Pews News – 17th February 2019

17th February 2019 – The Third Sunday before Lent

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.

The Link Magazine
The PCC have reluctantly taken the decision to bring to an end the Link as a paper magazine. Therefore, the February magazine will be the last in the current format. From March 1st onwards, the Link will be published online in a full colour digital format, which will be easily accessed directly through the St Andrews website, Facebook, My Eastern Green or the Allesley Green Residents Association website. It will contain all the usual content, except the advertising. We understand that this is a sad moment in the history of the parish and that not necessarily everyone will be able to access the new format. However, at a time when the church is struggling to make ends meet, we simply cannot afford to run a magazine, making a loss of £1500 per year and rising. Do pray for the continued success of the Link in reaching a new audience without losing its old. Finally, eternal thanks to the Link Team of Tracey, Richard and Barbara; and to all the faithful deliverers of the magazine.

Kidz Praise
Our fortnightly service aimed at Primary School children and their families (Kidz Praise) next takes place during half term on Thursday 21st February at 3.15pm. Games, stories, prayers and craft make for an entertaining hour and is a great way for children to explore their faith in Jesus.

Isaiah
This morning we conclude our series on Isaiah. If you haven’t already got a companion booklet, with an introduction to Isaiah and a reading plan, please take one with you this morning.

Children’s Society Boxes
It’s that time of year again! The annual collection of the boxes. If you could bring your box to church, or alternatively I will collect from you. Once again, I take the opportunity to thank all of you who have stayed loyal to this worthy charity for so long. I cannot believe I have been collecting from you for 21 years! Look forward to seeing you soon. Jackie Lynch.

Electoral Roll
Every six years, our Electoral Roll has to be renewed. 2019 is such a year. Everyone who has previously been on the Electoral Roll should fill out a very short form to reapply. There are a number of advantages to being on the Electoral Roll around rights to baptism, funerals and weddings, as well as eligibility for church office and voting rights at the AGM. It is also vital to St Andrew’s to have the most reliable record of its membership, so we would urge everyone to take 2 minutes to do this. Forms are available from Greg, Phil or Lesley Harrison, our Electoral Roll officer. Anyone who lives in the parish or who has worshipped at St Andrew’s for 6 months or more is eligible.

Discipleship Survey
Every two years, we conduct a discipleship survey and that time has come around again. For the results to be truly useful, we need everyone who comes to St Andrew’s and/or St Andy’s to fill in a sheet. It only takes 60 seconds. Thanks for your help.

Congratulations
To Cara and Peter who were married at St Andrew’s yesterday.

Palm Sunday
We will be dramatizing the story of the last week of Jesus’ life on Palm Sunday at our 10am service. Greg would be pleased to hear from anyone who would like to help with this, whether by a small acting part or costumes or in any other way.

Social Events
All the tickets for the Elvis Tribute evening have now been sold. Don’t miss out on your tickets for the Quiz Night which takes place at the Massey Ferguson Social Club on Friday 1st March at 7pm. Tickets are available from Rita Muir or Ann Smith at a cost of £9 adults or £5 children, including fish and chips or an alternative. Also, there will be a Barn Dance at Masseys on Saturday 9th March at 7pm. Tickets which include a ploughman’s supper are now on sale at £10 adults and £5 children (under 14) available from Rita Muir and in church.

All Star Theatre Company
A new term of activities begins on Tuesday 26th February at 6pm at Our Lady of the Assumption Church hall. Drama for 8-12 year olds. Please speak to Greg, Emma or Selina for further information.

Ash Wednesday
Anyone who would like to read at the Ash Wednesday service at 7pm on Wednesday 6th March should speak to Greg or contact Julie. Please return Palm Crosses by Sunday 3rd March.

Lunch n Chat Mark 2
Lunch n Chat which has been running for over 10 years has been extremely successful in providing comfort and company to those newly bereaved. Because of the success of the group, we are launching a parallel group on Tuesday lunch times on 26th February. If you know anyone who is newly bereaved and might wish to come along, please put them in touch with us.

Cleaning Team Holiday Cover
We would be grateful for one to two people to join the loyal band of cleaners on an occasional basis as holiday cover. If you’re able to help, please speak to Jackie Lynch.

BCDM Module on Prayer
St Andrew’s Church is hosting a BCDM Module again this year and the theme is Prayer. This interactive module will give opportunities to learn about as well as participate in different styles, methods and experiences of prayer. It will look at prayers in the Bible, different types and styles of prayer, the links between different spiritualities and methods of prayer and active methods of praying such as ‘prayer walks’ and ‘prayer stations’. Running during Lent this is an opportunity open to everyone to focus on prayer and on ways to develop your prayer life.  Dates and Time: Thursday evenings 7:00-9:30pm, 7th March – 4th April. If you want to participate you need to register www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister. If you want to know more please speak with Sue Masters.

Prayer List
Please pray for Pat Jenkinson, Andrea Parr, Colin Sanders, Joan Drake, Diana Semple, Derek Shale, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Mary Lee, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Ann Crowley, Stan Cooper, 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 February  
Mon 18th 7.30pm Growing Leaders
Tues 19th 1.30pm Ladies Fellowship meeting in the side room
Thurs 21st 3.15pm Kidz Praise
Tues 26th 9.15am Tots Praise
12.00pm Lunch n Chat II launches
6.00pm Drama Club
7.30pm Allesley Green Prayer
Readings Isaiah 40.21-31 (p 724) & Luke 6.17-26 (p 1034)
Readers Victoria Kaczur & Hilary Wankling
Preacher Nick Tooby
President Greg Smith
Led by Sue Masters
Intercessions Jeremy Thomas
Comm Asst Sue Masters
Music Michael Watkins
Next week Gen 2.4-9, 15-25 & Luke 6.17-26

 

Pews News – 10th February 2019

10th February 2019 – The Fourth Sunday before Lent

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
This week we are concluding a series of sessions about the creation, as told in the Book of Genesis. The children have enjoyed craft activities, role play and songs on this theme. As half term begins next week, there will be no Children’s Church in the school hall on 17th February. Parents are welcome to use the craft activities with their children in the side room during the 10am service on this Sunday. Children’s Church re-opens on 24th February when we will begin a series of sessions finding out about some of Jesus’ miracles. We hope the children and their families have a lovely holiday and we look forward to seeing you all next half term.

