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

 

Pews News – 27th May 2018

27th May 2018 – Trinity Sunday

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.

First Sunday
Our regular first Sunday pattern will be observed next week, with a communion service at 8am; Worship 4 All at 10am and a beautiful service of meditation at 6.30pm.

Alpha Caterers Needed
We are still looking for volunteers cater for some sessions of the Alpha Course. If you would be willing to cater for one evening (or more) please contact the Parish Administrator on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

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).

Children’s Holiday Club
We would like to hold a holiday club for primary aged children on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th July, but to do this we need lots of volunteers – male and female! We will plan activities as a team and training and support will be given as necessary. We need people to help with games, craft activities, serve drinks and snacks and give general support. A holiday club would be a great way to further our children’s ministry within the parish, but we can only go ahead if we have adequate child:adult ratios. If you are interested in helping (even if it is only for a few hours) and would like more information, please speak to Hilary or phone 07980 596646. A firm commitment is needed by the end of May to give us time to plan activities and advertise the event. Many thanks, Hilary.

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.

Diocese
The Diocese has produced a 2 minute video celebrating 100 years and signalling its vision for the future. Please watch at https://vimeo.com/270059416

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.

Allesley Green Residents Association
For all residents of Allesley Green, the AGM of the Residents Association takes place on Tues 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.

Budget Report
Our quarterly budget report was published last week. We are extremely grateful to those donors who have funded our roof repairs, which we have been able to undertake without any drain on church funds. However, despite being within budget on all expenditure lines, on current levels of giving a shortfall for the year is still projected because given is not yet in line with what we have hoped and prayed for. Please continue to pray about this.

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 Thurs 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.

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

Missing
Tupperware box belonging to Ann Dove, last seen at Party in the Park. If you know of its whereabouts, please let Ann know. Thank you.

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 May/June
Weds 30th 11.45am Lunch n Chat Leaders meeting
7.00pm Alpha Week 2 at the Vicarage
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 Isaiah 6.1-8 (p 690) & John 3.1-17 (p 1065)
Readers Harvey Wyatt & Angela Lamb
Preacher Greg Smith
President Greg Smith
Led by Phil Richardson
Music Sue Hill
Sidespersons Trevor Hill & Kath Houldsworth
Next week at 8am Deut 5.12-15 & Mark 2.23-28, 3.1-6

 

 

Pews News – 20th May 2018

20th May 2018 – Whit Sunday – Day of Pentecost

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.

Pentecost
Today is the church’s birthday (Pentecost) and the service will be led by Revd Kate Pearson, the Chaplain at the University of Warwick

Eco Church
The Eco Church team at St Andrew’s Church hosted a Big Brekkie event on Sunday 13th May in the side room to raise money for Christian Aid. We are pleased to announce that we raised £35 which will go towards the good work which Christian Aid does around the world. I would like to thank Paul, Veronika and Jill for all their hard work and donations as well as everyone who supported the cause on the day. Dawn Easthope.

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.

Poetry Evening
Many thanks to all those who attended the Poetry Evening yesterday.

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.

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.

Kidz Klub
Kidz Klub meets every Tuesday during term time at Limbrick Wood Baptist Church from 5-6pm to offer Primary School children in the area a chance to think about the Christian faith, with lots of games and high-octane fun. They are in need of volunteers who are free at this time and are excited by working with children and teaching them about God’s love. They always welcome visitors if you want to see what happens before making a commitment. For further information, please speak to Greg or Phil.

Pram Service
Our next Pram Service takes place on Tues 22nd May at 9.15am. This informal gathering includes stories, songs and craft activities for babies and pre-schoolers. All welcome.

Budget Report
Our quarterly budget report was published 2 weeks ago. We are extremely grateful to those donors who have funded our roof repairs, which we have been able to undertake without any drain on church funds. However, despite being within budget on all expenditure lines, on current levels of giving a shortfall for the year is still projected because given is not yet in line with what we have hoped and prayed for. Please continue to pray about this.

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.

Alpha Course 2018
Want to learn more about Jesus, the Bible, faith? Why not be part of the Alpha Course which starts on Wednesday 23rd May. We meet at the Vicarage, are served a wonderful home cooked meal, make new friends, listen to a talk on a key aspect of the Christian faith and then take part in a small group discussion with a handful of others who are seeking to know more and share their doubts and questions. The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. The evenings start at 7pm and the course runs over eight weeks, with an Away Day during that eight-week period. If you would like more information or want to join the course please speak with Greg Smith or Sue Masters 07958 322026 or susanmasters@sky.com

Alpha Caterers Needed
We are still looking for volunteers cater for some sessions of the Alpha Course. If you would be willing to cater for one evening (or more) please contact the Parish Administrator on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Children’s Holiday Club
We would like to hold a holiday club for primary aged children on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th July, but to do this we need lots of volunteers – male and female! We will plan activities as a team and training and support will be given as necessary. We need people to help with games, craft activities, serve drinks and snacks and give general support. A holiday club would be a great way to further our children’s ministry within the parish, but we can only go ahead if we have adequate child:adult ratios. If you are interested in helping (even if it is only for a few hours) and would like more information, please speak to Hilary or phone 07980 596646. A firm commitment is needed by the end of May to give us time to plan activities and advertise the event. Many thanks, Hilary.

