St. Peter’s Parish Church,
7 November 2021
3rd Sunday Before Advent
God, our refuge and strength, bring near the day when wars shall cease and poverty and pain shall end, that earth may know the peace of heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
The Bereaved and those people living in Sunningdale Drive, Falkland Drive, Douglas Bay Apartments.
The Parish of the West Coast Clergy Nigel Godfrey, Ruth Walker, Colin Fleetney, Jeanette Hamer, Malcolm Convery, Margaret Burrow, Brian Kelly
Local Ministers Cheryl Cousins, Graham McAll, Robert Quayle
Readers Rosemary Clarke, Denise Gelder, Stephen Hamer and Karen Garrett
Pray for this year’s Stewardship campaign “Now More Than Ever: Receive Hope, Be Hope, Share Hope”. Pray for the Dean of Southwark preaching on this theme, at the Cathedral, this morning.
Those who are struggling in mind, body and spirit that they may know God’s comfort and healing: Sheila Pyatt-Coppell, Sheila Cowley, Olivia Pettigrew, Sandra Caley, Liz Pickering, Roberto Di Chiara, Tara Mackenzie, Jacqueline Mitchell, Stephen MacKenzie, Nicky Morrison, Karen Duggua, Alex Brew and Wyn Hughes.
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 in particular the family and friends of John Evans, Rita Abbott 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.
This week’s altar flowers have kindly
been donated in memory of
Intercessions for Daily Life – Trinity
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 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 spirit;
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.
|Daily Prayers to help us walk in Jesus’ footsteps
Reign in me, Sovereign Lord, Reign in me.
Captivate my heart
May your will be done
Establish there your throne
May your Kingdom come.
Reign in me, Sovereign Lord Reign in me.
Father God, I give you permission to go to any level within me to heal, cleanse and restore according to your truth.
To the best of my ability I invite you to be my Lord unconditionally. I say this because I know you want the very best for me. Thank you Lord God in Jesus’ name. Amen
Lord, Jesus Christ, have mercy on me a sinner.
I give you my hands to do your work.
I give you my feet to go your way.
I give you my eyes to see as you do.
I give you my ears to hear as you hear.
I give you my tongue to speak your words
I give you my mind that you may think in me .
I give you my heart that you may love in me your Father and all humankind.
I give you my whole self that you may grow in me so that it is you Lord Jesus who live, and work and pray in me. Amen
Lord may I be transformed through the renewal of my mind so that I will no longer conform to the patterns of this world but will know your good, pleasing and perfect will for me. Amen
Please note that Call in 4 Coffee is taking a break until January 2022
Many thanks to Marcia and the team and all who have donated baked goods and come along on Wednesday mornings during this year
Letter from the Team Rector
Dates for the Diary
All Souls’ Service Sunday 7 November 6:30pm. There is a sheet at the back of church for people to put the names of the loved ones they have lost to be remembered in the service. This service will be live-streamed on our Facebook page.
Remembrance Service Sunday 14 November It is likely that the service will begin at 10:00am and this will be confirmed next week.
Awayday This is scheduled for Saturday 20 November 9:30am – 4:00pm at the Thie de Vea Retreat House, Tynwald Road, Peel. The theme for the day is ‘Growing a Healthy Church’ and will be facilitated by Judy Cannan and David Shirtliff. Please let me know if you wish to attend.
Night of Lights (previously torchlight) will be happening on Wednesday 1 December in Onchan Park. The local churches are putting together a gathered choir (no rehearsal necessary) to sing carols by the Christmas Tree starting at 6:00pm. It would be great if we could get a good contingent from St Peter’s. Dress code – Christmas (jumpers, tinsel whatever you think would work).
The Heritage of the Heavens Friday 3 December Illustrated Talk at 7:00pm with Howard Parkin.
WI Carol Service We will be hosting the Women’s Institute Carol Service on Saturday 4 December at 2:00pm.
Isle of Man Woodwind Orchestra Christmas Concert Thursday 9 December at 7:00pm. Free admission, light refreshments and retiring collection.
Sing Along Christmas Afternoon Tea Saturday 11 December 3:00pm
Christingle Service Sunday 12 December 5:00pm
Nine Lessons & Carols Sunday 19 December 6:30pm
Confirmation Service We have the opportunity to take part in a confirmation service which will be at Kirk Michael Church 2:30pm on Sunday 19 December. If you have not been confirmed and would like to be please speak to me asap.
Crib Service 24 December 5:00pm
God’s blessings, Alessandra
The Friends of Onchan’s Heritage
An Evening at St Peter’s Church with Chris Callow on Wednesday 10 Nov
Chris will talk us through the history of the church and what makes it such an interesting and iconic building. See the exhibits on display, the artefacts and much more.
Donations to St Peter’s appreciated
Onchan, Lonan & Laxey Team Ministry Information
Team Rector Onchan, Lonan & Laxey Alessandra Di Chiara
The Rectory, 18 Windermere Avenue, Onchan Isle of Man, IM3 2DT
Phone 679274 or 210208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Vicar Lonan & Laxey Jo Dudley
Phone 861989 or email email@example.com
Parish Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 675797
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The contact for Onchan Parish Hall is Elaine Cory 416669
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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The church is open to visitors daily between 10:00am and 4:00pm