Pews News – 24th September 2017

24th September 2017 – Fifteenth 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.

StAPH becomes St Andy’s Church
After 10 years as StAPH, the PCC has agreed to rename our church plant as St Andy’s Church. This decision was driven by the need to ensure that outsiders understood that it was a church, and has the advantage of making the connection with St Andrew’s transparent, while pointing up the informality which is one of the hallmarks of the plant. The new St Andy’s faces an additional challenge following the immediate closure of the sixth form centre at Woodlands, where it has worshipped for the last 3 years because it failed its dilapidation survey. Please do pray.

Holiday
Please note that Fran and Greg will be on holiday from 2nd-8th October inclusive (not again!)

Autumn Fayre
My thanks to all who helped out at the Auturmn Fayre. It got off to a hectic start when we couldn’t get into the hall, but everyone pulled together and worked hard to get the stalls ready. We made a grand total of £ 770 for church funds, so well done and thanks also to all those who came along and supported us. Jackie Lynch.

Children’s Worker
As of September 1st Emma Wildman took up her role as our new children’s worker. She can be contacted on 07969 066979 or st_andrews_emma@outlook.com

Open the Book
The Open the Book team who perform bible stories in St Andrew’s School for their assemblies are looking for practical support from a costume maker and/or props maker. Anyone interested should speak to Greg or Kate Howarth.

Allesley Green Prayer Group
We will be praying for Allesley Green this Tuesday 26th September at 7.30pm at 14 New Ash Drive. All welcome.

Lunch n Chat
Lunch n Chat has just celebrated its 11th anniversary of helping those who have been bereaved. Providing lunch and a listening ear to those who have lost loved ones for more than a decade in the church room. Thank you so much to all our wonderful volunteers who make the group possible. If you know anyone who might benefit from this group, please speak to Rita on 024 7646 0744.

Thanks
To Mike Lynch who has done a wonderful job of levelling the church path.

Congratulations to Sue Masters
Sue was relicensed as a Reader last week at Coventry Cathedral to continue to minister at St Andrew’s. We are so grateful to God for her.

Dementia Support Group
The PCC have agreed to set up a Dementia Support group for sufferers and their carers. Further volunteers are welcome. No experience necessary, just an ability to listen and care for those in need. Please speak to Greg or Rita.

Harvest
This year’s Harvest appeal is in support of Water Aid, which provides clean water to the developing world. Gifts should be in clearly marked envelopes. Non-perishable goods may be given to the Foodbank in the box at the back of church. Fresh produce gratefully received for our harvest display.

Cathedral Liaison Officer
Norah Hall, after years of loyal service, has stepped down as our Cathedral Liaison Officer. We are therefore looking for someone to take on this role, which is primarily about disseminating messages from the cathedral to the wider congregation on an occasional basis. Anyone interested in the role should speak to Greg.

Diocesan Vocations Evening
Where do I fit in God’s Story? Are you or someone you know interested in exploring God’s calling? On Wednesday 4th October we are running another Vocations Evening. These sessions aim to enable participants to consider God’s calling within a wider understanding of vocation as well as discovering more of their own calling in mission and ministry. All are welcome to these sessions which are held at 7.30-9.30pm (including refreshments) at All Saints Church, Emscote (Warwick CV34 5NL). To find out more see the link below or to book your place please contact Sarah Palmer on sarah.palmer@covcofe.org or 02476 521316. Website: http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/vocations/vocationsevenings

Dates for your Diary
Quiz Night at Massey Ferguson Social Club on Friday Oct 13th
Barn Dance at Eastern Green Village on Saturday Oct 28th
60s/70s Night at Westwood Social Club on Saturday 25th November (replacing the The Blitz Ball on Saturday Nov 18th).

Barn Dance
Saturday 28th October in Eastern Green Village Hall. Tickets £8 adults £4 children (13 and under). Includes hot dog, tea, coffee and soft drinks. Tickets available early October to be announced. A great fun evening and arranged again by popular demand!

Kidz Praise
We had a lovely start to Kidz Praise which happens on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 3.15pm. We are looking for a volunteer to join the team to make tea and toast. Please speak to Phil or Becky Crowe.

Pram Service
Our next Pram Service takes place on Tuesday morning at 9.15am. A service of craft, stories and song for pre-school children and their carers. All welcome.

Link Deliverer Needed
A volunteer to deliver the The Link is needed – Upper Eastern Green Lane (192-230, 240-288, 294-298), 55 copies. Please contact Barbara Warner if you can help, bwarner113@gmail.com or telephone 02476 403458/07846 288036.

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 … many thanks. Barbara Warner.

Sponsored Walk
Many thanks to all those who generously sponsored the group who walked 45 miles of the Heart of England Way on 2nd September to raise funds for the church and Archie’s Smile, a charity working with children with Down’s Syndrome. Please place your donation in the basket at the back of church or hand to one of the walkers. All donations gratefully received even if the form wasn’t filled out in advance.