Children’s Society Boxes
It’s that time of year again! The annual collection of the boxes. If you could bring your box to church, or alternatively I will collect from you. Once again, I take the opportunity to thank all of you who have stayed loyal to this worthy charity for so long. I cannot believe I have been collecting from you for 21 years! Look forward to seeing you soon. Jackie Lynch

To all my dear friends at St Andrew’s
I would like to thank you all so much, for your prayers, cards, flowers and messages of concern, following my recent heart operation. It has been a difficult time, but I am well on the way to a full recovery, and hope to back amongst you all very soon. God bless you all. Betty Rippingale

Healing Service
Anyone who has been conscious of God’s healing power at work, since the Healing Service should let one of the Healing Team know. Anything shared will be kept confidential, but it is always a great encouragement to know how God has been at work amongst us.

Tots Praise
Our fortnightly service for pre-school children and their carers is called Tots Praise. We meet every other Tuesday, the next one being the 12th. The doors are open from 8.45am with refreshments being served and craft activities for the little ones. The service, which consists of songs, stories and prayers starts at 9.15am. The theme next time will be Rules from God.

Bob Littlewood
Eastern Greeners will be sorry to hear of the sudden death of Bob Littlewood, who has lived at the top of Church Lane for the last 35 years and has undertaken building work for large numbers of parishioners. Bob’s funeral takes place tomorrow, February 11th, at 10am followed by a reception at the Eastern Green club. Please remember Bob and his family in your prayers.

The Link Magazine
At the last PCC meeting, the PCC reluctantly took the decision to bring to an end the Link as a paper magazine. Therefore, the February magazine will be the last in the current format. From March 1st onwards, the Link will be published online in a full colour digital format, which will be easily accessed directly through the St Andrew’s website, Facebook, My Eastern Green or the Allesley Green Residents Association website. It will contain all the usual content, except the advertising. We understand that this is a sad moment in the history of the parish and that not necessarily everyone will be able to access the new format. However, at a time when the church is struggling to make ends meet, we simply cannot afford to run a magazine, making a loss of £1500 per year and rising. Do pray for the continued success of the Link in reaching a new audience without losing its old. Finally, eternal thanks to the Link Team of Tracey, Richard and Barbara; and to all the faithful deliverers of the magazine.

Village Hall
The AGM of Eastern Green Village Hall takes place next Wednesday at 8pm. Anyone who lives in Eastern Green, Allesley Green or Bannerbrook is entitled to attend and vote.

Seek His Face
Our monthly gathering for listening prayer, prophetic word and praise takes place tonight at 6.30pm.

Isaiah
We will be continuing our series on Isaiah next week.

Feb 10th Isaiah 53.1-12 Phil Richardson
Feb 17th Isaiah 40.21-31 Nick Tooby

If you haven’t already got a companion booklet, with an introduction to Isaiah and a reading plan, please take one with you this morning.

Electoral Roll
Every six years, our Electoral Roll has to be renewed. 2019 is such a year. Everyone who has previously been on the Electoral Roll should fill out a very short form to reapply. There are a number of advantages to being on the Electoral Roll around rights to baptism, funerals and weddings, as well as eligibility for church office and voting rights at the AGM. It is also vital to St Andrew’s to have the most reliable record of its membership, so we would urge everyone to take 2 minutes to do this. Forms are available from Greg, Phil or Lesley Harrison, our Electoral Roll officer. Anyone who lives in the parish or who has worshipped at St Andrew’s for 6 months or more is eligible.

Discipleship Survey
Every two years, we conduct a discipleship survey and that time has come around again. For the results to be truly useful, we need everyone who comes to St Andrew’s and/or St Andy’s to fill in a sheet. It only takes 60 seconds. Thanks for your help.

BCDM Module on Prayer
St Andrew’s Church is hosting a BCDM Module again this year and the theme is Prayer. This interactive module will give opportunities to learn about as well as participate in different styles, methods and experiences of prayer. It will look at prayers in the Bible, different types and styles of prayer, the links between different spiritualities and methods of prayer and active methods of praying such as ‘prayer walks’ and ‘prayer stations’. Running during Lent this is an opportunity open to everyone to focus on prayer and on ways to develop your prayer life.  Dates and Time: Thursday evenings 7:00-9:30pm, 7th March – 4th April. If you want to participate you need to register www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister. If you want to know more please speak with Sue Masters.

Congratulations
To Cara and Peter who are to be married next Saturday.

Palm Sunday
We will be dramatizing the story of the last week of Jesus’ life on Palm Sunday at our 10am service. Greg would be pleased to hear from anyone who would like to help with this, whether by a small acting part or costumes or in any other way.

Social Events
All the tickets for the Elvis Tribute evening have now been sold. Don’t miss out on your tickets for the Quiz Night which takes place at the Massey Ferguson Social Club on Friday 1st March at 7pm. Tickets are available from Rita Muir or Ann Smith at a cost of £9 adults or £5 children, including fish and chips or an alternative. Also, there will be a Barn Dance at Masseys on Saturday 9th March at 7pm. Tickets which include a ploughman’s supper go on sale today at £10 adults and £5 children (under 14) available from Rita Muir and in church.

