St Mary's Notices

THIS WEEK . . .

Wednesday 29th May

  9.00 am Ecumenical Morning Prayer at the Methodist Church

  10.00 am Eucharist at St Mary’s (President: Rev’d Kathryn Jackson)

  11.15 am Meeting of the Pastoral Support Team in church

Thursday 30th May Ascension Day

  10.30 am Holy Communion at St Nicholas

  7.30 pm Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s

Friday 31st May

  1.00 pm Funeral in church

 

NOTICES . . .

1.  Nigel Benson’s ordination in York Minster at 10.00am on Sunday June 30th - unfortunately not enough people have expressed interest in going on a coach, so it has been decided not to hire one.

2.  Kathryn our Rector was ordained Priest 25 years ago on 29th May.  She is celebrating this with cake and prosecco at Wigginton today and at Haxby next Sunday (2nd June).  She hopes you can join in her celebrations.

3.  ‘Bingo and Buns’ is back on Saturday 1st June at 2.00 pm at St Nicholas Church Hall, Back Lane, Wigginton, YO32 2ZH.

4.  Your kingdom  Come – A Call to Prayer gathering the whole church in York for prayer on Friday 31st May at the Central Methodist Church, St Saviourgate, York 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm.  A Call to Celebrate for the whole church in York at the Pentecost Beacon Event on Sunday 9th June 7.00 pm - -8.30 pm at York Minster.  These events are both organised by Thy Kingdom Come/One Voice York.

5.  You are warmly invited to come and experience our prayer stations / prayer spaces at St. Mary’s Church on Saturday 8thJune 2019.  Tea and coffee will be served from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. This is our way of joining the Global wave of prayer.  We would welcome help on the day, including setting up and dismantling - offers to Ian Evans and Bev Crapper.  Thank you.

6.  All the money from the Christian Aid collection has now been counted and the final total is £1,346.40.  Many thanks to all who donated, took out envelopes, collected and counted.  A wonderful effort!

7.  As Christians, we seek to put our faith into action by loving and caring for our neighbours and the Earth, our common home.  Right now, both are threatened from the impact of climate change. 

We pray that each one of us may act to make a difference through prayer, using less plastic, wasting less food, careful energy use and travel.   On Wednesday 26th June, Christians from across the UK will come together in London to celebrate our faith in action, lobby our political representatives, pray together and energise one another for the challenges to come. For more information, go to: caid.org.uk/timeisnow

NEXT SUNDAY: Seventh Sunday of Easter

Readings:     1st Reading: Ezekiel 36, 24 - 28

     2nd Reading: Acts 16, 16 - 34

    Gospel: John 17, 20 - 26

Services:

                      8.00 am Holy Communion (Said)

                                     President: Rev’d Kathryn Jackson

   10.15 am Eucharist for all Ages

                   President: Rev’d Kathryn Jackson

                   Preacher: Rev’d Michael Cross

    6.30 pm Evensong