Pews News – 21st July 2019

21st July 2019 – The Fifth 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
Today will be the last Children’s Church session for this school year. During the summer holiday there will be a box of craft activities available in the side room for parents to use with their children during the Sunday morning service. Children’s Church will open again with more stories, games and crafts on 8th September. We hope to welcome back all of the children and would love to see some new faces as well! The children’s team wish all of the children and their families a very happy summer holiday.

Holiday Club, 22nd – 24th July 2019, Kenthurst Scout Hut, 9am – 2pm
Many thanks for all the empty packages supplied to the holiday club. We now have sufficient for our needs. Also, huge thanks to the long list of volunteers who are giving their time to run the club with me – Linda, Jackie Lynch, Nick, Rosemary, Kate Howarth, Gill Tunnicliffe, Emma Craddock and Carys who has stepped into Emma Wildman’s role. We still have some places left for all three days, so if you know of anyone looking for fun-filled activity sessions for their primary aged children next week, get them to phone or email me (07980 596646, hilaryjw538@gmail.com) as soon as possible. We are looking forward to a great few days! Hilary Wankling.

Book Club
Our next book club meeting is on Thursday 5th September 2019 7.30-9pm in church and everyone is welcome to come along. The book we are reading is Pheobe by Paula Gooder and the evening is an opportunity to discuss the book and gain insight from others. In this, her first novel, Biblical scholar and popular author and speaker Paula Gooder tells Phoebe’s story – who she was, the life she lived and her first-century faith – and in doing so opens up Paul’s theology, giving a sense of the cultural and historical pressures that shaped Paul’s thinking, and the faith of the early church. Rigorously researched, this is a novel for everyone and anyone who wants to engage more imaginatively with Paul’s theology – from one of the UK’s foremost New Testament scholars. Each person will need a copy of the book (or access an audio version of the book) and need to read it before we meet. If you are interested please speak with Greg or Sue Masters.

Foodbank
This week, we had 21 people through the door in 2 hours! That is the most we have served at St Oswald’s since it opened. We ran short of almost everything on the list, most of which are basic everyday items. I implore you to pick up a few items each time you shop, to help those who are in need and often Desperate. Unfortunately, we have no facility for fresh or frozen foods. It is all tins and packages. Tinned fruit, meat, fish and vegetables are especially needed. Other items include Milk, juice, tea, coffee, cereals, pasta/rice, baked beans, tinned tomatoes, pasta sauces, biscuits. All basic everyday items. If everyone just brought to church, just one item every week, think how much that would amount to. Just a thought! Please, please help. Thanking you in anticipation. Jackie Lynch, Jean Richardson and Charley Watts.

Prayer Available
Please note that there is always someone willing to pray with you after the service about any need or concern you have. Please feel free to approach one of the prayer team direct or ask one of the clergy.

Carys Egner
We are delighted to announce that Carys has been appointed as maternity cover for Emma in her role as children’s worker. That role will change to Youth Worker (working with 9-14s) from August 1st.

Altar setting up
We have a small, dedicated band of altar servers, which needs additional people. Setting up the altar is fairly straightforward, and full training will be given. Volunteers will be asked to arrive at church for 9.30am. Please speak to Rita if you would like to know more.

Shawl Ministry
After many years of loyal service, Jackie Page has decided to lay down responsibility for coordinating our Shawl Ministry. We would like to find a replacement as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please speak to Jackie or Lynnette. The person who takes this on doesn’t necessarily have to be a knitter themselves.

Nativity 2019
Plans are afoot for a live Nativity at Christmas. Anyone who would like to help as part of the planning team should speak to Greg.

PowerPoint
We are looking for an additional volunteer who would be willing on an occasional basis to operate the PowerPoint for the screens on Sunday morning. The volunteer would be expected to help once every couple of months or so.

Giving
A reminder of the benefit of giving by Direct Debit. It means being able to support the work of the church even when you’re not able to be here. It means not having to search for money to put on the plate just before leaving home on a Sunday morning. It means the Church can budget with much more confidence, knowing what money is coming in. It really does make a huge difference! We are also wanting to encourage people to consider remembering St Andrew’s in their wills. Even a small percentage of your estate could make a huge difference to the ongoing mission of the Church.

Drama Workshop
All Star Theatre Company are running a 2-day drama workshop over the summer. On Monday Aug 5th and Tuesday Aug 6th, day 1 at Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church and day 2 in the theatre of West Coventry Academy 10-4pm for 10-14 year olds. £10 for 2 days including lunch/refreshments provided.  For further information, contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Kitchen Upgrade
Thanks to two generous grants from WREN (Waste Recycling Environment Ltd) and National Grid, and the additional extremely generous support from many members of the congregation, we have been able to complete a much-needed refurbishment of our kitchen and side room. Many thanks to those who have been so generous. There will be an official opening of the kitchen on Sept 7th, but it is now in use..

Sponsored Walk
This year’s sponsored walk is ‘From Bubbenhall to Bidford’, following the Shakespeare Avon Way and visiting 8 different churches, entailing a total of 34 miles of walking country lanes and fields. We will be raising money for Kidz Klub and St Andrew’s. Anyone is welcome to join us even if only to do one leg of 3-4 miles. Please see Greg or Veronika for further details.

Stamps
I am collecting stamps for charity and should be grateful for any donations however small. You can either give them to me or leave in an envelope at the back of Church. Many thanks. Gill Tunnicliffe.

Social Calendar

Proms in the Vicarage Garden Aug 31st – (tickets now on sale at £6)
Quiz Night Sept 20th
Queen Tribute Oct 5th (tickets now on sale at £15)
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (tickets now on sale at £15)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Tots Praise
The next Tots Praise service will take place on July 23rd. This is an informal gathering for pre-school children and their carers, with songs, craft and stories. Doors open at 8.45am, with the service starting at 9.15am. The theme on the 23rd is Samuel and Eli.

Transport for Medical Appointments
St Andrew’s is planning to launch a new service in the autumn, offering lifts to medical appointments at Coventry doctors and hospital. In order to do this, we need volunteer drivers who would be willing to help out on an occasional basis with a lift to the hospital or doctors. Full training and briefing will be provided. Any expression of interest will not be taken as a firm commitment at this stage. You can limit your commitment in any way you see fit. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check for safeguarding purposes. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by David Griffiths.