Lunch n Chat Mark 2
Lunch n Chat which has been running for over 10 years has been extremely successful in providing comfort and company to those newly bereaved. Because of the success of the group, we are launching a parallel group on Tuesday lunch times on 26th February. If you know anyone who is newly bereaved and might wish to come along, please put them in touch with us.

Cleaning Team Holiday Cover
We would be grateful for one to two people to join the loyal band of cleaners on an occasional basis as holiday cover. If you’re able to help, please speak to Jackie Lynch.

Mission Partners
Our latest newsletter from Dan & Phillipa Munday, our Mission Partners, is at the back of church (in the red folder).

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Rosemarie Over.

Prayer List
Please pray for Colin Sanders, Joan Drake, Diana Semple, Derek Shale, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Mary Lee, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Ann Crowley, Stan Cooper, 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 February  
Sun 10th 6.30pm Seek His Face
Mon 11th 7.30pm PCC Meeting
Tues 12th 9.15am Tots Praise
2.00pm Forget me Not
5.30pm All Star Theatre Company
Weds 13th 6.30pm Prayer for future venue for St Andy’s
8.00pm Eastern Green Village Hall AGM
Mon 18th 7.30pm Growing Leaders
Tues 19th 1.30pm Ladies Fellowship meeting in the side room
Readings Isaiah 53.1-12 (p740) & Luke 5.1-11 (p 1032)
Readers Jeremy & Harvey
Preacher Phil Richardson
President Phil Richardson
Led by Greg Smith
Intercessions Nick Tooby
Comm Asst Nick Tooby
Music Di Fellowes
Next week Isaiah 40.21-31 & Luke 6.17-26

 

Pews News – 3rd February 2019

3rd February 2019
Fifth Sunday before Lent
Presentation of Christ in the Temple

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.

Healing Service
Anyone who has been conscious of God’s healing power at work, since the Healing Service last Sunday, should let one of the Healing Team know. Anything shared will be kept confidential, but it is always a great encouragement to know how God has been at work amongst us.

Bob Littlewood
Eastern Greeners will be sorry to hear of the sudden death of Bob Littlewood, who has lived at the top of Church Lane for the last 35 years and has undertaken building work for large numbers of parishioners. Bob’s funeral takes place on Monday 11th February at 10am followed by a reception at the Eastern Green club. Please remember Bob and his family in your prayers.

The Link Magazine
At the last PCC meeting, the PCC reluctantly took the decision to bring to an end the Link as a paper magazine. Therefore, the February magazine will be the last in the current format. From March 1st onwards, the Link will be published online in a full colour digital format, which will be easily accessed directly through the St Andrew’s website, Facebook, My Eastern Green or the Allesley Green Residents Association website. It will contain all the usual content, except the advertising. We understand that this is a sad moment in the history of the parish and that not necessarily everyone will be able to access the new format. However, at a time when the church is struggling to make ends meet, we simply cannot afford to run a magazine, making a loss of £1500 per year and rising. Do pray for the continued success of the Link in reaching a new audience without losing its old. Finally, eternal thanks to the Link Team of Tracey, Richard and Barbara; and to all the faithful deliverers of the magazine.

Link Deliverers
The final printed edition of 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.

Ignatian Service
Our monthly Ignatian Service will take place tonight at 6.30pm. A time of led meditation will be followed by refreshments and then a candlelit service of Compline.

Seek His Face
Our monthly gathering for listening prayer, prophetic word and praise takes place next Sunday at 6.30pm.

BCDM Module on Prayer
St Andrew’s Church is hosting a BCDM Module again this year and the theme is Prayer. This interactive module will give opportunities to learn about as well as participate in different styles, methods and experiences of prayer. It will look at prayers in the Bible, different types and styles of prayer, the links between different spiritualities and methods of prayer and active methods of praying such as ‘prayer walks’ and ‘prayer stations’. Running during Lent this is an opportunity open to everyone to focus on prayer and on ways to develop your prayer life.  Dates and Time: Thursday evenings 7:00-9:30pm, 7th March – 4th April. If you want to participate you need to register www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister. If you want to know more please speak with Sue Masters.

Carol Singing in Sutton Avenue
Thanks to all those (300+) who attended the carol singing in Sutton Avenue the Saturday before Christmas. £472 was collected for Coventry Mind.

Isaiah
We will be continuing our series on Isaiah next week.

Feb 10th Isaiah 53.1-12 Phil Richardson
Feb 17th Isaiah 40.21-31 Nick Tooby

If you haven’t already got a companion booklet, with an introduction to Isaiah and a reading plan, please take one with you this morning.

Electoral Roll
Every six years, our Electoral Roll has to be renewed. 2019 is such a year. Everyone who has previously been on the Electoral Roll should fill out a very short form to reapply. There are a number of advantages to being on the Electoral Roll around rights to baptism, funerals and weddings, as well as eligibility for church office and voting rights at the AGM. It is also vital to St Andrew’s to have the most reliable record of its membership, so we would urge everyone to take 2 minutes to do this. Forms are available from Greg, Phil or Lesley Harrison, our Electoral Roll officer. Anyone who lives in the parish or who has worshipped at St Andrew’s for 6 months or more is eligible.

Social Events
All the tickets for the Elvis Tribute evening have now been sold. Don’t miss out on your tickets for the Quiz Night which takes place at the Massey Ferguson Social Club on Friday March 1st at 7pm. Tickets are available from Rita Muir or Ann Smith at a cost of £9 adults or £5 children, including fish and chips or an alternative. Also, there will be a Barn Dance at Masseys on Saturday 9th March at 7pm. Tickets which include a ploughman’s supper go on sale today at £10 adults and £5 children (under 14) available from Rita Muir and in church.

Lunch n Chat Mark 2
Lunch n Chat which has been running for over 10 years has been extremely successful in providing comfort and company to those newly bereaved. Because of the success of the group, we are launching a parallel group on Tuesday lunch times on 26th February. If you know anyone who is newly bereaved and might wish to come along, please put them in touch with us.

