Pews News – 19th November 2017

19th November 2017 – Second Sunday Before Advent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Gill Tunnicliffe.

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

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

 

Pews News – 12th November 2017

12th November 2017 – Third Sunday before Advent / Remembrance 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.

Remembrance Sunday
An especially warm welcome to you if you are joining us this morning to mark Remembrance Sunday.

StAPH becomes St Andy’s Church
After 10 years as StAPH, the PCC has agreed to rename our church plant as St Andy’s Church.  This decision was driven by the need to ensure that outsiders understood that it was a church, and has the advantage of making the connection with St Andrew’s transparent, while pointing up the informality which is one of the hallmarks of the plant. St Andy’s will meet in St Andrew’s through November at 4pm, a good opportunity for St Andrew’s people who have always wondered what happens at StAPH to come along.

Eastern Green Residents Association
There is an exploratory meeting at the Eastern Green club on Wednesday at 7.30pm to discover whether there is any scope to form an Eastern Green Residents Association. If you live in the area, please do come along. Local councillors will be in attendance to field your concerns and requests.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dates for your Diary
60s/70s Night at Westwood Heath Social Club on Saturday Nov 25th
Nightingales Concert in church on Sunday December 10th
The Nativity on Bannerbrook Park Thursday Dec 14th and Friday Dec 15th

Seek His Face
Our next gathering (the last of 2017) for prayer, praise and prophecy takes place tonight at 6.30pm in church. All welcome.

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

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

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

Kidz Praise
The next Kidz Praise service for primary school children and their families takes place on Thursday 16th November. Doors open at 3.15pm, with refreshments, craft and songs until 4pm when a short service consisting of activities, stories and prayers takes place. All welcome.

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

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Beryl and Stan Cooper.

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

Diary Dates Nov
Sun 12th Crib Service meeting after morning service in church
Sun 12th 6.30pm Seek His Face
Mon 13th 7.30pm PCC Meeting
Tues 14th 9.15am Pram Service
Tues 14th Children’s Church leaders at 538 Broad Lane
Weds 15th 7.30pm Eastern Green Res Assoc at Eastern Green club
Thurs 16th 3.15pm Kidz Praise
Thurs 16th 6.00pm Drama at Oswald’s Church
Thurs 16th 7.00pm Rota helpers thank you evening in church
Sat 18th 10am-12 noon Worship 4 All team meeting in church
Sun 19th 6.30pm City Praise at the Welcome Centre
Mon 20th 7.30pm Leadership meeting at 55 Handsworth Cresc
Tues 21st 6.30pm Nativity planning meeting at the Penny Farthing
Tues 21st Home Group Leaders meeting at 55 Handsworth Cresc
Reading 1 Thess 4.13-18 (p 1188) & John 15.9-17 (p 1083)
Reader Jill Joyce & Peter Bruton
Preacher Sue Masters
Led by            Lesley Lee
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Nick Tooby
Sidespersons Julia McNaney & Stan Cooper
Next week 1 Thess 5.1-11 & Matthew 25.14-30

 

Pews News – 5th November 2017

5th November 2017 – Fourth Sunday before Advent

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

Church Warden
Sadly, after 18 months serving St Andrews as churchwarden, Mathis Baumert has had to stand down due to pressure of work commitments. We are immensely grateful to Mathis for all his hard work over that time. We are pleased to announce that Stephen Warne has agreed to take on the role of acting Church Warden until our AGM next April. Please note that one of the chief tasks of a Church Warden is to act as liaison between the congregation and the leadership of the church.

StAPH becomes St Andy’s Church
After 10 years as StAPH, the PCC has agreed to rename our church plant as St Andy’s Church. This decision was driven by the need to ensure that outsiders understood that it was a church, and has the advantage of making the connection with St Andrew’s transparent, while pointing up the informality which is one of the hallmarks of the plant. St Andy’s will meet in St Andrew’s through November at 4pm except today, a good opportunity for St Andrew’s people who have always wondered what happens at StAPH to come along.

Memorial Service
Our annual memorial service takes place this evening at 6.30pm. We will be remembering all those who have died in the parish over the last 12 months as well as any others for whom we’ve been given names. Please give names of loved ones to Greg or Harvey.

