOSES TODAY SUNDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2019

 

Benefice Administrator: Mrs Sue Norfolk

Benefice Office, Church Rooms, Church Street, Padstow PL28 8BG

pmilbenefice1235@outlook.com          01841 534898

Office hours Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 1.00 p.m.

** All items for inclusion in the Weekly News sheet to be with the administrator by 12 noon on Wednesday**

 

SUNDAY 10th Feb.  FOURTH SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

 

9.30 a.m.           Service of the Word                             Trevone

9.30 a.m.           Sung Mass (BCP)                                   Little Petherick

11.00 a.m.         Sung Eucharist                                      Padstow

11.00 a.m.         Morning Prayer (BCP)                           St. Merryn

2.30 a.m.           Holy Baptism of Alfie Trevor O’ Hagan  Trevone

 

**NO TREVONE TEATIME SERVICE TODAY**

 

REGULAR PRACTICES:-

Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 3-4.30 p.m.               Padstow

 

Tuesday 12th       

9.30 a.m.          Roman Catholic Mass                          Padstow

10.30 a.m.         Eucharist in the Osborne Room            St. Issey

 

Wednesday 13th

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                       Trevone

 

Thursday 14th Cyril, monk, c.869, Methodius, Bishop c.885

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                       Padstow

2.30 p.m.         Funeral of Heather Nanette Crews        St. Issey

 

Friday, 15th           

9.00 a.m.           Morning Prayer                                     Padstow

 

**NO CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN CLUB – Half term**

 

Saturday, 16th   

5.30 p.m.        Roman Catholic Vigil Mass                       Padstow

 

SUNDAY 17th Feb.  THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

9.30 a.m.           Morning Prayer (BCP)                           Little Petherick

9.30 a.m.           Sung Eucharist                                      Trevone

11.00 a.m.         Service of the Word                             Padstow

11.00 a.m.         Sung Eucharist                                      St. Merryn

 

The Sung Eucharist at St Merryn today includes the Baptism of Issey Vivienne & Merryn Marjory Short, John Martyn Prynn & Gillighan Harold Michael Keohane, and also the Commemoration of the sinking of HMS WARWICK

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Newsletter – 3 February 2019

 WEEKLY NEWS

 for the United Benefice of

 Padstow, St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3rd

PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE

 (CANDLEMAS)

 

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.  Please take our love and prayers to your home parish.

 

INTRODUCTION

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.

 

THE COLLECT

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

 

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER

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.

** All items for inclusion in the Weekly News sheet to be with the administrator by 12 noon on Wednesday**

 

Email: pmilbenefice1235@outlook.com  Tel: 01841 534898

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

 

REGULAR PRACTICES:-

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

 

Thursday, 7th  

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist – BCP                                                               Padstow

 

Friday, 8th          

9.00 a.m.         Morning Prayer                                                                     Padstow

6-7.00 p.m.       CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN CLUB              Church Rooms, Padstow

 

Saturday, 9th   

   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**

 

 

 

 

Newsletter – 27 January 2019

 WEEKLY NEWS

for the United Benefice of

Padstow, St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

SUNDAY JANUARY 20th  

  FOURTH SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

 

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.  Please take our love and prayers to your home parish.

 

INTRODUCTION

Today Jesus proclaims that the words of the Prophets are fulfilled and good news is given to the poor; we are all one in the Body of Christ.

 

THE COLLECT

God our creator, who in the beginning

commanded the light to shine out of darkness:

we pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ

may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief,

shine into the hearts of all your people,

and reveal the knowledge of your glory

in the face of 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

 

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER

Generous Lord, in word and eucharist we have proclaimed the mystery of your love: help us so to live out our days

that we may be signs of your wonders in the world;

through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

 

THE READINGS   (Page 780/782)

First Reading                                             Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

Ezra reads from the book of the law of Moses. He encourages the people to be confident and filled with joy.

 

Second Reading                                      1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

Paul writes about the nature of the Body of Christ. Through Baptism and the Eucharist we are all made parts of that body.

 

Gospel                                                          St. Luke 4:14-21

Jesus begins his public ministry, reading and teaching in the synagogue. He proclaims that the word of God on the scroll of the prophet Isaiah is being fulfilled that very day.

