Pews News – 21st October 2018

21st October 2018 – Twenty-First 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.

Michael Bublé Tribute Night
On Saturday 27th October at 7.30pm at The Green Social Club, Church Lane. Tickets cost £10 and are available from Rosemarie Over on 07778 397284. Guaranteed to be a fabulous evening.

St Andrew’s Church Christmas Fayre
The event will take place in Eastern Green Village Hall on Saturday 1st December from 1pm to 3pm. We would be grateful for donations of bottles, chocolate, cakes, bric a brac, books, nearly new items, raffle prizes, etc, anything else you can think of! Thanks, Gill Tunnicliffe & Jill Pinks.

Allesley Green Bulb Planting
A group of Allesley Green residents will be planting bulbs to beautify the estate on Friday 26th October at 2pm. Any additional volunteers would be warmly welcomed. Just turn up at Juniper Park and join in the fun.

St Andrew’s and St Andy’s Light Party
We are holding a Light Party for primary aged children, Wednesday October 31st, 5pm-6.30pm in St Andrew’s Church. Invitations and registration forms for our Light party are available now from Becky, Shirley, Emma or Hilary. There will be crafts, games, a snack tea and lots of fun! Please bring a torch with you! Request to borrow torches. If any member of the congregation has a torch they are willing to lend us, please put your name on it and give it to Becky, Nick or Hilary. Many thanks.

The Font
Our beautiful new carved oak font has been dedicated by the Archdeacon Pastor, Sue Field, at a special Songs of Praise service. Please visit the website or Facebook to see pictures of this very special occasion.

Lara
Thank you to everyone who has been praying for Olivia’s friend Lara over the past four years. Sadly, she passed peacefully away on Wednesday afternoon aged 17. She was one very brave and inspirational young lady. Please continue to hold Christine and John, Courtney and Kari in your prayers. Diane and Olivia.

Silence in Church!
Please remember that the period during the administration of communion is for prayer. There may be some singing or music, but there shouldn’t be general chatter. We understand that children may make excited noises, but there is no need for grown ups to add to the hubbub.

An Act of Remembrance – 100 Years on. A Weekend of Commemoration
St Andrew’s Church will be marking the centenary of World War 1 with a special exhibition on Saturday 10th November from 10am to 4pm, leading then in to our Act of Remembrance on Sunday 11th November within the Communion Service at 10am. The exhibition will be divided into three important elements.

1)            The contribution made by people from our parish, who are remembered on the plaque in church, especially those who made the supreme sacrifice. It will build the link between Eastern Green and the wider conflict.

2)            We will remember the role played by the people of Coventry – The Home Front. Focusing especially on the impact of the war on the women of Coventry.

3)            There will be an opportunity for people to take time to remember and commemorate with their own personal act of remembrance on the day.

On this special anniversary, this will be a unique opportunity for everyone to commemorate and learn a little more about how World War 1 touched the lives of those we remember each year.

We want to create a living wall to those who fought in WW1 and survived. On the plaque in church there are 30 soldiers who we believe returned and we want to appeal to anyone with information and a photo of them to bring them along to be included in the exhibition. The soldiers names are: L CPL H.J. ARNOLD, PTE W.J. MALLIER, L CPL G.E. BAND, PTE A. MOTT, PTE E.J. BLOXHAM, GNR W.B. NEAL, PTE G. BRITTAIN, SPR ALEC B. PLANT,  CPL A.T. CLAPTON, PTE ALF B. PLANT,  RM A.COOPER, PTE A.M.S. POPE, L CPL A.G. EDEN, L CPL J. PRICE, PTE J. GLOVER, QM SGT H. SAMMONS, L CPL A. HADLAND, PTE E.W. SWEATMAN, PTE W. HARRAD, PTE G. SWEATMAN, PTE A.J. HIRONS, GNR G.U.W. TOWNSEND, PTE T. HOUGHTON, CPL C.A. TURNER, WHEELER F. KENDALL, SGT C.M. WALSHAW, PTE W. LOWE, L CPL T.E. WARD, PTE R.T. MALLIER, L CPL F. WRIGHT

Anyone who can provide information please contact Nick Tooby (nicktooby@btinternet.com).

Churchyard Fund
The PCC are keen to maintain the churchyard at its most pleasing, but it costs money we don’t have to pay for a full cutting, strimming and tidying regime. Anyone wishing to give to a churchyard fund to address this should place any gift in a clearly marked envelope. We are very grateful for the generous gifts already received.

Memorial Service
Our annual Memorial Service takes place on Sunday 4th November at 6.30pm. At this very special service, we will be remembering by name all those who have died in the parish over the last 12 months. If your loved one died more than a year ago, we would still be pleased to read their name. Please give this in writing to Rita or Julie by emailing administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Facebook
We are really grateful to Carys Egner who has agreed to take over the role as Facebook administrator. She can be contacted at carysegner@hotmail.co.uk. We are hoping to keep Facebook updated with occasional devotional contributions. Anyone willing to offer an occasional piece should speak to Greg.

Alpha
A 6-week version of the Alpha course will be taking place at the Vicarage on Wednesday evenings starting Weds 7th November at 7pm. This is an excellent way to learn about the Christian faith, with no prior knowledge expected. It’s also a good chance to get to know others in church. For further information, please speak to Greg or Dan Smith. To register a place, contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Confirmation
Anyone wishing to be confirmed at Coventry Cathedral on Saturday 24th November or who would like to know more about what Confirmation entails should speak to Greg.

Stairlift
There is a stairlift free to a good home available, with the offer of help with fitting. Please ring Andrew on 07940 023732.

Cleaning
We now have a band of volunteers who have agreed to take on the cleaning of the church. It would be helpful still to have one or two more. If you would like to know more about what it entails please speak to Greg, Fran or Jackie Lynch.

Sponsored Walk
If you have been kind enough to sponsor those of us who walked the Heart of England Way in August, please settle up as soon as you can. If you didn’t, additional gifts will still be gratefully received.

Walking for Health
This group run various walks throughout the city and a copy of the list of walks can be found in the red folder at the back of church. In particular there is one from Tile Hill Library every Tuesday. The group are also looking for volunteers to help with leading the walks. If you are interested please contact Verity Tiff on 024 7646 8205 or 07425 179053.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Julia McNaney.

