Newsletter 19th April 2020

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

19 April 2020 – Easter 1                                         

 

Collect

Risen Christ, for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred: open the doors of our hearts, that we may seek the good of others and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace, to the praise of God the Father.  Amen

Prayer Diary

Parish Hall Committee, Parish Hall users and those people living in Marina Close, Bradda Close, Mount View Road.

Niall Quayle and Hannah Samuels, both nurses working in the community, who were due to be married at St Peter's this year. Pray for God to keep them safe as they go about their duties.

Care for the Family - Traci Lowden-Stoole

Please pray for all families on the Island

 

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, Helen Markham, Simon Foster & Boris Johnson.

Those who have lost loved ones & in particular the family & friends of: Maurice Markham, Margaret Joan Paterson, Alan Anderson.

And those we name in the quiet of our hearts.

 

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

 

Acts 2:14a, 22-32

John 20:19-end

 

 

Letter from the Interim Minister

Dear all

I hope you all had a very blessed and peaceful Easter. I know it is very hard at this time not to be able to see our loved ones and give them a hug, but one thing we can do is continue to pray for them.   It is also important that we immerse ourselves in prayer for others when there are so many people in need during this period. Never underestimate how important your prayers are in this time of crisis.

It has also been really heartening, as I have been telephoning people, to hear how you are all looking out for one another.   However, if you become aware of someone who needs help with shopping or would like to receive a regular telephone call from one of our volunteers please do let me know.

I will be streaming a communion service again on Sunday. We will be using the Easter liturgy we sent out with last week’s notice sheet. The only difference will be the collect which Patricia has put on the front of this week’s notice sheet.

I look forward to the time when we will be able to celebrate Holy Communion together but until then please know that you are all in my prayers.  May God bless you all and keep you safe and well until that time.

Alessandra

 

 

Many thanks from Freda Black to all who donated to the Leprosy Mission.  A total of £380 was collected. 

 

Call to Pray for our Island

We are being asked to pray on Sunday at 11:00am for the Isle of Man.

                    

 

In particular we are being asked to pray for:

Frontline staff and their health

Maintaining critical supplies

For the island to continue coming together

For the end of the virus

Our older generation

The vulnerable

Protection of young people

For businesses

 

 

A Call to Pray for the UK

Don’t forget to light up your windows as we pray for the whole of the

United Kingdom at 7:00pm.