Confirmation
Anyone interested in being confirmed this year at Coventry Cathedral should speak to Greg. Preparation will start soon.

Drama Club
Drama club for 8-12 year olds commenced on Thursday 21st September from 6-7pm at St Oswald’s Church. This term will have a Harry Potter theme. If you want to know more, please speak to Emma, Selina or Greg.

Nativity 2017
It’s a long way off, but plans are afoot for a live nativity in December 2017. Anyone interested in being involved in this should speak to Greg. We are especially seeking practical people, stage hands and a carpenter.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Margaret & Derek Shale.

Prayer List
Please pray for Darren Lee, Ann Dove, Jill Pinks, Emma Read, Ann Crowley, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, George Cooke, Flix Haynes, Fred Edwards, Derek Shale, Jean Selby, Mary Lee, Colin & Pauline Smith, Beryl Poppit, Lara Santostefano, Brenda Lawrence, Rosemary Pottinger, Pam Bennell, Jo Hanney, Hannah Miller and Trevor Ratcliffe. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates
Tues 26th Sept 9.15am Pram Service
Tues 26th Sept 7.30pm Allesley Green prayer group at 14 New Ash Drive
Thurs 28th Sept 6-7pm Drama Club: ‘The wizarding world of Jardine Crescent’ at St Oswald’s Church
Sun 1st Oct 8.00am Said communion
Sun 1st Oct 10.00am Worship 4 All
Sun 1st Oct 6.30pm Ignatian Service
Mon 2nd Oct 7.30pm Baptism preparation in church
Tues 3rd Oct 6.45pm Choir practice
Weds 4th Oct 7.30pm Deanery Synod
Readings Phil 1.21-30 (p 1178) & Matt 20.1-16 (p 987)
Readers Jeremy Thomas
Preacher Greg Smith
Intercessions Nick Tooby
Sidespersons Stan Cooper & Gill Tunnicliffe
Children Linda, Lesley & Gemma
Next week at 8am Phil 2.1-13 & Matt 21.23-32

Pews News – 17th September 2017

17th September 2017 – Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

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

Children’s Church
There will not be a Children’s Church meeting in the school hall today, but a box of craft resources is available in the side room for children to use during this morning’s service. Children’s Church will resume next week when we will begin to look at stories about Moses.

StAPH becomes St Andy’s Church
After 10 years as StAPH, the PCC has agreed to rename our church plant as St Andy’s Church.  This decision was driven by the need to ensure that outsiders understood that it was a church, and has the advantage of making the connection with St Andrew’s transparent, while pointing up the informality which is one of the hallmarks of the plant. Do pray for St Andy’s this morning at its special 10th anniversary celebration service on Bannerbrook Park over which the Bishop of Coventry is presiding.

Children’s Worker
As of 1st September Emma Wildman took up her role as our new children’s worker. She can be contacted on 07969 066979 or st_andrews_emma@outlook.com

Autumn Fayre
My thanks to all who helped out at the Fayre on Saturday. It got off to a hectic start when we couldn’t get into the hall, but everyone pulled together and worked hard to get the stalls ready. We made a grand total of £ 770 for church funds, so well done and thanks also to all those who came along and supported us. Jackie Lynch.

Eco Church
As part of the Eco Church awards, we needed to calculate how much electricity and gas St Andrew’s Church uses throughout the year and convert it into a carbon footprint. We then set targets to reduce the amount the following year as a way of helping to decrease the effects on the environment. Julie, our administrator has kindly provided the meter readings for our gas and electric consumption over the last few years and we have calculated that we had a significant reduction of 21% in gas usage in 2016/17 period from 2015/16 and in the same period a 9% reduction in electricity usage. This is mainly due to not having radiators turned on when the church is not in use as well as lights being turned off when they aren’t being used. We have set a target of a reduction of 5% for electric and gas usage for 2017/18. The ways that we can achieve this is by making sure that when the sideroom, kitchen or upstairs is not in use, turn the lights off or ask yourselves if you need the lights on during spring or summer periods. Another way is to turn the sockets off after use especially kettles, the organ or piano. If anyone has any other ideas about reducing energy please see either Dawn, Greg, Veronika, Selina, Gill or Paul because we feel that this is everyone’s responsibility as Christians to preserve God’s creation

Barn Dance
Saturday 28th October in Eastern Green Village Hall. Tickets £8 adults £4 children (13 and under). Includes hot dog, tea, coffee and soft drinks. Tickets available early October to be announced. A great fun evening and arranged again by popular demand!

Link Deliverer Needed
A volunteer to deliver the The Link is needed – Upper Eastern Green Lane (192-230, 240-288, 294-298), 55 copies. Please contact Barbara Warner if you can help, bwarner113@gmail.com or telephone 02476 403458/07846 288036.