Growing Leaders Course 2018
We have successfully run this course over recent years at St Andrew’s and we are starting a new Growing Leaders Course in January 2018. This is a course designed for anyone currently in leadership in the church or at work; or for anyone who is considering that they might be at some point in the future, whether that is working with a small group of children or adults, or taking on a specific responsibility in the church, at work or the community. The course publicity says: ‘It’s our hope that Growing Leaders will help equip leaders at every level of church life to be led more by Jesus, to lead more like Jesus and to lead more to Jesus.’ Interested? We are holding a social evening on Tuesday 7th November at the Sue Masters’ house, 55 Handsworth Crescent, CV5 7GD, from 7-8.30pm to introduce the course programme to people. If you would like to come and find out more please speak with Greg or Sue Masters (07958 322026).

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

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

Coffee Rota
Do you enjoy a nice cuppa after the service? If so, it’s thanks to a great team of faithful volunteers offering an extra hour or so after service every Sunday. We are now looking to put together a rota to ensure we have sufficient people to serve coffee and tea. If you currently volunteer, please could you let Rosemarie know your availability. If you do not currently volunteer but would like to, we’re looking for new people to join and would really appreciate your help! Please see or telephone Rosemarie Over on 07778 397284. And remember – if we don’t have volunteers, there won’t be any coffee/tea!!

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

Parish Safeguarding Course 0 (the basic module)
Everyone who has a volunteer role at St Andrew’s Church should now have received a letter from Greg regarding the completion of Parish Safeguarding Course 0. If you have not received this then please contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk. The Course can be completed online by visiting http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/Safeguarding/SafeguardingTraining and clicking on “online basic safeguarding awareness training”. This should take approximately an hour to complete, at the end of which you will be invited to download a certificate. When you have done this, please email a copy of the certificate to Julie who will forward this to Linda Chylinski (our Safeguarding Officer). Please do this by 11th November. Alternatively, you may our training session on Saturday 11th November. Please let Julie know if you will be attending the training session. Thank you.

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

Date for your Diary
Nightingales Concert in church on Sunday 10th December

Eastern Green Village Hall AGM
Anyone who lives in Eastern Green, Allesley Green or Bannerbrook Park is entitled to attend, vote and stand for the committee at the AGM of the Eastern Green Village Hall. This takes place on Wednesday 8th November at 8pm in the hall. Do come along for an hour’s meeting and hear about our exciting plans for development.

Drama Club
Drama club started up again this week following the half term break. Aimed at 8-12 year olds, our work on Thursday evenings at St Oswald’s Church from 6-7pm will focus on preparations for the Nativity.

Seek His Face
Our next gathering (the last of 2017) for prayer, praise and prophecy takes place next Sunday at 6.30pm in church

Nativity 2017
St Andrew’s will be staging a live Nativity on Bannerbrook Park on December 14th and 15th 2017. Anyone interested in being involved in this should speak to Greg. We are still looking for male cast members as well as seeking practical people, stage hands and a carpenter.

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

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

Diary Dates
Sun 5th Nov 6.30pm Memorial Service
Mon 6th Nov 7.30pm Baptism Preparation in church
Tues 7th Nov 7.00pm Growing Leaders information evening at 55 Handsworth Crescent
Weds 8th Nov 7.30pm Children’s Council Meeting in side room
Weds 8th Nov 8.00pm Eastern Green Village Hall AGM
Thurs 9th Nov Prayer/Healing Team meet at 9 Nailcote Avenue
Sat 11th Nov 10am-12noon Safeguarding training in church from
Sun 12th Nov Crib Service meeting after morning service in church
Sun 12th Nov 6.30pm Seek His Face
Mon 13th Nov PCC Meeting 7.30pm
Tues 14th Nov Children’s Church leaders at 538 Broad Lane
Readings at 8am 1 Thess 2.9-13 (p 1190) Matt 24.1-14 (p 993)
Reader Maureen Hall
President Greg Smith
Worship 4 all led by Phil Richardson
Sidespersons June Orton & Sandra Watts
Next week 1 Thess 4.13-18 & Matt 25.1-13

 

Pews News – 29th October 2017

29th October 2017 – Last 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.

