Pews News – 21st January 2018

21st January 2018 – Third Sunday of Epiphany

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.

Sunday Service Rota Volunteer
We are looking for more volunteers to read a lesson, take the elements up to the altar, dress the altar before the service or act as sidespersons during the Sunday morning service. Please give consideration as to whether you could take on one or more of these roles. With sufficient volunteers your services would only be needed about once or twice in each three month period. For more information, please speak to Steve Wankling or Greg.

Flower Rota 2018
The 2018 flower rota is now at the back of church. There are still lots of spaces so if you would like to put your name down for a week, please do.

Parish Safeguarding Course 0 (the basic module)
Everyone who has a volunteer role at St Andrew’s Church should now have received a letter from Greg regarding the completion of Parish Safeguarding Course 0. If you have not received this then please contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk. The Course can be completed online by visiting http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/Safeguarding/SafeguardingTraining and clicking on “online basic safeguarding awareness training”. This should take approximately an hour to complete, at the end of which you will be invited to download a certificate. When you have done this, please email a copy of the certificate to Julie who will forward this to Linda Chylinski (our Safeguarding Officer). Please do this by 17th February. Alternatively, you may attend one of our training sessions in church on Wednesday 7th February at 7.30pm or Saturday 17th February at 10am. Please let Julie know if you will be attending the training session. Thank you.

Safeguarding Course 1
On the noticeboard in church, I have put up Course 1 dates from now until end of March. Details of how to book are also with it, but if in doubt, please contact me. Anyone who is involved with children and/or vulnerable adults needs to attend this course every couple of years please. Thanks, Linda Chylinski.

Safeguarding Pro Forma
Those people who attended C0 training will be aware there is now a pro forma for recording concerns or allegations of abuse within a church. This form is now pinned onto the noticeboard at the back of church should it be required. Thank you, Linda Chylinski.

Drama Club
Now known as All Star Theatre Company, led by Emma, Selina and Greg, has started up again for a new term focusing on fairy tales. We meet at St Oswald’s Church on Thursdays from 6-7pm ages 8-12.

Easter Raffle
To raise funds for the church we intend to hold an Easter raffle and would be grateful for donations of prizes. If you are able to donate please pass you item(s) to Charley Watts or Linda Chylinski. Thank you.

Eastern Green Community Group
A new community group to represent residents of Eastern Green will be formally constituted at a meeting on Thursday 25th January at 7.30pm at Eastern Green Social Club. All local people welcome to attend and vote on the establishment of a committee.

Bible Page Numbers
We have asked readers to announce page numbers when introducing bible readings. For those of you who don’t like to be rushed in finding the right page, please note the page numbers are recorded in pews news each week. Having bought 20 new bibles, it would be great if lots more people were following the readings.

Pram Service
The next Pram Service for pre-school children and their carers takes place on Tuesday 23rd January at 9.15am with refreshments served from 8.45am. Story and song in an informal setting. This week’s theme: how people were made. All welcome.

Days off
We thought it might be helpful to know when Church staff are not available.
Greg & Phil’s day off is usually Friday.
Emma is off from 6pm Friday until 9am Sunday.
Julie’s working hours are 8am-2pm Monday and Wednesday and 8am-12 noon Friday
Please only disturb them in the event of death or serious illness.

Bible Video Project
St Andrew’s will be making a short video in the coming weeks, interviewing people about what they get out of reading the bible. We are looking for volunteers to speak to camera for about 40 seconds. We are looking for people who don’t mind talking about the difficulties as well as the joys of bible reading. If you might be interested, please speak to Sue Masters.

Allesley Green Prayer
There is a prayer group that meets once a month to pray for Allesley Green on the fourth Tuesday. This month’s meeting is on the 23rd at 7.30pm at 27 Polperro Drive. All welcome.

Job Club
The Tile Hill Job Club, one of the great successes in which the church is involved, is looking for non-specialist volunteers to supplement the team, as welcomers, people with basic IT skills to help assist with job hunts and people to can spare a listening ear. For more information, please speak to Dawn Easthope at morningstar68@hotmail.co.uk

Prayer for Christian Unity
The Week for Prayer for Christian Unity climaxes tonight with a service at Limbrick Wood Baptist Church at 6.30pm. All welcome. St Andrew’s has always distinguished itself with a good turnout. Let’s ensure this year is no exception.

Courses provided by Age UK
Age UK have forwarded details of several courses that are available which include paper crafts, photography, oil painting, woodworking skills and lots more. Please see the red folder at the back of church for further details.

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Ruth Sutcliffe, Beryl Cooper, Jane Caswell, Pat Trickett, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Ann Dove, 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, 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 January
Sun 21st Eco-church meeting after church
Sun 21st 6.30pm Service for Christian Unity at Limbrick Wood
Tues 23rd 9.15am Pram Service in church
Tues 23rd 2.00pm Forget me Not in church
Tues 23rd 6.45pm Choir Practice in church
Tues 23rd 7.30pm Allesley Green prayer group at 27 Polperro Drive
Weds 24th 7.00pm Marriage preparation in church
Thurs 25th 7.30pm Eastern Green Community Group at Eastern Green Club
Tues 30th Worship 4 All Team B meeting
Readings 1 Tim 6, 17-21 (p 1194) & John 2.1-11 (p 1064)
Readers Graham & Elizabeth Shelton
Preacher Greg Smith
President Lynnette Clarke
Led by Sue Masters
Intercessions Nick Tooby
Comm Asst Sue Masters
Sidespersons Steve & Hilary Wankling
Children Lesley, Alison & Jackie
Next week Deut 18.15-20 & Mark 1.21-28

 

Pews News – 14th January 2018

14th January 2018 – Second Sunday of Epiphany

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.

