St Thomas News - 17th May 2019
On Sunday we are privileged to have Jean-Claude and Israel from Burundi joining us - we will hear from them as well as continuing our 'cross-shaped living' series.
Mike and Jo will be admitted as church wardens on Monday - the service is at 7.30pm at All Saints, Upper Poppleton - all welcome. The Archdeacon has been appointed Bishop of Shrewsbury, so this will be one of her last services in the diocese.
The elections on Thursday mean that Creative Cafe (1.30pm) will be in the church this week.
Thy Kingdom Come (find out more here) runs from Thursday 30th May (Ascension) to Sunday 9th June (Pentecost). A few things to know:
- I have some excellent prayer resources which will be available at church which guide us through daily prayer during the period. There is an encouragement to pray for five people throughout the 10 days.
- There is a 'call to prayer' for Christians in York on Friday 31st May, 7pm, Central Methodist
- There is a Big Men's Breakfast on Saturday 1st June, 8.30am, Spurriergate (tickets here)
- There is a 'celebration' in the Minster to which we're encouraged to bring friends on Sunday 9th June, 7pm
We are hosting our own event on the Haxby Rd School field on Sunday 9th, 12-3pm. Please let me know if you can be involved in anyway - for example:
Setting up; barbecuing, serving tea and coffee, baking, games, face-painting, music, etc.
And finally, please do consider whether you could be involved on Sundays in different ways - in particular welcoming on the door, helping with refreshments, helping to clear away and tidy after the service, counting the collection. Just let me know if so. It would be great to update our lists and involve more people. And huge thanks to all who already serve in so many ways.
Hope to see you soon,
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)