Pews News – 25th August 2019

25th August 2019 – The Tenth Sunday after Trinity

Welcome
St Andrew’s Church welcomes allcomers, whether this is your first time or thousandth time in church. You are welcome whatever your age, gender, marital status, disability, race or sexuality. You are welcome whether you have a deep and mature faith in Christ; are uncertain and still seeking; or have no faith. If you are new to church, please do take a welcome leaflet to be found in the pews; and do not hesitate to ask one of the welcomers if you have any queries.

Next Sunday
We have our usual range of first Sunday services, said communion at 8am, Worship 4 All at 10am and Ignatian Service at 6.30pm.

Children’s Church
Children’s Church will open for the Autumn term on 8th September with lots more stories, games and craft activities. The term will start with stories about Joshua, so prepare for some noisy feedback sessions later in September! We meet each week during term time except for the first Sunday in the month and we have room for more pre-school and primary aged children. Parents are welcome to join us to help their children settle in.

Children’s Church volunteers
Can you help us? We are looking to recruit one or two more volunteers to help out at Children’s Church. If we have sufficient helpers, you would only be called on about twice a term. We have a termly rota so you would know well in advance which Sunday you are needed. There would be no planning or preparation to do, we just need people to help supervise the children as they listen to stories, play games and do craft activities. At the moment I am looking to fill gaps on 29th September and 8th December. If you are a regular church member and would like to help out on one of these dates or for more information please speak to Hilary or phone on 07980 596646.

Thank You
I would like to say a very big thank you to my family and friends for the masses of cards, flowers, gifts, cakes, visits and phone calls following my operation (which was a success). And to my St Andrew’s family for their prayers, which at my lowest point when things were going wrong, I felt their love and prayers. To know that people are thinking and praying for you is such a gift. Thank you to Gill for taking over the flowers and Rita for the Remembrance book. Once again, thank you and God bless you all. Ann Dove.

Eddie Parkes
I would like to thank everyone who came to say a final goodbye to Eddie on the 8th August and help to make it such a fitting celebration of his life. We even made his sisters laugh instead of cry which is quite an achievement!  Thank you and God bless you all. Sara

Book Club
Our next book club meeting is on Thursday 5th September 2019 7.30-9pm in church and everyone is welcome to come along. The book we are reading is Pheobe by Paula Gooder and the evening is an opportunity to discuss the book and gain insight from others. In this, her first novel, Biblical scholar and popular author and speaker Paula Gooder tells Phoebe’s story – who she was, the life she lived and her first-century faith – and in doing so opens up Paul’s theology, giving a sense of the cultural and historical pressures that shaped Paul’s thinking, and the faith of the early church. Rigorously researched, this is a novel for everyone and anyone who wants to engage more imaginatively with Paul’s theology – from one of the UK’s foremost New Testament scholars. Each person will need a copy of the book (or access an audio version of the book) and need to read it before we meet. If you are interested please speak with Greg or Sue Masters.

Prayer Available
Please note that there is always someone willing to pray with you after the service about any need or concern you have. Please feel free to approach one of the prayer team direct or ask one of the clergy.

Carys Egner
Carys has now begun her role as St Andrew’s/St Andy’s Youth Worker (working with 9-14s), covering for Emma Wildman, during her maternity leave. Please pray for her as she gets to grip with her new responsibilities.

Baby Austin
We are pleased to report that baby Austin (who has now finally reached his due date) has made a full recovery from meningitis and that the brain damage he sustained is expected to repair itself in due course. Many thanks for all the prayers for him. Please do continue to pray for Sean and Emma who have been through a traumatic time.

Congratulations
To baby Ella Richardson who will be celebrating her first birthday (can you believe it?) on Tuesday.

Altar Setting Up
We have a small, dedicated band of altar servers, which needs additional people. Setting up the altar is fairly straightforward, and full training will be given. Volunteers will be asked to arrive at church for 9.30am. Please speak to Rita if you would like to know more.

Shawl Ministry
After many years of loyal service, Jackie Page has decided to lay down responsibility for coordinating our Shawl Ministry. We would like to find a replacement as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please speak to Jackie or Lynnette. The person who takes this on doesn’t necessarily have to be a knitter themselves.

Nativity 2019
Plans are afoot for a live Nativity at Christmas. Anyone who would like to help as part of the planning team should speak to Greg.

PowerPoint
We are looking for an additional volunteer who would be willing on an occasional basis to operate the PowerPoint for the screens on Sunday morning. The volunteer would be expected to help once every couple of months or so.

Giving
A reminder of the benefit of giving by Direct Debit. It means being able to support the work of the church even when you’re not able to be here. It means not having to search for money to put on the plate just before leaving home on a Sunday morning. It means the Church can budget with much more confidence, knowing what money is coming in. It really does make a huge difference! We are also wanting to encourage people to consider remembering St Andrews in their wills. Even a small percentage of your estate could make a huge difference to the ongoing mission of the Church.

Kitchen and Gift Day
There will be a grand official opening of our newly refurbished kitchen on Saturday 7th Sept at 10.30am. Tea and cake will be served, with Jose England kindly officiating. The event will double as a Gift Day, when congregation members and other supporters of the church are invited to respond to our appeal, in which we are seeking to raise £3,000 in gifts and pledges. The appeal is designed to support the work of St Andrew’s generally, but also three projects in particular: our new Youth Worker, Taste Life (support for those suffering with eating disorders) and St Andy’s need for a new, permanent venue. Please give generously either one-off gifts.

Sponsored Walk
This year’s sponsored walk is ‘From Bubbenhall to Bidford’, following the Shakespeare Avon Way and visiting 8 different churches, entailing a total of 34 miles of walking country lanes and fields. We will be raising money for Kidz Klub and St Andrew’s. Anyone is welcome to join us even if only to do one leg of 3-4 miles. Please see Greg or Veronika for further details.

Social Calendar

Proms in the Vicarage Garden Aug 31st (Tickets now on sale at £6)
Quiz Night Sept 20th (Tickets now on sale at £10)
Queen Tribute Oct 5th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Games Night Oct 25th (tickets on sale soon at £10)
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Open the Book
A team of 10 of us deliver assemblies into two primary schools in the area, entertaining children while telling bible stories. We would especially like to supplement the Wednesday morning team who take assemblies at St Andrew’s. You would need to be available from 8.30-9.30am. You wouldn’t need to be available every Wednesday. Even once a month would make a big difference. To find out more, please speak to Hilary, Kate or Greg.

