Pews News – 22nd September 2019

22nd September 2019 – The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

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

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.

Autumn Fayre – Saturday 12th October
It is only 3 weeks away, so we need to start requesting help on the day for setting up and managing stalls. We need bric a brac, books, toys unwanted gifts, bottles and chocolate for tombola, cakes, raffle prizes etc. If anyone wants a table to sell their own crafts, let me know. Most of all we need your support, so please bring friends and family along on the day. Jackie Lynch.

Harvest Flowers
We will be celebrating Harvest the first two Sundays of October. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the flowers please see Ann Dove. Volunteers will be needed to help decorate the church. If you can spare half an hour on Saturday 5th October at 9.15am please let Ann Dove know.

Healing Service
There will be a special service next Sunday with the opportunity for anointing with oil and prayer for healing in the context of our regular communion service. All welcome.

Steve and Eileen Warne
Have left Eastern. There will be an opportunity to say farewell to them at a special service on Sunday 29th September at 4.30pm followed by refreshments. Today is the final chance for anyone who wishes to contribute to a leaving gift. Donations to Rita or Lesley.

Stories needed!
Do you have a story or tribute for Stephen and Eileen at their farewell service on 29th September (4.30pm at St Andrews)? We need people to tell stories of how the Warnes have blessed them or how God has used them in your life. Funny anecdotes also welcome! Contact philrichardson@gmail.com if you are able to help.

Quiz Night
Thanks to all who supported the Quiz Night on Friday. At the time of writing, we were expecting 80 guests.

Allesley Green Prayer Group

A small group meet to pray for the Allesley Green community on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Book Club
Our next book club meeting is on Saturday 16th November from 9.30-11am in the vicarage. Everyone is welcome to come along. The book we are reading is: Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans and this is an opportunity to discuss the book and gain insight from others. In the book ‘the author embarks on a quest to find out what it really means to be part of the Church. Centred around seven sacraments, Evans quest takes readers through a liturgical year with stories about baptism, communion, confirmation, confession, marriage, vocation, and death that are funny, heart-breaking, and sharply honest. A memoir about making do and taking risks, about the messiness of community and the power of grace, Searching for Sunday is about overcoming cynicism to find hope.’ Each person will need a copy of the book (or access an audio version of the book) and need to have read it, or some of it before we meet. If you are interested please speak with Greg or Sue Masters.

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.

Drama Club
A new term has just begun on Tuesdays from 6-7pm at Our Lady of the Assumption on Tile Hill Lane. Cost £1 with all 8-12 year olds welcome. Drama, games and food. To find out more, please speak to Greg or Selina.

Kitchen
Many thanks to Jose England who wonderfully officiated at the grand official opening of our new kitchen earlier this month. Thanks also to those who turned out in support.

Gift Appeal
Congregation members and other supporters of the church are invited to respond to our appeal, in which we are seeking to raise £3,000 in gifts and pledges. The appeal is designed to support the work of St Andrew’s generally, but also three projects in particular: our new Youth Worker, Taste Life (support for those suffering with eating disorders) and St Andy’s need for a new, permanent venue. Please give generously either one-off gifts. Gifts should be placed in an envelope and marked clearly.

Sponsored Walk
The sponsored 35 mile walk ‘From Bubbenhall to Bidford’, following the Shakespeare Avon Way was successfully completed last Saturday.  If you were kind enough to sponsor us, please place your sponsorship offering in the basket at the back of church and cross your name off the list. If you didn’t get round to offering sponsorship, it’s not too late! Just put your money in the basket or go online and donate through our Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/greg-smith-2.  We are raising money for Kidz Klub and St Andrew’s. Kidz Klub will use the money to take Tile Hill children on outings.

Social Calendar

Queen Tribute Oct 5th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Autumn Fayre Oct 12th
Games Night Oct 25th (tickets on sale soon at £10)
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Open the Book
A team of 10 of us deliver assemblies into two primary schools in the area, entertaining children while telling bible stories. We would especially like to supplement the Wednesday morning team who take assemblies at St Andrew’s. You would need to be available from 8.30-9.30am. You wouldn’t need to be available every Wednesday. Even once a month would make a big difference. To find out more, please speak to Hilary, Kate or Greg.

Tots Praise
The next Tots Praise service will take place on 24th September. 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.

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. A first meeting for anyone interested will take place on Wednesday 25th September at 7pm in church. 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

Empowered – a conference to support and inspire those working with children
To take place on Saturday 12th October. Please see the poster on the noticeboard at the back of church for further details.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Joan Hopkins.