Healing Service
This morning, there will be a special service led by members of the healing team where there will an opportunity for prayer and anointing with oil for yourself or loved ones.

Church Warden
Sadly, after 18 months serving St Andrew’s as church warden, Mathis Baumert has had to stand down due to pressure of work commitments. We are immensely grateful to Mathis for all his hard work over that time. We are pleased to announce that Stephen Warne has agreed to take on the role of acting church warden until our AGM next April. Please note that one of the chief tasks of a church warden is to act as liaison between the congregation and the leadership of the church.

Barn Dance
Thanks to all those who supported last night’s Barn Dance at the Village Hall. A good time was had by all. Special thanks to Barbara for all her hard work as organiser.

Link Deliverers
The Link is ready for collection in the side room, if you deliver or are able to take to someone who does near to you, we would be grateful if you could take the bundle for delivery … many thanks. Barbara Warner.

StAPH becomes St Andy’s Church
After 10 years as StAPH, the PCC has agreed to rename our church plant as St Andy’s Church. This decision was driven by the need to ensure that outsiders understood that it was a church, and has the advantage of making the connection with St Andrew’s transparent, while pointing up the informality which is one of the hallmarks of the plant. The new St Andy’s is currently meeting in members’ homes following the closure of the 6th form block at Woodlands. There will be a service for the whole St Andy’s congregation at St Andrew’s this afternoon, Sunday 29th October at 4pm, a good opportunity for St Andrew’s people who have always wondered what happens at StAPH to come along.

Growing Leaders Course 2018
We have successfully run this course over recent years at St Andrew’s and we are starting a new Growing Leaders Course in January 2018. This is a course designed for anyone currently in leadership in the church or at work; or for anyone who is considering that they might be at some point in the future, whether that is working with a small group of children or adults, or taking on a specific responsibility in the church, at work or the community. The course publicity says: ‘It’s our hope that Growing Leaders will help equip leaders at every level of church life to be led more by Jesus, to lead more like Jesus and to lead more to Jesus.’ Interested? We are holding a social evening on Tuesday 7th November at the Vicarage from 7.00 to 8.30pm to introduce the course programme to people. If you would like to come and find out more please speak with Greg or Sue Masters (07958 322026).

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

Memorial Service
Our annual memorial service takes place next Sunday 5th November at 6.30pm. We will be remembering all those who have died in the parish over the last 12 months as well as any others for whom we’ve been given names. Please send names of loved ones to Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847. We also need two volunteers to serve refreshments after the service. Please speak to Greg if you are able to help.

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

Date for your Diary
Nightingales Concert in church on Sunday 10th December.

Sunday Service Volunteers
If you receive rotas by email you should have received a letter regarding an evening meeting in November. For others, there will be a named envelope at the back of church ready for you to pick up. For any queries, please contact Steve Wankling – 02476467332, mb. 07973459073.

Coffee Rota
Do you enjoy a nice cuppa after the service? If so, it’s thanks to a great team of faithful volunteers offering an extra hour or so after service every Sunday. We are now looking to put together a rota to ensure we have sufficient people to serve coffee and tea. If you currently volunteer, please could you let Rosemarie know your availability. If you do not currently volunteer but would like to, we’re looking for new people to join and would really appreciate your help! Please see or telephone Rosemarie Over on 07778 397284. And remember – if we don’t have volunteers, there won’t be any coffee/tea!!

Spiritual Gifts Workshop
There will be a Spiritual Gifts workshop led by Revd Steve Burch, Vicar of St James, on Saturday 4th November from 9.30am-1pm in the church upper room. Anyone welcome to attend. Please speak to Greg for further information.

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

Kidz Praise
Our next Kidz Praise service takes place this coming Thursday. Doors open at 3.15pm with craft, songs and toast. The short 20 minute service will start at 4pm with stories, games and prayers. The service is aimed at Primary School children and their families. We will be continuing this week with another favourite Old Testament story.

Eastern Green Village Hall AGM
Anyone who lives in Eastern Green, Allesley Green or Bannerbrook Park is entitled to attend, vote and stand for the committee at the AGM of the Eastern Green Village Hall. This takes place on Wednesday 8th November at 8pm in the hall. Do come along for an hour’s meeting and hear about our exciting plans for development.

