Pews News – 19th August 2018

19th August 2018 – Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

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

Children’s Church
Children’s Church will not be meeting in the school hall during the summer holiday. There are folders available (in the side room) with colouring activities, which children may take into church to do while they sit with their parents. Alternatively, parents are welcome to take their children into the side room where there is a craft box on the table next to the photocopier. Please use any of the items in this box and do feel free to leave the side room doors open so you can still feel part of the service. Children’s Church will return on Sunday, 9th September.

Phil Richardson
Phil has now begun his paternity leave. The baby is due today! Please do pray for him and Anne as they await this happy event and also settle into their new home to which they moved last week. The new address is 23 Mary Herbert St, Cheylesmore, CV3 2ER. Although you may see Phil around (and hopefully baby!) over the next couple of months, he won’t be working again until Oct 6th. Please do respect this special family time.

Volunteers for New Project at Coventry Foodbank
In September Coventry Foodbank is starting a new project in collaboration with Coventry Citizens Advice called Resilience. This service aims to listen to people as they come to foodbank, asking foodbank guests questions about their circumstances and signposting them onto the right services so that they can get as much support as possible. It will be run by a team from Coventry Citizens Advice, along with a group of volunteers. If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer as part of this new project please see the poster on the noticeboard at the back of church, there are application forms for anyone who would like to apply.

Job Vacancy
The Berkswell Charities’ are seeking to appoint a Clerk which may suit a suitably qualified person. Please see the advert on the noticeboard at the back of church.

Social Committee
The PCC agreed to introduce a Social Committee to co-ordinate a programme of events to meet three aims

1)      Build fellowship

2)      Encourage non-church members to build relationships with the church

3)      Fund raising for the churches mission.

We are looking for 5 or 6 people who would be interested in joining the group and to support the above aim. We are looking especially for people who are keen on organising and co-ordinating activities. The group is not expected to plan and run all events, but certainly will be expected to take an active role in taking forward some of them. If you think this is you please speak to Nick (nicktooby@btinternet.com).

This is without doubt an important ministry within the church and without willing volunteers the life of the church will be poorer, both financially, but also as a family who join together in fellowship. Please don’t be shy….the good news is we have terms of reference for the committee, so what more could you want!

Encountering God in Worship
This morning, we continue a short sermon series on Encountering God in Worship.

The Font
We have finally received legal permission to remove the existing font and install a new portable font, which Frank Dove has very kindly and very skilfully completed to David Joyce’s excellent design. Many thanks again to Beryl and Stan Cooper who have generously sponsored this project and to Trevor Hill who has tirelessly pursued the Diocese to get an answer.

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
A dozen walkers undertook the southern third of the Heart of England Way (approximately 35 miles) last Saturday, 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, August 28th 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.

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 cost £18 and are available from Rita Muir (024 7646 0744).

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.

Drama Workshop
Selina, Emma and Greg will be leading ‘Play in a Day’ at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church on Thursday 23rd August from 10am-4pm for children aged 8-12. The cost of the day is £4, with lunch provided. Registration via Julie, Emma or Greg in advance is not absolutely necessary but is helpful for planning purposes.

Songs of Praise
St Andrew’s will be hosting a Songs of Praise service on Sunday 23rd September at 6.30pm. Congregation members are invited to nominate their favourite hymn/song. Please either do this by giving a piece of paper to Greg or one of the churchwardens or by emailing Julie, our administrator. A few words about why you have chosen that particular hymn would be helpful but is not absolutely necessary. The Nightingales choir have kindly agreed to participate in the service.

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

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Hayley Moore, Barbara Hesketh, Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Sandra Watts, 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 August
Weds 22nd 7.15pm Children’s Council Meeting at 538 Broad Lane
Thurs 23rd 10am-4pm Play in a Day at Our Ladies
Tues 28th 9.15am Tots Praise
Readings Acts 16.16-34 (p 1112) & Luke 23.32-43 (p 1060)
Readers Ann Crowley & Jill Pinks
Preacher Greg Smith
Led by Sue Masters
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Sue Masters
Music Di/Daniel
Next week Exodus 3.1-6 & John 20.24-29

 

Pews News – 12th August 2018

12th August 2018 – Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

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

Children’s Church
Children’s Church will not be meeting in the school hall during the summer holiday. There are folders available (in the side room) with colouring activities, which children may take into church to do while they sit with their parents. Alternatively, parents are welcome to take their children into the side room where there is a craft box on the table next to the photocopier. Please use any of the items in this box and do feel free to leave the side room doors open so you can still feel part of the service. Children’s Church will return on Sunday, 9th September.

Encountering God in Worship
This morning, we begin a short sermon series on Encountering God in Worship, with Lesley sharing her thoughts with us.

Phil Richardson
Phil has now begun his paternity leave. The baby is due on Aug 19th. Please do pray for him and Anne as they await this happy event and also settle into their new home to which they moved last week. The new address is 23 Mary Herbert St, Cheylesmore, CV3 2ER. Although you may see Phil around (and hopefully baby!) over the next couple of months, he won’t be working again until Oct 6th. Please do respect this special family time.

The Font
We have finally received legal permission to remove the existing font and install a new portable font, which Frank Dove has very kindly and very skilfully completed. Many thanks again to Beryl and Stan Cooper who have generously sponsored this project and to Trevor Hill who has tirelessly pursued the Diocese to get an answer.

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.

Volunteers for New Project at Coventry Foodbank
In September Coventry Foodbank is starting a new project in collaboration with Coventry Citizens Advice called Resilience. This service aims to listen to people as they come to foodbank, asking foodbank guests questions about their circumstances and signposting them onto the right services so that they can get as much support as possible. It will be run by a team from Coventry Citizens Advice, along with a group of volunteers. If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer as part of this new project please see the poster on the noticeboard at the back of church, there are application forms for anyone who would like to apply.

Job Vacancy
The Berkswell Charities’ are seeking to appoint a Clerk which may suit a suitably qualified person. Please see the advert on the noticeboard at the back of church.

Social Committee
The PCC agreed to introduce a Social Committee to co-ordinate a programme of events to meet three aims

1)      Build fellowship

2)      Encourage non-church members to build relationships with the church

3)      Fund raising for the churches mission.

We are looking for 5 or 6 people who would be interested in joining the group and to support the above aim. We are looking especially for people who are keen on organising and co-ordinating activities. The group is not expected to plan and run all events, but certainly will be expected to take an active role in taking forward some of them. If you think this is you please speak to Nick (nicktooby@btinternet.com).

This is without doubt an important ministry within the church and without willing volunteers the life of the church will be poorer, both financially, but also as a family who join together in fellowship. Please don’t be shy….the good news is we have terms of reference for the committee, so what more could you want!