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!

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

Dan & Phillipa Munday
Please see the latest newsletter from our mission partners, Dan and Phillipa who are working in Nepal. It is in the red folder at the back of church. If you would like your own copy for prayer, please contact Julie.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Marilyn Starr.

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 May
Sun 20th Pentecost
Tues 22nd 9.15am Pram Service
2.00pm Forget me Not
7.45pm Allesley Green prayer group at 14 Ash Green Close
Weds 23rd 7.00pm Alpha Week 1 at the Vicarage
7.15pm BCDM in church
Sun 27th 10.00am Parish Communion
Readings Acts 2.1-21 & John 15.26-27; 16.4-15
Readers Trevor Hill & Victoria Kaczur
Preacher Kate Pearson
President Kate Pearson
Led by Lesley Lee
Music Di Fellowes
Sidespersons Julia McNaney & Tracey Tooby
Children Linda/Emma/Gary
Next week Isaiah 6.1-8 & John 3.1-17

 

Pews News – 13th May 2018

13th May 2018 – The Seventh Sunday of Easter

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.

Pentecost
Next Sunday is the church’s birthday (Pentecost) and the service will be led by Revd Kate Pearson, the Chaplain at the University of Warwick

Plant Sale
Thanks to Dave Griffiths and his team for the annual Plant Sale yesterday.

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.

Parish Weekend
Many thanks to Sue Masters (organiser), Emma Wildman and Team (children’s team), Steve Wankling (photographer) and Phil/Jill (worship team) and everyone else for their fellowship for a truly fantastic Parish Weekend. Details about next year will appear shortly.

Poetry Evening
A chance to enjoy the performance of many and varied poems and to share your own favourites. At Eastern Green Village Hall on Saturday 19th May from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets cost £8 and include coffee and cake (or tea and cake if you prefer). Tickets available at St Andrew’s Church, St Andy’s Church or directly from Stephen and Eileen Warne. You are welcome to bring wine or beer if you wish. If you wish to choose a poem to be read, if you are happy to choose and read it yourself, or if you would be willing to read a poem someone else has chosen, please contact Stephen or Eileen Warne on 024 7647 1350.

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.

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.

Kidz Klub
Kidz Klub meets every Tuesday during term time at Limbrick Wood Baptist Church from 5-6pm to offer Primary School children in the area a chance to think about the Christian faith, with lots of games and high-octane fun. They are in need of volunteers who are free at this time and are excited by working with children and teaching them about God’s love. They always welcome visitors if you want to see what happens before making a commitment. For further information, please speak to Greg or Phil.

Pram Service
Our next Pram Service takes place on Tues May 22nd at 9.15am. This informal gathering includes stories, songs and craft activities for babies and pre-schoolers. All welcome.

Budget Report
Our quarterly budget report was published last week. We are extremely grateful to those donors who have funded our roof repairs, which we have been able to undertake without any drain on church funds. However, despite being within budget on all expenditure lines, on current levels of giving a shortfall for the year is still projected because given is not yet in line with what we have hoped and prayed for. Please continue to pray about this.

Seek His Face
Our monthly gathering for prayer, praise and prophecy takes place tonight, May 13th from 6.30-7.30pm. All 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.

Alpha Course 2018
Want to learn more about Jesus, the Bible, faith? Why not be part of the Alpha Course which starts on Wednesday 23rd May. We meet at the Vicarage, are served a wonderful home cooked meal, make new friends, listen to a talk on a key aspect of the Christian faith and then take part in a small group discussion with a handful of others who are seeking to know more and share their doubts and questions. The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. The evenings start at 7pm and the course runs over eight weeks, with an Away Day during that eight-week period. If you would like more information or want to join the course please speak with Greg Smith or Sue Masters 07958 322026 or susanmasters@sky.com

Alpha Caterers Needed
The Alpha course runs for 8 weeks at the Vicarage from 23rd May to 11th July. We are looking for volunteers to provide a meal, help to serve and clear away after the meal. Caterers would be paid for each evening catered for. If you would be willing to cater for one evening (or more) please contact the Parish Administrator on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Children’s Holiday Club
We would like to hold a holiday club for primary aged children on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th July, but to do this we need lots of volunteers – male and female! We will plan activities as a team and training and support will be given as necessary. We need people to help with games, craft activities, serve drinks and snacks and give general support. A holiday club would be a great way to further our children’s ministry within the parish, but we can only go ahead if we have adequate child:adult ratios. If you are interested in helping (even if it is only for a few hours) and would like more information, please speak to Hilary or phone 07980 596646. A firm commitment is needed by the end of May to give us time to plan activities and advertise the event. Many thanks, Hilary.