Drama Club
Drama club starts up again this week following the half term break. Aimed at 8-12 year olds, our work on Thursday evenings at St Oswald’s Church from 6-7pm will focus on preparations for the Nativity.

Welcome Team
There will be a brief meeting of the Welcome Team after this morning’s service. If you would like to join the team or want to know more, please come along.

Nativity 2017
St Andrew’s will be staging a live nativity on Bannerbrook Park on December 14th and 15th 2017. Anyone interested in being involved in this should speak to Greg. We are still looking for male cast members as well as seeking practical people, stage hands and a carpenter.

Parish Safeguarding Course 0 (the basic module)
Everyone who has a volunteer role at St Andrew’s Church should now have received a letter from Greg regarding the completion of Parish Safeguarding Course 0. If you have not received this then please contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk. The Course can be completed online by visiting http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/Safeguarding/SafeguardingTraining and clicking on “online basic safeguarding awareness training”. This should take approximately an hour to complete, at the end of which you will be invited to download a certificate. When you have done this, please email a copy of the certificate to Julie who will forward this to Linda Chylinski (our Safeguarding Officer). Please do this by 11th November. Alternatively, you may our training session on Saturday 11th November. Please let Julie know if you will be attending the training session. Thank you.

Job Vacancy for Church Administrator at St James Church Styvechale
This role would ideally suit a person with broad experience in administration; a person who can quickly assume responsibility for running the operational aspects of our thriving church. The person would also be willing to support the Church’s Vision and Values. £19,000-£21,000 pro rata – 30 hours per week – Closing date 31st October. Full details and application form at www.stjam.es/job-opportunities/<http://www.stjam.es/job-opportunities/>

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Val Walters.

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

Diary Dates
Sun 29th Oct 4.00pm St Andy’s meets at St Andrew’s
Tues 31st Oct 6.45pm Choir Practice
Thurs 2nd Nov 3.20pm Kidz Praise
Thurs 2nd Nov 6-7pm Drama Club at St Oswald’s Church
Thurs 2nd Nov 7.30pm Confirmation Preparation
Sat 4th Nov 9.30am Spiritual Gifts workshop in church until 1pm
Sun 5th Nov 6.30pm Memorial Service
Mon 6th Nov 7.30pm Baptism Preparation in church
Tues 7th Nov 7.00pm Growing Leaders information evening at the Vicarage
Weds 8th Nov 7.30pm Children’s Council Meeting in side room
Reading John 6.28-35
Reader Jeremy Thomas
Preacher Kate Dagger
President Greg Smith
Sidespersons Kath Houldsworth & Rita Muir
Children Greg, Veronika & Chris

 

Pews News – 22nd October 2017

22nd October 2017 – Nineteenth 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.

Church Warden
Sadly, after 18 months serving St Andrew’s as church warden, Mathis Baumert has had to stand down due to pressure of work commitments. We are immensely grateful to Mathis for all his hard work over that time. We are pleased to announce that Stephen Warne has agreed to take on the role of acting church warden until our AGM next April. Please note that one of the chief tasks of a churchwarden is to act as liaison between the congregation and the leadership of the church.

StAPH becomes St Andy’s Church
After 10 years as StAPH, the PCC has agreed to rename our church plant as St Andy’s Church. This decision was driven by the need to ensure that outsiders understood that it was a church, and has the advantage of making the connection with St Andrew’s transparent, while pointing up the informality which is one of the hallmarks of the plant. The new St Andy’s is currently meeting in members’ homes following the closure of the 6th form block at Woodlands. There will be a service for the whole St Andy’s congregation at St Andrew’s on Sunday 29th October at 4pm, a good opportunity for St Andrew’s people who have always wondered what happens at StAPH to come along.

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

Sunday Service Volunteers
If you receive rotas by email you should have received a letter regarding an evening meeting in November. For others, there will be a named envelope at the back of church ready for you to pick up. For any queries, please contact Steve Wankling – 02476467332, mb. 07973459073.

