Newsletter 10th January 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

 

10 January 2021- Epiphany 1

 

 

Heavenly Father, at the Jordan you revealed Jesus as your Son: may we recognize him as our Lord and know ourselves to be your beloved children; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.  Amen

Prayer Diary

The Interim Minister and those people living in Alberta Drive, Kerrocoar Drive, Kerrocoar Close, Royal Avenue & Auburn Road.

 

Southern Mission Partnership  Team Leader Joe Heaton

The Commissioners of Arbory, Castletown, Malew, Port Erin, Port St. Mary, Rushen, Santon

 

Pray for churches observing Plough Sunday (The first Sunday of Epiphany) asking for blessings on all who labour on the land and at sea.

 

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, George Sinclair, Christine Roberts, Liz Pickering, Roberto Di Chiara, Tara Mackenzie, Dorothy Morrison

Jacqueline Mitchell.

 

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 & in particular the family & friends of: Ros Richmond & Daphne Fayle.

 

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

 

Acts 19 .1-7

Mark 1. 4-11

 

 

Daily Prayers in the Season of Epiphany

 

https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer

https://www.northumbriacommunity.org/offices/how-to-use-daily-office/

 

We pray for the coming of God’s kingdom.

You sent your Son to bring good news to the poor,

sight to the blind,

freedom to the captives

and salvation to your people:

anoint us with your Spirit;

rouse us to work in his name.

Father, by your Spirit

bring in your kingdom.

 

Send us to bring help to the poor

and freedom to the oppressed.

let us pray to the Lord: 

for the hungry …

for the homeless …

for refugees and the victims of war …

Father, by your Spirit

bring in your kingdom.

 

Send us to tell the world

the good news of your healing love.

let us pray to the Lord: 

for the IOM government …

for the leaders of the nations …

for all who hold public office …

that they may be filled with the integrity, justice, mercy and humility of Jesus Christ

Father, by your Spirit

bring in your kingdom.

 

 

Send us to those who are broken and those who mourn,

to bring joy and gladness instead of grief.

let us pray to the Lord: 

for all suffering the effects of Covid19…

for those whose diagnosis and treatment have been adversely affected by the epidemic…

for those struggling with increased loss of mobility and independence…

for those experiencing mental health issues, loneliness and isolation…

Father, by your Spirit

bring in your kingdom.

 

Send us to proclaim that the time is here

for you to save your people.

let us pray to the Lord: 

for those who are terminally ill and drawing near to the end of their earthly life…

for those who have lost loved ones…

Father, by your Spirit

bring in your kingdom.

 

Father, use us, unworthy as we are,

to bring in your kingdom of mercy, justice, love and peace.

Empower us by your Spirit and unite us in your Son,

that all our joy and delight may be to serve you,

now and for ever.

Amen.

 

 

Letter from the Interim Minister

 

Dear Friends

 

Here we are once more in lockdown. I would ask that as before you keep an eye out for your neighbours and anyone in need.  Please let me know if anyone needs any practical help. During this period I will be streaming services of Daily Celtic Prayer as well as communion services on a Wednesday and Sunday. I pray that we will all be back together again on the 31st when we will celebrate the feast of Candlemas. 

 

God’s blessings, Alessandra

 

Onchan, Lonan & Laxey Team Ministry Information

 

         Interim Minister Onchan Alessandra Di Chiara

         The Rectory, 18 Windermere Avenue, Onchan Isle of Man, IM3 2DT

         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

         Email onchanparishhall@gmail.com or contact us on Facebook

 

  

If you have any safeguarding issues that you wish to raise please speak to Valerie Coole, our Parish Safeguarding Officer.

 

She can be contacted on 333309 or safeguardingstpetersiom@gmail.com

 

 

 

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