St Peters Parish News

Newsletter 25th October 2020

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

 

25 October 2020 – Trinity 20

 

Merciful God, teach us to be faithful in change and uncertainty, that trusting in your word and obeying your will we may enter the unfailing joy of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

          

Prayer Diary

 

Onchan Students at university and those people living in Birch Hill Grove, Birch Hill Close, Hillberry, Hillberry Road.

 

Mothers’ Union President Gail Eagles

Please join with the MU as we pray for all generations in each family: may they support each other in love in these uncertain times.

 

Those who are struggling in mind, body & spirit that they may know God’s comfort & healing: Sheila Pyatt-Coppell, Sheila Cowley, Olivia Pettigrew, Sandra Caley, Christopher Browne, Mildred Cooper, Mariel Callow, Dorothy Singleton & Roberto Di Chiara.

 

In addition there are a number of people at home preparing for tests and procedures  who don’t wish to be named, however, I would ask you to please keep in your prayers all those we know of who are struggling in mind, body and spirit at this time.

 

Those who have lost loved ones.

 

And those we name in the quiet of our hearts. Amen

Please remember that we need permission to put names on this list. Please help us to keep this list up to date by keeping us informed of changes.

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

Readings

 

Matthew 22:36-40

 

 

Bible Study

Anyone wishing to join our Bible Study group please speak to Alessandra

 

Prayers for Daily Life - Trinity

 

O God, the creator and preserver of all,

we pray for people in every kind of need;

make your ways known on earth,

your saving health among all nations …

 

We pray for the Church;

guide and govern us by your good Spirit,

that all who profess and call themselves Christians

may be led into the way of truth,

and hold the faith in unity of spirit,

in the bond of peace and in righteousness of life …

 

We commend to your fatherly goodness

all those who are any ways afflicted or distressed,

in mind, body or estate;

comfort and relieve them in their need, 

give them patience in their sufferings,

and bring good out of all their afflictions …

 

We remember those who have gone before us

in the peace of Christ,

and we give you praise for all your faithful ones,

with whom we rejoice in the communion of saints …

All this we ask for Jesus Christ’s sake.

All   Amen

 

 

Email Scam  If anyone has received an email purporting to come from Alessandra asking for help with a matter that requires discretion and then being asked to buy Amazon gift cards, please ignore this email it is a scam.  You should delete the emails.  If you have responded and bought cards please let Alessandra know so that we can notify the police.

 

Dear Friends

 

Just a note to remind you all that our All Souls’ Service is at 6.30pm next Sunday, 1st November.  There is a sign up sheet at the back of church for you to add names.

 

Many thanks to Alex Brown who has agreed to lead the service.  Also a reminder that the service on Remembrance Sunday begins at 9.45am prompt.

 

It is also wonderful news that our afternoon tea with Derek Winterbottom on Tues 27th is sold out.  Many thanks to Derek, I am looking forward to hearing his talk. We are also looking forward to meeting everyone, especially those coming with Live at Home.

 

I will be fully back in harness from 12pm this Monday (26th). I’m looking forward to seeing you all.

 

With all God’s blessings, Alessandr

? Thank you to

Mrs Jenny McCauley for the altar flowers last week.  This week’s altar flowers have been kindly donated by Mrs Barbara Clague ?

 

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Date

Time

Event

Location/Notes

25/10/20

 11:00am

 

  6:30pm 

 

  7:30pm

All Age Service

 

Choral Evensong

 

Choir Practice

Church

 

Church

 

Church

 

 

Church Tower Works

Estimate 2-3 months

28/10/20

10:30am 

BCP Holy Communion

Church

30/10/20

   6:30pm

Choir Practice

Church

 01/11/20

   9:00am

 

11:00am

 

   6:30pm

BCP Holy Communion

 

CW Holy Communion

 

All Souls’ Service

Church

 

Church

 

Church/Alex Brown

 

 

Onchan, Lonan & Laxey Team Ministry Information

 

         Interim Minister Onchan Alessandra Di Chiara

         The Vicarage, 62 Ballabrooie Way, Douglas IM1 4HB

         Phone 679274 or 210208

         or email alessandra.dichiara@sodorandman.im

 

         Team Vicar Lonan & Laxey Jo Dudley Phone 861989

         or email jodudley56@gmail.com

           

         Parish Clerk enquiries@stpeterschurch.org.im Phone 675797

 

         Website www.stpeterschurch.org.im

 

         Facebook St Peter’s Church, Onchan

 

         The contact for Onchan Parish Hall is Elaine Cory 416669

         or email onchanparishhall@gmail.com

or contact us on Facebook

 

 

Live Streaming and Safeguarding

 

As the service is being live streamed, if you are bringing a child to the service and do not wish them to appear on camera, please let us know at the beginning of the service and we will make sure this does not happen.

 

The Mona Douglas Talk & Afternoon Tea on 27 October is SOLD OUT

 

Food contributions gratefully received

 

The Film with Fish & Chips Supper on 6 November

is SOLD OUT

 

Raffle prizes kindly requested

Please speak to Elaine or Tricia

 

Call in for Coffee  

Additional helpers are required to

serve refreshments

and help clear up after the weekly 11:00am Sunday services. 

Please speak to Marcia for further details. 

 

During the building works, access to the church on Wednesday mornings will be through the kitchen only.  If you are coming along for coffee, morning communion will be in progress until 11:00am and silence is kindly requested if you are waiting in the kitchen.

 

Many thanks

 

Ladies’ Fellowship

 

First & Third Wednesday of each month

Onchan Parish Hall

8:00pm October – May

 

Suitable for all ages, new members welcome

 

04/11/20 The Wonderful World of Bees

 

18/11/20 Poems & Puddings

 

02/12/20 Christmas Party

 

Contact

Sheila Kelly 836014

 Dot Winrow 620560

 

 

Home Crafted Christmas Fair

Saturday 14 November 2020 11:00am-3:00pm

We have started to prepare for the Christmas Fair and are looking for volunteers to help us on the day.

 

There will be a variety of tables offering Christmas crafts and other craft items, flowers and plants, cakes, biscuits, jams, preserves, vintage and good as new items.

 

If you are able to help by donating or making items, or give of your time on the day, please let Christine, Hazel or Ros know, or any of the church wardens.

 

Any of the following would be gratefully received:

 

Fruit  - Apples, pears, plums, etc

Raisins, sultanas, nuts, flour

Preserving sugar

Jam jars

 


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