Vicar's Newsletter for 13 December

Dear all,
The Hunmanby news below contains the idea of making a front window in your home bright and cheerfully decorated. I encouraged the Hunmanby congregation last Sunday to find a way of making their window display reflective of the glorious Christmas message. This is something we could do in all our homes across the benefice. Now there's a challenge!
Please do get in touch with me if you have any questions or just to have a chat. 
Prerecorded Audio Service on Sunday 13th December:  The Third Sunday of Advent
This will enable you to participate in our prerecorded live AUDIO service (like a radio service). It was recorded in church last Sunday so you get it a week late. You will also find a Word file attached with the hymn lyrics.
Here is the All Saints Hunmanby website link in blue for Sunday morning - The service will be available anytime on Sunday.
SUNDAY 13th December AUDIO SERVICE -   You will find the service in two or three parts and no need to search for worship songs as these are already included in the service.  
A reminder that names of those attending collective worship must be recorded and kept for 21 days for the Test and Trace system. Face coverings are now required by law to be worn in places of worship. Congregational singing is still not permitted.
This week - Saturday Morning Open Prayer Meeting for the Benefice on Zoom
If you haven't already done so, why not download Zoom onto your device (it's free) and join a 9.30am to 10.00am Saturday morning prayer meeting for the Hertford Benefice. Let me know by Thursday 17th December if you would like to join in on Saturday 19th. I will then send you the link to join the meeting which you join using video - i.e. your device camera (so we can all see each other!). You will be invited to join some minutes early for a 'meet and greet' and to sort any technical issues. Please check that your camera and microphone are unmuted.
MORNING PRAYER ONLINE - the service goes out live but a recording of it remains on the website
WEDNESDAYS ONLY at 9.00am. Here is the link:
A free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers. Provided by the Church of England. Tel.  0800 804 8044
My day off this week is Friday 18th.
Please note that Holy Communion will only be received by the congregation in one kind (bread/wafer only). You are asked to follow the direction of a churchwarden/sidesperson and when you receive please return to your seat before removing your face covering to consume. Communion will be administered whilst standing. Kneeling at the communion rail is suspended.
St Martin's School with it's distinctly Christian ethos is associated with the Parish Church of Scarborough but is also The Deanery School for Church of England families. Places are available and a child can attend St Martin's School even if their family might not attend a church to worship. Much depends on places being available and there are places available at present
Sunday 13th December  9.30am Holy Communion
Christmas Eve 8.15pm Holy Communion
Sunday 27th December 9.30am Morning Prayer
Sunday 13th December 10.00am Community Service
Sunday 20th December 9.30am BCP Holy Communion
Christmas Day 10.00am BCP Holy Communion
Sunday 27th December - no service
HUNMANBY NEWS - you are requested to bring a pen to write your name and contact no. on a slip provided for Test and Trace purposes. 
Sunday 13th December 11.00pm Holy Communion 
Sunday 20th December 11.00am Carol Service - we will listen to a choir singing carols on CD
Christmas Day 10.00am Family Communion
Sunday 27th December 11.00am Morning Worship
Sunday 13th December 10.00am Morning Worship 
Sunday 20th December 10.00am Holy Communion
Christmas Eve 9.30pm Holy Communion
Sunday 27th December - No service
Sunday 13th December 10.00am Carol Service  
Sunday 20th December 9.30am Morning Prayer
Christmas Eve 7.00pm Holy Communion
Sunday 27th December 11.00am Morning Prayer
You are welcome to attend some reflective Advent Worship in All Saints Church Hunmanby this Wednesday 16th December at 7.00pm. This will include a mix of live and recorded worship (no congregational singing), Bible readings, testimony, and reflective videos and prayer - (28 folk attended on Wednesday 9th).
All Saints Church is hosting this event in the church grounds. We will be joined by some members of Hunmanby Silver Band and the Hunmanby community choir as well as local people. Social distancing applies but we can sing!! See details here
From Friday 11th to Thursday 31st December - please see details here  In my address on Sunday 6th December I encouraged church members to make their window display reflective of the Christmas message.
Some folk are kindly bringing a Christmas card for the church family. These can be placed on the board in the chancel as you leave after the service please. A gentle reminder that you should not be walking around the church handing out personal greeting cards due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Sorry for any inconvenience.
The Spring Cafe is now closed and will open again on 4th January 2021, all being well.  
If for any reason you prefer not to be included in this mailing please just send me an email and I will remove yours from the list. Many thanks. 
Every blessing,

Revd Tim Parker

Vicar of Hertford Benefice:

St John the Evangelist Folkton, St. Nicholas Ganton, All Saints Hunmanby, All Saints Muston and St. Peter Willerby

The Vicarage
6 Northgate
North Yorkshire
YO14 0NT
Tel. 01723 448351

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