Tots Praise
The next Tots Praise service will take place on August 27th. This is an informal gathering for pre-school children and their carers, with songs, craft and stories. Doors open at 8.45am, with the service starting at 9.15am. Greg will be telling the story of David the Shepherd.

Transport for Medical Appointments
St Andrew’s is planning to launch a new service in the autumn, offering lifts to medical appointments at Coventry doctors and hospital. In order to do this, we need volunteer drivers who would be willing to help out on an occasional basis with a lift to the hospital or doctors. Full training and briefing will be provided. A first meeting for anyone interested will take place on Wednesday 25th September at 7pm in church. Any expression of interest will not be taken as a firm commitment at this stage. You can limit your commitment in any way you see fit. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check for safeguarding purposes. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Holiday and Pews News
The Parish Administrator is now on holiday until 2nd September. Any urgent enquiries should be addressed to the Vicar or Church Wardens. Please note that notices for next week’s Pews News should be sent to Steve Martin at stevecmartin@talktalk.net

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Rita Muir.

Prayer List
Please pray for Maureen Regan, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, baby Austin, Beryl Lee and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates August-September
Tues 27th 9.15am Tots Praise
Sat 31st 7.30pm Proms at the Vicarage
Sun 1st 8.00am Communion
10.00am Worship 4 All
6.30pm Ignatian Service
Mon 2nd 7.30pm Baptism Preparation
Tues 3rd 7.30pm Leadership meeting at 22 Hathaway Rd
Readings Hebrew 12.18-29 (p 1211) & Luke 13.10-17 (p 1046)
Readers Victoria Kaczur & Ann Crowley
Preacher Greg Smith
Led by Lesley Lee
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Lesley Lee
Comm Asst Lesley Lee
Music Ben Kimpton
Next week at 8am Heb 13.1-8, 15&16 & Luke 14.1, 7-14

 

Sponsored Walk

Sponsored Walk

On Saturday September 14th, walkers from St Andrew’s and St Andy’s will be following the Shakespeare Avon Way, visiting 8 different churches, and covering a total of 34 miles of country lanes and fields: From Bubbenhall to Bidford. We are raising money for Kidz Klub, Tile Hill and the Church. Anyone is welcome to join us even if only to do one leg of 3-4 miles. Please contact Greg on gregsmith31760@tiscali.co.uk for further details.  Pledges of sponsorship can also be sent to this address.

The Church is seeking to raise funds for its children and youth ministry. Kidz Klub, Tile Hill, do amazing work with primary school aged children, sharing the good news of Jesus with kids from challenging backgrounds. Your sponsorship would make an incredible difference.

Pews News – 18th August 2019

18th August 2019 – The Ninth Sunday after Trinity

Welcome
St Andrew’s Church welcomes allcomers, whether this is your first time or thousandth time in church. You are welcome whatever your age, gender, marital status, disability, race or sexuality. You are welcome whether you have a deep and mature faith in Christ; are uncertain and still seeking; or have no faith. If you are new to church, please do take a welcome leaflet to be found in the pews; and do not hesitate to ask one of the welcomers if you have any queries.

Prayer Available
Please note that there is always someone willing to pray with you after the service about any need or concern you have. Please feel free to approach one of the prayer team direct or ask one of the clergy.

Eddie Parkes
I would like to thank everyone who came to say a final goodbye to Eddie on the 8th August and help to make it such a fitting celebration of his life. We even made his sisters laugh instead of cry which is quite an achievement! Thank you and God bless you all. Sara

Ladies Fellowship
The Ladies Fellowship will be meeting at the Mocha Lounge this Tuesday, 20th August at 1.30pm.

Carys Egner
Carys has now begun her role as St Andrew’s/St Andy’s Youth Worker (working with 9-14s), covering for Emma Wildman, during her maternity leave. Please pray for her as she gets to grip with her new responsibilities.

Book Club
Our next book club meeting is on Thursday 5th September 2019 7.30-9pm in church and everyone is welcome to come along. The book we are reading is Pheobe by Paula Gooder and the evening is an opportunity to discuss the book and gain insight from others. In this, her first novel, Biblical scholar and popular author and speaker Paula Gooder tells Phoebe’s story – who she was, the life she lived and her first-century faith – and in doing so opens up Paul’s theology, giving a sense of the cultural and historical pressures that shaped Paul’s thinking, and the faith of the early church. Rigorously researched, this is a novel for everyone and anyone who wants to engage more imaginatively with Paul’s theology – from one of the UK’s foremost New Testament scholars. Each person will need a copy of the book (or access an audio version of the book) and need to read it before we meet. If you are interested, please speak with Greg or Sue Masters.

Foodbank
In recent weeks we have had 21 people through the door in 2 hours! That is the most we have served at St Oswald’s since it opened. We ran short of almost everything on the list, most of which are basic everyday items. I implore you to pick up a few items each time you shop, to help those who are in need and often Desperate. Unfortunately, we have no facility for fresh or frozen foods. It is all tins and packages. Tinned fruit, meat, fish and vegetables are especially needed. Other items include Milk, juice, tea, coffee, cereals, pasta/rice, baked beans, tinned tomatoes, pasta sauces, biscuits. All basic everyday items. If everyone just brought to church, just one item every week, think how much that would amount to. Just a thought! Please, please help. Thanking you in anticipation. Jackie Lynch, Jean Richardson and Charley Watts.

Altar setting up
We have a small, dedicated band of altar servers, which needs additional people. Setting up the altar is fairly straightforward, and full training will be given. Volunteers will be asked to arrive at church for 9.30am. Please speak to Rita if you would like to know more.

Shawl Ministry
After many years of loyal service, Jackie Page has decided to lay down responsibility for coordinating our Shawl Ministry. We would like to find a replacement as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please speak to Jackie or Lynnette. The person who takes this on doesn’t necessarily have to be a knitter themselves.

Nativity 2019
Plans are afoot for a live Nativity at Christmas. Anyone who would like to help as part of the planning team should speak to Greg.

PowerPoint
We are looking for an additional volunteer who would be willing on an occasional basis to operate the PowerPoint for the screens on Sunday morning. The volunteer would be expected to help once every couple of months or so.

