Sunday 5th July – Fourth Sunday after Trinity

CHURCHES NOW OPEN for Individual Prayer:

We hope to have a Eucharist service in the benefice on Sunday 12th July. Details to follow. Benefice Sunday worship including hymns, and readings from our church members is on our website:

St Hilda’s and Holy Cross churches are now open on Wednesdays 10 am – 12 pm and Saturdays 2 pm – 4 pm for individual prayer. (St Oswald’s closed for building works)

Prayers of Thanksgiving: we give thanks to God that we can gather soon in our churches for public worship, and we pray for all the preparations involved.

For those who are ill, confined to home and in need: from Ampleforth: Jean Thompson, Richard
from Oswaldkirk: Gareth Thomas, Philippa Mackenzie-Smith, Rosemary Greenfield
from Stonegrave: Anne Fryers, Martyn Boothroyd, Margaret Timbrell

For the recently departed: Margaret Wilson, June Nicholson

For those whose anniversaries are remembered at this time:
from Ampleforth: Flora Johnson, Dick Johnson, Edith Smith, John Harrison, Joan Goodward, Frank Bennett
from Gilling: Ted Marsh, Frank Marginson, Alec Pringle, Marjorie Laverick,
Elizabeth Chisholm, Richard Hicks, Val Harrison
from Oswaldkirk: Joe Wilshire, Greta Greenfield, Edward Tetley
from Stonegrave: Charles Clapston

Prayer each day this week: In our Gospel passage from Matthew, Jesus gives us the image of the yoke in connection to our discipleship. Bearing a yoke would not seem to be an enjoyable experience. But the yoke of Jesus, the one who is meek and humble of heart, is itself easy; the burden is light. We learn that when we are true disciples of Christ, we conform to the person himself. So conformed, we find any burden not to be a burden at all. Secure in our relationship with Jesus, we need only act as he would in the world, as another Christ to serve the needs of those around us. Lord, help us serve each day this week, Amen.

Please contact Revd Catherine if you would like prayer ministry on the telephone, or if you would like to be prayed for by name at Sunday services. The Church of England has launched a Daily Hope freephone telephone line for those not online: 0800 804 8044 You can call and listen to prayers, music, bible readings, and reflections.

 Benefice Notices

Benefice Website
Facebook Page: Ampleforth Benefice

Within the Deanery this week, we pray for:
St Mary, Scawton

SEE our Benefice Facebook page and Website for online services and audio.

Revd Catherine live-streams on Facebook Morning Prayer Tuesday to Friday each week at 9.30 am and the Eucharist on Sundays is uploaded to our YouTube channel and Facebook.

SEE our YouTube channel: Ampleforth Church Group for weekly School Collective Worship

Youth Church meet on Zoom again this Sunday. Please pray for our youth leaders and young people.

Faith at Home: For ideas and activities SEE

Church of England National Service 9 am each Sunday on Facebook and YouTube.

This Week’s Sunday Service on BBC Radio 4 at 08.10am:
Speaking into Troubled Times
The Revd Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James’s Church, Piccadilly, and composer Bob Chilcott explore the power of art to speak into troubled times.

Bishop Stephen Cottrell will be confirmed as the 98th Archbishop of York at 11 am on Thursday 9th July in a service broadcast via video conference due to the current coronavirus restrictions. The service will be shown on the Church of England Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Middlesbrough Food Bank or ring 01653 628755

Next Sunday, 12th July 2020
Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Ryedale Food Bank open
or ring 07990 264008.

Contact: Revd Catherine Reid
Vicar of the Ampleforth Benefice
The Vicarage, Ampleforth   tel.01439 788867email.

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