St Thomas News - 15th May 2020
I'm delighted that so many of you are finding the online services and other content, and the Groves Groceries, helpful and encouraging. This period is another reminder of the blessing of being part of God's family.
We'll be meeting again on Sunday at 10.30am for our main weekly service (Facebook and YouTube). Again we'll be streaming from Zoom, so there'll be a family-friendly prayer activity led by Charlotte, and others involved too. Keep praying the technology works!
Again we'll have prayer ministry offered afterwards on Zoom (meeting ID is again 631 970 6882).
The songs this week will be: It Is Well with my Soul (Spafford); Lord I Lift Your Name on High (Founds); Cornerstone (Hillsong); Amazing Grace - My Chains Are Gone (Chris Tomlin); In Christ Alone (Townend)
We've been able to make some DVDs of recent services for those who don't have internet but would like to watch. If you know of anyone, please let me know.
We will carry on for at least another week with the daily prayers at 1pm on Facebook. If you have been finding these helpful, do let us know as we decide how to carry on in future weeks (should they be every day? is 1pm a good time? etc)
I've been recording some videos about 'How to Read the Bible' and will continue to add to these next week - they are intended to encourage you in your personal Bible reading.
A couple of resources that are currently available online and that you might like to consider tapping into are The Prayer Course led by Pete Greig, and described as 'a eight-week journey through the Lord's Prayer'; and The Marriage Course from HTB, which is a seven-session course 'designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage'. Do take a look.
And coming up at St Thomas' - keep an eye on the Facebook and YouTube pages for uploads of videos for children and adults:
- TODAY at 6pm, 'Taste and See' worship and prayer time (Facebook)
- Sunday, 10.30am - Sunday service (Facebook and YouTube)
- Mon-Fri, 1pm - Daily Prayers (Facebook) - you can also post prayer requests anonymously if you use the 'virtual prayer box' on the Facebook page
- Mon, 7.30pm - Groves Gospel (Facebook)
- Tues, 9am - Prayer Meeting on Zoom (ID 631 970 6882)
- Tues, 7.30pm - Quiz Night
- Fri, 10.30am - Babes and Tots group (Facebook)
Hope that helps!
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)