 

ST ISSEY IN BLOOM

CELEBRATING its 9th year

with a “OPEN DAY” Saturday 2nd February 2019

at the Ring O Bells village inn,

12 noon to 4pm (where it all started).

Do come along see the displays of our achievements

and our forward plans, we would love your input and ideas,

it’s your community, let’s all enjoy it together.

Light lunches available & afternoon cream tea.

 

THANK YOU – I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at St. Petroc’s for the nice card and Garden voucher.  My special thanks also to the Flower Team for all their support and friendship over the years.  I am sad to be retiring, but looking forward to sitting back and enjoying the lovely welcoming flowers at St. Petroc’s.

Rita Phillips.

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

 

To prepare for this austerity there will be a pancake party on Shrove Tuesday, 5th March:

St Merryn Church Hall            11am – 1pm

 

 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.

 

** All items for inclusion in the Weekly News sheet to be with the administrator by 12 noon on Wednesday**

 

Email: pmilbenefice1235@outlook.com  Tel: 01841 534898

Office hours Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 1.00 p.m.

 

SUNDAY 27TH   FOURTH SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

9.30 a.m.          SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship                 Trevone

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                            St. Issey

11.00 a.m.           SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST  – Common Worship           Padstow

11.00 a.m.           MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P.                                           St. Merryn

  4.00 p.m.           “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                            Padstow

 

REGULAR PRACTICES:-

Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 3-4.30 p.m.                                         Padstow

 

Tuesday, 29th

9.30 a.m.          Roman Catholic Mass                                                         Padstow

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                          Osborne Room, St. Issey

 

Wednesday, 30th Charles 1, King and Martyr, 1649

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist – BCP                                                             Trevone

 

Thursday, 31st

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                                                          Padstow

 

Friday, 1st Feb. Bride of Kildare, abbess, c525

9.00 a.m.         Morning Prayer                                                                     Padstow

6-7.00 p.m.       CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN CLUB              Church Rooms, Padstow

 

Saturday, 2nd  

   5.30 p.m.        Roman Catholic Mass                                                        Padstow

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter – 20 January 2019

WEEKLY NEWS

 for the United Benefice of

  Padstow, St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

 SUNDAY JANUARY 20th  

THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

 

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.  Please take our love and prayers to your home parish.

 

INTRODUCTION

Jesus receives the poverty of our resources and generously pours into us his riches of abundant new life. So let us open our hearts to God’s goodness.

 

THE COLLECT FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory;
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

 

THE READINGS   (Page 778/779)

First Reading                                      Isaiah 62:1-5

The prophet proclaims that the Lord’s glory will be revealed for all to see through the salvation and restoration of his people.

 

Second Reading                                1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Through his Spirit, God sovereignly blesses believers with a rich diversity of spiritual gifts for the building up of the Christian community.

 

Gospel                                                  St. John 2:1-11

As Jesus changes water into wine at a wedding, his disciples respond to this miraculous sign of the Saviour’s glory by putting their faith in him.

 

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

God of glory, you nourish us with your Word who is the bread of life:
fill us with your Holy Spirit that through us the light of your glory

may shine in all the world.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

  

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

18TH -25TH JANUARY 2019

A combined service for the

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,

EVENSONG & BENEDICTION,

will take place on

Sunday 20th January at 3:00pm

in St Petroc Minor Church, Little Petherick.

 

Benefice Parochial Church Council Meetings in January

The Parochial Church Council of St Issey with St Petroc Minor will meet on Tuesday 22nd January at 7.30pm in the Osborne Room at St Issey Church.

 

The Parochial Church Council of St Merryn will meet on Thursday 24th January at 2.30pm in the Church Hall Meeting Room at St Merryn.

HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY TO TAFFY MITCHELL – The family of Taffy Mitchell extend an invitation to an open house birthday party, this afternoon to help celebrate Taffy’s 90th Birthday.  Taffy would love to see any of his church friends this afternoon.  So pop into 16 Alan Road from 2.00 p.m.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAFFY from all at St Petroc’s Church.

 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.

 

** All items for inclusion in the Weekly News sheet to be with the admistrator by 12 noon on Wednesday**

 

Email: pmilbenefice1235@outlook.com  Tel: 01841 534898

Office hours Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 1.00 p.m.