Sponsored Walk
A dozen walkers undertook the southern third of the Heart of England Way (approximately 35 miles) yesterday, walking from Alcester to Bourton-on-the-Water. At the time of writing, we don’t know how it went, but you will be able to tell from the amount of limping you see in church this morning! We are seeking to raise 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. It is not too late to sponsor us. Participants only need complete a stage or two of the walk (individual stages are 3-5 miles long).

Thanks
To all those who ministered and administered during Greg & Fran’s holiday.  It is very much appreciated. We have a wonderful team.

Social Media
We are looking to set up a small working group to develop policy around the church’s use of social media. Anyone willing to get involved with this should speak to Greg or Paul Crowe.

Pram Service
Our next Pram Service (hereafter to be known as Tots Praise), specially designed for pre-school children and their families, takes place Tuesday 14th August 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.

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.

Seek His Face
A reminder that our monthly gathering for prayer, prophecy and praise (Seek His Face) takes place tonight, August 12th at 6.30pm. All welcome.

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.

Drama Workshop
Selina, Emma and Greg will be leading ‘Play in a Day’ at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church on Thursday 23rd August from 10am-4pm for children aged 8-12. The cost of the day is £4, with lunch provided. Registration via Julie, Emma or Greg in advance is not absolutely necessary but is helpful for planning purposes.

Songs of Praise
St Andrew’s will be hosting a Songs of Praise service on Sunday 23rd September at 6.30pm.  Congregation members are invited to nominate their favourite hymn/song. Please either do this by giving a piece of paper to Greg or one of the churchwardens or by emailing Julie, our administrator. A few words about why you have chosen that particular hymn would be helpful but is not absolutely necessary. The Nightingales choir have kindly agreed to participate in the service.

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

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Hayley Moore, Barbara Hesketh, Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Sandra Watts, 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 August
Sun 12th 6.30pm Seek His Face
Tues 14th 9.15am Tots Praise
Weds 15th 11.00am Safeguarding meeting at the Vicarage
Thurs 16th 7.00pm Baptism Team meeting at the Vicarage
Tues 21st 7.15pm Children’s Council Meeting at 538 Broad Lane
Thurs 23rd 10am-4pm Play in a day at Our Ladies
Readings Romans 5.1-11 & John 4.4-26
Readers Peter Bruton & Harvey Wyatt
Preacher Lesley Lee
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Lesley Lee
Music Ben Kimpton
Next week Acts 16.16-34 & Luke 23.32-43

 

Pews News – 5th August 2018

5th August 2018 – Tenth Sunday after Trinity

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

Thanks
To all those who ministered and administered during Greg & Fran’s holiday. It is very much appreciated. We have a wonderful team.

Phil Richardson
This morning sees Phil’s last service with us before he begins his paternity leave. The baby is due on 19th August. Please do pray for him and Anne as they await this happy event and also settle into their new home to which they moved this week. The new address is 23 Mary Herbert St, Cheylesmore, CV3 2ER. Although you may see Phil around (and hopefully baby!) over the next couple of months, he won’t be working again until 6th October. Please do respect this special family time.

Social Committee
The PCC agreed to introduce a Social Committee to co-ordinate a programme of events to meet three aims

1)      Build fellowship

2)      Encourage non-church members to build relationships with the church

3)      Fund raising for the churches mission.

We are looking for 5 or 6 people who would be interested in joining the group and to support the above aim. We are looking especially for people who are keen on organising and co-ordinating activities. The group is not expected to plan and run all events, but certainly will be expected to take an active role in taking forward some of them. If you think this is you please speak to Nick (nicktooby@btinternet.com).

This is without doubt an important ministry within the church and without willing volunteers the life of the church will be poorer, both financially, but also as a family who join together in fellowship. Please don’t be shy….the good news is we have terms of reference for the committee, so what more could you want!

Job Vacancy
The Berkswell Charities’ are seeking to appoint a Clerk which may suit a suitably qualified person. Please see the advert on the noticeboard at the back of church.

The Font
We have finally received legal permission to remove the font and install a new portable font, which is close to completion. Many thanks again to Beryl and Stan Cooper who have generously sponsored this project, Frank Dove who is crafting the new font and to Trevor Hill who has tirelessly pursued the Diocese to get an answer.

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
A dozen walkers will be undertaking the southern third of the Heart of England Way (approximately 35 miles) on Saturday 11th August, walking from Alcester to Bourton-on-the-Water.  We are seeking to raise 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. It is not too late to join us. Participants only need complete a stage or two of the walk (individual stages are 3-5 miles long). Additions to the valiant support crew also welcomed. Sponsor forms are available at the back of church. If you are able to take one away for us, please do.

Social Media
We are looking to set up a small working group to develop policy around the church’s use of social media. Anyone willing to get involved with this should speak to Greg or Paul Crowe.

Pram Service
Our next Pram Service, specially designed for pre-school children and their families, takes place Tuesday, 14th August 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.

Seek His Face
A reminder that our monthly gathering for prayer, prophecy and praise (Seek His Face) takes place next Sunday, 12th August at 6.30pm. All welcome.

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.

Drama Workshop
Selina, Emma and Greg will be leading ‘Play in a Day’ at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church on Thursday 23rd August from 10-4pm for children aged 8-12. The cost of the day is £4, with lunch provided. Registration via Julie, Emma or Greg in advance is not absolutely necessary but is helpful for planning purposes.

Songs of Praise
St Andrew’s will be hosting a Songs of Praise service on Sunday 23rd September at 6.30pm. Congregation members are invited to nominate their favourite hymn/song. Please either do this by giving a piece of paper to Greg or one of the churchwardens or by emailing Julie, our administrator. A few words about why you have chosen that particular hymn would be helpful but is not absolutely necessary. The Nightingales choir have kindly agreed to participate in the service.

Home Insurance
The Smith family has recently changed its home insurance. Not only did we save nearly £200 over the year for ourselves, but Ecclesiastical Insurance then issued a cheque for £130 for St Andrew’s. If six more families were to do this come their renewal date, this would be an additional £1,000 for the church and savings for you. To find out more, ring 0800 783 0130 and quote TRUST130 or visit ecclesiastical.com/Trust130. This is fundraising as easy as it gets.