Gideons
St Andrews has been invited to send a representative to the Gideon’s Branch Recruitment Dinner at the Quality Hotel on Weds 23rd May. Anyone who would like to go along, have a free meal (!) and hear more about the Gideon’s work should speak to Greg by May 14th.

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!

Walk to Church Sunday
Each year on the third Sunday in May (when the hope the sun will be shining), we encourage members to walk to church if at all possible; and if not to cycle or come by public transport; and failing all that to share a car with others. By doing so, we remind ourselves that we are stewards of God’s creation and that when we work together we can make a difference. It is also a means of encouraging us to think more carefully about the carbon emissions we are personally responsible for. Thanks to Dawn and her eco-team for administering our survey.

Thy Kingdom Come
An international prayer movement, initiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury three years ago, is now embraced by millions. Each year between the Ascension (May 10th) and Pentecost (May 20th) churches are encouraged to pray for the coming of the Kingdom. You can pledge to pray as an individual or family at https://www.thykingdomcome.global/ You are also encouraged to visit the church any time during daylight hours during this period to spend time in prayer, taking advantage of the prayer stations that have been set up in the choir stalls and upstairs room. Anyone, who would like devotional material to help them pray through this 10 day period can obtain it via the website.

Link Deliveries
Many thanks to Gill Tunnicliffe who has kindly agreed to share the responsibility for coordinating the delivery of the Link magazine with Barbara Warner. 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

Dan & Phillipa Munday
Please see the latest newsletter from our mission partners, Dan and Phillipa who are working in Nepal. It is in the red folder at the back of church. If you would like your own copy for prayer, please contact Julie.

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Margaret Shale, Jan Roberts, Jill Vernon, Sandra Watts, Bette Thorpe, Lynnette Clarke, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Ann Crowley, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, George Cooke, Flix Haynes, Fred Edwards, Derek Shale, Jean Selby, Colin & Pauline Smith, Beryl Poppit, 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 May
Sun 13th 6.30pm Seek His Face
Mon 14th 7.30pm PCC meeting in church
Tues 15th 1.30pm Ladies Fellowship meeting in the side room
Weds 16th 7.15pm Children’s Council meeting at 538 Broad Lane
Thurs 17th 3.15pm Kidz Praise
Sat 19th 7.00pm Poetry Evening at the Village Hall
Sun 20th Pentecost
Tues 22nd 9.15am Pram Service
2.00pm Forget me Not
7.45pm Allesley Green prayer group at 14 Ash Green Close
Weds 23rd 7.00pm Alpha Week 1
Readings 1 John 5.9-13 (p 1228) & John 17.6-19 (1085)
Readers Ann Crowley & Hilary Wankling
Preacher Greg Smith
President Greg Smith
Led by Nick Tooby
Music Di Fellowes
Sidespersons Steve & Hilary Wankling
Next week Acts 2.1-21 & John 15.26-27; 16.4-15

 

Pews News – 6th May 2018

6th May 2018 – The Sixth Sunday of Easter

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.

Eco Church
St Andrew’s Church is hosting the Big Brekkie on Sunday 13th May as part of raising money for Christian Aid Week. It starts at 9am until 9.45am and then continues after the service. We are asking for donations of easy to serve breakfast items, your time or money to support this worthy cause. For more information, please see Paul, Veronika, Selina, Gill Pinks or Dawn.

Parish Weekend
Many thanks to Sue Masters (organiser), Emma Wildman and Team (children’s team), Steve Wankling (photographer) and Phil/Jill (worship team) and everyone else for their fellowship for a truly fantastic Parish Weekend. Details about next year will appear shortly.

Alpha Course 2018
Want to learn more about Jesus, the Bible, faith? Why not be part of the Alpha Course which starts on Wednesday 23rd May. We meet at the Vicarage, are served a wonderful home cooked meal, make new friends, listen to a talk on a key aspect of the Christian faith and then take part in a small group discussion with a handful of others who are seeking to know more and share their doubts and questions. The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. The evenings start at 7pm and the course runs over eight weeks, with an Away Day during that eight-week period. If you would like more information or want to join the course please speak with Greg Smith or Sue Masters 07958 322026 or susanmasters@sky.com

Alpha Caterers Needed
The Alpha course runs for 8 weeks at the Vicarage from 23rd May to 11th July. We are looking for volunteers to provide a meal, help to serve and clear away after the meal. Caterers would be paid for each evening catered for. If you would be willing to cater for one evening (or more) please contact the Parish Administrator on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Children’s Holiday Club
We would like to hold a holiday club for primary aged children on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th July, but to do this we need lots of volunteers – male and female! We will plan activities as a team and training and support will be given as necessary. We need people to help with games, craft activities, serve drinks and snacks and give general support. A holiday club would be a great way to further our children’s ministry within the parish, but we can only go ahead if we have adequate child:adult ratios. If you are interested in helping (even if it is only for a few hours) and would like more information, please speak to Hilary or phone 07980 596646. A firm commitment is needed by the end of May to give us time to plan activities and advertise the event. Many thanks, Hilary.

