Newsletter 29th November 2020

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

 

29 November 2020 – Advent Sunday

 

Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from the darkness of sin to the light of holiness, that we may be ready to meet you in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen

 Prayer Diary

 

People involved in Charity Work and those people living in Royal Drive, Belgravia Road, Imperial Terrace.

 

St George and All Saints Douglas Clergy Andie Brown, Alex Brown

Reader Charles Flynn

 

Pray for our children’s ministry and outreach and for Alex Brown’s Pioneer Ministry as his curacy with us has now ended.

 

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, Dorothy Singleton, George Sinclair, Christine Roberts, Liz Pickering, Roberto Di Chiara & Tara Mackenzie.

 

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: Ray Kneen & David Robbins.  

 

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

 

2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Luke 17:11-19

 

 

 

 

Daily Prayers in the Advent Season for those at home

 

Watchful at all times,
let us pray for strength to stand with confidence
before our Maker and Redeemer.

 

That God may bring in his kingdom with justice and mercy,
let us pray to the Lord: 

-      for the hungry …

-      for the homeless …

-      for refugees and the victims of war …

Come Lord Jesus

 

That God may establish among the nations
his sceptre of righteousness,
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

Come Lord Jesus

 

That we may seek Christ in the scriptures
and recognize him in the breaking of the bread,
let us pray to the Lord:

-      for the good news of the gospel to reach all…

-      for courage to proclaim Jesus with our lives and with our lips…

Come Lord Jesus

That God may bind up the brokenhearted,
restore the sick
and raise up all who have fallen,
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…

Come Lord Jesus

 

That the light of God’s coming may dawn
on all who live in darkness and the shadow of death,
let us pray to the Lord: 

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

-      for those who have lost loved ones…

Come Lord Jesus

 

That, with all the saints in light,
we may shine forth as lights for the world,
let us pray to the Lord: 

-      that being salt and light we will season our conversations and relationships with grace and hope…

Come Lord Jesus

Let us commend the world, which Christ will judge,
to the mercy and protection of God.

 

 

Dear Friends

 

As we begin this season of Advent watching and waiting for the coming of Jesus both in our Christmas celebrations and in his second coming, it seems to me that so many people are seeking comfort and light in what has been a very difficult and dark year.  Advent as a time for reflection and prayer is a good starting point to help us explore and move forward in our prayer walk with Christ.

 

Both the Church of England and Northumbria Community provide resources to help us in our daily journey of prayer as follows:

 

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

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

 

I have also set out below seasonal prayer resources for those who do not have access to the internet.

 

I’m looking forward to being with you all again next week and particularly the Torchlight procession on Wednesday evening the 2nd Dec.

 

God’s blessings, Alessandra

 

 

Thanks to everyone who helped with their time and also by donating to the Christmas Fair. Your support and generosity was amazing. It was a fabulous day and a tremendous team effort.

 

£3000 was raised towards church funds, with 10% being donated to the

Isle of Man Air Ambulance.

 

Thank you all so much

 

The Flower Team

 

 

 

 

Ladies’ Fellowship

 

First & Third Wednesday of each month

 

Onchan Parish Hall

8:00pm October – May

 

Suitable for all ages, new members welcome

 

Contact

Sheila Kelly 836014

 Dot Winrow 620560

 

Mothers’ Union Members

 

Members are invited to Onchan Methodist

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Wednesday 2nd December 2:15pm

with entertainment by Judy Cross and friends

 

Mothers' Union

 Advent Carol Service

Friday 4th December, Braddan Church 7:00pm

 

Collection in envelopes marked Prison (for tools and educational equipment)

 

 

 

 

Date

Time

Event

Location/Notes

29/11/20

         11:00am

        

          

          1:00pm

 

           7:30pm

CW Holy Communion

 

 

Baptism

 

Choir Practice

Church –

Margaret Fourie

 

Church

 

Church

30/11/20

         10:30am

Peter Bear Party

Church

01/12/20

           9:00am

         10:15am   

Open the Book

 

Onchan School &

Ashley Hill School

02/12/20

         10:30am

 

           2:00pm

 

   6:00-8:30pm

BCP Holy Communion

 

Burial

 

Night of Light

Church–John Guilford

 

Churchyard

 

Port Jack Glen/

Onchan Park

03/12/20

         11:15am

Open the Book

Laxey School

04/12/20

         11:00am

 

           7:30pm

Ashes Burial

 

Roc Vannin Choir

Churchyard

 

Church

06/12/20

         11:00am

 

           6:30pm

CW Holy Communion

 

Choir Practice

Church

 

Church

 

 

 

 

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

         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.

 

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