St Thomas Church
Lowther St,
YorkY031 7ND

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St Thomas News - 25th November 2020

Dear Church,

Last Thursday we enjoyed an evening of prayer, out of which came some encouraging verses and thoughts. I've attached a document with them, and I thought the themes were mainly about finding security and refuge in closeness to God, and about taking his love and goodness out to others in the community. Please do get in touch if you have anything else to share.

On Sunday at 10.30am, join us once again online for our livestream service - the first Sunday of Advent! I'll be looking at Ezra 9, as we come towards the end of the Book. Follow on FacebookYoutube or Zoom (631 970 6882) as usual.

Next Sunday (Dec 6th) will be a bit different. We'll have a shortened morning service from the vicarage, and then a Christingle service at 4pm streamed from church. Both will again be on Zoom, Facebook and YouTube. All those families received 'church in a bag' will receive a Christingle pack - others can of course join in if you can get together your own bits and pieces! Families (and anyone else who'd like to) are encouraged to come on to the Zoom call if you can.
Lockdown is ending next Wednesday. We will have a communion service on Thursday 3rd December at 12pm. Plans for the following weeks to follow...

For those who have volunteered to help with delivering Christmas cards across the parish, I'll be in touch when they arrive. If you would like to help with this, please let me know.

A reminder of other things you might like to be involved with (contact Jo) if you can help in our Advent/Christmas outreach:
1. Donate a medium to large tree- real or lend an artificial one
2. Provide a decorated tree as a family
3. Lend or donate tree decorations and lights
4. Lend nativity sets
5. Lend long extension leads for lighting
6. Volunteer to help out with preparations and making decorations
7. Volunteer to set up the church in mid December
8. Volunteer to be on church opening team from mid December
We continue to meet on Tuesdays at 9am for a prayer meeting - feel free to join in on Zoom.

Hope you are well - please do get in touch if I or others at church can be of help. 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)