Drama Club
Now known as All Start Theatre Company, led by Emma, Selina and Greg, has started up again for a new term focusing on fairy tales. We meet at St Oswald’s Church on Thursdays from 6-7pm, ages 8-12.

Bible Page Numbers
We have asked readers to announce page numbers when introducing bible readings. For those of you who don’t like to be rushed in finding the right page, please note the page numbers are recorded in pews news each week. Having bought 20 new bibles, it would be great if lots more people were following the readings.

Father Nick’s Farewell
Fr Nick Leggett is leaving St Oswald’s to take up a post in Peterborough Diocese. Anyone who wishes to attend his farewell service this Tuesday 16th January at 7pm is welcome to do so. Please speak to Greg if you would like a lift.

Flower Rota 2018
The 2018 flower rota is now at the back of church. There are still lots of spaces so if you would like to put your name down for a week, please do. Thank you, Ann Dove.

Safeguarding Course 1
On the noticeboard in church, I have put up Course 1 dates from now until end of March. Details of how to book are also with it, but if in doubt, please contact me. Anyone who is involved with children and/or vulnerable adults needs to attend this course every couple of years

Kidz Praise
The next Kidz Praise service of 2018 takes place at St Andrew’s on Thursday 18th January at 3.15pm. Craft, activities, stories and songs for Primary School aged children and their families.

Pram Service
The next Pram Service for pre-school children and their carers takes place on Tuesday 23rd January at 9.15am with refreshments served from 8.45am. Story and song in an informal setting. All welcome.

Seek His Face
The first Seek His Face of 2018 takes place tonight at 6.30pm. This is an opportunity for prayer, praise and prophecy. All welcome. The gathering will be followed by a band meeting in church.

Easter Raffle
To raise funds for the church we intend to hold an Easter raffle and would be grateful for donations of prizes. If you are able to donate please pass you item(s) to Charley Watts or Linda Chylinski. Thank you.

Bible Video Project
St Andrew’s will be making a short video in the coming weeks, interviewing people about what they get out of reading the bible. We are looking for volunteers to speak to camera for about 40 seconds. We are looking for people who don’t mind talking about the difficulties as well as the joys of bible reading. If you might be interested, please speak to Sue Masters.

Allesley Green Prayer
There is a prayer group that meets once a month to pray for Allesley Green on the fourth Tuesday. This month’s meeting is on the 23rd at 7.30pm at 27 Polperro Drive. All welcome.

Job Club
The Tile Hill job club, one of the great successes in which the church is involved, is looking for non-specialist volunteers to supplement the team, as welcomers, people with basic IT skills to help assist with job hunts and people to can spare a listening ear. For more information, please speak to Dawn Easthope at morningstar68@hotmail.co.uk

Prayer for Christian Unity
This year, we are seeking to mark the Week for Prayer for Christian Unity by encouraging churches to pray together throughout the week, climaxing with a service at Limbrick Wood Baptist Church on Sunday 21st January at 6.30pm. Please make every effort to attend at least one prayer gathering, especially those in other churches. Programme as follows:

Date Time Venue Format
Monday 15th 6.00pm St Oswald’s Evening Prayer
Tuesday 16th 7.00am Limbrick Wood BC Free Prayer
Wednesday 17th 8.30am St James
Thursday 18th 7.00pm Our Ladies (Social Centre) Lectio Divina
Friday 19th 7.00pm St John Vianney Evening Prayer
Saturday 20th 8.00am St Andrew’s Morning Prayer
Sunday 21st 6.30pm Limbrick Wood Worship Service

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Rosemary Pottinger.

Prayer List
Please pray for Ruth Sutcliffe, Beryl Cooper, Jane Caswell, Pat Trickett, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Ann Dove, 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, 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 Jan
Sun 14th 6.30pm Seek His Face in church
Sun 14th 7.30pm Band meeting in church
Mon 15th 2.00pm Alpha Leaders at the Vicarage
Tues 16th 1.30pm Ladies Fellowship meeting in the side room
Tues 16th 7.00pm Nick Leggett’s farewell at St Oswald’s
Tues 16th 7.30pm Prayer team meets at 9 Nailcote Ave
Weds 17th 7.00pm Marriage Prep week 2 in church
Thurs 18th 6.00pm Drama group at St Oswald’s
Sat 20th 8.00am Morning Prayer at St Andrew’s
Sun 21st Eco-church meeting after church
Sun 21st 6.30pm Service for Christian Unity at Limbrick Wood
Tues 23rd 9.15am Pram Service in church
Tues 23rd 2.00pm Forget me Not in church
Tues 23rd 6.45pm Choir Practice in church
Tues 23rd 7.30pm Allesley Green prayer group at 27 Polperro Drive
Readings John 1.43-51 (p 1064)
Readers Sara Parkes
Preacher Harvey Wyatt
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Lynnette Clarke
Comm Asst Nick Tooby
Sidespersons Peter Bruton & Kath Houldsworth
Children Hilary, Gary & Jackie
Next week Genesis 14.17-20 & John 2.1-11

Pews News – 24th & 31st December 2017

24th & 31st December 2017 – 4th Sunday of Advent and 1st Sunday of Christmas

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

Children’s Church
Children’s Church will not be meeting in the school hall during the Christmas holiday. We are opening for the Spring Term on 14th January, when we will be looking at stories Jesus told with more games, crafts and fun activities. We have room for more children, so if your little one would like to join us, please contact Hilary on 07980596646 for more information. All of us at Children’s Church wish you a ‘Happy Christmas.’

