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This Thursday (20th June 2019) at 7pm there will be a service to celebrate Corpus Christi, ‘the body of Christ’. This is a very special service without hymns to celebrate the gift of the Eucharist. ‘Eucharist’ is our celebration of communion, the word comes from the Greek for ‘thank you’. Participants sit round a candlelit table, break bread and serve the wine to each other, remembering Jesus giving thanks at the Last Supper. All are very welcome to join us.
St Peter's welcomed over 50 worshippers to the Easter Day service on 21st April 2019. This year there were enough youngsters in the congregation to offer still competition for the adults who joined in the traditional Easter egg hunt. It must be admitted that the egg in the photo was not 'hidden' very effectively. Could the whole scene have been a set-up for a good photo opportunity? Perish the thought...
What a beautiful sunny morning it was. The good weather really lifted our spirits, and put us in the mood to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. All this sunshine... Can't possibly be a Bank Holiday??
April 21st is Easter Sunday. At St Peter’s we will celebrate this most important day in the Church’s calendar at our usual Sunday Service time at 9.30 am.
After the service there will be coffee / tea and biscuits for the adults, and an Easter egg hunt for the youngsters. With the self-imposed Lenten ban on chocolate, it is a fairly safe bet that there will be plenty of adults ready to lend a hand in the hunt! Link to Easter Egg Hunt
April 21st is Easter Sunday. At St Peter's we will celebrate this most important day in the Church's calendar at our usual Sunday Service time at 9.30 am.
After the service there will be coffee / tea and biscuits for the adults, and an Easter egg hunt for the youngsters. With the self-imposed Lenten ban on chocolate, it is a fairly safe bet that there will be plenty of adults ready to lend a hand in the hunt!
The Easter Vigil and first Eucharist of Easter will be held at St Mary’s Staveley-in-Cartmel beginning at 8.30pm
On Holy Saturday (Easter Eve), as has been the tradition within the Cartmel Peninsula, we will be hosting the Easter Vigil and first Eucharist of Easter for the Team. This year it will be at St Mary’s Staveley-in-Cartmel beginning at 8.30pm, just after sunset.
The Easter Liturgy is a moving and important act of worship and begins our celebrations of the Lord’s Resurrection as we proclaim, with the church throughout the world, the good news of Christ risen.
The Liturgy includes the lighting of the Easter fire, the Vigil itself, the Easter proclamation, the renewal of baptismal vows, culminating in our celebration of the first Eucharist of Easter.
It has been usual at the end of the Liturgy for each of the Paschal Candles of the Team’s churches to be lit before the Dismissal and then carried out into the darkness as symbolism of our unity in Christ as witnesses to his Resurrection.
For the cost of ‘a pie and a pint’ each week you could really help your parish church. (Admittedly that’s a cheap pie!) We are hoping that the equivalent of 25 people will gift £20 per month, or 100 could give £5 per month. This regular extra income will mean we can serve our community long into the future. St Peter’s is for YOU.
In the weeks before Easter we are running our ‘stewardship appeal’. We are asking all of our supporters in the parish to join in helping ensure the financial viability of St Peter’s for many more years to come. At the moment about 25 regular givers bear the burden. We invite all those who value their parish church to contribute towards its upkeep.
As we launch our 'pie and a pint for St Peter' stewardship appeal,
it is interesting to read here about the concerted effort to share out
the burden of responsibility throughout the parish.
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March 31st was Mothering Sunday. Our 'Service of the Word' included the distribution of posies to the mothers attending; posies were also delivered to Mums in the parish who support the church, and to other friends of St Peter's who we thought would like this 'touch of Spring'.
From our pewsheet:
In the 16th century, people returned to their mother church for a service to be held on Laetare Sunday; in this context, one’s ‘mother church’ was the church where one was baptised, or the local parish church, or the nearest cathedral (being the mother church of all the parish churches in a diocese). Anyone who did this was said to have gone ‘a-mothering’. Mothering Sunday became a day when domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother churches. It was often the only time that whole families could gather together, since on other days they were prevented by conflicting working hours, and servants were not given free days on other occasions.
On 17th February we held our special Valentine's Sunday service to celebrate God's Love in the world. The service is a slightly shortened version of Holy Communion with appropriately themed readings. Last Sunday we were delighted to welcome two couples who were married at St Peter's in 2018. It was so encouraging that these couples felt that they wanted to return to St Peter's to share in our celebrations. Thank you so much! We encourage the whole community to come and join in our Valentine's celebrations next year!
The crib will be blessed at our Christingle Service on Sunday 23rd December. At the moment Mary and Joseph are ready and waiting for the birth of Jesus, so the infant will be placed in the manger at our service on Christmas Day. The collection on Christmas Day will go to Derian House Children's Hospice.
The Magi wait patiently on the window sill at the back of the church as they make their journey to visit the baby Jesus at Epiphany. Over the Sundays that lead up to the Feast of Epiphany they will make their way up the church via the window sills on the left hand side... until on 6th January they will join the Holy Family and the shepherds and the animals in the stable round the manger. There they will present their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.