Pews News – 20th December 2015

Posted on 18 December 2015Categories Pews News

20th December 2015 – Fourth Sunday of 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.

Christmas Toys
Many, many thanks to all those who bought toys to put under our Christmas Tree. These have now been transported to the Children’s Centre in Tile Hill and will be distributed to children via there. The staff at the centre were hugely appreciative of people’s generosity. The gifts will make such a difference to many children in the area this Christmas.

Advent Reading Guide
Many thanks to Steve Warne for producing the Advent Reading Guide, which many people have found very helpful in their journey through Advent.

Laura Centre
A cheque for £800 was presented to Sue Martin from the Laura Centre at the Toy Service, money raised through the magnificent efforts of our sponsored walkers and their very generous supporters. A photo of the presentation can be seen on our website. A thank you letter has been posted at the back of church.

Coffee Rota
Copies of the coffee rota for 2016 are now available at the back of church. Please note that volunteers are still required for 6 weeks on the second Sunday of the month and 6 weeks on the 3rd Sunday of the month. We also require a new co-ordinator. Jill can provide electronic copies of the rota and details to the new co-ordinator. If you wish to know more, please speak to Jill, Sue Masters or Greg.

Social Events
Many thanks to all those who supported recent social events organized by St. Andrew’s.  Nearly 60 people attended the Barn Dance; and over 100 supported the Quiz Night and Nightingales’ Concert. Many thanks to Barbara Warner, David Griffiths and the Allesley Green team for organizing these events.

Nativity
Many thanks to all those (too many to name) who made the St. Andrew’s Nativity 2015 (Three Camels and a Baby) such a special event.

Christmas Services
Tonight sees our annual Carol Service at 6.30pm, an opportunity to hear the Christmas story told in word and song. On Christmas Eve, there will be two Crib Services at 2.30 and 4pm. The services are identical (repeated because of the numbers who enjoy coming along); a fun, interactive exploration of the Christmas story, loved equally by children and adults alike. We will also host a midnight communion service, commencing at 11pm on Christmas Eve; with Family Communion on Christmas Day at 10am. For a full list of Christmas services and events at St. Andrew’s, please see the leaflet (kindly produced by Steve Martin) at the back of church; our website or the Link.

Lantern Walk
There will be a lantern walk (with donkeys!) on Bannerbrook Park at 4pm this evening, meeting at the Penny Farthing. All welcome! Limited transport will be available afterwards for those wishing to attend the St. Andrew’s Carol Service at 6.30pm.

Christmas Draw
Tickets will be on sale after the service today for £1 per book of 5 tickets. 1st Prize £100 and over 20 other prizes. The draw will take place after the Carol Service this evening. All proceeds to Church funds. See Emma or Nigel for tickets.

Foodbank
A message from foodbank. The most urgently required items at present are nappies and personal hygiene items.

Restored Lives
St. Andrew’s will be running a further Restored Lives course for those who have been through relationship breakdown on Thursday evenings from 4th February until 10th March (poster at the back of church). For more information contact Tricia on 07919080266 or email triciapaj@hotmail.co.uk or Greg on 02476 422856 or email gregsmith31760@tiscali.co.uk or restoredlives.org.uk. Anyone willing to help cater one of the evenings should speak to Fran.

Wooden Crosses
Frank Dove is making small wooden crosses (replica of the large cross on the altar) and small holding crosses (prayer cross). The large in oak or mahogany are £7.50 each and the small £3 each. The majority of the cost is towards church funds. Please see me if you are interested in purchasing one. Thank you, Ann Dove.

Caterers Required
St. Andrew’s will be running our successful marriage preparation course on January 20th, 27th & 3rd February. This is open to all couples getting married at St. Andrew’s in the coming year. We begin each session with a meal before discussing various aspects of marriage. We are looking for volunteers to cater for these evenings, if this is something that you can help with please speak to Rebecca Martin for more information.

For Sale St. Andrew’s Canvas Shopping Bags
No need to get caught out having to pay for a carrier bag! These fold small enough to carry in your pocket or handbag. Available at the back of church £1 each, please place money in the wall safe.

Bannerbrook Park Missional Community
A new missional community is starting on Bannerbrook Park in the new year. We are looking to have fun, build community and run a small Alpha course on the estate in the near future. If you would be interested in joining us, please contact Phil on philrichardson@gmail.com/ 07747 776230.