Giving
A reminder of the benefit of giving by Direct Debit. It means being able to support the work of the church even when you’re not able to be here. It means not having to search for money to put on the plate just before leaving home on a Sunday morning. It means the Church can budget with much more confidence, knowing what money is coming in. It really does make a huge difference! We are also wanting to encourage people to consider remembering St Andrew’s in their wills. Even a small percentage of your estate could make a huge difference to the ongoing mission of the Church.

Kitchen Upgrade
Thanks to two generous grants from WREN (Waste Recycling Environment Ltd) and National Grid, and the additional extremely generous support from many members of the congregation, we have been able to complete a much-needed refurbishment of our kitchen and side room. Many thanks to those who have been so generous. There will be an official opening of the kitchen on Sept 7th, but it is already in use.

Sponsored Walk
This year’s sponsored walk is ‘From Bubbenhall to Bidford’, following the Shakespeare Avon Way and visiting 8 different churches, entailing a total of 34 miles of walking country lanes and fields. We will be raising money for Kidz Klub and St Andrew’s. Anyone is welcome to join us even if only to do one leg of 3-4 miles. Please see Greg or Veronika for further details.

Social Calendar

Proms in the Vicarage Garden Aug 31st (Tickets now on sale at £6)
Quiz Night Sept 20th (Tickets now on sale at £10)
Queen Tribute Oct 5th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Games Night Oct 25th
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Open the Book
A team of 10 of us deliver assemblies into two primary schools in the area, entertaining children while telling bible stories. We would especially like to supplement the Wednesday morning team who take assemblies at St Andrew’s. You would need to be available from 8.30-9.30am. You wouldn’t need to be available every Wednesday. Even once a month would make a big difference. To find out more, please speak to Hilary, Kate or Greg.

Transport for Medical Appointments
St Andrew’s is planning to launch a new service in the autumn, offering lifts to medical appointments at Coventry doctors and hospital. In order to do this, we need volunteer drivers who would be willing to help out on an occasional basis with a lift to the hospital or doctors. Full training and briefing will be provided. Any expression of interest will not be taken as a firm commitment at this stage. You can limit your commitment in any way you see fit. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check for safeguarding purposes. A meeting has now been arranged for Wednesday 25th September at 7pm at the Vicarage. To register your interest please contact Julie 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Beryl Lee.

Prayer List
Please pray for Maureen Regan, Ann Dove, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, baby Austin, Beryl Lee and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates August
Tues 20th 7.30pm Baptism Team meeting
Weds 21st 3.30pm Social Committee at the Vicarage
7.30pm Children’s Council at 538 Broad Lane
Tues 27th 9.15am Tots Praise
12.00pm Light Lunch
2.00pm Forget me Not
Readings Heb 11.29-12.2 & Luke 12.49-56
Readers Vicky Yardley & Jill Pinks
Lead Sue Masters
Preacher Lynnette Clarke
President Lynnette Clarke
Intercessions Sue Masters
Comm Asst Emma Read
Music Daniel Smith
Next week Heb 12.18-29 & Luke 13.10-17

 

Pews News – 11th August 2019

11th August 2019 – The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Welcome
St Andrew’s Church welcomes allcomers, whether this is your first time or thousandth time in church. You are welcome whatever your age, gender, marital status, disability, race or sexuality. You are welcome whether you have a deep and mature faith in Christ; are uncertain and still seeking; or have no faith. If you are new to church, please do take a welcome leaflet to be found in the pews; and do not hesitate to ask one of the welcomers if you have any queries.

Prayer Available
Please note that there is always someone willing to pray with you after the service about any need or concern you have. Please feel free to approach one of the prayer team direct or ask one of the clergy.

Seek His Face
Please note there is no Seek His Face gathering this month. The next service will be on September 8th.

Carys Egner
Carys has now begun her role as St Andrew’s/St Andy’s Youth Worker (working with 9-14s), covering for Emma Wildman, during her maternity leave. Please pray for her as she gets to grip with her new responsibilities.

Book Club
Our next book club meeting is on Thursday 5th September 2019 7.30-9pm in church and everyone is welcome to come along. The book we are reading is Pheobe by Paula Gooder and the evening is an opportunity to discuss the book and gain insight from others. In this, her first novel, Biblical scholar and popular author and speaker Paula Gooder tells Phoebe’s story – who she was, the life she lived and her first-century faith – and in doing so opens up Paul’s theology, giving a sense of the cultural and historical pressures that shaped Paul’s thinking, and the faith of the early church. Rigorously researched, this is a novel for everyone and anyone who wants to engage more imaginatively with Paul’s theology – from one of the UK’s foremost New Testament scholars. Each person will need a copy of the book (or access an audio version of the book) and need to read it before we meet. If you are interested, please speak with Greg or Sue Masters.

Foodbank
This week, we had 21 people through the door in 2 hours! That is the most we have served at St Oswald’s since it opened. We ran short of almost everything on the list, most of which are basic everyday items. I implore you to pick up a few items each time you shop, to help those who are in need and often Desperate. Unfortunately, we have no facility for fresh or frozen foods. It is all tins and packages. Tinned fruit, meat, fish and vegetables are especially needed. Other items include Milk, juice, tea, coffee, cereals, pasta/rice, baked beans, tinned tomatoes, pasta sauces, biscuits. All basic everyday items. If everyone just brought to church, just one item every week, think how much that would amount to. Just a thought! Please, please help. Thanking you in anticipation. Jackie Lynch, Jean Richardson and Charley Watts.

Altar setting up
We have a small, dedicated band of altar servers, which needs additional people. Setting up the altar is fairly straightforward, and full training will be given. Volunteers will be asked to arrive at church for 9.30am. Please speak to Rita if you would like to know more.

Shawl Ministry
After many years of loyal service, Jackie Page has decided to lay down responsibility for coordinating our Shawl Ministry. We would like to find a replacement as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please speak to Jackie or Lynnette. The person who takes this on doesn’t necessarily have to be a knitter themselves.

Nativity 2019
Plans are afoot for a live Nativity at Christmas. Anyone who would like to help as part of the planning team should speak to Greg.

PowerPoint
We are looking for an additional volunteer who would be willing on an occasional basis to operate the PowerPoint for the screens on Sunday morning. The volunteer would be expected to help once every couple of months or so.