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

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Barbara Hesketh, Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Sandra Watts, 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 August
Sat 11th Heart of England Way Walk
Sun 12th 6.30pm Seek His Face
Tues 14th 9.15am Pram Service
Weds 15th 11.00am Safeguarding meeting at the Vicarage
Thurs 16th 7.00pm Baptism Team meeting at the Vicarage
Readings at 8am Exodus 6.2-4, 9-15 (p 62) & John 6.24-35 (p 1070)
Reader Jill Joyce
President Greg Smith
Worship 4 All led by Phil Richardson
Intercessions Nick Tooby
Music Dan & Kirstie
Next week 1 Kings 19.4-8 & John 6.35, 41-51

 

Pews News – 29th July 2018

29th July 2018 – Ninth Sunday after Trinity

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

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
Greg and Phil are leading a group who will be undertaking the southern third of the Heart of England Way (approximately 35 miles) on Saturday Aug 11th.  We are seeking to raise 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. It is not too late to join us. Participants only need complete a stage or two of the walk (individual stages are 3-5 miles long). Additions to the valiant support crew also welcomed. Sponsor forms are available at the back of church. If you are able to take one away for us, please do.

Holiday
Please note that Fran and Greg will be on holiday from July 16th-31st inclusive.  Any enquiries should be directed to Phil Richardson on 07747 776230 or Julie Crow in 07756 918847.

Social Committee
The PCC agreed to introduce a Social Committee to co-ordinate a programme of events to meet three aims

1)      Build fellowship

2)      Encourage non-church members to build relationships with the church

3)      Fund raising for the churches mission.

We are looking for 5 or 6 people who would be interested in joining the group and to support the above aim. We are looking especially for people who are keen on organising and co-ordinating activities. The group is not expected to plan and run all events, but certainly will be expected to take an active role in taking forward some of them. If you think this is you please speak to Nick (nicktooby@btinternet.com).

This is without doubt an important ministry within the church and without willing volunteers the life of the church will be poorer, both financially, but also as a family who join together in fellowship. Please don’t be shy….the good news is we have terms of reference for the committee, so what more could you want!

Friends and Heroes Holiday Club 2018
16 children in total attended the holiday club on Monday and Tuesday this week. The children listened to the stories of Jonah and the whale and also David and Jonathan and then completed craft and drama activities based on the theme of the day. They also enjoyed games and races including parachute games. A really fun time was had by all, including the adults! Emma and Hilary would like to give a huge vote of thanks to Linda, Jackie, Selina and Nick for their time, enthusiasm and support and to Ann, for the lovely cakes she supplied to round off the event.

Children’s Church
Children’s Church will not be meeting in the school hall during the summer holiday. There are folders available (in the side room) with colouring activities, which children may take into church to do while they sit with their parents. Alternatively, parents are welcome to take their children into the side room where there is a craft box on the table next to the photocopier. Please use any of the items in this box and do feel free to leave the side room doors open so you can still feel part of the service. Children’s Church will return on Sunday, 9th September.

Growing Leaders Course 2018
We are starting a new Growing Leaders Course in September 2018 and the first term will include one full Saturday and three subsequent evenings through the term. This is a course designed for anyone currently in leadership in the church or at work; or for anyone who is considering that they might be at some point in the future, whether that is working with a small group of children or adults, or taking on a specific responsibility in the church, at work or the community. The course publicity says: ‘It’s our hope that Growing Leaders will help equip leaders at every level of church life to be led more by Jesus, to lead more like Jesus and to lead more to Jesus.’ We are having a cheese and wine evening at 55 Handsworth Crescent on Thursday 12th July from 7–8.30pm. The purpose of this is to provide an opportunity for us to introduce the Growing Leaders programme to you. Interested? Curious? If you would like to know more please speak with Greg or with Sue Masters (07958 322026).

Save the Date – Parish Weekend 10th – 12th May 2019
The Parish Weekend was so successful we are doing it again next year. If you want to join us sign up now and reserve your place. 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. If you are interested or would like more information please speak with Sue Masters or Greg.

Link Deliverers
For those who haven’t already collected their bundle, The Link is now ready for collection in the side room.

Social Media
We are looking to set up a small working group to develop policy around the church’s use of social media. Anyone willing to get involved with this should speak to Greg or Paul Crowe.

Housing Development
The consultation event with Hallam (land promoters for the fields in the north of the parish) and a meeting with Mark Andrews, the Chief Planning Officer of Coventry City Council this last week have confirmed the possibility that an additional 3,000 homes may be added to the parish over the next decade. The City Council will embark on its own consultation process around September time. It is important that every individual participates in this to maximise our influence over the nature of the development.

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.

Make Lunch
For the last two years, St Andrew’s has supported the wonderful Make Lunch project that runs out of Limbrick Wood Baptist Church to feed children in the Tile Hill/Eastern Green area who have free school meals during term time but don’t necessarily eat properly during the holidays.  In order for the club to run this summer, we desperately need more volunteers.  It will run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-1 p.m. from July 30th for 5 weeks. You can volunteer for as many or as few sessions as you are able. The team needs kitchen staff, children’s games organisers etc. If you want to know more, please speak to Greg or Hilary.

Churchyard
For those who are perturbed by uncut grass in the churchyard, please be encouraged to hear that a recent survey by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has found Downy Oat-grass, Yellow Oat-grass, Meadow Fescue, Tor-grass, Great Burnet, which are all rare grasses in Coventry.

Home Insurance
The Smith family has recently changed its home insurance. Not only did we save nearly £200 over the year for ourselves, but Ecclesiastical Insurance then issued a cheque for £130 for St Andrews. If six more families were to do this come their renewal date, this would be an additional £1,000 for the church and savings for you. To find out more, ring 0800 783 0130 and quote TRUST130 or visit ecclesiastical.com/Trust130.  This is fundraising as easy as it gets.

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

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

Prayer List
Please pray for George Cooke, Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Jan Roberts, Sandra Watts, 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 August
Weds 1st 10.00am Midweek Communion
Sun 5th 8.00am Said Communion
10.00am Worship 4 All
6.30pm Ignatian Service
Readings 2 Kings 4.42-44 & John 6.1-21
Readers Angela Lamb & Sara Parkes
Preacher Nick Tooby
Morning Prayer Led by Lesley Lee
Intercessions Nick Tooby
Music Sue Hill
Sidespersons Julia McNaney & Rita Muir
Next week Exodus 16.2-4, 9-15 & John 6.24-35

 

Pews News – 15th July 2018

15th July 2018 – Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Next Sunday
We welcome Revd Kate Pearson, Chaplain at the University of Warwick to take our service.

Holiday
Please note that Fran and Greg will be on holiday from July 16th-31st inclusive.  Any enquiries should be directed to Phil Richardson on 07747 776230. Julie Crow is also on holiday until 19th July.

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.

Social Committee
The PCC agreed to introduce a Social Committee to co-ordinate a programme of events to meet three aims

  • Build fellowship
  • Encourage non-church members to build relationships with the church
  • Fund raising for the churches mission.

We are looking for 5 or 6 people who would be interested in joining the group and to support the above aim. We are looking especially for people who are keen on organising and co-ordinating activities. The group is not expected to plan and run all events, but certainly will be expected to take an active role in taking forward some of them. If you think this is you please speak to Nick (nicktooby@btinternet.com).