Prayer List
Please pray for Dennis Sinclair, Jean Selby, Ann Crowley, Hayley Moore, Fred Edwards, Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Bette Thorpe, Lynnette Clarke, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Norah Hall, Beryl Lee, Andrew Rennie, Flix Haynes and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates Oct/Nov
Mon 22nd 7.30pm St Andrew’s/St Andy’s Liaison Committee
Tues 23rd 9.15am Tots Praise
2.00pm Forget me Not
7.30pm Allesley Green Residents meeting at the Lutheran Church
Fri 26th 2.00pm Bulb planting in Juniper Park
Sat 27th 7.00pm Michael Bublé Tribute Night at The Green Social Club
Thurs 1st Nov 7.15pm Children’s Council meeting at 538 Broad Lane
Readings Isaiah 53.4-12 & Mark 10.35-45
Readers Jeremy Thomas & Trevor Hill
Preacher Nick Tooby
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Jeremy Thomas
Comm Asst Jeremy Thomas
Music Di Fellowes
Next week Isaiah 55.1-11 & John 5.36b-47

 

An Act of Remembrance – 100 Years on. A Weekend of Commemoration

An Act of Remembrance – 100 Years on. A Weekend of Commemoration
St Andrew’s Church will be marking the centenary of World War 1 with a special exhibition on Saturday 10th November from 10am to 4pm, leading then in to our Act of Remembrance on Sunday 11th November within the Communion Service at 10am. The exhibition will be divided into three important elements.

1)            The contribution made by people from our parish, who are remembered on the plaque in church, especially those who made the supreme sacrifice. It will build the link between Eastern Green and the wider conflict.

2)            We will remember the role played by the people of Coventry – The Home Front. Focusing especially on the impact of the war on the women of Coventry.

3)            There will be an opportunity for people to take time to remember and commemorate with their own personal act of remembrance on the day.

On this special anniversary, this will be a unique opportunity for everyone to commemorate and learn a little more about how World War 1 touched the lives of those we remember each year.

We want to create a living wall to those who fought in WW1 and survived. On the plaque in church there are 30 soldiers who we believe returned and we want to appeal to anyone with information and a photo of them to bring them along to be included in the exhibition. The soldiers names are: L CPL H.J. ARNOLD, PTE W.J. MALLIER, L CPL G.E. BAND, PTE A. MOTT, PTE E.J. BLOXHAM, GNR W.B. NEAL, PTE G. BRITTAIN, SPR ALEC B. PLANT,  CPL A.T. CLAPTON, PTE ALF B. PLANT,  RM A.COOPER, PTE A.M.S. POPE, L CPL A.G. EDEN, L CPL J. PRICE, PTE J. GLOVER, QM SGT H. SAMMONS, L CPL A. HADLAND, PTE E.W. SWEATMAN, PTE W. HARRAD, PTE G. SWEATMAN, PTE A.J. HIRONS, GNR G.U.W. TOWNSEND, PTE T. HOUGHTON, CPL C.A. TURNER, WHEELER F. KENDALL, SGT C.M. WALSHAW, PTE W. LOWE, L CPL T.E. WARD, PTE R.T. MALLIER, L CPL F. WRIGHT

Anyone who can provide information please contact Nick Tooby (nicktooby@btinternet.com)

Pews News – 14th October 2018

14th October 2018 – Twentieth 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.

Harvest
We continue our Harvest celebrations this morning. Gifts of long-life food and fresh vegetables will be passed on to the foodbank in Tile Hill. Monetary gifts will be given to DFN UK, a charity that provides dignity and freedom for the poor, the marginalised and outcastes in South Asia. Grateful thanks to Denise Davies for supplying a Harvest Loaf.

Holiday
Please note that Greg and Fran will be on holiday from 16th – 20th Oct inclusive. Please contact Phil or the church office in an emergency.

Lara
Thank you to everyone who has been praying for Olivia’s friend Lara over the past four years. Sadly, she passed peacefully away on Wednesday afternoon aged 17. She was one very brave and inspirational young lady. Please continue to hold Christine and John, Courtney and Kari in your prayers. Diane and Olivia.

Thank you
To everyone who came and helped decorate the church for harvest and to everyone who gave so generously towards the cost of the flowers. Also, thank you to Faye for providing the greenery and some lovely dahlias. The bride and family loved the flowers at the wedding on Saturday. Ann Dove.

Thank You
We would like to thank everyone for the cards and best wishes we received on our Diamond Wedding Anniversary. It made a very special occasion extra special with the warmth we felt from so many of our friends in the congregation. God bless you all. Stan and Beryl Cooper.

Michael Bublé Tribute Night
On Saturday 27th October at 7.30pm at The Green Social Club, Church Lane. Tickets cost £10 and are available from Rosemarie Over on 07778 397284. Guaranteed to be a fabulous evening.

St Andrew’s Church Christmas Fayre
The event will take place in Eastern Green Village Hall on Saturday 1st December from 1pm to 3pm. We would be grateful for donations of bottles, chocolate, cakes, bric a brac, books, nearly new items, raffle prizes, etc, anything else you can think of! Thanks, Gill Tunnicliffe & Jill Pinks.

St Andrew’s and St Andy’s Light Party
We are holding a Light Party for primary aged children, Wednesday October 31st, 5pm-6.30pm in St Andrew’s Church. Invitations and registration forms for our Light party are available now from Becky, Shirley, Emma or Hilary. There will be crafts, games, a snack tea and lots of fun! Please bring a torch with you! Request to borrow torches. If any member of the congregation has a torch they are willing to lend us, please put your name on it and give it to Becky, Nick or Hilary. Many thanks.

The Font
Our beautiful new carved oak font has been dedicated by the Archdeacon Pastor, Sue Field, at a special Songs of Praise service. Please visit the website or Facebook to see pictures of this very special occasion.

Silence in Church!
Please remember that the period during the administration of communion is for prayer. There may be some singing or music, but there shouldn’t be general chatter. We understand that children may make excited noises, but there is no need for grown ups to add to the hubbub.

An Act of Remembrance – 100 Years on. A Weekend of Commemoration
St Andrew’s Church will be marking the centenary of World War 1 with a special exhibition on Saturday 10th November from 10am to 4pm, leading then in to our Act of Remembrance on Sunday 11th November within the Communion Service at 10am. The exhibition will be divided into three important elements.

1)            The contribution made by people from our parish, who are remembered on the plaque in church, especially those who made the supreme sacrifice. It will build the link between Eastern Green and the wider conflict.

2)            We will remember the role played by the people of Coventry – The Home Front. Focusing especially on the impact of the war on the women of Coventry.

3)            There will be an opportunity for people to take time to remember and commemorate with their own personal act of remembrance on the day.

On this special anniversary, this will be a unique opportunity for everyone to commemorate and learn a little more about how World War 1 touched the lives of those we remember each year.

