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Worship in church
 
In light of the national lockdown there will be no service in the church building this week.

We hope to be back worshipping together again soon.


Church will be open on Sunday from 9-11am for Quiet Reflection and candle lighting (with background music playing).

You will also be able to pick up Sunday School packs and notices.

Virtual Worship

Sunday 24th January 2021

The services will be sent out via email
on Saturday 23rd January 2021

 Sunday Worship

will also stream on St Mary's Facebook page at 9.30am on Sunday

 Holy Communion
will also stream on St Mary's Facebook page at 6.30pm on Sunday

Sunday School will meet over Zoom (link to follow) and activity packs can be collected from church on Sunday morning between 9-11am

Youth Group will meet over Zoom  (link to follow)
You can find all the previous services here - Join us for worship
Sunday School, Youth Group and Coffee
Please join us over zoom for....
Sunday School 
Coffee and chat 
Youth Group


Details will follow on the worship email which will be sent out on Saturday
Online Worship
We are trying to increase our Online Worship offer and will be providing more Traditional Services as well as more Contemporary Services, alongside our main Sunday Morning Service. We will also be offering services of Healing and Celtic Worship. We recognise that the worship that we offer at St Mary's is varied and people come to our church for that reason. We hope this will allow people to really connect with the worship they love. 
A message from the Archbishop of York - Stephen Cottrell

We’re probably all wondering where we can find hope. 2020 was difficult, 2021 hasn't got off to a great start, but the vaccine is on its way, and even though there are many other challenges facing us, we hope. And one of my favourite passages in the bible is when Shadrach and Meshach and Abednego are going to be thrown into the burning fiery furnace and are given a last chance to worship King Nebuchadnezzar's golden statue but they say, "Well look, our God might save us and our God might not save us, but we're not going to do what we know to be wrong. We're going to place our hope in God's way of living, in God's way of inhabiting the earth." 

On New Year, 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was a German pastor who bravely opposed the Nazi government, wrote a poem in prison. I won't read all of it, it's a longish poem, but here are a few verses which also speak of, well, good things may be ahead, but there may also be bad things, but we place our trust in God and in the light that he shines on us. So he writes, 

"Should it be ours to drain the cup of grieving even to the dregs of pain, at thy command, we will not falter, thankfully receiving all that is given by thy loving hand. But should it be thy will once more to release us to life's enjoyment and its good sunshine, that which we've learned from sorrow shall increase us, and all our life be dedicate as thine. Today, let candles shed their radiant greeting; lo, on our darkness are they not thy light leading us, haply, to our longed-for meeting? - Thou canst illumine even our darkest night."

This year we pray that the light of Christ may shine in our darkness. 

The BIG church quiz
Saturday 23rd January 2021
Zoom in for 7.30 - 9 pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87453350286?pwd=cHkwMmVMUzNrbkFkaDJKL01uVHJLUT09

Meeting ID: 874 5335 0286
Passcode: questions
Prayers
Thursday 21st January - Friday 29th January 2021
(broadcast each evening on Facebook)

A simple form of evening prayer and candle lighting *

At St Mary's we would like to invite you to join us in a short time of prayer every day at 7pm. It involves lighting a candle and placing it in the window and then saying the following prayers as individuals or as households.  You can join with others in these prayers on our Facebook page.

The Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.

Our help is in the name of the Lord
who made heaven and earth.

A period of silence for reflection on the past day may follow.

O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.


The reading for the day (see below)**

The candle is lit and the following prayer is said
Heavenly Father, accept this burning candle as a sign of faith and love.
Like this candle, bring light into our world
Even as this candle is lit may we know your presence
and be consumed in the warmth of your love.
In your mercy, Lord hear our prayer.

In peace we will lie down and sleep;
for you alone, Lord, make us dwell in safety.

Abide with us, Lord Jesus
for the night is at hand and the day is now past.

As the night watch looks for the morning
so do we look for you, O Christ.

The Lord bless us and watch over us;
the Lord make his face shine upon us and be gracious to us;
the Lord look kindly on us and give us peace. Amen.

Readings
Thu 21st January - Luke 2. 21-24
Fri 22nd January - Luke 2. 25-35
Sat 23rd January - Luke 2. 36-38

Mon 25th January - Psalm 17.10-15
Tues 26th January - Matthew 2.1-12
Wed 27th January - Matthew 2. 13-23
Thu 28th January - Psalm 18.20-27
Fri 29th January - Luke 2.41-52

Lantern Tower Lights
Please let us know if you would like the tower lights lit in memory of someone you love. You can leave a donation in a pink envelope in church.
Write on the back
  1. Your name
  2. Your contact details
  3. The person you would like to remember
  4. The date you would like the towers lit 
Alternatively e mail us at stmarys.beverley@gmail.com
Giving
Thank you to those who have sent through their weekly offering

We would be grateful if you are able to help us either by setting up a standing order through your bank (details below) or by sending a cheque addressed to 'St Mary's PCC' (preferably a lump sum rather than weekly amounts as this avoids multiple trips to the bank) to the vicarage - 15 Molescroft Road Beverley HU17 7DX

Please do let us know if you are setting up a standing order.so we can allocate gift aid accordingly - St Mary’s P.C.C. account 90775800, sort code 20-43-47

 
Alternatively you can give online by clicking here
My gift to church
Keeping in touch
If there is anyway you think we can help please do not hesitate to get in touch:-  07598 518426
 
A number of healthy and mobile church members are offering their services to help with food deliveries etc.  If you need practical help please do not hesitate to call.
 Our contact details are:
St Mary's Church
Northbar Within
Beverley
HU17 8DL

Telephone:  07598 518426

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