Sunday Service – 18th April 2021

Welcome to our Sunday Service for Sunday 18th April 2021
Third Sunday of Easter

Service Collection and Online Gifts/Donations
We have decided that we will continue to offer this approach for people who attend our online services and normally give via the collection plate, or who may wish to make a donation to the work of the church. The attached link is the way to make a gift and this will also be included on the service link each week. Can I say thank you to everyone who continues to support the work of St Andrew’s Church your contributions are very much appreciated. Nick Tooby (Churchwarden).
https://givealittle.co/campaigns/eef64318-0a22-4db7-8d81-0ab3ccddf15d

Coffee Morning
An informal Sunday morning coffee meeting will be held via Zoom from 11:15AM.
Click to join today’s coffee morning
Meeting ID: 889 5975 8216
Password: 504896

To join us in this service please click the YouTube button in the middle of the video.

Order of Service

  • Welcome, Prayers of preparation, confession and Collect: Nick Tooby
  • Scripture Reading – Acts 3, vs 12-19: Elizabeth Shelton
  • Song – Be Thou My Vision: Di Fellowes
  • Gospel Reading – Luke 24, vs 36-48: Graham Shelton
  • Sermon: Phil Richardson
  • Song – Be Still in the Presence of the Lord: Di Fellowes
  • Intercessions: Lynnette Clarke
  • Lord’s Prayer: Nick Tooby
  • Notices & Blessing: Nick Tooby

Sunday Service for 28th March 2021, Palm Sunday

Service Collection and Online Gifts/Donations
If you attend our online services and normally give via the collection plate, or if you wish to make a donation to the work of the church, please used the attached link to make a gift. Can I say thank you to everyone who continues to support the work of St Andrew’s Church. Your contributions are very much appreciated. Nick Tooby (Churchwarden).
https://givealittle.co/campaigns/eef64318-0a22-4db7-8d81-0ab3ccddf15d

Coffee Morning
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88959758216?pwd=RXJ2SWdWNW5DMlhKOXJsak1GUzRCdz09

Meeting ID: 889 5975 8216
Passcode: 504896

To take part in the video service, please click on the YouTube link below:

Order of Service for Sunday, 28th March 2021

  • Welcome & prayer – Lesley
  • Prayer of Preparation, Confession, absolution & Collect – Lesley
  • 1st Reading – Psalm 118; 1-2,19-29 – Angela
  • Hymn – Ride on, Ride on in Majesty – Di
  • Gospel Reading – Mark 11; 1-11 – Angela
  • Sermon – Sue
  • Intercessions – Charlie
  • Lord’s Prayer – Lesley
  • Hymn – Sing Hosanna – Di
  • Notices & Blessing – Lesley

Ash Wednesday Reflective Service

Although we are not able to be in church this will be a reflective service is to mark the start of Lent.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY IN LENT

As we start the season of Lent why not join our weekly Bible study group on Wednesday evenings. For five weeks starting on Wednesday 24th February we will be meeting on zoom to look at The Prayers of Jesus . Each week we look at a different prayer and there will be time for discussion and questions.

Come to as many as you can we would love you to join us.

The zoom meeting details are: 812 4505 0020 , Password: 295068

If you are interested and have questions, or you need more information please contact me.

Sue Masters – 07958322026

To join us in this service please click the YouTube button in the middle of the video.

Order of Service

  • WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER – SUE 
  • LITURGY OF PENITENCE – SUE
  • READING – Isaiah 58: 1-18 – RITA                                                                      
  • SONG – ON JORDAN’S BANK THE BAPTIST CRY – DI
  • MEDITATION – LESLEY                  
  • READING – MATTHEW 6: 1-6., 16-21 – RITA
  • INTERCESSIONS – SUE
  • COLLECT – SUE
  • FINAL BLESSING – SUE       

Bulletin – 25th January 2021

Church Bulletin

And so my final words are ones of thanks. You may well have seen last night that we received flowers (for Fran) and wine (also for Fran!), but you may not know that we also received a wonderful photo album with pictures of our many friends, some recently taken, some from days gone by. We will truly treasure this forever and want to thank Nick for organising this wonderful gift. We were also overwhelmed by a financial gift of £1400. Not for the first time, we were awestruck by the sheer generosity of our friends. Thank you. We are also deeply appreciative of the many messages of tribute we have received. As I said last night, I hope you will forgive me if these are not properly acknowledged. There have been so many and this next week will not be one of leisure as we turn our attention to the boxes waiting to be packed up. We are also extremely grateful for the personal gifts brought to us. I smile at the thought that we have a picture of St Andrews on every item imaginable: plates, canvas, plaques, cushions, calendars, key-rings and even a bottle of wine. Many of these will find their way to our home in Wales I’m sure. We have not published our new address idly. There is a warm welcome to anyone willing to brave the M6 and M54 or the train to Shrewsbury station.

