Worship Next Sunday, 25th January 2015
8.00am Eucharist Bishopthorpe
10.30am Eucharist Bishopthorpe
10.30am Holy Communion Acaster Malbis
10.30am Morning Praise Appleton Roebuck
6.30pm Cafe Church Bishopthorpe
In our village cycle of Prayer please pray for those who live and work at the Palace and Middlethorpe
What's on this week
Wednesday 21st January
pm Standing Ctte meets Ramsey Ave
Thursday 22nd January
9.00am Quench Bish Meth. Ch.
10.15am Spring. Support, faith & prayer Bish Meth. Ch.
Friday 23rd January
10.15am Eucharist followed by coffee Bishopthorpe
2.00pm Little Angels Bishopthorpe
3.20pm JAM club AYJS
6.30pm Danger Zone Bishopthorpe
7.30pm Summit Bishopthorpe
In the absence of the vicar due to extended leave we are unable to offer all our regular weekly services. ie Morning and Evening prayer and the Wednesday evening Eucharist. Where possible we are arranging for priests to take other services. Any queries should be directed to the parish office where phone messages can be left. Normal office working hours are Tues, Wed and Fri mornings from 9.30am to 12.00pm and the office phone no is 700088
Every 3rd Sunday at St Andrew's we have a family Bring & Share Lunch after the 10.30 Praise Service. The next service will be on 15th February. Please some along and join us. All welcome.
START is a six week course introducing the Christian faith. Rachel and Richard Carew are running this course in their home for anyone wanting to know what following Jesus really means. Commencing on Thursday 5th February at 7.45pm for 6 weeks (except during half term) at their home. To book please contact Richard via the church office.
PILGRIM is a course for people wanting toe explore further the Christian journey. Malcolm Macnaughton and others will be leading it from the start of Lent. PILGRIM is the first in a series of courses designed to help us grow in Christian faith and discipleship. This course will be held in St Andrews Church Hall beginning on Tuesday 24th Feb. To book please contact Malcolm via the church office.
Don't hesitate -you are more than welcome at all these events.
Holiday Club - 20th to 24th July - Save the date (and your Christmas trees!)
St Andrew's Pilgrimage to Iona takes place in September 2016. For further information please see the leaflets at the back of church or contact Tony Berry via the church office.
We have been notified of the recent death of Mary Clive by her niece. "Mary moved from Bishopthorpe in 2000 where she had lived for about 50 years with her mother Joyce Clive until she died. She was a very active member of your church, I think treasurer for many of them. She worked as the Chapter Clerk in York Minster. She died peacefully on Wednesday after a short stay in hospital. She was visited regularly by all her nieces and nephews and their offspring right up to the end and over the years has taught us all how to grow old with great dignity and courage."
Pastoral Care - Recognised Parish Assistants.
If you have a situation or person that you would like the Recognised Parish Assistants to be aware of please speak to Emma Field, the group coordinator or leave a message with the Parish Office
We have been asked by the Church Hall Management Ctte to ask all users of the kitchen (including coffee rota volunteers) if they would kindly take home the tea towels they have used and return them washed and ironed please. This is so we have a clean supply of tea towels for the next user. Thank you.
YORK FOOD BANK - CAN YOU HELP?
With winter upon us all, the pressure on York Food Bank is increasing once again. York Food Bank is in urgent need of tinned meat and vegetables, dried potato, tinned fruit, jam, small bags of sugar, fruit juice, biscuits, tea and coffee, and bathroom and kitchen cleaning items such as washing up liquid and bathroom toiletries. Any items you can offer can be left with Tom Whaley or in the box at the back of Church. Alternatively you can deliver to Quench Café on Thursday mornings at the Methodist Church. Unfortunately we are unable to accept fresh fruit and vegetables or homemade jams and chutneys.
STOP PRESS - York food bank have written to St Andrews to say a big thank you for the recent donation we sent of £137.02