Newsletter 7th February 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

 

7 February 2021- 2nd Before Lent

 

          

 

 

Almighty God, give us reverence for all creation and respect for every person, that we may mirror your likeness in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer Diary

 

The Choir and Choir Director and those people living in King Edward Road, Majestic Close, Majestic Drive, Majestic View.

 

St Matthew Douglas Clergy Robert Ferguson, Roger Harper, Duncan Whitworth

Please pray for our churchwardens & the members of our PCC.

 

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, Christine Roberts, Liz Pickering, Roberto Di Chiara, Tara Mackenzie & 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 Mildred Cooper, Jennifer Crooks & Dorothy Morrison.

 

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

 

Colossians 1.15-20

John 1.1-14

 

This week’s altar flowers have been kindly donated by

Mrs Betty Makin

 

 

 

Prayers for Daily Life – Trinity

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

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

 

In the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ,

let us pray to the Father.

 

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 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

for the Covid19 Vaccination programmes worldwide to reach quickly those really in need…

 

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 pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters especially for those living in Korea and India

 

We commend to your fatherly goodness

all those who are any ways afflicted or distressed,

in mind, body or spirit;

comfort and relieve them in their need

pour out your healing Spirit upon them,

give them patience in their sufferings,

and bring good out of all their afflictions …

We pray

for the hungry …

for the homeless …

for refugees and the victims of war …

We pray

for all suffering the effects of Covid19 and those who care for them…

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…

 

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 …

We pray

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

for all who have lost loved ones and especially those unable to be with them in their final hours

All this we ask for Jesus Christ’s sake.

All   Amen.

 

 

 

Letter from the Interim Minister

 

Dear Friends

 

It is so good to be meeting face to face once more. Call in for Coffee will resume on Wednesday 10th February. Please do continue to keep the situation re Covid-19 in your prayers and please do continue to pray for those countries, especially the UK, Guernsey and Jersey where restrictions are likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future and for those countries particularly badly affected.

 

Lent is almost upon us (17th February). Do let me know if you would like a copy of the booklet #Live Lent God’s Story Our Story. There are six reflections for each week, written by Stephen Hance, the Church of England’s National Lead for Evangelism and Witness. Each reflection includes a short passage from the Bible, a brief exploration of the reading, and a prayer. Additionally, each week has a unifying theme and an action to be taken during the week.

 

Alternatively you can download the free app by going to the App Store if you have an IPhone or Google Play if you have an Android phone. This is now available.

 

God’s blessings, Alessandra

 

 

Diary Dates...

 

St Peter’s Mums & Tots

will resume on Friday 26th February at 1:15pm in the Parish Hall

 

St Peter’s Mothers’ Union

Our next meeting will be Tuesday 2 March at 2:00pm

in the Parish Hall when the speaker will be Judith Ley.

 

Alessandra’s Institution and Induction

as Team Rector of St Peter’s will be held on

Tuesday 9 March at 7:30pm in church

 

 

 

A Memorial Service for Mildred Cooper

will take place on Tuesday 16 March at 10:30am in church

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Time

Event

Location/Notes

07/02/21

            9:00am          

         11:00am

           

BCP Holy Communion

 

CW Holy Communion

Church

 

Church

09/02/21

9:00 & 10:15am

Open the Book

Onchan &

Ashley Hill Schools

10/02/21

         10:30am

 

11:00-12:30pm

BCP Holy Communion

 

Call in 4 Coffee

Church

 

Church

11/02/21

         11:15am

 

         10:30am

Open the Book

 

Funeral & Burial

Jennifer Crooks

Laxey School

 

Church &

Churchyard

14/02/21

         11:00am

 

         11:00am

          

          6:30pm

Morning Praise & Baptism

 

Lighthouse

 

BCP Holy Communion

Church

 

Parish Hall

 

Church

 

 

 

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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