Newsletter 4th April 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

 

4 April 2021- Easter Day

 

          

 

God of glory, by the raising of your Son you have broken the chains of death and hell: fill your Church with faith and hope; for a new day has dawned and the way to life stands open in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

 

Prayer Diary

 

The Worship & Mission of St. Peter's and those people living in Abbeylands, Tromode.

 

Mothers’ Union President Gail Eagles, Chaplain Ruth K Walker, Secretary Mary Hobdell

 

As Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. Rm 6: 4 (ESV)

 

Lord, please help us to keep our eyes fixed on the risen Jesus, as we seek to support others in prayer & action.

 

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, George Sinclair, Liz Pickering, Roberto Di Chiara, Tara Mackenzie, Jacqueline Mitchell, Stephen MacKenzie, Michael Glassey, Nicky Morrison and Andrew & Georgia from the Churches Bookshop.

 

Please keep in your prayers all those we know of who are at home and 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.

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 10.34-43

John 20.1-18

 

Daily Prayer in the Easter Season

 

In joy and hope let us pray to the Father.

That our risen Saviour may fill us with the joy of his

glorious and life-giving resurrection …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.

 

That isolated and persecuted churches

may find fresh strength in the good news of Easter …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.

 

That God may grant us humility

to be subject to one another in Christian love …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.

 

That he may provide for those who lack food, work or shelter …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.

 

That by his power war and famine may cease through all the world …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.

 

That he may reveal the light of his presence to the sick,

the weak and the dying,

to heal, comfort and strengthen them …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.

 

That, according to his promises,

all who have died in the faith of the resurrection

may be raised on the last day …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.

 

That he may send the fire of the Holy Spirit upon his people,

so that we may bear faithful witness to his resurrection,

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.

 

Heavenly Father,

you have delivered us from the power of darkness

and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:

grant that, as his death has recalled us to life,

so his continual presence in us may raise us to eternal joy;

through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

 

Letter from the Interim Minister

 

Dear Friends

 

I would like to wish you all a very blessed and happy Easter.  My hope is that very soon we will be able to meet together once more at St Peter’s for worship and fellowship.  In the meantime let us continue to pray for one another and reach out to others where we see a practical need or emotional support is required.

 

The liturgy for Easter Sunday and the following weeks of the Easter Season is attached to the email for you to join in and follow. It will also be on the website.

 

Looking ahead, in 6 weeks time, we will be using the ten days between Ascension and Pentecost for the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ initiative where we pray each day for people we know to come to faith.  I would ask you to identify five people you know to pray for during this period and beyond.

 

God’s blessings, Alessandra

 

St Peter’s Mothers’ Union Members

 

Please note that the MU Festival planned for

Thursday 25 March has been postponed.

Hopefully this will now take place on

Thursday 22 April at 2.30pm in the Cathedral

        

The next MU meeting will be on

Tuesday 4 May 2:00pm in the Parish Hall. 

This will be our Annual General Meeting and we hope all members will try to attend as we need to discuss the future of MU at St Peter’s especially with regard to finding a new Branch Leader.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Onchan, Lonan & Laxey Team Ministry Information

 

Easter Week

 

Alessandra will be on leave until Thursday when Celtic Prayer will resume at 10.00am. For pastoral emergencies please telephone her on 210208 as there are currently problems with the landline.

 

 

         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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