Flower Rota
The 2016 flower rota is now at the back of church. If you would like to put your name down for a week, please do.

Tile Hill Job Club
The Church Together in Tile Hill are starting a new, friendly, independent and free job club on Thursday afternoons from 2-4pm in St Oswalds Church Hall from 28th January. Free refreshments provided. Please spread the word! We are looking for volunteers to help with refreshments or lead sessions/provide support. Please let Anne Richardson know if you can help – 07973 221635 talktoanne@gmail.com. If you would like to know more come to our interest afternoon on 7th January 2-4pm at St Oswalds Church Hall.

Mission Partners
Our latest newsletter from Dan & Philippa Munday, our Mission Partners is at the back of church.

Prayer before Service
Anyone who would like to pray before the service would be welcome to join the small group in the upper room between 9.40 and 9.50am.

Parish Administrator
Please note that I will be on holiday until 4th January 2016. Please contact Greg with any urgent enquiries, otherwise I will respond to any messages when I return to work. I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. Julie Crow.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Sara Parkes.

Prayer List
Please pray for Hannah Miller, Frankie Tildesley, Jim Franklin, Marion Guerins, Brenda Lawrence, Rosemary Pottinger, Flix Haynes, Pauline & Colin Smith, Derek Shale, Ian Morris, Colin Sanders, Beryl Poppit, Margaret & Albert Whitehouse, Kay Wilding and Peter Shale. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates
Sun 20th Dec6.30pmCarol Service
Thurs 24th Dec2.30 & 4pmCrib Services
Thurs 24th Dec11.00pmMidnight Communion
Fri 25th Dec10.00amFamily Communion
ReadingsHeb 10.5-10 (p 1208) & Luke 1.39-45 (p 1026)
ReadersGeorge Cooke & Jeremy Thomas
PreacherGreg Smith
Led by             Sue Masters
IntercessionsHarvey Wyatt
Comm AsstEmma/Harvey/Sue
CrècheGary & Becky
Readings next weekCol 3.12-17 & Luke 2.41-52

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Pews News – 13th December 2015

Posted on 10 December 2015Categories Pews News

13th December 2015 – Third Sunday after 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.

Christmas Toys
Many, many thanks to all those who bought toys to put under our Christmas Tree. These have now been transported to the Children’s Centre in Tile Hill and will be distributed to children via there. The staff at the centre were hugely appreciative of people’s generosity. The gifts will make such a difference to many children in the area this Christmas.

Thank You
To all the volunteers who came to decorate the church last Saturday. Ann Dove.

Laura Centre
A cheque for £800 was presented to Sue Martin from the Laura Centre at last Sunday’s service, money raised through the magnificent efforts of our sponsored walkers and their very generous supporters. A photo of the presentation can be seen on our website.

Pram Service
Our final Pram Service of the year takes place this Tuesday at 9.15am with a Christmas theme. This interactive time of craft, story and song is open to all pre-school children and their parents/carers.

Messy Church
The Church Together in Tile Hill has agreed to close Messy Church at least temporarily.  While the services have largely gone well and have attracted reasonable size congregations, they have been unsuccessful in attracting new people to church. Anne Richardson will continue to explore the best way of churches in the area working together to attract new people.

Wooden Crosses
Frank Dove is making small wooden crosses (replica of the large cross on the altar) and small holding crosses (prayer cross). The large in oak or mahogany are £7.50 each and the small £3 each. The majority of the cost is towards church funds. Please see me if you are interested in purchasing one. Thank you, Ann Dove.

Caterers Required
St. Andrew’s will be running our successful marriage preparation course on January 20th, 27th & 3rd February. This is open to all couples getting married at St. Andrew’s in the coming year. We begin each session with a meal before discussing various aspects of marriage. We are looking for volunteers to cater for these evenings, if this is something that you can help with please speak to Rebecca Martin for more information.

For Sale St. Andrew’s Canvas Shopping Bags
No need to get caught out having to pay for a carrier bag! These fold small enough to carry in your pocket or handbag. Available at the back of church £1 each, please place money in the wall safe.

Bannerbrook Park Missional Community
A new missional community is starting on Bannerbrook Park in the new year. We are looking to have fun, build community and run a small Alpha course on the estate in the near future. If you would be interested in joining us, please contact Phil on philrichardson@gmail.com/ 07747 776230.

