17th June 2018 – Third Sunday after Trinity – Father’s Day
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.
Happy Father’s Day to all dads out there!
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.
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 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).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Jane Bant.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
|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|
|Led by||Sue Masters|
|Comm Asst||Sue Masters|
|Sidespersons||Rosemarie & June|
|Next week||Job 38.1-11 & Mark 4.35-41|