We want to create a living wall to those who fought in WW1 and survived. On the plaque in church there are 30 soldiers who we believe returned and we want to appeal to anyone with information and a photo of them to bring them along to be included in the exhibition. The soldiers names are: L CPL H.J. ARNOLD, PTE W.J. MALLIER, L CPL G.E. BAND, PTE A. MOTT, PTE E.J. BLOXHAM, GNR W.B. NEAL, PTE G. BRITTAIN, SPR ALEC B. PLANT,  CPL A.T. CLAPTON, PTE ALF B. PLANT,  RM A.COOPER, PTE A.M.S. POPE, L CPL A.G. EDEN, L CPL J. PRICE, PTE J. GLOVER, QM SGT H. SAMMONS, L CPL A. HADLAND, PTE E.W. SWEATMAN, PTE W. HARRAD, PTE G. SWEATMAN, PTE A.J. HIRONS, GNR G.U.W. TOWNSEND, PTE T. HOUGHTON, CPL C.A. TURNER, WHEELER F. KENDALL, SGT C.M. WALSHAW, PTE W. LOWE, L CPL T.E. WARD, PTE R.T. MALLIER, L CPL F. WRIGHT

Anyone who can provide information please contact Nick Tooby (nicktooby@btinternet.com)

Quiz Night
Thanks to all who supported the Quiz Night at Masseys. A great time was had by all. £272 has been raised towards church funds.

Seek His Face
Our monthly gathering for prayer, praise and prophecy takes places tonight at 6.30pm. Our guest speaker is Jenny Campbell, who will be talking to us about hearing from God. If you have a gift of hearing God’s voice, come and share it. If you would like to know more about how you can hear from God in your life, you may find this very useful. All welcome.

Kidz Praise
The next Kidz Praise service for Primary School children and their families takes place on Thursday 18th October. Doors open at 3.15pm for toast, craft and games. The short service starts at 4pm with songs, stories and prayers. All welcome.

Churchyard Fund
The PCC are keen to maintain the churchyard at its most pleasing, but it costs money we don’t have to pay for a full cutting, strimming and tidying regime. Anyone wishing to give to a churchyard fund to address this should place any gift in a clearly marked envelope. We are very grateful for the generous gifts already received.

Memorial Service
Our annual Memorial Service takes place on Sunday 4th November at 6.30pm. At this very special service, we will be remembering by name all those who have died in the parish over the last 12 months. If your loved one died more than a year ago, we would still be pleased to read their name. Please give this in writing to Rita or Julie by emailing administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Facebook
We are really grateful to Carys Egner who has agreed to take over the role as Facebook administrator. She can be contacted at carysegner@hotmail.co.uk. We are hoping to keep Facebook updated with occasional devotional contributions. Anyone willing to offer an occasional piece should speak to Greg.

Alpha
A 6-week version of the Alpha course will be taking place at the Vicarage on Wednesday evenings starting Weds 7th November at 7pm. This is an excellent way to learn about the Christian faith, with no prior knowledge expected. It’s also a good chance to get to know others in church. For further information, please speak to Greg or Dan Smith. To register a place, contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Confirmation
Anyone wishing to be confirmed at Coventry Cathedral on Saturday 24th November or who would like to know more about what Confirmation entails should speak to Greg.

Stairlift
There is a stairlift free to a good home available, with the offer of help with fitting. Please ring Andrew on 07940 023732.

Cleaning
We now have a band of volunteers who have agreed to take on the cleaning of the church. It would be helpful still to have one or two more. If you would like to know more about what it entails please speak to Greg, Fran or Jackie Lynch.

Sponsored Walk
If you have been kind enough to sponsor those of us who walked the Heart of England Way in August, please settle up as soon as you can. If you didn’t, additional gifts will still be gratefully received.

Walking for Health
This group run various walks throughout the city and a copy of the list of walks can be found in the red folder at the back of church. In particular there is one from Tile Hill Library every Tuesday. The group are also looking for volunteers to help with leading the walks. If you are interested please contact Verity Tiff on 024 7646 8205 or 07425 179053.

Prayer List
Please pray for Jean Selby, Ann Crowley, Hayley Moore, Fred Edwards, Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Bette Thorpe, Lynnette Clarke, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Norah Hall, Beryl Lee, Andrew Rennie, Flix Haynes and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates October
Sun 14th 10.00am Harvest Communion
6.30pm Seek His Face
Mon 15th 7.30pm Worship 4 All planning meeting
Tues 16th 1.30pm Ladies Fellowship meeting in the side room
Thurs 18th 3.15pm Kidz Praise
Mon 22nd 7.30pm St Andrew’s/St Andy’s Liaison Committee
Tues 23rd 2.00pm Forget me Not
7.30pm Allesley Green Residents meeting at the Lutheran Church
Readings Amos 5.6-7, 10-15 (p 920) & Mark 10.17-31 (p 1014)
Readers Victoria Kaczur & Jill Pinks
Preacher Greg Smith
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Harvey Wyatt
Comm Asst Harvey Wyatt
Children Emma, Claire & Emma
Next week Isaiah 53.4-12 & Mark 10.35-45

 

Seek His Face Programme

Seek His Face is a monthly gathering for prophecy, prayer and worship. We meet on the second Sunday of each month at 6.30 p.m. in the church.  The meeting is informal, responding to the Spirit and listening to God.  Anybody is welcome. The name of the group is taken from 2 Chronicles chapter 7 verse 14

“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Seek His Face Service Programme 2018
Oct 14th Jenny Campbell – Hearing from God
Nov 11th Dan Smith – Worship
Dec 9th Greg Smith – The Incarnation

Pews News – 7th October 2018

7th October 2018 – Nineteenth 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.

Ella Joy Richardson
A baby girl, Ella Joy, was born to Phil & Anne Richardson in the early hours of Monday 27th August at 9 lbs 7 ½ ozs. Do continue to pray for them as a family. Phil’s paternity leave has now come to an end and he can be contacted in the usual way. Please do respect his day off which is Friday.

Harvest
We begin our Harvest celebrations this morning and continue next Sunday. Gifts of long-life food and fresh vegetables will be passed on to the foodbank in Tile Hill. Monetary gifts will be given to DFN UK, a charity that provides dignity and freedom for the poor, the marginalised and outcastes in South Asia.

Holiday
Please note that Greg and Fran will be on holiday from 16th-20th October inclusive. Please contact Phil or the church office in an emergency.

St Andrew’s Church Christmas Fayre
The event will take place in Eastern Green Village Hall on Saturday 1st December from 1pm to 3pm. We would be grateful for donations of bottles, chocolate, cakes, bric a brac, books, nearly new items, raffle prizes, etc, anything else you can think of! Thanks, Gill Tunnicliffe & Jill Pinks.

