Church Family News - 21st February

Updated: 7 days ago

Dear Friends

It was great to begin Lent on Ash Wednesday and this morning to worship alongside you. It's like preparing for a challenging and exhilarating walk - always better enjoyed together. As you identify with Jesus during these forty days of Lent, may you know him better, growing in a deeper understanding of the cross and his suffering and rejoicing more deeply in his victory for us. As we look towards the great message of hope at Easter let us encourage one another. 'And this is because Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. Now Jesus has gone into heaven and is at God's right side ruling over angels, authorities, and powers.' 1 Peter 3:21-2


Have you got a snippet to share of a moment you experienced a real sense of God's HOPE blessing you? If so, would you share it?! During Lent we're hoping to run a series of very short interviews that share experiences which have inspired your faith or given hope. No experience is insignificant so don't be shy - do please share and bless others with your story (email or phone any of the team).


We meet again next week online at 10.15am on Facebook. and

ZOOM COFFEE follows the service for fellowship and chat Meeting ID: 835 8694 1587

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SPIRITUAL RESOURCES for Keeping Faith Aflame at Home

A brilliant resource to help you pray and grow in faith. Paper and digital copies available. Contact


Use some lockdown time to explore how we worship with the WHOLE of our lives. Small Groups will be following a Lent resource, so if you'd like to join one, especially if just for Lent, do let us know.


Please come along and pray for the Church, the community, and all that God's doing and longs to do in this place! Meeting ID: 845 2679 6409 Password: prayers

20 - 40s MINISTRY We have an exciting new development with our 20-40s work, setting off on an adventure of building a discipleship network across our churches in the area, called the Vine Community. THE VINE CENTRAL GATHERING - WEDNESDAY 24th February A big element of this will be getting Christians in their 20-40s together in our regular Central Gatherings. We are launching this on Wednesday! It will hopefully be really encouraging in seeing a bigger picture of people at our same age and life stage than we may experience Sunday to Sunday. So, if you are in your 20-40s or know someone in their 20-40s who would like to join - please get in touch with Mary. If you are outside of that age bracket - you are still vital to this ministry in supporting in prayer! Please do pray for this, and we will look forward to bringing more updates soon. Please do take a look at our website, and our facebook and instagram pages (both @VineThirsk) for more information.

God bless,

Derek & Helen, Mary, David, Tracey, Jill


Our Safeguarding Officer, Terry Cussons is the first person to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or adult at risk.


You can contact him on:

01845 523826

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Rev. Derek Simpson

The Rectory

Cemetery Road



01845 574742

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