Sunday 24th January –
The Third Sunday of Epiphany
God of all mercy,
your Son proclaimed good news to the poor,
release to the captives,
and freedom to the oppressed:
anoint us with your Holy Spirit
and set all your people free
to praise you in Christ our Lord, Amen
Holy Habits – Bible Study
Have you ever been in a book club? A group of you reading a book then getting together and chatting/ discussing it?
How about a bible book club. The Bible Society has an excellent resource to help you, written by Paula Gooder (now Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral). Every book of the bible is there with a background introduction, points to look for and questions to ask. Each book has an estimated time to read so you can start with the short ones! She helps explain some of the difficult bits that always seem to crop up.
For example, Mark, this year’s Gospel- read time 90 mins, inspiring quotes, anything tricky, about the author, about the times, what kind of book is it, how is it structured, what to look out for, what could it mean for you, discussion questions.
Not keen on a group then fine you can do it on your own. Go to the Bible Society website it is all there.
Following the government announcement about a further national lockdown, sadly we will not be offering public worship, baptisms or weddings until things improve.
All of our worship will be online, available each Sunday on the website, our facebook group and YouTube. For more details please see our Coronavirus update page.
Sunday 24th January
11am Online Taize Prayer
Sunday 31st January – Candlemas
11am Online Morning Worship
The Julian Group We return to our Julian Meetings on the last Thursday in the month, still having to meet in our individual homes at 7pm, as we still cannot meet face to face. The readings at 7pm on Thursday 28th January. They are: Psalm 133 and Ephesians 4. VV 1-3 and 11-14.
Please pray for
The sick, among them Anthony Gibson Watt 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. Pray for everyone spending Christmas on their own or unable to be with their family.
Remember all those who have died recently including Garry Cooper. We remember those whose anniversary of death occurs at this time including Barbara Kathleen Hays , Elizabeth Childs and Valerie Meagor.
Taking it in turns to pray for each other – this week we pray for St Peter’s.
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).
Private Prayer in Church Buildings
For more information about visiting the churches and what to expect, please visit our website.
Please note you are required to wear a face covering in church where other people are present.
St Endellion: Daytime, every day
St Enodoc (Trebetherick): Daytime, every day
St Michael (Porthilly): Daytime, every day
St Kew: Daytime, Thursday-Sunday
St Minver: Open by appointment (please contact Revd Elizabeth)
St Peter’s, Port Isaac: Closed
The Bible Course
An eight-session course helping you explore the world’s bestseller.
The Bible is a big and complicated book to read and for many it can be difficult to know where to start. Maybe you’ve been part of a Bible study group and want to build your confidence so you can study the Bible on your own, or maybe you need help connecting together the bits you’ve been reading. The Bible Course is a great resource, whether you are familiar with the Bible or just starting out.
The Bible Course helps you see how the books of the Bible are part of one big story.
Using a unique storyline, The Bible Course will show you how key events, books and characters fit together.
The video teaching, course guide and daily readings will help you grow in confidence as you read the Bible for yourself.
Acts as a great follow-on resource for those who have done introductory courses like Alpha and Christianity Explored.
This is an online course via zoom, which is very easy to use and you will be sent a link each week to join the group from the comfort of your own home.
We will start on Tuesday evenings from 26th January
Find more details at: https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/explore-the-bible/the-bible-course/
Contact Geraldine if you are interested in joining a group: email@example.com
Goods for St Petrocs
As it is not possible to have collection boxes in the churches at the moment this is a reminder that St. Minver Post Office is an alternative collecting point.
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