Annual Plant Sale
This will take place in the Church and side room on Saturday 12th May between 10am and 12 pm. We welcome your support, either by supplying plants, buying the cheapest plants on sale in the area, helping out. If you require any more information contact Trevor Hill at church or David Griffiths – tel:01675 442240, email edgriff@uwclub.net

Poetry Evening
A chance to enjoy the performance of many and varied poems and to share your own favourites. At Eastern Green Village Hall on Saturday 19th May from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets cost £8 and include coffee and cake (or tea and cake if you prefer). Tickets available at St Andrew’s Church, St Andy’s Church or directly from Stephen and Eileen Warne. You are welcome to bring wine or beer if you wish. If you wish to choose a poem to be read, if you are happy to choose and read it yourself, or if you would be willing to read a poem someone else has chosen, please contact Stephen or Eileen Warne on 024 7647 1350.

Children’s Society Boxes
My thanks to all loyal supporters of this worthy charity. The boxes have been emptied and counted and a grand total of £1208.04 has been sent to help rescue disadvantaged and abused children. It is amazing how loose change can amount to so much! Thanks again, see you next year. Please contact Jackie Lynch on 76467344, if you would like to become a supporter.

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.

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.

Budget Report
Our quarterly budget report was published this week. We are extremely grateful to those donors who have funded our roof repairs, which we have been able to undertake without any drain on church funds. However, despite being within budget on all expenditure lines, on current levels of giving a shortfall for the year is still projected because given is not yet in line with what we have hoped and prayed for. Please continue to pray about this.

Ignatian Service
Our monthly service of prayer and reflection takes place this evening at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Seek His Face
Our monthly gathering for prayer, praise and prophecy takes place next Sunday, May 13th from 6.30-7.30pm. All welcome.

APCM
At the Annual Meeting, Becky Crowe and Nick Tooby were elected as churchwardens. Jill Pinks was elected as a Deanery Synod Rep and the following were elected to the PCC: Trevor Hill, Jeremy Thomas, Richard Marr, Hilary Wankling, Paul Crowe, Gill Tunnicliffe, John Ross-Barnard, Kate Dagger, Rita Muir, Linda Chylinski and Rosemarie Over. Please pray for them as they take on this responsibility. Copies of the annual report and Treasurer’s Report are available at the back of church. Please free to take these away, although the annual report should be returned within a week.

Ascension Day
There will be a service of 40 minutes with 2 hymns and Holy Communion on Ascension Day, Thursday 10th May at 7pm. All 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.

Deanery Synod
There will be a talk on faith and science at Deanery Synod on Tues 8th May at 7.30pm at St James Church on Tile Hill Lane. All welcome to attend. You do not need to be a synod member.

Gideons
St Andrew’s has been invited to send a representative to the Gideon’s Branch Recruitment Dinner at the Quality Hotel on Weds 23rd May. Anyone who would like to go along, have a free meal (!) and hear more about the Gideon’s work should speak to Greg by 15th May.

Prayer Tent
We are looking for a large tent or Gazebo that can be used at Party in the Park on May 7th as a Prayer Tent. Anyone able to help should speak to Greg or Veronika.

Cakes
Anyone willing to make cakes or savouries e.g. sausage rolls for Party in the Park on May 7th should speak to Fran. The more the better!

Party in the Park Volunteers
St Andrew’s is always very generous in providing volunteers for Party in the Park. We trust this year will be no exception. We need people to help set up at 9.30am through to 11am. Some heavy lifting included. We also need lots of people to staff stalls during the afternoon. Please let Greg know if you are able to help.

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!

Thy Kingdom Come
An international prayer movement, initiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury three years ago, is now embraced by millions.  Each year between the Ascension (May 10th) and Pentecost (May 20th) churches are encouraged to pray for the coming of the Kingdom. You can pledge to pray as an individual or family at https://www.thykingdomcome.global/ You are also encouraged to come along on Saturday May 12th any time between 3 – 5pm when there will be prayer stations available to help you pray. The upper room in the church will be available to pray in from 6-9pm every week night 14-18 May and on Sunday May 13th between 8.30-9.30am. You are welcome to pop in any time to pray, but there is also a rota to ensure that someone is praying in church throughout this period. Anyone, who would like devotional material to help them pray through this 10-day period can obtain it via the website.