Prayer List
Please pray for Eddie Parkes, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Beryl Lee and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates July
Mon 22nd 9am – 2pm Holiday Club at Kenthurst until Wednesday 24th July
Tues 23rd 9.15am Tots Praise
12.00pm Light Lunch
2.00pm Forget me Not
7.30pm Allesley Green Prayer Group
Readings Col 2.6-15 & Luke 11.1-13
Readers Trevor Hill & John Ross-Barnard
Preacher Lesley Lee
President Phil Richardson
Led by Nick Tooby
Intercessions Lesley Lee
Communion Asst Nick Tooby
Organist Di Fellowes
Next week Col 3.1-11 & Luke 12.13-21

Pews News – 14th July 2019

14th July 2019 – The Fourth Sunday after Trinity

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

Children’s Church
Next Sunday (21-7-2019) will be the last Children’s Church session for this school year. During the summer holiday there will be a box of craft activities available in the side room for parents to use with their children during the Sunday morning service. Children’s Church will open again with more stories, games and crafts on 8th September. We hope to welcome back all of the children and would love to see some new faces as well! The children’s team wish all of the children and their families a very happy summer holiday.

Holiday Club 2019
Following last year’s successful holiday club, we will be open once again for more crafts, games and fun for 5-11 year olds on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th July from 9am-2pm in Kenthurst Scout Hut. The cost will be £11 per day or £25 for all three days. To request a registration form, please contact Julie during office hours 8am – 2pm Mon & Wed & 8am – 12 noon on Friday. Tel: 07756 918847 or email administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Holiday Club Volunteers
The Children’s Council are looking for a few more volunteers to help out with the holiday club on 22nd, 23rd and 24th July, 9am-2pm. It would be a help even if you can only volunteer for one day. You will need to have a DBS check and follow our safer recruitment procedure. For further information, please contact Hilary on 07980 596646.

Boxes and Cartons for Holiday Club
We are planning to make ‘junk models’ at holiday club so we need lots of empty boxes, packets, yoghurt pots etc. There will be a box for them at the back of church, but in view of the work being done in the sideroom, it would be more helpful if you could keep them at home for the next few weeks and bring them on 21st July. Alternatively, give me a ring on 07980 596646 and I will come and collect them from you. Thank you! Hilary

Foodbank
This week, we had 21 people through the door in 2 hours! That is the most we have served at St Oswald’s since it opened. We ran short of almost everything on the list, most of which are basic everyday items. I implore you to pick up a few items each time you shop, to help those who are in need and often Desperate. Unfortunately, we have no facility for fresh or frozen foods. It is all tins and packages. Tinned fruit, meat, fish and vegetables are especially needed. Other items include Milk, juice, tea, coffee, cereals, pasta/rice, baked beans, tinned tomatoes, pasta sauces, biscuits. All basic everyday items. If everyone just brought to church, just one item every week, think how much that would amount to. Just a thought! Please, please help. Thanking you in anticipation. Jackie Lynch, Jean Richardson and Charley Watts.

Congratulations
To our Growing Leaders candidates who have successfully completed our year long programme: Jill Pinks, Charley Watts, Kate Dagger and Jade Stratton.

Prayer Available
Please note that there is always someone willing to pray with you after the service about any need or concern you have. Please feel free to approach one of the prayer team direct or ask one of the clergy.

Carys Egner
We are delighted to announce that Carys has been appointed as maternity cover for Emma in her role as children’s worker. That role will change to Youth Worker (working with 9-14s) from August 1st.

Altar setting up
We have a small, dedicated band of altar servers, which needs additional people. Setting up the altar is fairly straightforward, and full training will be given. Volunteers will be asked to arrive at church for 9.30am. Please speak to Rita if you would like to know more.

Shawl Ministry
After many years of loyal service, Jackie Page has decided to lay down responsibility for coordinating our Shawl Ministry. We would like to find a replacement as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please speak to Jackie or Lynnette. The person who takes this on doesn’t necessarily have to be a knitter themselves.

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

Nativity 2019
Plans are afoot for a live Nativity at Christmas. Anyone who would like to help as part of the planning team should speak to Greg.

PowerPoint
We are looking for an additional volunteer who would be willing on an occasional basis to operate the PowerPoint for the screens on Sunday morning. The volunteer would be expected to help once every couple of months or so.

Serving those in Need
Following our three-part series on Serving those in Need, Sue Masters has produced a companion booklet with additional information and reflections. Please do take one.

Giving
A reminder of the benefit of giving by Direct Debit. It means being able to support the work of the church even when you’re not able to be here. It means not having to search for money to put on the plate just before leaving home on a Sunday morning. It means the Church can budget with much more confidence, knowing what money is coming in. It really does make a huge difference! We are also wanting to encourage people to consider remembering St Andrew’s in their wills. Even a small percentage of your estate could make a huge difference to the ongoing mission of the Church.

Drama Workshop
All Star Theatre Company are running a 2-day drama workshop over the summer. On Monday Aug 5th and Tuesday Aug 6th, day 1 at Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church and day 2 in the theatre of West Coventry Academy 10-4pm for 10-14 year olds. £10 for 2 days including lunch/refreshments provided. For further information, contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Kitchen Upgrade
Thanks to two generous grants from WREN (Waste Recycling Environment Ltd) and National Grid, and the additional extremely generous support from many members of the congregation, we have been able to complete a much-needed refurbishment of our kitchen and side room. Many thanks to those who have been so generous. There will be an official opening of the kitchen on Sept 7th, but it is in use from today.

Sponsored Walk
This year’s sponsored walk is ‘From Bubbenhall to Bidford’, following the Shakespeare Avon Way and visiting 8 different churches, entailing a total of 34 miles of walking country lanes and fields. We will be raising money for Kidz Klub and St Andrew’s. Anyone is welcome to join us even if only to do one leg of 3-4 miles. Please see Greg or Veronika for further details.

Stamps
I am collecting stamps for charity and should be grateful for any donations however small. You can either give them to me or leave in an envelope at the back of Church. Many thanks. Gill Tunnicliffe

Social Calendar
Proms in the Vicarage Garden Aug 31st – (tickets now on sale at £6)
Quiz Night Sept 20th
Queen Tribute Oct 5th (tickets now on sale at £15)
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (tickets now on sale at £15)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Kidz Praise
Our next Kidz Praise service for Primary School aged children and their carers will take place on 18th July led by Phil on Jesus’ baptism.

Tots Praise
The next Tots Praise service will take place on July 23rd. This is an informal gathering for pre-school children and their carers, with songs, craft and stories. Doors open at 8.45am, with the service starting at 9.15am. The theme on the 23rd is Samuel and Eli.

