The Tenth Sunday after Trinity
Lord of heaven and earth,
as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer,
give us patience and courage never to lose hope,
but always to bring our prayers before you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen
Holy Habits – Eating Together with Gladness and Generosity
Do you have a passage or image from the Bible, a commissioning service or another source that gives meaning of your service? Return to that passage or image throughout the week and listen to what it might be saying to you for the season to come.
Otherwise, look up the Methodist Covenant Prayer or John 15v16 and ask Jesus to give words of encouragement for the season to come.
It has been wonderful to be able to worship together in person again. We will be increasing the number of services in church in the next weeks, but places are still limited.
If you would like to come, please contact Revd Elizabeth, stating the date, time and place of the church service you wish to attend (Email or phone 07758 407661). If that service is already full, we will let you know.
Please note that you must wear a face mask or covering while attending church services. We ask you to follow all of the safety advice you are given when you attend, and do not come if you are ill. Although we will be doing all that we can to make things safe, please be aware that there is still a risk, especially for those in vulnerable groups.
We are continuing to record short services in different styles and uploading these to our facebook group and YouTube (via our website www.northcornwallclusterofchurches.org.uk)
Sunday 16th August: Trinity 10
11am – Online: Morning Worship – Rose Jones
11am – Cluster Service at St Kew: Holy Communion – Elizabeth Wild & Rose Jones
Sunday 23rd August: Trinity 1111am – Online: Taize Prayer – Elizabeth Wild9.30am – Cluster Service at St Endellion: Taize Prayer – Elizabeth Wild11am – Cluster Service at St Minver: Taize Prayer – Elizabeth Wild
What to expect when attending church services
When you come to church, you will be asked for your name and contact phone number. You will be asked to sanitise your hands and sit 2 metres from other people not in your household, keeping a distance at all times. Please note that you must wear a face mask or face covering while attending church services. All the words that you will need for the service will be on the screen at the front. There will be no service booklets. There may be music, but no singing together.
If it is a service of Holy Communion, then you will be able to receive the consecrated bread only – this is still full communion. There will be a one-way system for you to follow to come up and receive standing. The priest will have sanitised hands and be wearing a mask and will drop the host into your open hand. If you prefer you may stay in your seat and pray a prayer of spiritual communion.
We trust that God will be with us as we worship, even though it may feel very strange, and we will be holding all those present and all those at home in our prayers as we gather.
The Julian Group and anyone who would like to join us, meets each in our own home at 7pm every Thursday. We light a candle and read a passage from the Bible followed by silence. Then we read the second passage followed by silence and ending with Compline or our own prayers. Different members choose the readings each week. Thursday 20th August they are Psalm 1.1-3 Acts 5.12-16.
Home Groups and Daily Prayer
Our Home Groups are staying in touch via phone, email and social media. We are praying regularly, especially at 9am. If you would like hard copies of spiritual resources, or need help getting on to facebook, please contact
Revd Rose (01208 592353 – firstname.lastname@example.org).
Worship and prayer at home
We have updated a section of the website with a variety of resources to help people worship and pray from home:http://www.northcornwallclusterofchurches.org.uk/worship-from-home/. If you know of someone who would appreciate any of these printed and posted to them, do let us know.
Wednesdays 7pm till 9pm. Contact Rev’d Geraldine for an invite at email@example.com
Private Prayer in Church Buildings
Our church buildings are now able to open for individual private prayer.
St Endellion, St Enodoc (Trebetherick) and St Michael (Porthilly) are all open during the day every day.
St Kew will be open Thursday-Sunday during the day.
St Minver will be open by appointment – please contact Revd Elizabeth.
St Peter’s, Port Isaac, remains closed due to construction work.
When visiting, please take great care to cleanse your hands regularly and keep a 2 metre distance at all times. We ask you to follow all the guidance on display in the buildings and please do not visit any of our churches if you have cold or ‘flu symptoms.
Cluster Zoom Meetings
We have started to meet together for fellowship through Zoom. Zoom is an internet based video conferencing tool that allows a host to invite others to a virtual meeting using a computer, laptop or iphone. Our host for the cluster is Rev’d Geraldine. Zoom is very easy to use and help is available to get you started. David Foster and Marcus Jones have kindly offered to do some one to one teaching sessions over the phone. Everybody is welcome to attend a zoom meeting and it is a lovely way to see each other in this time of social distancing, just let Geraldine know if you are interested and she will invite you along.
Revd Geraldine Ashton – 07957 609085 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pray for
The sick, among them Claudia Tom, Rosalind Smith & Jane Windeler and all affected by the coronavirus.
Pray for the NHS, care workers and all front line workers and volunteers. We pray for race equality and for all victims of race crime and brutality.
Remember all those who have died recently. We remember those whose anniversary of death occurs at this time including Ceinwen Greenwood.
Taking it in turns to pray for each other – this week we pray for St Enodoc.
Keeping in touch
We will be keeping in touch with people by phone and we may be able to assist in practical ways as well. Please contact Revd Elizabeth (07758 407661 – email@example.com) if you want to know more.
If you want to know more about the latest Church of England Guidance, please see:
Please find resources, previous services and more at our website:
North Cornwall Cluster of Churches
for the parishes of St Kew, St Endellion with St Peter, Port Isaac and
St Minver with St Enodoc (Trebetherick) and St Michael (Porthilly)
Rector: Elizabeth Wild. Tel: 07758 407661
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org St Minver Vicarage