 

SUNDAY, 20TH THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

9.30 a.m.          MORNING PRAYER  – B.C.P.                                  Little Petherick

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST– Common Worship                            Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                    Padstow

11.00 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST  – Common Worship                      St. Merryn

  3.00 P.M.         EVENSONG & BENEDICTION for UNITY              Little Petherick

 

REGULAR PRACTICES:-

Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 3-4.30 p.m.                                         Padstow

 

Tuesday, 22nd  

9.30 a.m.          Roman Catholic Mass                                                         Padstow

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                          Osborne Room, St. Issey

7.30 p.m.          Meeting of St. Issey PCC                        Osborne Room, St. Issey

 

Wednesday, 23rd  

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                                                        Trevone

 

Thursday, 24th  CADOC, ABBOT, 6TH CENTURY

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                                                         Padstow

2.30 p.m.         Meeting of St. Merryn PCC                       St. Merryn Church Hall

 

Friday, 25th        THE CONVERSION OF PAUL, APOSTLE

9.00 a.m.         Morning Prayer                                                                     Padstow

3.00 p.m.         Eucharist of Wholeness and Healing                                 Trevone

6-7.00 p.m.       CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN CLUB              Church Rooms, Padstow

 

Saturday, 26th

   5.30 p.m.        Roman Catholic Mass                                                        Padstow

 

SUNDAY 27TH   FOURTH SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

9.30 a.m.          SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship                 Trevone

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                            St. Issey

11.00 a.m.           SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST  – Common Worship           Padstow

11.00 a.m.           MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P.                                           St. Merryn

  4.00 p.m.           “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                            Padstow

 

United Benefice Service Times

SUNDAY WORSHIP TIMES

For the first four Sundays in the month:

09.30  TREVONE  (Sung Eucharist on Sundays 1 & 3; Service of the Word on Sundays 2 & 4)

09.30  ST ISSEY on Sundays 1 and 4  (Service of the Word on Sunday 1; Sung Eucharist on Sunday 4)

09.30  LITTLE PETHERICK on Sundays 2 and 3  (Sung Mass on Sunday 2; Sung Mass or Mattins on Sunday 3)

11.00  ST MERRYN  (Sung Eucharist on Sundays 1 & 3; Sung Morning Prayer on Sundays 2 & 4)

11.00  PADSTOW  (Sung Service of the Word on Sundays 1 & 3; Sung Eucharist on Sundays 2 & 4)

16.00  FAMILY TEATIME SERVICE on Sunday 2 at TREVONE and Sunday 4 at PADSTOW

On the fifth Sunday in the month there is either a single benefice service in one of the churches or a Sung Eucharist in each church, check the weekly news and church notice boards for details.

WEEKDAY WORSHIP TIMES

TUESDAY  10.30  Eucharist  ST ISSEY

WEDNESDAY  10.30  Eucharist  TREVONE

THURSDAY  10.30  Eucharist  PADSTOW

The last FRIDAY in the month, Healing Eucharist with the sacrament of anointing: 17.00 at PADSTOW in the summer; 15.00 at TREVONE in the winter.

For these and other services, check the weekly news and church notice boards for details.

 

Newsletter – 23 December 2018

WEEKLY NEWS

for the United Benefice of

 Padstow, St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

 SUNDAY 23rd DECEMBER – FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.  Please take our love and prayers to your home parish.

INTRODUCTION

As we approach Christmas we become aware of the mystery of God’s action in our lives, often uncovered through our relationships with others.

THE COLLECT FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

God our redeemer, who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary

to be the mother of your Son:

grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour,

so we may be ready to greet him when he comes again as our judge;

who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen

 

TODAY’S READINGS (Page 744/746)

First Reading                                        Micah 5:2-5a

Gifts from God often appear from unexpected sources: a small, if historic, town south of Jerusalem and an unknown, unnamed young girl. Mysteries are slowly uncovered over long years.

 

Second Reading                             Hebrews 10:5-10

God uncovers the new reality of the meaning of sacrifice. Built on the foundation of the Jewish Law, but transformed and perfected in Jesus.

