January 21st              Madron           Epiphany 3

Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us with your mighty power: through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Bible readings     Revelation 19.6-10    John 2.1-11

Hymns     305  215   249   244    HC  307

Evensong is here tonight as usual at 6pm.

Prayer meeting on Tuesday at St Thomas from 7 to 7.30pm.

Coffee Morning for church funds THIS Monday from 10-12pm at the vicarage. New or nearly new goods wanted for sale, plus raffle prizes. Thanks to those who have already given some lovely stuff.

We pray for Ann Currie, Liz Meredith and family, Chris, Doreen Brooks (WCH), for family of Archie Richards, whose funeral is here on Thursday at 2.30pm, for returning refugees, for Tunisia, Iran and places of unrest

PCC will be in the hall as usual on Wednesday this week at 7pm. As usual, comments, suggestions and complaints welcome. Our MMF target has not gone up this year, but will do next year.

House Groups begin again the week beginning February 5th – a series based on the letter to the Ephesians, highlighting the obstacles and yet opportunities churches and Christians face in order to grow stronger

Our next Service of Prayers for healing will be on February 5th

Peter is moving house – see magazine next Sunday for new address and contact telephone number. He is moving from Gulval to be Mike and Paddy’s neighbour !

HOPE is a word which occurs 365 times in the Bible – that’s once for every day of the year

 

January 21st           Heamoor             Epiphany 3

Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us with your mighty power: through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Bible readings     Revelation 19.6-10    John 2.1-11

Hymns     9.30am  215   307    10.00am  244  sheet  325  305

Midweek communion is here as usual on Thursday at 10am

Prayer meeting on Tuesday at St Thomas from 7 to 7.30pm.

Coffee Morning for church funds THIS Monday from 10-12pm at the vicarage. New or nearly new goods wanted for sale, plus raffle prizes. Thanks to those who have already given some lovely stuff.

Our next church Coffee Morning will be next Saturday from 10.30am.

St Thomas meeting this Friday in the kitchen at 10am. All welcome. Help us plan events, services, maintenance etc

We pray for the family of Hilary Gilbert (Colinsey Rd), for Joyce and Donald, for Doreen, for Beryl Martin (WCH), for Caroline’s sister Liz Meredith and family, for refugees returning home, for Tunisia, Iran and other places of unrest.

St Thomas meeting. Will be on Friday of this week at 10am. All are welcome – ideas for special services and events, fund raising, project priorities , repairs and maintenance, church growth

Our next Coffee Morning here will be on Saturday 27th from 10.30am. Tell your friends. Peggy will return that week.

The windows are now in (£1350). The guttering on the north side may be put back or replaced by plastic depending on what Kevin Forester finds

 

January 21st            Gulval             Epiphany 3

Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us with your mighty power: through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Bible readings   Genesis 14.17-20  Revelation 19.6-10    John 2.1-11

Hymns

Welcome to our service today. We use the first of the occasional communion services, which used to be printed on paper but are now to be as seasonal and other cards. The book services will still be the norm

Midweek Communion is as usual on Wednesday at 10.30am

Coffee Morning for church funds THIS Monday from 10-12pm at the vicarage. All welcome

We pray for Bette Drew (WCH), for Jim, Glenys, Kay and those who can’t get to church, for Tunisia and Iran and places of unrest.

PCC met on Wednesday (1) Extra quotes are being obtained for the three paths – we have £11.6k (inc VAT) so far and the possibility of a grant of £500 (we’ll know in mid Feb) (2) MMF is staying the same this year. We have £1.7k still to pay on last year’s (3) AGM is on April 20th at 7.30pm

Dates for this year:

Wed May 23rd – George and Suzanne’s Coffee Morning

Fri June 15th – Churchyard evening

Sat July 7th – Church fete

Sat Aug 18th – Cream teas at Roy’s

Sun Sept 23rd – Harvest Festival

Tues Sept 25th – Harvest Supper in hall

Sun Nov 11th – Gulval Feast

Mon Nov 12th – Coffee Morning

Mon Nov 12th  – St Buryan MV choir in concert

Fri Nov 16th – Pasty Supper in hall

Sat Nov 24th – Christmas Bazaar in hall

 

January 14th              Madron           Epiphany 2

Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives, make known your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Bible readings     1 Samuel 1.3-10   John 1.43-end

Hymns     115    331   324    256    HC  189

Evensong is here tonight as usual at 6pm.