Christmas Toy Appeal
Many thanks to all those who have contributed so generously to our Christmas toy appeal.  The toys have been given to the Family Hub in Tile Hill and will ensure many children have a wonderful Christmas that might otherwise have been without.

Flower Rota 2018
The 2018 flower rota is now at the back of church. If you would like to put your name down for a week, please do.

Safeguarding
Those people who attended C0 training will be aware there is now a pro forma for recording concerns or allegations of abuse within a church. This form is now pinned onto the noticeboard at the back of church should it be required. Thank you, Linda Chylinski.

Growing Leaders Course 2018
We have successfully run this course over recent years at St Andrew’s and we are starting a new Growing Leaders Course in January 2018. This is a course designed for anyone currently in leadership in the church or at work; or for anyone who is considering that they might be at some point in the future, whether that is working with a small group of children or adults, or taking on a specific responsibility in the church, at work or the community. The course publicity says: ‘It’s our hope that Growing Leaders will help equip leaders at every level of church life to be led more by Jesus, to lead more like Jesus and to lead more to Jesus.’  Interested? If you would like to know more please speak with Greg or with Sue Masters (07958322026).

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.

Link Deliverer Needed
Volunteer to take over a round in Sutton Avenue. 153-203 and 162-204 (52 copies). Perhaps someone who lives there or close to would consider this delivery round. Please see or contact Barbara Warner 02476 403458/07846 288036. Many thanks in anticipation.

Bible Page Numbers
We have asked readers to announce page numbers when introducing bible readings. For those of you who don’t like to be rushed in finding the right page, please note the page numbers are recorded in pews news each week. Having bought 20 new bibles, it would be great if lots more people were following the readings.

Please Pray
For the family of Brandon Gurney, a six-year old boy from St Andrew’s School, who died very suddenly last weekend. Please visit our Facebook page if you wish to make a donation in his memory.

Christmas Eve Services
There will be a Parish Communion on Christmas Eve at 10am followed by two Crib Services at 2.30pm and 4pm. The Midnight Communion service will commence at 11pm. All welcome at any or all of these services.

Nativity
Thanks to all those who supported our live Nativity on Bannerbrook Park. Special thanks to the cast and crew who braved the elements to ensure the Christmas story was told in an amusing and innovative fashion.

New Year’s Eve
There will be a regular Parish Communion service on New Year’s Eve at 10am.

Wednesday Communion
There will be no mid-week service this coming week. The next Wednesday communion service takes place on Wednesday 3rd January.

Carols in the Close
Thanks to all those who attended Carols in the Close in Allesley Green. More than 200 people enjoyed Soulful Gospel choir, mince pies and mulled wine.

Kidz Praise
The first Kidz Praise service of 2018 takes place at St Andrew’s on Thursday 4th January at 3.15pm. Craft, activities, stories and songs for Primary School aged children and their families.

January 7th
We will have our regular first Sunday pattern on January 7th with a said communion service at 8am. Worship 4 All for Epiphany at 10am and an Ignatian Service at 6.30pm.

Bible Video Project
St Andrews will be making a short video in the new year, interviewing people about what they get out of reading the bible.  We are looking for volunteers to speak to camera for about 40 seconds.  We are looking for people who don’t mind talking about the difficulties as well as the joys of bible reading.  If you might be interested, please speak to Sue Masters.

Margaret Whitehouse
We are sad to announce the death of Margaret Whitehouse at the age of 76. Margaret’s funeral will take place at St Andrew’s on Tuesday 9th January at 11am.

Job Club
The Tile Hill job club, one of the great successes in which the church is involved, is looking for non-specialist volunteers to supplement the team, as welcomers, people with basic IT skills to help assist with job hunts and people to can spare a listening ear. For more information, please speak to Dawn Easthope at morningstar68@hotmail.co.uk

Holidays
Please note that Greg, Phil, Julie and their families will be taking holiday between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Please contact Greg in an emergency. Julie will return to work on 8th January and the next Pews News will be on Sunday 14th January.

Prayer List
Please pray for Beryl Cooper, Jane Caswell, Pat Trickett, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Ann Dove, 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, 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.

All at St Andrew’s Church wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

December / January Diary Dates
Sun 24th 10.00am Parish Communion
Sun 24th 2.30pm & 4.00pm Crib Services
Sun 24th 11.00pm Midnight Communion
Sun 31st 10.00am Parish Communion
Weds 3rd 10.00am Midweek Communion
Weds 3rd 7.00pm Growing Leaders planning meeting at the Vicarage
Thurs 4th 3.15pm Kidz Praise
Readings Acts 13.16-26 (p 1107) & Luke 1.67-79 (p 1027)
Readers Peter Bruton & Maureen Hall
Preacher Sue Masters
Led by Lesley Lee
President       Greg Smith
Intercessions Lesley Lee
Comm Asst Sue Masters
Sidespersons Rita Muir & Stan Cooper
 
Readings 31st December Heb 2.10-18 & Matt 2.13-23
Readers Jeremy Thomas & Trevor Hill
Preacher Lesley Lee
President Greg Smith
 
Readings 7th January at 8am Eph 1.3-14 & John 1.10-18

 

 

Pews News – 17th December 2017

17th December 2017 – Third Sunday of Advent

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.