This is without doubt an important ministry within the church and without willing volunteers the life of the church will be poorer, both financially, but also as a family who join together in fellowship. Please don’t be shy….the good news is we have terms of reference for the committee, so what more could you want!

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.

Make Lunch
For the last two years, St Andrew’s has supported the wonderful Make Lunch project that runs out of Limbrick Wood Baptist Church to feed children in the Tile Hill/Eastern Green area who have free school meals during term time but don’t necessarily eat properly during the holidays. In order for the club to run this summer, we desperately need more volunteers. It will run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-1pm from July 30th for 5 weeks. You can volunteer for as many or as few sessions as you are able. The team needs kitchen staff, children’s games organisers etc. If you want to know more, please speak to Greg or Hilary.

Housing Development
The consultation event with Hallam (land promoters for the fields in the north of the parish) and a meeting with Mark Andrews, the Chief Planning Officer of Coventry City Council this last week have confirmed the possibility that an additional 3,000 homes may be added to the parish over the next decade.  The City Council will embark on its own consultation process around September time.  It is important that every individual participates in this to maximise our influence over the nature of the development.

St. Andrew’s and St Andy’s Holiday Club
Children’s Church at St Andrew’s and St Andy’s are running a holiday club for primary school children aged between 5 and 11 years on Monday, 23rd July and Tuesday, 24th July. There will be lots of stories, crafts, games and activities on the theme of FRIENDS AND HEROES. Look out for more details and a registration form on our fliers or contact either Emma (07969 066979) or Hilary (07980 596646).

Kidz Klub
Kidz Klub are having their annual Kidz Klub’s Got Talent next week (17th) and we’re hoping to have a quick BBQ afterwards and encourage families to come along, so it’s a great opportunity to come and get to know the families.

Sarah Adamson (leader of Kidz Klub) is looking to fill the following roles:

  • 2 people to sort out food & BBQ (pre-cook meat, light BBQ, put bread/cheese/sauces/crisps/drinks/cups/napkins out, cut up
    cucumber and wash tomatoes and put out (4.45pm arrival)
  • 2+ people to welcome parents, chat, be friendly etc. (4.45pm arrival)
  • 2+ people to help clear up (6.30pm arrival)

If able to help, please contact Sarah at kidzklubcov@gmail.com

Save the Date – Parish Weekend 10th – 12th May 2019
The Parish Weekend was so successful we are doing it again next year. If you want to join us sign up now and reserve your place. 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. If you are interested or would like more information please speak with Sue Masters or Greg.

Home Insurance
The Smith family has recently changed its home insurance. Not only did we save nearly £200 over the year for ourselves, but Ecclesiastical Insurance then issued a cheque for £130 for St Andrew’s. If six more families were to do this come their renewal date, this would be an additional £1,000 for the church and savings for you. To find out more, ring 0800 783 0130 and quote TRUST130 or visit ecclesiastical.com/Trust130. This is fundraising as easy as it gets!

Social Media
We are looking to set up a small working group to develop policy around the church’s use of social media. Anyone willing to get involved should speak to Greg or Paul Crowe.

Sponsored Walk
Greg and Phil are leading a group who will be undertaking the southern third of the Heart of England Way (approximately 35 miles) on Saturday Aug 11th.  We are seeking to raise funds for the church and for a memorial garden at St Andrews School in memory of Brandon Gurney the 6 year old who died at Christmas.  It is not too late to join us.  Participants only need complete a stage or two of the walk (individual stages are 3-5 miles long).  Additions to the valiant support crew also welcomed.  Sponsor forms are available at the back of church.  If you are able to take one away for us, please do.

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

Churchyard
For those who are perturbed by uncut grass in the churchyard, please be encouraged to hear that a recent survey by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has found Downy Oat-grass, Yellow Oat-grass, Meadow Fescue, Tor-grass, Great Burnet, which are all rare grasses in Coventry.

Pram Service
Our next Pram Service, specially designed for pre-school children and their families, takes place this Tuesday, July 10th at 9.15 a.m. with doors open from 8.45.  The service will continue throughout the summer holidays, providing stories, songs, craft and prayers for little ones as well as refreshments served both before and after the service.

Kidz Praise
The last Kidz Praise before the summer holidays takes place on Thurs July 19th at 3.15 p.m. with a break until the first Thursday of September.

Prayer List
Please pray for Ann Crowley, Darren Lee, Rosemarie Pottinger, Sandra Watts, Flix Haynes, Margaret Shale and Lynnette Clarke. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

THE NEXT EDITION OF PEWS NEWS WILL BE ON 29TH JULY

Pews News – 1st July 2018

1st July 2018 – Fifth Sunday after Trinity

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

Phil’s Ordination
Please pray for Phil Richardson who is being ordained as a Priest this morning at Coventry Cathedral. Phil will be presiding at Holy Communion for the first time next Sunday, 8th July at 10 a.m. in a joint service with the St Andy’s congregation. We will be celebrating Phil’s priesting that afternoon with a Strawberry Cream Tea in the Vicarage garden. All welcome. Offers of cakes/strawberries and cream gratefully received. Please speak to Fran.

Thanks
To the Prayer Team for leading such a moving service of prayer and healing last Sunday.

Thanks
To Rosemarie Over for organizing the Rod Stewart tribute act last Saturday, which filled the dance floor at the Albany Club and raised in excess of £500 for church funds.

Link Round
We currently have one Link round needing a deliverer – Despard Road (65 copies). If you can spare half an hour once a month, please speak to Gill Tunnicliffe or Barbara Warner about this.

Growing Leaders Course 2018
We are starting a new Growing Leaders Course in September 2018 and the first term will include one full Saturday and three subsequent evenings through the term. This is a course designed for anyone currently in leadership in the church or at work; or for anyone who is considering that they might be at some point in the future, whether that is working with a small group of children or adults, or taking on a specific responsibility in the church, at work or the community. The course publicity says: ‘It’s our hope that Growing Leaders will help equip leaders at every level of church life to be led more by Jesus, to lead more like Jesus and to lead more to Jesus.’ We are having a cheese and wine evening at 55 Handsworth Crescent on Thursday 12th July from 7–8.30pm. The purpose of this is to provide an opportunity for us to introduce the Growing Leaders programme to you. Interested? Curious? If you would like to know more please speak with Greg or with Sue Masters (07958 322026).

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.

Social Media
We are looking to set up a small working group to develop policy around the church’s use of social media. Anyone willing to get involved with this should speak to Greg or Paul Crowe.

Housing Development
The consultation event with Hallam (land promoters for the fields in the north of the parish) and a meeting with Mark Andrews, the Chief Planning Officer of Coventry City Council this last week have confirmed the possibility that an additional 3,000 homes may be added to the parish over the next decade. The City Council will embark on its own consultation process around September time. It is important that every individual participates in this to maximise our influence over the nature of the development.