St Andrew’s and St Andy’s Light Party
We are holding a Light Party for primary aged children, Wednesday October 31st, 5pm-6.30pm in St Andrew’s Church. Invitations and registration forms for our Light party are available now from Becky, Shirley, Emma or Hilary. There will be crafts, games, a snack tea and lots of fun! Please bring a torch with you! Request to borrow torches. If any member of the congregation has a torch they are willing to lend us, please put your name on it and give it to Becky, Nick or Hilary. Many thanks.

Parish Weekend 10th-12th May 2019
Now that summer is over why not look ahead to next Spring and join us on the Parish weekend. Following a successful weekend this year we are doing it again in 2019 and would love you to join us. The cost will be £150 for adults with reductions for children and we will operate a saving scheme if that helps make it possible for you. There will be an early bird discount of £10 for those signing up before end of November. Places are going fast so if you are interested or would like more information please speak with Sue Masters or Greg. For those already signed up we are happy to take deposits or to start your saving plan. Please speak with Sue about this.

Michael Bublé Tribute Night
On Saturday 27th October at 7.30pm at The Green Social Club, Church Lane. Tickets cost £10 and are available from Rosemarie Over on 07778 397284. Guaranteed to be a fabulous evening.

The Font
Our beautiful new carved oak font has been dedicated by the Archdeacon Pastor, Sue Field, at a special Songs of Praise service. Please visit the website or Facebook to see pictures of this very special occasion.

Ignatian Service
Today sees our regular first Sunday pattern, with a meditative service of reflection at 6.30pm on a harvest theme led by Greg.

Quiz Night
Thanks to all who supported the Quiz Night at Masseys. A great time was had by all. £272 has been raised towards church funds.

Cleaning
We now have a band of volunteers who have agreed to take on the cleaning of the church. It would be helpful still to have one or two more. If you would like to know more about what it entails please speak to Greg, Fran or Jackie Lynch.

Tots Praise
The next Tots Praise service for carers and pre-school children takes place on Tuesday 9th October, with doors opening from 8.45am and the service starting at 9.15am. Craft activities, stories and song in a fun relaxed atmosphere. All welcome.

Sponsored Walk
We are nearly at our target of £2,500 raised through our sponsored walk last month. If you have been kind enough to sponsor us, please settle up as soon as you can. If you didn’t, additional gifts will still be gratefully received.

Social Committee
A new Social Committee has been set up to coordinate the Church’s social events. The committee won’t be responsible for all events, but for ensuring there is a good, balanced programme. If you’re interested in helping please speak to Rosemarie Over or come along to the meeting in church tomorrow at 12 noon

Seek His Face
Our monthly gathering for prayer, praise and prophecy takes places next week at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Fundraising for Selah
A 9-year-old girl, Selah, a pupil at Eastern Green Junior School has recently very sadly been diagnosed with Chiari 1 Malformation and Neuro-Cranio-Vertebral Syndrome (Filum Disease). This is a rare and complex condition, causing numerous neurological and structural problems related to her brain and spine. Heartbreakingly, this condition has dramatically affected Selah’s mobility and has meant that a once very active, vibrant child, who has a passion for dancing and singing, has to now greatly depend upon a wheelchair to get around. The condition has left her suffering with constant pain, which sometimes becomes excruciating. The hope of her family is that they can raise enough funds to be able to take Selah over to Barcelona, in order for her to have life changing treatment, restoring her health and giving her back her mobility. Further details and access to the fundraising page can be found at: https://www.gofundme.com/selahs-life-changing-surgery

Walking for Health
This group run various walks throughout the city and a copy of the list of walks can be found in the red folder at the back of church. In particular there is one from Tile Hill Library every Tuesday. The group are also looking for volunteers to help with leading the walks. If you are interested please contact Verity Tiff on 024 7646 8205 or 07425 179053.

Churchyard Fund
The PCC are keen to maintain the churchyard at its most pleasing, but it costs money we don’t have to pay for a full cutting, strimming and tidying regime. Anyone wishing to give to a churchyard fund too address this should place any gift in a clearly marked envelope. We are very grateful for the generous gifts already received.

Facebook
We are really grateful to Carys Egner who has agreed to take over the role as Facebook administrator. We are looking for people to write devotions for us to post on our Facebook page. If you are interested or would like some more information, please email Carys on carysegner@hotmail.co.uk or speak to Greg.

Stairlift
There is a stairlift free to a good home available, with the offer of help with fitting. Please ring Andrew on 07940 023732.

For Sale
An Invacare “Lynx” four-wheel mobility scooter. Originally purchased in 2010 and last serviced in May 2018. The sale includes rider’s cape and scooter cover. One owner – £195. Any enquiries please telephone 07969 420675.

Prayer List
Please pray for Jean Selby, Ann Crowley, Hayley Moore, Fred Edwards, Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Bette Thorpe, Lynnette Clarke, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, Flix Haynes, Lara Santostefano and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates October
Sun 7th 8.00am Said Communion
10.00am Harvest Worship 4 All
6.30pm Ignatian Service
Mon 8th 12 noon Social Committee meeting in church
7.30pm PCC meeting
Tues 9th 9.00am Tots Praise
2.00pm Forget me Not
6.00pm Drama Club at Our Ladies
Fri 12th 7.00pm Comedy and Curry at the Village Hotel
Sun 14th 10.00am Harvest Communion
6.30pm Seek His Face
Mon 15th 7.30pm Worship 4 All planning meeting
Readings at 8am Genesis 2.18-24 (p 5) & Mark 10.2-16 (p 1014)
Reader Jill Joyce
President Greg Smith
Worship 4 All Led by Carys Egner
Next Week Amos 5.6-7, 10-15 & Mark 10.17-31

 

Pews News – 30th September 2018

30th September 2018 – Eighteenth 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.

This Morning
Godfrey Armitage, who is Chair of the Diocesan Environment Group, is preaching at our communion service. We extend him a very warm welcome.

Harvest Flowers
Volunteers are needed please to help decorate the church for Harvest on Saturday 6th October at 9.15am in the side room. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the Harvest flowers it would be much appreciated. Thank you. Ann Dove.

Harvest
We will be celebrating Harvest this year on two consecutive Sundays 7th and 14th October. Gifts of long-life food and fresh vegetables will be passed on to the foodbank in Tile Hill. Monetary gifts will be given to DFN UK, a charity that provides dignity and freedom for the poor, the marginalised and outcastes in South Asia.