Open the Book
The Open the Book team who perform bible stories in St Andrew’s School for their assemblies are looking for practical support from a costume maker and/or props maker. Anyone interested should speak to Greg or Kate Howarth.

Lunch n Chat
Lunch n Chat has just celebrated its 11th anniversary of helping those who have been bereaved. Providing lunch and a listening ear to those who have lost loved ones for more than a decade in the church room. Thank you so much to all our wonderful volunteers who make the group possible. If you know anyone who might benefit from this group, please speak to Rita on 024 7646 0744.

Thanks
To Mike Lynch who has done a wonderful job of levelling the church path.

Congratulations to Sue Masters
Sue was relicensed as a Reader yesterday at Coventry Cathedral at 4pm to continue to minister at St Andrew’s. We are so grateful to God for her.

Dementia Support Group
The PCC have agreed to set up a Dementia Support group for sufferers and their carers. Further volunteers are welcome. No experience necessary, just an ability to listen and care for those in need. Please speak to Greg or Rita.

Cathedral Liaison Officer
Norah Hall, after years of loyal service, has stepped down as our Cathedral Liaison Officer. We are therefore looking for someone to take on this role, which is primarily about disseminating messages from the cathedral to the wider congregation on an occasional basis. Anyone interested in the role should speak to Greg.

Kidz Praise
Please note a new service titled ‘Kidz Praise’ starts on Thursday 21st September at 3.45pm. The service is aimed at Primary School aged children and their families. Refreshments will be available from 3.15pm with craft activities for the children. The service will consist of stories, songs and prayers. It will continue every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. All welcome.

Diocesan Vocations Evening
Where do I fit in God’s Story? Are you or someone you know interested in exploring God’s calling? On Wednesday 4th October we are running another Vocations Evening. These sessions aim to enable participants to consider God’s calling within a wider understanding of vocation as well as discovering more of their own calling in mission and ministry. All are welcome to these sessions which are held at 7.30-9.30pm (including refreshments) at All Saints Church, Emscote (Warwick CV34 5NL). To find out more see the link below or to book your place please contact Sarah Palmer on sarah.palmer@covcofe.org or 02476 521316. Website: http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/vocations/vocationsevenings

Dates for your Diary
Quiz Night at Massey Ferguson Social Club on Friday 13th Oct
Barn Dance at Eastern Green Village on Saturday 28th Oct
60s/70s Night at Westwood Social Club on Saturday 25th November (replacing the The Blitz Ball on Saturday Nov 18th).

Sponsored Walk
Many thanks to all those who generously sponsored the group who walked 45 miles of the Heart of England Way on Sept 2nd to raise funds for the church and Archie’s Smile, a charity working with children with Down’s Syndrome. Please place your donation in the basket at the back of church or hand to one of the walkers. All donations gratefully received even if the form wasn’t filled out in advance.

Village Fete at the Hall
There is a Fete run by the Eastern Green Village Hall committee at the Hall this afternoon,17th  September from 2-6pm with live music, games, stalls etc. All welcome.

Drama Club
Drama club for 8-12 year olds will start up on Thurs 21st September from 6-7pm at St Oswald’s Church. This term will have a Harry Potter theme. If you want to know more, please speak to Emma, Selina or Greg.

Nativity 2017
It’s a long way off, but plans are afoot for a live nativity in December 2017. Anyone interested in being involved in this should speak to Greg. We are especially seeking practical people, stage hands and a carpenter.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Sandra Watts.

Prayer List
Please pray for Darren Lee, Ann Dove, Jill Pinks, Emma Read, Ann Crowley, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, George Cooke, Flix Haynes, Fred Edwards, Derek Shale, Jean Selby, Mary Lee, Colin & Pauline Smith, Beryl Poppit, Lara Santostefano, Brenda Lawrence, Rosemary Pottinger, Pam Bennell, Jo Hanney, Hannah Miller and Trevor Ratcliffe. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates
Mon 18th Sept 7.30pm Nativity meeting at the Vicarage
Tues 19th Sept 1.30pm Ladies Fellowship meeting in the side room
Thurs 21st Sept 3.45pm Kidz Praise
Thurs 21st Sept 6-7pm Drama Club at St Oswald’s Church
Tues 26th Sept 9.15am Pram Service
Readings Romans 14.1-12 & Matthew 18.21-35
Readers Elizabeth & Graham Shelton
Morning Prayer Sue Masters
Sidespersons Kath Houldsworth & Rita Muir
Next week Philippians 1.21-30 & Matthew 20.1-16

 

Pews News – 10th September 2017

10th September 2017 – Thirteenth 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.

Next Sunday
Having been unable to find a priest to take next Sunday’s service, there will be a service of said Holy Communion at 8.30am led by Greg and a service of Morning Prayer at 10am led by Sue Masters.

