St Thomas News 29th April 2021
Dear Church Family,
As is our current custom, we'll have the Sunday morning service in the building and streamed online at 10.30. Please get in touch if you'd like to come (and do consider it if you haven't yet been back to the building). To join in from home, you can continue to watch on Facebook or YouTube or on the Zoom call (631 970 6882).
This Sunday we also have a family service at 4pm as an opportunity for families to get together in church. It would be helpful if you could let me or Charlotte know if you plan to come. We'd encourage families to make this the priority over the morning service this week if you're able to.
Tuesdays - Prayer Meeting on Zoom at 9am (Zoom ID 631 970 6882)
Wednesdays - Communion service on Wednesdays at 1pm, followed by an outdoor cafe (groups of six round tables) until 3pm. (I don't think Wednesday seems the best for quite a few people, so we will change this soon, once the rules change on May 17th - more details to follow.)
Thursdays - A new Tiny Tots group for pre-schoolers and parents is running on Thursday mornings (please contact Charlotte for more details).
On Sunday May 23rd at 6pm we will have our Annual Meeting. It will be open to in-person and Zoom attendance. We will aim to get the annual report out the week before.
If you would like to join the electoral roll (the closest thing to officially 'joining the church' in the C of E), forms are available in church.
If you are interested in standing for the PCC or the Deanery Synod, please let me know. The PCC are essentially the trustees of the church and help to shape our vision and strategy and make important decisions. The deanery synod is the local group representing the Anglican churches in York which meets to discuss important issues we are facing as churches together. It would be great to have at least one person standing for the synod.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15.13)
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)