Michael Bublé Tribute Night
On Saturday 27th October at 7.30pm at The Green Social Club, Church Lane. Tickets cost £10 and are available from Rosemarie Over on 07778 397284. Guaranteed to be a fabulous evening.

St Andrew’s Church Christmas Fayre
The event will take place in Eastern Green Village Hall on Saturday 1st December from 1pm to 3pm. We would be grateful for donations of bottles, chocolate, cakes, bric a brac, books, nearly new items, raffle prizes, etc, anything else you can think of! Thanks, Gill Tunnicliffe & Jill Pinks.

Link Deliverers
The Link is ready for collection in the side room, if you deliver or are able to take to someone who does near to you, we would be grateful if you could take the bundle for delivery.

Safeguarding
We regularly review our work and as part of this process, I have updated our Safeguarding children’s policy and written a new policy for safeguarding vulnerable adults. These policies have now been formally adopted by the PCC, and are available for all to read. They are pinned at the back of church on the notice board. Lin Chylinski.

Ella Joy Richardson
A baby girl, Ella Joy, was born to Phil & Anne Richardson in the early hours of Monday 27th August at 9 lbs 7 ½ ozs. Do continue to pray for them as a family. Phil’s paternity leave continues until Oct 6th.

The Font
Our beautiful new carved oak font has been dedicated by the Archdeacon Pastor, Sue Field, at a special Songs of Praise service last Sunday. Please visit the website or Facebook to see pictures of this very special occasion.

St Andrew’s and St Andy’s Light Party
We are holding a Light Party for primary aged children on Wednesday, 31st October in church from 5-6.30pm. There will be lots of fun with crafts, games, songs and a snack tea. Registration forms are available from Hilary, Emma Wildman or Shirley. For more information contact Hilary on 07980 596646 or Emma on 07969 066979. There is no charge for this event.

Ignatian Service
Next Sunday sees our regular first Sunday pattern, with a meditative service of reflection at 6.30pm on a harvest theme led by Greg.

Quiz Night
Thanks to all who supported the Quiz Night at Masseys last weekend. A great time was had by all. £272 has been raised towards church funds.

Parish Weekend 10th-12th May 2019
Now that summer is over why not look ahead to next Spring and join us on the Parish weekend.  Following a successful weekend this year we are doing it again in 2019 and would love you to join us. The cost will be £150 for adults with reductions for children and we will operate a saving scheme if that helps make it possible for you. There will be an early bird discount of £10 for those signing up before end of November. Places are going fast so if you are interested or would like more information please speak with Sue Masters or Greg. For those already signed up we are happy to take deposits or to start your saving plan. Please speak with Sue about this.

Cleaning
We now have a band of volunteers who have agreed to take on the cleaning of the church. It would be helpful still to have one or two more. If you would like to know more about what it entails please speak to Greg, Fran or Jackie Lynch.

Kidz Praise
The first Kidz Praise service of the new year takes place on Thursday afternoon after school. Come when you’re ready for toast, games, craft, stories and song. The theme of the service, led by Greg, is Ruth Finds a new Home.

Tots Praise
The next Tots Praise service for carers and pre-school children takes place on Tues 9th October, with doors opening from 8.45am and the service starting at 9.15am. Craft activities, stories and song in a fun relaxed atmosphere. All welcome.

Sponsored Walk
We are nearly at our target of £2,500 raised through our sponsored walk last month. If you have been kind enough to sponsor us, please settle up as soon as you can. If you didn’t, additional gifts will still be gratefully received.

Social Committee
A new Social Committee is being set up to coordinate the Church’s social events. The committee won’t be responsible for all events, but for ensuring there is a good, balanced programme. If you’re interested in helping with this, please speak to Rosemarie Over.

Comedy & Curry
A great evening is promised on Friday 12th October at the Village Hotel. Award winning (and very funny) comedian, Andy Kind, is appearing, having been invited by local churches. There is a two-course meal provided by the Village and a great opportunity to socialise with friends and make new ones. Tickets which are in very limited supply cost £18 and are available from Rita Muir. Please ensure you provide your meal choice at the same time as you purchase your ticket.

Safeguarding Briefing
A safer recruitment briefing is to be given by Greg and Linda Chylinski on Thursday 4th October for all those responsible for recruiting volunteers to the ministry of St Andrew’s.

Churchyard Fund
The PCC are keen to maintain the churchyard at its most pleasing, but it costs money we don’t have to pay for a full cutting, strimming and tidying regime. Anyone wishing to give to a churchyard fund to address this should place any gift in a clearly marked envelope.

Facebook
We are looking for people to write devotions for us to post on our Facebook page. We would like to be posting more regularly and feel this would be something to engage people and encourage everyone to take some time out of their busy lifestyle and sit and reflect. If you are interested or would like some more information, please email Carys on carysegner@hotmail.co.uk or speak to Greg.

Fundraising for Selah
A 9-year-old girl, Selah, a pupil at Eastern Green Junior School has recently very sadly been diagnosed with Chiari 1 Malformation and Neuro-Cranio-Vertebral Syndrome (Filum Disease). This is a rare and complex condition, causing numerous neurological and structural problems related to her brain and spine. Heartbreakingly, this condition has dramatically affected Selah’s mobility and has meant that a once very active, vibrant child, who has a passion for dancing and singing, has to now greatly depend upon a wheelchair to get around. The condition has left her suffering with constant pain, which sometimes becomes excruciating. The hope of her family is that they can raise enough funds to be able to take Selah over to Barcelona, in order for her to have life changing treatment, restoring her health and giving her back her mobility. Further details and access to the fundraising page can be found at: https://www.gofundme.com/selahs-life-changing-surgery

Stairlift
There is a stairlift free to a good home available, with the offer of help with fitting. Please ring Andrew on 07940 023732.

For Sale
An Invacare “Lynx” four-wheel mobility scooter. Originally purchased in 2010 and last serviced in May 2018. The sale includes rider’s cape and scooter cover. One owner – £195. Any enquiries please telephone 07969 420675.

Altar Flowers
This week’s Altar flowers were kindly donated by Margaret & Derek Shale.