Cleaning Team Holiday Cover
We would be grateful for one to two people to join the loyal band of cleaners on an occasional basis as holiday cover. If you’re able to help, please speak to Jackie Lynch.

Mission Partners
Our latest newsletter from Dan & Phillipa Munday, our Mission Partners, is at the back of church (in the red folder).

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Derek Shale, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Mary Lee, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Ann Crowley, Stan Cooper, 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 February  
Sun 3rd 6.30pm Ignatian Service
Mon 4th 7.30pm Deanery Synod at Berkswell Church
Tues 5th 5.30pm Drama club meets at Our Ladies
7.30pm Worship 4 All Planning Meeting
Weds 6th 7.30pm Leadership Team Meeting
Sat 9th Marriage preparation at Meriden/St Andrew’s
Sun 10th 6.30pm Seek His Face
Mon 11th 7.30pm PCC Meeting
Weds 13th 6.30pm Prayer for future venue for St Andy’s
8.00pm Eastern Green Village Hall AGM
Readings at 8am Ezekiel 43.27-44.4 (p 876) & Luke 2.22-40 (p 1028)
Reader Hilary Wankling
President Greg Smith
Worship 4 All Carys/Nick
Music The band
Next week Isaiah 40.21-31 & Luke 5.1-11

Pews News – 27th January 2019

27th January 2019 – The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

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.

Healing Service
We are grateful to the Prayer Team for leading our Healing Service this morning. Please pray that God will use this time to bring significant healing to many people.

The Link Magazine
Last week, the PCC reluctantly took the decision to bring to an end the Link as a paper magazine. Therefore, the February magazine will be the last in the current format. From March 1st onwards, the Link will be published online in a full colour digital format, which will be easily accessed directly through the St Andrew’s website, Facebook, My Eastern Green or the Allesley Green Residents Association website. It will contain all the usual content, except the advertising. We understand that this is a sad moment in the history of the parish and that not necessarily everyone will be able to access the new format. However, at a time when the church is struggling to make ends meet, we simply cannot afford to run a magazine, making a loss of £1500 per year and rising. Do pray for the continued success of the Link in reaching a new audience without losing its old. Finally, eternal thanks to the Link Team of Tracey, Richard and Barbara; and to all the faithful deliverers of the magazine.

Elvis Tribute Act
Tickets have now sold out for this event. Please note that admission will be only be available where pre-purchased tickets are shown at the door. Thank you.

Quiz Night
Another fun Quiz Night is planned for Friday 1st March at the Massey Ferguson Social Club at 7pm. Tickets are available from Rita Muir on 024 7646 0744 or from Ann Smith on 07717 330415. They cost £9 adults and £5 children, including a fish & chip supper or alternative. The event is jointly organised by the church and Allesley Green Residents Association.

Flower List
The new flower list for 2019 is now at the back of church and has only a few spaces left. If you would like to pay for flowers for a particular week, please fill your name in as soon as possible. Thank you, Ann Dove.

BCDM Module on Prayer
St Andrew’s Church is hosting a BCDM Module again this year and the theme is Prayer. This interactive module will give opportunities to learn about as well as participate in different styles, methods and experiences of prayer. It will look at prayers in the Bible, different types and styles of prayer, the links between different spiritualities and methods of prayer and active methods of praying such as ‘prayer walks’ and ‘prayer stations’. Running during Lent this is an opportunity open to everyone to focus on prayer and on ways to develop your prayer life.  Dates and Time: Thursday evenings 7:00-9:30pm, 7th March – 4th April. If you want to participate you need to register www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister. If you want to know more please speak with Sue Masters.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Thanks to all those who supported the week of prayer for Christian Unity by attending prayer meetings or coming to the combined service last Sunday. Special thanks to all those who provided cakes for the evening service.

Next Sunday
Will follow the normal first Sunday pattern of Holy Communion at 8am, Worship 4 All at 10am and an Ignatian Service at 6.30pm. All welcome at any or all of these services.

Carol Singing in Sutton Avenue
Thanks to all those (300+) who attended the carol singing in Sutton Avenue the Saturday before Christmas. £472 was collected for Coventry Mind.

Isaiah
We take a brief pause in our series on Isaiah with this morning’s healing service. We will continue as follows:

Feb 10th Isaiah 53.1-12 Phil
Feb 17th Isaiah 40.21-31 Nick

Hockley Lane Consultation
Please note that there is a consultation with traffic officers on Wednesday 30th January at the Eastern Green club from 7-8pm to discuss proposals to make Hockley Lane safer from speeding traffic. Do go along and make your views known.

Lunch n Chat Mark 2
Lunch n Chat which has been running for over 10 years has been extremely successful in providing comfort and company to those newly bereaved. Because of the success of the group, we are launching a parallel group on Tuesday lunch times on 26th February. If you know anyone who is newly bereaved and might wish to come along, please put them in touch with us.

Cleaning Team Holiday Cover
We would be grateful for one to two people to join the loyal band of cleaners on an occasional basis as holiday cover. If you’re able to help, please speak to Jackie Lynch.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Norah Hall.

Prayer List
Please pray for Derek Shale, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Mary Lee, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Ann Crowley, Stan Cooper, 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 Jan/Feb  
Mon 28th 1.30pm Social Committee meets at the Vicarage
Tues 29th 5.30pm Drama Club at Our Ladies
Weds 30th 7.30pm St Andy’s/St Andrew’s Liaison Ctte at the Penny Farthing
Thurs 31st 7.30pm Social Media Committee meets at 180 Dunhill Ave
Sun 3rd 8.00am Said Communion
10.00am Worship 4 All
6.30pm Ignatian Service
Mon 4th 7.30pm Deanery Synod at Berkswell Church
Weds 6th 7.30pm Leadership Team meeting
Readings Romans 12.1-2 (p 1139) & John 1.1-5 (p 1063)
Readers Jayne Nye & Rita Muir
Preacher Lesley Lee
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Kate Dagger
Organist Di Fellowes
Children Hilary & Alison
Next week at 8am Ezekiel 43.27-44.4 & Luke 2.22-40

 

Pews News – 20th January 2019

20th January 2019 – The Third Sunday of Epiphany

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.