Transport for Medical Appointments
St Andrew’s is planning to launch a new service in the autumn, offering lifts to medical appointments at Coventry doctors and hospital. In order to do this, we need volunteer drivers who would be willing to help out on an occasional basis with a lift to the hospital or doctors. Full training and briefing will be provided. Any expression of interest will not be taken as a firm commitment at this stage. You can limit your commitment in any way you see fit. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check for safeguarding purposes. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Eddie Parkes, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Beryl Lee and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates July
Sun 14th 6.30pm Seek His Face
Tues 16th 6.00pm Drama Club at Our Ladies
Thurs 18th 3.15pm Kidz Praise
Mon 22nd 9am – 2pm Holiday Club at Kenthurst until Wednesday 24th July
Tues 23rd 9.15am Tots Praise
Readings John 21.1-19 (p 1090) & Col 1.1-14 (p 1182)
Readers Jill Pinks & Victoria Kaczur
Preacher Sue Masters
President Greg Smith
Led by Lesley Lee
Intercessions Nick Tooby
Communion Asst Lesley Lee
Organist Michael Watkins
Next week Col 2.6-15 & Luke 11.1-13

Pews News – 23rd June 2019

23rd June 2019 – First Sunday after Trinity

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

Congratulations
To Emma and Sean on the birth of their baby son, Austin Paul Wildman, born in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Please pray for Austin who was 9 weeks premature and is currently in special care, but doing well. We are currently working hard to ensure that Emma’s role as Children’s Worker is covered during her maternity leave, which has started unexpectedly early.

Anne Richardson
Please pray for Anne, who will be ordained Priest at Coventry Cathedral next Sunday morning.

Parish Safeguarding Handbook – An urgent reminder to all church leaders
All church leaders and members of the PCC have been given a copy of the Parish Safeguarding handbook which you are required to read. There is a signature list on the noticeboard at the back of church for you to sign and date to declare that you have read this. Please could you do this before the end of June. If you have any queries please speak to Linda Chylinski.

Kitchen Refurb
The kitchen will be out of action from Monday 24th June to Friday 12th July. On 26th & 27th June access beyond the double doors to the side room will not be possible because of floor screeding in process.

Holiday Club 2019
Following last year’s successful holiday club, we will be open once again for more crafts, games and fun for 5-11 year olds on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th July from 9am-2pm in Kenthurst Scout Hut. The cost will be £11 per day or £25 for all three days. To request a registration form, please contact Julie during office hours 8am – 2pm Mon & Wed & 8am – 12 noon on Friday. Tel: 07756 918847 or email administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Holiday Club Volunteers
The Children’s Council are looking for a few more volunteers to help out with the holiday club on 22nd, 23rd and 24th July, 9am-2pm. It would be a help even if you can only volunteer for one day. You will need to have a DBS check and follow our safer recruitment procedure. For further information, please contact Hilary on 07980 596646.

Boxes and Cartons for Holiday Club
We are planning to make ‘junk models’ at holiday club so we need lots of empty boxes, packets, yoghurt pots etc. There will be a box for them at the back of church, but in view of the work being done in the sideroom, it would be more helpful if you could keep them at home for the next few weeks and bring them on 21st July. Alternatively, give me a ring on 07980 596646 and I will come and collect them from you. Thank you! Hilary

Stamps
I am collecting stamps for charity and should be grateful for any donations however small. You can either give them to me or leave in an envelope at the back of Church. Many thanks. Gill Tunnicliffe.

Altar setting up
We have a small, dedicated band of altar servers, which needs additional people. Setting up the altar is fairly straightforward, and full training will be given. Volunteers will be asked to arrive at church for 9.30am. Please speak to Rita if you would like to know more.

Shawl Ministry
After many years of loyal service, Jackie Page has decided to lay down responsibility for coordinating our Shawl Ministry. We would like to find a replacement as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please speak to Jackie or Lynnette.

Transport Survey
Thanks to all those who cooperated with the 2019 Transport survey. It was encouraging to learn that the numbers walking to church have increased from 13% to 17% over the last 12 months, although the numbers driving and not sharing transport have also increased. The survey also shows that everyone who attends St Andy’s goes by car, which rather underlines why West Coventry Academy is an unsuitable venue for us.

Nativity 2019
Plans are afoot for a live Nativity at Christmas. Anyone who would like to help as part of the planning team should speak to Greg.

PowerPoint
We are looking for an additional volunteer who would be willing on an occasional basis to operate the PowerPoint for the screens on Sunday morning. The volunteer would be expected to help once every couple of months or so.

Derek Shale
We are sad to announce the death of Derek Shale, a very long-time member at St Andrews.  Derek’s funeral will take place at 1.30pm on Tuesday 25th June at St Andrew’s. Please pray for Margaret and the family at this time.

Serving those in Need
At last Tuesday’s session, we heard representatives from Foodbank, Job Club and Christians Against Poverty. All these ministries which are designed to help those most in need are looking for further volunteers. If you want to know more as to how you can help, please speak to Jackie Lynch (Foodbank), Stephen Warne (Job Club) or Terri Beales (CAP). This Tuesday’s session is on serving those in Emotional Need. It will take place at 7.30pm at the Vicarage.

Giving
A reminder of the benefit of giving by Direct Debit. It means being able to support the work of the church even when you’re not able to be here. It means not having to search for money to put on the plate just before leaving home on a Sunday morning. It means the Church can budget with much more confidence, knowing what money is coming in. It really does make a huge difference! We are also wanting to encourage people to consider remembering St Andrews in their wills. Even a small percentage of your estate could make a huge difference to the ongoing mission of the Church.

Kitchen Upgrade
Thanks to two generous grants from WREN (Waste Recycling Environment Ltd) and National Grid, and the additional extremely generous support from many members of the congregation, we are able to proceed with a much-needed refurbishment of our kitchen and side room. Many thanks to those who have been so generous. Work begins tomorrow! The kitchen and side room will be out of action for three weeks until July 6th. Activities in the side room have been cancelled or relocated. If unsure, please ask a churchwarden.

Lunch n Chat
Lunch n Chat has been running very successfully for many years, offering support to those who have been bereaved. We are currently looking for an additional helper for the 4th Weds of the month from 11.30am-1.30pm. Duties include serving meals, making tea and chatting to the guests. If you would like to know more, please speak to Rita Muir.

Sponsored Walk
This year’s sponsored walk is ‘From Bubbenhall to Bidford’, following the Shakespeare Avon Way and visiting 8 different churches, entailing a total of 34 miles of walking country lanes and fields. We will be raising money for Kidz Klub and St Andrew’s. Anyone is welcome to join us even if only to do one leg of 3-4 miles. Please see Greg or Veronika for further details.

Social Calendar

Proms in the Vicarage Garden Aug 31st
Quiz Night Sept 20th
Queen Tribute Oct 5th (tickets now on sale)
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (tickets now on sale)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Kidz Praise
Our next Kidz Praise service for Primary School aged children and their carers will take place on 18th July.