Prayer List
Please pray for Ann Crowley, Hayley Moore, Fred Edwards, Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Bette Thorpe, Lynnette Clarke, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, Flix Haynes, Lara Santostefano and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates October
Mon 1st 7.30pm Baptism Prep in church
Tues 2nd 12.00pm Joan Moles funeral
6.00pm All Star Theatre Company at Our Ladies
7.30pm Growing Leaders session 2 in church
Thurs 4th 3.15pm Kidz Praise
7.30pm Safeguarding briefing in church
Sun 7th 8.00am Said Communion
10.00am Harvest Worship 4 All
6.30pm Ignatian Service
Mon 8th 7.30pm PCC Meeting
Tues 9th 9.00am Tots Praise
2.00pm Forget me Not
Readings 1 Timothy 6.6-10 & Matthew 6.25-33
Readers Harvey Wyatt & John Ross-Barnard
Preacher Godfrey Armitage
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Nick Tooby
Comm Asst. Nick Tooby
Music Di Fellowes
Children Jill/Hilary/Emma
Next week at 8am Genesis 2.18-24 & Mark 10.2-16

 

Pews News – 23rd September 2018

23rd September 2018 – Seventeenth 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
Godfrey Armitage, who is Chair of the Diocesan Environment Group, will be preaching at our communion service next Sunday. We look forward to giving him a very warm welcome.

Ella Joy Richardson
A baby girl, Ella Joy, was born to Phil & Anne Richardson in the early hours of Monday 27th August at 9 lbs 7 ½ ozs. Do continue to pray for them as a family. Phil’s paternity leave continues until October 6th.

Harvest Flowers
Volunteers are needed please to help decorate the church for Harvest on Saturday 6th October at 9.15am in the side room. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the Harvest flowers it would be much appreciated. Thank you. Ann Dove.

The Font
You will see that the 1975 font has now been removed from the church. The top section has been retained and it is hoped may be used as an ornamental feature in the churchyard. The new carved oak font is now in situ and will be dedicated by the Archdeacon Pastor, Sue Field, tonight at 6.30pm at a special Songs of Praise service. The Nightingales choir have kindly agreed to help lead worship. Please do join us for this very special occasion.

St Andrew’s and St Andy’s Light Party
We are holding a Light Party for primary aged children on Wednesday 31st October in church from 5-6.30pm. There will be lots of fun with crafts, games, songs and a snack tea. Registration forms are available from Hilary, Emma Wildman or Shirley. For more information contact Hilary on 07980 596646 or Emma on 07969 066979. There is no charge for this event.

Cleaning
We now have a band of volunteers who have agreed to take on the cleaning of the church. It would be helpful still to have one or two more. If you would like to know more about what it entails please speak to Greg, Fran or Jackie Lynch.

Sponsored Walk
We are nearly at our target of £2,500 raised through our sponsored walk last month. If you have been kind enough to sponsor us, please settle up as soon as you can. If you didn’t, additional gifts will still be gratefully received.

Social Committee
A new Social Committee is being set up to coordinate the Church’s social events. The committee won’t be responsible for all events, but for ensuring there is a good, balanced programme. If you’re interested in helping with this, please speak to Rosemarie Over.

Parish Weekend 10th-12th May 2019
Now that summer is over why not look ahead to next Spring and join us on the Parish weekend.  Following a successful weekend this year we are doing it again in 2019 and would love you to join us. The cost will be £150 for adults with reductions for children and we will operate a saving scheme if that helps make it possible for you. There will be an early bird discount of £10 for those signing up before end of November. Places are going fast so if you are interested or would like more information please speak with Sue Masters or Greg. For those already signed up we are happy to take deposits or to start your saving plan. Please speak with Sue about this.

Complex Trauma
Please see the poster at the back of church if you are interested in receiving some training on complex trauma. This is being held at Queens Road Baptist Church on Saturday 3rd November.

Michael Bublé Tribute Night
On Saturday 27th October at 7.30pm at The Green Social Club, Church Lane. Tickets cost £10 and are available from Rosemarie Over on 07778 397284. Guaranteed to be a fabulous evening.

Safeguarding
We regularly review our work and as part of this process, I have updated our Safeguarding children’s policy and written a new policy for safeguarding vulnerable adults. These policies have now been formally adopted by the PCC, and are available for all to read. They are pinned at the back of church on the notice board. Lin Chylinski.

Fundraising for Selah
A 9-year-old girl, Selah, a pupil at Eastern Green Junior School has recently very sadly been diagnosed with Chiari 1 Malformation and Neuro-Cranio-Vertebral Syndrome (Filum Disease). This is a rare and complex condition, causing numerous neurological and structural problems related to her brain and spine. Heartbreakingly, this condition has dramatically affected Selah’s mobility and has meant that a once very active, vibrant child, who has a passion for dancing and singing, has to now greatly depend upon a wheelchair to get around. The condition has left her suffering with constant pain, which sometimes becomes excruciating. The hope of her family is that they can raise enough funds to be able to take Selah over to Barcelona, in order for her to have life changing treatment, restoring her health and giving her back her mobility. Further details and access to the fundraising page can be found at: https://www.gofundme.com/selahs-life-changing-surgery

Cathedral
In case you hadn’t heard the news, admission to Coventry Cathedral is now free, although donations are invited. If you’ve never taken the opportunity to look round this historic building, why not take the chance.

Comedy & Curry
A great evening is promised on Friday 12th October at the Village Hotel. Award winning (and very funny) comedian, Andy Kind, is appearing, having been invited by local churches. There is a two-course meal provided by the Village and a great opportunity to socialise with friends and make new ones. Tickets which are in very limited supply cost £18 and are available from Rita Muir. Please ensure you provide your meal choice at the same time as you purchase your ticket.

Sidespersons Rota
After a number of years in the role, Steve Wankling is going to retire in the Autumn from his responsibility for drawing up the termly Sidespersons/Readers rota. We are looking for a volunteer to take this on. Please speak to Steve if you would like further information about what is entailed.

Harvest
We will be celebrating Harvest this year on two consecutive Sundays 7th and 14th October. Gifts of long-life food and fresh vegetables will be passed on to the foodbank in Tile Hill. Monetary gifts will be given to DFN UK, a charity that provides dignity and freedom for the poor, the marginalised and outcastes in South Asia.

Churchyard Fund
The PCC are keen to maintain the churchyard at its most pleasing, but it costs money we don’t have to pay for a full cutting, strimming and tidying regime. Anyone wishing to give to a churchyard fund too address this should place any gift in a clearly marked envelope.

Facebook
We are looking for people to write devotions for us to post on our Facebook page. We would like to be posting more regularly and feel this would be something to engage people and encourage everyone to take some time out of their busy lifestyle and sit and reflect. If you are interested or would like some more information, please email Carys on carysegner@hotmail.co.uk or speak to Greg.

For Sale
An Invacare “Lynx” four-wheel mobility scooter. Originally purchased in 2010 and last serviced in May 2018. The sale includes rider’s cape and scooter cover. One owner – £195. Any enquiries please telephone 07969 420675.

Stairlift
There is a stairlift free to a good home available, with the offer of help with fitting. Please ring Andrew on 07940 023732. 