Christmas Toy Appeal
Many thanks to all those who have contributed so generously to our Christmas toy appeal. The toys have been given to the Family Hub in Tile Hill and will ensure many children have a wonderful Christmas that might otherwise have been without.

Congratulations
To Stanley and Lucia who were married last Saturday at St Andrews.

Bible Page Numbers
We have asked readers to announce page numbers when introducing bible readings. For those of you who don’t like to be rushed in finding the right page, please note the page numbers are recorded in pews news each week. Having bought 20 new bibles, it would be great if lots more people were following the readings.

Carol Service
All are welcome at our annual Carol Service, which takes place tonight at 6.30pm. Please come early for a good seat.

Christmas Eve Services
There will be a Parish Communion on Christmas Eve at 10am followed by two Crib Services at 2.30pm and 4pm. The Midnight Communion service will commence at 11pm. All welcome at any or all of these services.

Christmas Day
We need a volunteer to read on Christmas morning. Please speak to Greg.

New Year’s Eve
There will be a regular Parish Communion service on New Year’s Eve at 10am.

Carols in the Close
Allesley Green Residents Association and St Andrew’s Church are jointly hosting Carols in the Close on Tuesday 19th December at 6.30pm in Birch Close, Allesley Green. Last year, in excess of 150 people turned up for a very special event.

Flower Rota 2018
The 2018 flower rota is now at the back of church. If you would like to put your name down for a week, please do.

Safeguarding
Those people who attended C0 training will be aware there is now a pro forma for recording concerns or allegations of abuse within a church. This form is now pinned onto the noticeboard at the back of church should it be required. Thank you, Linda Chylinski.

Growing Leaders Course 2018
We have successfully run this course over recent years at St Andrew’s and we are starting a new Growing Leaders Course in January 2018. This is a course designed for anyone currently in leadership in the church or at work; or for anyone who is considering that they might be at some point in the future, whether that is working with a small group of children or adults, or taking on a specific responsibility in the church, at work or the community. The course publicity says: ‘It’s our hope that Growing Leaders will help equip leaders at every level of church life to be led more by Jesus, to lead more like Jesus and to lead more to Jesus.’  Interested? If you would like to know more please speak with Greg or with Sue Masters (07958322026).

Link Deliverer Needed
Volunteer to take over a round in Sutton Avenue. 153-203 and 162-204 (52 copies). Perhaps someone who lives there or close to would consider this delivery round. Please see or contact Barbara Warner 02476 403458/07846 288036. Many thanks in anticipation.

Bible Video Project
St Andrew’s will be making a short video in the new year, interviewing people about what they get out of reading the bible. We are looking for volunteers to speak to camera for about 40 seconds. We are looking for people who don’t mind talking about the difficulties as well as the joys of bible reading. If you might be interested, please speak to Sue Masters.

Holidays
Please note that Greg, Phil, Julie and their families will be taking holiday between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Please contact Greg in an emergency. Julie will return to work on 8th January.

Job Club
The Tile Hill Job Club, one of the great successes in which the church is involved, is looking for non-specialist volunteers to supplement the team, as welcomers, people with basic IT skills to help assist with job hunts and people to can spare a listening ear. For more information, please speak to Dawn Easthope at morningstar68@hotmail.co.uk

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Trevor Hill.

Sermon Summary
– Doubt and faith are not opposites
– John the Baptist was the first to praise, to evangelise and to doubt
– When we doubt, we need to remind ourselves of all God has done for us

Prayer List
Please pray for Beryl Cooper, Jane Caswell, Pat Trickett, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Ann Dove, 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, 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.

December Diary Dates
Sun 17th 6.30pm Carol Service
Tues 19th 6.30pm Carols in the Close in Birch Close
Weds 20th 11.45am Lunch n Chat Christmas Party
Sun 24th 10.00am Parish Communion
Sun 24th 2.30pm & 4.00pm Crib Services
Sun 24th 11.00pm Midnight Communion
Sun 31st 10.00am Parish Communion
Readings James 5.7-10 (p 1216) & Matt 11.2-11 (p 976)
Readers Victoria Kaczur & John Ross-Barnard
Preacher Greg Smith
Led by Nick Tooby
President Lynnette Clarke
Intercessions Lynnette Clarke
Comm Asst Nick Tooby
Sidespersons June Orton & Sandra Watts
Next week Acts 13.16-26 & Luke 1.67-79

 

Pews News – 10th December 2017

10th December 2017 – Second Sunday of Advent

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.

Christmas Toy Appeal
Many thanks to all those who have contributed so generously to our Christmas toy appeal. The toys under our Christmas tree will be donated to families in Coventry who might otherwise have nothing on Christmas Day.

Congratulations
To Stanley and Lucia who were married yesterday at St Andrew’s.

Flower Rota 2018
The 2018 flower rota is now at the back of church. If you would like to put your name down for a week, please do.

Lantern Walk
Today, 10th December, from 4-6pm we will be running the Lantern Walk (with donkeys!) on Bannerbrook Park, meeting at the Penny Farthing. All welcome!

Bible Page Numbers
We have asked readers to announce page numbers when introducing bible readings. For those of you who don’t like to be rushed in finding the right page, please note the page numbers are recorded in Pews News each week. Having bought 20 new bibles, it would be great if lots more people were following the readings.