Prayer List
Please pray for Ollie Blundred, Maureen Regan, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, baby Austin, 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 September-October
Tues 24th 6.00pm All Star Theatre Company at Our Ladies
7.30pm Allesley Green prayer group at 14 New Ash Drive
Weds 25th 7.30pm Transport meeting
Fri 27th 7.00pm Rehearsal for Healing Team
Sun 29th 10.00am Healing service with communion
4.30pm Steve & Eileen’s farewell service
Tues 1st 2.00pm Pastoral Care committee in church
Weds 2nd 7.30pm St Andy’s prayer meeting at 23 Mary Herbert St
Readings 1 Tim 2.1-7 (p 1192) & Luke 16.1-13 (p 1050)
Readers Hilary Wankling & John Ross-Barnard
Preacher Lesley Lee
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Di Fellowes
Comm Asst Emma Read
Music Di Fellowes
Next week Psalm 23 & John 10.11-21

 

Pews News – 15th September 2019

15th September 2019 – The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

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

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.

Congratulations
To Jayne & Terry Nye on becoming grandparents for the first time to baby Eliza. She has not had the easiest of starts with the need for a brain shunt. Please pray for her.

Harvest Flowers
We will be celebrating Harvest the first two Sundays of October. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the flowers please see Ann Dove. Volunteers will be needed to help decorate the church. If you can spare half an hour on Saturday 5th at 9.15am please let Ann Dove know.

Rock Solid
Rock Solid is back and bigger than ever! Launching on Sunday 15th September, Rock Solid will run on every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 6-7.30pm for 9-14 year olds at Kenthurst Scout Hut. Each session we’ll have lots of fun and learn a lot about ourselves and faith. There will be some food provided so we are asking for £1 entry fee. Please e-mail: standrewscovyouth@gmail.com to receive an online registration form. Paper copies will be available on the night. If you are a child at heart but don’t quite fit the age group, then why not volunteer and help lead the sessions with us? To get further information on this please e-mail: carysegner@hotmail.co.uk

Praying Together
Our Nation is in crisis and our world is troubled. All needs prayer. As from Sunday 15th September at 6.30pm, we will be having a monthly time in Church (on 3rd Sunday in month) called “PRAYING TOGETHER” – an opportunity to hold our community, our troubled nation and specific areas of the world in prayer. All are welcome to join us. See members of the Prayer Ministry Team for further details.”

Steve and Eileen Warne
Have left Eastern. There will be an opportunity to say farewell to them at a special service on Sunday 29th September at 4.30pm followed by refreshments. Anyone who wishes to contribute to a leaving gift should give donations to Rita or Lesley.

Stories needed!
Do you have a story or tribute for Stephen and Eileen at their farewell service on 29th September (4.30pm at St Andrew’s)? We need people to tell stories of how the Warnes have blessed them or how God has used them in your life. Funny anecdotes also welcome! Contact philrichardson@gmail.com if you are able to help.

Quiz Night
We are hosting a quiz night, jointly organised with Allesley Green Residents Association, on Friday 20th September at 7pm. In a change to our customary format, the venue will be the Jaguar Social Club on Browns Lane and a buffet meal will be provided (instead of Fish n Chips). Tickets are available from Rita at a cost of £10 per ticket. Tickets are £6 quiz only. Today is the last day to book.

Allesley Green Prayer Group
A small group meet to pray for the Allesley Green community on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 14 New Ash Drive at 7.30pm. All welcome.

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.

Drama Club
A new term begins on Tuesday 17th September from 6-7pm at Our Lady of the Assumption on Tile Hill Lane. Cost £1 with all 8-12 year olds welcome. Drama, games and food. To find out more, please speak to Greg or Selina.

Kitchen
Many thanks to Jose England who wonderfully officiated at the grand official opening of our new kitchen last Saturday. Thanks also to those who turned out in support.

Gift Appeal
Congregation members and other supporters of the church are invited to respond to our appeal, in which we are seeking to raise £3,000 in gifts and pledges. The appeal is designed to support the work of St Andrew’s generally, but also three projects in particular: our new Youth Worker, Taste Life (support for those suffering with eating disorders) and St Andy’s need for a new, permanent venue. Please give generously either one-off gifts. Gifts should be placed in an envelope and marked clearly.

Churchyard
An annual clearance of the churchyard three weeks ago saw the removal of quite a large number of unauthorised objects. Removed items have been placed along the wall of the church facing the churchyard. A reminder that only fresh flowers are allowed (no artificial flowers or ornaments).

