Worship Next Sunday, 14th December 2014. the 3rd Sunday of Advent
8.00am Eucharist Bishopthorpe
9.00am Eucharist Acaster Malbis
10.30am Eucharist Bishopthorpe
10.30am Eucharist Appleton Roebuck
4.00pm Carol Service Acaster Selby
6.30pm Café Church Bishopthorpe
In our village cycle of Prayer please pray for those who live in Keble Gardens and Keble Park Crescent, Bishopthorpe
What's on this week
Tuesday 9th December
3.00pm Funeral York Crematorium
Wednesday 10th December
12.45pm Funeral at St Andrew's followed by Cremation. Bishopthorpe
2.30pm Carol Service Mount Pleasant
6.30pm St Andrew's Standing Committee Ramsey Ave
Thursday 11th December
9.00am Quench Bish Meth. Ch.
Friday 12th December
10.15am Eucharist followed by coffee Bishopthorpe
2.00pm Little Angels Bishopthorpe
3.20pm Messy Church 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
Wed 17th December. 9.30am at St Andrew's there is a Carol Service for AYJS and their parents, grandparents and carers.
Every 3rd Sunday at St Andrews we are having a family Bring & Share Lunch after the 10.30 service Praise Service. The next service will be on 21st December when Bishop John will be officiating. Please come along and join us. All welcome. After the service and lunch we will be making the Christingles. Please feel free to stay and help us.
Decorating St Andrew's for Christmas will be at 9.30am on Tuesday 23rd December. Flowers & donations will be gratefully accepted. Please leave the latter with Liz Hulme or the Churchwardens. Thank you.
Your Church Needs You!
Currently we need people to offer to help with Sidesperson duties and to assist the Church Wardens. Please think and pray about this and whether you might be able to join the team. It really isn't onerous and you would only be needed a couple of times a year. It involves arriving at Church 20-30 minutes before a service, meeting and greeting the congregation, handing out the hymn books, taking the collection and carrying the elements up during the offertory hymn. At the end of a service we need you to collect stray books and generally help reset the church, putting out the candles, returning things to the vestry and assisting the Church Warden as a 2nd person counting the collection.
Please talk to either of the Church Wardens, to Pam Macnaughton, or to Tom or Penny Whaley. There are printed copies of 'outlines of duties' at the back of the Church for your information
Church Urban Fund
It is time to ask for the Church Urban Fund boxes to be returned. If you took a box at Harvest time, then please would you return it to Church at any of the services as soon as possible. Thank you for your support.
York Food Bank still needs your support and currently there is a shortage of tinned meat and vegetables, soups and dried potato, tinned fruit, cereals, small bags of sugar, cartons of custard, biscuits, tea, coffee, long life milk and long life fruit juice. Sadly we cannot accept fresh fruit and vegetables or home made jams and chutneys for the Food Bank.
Carecent offers a warm welcome, advice, support and a hearty breakfast to disadvantaged and unemployed people. Currently Carecent needs cereals and porridge, tinned ham, spam and corned beef, hot dogs, tinned spaghetti and baked beans, sugar, instant coffee and toiletries (no aerosols). We need a volunteer to transport the Carecent groceries to the Central Methodist Hall in Saviourgate on a regular basis. Is this something you could offer to do for us? Please talk to Ian Sangster to find out more.
Lost Property - We are starting to accumulate a number of clothing items in the Church Hall which have been left hanging on the pegs just inside the entrance. If anything is yours please claim it, otherwise it will disposed of by the end of the year. Thank you.
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