The Link Magazine
On Monday, the PCC reluctantly took the decision to bring to an end the Link as a paper magazine. Therefore, the February magazine will be the last in the current format. From March 1st onwards, the Link will be published online in a full colour digital format, which will be easily accessed directly through the St Andrew’s website, Facebook, My Eastern Green or the Allesley Green Residents Association website. It will contain all the usual content, except the advertising. We understand that this is a sad moment in the history of the parish and that not necessarily everyone will be able to access the new format. However, at a time when the church is struggling to make ends meet, we simply cannot afford to run a magazine, making a loss of £1500 per year and rising. Do pray for the continued success of the Link in reaching a new audience without losing its old. Finally, eternal thanks to the Link Team of Tracey, Richard and Barbara; and to all the faithful deliverers of the magazine.

Thanks
To all who took on extra duties at Christmas: cleaning, reading, offering refreshments, acting as sides people etc.

Toy Service
What a fantastic response to our Toy appeal this year (special mention to Martin Neale, who brought hundreds of toys). These have now gone to Coventry City Mission to be distributed across the city to children who otherwise would have little or nothing at Christmas. 80 families in the local area received presents through your generosity.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The week of prayer for Christian unity climaxes tonight with a special service hosted by St Andrew’s at 6.30pm. Please make every effort to support this. We still need cakes and someone to host the making of tea and coffee.

Children’s Council
The next meeting of the Children’s Council is on Wednesday 23rd January at 7.30pm in the side room. We will be discussing how we can make provision for our 10-13 year olds. Please speak to Hilary if you are interested in leading or supporting activities for this age group or if you have any ideas you are willing to share.

Elvis Tribute Act
Tickets have now sold out for this event. Please note that admission will be only be available where pre-purchased tickets are shown at the door. Thank you.

Quiz Night
Another fun Quiz Night is planned for Friday1st March at the Massey Ferguson Social Club at 7pm. Tickets are available from Rita Muir on 024 7646 0744 or from Ann Smith on 07717 330415. They cost £9 adults and £5 children, including a fish & chip supper. The event is jointly organised by the church and Allesley Green Residents Association.

BCDM Module on Prayer
St Andrew’s Church is hosting a BCDM Module again this year and the theme is Prayer. This interactive module will give opportunities to learn about as well as participate in different styles, methods and experiences of prayer. It will look at prayers in the Bible, different types and styles of prayer, the links between different spiritualities and methods of prayer and active methods of praying such as ‘prayer walks’ and ‘prayer stations’. Running during Lent this is an opportunity open to everyone to focus on prayer and on ways to develop your prayer life.  Dates and Time: Thursday evenings 7:00-9:30pm, 7th March – 4th April. If you want to participate you need to register www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister. If you want to know more please speak with Sue Masters.

Carol Singing in Sutton Avenue
Thanks to all those (300+) who attended the carol singing in Sutton Avenue the Saturday before Christmas. £472 was collected for Coventry Mind.

Healing Service
A special service of prayer and anointing with oil for healing takes place on Sunday 27th January at 10am including Holy Communion.

Isaiah
This morning, we start a series on the book of Isaiah, the most important of the Old Testament prophets.  You may find it useful to read the book over the course of the series. Sue Masters has produced a booklet to help with this. Please get your copy this morning.

Jan 20th Isaiah 6.1-8 Greg
Feb 10th Isaiah 53.1-12 Phil
Feb 17th Isaiah 40.21-31 Nick

Tots Praise
The next Tots Praise service takes place on Tuesday 22nd January at 9.15am with doors open from 8.45am with refreshments. All pre-school children and their carers welcome. Craft, stories and songs for little ones.

Lunch n Chat Mark 2
Lunch n Chat which has been running for over 10 years has been extremely successful in providing comfort and company to those newly bereaved. Because of the success of the group, we are launching a parallel group on Tuesday lunch times on 26th February. If you know anyone who is newly bereaved and might wish to come along, please put them in touch with us.

Flower List
The new flower list for 2019 is now at the back of church with only a few spaces left. If you would like to pay for flowers for a particular week, please fill your name in as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the cost of the flowers will be £12 per week, £10 is no longer feasible. Thank you, Ann Dove.

Cleaning Team Holiday Cover
We would be grateful for one to two people to join the loyal band of cleaners on an occasional basis as holiday cover. If you’re able to help, please speak to Jackie Lynch.

Font Remains
The removal of the old stone font has resulted in the base, which was made of very high-quality stone, being rendered into pieces large and small which have been deposited behind the church. Anyone who wants to use either the larger pieces decoratively or the smaller pieces as rubble is welcome to help themselves. We would encourage a voluntary contribution to church funds by way of payment.

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Derek Shale, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Mary Lee, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Ann Crowley, Stan Cooper, 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 January  
Sun 20th 6.30pm Service for Christian Unity
Mon 21st 2.00pm Party in the Park planning group
Tues 22nd 9.15am Tots Praise
2.00pm Forget me Not
5.30pm Drama Club at Our Ladies
7.30pm Allesley Green Prayer
Weds 23rd 7.30pm Children’s Council Meeting in the side room
Sun 27th 10.00am Healing Service
Mon 28th 1.30pm Social Committee meets at the Vicarage
Weds 30th 7.30pm St Andy’s/St Andrew’s Liaison Ctte at the Penny Farthing
Readings Isaiah 6.1-8 (p 690) & John 2.1-11 (p 1064)
Readers Jill Pinks & Harvey Wyatt
Preacher Greg Smith
President Lynette Clarke
Intercessions Lynette Clarke
Comm Asst Lesley Lee
Organist Michael Watkins
Children Victoria, Claire & Jill
Next week Romans 12.1-2 & John 1.1-3

 

Pews News – 13th January 2019

13th January 2019 – The Second Sunday of Epiphany

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.

