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Monthly Newsletter for May 2019

This Newsletter is prepared by the Local Ecumenical Partnership. All are most welcome to attend ANY service, social function, gathering or to bring your concerns to:

Anglican: Rev Canon John Ford revjohnford@sky.com 01642 964664

Roman Catholic: Father Bill Charlton stjoseph.stokesley@gmail.com 01642 710239

Methodist: Rev Andrew Robinson rev.andrewr@gmail.com 01642 710358

On 10th February 2019, The Rev. Canon Peter Bristow delivered a Sermon to the congregation of All Saints’ Church. We found his words to be an inspiration; Peter kindly agreed to allow us to use his sermon as the basis of four articles for the front page of Church News. We hope you find them relevant and meaningful.

Part 3 of 4 – ‘On Worship, Prayer and Discipleship

In parts 1 and 2 Peter looked at the importance of faith, that Jesus came for all who are ‘poor’ (all of us in some way) and that he addresses whatever is our own sort of poverty.

When we are baptised, we enter the waters of Christ’s death, we are ‘drowned’ which is what the Greek word means, in the waters of death. But we rise up to begin to share in eternal life

We are baptised to do two things. To Worship God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; in other words to give God ‘worth’ by ‘worshipping’ him, together in our church communities and in the depths of our own heart Secondly, to live and share that amazing news of God’s love for his poor through teaching and actions of Jesus. So for God’s Church to grow we must be a faith filled, praying community. We must pray perseveringly and constantly. It is only through prayer that we begin to discern something of the mind and will of God himself. It is this prayer that produces the fruit of repentance and it is only when we can honestly repent of our failings and weaknesses that we can become deeply aware of the amazing love of God for us as seen through the life and teaching, death and resurrection of Jesus.

Isaiah had an overwhelming vision of God and so became aware of his personal unworthiness. But he is cleansed and in the end says: “Here am I, send me.” His daunting task was to warn Israel of the destruction they were facing 750 years before Jesus was born. Paul acknowledges that he had even persecuted the Church of God, but had been restored and called by his grace. In the Gospel Peter, the experienced fisherman who thought he knew there was nothing to be caught, falls down at Jesus’ feet when he witnesses a huge catch of fish saying: “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.” “Don’t be afraid” says Jesus “from now on you will be catching people”. God’s word is a living word and these words are now addressed to us. We know that in the case of Peter, his conversion was a lifelong task. He spectacularly goes on to deny that he even knows Jesus, but is also rehabilitated and appointed a leader of the Church.

Charity, Community and Ecumenical Events

Every Monday to SaturdayChapelThe Hub and Zac’s Coffee Servery
(Serving Fresh Coffee, Teas, Hot Chocolate, Squash and homemade cakes and biscuits – gluten free options available)
See Notices for times
Every MondayThe Hub SchoolroomTable Tennis1330
Every TuesdayThe HubComputer Friends – drop in computer help desk and bespoke computer lessons –To book your place ring Dave McAsey (01642 700800) or call in and we will try to help.1000 - 1200
Every WednesdayHRVHBaby and Toddler Group
(in term time)
1000 - 1130
Every WednesdayChurch HouseThe Wednesday Social Club (Day Centre)1000 - 1500
Every Wednesday (in term time)The Hub SchoolroomKids Club @ The Hub - for primary school children: art and craft, stories and games, in The Schoolroom. The Hub will be open for parents/carers to have coffee and cake during this time1515 - 1630
Every ThursdayThe HubBackgammon Time1000
Every FridayThe HubStory Time: for little ones and their adults (term time only)1045
Wednesdays 1st and 15thThe HubPrayer Time in the Hub (Quiet corner of the Hub)0930 - 1000
Wednesday 1stThe Hub SchoolroomBaby Clinic1400
Wednesday 1stThe HubBook Club1930
Friday 3rd - Monday 6th inc.Stokesley Town HallLeven Art Society Exhibition and Sale
Admission 50p children free
1000 - 1800
Friday 3rdThe HubEcoPeace in the Middle East - Rebecca Catford (who has just started working for the charity EcoPeace - active in ‘Environmental peace-making). Come and hear about their work.
Monday 6th & 20thThe HubKnitting together - all knitters welcome1300-1500
Monday 6th MayWhorlton Benefice‘The Pilgrimage of Thanksgiving across the New Benefice of Whorlton 2019’. Starts 0800 at Middleton, it includes Eucharist at the Old Church in Whorlton and concludes at Faceby. Drop in or out at any point. Details on www.huttonrudbychurch.org.uk0800 -
Thursday 9thHRVHRNLI May Lunch - Details from Anne Clifford 700261 or any committee member1200
Thursday 9thThe HubOpen Mic Night in The Hub 7 pm to 9 pm1900 - 2100
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12thThe Hub4th Birthday of The Hub and 140th Birthday of the Chapel – watch out for special events all weekend. Live music on Saturday; special United Sunday Breakfast on Sunday.
Tuesday 14thChurch HouseHR Women’s’ Institute - Mount Grace Priory Competition: A Wild Flower1915
Thursday 16thThe HubFriendship Group - speaker Rev Robert Opala – ‘His Story’. Tea and cakes to follow. All welcome.1400
Thursday 16thChurch HouseHR History Society – AGM at 7.30pm. Followed by ‘Music Hall during the First World War’. A presentation by Trevor Taylor1930
Saturday 25thHRVHFriends of HRVH present: ‘FARA’ a four piece girl folk band. Highly skilled and nominated for many prestigious awards including the BBC Folk awards and the Scottish Folk awards. Tickets £12.00 from Janet Fawcett 01642 701582 or online with no fee at huttonrudbyvillagehall.org.uk1930 for 2000
Monday 27thThe HubCaring and Sharing Group - tea followed by a Quiz, followed by the DVD of “The Way We Were”1800


The Hub opening Times: Mon 1 pm to 4pm; Tue 9.30 am to 12.30 pm; Wed 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm; Thu 9.30 am to 12.30 pm; Friday 9.30 am to 12.30 pm; Saturday 10 am to 4 pm (including Happy Hour 10 am to 11 am, when a refillable instant hot drink + fruit or cheese scone are only £2).

Hutton Rudby Bowls Club – come and try on Club Night (every Tuesday at 6pm). Equipment and ‘tutors’ are available. Flat shoes are required (trainers with little tread are OK). Contact Tim Flavell (Captain) 01642 783992 or tim@flavellwelding.co.uk

Rudby Parish Council – The Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, 13 May at 7.15 pm in the Chapel Schoolroom. All are welcome to attend.

Monthly Services

Every TuesdayChurch HouseHoly Communion1000
Every SundaySt. Mary’s CrathorneMass0900
Every Sunday (except 12th ( see below))All SaintsParish Communion
Sundays 5th & 19thChapelMorning Worship1000
Sunday 5thChurch HouseSacred Space Inviting Stillness and Reflection – all are welcome1745
Sunday 12thAll SaintsHoly Communion – traditional language0800
Sunday 12thChapelUnited Sunday Breakfast - Anglicans and Methodists Worshipping Together - free continental breakfast and family friendly worship for all1000
Sunday 12thSt. Cuthbert’s MiddletonMorning Prayers (lay led)1000
followed by the AGM of the Local Ecumenical Partnership
Sunday 26thSt. Cuthbert’s MiddletonMorning Service with Holy Communion1100

The production of this News Sheet is coordinated by Bob and Diana Baker 01642 700672 or robert.baker14@btinternet.com If you wish to submit information for inclusion please contact them by the 15th of the month preceding the issue required (e.g. 15th March for the April Issue).