North Cornwall Cluster of Churches
The Second Sunday after Trinity
whose mercy never fails:
deepen our faithfulness to you
and to your living Word,
Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen
Holy Habits – Prayer
Focussed prayer Henri Nouwen used to say that when we go to pray, our thoughts jump around our minds like monkeys in banana trees. It may be helpful at the beginning of our prayer time to settle our thoughts by repeating the phrase ‘Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner’ a few times to help you bring your prayers to God.
“I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time – waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God – it changes me.” (C.S. Lewis)
Sunday 21st June: Trinity 2
11am – Morning Worship led by Elizabeth Wild.
Sunday 28th June: Trinity 3
11am – Morning Worship led by Geraldine Ashton
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. This Thursday 25th June they are Psalm 68. 28 -35 and Acts 17. 24-31 ending with Compline or your own prayers.
Together Against Racism
The Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, has called on everybody living within the diocese to redouble their efforts to provide a welcome for all people, regardless of ethnicity.
Please read his full statement here: https://trurodiocese.org.uk/2020/06/bishop-philip-we-must-redouble-efforts-to-welcome-all/)
Also please watch the video from the Diocesan Ethnic Minorities Champion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKstOTr0cC0&feature=youtu.be
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.
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.
Got 5 minutes?
We’ve been worshipping online for nearly three months now and we’d love your help as we start to look to the future. Please fill out this quick survey and let us know your thoughts on our online worship. Thank you!
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.
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.
Taking it in turns to pray for each other – this week we pray for St Minver.
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:
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