Carol Service
All are welcome at our annual Carol Service, held next Sunday at 6.30pm. Please come early for a good seat.

Nightingales
Please note that the Nightingales concert on 10th December has been cancelled because of illness for Pat Trickett, their musical director. Please do pray for her as she awaits surgery.

Christmas Services
Greg would like to hear from anyone who would like to act as sidesperson at the carol service or read at the midnight service or Christmas Day services.

Thank you
Thank you so much for the get well cards and messages I received during my recent stay in hospital, and for all your prayers which have helped me and my family over the last couple of weeks. We have felt truly blessed. Beryl and Stan Cooper.

Link Deliverer Needed
Volunteer to take over a round in Sutton Avenue. 153-203 and 162-204 (52 copies). Perhaps someone who lives there or close to would consider this delivery round. Please see or contact Barbara Warner 02476 403458/07846 288036. Many thanks in anticipation.

Safeguarding Course 0
Many thanks to all those who have successfully completed Safeguarding Course 0. Over 70 members of the congregation have now obtained a certificate, either by doing the course online or by attending a briefing session delivered by Linda Chylinski. We are immensely grateful to Lin for all her hard work on our behalf. For those members who have been unable to complete the course to date, there are two further sessions being offered at church on Wednesday 7th February at 7.30pm and Saturday 17th February at 10am. If required to complete the course, please advise Julie, our administrator, which session you plan to attend or notify her if you choose to complete the course online instead.

Safeguarding Pro Forma
Those people who attended C0 training will be aware there is now a pro forma for recording concerns or allegations of abuse within a church. This form is now pinned onto the noticeboard at the back of church should it be required. Thank you, Linda Chylinski.

Carols in the Close
Allesley Green Residents Association and St Andrew’s Church are jointly hosting Carols in the Close on Tuesday 19th December at 6.30pm in Birch Close, Allesley Green. Last year, in excess of 150 people turned up for a very special event.

Bible Video Project
St Andrew’s will be making a short video in the new year, interviewing people about what they get out of reading the bible. We are looking for volunteers to speak to camera for about 40 seconds. We are looking for people who don’t mind talking about the difficulties as well as the joys of bible reading. If you might be interested, please speak to Sue Masters.

Job Club
The Tile Hill Job Club, one of the great successes in which the church is involved, is looking for non-specialist volunteers to supplement the team, as welcomers, people with basic IT skills to help assist with job hunts and people to can spare a listening ear. For more information, please speak to Dawn Easthope at morningstar68@hotmail.co.uk

Pram Service
Our final Pram Service of 2017 will take place at 9.15am on Tuesday 12th December. We will be saying farewell to Lynda who has led us for the last three years, as well as celebrating the nativity story. All pre-school children and their carers welcome.

Nativity 2017
St Andrew’s will be staging a live nativity on Bannerbrook Park on 14th and 15th December 2017.  Tickets are available from Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847 at a cost of £5 adults and £2 children. Please book early to avoid disappointment. If anyone has hurricane lamps (or similar) they could lend to the production, please speak to Kate Howarth or Greg.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Sara Parkes.

Prayer List
Please pray for Beryl Cooper, Jane Caswell, Pat Trickett, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Ann Dove, 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, 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.

December Diary Dates
Mon 11th 7.30pm PCC Social at the Rupee Lounge
Tues 12th 9.15am Pram Service
Tues 12th 6.45pm Choir Practice
Weds 13th 6.15pm Nativity dress rehearsal
Thurs 14th 7.00pm The Nativity on Bannerbrook Park
Fri 15th 7.00pm The Nativity on Bannerbrook Park
Sun 17th 6.30pm Carol Service
Tues 19th 6.30pm Carols in the Close in Birch Close
Reading Matthew 3.1-12 (p 967)
Reader Harvey Wyatt
Preacher Greg Smith
Led by Nick Tooby
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Nick Tooby
Comm Asst Harvey Wyatt
Sidespersons Kath Houldsworth & Gill Tunnicliffe
Next week James 5.7-10 & Matt 11.2-11

Pews News – 3rd December 2017

3rd December 2017 – First Sunday of Advent

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.

St Andrew’s Prayer Bear
This morning we are welcoming St Andrew’s Prayer Bear into our church. He loves to be hugged and will share any worries with God. Emma will look after him, but he enjoys ‘sleep-overs’ so she is happy to share him for a short while with any child who has a need.

Safeguarding
Those people who attended C0 training will be aware there is now a pro forma for recording concerns or allegations of abuse within a church. This form is now pinned onto the noticeboard at the back of church should it be required. Thank you, Linda Chylinski.

Thanks
Many thanks from Greg and Fran for the sympathy cards and condolence messages following the death of Greg’s dad recently. Your love, kindness and prayers have helped so much at this difficult time.

Toy Service
This morning sees our annual Toy Service at Worship 4 All. If you have toys to give, but have been unable to bring them this morning, you will be able to bring them during daylight hours during the week ahead.

Thank you
Thank you so much for the get well cards and messages I received during my recent stay in hospital, and for all your prayers which have helped me and my family over the last couple of weeks. We have felt truly blessed. Beryl and Stan Cooper.

Congratulations
To Stanley and Lucia who are to be married next Saturday at 10.30am. The congregation are warmly invited to join them in celebrating their wedding.