Greg and Fran wish to express the deepest thanks to all those who have sent cards, presents and good wishes over the Christmas and New Year

Thanks
To all who took on extra duties at Christmas: cleaning, reading, offering refreshments, acting as sides people etc.

Toy Service
What a fantastic response to our Toy appeal this year (special mention to Martin Neale, who brought hundreds of toys). These have now gone to Coventry City Mission to be distributed across the city to children who otherwise would have little or nothing at Christmas. 80 families in the local area received presents through your generosity.

Children’s Council
The next meeting of the Children’s Council is on Wednesday 23rd January at 7.15pm in the side room. We will be discussing how we can make provision for our 10-13 year olds. Please speak to Hilary if you are interested in leading or supporting activities for this age group or if you have any ideas you are willing to share.

Flower List
The new flower list for 2019 is now at the back of church and has only 10 spaces left. If you would like to pay for flowers for a particular week, please fill your name in as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the cost of the flowers will be £12 per week, £10 is no longer feasible. Thank you, Ann Dove.

BCDM Module on Prayer
St Andrew’s Church is hosting a BCDM Module again this year and the theme is Prayer. This interactive module will give opportunities to learn about as well as participate in different styles, methods and experiences of prayer. It will look at prayers in the Bible, different types and styles of prayer, the links between different spiritualities and methods of prayer and active methods of praying such as ‘prayer walks’ and ‘prayer stations’. Running during Lent this is an opportunity open to everyone to focus on prayer and on ways to develop your prayer life.  Dates and Time: Thursday evenings 7:00-9:30pm, 7th March – 4th April. If you want to participate you need to register www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister. If you want to know more please speak with Sue Masters.

Pastoral Care Meeting
Wednesday 16th January at St Andrew’s Church in the side room at 2pm. Contact Lynnette Clarke Tel. 07890 048210.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The week of prayer for Christian unity begins tomorrow and climaxes next Sunday with a special service hosted by St Andrew’s at 6.30pm. Please make every effort to support this as well as joining in with at least one of the prayer gatherings during the week. The programme is as follows:

Monday Limbrick Wood Baptist Church 7.30am
Tuesday St Andy’s (hosted by St Andrew’s) 7.30am
Wednesday St James, Tile Hill Lane 7.30am
Thursday Our Lady of the Assumption 10.00am
Friday St Oswald’s 6.00pm
Saturday St Andrew’s 8.30am

Service of Prayer for Christian Unity
It is St Andrews’ turn to host the annual service for Christian Unity which will take place on Sunday 20th January at 6.30pm. If you are willing to volunteer to act as sidesperson, read, play/sing or provide refreshments, please speak to Greg.

Carol Singing in Sutton Avenue
Thanks to all those (300+) who attended the carol singing in Sutton Avenue the Saturday before Christmas. £472 was collected for Coventry Mind.

Healing Service
A special service of prayer and anointing with oil for healing takes place on Sunday 27th January at 10am including Holy Communion.

Seek His Face
Our monthly gathering for prayer, prophecy and praise takes place tonight in church at 6.30pm.  Opportunities both for worship and quiet reflection. Do join us if you can.

Isaiah
Next Sunday, we start a series on the book of Isaiah, the most important of the Old Testament prophets. You may find it useful to read the book over the course of the series. Sue Masters is producing a booklet to help with this.

Jan 20th Isaiah 6.1-8 Greg
Feb 10th Isaiah 40.21-31 Nick
Feb 17th Isaiah 53.1-12 Sue

All Star Theatre Company
The drama club starts up again on Tuesday from 5.30-6.30pm at Our Lady of the Assumption church for 8-12 year olds. Please speak to Greg for further details.

Kidz Praise
The first Kidz Praise service of 2019 takes place on Thursday 17th January after school. The service starts at 4pm but doors are open from 3.15pm for toast, craft and games.

Lunch n Chat Mark 2
Lunch n Chat which has been running for over 10 years has been extremely successful in providing comfort and company to those newly bereaved. Because of the success of the group, we are launching a parallel group on Tuesday lunch times on 26th February. If you know anyone who is newly bereaved and might wish to come along, please put them in touch with us.

Christine Rees (nee Wastell)
Eastern Greeners may remember Christine Wastell who sadly died just before Christmas at the age of 65. Her funeral takes place in church next Tuesday 15th January at 2.30pm. All welcome to attend.

Cleaning Team Holiday Cover
We would be grateful for one to two people to join the loyal band of cleaners on an occasional basis as holiday cover. If you’re able to help, please speak to Jackie Lynch.

Font Remains
The removal of the old stone font has resulted in the base, which was made of very high-quality stone, being rendered into pieces large and small which have been deposited behind the church. Anyone who wants to use either the larger pieces decoratively or the smaller pieces as rubble is welcome to help themselves. We would encourage a voluntary contribution to church funds by way of payment.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Hilary and Steve Wankling.

