St Mary's Notices

THIS WEEK . . .

Monday 20th January

  2.00 pm Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at St Mary’s Church

Tuesday 21st January

  6.00 pm Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at Aroma

Wednesday 22nd January

  9.00 am Ecumenical Morning Prayer at St Nicholas Church

  10.00 am Eucharist for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at St Mary’s (President: Rev’d David Porter)

Thursday 23rd January

  10.30 am Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at St Nicholas Church, followed by coffee and then a ‘Bring and Share’ lunch

Friday 24th January

  4.30 pm Rehearsal; for the Confirmation Service in church

  7.30 pm Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at St Margaret Clitherow Church, followed by wine and nibbles

Saturday 25th January

  10.00 am Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at the Methodist Church

  6.00 – 9.00 pm USPG Epiphanytide Meal at St Edward’s Church Community Hall

 

NOTICES . . .

1.  The Confirmation Service will be at St Mary’s Church on next Sunday 26th January 2020 at 6.30 pm.  Do try to come along if you can to welcome Archbishop Sentamu and to support the candidates.  There will be refreshments afterwards in the church hall.  Please pray for the candidates – a list of their names is in ‘Talkabout’.

2.  ‘Meet and Mingle’

Many of you will have read in ‘Talkabout’ for last November about the Christian survey highlighting the level of alone-ness and isolation in our society.  We are delighted to announce that our initiative towards doing something about this locally is gaining momentum.  Volunteers have stepped forward and we are planning to launch ‘Meet and Mingle’ on Monday 2nd March (and the first Monday of every month thereafter.)  We will meet in St Mary’s church hall from 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm to share a homemade lunch and conversation.  Registration is required for Health and safety requirements and for catering, but any information will be kept private.  If you know someone new to the area or living alone please share the details with them and come along with them.  For further information or to register, please contact Wendy Fogerty wfogerty@hotmail.com or Bev Crapper Bevchaxby@gmail.com

3.  VESTRY LOCK - The lock has been fully repaired, however may we stress to all key holders to remember to lock up every time, and not to leave the church without doing so.  If there are any problems with the lock, please let Wendy or myself know immediately.  Many thanks. Jane and Wendy.

4.  ‘Come & Pray’ – these will be weekly prayer meetings for the Northern Bishops’ Mission to the Diocese of York in March.  They will be on Tuesdays 7 - 7.30pm at St Marys from 28/01/2020 to 10/03/2020, and on Thursdays 9.30 - 10am at St Nicholas from 30/01/2020 to 05/03/2020.  For further details, please contact The Rector, Ian Evans or Stewart Pearson.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Third Sunday of Epiphany

 

Readings:     1st Reading: Isaiah 9, 1 - 4

    2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 1, 10 - 18

    Gospel: Matthew 4, 12 - 23

Services:

                       8.00 am Holy Communion (Said)

                                     President: Rev’d Martin Doe

  10.15 am Eucharist for all Ages with Healing

                  President: Rev’d Martin Doe

  6.30 pm Confirmation Service with Archbishop Sentamu