Bible Page Nos
We have asked readers to announce page numbers when introducing bible readings. For those of you who don’t like to be rushed in finding the right page, please note the page numbers are recorded in Pews News each week. Having bought 20 new bibles, it would be great if lots more people were following the readings.

Kidz Praise
Our fortnightly Kidz Praise service has its Christmas celebration on Thursday 7th December, with doors opening at 3.15pm for craft, games and songs, followed by a short service at 4pm for Primary School children and their families.

Thank you
A huge “thank you” to all who supported the 60’s/70’s evening. A great time was had by all, and we raised £707.90 for church funds. Brilliant!

Christmas Cards for Prisoners of Conscience
Our annual card writing evening is on Wednesday 6th December at 7.30pm in the side room. We shall be writing cards to prisoners of conscience around the world (with guidance on wording from Amnesty International). Seasonal refreshments are provided. Donations towards postage will be gratefully received even if you’re unable to come. Trevor Hill & Flix Haynes.

Link Deliverer Needed
Volunteer to take over a round in Sutton Avenue. 153-203 and 162-204 (52 copies). Perhaps someone who lives there or close to would consider this delivery round. Please see or contact Barbara Warner 02476 403458/07846 288036. Many thanks in anticipation.

Lantern Walk
On 10th December from 4-6pm we will be running the Lantern Walk (with donkeys!) on Bannerbrook Park, meeting at the Penny Farthing. All welcome!

Nightingales
Please note that the Nightingales concert on 10th December has been cancelled because of illness for Pat Trickett, their musical director. Please do pray for her as she awaits surgery.

Darkness to Light
Our Darkness to Light service which marks the start of Advent takes place this evening 3rd December at 6.30pm. This is a moving and atmospheric way to start the Advent season. We are looking for readers for the service. If able to help, please speak to Greg.

Christmas Services
Greg would like to hear from anyone who would like to read or act as sidesperson at the carol service or midnight service or Christmas Day Holy Communion service.

Bible Video Project
St Andrew’s will be making a short video in the new year, interviewing people about what they get out of reading the bible. We are looking for volunteers to speak to camera for about 40 seconds. We are looking for people who don’t mind talking about the difficulties as well as the joys of bible reading. If you might be interested, please speak to Sue Masters.

Pram Service
Our final Pram Service of 2017 will take place at 9.15am on Tuesday 12th December. We will be saying farewell to Lynda who has led us for the last three years, as well as celebrating the nativity story. All pre-school children and their carers welcome.

Nativity 2017
St Andrew’s will be staging a live nativity on Bannerbrook Park on December 14th and 15th 2017.  Tickets are available from Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847 at a cost of £5 adults and £2 children. Please book early to avoid disappointment. If anyone has hurricane lamps (or similar) they could lend to the production, please speak to Kate Howarth or Greg.

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Beryl Cooper, Jane Caswell, Pat Trickett, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Ann Dove, 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, 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 Dec
Sun 3rd 10.00am Toy Service
Sun 3rd 6.30pm Darkness to Light Service
Mon 4th 9.30am Budget meeting at the Vicarage
Mon 4th 2.00pm Party in the Park planning meeting
Tues 5th 6.45pm Choir Practice
Weds 6th 7.00pm Amnesty card signing in church
Thurs 7th 10.30am Open the Book Review at the Vicarage
Thurs 7th 3.15pm Kidz Praise
Mon 11th 7.30pm PCC Social at the Rupee Lounge
Thurs 14th 7.00pm The Nativity on Bannerbrook Park
Fri 15th 7.00pm The Nativity on Bannerbrook Park
Readings at 8am Romans 13.11-14 (p 1140) & Matt 24.36-44 (p 994)
Reader Richard Marr
President Greg Smith
Worship 4 all led by Greg Smith
Sidespersons Peter Bruton & Trevor Hill
Next week Matthew 3.1-12

 

 

Pews News – 26th November 2017

26th November 2017 – Sunday next before Advent

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
Many thanks from Greg and Fran for the sympathy cards and condolence messages following the death of Greg’s dad recently. Your love, kindness and prayers have helped so much at this difficult time.

Allesley Green Prayer
A small group of people will be meeting at the Vicarage on Tuesday 28th November at 7.30pm for an hour to pray for the Allesley Green estate.

Toy Service
Next service sees our annual Toy Service at Worship 4 All at 10am. You are invited to bring new unwrapped toys to place under the Christmas tree. These will be distributed to children in need around the city. If you have toys to give, but are unable to come to that service, you will be able to bring them during daylight hours during the following week.

Bible Page Nos
We have asked readers to announce page numbers when introducing bible readings. For those of you who don’t like to be rushed in finding the right page, please note the page numbers are recorded in Pews News each week. Having bought 20 new bibles, it would be great if lots more people were following the readings.

Nightingales
Please note that the Nightingales concert on 10th December has been cancelled because of illness for Pat Trickett, their musical director. Please do pray for her as she awaits surgery.

Darkness to Light
Our Darkness to Light service which marks the start of Advent takes place on Sunday 3rd December at 6.30pm. This is a moving and atmospheric way to start the Advent season. We are looking for readers and sidespersons for the service. If able to help, please speak to Greg.

Confirmation
Please pray for our only confirmation candidate, Shirley Lewis, who was confirmed at Coventry Cathedral yesterday.

Bible Video Project
St Andrew’s will be making a short video in the new year, interviewing people about what they get out of reading the bible. We are looking for volunteers to speak to camera for about 40 seconds. We are looking for people who don’t mind talking about the difficulties as well as the joys of bible reading. If you might be interested, please speak to Sue Masters.

