St Thomas Church
Lowther St, YorkY031 7ND

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St Thomas News - 4th February 2021

Dear Church,

Call to Prayer
Apologies for being late on to this and not mentioning on Sunday - you may have heard that the Archbishops have called for a month of prayer in February, praying for our nation in the midst of the pandemic. The suggestion is to pray at 6pm each day, and there are themes and prayers you can use here.

Sunday
This Sunday we'll continue to look at Psalm 62 and the theme of 'security' on our livestream. Please join in on Zoom (631 970 6882), Facebook or YouTube.

Read more: St Thomas News - 4th February 2021

St Thomas News - 4th February 2021

Dear Church,

Call to Prayer
Apologies for being late on to this and not mentioning on Sunday - you may have heard that the Archbishops have called for a month of prayer in February, praying for our nation in the midst of the pandemic. The suggestion is to pray at 6pm each day, and there are themes and prayers you can use here.

Sunday
This Sunday we'll continue to look at Psalm 62 and the theme of 'security' on our livestream. Please join in on Zoom (631 970 6882), Facebook or YouTube.

Read more: St Thomas News - 4th February 2021

St Thomas News - 28th January 2021

Dear Church,

I hope you are coping with this lockdown, and aware of God's gracious presence.

This Sunday - lots going on:
We have begun a series thinking about 'security' in our Sunday livestreams, and this week we continue with the first of a few talks on Psalm 62, a wonderful Psalm of refuge! We'll also be hearing from Chris and Suzy Wilson about their future plans, and from Claire Smith who has exciting news about the building.
This week, as we are not holding any communion services at the moment, I'll lead a short liturgy on the livestream with bread and wine - do have some bread and wine ready at home if you'd like to join in where you are.
We'll also be having some breakout groups after the service on Zoom so you can chat with others. Join the Zoom call if you'd like to join in (ID 631 970 6882) - and of course you can watch on Facebook or YouTube as usual.

Read more: St Thomas News - 28th January 2021

St Thomas News - 18th January 2021

Dear Church,

I hope you enjoyed the All Age service yesterday - it provided an introduction to a few weeks thinking about 'security' in these times of uncertainty. This coming Sunday, Sam will be speaking and Erin leading worship: join as usual on the Zoom (ID 631 970 6882), on Facebook or on YouTube.
(I'll be joining the St Wulstan's Zoom service this week).

Thanks to all those who have completed the Lockdown Survey - if you haven't, please take a couple of minutes to do so, it will really help us plan what to do while we are in lockdown. Hopefully we'll be getting in touch about comments and suggestions soon!

Keep an eye on Facebook/YouTube for new videos - Sam has uploaded some thoughts on Revelation, so do take a look!

Read more: St Thomas News - 18th January 2021

St Thomas News - 11th January 2021

Dear Church,

It would be really helpful if you could take a minute to complete the new survey, asking what you might find useful during this lockdown period. We do want to be putting our time into what is going to be helpful and so hearing what you value would be great.  (Link available from )

This coming Sunday we will have an All Age Service online at 10.30am. There will be some 'church in a bag' things being delivered to families to help you engage - please do come onto the Zoom to make it a bit more interactive! As usual, the service will be on Zoom (ID 631 970 6882), Facebook and YouTube

The PCC (and I) have decided that, for the time being, we will pause the midweek communion services. We had further guidance from the diocese, and we feel that - at the moment - it is probably in the best interests of our local community (including the hospital itself) to fit in with the general request to 'stay at home' where possible. However, I am very aware of how highly valued this communion service is for some people, and I do hope we will hold services again quite soon. We'll keep our eyes on the general situation, and of course things will change for some of our own members as vaccinations take place.

Read more: St Thomas News - 11th January 2021