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Jamming with God

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Sunday 18th June – 6pm-8pm

Lots of folk have been talking over the last couple of months about an opportunity for an informal musical worship session – and so we begin this third Sunday in June.

Jamming with God is…

  • a chance to play and sing with “freedom” – without the need to practice for Sunday
  • opportunity to try new things – instruments, harmonies, technical stuff, riffs and rhythms!
  • opportunity to play/sing with and learn from all the members of our group without constraints
  • bring friends, families, folk who may want to give musical worship a try in anyway or just to “be and listen”. The time we hope will enable any young people who go to Release to be able to pop in for a try if they like
  • generally, a fun Jamming Session with Worship music at the centre

This will be a very  fluid and work in progress session..

Lots of feedback is needed and welcomed so that we can mould this session into whatever will work best for us as a church.

The hope is that whether two or twenty turn-up, it will be a brilliant session!  

Please come and join us on the 18th June.

When did you meet Jesus?

 Personal responses to the question asked in our All Age Worship on April 30th 2017

When I met

“I met with Jesus after I had asked him into my life.  The bible, up to then was just a history book, but the words came alive.  I have never been the same since – I am truly alive now.”

“I knew I’d never be the same again after Jesus chose to confirm my faith in Him by completely enveloping me in His warm, comforting love.  This was my baptism in the Holy Spirit – some thirty odd years ago – 10 days after my commitment to Him after months of truth seeking.  That day – the word from the pulpit was just for me, ‘faith and trust.’ “

“I met Jesus when I got hurt playing for Burley Oaks FC.”

“I meet with Jesus when I walk the dog late at night.  Sometimes he is there strong and focussed.  Often there is just a vague sense of presence.  And sometimes he just doesn’t come.  Or maybe it’s me who isn’t sometimes really there.  When its strong it’s always surprising.”

” ‘Your car keys are not in Costa Coffee, but Church House’ he said!”

“I met Jesus just before Easter when walking in the Dales and also in the centre of Bradford with the homeless.”

“I met Jesus when I was walking up the hill, thinking about something.”

“I met Jesus when He spoke to me through the Bible and challenged me to allow Him to change the way I thought about things:  “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is.”

“I meet Jesus when I read my bible and pray.”

These are just a selection from the written down and gathered in responses from the All Age Worship on the 30th – to read through the full collection please click here

Thy Kingdom Come

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25 May – 4 June 2017

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer ovement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.

There are specific events planned both at All Saints Ilkley and elsewhere and for this and more information – please click here.

For further information go to www.thykingdomcome.global

Tour De Yorkshire

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Sunday 30th April – 12.48pm approx

Why not stay on after the APCM to enjoy the caravan and race which is the Tour De Yorkshire, the race scheduled to pass by at 12.48 approx.  Our bells will be ringing and there will be some children’s games organised by Lawrence.

Local businesses will be serving take-away food – Lishmans we know will be having a barbecue.  Take advantage of the perfect vantage point to watch this exciting event.

World Watch List

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Open Doors

Every year, Open Doors produces the World Watch List, detailing the countries where Christians face the most severe persecution. This month, let’s pray for the top 25 places (5 each week) where faith costs the most:

Week 2

  • Syria – for strength and courage for Christians still living in places dominated by Islamic State and for those who have had to flee.
  • Iraq – for peace and stability so that all Christians can return home and for healing from the traumas of war.
  • Iran – for the release of many Christians in prison, and for the faith to share God’s love with guards and inmates while they wait.
  • Yemen – for protection for the small, fragile church and for God to touch the hearts of radical Islamists.
  • Eritrea – for endurance for the thousands of Christians imprisoned and a softening of the harsh regime.

Week 1.

  • North Korea – for protection and rescue for 300,000 Christians, living as either secret believers or as prisoners in labour camps.
  • Somalia – for peace and courage for those who believe in Christ despite the constant threat of death and attack.
  • Afghanistan – for an end to conflict and to the law that makes it illegal to be a Christian.
  • Pakistan – for protection for the 700 Christian women and girls who are abducted every year and forced to convert to Islam.
  • Sudan – for the government to allow freedom of religion and stop falsely arresting Christians.

