Anthem: For the Beauty of the Earth (John Rutter)
written by Graham Rutt
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.
The peace of God,
which passes all understanding,
keep your hearts and minds
in the knowledge and love of God,
and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.
Go in the peace of Christ
Thanks be to God
APCM – Thursday 29th April at 7:30pm by Zoom – Zoom link to follow
TUESDAY’S AT ST HILDA’S
Eucharist……………… Tuesday – 9:30am
Morning Prayer……. Tuesday – 8:45am
St Thomas’ at St Hilda’s
Sunday 18th April at 10:30am in St Hilda’s Church
in church Service at 10:30am and online at 4:00pm
Exciting and encouraging information about the work being done by Ben and his team from St Thomas’ and their vision for the future
The launch of St Thomas’ as a ‘Resource Church’ was made possible by the generosity of a church in York, The Belfrey. The Belfrey exists to serve God’s Transformation of the North and a team from this church in York has moved to the North East to see Jesus transform many lives in the fantastic city of Newcastle.
We are a community that is being formed by Jesus and we are praying for God’s Kingdom to come in Newcastle as it is in heaven. We believe that the good news about Jesus Christ is the best news for the world and so we do not exist for ourselves, but so that everyone might encounter the new life that Jesus has won for us. St Thomas’ is strategically located right in the heart of Newcastle and is surrounded by the two universities, retail, leisure and is right next door to some of the main transport hubs in the city. We long to see the many people who live, work, study and play in the city encounter the love of God.
Everyone is welcome to come and join us on a Sunday, whether you have been following Jesus for decades or have never been to a church before. We would love to meet you!
In the coming years St Thomas’ will be planting churches across the city of Newcastle and beyond, and we would love for you to be part of the adventure that God is calling us on.
A photograph showing the people of St Thomas’ at St Hilda’s while their refurbishment continues… A very warm invitation is extended to everyone… the Service is currently at 10:30am.
If you’re unsure about being ‘in church’… The Service is also recorded and made available online from 4:00pm onwards.
St Thomas’ at St Hilda’s Church Jesmond will be set up and ready to watch at 4pm and any time following. Prior to 4pm the video will be from the previous week.
Watch Bishop Mark invite us to pray for our Next Steps this Easter – Growing Church Bringing Hope
When God’s people work and pray for God’s Kingdom we open up ourselves to the possibility of God’s transformation. As we witness to God’s love and serve the needs of our communities in the power of the Holy Spirit, things change – including us!
Praying for ‘Next Steps’ on the Emmaus Road – Easter 2021
They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?’
We are taking some time during the Easter Season to offer our Next Steps to God in prayer. This will be a particularly focused time of listening and waiting on God as we pray together.
As we are thinking about Next Steps, we will be using the Account of the Emmaus Road Journey as a focus for our prayers, thinking about the first steps two disciples took towards recognising the Risen Jesus walking with them. You can find the story in Luke’s Gospel chapter 24, verses 13-35.
There are a few different ways you may like to pray to begin with:
Our Diocesan Monthly Prayer Diary has ‘Next Steps’ prayer suggestions for each week – you may like to include these in your regular praying. You can find our latest Prayer Diary here.
2) Weekly Prayers:
Join us for online prayer every Thursday morning at 9.00am during the Easter
Season whenever you can, starting on 8 April until 20 May. Prayers will be finished by 9.30am.
3) Monthly Prayers:
These evening prayers will use a version of lectio divina (a way of slowly reading and praying scripture) to help us pray for Next Steps.
This year’s Thy Kingdom Come will happen from 13th – 23rd May.
A Reflection by Bishop Christine on the life of Prince Philip