Notices of Week of 11 December 2023
Advent and Christmas
On Sunday we have our Scratch Nativity at 10.30 am and our Carol Concert at 6.30 pm.
We’d love everyone to do Hope Explored: existing congregation members; new congregation members; visitors; folk who come to a Christmas Service; friends and family. We have this vision because:
- For long standing Christians it reminds us of The Gospel basics;
- For those who desire to tell others about The Gospel it gives a great framework to do this;
- For new Christians it can help cement what you already know about Jesus; and
- For non Christians or those searching it enables them to make an educated choice about Jesus.
And, it’s possibly the easiest New Year’s resolution you can keep because it is only 3 sessions long and Holy Trinity is committing to run this course at any time you choose. If you can’t make the course starting on 10 Jan at 7pm request a day and time here: Hope Request If you want to come to the course starting on 10 Jan sign up here: Hope Sign-up
Renew Ripon will not be opening on Christmas Day and Boxing Day 2023, HOWEVER, the Renew Ripon service WILL be open between Christmas and the New Year on Wednesday 27th December (6.30 – 8.30pm) and Friday 29th December (11.30am – 1.30pm). Please feel free to pop in to this warm space – you will be made very welcome, and cake will be available!
Christmas Cards at Trinity
We all know people on their own or at a distance who need that Christmas card contact during the festive season, but before folk get down to some serious Christmas card writing this is just to let you know that we’re going to have a board at the back of Church for people to attach one card with Christmas wishes for all their friends at Trinity, which will hopefully save on time, finger muscle stress and a tree or two.
As a Church family it makes sense to send one card to include everyone, and maybe youngsters (or oldsters!) would like to make a card to go on the board. Look out for the board soon.
Mission Partners Christmas Appeal
Over Christmas we do not have a Mission Partner Prayer Focus but ask folk to pray for our Christmas Appeal Partners.
All donations at our Christmas Services will be shared equally between the following two charities:
North Yorkshire Horizons – a Adult Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service based in Harrogate
Tear Fund Middle East Emergency Fund
Other Mission Partner Information
CPAS Thanks for Support .
Latest update from the Walshes Update …
In2Out December update
Other Events and Activities at Holy Trinity
To find out a full listing of what is happening please scroll down the list below to see all our activities and services.
This Week’s Services:
Monday to Thursday
8.30 am Morning Prayer everyone welcome over ZOOM
11.30 am Holy Communion a quiet, reflective and said Holy Communion held in room 3
This Sunday is The Third Sunday of Advent
Readings Isaiah 61 : 1 – 4, 8 – end and John 1 : 6 – 8, 19 – 28
9 am Holy Communion, in church
10.30 am Morning Worship Scratch Nativity in church
6.30 pm Carol Concert in church
Diocese news from the Diocese of Leeds: Diocesan e-news .
Ripon Cathedral latest news Ripon Cathedral
Training and Events to Help Shape your Leadership Online Events …
A Rocha : December News & Prayer letter
St Olav Christian Bookshop St Olav …
Saltshaker December News ..
North Yorkshire Council News .