Coffee Rota
Do you enjoy a nice cuppa after the service? If so, it’s thanks to a great team of faithful volunteers offering an extra hour or so after service every Sunday. We are now looking to put together a rota to ensure we have sufficient people to serve coffee and tea. If you currently volunteer, please could you let Rosemarie know your availability. If you do not currently volunteer but would like to, we’re looking for new people to join and would really appreciate your help! Please see or telephone Rosemarie Over on 07778 397284. And remember – if we don’t have volunteers, there won’t be any coffee/tea!!

Job Vacancy for Church Administrator at St James Church Styvechale
This role would ideally suit a person with broad experience in administration; a person who can quickly assume responsibility for running the operational aspects of our thriving church. The person would also be willing to support the Church’s Vision and Values. £19,000-£21,000 pro rata – 30 hours per week – Closing date 31st October. Full details and application form at www.stjam.es/job-opportunities/<http://www.stjam.es/job-opportunities/>

Prayer Team Training
There will be a training day for members of the prayer/healing team on Saturday 28th October from 10am-3pm in church. Anyone interested in joining the team is welcome to come along and find out more.  Please speak to Lesley Lee for further details.

Healing Service
On Sunday 29th October, there will be a special service led by members of the healing team where there will an opportunity for prayer and anointing with oil for yourself or loved ones.

Allesley Green Prayer
A small group meet to pray for the Allesley Green estate at the Vicarage (please note change of venue). The next gathering takes place on Tuesday 24th October at 7.30pm. All welcome. If you would like to know more, please speak to Veronika.

Growing Leaders Course 2018
We have successfully run this course over recent years at St Andrew’s and we are starting a new Growing Leaders Course in January 2018. This is a course designed for anyone currently in leadership in the church or at work; or for anyone who is considering that they might be at some point in the future, whether that is working with a small group of children or adults, or taking on a specific responsibility in the church, at work or the community. The course publicity says: ‘It’s our hope that Growing Leaders will help equip leaders at every level of church life to be led more by Jesus, to lead more like Jesus and to lead more to Jesus.’ Interested? We are holding a social evening on Tuesday 7th November at the Vicarage from 7.00 to 8.30pm to introduce the course programme to people. If you would like to come and find out more please speak with Greg or Sue Masters (07958 322026)

Parish Safeguarding Course 0 (the basic module)
Everyone who has a volunteer role at St Andrew’s Church should now have received a letter from Greg regarding the completion of Parish Safeguarding Course 0. If you have not received this then please contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk. The Course can be completed online by visiting http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/Safeguarding/SafeguardingTraining and clicking on “online basic safeguarding awareness training”. This should take approximately an hour to complete, at the end of which you will be invited to download a certificate. When you have done this, please email a copy of the certificate to Julie who will forward this to Linda Chylinski (our Safeguarding Officer). Please do this by 11th November. Alternatively, you may attend our training session on Saturday 11th November. Please let Julie know if you will be attending the training session. Thank you.

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

Memorial Service
Our annual memorial service takes place on Sunday 5th November at 6.30pm. We will be remembering all those who have died in the parish over the last 12 months as well as any others for whom we’ve been given names. Please send names of loved ones to Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847. We also need two volunteers to serve refreshments after the service. Please speak to Greg if you are able to help.

Barn Dance
Saturday 28th October in Eastern Green Village Hall. Tickets £8 adults £4 children (13 and under). Includes hot dog, tea, coffee and soft drinks. Tickets now available from Fran, Rita or Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847. A great fun evening and arranged again by popular demand!

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

Date for your Diary
Nightingales Concert in church on Sunday 10th December

Sponsored Walk
The final total for our sponsored walk was just over £2000 thanks to some late additional gifts. Many thanks to all those who gave so generously. We are hoping a representative of Archie’s Smile might visit us to collect the cheque.

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

Spiritual Gifts Workshop
There will be a Spiritual Gifts workshop led by Revd Steve Burch, Vicar of St James, on Saturday 4th November from 9.30-1pm in the church upper room. Anyone welcome to attend. Please speak to Greg for further information.

Pram Service
Our next Pram Service for pre-school children and their carers takes place next Tuesday, 24th October at 9.15am. All welcome to this time of craft, story and song.

Juniper Park
Volunteers are being sought to help clear undergrowth and plant bulbs in Juniper Park, off Woodridge Avenue in Allesley Green on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October. If able to help, simply turn up at the park at 10.30am with wellies, gloves and secateurs.