Prayer List
Please pray for Derek Shale, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Mary Lee, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Ann Crowley, Stan Cooper, 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 January  
Sun 13th 6.30pm Seek His Face
Mon 14th 7.30pm PCC Meeting
Tues 15th 5.30pm Drama Club
Weds 16th 2.00pm Pastoral Care Meeting in the side room
Thurs 17th 3.15pm Kidz Praise
Sat 19th 9.30am – 3.30pm Growing Leaders at Berkswell Church
Sun 20th 6.30pm Service for Christian Unity
Mon 21st 2.00pm Party in the Park planning group
Tues 22nd 9.15am Tots Praise
2.00pm Forget me Not
7.30pm Allesley Green Prayer
Weds 23rd 7.15pm Children’s Council Meeting in the side room
Readings Micah 6.6-8 (p 934) & Matthew 25.31-46 (p 995)
Readers Sara Parkes & John Ross Barnard
Preacher Greg Smith
President Greg Smith
Led by Nick Tooby
Intercessions Harvey Wyatt
Comm Asst Harvey Wyatt
Music Di/Jayne/Victoria
Next week Isaiah 6.1-8 & John 2.1-11

 

Pews News – 23rd December 2018

23rd December 2018 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

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.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our readers!
Greg and Fran wish to express the deepest thanks to all those who have sent cards, presents and good wishes this Christmas

Brandon Gurney Award
Many congratulations to Niamh McIntire who became the first recipient of the Brandon Gurney Award for Children’s Church’s brightest star. Thanks to Brandon’s mum, Louise, and other members of his family, who attended church last Sunday to present the award on the first anniversary of his death.

Thanks
To all who have taken extra duties at Christmas: cleaning, reading, offering refreshments, acting as sides people etc.

Well Done
To Mike Lynch who was very busy in the run up to Christmas (not forgetting Betty who knitted all the scarves), making wooden snowmen. They have delighted many who have bought them, but more importantly, Mike donated the sum of £900 he raised for Zoe’s place. Excellent result for all.

Toy Service
What a fantastic response to our Toy appeal this year (special mention to Martin Neale, who brought hundreds of toys). These have now gone to Coventry City Mission to be distributed across the city to children who otherwise would have little or nothing at Christmas.

Christmas Fayre
Many thanks to the organizers of the Christmas Fayre (Jackie & Gill) which raised £1,000. Thanks to all who came and staffed stalls and to those who supported the Fayre by spending their money.

Christmas Services
We will be hosting Crib Services on Christmas Eve at 2.30 and 4pm, a very popular family occasion. This year, the theme is: Who is the Saviour of the World? Later, on Christmas Eve, there will be service of Holy Communion at 11pm to welcome in Christmas Day, with a shorter communion service the following morning at 10am. There will be a regular communion service next Sunday, December 20th at 10am.

Boxing Day
There will be no midweek service on Boxing Day.

Flower List
The new flower list for 2019 is now at the back of church. If you would like to pay for flowers for a particular week, please fill your name in as soon as possible to get the date you want. Unfortunately, the cost of the flowers will be £12 per week, £10 is no longer feasible. I am sorry about this. Thank you, Ann Dove.

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.

Worship 4 All
The next Worship 4 All service will have an epiphany theme, as it takes place on January 6th, Twelfth Night. All welcome to this interactive, contemporary service. There will also be our regular pattern of 8am Communion Service and Ignatian Service at 6.30pm.

Lunch n Chat Mark 2
Lunch n Chat which has been running for over 10 years has been extremely successful in providing comfort and company to those newly bereaved. Because of the success of the group, we are launching a parallel group on Tuesday lunch times from the end of January. If you know anyone who is newly bereaved and might wish to come along, please put them in touch with us.

Font Remains
The removal of the old stone font has resulted in the base, which was made of very high-quality stone, being rendered into pieces large and small which have been deposited behind the church. Anyone who wants to use either the larger pieces decoratively or the smaller pieces as rubble is welcome to help themselves. We would encourage a voluntary contribution to church funds by way of payment.

Cleaning
We now have a trio of volunteers who have agreed to take on the cleaning of the church. It would be helpful still to have another team of 3 so we always have cover. It takes about 1.5 hours each Friday from 1pm. If you would like to know more about what it entails please speak to Greg, Fran or Jackie Lynch.

Service of Prayer for Christian Unity
It is St Andrews’ turn to host the annual service for Christian Unity which will take place on Sunday January 20th at 6.30pm. If you are willing to volunteer to act as sidesperson, read, play/sing or provide refreshments, please speak to Greg.

Safeguarding Training in Coventry Diocese
The Safeguarding Courses, C1, C2 & S1 are now on the diocesan website for the next term. If you have not completed Safeguarding Training in the last 3 years and you are required to undergo C1 or C2 training for your role then please go to:

  • www.dioceseofcoventry.org/safeguarding/safeguardingtraining
  • Click on C1 or C2 tabs on the right-hand side as appropriate
  • Scroll down to pick the date you want to come on
  • Complete the registration form on the Eventbrite system

Please note before you come along to:

  • C1 training you will have to complete the C0 – please see your parish Safeguarding Officer for details of how to do this.
  • C2 training you will need to have completed C1 first.
  • S1: Safer Recruitment training is for those involved in the recruitment of staff or volunteers
    Linda Chylsinki.

Team Opportunities for Kidz Klub
Kidz Klub Coventry are looking for volunteers to do the following: direct contact team members, someone to do AV(even if only fortnightly/monthly) and home visitors. If you are interested in any of these roles please speak to Greg.

Holiday and Pews News
The Parish Administrator is now on holiday until 7th January. Any urgent enquiries should be addressed to the vicar or Church Wardens. Please note there will be no Pews News until 13th January.

Prayer List
Please pray for Derek Shale, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Mary Lee, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Ann Crowley, Stan Cooper, 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 Dec/Jan
Sun 23rd 11.30am Crib Service rehearsal
Mon 24th Crib Services at 2.30pm and 4pm
11.00pm Midnight Communion
Tues 25th 10.00am Holy Communion
Sun 30th 10.00am Holy Communion
Weds 2nd 10.00am Said Communion
Sun 6th 8.00am Said Communion
10.00am Worship 4 All
6.30pm Ignatian Service
Mon 7th 7.30pm Baptism Preparation
Readings Heb 10.5-10 (p 1207) & Luke 1.39-45 (p 1025)
Readers Peter Bruton & Ann Crowley
Preacher Sue Masters
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Nick Tooby
Comm Asst Harvey Wyatt
Music Di Fellowes
Next week Col 3.12-17 & Luke 2.41-52

 

 

Pews News – 16th December 2018

16th December 2018 – Third Sunday of Advent

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.

