Read about our upcoming events at St Mary’s with Holy Apostles:
Spring Fair, Saturday 25th March Our Spring Fair will take place at Parish House from 11.00 am till 2.00 pm. Donations for the various stalls i.e. tombola prizes, CDs, DVDs, books (in good condition), jewellery, toys and bric-a-brac are still needed. Please drop off donations at the church office in Parish House, or ring Christine Cox on 370382 to have your donations collected.
Mothering Sunday service Next Sunday is our Mothering Sunday service at St Mary’s. It is one of the very few opportunities throughout the year for the whole church to come together to worship. It is also a great chance to eat cake! To help make that part happen we need contributions of cakes to serve with tea and coffee after the service. Please bring any cakes with you to the service. Do invite your friends and family to this special service.
Lent Course 2017 – Finding a Voice
Our Lent course is on Wednesday evenings at Parish House. Based on the Oscar winning film ‘The King’s Speech’, this is the Lent course to help you find your authentic identity and voice in Christ.
‘Finding A Voice’ brings together words from the Bible, the story and characters from the movie and the fears that can drive us to withdraw from everyday life. A short introduction begins each film related Bible meditation with notes, discussion points and further Bible passages provided for reflection through the week.
Early Morning Prayer. Each Thursday, at 9.00 am till 10.00 am, there is a prayer meeting, in the style of the Northumbrian Community, on North Bay Beach at beach hut No 6, Puffin. For more details contact Diane Horsley on 0750146401.
Annual Church Meeting This will take place on Wednesday 5th April 2017 at Parish House. 6.30pm for 7.00pm. Do come early if you want to preview the accounts and reports. Elections will take place for membership of the PCC and Deanery synod. Will anyone wishing to stand please contact PCC Secretary Pat Burrowes on 01723 375048 before 5th April for details and nomination forms. Note – any person so standing needs to be a member of the Church Electoral Roll. The Annual Meeting is such an important meeting in the life of the church. Do please come if at all possible.
Psalm 23 Labyrinth at St Mary’s This is a special labyrinth designed to help us reflect on the words of Psalm 23, written by David expressing his love and trust in God. Using his experience in caring for sheep he writes of a God who is a caring shepherd and a dependable guide. There are 6 reflections designed to help you pray, meditate and meet with God.
Sunday 26th March 2.00pm till 5.00pm
Monday 27th March 10.00am till 2.00pm, and 4.00pm till 7.00pm
Tuesday 28th March 10.00am till 4.00pm.
ECG Scarborough. Join the five day celebration of worship, prayer and teaching taking place between Tuesday, April 18 and Sunday, April 23 at Scarborough Spa. The event promises something for every generation – from all-age worship to seminars and discussions, and Bible study to fun fringe events. Check out their website for more information: www.ecgevent.org.uk
Big Church Day Out – The Big Church Day Out is happening for the first time in the North this year. This Christian music festival draws together tens of thousands of Christians from all over the UK and Europe to worship and celebrate all that is good. It’s a one-of-a-kind expression of church unity that’s vibrant and varied. Whatever your age, denomination or musical taste experience two days of discovery and enjoyment you’ll never forget. Check out their website and how to book here: bigchurchdayout.com/north
New Wine Summer Conference INSPIRE 2017. Held at Thirsk, 18th to 22nd August 2017. Book online at www.new-wine.org.uk
Volunteers Wanted It’s a sure sign that Spring has sprung when the call for volunteers for the Church Hospitality Team goes out. We’d love to hear from you if you could find a few hours to help us keep St Mary’s open over the summer. We plan to open Mondays to Fridays, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, from 24th April to 29th September. To know more, ask Val Gorbert (377435) or contact the church office (500541). There’s a meeting for volunteers on Tuesday 4th April, 10.00 am, at St Mary’s.
Prayer and Care For Prayer Chain requests please phone Jan Watts (360410) or Janet Whitehead (377837). To let us know of someone who is ill phone Chris Hartley (378324) or Richard Southam (865627).
Small Groups. Home groups, and Tuesday Evening Worship, are places where we encourage each other in developing the life of Jesus in ourselves and in our church. 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, as well as developing quality relationships with each other. It is really valuable for every church member to belong to such a group. If you would like to know more please call the church office (500541). Read more.