St. Andrew’s and St Andy’s Holiday Club
Children’s Church at St Andrew’s and St Andy’s are running a holiday club for primary school children aged between 5 and 11 years on Monday, 23rd July and Tuesday, 24th July. There will be lots of stories, crafts, games and activities on the theme of FRIENDS AND HEROES. Look out for more details and a registration form on our fliers or contact either Emma (07969 066979) or Hilary (07980 596646).

Holiday Club Volunteers’ Meeting
There will be a brief meeting for people who have volunteered to help at the Holiday Club after the morning service next Sunday, 8th July. We also need help preparing craft activities on Wednesday, 15th July at 538 Broad Lane, from 10.00am. It’s not too late to volunteer to help with the club on 23rd & 24th July or with the preparation. Please speak to Hilary for more information.

Save the Date – Parish Weekend 10th – 12th May 2019
The Parish Weekend was so successful we are doing it again next year. If you want to join us sign up now and reserve your place. 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. If you are interested or would like more information please speak with Sue Masters or Greg.

Summer Party
A Summer Party will take place on Saturday 14th July at 7.30pm. Venue – Eastern Green Social Club. Tickets cost £10 per person, buffet included, and are available from Rosemarie Over on 07778 397284.

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.

Screen Technician
We are looking to recruit an additional audio-visual operator to join our select team of Steve and Paul. This would only require a once in a while commitment on a Sunday morning to cover holidays. Full training provided. Concentration is the most important gift needed!

Make Lunch
For the last two years, St Andrew’s has supported the wonderful Make Lunch project that runs out of Limbrick Wood Baptist Church to feed children in the Tile Hill/Eastern Green area who have free school meals during term time but don’t necessarily eat properly during the holidays. In order for the club to run this summer, we desperately need more volunteers. It will run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-1 p.m. from July 30th for 5 weeks. You can volunteer for as many or as few sessions as you are able. The team needs kitchen staff, children’s games organisers etc. If you want to know more, please speak to Greg or Hilary.

Home Insurance
The Smith family has recently changed its home insurance. Not only did we save nearly £200 over the year for ourselves, but Ecclesiastical Insurance then issued a cheque for £130 for St Andrew’s. If six more families were to do this come their renewal date, this would be an additional £1,000 for the church and savings for you. To find out more, ring 0800 783 0130 and quote TRUST130 or visit ecclesiastical.com/Trust130. This is fundraising as easy as it gets!

Facebook
Hannah Miller, who has been managing our Facebook page over the last 18 months is stepping down from this role because of work commitments. We are therefore looking for a volunteer to take on the task of responding to messages from the church leadership and administration and ensuring they are posted regularly on the church facebook page. For further information, please speak to Phil or Greg.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were donated in memory of Edna Venn.

Prayer List
Please pray for George Cooke, Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Jan Roberts, Sandra Watts, 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 July
Sun 1st 8.00am Said Communion
10.00am Worship 4 All
10.30am Phil’s ordination at Coventry Cathedral
4.00pm Anne Richardson’s ordination
Mon 2nd 7.15pm Children’s Church meeting at 538 Broad Lane
7.30pm Baptism prep in church
Weds 4th 7.00pm Alpha week 7 at the Vicarage
Thurs 5th 11.45am Finance Committee at the Vicarage
3.15pm Kidz Praise
Sat 7th Alpha Away Day at Berkswell
Sun 8th 10.00am Joint Service with St Andy’s
2-5pm Strawberry Tea at the Vicarage
Mon 9th 7.30pm PCC Meeting
Tues 10th 9.15am Pram Service
Readings at 8am 2 Corinthians 8.7-15 (p 1163) & Mark 5.21-43 (p 1007)
Reader Hilary Wankling
President Greg Smith
Worship 4 All Led by Nick Tooby
Sidespersons Steve & Hilary
Next week Ezekiel 2.1-5 & Mark 5.21-43

 

 

 

 

 

Pews News – 24th June 2018

24th June 2018 – Fourth Sunday after Trinity

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

Thanks
To the Prayer Team for leading this morning’s service of prayer and healing.

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.

Phil’s Ordination
Phil Richardson will be ordained Priest on Sunday 1st July at Coventry Cathedral at 10.30am. Phil will be presiding at Holy Communion for the first time the following Sunday, 8th July at 10am in a joint service with the St Andy’s congregation. We will be celebrating Phil’s priesting that afternoon with a Strawberry Cream Tea in the Vicarage garden. All welcome. Offers of cakes/strawberries and cream gratefully received. Please speak to Fran.

Link Round
We currently have one Link round needing a deliverer – Despard Road (65 copies). If you can spare half an hour once a month, please speak to Gill Tunnicliffe or Barbara Warner about this.

St. Andrew’s and St Andy’s Holiday Club
Children’s Church at St Andrew’s and St Andy’s are running a holiday club for primary school children aged between 5 and 11 years on Monday, 23rd July and Tuesday, 24th July. There will be lots of stories, crafts, games and activities on the theme of FRIENDS AND HEROES. Look out for more details and a registration form on our fliers or contact either Emma (07969 066979) or Hilary (07980 596646).

Holiday Club
Good news! We have sufficient volunteers to run the holiday club on Monday, 23rd and Tuesday, 24th July. We are now in the planning stages and need empty Pringles tubs and 1 litre plastic squash bottles for a craft activity. Please bring any you have to church for Hilary and Emma as soon as possible. Many thanks.

Save the Date – Parish Weekend 10th – 12th May 2019
The Parish Weekend was so successful we are doing it again next year. If you want to join us sign up now and reserve your place. 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. If you are interested or would like more information please speak with Sue Masters or Greg.

Missional Strategy Team
We are starting a group to oversee the work of St Andrew’s and St Andy’s that reaches those who are not yet part of us, or do not yet know God’s love. If you are interested in being part of a working group to see how we can best reach the world (or at least the local area!) please contact Phil on philrichardson@gmail.com

St Andy’s/St Andrew’s Liaison Committee
As St Andy’s moves into its 11th year we would like to form a group to ensure a continuing and strong relationship between the two congregations. If you would like to be part of a group that looks at ways to do this, please contact philrichardson@gmail.com

Summer Party
A Summer Party will take place on Saturday 14th July at 7.30pm. Venue – Eastern Green Social Club. Tickets cost £10 per person, buffet included. Tickets available from Rosemarie Over.

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.

Social Media
We are looking to set up a small working group to develop policy around the church’s use of social media. Anyone willing to get involved with this should speak to Greg or Paul Crowe.