Eastern Green Village Hall AGM
Anyone who lives in Eastern Green, Allesley Green or Bannerbrook Park is entitled to attend, vote and stand for the committee at the AGM of the Eastern Green Village Hall. This takes place on Weds 8th November at 8pm in the hall. Do come along for an hour’s meeting and hear about our exciting plans for development.

Welcome Team
There will be a brief meeting of the Welcome Team after the morning service on Sunday 29th October. If you would like to join the team or want to know more, please come along.

Nativity 2017
St Andrew’s will be staging a live nativity on Bannerbrook Park on 14th and 15th December 2017. Anyone interested in being involved in this should speak to Greg. We are especially seeking practical people, stage hands and a carpenter.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Julia McNaney.

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

Diary Dates
Tues 24th Oct 9.15am Pram Service
Tues 24th Oct 7.30pm Allesley Green prayer at the Vicarage
Weds 25th Oct 7.30pm Baptism Team meets at the Vicarage
Sat 28th Oct 10am-3pm Healing Team in church
Sat 28th Oct 7.30pm Barn Dance at Eastern Green Village Hall
Sun 29th Oct 10.00am Healing Service
Sun 29th Oct 4.00pm St Andy’s meets at St Andrew’s
Tues 31st Oct 6.45pm Choir Practice
Thurs 2nd Nov 3.20pm Kidz Praise
Thurs 2nd Nov 6-7pm Drama Club at St Oswald’s Church
Readings 1 Thess 1.1-10 (p 1186) Matt 22.15-22 (p 991)
Readers Harvey Wyatt & Jeremy Thomas
Preacher Lesley Lee
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Lynnette Clarke
Led by Nick Tooby
Comm Asst Nick Tooby
Sidespersons Peter Bruton & Gill Tunnicliffe

 

Barn Dance

Barn Dance

Saturday 28th October in Eastern Green Village Hall.

Tickets £8.00 adults £4.00 children 13 and under Includes hot dog, tea, coffee and soft drinks. A great fun evening and arranged again by popular demand!

Get you tickets now from from Fran Smith or Julie Crow on 07756 918847 or
administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Pews News – 15th October 2017

15th October 2017 – Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

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

StAPH becomes St Andy’s Church
After 10 years as StAPH, the PCC has agreed to rename our church plant as St Andy’s Church.  This decision was driven by the need to ensure that outsiders understood that it was a church, and has the advantage of making the connection with St Andrew’s transparent, while pointing up the informality which is one of the hallmarks of the plant. The new St Andy’s is currently meeting in members’ homes following the closure of the 6th form block at Woodlands. There will be a service for the whole St Andy’s congregation at St Andrew’s on Sunday 29th October at 4pm, a good opportunity for St Andrew’s people who have always wondered what happens at StAPH to come along.

Children’s Church at St Andrew’s
As half term begins next week, Children’s Church will not be meeting in the school hall. A craft box will be available in the side room for children to use during the service. Children’s Church will be open as normal on Sunday, 29th October.

Coffee Rota
Do you enjoy a nice cuppa after the service? If so, it’s thanks to a great team of faithful volunteers offering an extra hour or so after service every Sunday. We are now looking to put together a rota to ensure we have sufficient people to serve coffee and tea. If you currently volunteer, please could you let Rosemarie know your availability. If you do not currently volunteer but would like to, we’re looking for new people to join and would really appreciate your help! Please see or telephone Rosemarie Over on 07778 397284. And remember – if we don’t have volunteers, there won’t be any coffee/tea!!

Parish Safeguarding Course 0 (the basic module)
Everyone who has a volunteer role at St Andrew’s Church should now have received a letter from Greg regarding the completion of Parish Safeguarding Course 0. If you have not received this then please contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk. The Course can be completed online by visiting http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/Safeguarding/SafeguardingTraining and clicking on “online basic safeguarding awareness training”. This should take approximately an hour to complete, at the end of which you will be invited to download a certificate.  When you have done this, please email a copy of the certificate to Julie who will forward this to Linda Chylinski (our Safeguarding Officer). Please do this by 11th November. Alternatively, you may attend one of three two-hour sessions that Linda has kindly agreed to provide for us at St Andrew’s.  We are very blessed to have Linda who has been authorised by the Diocese to provide this training and issue you with a certificate at the end. The sessions are: Monday 16th October at 7pm, Wednesday 18th October at 7pm and Saturday 11th November at 10am. Please let Julie know which course you would like to attend. Thank you.

