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Archive for February, 2019

Fellowship Luncheon

We took the bus last Tuesday.  Nine of us aboard the No. 36 heading towards Ripon, meeting up with one more person at our destination.   It was a “chilly” day but not really too cold and definitely free of rain, hail, snow, ice etc., and so very pleasant to be out.  The countryside looks great – fresh and […]

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Christmas Shoebox Update

On behalf of Operation Christmas Child may I wish you a healthy and happy New Year. We are immensely grateful to everyone who took part in the Christmas Shoebox Campaign in 2018.Shoeboxes from our area went to Belarus this year and the total collected in the region (which includes York, Harrogate, Thirsk, Ripon, Summerbridge, Castleford, […]

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Easter eggs

It’s that time again and I know that Easter is later this year but, if you can, when you’re shopping could you remember to pick up a bag of mini eggs? This is so we can again wish our neighbours near the church a happy Easter. We are hoping to make up at least 110 […]

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Musings from The Manse – February 2019

Sometime ago I was speaking to a Christian who said they had moved church and did not want to get involved in the ‘politics of church’ but just wanted to go on a Sunday morning, worship God and come away. At the time I responded that I felt that was ok, but the conversation prompted […]

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Thank you for the mince pies

THANK YOU to all who supplied mince pies (or an alternative) for our Candlelight Carol Service. It was, once again, one of our wonderful Christmas services, as usual well attended. And an even bigger Thank You to Alan and Pauline for leading them, to round off a very busy year. Let’s see what 2019 has […]

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Commitment for Life – January

Commitment For Life Prayer for January Come walk with me When life is tough and burdens heavy. Come walk with me When you feel vulnerable and scared. Come walk with me When walls divide and relationships fracture. Come walk with me Together we can rebuild, lighten loads and give hope. © Commitment for Life

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Good

In both the gospels of Mark and Luke a certain ruler addressed Jesus as “Good Teacher”, to which he replied, “Why do you call me good?” – “No one is good—except God alone. Good is a word with so many different meanings and interpretations that it can be used to cover all kinds of situations, […]

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Trust in the Lord

If you look up in the Bible the word trust there are many examples of how it is used. Psalm 9.10 encourages us saying ‘Those who know your name trust in you, for you Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.’ Psalm 20.7 tells us ‘Some trust in chariots and some horses, but we […]

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