Sponsored Walk
At the time of writing, we don’t know how many walkers successfully completed the challenge of walking ‘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 are raising money for Kidz Klub and St Andrew’s. Kidz Klub will use the money to take Tile Hill children on outings. You can give by placing cash at the back of church or through our Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/greg-smith-2

Social Calendar

Quiz Night Sept 20th (Tickets now on sale at £10)
Queen Tribute Oct 5th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Autumn Fayre Oct 12th
Games Night Oct 25th (tickets on sale soon at £10)
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Open the Book
A team of 10 of us deliver assemblies into two primary schools in the area, entertaining children while telling bible stories. We would especially like to supplement the Wednesday morning team who take assemblies at St Andrew’s. You would need to be available from 8.30-9.30am. You wouldn’t need to be available every Wednesday. Even once a month would make a big difference. To find out more, please speak to Hilary, Kate or Greg.

Tots Praise
The next Tots Praise service will take place on 24th September. 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.

Kidz Praise
Our bi monthly service for primary school aged children and parents takes place next on Thursday 19th September at 4pm. Drinks, toast, games and craft from 3.15pm. All welcome. This week’s theme: the feeding of the 5,000 led by Greg.

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. A first meeting for anyone interested will take place on Wednesday 25th September at 7pm in church. 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

Empowered – a conference to support and inspire those working with children
To take place on Saturday 12th October. Please see the poster on the noticeboard at the back of church for further details.

Altar Flowers
The week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Jane Bant.

Prayer List
Please pray for Maureen Regan, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, baby Austin, 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 September
Sun 15th 6.00pm Launch of Rock Solid at Kenthurst Scout Hut
6.30pm Praying Together in church
Tues 17th 6.00pm Drama Club at Our Ladies
7.15pm Worship 4 all review in church
Weds 18th 2.00pm Pastoral Care Committee in church
7.30pm Deanery Synod at Stoneleigh
Thurs 19th 12.45pm Nev King’s funeral at Canley
3.15pm Kidz Praise
Fri 20th 7.00pm Quiz Night at the Jaguar Social Club
Tues 24th 7.30pm Allesley Green prayer group at 14 New Ash Drive
Readings 1 Tim 1.12-17 (p 1191) & Luke 15.1-10 (p 1048)
Readers Peter Bruton & Sara Parkes
Preacher Nick Tooby
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Nick Tooby
Comm Asst Lesley Lee
Music Ben Kimpton
Next week 1 Tim 2.1-7 & Luke 16.1-13

 

Pews News – 8th September 2019

8th September 2019 –  The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

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

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.

Baby Austin
We are pleased to report that baby Austin (who has now finally reached his due date) has made a full recovery from meningitis and that the brain damage he sustained is expected to repair itself in due course. Many thanks for all the prayers for him. Please do continue to pray for Sean and Emma who have been through a traumatic time.

Congratulations
To Jayne & Terry Nye on becoming grandparents for the first time to baby Eliza. She has not had the easiest of starts with the need for a brain shunt. Please pray for her.

Steve and Eileen Warne
Are leaving Eastern Green for Scotland early next week. There will be an opportunity to say farewell to them at a special service on Sunday 29th September at 4.30pm followed by refreshments. All warmly welcome.

If you would like to contribute towards a gift for Steve and Eileen, please see Rita Muir or Lesley Lee.

Harvest Flowers
We will be celebrating Harvest the first two Sundays of October. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the flowers please see Ann Dove. Volunteers will be needed to help decorate the church. If you can spare half an hour on Saturday 5th and 12th October at 9.15am please let Ann Dove know.

Rock Solid
Rock Solid is back and bigger than ever! Launching on Sunday 15th September, Rock Solid will run on every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 6-7.30pm for 9-14 year olds at Kenthurst Scout Hut. Each session we’ll have lots of fun and learn a lot about ourselves and faith. There will be some food provided so we are asking for £1 entry fee. Please e-mail: standrewscovyouth@gmail.com to receive an online registration form. Paper copies will be available on the night. If you are a child at heart but don’t quite fit the age group, then why not volunteer and help lead the sessions with us? To get further information on this please e-mail: carysegner@hotmail.co.uk

Praying Together
Our Nation is in crisis and our world is troubled. All needs prayer. As from Sunday 15th September at 6.30pm, we will be having a monthly time in Church (on 3rd Sunday in month) called “PRAYING TOGETHER” – an opportunity to hold our community, our troubled nation and specific areas of the world in prayer. All are welcome to join us. See members of the Prayer Ministry Team for further details.