Link Deliveries
Many thanks to Gill Tunnicliffe who has kindly agreed to share the responsibility for coordinating the delivery of the Link magazine with Barbara Warner. 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

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Aileen Barwick.

Prayer List
Please pray for Margaret Shale, Jan Roberts, Jill Vernon, Sandra Watts, Bette Thorpe, Lynnette Clarke, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Ann Crowley, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, George Cooke, Flix Haynes, Fred Edwards, Derek Shale, Jean Selby, Colin & Pauline Smith, Beryl Poppit, 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 May
Sun 6th 8.00am Said Communion
10.00am Worship 4 All
6.30pm Ignatian Service
Mon 7th 1-5pm Party in the Park at Juniper Park, Allesley Green
Tues 8th 7.30pm Deanery Synod at St James Fletchamstead
Weds 9th 8.00pm Alpha Leaders at the Vicarage
Thurs 10th 7.00pm Ascension Day Service
Sat 12th 10am-12 noon Plant Sale in church
3-5pm Thy Kingdom Come prayer stations
Sun 13th 6.30pm Seek His Face
Mon 14th 7.30pm PCC meeting in church
Weds 16th 7.15pm Children’s Council meeting at 538 Broad Lane
Thurs 17th 3.15pm Kidz Praise
Readings at 8am 1 John 5.1-6 (p 1228) & John 15.9-17 (p 1083)
Reader Richard Marr
President Greg Smith
W4All led by     Sue Masters
Speaker Greg Smith
Sidespersons June & Rita
Next week 1 John 5.9-13 & John 17.6-19

 

Pews News – 29th April 2018

29th April 2018 – The Fifth Sunday of Easter

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.

Parish Weekend
Many thanks to Sue Masters (organiser), Emma Wildman and Team (children’s team), Steve Wankling (photographer) and Phil/Jill (worship team) and everyone else for their fellowship for a truly fantastic Parish Weekend. Details about next year will appear shortly.

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.

APCM
At the Annual Meeting, Becky Crowe and Nick Tooby were elected as Church Wardens. Jill Pinks was elected as a Deanery Synod Rep and the following were elected to the PCC: Trevor Hill, Jeremy Thomas, Richard Marr, Hilary Wankling, Paul Crowe, Gill Tunnicliffe, John Ross-Barnard, Kate Dagger, Rita Muir, Linda Chylinski and Rosemarie Over.  Please pray for them as they take on this responsibility. Copies of the annual report and Treasurer’s Report are available at the back of church. Please free to take these away, although the annual report should be returned within a week.

Annual Plant Sale
This will take place in the Church and side room on Saturday 12th May between 10am and 12 pm. We welcome your support, either by supplying plants, buying the cheapest plants on sale in the area, helping out. If you require any more information contact Trevor Hill at church or David Griffiths – tel:01675 442240, email edgriff@uwclub.net.

Eco Church
St Andrew’s Church is hosting the Big Brekkie on Sunday 13th May as part of raising money for Christian Aid Week. It starts at 9am until 9.45am and then continues after the service. We are asking for donations of easy to serve breakfast items, your time or money to support this worthy cause. For more information, please see Paul, Veronika, Selina, Gill Pinks or Dawn.

Children’s Holiday Club
We would like to hold a holiday club for primary aged children on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th July, but to do this we need lots of volunteers – male and female! We will plan activities as a team and training and support will be given as necessary. We need people to help with games, craft activities, serve drinks and snacks and give general support. A holiday club would be a great way to further our children’s ministry within the parish, but we can only go ahead if we have adequate child:adult ratios. If you are interested in helping (even if it is only for a few hours) and would like more information, please speak to Hilary or phone 07980 596646. A firm commitment is needed by the end of May to give us time to plan activities and advertise the event. Many thanks, Hilary.

Mobility Scooter
A mobility scooter, free to a good home, is available. If you or anyone you know needs this, please speak to Greg.

Ascension Day
There will be a service of 40 minutes with 2 hymns and Holy Communion on Ascension Day, Thursday May 10th at 7pm. All welcome.

Font
After nearly two years of delay, we are now in a position to press forward with plans to remove the font (which will be interred in the churchyard) and replace it with a wooden, portable font. We are immensely grateful to Stan & Beryl Cooper who have agreed to pay for this in memory of their baby daughter; and to Frank Dove who has undertaken to craft the new stand for the font. Please speak to Trevor Hill if you have any queries.