Link Deliverer Needed
A volunteer to deliver the The Link is needed – Upper Eastern Green Lane (192-230, 240-288, 294-298), 55 copies. Please contact Barbara Warner if you can help, bwarner113@gmail.com or telephone 02476 403458/07846 288036.

Church in the Park
On Sept 17th at 10.30am we will be holding the StAPH service in a marquee on Bannerbrook park to celebrate 10 years of StAPH, followed by a cream tea. Bishop Chris will be joining us for this special event. Offers of scones for the cream tea also gratefully received. All welcome!

Children’s Worker
As of 1st September, Emma Wildman took up her role as our new children’s worker.  She can be contacted on 07969 066979 or st_andrews_emma@outlook.com. There is an opportunity to meet Emma face to face next Saturday, 16th September from 10am-12pm in church. Activities for children provided and refreshments for adults.

Seek His Face
Our monthly gathering for prayer, prophecy and praise takes place tonight in church at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Christian Meditation Group
The Christian Meditation Group scheduled to start on Thursday 14th September will not now be going ahead. The group may or may not return in January. If you’re interested in exploring Christian Meditation please go to: http://wccm.org/content/what-meditation and https://christianmeditation.org.uk/

Barn Dance
Saturday 28th October in Eastern Green Village Hall. Tickets £8 adults £4 children (13 and under). Includes hot dog, tea, coffee and soft drinks. Tickets available early October to be announced. A great fun evening and arranged again by popular demand!

Lunch n Chat
Lunch n Chat has just celebrated its 11th anniversary of helping those who have been bereaved. Providing lunch and a listening ear to those who have lost loved ones for more than a decade in the church room. Thank you so much to all our wonderful volunteers who make the group possible. If you know anyone who might benefit from this group, please speak to Rita on 024 7646 0744.

Thanks
To Mike Lynch who has done a wonderful job of levelling the church path.

Sue Masters
Sue is being relicensed as a Reader on Saturday 16th September at Coventry Cathedral at 4pm. All welcome at the service.

Dementia Support Group
The PCC have agreed to set up a Dementia Support group for sufferers and their carers. Further volunteers are welcome. No experience necessary, just an ability to listen and care for those in need. Please speak to Greg or Rita.

Cathedral Liaison Officer
Norah Hall, after years of loyal service, has stepped down as our Cathedral Liaison Officer. We are therefore looking for someone to take on this role, which is primarily about disseminating messages from the cathedral to the wider congregation on an occasional basis. Anyone interested in the role should speak to Greg.

Kidz Praise
Please note a new service titled ‘Kidz Praise’ starts on Thursday 21st September at 3.45pm.  The service is aimed at Primary School aged children and their families. Refreshments will be available from 3.15pm with craft activities for the children. The service will consist of stories, songs and prayers. It will continue every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. All welcome.

Diocesan Vocations Evening
Where do I fit in God’s Story? Are you or someone you know interested in exploring God’s calling? On Wednesday 4th October we are running another Vocations Evening. These sessions aim to enable participants to consider God’s calling within a wider understanding of vocation as well as discovering more of their own calling in mission and ministry. All are welcome to these sessions which are held at 7.30-9.30pm (including refreshments) at All Saints Church, Emscote (Warwick CV34 5NL). To find out more see the link below or to book your place please contact Sarah Palmer on sarah.palmer@covcofe.org or 02476 521316. Website: http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/vocations/vocationsevenings

Dates for your Diary
Quiz Night at Massey Ferguson Social Club on Friday 13th Oct
Barn Dance at Eastern Green Village on Saturday 28th Oct
60s/70s Night at Westwood Social Club on Saturday 25th November (replacing the The Blitz Ball on Saturday Nov 18th).

BCDM
The Diocese offers a range of short courses to help us as disciples of God to deepen our faith and our understanding of the Bible. These modules, delivered across the Diocese, are open to everyone and are a good way of meeting with other Christians to learn and explore in a group. They are held in various churches across the Diocese and there is a small cost. The following modules are being delivered across the diocese in September and October: Creation Care, at St. Edmund’s Church, Shipston; Music, at St. James’  Church Snitterfield and Prayer at All Saints’ Church Leamington. If you are interested in any of the modules listed above or have more general questions about the course please speak with Sue Masters on 07958322026 or email me at susanmasters@sky.com. To attend any of these you need to register with the Diocese www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDM/register.

Sponsored Walk
Many thanks to all those who generously sponsored the group who walked 45 miles of the Heart of England Way last Saturday to raise funds for the church and Archie’s Smile, a charity working with children with Down’s Syndrome. Please place your donation in the basket at the back of church or hand to one of the walkers. All donations gratefully received even if the form wasn’t filled out in advance.

Village Fete at the Hall
There is a Fete run by the Eastern Green Village Hall committee at the Hall on Sunday 17th September from 2-6p.m with live music, games, stalls etc. All welcome.