Housing Development
The consultation event with Hallam (land promoters for the fields in the north of the parish) and a meeting with Mark Andrews, the Chief Planning Officer of Coventry City Council this last week have confirmed the possibility that an additional 3,000 homes may be added to the parish over the next decade. The City Council will embark on its own consultation process around September time. It is important that every individual participates in this to maximise our influence over the nature of the development. In the meantime, we would urge you to respond to the land developers own consultation process by visiting: www.eastern-green.com/consultation. You will likely want to refer to the traffic, but please also vote yes to question 5 which asks whether a community hall will be needed.

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.

Screen Technician
We are looking to recruit an additional audio-visual operator to join our select team of Steve and Paul. This would only require a once in a while commitment on a Sunday morning to cover holidays. Full training provided. Concentration is the most important gift needed!

Make Lunch
For the last two years, St Andrew’s has supported the wonderful Make Lunch project that runs out of Limbrick Wood Baptist Church to feed children in the Tile Hill/Eastern Green area who have free school meals during term time but don’t necessarily eat properly during the holidays. In order for the club to run this summer, we desperately need more volunteers. It will run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-1pm from July 30th for 5 weeks. You can volunteer for as many or as few sessions as you are able. The team needs kitchen staff, children’s games organisers etc. If you want to know more, please speak to Greg or Hilary.

Tile Hill Library
Tile Hill Library celebrates 50 years this month. There is an event to mark this on Saturday June 30th from 10-2pm with the cake being cut at 12 noon.

Home Insurance
The Smith family has recently changed its home insurance. Not only did we save nearly £200 over the year for ourselves, but Ecclesiastical Insurance then issued a cheque for £130 for St Andrew’s. If six more families were to do this come their renewal date, this would be an additional £1,000 for the church and savings for you.  To find out more, ring 0800 783 0130 and quote TRUST130 or visit ecclesiastical.com/Trust130. This is fundraising as easy as it gets.

Allesley Green Prayer
The Allesley Green Prayer group will be prayer walking in Allesley Green on Tuesday 26th June from 7.45pm meeting at 14 Ash Green Close. Anyone is welcome to join us.

Facebook
Hannah Miller, who has been managing our Facebook page over the last 18 months is stepping down from this role because of work commitments. We are therefore looking for a volunteer to take on the task of responding to messages from the church leadership and administration and ensuring they are posted regularly on the church facebook page. For further information, please speak to Phil or Greg.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Ann Dove.

Prayer List
Please pray for George Cooke, Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Jan Roberts, Sandra Watts, 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 June/July
Sun 24th 10.00am Healing Service
Mon 25th 7.30pm Leadership Team meet at 55 Handsworth Cresc.
Tues 26th 9.15am Pram Service
7.45pm Allesley Green Prayer at 14 Ash Green Close
Weds 27th 7.00pm Alpha Week 6
7.00pm Games Evening in church
Thurs 28th 6.00pm Drama at St Oswald’s
7.30pm Children’s Church Meeting at 538 Broad Lane
Sun 1st July 8.00am Said communion
10.00am Worship 4 All
10.30am Phil’s ordination at Coventry Cathedral
4.00pm Anne Richardson’s ordination
Mon 2nd 7.30pm Baptism prep in church
President Greg Smith
Led by The Prayer Team
Organist Di Fellowes
Sidespersons Trevor & Julia
Next week at 8am 2 Corinthians 8.7-15 & Mark 5.21-43

Pews News – 17th June 2018

17th June 2018 – Third Sunday after Trinity – Father’s Day

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.

Father’s Day
Happy Father’s Day to all dads out there!

Jill Vernon
We regret to announce the death of the much-loved Jill Vernon last weekend. Jill’s funeral will take place at St Andrew’s on Thursday 21st June at 11am. Everyone welcome. At Jill’s request, please do not wear black.

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.

Phil’s Ordination
Phil Richardson will be ordained Priest on Sunday 1st July at Coventry Cathedral at 10.30am. Phil will be presiding at Holy Communion for the first time the following Sunday, 8th July at 10am in a joint service with the St Andy’s congregation. We will be celebrating Phil’s priesting that afternoon with a Strawberry Cream Tea in the Vicarage garden. All welcome. Offers of cakes gratefully received. Please speak to Fran.

Rod Stewart Tribute Evening
23rd June at 7.30pm til late at the Albany Club, Earlsdon. Tickets cost £12, contact 07778 397284. Raising funds for Coventry Myton Hospice and St Andrew’s Forget me Not (Dementia Support Group).

Summer Party
Date for your diary, Summer Party on Saturday 14th July at 7.30pm. Venue – Eastern Green Social Club. Tickets cost £10 per person, buffet included. Tickets available from Rosemarie Over.

Holiday Club
Good news! We have sufficient volunteers to run the holiday club on Monday, 23rd and Tuesday, 24th July. We are now in the planning stages and need empty Pringles tubs and 1 litre plastic squash bottles for a craft activity. Please bring any you have to church for Hilary and Emma as soon as possible. Many thanks.

Save the Date – Parish Weekend 10th – 12th May 2019
The Parish Weekend was so successful we are doing it again next year. If you want to join us sign up now and reserve your place. 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. If you are interested or would like more information please speak with Sue Masters or Greg.

Eco Church at St Andrew’s
Is hosting a nature trail in the grounds of St Andrew’s to celebrate Cherishing Churchyards today and will start at 12 noon after the service.

Missional Strategy Team
We are starting a group to oversee the work of St Andrew’s and St Andy’s that reaches those who are not yet part of us, or do not yet know God’s love. If you are interested in being part of a working group to see how we can best reach the world (or at least the local area!) please contact Phil on philrichardson@gmail.com

St Andy’s/St Andrew’s Liaison Committee
As St Andy’s moves into its 11th year we would like to form a group to ensure a continuing and strong relationship between the two congregations. If you would like to be part of a group that looks at ways to do this, please contact philrichardson@gmail.com

Social Media
We are looking to set up a small working group to develop policy around the church’s use of social media. Anyone willing to get involved with this should speak to Greg or Paul Crowe.

Consultation Event
St Andrew’s is hosting a consultation event relating to the proposed development in the north of the parish. Everyone is invited to come and meet the developers and hear their plans and give feedback. The event takes place on Tuesday 19th June from 2.30-7.30pm in church.

Eastern Green Community Group
The newly formed Eastern Green Community Group which meets at Eastern Green club will be hosting a meeting with Coventry City’s Chief Planning Officer on Wednesday 20th June at 7.30pm. All Eastern Green residents welcome.

Kidz Praise
Our next Kidz Praise service takes place on Thursday 21st June at 3.15pm. This is a time of songs, stories, games and toast (!) for Primary School aged children and their families. All welcome.

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.

