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Wednesday 20th May 2020
Keeping in touch including our Ascension Day Service for Thursday 21st May 2020
  • News
  • Introducing Viv Cooling
  • Saturday Quiz
  • Going Deeper
  • On the front-line
  • From our children
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Worship this Sunday

Sunday 24th May 2020
Easter 7 
Parade Service with Church Lads and Girls Brigade


The service will be sent out via e mail on Saturday 23rd May 2020 
We will  stream on St Mary's Facebook page at 10am on Sunday 


Holy Communion
The Communion service which will be sent out via e-mail
and streamed at 6.30pm on Facebook on Sunday evening

Sunday school will meet on zoom at 9am -
Youth group at 6.30pm on zoom
please let us know if you need the code to join in
 
You can find all the previous services here - Join us for worship

Please let us know if you would like to help with the services (either the facebook prayers or the Sunday morning services)
Coffee and Chat - 10.30am Sunday
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A NEW LINK
"It is just like wandering around having a chat after the service" 
Please do join us this Sunday. 

All you have to do is  click here  (on your phone computer or ipad) 
and wait to be admitted

or paste the link into your search engine- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85002692381?pwd=dTFGM0VVdWFoZWZ0TEVRTmhSWmJzQT09

 
Ascension Day Service
To get into the meeting, people can either click here or paste in your browser  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82295811237 or enter the meeting ID 822-9581-1237
St Mary's Church Big Quiz Night 3
Zoom in for 7.30 - 9 pm
Saturday 23rd May 2020

To join the quiz click here and wait to be admitted 

or paste the following link in your seach engine
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83221703643?pwd=ZTcvTTY2RENNeVVYK3FVMHNmSG1aZz09
Meeting ID: 832 2170 3643
Password: 204964. 

Pentecost

On Pentecost afternoon (Sunday 31st May from 2-4.30pm) we will be carrying a decorated cross around the parish to symbolise the arrival of the Holy Spirit. 

We would love it if you could come into your gardens / driveways /the end of your streets to welcome the cross (all with social distancing in mind please).
Details of the exact route will follow in next week’s sheet.

If you are willing to walk one of the routes
please let Margaret Hairsine know on 07734 690721 /862705
The Danish Soldier
Going Deeper Extra Session
We will be looking at the person of the Holy Spirit in 'Going Deeper'
Thursday 28th May 7.30pm
Thursday 11 June  7.30pm

 
To join the zoom meeting click here

or paste the link in your search engine
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89055991659?pwd=OFlKYVdYVU40OVZ1dm5sTjdiQVVkUT09

Meeting ID: 890 5599 1659
Password: 210400
All are welcome to join the discussion

Prayer on the frontline: Emergency Services

'I give thanks that I can pray'

Bible Reading

Be filled with the Spirit … giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.’ Ephesians 5:18,20 (NRSV)

  •  What are you most thankful for today?
  •  What are you least thankful for today?
  • When did you show love today?
  •  When weren’t you kind today?  
  • What would you like to say to God about today
Introducing
 Viv Cooling
About me
Hello! I have lived in Beverley for the past 5 years, although I was brought up in East Yorkshire, living in Hutton Cranswick until I was 18 years old. I went to Cherry Burton Primary school because my Dad taught there, and that’s where I first met my now partner, Mike, having re-met each other 28 years later, 5 years ago! Even more strange, is the fact that we both have the unusual surname, Cooling. My two older sons, Jack and Archie also live with us, as well as Button the cat and our two adopted guinea pigs, Jean-Luke Piccard and Sir Tony Baldry.
For the past two years I have worked in the heritage sector, previously having spent about twenty years performing as a professional musician and teaching music in schools. I am currently a Community and Heritage Officer for the Historic Chapels Trust, now partnered with the Churches Conservation Trust. Here, I can indulge my passion of everything to do with historic buildings, I have twenty chapels all over England to look after:  I also get to meet some lovely and interesting people, and I can broaden my understanding of how different Christian denominations (I will refrain from using non-conformists), share and practice their faith.

My Connection with St Mary's Church 
I first became a Christian when I was 15 years old, after I started attending the Christian Union at Driffield Secondary school.  I had some fabulous times with the Methodist and Baptist churches in Driffield, and attended many Christian youth rally’s and meetings, as well as Christian rock concerts, which I’ve not seen around for a while. I eventually came to Christ when I heard a preacher speak of the love of God at the Latimer Congregationalist Church in Beverley. This early period in my life saw my faith become at the heart of my life, and the experience was a defining factor in my growth as a Christian. However, due to self-doubt, bouts of mental illness and the loss of many close people, I spent years in the wilderness, turning my back on Jesus and my faith, and denying his love and support. Years later, just before I met Becky two years ago, and started coming to St Mary’s, through a people’s acts of kindness, support and belief in me, and  because of their belief in God, I began to realise that I could no longer travel alone. It really felt as if the people I had met, had picked up the mantle of Christ, and I was carried alongside him, unjudged and loved. As soon as I met Becky, and stepped into St. Mary’s I knew I had come home. Now, I am Baptised, Confirmed and PCC Secretary of an amazing church, with fantastic people, and a great number I now have the privilege of calling friends. My faith is still re-growing, and I like the opportunity St Mary’s brings in being able to experience my spiritual growth through a number of different expressions. I enjoy the company that the 9:45am service brings, and the feeling of togetherness and familiarity; I sometimes attend the 8am, if I want to be more reflective and quiet, and I love the choral evensong where I can lose myself in the sumptuous harmonies of the choir. I’ve yet to attend an 11:15 service, I’m slightly nervous of allowing myself to enjoy the freedom of worship it may bring after so long, but I will one day.

