St Thomas News - 2nd December 2020
It's great that Christmas cards have been going out across the parish this week - many thanks to all involved!
As lockdown ends, we are able to hold services again - tomorrow (Thursday) at 12pm we have a communion service in church. Please do come along if you would like to - remember that face coverings must be worn and social distancing maintained.
This Sunday is a little different - we will have a short service from the vicarage at 10.30am when I'll be finishing our series on Ezra. Follow on Facebook, Youtube or Zoom (631 970 6882). Then at 4pm we have our Christingle Service. Unfortunately this has to be online, but church in a bag families will be receiving all the things they need to make their Christingles at home - do come on to the Zoom call if you can! (but we're also on Facebook and YouTube too)
Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed with preparations for the Festival of Christmas Trees, nativities, lights and other things. We will be opening the church each day from 2-4pm from Dec 14th to 24th (except Sunday 20th) - if you can help at all with this, please let me know. It would be helpful to know which days you are free to help and how many days you're able to volunteer. (We'll be looking for four people for each session.)
It would also be really good to know if you would like to attend 'in-person' (as we now say) a service on Christmas Eve (11.30pm) or Christmas Day (10.30am) - I am trying to see whether we should open up these services to a congregation in the building, and what kind of demand there seems to be. Once again, please reply to let me know.
Our church Instagram account will be more active over Advent and Christmas, so if you use Instagram, please give us a follow. If you can like, comment on, or share our posts, even better!
Do keep in touch. 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)