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.

Quiz Night
We are hosting a quiz night, jointly organised with Allesley Green Residents Association, on Friday 20th September at 7pm. In a change to our customary format, the venue will be the Jaguar Social Club on Browns Lane and a buffet meal will be provided (instead of Fish n Chips). Tickets are available from Rita at a cost of £10 per ticket.

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.

Drama Club
A new term begins on Tuesday 17th September from 6-7pm at Our Lady of the Assumption on Tile Hill Lane. Cost £1 with all 8-12 year olds welcome. Drama, games and food. To find out more, please speak to Greg or Selina

Kitchen and Gift Appeal
There will be a grand official opening of our newly refurbished kitchen on Saturday 7th September at 10.30am. Tea and cake will be served, with Jose England kindly officiating. The event will double as a Gift Appeal, when congregation members and other supporters of the church are invited to respond to our appeal, in which we are seeking to raise £3,000 in gifts and pledges. The appeal is designed to support the work of St Andrew’s generally, but also three projects in particular: our new Youth Worker, Taste Life (support for those suffering with eating disorders) and St Andy’s need for a new, permanent venue. Please give generously either one-off gifts.

Churchyard
An annual clearance of the churchyard two weeks ago saw the removal of quite a large number of unauthorised objects. Removed items have been placed along the wall of the church facing the churchyard. A reminder that only fresh flowers are allowed (no artificial flowers or ornaments).

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

Quiz Night Sept 20th (Tickets now on sale at £10)
Queen Tribute Oct 5th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Autumn Fayre Oct 12th
Games Night Oct 25th (tickets on sale soon at £10)
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Open the Book
A team of 10 of us deliver assemblies into two primary schools in the area, entertaining children while telling bible stories. We would especially like to supplement the Wednesday morning team who take assemblies at St Andrew’s. You would need to be available from 8.30-9.30am. You wouldn’t need to be available every Wednesday. Even once a month would make a big difference. To find out more, please speak to Hilary, Kate or Greg.

Tots Praise
The next Tots Praise service will take place on 10th September. 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.

Seek His Face
Our next gathering for prayer, praise and prophecy takes place tonight, September 8th at 6.30pm. All welcome.

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. A first meeting for anyone interested will take place on Wednesday 25th September at 7pm in church. 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 Gill Tunnicliffe.

Prayer List
Please pray for Maureen Regan, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, baby Austin, 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 September
Sun 8th 6.30pm Seek His Face
Mon 9th 7.30pm PCC in church
Tues 10th 9.15am Tots Praise
Weds 11th 7.30pm Walk planning final meeting at the Vicarage
Sat 14th Sponsored walk from Bubbenhall to Bidford
Sun 15th 6.00pm Launch of Rock Solid at Kenthurst Scout Hut
6.30pm Praying Together in church
Tues 17th 6.00pm Drama Club at Our Ladies
7.15pm Worship 4 all review in church
Readings Philemon 1-21 (p1200) & Luke 14.25-33 (p 1048)
Readers Trevor Hill & Angela Lamb
Preacher Greg Smith
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Lesley Lee
Comm Asst Harvey Wyat
Next week 1 Tim 1.12-17 & Luke 15.1-10

Rock Solid

Rock Solid is back and bigger than ever! Launching on Sunday 15th September, Rock Solid will run on every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 6-7.30pm for 9-14 year olds at Kenthurst Scout Hut. Each session we’ll have lots of fun and learn a lot about ourselves and faith. There will be some food provided so we are asking for £1 entry fee. Please e-mail: standrewscovyouth@gmail.com to receive an online registration form. Paper copies will be available on the night.

If you are a child at heart but don’t quite fit the age group, then why not volunteer and help lead the sessions with us? To get further information on this please e-mail: carysegner@hotmail.co.uk

Pews News – 25th August 2019

25th August 2019 – The Tenth Sunday after Trinity

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

Next Sunday
We have our usual range of first Sunday services, said communion at 8am, Worship 4 All at 10am and Ignatian Service at 6.30pm.

Children’s Church
Children’s Church will open for the Autumn term on 8th September with lots more stories, games and craft activities. The term will start with stories about Joshua, so prepare for some noisy feedback sessions later in September! We meet each week during term time except for the first Sunday in the month and we have room for more pre-school and primary aged children. Parents are welcome to join us to help their children settle in.

