Prayer in Holy Week - St Mary’s is open for prayer, 7.30 – 8.30 am, Monday to Thursday this week.
Fresh Expressions Holy Week Labyrinth – Monday 14th – Friday 18th April 11.00 am – 3.00 pm at Moss Lea Farm, Burniston. Walk around the lake remembering the events of Holy Week, sit and take in the beautiful surroundings, experience the peace and quiet.
‘The Armed Man’ by Karl Jenkins presented by the Staxton Singers St Mark’s Church, Newby – Wednesday 16th April at 7.30 pm
Fresh Expressions Rising of the Son – Easter Sunday 6.00 am, 20th April. In the grounds of St Mary’s, as the sun rises, a worship experience that includes Holy Communion, music, drama and contemplative prayer. Breakfast available in the Church after the service.
Can you say “hello”? Can you serve a cup of tea? We’d love to hear from you if you can find a few hours to help us keep St Mary’s open over the summer, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, Mondays to Fridays and Sunday afternoons. We need people who can do a Sunday afternoon once a month, go on a reserve list or offer a regular morning or afternoon. To know more, please speak to a Church Warden or to Val Gorbert (377435) or Richard Dickens (376949).
‘Not home alone’ starts 29th April. Tuesdays, 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm, Auborough Room, Parish House. Further details at the back of church. Do join us.
The Pregnancy Crisis Centre Annual Fundraiser. If you would like to help the Centre please take an empty baby’s bottle from the back of Church, fill it up with coins and return it to the Church, or Rainbow Centre, on Father’s Day – or any convenient time. We do appreciate that many already support a range of good causes; your support in prayer and ‘standing alongside us’ is very much appreciated. Joe and Margaret Coates
ECG Conference at The Spa Complex, 1st – 5th May. 50% discount for Scarborough Residents, using voucher forms. If you can help with stewarding you get an equivalent session at no cost. Offers to Ruth Dale (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joe Coates (360860).
THIS14, organised by Kingdom Faith Church, is at The Spa, 16th -18th May. Tickets available online at www.THIS14.com or at the Hub Coffee Lounge at the Summit, St Nicholas Street (open 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, Tuesday to Saturday)
Tickets, at just £4, are now available, from the Church Office (500541), for ‘An evening with Archbishop Sentamu’, 7.00 pm, Sunday 22nd June, at The Spa
Bible Reading. “Research shows that Bible reading among churchgoers is declining. The best way to bring biblical values to secular society is for the church to rediscover its own book.” Encounter with God notes. It is such a privilege to have the Bible in our own language, let’s make sure we read it more and more! Bible reading Notes for April to June are available at the back of Church, £3 each. Do get a copy.
Prayer and Care. To request prayer by the Prayer Chain, please phone Jan Watts (360410) or Janet Whitehead (377837). To let us know of someone who is ill or in need of care from the church family please contact Chris Hartley (378324).
Home groups are a key part of the life of our church family. They provide a place where we can build valuable relationships as we encourage each other in developing Christlikeness. We can explore how the Bible applies in our daily lives and ask questions in a way that isn’t possible within a Sunday service. It is really valuable for every church member to belong to such a group. If you would like to know more, please ask Martyn (371354).