Poetry Evening
A chance to enjoy the performance of many and varied poems and to share your own favourites. At Eastern Green Village Hall on Saturday 19th May from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets cost £8 and include coffee and cake (or tea and cake if you prefer). Tickets available at St Andrew’s Church, St Andy’s Church or directly from Stephen and Eileen Warne. You are welcome to bring wine or beer if you wish. If you wish to choose a poem to be read, if you are happy to choose and read it yourself, or if you would be willing to read a poem someone else has chosen, please contact Stephen or Eileen Warne on 024 7647 1350.

Alpha Course 2018
Want to learn more about Jesus, the Bible, faith? Why not be part of the Alpha Course which starts on Wednesday 23rd May. We meet at the Vicarage, are served a wonderful home cooked meal, make new friends, listen to a talk on a key aspect of the Christian faith and then take part in a small group discussion with a handful of others who are seeking to know more and share their doubts and questions. The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. The evenings start at 7pm and the course runs over eight weeks, with an Away Day during that eight-week period. If you would like more information or want to join the course please speak with Greg Smith or Sue Masters 07958 322026 or susanmasters@sky.com

Alpha Caterers Needed
The Alpha course runs for 8 weeks at the Vicarage from 23rd May to 11th July. We are looking for volunteers to provide a meal, help to serve and clear away after the meal. Caterers would be paid for each evening catered for. If you would be willing to cater for one evening (or more) please contact the Parish Administrator on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Children’s Society Boxes
My thanks to all loyal supporters of this worthy charity. The boxes have been emptied and counted and a grand total of £1208.04 has been sent to help rescue disadvantaged and abused children. It is amazing how loose change can amount to so much! Thanks again, see you next year. Please contact Jackie Lynch on 76467344, if you would like to become a supporter.

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.

Sponsored Walk
A group of intrepid walkers will be raising funds by walking in September. Anyone is welcome to join us, either by walking or by offering support. There is a planning meeting at the Vicarage at 7.15pm on Thursday 3rd May.

Deanery Synod
There will be a talk on faith and science at Deanery Synod on Tues 8th May at 7.30pm at St James Church on Tile Hill Lane. All welcome to attend. You do not need to be a synod member. (See poster at the back of church).

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!

Kidz Praise
Our next Kidz Praise service for Primary School children and their families takes place on Thursday 3rd May. Families are welcome to arrive any time between 3.15pm and 4pm with craft activities, games and songs, followed by stories and prayer. The theme of our next service is Let my People go!

Party in the Park Volunteers
St Andrew’s is always very generous in providing volunteers for Party in the Park. We trust this year will be no exception. We need people to help set up at 9.30am through to 11am. Some heavy lifting included. We also need lots of people to staff stalls during the afternoon. Please let Greg know if you are able to help.

Prayer Tent
We are looking for a large tent or Gazebo that can be used at Party in the Park on 7th May as a Prayer Tent. Anyone able to help should speak to Greg or Veronika.

Cakes
Anyone willing to make cakes or savouries e.g. sausage rolls for Party in the Park on May 7th should speak to Fran. The more the better!

Thy Kingdom Come
An international prayer movement, initiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury three years ago, is now embraced by millions. Each year between the Ascension (May 10th) and Pentecost (May 20th) churches are encouraged to pray for the coming of the Kingdom. You can pledge to pray as an individual or family at https://www.thykingdomcome.global/ You are also encouraged to come along on Saturday 12th May any time between 3 – 5pm when there will be prayer stations available to help you pray. The upper room in the church will be available to pray in from 6-9pm every week night 14-18 May and on Sunday 13th May between 8.30-9.30am. You are welcome to pop in any time to pray, but there is also a rota to ensure that someone is praying in church throughout this period. Anyone, who would like devotional material to help them pray through this 10-day period can obtain it via the website.

Archbishop of Canterbury
The Archbishop of Canterbury is visiting Coventry in early May and wants to meet as many people as possible. There is a free centenary festival on Saturday 5th May at the Cathedral from 10.30am – 4pm. Entrance is free and as many people as possible are encouraged to attend. You can pop in at any time.  Please see poster at the back of church for further details.

Chaplain Advert
WORKCARE has been supplying Workplace Chaplains to the Coventry and Warwickshire area since 1947. We require Christians who are able to offer their time to become Workplace Chaplains. They will regularly visit workplaces and be a ‘listening ear’ to those who work there at all levels. they will receive out of pocket expense, transport costs and vehicle mileage. We have openings now at Jaguar Land Rover (Whitley site) and from July/August at the Gaydon site both in the Coventry area. There will be more opportunities to join our team shortly. More details from our Development Officer on: 07903 129501 or email syd@workcare.org / website: www.workcare.org Please get in touch about learning more about Workcare, hearing about Workcare’s ‘WORK AWARE’ training and supporting Workcare financially.