Lantern Walk
There will be a lantern walk (with donkeys!) on Bannerbrook Park at 4pm on 20th December, meeting at the Penny Farthing. All welcome! Limited transport will be available afterwards for those wishing to attend the St. Andrew’s Carol Service at 6.30pm.

Christmas Draw
Tickets will be on sale after the service today for £1 per book of 5 tickets. 1st Prize £100 and over 20 other prizes. The draw will take place after the Carol Service on 20th December. All proceeds to Church funds. See Emma or Nigel for tickets.

Coffee Rota
Copies of the coffee rota for 2016 are now available at the back of church. Please note that volunteers are still required for 6 weeks on the second Sunday of the month and 6 weeks on the 3rd Sunday of the month. We also require a new co-ordinator. I can provide electronic copies of the rota and details to the new co-ordinator. Jill Joyce

Social Events
Many thanks to all those who supported recent social events organized by St. Andrew’s.  Nearly 60 people attended the Barn Dance; and over 100 supported the Quiz Night and Nightingales’ Concert. Many thanks to Barbara Warner, David Griffiths and the Allesley Green team for organizing these events.

Nativity
Three Camels and a Baby is a live age action rendering of the Nativity story in the church and surrounding area, involving adults and children on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th December at 6.30pm. Tickets are available for what promises to be a very special event, priced £4 adults and £2 for children (with a family of up to 5 £10) from Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847 or Greg. Tickets are selling very fast. We would also like donations of mince pies. If able to help, please speak to Fran.

Shoe Boxes
Many thanks to all those who supported our annual Shoe Box appeal. Over 12,000 shoe boxes in all were donated by Coventry and Warwickshire, with those boxes now on their way to Eastern Europe. Thanks to Mark Walster for delivering our boxes to the central collection point. With Jill and David Joyce’s retirement from this ministry, we are looking for someone to volunteer to coordinate our collection next year. If anyone is interested, please speak to Greg.

Christmas Services
For a full list of Christmas services and events at St Andrews, please see the leaflet (kindly produced by Steve Martin) at the back of church; our website or the Link.

Restored Lives: helping you recover from relationship breakdown
4th February – 10th March 2016 on Thursday evenings  from 7.00 – 9.30pm. This course supports and empowers people to move forward from relationship breakdown and to live a full life free from past issues. It is open to everyone, whatever your religion or belief. Each session starts with a delicious meal and includes talks and small group discussions. All the helpers have experience of divorce or separation themselves so they can come alongside people, understand their issues and support them. One course member said, ‘Even close friends cannot identify with divorce in the way that the course and the people on it did. Firstly it broke the isolation and secondly it helped me deal with the internal issues.’ Although it may feel like it, you are not alone. Come along and meet people in a similar situation and listen to expert advice. For more information contact Tricia on 07919080266 or email triciapaj@hotmail.co.uk or Greg on 02476 422856 or email gregsmith31760@tiscali.co.uk or restoredlives.org.uk. Anyone willing to help cater for one of the evenings should speak to Fran.

Mission Partners
Our latest newsletter from Dan & Philippa Munday, our Mission Partners is at the back of church.

Sidespersons and Readers
Anyone willing to act as a sidesperson at any of the Christmas services should speak to Greg.  We also need volunteer readers for Christmas Day and the Midnight Communion service on Christmas Eve.

Foodbank
A message from foodbank. The most urgently required items at present are nappies and personal hygiene items.

Prayer before Service
Anyone who would like to pray before the service would be welcome to join the small group in the upper room between 9.40 and 9.50am.

Pews News
Please note that next week’s Pews News will be the last of the year.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Trevor Hill.

Prayer List
Please pray for Hannah Miller, Brenda Lawrence, Rosemary Pottinger, Flix Haynes, Pauline & Colin Smith, Derek Shale, Ian Morris, Colin Sanders, Beryl Poppit, Margaret & Albert Whitehouse, Kay Wilding and Peter Shale. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates
Mon 14th DecPCC Social
Tues 15th Dec6.00pmNativity Technical Rehearsal
Weds 16th Dec6.30pmNativity Dress Rehearsal
Thurs 17th Dec2.30pmSt Andrews School Service
Thurs 17th Dec6.30pmNativity
Fri 18th Dec9.15 & 10.15amEastern Green School Services
Fri 18th Dec6.30pmNativity
Sun 20th Dec6.30pmCarol Service
Thurs 24th Dec2.30 & 4pmCrib Services
Thurs 24th Dec11.00pmMidnight Communion
Fri 25th Dec10.00amFamily Communion
ReadingsPhil 4.4-7 (p 1181) & Luke 3.7-18 (p 1029)
ReadersClaire Kimpton & Sara Parkes
PreacherLesley Lee
PresidentGreg Smith
IntercessionsGreg Smith
Comm AsstLesley Lee
CrècheAshleigh & Veronika
Readings next weekHeb 10.5-10 & Luke 1.39-45

Pews News – 6th December 2015

Posted on 3 December 2015Categories Pews News

6th December 2015 – Second Sunday of 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.

