News Sheet Download for June 2017

Here is a PDF copy of the News Sheet, you can download it to view in Adobe Reader (not necessary if you have any Apple device), or even print your own copy of you haven’t been able to collect a copy from the Church. Please note that all the information on it is included on the website too.

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News Letter June 2017

Dates for your diary

(Repeated on Diary page)

Thursday 10th August–Wednesday 16th
Brushstrokes Art Club Annual Exhibition at St Martin’s. 10.00am–4.00pm in the church.

Friday 18th–Tuesday 22nd August
Inspire 2017
New Wine gathering at Hollybush near Thirsk.
Booking and details please see New Wine website.

Saturday October 7th
New Wine Women’s Day at St Martin’s

Friday 13th–Sunday 15th October
Archbishop Sentamu’s visit to the Scarborough area.

Upcoming Events

(Repeated on Diary page)

Thy Kingdom Come—Global Wave of Prayer
St Martin’s will be open for prayer from 10.00am – 2.00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 1st–3rd June

Saturday 3rd June at 8.30am.
Men’s breakfast in the Church Room. Come and share a cooked breakfast with time to share together. This is a new venture, so come along and enjoy good food and good company! Sign up on the sheet at the back of church.

Monday 12th June at 7pm.
Brother Yun, author of the “Heavenly Man” is coming to Scarborough Christian Fellowship to speak about his experiences as an evangelist in the Chinese church and the work of “Back to Jerusalem”, a campaign born out of the vision God gave the Chinese church many years ago to evangelise the mainly Muslim and Hindu countries between China and Jerusalem. An offering will be taken for the work of the Back to Jerusalem campaign.

Saturday 17th June
Men’s Group and Family Train Day Out at Gilling East—Steve Raettig and his Dad, Chris, invite us to a train riding day at the Ryedale Miniature Railway at Gilling East. Everyone welcome, more details to follow or contact Steve Raettig to know more.

Saturday July 1st: St Martin’s Summer Fun Day
1.00pm to 4.00pm in the church and grounds. Come along for tea, coffee and cake, chocolate tombola, cake stall, teddy stall, traditional games, face painting and much more.  Please bring donations for the chocolate tombola stall (use by date after 1st July) and teddy stall and put in the crates in the bell tower. (This is a fun day, not a church fair, so please don’t bring books, bric-a-brac etc.)

Monthly Letter for June 2017

The Archbishop of Canterbury and York have called on all the different denominations of churches to pray the Lord’s Prayer from Ascension to Pentecost (Thursday May 25th–Sunday June 4th), asking the Lord to pour out His Holy Spirit on our nation and world and draw people to Jesus. Over these 10 days Christians are meeting to pray together: some are prayer walking where they live, some are having days of prayer & fasting, while others are doing 24 hour prayer. If you want to know more, Google ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ and see all the events around the nation, culminating in beacons being lit.

In our Deanery this is seen as the build-up to Archbishop John Sentamu’s visit to Scarborough in October, from Friday 13th–Sunday 15th. It is hoped that many will meet together to pray and prepare the way for outreach when the Archbishop comes, and also continue to pray for people to meet with Jesus and be welcomed into our Churches long after his visit. I do encourage you to pray as this will have a huge impact on our area. We saw last year when the Archbishop came as part of his pilgrimage through Yorkshire, he touched the lives of many people. I was at the ‘Rich man-Poor man’ meal organised by the youth and it was great to see the interaction with all ages as the Archbishop did a question and answer session.

Planning is still in the early stages, but the outline is that the Archbishop and his team, Bishop Alison, youth workers and others will visit and talk to as many people as possible. On the Friday visits to schools in Filey and Scarborough are being arranged, there will be question & answer sessions, then in the evening churches will join together for an event. On Saturday a prayer breakfast is planned followed by a visit to the old town, meeting and chatting and refreshments have kindly been offered by one of the local pubs, meeting fishermen and lifeboat men etc. In the afternoon he will visit the newly refurbished indoor market. “Say one for me” cards will be given out and the Healing on the Streets team will be available to pray for healing with people who have problems or just want to know Jesus in their lives.

On the Sunday The Scarborough Fair (near the Flower of May) has been booked for the day: the hope is for all the churches to bring people along who would not go to a traditional church service to enjoy being with Christians having a fun day out. There will be hymns played on the Wurlitzer organ besides rides on the carousel and dodgems. It will close with a service at the end of the afternoon. Please pray about who you can bring along: this will be a wonderful opportunity to invite neighbours and friends who are on the fringe of church, or who don’t attend, to see what fun we have together.