Tots Praise
Please note that there will be no Tots Praise service on either June 25th or July 9th because of the kitchen refurbishment. The next Tots Praise service will take place on July 23rd.

Transport for Medical Appointments
St Andrew’s is planning to launch a new service in the autumn, offering lifts to medical appointments at Coventry doctors and hospital. In order to do this, we need volunteer drivers who would be willing to help out on an occasional basis with a lift to the hospital or doctors. Full training and briefing will be provided. Any expression of interest will not be taken as a firm commitment at this stage. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check for safeguarding purposes. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Holiday and Pews News
The Parish Administrator is now on holiday until 8th July. Any urgent enquiries should be addressed to the Vicar or Church Wardens. Please note that notices for next week’s Pews News should be sent to Steve Martin at stevecmartin@talktalk.net.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by David Griffiths.

Prayer List
Please pray for Eddie Parkes, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Beryl Lee and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates June – July
Mon 24th 7.30pm Children’s Council meeting at 538 Broad Lane
Tues 25th 6.00pm All Star Theatre Co at Our Ladies
7.30pm Serving those in Emotional Need at the Vicarage
Thurs 27th 7.30pm Growing Leaders at the Vicarage
Mon 1st 7.00pm Baptism Preparation in church
8.00pm Nativity planning team at the Vicarage
Tues 2nd Serving those in Spiritual Need at 55 Handsworth Cresc
Readings Gal 3.23-29 (p 1170) & Luke 8.26-39 (p 1038)
Readers Angela Lamb & Hilary Wankling
Preacher Nick Tooby
President Greg Smith
Led by Sue Masters
Intercessions Nick Tooby
Comm Asst Nick Tooby
Music Michael Watkins
Children Greg, Jill & Lesley
Next week Psalm 139.1-14 & John 8.1-11

Pews News – 16th June 2019

16th June 2019 – Trinity Sunday & Father’s Day

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

Holiday Club 2019
Following last year’s successful holiday club, we will be open once again for more crafts, games and fun for 5-11 year olds on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th July from 9am-2pm in Kenthurst Scout Hut. The cost will be £11 per day or £25 for all three days. To request a registration form, please contact either Emma or Julie during office hours 8am – 2pm Mon & Wed & 8am – 12 noon on Friday. Emma: 07969 066979 st_andrews_emma@outlook.com / Julie: 07756 918847 administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Holiday Club Volunteers
The Children’s Council are looking for a few more volunteers to help out with the holiday club on 22nd, 23rd and 24th July, 9am-2pm. It would be a help even if you can only volunteer for one day. You will need to have a DBS check and follow our safer recruitment procedure. For further information, please contact Hilary on 07980 596646.

Kitchen Refurb/Working Party
Volunteers needed to help with clearing the kitchen cupboards, side room and loft space prior to work starting on the new kitchen on Saturday 22nd June at 9.30am. If you are able to help then please speak to Nick Tooby or Trevor Hill. The kitchen will be out of action from Monday 24th June to Friday 12th July. On 26th & 27th June access beyond the double doors to the side room will not be possible because of floor screeding in process.

Serving those in Need
In June there will be a sermon series on Serving those in Need. To accompany the series there will be a mid-week session where we will explore the theme from that week’s sermon and look at how we as individuals, and as a church, can be people who serve those in need. The mid-week group will meet in church from 8-9.30pm and refreshments will be available from 7.30pm. The mid-week sessions are on the following dates and everyone is welcome to all or some of them:

Tuesday 18th June Material need
Tuesday 25th June Emotional need
Tuesday 2nd July Spiritual need

If you are interested or want to know more please speak with Greg or Sue Masters.

Book Club
Want to join a book club? We are starting one in July 2019 and everyone is welcome to come along. It will be held every two months either on a Saturday morning or an evening in the week, in church. This will be an opportunity to discuss the selected book and gain insight from others. We will start with Mere Christianity by C S Lewis. Each person will need a copy of the book and need to read it before we meet.

The first meetings will be on:

Saturday 6th July 9-10.30am (Light breakfast available)
Thursday 5th September 7.30-9.00pm

If you are interested please speak with Greg or Sue Masters

Beetle Drive
Our Beetle Drive was a great success and many thanks to all those from St Andy’s and St Andrew’s who came along and supported it – we had a fun evening with plenty of laughter, and look forward to holding another one later in the year. Thanks to Eileen for organising the raffle which with the ticket sales meant we raised a total of £125.

Stamps
I am collecting stamps for charity and should be grateful for any donations however small. You can either give them to me or leave in an envelope at the back of Church. Many thanks. Gill Tunnicliffe

Altar setting up
We have a small, dedicated band of altar servers, which needs additional people. Setting up the altar is fairly straightforward, and full training will be given. Volunteers will be asked to arrive at church for 9.30am. Please speak to Rita if you would like to know more.

Shawl Ministry
After many years of loyal service, Jackie Page has decided to lay down responsibility for coordinating our Shawl Ministry. We would like to find a replacement as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please speak to Jackie or Lynnette.

PowerPoint
We are looking for an additional volunteer who would be willing on an occasional basis to operate the PowerPoint for the screens on Sunday morning. The volunteer would be expected to help once every couple of months or so.

Derek Shale
We are sad to announce the death of Derek Shale, a very long-time member at St Andrew’s. Derek’s funeral will take place at 1.30pm on Tuesday June 25th at St Andrew’s. Please pray for Margaret and the family at this time.

Foodbank
It was reported at the AGM of St Oswald’s Church that this last year has seen the highest ever take up of foodbank parcels. Giving in Coventry as a whole to foodbanks has receded. Most Wednesdays, the bank in Tile Hill runs out of essential items by the time they close. St Oswald’s members wished to convey their appreciation of all that St Andrew’s does to support Foodbank. Please continue or even start bringing essential food items to church and placing them in the blue box at the back of church.

Giving
A reminder of the benefit of giving by Direct Debit. It means being able to support the work of the church even when you’re not able to be here. It means not having to search for money to put on the plate just before leaving home on a Sunday morning. It means the Church can budget with much more confidence, knowing what money is coming in. It really does make a huge difference! We are also wanting to encourage people to consider remembering St Andrew’s in their wills. Even a small percentage of your estate could make a huge difference to the ongoing mission of the Church.

Kitchen Upgrade
Thanks to two generous grants from WREN (Waste Recycling Environment Ltd) and National Grid, and the additional extremely generous support from many members of the congregation, we are able to proceed with a much-needed refurbishment of our kitchen and side room. Many thanks to those who have been so generous. Work has been slightly delayed and will begin on the 24th June.

