Sunday, 22 November 2020

Gifts for Children and Young People in Need this Christmas

 


Hello all

Very sadly, because of the current Covid restrictions, we are unable to host our annual Christingle/Gift Service at St Wilf’s on the first Sunday in December as we normally do.   You will be receiving information shortly about a Christingle Service we are organising by Zoom in December, which I’m very excited about!

Although we can’t meet physically to receive your gifts for children and young people in need in the Selby area, their need has, of course, not disappeared. As you can imagine, given the increasingly difficult economic circumstances at present, the need to ensure that children and young people from homes really struggling at this time do receive a gift on Christmas day is greater than ever.

So, here at St Wilfrid’s and with Captain Richard Cooke of the Church Army in Selby, we’d be hugely grateful if you would feel able to donate a gift/gifts this year.

This is what we’d love you to do by Sunday 6th December:

  • Wrap a gift, marking clearly on it whether it is suitable for a boy/girl/both, and what age group it would be most appropriate for e.g. 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-15, 16+ etc.
  • Bring your wrapped and marked gift to Rev Pete’s house, St Wilfrid’s Rectory, leaving the gift/s in a plastic bag on the front veranda.

 Directions to the Rectory:

  • Come down the lane to the left of the St Wilfrid’s churchyard.
  • You can park in the car park at the bottom on the left.
  • There is a green garden gate over the lane from the carpark, which will take you to the front of the house.
  • It’s the door facing the garden and churchyard and under a veranda.

Many thanks, indeed!

Blessings

Rev Pete

Church of England Prayer for the week: 23rd November 2020



Lord Jesus Christ,

in these dark and difficult days, we turn our hearts to you.

In ages past, you have delivered our nation from disaster.

Do it again, we pray.

Give wisdom beyond human wisdom to our leaders,

Give strength beyond human strength to the NHS and all our frontline workers.

Give comfort beyond human comfort to the elderly and all who grieve.

Lord Jesus Christ,

in these dark and difficult days,

turn your face towards us,

have mercy upon us,

and heal our land, we pray.

Amen.

Friday, 20 November 2020

St Wilfrid's Holy Communion Livestream 22nd November 2020 @ 10:30am


 

Hello all

The livestream this Sunday will be Holy Communion at 10:30am.

Download the Communion order of service, and readings & hymns, here. The livestream may be viewed here.

I look forward to sharing in worship and fellowship with you then!

Blessings

Revd. Hannah

Monday, 16 November 2020

Christingle @ Home


 

Dear all,

With Advent and Christmas approaching, I am very excited to announce that the Alive@5 team will be hosting a Christingle at Home Service on Sunday 13th December at 5pm, by Zoom. The service will last no longer than an hour, and along with the usual fun, games, prayer, and songs, we will be making Christingles together and supporting the work of the Children’s Society. The flyer for the service is attached below.

If you would like to join us, please sign up by emailing families@stwilfridsparish.com by Sunday 6th December. We will then send you more details about the service, including what you will need to have with you. We will also send out the Zoom invitation for the service to you a couple of days before we meet.

We look forward to celebrating with you then!

With all blessings,

Rev Rob and the Alive@5 Team

 

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Church of England Prayer for the week: 16th November 2020


 

Loving Father God, be with us in our distress;
be with our families, friends, and neighbours,
our country and our world.

 
Give health to the sick,
hope to the fearful,
and comfort to mourners.

 
Give wisdom to our frontline and key workers,
insight to our Government,
and patience to us all.
 

Overcome disease with the power of your new life,
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.


Friday, 13 November 2020

St Wilfrid's Celtic Communion Livestream 15th November 2020 @ 10:30am

 


Hello all

The livestream this Sunday will be a Celtic Communion at 10:30am. 

Download the Communion order of service, and readings & hymns, here. The livestream may be viewed here.

I look forward to sharing in worship and fellowship with you then!

Blessings

Revd. Hannah

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Making Advent Special 2020

 


Making Advent special

You might want to engage with a ‘Retreat in Daily Life’ as a way of marking Advent when, as we look back on the year, and begin a new Christian calendar, so much has been uncertain

Here is an invitation to join in a Retreat in Daily Life by

·       skype,

·       facetime

·       zoom

·       whataspp

·       or phone.

This involves the retreatant committing ideally to the following from Monday 30th November to Friday 4th December: 

· At least 30 minutes of prayer each day with suggested ideas, 

 · Keeping a note of what comes out of that prayer time (even if it is ‘nothing!’), 

· And chatting to the Retreat Facilitator, in confidence, for up to 20 minutes each day, about the experience of prayer. 

·  And a brief conversation on Advent Sunday (November 29th) to set the scene.

 

If you would like to find out more, or make this retreat, this journey, as you live each day at home at the beginning of Advent, please contact Rev. Roy Shaw, the Facilitator, either via 01757 212360, or via revroyshaw@protonmail.com

‘Maranatha!’ – Come, Lord Jesus!

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