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Sunday Services in the benefice

It has been decided to hold off opening any of our parish churches for Sunday services until at least October. This is partially because of the ongoing risk, partly because of the presumption that infections will be on the rise again come the autumn, but also because of the success of the online worship provision, which includes:

Sunday worship - a service of the Word, with songs and prayers, available on the video page of this website, and on our YouTube channel. 

Wednesday Evening Compline - a short service of night prayer held live over Zoom at 7.00pm

The situation will be reviewed again in September.

Morning Prayer in the benefice church buildings

There is a short service of morning prayer in each parish church every week: days and times below. Why not come and meet with others for prayer. Everyone will be very welcome. The churches are also open for private prayer twice a week. Please wear a face mask when you are in the building. Thank you.

Holtby
Morning Prayer (service): Mondays 9.00am
Open for private prayer: Thursdays 10am - 1pm and Sundays 1pm - 4pm

Warthill

Morning Prayer (service):Tuesdays 9.00am
Open for private prayer: Thursdays 1 - 4pm and Sundays 1pm - 4pm

Stockton
Morning Prayer (service): Wednesdays  9.00am
Open for private prayer: Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm and Sundays 1pm - 4pm

Dunnington
Morning Prayer (service): Thursdays  9.00am
Open for private prayer: Thursdays 10am - 12pm and Sundays 3pm - 5pm

Do you want someone to pray for you?

Every week in our intercessions at Church we offer prayers for the sick and now we have weekday worship in our Churches we would like to pray for the sick, bereaved or those in any kind of need. Please let Judith have any names. 

Judith Hewitt 488331 (we have call guardian so you will need to say who you are!) or judithmhewitt@btinternet.com

Dunnington Methodist Church

Although the Chapel cannot open at the present time, we hope you will all be able to keep in touch using resources from the circuit listed below, or just through a timely phone conversation. Discussions are continuing as to when a physical re-opening for Sunday worship might begin, and updates will be given via this newsletter.

Do not hesitate to contact any of the stewards if you need help in any way. Kind Regards, Anne Castle 481656, Diane Conway 489495, Chris Spedding 481191.

Worship resources

A weekly Zoom service continues to be available both at 9.00am and 9.45am - email kralbans@gmail.com for the logon details

Please see our webpage which lists a number of worship resources and services being arranged locally www.yorkmethodist.org.uk/coronavirus-information.html 

This week's Circuit-led Traditional service will be available from our Circuit YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCMZll3vyksFEonZ-EQbbhuQ

Other video services are available via Huntington and Copmanthorpe church website, among others.

Social media

Don't forget that as well as our website you can follow our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/yorkmethodistcircuit/

for updates during the week, and you can join our group www.facebook.com/groups/267605153386046/ to discuss with others and share what you're doing.

You can also subscribe to our Circuit YouTube Channel where we will be adding both service videos and news stories from around the Circuit- there are already one or two available! www.youtube.com/channel/UCMZll3vyksFEonZ-EQbbhuQ

Praying for our Circuit

We pray together for our Circuit staff, both ministers and lay employees.  Let us thank God for their contribution to the work of God in our Circuit, and pray for them as they consider how best to respond to God's call in this time.

Servant Lord,
Open our eyes to see how we can serve our community,
Calling to account those who destroy our planet,
Donating to foodbanks, campaigning for justice,
Listening to those whose voice is not heard,
Giving our time, our money, our prayers.
Open our eyes to see how we can serve one another,
Caring for the sick, speaking to the lonely, 
Sitting with those who grieve or hurt.
Open our eyes to see how we can serve you.
Servant and Saviour,
Make us like you as we seek to serve you. 
Amen.

Anyone is welcome to recieve the Methodist Circuit News, please ask them to email yorkcircuitoffice@gmail.com and ask to be put on the mailing list for the Circuit News. 

 

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