Sponsored Walk
There will be a sponsored ride and stride event on Saturday Sept 14th, starting at St Andrew’s and taking in 12-15 churches in the Diocese on the way to the most southern part of the diocese down in Shipston. Anyone is welcome to join us, either by walking or cycling or by becoming part of the wonderful support crew. You may walk the whole distance (approx. 40 miles) or just one leg from one church to another.  Please see Greg or Veronika for further details.

Kidz Praise
Our next Kidz Praise service for Primary School aged children and their carers takes place this Thursday, June 20th with doors open from 3.15pm for craft, toast and activities, with the service of story, songs and prayers starting at 4pm. This week, led by Greg, A Time to Build, the story of Nehemiah.

Tots Praise
Please note that there will be no Tots Praise service on either June 25th or July 9th because of the kitchen refurbishment. The next Tots Praise service will take place on July 23rd.

Thy Kingdom Come
Thanks to those who joined the Bishop of Coventry and pray-ers from half a dozen other local churches on Pentecost afternoon for our prayer walk around the area. It was very powerful seeing so many Christians from different denominations praying together for our community.

Transport for Medical Appointments
St Andrew’s is planning to launch a new service in the autumn, offering lifts to medical appointments at Coventry doctors and hospital. In order to do this, we need volunteer drivers who would be willing to help out once or twice a week with a lift to the hospital or doctors. Full training and briefing will be provided. Any expression of interest will not be taken as a firm commitment at this stage. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check for safeguarding purposes. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Appeal for Volunteers from RAWKUS and Environmental Sustainability Team
Every year, tonnes of edible food and equipment are left in halls by students moving out. At the end of each term, RAWKUS volunteers combine to remove the leftover food that is still in date and edible as well as unwanted goods from Halls of Residence. If you are interested in volunteering to help see website link https://www.warwicksu.com/campaigning/campaigns/development_environment/rawkus/ or speak to Jackie Lynch for further details.

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Eddie Parkes, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Beryl Lee and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates June
Mon 17th 7.30pm Leadership Team at 23 Mary Herbert St
Tues 18th 6.00pm All Star Theatre Co at Our Ladies
7.15pm Walk planning meeting at the Vicarage
7.30pm Serving those in Material Need in church
Weds 19th 2.00pm Safeguarding meeting at the Vicarage
Thurs 20th 3.15pm Kidz Praise
Readings Isaiah 58:6-11 (p 745) Matthew 25:31-40 (p 995)
Readers Sara Parkes & Harvey Wyatt
Preacher Sue Masters
President Lynnette Clarke
Led by Nick Tooby
Intercessions Lynnette Clarke
Comm Asst Sue Masters
Music Di/Dan
Next week Gal 3.23-29 & Luke 8.26-39

 

Pews News – 9th June 2019

9th June 2019 – Pentecost Sunday

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

Beetle Drive
Our Beetle Drive was a great success and many thanks to all those from St Andy’s and St Andrew’s who came along and supported it – we had a fun evening with plenty of laughter, and look forward to holding another one later in the year. Thanks to Eileen for organising the raffle which with the ticket sales meant we raised a total of £125.

Stamps
I am collecting stamps for charity and should be grateful for any donations however small. You can either give them to me or leave in an envelope at the back of Church. Many thanks. Gill Tunnicliffe.

Altar Setting Up
We have a small, dedicated band of altar servers, which needs additional people. Setting up the altar is fairly straightforward, and full training will be given. Volunteers will be asked to arrive at church for 9.30am. Please speak to Rita if you would like to know more.

Shawl Ministry
After many years of loyal service, Jackie Page has decided to lay down responsibility for coordinating our Shawl Ministry. We would like to find a replacement as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please speak to Jackie or Lynnette.

PowerPoint
We are looking for an additional volunteer who would be willing on an occasional basis to operate the PowerPoint for the screens on Sunday morning. The volunteer would be expected to help once every couple of months or so.

Derek Shale
We are sad to announce the death of Derek Shale, a very long-time member at St Andrew’s. Derek’s funeral will take place at 1.30pm on Tuesday June 25th at St Andrew’s. Please pray for Margaret and the family at this time.

Book Club
Want to join a book club? We are starting one in July 2019 and everyone is welcome to come along. It will be held every two months either on a Saturday morning or an evening in the week, in church. This will be an opportunity to discuss the selected book and gain insight from others. We will start with Mere Christianity by C S Lewis. Each person will need a copy of the book and need to read it before we meet.

The first meetings will be on:

Saturday 6th July 9-10.30am (Light breakfast available)
Thursday 5th September 7.30-9.00pm

If you are interested please speak with Greg or Sue Masters.

Holiday Club 2019
Following last year’s successful holiday club, we will be open once again for more crafts, games and fun for 5-11 year olds on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th July from 9am-2pm in Kenthurst Scout Hut. The cost will be £11 per day or £25 for all three days. To request a registration form, please contact either Emma or Julie during office hours 8am – 2pm Mon & Wed & 8am – 12 noon on Friday. Emma: 07969 066979 st_andrews_emma@outlook.com / Julie: 07756 918847 administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Serving those in Need
In June there will be a sermon series on Serving those in Need. To accompany the series there will be a mid-week session where we will explore the theme from that week’s sermon and look at how we as individuals, and as a church, can be people who serve those in need. The mid-week group will meet in church from 8-9.30pm and refreshments will be available from 7.30pm. The mid-week sessions are on the following dates and everyone is welcome to all or some of them:

Tuesday 18th June Material need
Tuesday 25th June Emotional need
Tuesday 2nd July Spiritual need

If you are interested or want to know more please speak with Greg or Sue Masters.

Walk to Church Sunday
Thanks to everyone who made a special effort on the 19th May on Walk to Church Sunday, when we encourage our congregations (as many as physically can) to walk (or cycle) to church. It’s good for our bodies, good for our planet and good for our souls (not to mention the parking!) If you enjoyed walking, why not make it a habit throughout the summer. Failing that, is there someone with whom you can share transport?

Foodbank
It was reported at the AGM of St Oswald’s Church that this last year has seen the highest ever take up of foodbank parcels. Giving in Coventry as a whole to foodbanks has receded. Most Wednesdays, the bank in Tile Hill runs out of essential items by the time they close. St Oswald’s members wished to convey their appreciation of all that St Andrew’s does to support Foodbank. Please continue or even start bringing essential food items to church and placing them in the blue box at the back of church.

Giving
A reminder of the benefit of giving by Direct Debit.

It means being able to support the work of the church even when you’re not able to be here.

It means not having to search for money to put on the plate just before leaving home on a Sunday morning.

It means the Church can budget with much more confidence, knowing what money is coming in.