Drama Club
Drama club for 8-12 year olds will start up on Thurs 21st September from 6-7pm at St Oswalds Church. This term will have a Harry Potter theme. If you want to know more, please speak to Emma, Selina or Greg.

Nativity 2017
It’s a long way off, but plans are afoot for a live nativity in December 2017. Anyone interested in being involved in this should speak to Greg. We are especially seeking practical people, stage hands and a carpenter.

Pram Service
The next Pram Service (for pre-school children and their carers) takes place on Tuesday 12th September at 9.15am with doors open from 8.45am.

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Darren Lee, Ann Dove, Jill Pinks, Emma Read, Ann Crowley, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, George Cooke, Flix Haynes, Fred Edwards, Derek Shale, Jean Selby, Mary Lee, Colin & Pauline Smith, Beryl Poppit, Lara Santostefano, Brenda Lawrence, Rosemary Pottinger, Pam Bennell, Jo Hanney, Hannah Miller and Trevor Ratcliffe. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates
Sun 10th Sept 6.30pm Seek His Face
Mon 11th Sept 7.30pm PCC meeting
Tues 12th Sept 9.15am Pram Service
Sat 16th Sept 10-12 noon Meet with Emma from in church
Sun 17th Sept 8.30am Said Communion
Sun 17th Sept 10.00am Morning Prayer
Sun 17th Sept 10.30am StAPH’s 10th anniversary celebration
Mon 18th Sept 7.30pm Nativity meeting at the Vicarage
Reading Matthew 18.15-20 (p 985)
Reader John Ross-Barnard
President Greg Smith
Preacher Greg Smith
Intercessions Lesley Lee
Comm Asst. Lesley Lee
Sidespersons Kath Houldsworth & Rita Muir
Children Hilary, Alison & Gary
Next week Romans 14.1-12 & Matthew 18.21-35

 

Pews News – 3rd September 2017

3rd September 2017 – Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

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

Children’s Church and Crèche
Children’s Church opens for the autumn term next Sunday (10th September) with more games, crafts and fun activities based around Bible stories. We leave church to go to the school hall after the first hymn each Sunday during term time (except for the first Sunday in the month). Parents are welcome to join us. We are looking forward to welcoming all our previously registered children as well as some new faces. For more information, please speak to Hilary or Becky.

Children’s Worker
As of September 1st Emma Wildman took up her role as our new children’s worker. She can be contacted on 07969 066979 or st_andrews_emma@outlook.com.

Ignatian Service
Our monthly Ignatian service takes place this evening at 6.30pm led by Dawn and Kate. A lovely opportunity for quiet and reflection.

Autumn Fayre
Saturday 9th September, starting at the later time of 2-4pm at Eastern Green Village Hall. It is now 1 week to the fayre, so we need to start requesting help on the day for setting up and managing stalls. We need bric a brac, books, toys unwanted gifts, bottles and chocolate for tombola, cakes, raffle prizes etc. I was thinking of having a produce stall, so if you have an allotment or a veggie patch, we would appreciate any donations. Of anyone wants a table to sell their own crafts, let me know. Most of all we need your support, so please bring friends and family along on the day. Jackie Lynch

Seek His Face
Our monthly gathering for prayer, prophecy and praise takes place next Sunday in church at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Church in the Park
On Sept 17th at 10.30am we will be holding the StAPH service in a marquee on Bannerbrook park to celebrate 10 years of StAPH, followed by a cream tea. Bishop Chris will be joining us for this special event. Offers of scones for the cream tea also gratefully received. All welcome!

Barn Dance
Saturday 28th October in Eastern Green Village Hall. Tickets £8 adults £4 children (13 and under). Includes hot dog, tea, coffee and soft drinks. Tickets available soon. A great fun evening and arranged again by popular demand!

Link Deliverer Needed
A volunteer to deliver the The Link is needed – Upper Eastern Green Lane (192-230, 240-288, 294-298), 55 copies. Please contact Barbara Warner if you can help, bwarner113@gmail.com or telephone 02476 403458/07846 288036.

Lunch n Chat
Lunch n Chat has just celebrated its 11th anniversary of helping those who have been bereaved. Providing lunch and a listening ear to those who have lost loved ones for more than a decade in the church room. Thank you so much to all our wonderful volunteers who make the group possible. If you know anyone who might benefit from this group, please speak to Rita on 76460744.

Dementia Support Group
The PCC has agreed to set up a Dementia Support group for sufferers and their carers. There is a briefing session with Alzheimer’s UK for volunteers on Thursday Sept 7th at 2pm in church. Further volunteers are welcome. No experience necessary, just an ability to listen and care for those in need. Please speak to Greg or Rita.

Kidz Praise
Please note a new service titled ‘Kidz Praise’ starts on Thursday Sept 21st at 3.45pm. The service is aimed at Primary School aged children and their families. Refreshments will be available from 3.15pm with craft activities for the children. The service will consist of stories, songs and prayers. It will continue every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. All welcome.