Prayer List
Please pray for Ann Crowley, Hayley Moore, Fred Edwards, Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Bette Thorpe, Lynnette Clarke, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, Flix Haynes, Lara Santostefano and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates Sept/Oct
Sun 23rd 6.30pm Songs of Praise
Mon 24th 7.30pm 10am Communion Review meeting at 180 Dunhill Ave
Tues 25th 9.15am Tots Praise
2.00pm Forget me Not
Weds 26th 7-9pm Children’s Ministry Thank You Evening in the side room
7.30pm Deanery Synod at Leek Wooton
Mon 1st 7.30pm Baptism Prep in church
Tues 2nd 12.00pm Joan Moles funeral
7.30pm Growing Leaders session 2 in church
Readings Jeremiah 11.18-20 (p 770) & Mark 9.30-37 (p 1013)
Readers Hilary Wankling & Ann Crowley
Preacher Sue Masters
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Greg Smith
Comm Asst. Nick Tooby
Music Di Fellowes
Children Linda/Victoria/Lesley
Next week Numbers 11.4-6, 10-16, 24-29 & Mark 9.38-50

 

Pews News – 16th September 2018

16th September 2018 – Sixteenth 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.

Ella Joy Richardson
A baby girl, Ella Joy, was born to Phil & Anne Richardson in the early hours of Monday 27th August at 9 lbs 7 ½ ozs. Do continue to pray for them as a family. Phil’s paternity leave continues until October 6th.

The Font
You will see that the 1975 font has now been removed from the church. The top section has been retained and it is hoped may be used as an ornamental feature in the churchyard. The new carved oak font is now in situ and will be dedicated by the Archdeacon Pastor, Sue Field, next Sunday 23rd September at 6.30pm at a special Songs of Praise service. The Nightingales choir have kindly agreed to help lead worship. Please do make a note in your diaries of this special occasion. We would like to provide refreshments to mark this special occasion. If you are willing and able to volunteer, please speak to Fran.

Cleaning
We now have a band of volunteers who have agreed to take on the cleaning of the church. It would be helpful still to have one or two more. If you would like to know more about what it entails please speak to Greg, Fran or Jackie Lynch.

Safeguarding
We regularly review our work and as part of this process, I have updated our Safeguarding children’s policy and written a new policy for safeguarding vulnerable adults. These policies have now been formally adopted by the PCC, and are available for all to read. They are pinned at the back of church on the notice board. Lin Chylinski.

Fundraising for Selah
A 9-year-old girl, Selah, a pupil at Eastern Green Junior School has recently very sadly been diagnosed with Chiari 1 Malformation and Neuro-Cranio-Vertebral Syndrome (Filum Disease). This is a rare and complex condition, causing numerous neurological and structural problems related to her brain and spine. Heartbreakingly, this condition has dramatically affected Selah’s mobility and has meant that a once very active, vibrant child, who has a passion for dancing and singing, has to now greatly depend upon a wheelchair to get around. The condition has left her suffering with constant pain, which sometimes becomes excruciating. The hope of her family is that they can raise enough funds to be able to take Selah over to Barcelona, in order for her to have life changing treatment, restoring her health and giving her back her mobility. Further details and access to the fundraising page can be found at: https://www.gofundme.com/selahs-life-changing-surgery

Facebook
We are looking for people to write devotions for us to post on our Facebook page. We would like to be posting more regularly and feel this would be something to engage people and encourage everyone to take some time out of their busy lifestyle and sit and reflect. If you are interested or would like some more information, please e-mail Carys on carysegner@hotmail.co.uk or speak to Greg.

Harvest Flowers
Volunteers are needed please to help decorate the church for Harvest on Saturday 6th October at 9.15am in the side room. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the Harvest flowers it would be much appreciated. Thank you. Ann Dove.

Introductory Morning to Crossline Listener Training
Could you help by giving 2 hours a week to listen, pray and give hope to people over the phone? Come and find out more at an Intoductory Morning on Saturday 22nd September. Crossline, (part of the National Christian Helpline) receives over 400 calls per day between 9am and Midnight. New listeners are needed to meet the demand (50% of calls are not answered), especially during the daytime between 2 – 6pm. Find out more: https://www.covcitymission.org.uk/ministries/crossline.html or ring 02476 615931.

Sponsored Walk
We are nearly at our target of £2,500 raised through our sponsored walk last month. If you have been kind enough to sponsor us, please settle up as soon as you can. If you didn’t, additional gifts will still be gratefully received.

Social Committee
A new Social Committee is being set up to coordinate the Church’s social events. The committee won’t be responsible for all events, but for ensuring there is a good, balanced programme. If you’re interested in helping with this, please speak to Rosemarie Over.

Fish n Chips Quiz Night
There is another Quiz Night co-hosted by Allesley Green Residents Association at the Massey Ferguson Social Club on Friday 21st September at 7pm. Tickets, which include a choice of Fish n Chips, Chicken n Chips, veggie burger n chips or pie n chips, cost £9 and are available from Rita. We would be grateful for the donation of a couple of raffle prizes for the occasion.

Cathedral
In case you hadn’t heard the news, admission to Coventry Cathedral is now free, although donations are invited. If you’ve never taken the opportunity to look round this historic building, why not take the chance.

Comedy & Curry
A great evening is promised on Friday 12th October at the Village Hotel. Award winning (and very funny) comedian, Andy Kind, is appearing, having been invited by local churches. There is a two course meal provided by the Village and a great opportunity to socialise with friends and make new ones. Tickets which are in very limited supply cost £18 and are available from Rita Muir. Please ensure you provide your meal choice at the same time as you purchase your ticket.

Sidespersons Rota
After a number of years in the role, Steve Wankling is going to retire in the Autumn from his responsibility for drawing up the termly Sidespersons/Readers rota. We are looking for a volunteer to take this on.  Please speak to Steve if you would like further information about what is entailed.

Stairlift
There is a stairlift free to a good home available, with the offer of help with fitting. Please ring Andrew on 07940 023732.

Churchyard Fund
The PCC are keen to maintain the churchyard at its most pleasing, but it costs money we don’t have to pay for a full cutting, strimming and tidying regime. Anyone wishing to give to a churchyard fund too address this should place any gift in a clearly marked envelope.

Drama Club
The drama club, run by All Star Theatre Company (Selina, Emma and Greg) starts up again for a new year, on Tuesdays from 6-7pm at Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church on Tile Hill Lane. The group is for 8-12 year olds. Please contact Julie on 07756 918847 to book a place.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Irene & Maurice Jelfs.