Toy Service
This morning’s Toy Service is collecting toys that will be distributed via the Children’s Centre in Tile Hill. The toys will be taken to the Children’s Centre on Wednesday, so it’s not too late to bring something on Monday or Tuesday between 7am and 6pm and place under the tree. Toys may be wrapped or unwrapped, but if wrapped with a gift tag or similar indicating age and sex of child for whom the gift is intended.

Laura Centre
Susie Martin from the Laura Centre is attending the Service this morning to receive a cheque for £800 from St. Andrew’s Church, money raised through the magnificent efforts of our sponsored walkers and their very generous supporters. Please do make Susie warmly welcome.

Thank you
Thank you to all the cake buyers at StAPH on 22nd November. A magnificent £70+ was raised towards church funds. Thanks especially to Catherine Jupp for organising the event. Eileen Warne.

Pram Service
Our next fortnightly Pram Service for pre-school children and their carers takes place this Tuesday at 9.15am with the theme of Crossing the Red Sea. This interactive time of craft, story and song is open to all. The final Pram Service of the year (which will have a Christmas theme) takes place the following Tuesday, 15th December.

Messy Church
The Church Together in Tile Hill has agreed to close Messy Church at least temporarily.  While the services have largely gone well and have attracted reasonable size congregations, they have been unsuccessful in attracting new people to church. Anne Richardson will continue to explore the best way of churches in the area working together to attract new people.

Jonathan Hill
Jonathan will now be continuing his curacy at St. James, Tile Hill, but will attend St. Andrew’s on an occasional basis, particularly to assist with our christening ministry. His contact number is: 07810 652011. Please pray for him since his health is again not 100%.

Coffee Rota
After 6 years of faithful service coordinating the coffee rota, Jill Joyce is standing down. We are very grateful to Jill for her valuable contribution over such a long period. We are now looking for someone to replace her. The primary task is to draw up the annual rota; along with supporting and where necessary recruiting volunteers. If you wish to know more, please speak to Jill, Sue Masters or Greg.

Quiz Night
Many thanks to all those who supported the Quiz Night on Friday, for which over 100 tickets were sold. Congratulations to Veronika who sold nearly half these. Thanks to the Allesley Green group who organized the event.

Barn Dance
Thanks to all those who supported our Barn Dance at the Village Hall. Special thanks to our wonderful organizer, Barbara Warner, for all her hard work. £388 was raised towards church funds, with nearly 60 having a great time.

Nativity
Three Camels and a Baby is a live age action rendering of the Nativity story in the church and surrounding area, involving adults and children on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th December at 6.30pm. Tickets are available for what promises to be a very special event, priced £4 adults and £2 for children (with a family of up to 5 £10) from Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847 or Greg. Tickets are selling very fast. We would also like donations of mince pies. If able to help, please speak to Fran.

Costumes
If anyone has a tweed cape or tweed suit or plus fours that they would be willing to lend to the church, please speak to Rebecca Martin.

Shoe Boxes
Many thanks to all those who supported our annual Shoe Box appeal. Over 12,000 shoe boxes in all were donated by Coventry and Warwickshire, with those boxes now on their way to Eastern Europe. Thanks to Mark Walster for delivering our boxes to the central collection point. With Jill and David Joyce’s retirement from this ministry, we are looking for someone to volunteer to coordinate our collection next year. If anyone is interested, please speak to Greg.

Christmas Services
For a full list of Christmas services and events at St. Andrew’s, please see the leaflet (kindly produced by Steve Martin) at the back of church; our website or the Link.