Screen Technician
We are looking to recruit an additional audio-visual operator to join our select team of Steve and Paul. This would only require a once in a while commitment on a Sunday morning to cover holidays. Full training provided. Concentration is the most important gift needed!

Make Lunch
For the last two years, St Andrew’s has supported the wonderful Make Lunch project that runs out of Limbrick Wood Baptist Church to feed children in the Tile Hill/Eastern Green area who have free school meals during term time but don’t necessarily eat properly during the holidays. In order for the club to run this summer, we desperately need more volunteers. It will run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-1pm from July 30th for 5 weeks. You can volunteer for as many or as few sessions as you are able. The team needs kitchen staff, children’s games organisers etc. If you want to know more, please speak to Greg or Hilary.

Home Insurance
The Smith family has recently changed its home insurance. Not only did we save nearly £200 over the year for ourselves, but Ecclesiastical Insurance then issued a cheque for £130 for St Andrew’s. If six more families were to do this come their renewal date, this would be an additional £1,000 for the church and savings for you. To find out more, ring 0800 783 0130 and quote TRUST130 or visit ecclesiastical.com/Trust130. This is fundraising as easy as it gets.

Allesley Green Prayer
The Allesley Green Prayer group will be prayer walking in Allesley Green on Tuesday 26th June from 7.45pm meeting at 14 Ash Green Close. Anyone is welcome to join us.

Link Round
We currently have one Link round needing a deliverer – Despard Road (65 copies). If you can spare half an hour once a month, please speak to Gill Tunnicliffe or Barbara Warner about this.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Jane Bant.

Prayer List
Please pray for Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Jan Roberts, Sandra Watts, 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 June
Tues 19th 2.00pm Ladies Fellowship meet at Serene Lounge Café, Mount Nod
2.30-7.30pm Planning consultation in church
7.30pm Children’s Council at 538 Broad Lane
Weds 20th 11.00am Safeguarding meeting at the Vicarage
Alpha week 5 at the Vicarage
7.30pm Eastern Green Community Group at Eastern Green Club
Thurs 21st 11.00am Jill Vernon’s funeral
3.15pm Kidz Praise
Sat 23rd 7.30pm Rod Stewart tribute at the Albany Club
Sun 24th 10.00am Healing Service
Mon 25th 7.30pm Leadership Team meet at 55 Handsworth Cresc.
Tues 26th 9.15am Pram Service
7.45pm Allesley Green prayer at 14 Ash Green Close
Thurs 28th 7.30pm Children’s Church Meeting at 538 Broad Lane
Readings 1 Sam 15.34-35, 16.1-13 (p 287) & Mark 4.26-34 (p 1006)
Readers Sara Parkes & Peter Bruton
President Greg Smith
Preacher Dawn Easthope
Led by Sue Masters
Intercessions Sue Masters
Comm Asst Sue Masters
Music Ben Kimpton
Sidespersons Rosemarie & June
Next week Job 38.1-11 & Mark 4.35-41

 

Pews News – 10th June 2018

10th June 2018 – Second 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.

Special Welcome
We are delighted to welcome Revd Sacha Slavic (Chaplain at Bablake School) who served a placement at St Andrew’s during his training. Sacha will be presiding and preaching this morning.

Cleaning
After many, many years Diane Wilson has decided to hang up her mop. She has epitomised loyalty and professionalism in this role. In replacing her, we want to investigate whether it might be possible to recruit a band of volunteers to clean for an hour once a week. We probably need 5 people altogether to allow volunteers to take a week off when necessary. If you are interested in helping, please speak to Greg, Diane or Jackie Lynch.

Phil’s Ordination
Phil Richardson will be ordained Priest on Sunday 1st July at Coventry Cathedral at 10.30am. Phil will be presiding at Holy Communion for the first time the following Sunday, 8th July at 10am in a joint service with the St Andy’s congregation. We will be celebrating Phil’s priesting that afternoon with a Strawberry Cream Tea in the Vicarage garden. All welcome. Offers of cakes gratefully received. Please speak to Fran.

Alpha Caterer Needed for 13th June
Volunteer needed to provide a meal and dessert for 18 people, help to serve and clear away after the meal. You will be reimbursed in full. If you would be willing to cater please contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or speak to Sue Masters.

Eco Church at St Andrew’s
Is hosting a nature trail in the grounds of St Andrew’s to celebrate Cherishing Churchyards on Sunday 17th June and will start at 12 noon after the service.

Missional Strategy Team
We are starting a group to oversee the work of St Andrew’s and St Andy’s that reaches those who are not yet part of us, or do not yet know God’s love. If you are interested in being part of a working group to see how we can best reach the world (or at least the local area!) please contact Phil on philrichardson@gmail.com

St Andy’s/St Andrew’s Liaison Committee
As St Andy’s moves into its 11th year we would like to form a group to ensure a continuing and strong relationship between the two congregations. If you would like to be part of a group that looks at ways to do this, please contact philrichardson@gmail.com

Link Rounds
We currently have three rounds needing a deliverer. If you don’t already do a round and/or are prepared to deliver The Link can you please contact Barbara Warner on 02476 403458/07846 288036 / email bwarner113@gmail.com or Gill Tunnicliffe on 024 7646 2618 or email gilltun26@talktalk.net

Rod Stewart Tribute Evening
23rd June at 7.30pm til late at the Albany Club, Earlsdon. Tickets cost £12, contact 07778 397284. Raising funds for Coventry Myton Hospice and St Andrew’s Forget me Not (Dementia Support Group).

Summer Party
Date for your diary, Summer Party on Saturday 14th July at 7.30pm. Venue – Eastern Green Village Hall. Tickets cost £10 per person, buffet included. Tickets available from Rosemarie Over.

Lunch n Chat
The Lunch n Chat team which supports newly bereaved people by providing a listening ear and serving light refreshments is looking to recruit an additional volunteer. If you would like to know more about this, please speak to Rita.

Seek His Face
Our monthly gathering for prayer, praise and prophecy, which will be led by Kirstie and Dan takes place tonight at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Social Media
We are looking to set up a small working group to develop policy around the church’s use of social media. Anyone willing to get involved with this should speak to Greg or Paul Crowe.

Consultation Event
St Andrew’s is hosting a consultation event relating to the proposed development in the north of the parish. Everyone is invited to come and meet the developers and hear their plans and give feedback. The event takes place on Tuesday 19th June from 2.30-7.30pm in church.

Eastern Green Community Group
The newly formed Eastern Green Community Group which meets at Eastern Green club will be hosting a meeting with Coventry City’s Chief Planning Officer on Wednesday 20th June at 7.30pm. All Eastern Green residents welcome.

Altar Servers
We would like to supplement our small team of altar servers, who set up the altar for communion on an occasional basis. If you are able to help, please speak to Greg, Steve Wankling or Rita.