Brandon Gurney Award
This morning we will be presenting the Brandon Gurney award in memory of Brandon, a six year old boy from Eastern Green who died on this day last year. The award will be presented to the child considered by Children’s Church leaders to be the brightest star of the year!

Toy Service
What a fantastic response to our Toy appeal this year (special mention to Martin Neale, who brought hundreds of toys). These have now gone to Coventry City Mission to be distributed across the city to children who otherwise would have little or nothing at Christmas.

Christmas Fayre
Many thanks to the organizers of the Christmas Fayre (Jackie & Gill) which raised £1,000. Thanks to all who came and staffed stalls and to those who supported the Fayre by spending their money.

Christmas Services
Our annual Carol Service takes place tonight December 16th at 6.30pm. We will also be hosting Crib Services on Christmas Eve at 2.30 and 4pm, a very popular family occasion. This year, the theme is: Who is the Saviour of the World? Later, on Christmas Eve, there will be service of Holy Communion at 11pm to welcome in Christmas Day, with a shorter communion service the following morning at 10am.

Boxing Day
There will be no midweek service on Boxing Day.

Flower List
The new flower list for 2019 is now at the back of church. If you would like to pay for flowers for a particular week, please fill your name in as soon as possible to get the date you want. Unfortunately, the cost of the flowers will be £12 per week, £10 is no longer feasible. I am sorry about this. Thank you, Ann Dove.

Christmas Flowers
The Christmas flowers will be in church from 22nd December which will last all over the Christmas period to the new year.

Forget me Not
I would like to give a big thank you to the team who put on our first fantastic party for the visitors to Forget me Not. We had wonderful food, crackers and lots of laughter. Also, so a big thank you to Phil Richardson for supplying the music so they could sing carols. Everyone had a lovely time and declared it a big success, Rita Muir.

Safeguarding Training in Coventry Diocese
The Safeguarding Courses, C1, C2 & S1 are now on the diocesan website for the next term. If you have not completed Safeguarding Training in the last 3 years and you are required to undergo C1 or C2 training for your role then please go to:

  • www.dioceseofcoventry.org/safeguarding/safeguardingtraining
  • Click on C1 or C2 tabs on the right-hand side as appropriate
  • Scroll down to pick the date you want to come on
  • Complete the registration form on the Eventbrite system

Please note before you come along to:

  • C1 training you will have to complete the C0 – please see your parish Safeguarding Officer for details of how to do this.
  • C2 training you will need to have completed C1 first.
  • S1: Safer Recruitment training is for those involved in the recruitment of staff or volunteers.

Cleaning
We now have a trio of volunteers who have agreed to take on the cleaning of the church. It would be helpful still to have another team of 3 so we always have cover. It takes about 1.5 hours each Friday from 1pm. If you would like to know more about what it entails please speak to Greg, Fran or Jackie Lynch.

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.

Allesley Green Prayer Group
A small group of Allesley Green residents meet once a month to pray for the estate and each other. Our Christmas gathering takes place on Tuesday 18th December at 7.30pm at 14 New Ash Close.

Kidz Praise
The final Kidz Praise of 2018, our fortnightly service for primary school children and their families takes place on Thursday 20th December at 4pm with doors open for refreshments, craft and games from 3.15pm. All welcome. We will be telling the nativity story and having a Christmas party.

Carols in the Close
There is communal Carol Singing led by the Coventry Rock Choir and St Andrew’s band on Wednesday 19th December at 6pm in Birch Close, Allesley Green.

Carols around the Tree
A carol event is scheduled at the Sutton Avenue shops on Saturday 22nd December, with communal singing at 1pm and 6pm around a community sponsored Christmas Tree. All welcome.

Font Remains
The removal of the old stone font has resulted in the base, which was made of very high-quality stone, being rendered into pieces large and small which have been deposited behind the church. Anyone who wants to use either the larger pieces decoratively or the smaller pieces as rubble is welcome to help themselves. We would encourage a voluntary contribution to church funds by way of payment.

Service of Prayer for Christian Unity
It is St Andrews’ turn to host the annual service for Christian Unity which will take place on Sunday 20th January at 6.30pm. If you are willing to volunteer to act as sidesperson, read, play/sing or provide refreshments, please speak to Greg.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Sara Parkes.

Sermon Summary
Advent is not a time for telling God what we want.
Advent is a time for God to tell us what He wants.

Prayer List
Please pray for Derek Shale, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Mary Lee, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Ann Crowley, Stan Cooper, 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 December
Sun 16th 3.00pm Crib Service Rehearsal
6.30pm Carol Service
Mon 17th  7.00pm Alpha week 5 at the Vicarage
Tues 18th 7.30pm Allesley Green prayer group
Weds 19th 6.00pm Carols in the Close
Thurs 20th 3.15pm Kidz Praise
Sat 22nd Carols around the Tree in Sutton Ave
Sun 23rd 11.30am Crib Service rehearsal
Mon 24th Crib Services at 2.30pm and 4pm
11.00pm Midnight Communion
Tues 25th 10.00am Holy Communion
Readings Phil 4.4-7 (p 1181) & Luke 3.7-18 (p 1029)
Readers Victoria Kaczur & John Ross-Barnard
Preacher Greg Smith
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Lesley Lee
Comm Asst Lynnette Clarke
Music Ben Kimpton
Next week Heb 10.5-10 & Luke 1.39-45