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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 17th January 2021

The services will be sent out via email
on Saturday 16th 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 6.30am 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
Church closure during Lockdown
Last week we made one of the most difficult decisions that we’ve ever had to make as a church. We were asked to make a choice about whether to remain open during a national lockdown. The decision has been delegated to local churches. In many ways it goes against all that we stand for at St Mary‘s. We have worked so hard to build our church, to welcome new people and to grow. Worship is essential to who we are and what we do. Nevertheless as a PCC we decided that it was more important at this time to make sure that people were kept safe. The government are advising us to stay at home for our own health, and it seems difficult to contradict that message by inviting people to worship. So for that reason St Mary's will not be opening for Public Worship for the timebeing. We very much look forward to meeting together for worship again soon.  We hold onto the hope of the resurrection and new life which follows the darkness.
New Years Message from the Bishop of Hull

Bishop of Hull Alison White writes:

Opening the Door

2021 will be a different kind of year in lots of ways. 

It has crept up on us rather more quietly, without the usual celebrations, and hardly a party popper to be heard. But this year still comes to us as a gift and an invitation as we take a deep breath and step over the threshold.

There is a good northern tradition of ‘first-footing’: the first person to enter a home on New Year’s Day comes bringing gifts and a blessing (God’s perspective on coal and good luck!) I guess that won’t have been possible for many households this time, unless the visitor was in their bubble! But at the start of this year we welcome again and afresh the One who can come close to us all, who stands at the door and knocks and wants to be let in – whatever the state of our home.

There isn’t a day or a place where we don’t need Christ’s presence – we aren’t created to go it alone. But for me there are moments when I especially need to be conscious of Jesus who has made his home with us, come what may. Looking into this year, which is so full of unknowns, I want to open the door again and let him be always the first one to come to be with us.

Undoubtedly we will be facing some huge challenges in the months ahead, as a nation, as churches and for us personally. The temptation will be to shut the door against them and simply try to keep ourselves safe.

If it is true that Jesus is with us, then we can go into this new year in a different way. We can open the door and walk out towards all the possibilities as well as the challenges. 

Because Christ is with us, Emmanuel, we become people who can bring gifts and blessing – if we are up for that.

+ Alison Hullen

Revd Anne Almond
We are sorry to announce that the Revd Anne Almond has submitted her resignation to the Bishop of Hull. We thank her for the time she has spent with us over the last four months and we wish her well in all that she does. She will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Study Group

You are very welcome to join us on Monday evenings as we begin studying a new book RT Kendall ‘We’ve never been this way before’
We've Never Been This Way Before: Trusting God in Unprecedented Times
cent events have unfolded, we have been brought to the precipice of the most challenging moments of our lifetimes. But while these times seem unprecedented and unchartered to us, they are not to God. Much like He said to Joshua and the children of Israel standing on the edge of the Promised Land, God now says to us: “You have never been this way before” (Josh.3:4). God’s word is tender, challenging, and scary. God knows where we’ve been and where we are going. As we cope with extraordinary new outbreaks of disease, racism, and cultural upheaval, we have been forced to recognize that we are not prepared for this. Nobody is.As re

Yet there is hope. In this timely message, trusted theologian R. T. Kendall will help us navigate the way forward by exploring how God led His people in the past. Along the way, we will explore answers questions such as:
Where is God in all this?
What do Christians have to offer the rest of the world during these times?
Did the devil cause these things? Did God cause them?
If God allowed these things to happen, then why?

Just like today’s Christians, the people of great faith listed in Hebrews 11 had to grapple with things that had not been encountered before. They needed unprecedented faith to accomplish God’s purpose in unprecedented times. Join us and R. T. Kendall on this journey to understand what God is saying to His people in this critical hour, the ways He has already equipped you to face these uncertainties, and how to know His plan for your future.

 
Topic: Monday homegroup 
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Prayers
Wednesday 13th - Friday 22nd 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


Wed 13th January - Luke 3.23-38
Thu 14th January - Matthew 1.18-25
Fri 15th January - Psalm 10.12-18
Sat 16th January - Psalm 10:12-18


Mon 18th January - Luke 2.1-7
Tues 19th January - Luke 2. 8-14
Wed 20th January - Luke 2. 13-20
Thu 21st January - Luke 2. 21-24
Fri 22nd January - Luke 2. 25-35

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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