Nativity 2017
St Andrew’s will be staging a live nativity on Bannerbrook Park on December 14th and 15th 2017. Tickets are available from Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847 at a cost of £5 adults and £2 children. Please book early to avoid disappointment. If anyone has hurricane lamps (or similar) they could lend to the production, please speak to Kate Howarth or Greg.

St Andrew’s Day
There will be a special service on St Andrew’s Day, Thursday 30th November to celebrate our patron Saint at 7pm. Revd Kate Massey, Dean of Women’s Ministry and former curate will preside and preach. If you would like to help at the service with sidespersons duties or leading intercessions, please speak to Greg.

Safeguarding
Those people who attended C0 training will be aware there is now a pro forma for recording concerns or allegations of abuse within a church. This form is now pinned onto the noticeboard at the back of church should it be required. Thank you, Linda Chylinski.

Christmas Cards for Prisoners of Conscience
Our annual card writing evening is on Wednesday 6th December at 7.30pm in the side room. We shall be writing cards to prisoners of conscience around the world (with guidance on wording from Amnesty International). Seasonal refreshments are provided. Donations towards postage will be gratefully received even if you’re unable to come. Trevor Hill & Flix Haynes.

Christmas Hampers for Deprived Families
Following the success of delivering Christmas hampers to Kidz Klub families in recent years, Kidz Klub Coventry are looking to do the same again this year. The hampers have been an incredible blessing to many of our families, reducing several parents to tears at the kindness expressed in the gift. If you would like to help to put together a hamper please see the letter and information sheet on the noticeboard at the back of church.

Advent Course
Is it that time already? The clocks have gone back, the shops have been decorated for Christmas and the merchandise displayed to start us thinking about Christmas. At St Andrew’s we too are preparing for Christmas by holding a four week Advent group and all are welcome. We will meet on Thursday mornings from 10.30-12 noon starting on Thursday 23rd November, and will meet at Rita Muir’s home, 9 Nailcote Avenue, Tile Hill. Among the preparation for Christmas can you make space to meet with others to look at the Bible and think afresh about the meaning of Advent and Christmas. If you would like to come or want to know more, please speak with me or call me on 07958 322026. Sue Masters

Volunteers Wanted
The church is being decorated on Saturday 2nd December for Christmas. Please spare half an hour to come at 9.15am and help make our lovely church look even more beautiful. Thank you, Ann Dove.

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.

Awakening – Nexus ICA’s wholly Original Musical
Showing 7th, 8th and 9th December at Nexus ICA. “Awakening” is a story about a man who loses sight of who he is, shaped by the voices that often dominate our minds and tell us who we are. Tickets are £8.50 and concession tickets are £6.50. Family discounts are also available. There will also be an online video stream available of the shows for £5, which will be available forever. All tickets are available from: tickets.nexus-ica.co.uk<http://tickets.nexus-ica.co.uk/>

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 Rosemary Pottinger.

Prayer List
Please pray for Beryl Cooper, Jane Caswell, Pat Trickett, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Ann Dove, 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, 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 26th Nov 6.30pm Darkness to Light rehearsal
Tues 28th  Nov 2.00pm Forget me Not team meeting in church
Tues 28th Nov 7.30pm Allesley Green prayer group at the Vicarage
Weds 29th Nov 7.30pm Children’s Council Meeting at 538 Broad Lane
Thurs 30th Nov 7.00pm St Andrew’s Day Service
Sun 3rd Dec 10.00am Toy Service
Sun 3rd Dec 6.30pm Darkness to Light Service
Mon 4th Dec 9.30am Budget meeting at the Vicarage
Mon 4th Dec 2.00pm Party in the Park planning meeting
Tues 5th Dec 6.45pm Choir Practice
Weds 6th Dec 7.00pm Amnesty card signing in church
Readings Philippians 2.1-8 (p TBC) & Matthew 25.31-46 (p 995)
Readers Graham & Elizabeth Shelton
Preacher Phil Richardson
Led by Phil Richardson
President Lynnette Clarke
Intercessions Lesley Lee
Comm Asst Phil Richardson
Sidespersons Hazel & Rosemarie
Children Linda/Claire & Lesley
Next week at 8am Romans 13.11-14 & Matt 24.36-44

 

 

Pews News – 19th November 2017

19th November 2017 – Second Sunday Before Advent

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
Many thanks from Greg and Fran for the sympathy cards and condolence messages following the death of Greg’s dad last Sunday. Your love, kindness and prayers have helped so much at this difficult time.

Deanery Synod
For the first time in five years or more, St Andrew’s will be hosting Deanery Synod on Wednesday 29th November.  We are looking for a couple of volunteers to serve tea and coffee from 7-7.30pm. If you are able to help, please speak to Greg.

Allesley Green Prayer
A small group of people will be meeting at the Vicarage on Tuesday 28th November at 7.30pm for an hour to pray for the Allesley Green estate.

Nightingales
Please note that the Nightingales concert on 10th December has been cancelled because of illness for Pat Trickett, their musical director. Please do pray for her as she awaits surgery.

St Andrew’s Infant School Christmas Fayre
St Andrew’s Infant School Christmas Fayre is on Friday 24th November from 3.30-5pm.They would be grateful of volunteers for setting up from 2pm or to run stalls from 3.30pm, and obviously would welcome anyone who fancies popping along to visit the Fayre. There will be cakes, tombolas, festive games, and shopping stalls plus a disco bouncy castle. If anyone is interested in volunteering please contact the school office on 024 7646 6309 and leave your details. 