Please pray for the team organising this as there is lots to plan. The hope is that after the weekend there will be opportunities to follow up by inviting people to church or joining an Alpha course etc. For many years Christians in our area have been praying for a Christian revival, this is an opportunity  to pray it in!

Jean Donovan, Prayer Co-ordinator.

Janet’s Jottings – June 2017

Tyres have been on my mind.  First, I needed some and secondly a conversation I had.

On checking tread depth look for a bar that runs across the tyre between tread pattern (or wiggly bits as one student said).  That bar is 1.6 mm high, the legal minimum.  Replace tyres before they get that low.  Even tread across the central three quarters of the tyre.  Power steering makes turning easier but keep the car moving, dry steering will cause bald patches. Hard road surface v. softer rubber.  Imagine an ice skater doing a pirouette! If you bang the kerb hard, it will cause a bulge and affect tyre wear, tracking etc.  Only takes a minute to check all these things.

The conversation, “do you check your tyre pressures?”, answer “don’t need to the car tells me.”

From a safety point of view all that’s sticking your car to the road are four, footprint sized pieces of rubber. . The penalty for breaking this law is a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points per illegal tyre – so you could face a £10,000 bill and 12 points if all four tyres are illegal.

Keep your tyres in good conditions (and personally I wouldn’t wait for the car to tell me they are not!)

Safe travelling

Janet

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Clock Cabinet Repairs

Here are a few picture from the recent clock cabinet repairs in April 2017. These show the current condition of the cabinet, and some of the old ‘graffiti’ from previous vandals, sorry, that’s bell-ringers and clock-winders! There’s some great history here, and we believe the clock dates back to the mid-1800s.

Photos supplied by Mick and Julie Stephenson.

 

News Sheet download for May 2017

Here is a PDF copy of the News Sheet, you can download it to view in Adobe Reader (not necessary if you have any Apple device), or even print your own copy of you haven’t been able to collect a copy from the Church. Please note that all the information on it is included on the website too.

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News Letter May 2017

Monthly Letter for May 2017

A man from the big city was enjoying a relaxing drive in the country when a dog ran in front of his car. He swerved to miss it but lost control of his car and ended up in a ditch. After a few unsuccessful attempts to get his car out, the man sat on his bumper and waited for help to arrive.

He didn’t have to wait long. A farmer who lived just down the road came to his aid with a big, powerful-looking horse.

The man watched as the farmer hitched the horse to the car’s bumper. When the rope was secure, the farmer yelled, “Pull, Nellie, pull!” But the horse didn’t move.

Then the farmer yelled, “Pull, Buster, pull!” But the horse didn’t move.

Next the farmer yelled, “Pull, Coco, pull!” But the horse still didn’t move.

Finally, the farmer said, “Pull, Buddy, pull!” And the horse dragged the car from the ditch with very little effort.

The motorist was appreciative—and a little curious. “Why did you call out four names when your horse only responded to one?” he asked.

The farmer smiled. “Oh, Buddy is blind,” he explained, “and if he thought he was the only one pulling he wouldn’t even try!”

Just like Buddy, we need other people to bring out the best in us. As the Scripture says, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken” (Ecclesiastes 4: 12). That’s why God created us to be part of a community, part of a family, part of the church.

It’s very difficult to live the Christian life alone. It can be done, but like the verse says, one can be overpowered. The devil will find you easy prey. When you have others who are standing with you—even though they are not physically present—you can draw strength and encouragement from their prayers and support. We all really need each other.

And, as your vicar, with 3 churches, 5 congregations and 5 communities to care for and to share the love of God with, I need you! If you have gifts or experience you want to offer to God’s work come and have a word with me or drop me an email. We are all in this together!

I don’t want anyone to feel like poor old Buddy.

Andrew

APCM Reports Booklet PDF for 2016-2017

Here is a PDF copy of the 2016-2017 APCM Reports Booklet, you can download it to view in Adobe Reader (not necessary if you have any Apple device), or even print your own copy of you haven’t been able to collect a copy from the Church or at the meeting.

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AGM Reports 2017

News Sheet PDF for April 2017

Here is a PDF copy of the News Letter, you can download it to view in Adobe Reader (not necessary if you have any Apple device), or even print your own copy of you haven’t been able to collect a copy from the Church. Please note that all the information on it is included on the website too.

Click the link below to view in a browser, or right-click and select the option to download it.

News Letter Apr 2017