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|Welcome to the Church of St Gluvias, Penryn
St Gluvias is a Church of England parish
in the Anglican Diocese of Truro.
We are a living community, seeking to worship God and to grow in faith,
serving the people of the parish and the wider world
in the name of Jesus Christ.
Christian people have worshipped on this site since - and probably before - a church was dedicated on 25th July 1318 to St Gluvias the Martyr. It is our great delight to join with the whole people of God world-wide and through all ages in worshipping daily the One in whom we live and move and have our being.
We invite you to join us. We worship on Sundays at 10.00am and (on most Sundays - check the Church Diary page) at 6.00pm and, on the fourth Sunday of the month at 4.00pm, in our Tea-Time Service for all ages.
We serve refreshments in Church every Sunday after Parish Mass.
We regret that Children's Church is not currently available.
See our Church Diary page for details of Sunday worship and the Regular Worship page for weekday worship and other prayer and study resources. Check the Parish Notices immediately below for any detailed changes.
for the week beginning
Sunday 19th May 2013
Services today and during the week - see Church Diary page
Intenions at Mass:
- That the Holy Spirit may guide us all.
- For Chris, Bishop of St Germans to be welcomed to the diocese today.
- For vocations to the ordained ministry.
- For the new Mayor and Council, that the Holy Spirit may guide them for the common good of the people of Penryn.
- For Nora, to be baptised today, for her parents, Andrew and Hana, and her godparents.
- For Lily, to be baptised next Sunday, and her parents, Michael and Naomi, and her godparents.
Your prayers are asked also:
- for the sick and the bereaved.
- for members of the congregation who cannot be with us and may receive communion at home
THIS WEEK'S NOTICES
Welcome to you all on this Whit Sunday. Please stay afterwards for tea/coffee/squash, and chat whether you are a regular member of the congregation or a visitor to our church and parish.
WELCOME AND INSTALLATION OF THE BISHOP OF ST GERMANS
The service of welcome for the Revd Christopher Goldsmith as Bishop of St Germans will be held in the Cathedral today at 6.00.pm. All are welcome.
PARISH LUNCH - PARKING
If you are attending the parish lunch today at Mylor Harbour, free parking is available in Mylor Parish Church car park for those who can manage the walk down the hill (and up it again, afterwards!).
Looking ahead: Thursday 30 May is Corpus Christi, the day of Thanksgiving for the Institution of the Holy Communion. Deanery Mass at St Michael’s and All Angels, Penwerris, 7.00.pm.
Tuesday 28th May at 7.30pm for the Guild Office and Benediction. Members of the congregation are welcome to attend.
SUMMER FAYRE: 8th June All sorts of saleable items wanted.
The VANITY STALL would welcome items: all sorts of toiletries, smellies, beads and bangles, unwanted tiaras, etc. Please leave at the back of church, or give to Esme.
If you have not already offered your help, please talk to John or Roger.
Can you offer prizes for the TOMBOLA or things to sell on other stalls?
Please remember the SUMMER DRAW which runs in conjunction with the Summer Fayre. Cash prizes plus many consolation prizes. Please see Chris and Chris to get books of tickets to both buy and sell.
Donations of prizes: eatable/drinkable/other appropriate items, would be welcome.
Keep the date in your diary: Saturday 8th June
BONUS BALL DRAW
The Social Committee need to decide today whether to proceed with the Bonus Ball Draw. If you wish to take part, please talk to Daniel or Jenny.
VOLUNTEERS PLEASE! Many of you like to stay for a while after the ten o’clock Mass and chat over a cup of coffee or tea or squash, plus a biscuit or two. Do you know that there are now only a couple of kind people keeping this going?
Could you join a rota to provide this service? It is not too arduous - perhaps the worst bit is washing-up the dirty cups and saucers. You will need to allow a little time before the service to get the utensils and foodstuffs organised.
If you can offer your help, please chat to Mary, Margaret or Roger. Remember that, the more offering their help, the less number of times each one has to appear on the rota!
Pick up any decent newspaper these days; listen to radio (Cornwall especially); you will very likely hear mention of people who cannot feed themselves, or more sadly, their children. Indeed, many go hungry themselves to ensure that their children get a basic diet. And, many jobless people cannot afford the basics, either.
An important way of helping is to contribute to the FOOD BANK which distributes food to those in need. A box is available at the back of church for contributions: please do what you can to help provide food for those in need.
The Notices are prepared weekly by Roger Clarke, Churchwarden
Please leave ITEMS FOR THE NOTICE SHEET in the wallet underneath the social notice board (by the door) - information may be left there by 2.00.pm. Friday, or send by e-mail to roger.clarke [at] stgluvias[dot]org[dot]uk ...
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Monthly Prayer Diary webpage
(Diocese of Truro)
O Lord, from whom all good things come:
grant to us your humble servants,
that by your holy inspiration
we may think those things that are good,
and by your merciful guiding may perform the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. . Amen
Collect for the days after Pentecost
A prayer for the environment
Further seasonal Prayer Resources
from ThisIsChurch.com can be found here.
The Diocese of Truro
Discovering God’s Kingdom
Growing the Church
Changing News from Ekklesia
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According to the major web traffic indicators, Ekklesia has the most visited web site concerned with religion in the UK.
A topical reflection...
There's a lot of gloomy pontificating about religion in the news these days. The impression is often created - by both secular and faith-based commentators - that those with a narrow, exclusive or bigoted approach are setting the agenda. Surely it is not without significance, then, that the biggest audience for a religious website in the UK comes to Ekklesia - which takes a broad, open and transformative approach? Just a thought. The world is not always "as reported".
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