Christian Meditation Group
The Christian Meditation will start again on Thursday 14th September at 7pm at St Andrew’s Church. For more information about Christian Meditation please visit the websites: http://www.christianmeditation.org.uk/ and http://wccm.org/content/what-meditation. If you’d like to discuss it with someone please email me at james_durrant@hotmail.com or ring 07964224391.

Dates for your Diary
Quiz Night at Massey Ferguson Social Club on Friday Oct 13th
Barn Dance at Eastern Green Village on Saturday Oct 28th
Blitz Ball on Saturday Nov 18th

Nativity 2017
It’s a long way off, but plans are afoot for a live nativity in December 2017.  Anyone interested in being involved in this should speak to Greg. We are especially seeking practical people, stage hands and a carpenter.

Pram Service
The next Pram Service (for pre-school children and their carers) takes place on Tuesday 12th September at 9.15am with doors open from 8.45am.

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

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Darren Lee, Ann Dove, Jill Pinks, Emma Read, Ann Crowley, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, George Cooke, Flix Haynes, Fred Edwards, Derek Shale, Jean Selby, Mary Lee, Colin & Pauline Smith, Beryl Poppit, Lara Santostefano, Brenda Lawrence, Rosemary Pottinger, Pam Bennell, Jo Hanney, Hannah Miller and Trevor Ratcliffe. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates
Mon 4th Sept 11.00am Safeguarding meeting
Mon 4th Sept 7.30pm Baptism Preparation at church
Tues 5th Sept 2.00pm Pastoral Care Committee at 9 Nailcote Ave
Tues 5th Sept 7.30pm Leadership Team meeting at 22 Hathaway Rd
Weds 6th Sept Prayer Team meets
Thurs 7th Sept 2.00pm Dementia Support Group volunteers meet
Sat 9th Sept 2.00pm Autumn Fayre at Village Hall
Mon 11th Sept 7.30pm PCC meeting
Tues 12th Sept 9.15am Pram Service
Readings at 8am Jeremiah 15.15-21 (p 774) & Matthew 16.21-28 (p 984)
Reader Jill Joyce
President Greg Smith
Worship 4 all led by Greg Smith
Sidespersons Peter Bruton & Trevor Hill
Next week Matthew 18.15-20

 

Pews News – 27th August 2017

27th August 2017 – Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

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

Children’s Church
During the school summer holiday Crèche will meet in the side room. There will be craft activities available for primary age children, which parents are welcome to help their children with. Children’s Church will resume in the school after the holiday, starting on September 10th.

Sponsored Walk
On 2nd Sept, a party of walkers from St Andrew’s will be walking part of the Heart of England Way from Cannock Chase to Meriden in order to raise funds for the church and the charity Archie’s Smile which supports children with Down’s Syndrome and their families. All offers of sponsorship gratefully received. Please complete the forms at the back of church.

Children’s Worker
Emma Wildman takes up her role as our new children’s worker from next Friday, September 1st. She can be contacted on 07969 066979 or st_andrews_emma@outlook.com.

Church on the Park
On Sept 17th at 10.30am we will be holding the StAPH service in a marquee on Bannerbrook park to celebrate 10 years of StAPH, followed by a cream tea. Bishop Chris will be joining us for this special event. Offers of scones for the cream tea also gratefully received. All welcome!

Link Deliverer Needed
A volunteer to deliver the The Link is needed – Morgans Road, only 22 copies. Please contact Barbara Warner if you can help, bwarner113@gmail.com or telephone 02476 403458/07846 288036.

Autumn Fayre – Saturday 9th September
It is only about 6 weeks, so we need to start requesting help on the day for setting up and managing stalls. We need bric a brac, books, toys unwanted gifts, bottles and chocolate for tombola, cakes, raffle prizes etc. I was thinking of having a produce stall, so if you have an allotment or a veggie patch, we would appreciate any donations. Of anyone wants a table to sell their own crafts, let me know. Most of all we need your support, so please bring friends and family along on the day. Jackie Lynch

Christian Meditation Group
The Christian Meditation Group has now broken up for the summer. We will start again on Thursday 14th September at 7pm at St Andrew’s Church. For more information about Christian Meditation please visit the websites: http://www.christianmeditation.org.uk/ and http://wccm.org/content/what-meditation. If you’d like to discuss it with someone please email me at james_durrant@hotmail.com or ring 07964224391.

Worship 4 All
Our monthly all age service takes place next Sunday where the theme is discipleship and will be led by Greg.

Ignatian Service
Our monthly Ignatian service takes place next Sunday at 6.30pm led by Dawn and Kate. A lovely opportunity for quiet and reflection.

Lunch n Chat Leaders
There is a lunch for all Lunch n Chat helpers (or would be helpers) on Wednesday at 11.45am. It is a bring and share lunch. If you want to know more about what we do, please come along.

