St Thomas News - 28th March 2020
Tomorrow at 10.30am will be our second ever live-streamed service! This time, in accordance with stern C of E guidelines, it will be coming from the vicarage. Please do tune in, as last week, on either YouTube of Facebook (no Instagram this time, I'm afraid):
It was so encouraging to see the interaction and to hear your feedback last time, and please feel free to invite anyone else to join in! (For those wanting to find song words, we think we will be doing When I Survey, Sovereign Over Us and This is Amazing Grace.)
In this ever-changing situation, one absurd thing remains the same - the clocks change tonight!
In addition to the service tomorrow, we will have a prayer meeting on Tuesday at 9am on Zoom.
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St Thomas News - 25th March 2020
Following the stricter guidelines that have come into force this week, we are now not allowed to open the church for private prayer, nor indeed to live-stream from church as we did last Sunday. However, a live-stream from the vicarage is allowed, and so you will be able to follow from YouTube and Facebook once again - more details nearer the time. (There may indeed be noisy kids in the background this time, after all!)
We are keeping some things going digitally: there was an online Gospel Choir on Monday, and will be a virtual Babes and Tots group on Friday (see facebook.com/stthomasyork or get in touch for more details).
I have attached the latest daily readings from 1 Peter to the readings for Lent. These will continue until Sat 4th April, and then there will be something different to take us through Holy Week.
Read more: St Thomas News - 25th March 2020
St Thomas News - 20th March 2020
This week we have been trying to get prepared so that over the coming weeks we can continue to support one another (and beyond) in the best way possible. Most importantly, we want to make sure that no-one slips through the net. If you have heard nothing this week from anyone else in church (and would like to have!), please do reply and let me know. We can make sure you are connected in.
We are also thinking about all the creative ways we can keep 'meeting'. There are all sorts of possibilities for home groups and smaller groups which will no doubt be experimented with over the coming days.
We are working on a YouTube Channel onto which recorded resources can be uploaded for you all to access - including things for children and families. The plan is also for a live-stream 'service' on YouTube on Sunday at 10.30 - more details to follow as soon as we have things sorted.
Read more: St Thomas News - 20th March 2020