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

Growing Leaders Course 2018
We have successfully run this course over recent years at St Andrew’s and we are starting a new Growing Leaders Course in January 2018. This is a course designed for anyone currently in leadership in the church or at work; or for anyone who is considering that they might be at some point in the future, whether that is working with a small group of children or adults, or taking on a specific responsibility in the church, at work or the community. The course publicity says:It’s our hope that Growing Leaders will help equip leaders at every level of church life to be led more by Jesus, to lead more like Jesus and to lead more to Jesus.’ Interested? We are holding a social evening on Tuesday 7th November at the Vicarage from 7.00 to 8.30pm to introduce the course programme to people. If you would like to come and find out more please speak with Greg or Sue Masters (07958 322026)

Prayer Team Training
There will be a training day for members of the prayer/healing team on Saturday 28th October from 10am-3pm in church. Anyone interested in joining the team is welcome to come along and find out more. Please speak to Lesley Lee for further details.

Healing Service
On Sunday 29th October there will be a special service led by members of the healing team where there will an opportunity for prayer and anointing with oil for yourself or loved ones.

Church Flowers
Whilst I am recovering from my operation Fay Gibbs has kindly offered to do the altar flowers. If you contact Fay, let her know what week and/or what colour(s) etc you would like and please pay Fay. I hope to be back soon, Ann Dove.

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

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

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

Allesley Green Prayer
A small group meet to pray for the Allesley Green estate at 14 New Ash Drive. The next gathering takes place on Tuesday 24th October at 7.30pm. All welcome. If you would like to know more, please speak to Veronika.

Memorial Service
Our annual memorial service takes place on Sunday 5th November at 6.30pm. We will be remembering all those who have died in the parish over the last 12 months as well as any others for whom we’ve been given names. Please send names of loved ones to Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Quiz Night
Many thanks to all those who supported Friday’s Quiz Night.

Dates for your Diary
Barn Dance at Eastern Green Village on Saturday 28th October
60s/70s Night at Westwood Heath Social Club on Saturday 25th November
Nightingales Concert in church on Sunday 10th December

Kidz Praise
The next Kidz Praise happens on 19th October and then the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. This week’s theme is Noah and his ark. From 3.20 until 4pm there is craft, songs and toast!  At 4 p.m., the 20 minute service starts with stories, activities and prayers. Guests are welcome to arrive any time between 3.20 and 4pm. We are looking for a volunteer to join the team to make tea and toast. Please speak to Phil or Becky Crowe.

Sponsored Walk
So many thanks to all those who walked the Heart of England Way to raise money, supported the walkers on the day and the generous sponsors. In total, £1952.50 was collected for St. Andrew’s and the charity Archies Smile to be shared equally. We are hoping a representative of Archie’s Smile might visit us to collect the cheque.

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

Juniper Park
Volunteers are being sought to help clear undergrowth and plant bulbs in Juniper Park, off Woodridge Avenue in Allesley Green on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October. If able to help, simply turn up at the park at 10.30am with wellies, gloves and secateurs.

Welcome Team
There will be a brief meeting of the Welcome Team after the morning service on Sunday 29th October. If you would like to join the team or want to know more, please come along.

Nativity 2017
St Andrew’s will be staging a live nativity on Bannerbrook Park on 14th and 15th December 2017. Anyone interested in being involved in this should speak to Greg. We are especially seeking practical people, stage hands and a carpenter.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Norah Hall.