What brings me joy
Historic buildings, especially churches and chapels, old bricks, lime mortar, timber framed vernacular buildings and anything else to do with history!! I’m a bit obsessed and have been for a number of years now. I would say music, both myself and Mike often still play and sing together. Mike writes his own songs, and is a fantastic guitar and piano player. I’m more classically restricted, and enjoy playing my double bass and recorders. I would love to have a bass viol again, so I can play some more early music.
Spending time with Jack and Archie, I am so lucky to have them both still at home. We like to go walking as a family, and when we can, we love spending time in Northumbria or the Lake Districts.

What are you passionate about?
Ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to experience and learn new things. I was and still am passionate about teaching, and strongly advocate for all children to have the opportunity to experience being part of music making in all forms. The sense of joy and fulfillment that I experience from being a musician should be available to everyone, children should be free to express themselves and develop and grow through the arts in particularly.
My passion for the historic environment has no bounds! I am currently putting a PhD application together exploring the identity of the urban built environment of the histories and heritage of minority religious communities! I am acutely aware that at such a time, some people may not see the value of heritage, but it is so important for people’s sense of belonging, self- identity, as well as wellbeing. My work with local communities and their chapels and other historic buildings, is a testament to the importance that local heritage plays. People feel strongly about their local history and the things that connects them with their past. It’s my job to try and support them in using and caring for the buildings, as well as ensuring that the heritage of a place, such as a chapel is respected and remembered. It’s not always easy, and balancing all aspects of conservation, community and wider use, can be challenging  and lead to  disagreements at times!

I am also passionate about ensuring buildings are environmentally sustainable, and I’ve written a number of articles about environmental sustainability and the historic environment. Whether it be retrofitting a  historic building, creating natural habitats in outdoor spaces, or using closed burial yards for planting veg and fruit for local communities to share ( all legally above board and rules followed), looking after the environment as well as heritage is really important to me.

What encourages my faith?
People. For me, learning from others encourages me and helps me to grow and stronger in the choice I have made to follow Jesus and put my trust in God. It’s not because I need my faith to be validated by others, rather, that it brings me joy and happiness to be able to see how people’s faith gives them strength and to share a set of values that brings us all together. I think it’s that sense of belonging and identity, that I spoke of earlier, that encourages my faith even more. I wish I could feel more confident in sharing and talking about my faith with others, but I’m always so worried about getting it wrong! Perhaps I share and show my faith in actions rather than words, or I hope I do.
Just seeing the light streaming through the beautiful windows of St Mary’s gives me faith, knowing that I am in a space where so many others have experienced and shared their faith also:  the wonder of it all, the feeling of being safe and together with other people of faith, and knowing that through Christ, “all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well”.
From our children
Thank you Harvey and Kiera
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
Prayers for the week beginning Monday 25th May
Our readings are from the Lord's Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come
(also broadcast 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 following may be watched
The Lord's Prayer  a beautiful reflection on The Lord's Prayer 

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.

 

The readings from the Lord's Prayer
 

Monday  Jesus said
Pray then like this:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name..

Tuesday Jesus said
Pray then like this:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,

Wednesday Jesus said
Pray then like this:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,

Thursday Jesus said
Pray then like this:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
  

Friday Jesus said
Pray then like this:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,


Saturday Jesus said
Pray then like this:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.

More news and information
Our worship of God and our care for one another continues but the church building is now closed as the Church of England responds to the covid 19 crisis. The only access to church is for the maintenance and upkeep of the building. Prayers and services can only take place virtually. We are doing everything we can to keep in touch and to help people find ways of connecting with each other.  We are currently using email, zoom and WhatsApp to connect - if you would like to join in with things but don't know how please just call us on 07598 518426

If there is anyway you think we can help please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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.

Calendar 


Sunday 24th May
Join us for worship online (see above for more info)
9 am Children's Church via zoom
10 am Worship Together - Church on Facebook
10.30 am Coffee and chat on zoom
6.30 pm Holy Communion - Church on Facebook

Half Term
Monday 25th May
7pm Prayers on Facebook
7pm Light a candle and place it in your window while using the simple prayers above*

Tuesday 26th May
7pm Prayers on Facebook
7pm Light a candle and place it in your window while using the simple prayers above*


Wednesday 27th May
7pm Prayers on Facebook
7pm Light a candle and place it in your window while using the simple prayers above*


Thursday 28th May
7pm Prayers on Facebook
7pm Light a candle and place it in your window while using the simple prayers above*
7.30pm Going Deeper

Friday 29th May 
7pm Prayers on Facebook
7pm Light a candle and place it in your window while using the simple prayers above*

Saturday 30th May 
7pm Light a candle and place it in your window while using the simple prayers above*
7.30pm Quiz night
 Our contact details are:
St Mary's Church
Northbar Within
Beverley
HU17 8DL

Telephone:  07598 518426

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