Service Changes at St Andrew's - trial from January to April
Messy Church at St Andrew’s
Saturday 18 January 4.00 pm at St Andrew’s
Church with a difference—crafts, activities, stories, celebration and a simple meal. Please speak to Liz, Dot, James or Ian if you can help in any way.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Unity Service Sunday 26 January 6.30 pm at Huntington Methodist Church
As well as the Unity Service there will be Churches Together prayer lunches on
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. See Church Events This Week for venues.
Alpha—starting this week
Tuesday evenings from 21 January 7.30—9.00 pm at St Andrew’s
Ten sessions exploring the Christian faith. This week: Is there more to life than this? Dessert, a short film, and then time for conversation where you can raise the questions you have always wanted to ask. Could this be for you? Or is there someone you could invite who might enjoy Alpha—why not bring them along to sample the first session?
If anyone would be able to make a pudding for one of the Alpha weeks from 3rd March onwards that would be great. Approx 8-10 portions to be delivered to St Andrew's on a Tuesday. Thank you.
4th Sundays at St Andrew’s
Starting Sunday 26 January 9.30 am at St Andrew’s
We are trialling something new on 4th Sundays! From 9.30—10.10 am a
light breakfast (croissants, pastries, etc.) will be served with tea and coffee
in the hall. This will replace tea and coffee after the service. There will
also be children’s activities in the narthex 9.30—10.25 am. Worship
(all-age Communion) begins at 10.30 am. The trial dates are
26 January, 23 February, 22 March.
Fun Day Planning Meeting
Monday 27 January 7.30 pm at All Saints Church
Anyone who is interested in being involved with this great day in the summer, please come along.
Wednesday 29 January 7.30—9.00 pm at St Andrew’s
Worship and teaching to help us go deeper as disciples of Jesus Christ. What’s the point of prophecy? Why is it important? How do we handle it? The how and why of learning to listen to God.
Churchwardens’ Training Day
Saturday 8 February at Bishopthorpe Palace
Any member of the churchwarden team and anyone who is considering becoming involved is welcome to this training day at Bishopthorpe Palace. Buffet lunch
provided. If you are interested, please speak to Liz Barker or Alison Hodgson.
Save the Date! St Crux Fundraiser
Saturday 21 March 8.00 am—5.00 pm
Volunteers are needed to provide food, set up, run stalls, serve in the café, wash up, chat and clear up. Donations of good quality bric-a-brac, books, toys and games, and crafts for Easter, Spring, Mothering Sunday. There will be sign-up sheets soon!
2020 Residential Parish Weekend at Wydale Hall
Friday 10 - Sunday 12 July at Wydale Hall, Brompton by Sawdon
Information and booking forms are available at the back of church. The rooms are filling up! This promises to be a wonderful weekend. Please plan to come.
Oasis at New Earswick Primary School - a plea!
Sarah Griffiths is looking for some more volunteers to help at the lunch time 'Oasis' club at New Earswick Primary school every Wednesday 12-1.15pm. The club is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with a small group of children who need a bit more 1:1 attention for various reasons and it is designed to be a safe space for them, where we can get to know them and show them God's love at a really important time in their lives. If you might be able to help (even on a semi-regular basis), then please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is anyone ill?
“Is anyone among you ill? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up,” James 5:14-15. Take God at his word. Contact Ian Birkinshaw (details on the back of this notice sheet).
Bench at St Andrew's
For several years we have enjoyed the lovely blue bench in the courtyard at St Andrew' which was kindly made and provided by Richard Calvert. After several repairs and repaints the bench has unfortunately reached a stage of no longer being safe to use and we will now be disposing of it.
It would be a shame not to have a bench, as it was used so much, and we are looking to replace with a new one, preferably made of hardwood to last many years. If anyone would like to donate a bench or some money towards a bench, perhaps in memory of a loved one then please contact the office or speak to Liz Barker. Thank you.
Word for Today
The new issue of Word for Today is now available at the back of church.
The Body and the Church—Christian Medical Fellowship
Saturday 22 February 10 am—3.30 pm at The Ark Church, Monkgate YO31 7PB
Thought-provoking seminars on a compassionate Christian response to difficult moral issues such as abortion, resuscitation, euthanasia, contraception and IVF. ‘Ask a Christian Doctor’—Q&A panel session. No prior medical knowledge required! Details on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-body-and-the-church-tickets-83943688833
Open Doors: Standing Strong
Wednesday 11 March 7.30 pm at South Parade Baptist Church, Leeds
Emily Bosworth, who spoke to us at November's Deeper, has invited us to this Open Doors Standing Strong event. Tickets £5. Several of the Mission Prayer group are going. If you would like to go please speak to Andy Bevington.
Family Matters—free parenting courses
Please see the website for more information: https://fmy.org.uk/parenting/
Spring Harvest at Harrogate
Easter time event for the family—14-18 April 2020
Details on https://springharvest.org/harrogate/prices/