Prayer List
Please pray for Hayley Moore, Fred Edwards, Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Bette Thorpe, Lynnette Clarke, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, Flix Haynes, Lara Santostefano and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates September
Tues 18th 6.00pm Drama club at Our Ladies
7.30pm Leadership Team meets at 180 Dunhill Ave
Fri 21st 7.00pm Quiz Night at Massey Ferguson Social Club
Sat 22nd 10.00am Safeguarding briefing for leaders in church
Sun 23rd 6.30pm Songs of Praise
Mon 24th 7.30pm 10am Communion Review meeting at 180 Dunhill Ave
Tues 25th 9.15am Tots Praise
2.00pm Forget me Not
Weds 26th 7-9pm Children’s Ministry Thank You Evening in the side room
Readings Isaiah 50.4-9a (p 737) & Mark 8.27-38 (p 1012)
Readers Peter Bruton & Sara Parkes
Preacher Greg Smith
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Jeremy Thomas
Comm Asst. Emma Read
Music Michael Watkins
Next week Jeremiah 11.18-20 & Mark 9.30-37

 

Pews News – 9th September 2018

9th September 2018 – Fifteenth 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.

Ella Joy Richardson
A baby girl, Ella Joy, was born to Phil & Anne Richardson in the early hours of Monday 27th August at 9 lbs 7 ½ ozs. Phil’s paternity leave continues until October 6th.

The Font
You will see that the 1975 font has now been removed from the church. The top section has been retained and it is hoped may be used as an ornamental feature in the churchyard. The new carved oak font will be dedicated by the Archdeacon Pastor, Sue Field, on Sunday 23rd September at 6.30pm at a special Songs of Praise service. The Nightingales choir have kindly agreed to help lead worship. Please do make a note in your diaries of this special occasion. We would like to provide refreshments to mark this special occasion. If you are willing and able to volunteer, please speak to Greg.

Cleaning
We now have a band of volunteers who have agreed to take on the cleaning of the church. It would be helpful still to have one or two more.If you would like to know more about what it entails please speak to Greg, Fran or Jackie Lynch.

Harvest Flowers
Volunteers are needed please to help decorate the church for Harvest on Saturday 6th October at 9.15am in the side room. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the Harvest flowers it would be much appreciated. Thank you. Ann Dove.

Introductory Morning to Crossline Listener Training
Could you help by giving 2 hours a week to listen, pray and give hope to people over the phone? Come and find out more at an Intoductory Morning on Saturday 22nd September. Crossline, (part of the National Christian Helpline) receives over 400 calls per day between 9am and Midnight. New listeners are needed to meet the demand (50% of calls are not answered), especially during the daytime between 2 – 6pm. Find out more: https://www.covcitymission.org.uk/ministries/crossline.html or ring 02476 615931.

Sponsored Walk
A dozen walkers undertook the southern third of the Heart of England Way (approximately 35 miles) on August 11th, walking from Alcester to Bourton-on-the-Water. There were many joys along the way: seeing the sunrise over the Cotswolds, enjoying wildlife (foxes, hares and grouse) that only come out in the early hours, the wonderful fellowship as we faced up this challenge; the selfless devotion of the support crew; and hearing a 7 year-old complain because he was only allowed to walk 7 miles. There were also trials along the way: having a blister after only 4 miles; getting drenched during the final third of the walk when we were most tired; and getting lost because the Vicar misremembered the route. It has all been worth it because of the incredibly generous response of our sponsors and the excellent cause we are supporting. We are raising funds for the church and for a memorial garden at St Andrew’s School in memory of Brandon Gurney the 6 year old who died at Christmas. The good news is that it’s still not too late to sponsor us.

Tots Praise
Our next Pram Service (now known as Tots Praise), specially designed for pre-school children and their families, takes place Tuesday, September 11th at 9.15am with doors open from 8.45am. The service consists of stories, songs, craft and prayers for little ones as well as refreshments served both before and after the service. This week’s service (led by Greg) is Joseph goes to Egypt.

Social Committee
A new Social Committee is being set up to coordinate the Church’s social events. The committee won’t be responsible for all events, but for ensuring there is a good, balanced programme. If you’re interested in helping with this, please speak to Rosemarie Over.

Fish n Chips Quiz Night
There is another Quiz Night co-hosted by Allesley Green Residents Association at the Massey Ferguson Social Club on Friday 21st September at 7pm. Tickets, which include a choice of Fish n Chips, Chicken n Chips, veggie burger n chips or pie n chips, cost £9 and are available from Rita. We would be grateful for the donation of a couple of raffle prizes for the occasion.

Cathedral
In case you hadn’t heard the news, admission to Coventry Cathedral is now free, although donations are invited. If you’ve never taken the opportunity to look round this historic building, why not take the chance.

Comedy & Curry
A great evening is promised on Friday 12th October at the Village Hotel. Award winning (and very funny) comedian, Andy Kind, is appearing, having been invited by local churches. There is a two-course meal provided by the Village and a great opportunity to socialise with friends and make new ones. Tickets which are in very limited supply cost £18 and are available from Rita Muir.

Sidespersons Rota
After a number of years in the role, Steve Wankling is going to retire in the Autumn from his responsibility for drawing up the termly Sidespersons/Readers rota. We are looking for a volunteer to take this on. Please speak to Steve if you would like further information about what is entailed.

Facebook
We are really grateful to Carys Egner who has agreed to take over the role as Facebook administrator. She can be contacted at carysegner@hotmail.co.uk

Drama Club
The drama club, run by All Star Theatre Company (Selina, Emma and Greg) starts up again for a new year, on Tuesdays from 6-7pm at Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church on Tile Hill Lane. The group is for 8-12 year olds.  Please contact Julie on 07756 918847 to book a place.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Gill Tunnicliffe.

Prayer List
Please pray for Harold Latham, Hayley Moore, Fred Edwards, Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Bette Thorpe, Lynnette Clarke, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, Flix Haynes, Lara Santostefano and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates September
Mon 10th 7.30pm PCC meeting in church
Tues 11th 9.15am Tots Praise
Tues 11th 6.00pm Drama at Our Ladies
Sat 15th 9.45am – 4pm Growing Leaders Away Day at Berkswell
Tues 18th 7.30pm Leadership Team meets at 180 Dunhill Ave
Readings Isaiah 35.4-7 (p 719) & Mark 7.24-37 (p 1010)
Readers Trevor Hill & Angela Lamb
Preacher Kate Pearson
President Kate Pearson
Intercessions Harvey Wyatt
Music Sue Hill
Next week Isaiah 50.4-9a & Mark 8.27-38