Foodbank
A message from the Foodbank to say the items they are in most need of are: soup, tinned vegetables (not red kidney beans), tinned meat, tinned fruit, rice pudding, custard, biscuits (please do not split packs as they need to have use by date on), sugar, tea, coffee, juice/squash, milk UHT/powder, sauces (ketchup etc), snacks/chocolate, jam and toilet rolls.

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 … many thanks. Barbara Warner.

Dementia Support Group
The PCC have agreed to set up a Dementia Support group for sufferers and their carers. There is a briefing session with Alzheimer’s UK for volunteers on Thursday Sept 7th at 2pm in church.  Further volunteers are welcome. No experience necessary, just an ability to listen and care for those in need. Please speak to Greg or Rita.

Sabbatical
Many, many thanks to all the wonderful people who took on extra duties and responsibilities during Greg’s sabbatical.

Dates for your diary
Quiz Night at Massey Ferguson Social Club on Friday Oct 13th
Barn Dance at Eastern Green Village on Saturday Oct 28th
Blitz Ball on Saturday Nov 18th

Nativity 2017
It’s a long way off, but plans are afoot for a live nativity in December 2017. Anyone interested in being involved in this should speak to Greg. We are especially seeking practical people, stage hands and a carpenter.

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

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

Sermon Summary
The Church is the people not the building
The foundation of the Church is Jesus
The rock on which we build is Him and not Peter

Prayer List

Please pray for Ann Dove, Jill Pinks, Emma Read, Ann Crowley, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, George Cooke, Flix Haynes, Fred Edwards, Derek Shale, Jean Selby, Mary Lee, Colin & Pauline Smith, Beryl Poppit, Lara Santostefano, Brenda Lawrence, Rosemary Pottinger, Pam Bennell, Jo Hanney, Hannah Miller and Trevor Ratcliffe. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates
Tues 29th Aug 2.00pm Planning meeting for StAPH celebration
Tues 29th Aug 7.30pm Finance meeting at the Vicarage
Weds 30th Aug 11.45am Lunch n Chat Leaders in church
Sat 2nd Sept 5.00am Sponsored walk from Cannock Chase
Sun 3rd Sept 6.30pm Ignatian Service
Mon 4th Sept 11.00am Safeguarding meeting
Mon 4th Sept 7.30pm Baptism Preparation at church
Tues 5th Sept 2.00pm Pastoral Care Committee at 9 Nailcote Ave
Reading Matthew 16.13-20 (p 983)
Reader Harvey Wyatt
Preacher Greg Smith
Intercessions Greg Smith
Led by Lesley Lee
Comm Asst Harvey Wyatt
Crèche Claire & Veronika
Sidespersons Gill Tunnicliffe & Julia McNaney
Next week at 8am Jeremiah 15.15-21 & Matthew 16.21-28

 

Pews News – 6th August 2017

6th August 2017 – Eighth 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.

Welcome Back
Welcome back to Greg and Fran after their 3 month sabbatical. We hope they have had a relaxing time and are now feeling refreshed.

Welcome
To Phil Richardson who is here today for the first Sunday since being ordained.

Holiday and Pews News
The Parish Administrator is now on holiday until 21st August. Any urgent enquiries should be addressed to the vicar or Church Wardens. Please note that there will be no Pews News for the next two weeks.

Drama Workshop
There will be a 2 day free drama workshop (theme to be confirmed) for 8-12 year olds on 14th-15th August at Jardine Youth Centre. 10am-3.30pm. Lunch provided. Bring a friend!

Link Deliverer Needed
A volunteer to deliver the The Link is needed – Morgans Road, only 22 copies. Please contact Barbara Warner if you can help, bwarner113@gmail.com or telephone 02476 403458/07846 288036.

Children’s Church
During the school summer holiday Crèche will meet in the side room. There will be craft activities available for primary age children, which parents are welcome to help their children with. Children’s Church will resume in the school after the holiday, starting on September 10th.

Autumn Fayre – Saturday 9th September
It is only about 6 weeks, so we need to start requesting help on the day for setting up and managing stalls. We need bric a brac, books, toys unwanted gifts, bottles and chocolate for tombola, cakes, raffle prizes etc. I was thinking of having a produce stall, so if you have an allotment or a veggie patch, we would appreciate any donations. Of anyone wants a table to sell their own crafts, let me know. Most of all we need your support, so please bring friends and family along on the day. Jackie Lynch

Christian Meditation Group
The Christian Meditation Group has now broken up for the summer. We will start again on Thursday 14th September at 7pm at St Andrew’s Church. For more information about Christian Meditation please visit the websites: http://www.christianmeditation.org.uk/ and http://wccm.org/content/what-meditation. If you’d like to discuss it with someone please email me at james_durrant@hotmail.com or ring 07964224391.

Seek His Face
Please note there will be no Seek His Face in August and this will return in September.