Restored Lives: Helping you Recover from Relationship Breakdown
4th February – 10th March 2016 on Thursday evenings from 7- 9.30pm. This course supports and empowers people to move forward from relationship breakdown and to live a full life free from past issues. It is open to everyone, whatever your religion or belief. Each session starts with a delicious meal and includes talks and small group discussions. All the helpers have experience of divorce or separation themselves so they can come alongside people, understand their issues and support them. One course member said, ‘Even close friends cannot identify with divorce in the way that the course and the people on it did. Firstly it broke the isolation and secondly it helped me deal with the internal issues.’ Although it may feel like it, you are not alone. Come along and meet people in a similar situation and listen to expert advice. For more information contact Tricia on 07919080266 or email triciapaj@hotmail.co.uk or Greg on 02476 422856 or email gregsmith31760@tiscali.co.uk or restoredlives.org.uk.

Restored Lives
Thursday evenings from 4th February to 10th March. Anyone willing to help cater for one of the evenings should speak to Fran.

Mission Partners
Our latest newsletter from Dan & Philippa Munday, our Mission Partners is at the back of church.

Sidespersons
Anyone willing to act as a sidesperson at any of the Christmas services please speak to Greg.

Prayer before Service
Anyone who would like to pray before the service would be welcome to join the small group in the upper room between 9.40 and 9.50am.

Wooden Crosses
Frank Dove is making small wooden crosses (replica of the large cross on the altar) and small holding crosses (prayer cross). The large in oak or mahogany are £7.50 each and the small £3 each. The majority of the cost is towards church funds. Please see me if you are interested in purchasing one. Thank you, Ann Dove.

Caterers Required
St. Andrew’s will be running our successful marriage preparation course on January 20th, 27th & 3rd February. This is open to all couples getting married at St. Andrew’s in the coming year. We begin each session with a meal before discussing various aspects of marriage. We are looking for volunteers to cater for these evenings, if this is something that you can help with please speak to Rebecca Martin for more information.

For Sale St. Andrew’s Canvas Shopping Bags
No need to get caught out having to pay for a carrier bag! These fold small enough to carry in your pocket or handbag. Available at the back of church £1 each, please place money in the wall safe.

Nightingales Concert
The Nightingales Concert will take place in Church tonight starting promptly at 7pm. Tickets are available from David Griffiths (01675 442240). Tickets will be available at morning service and at the door this evening. Tickets are priced at Adults £5; children £2.

Bannerbrook Park Missional Community
A new missional community is starting on Bannerbrook Park in the new year. We are looking to have fun, build community and run a small Alpha course on the estate in the near future. If you would be interested in joining us, please contact Phil on philrichardson@gmail.com/ 07747 776230.

Lantern Walk
There will be a lantern walk (with donkeys!) on Bannerbrook Park at 4pm on 20th December, meeting at the Penny Farthing. All welcome! Limited transport will be available afterwards for those wishing to attend the St. Andrew’s Carol Service at 6.30pm.

Christmas Draw
Tickets will be on sale after the service today for £1 per book of 5 tickets. 1st Prize £100 and over 20 other prizes. The draw will take place after the Carol Service on 20th December. All proceeds to Church funds. See Emma or Nigel for tickets.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Ann Dove and Betty Rippingale.

Prayer List
Please pray for Brenda Lawrence, Rosemary Pottinger, Flix Haynes, Pauline & Colin Smith, Derek Shale, Ian Morris, Colin Sanders, Beryl Poppit, Margaret & Albert Whitehouse, Kay Wilding and Peter Shale. To add names to the list please contact Julie at
administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates
Sun 6th Dec7.00pmNightingales Concert in church
Mon 7th Dec7.30pmBaptism Preparation at the Vicarage
Tues 8th Dec9.15amPram Service
Tues 8th Dec6.00pmNativity meeting at the Vicarage
Weds 9th Dec7.00pmBudget meeting at 4 Seatons Field, Red Lane
Mon 14th DecPCC Social
Tues 15th Dec6.00pmNativity Technical Rehearsal
Weds 16th Dec6.30pmNativity Dress Rehearsal
Readings at 8amPhil 1.3-11 (p 1178) & Luke 3.1-6 (p 1029)
ReaderHilary Wankling
Led byGreg Smith
Readings next weekPhil 4.4-7 & Luke 3.7-18

Pews News – 29th November 2015

Posted on 27 November 2015Categories Pews News

29th November 2015 – First Sunday of 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.

This morning
Our service of Holy Communion will be led by members of the Healing Ministry Team.