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

Diary Dates
Mon 16th Oct 7.00pm Safeguarding Training in church
Tues 17th Oct 1.30pm Ladies Fellowship meeting in church side room
Tues 17th Oct 6.45pm Choir Practice
Weds 18th Oct 6.30pm Nativity meeting on Bannerbrook Park
Weds 18th Oct 7.00pm Safeguarding Training in church
Thurs 19th Oct 3.20pm Kidz Praise in church
Thurs 19th Oct 7.30pm Children’s Council Meeting in church side room
Tues 24th Oct 9.15am Pram Service
Tues 24th Oct 7.30pm Allesley Green prayer at 14 New Ash Drive
Weds 25th Oct 7.30pm Baptism Team meets at the Vicarage
Readings Malachi 3.6-12 (p 962) & Matthew 6.19-24 (p 971)
Readers Graham & Elizabeth Shelton
Preacher Greg Smith
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Jeremy Thomas
Comm Asst Lesley Lee
Children Linda, Veronika & Alison
Sidespersons Steve & Hilary Wankling
Next week 1 Thess 1.1-10 & Matt 22.15-22

 

Pews News – 8th October 2017

8th October 2017 – Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

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

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

Congratulations
To Anne Richardson, who will serve a placement at St James, Styvechale, starting soon and then as their curate following her ordination next summer. Please pray for Anne as she takes up this exciting new post.

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

Sponsored Walk
So many thanks to all those who walked the Heart of England Way to raise money, supported the walkers on the day and the generous sponsors. In total, £1952.50 was collected for St. Andrew’s and the charity Archies Smile to be shared equally.

Church Flowers
Whilst I am recovering from my operation Fay Gibbs has kindly offered to do the altar flowers. If you contact Fay, let her know what week and/or what colour(s) etc you would like and please pay Fay. I hope to be back soon, Ann Dove.

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

Parish Safeguarding Course 0 (the basic module)
Everyone who has a volunteer role at St Andrew’s Church should now have received a letter from Greg regarding the completion of Parish Safeguarding Course 0. If you have not received this then please contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk. The Course can be completed online by visiting http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/Safeguarding/SafeguardingTraining and clicking on “online basic safeguarding awareness training”. This should take approximately an hour to complete, at the end of which you will be invited to download a certificate. When you have done this, please email a copy of the certificate to Julie who will forward this to Linda Chylinski (our Safeguarding Officer). Please do this by 11th November. Alternatively, you may attend one of three two-hour sessions that Linda has kindly agreed to provide for us at St Andrew’s.  We are very blessed to have Linda who has been authorised by the Diocese to provide this training and issue you with a certificate at the end. The sessions are: Monday 16th October at 7pm, Wednesday 18th October at 7pm and Saturday 11th November at 10am. Please let Julie know which course you would like to attend. Thank you.

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

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

Memorial Service
Our annual memorial service takes place on Sunday 5th November at 6.30pm. We will be remembering all those who have died in the parish over the last 12 months as well as any others for whom we’ve been given names. Please send names of loved ones to Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Barn Dance
Saturday 28th October in Eastern Green Village Hall. Tickets £8 adults £4 children (13 and under). Includes hot dog, tea, coffee and soft drinks. A great fun evening and arranged again by popular demand! Tickets now available from Fran Smith or from Julie on 07756 918847.

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

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

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

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

Seek His Face
Our monthly gathering for prayer, prophecy and praise takes place today at 6.30pm in church. All welcome. Please do join us.

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

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

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

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

Diary Dates
Sun 8th Oct 6.30pm Seek His Face
Mon 9th Oct 7.30pm PCC meeting in church
Tues 10th Oct 10.00am Pram Service
Tues 10th Oct Prayer Team at 22 Hathaway Rd
Tues 10th Oct 7.00pm Allesley Green Residents Association
Thurs 12th Oct 6-7pm Drama Club at St Oswald’s Church
Fri 13th Oct 7.00pm Quiz Night at Massey’s
Mon 16th Oct 7.00pm Parish Safeguarding C0 training in church
Tues 17th Oct 1.30pm Ladies Fellowship meeting in the side room
Tues 17th Oct 6.45pm Choir Practice
Weds 18th Oct 7.00pm Parish Safeguarding C0 training in church
Reading John 7: 37-44
Reader Sara Parkes
President Lynnette Clarke
Preacher Sue Masters
Led by Lesley Lee
Intercessions Harvey Wyatt
Comm Asst. Sue Masters
Sidespersons Hazel Elks & Trevor Hill
Children Hilary, Gary & Claire
Next week Philippians 4.1-9 & Matthew 22.1-14