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Dear Church Family,
Next Thursday is Ascension Day. It is sometimes called ‘the forgotten festival’ but it is an important day in the Christian calendar when we remember our risen Jesus leaving the disciples to take his place beside Father God. Thursday also marks the beginning of the Thy Kingdom Come 2021. The heart of TKC is an invitation to pray for five people to come to know the love and peace of Jesus Christ. You could pray for friends, family, your ‘person of peace’ from Alpha, or a public figure. The current Daily Prayer sheet runs until Wednesday, and the new sheet for Ascension to Pentecost, including prayers for TKC, is here. There is also a supplement here with reflections by Archbishop Stephen. Alternatively, you could download the full version of his Prayer Journal at https://www.thykingdomcome.global/resources/new-2021 There are plenty of other ideas for prayer on the TKC website. You might enjoy this music video which features a new song, a prayer for the nation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lp2mMpSa1E&list=RD2Lp2mMpSa1E.
TKC ends on Pentecost Sunday. As I mentioned last week, we are planning an outdoor service for Pentecost which will also be Dan and Alice’s last Sunday with us. We would love to send them on their way with a gift of money to help set them up in Selby. If you would like to make a contribution, please drop it into the church office (clearly labelled ‘Dan and Alice’) or make a BACS transfer to All Saints and St Andrew’s Church and let Andrew Coombes know what it is for. The last day for making a gift will be Thursday 20 May.
Wydale Weekend 9-11 July
The new leaflet and booking form for our church residential weekend at Wydale Hall is here and here. The focus of the weekend will be Regather. If you want to come, we want you to be there! Please, please let us know if transport or cost is an obstacle so we can help. A quiet word to Alison in the church office is all that is necessary. The last date for booking is 30 June. (If you have booked using last years form there is no need to complete a new one, but please take a look at the new leaflet.)
Saturday 8 May
All Saints will be open for Private Prayer 10.00 am - 12.00 noon.
Sunday 9 May
9.30 am Forest Church at St Andrew’s. Please book a place through the office or Sarah.
11.30 am Coffee and Chat via Zoom hosted by Dot Bevington.
https://zoom.us/j/94760956686?pwd=L3pUWGpnb3lIdGxXS0x1RmhKbjJoZz09 (Meeting ID: 947 6095 6686 Passcode: Coffee.) Prayer Ministry is available during Coffee and Chat in a separate break-out room. Please email Dot in advance email@example.com or use the Zoom private chat facility to let her know at the beginning of the meeting.
4.00 pm Holy Communion at St Andrew’s. A simple 30-minute service. Places are limited so please contact the church office to book in advance.
Monday - Saturday this week
Daily at 12.00 noon Daily Prayer livestreamed via the church Facebook page. The Daily Prayer sheet is here.
Tues 11th at 6.00 pm Kidz Klub at St Andrew’s for primary school children. This week - Bubble 1 (Huntington Primary Academy). Places are limited so please contact Sarah or the church office to book a place.
Tues 11th at 7.45 pm Mission Prayer via Zoom.
https://zoom.us/j/99461168054?pwd=VmEvTmJ1ODU0anVCRWgzQUVRWFladz09 (Meeting ID: 994 6116 8054 Passcode: 406136)
Wed 12th at 7.30 pm Alpha for Small Groups via Zoom. The link for the beginning of the meeting is https://zoom.us/j/91235468705?pwd=T3V2YXRrbXBadS9tKzBJamZJK3c3QT09 (Meeting ID: 912 3546 8705 Passcode: Alpha21) Your group host will send a separate link for the second part of the meeting.
Thurs 13th at 6.30 pm Thursday Club at St Andrew’s for children in school years 6-8. Please contact Sarah or James to book a place.
Thurs 13th at 8.00 pm Thursday Group at St Andrew’s for children in school years 9-13. Please contact Sarah or James to book a place.
Other Information and Requests
St Andrew’s Development Project There is a display in the narthex at St Andrew’s about the proposed next phase in the building redevelopment project which includes an extension to the nave. You are welcome to drop in and see the display during office hours, and to leave your comments in the box provided. It would be helpful to let Alison know that you are coming. Please don’t forget your mask.
Needed for Youth Church If you have a fire pit to lend or donate, please contact James.
Children’s Society Boxes Sheila Whipp would like to have your Children's Society boxes soon, please. Drop them off at her home, 5 Witham Drive (763845), or Sheila can call round and collect. If she does not hear from you she will contact you by phone to arrange a time to collect them. Thank you.
Family Matters York Here is a video update from one of the Christian charities we support:
Giving Online You can support All Saints and St Andrew’s Church through our online donation page or via the church Facebook page (‘Shop Now’) or the church website. If you are a UK taxpayer, please confirm that you would like to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation. This will add 25p to every £1 you give.
Copies of the recent Faith Link magazines can be found here: