The Ampleforth Benefice – Sunday 18th October
Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

The Eucharist this week is at St Oswald, Oswaldkirk at 11 am.
We also continue with our online Sunday worship for the Benefice, including hymns, and readings from our church members on our website:

I was reminded today that there are a number of our brothers and sisters who find it difficult to get to church on a Sunday morning and who sorely miss the company of their fellow Christians.   So I want us to say to them that we miss them too and when and if we are able we shall gather together again.

God of Community: in these suffocating times help us to embrace our friends, and they us, not with our arms but with our hearts.

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

 For those whose anniversaries are remembered at this time:
from Ampleforth: Frank Trentholme, Zillah Moore, Ruby Lupton, Ronald Scott
from Gilling: Harold Harrison, Arthur Carass
from Oswaldkirk: William & Florence Cooper
from Stonegrave: George Stephenson

St Luke. Today the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Luke. Jesus sends 72 of his disciples out into the towns and villages that he intended to visit. These 72 disciples were to inform the people that he was coming. They were to prepare the way for him.

Jesus then gives the disciples instructions for this journey. He tells his disciples to pack lightly for the journey. Jesus tells them they are to trust that God will provide for them.

Today Jesus is sending us forth to preach the “Good News.” He gives us the same instructions that he gave the Apostles: “take nothing with you.” All we are to take with us is the “Good News” of Jesus!  So, what is the “good news of Jesus” that you want to share today? And how will you share it?

Benefice Notices
Within the Deanery this week, we pray for:
St Matthew, Hutton Buscel

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

This Week’s Sunday Service on BBC Radio 4 at 08.10 am:
The one who heals
A celebration of the Eucharist, live from Croydon Minster, on the Feast of St Luke, patron saint of physicians. The preacher is Bishop Precious Omuku.

Middlesbrough Food Bank
or ring 628755.There is an opportunity to donate to the Food Bank at the Gilling harvest festival which begins at 4-00pm this Sunday 18th October. Food can also be left beforehand for anyone wishing to donate but not attending the service. It is hoped to take a collection to Middlesbrough on the 19th so if anyone has food that they would like to donate but cannot get to the service please ring Sue and Peter Allen on 01653 628579 and we will endeavour to collect it. Holy Cross Church will continue to collect for the Food bank and details of a Christmas collection will be in the November and December Parish Magazines

Ryedale Food Bank
or ring 07990 264008

Contact: Revd Canon Tim Robinson
Area Dean of Northern Ryedale Deanery
The Vicarage, Baxtons Road, Helmsley   tel.01439 770983

Benefice Website
Facebook Page: Ampleforth Benefice
To include details of your forthcoming event, please contact Ian Henley by Thursday on 01439 788274 or email
Next Sunday, 25th October 2020
Twentieth Sunday after Trinity
11.00 am Benefice Eucharist at Holy Cross, Gilling
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