Pews News – 26th October 2014

26th October 2014 – Last Sunday after Trinity 

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.

Kate Massey
Kate’s final service at St. Andrew’s will take place on Sunday 14th December. This will be followed by a farewell lunch at the Eastern Green club from 12 noon to which all are warmly invited. Please do pray for her and her family at this exciting time of change.

Doris Pratt
Doris Pratt’s Thanksgiving Service will take place at St. Andrew’s on Wednesday 12th November at 2.30pm. Anyone who would like to contribute to the service should speak to Greg.

A confirmation group run by Greg and Kate begins tonight at 7.30pm for anyone wishing to be confirmed at Coventry Cathedral on 29th November this year. It’s still not too late to come along if you are interested.

Projector Rota
We are looking for volunteers to operate the laptop which projects powerpoint etc. onto the screens on a rota basis. Anyone who is interested should speak to Greg or Steve Martin. There will be a briefing session on Monday 3rd November at 6.30pm.

We would like to establish a small welcome team to help make newcomers to the church feel welcome and ensure they become fully part of the church quickly (if they so wish). Anyone interested in this really important task should speak to Greg or a churchwarden.

Time for Parents
A new parents group (Time for Parents) has been launched on Monday mornings from 9.30-11am in church (with refreshments and crèche provided) to discuss the joys and challenges of parenting; to support and learn from each other. If you want to know more, please speak to Becky Crowe or just come along and join us. There is no meeting this week because of half term. We start up again on 3rd November.

Adrian Plass
Adrian Plass and his wife, Bridget, Christian write and humourist are performing at St. Christopher’s Allesley Park on Saturday 8th November at 7.45pm. Tickets for the concert are £5, with a dinner option for £20 a ticket. Limited tickets available for this great event at . One free ticket is available on a first come first served basis.

Village Hall Bookkeeper
The Village Hall sadly said farewell to Pat Sullivan after thirty years of incredible service to the Village Hall. Many of the roles Pat fulfilled have been taken on by others, but the committee are still looking for a Bookkeeper. The role entails working from home, for approximately 2 hours a week. If anyone is interested in helping with this role, please speak to Greg.

Pram Service
Our fortnightly Pram Service meets as normal on Tuesday 28th October at 9.15am. Older children are welcome being half term. The theme is Noah’s Ark.

Local Plan
You may be aware that the council is currently considering building 3,000 new homes in Eastern Green on the greenbelt land between Eastern Green Lane and the A45. The consultation process for this ends on 31st October. You may participate in this by visiting the website:

Drama Props
We would grateful for any donations of fun props for the youth drama group. Anything from silly hats to cuddly toys, strange tools or unused wigs! Please see Greg or Selina.

Kids Klub
St. Andrew’s continues to seek to support the Kids Klub which runs at Jardine Youth Centre on Tuesdays from 5-6.30pm working with Primary School children. New volunteers are urgently needed. They warmly welcome anyone who wants to go along and just look. Tuesday 18th November is a good time to do this. If you need a lift, please speak to Greg.

Allesley Green Residents Association
The second meeting of the Allesley Green Residents Association takes place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 4th November at Park Hill School. All Allesley Green residents welcome.

Limbrick Wood Baptist Church
There is another opportunity to pray with folk at Limbrick Wood Baptist Church on Wednesday 5th November at 7.30pm. Please speak to Greg if you would like a lift.

Rental Accommodation in the Area
Does anyone have, or know of, rental accommodation for a couple over from South Africa doing a post grad course at Warwick University. Both have been involved in mission and church ministries for many years and have a budget of around 275-500pcm for a suitable place. If you can help in any way, please contact Sue at Limbrick Wood Baptist Church e-mail

Memorial Service
Our annual Memorial Service takes place on Sunday Nov 2nd at 6pm. We will be remembering by name all those who have died in the parish over the last 12 months. We will be pleased to read other names of loved ones on request. Please give names in writing to Alex or Julie Crow,

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Brenda & Neville Lawrence, Trevor Cooper, Lara Santostefano, Beryl Poppit, Jo Hanney, Ted Kirk, Betty Stead and Abbie. To add names to the list please contact Julie at or 07756 918847.

Sermon Summary
The Old Testament previews Jesus
The New Testament reveals the nature of God through Jesus
Each of us can encounter Jesus through reading scripture

Sun 26th Oct – Confirmation class week 1 at 7.30pm at the Vicarage
Mon 27th Oct – Leadership Team at 7.30pm at Red Lane
Tues 28th Oct – Pram Service at 9.15am
Weds 29th Oct – Lunch n Chat Leaders at 11.45am
Thurs 30th Oct – Allesley Green Mission Group at 7.30pm at the Vicarage
Sun 2nd Nov – Memorial Service at 6pm
Mon 3rd Nov – Time for Parents from 9.30-11am
Tues 4th Nov – Choir Practice at 7pm
Weds 5th Nov – Limbrick Wood Prayer meeting at 7.30pm

Readings Exodus 3.1-14 (p 59) & Luke 4.16-21 (p 1031)
Readers George Cooke & Harvey Wyatt
Preacher Greg Smith
Led by Alex Randle-Bissell
Intercessions Harvey Wyatt
Organist Michael Watkins
Sidespersons Jackie Page & Kath Houldsworth