Foodbank
A message from the Foodbank to say the items they are in most need of are: soup, tinned vegetables (not red kidney beans), tinned meat, tinned fruit, rice pudding, custard, biscuits (please do not split packs as they need to have use by date on), sugar, tea, coffee, juice/squash, milk UHT/powder, sauces (ketchup etc), snacks/chocolate, jam and toilet rolls.

Finances
Last year, the church was able to balance its books through some last minute generous giving over Christmas. We are keen to avoid a deficit crisis this year, although the first quarter has not been good. There will never be a charge for church membership and we encourage our supporters to give what they can afford. However, in order to make ends meet, each electoral roll member needs to give on average £10 per week. We appreciate that some people give substantially more than this and are grateful for it. Since April is often a good time to review your finances, please prayerfully consider the level of your church giving. And remember that if you pay tax, you can increase the value of your gift by 25% by signing up to the gift aid scheme. Forms for this are available in the leaflet rack at the back of church.

St Andrew’s Churchyard
As a Church we are very concerned about our effect on the ecology of the world. As a result, the Parochial Church Council has developed a policy of allowing the grass in the older part of the Churchyard to grow wild through the spring and early summer. This encourages wildlife, particularly insects which are vital to the welfare of all our crops and plants. We are also hoping that as we leave the grass to grow we will have a greater number and variety of wild flowers. We also save energy by not cutting the grass as often. As a result, parts of the Churchyard may look unloved, but this is not the case. Our small part of God’s creation is being allowed to grow. Now that is why the Churchyard looks like it does. But that does not mean that we do not care about the graves, or those who visit them. If you want the area round a particular grave cleared, or a path to a specific grave cut, please let us know. We will endeavour to get it done as soon as possible. Also remember that if you have a loved one in the Churchyard you are welcome to tend the grave and the area immediately around it yourself. St Andrew’s PCC.

Safeguarding Training
There is now a new on line basic safeguarding Training …module C0. It is a one off and the information for completing it is on the notice board at the back of church. Everyone is now expected to complete this module prior to attending C1. A certificate will be available to print off and you will be asked to show this when attending for C1 training. We are aware safeguarding can be a sensitive subject for survivors of any sort of abuse. In this case, please do not complete this module alone, but complete it with a friend or in a group, or if preferred, Helen Tebbatt can be contacted for help via telephone or email. Thank you, Linda Chylinski. Please note that there is also a revised list for C1 safeguarding Training now on the noticeboard covering from July until February next year.

Dementia Support Group
The PCC have agreed to set up a Dementia Support group for sufferers and their carers, starting on Thursday afternoons from September. We are looking to recruit volunteers. No experience necessary, just an ability to listen and care for those in need. Please speak to Rita.

Make Lunch Volunteers Needed
Can you help fill the ‘Holiday Hunger Gap’? We need cooks and volunteers to provide healthy food and lots of fun for children in Tile Hill missing free school meals. 10.45-1.30pm, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school summer holidays at Limbrick Wood Baptist Church. Contact John Finlayson: 07793526691 / MakeLunchTileHill@gmail.com.

Job Club – Help Needed
A few of us from St Andrew’s and StAPH attend an amazing Job Club each Thursday from 2-4 in St Oswalds Church on Tile Hill Crescent. However, we have grown in popularity and so need more help to …make teas and bacon sarnies- help people write CVs- chat to people – help people use the internet- and more! If you are free on Thursday afternoons, pop in or chat to Dawn, Phil, Steve or Eileen for more info.

Walk 2017
Plans are afoot for a sponsored walk on Saturday 2nd September along the Heart of England Way. We are going to be raising funds for Archie’s Smile, a charity for children with Down’s Syndrome and for the church 50/50. We will be walking 44 miles, approximately the first half of the Heart of England Way. However, anyone is welcome to join us and walk as much or as little of the route as you feel able.

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

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Jill Joyce.

Prayer List
Please pray for Jill, Pinks, Emma Read, Ann Crowley, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, George Cooke, Flix Haynes, Fred Edwards, Derek Shale, Jean Selby, Mary Lee, Colin & Pauline Smith, Beryl Poppit, Lara Santostefano, Brenda Lawrence, Rosemary Pottinger, Pam Bennell, Jo Hanney, Hannah Miller and Trevor Ratcliffe. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates
Sun 6th Aug 6.30pm Ignatian Service
Tues 8th Aug 9.15am Pram Service
Tues 8th Aug 6.45pm Choir Practice
Weds 9th Aug 10.00am Midweek Communion
Sun 13th Aug 10.00am Parish Communion
Tues 15th Aug 1.30pm Ladies Fellowship meeting in the side room

 

Readings at 8am Daniel 7.9,10,13,14 & Luke 9.28-36
Reader Richard Marr
Worship 4 All Led by Greg Smith & Phil Richardson
Sidespersons June Orton & Sandra Watts
Next week Matthew 14.22-33