Prayer meeting on Tuesday at St Thomas from 7 to 7.30pm.

Coffee Morning for church funds on Monday 22nd January from 10-12pm at the vicarage. New or nearly new goods wanted for sale, plus raffle prizes

We pray for Ann Currie, Liz Meredith and family, Chris, Vernon Roberts, Doreen Brooks (WCH), for those with breathing difficulties, for the family of Mary Noall, for Methodist ministers Alastair and Julyan, neither of whom are brilliant in health at the moment, for Peter’s mother Val

PCC will be in the hall as usual on Wednesday 24th of this month at 7pm

The foodbank need fruit juice, cleaning stuff & empty 1 litre tubs (+lids)

The new hymn books are printed and ready for use. 100 copes cost £294 (we have 107). Thanks to Theresa for design, layout, stickering and liaising with the printers !

Madron Church 2018 We will need to fix a meeting very soon to plan fundraising and other events for the year ahead. It was good to have the church so well used over Christmas. We would be happy to hear from anyone offering a coffee morning any time – we will help you run the event

House Groups begin again the week beginning February 5th – a series based on the letter to the Ephesians, highlighting the obstacles and negatives yet opportunities churches face in order to grow stronger

 

January 14th           Heamoor             Epiphany 2

Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives, make known your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Bible readings     1 Samuel 1.3-10  Revelation 5.1-10  John 1.43-end

Hymns     115    331   324    256    HC  189

Midweek communion is here as usual on Thursday at 10am

Prayer meeting on Tuesday at St Thomas from 7 to 7.30pm.

Coffee Morning for church funds on Monday 22nd January from 10-12pm at the vicarage. New and nearly new goods welcome, plus raffle prizes. Your unwanted Christmas presents can be converted into MMF !

We pray for the family of Marys Noall, for Donald Nicholls(Treliske)  and Joyce, for Doreen (WCH), for Edmund and Sylvia, for Marjorie, for Peter’s mother Val Field, for Methodist ministers Alastair and Julyan (nether are brilliant in health)

St Thomas meeting. We need to decide a date over coffee for when we can meet to plan the year. At the moment we have nothing paled for 2018. All ideas welcome. Spending priorities to be reviewed. We have space for hall users now on Monday mornings and Wednesdays plus Fridays – three have dropped out in the last year.

The new hymn books are printed and ready for use. 100 copes cost £294 (we have 107). Thanks to Theresa Pritchard for design, layout, stickering and liaising with the printers !

The foodbank need fruit juice, cleaning stuff & empty 1 litre tubs (+lids)

The two windows have been removed, presumably to be worked on at the workshop in Porthleven – I have heard new news of them

 

January 14th            Gulval             Epiphany 2

Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives, make known your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Welcome to our Family Service today on the theme of God’s call to us. Coffee and tea will be served afterwards as usual. Do stay

Bible readings   1 Samuel 3.1-10

Hymns   Mission Praise    92  sheet  111   133   302

Midweek Communion is as usual on Wednesday at 10.30am

Coffee Morning for church funds on Monday 22nd January from 10-12pm at the vicarage.

We pray for Peter’s family, for Val Field, for the family of Beryl Gregory – Roy’s sister (funeral this week), for Methodist Ministers Alastair and Julian (neither are well), for the residents and staff at Ponsandane (no Christmas services as the place was under lock down through  illness)

PCC meet on Wednesday 17th at 11.15am in church. Please bring diaries.

Paths. We will be probably setting up a special account for the path tarmacking. It will make it easier for any grants we might get and also help people know the money won’t be diverted elsewhere. The paths we are looking to do with be from the church to the north, south and east gates.

Foodbank needs orange juice, cleaning stuff and empty 1litre tubs(+lids)

Our next Service of Prayers for Healing will be on the first Sunday of February.

The accounts are complete for last year. We received over £30k but spent £31+, not surprising because of expenses incurred in the churchyard esp tree surgery. Thanks to Fernley and Michael – everything balances !

 

January 7th              Madron           Epiphany

O God, who by the leading of a star manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith, may at last behold your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. AMEN.