Giving
A reminder of the benefit of giving by Direct Debit. It means being able to support the work of the church even when you’re not able to be here. It means not having to search for money to put on the plate just before leaving home on a Sunday morning. It means the Church can budget with much more confidence, knowing what money is coming in. It really does make a huge difference! We are also wanting to encourage people to consider remembering St Andrew’s in their wills. Even a small percentage of your estate could make a huge difference to the ongoing mission of the Church.

Kitchen Upgrade
Thanks to two generous grants from WREN (Waste Recycling Environment Ltd) and National Grid, and the additional extremely generous support from many members of the congregation, we have been able to complete a much-needed refurbishment of our kitchen and side room. Many thanks to those who have been so generous. There will be an official opening of the kitchen on Sept 7th, but it is already in use.

Sponsored Walk
This year’s sponsored walk is ‘From Bubbenhall to Bidford’, following the Shakespeare Avon Way and visiting 8 different churches, entailing a total of 34 miles of walking country lanes and fields. We will be raising money for Kidz Klub and St Andrew’s. Anyone is welcome to join us even if only to do one leg of 3-4 miles. Please see Greg or Veronika for further details.

Social Calendar

Proms in the Vicarage Garden Aug 31st (Tickets now on sale at £6)
Quiz Night Sept 20th (Tickets now on sale at £10)
Queen Tribute Oct 5th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Games Night Oct 25th
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Open the Book
A team of 10 of us deliver assemblies into two primary schools in the area, entertaining children while telling bible stories. We would especially like to supplement the Wednesday morning team who take assemblies at St Andrew’s  You would need to be available from 8.30-9.30am. You wouldn’t need to be available every Wednesday. Even once a month would make a big difference. To find out more, please speak to Hilary, Kate or Greg.

Tots Praise
The next Tots Praise service will take place on August 13th. This is an informal gathering for pre-school children and their carers, with songs, craft and stories. Doors open at 8.45am, with the service starting at 9.15am. We will be telling the story of Samuel.

Transport for Medical Appointments
St Andrew’s is planning to launch a new service in the autumn, offering lifts to medical appointments at Coventry doctors and hospital. In order to do this, we need volunteer drivers who would be willing to help out on an occasional basis with a lift to the hospital or doctors. Full training and briefing will be provided. Any expression of interest will not be taken as a firm commitment at this stage. You can limit your commitment in any way you see fit. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check for safeguarding purposes. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Trevor Smith in memory of Daniel Warburton.

Prayer List
Please pray for Maureen Regan, Ann Dove, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, baby Austin, Beryl Lee and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates August
Tues 13th 9.15am Tots Praise
Tues 20th 7.30pm Baptism Team meeting
Weds 21st 3.30pm Social Committee at the Vicarage
7.30pm Children’s Council at 538 Broad Lane
Readings Heb 11.1-3, 8-16 (p 1209) & Luke 12.32-40 (p 1045)
Readers Peter Bruton & Harvey Wyatt
Preacher Sue Masters
President Lynnette Clarke
Intercessions Lynnette Clarke
Comm Asst Sue Masters
Music Michael Watkins
Next week Heb 11.29-12.2 & Luke 12.49-56

Pews News – 4th August 2019

4th August 2019 – The Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Welcome
St Andrew’s Church welcomes allcomers, whether this is your first time or thousandth time in church. You are welcome whatever your age, gender, marital status, disability, race or sexuality. You are welcome whether you have a deep and mature faith in Christ; are uncertain and still seeking; or have no faith. If you are new to church, please do take a welcome leaflet to be found in the pews; and do not hesitate to ask one of the welcomers if you have any queries.

Seek His Face
Please note that Seek His Face next week has been cancelled. The next gathering will be on 8th September.

Book Club
Our next book club meeting is on Thursday 5th September 2019 7.30-9pm in church and everyone is welcome to come along. The book we are reading is Pheobe by Paula Gooder and the evening is an opportunity to discuss the book and gain insight from others. In this, her first novel, Biblical scholar and popular author and speaker Paula Gooder tells Phoebe’s story – who she was, the life she lived and her first-century faith – and in doing so opens up Paul’s theology, giving a sense of the cultural and historical pressures that shaped Paul’s thinking, and the faith of the early church. Rigorously researched, this is a novel for everyone and anyone who wants to engage more imaginatively with Paul’s theology – from one of the UK’s foremost New Testament scholars. Each person will need a copy of the book (or access an audio version of the book) and need to read it before we meet. If you are interested, please speak with Greg or Sue Masters.

Foodbank
This week, we had 21 people through the door in 2 hours! That is the most we have served at St Oswald’s since it opened. We ran short of almost everything on the list, most of which are basic everyday items. I implore you to pick up a few items each time you shop, to help those who are in need and often Desperate. Unfortunately, we have no facility for fresh or frozen foods. It is all tins and packages. Tinned fruit, meat, fish and vegetables are especially needed. Other items include Milk, juice, tea, coffee, cereals, pasta/rice, baked beans, tinned tomatoes, pasta sauces, biscuits. All basic everyday items. If everyone just brought to church, just one item every week, think how much that would amount to. Just a thought! Please, please help. Thanking you in anticipation. Jackie Lynch, Jean Richardson and Charley Watts.

Prayer Available
Please note that there is always someone willing to pray with you after the service about any need or concern you have. Please feel free to approach one of the prayer team direct or ask one of the clergy.

Carys Egner
Carys has now begun her role as St Andrew’s/St Andy’s Youth Worker (working with 9-14s), covering for Emma Wildman, during her maternity leave. Please pray for her as she gets to grip with her new responsibilities.

Altar setting up
We have a small, dedicated band of altar servers, which needs additional people. Setting up the altar is fairly straightforward, and full training will be given. Volunteers will be asked to arrive at church for 9.30am. Please speak to Rita if you would like to know more.

Ignatian Service
Our monthly Ignatian Service takes place tonight at 6.30pm. This is a time of quiet reflection, followed by Compline to which all are welcome.

Shawl Ministry
After many years of loyal service, Jackie Page has decided to lay down responsibility for coordinating our Shawl Ministry. We would like to find a replacement as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please speak to Jackie or Lynnette. The person who takes this on doesn’t necessarily have to be a knitter themselves.

Nativity 2019
Plans are afoot for a live Nativity at Christmas. Anyone who would like to help as part of the planning team should speak to Greg.