So, who’s in charge now?

Technically, I will remain Vicar of St Andrew’s until we finally leave the Vicarage on Feb 3rd, which means if Becky and Nick decide to pave over the churchyard, I will be held legally responsible! Thereafter, the churchwardens along with the Area Dean have legal responsibility for the life of St Andrew’s and specifically care of the building and the maintenance of worship. Day to day queries should be addressed to Julie at the Church Office at administrator@standrews-eg.org or 07756 918847 or 2 Manderley Close, Eastern Green.

Pastoral concerns should be shared with Lesley or Sue at lesleylee4@hotmail.co.uk or susanmasters@sky.com

Thanks

Again, to Revd Matt Taylor, Vicar of Finham, and his church for the generosity of their hospitality in hosting the farewell service and for their technical expertise. If you haven’t yet seen the service, it can accessed via this link.

https://youtu.be/0LX8SLLHevo

Livestreaming Appeal

We trust last night that you witnessed the benefits of livestreaming. The PCC have decided to pursue the cheaper of two quotes. We are inviting those of you who have made pledges to the appeal to now make your contribution if you are still able. We still need a little bit more and will be immensely grateful for any donation however small. Donations may be posted to 2 Manderley Close, Eastern Green or via bank transfer details available from Clive at clive.murden@btinternet.com

Building our Faith Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Our weekly Wednesday evening group takes place on Wednesdays at 7.30pm on zoom. For four weeks commencing on 20th we will be looking at Women in the Bible.

The format for the evening is a brief talk and then a chance to share together, ask questions and discuss the theme for the evening. If you have been part of the group previously, we look forward to welcoming you back; if you have not joined us before or never been to a group like this, now may be the time to think about joining us.

If you are interested and have questions, or you need more information please contact Sue Masters, 07958 322026, susanmasters@sky.com

Service Collection and online gifts/donations

We trialled an online Christmas Church Collection page for our Christmas services this year and quite a few people used it to make their church collection / gift. The people I’ve spoken to have said they found it easy to find and use. We have decided that we will continue to offer this approach for people who attend our online services and normally give via the collection plate, or who may wish to make a donation to the work of the church. The attached link is the way to make a gift and this will also be included on the service link each week. Can I say thank you to everyone who continues to support the work of St Andrew’s Church your contributions are very much appreciated. Nick Tooby (Churchwarden).

https://givealittle.co/campaigns/eef64318-0a22-4db7-8d81-0ab3ccddf15d

Sunday Coffee Gathering

Please note that there are new access codes for the 11.15am Sunday gathering. Please contact the parish administrator or one of the church wardens to obtain the codes.

Missing Person

Warwickshire Police are appealing for help to locate missing 61-year-old Keith Appleton missing in Rugby. He lives in Eastern Green. Keith was last seen at 9.45am yesterday walking on Newbold Road. He is white, 5’10” of slim build. He is believed to be wearing a black jacket with a hood, a shirt and jumper, smart suit trousers and formal shoes. Officers and Keith’s family are growing concerned for his welfare. If anyone has seen him or knows of his whereabouts, please call 101 quoting incident number 220.

Sad News

Leslie Neil, a long-standing member of the community, passed away in hospital on 21st January. Les lived in Sutton Avenue for 58 years just prior to moving to Avalon Care in November.

Please Pray

Please pray for Mike Lynch who is back home, battling with Covid; for Les Neil’s family who sadly were unable to be with him at the end; for the leadership of St Andrew’s as it enters a new phase; and for Greg & Fran for a smooth move.

Greg and Fran’s new address:

The Deanery
Main Road
Pontesbury
SY5 0PS

They will be in residence from 3rd February. The email address and mobile nos remain the same.

Do send Julie your favourite bible verses or hymn verses for inclusion in the bulletin

“Glorify the Lord with me; Let us exalt His Name together” Psalm 34.3

REMINDER – Leaving Service for Greg and Fran

A live service will be streamed at 6.30pm.

The link for this is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvhR0tXrrNHICK0t11QUU9Q/live

You can paste it into your browser, visit the website, or the Facebook page and click onto it. You will be able to access this from Sunday 24th Jan 2021 at 6.20pm  to check that everything is working. You will see a welcome message and a countdown. The service is live, which means that you can join at any time, but you will miss whatever has already happened. We will record the service and will make it available to watch at a later date.

Memorial Service, 8th November 2020

To take part in the Memorial Service, please click on the YouTube link below. 

Order of service:

  • Welcome – Greg
  • Song: Be Still – Dan & Kirstie
  • Poem: Footprints – Rita
  • Reading: Luke 24.13-35 – Nick
  • Address
  • Act of Remembrance – Greg, Fran, Nick
  • Song: 10000 reasons – Dan & Kirstie (opportunity to light a candle in memory of a loved one)
  • Blessing