It really does make a huge difference! We are also wanting to encourage people to consider remembering St Andrew’s in their wills. Even a small percentage of your estate could make a huge difference to the ongoing mission of the Church.

Kitchen Upgrade
Thanks to two generous grants from WREN (Waste Recycling Environment Ltd) and National Grid, and the additional extremely generous support from many members of the congregation, we are able to proceed with a much-needed refurbishment of our kitchen and side room. Many thanks to those who have been so generous. Work has been slightly delayed and will begin on the 24th June.

Sponsored Walk
There will be a sponsored ride and stride event on Saturday Sept 14th, starting at St Andrew’s and taking in 12-15 churches in the Diocese on the way to the most southern part of the diocese down in Shipston. Anyone is welcome to join us, either by walking or cycling or by becoming part of the wonderful support crew. You may walk the whole distance (approx. 40 miles) or just one leg from one church to another. Please see Greg or Veronika for further details.

Seek His Face
The next gathering for prayer, prophecy and praise, which we call Seek His Face takes place this evening at 6.30pm. All very welcome.

Thy Kingdom Come
Ascension marked the start of the 11-day period, Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. The period will conclude with a Prayer Walk from the Chinese Church in Lime Tree Avenue and finishing at St Andrew’s on Pentecost Sunday, June 9th, starting at 2.30pm and including the Bishop of Coventry.

Christian Aid Week
Please contact Pat Sullivan at patsullivan8186@gmail.com if you have a collection to hand over.

Transport for Medical Appointments
St Andrew’s is planning to launch a new service in the autumn, offering lifts to medical appointments at Coventry doctors and hospital. In order to do this, we need volunteer drivers who would be willing to help out once or twice a week with a lift to the hospital or doctors. Full training and briefing will be provided. Any expression of interest will not be taken as a firm commitment at this stage. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check for safeguarding purposes. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Appeal for Volunteers from RAWKUS and Environmental Sustainability Team
Every year, tonnes of edible food and equipment are left in halls by students moving out. At the end of each term, RAWKUS volunteers combine to remove the leftover food that is still in date and edible as well as unwanted goods from Halls of Residence. If you are interested in volunteering to help see website link https://www.warwicksu.com/campaigning/campaigns/development_environment/rawkus/ or speak to Jackie Lynch for further details.

Manna Academy Christian Performing Arts
Is coming to Coventry. We will be holding a taster day on June 15th at Hebron Christian Faith Church, The forum, Longfellow Road, Coventry, CV2 5HD. The class times for the day are: ages 6 – 10 from 2-3pm, ages 11 – 17 from 3-4pm and 18 and over from 5-6pm. There is no registration needed for the taster day. We hope to see you there. You can find out more about Manna Academy at www.mannaministries.org.uk

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Lesley Lee.

Prayer List
Please pray for Bernice Griffiths, Eddie Parkes, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Beryl Lee and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates June
Sun 9th 10.00am Parish Communion for Pentecost
2.30pm Prayer walk at Chinese Church
6.30pm Seek His Face
Mon 10th 7.30pm PCC meeting
Tues 11th 9.15am Tots Praise
12 noon Light Lunch
2.00pm Forget me Not
6.00pm All Star Theatre Company at Our Ladies
Weds 12th 7.30pm Children’s Council at 538 Broad Lane
Readings Acts 2.1-21 & John 14.8-17
Readers Vicky Yardley & Jill Joyce
Preacher Greg Smith
President Greg Smith
Ledy by Lesley Lee
Intercessions Lesley Lee
Comm Asst Harvey Wyatt
Music Di Fellowes
Next week Romans 5.1-5 & John 16.12-15

Pews News – 2nd June 2019

2nd June 2019 – The Seventh Sunday after Easter

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

Altar Setting Up
We have a small, dedicated band of altar servers, which needs additional people. Setting up the altar is fairly straightforward, and full training will be given. Volunteers will be asked to arrive at church for 9.30am. Please speak to Rita if you would like to know more.

Shawl Ministry
After many years of loyal service, Jackie Page has decided to lay down responsibility for coordinating our Shawl Ministry. We would like to find a replacement as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please speak to Jackie or Lynnette.

PowerPoint
We are looking for an additional volunteer who would be willing on an occasional basis to operate the PowerPoint for the screens on Sunday morning. The volunteer would be expected to help once every couple of months or so.

Derek Shale
We are sad to announce the death of Derek Shale, a very long-time member at St Andrew’s. Derek’s funeral will take place at 1.30pm on Tuesday June 25th at St Andrew’s. Please pray for Margaret and the family at this time.

Holiday
Please note that Greg and Fran will be on holiday from 1st-8th June. Church related enquiries should be made through the churchwardens or the Church Office on 07756 918847.

Book Club
Want to join a book club? We are starting one in July 2019 and everyone is welcome to come along. It will be held every two months either on a Saturday morning or an evening in the week, in church. This will be an opportunity to discuss the selected book and gain insight from others. We will start with Mere Christianity by C S Lewis. Each person will need a copy of the book and need to read it before we meet.

The first meetings will be on:

Saturday 6th July 9-10.30am (Light breakfast available)
Thursday 5th September 7.30-9.00pm

If you are interested please speak with Greg or Sue Masters

Holiday Club 2019
Following last year’s successful holiday club, we will be open once again for more crafts, games and fun for 5-11 year olds on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th July from 9am-2pm in Kenthurst Scout Hut. The cost will be £11 per day or £25 for all three days. To request a registration form, please contact either Emma or Julie during office hours 8am – 2pm Mon & Wed & 8am – 12 noon on Friday. Emma: 07969 066979 st_andrews_emma@outlook.com / Julie: 07756 918847 administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Serving those in Need
In June there will be a sermon series on Serving those in Need. To accompany the series there will be a mid-week session where we will explore the theme from that week’s sermon and look at how we as individuals, and as a church, can be people who serve those in need. The mid-week group will meet in church from 8-9.30pm and refreshments will be available from 7.30pm. The mid-week sessions are on the following dates and everyone is welcome to all or some of them:

Tuesday 18th June Material need
Tuesday 25th June Emotional need
Tuesday 2nd July Spiritual need

If you are interested or want to know more please speak with Greg or Sue Masters.

Walk to Church Sunday
Thanks to everyone who made a special effort on the 19th May on Walk to Church Sunday, when we encourage our congregations (as many as physically can) to walk (or cycle) to church. It’s good for our bodies, good for our planet and good for our souls (not to mention the parking!) If you enjoyed walking, why not make it a habit throughout the summer. Failing that, is there someone with whom you can share transport?

Ignatian Service
Our monthly Ignatian Service takes place this evening at 6.30pm led by Jill Pinks. A time of reflection and fellowship followed by a short service of Compline to which all are welcome.