Link Deliveries
Many thanks to Gill Tunnicliffe who has kindly agreed to share the responsibility for coordinating the delivery of the Link magazine with Barbara Warner. We currently have three rounds needing a deliverer. If you don’t already do a round, or if you live close to 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

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. If anyone should have incorrect numbers or their bundle is missing please contact Barbara Warner or Gill Tunnicliffe. Thank you.

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Margaret Shale, Jan Roberts, Jill Vernon, Sandra Watts, Bette Thorpe, Lynnette Clarke, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Ann Crowley, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, George Cooke, Flix Haynes, Fred Edwards, Derek Shale, Jean Selby, Colin & Pauline Smith, Beryl Poppit, 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 April/May
Sun 29th April 3.30pm Retreat in Daily Life in church
6.30pm City Praise
Mon 30th April 7.30pm Leadership meeting at the Vicarage
Weds 2nd May 7.00pm Bishop’s Certificate for Discipleship & Mission in church
Thurs 3rd May 10.30am Pam Bennell’s funeral in church
3.15pm Kidz Praise
7.15pm Walk meeting at the Vicarage
Sat 5th May 10.30am – 4pm Centenary Festival with Archbishop at the Cathedral
Sun 6th May 8.00am Said Communion
10.00am Worship 4 All
6.30pm Ignatian Service
Mon 7th May 1-5pm Party in the Park at Juniper Park, Allesley Green
Tues 8th May 7.30pm Deanery Synod at St James Fletchamstead
Reading 1 John 4.7-21 (p 1227) & John 15.1-8 (p 1083)
Led by Dawn Easthope
Preacher Lesley Lee
Intercessions Jeremy Thomas
Music Di Fellowes
Children Hilary, Veronika & Victoria
Next week at 8am 1 John 5.1-6 & John 15.9-17

 

Pews News – 22nd April 2018

22nd April 2018 – The Fourth Sunday of Easter

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 Nick Tooby for taking the service of Morning Prayer today, while many of us enjoy the sunshine at the Parish Weekend in Staffordshire.

APCM
At the Annual Meeting, Becky Crowe and Nick Tooby were elected as churchwardens. Jill Pinks was elected as a Deanery Synod Rep and the following were elected to the PCC: Trevor Hill, Jeremy Thomas, Richard Marr, Hilary Wankling, Paul Crowe, Gill Tunnicliffe, John Ross-Barnard, Kate Dagger, Rita Muir, Linda Chylinski. Please pray for them as they take on this responsibility. Copies of the annual report and Treasurer’s Report are available at the back of church. Please free to take these away, although the annual report should be returned within a week.

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.

Wedding Choir
We are looking to put together a choir for the wedding on 5th May at 12 noon. If you would be willing to be part of the choir for this wedding please either speak to Rebecca Martin or contact Julie, the Parish Administrator, on 07756 91884 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk. Please add your name to the list at the back of church.

David & Frances Hawkey
June Clarke has advised that after a recent visit to David and Frances Hawkey they would like to say ‘hello’ to their friends at St Andrew’s.

Alpha Course 2018
Want to learn more about Jesus, the Bible, faith? Why not be part of the Alpha Course which starts on Wednesday 23rd May. We meet at the Vicarage, are served a wonderful home cooked meal, make new friends, listen to a talk on a key aspect of the Christian faith and then take part in a small group discussion with a handful of others who are seeking to know more and share their doubts and questions. The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. The evenings start at 7pm and the course runs over eight weeks, with an Away Day during that eight-week period. If you would like more information or want to join the course please speak with Greg Smith or Sue Masters 07958 322026 or susanmasters@sky.com

Alpha Caterers Needed
The Alpha course runs for 8 weeks at the Vicarage from 23rd May to 11th July. We are looking for volunteers to provide a meal, help to serve and clear away after the meal. Caterers would be paid for each evening catered for. If you would be willing to cater for one evening (or more) please contact the Parish Administrator on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Children’s Society Boxes
My thanks to all loyal supporters of this worthy charity. The boxes have been emptied and counted and a grand total of £1208.04 has been sent to help rescue disadvantaged and abused children. It is amazing how loose change can amount to so much! Thanks again, see you next year. Please contact Jackie Lynch on 76467344, if you would like to become a supporter.

Message from Norah Hall
I have been overwhelmed by all the prayers and good wishes from everyone at Church. Thank you all very much for your ongoing thoughts and prayers, which have certainly given me the strength to carry on. Please continue to pray for me. God Bless you all.  Thanks again, Norah x

Chaplain Advert
WORKCARE has been supplying Workplace Chaplains to the Coventry and Warwickshire area since 1947. We require Christians who are able to offer their time to become Workplace Chaplains. They will regularly visit workplaces and be a ‘listening ear’ to those who work there at all levels. they will receive out of pocket expense, transport costs and vehicle mileage. We have openings now at Jaguar Land Rover (Whitley site) and from July/August at the Gaydon site both in the Coventry area. There will be more opportunities to join our team shortly. More details from our Development Officer on: 07903 129501 or email syd@workcare.org / website: www.workcare.org. Please get in touch about learning more about Workcare, hearing about Workcare’s ‘WORK AWARE’ training and supporting Workcare financially.

