Pews News – 2nd February 2014

February 2nd 2014

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.

Education Sunday
Special Welcome to all who have joined us this morning to celebrate Education Sunday, including children and parents of St Andrews Infant School and Eastern Green Junior School.

Parish Administrator
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Julie Crow as our new administrator.  In her role as Parish Administrator, Julie will be the first point of contact for all routine enquiries about church matters.  Her e-mail address is: and telephone number 07756 918847.  Julie will be working Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Church Diary
With the appointment of a new Administrator, we will be able to operate a church diary. Julie should be advised (see above for contact details) about any event that is scheduled for church including services, meetings and groups, whether regular or one off.  In this way, we can ensure that the heating is on when it is needed and the church is never double booked.

Pastoral Care Co-ordinator
We are extremely grateful to David Griffiths for agreeing to take on the role of pastoral care co-ordinator for St Andrews.  David may be contacted on 01675 442240 (please note the number was wrong in last week’s Pews News).  He would be keen to hear from anyone currently undertaking pastoral visiting or who might like to in the future.

Care of Creation Champion
The Diocese is encouraging every church to appoint a Care of Creation Champion, who will take responsibility for liaising with the diocese over environmental issues.  A role description is available for this.  Please speak to Alex if you wish to know more or would like to consider volunteering to be St Andrews representative.

Leading Worship Workshop
Anyone who thinks they might be called to leading worship at St Andrews or StAPH or Pram Service etc. will benefit from a Leading Worship Workshop in church on Feb 8th and 15th from 9.30 a.m.-12 noon.  Please see Alex for further details.

A new financial confidence project is being launched in this area (SORTED).  If anyone would like to volunteer for this team, please speak to Greg

Healing Team
We are looking to recruit new members for our Healing Team.  Anyone who feels they may be called to this ministry should speak to Bev or Alex.

Palestinian Film
You are invited to the opening event in the National Tour  of ‘The Stones Cry Out’:The story of Palestinian Christians at Earlsdon Methodist Church, Albany Road, Coventry, CV5 6NF on Friday 7th February, 7.30pm with light refreshments from 7pm. Palestinian goods on sale.  Film Screening, Q & A with the film maker, Yasmine Perni.Donations accepted to cover costs (£5 suggested but pay whatever you can afford – more or less!).

Junior Church
Junior Church continues to seek new volunteers.  If you are willing to join this wonderful team, please speak either to Tracy Huckfield or Frances Hawkey.

Myton Hospice Charity Shop
Please note a new charity shop has opened in Tile Hill Village for Myton Hospice.  Donations of books, clothes, toys etc. would be warmly welcomed.

Baptism Visiting Team
We are also looking for volunteers to join our baptism visiting team.  Please speak to Norah Hall for further information.

Ignatian Service
Our monthly Ignatian Service takes place tonight at 6.30 p.m. in church.  Over 30 people attended last month, for this very powerful time of reflection and meditation.

Under 30s Bible Study
A small bible study group for adults aged 18-30 is being launched on Weds evenings in mid March.  Anyone interested should contact Dan on 7642 2856.

Giving Tree Appeal
There is a thank you letter from Coventry City Mission at the back of church addressed to all those who so generously donated to their Christmas Giving Tree appeal by donating to our Toy Service.

Forties Night
Many thanks to Julia McNaney for organising our Forties Night at the Village Hall; and to all those who supported the evening. We raised in excess of £200 for church funds.

Quiz Night
There is a family Quiz Night at Parkhill School on Fri Feb 7th from 6-9 p.m.  Tickets are £5 for adults and £3.50 for children.  We would like to send along a team from St Andrews.  Anyone who would like to join a team should speak to Greg on 422856.  Tickets are selling fast, so an early response would be helpful.

Hope 2014
If you want to be part of an ecumenical movement across the city and across the country, branded Hope 1014, please see information on back noticeboard for further details.

Flower Rota
There are six vacant weeks on the church flower rota. If you would like to pay for a week’s flowers then please can you put your name down on the rota on the noticeboard at the back of the church. The cost is £10 per week.

Prayer List
Please pray for Brenda & Neville Lawrence, David Davies, John Checkling, Angela Satchwell and Christina Bertram.  To add names to the list please contact Greg or Alex.

Diary Dates February
Sun 2nd Feb Ignatian Service at 6.30 p.m. in church
Sun 2nd Feb Alpha Leaders at 7.30 p.m. at the Vicarage
Tues 4th Feb Leadership Meeting at 7.30 p.m. at Red Lane
Tues 4th Feb Choir Practice at 7 p.m. in church
Weds 5th Feb Final Marriage Prep evening at 7 p.m. in church
Weds 5th Feb Alpha Week 3 at 7 p.m. at 45 Steinway
Thurs 6th Feb Final Divorce Recovery evening at 7 p.m. at the Vicarage
Fri 7th Feb Quiz Night at Park Hill School at 6 p.m.
Sat 8th Feb Leading Worship Workshop at 9.30 a.m.
Mon 10th Feb PCC at 7.30 in church
Tues 11th Feb Allesley Green group at 7.30 p.m. at 8 Juniper Drive

Readings at 8 a.m.     Malachi 3.1-5 & Luke 2.22-40
Reader                        Maureen Hall
Next Sunday              Isaiah 58.1-9a & Matthew 5.13-20