Foodbank
It was reported at the AGM of St Oswald’s Church that this last year has seen the highest ever take up of foodbank parcels. Giving in Coventry as a whole to foodbanks has receded. Most Wednesdays, the bank in Tile Hill runs out of essential items by the time they close. St Oswald’s members wished to convey their appreciation of all that St Andrew’s does to support Foodbank. Please continue or even start bringing essential food items to church and placing them in the blue box at the back of church.

Giving
A reminder of the benefit of giving by Direct Debit.
It means being able to support the work of the church even when you’re not able to be here.
It means not having to search for money to put on the plate just before leaving home on a Sunday morning.
It means the Church can budget with much more confidence, knowing what money is coming in.
It really does make a huge difference! We are also wanting to encourage people to consider remembering St Andrew’s in their wills. Even a small percentage of your estate could make a huge difference to the ongoing mission of the Church.

Kitchen Upgrade
Thanks to two generous grants from WREN (Waste Recycling Environment Ltd) and National Grid, and the additional extremely generous support from many members of the congregation, we are able to proceed with a much-needed refurbishment of our kitchen and side room. Many thanks to those who have been so generous. Work has been slightly delayed and will begin on the 24th June.

Sponsored Walk
There will be a sponsored ride and stride event on Saturday Sept 14th, starting at St Andrew’s and taking in 12-15 churches in the Diocese on the way to the most southern part of the diocese down in Shipston. Anyone is welcome to join us, either by walking or cycling or by becoming part of the wonderful support crew. You may walk the whole distance (approx. 40 miles) or just one leg from one church to another. Please see Greg or Veronika for further details.

Party in the Park
Huge thanks to all those who supported Party in the Park on Bank Holiday Monday. Something like 2,500 attended, making it the most successful so far. Particular thanks to those who volunteered on the day. You are real heroes, every one of you! The event costs £4,500 to put on, but we think because of the turnout we may have still made a very small profit. Church members won two raffle prizes (yellow tickets 411-415 & 416-420).

Kidz Praise
Our next Kidz Praise service for Primary School aged children and their carers takes place this Thursday, June 6th with doors open from 3.15pm for craft, toast and activities, with the service of story, songs and prayers starting at 4pm. This week, led by Phil, Esther was a Star!

Seek His Face
The next gathering for prayer, prophecy and praise, which we call Seek His Face takes place on Pentecost Sunday, June 9th at 6.30pm. All very welcome.

Thy Kingdom Come
Ascension marked the start of the 11-day period, Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. The period will conclude with a Prayer Walk from the Chinese Church in Lime Tree Avenue and finishing at St Andrew’s on Pentecost Sunday, June 9th, starting at 2.30pm and including the Bishop of Coventry.

Christian Aid Week
Please contact Pat Sullivan at patsullivan8186@gmail.com if you have a collection to hand over.

Transport for Medical Appointments
St Andrew’s is planning to launch a new service in the autumn, offering lifts to medical appointments at Coventry doctors and hospital. In order to do this, we need volunteer drivers who would be willing to help out once or twice a week with a lift to the hospital or doctors. Full training and briefing will be provided. Any expression of interest will not be taken as a firm commitment at this stage. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check for safeguarding purposes. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Appeal for Volunteers from RAWKUS and Environmental Sustainability Team
Every year, tonnes of edible food and equipment are left in halls by students moving out. At the end of each term, RAWKUS volunteers combine to remove the leftover food that is still in date and edible as well as unwanted goods from Halls of Residence. If you are interested in volunteering to help see website link https://www.warwicksu.com/campaigning/campaigns/development_environment/rawkus/ or speak to Jackie Lynch for further details.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Beryl Ganley.

Prayer List
Please pray for Eddie Parkes, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Beryl Lee and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates June
Sun 2nd 8.00am Said Communion
10.00am Worship 4 All
6.30pm Ignatian Service
Mon 3rd 7.30pm Growing Leaders in church
Tues 4th 6.00pm Drama club at Our Ladies
Thurs 6th 3.15pm Kidz Praise
Sun 9th 10.00am Parish Communion for Pentecost
2.30pm Prayer walk at Chinese Church
6.30pm Seek His Face
Mon 10th 7.30pm PCC meeting
Tues 11th 7.30pm Children’s Council at 538 Broad Lane
Readings at 8am Acts 16.16-34 (p 1112) & John 17.20-26 (p 1085)
Reader Elizabeth Shelton
President Phil Richardson
Worship 4 All Sue & Phil
Next week Acts 2.1-21 & John 14.8-17

 

Pews News – 26th May 2019

26th May 2019 – The Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

Parish Weekend
We had a fabulous time at Shallowford House two weeks ago, enjoying teaching from Revd Richard Cooke, great food, joyful fellowship and beautiful surroundings. We are hoping to go again next year. Please speak to Sue Masters next year if you would like to know more.

Holiday Club 2019
Following last year’s successful holiday club, we will be open once again for more crafts, games and fun for 5-11 year olds on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th July from 9am-2pm in Kenthurst Scout Hut. The cost will be £11 per day or £25 for all three days. To request a registration form, please contact either Emma or Julie during office hours 8am – 2pm Mon & Wed & 8am – 12 noon on Friday. Emma: 07969 066979 st_andrews_emma@outlook.com / Julie: 07756 918847 administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Altar Setting Up
We have a small, dedicated band of altar servers, which needs additional people. Setting up the altar is fairly straightforward, and full training will be given. Volunteers will be asked to arrive at church for 9.30am. Please speak to Rita if you would like to know more.

PowerPoint
We are looking for an additional volunteer who would be willing on an occasional basis to operate the PowerPoint for the screens on Sunday morning. The volunteer would be expected to help once every couple of months or so.

Walk to Church Sunday
Thanks to everyone who made a special effort last week on Walk to Church Sunday, when we encourage our congregations (as many as physically can) to walk (or cycle) to church. It’s good for our bodies, good for our planet and good for our souls (not to mention the parking!) If you enjoyed walking last week, why not make it a habit throughout the summer. Failing that, is there someone with whom you can share transport?

Foodbank
It was reported at the AGM of St Oswald’s Church that this last year has seen the highest ever take up of foodbank parcels. Most Wednesdays, the bank runs out of essential items by the time they close. St Oswald’s members wished to convey their appreciation of all that St Andrew’s does to support Foodbank. Please continue or even start bringing essential food items to church and placing them in the blue box at the back of church.