PowerPoint
We are looking for an additional volunteer who would be willing on an occasional basis to operate the PowerPoint for the screens on Sunday morning. The volunteer would be expected to help once every couple of months or so.

Giving
A reminder of the benefit of giving by Direct Debit. It means being able to support the work of the church even when you’re not able to be here. It means not having to search for money to put on the plate just before leaving home on a Sunday morning. It means the Church can budget with much more confidence, knowing what money is coming in. It really does make a huge difference! We are also wanting to encourage people to consider remembering St Andrew’s in their wills. Even a small percentage of your estate could make a huge difference to the ongoing mission of the Church.

Drama Workshop
All Star Theatre Company are running a 2-day drama workshop tomorrow and Tuesday. On day 1 at Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church and day 2 in the theatre of West Coventry Academy 10am-4pm for 10-14 year olds. £10 for 2 days including lunch/refreshments provided. For further information, contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Kitchen Upgrade
Thanks to two generous grants from WREN (Waste Recycling Environment Ltd) and National Grid, and the additional extremely generous support from many members of the congregation, we have been able to complete a much-needed refurbishment of our kitchen and side room. Many thanks to those who have been so generous. There will be an official opening of the kitchen on 7th September, but it is already in use.

Sponsored Walk
This year’s sponsored walk is ‘From Bubbenhall to Bidford’, following the Shakespeare Avon Way and visiting 8 different churches, entailing a total of 34 miles of walking country lanes and fields. We will be raising money for Kidz Klub and St Andrew’s. Anyone is welcome to join us even if only to do one leg of 3-4 miles. Please see Greg or Veronika for further details.

Social Calendar

Proms in the Vicarage Garden Aug 31st – (tickets now on sale at £6)
Quiz Night Sept 20th
Queen Tribute Oct 5th (tickets now on sale at £15)
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (tickets now on sale at £15)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Tots Praise
The next Tots Praise service will take place on August 13th. This is an informal gathering for pre-school children and their carers, with songs, craft and stories. Doors open at 8.45am, with the service starting at 9.15am. We will be telling the story of Samuel.

Transport for Medical Appointments
St Andrew’s is planning to launch a new service in the autumn, offering lifts to medical appointments at Coventry doctors and hospital. In order to do this, we need volunteer drivers who would be willing to help out on an occasional basis with a lift to the hospital or doctors. Full training and briefing will be provided. Any expression of interest will not be taken as a firm commitment at this stage. You can limit your commitment in any way you see fit. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check for safeguarding purposes. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Jill Joyce.

Prayer List
Please pray for Ann Dove, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, baby Austin, Beryl Lee and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates August
4th Aug 6.30pm Ignatian Service
5th Aug 10am – 4pm Play in 2 days 10-4 at Our Ladies
6th Aug 10am – 4pm Play in 2 days 10-4 at West Coventry Academy
8th Aug 1.15pm Eddie Parkes funeral
20th Aug 7.30pm Baptism Team meeting
Readings at 8am Col 3.1-11 (p 1184) & Luke 12.13-21 (p 1045)
Reader Jill Joyce
President Greg Smith
Worship 4 All led by Greg Smith
Music Dan
Next week Heb 11.1-3, 8-16 & Luke 12.32-40

Kitchen Upgrade

Kitchen Upgrade
Thanks to two generous grants from WREN (Waste Recycling Environment Ltd) and National Grid, and the additional extremely generous support from many members of the congregation, we have been able to complete a much-needed refurbishment of our kitchen and side room. Many thanks to those who have been so generous. There will be an official opening of the kitchen on Sept 7th, but it is now in use.

Here are some photos of the new kitchen:

Pews News – 28th July 2019

28th July 2019 – The Sixth Sunday after Trinity

Welcome
St Andrew’s Church welcomes allcomers, whether this is your first time or thousandth time in church. You are welcome whatever your age, gender, marital status, disability, race or sexuality. You are welcome whether you have a deep and mature faith in Christ; are uncertain and still seeking; or have no faith. If you are new to church, please do take a welcome leaflet to be found in the pews; and do not hesitate to ask one of the welcomers if you have any queries.

Eddie Parkes
We are sad to announce the death of Eddie Parkes, a very long-time member at St Andrews.  Eddie’s funeral will take place on Thursday 8th August at 1.15pm at St Andrew’s. Please pray for Sara and the family at this time.

Holiday Club 2019
Altogether 15 children came through the door to the holiday club over three days this week. They heard Old Testament stories about Daniel, Noah and David and Goliath, completed some very messy craft activities and had lots of fun with races, games and the big parachute. Each session ended with child-friendly worship songs. Many thanks once again to all the willing volunteers. It could not have taken place without you.

Foodbank
This week, we had 21 people through the door in 2 hours! That is the most we have served at St Oswald’s since it opened. We ran short of almost everything on the list, most of which are basic everyday items. I implore you to pick up a few items each time you shop, to help those who are in need and often Desperate. Unfortunately, we have no facility for fresh or frozen foods. It is all tins and packages. Tinned fruit, meat, fish and vegetables are especially needed. Other items include Milk, juice, tea, coffee, cereals, pasta/rice, baked beans, tinned tomatoes, pasta sauces, biscuits. All basic everyday items. If everyone just brought to church, just one item every week, think how much that would amount to. Just a thought! Please, please help. Thanking you in anticipation. Jackie Lynch, Jean Richardson and Charley Watts.

Book Club
Our next book club meeting is on Thursday 5th September 2019 7.30-9pm in church and everyone is welcome to come along. The book we are reading is Pheobe by Paula Gooder and the evening is an opportunity to discuss the book and gain insight from others. In this, her first novel, Biblical scholar and popular author and speaker Paula Gooder tells Phoebe’s story – who she was, the life she lived and her first-century faith – and in doing so opens up Paul’s theology, giving a sense of the cultural and historical pressures that shaped Paul’s thinking, and the faith of the early church. Rigorously researched, this is a novel for everyone and anyone who wants to engage more imaginatively with Paul’s theology – from one of the UK’s foremost New Testament scholars. Each person will need a copy of the book (or access an audio version of the book) and need to read it before we meet. If you are interested please speak with Greg or Sue Masters.

Prayer Available
Please note that there is always someone willing to pray with you after the service about any need or concern you have. Please feel free to approach one of the prayer team direct or ask one of the clergy.