 

Gospel                                                   Luke 1:39-45

The mystery of God’s incarnation begins with humble people in secrecy until the right moment occurs to uncover the momentous gift.

 

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

Heavenly Father, who chose the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the mother of the promised saviour:  fill us your servants with your grace,

that in all things we may embrace your holy will and with her rejoice in your salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

THE ADVENT RING CEREMONY

Said together: (As the first three candles are lit)

 

We have this Advent Ring to remind us of the Coming of Jesus, the Light of the World.

SING:            The holly and the ivy, are dancing in a ring,

Round the coloured Advent candles, and the shining Christmas King.

 

Said together: (as the fourth candle is lit)

 

All: We light this candle to remind us of Mother Mary

who told God she would obey.

SING:           And four for Mother Mary: “I cannot see the way,

But you promise me a baby, I believe you, I obey”.

ST. PETROC’S SOCIETY FOR THE HOMELESS.

Collections at Padstow, Trevone and St Issey. There is still time to donate using the yellow envelopes in the pew.  Please pop in your donation for this worthy cause. You can place your envelope in the collection plate on any Sunday in Advent or over the Christmas period.  Thank you.

A MESSAGE FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR’S OFFICE

Christmas Hours:  Office shut Tuesday 25th for one week.  Re-open on Tuesday 2nd January.

Fr Stephen Holmes –  post Christmas break 26th December – 31st December, with the exception of the Benefice Eucharist on the 30th. For part of the following week he will be at a clergy conference.

Sunday, 6th January 2019 – The Feast of the Epiphany

St Saviour’s, Trevone, 7 p.m.

A Service of Meditation in the Taizé Tradition

All Welcome!

 

UNITED BENEFICE CALENDAR OF CHRISTMAS SERVICES

 

Monday 24th December Christmas Eve

St. Petroc’s, Padstow

4.30 p.m.                     Nativity Play

St. Issey

5.00 p.m.                     Village Crib Service

St. Merryn

9.30 p.m.                     Sung Christmas Eucharist

St. Petroc Minor, Little Petherick

11.30 p.m.                   Midnight Mass

St. Petroc’s, Padstow

11.30 p.m.                   Midnight Mass

 

Tuesday 25th December Christmas Day

St. Petroc’s, Padstow

9.00 a.m.                     First Mass of Christmas (Roman Catholic Mass)

St. Saviour’s, Trevone

9.30 a.m.                     Sung Christmas Eucharist

St. Issey

9.30 a.m.                     Sung Christmas Eucharist

St. Petroc’s, Padstow

11.00 a.m.                   Sung Christmas Eucharist

St. Merryn

11.00 a.m.                   Christmas Family Service.

**There will be NO Said Eucharist at Trevone on Wednesday 26th December**

Thursday 27th December 10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist, Padstow.

Friday, 28th

2.30 p.m.   Funeral Service of William Hoskin                                            St. Issey

Saturday, 29th

5.30 p.m.      Roman Catholic Mass                                                             Padstow

 

Sunday,  30th December at 10.30 a.m.

 United Benefice Eucharist at St. Petroc Minor, Little Petherick

DECEMBER 30TH 2018 – 1st SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS

 

INTRODUCTION

Today is the day to stand aside from all that the world makes of Christmas. To look for a moment at the true miracle that Christmas is – the coming of the Son of God, God himself into the world to be our salvation.

 

THE COLLECT FOR 1st SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS

Almighty God, who wonderfully created us in your own image
and yet more wonderfully restored us
through your Son Jesus Christ:
grant that, as he came to share in our humanity,
so we may share the life of his divinity;
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
  Amen

 

TODAY’S READINGS (Page 762/764)

First Reading                                      1 Samuel 2: 18-20, 26

Samuel served the Lord in the temple.  His mother would bring him a new robe each year when she visited the temple with her husband.

 

Second Reading                                Colossians 3:12-17

In the space of six verses St. Paul characterises the very heart of the Christian Way.

 

Gospel                                                  St. Luke 2:41-52

Jesus knew where he his first duty should be – serving his father in the temple.  May we, like him, make our love for God our first priority in our lives.

 

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son shared at Nazareth

the life of an earthly home:
help your Church to live as one family,
united in love and obedience,
and bring us all at last to our home in heaven;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen