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Change the life of someone else - by saving your used postage stamps.
The stamps will be collected to support the Leprosy Mission, an international development organisation transforming and empowering the lives of people affected by leprosy. Its goal is to eradicate the causes and consequences of this disease. The Leprosy Mission works in around 30 countries across Africa, South Asia and East Asia.
It is hard to believe that used stamps can help transform lives - but every year, money raised from stamps and collectables makes such a difference to people affected by leprosy.
It takes seconds to rescue a used stamp from an envelope destined for the recycling bin but, by doing so, you can bring hope and healing to some of the world's most marginalised people.
How does it work?
Leprosy Mission sort all the contributions of stamps, then they are sold to help those in need.
If you would like to contribute bring your stamps to church and give them to Maureen Clarke who will send them to Leprosy Mission on your behalf. Maureen goes to the 9am Sunday service. If you come to 10.45 leave them on the table at the back of church and we will make sure she receives them.
Date For Your Diary
Barn Dance - St Andrew's Church
Saturday 1st October 2022 6-9pm
Faith Supper and Bring a Bottle
Help required to move chairs prior and after the barn dance. More details to follow in the coming weeks
Harrogate District Foodbank
The foodbank writes: We want to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry, but we need your help to make this happen. Your gift of financial support, time, business partnership and food can make a real difference.
Our local foodbank is at Life Destiny Church (behind the Methodist Church) 93B High Street Starbeck
If you would like further information on how to receive help, or to offer donations of food etc.
Please click here
What's happening across the Diocese- July 2022
To find out more about what is happening in our Diocese, including new appointments and special events, concerts etc, please click here to access the Diocesan E-news for July
Prayer for Healing
Tuesday Morning Prayer for healing 10.30 am. This is a recurring meeting. Meet anytime - All welcome
If you are attending church in person we are now taking up an offering during the service which you are invited to contribute to, otherwise you can pay into St Andrew's Church bank account at any time either by one-off bank transfers or by setting up a standing order.
Whilst phil is on sabbatical Sally Pickering (Curate) contact details are as follows Sally's email:Sally.Pickering@Leeds.anglican.org - Checked regularly please use for general contact. Sally's church mobile 07376552736 ( emergency/urgent contact)
This Weeks Prayer Points:
Myanmar: recently there have been some executions of activists for the first time in years. People are very unhappy with the regime. Pray for protection on those who may want to demonstrate, and remember Christians. There have been many people who have recently responded to the gospel.
Sudan; here too there have been demonstrations against the military regime.
Remember those who follow the Lord.
U.S.A,/Europe: Pray for those who have lost homes in fires in California and in a number of European countries - France, Greece, Spain, Portugal etc. and the U.K.
Sri Lanka: Ask for wisdom for the government as they are unpopular with the people and there are many shortages of food and fuel. Give thanks that fuel has been provided so that children can return to school. Pray that those who are ill will get to hospital.
Afghanistan: Give thanks and pray for the work of M.S.F. Their hospitals are often the only place that people can turn to for medical help and this is limited. Many children are suffering from malnutrition.
Ukraine: Bombing continues including on the port city of Odessa. Pray for all who continue to suffer in the war and that grain will be able to be shipped out of the Black Sea ports. Some farmers producing the grain are finding land mines in their fields.
Kenya: Elections are coming up amid food shortages and a drought in the North of the country. Pray for a good outcome and a government free from corruption. Pray against any violence.
India: Continue prayer for Janaki and her team. Pray about her proposed trip to the U.K. in September.
Belgium/Switzerland: Pray for the Prices, giving thanks for the recent C.D.
recording in Canada, and safe travel back to Europe, including to a wedding in Switzerland.
S.Africa: Pray for members of the Y.W.A.M. team who have been approached to take on a new role. Ask for finance for the current Bible school for African students and for wisdom for Ben and Kirsten in all the work that they oversee.
U.K.: Give thanks for Paula and Jo's safe return from Gran Canaria. Pray for Jo who has health issues. Pray for the leadership contest running at present, that the person who is chosen will be the Lord's choice for this time. Pray for the on-going needs of the N.H.S. and for all who are struggling with the rising cost of living. Remember both the Commonwealth Games and Lambeth conference. Pray for blessing on all those who are arriving from other nations and on those who will be receiving them. Pray for security and for our police.
B.Y.F.C: Pray for Neil , his leadership team and Board as they come to the end of 40 days of seeking the Lord about future ministry. Give thanks for this time and pray for the bookings at summer conferences. Give thanks that the Sense has been at Hollybush this week. Pray for them as they finish their year out together and for their team leaders as they recruit the next group of young people for next year.
International Y.F.C: Pray for refreshment for Martin and Sam and good family time over the summer.
Local: Pray for Sam and Haley and their work with CAP. Pray for Sally and the P.C.C. and our worship leaders. Remember summer visitors to our church, that they may be welcomed. Give thanks for Phil and Bec and family and the opportunity of a sabbatical and holiday together. Pray for all who are ill and those who care for them, and those who have been bereaved, for the Lord's comfort and strength.