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 firstname.lastname@example.org 01642 964664
Roman Catholic: Father Bill Charlton email@example.com 01642 710239
Methodist: Rev Andrew Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Saturday||Chapel||The 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 Monday||The Hub Schoolroom||Table Tennis||1330|
|Every Tuesday||The Hub||Computer 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 Wednesday||HRVH||Baby and Toddler Group|
(in term time)
|1000 - 1130|
|Every Wednesday||Church House||The Wednesday Social Club (Day Centre)||1000 - 1500|
|Every Wednesday (in term time)||The Hub Schoolroom||Kids 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 time||1515 - 1630|
|Every Thursday||The Hub||Backgammon Time||1000|
|Every Friday||The Hub||Story Time: for little ones and their adults (term time only)||1045|
|Wednesdays 1st and 15th||The Hub||Prayer Time in the Hub (Quiet corner of the Hub)||0930 - 1000|
|Wednesday 1st||The Hub Schoolroom||Baby Clinic||1400|
|Wednesday 1st||The Hub||Book Club||1930|
|Friday 3rd - Monday 6th inc.||Stokesley Town Hall||Leven Art Society Exhibition and Sale|
Admission 50p children free
|1000 - 1800|
|Friday 3rd||The Hub||EcoPeace 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 & 20th||The Hub||Knitting together - all knitters welcome||1300-1500|
|Monday 6th May||Whorlton 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.uk||0800 -|
|Thursday 9th||HRVH||RNLI May Lunch - Details from Anne Clifford 700261 or any committee member||1200|
|Thursday 9th||The Hub||Open Mic Night in The Hub 7 pm to 9 pm||1900 - 2100|
|Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th||The Hub||4th 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 14th||Church House||HR Women’s’ Institute - Mount Grace Priory Competition: A Wild Flower||1915|
|Thursday 16th||The Hub||Friendship Group - speaker Rev Robert Opala – ‘His Story’. Tea and cakes to follow. All welcome.||1400|
|Thursday 16th||Church House||HR History Society – AGM at 7.30pm. Followed by ‘Music Hall during the First World War’. A presentation by Trevor Taylor||1930|
|Saturday 25th||HRVH||Friends 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.uk||1930 for 2000|
|Monday 27th||The Hub||Caring 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 email@example.com
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.
|Every Tuesday||Church House||Holy Communion||1000|
|Every Sunday||St. Mary’s Crathorne||Mass||0900|
|Every Sunday (except 12th ( see below))||All Saints||Parish Communion||0915|
|Sundays 5th & 19th||Chapel||Morning Worship||1000|
|Sunday 5th||Church House||Sacred Space Inviting Stillness and Reflection – all are welcome||1745|
|Sunday 12th||All Saints||Holy Communion – traditional language||0800|
|Sunday 12th||Chapel||United Sunday Breakfast - Anglicans and Methodists Worshipping Together - free continental breakfast and family friendly worship for all||1000|
|Sunday 12th||St. Cuthbert’s Middleton||Morning Prayers (lay led)||1000|
|Sunday 19th||Chapel||UNITED CHRISTIAN AID WEEK SERVICE|
followed by the AGM of the Local Ecumenical Partnership
|Sunday 26th||St. Cuthbert’s Middleton||Morning Service with Holy Communion||1100|
The production of this News Sheet is coordinated by Bob and Diana Baker 01642 700672 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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).