Carys Egner
We are delighted to announce that Carys has been appointed as maternity cover for Emma in her role as children’s worker. That role will change to Youth Worker (working with 9-14s) from August 1st.

Altar setting up
We have a small, dedicated band of altar servers, which needs additional people. Setting up the altar is fairly straightforward, and full training will be given. Volunteers will be asked to arrive at church for 9.30am. Please speak to Rita if you would like to know more.

Shawl Ministry
After many years of loyal service, Jackie Page has decided to lay down responsibility for coordinating our Shawl Ministry. We would like to find a replacement as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please speak to Jackie or Lynnette. The person who takes this on doesn’t necessarily have to be a knitter themselves.

Nativity 2019
Plans are afoot for a live Nativity at Christmas. Anyone who would like to help as part of the planning team should speak to Greg.

PowerPoint
We are looking for an additional volunteer who would be willing on an occasional basis to operate the PowerPoint for the screens on Sunday morning. The volunteer would be expected to help once every couple of months or so.

Giving
A reminder of the benefit of giving by Direct Debit. It means being able to support the work of the church even when you’re not able to be here. It means not having to search for money to put on the plate just before leaving home on a Sunday morning. It means the Church can budget with much more confidence, knowing what money is coming in. It really does make a huge difference! We are also wanting to encourage people to consider remembering St Andrew’s in their wills. Even a small percentage of your estate could make a huge difference to the ongoing mission of the Church.

Drama Workshop
All Star Theatre Company are running a 2-day drama workshop over the summer. On Monday Aug 5th and Tuesday Aug 6th, day 1 at Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church and day 2 in the theatre of West Coventry Academy 10-4pm for 10-14 year olds. £10 for 2 days including lunch/refreshments provided.  For further information, contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Kitchen Upgrade
Thanks to two generous grants from WREN (Waste Recycling Environment Ltd) and National Grid, and the additional extremely generous support from many members of the congregation, we have been able to complete a much-needed refurbishment of our kitchen and side room. Many thanks to those who have been so generous. There will be an official opening of the kitchen on Sept 7th, but it is now in use..

Sponsored Walk
This year’s sponsored walk is ‘From Bubbenhall to Bidford’, following the Shakespeare Avon Way and visiting 8 different churches, entailing a total of 34 miles of walking country lanes and fields. We will be raising money for Kidz Klub and St Andrew’s. Anyone is welcome to join us even if only to do one leg of 3-4 miles. Please see Greg or Veronika for further details.

Stamps
I am collecting stamps for charity and should be grateful for any donations however small. You can either give them to me or leave in an envelope at the back of Church. Many thanks. Gill Tunnicliffe.

Social Calendar

Proms in the Vicarage Garden Aug 31st – (tickets now on sale at £6)
Quiz Night Sept 20th
Queen Tribute Oct 5th (tickets now on sale at £15)
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (tickets now on sale at £15)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Transport for Medical Appointments
St Andrew’s is planning to launch a new service in the autumn, offering lifts to medical appointments at Coventry doctors and hospital. In order to do this, we need volunteer drivers who would be willing to help out on an occasional basis with a lift to the hospital or doctors. Full training and briefing will be provided. Any expression of interest will not be taken as a firm commitment at this stage. You can limit your commitment in any way you see fit. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check for safeguarding purposes. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Lindsey Rawlings.

Prayer List
Please pray for Ann Dove, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Beryl Lee and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates
4th Aug 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Worship 4 All
6.30pm Ignatian Service
5th Aug 10am – 4pm Drama Workshop on 5th & 6th August
11th Aug 6.30pm Seek His Face
Readings Col 2.6-15 & Luke 11.1-13
Readers Angela Lamb & Sara Parkes
Preacher Sue Masters
President Phil Richardson
Led by Lesley Lee
Intercessions Lesley Lee
Communion Asst Nick Tooby
Organist Michael Watkins
Next week Col 3.1-11 & Luke 12.13-21

Pews News – 21st July 2019

21st July 2019 – The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Welcome
St Andrew’s Church welcomes allcomers, whether this is your first time or thousandth time in church. You are welcome whatever your age, gender, marital status, disability, race or sexuality. You are welcome whether you have a deep and mature faith in Christ; are uncertain and still seeking; or have no faith. If you are new to church, please do take a welcome leaflet to be found in the pews; and do not hesitate to ask one of the welcomers if you have any queries.

Children’s Church
Today will be the last Children’s Church session for this school year. During the summer holiday there will be a box of craft activities available in the side room for parents to use with their children during the Sunday morning service. Children’s Church will open again with more stories, games and crafts on 8th September. We hope to welcome back all of the children and would love to see some new faces as well! The children’s team wish all of the children and their families a very happy summer holiday.

Holiday Club, 22nd – 24th July 2019, Kenthurst Scout Hut, 9am – 2pm
Many thanks for all the empty packages supplied to the holiday club. We now have sufficient for our needs. Also, huge thanks to the long list of volunteers who are giving their time to run the club with me – Linda, Jackie Lynch, Nick, Rosemary, Kate Howarth, Gill Tunnicliffe, Emma Craddock and Carys who has stepped into Emma Wildman’s role. We still have some places left for all three days, so if you know of anyone looking for fun-filled activity sessions for their primary aged children next week, get them to phone or email me (07980 596646, hilaryjw538@gmail.com) as soon as possible. We are looking forward to a great few days! Hilary Wankling.

Book Club
Our next book club meeting is on Thursday 5th September 2019 7.30-9pm in church and everyone is welcome to come along. The book we are reading is Pheobe by Paula Gooder and the evening is an opportunity to discuss the book and gain insight from others. In this, her first novel, Biblical scholar and popular author and speaker Paula Gooder tells Phoebe’s story – who she was, the life she lived and her first-century faith – and in doing so opens up Paul’s theology, giving a sense of the cultural and historical pressures that shaped Paul’s thinking, and the faith of the early church. Rigorously researched, this is a novel for everyone and anyone who wants to engage more imaginatively with Paul’s theology – from one of the UK’s foremost New Testament scholars. Each person will need a copy of the book (or access an audio version of the book) and need to read it before we meet. If you are interested please speak with Greg or Sue Masters.