Christmas Cards for Prisoners of Conscience
Our annual card writing evening is on Wednesday 6th December at 7.30pm in the side room. We shall be writing cards to prisoners of conscience around the world (with guidance on wording from Amnesty International). Seasonal refreshments are provided. Donations towards postage will be gratefully received even if you’re unable to come. Trevor Hill & Flix Haynes.

Shoebox Appeal
The Shoebox Appeal is running again this year and the closing date for collection is 25th November 2017. Instructions for assembling the shoeboxes, contents and labelling can be found at the back of the Church. Julia McNaney is coordinating the collections so if you have any questions please feel free to contact her on 07872 614688.

Advent Course
Is it that time already? The clocks have gone back, the shops have been decorated for Christmas and the merchandise displayed to start us thinking about Christmas. At St Andrew’s we too are preparing for Christmas by holding a four week Advent group and all are welcome. We will meet on Thursday mornings from 10.30-12 noon starting on Thursday 23rd November, and will meet at Rita Muir’s home, 9 Nailcote Avenue, Tile Hill. Among the preparation for Christmas can you make space to meet with others to look at the Bible and think afresh about the meaning of Advent and Christmas. If you would like to come or want to know more, please speak with me or call me on 07958 322026. Sue Masters.

Volunteers Wanted
The church is being decorated on Saturday 2nd December for Christmas. Please spare half an hour to come at 9.15am and help make our lovely church look even more beautiful. Thank you, Ann Dove.

60s/70s Night
Saturday 25th November at 7.30pm ’til late at Westwood Club. Live entertainment. Fancy dress optional but preferred. A fun night not to be missed! Tickets are £12 per person and include a fish ‘n’ chip supper. Tickets now available from Fran, Rosemarie, Linda and Jackie. Also available from Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Dates for your Diary
60s/70s Night at Westwood Heath Social Club on Saturday 25th November
The Nativity on Bannerbrook Park Thursday Dec 14th and Friday 15th December

City Praise
The biannual gathering of all Coventry churches takes place tonight at 6.30pm, 19th November at the Welcome Centre in Parkside. City Praise brings together up to 70 different churches and hundreds of people to praise God and pray for the city. If you would like to go and need a lift, please speak to Greg.

Confirmation
Please pray for our only confirmation candidate, Shirley Lewis, who will be confirmed at Coventry Cathedral next Saturday.

Please Help
Tako Ngambi, an 11 year old boy from Eastern Green is undergoing temporary treatment for a rare disease, aplastic anaemia. A desperate search for a bone marrow donor is being made as he urgently needs a transplant. Tako was admitted to University Hospital in July, but is now undergoing treatment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. A justgiving page has been set up by the Firefighter Junior Football Team which Tako plays for and is raising money to buy something to help pass the time while Tako is in hospital and to support his family whilst they have to take time off work and help with travel costs: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tako?utm_id=2&utm_term=WmRm4P9xZ

You can also help by joining the Anthony Nolan register, which is a charity that helps find bone marrow matches.

Christmas Hampers for Deprived Families
Following the success of delivering Christmas hampers to Kidz Klub families in recent years, Kidz Klub Coventry are looking to do the same again this year. The hampers have been an incredible blessing to many of our families, reducing several parents to tears at the kindness expressed in the gift. If you would like to help to put together a hamper please see the letter and information sheet on the noticeboard at the back of church.

Nativity 2017
St Andrew’s will be staging a live Nativity on Bannerbrook Park on December 14th and 15th 2017.  Tickets are available from Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847 at a cost of £5 adults and £2 children. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

St Andrew’s Day
There will be a special service on St Andrew’s Day, Thursday 30th November to celebrate our patron Saint at 7pm. If you would like to help at the service with sidespersons duties, leading intercessions or doing a reading, please speak to Greg.

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 Gill Tunnicliffe.

Prayer List
Please pray for Jane Caswell, Pat Trickett, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Ann Dove, 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 Nov
Sun 19th 6.30pm City Praise at the Welcome Centre
Mon 20th 7.30pm Leadership meeting at 55 Handsworth Cresc
Tues 21st 12-3pm Ladies Fellowship to meet at Oakes Farm Café
Tues 21st 6.30pm Nativity planning meeting at the Penny Farthing
Tues 21st 6.45pm Choir Practice
Thurs 23rd 6-7pm Drama at St Oswald’s Church
Thurs 23rd 6.45pm-7.30pm Nativity rehearsal at St Oswald’s Church
Sat 25th 4.00pm Confirmation Service at Coventry Cathedral
Sat 25th 60s/70s night at Westwood Club
Tues 28th 2.00pm Forget me Not team meeting at church
Tues 28th 7.30pm Allesley Green prayer group at the Vicarage
Weds 29th 7.30pm Children’s Council Meeting at 538 Broad Lane
Readings 1 Thess 5.1-11 (p 1188) & Matthew 25.14-30 (p 994)
Readers Hilary Wankling & Sara Parkes
Preacher Greg Smith
Led by Sue Masters
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Sue Masters
Comm Asst Lesley Lee
Sidespersons Steve & Hilary Wankling
Children Lesley/Gary/Jill
Next week Eph 1.15-23 & Matthew 25.31-46