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.
I am also going to continue to write the daily Lent reflections on 1 Peter which some have been following
(IThe are on the website in case anyone now has time on their hands and wants to catch up!). I may even be able to upload some sort of thought for the day once we have the YouTube channel on the go. How exciting.
Do please keep in touch with one another. "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set before him, he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him, who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." (Heb 12.1-3)
When we remember all that Jesus went through, we can find tremendous encouragement in this plight.
More info on Sunday to follow... God bless,
Rev. Alistair Rycroft
St Thomas' Church, York
"You will keep in perfect peace the one whose mind is stayed on You, who trusts in You." (Isaiah 26.3)