Sunday 30th April – 9.30am

APCM

Annual Parish Church Meeting

Our Annual Parish Church Meeting with Holy Communion  will be on  Sunday 30th April at 9.30am. Croissants and cover will be served from 9.00am – please do come and enjoy.

There will be no 11am service or Dotty Saints service that morning, the 8am Holy Communion service will happen as normal.

Our APCM is an important meeting here at All Saints, it gives us the opportunity to celebrate God’s activity amongst us over the last year and elect new members to our Parochial Church council (PCC) and our local Deanery Synod.

PCC and Deanery Reps

We hold approximately nine PCC meetings (normally on a 2nd Monday evening of the month) annually and there are five PCC places available. Three of these PCC appoitnments would be for three years, the others for less. Those elected would normally have an interest in a significant area of church life and ministry or be prepared to do so. There are four Deanery places (three year term) with Deanery reps automatically being members of the PCC and with Deanery Synod meeting three times within the year.  Please be aware that there is a PCC training event on the evening of the 3rd May and a PCC away-day at Scargill House on Saturday 6th May. The first PCC meeting of the new council will be on Monday 8th May with a prompt 7.45pm start beginning with worship, prayer and spiritual reflection. Please speak to Patrick Bateman (chair) Jonathan Wright (vice chair) Nic Hodson (secretary) if you would like to know more about what is involved.

After this year’s APCM

After the APCM please stay on for the Tour De Yorkshire, and watch as the caravan and the race go past All Saints.  The cyclist’s  leave Bradford at 12.15pm with them anticipated to be in Ilkley at approximately 12.30pm. Please note there will be no road closures in the morning affecting coming to church, there will be rolling road closures 25 mins before it arrives. Further details to follow.

Seder Meals

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Maundy Thursday@Home –  13th April

We are encouraging groups and life groups to have a Seder Meal in their homes for church family and wider family in the community.

In celebrating the Seder meal we remember God’s rescue of the Israelite people from slavery in Egypt and celebrates the life and death of Jesus who still rescues us today.

There are three key elements to this meal: the story, the toasts, and obviously the food!

The Story: Parts of the story will be told at the start, before the main course, and before dessert.

The Food: The food reflects the story so that through it we can relive the excitement and action of these great events which have changed world history.

The Toasts: The toasts give us the opportunity to briefly and naturally remember and thank God for his hand in the events of history, but also of our own lives here and now.  A short toast will be proposed, for which we may respond with the traditional Christian “Amen!”, or “Cheers!”, both responses being a way of agreeing with the toast proposed.

It’s a chance to relax, enjoy food, being immersed in a story which touches and which can change each of us.

If you are interested in organising a Seder meal as a group, please speak to Steve Proudlove who has simple and accessible resources that would make this very easy to do – curate@ilkleyallsaints.org.uk

The Last Cuckoo

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Clarke Foley Centre – 8pm – 5th & 6th May

Sea View Productions present The Last Cuckoo, a one man play about loss, hope and birds by Nigel Forde with Andrew Harrison.

Performances on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th May at the Clark Foley Centre with tickets at £8 available from Pat Darnley – 01943 603927

Reviews – ‘Beautifully comic – I cried with laughter’ – Simon Mayo.   ‘It’s a great show! An enchanting evening’ – Sally Magnusson

This is a Church Development fund raising event.

Visitor Survey

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Please complete our short Visitor Survey to help us find out what you know about the heritage of All Saints, whether you visit and what you would like to discover about the church and it’s surrounding area.

Our survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and your views will really help us to interpret our heritage in the most interesting and accessible way.

Our online version is on Survey Monkey – please click here.

If you’d prefer, please download a hard copy of the survey, complete and return to the Parish Office – 6 Church Street. – please click here.

Thank you for your time.

Rebecca Greenfield – Heritage Manager.

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Toilet Twinning

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Toilet Twinning at All Saints

If you’ve recently visited one of the loos in church you will probably have noticed a framed certificate and photograph on the wall telling you that the toilet has been twinned with one in a developing country.

Toilet Twinning raises funds to support water and sanitation work in some of the poorest countries on earth. By supporting Toilet Twinning’s vital mission, All Saints is helping to do something about the fact that 2.4 billion people don’t have somewhere safe and hygienic to go to the loo.

If you are interested in twinning your own toilet then for a one-off payment of £60 you can do so. Simply visit www.toilettwinning.org .