Foodbank
This week, we had 21 people through the door in 2 hours! That is the most we have served at St Oswald’s since it opened. We ran short of almost everything on the list, most of which are basic everyday items. I implore you to pick up a few items each time you shop, to help those who are in need and often Desperate. Unfortunately, we have no facility for fresh or frozen foods. It is all tins and packages. Tinned fruit, meat, fish and vegetables are especially needed. Other items include Milk, juice, tea, coffee, cereals, pasta/rice, baked beans, tinned tomatoes, pasta sauces, biscuits. All basic everyday items. If everyone just brought to church, just one item every week, think how much that would amount to. Just a thought! Please, please help. Thanking you in anticipation. Jackie Lynch, Jean Richardson and Charley Watts.

Prayer Available
Please note that there is always someone willing to pray with you after the service about any need or concern you have. Please feel free to approach one of the prayer team direct or ask one of the clergy.

Carys Egner
We are delighted to announce that Carys has been appointed as maternity cover for Emma in her role as children’s worker. That role will change to Youth Worker (working with 9-14s) from August 1st.

Altar setting up
We have a small, dedicated band of altar servers, which needs additional people. Setting up the altar is fairly straightforward, and full training will be given. Volunteers will be asked to arrive at church for 9.30am. Please speak to Rita if you would like to know more.

Shawl Ministry
After many years of loyal service, Jackie Page has decided to lay down responsibility for coordinating our Shawl Ministry. We would like to find a replacement as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please speak to Jackie or Lynnette. The person who takes this on doesn’t necessarily have to be a knitter themselves.

Nativity 2019
Plans are afoot for a live Nativity at Christmas. Anyone who would like to help as part of the planning team should speak to Greg.

PowerPoint
We are looking for an additional volunteer who would be willing on an occasional basis to operate the PowerPoint for the screens on Sunday morning. The volunteer would be expected to help once every couple of months or so.

Giving
A reminder of the benefit of giving by Direct Debit. It means being able to support the work of the church even when you’re not able to be here. It means not having to search for money to put on the plate just before leaving home on a Sunday morning. It means the Church can budget with much more confidence, knowing what money is coming in. It really does make a huge difference! We are also wanting to encourage people to consider remembering St Andrew’s in their wills. Even a small percentage of your estate could make a huge difference to the ongoing mission of the Church.

Drama Workshop
All Star Theatre Company are running a 2-day drama workshop over the summer. On Monday Aug 5th and Tuesday Aug 6th, day 1 at Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church and day 2 in the theatre of West Coventry Academy 10-4pm for 10-14 year olds. £10 for 2 days including lunch/refreshments provided.  For further information, contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Kitchen Upgrade
Thanks to two generous grants from WREN (Waste Recycling Environment Ltd) and National Grid, and the additional extremely generous support from many members of the congregation, we have been able to complete a much-needed refurbishment of our kitchen and side room. Many thanks to those who have been so generous. There will be an official opening of the kitchen on Sept 7th, but it is now in use..

Sponsored Walk
This year’s sponsored walk is ‘From Bubbenhall to Bidford’, following the Shakespeare Avon Way and visiting 8 different churches, entailing a total of 34 miles of walking country lanes and fields. We will be raising money for Kidz Klub and St Andrew’s. Anyone is welcome to join us even if only to do one leg of 3-4 miles. Please see Greg or Veronika for further details.

Stamps
I am collecting stamps for charity and should be grateful for any donations however small. You can either give them to me or leave in an envelope at the back of Church. Many thanks. Gill Tunnicliffe.

Social Calendar

Proms in the Vicarage Garden Aug 31st – (tickets now on sale at £6)
Quiz Night Sept 20th
Queen Tribute Oct 5th (tickets now on sale at £15)
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (tickets now on sale at £15)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Tots Praise
The next Tots Praise service will take place on July 23rd. This is an informal gathering for pre-school children and their carers, with songs, craft and stories. Doors open at 8.45am, with the service starting at 9.15am. The theme on the 23rd is Samuel and Eli.

Transport for Medical Appointments
St Andrew’s is planning to launch a new service in the autumn, offering lifts to medical appointments at Coventry doctors and hospital. In order to do this, we need volunteer drivers who would be willing to help out on an occasional basis with a lift to the hospital or doctors. Full training and briefing will be provided. Any expression of interest will not be taken as a firm commitment at this stage. You can limit your commitment in any way you see fit. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check for safeguarding purposes. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by David Griffiths.

Prayer List
Please pray for Eddie Parkes, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Beryl Lee and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates July
Mon 22nd 9am – 2pm Holiday Club at Kenthurst until Wednesday 24th July
Tues 23rd 9.15am Tots Praise
12.00pm Light Lunch
2.00pm Forget me Not
7.30pm Allesley Green Prayer Group
Readings Col 2.6-15 & Luke 11.1-13
Readers Trevor Hill & John Ross-Barnard
Preacher Lesley Lee
President Phil Richardson
Led by Nick Tooby
Intercessions Lesley Lee
Communion Asst Nick Tooby
Organist Di Fellowes
Next week Col 3.1-11 & Luke 12.13-21

Pews News – 14th July 2019

14th July 2019 – The Fourth Sunday after Trinity

Welcome
St Andrew’s Church welcomes allcomers, whether this is your first time or thousandth time in church. You are welcome whatever your age, gender, marital status, disability, race or sexuality. You are welcome whether you have a deep and mature faith in Christ; are uncertain and still seeking; or have no faith. If you are new to church, please do take a welcome leaflet to be found in the pews; and do not hesitate to ask one of the welcomers if you have any queries.

Children’s Church
Next Sunday (21-7-2019) will be the last Children’s Church session for this school year. During the summer holiday there will be a box of craft activities available in the side room for parents to use with their children during the Sunday morning service. Children’s Church will open again with more stories, games and crafts on 8th September. We hope to welcome back all of the children and would love to see some new faces as well! The children’s team wish all of the children and their families a very happy summer holiday.

Holiday Club 2019
Following last year’s successful holiday club, we will be open once again for more crafts, games and fun for 5-11 year olds on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th July from 9am-2pm in Kenthurst Scout Hut. The cost will be £11 per day or £25 for all three days. To request a registration form, please contact Julie during office hours 8am – 2pm Mon & Wed & 8am – 12 noon on Friday. Tel: 07756 918847 or email administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Holiday Club Volunteers
The Children’s Council are looking for a few more volunteers to help out with the holiday club on 22nd, 23rd and 24th July, 9am-2pm. It would be a help even if you can only volunteer for one day. You will need to have a DBS check and follow our safer recruitment procedure. For further information, please contact Hilary on 07980 596646.