Children’s Church volunteers
Can you help us? We are looking to recruit one or two more volunteers to help out at Children’s Church. If we have sufficient helpers, you would only be called on about twice a term. We have a termly rota so you would know well in advance which Sunday you are needed. There would be no planning or preparation to do, we just need people to help supervise the children as they listen to stories, play games and do craft activities. At the moment I am looking to fill gaps on 29th September and 8th December. If you are a regular church member and would like to help out on one of these dates or for more information please speak to Hilary or phone on 07980 596646.

Thank You
I would like to say a very big thank you to my family and friends for the masses of cards, flowers, gifts, cakes, visits and phone calls following my operation (which was a success). And to my St Andrew’s family for their prayers, which at my lowest point when things were going wrong, I felt their love and prayers. To know that people are thinking and praying for you is such a gift. Thank you to Gill for taking over the flowers and Rita for the Remembrance book. Once again, thank you and God bless you all. Ann Dove.

Eddie Parkes
I would like to thank everyone who came to say a final goodbye to Eddie on the 8th August and help to make it such a fitting celebration of his life. We even made his sisters laugh instead of cry which is quite an achievement!  Thank you and God bless you all. Sara

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.

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
Carys has now begun her role as St Andrew’s/St Andy’s Youth Worker (working with 9-14s), covering for Emma Wildman, during her maternity leave. Please pray for her as she gets to grip with her new responsibilities.

Baby Austin
We are pleased to report that baby Austin (who has now finally reached his due date) has made a full recovery from meningitis and that the brain damage he sustained is expected to repair itself in due course. Many thanks for all the prayers for him. Please do continue to pray for Sean and Emma who have been through a traumatic time.

Congratulations
To baby Ella Richardson who will be celebrating her first birthday (can you believe it?) on Tuesday.

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 Andrews in their wills. Even a small percentage of your estate could make a huge difference to the ongoing mission of the Church.

Kitchen and Gift Day
There will be a grand official opening of our newly refurbished kitchen on Saturday 7th Sept at 10.30am. Tea and cake will be served, with Jose England kindly officiating. The event will double as a Gift Day, when congregation members and other supporters of the church are invited to respond to our appeal, in which we are seeking to raise £3,000 in gifts and pledges. The appeal is designed to support the work of St Andrew’s generally, but also three projects in particular: our new Youth Worker, Taste Life (support for those suffering with eating disorders) and St Andy’s need for a new, permanent venue. Please give generously either one-off gifts.

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 (Tickets now on sale at £6)
Quiz Night Sept 20th (Tickets now on sale at £10)
Queen Tribute Oct 5th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Games Night Oct 25th (tickets on sale soon at £10)
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Open the Book
A team of 10 of us deliver assemblies into two primary schools in the area, entertaining children while telling bible stories. We would especially like to supplement the Wednesday morning team who take assemblies at St Andrew’s. You would need to be available from 8.30-9.30am. You wouldn’t need to be available every Wednesday. Even once a month would make a big difference. To find out more, please speak to Hilary, Kate or Greg.

Tots Praise
The next Tots Praise service will take place on August 27th. 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. Greg will be telling the story of David the Shepherd.

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. A first meeting for anyone interested will take place on Wednesday 25th September at 7pm in church. 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

Holiday and Pews News
The Parish Administrator is now on holiday until 2nd September. 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 Rita Muir.

Prayer List
Please pray for Maureen Regan, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, baby Austin, 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 August-September
Tues 27th 9.15am Tots Praise
Sat 31st 7.30pm Proms at the Vicarage
Sun 1st 8.00am Communion
10.00am Worship 4 All
6.30pm Ignatian Service
Mon 2nd 7.30pm Baptism Preparation
Tues 3rd 7.30pm Leadership meeting at 22 Hathaway Rd
Readings Hebrew 12.18-29 (p 1211) & Luke 13.10-17 (p 1046)
Readers Victoria Kaczur & Ann Crowley
Preacher Greg Smith
Led by Lesley Lee
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Lesley Lee
Comm Asst Lesley Lee
Music Ben Kimpton
Next week at 8am Heb 13.1-8, 15&16 & Luke 14.1, 7-14

 

Sponsored Walk

Sponsored Walk

On Saturday September 14th, walkers from St Andrew’s and St Andy’s will be following the Shakespeare Avon Way, visiting 8 different churches, and covering a total of 34 miles of country lanes and fields: From Bubbenhall to Bidford. We are raising money for Kidz Klub, Tile Hill and the Church. Anyone is welcome to join us even if only to do one leg of 3-4 miles. Please contact Greg on gregsmith31760@tiscali.co.uk for further details.  Pledges of sponsorship can also be sent to this address.