Growing Leaders
The Growing Leaders programme which has been operating over the last 15 months came to an end this week. We congratulate the 9 graduates: Rita Muir, Dawn Bartlett, Selina Toor, Veronika Raugulis-Toor, Fran Smith, Nick Drayton, Dan Smith, David Griffiths and Lesley Lee. We will be commissioning them this morning.

Next Sunday
There will be an 8am service of communion. At 10am we host our annual Toy Service. Please bring along new toys to place under the Christmas tree. Toys may be wrapped or unwrapped, but if wrapped with a gift tag or similar indicating age and sex of child for whom the gift is intended. Toys donated will be distributed via the Children’s Centre in Tile Hill.

Laura Centre
Susie Martin from the Laura Centre will be attending the Toy Service next Sunday to receive a cheque for £800 from St. Andrew’s Church, money raised through the magnificent efforts of our sponsored walkers and their very generous supporters.

Jonathan Hill
Jonathan will now be continuing his curacy at St. James, Tile Hill, but will attend St. Andrew’s on an occasional basis, particularly to assist with our christening ministry. His contact number is: 07810 652011. Please pray for him since his health is again not 100%.

Coffee Rota
After 6 years of faithful service coordinating the coffee rota, Jill Joyce is standing down. We are very grateful to Jill for her valuable contribution over such a long period. We are now looking for someone to replace her. The primary task is to draw up the annual rota; along with supporting and where necessary recruiting volunteers. If you wish to know more, please speak to Jill, Sue Masters or Greg.

Darkness to Light
Our annual Darkness to Light service (a wonderful candlelit way to enter Advent) will take place tonight at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Quiz Night
St. Andrew’s are jointly hosting a Quiz Night with the Allesley Green Residents Association on Friday 4th December at 7pm at the Massey Ferguson Concert Room. The ticket price of £8 for adults and £4 for children includes a chip supper (choice between fish, chicken, pie or sausage). Tickets available from Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or Veronika on 024 7640 7800. Please get your tickets before Wednesday since the food order has to be placed with the chip shop.

Barn Dance
Thanks to all those who supported last week’s Barn Dance at the Village Hall. Special thanks to our wonderful organizer, Barbara Warner, for all her hard work. £388 was raised towards church funds, with nearly 60 having a great time.

Nativity
Three Camels and a Baby is a live age action rendering of the Nativity story in the church and surrounding area, involving adults and children on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th December at 6.30pm. Tickets are available for what promises to be a very special event, priced £4 adults and £2 for children (with a family of up to 5 £10) from Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847 or Greg. We would also like donations of mince pies. If able to help, please speak to Fran.

Costumes
If anyone has a tweed cape or tweed suit or plus fours that they would be willing to lend to the church, please speak to Rebecca Martin.

Wooden Crosses
Frank Dove is making small wooden crosses (replica of the large cross on the altar) and small holding crosses (prayer cross). The large in oak or mahogany are £7.50 each and the small £3 each. The majority of the cost is towards church funds. Please see me if you are interested in purchasing one. Thank you, Ann Dove.

Prisoners of Conscience
The annual Amnesty International Christmas card signing will be held on Monday 30th November at 7.30pm in the side room. Come and show support for prisoners of conscience around the world whilst enjoying good company along with mince pies & drinks.

Caterers Required
St. Andrew’s will be running our successful marriage preparation course on January 20th, 27th & 3rd February. This is open to all couples getting married at St. Andrew’s in the coming year. We begin each session with a meal before discussing various aspects of marriage. We are looking for volunteers to cater for these evenings, if this is something that you can help with please speak to Rebecca Martin for more information.

For Sale St. Andrew’s Canvas Shopping Bags
No need to get caught out having to pay for a carrier bag! These fold small enough to carry in your pocket or handbag. Available at the back of church £1 each, please place money in the wall safe.

Christmas Flowers
Volunteers needed please on Saturday 5th December at 9.15am in the side room to help decorate the church for Christmas. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the flowers please see Ann Dove.

Nightingales Concert
The Nightingales will be holding their Christmas Concert on Sunday 6th December, between 7 and 9pm. Tickets are available from David Griffiths.

Bannerbrook Park Missional Community
A new missional community is starting on Bannerbrook Park in the new year. We are looking to have fun, build community and run a small Alpha course on the estate in the near future. If you would be interested in joining us, please contact Phil on philrichardson@gmail.com/ 07747 776230.