Boxes and Cartons for Holiday Club
We are planning to make ‘junk models’ at holiday club so we need lots of empty boxes, packets, yoghurt pots etc. There will be a box for them at the back of church, but in view of the work being done in the sideroom, it would be more helpful if you could keep them at home for the next few weeks and bring them on 21st July. Alternatively, give me a ring on 07980 596646 and I will come and collect them from you. Thank you! Hilary

Foodbank
This week, we had 21 people through the door in 2 hours! That is the most we have served at St Oswald’s since it opened. We ran short of almost everything on the list, most of which are basic everyday items. I implore you to pick up a few items each time you shop, to help those who are in need and often Desperate. Unfortunately, we have no facility for fresh or frozen foods. It is all tins and packages. Tinned fruit, meat, fish and vegetables are especially needed. Other items include Milk, juice, tea, coffee, cereals, pasta/rice, baked beans, tinned tomatoes, pasta sauces, biscuits. All basic everyday items. If everyone just brought to church, just one item every week, think how much that would amount to. Just a thought! Please, please help. Thanking you in anticipation. Jackie Lynch, Jean Richardson and Charley Watts.

Congratulations
To our Growing Leaders candidates who have successfully completed our year long programme: Jill Pinks, Charley Watts, Kate Dagger and Jade Stratton.

Prayer Available
Please note that there is always someone willing to pray with you after the service about any need or concern you have. Please feel free to approach one of the prayer team direct or ask one of the clergy.

Carys Egner
We are delighted to announce that Carys has been appointed as maternity cover for Emma in her role as children’s worker. That role will change to Youth Worker (working with 9-14s) from August 1st.

Altar setting up
We have a small, dedicated band of altar servers, which needs additional people. Setting up the altar is fairly straightforward, and full training will be given. Volunteers will be asked to arrive at church for 9.30am. Please speak to Rita if you would like to know more.

Shawl Ministry
After many years of loyal service, Jackie Page has decided to lay down responsibility for coordinating our Shawl Ministry. We would like to find a replacement as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please speak to Jackie or Lynnette. The person who takes this on doesn’t necessarily have to be a knitter themselves.

Seek His Face
Our monthly gathering for praise, prayer and prophecy (Seek His Face) takes place tonight at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Nativity 2019
Plans are afoot for a live Nativity at Christmas. Anyone who would like to help as part of the planning team should speak to Greg.

PowerPoint
We are looking for an additional volunteer who would be willing on an occasional basis to operate the PowerPoint for the screens on Sunday morning. The volunteer would be expected to help once every couple of months or so.

Serving those in Need
Following our three-part series on Serving those in Need, Sue Masters has produced a companion booklet with additional information and reflections. Please do take one.

Giving
A reminder of the benefit of giving by Direct Debit. It means being able to support the work of the church even when you’re not able to be here. It means not having to search for money to put on the plate just before leaving home on a Sunday morning. It means the Church can budget with much more confidence, knowing what money is coming in. It really does make a huge difference! We are also wanting to encourage people to consider remembering St Andrew’s in their wills. Even a small percentage of your estate could make a huge difference to the ongoing mission of the Church.

Drama Workshop
All Star Theatre Company are running a 2-day drama workshop over the summer. On Monday Aug 5th and Tuesday Aug 6th, day 1 at Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church and day 2 in the theatre of West Coventry Academy 10-4pm for 10-14 year olds. £10 for 2 days including lunch/refreshments provided. For further information, contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Kitchen Upgrade
Thanks to two generous grants from WREN (Waste Recycling Environment Ltd) and National Grid, and the additional extremely generous support from many members of the congregation, we have been able to complete a much-needed refurbishment of our kitchen and side room. Many thanks to those who have been so generous. There will be an official opening of the kitchen on Sept 7th, but it is in use from today.

Sponsored Walk
This year’s sponsored walk is ‘From Bubbenhall to Bidford’, following the Shakespeare Avon Way and visiting 8 different churches, entailing a total of 34 miles of walking country lanes and fields. We will be raising money for Kidz Klub and St Andrew’s. Anyone is welcome to join us even if only to do one leg of 3-4 miles. Please see Greg or Veronika for further details.

Stamps
I am collecting stamps for charity and should be grateful for any donations however small. You can either give them to me or leave in an envelope at the back of Church. Many thanks. Gill Tunnicliffe

Social Calendar
Proms in the Vicarage Garden Aug 31st – (tickets now on sale at £6)
Quiz Night Sept 20th
Queen Tribute Oct 5th (tickets now on sale at £15)
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (tickets now on sale at £15)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Kidz Praise
Our next Kidz Praise service for Primary School aged children and their carers will take place on 18th July led by Phil on Jesus’ baptism.

Tots Praise
The next Tots Praise service will take place on July 23rd. This is an informal gathering for pre-school children and their carers, with songs, craft and stories. Doors open at 8.45am, with the service starting at 9.15am. The theme on the 23rd is Samuel and Eli.

Transport for Medical Appointments
St Andrew’s is planning to launch a new service in the autumn, offering lifts to medical appointments at Coventry doctors and hospital. In order to do this, we need volunteer drivers who would be willing to help out on an occasional basis with a lift to the hospital or doctors. Full training and briefing will be provided. Any expression of interest will not be taken as a firm commitment at this stage. You can limit your commitment in any way you see fit. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check for safeguarding purposes. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Trevor Hill.

Prayer List
Please pray for Eddie Parkes, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Beryl Lee and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates July
Sun 14th 6.30pm Seek His Face
Tues 16th 6.00pm Drama Club at Our Ladies
Thurs 18th 3.15pm Kidz Praise
Mon 22nd 9am – 2pm Holiday Club at Kenthurst until Wednesday 24th July
Tues 23rd 9.15am Tots Praise
Readings John 21.1-19 (p 1090) & Col 1.1-14 (p 1182)
Readers Jill Pinks & Victoria Kaczur
Preacher Sue Masters
President Greg Smith
Led by Lesley Lee
Intercessions Nick Tooby
Communion Asst Lesley Lee
Organist Michael Watkins
Next week Col 2.6-15 & Luke 11.1-13