The Church is seeking to raise funds for its children and youth ministry. Kidz Klub, Tile Hill, do amazing work with primary school aged children, sharing the good news of Jesus with kids from challenging backgrounds. Your sponsorship would make an incredible difference.

Pews News – 18th August 2019

18th August 2019 – The Ninth 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.

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.

Eddie Parkes
I would like to thank everyone who came to say a final goodbye to Eddie on the 8th August and help to make it such a fitting celebration of his life. We even made his sisters laugh instead of cry which is quite an achievement! Thank you and God bless you all. Sara

Ladies Fellowship
The Ladies Fellowship will be meeting at the Mocha Lounge this Tuesday, 20th August at 1.30pm.

Carys Egner
Carys has now begun her role as St Andrew’s/St Andy’s Youth Worker (working with 9-14s), covering for Emma Wildman, during her maternity leave. Please pray for her as she gets to grip with her new responsibilities.

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
In recent weeks we have 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.

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.

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 already 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.

Social Calendar

Proms in the Vicarage Garden Aug 31st (Tickets now on sale at £6)
Quiz Night Sept 20th (Tickets now on sale at £10)
Queen Tribute Oct 5th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Games Night Oct 25th
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Open the Book
A team of 10 of us deliver assemblies into two primary schools in the area, entertaining children while telling bible stories. We would especially like to supplement the Wednesday morning team who take assemblies at St Andrew’s. You would need to be available from 8.30-9.30am. You wouldn’t need to be available every Wednesday. Even once a month would make a big difference. To find out more, please speak to Hilary, Kate or Greg.

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. A meeting has now been arranged for Wednesday 25th September at 7pm at the Vicarage. To register your interest please contact Julie 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Maureen Regan, Ann Dove, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, baby Austin, 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 August
Tues 20th 7.30pm Baptism Team meeting
Weds 21st 3.30pm Social Committee at the Vicarage
7.30pm Children’s Council at 538 Broad Lane
Tues 27th 9.15am Tots Praise
12.00pm Light Lunch
2.00pm Forget me Not
Readings Heb 11.29-12.2 & Luke 12.49-56
Readers Vicky Yardley & Jill Pinks
Lead Sue Masters
Preacher Lynnette Clarke
President Lynnette Clarke
Intercessions Sue Masters
Comm Asst Emma Read
Music Daniel Smith
Next week Heb 12.18-29 & Luke 13.10-17

 

Pews News – 11th August 2019

11th August 2019 – The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

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

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.

Seek His Face
Please note there is no Seek His Face gathering this month. The next service will be on September 8th.

Carys Egner
Carys has now begun her role as St Andrew’s/St Andy’s Youth Worker (working with 9-14s), covering for Emma Wildman, during her maternity leave. Please pray for her as she gets to grip with her new responsibilities.

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.

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.

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 already 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.

Social Calendar

Proms in the Vicarage Garden Aug 31st (Tickets now on sale at £6)
Quiz Night Sept 20th (Tickets now on sale at £10)
Queen Tribute Oct 5th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Games Night Oct 25th
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Open the Book
A team of 10 of us deliver assemblies into two primary schools in the area, entertaining children while telling bible stories. We would especially like to supplement the Wednesday morning team who take assemblies at St Andrew’s  You would need to be available from 8.30-9.30am. You wouldn’t need to be available every Wednesday. Even once a month would make a big difference. To find out more, please speak to Hilary, Kate or Greg.

Tots Praise
The next Tots Praise service will take place on August 13th. 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. We will be telling the story of Samuel.

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 Smith in memory of Daniel Warburton.

Prayer List
Please pray for Maureen Regan, Ann Dove, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, baby Austin, 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 August
Tues 13th 9.15am Tots Praise
Tues 20th 7.30pm Baptism Team meeting
Weds 21st 3.30pm Social Committee at the Vicarage
7.30pm Children’s Council at 538 Broad Lane
Readings Heb 11.1-3, 8-16 (p 1209) & Luke 12.32-40 (p 1045)
Readers Peter Bruton & Harvey Wyatt
Preacher Sue Masters
President Lynnette Clarke
Intercessions Lynnette Clarke
Comm Asst Sue Masters
Music Michael Watkins
Next week Heb 11.29-12.2 & Luke 12.49-56