Would you sit and watch a television that wasn’t plugged in to a power source?
Even laptop batteries need recharging.
A kite won’t fly without wind.This Sunday is Pentecost.
It is the day we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit of God.
The ‘power source’ for Christians – the wind beneath our wings.
Jesus promised that when he returned to heaven he would send us a helper, an advocate, the Holy Spirit.It was the power of the Holy Spirit that transformed 12 frightened disciples into people who would plant a church that has survived for more than 2,000 years.
It helped them heal the sick and inspire people throughout their known world.
The very word ‘inspire’ contains the idea of ‘in spiritus’, filled with the Spirit.
It is the Holy Spirit who connects us to God.
Through the Spirit we believe God hears us when we pray and enables us to praise Him.
It is the Holy Spirit who allows to be sure of the things we hope for and certain of the things we cannot see.
It is the Holy Spirit who helps us rise on eagles wings, to run and not get wear and to walk and not feel weak.
The Holy Spirit revitilises and refreshes us.
The Holy Spirit gives us many essential gifts but he also shows himself in our life through the virtues of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Sometimes the Holy Spirit is represented by a dove,
sometimes it is represented by fire.
Pentecost is often thought of as the birthday of the church….
so on Sunday, we celebrate!
Yours in Christ …
Rev Canon, Interim Priest in Charge
t. 01904 633261 / m. 07521 778195
e. [email protected]
The Vicarage, 1 Fulford Park, YO10 4QE
(not available on a Friday)
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT ST OSWALD’S
+ Our regular Sunday and Wednesday 10am services take place in church
+ Sunday 10am services are usually livestreamed on YouTube (also available as catch-up afterwards): http://bit.ly/Stoswaldsyoutube (click on ‘Live’)
PENTECOST SUNDAY 28 MAY
10AM SOMETHING FOR ALL AGES
‘Refreshed and Revitalised’
Do wear something bright – fiery reds, oranges or yellows!
Service Sheet: click here
After the service, do come for refreshments in the church hall – everyone welcome!
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 29 MAY
NO MORNING PRAYER
TUESDAY 30 MAY
SCHOOL HALF TERM
NO COMMUNITY CAFE/BABY CAFE
6-6.30PM PRAYING FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE
A short service of prayer at 5 REDMAN CLOSE
Please do join us in praying for a miracle
e. [email protected]
t. 01904 655187/m. 07800 77436
WEDNESDAY 31 MAY
10AM HOLY COMMUNION
(Book of Common Prayer)
SCHOOL HALF TERM
NO COMMUNITY CAFE
THURSDAY 1 JUNE
SCHOOL HALF TERM
NO ST OSWALD’S TOTS
ST OSWALD’S CHURCH FAIRS
Time is running short for organising a Summer Fair on Saturday 1 July.
If you are able to be part of a planning team for this, and/or our Christmas Fair at the end
of the year, please do contact Carolyn Blain, t. 07772797795 / [email protected]
ST OSWALD’S CHURCH HALL RECYCLING HUB
Toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes
Yes, please: Any brand of toothpaste tubes & caps, plastic toothbrushes and their outer packaging (not cardboard), and electric/battery toothbrush heads. Please rinse.
Yes please: Any brand flexible coffee bag packaging (No, thanks: Coffee pods or lids, cardboard)
Crisp and nut packaging
Yes, please: Any brand of nuts, popcorn, crisps/chips and pretzels packets. No need to wash, just shake out any remaining contents. (No, thanks: seed, dried fruit, meat snack or nutrient powder and topper packets)
Yes, please: Any brand of sweet biscuit, cake bar and cracker wrappers. This includes multipack packaging and individual wrappers though only the plastic sleeves. No need to wash, just shake out any remaining contents. (No, thanks: Any other sweet snack packaging such as flapjacks or chocolate bars; cardboard packaging – please recycle at kerbside.
CONNECT HOUSE GROUPS
Wednesday 31 May 7.30pm (Redman Close Group)
contact Jackie Tuvey-Smith e. [email protected]
Wednesday 31 May 11.15am (Sir John J. Hunt meeting room group)
Thursday 8 June 7.30pm (Heslington Lane Group)
contact Caroline Moore, e. [email protected]u
Usually Thursdays 8.15pm (Cherrywood Crescent Group)
contact Ali Tuvey-Smith:
e. [email protected]/
If you would like to join a group
please contact Jackie Tuvey-Smith
t. 01904 655187/m. 07800 774364
ST OSWALD’S CHURCH PRAYER CHAIN
Contact Caroline Moore, [email protected]
(temporarily replacing Pippa Ensor)
ST OSWALD’S CHURCH WHATSAPP GROUP
Contact Malcolm Poole t. 07791344964
Click here for more information
CHURCH SERVICES RADIO/ONLINE
8.10AM – BBC RADIO 4 SUNDAY WORSHIP
92-95FM | 198LW | Digital
ONLINE SUNDAY SERVICE
LOCAL NEWS, SUPPORT & HELP
April – June Prayer Diary – click here
POCKLINGTON ARTS CENTRE
Market Place Pocklington York YO42 2AR
Helping to change attitutudes towards dementia
TUESDAY 23 MAY – FRIDAY 16 JUNE
Tues (10am–4pm), Wed (10am–4pm), Thurs (10am–5pm),
Fri (10am–4pm), Sat (10am–1pm)
YORK FOOD BANK – Helping local people in crisis.
The foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.
“Food banks are forced to buy groceries due to shortages: Food banks are having to buy groceries at high prices because donations fail to meet demand from families in need.” BBC news 18 May 2023
DONATING FOOD: There are collection boxes in the church & church hall
Currently needing: Long Life Fruit Juice Cartons & Bottles of Squash, Laundry Detergent, Tinned Rice Puddding & Custard, Jars of Coffee, Cooking Oil, Instant Mash, Tinned Tomatoes, Cleaning Sprays, Nappies Size 3, Sponge Puddings
There are also food collection points for items bought in store at Waitrose (Foss Islands), Asda (Monks Cross), Tesco (Askham Bar), Food Warehouse (Clifton Moor)
DONATING MONEY: You can also support the Food Bank work by donating via this link here
REMINDER: Click HERE for information about Christians Against Poverty, Local York Covid Community Facebook, Random Acts of Kindness, Live Well York, Local Area Coordination
MUSIC WE WILL BE SINGING THIS SUNDAY AT 10AM!
Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
Spirit of God
Shine from the inside out
Holy Spirit fills me up
We are marching
Let us know what hymns or worship songs inspire and comfort you. Please email your choices to: [email protected]
If you know someone in the congregation who does not have email, please also ask them – and then you can email for them.