They say it’s the thought that counts. Usually when this is said, the gift received is unwanted or inappropriate, but it is recognized that at least the giver had thought about giving. However, sometimes the gift is extremely generous and appropriate, but it is still surpassed by the knowledge that the recipient has been considered to be worthy of such generosity. All of which is a long-winded way of saying how incredibly moved to receive such gifts, cards and greetings on my 60th birthday over the weekend. Thank you to every single person who gave in whatever way to make it a very special occasion. The Bose speaker was really appreciated. Sadly, having three sons in their thirties who haven’t matured since they were thirteen, they have delighted in making it play rude noises! That’s already more detail than you need to know. Particular thanks to Phil for planning all this and to Vicky for putting the video message together. I am reminded of the words of St Paul: “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy.”
To Phil who celebrated his birthday yesterday. Clergy like to get birthdays out the way all at the same time. Best wishes also to Anne Richardson who celebrates her birthday on Thursday.
A reminder that we continue to meet online every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and are working our way through St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. No prior knowledge is needed and you don’t have to joined us since the start of the series to tune in. If you wish to join and do not have the link please contact Greg.
Pantomime read through
Just for a bit of fun, we will be reading through (via zoom) a version of Cinderella, the pantomime tomorrow August 4th at 7.30. If you would like to join us, let Greg know and he will send you a script in advance.
A couple of years ago, a Remembrance Garden was established at St Andrew’s School in memory of Brandon Gurney, a six year-old who died very suddenly in the parish. His mum, Louise, has been tending the garden in the years since, but is soon to begin a degree course in London. The school, therefore, is looking for a volunteer to look after the garden. This need not be an onerous task but might be one to cement links between church and school. Please speak to Greg or Paul Chylinski firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more
The PCC have agreed that it would be good to have a compost heap in the churchyard, but this needs a degree of management, ensuring the right ingredients are added at the right time. Would anyone like to take responsibility for this or do you know anyone who might like this job? Please let Greg or Paul Crowe know if you’re interested.
A message from the City Council
Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, the number one priority of Coventry City Council has always been the safety and wellbeing of Coventry people and all those people who work for us. Although positive cases in the city remain low overall, they have started to rise from a very low base over the last 10 days. After a run of a number of weeks of little or no new confirmed cases, they have started to rise, with around 6 or 7 confirmed cases now being reported daily. The cases are not showing any patterns in terms of areas affected or demographics leading to concerns that after living with the issue for almost four months and life starting to go back to some sort of normality, there is a real risk that complacency or fatigue could be setting in.
Please pray for
The food hub in Tile Hill which will be looking to appoint a new coordinator to take over from Natalie who will step down next month. Interviews take place on Thursday afternoon.
The angel said: He has risen. He is not here. See the place where they laid him. Mark 16.6