Giving
A reminder of the benefit of giving by Direct Debit.
-It means being able to support the work of the church even when you’re not able to be here
– It means not having to search for money to put on the plate just before leaving home on a Sunday morning
– It means the Church can budget with much more confidence, knowing what money is coming in
It really does make a huge difference! We are also wanting to encourage people to consider remembering St Andrew’s in their wills. Even a small percentage of your estate could make a huge difference to the ongoing mission of the Church.

Kitchen Upgrade
Thanks to two generous grants from WREN (Waste Recycling Environment Ltd) and National Grid, and the additional extremely generous support from many members of the congregation, we are able to proceed with a much-needed refurbishment of our kitchen and side room. Many thanks to those who have been so generous. Work is to begin on the refurbishment on the 17th June.

Sponsored Walk
There will be a sponsored ride and stride event on Saturday 14th September, starting at St Andrew’s and taking in 12-15 churches in the Diocese on the way to the most southern part of the diocese down in Shipston. Anyone is welcome to join us, either by walking or cycling or by becoming part of the wonderful support crew. You may walk the whole distance (approx. 40 miles) or just one leg from one church to another. Please see Greg or Veronika for further details.

Holiday
Please note that Greg and Fran will be on holiday from 1st-8th June. Church related enquiries should be made through the churchwardens or the Church Office on 07756 918847.

Allesley Green Prayer Walk
A group of us will be meeting at 14 New Ash Close in Allesley Green on Tuesday May 28th to prayer walk on the estate. We gather at 7.30pm and will pray for an hour. All welcome.

Party in the Park
Huge thanks to all those who supported Party in the Park on Bank Holiday Monday. Something like 2,500 attended, making it the most successful so far. Particular thanks to those who volunteered on the day. You are real heroes, every one of you! The event costs £4,500 to put on, but we think because of the turnout we may have still made a very small profit. Church members won two raffle prizes (yellow tickets 411-415 & 416-420).

Tots Praise
Our next gathering for pre-school children and their carers (Tots Praise) on Tuesday 28th May. Doors open at 8.45am, with refreshments served and toys/craft activities available. The short service of songs, story and prayer begins at 9.15am led by Greg on Deborah.

Ascension Day
There will be a communion service at 7pm on Ascension Day, Thursday May 30th. Anyone who would like to read at the service should contact Greg.

Thy Kingdom Come
Ascension marks the start of the 11-day period, Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. The period will conclude with a Prayer Walk from the Chinese Church in Lime Tree Avenue and finishing at St Andrew’s on Pentecost Sunday, June 9th, starting at 2.30pm and including the Bishop of Coventry.

Christian Aid Week
Please contact Pat Sullivan at patsullivan8186@gmail.com if you have a collection to hand over.

Transport for Medical Appointments
St Andrew’s is planning to launch a new service in the autumn, offering lifts to medical appointments at Coventry doctors and hospital. In order to do this, we need volunteer drivers who would be willing to help out once or twice a week with a lift to the hospital or doctors. Full training and briefing will be provided. Any expression of interest will not be taken as a firm commitment at this stage. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check for safeguarding purposes. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Job Vacancy
St Francis of Assisi Church, Links Road, Coventry are looking to recruit a Community Support Officer. For further details please see the information in the red folder at the back of church. The closing date for applications is 28th May.

Serving those in Need
In June there will be a sermon series on Serving those in Need. To accompany the series there will be a mid-week session where we will explore the theme from that week’s sermon and look at how we as individuals, and as a church, can be people who serve those in need. The mid-week group will meet in church from 8-9.30pm and refreshments will be available from 7.30pm. The mid-week sessions are on the following dates and everyone is welcome to all or some of them:

Tuesday 18th June Material need
Tuesday 25th June Emotional need
Tuesday 2nd July Spiritual need

If you are interested or want to know more please speak with Greg or Sue Masters.

Book Club
Want to join a book club? We are starting one in July 2019 and everyone is welcome to come along. It will be held every two months either on a Saturday morning or an evening in the week, in church. This will be an opportunity to discuss the selected book and gain insight from others. We will start with Mere Christianity by C S Lewis. Each person will need a copy of the book and need to read it before we meet.

The first meetings will be on:

Saturday 6th July 9-10.30am (Light breakfast available)
Thursday 5th September 7.30-9.00pm

If you are interested please speak with Greg or Sue Masters

Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship & Mission (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. They are five session modules, open to everyone and are a good way of meeting with other Christians to learn and explore in a group. Each module is delivered in various venues across the Diocese, and there is a small cost. The following modules are being offered across the diocese this summer.
Creation Care St Peter’s Dunchurch, The Square, Dunchurch, CV22 6PE.
We Believe at St Michael’s House, 11 Priory Row, Coventry, CV1 5EX.
Empowering Leadership at St. Bartholomew Church, Brinklow Road, Binley, CV3 2DT.
If you are interested in any of the modules listed above or have more general questions about the courses 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

Beetle Drive
St Andrew’s and St Andy’s are holding a Beetle Drive on Saturday, 1st June from 6-8pm in the Village Hall. Tickets are £4 for Adults and £2 for Children (under 4’s are free) which will include refreshments in the interval. Please do come along and support us as it is great fun for all the family. Tickets are now available from Gill Tunnicliffe at St Andrew’s and Anne Packwood at St Andy’s.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Hazel and Frank Elks.

Prayer List
Please pray for Eddie Parkes, Colin Sanders, Derek Shale, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, Beryl Lee and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates May-June
Tues 28th 9.15am Tots Praise
12.00pm Light Lunch
2.00pm Forget me Not
7.30pm Allesley Green prayer walk
Weds 29th 11.30am Lunch n Chat leaders meeting
Thurs 30th 7.00pm Ascension Day Service
Thurs 6th 3.15pm Kidz Praise
Readings Acts 16.9-15 & John 14.23-29
Readers Peter Bruton & Ann Crowley
Preacher Lesley Lee
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Greg Smith
Comm Lesley Lee
Asst Sue Hill

 

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come between Ascension (May 30th) and Pentecost (June 9th), it is hoped that everyone who takes part will

  • Deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for God’s spirit to work in the lives of those they know
  • Come to realise that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer

Specifically, at St Andrew’s, you can attend the Ascension Day service at 7 p.m. on Thurs May 30th, the Pentecost Services on Sunday June 9th or Prayer Walk with us on Sunday June 9th.  We will be joined by the Bishop of Coventry, walking from the Chinese Church in Lime Tree Avenue to St Andrews, starting at 2.30 p.m. with refreshments being served at St Oswald’s Tile Hill along the way.

There is also a prayer walk beginning at St Andrews at 11.30 a.m. on Monday June 3rd, going via Meriden Church and finishing at Berkswell Church, where refreshments will be served.  Walkers will be joined by the Bishop of Warwick.