Welcome to our Covenant Service today, a service popularised by the Methodist Church, and where we renew our relationship with God for the coming year. We are also in the season of Epiphany, the ‘showing’ of Christ to the world.

Bible readings     Ephesians 3.1-12    Matthew 2.1-12

Hymns     68   69   317   70   66

Evensong is here tonight as usual at 6pm. All welcome

Prayer meeting on Tuesday at St Thomas from 7 to 7.30pm.

Coffee Morning for church funds on Monday 22nd January from 10-12pm at the vicarage. We shall have to up our fundraising this year since we only met our MMF last year by borrowing from our Fabric Fund

We pray for Ann Currie (Helston hospital – hip), Liz Meredith (stroke and cancer treatment), Chris, for refuges and persecuted Christians everywhere (following Friday’s concert here), for Madron and Heamoor primary schools and for Mounts Bay Academy, for people having ops cancelled or postponed in January, also for victims of bad weather up north

Cornish Epiphany Carol Service at Gulval at 3pm this afternoon

Our Blood bikes collections from our Christmas cards and carol services raised nearly £400

The funeral of Mary Noall of Joseph’s lane, Heamoor, will be on Tuesday 16th here at 2pm. We pray for her husband and family

PCC will be in the hall as usual on Wednesday 24th of this month at 7pm

The foodbank need fruit juice, cleaning stuff & empty 1 litre tubs (+lids)

 

January 7th           Heamoor             Epiphany

O God, who by the leading of a star manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith, may at last behold your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. AMEN.

Welcome to our Covenant Service today, a service popularised by the Methodist Church, and where we renew our relationship with God for the coming year.

Bible readings    Acts 19.1-7      Mark 1.4-11

Hymns           68   69   317   70   66

Midweek communion is here as usual on Thursday at 10am

Prayer meeting on Tuesday at St Thomas from 7 to 7.30pm.

Coffee Morning for church funds on Monday 22nd January from 10-12pm at the vicarage. We shall have to up our fundraising this year since we only met our MMF last year by borrowing from our Fabric Fund

We pray for the family of Mrs Noall (Joseph’s Lane) who died last week, also for our schools returning, for people with ops cancelled in January, for Peggy, for Edmund and Sylvia, Joyce and Donald, and for others unwell or in hospital.

Cornish Epiphany Carol Service at Gulval at 3pm this afternoon

Our Blood bikes collections from our Christmas cards and carol services raised nearly £400

The guttering on the north side has come down in the gales and will probably need replacing. The south side rainwater goods cost us £975 a few years ago.

Two stained glass windows have been repaired on the south side (back and front) this week

St Thomas teasers are still available for £1 a time

The foodbank need fruit juice, cleaning stuff & empty 1 litre tubs (+lids)

 

January 7th            Gulval             Epiphany

O God, who by the leading of a star manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith, may at last behold your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. AMEN.

Welcome to our Covenant Service today, a service popularised by the Methodist Church, and where we renew our relationship with God for the coming year.

Bible readings   Psalm 72.10-15    Matthew 2.1-12

Hymns   A&M   79   75   77   331    HC  271

Midweek Communion, followed by coffee, as usual on Wednesday at 10.30am

Coffee Morning for church funds on Monday 22nd January from 10-12pm at the vicarage.

We pray for the family of Peter Reed (funeral here on Thursday at 1.30pm), for our schools as they go back including for a new head for Gulval school (due to Paul Baker’s promotion within the academy chain)

Cornish Epiphany Carol Service at Gulval at 3pm this afternoon. There is No Evensong at 4pm

MMF (Common Fund) We did not manage to pay all of our Common Fund last year – a couple of thousand short. This year there is to be no increase.

Thanks to Robert and David for continuing churchyard clearing work, even in adverse weather conditions

PCC meet on Wednesday 17th at 7.30pm. Please bring diaries to fix meetings and events ahead for the year. We shall be discussing paths – the surface of the east path, plus the state of the others. We shall have to resurface them soon. We have a quote for around £10k for three paths. We still have £13.8k in our Deposit Account, which we expected t spend on the roof but didn’t have to. All contributions will be welcome !

Foodbank needs orange juice, cleaning stuff and empty 1litre tubs(+lids)