This Week at St Mary’s

Thursday 22 February
10.30am Midweek Service

Sunday 25 February – The Second Sunday of Lent
8am BCP Communion
10am Communion

Monday 26 February
9am Morning Prayer on Zoom

Thursday 29 February
10.30am Midweek Service

Sunday 3 March – The Third Sunday of Lent
8am BCP Communion
10am Connect Together

Link to This week’s readings

St Mary’s is usually open 9.30am until 5pm each day for private prayer and reflection. There are various acts of prayer and worship being led via our Facebook Page

Please pray this week for: 
RIP: Louie Coultas, Jane Robinson, Frank Hardman
Sick: Pavlo Mucha, Pam Atkinson, Gail Boole, Jennifer Cottam, Mike Robinson, Ronnie Woffindin, Graham (Gareth’s grandad)

Notices

World Day of Prayer: The annual World Day of Prayer service will be held next Friday, 1 Marcht, in the Catholic Church at 2pm. This year the service has been prepared by the Christian women of Palestine, please join us to support with our prayers not only the Christian women of Palestine but all Palestinians.

The ‘Shroud of Turin’ Exhibition is taking place at the Bridge Church, Otley from 16 February until 1 March. It features a full-sized replica of the shroud and many other exhibits. The exhibition tours the nation and has recently been seen at Wells Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral and Halifax Minster.

Lent Lunches: The Christian Aid Committee will run 2 lunches this year. On Wednesday 6 March the Methodist Church are running it and on 13 March it is St Mary’s turn. We would welcome offers to help, make soup, or supply bread for the lunch. Many thanks, Janet Squire 862582 and Christine Clark 863632

Ilkley & Otley Choral Society present J S Bach’s St John Passion at All Saints Church, Otley on Saturday 9 March at 7pm. Tickets are available from Brown’s Art Gallery Otley and Grove Bookshop Ilkley.

Reminders

Tom Powell: Many of us remember Tom Powell; he has recently moved from the Troutbeck to Mayfield View. He is well, but is missing all the residents he was friends with, and would welcome anybody from St Mary’s to visit. He is on the 2nd floor, room 53, the Main Reception staff will give you directions.

Easter Cards: Annette and Sharon Hattersley are selling packs of Easter cards to raise money for Katiyo Primary School in Zimbabwe. There are packs of 4 for £1.50 and some photo blank greeting cards with flowers and animals, A5 £2 each. Annette will have them at church or they can be purchased by emailing slhattersley@gmail.com 

On Line Lent Resources
Biola Universities Lent Project starts on Shrove Tuesday. This years theme is: Exploring the Heart of St Paul: Lenten Meditations from the letters of the Apostle https://ccca.biola.edu/lent/#day-feb-13  Sign up for a daily email giving a link to a rich Lenten feast of artwork, scripture, poetry, music and commentary.
Visual Commentary on Scripture – this year’s Lent theme is entitled Lent Stations on Vices & Virtues. This offers artwork with scripture and commentary. https://thevcs.org/lent2024
Watch and Pray by Aimer Media – a Church of England App that gives a daily reading and encouragement to watch and pray through the season of Lent. Available from Google Play and the Apple Store.
Have a good lent! Ros.