Silver Award
St Andrew’s has been granted the Silver Eco-Church Award. Many thanks to Dawn, Jill, Paul, Selina and Veronika: our wonderful Eco-team for this achievement.

Forget me Not
Our fortnightly group for people living with dementia and their carers next meets on Tuesday 24th April at 2pm. All welcome. For further details, please speak to Rita.

Mobility Scooter
A mobility scooter, free to a good home, is available.  If you or anyone you know needs this, please speak to Greg.

Village Hall Car Park
The Village Hall/Eastern Green club carpark will be out of use for 2 weeks, while resurfacing takes place. Please consider our neighbours as you seek alternative parking.

Font
After nearly two years of delay, we are now in a position to press forward with plans to remove the font (which will be interred in the churchyard) and replace it with a wooden, portable font. We are immensely grateful to Stan & Beryl Cooper who have agreed to pay for this in memory of their baby daughter; and to Frank Dove who has undertaken to craft the new stand for the font. Please speak to Trevor Hill if you have any queries.

Pram Service
Our next Pram Service takes place on Tuesday 24th April at 9.15am (doors open from 8.45am). The service is aimed at pre-school children and their carers with craft, song and stories.

Allesley Green Prayer
The small group who meet to pray for Allesley Green on the fourth Tuesday of the month welcomes new members. Our next gathering for an hour is at 7.45pm on 24th April at 27 Polperro Drive. All welcome.

Prayer Tent
We are looking for a large tent or Gazebo that can be used at Party in the Park on May 7th as a Prayer Tent. Anyone able to help should speak to Greg or Veronika.

Cakes
Anyone willing to make cakes or savouries e.g. sausage rolls for Party in the Park on May 7th should speak to Fran. The more the better!

Party in the Park Volunteers
St Andrew’s is always very generous in providing volunteers for Party in the Park. We trust this year will be no exception. We need people to help set up at 9.30am through to 11am. Some heavy lifting included. We also need lots of people to staff stalls during the afternoon. Please let Greg know if you are able to help.

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!

Thy Kingdom Come
An international prayer movement, initiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury three years ago, is now embraced by millions. Each year between the Ascension (May 10th) and Pentecost (May 20th) churches are encouraged to pray for the coming of the Kingdom. You can pledge to pray as an individual or family at https://www.thykingdomcome.global/. You are also encouraged to come along on Saturday May 12th any time between 3 – 5pm when there will be prayer stations available to help you pray. Anyone, who would like devotional material to help them pray through this 10 day period can obtain it via the website.

Link Deliveries
Many thanks to Gill Tunnicliffe who has kindly agreed to share the responsibility for coordinating the delivery of the Link magazine with Barbara Warner.

Distributors Urgently Needed for The Link
The rounds are as follows: Both sides of Despard Road (65 copies), both sides of Windermere Aveue and Next Pond Farm (26 copies), Tilewood Avenue (77 copies), 31-89 and 481-523 Lower Eastern Green Lane (54 copies). If you don’t already do a round, or if you live close to or are prepared to deliver the Link can you please contact me on – 02476 403458/07846 288036 or email me on bwarner113@gmail.com

Prayer Thanks
We praise God that Tako N’Gambi is now out of hospital after 9 months; and also for Darren Lee (Lesley’s son) successful operation.

Prayer List
Please pray for Margaret Shale, Jan Roberts, Jill Vernon, Sandra Watts, Bette Thorpe, Lynnette Clarke, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Ann Crowley, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, George Cooke, Flix Haynes, Fred Edwards, Derek Shale, Jean Selby, Colin & Pauline Smith, Beryl Poppit, 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 April
Fri – Sun Parish Weekend at Shallowford House
Tues 24th 9.15am Pram Service
2.00pm Forget me Not in church
7.45pm Allesley Green Prayer Group at 27 Polperro Drive
Weds 25th 7.30pm Prayer Team meet at 9 Nailcote Avenue
Thurs 26th 6.00pm All Star Theatre Company (8-12s) at St Oswald’s
Sat 28th 9.45am PCC Away Day at Christchurch
Sun 29th 3.30pm Retreat in Daily Life in church
Mon 30th 7.30pm Leadership meeting at the Vicarage
Reading 1 John 3.16-24 (p 1227) & John 10.11-18 (p 1076)
Readers Sara Parkes
Led by Nick Tooby
Preacher Nick Tooby
Intercessions Nick Tooby
Music Ben Hoyland
Sidespersons Peter Bruton & Kath Houldsworth
Next week 1 John 4.7-21 & John 15.1-8