Pews News – 1st Dec 2013

December 1st 2013

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

To all who have given so generously to Myton Hospice in memory of Amanda Evans, Jackie Page’s daughter.  At the last count, nearly £3,000 has been collected.

StAPH

The church council has agreed to employ a half time leader of StAPH (our church plant that meets at Woodlands School), with a salary of £11k, starting in May.  Please speak to Greg or Alex for an informal discussion.  The job description, person specification and application form are available on the St Andrews Website at www.strentz.com/standrews.  The post is being advertised across other local churches, but we want to do everything possible to encourage applications from within our own fellowship.  Do pray for StAPH as it commences another exciting stage of its journey.

 

Darkness to Light

Do join us this evening at 6 p.m. for our annual Darkness to Light service: Advent carols and readings by candlelight.

 

Toys

We hold our annual Toy Service this morning at 10 a.m.  However, it will be possible to bring new unwrapped toys to place under the Christmas Tree for a couple of weeks.  They will be donated to Coventry City Mission and distributed to children who will otherwise have nothing or very little at Christmas.

 

Crèche  

Thank you to those who volunteered to help in the crèche.  We still need a couple more people to staff the rota adequately.  Please speak to Greg or Kate if you are willing to help.  The crèche will start early in the new year once the necessary checks have taken place.

Volunteers for Christmas Services

Anyone prepared to read at the Midnight Communion or act as sidesperson should speak to Greg.

Typhoon Appeal

Make a secure donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Typhoon Haiyan appeal at
http://www.dec.org.uk/?source=38degrees

– £12.50 could pay for a month’s worth of water purification tablets for five affected families
– £25 could provide a hungry family with 1 week’s worth of food
– £100 could prove an emergency shelter and bedding for a family whose home has been flattened

 

Link Deliverers party

There is a thank you party for all those wonderful souls who deliver the Link magazine rain or shine in some cases for many, many years.  It will take place in the church room on Thursday 5th December at 7.30 p.m.  Anyone who currently delivers the Link or has done so in the past is welcome.  Please RSVP to Barbara Warner or Greg.

 

Congratulations

To Tracey and Ruth on the baptism of Raffi which takes place next Sunday.

 

Crib Service

Help is wanted for this year’s Crib Service.  Would anyone be prepared to choreograph a short dance piece?  Please speak to Greg or Rebecca Martin.

 

Youth drama

Greg has started a new youth drama group at Jardine Youth Centre on Tuesday evenings from 5.30-6.30.  Lifts are available.  Please contact Greg on 7642 2856 if you want to know more.

 

Prayer List

Please pray for Brenda & Neville Lawrence, David Davies, Angela Satchwell, Rita Muir & Derek Shale.  To add names to the list please contact Greg or Alex.

 

 

Diary

Sun 1st Dec Darkness to Light at 6 p.m.

Sun 1st Dec Personnel Ctte at 7.15 p.m. at the Vicarage

Mon 2nd Dec Home Group Leaders at 7.30 p.m. at 14 Trevor Close

Tues 3rd Dec Drama at Jardine Youth Centre at 5.30 p.m.

Tues 3rd Dec Choir Practice at 7 p.m.

Weds 4th Dec Divorce Recovery Planning meeting at vicarage at 7 p.m.

Thurs 5th Dec Link thank you party at 7.30 p.m.

Sat 7th Dec Nightingales Concert at 7 p.m. in church

Sun 8th Dec Confirmation group at 7.30 p.m. at the Vicarage

Mon 9th Dec PCC social at 7.30 p.m. at The Castle Keep, Warwick

Tues 10th Dec Finance Ctte at 7.30 p.m. at 4 Seatons Field

 

 

 

Readings at 8 a.m. Rom 13.11-14(p 1140) & Matt 24.36-44 (p 994)

Reader Richard Marr

Next week Romans 15.4-13 & Matt 3.1-12