Newsletter 4th October 2020

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

 

4 October 2020 – Trinity 17

 

 

Gracious God, you call us to fullness of life: deliver us from unbelief and banish our anxieties with the liberating love of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

 

Prayer Diary

 

Onchan Pupils at Ballakermeen School and those people living in Fairway Close, Banks Howe, Manor Park.

 

Malew and Santan Clergy Mark Radcliffe, Bill Martin, Peter Upton-Jones

 

Readers Ellen Halliwell, Howard Connell

 

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.

 

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: Peter Gardiner.

 

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

 

          

 

 

Readings

 

Corinthians 9.6-end

Luke 12.16-30

 

 

Bible Study

Anyone wishing to join our Bible Study group please speak to Alessandra. We have just started studying Romans.

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

Dear Friends

 

Just a reminder that the scaffolding will be erected this week so that work on the tower can commence. If you can, please do avoid the church building while the scaffolding is being erected.  Please note that on Wednesdays and through the week access to the building will be through the kitchen except for funerals. On Wednesday morning for the period of the repairs Call in For Coffee will now start at 11.15am.  The BCP communion service will be at 10.30am as normal.

 

I will be away from Monday 5th October returning to work on Wed 14th October although I will be self-isolating I will be working from home. Many thanks to all those who are providing cover for services. Also many thanks to Jo Dudley who will be providing cover for pastoral emergencies and funerals.

 

Following our harvest service today we are looking for help with distributing the food to the foodbank and Graih.  We are also looking for people who would be willing to distribute a small token of appreciation to those who are unable to get to church for services as part of our harvest giving.  Also please do remember that there will be a retiring collection at the harvest service for the Archbishop’s Covid 19 appeal. Please do give generously.

 

I am also pleased to announce that His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant will be attending the Remembrance Service on Sunday 8th November.

 

With regard to the All Souls’ service on Sunday 1st November there will be a list at the back of church for you to include the names of loved ones you have lost to be read out at the service.  Although I will be present Alex Brown has very kindly agreed to lead the service.

 

With all God’s blessings, 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

 

 

 

 

? Thank you to all who have kindly donated altar flowers over the last few weeks.  This week’s altar flowers have been kindly donated by Mrs Jean Archer ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

07/10/20 Cheese & Wine

 

21/10/20 Quiz Night

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Time

Event

Location/Notes

04/10/20

 9:00am

BCP Holy Communion

Church

 

11:00am

Harvest

Church

05/10/20-

27/10/20

 

Alessandra – Holiday

& Self-Isolation

 

05/10/20

 

Church Tower Works

Estimate 2-3 months

06/10/20

 2:00pm

Mothers’ Union

Opening Communion

Christ Church Laxey

07/10/20

10:30am

 

  8:00pm

BCP Holy Communion

 

Ladies’ Fellowship

Church/John Guilford

 

Onchan Parish Hall

11/10/20

11:00am

 

11:00am

 

  6:30pm

Morning Praise

 

Lighthouse

 

BCP Holy Communion

Church/Judy Cannan

 

Parish Hall

 

Church/Hinton Bird

 

 

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.

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