St Thomas News - 30th May 2020
I hope you're able in some way to enjoy the sunshine!
This Sunday is Pentecost! Which is a very good reason to celebrate. Join us as usual at 10.30am via Facebook or YouTube. (Song list to follow.) This week, we invite everyone to join in on Zoom after the service for refreshments and a chat (Zoom ID: 631 970 6882) - I'm afraid we thought delivering cake to every home was a step too far, but bring your own if you can! - Please note that Zoom will soon not allow you to join a meeting until you have the latest version. This will probably have happened automatically, but you can go here to read more.
Also on Sunday, there is a special service for all York churches at 6pm - this will be available to watch on belfrey.org/livestream (and you might spot me if you watch very carefully).
Between Friday and Sunday, The House of Prayer in York (yhop.co.uk) is also co-ordinating some other events for Thy Kingdom Come and Pentectost. Please see the website, but this includes a six-hour period of worship (Friday, 3-9pm) on their Facebook page - featuring our very own Louise at 6-7pm.
Daily Prayers will continue on Facebook at 1pm Mondays to Fridays.
We are thinking about running a short (5-6 session) online Alpha Course. If you would be interested in participating or helping in some way, please let me know.
I have now completed (I think) ten short videos on How to Read the Bible, which are currently or imminently available on YouTube (probably easier to find there) or Facebook. Follow-up questions welcome!
Other things coming up next week:
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)
Wed - Groves Groceries
Wed, 6.30pm - PACT (praying against Covid-19 together) on the One Voice York Facebook page
Fri, 10.30am - Babes and Tots group (Facebook)
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)