Screen Technician
We are looking to recruit an additional audio-visual operator to join our select team of Steve and Paul. This would only require a once in a while commitment on a Sunday morning to cover holidays. Full training provided. Concentration is the most important gift needed!

Drama Club
All Star Theatre Company (run by Emma, Greg and Selina at St Oswald’s Church) has started a new programme. We meet on Thursdays from 6-7pm. This increasingly popular club for 8-12 year olds offers games, improvisation and performance opportunities in local schools. Please speak to one of the leaders for further information.

Home Insurance
The Smith family has recently changed its home insurance. Not only did we save nearly £200 over the year for ourselves, but Ecclesiastical Insurance then issued a cheque for £130 for St Andrew’s. If six more families were to do this come their renewal date, this would be an additional £1,000 for the church and savings for you. To find out more, ring 0800 783 0130 and quote TRUST130 or visit ecclesiastical.com/Trust130. This is fundraising as easy as it gets.

Lynnette Clarke
We are pleased to report that Lynnette had a successful operation to remove her gall bladder and is slowly on the mend. She will be back amongst us in due course but is for now grateful to receive visitors. Please call first.

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Jan Roberts, Jill Vernon, Sandra Watts, 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 June
Sun 10th 3.20pm Retreat in Daily Life Service in church
6.30pm Seek His Face
Mon 11th 7.30pm PCC meeting in church
Tues 12th 9.15am Pram Service
2.00pm Forget me Not in church
6.30pm Rehearsal for Healing Service
Weds 13th 7.00pm Alpha Week 4 at the Vicarage
Thurs 14th 6-7pm Drama at St Oswald’s
Worship 4 All planning meeting
Tues 19th 2.30-7.30pm Planning consultation in church
7.30pm Children’s Council at 538 Broad Lane
Readings 1 Sam 8.4-11, 16-20 (p 278) & Mark 3.20-35 (p 1005)
Readers John Ross-Barnard & Jill Joyce
President Sacha Slavic
Preacher Sacha Slavic
Led by Nick Tooby
Intercessions Nick Tooby
Music Di Fellowes
Sidespersons Stan Cooper & Rita Muir
Next week 1 Sam 15.34-35, 16.1-13 & Mark 4.26-34

 

Pews News – 3rd June 2018

3rd June 2018 – 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.

Lynnette Clarke
We are pleased to report that Lynnette had a successful operation to remove her gall bladder and is slowly on the mend. She will be back amongst us in due course, but is for now grateful to receive visitors. Please call first.

Link Deliveries
We currently have three Link rounds needing a deliverer. If you can spare half an hour once a month, please speak to Barbara Warner on 02476 403458/07846 288036 / email bwarner113@gmail.com or Gill Tunnicliffe on 024 7646 2618 / email gilltun26@talktalk.net

Rod Stewart Tribute Evening
23rd June at 7.30pm til late at the Albany Club, Earlsdon. Tickets cost £12, contact 07778 397284. Raising funds for Coventry Myton Hospice and St Andrew’s Forget me Not (Dementia Support Group).

Summer Party
Date for your diary, Summer Party on Saturday 14th July at 7.30pm. Venue – Eastern Green Village Hall. Tickets cost £10 per person, buffet included. Tickets available soon from Rosemarie Over.

Missional Strategy Team
We are starting a group to oversee the work of St Andrew’s and St Andy’s that reaches those who are not yet part of us, or do not yet know God’s love. If you are interested in being part of a working group to see how we can best reach the world (or at least the local area!) please contact Phil on philrichardson@gmail.com

St Andy’s/St Andrew’s Liaison Committee
As St Andy’s moves into its 11th year we would like to form a group to ensure a continuing and strong relationship between the two congregations. If you would like to be part of a group that looks at ways to do this, please contact philrichardson@gmail.com

Cleaning
After many, many years Diane Wilson has decided to hang up her mop. She has epitomised loyalty and professionalism in this role. In replacing her, we want to investigate whether it might be possible to recruit a band of volunteers to clean for an hour once a week. We probably need 5 people altogether to allow volunteers to take a week off when necessary. If you are interested in helping, please speak to Greg, Diane or Jackie Lynch.

Lunch n Chat
The Lunch n Chat team which supports newly bereaved people by providing a listening ear and serving light refreshments is looking to recruit an additional volunteer. If you would like to know more about this, please speak to Rita.

Allesley Green Residents Association
For all residents of Allesley Green, the AGM of the Residents Association takes place on Tuesday 5th June at 7pm at Park Hill School.

Social Media
We are looking to set up a small working group to develop policy around the church’s use of social media. Anyone willing to get involved with this should speak to Greg or Paul Crowe.

Ignatian Service
Our monthly Ignatian Service takes place tonight led by Greg on the theme of the Lost Sheep. A time for quiet and reflection. All welcome at 6.30pm.

Party in the Park
God blessed us with amazing sunshine (too hot for some!) for Party in the Park, which was the most successful ever, with approximately 2,000 attending and £750 raised towards church funds. We are grateful to Allesley Green Residents Association for working in partnership with us again. Special thanks go to Richard Marr, Julia McNaney and Julie Crow for their hard work on the organising committee and most of all to our loyal volunteers, who staffed stalls, baked cakes, arrived early or stayed late.

Altar Servers
We would like to supplement our small team of altar servers, who set up the altar for communion on an occasional basis. If you are able to help, please speak to Greg, Steve Wankling or Rita.

Screen Technician
We are looking to recruit an additional audio-visual operator to join our select team of Steve and Paul. This would only require a once in a while commitment on a Sunday morning to cover holidays. Full training provided. Concentration is the most important gift needed!

Drama Club
All Star Theatre Company (run by Emma, Greg and Selina at St Oswald’s Church) starts a new programme on Thursday 7th June from 6-7pm. This increasingly popular club for 8-12 year olds offers games, improvisation and performance opportunities in local schools. Please speak to one of the leaders for further information.

Thy Kingdom Come
Well done to everyone who committed themselves to praying for friends, family and community during the 10 day Thy Kingdom Come call to prayer. Special thanks to Lesley, Phil and Emma for setting up some wonderful prayer stations in church.

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Jan Roberts, Jill Vernon, Sandra Watts, 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 June
Sun 3rd 8.00am Said Communion
10.00am Worship 4 All
6.30pm Ignatian Service
Mon 4th 7.30pm Baptism preparation in church
Tues 5th 7.00pm AGRA AGM at Park Hill School
Readings at 8am Deut 5.12-15 & Mark 2.23-28, 3.1-6
Reader Elizabeth Shelton
President Greg Smith
W4All led by W4 All Team
Sidespersons Peter Bruton & Gill Tunnicliffe
Next Week 1 Samuel 8.4-11 & 16-20