Lantern Walk
There will be a lantern walk (with donkeys!) on Bannerbrook Park at 4pm on 19th December, meeting at the Penny Farthing. All welcome! Limited transport will be available afterwards for those wishing to attend the St. Andrew’s Carol Service at 6.30pm.

Restored Lives
St. Andrew’s will be running a further Restored Lives course for those who have been through relationship breakdown on Thursday evenings from February 4th.  Anyone willing to help cater one of the evenings should speak to Fran.

Mission Partners
Our latest newsletter from Dan & Philippa Munday, our Mission Partners is at the back of church.

Sidespersons
Anyone willing to act as a sidesperson at any of the Christmas services should speak to Greg.

Prayer before Service
Anyone who would like to pray before the service would be welcome to join the small group in the upper room between 9.40 and 9.50am.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Margaret & Derek Shale.

Prayer List
Please pray for Brenda Lawrence, Rosemary Pottinger, Flix Haynes, Pauline & Colin Smith, Derek Shale, Ian Morris, Colin Sanders, Beryl Poppit, Margaret & Albert Whitehouse, Kay Wilding, Jackie Sheepy and Peter Shale. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates
Sun 29th Nov2.30-4pmTeddy Bears Picnic for christening families
Sun 29th Nov6.30pmDarkness to Light Service
Mon 30th Nov7.30pmJunior Church Leaders at 4 Oakford Drive
Mon 30th Nov7.30pmAmnesty International card signing in church
Tues 1st Dec2.00pmAdvent Group at 55 Handsworth Cresc
Thurs 3rd DecAlpha week 10 at 900 Broad Lane
Fri 4th Dec7.00pmQuiz Night at Masseys
Sun 6th Dec7.00pmNightingales Concert in church
Mon 7th Dec7.30pmBaptism Preparation at the Vicarage
Tues 8th Dec9.15amPram Service
Tues 8th Dec6.00pmNativity meeting at the Vicarage
ReadingJohn 1.35-42 (p 1064)
ReaderLyndsey Rawlings
PreacherGreg Smith
IntercessionsNigel Dawes
Led byJayne Nye
PresidentGreg Smith
ChildrenEmma, Alison & Claire
OrganistMichael Watkins
Readings next weekPhil 1.3-11 & Luke 3.1-6

Pews News – 22nd November 2015

Posted on 20 November 2015Categories Pews News

22nd November 2015 – Sunday next 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.

Special Welcome
To those who were confirmed at Coventry Cathedral yesterday: Andrew Rennie, Selina Toor, Mathis Baumert, June Knight and Deeann Lawson. Please continue to pray for them as they begin this next phase of their Christian journies.

Jonathan Hill
Jonathan is now fully recovered from a serious illness affecting his kidneys. He will now be continuing his curacy at St. James, Tile Hill, but will attend St. Andrew’s on an occasional basis, particularly to assist with our christening ministry. His contact number is: 07810 652011.

Next Sunday
Next Sunday’s service will be led by the Healing Team with a focus on wholeness. We will also in the same service be celebrating St. Andrew’s Day with Holy Communion.

Pram Service
Our fortnightly Pram Service takes place on Tuesday at 9.15am in church. Stories, songs and craft for pre-school children and their carers, a very informal service lasting 20-30 mins.

Darkness to Light
Our annual Darkness to Light service (a wonderful candlelit way to enter Advent) will take place next Sunday at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Barn Dance
Thanks to all those who supported last night’s Barn Dance at the Village Hall. Special thanks to our wonderful organizer, Barbara Warner, for all her hard work.

Coffee
We still require volunteers for the coffee rota, or it may not be possible to continue to offer refreshments after the service every Sunday. Please contact Jill Joyce if you are able to help at joyce.jill@gmail.com.

Website
Please note that our website http://standrews-eg.org.uk has been upgraded to include video footage for weddings and Pram Service. All feedback welcomed.

Prisoners of Conscience
The annual Amnesty International Christmas card signing will be held on Monday 30th November at 7.30pm in the side room. Come and show support for prisoners of conscience around the world whilst enjoying good company along with mince pies & drinks.

Christmas Flowers
Volunteers needed please on Saturday 5th December at 9.15am in the side room to help decorate the church for Christmas. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the flowers please see Ann Dove.

Nightingales Concert
The Nightingales will be holding their Christmas Concert on Sunday 6th December, between 7 and 9pm. Tickets are available from David Griffiths as of Sunday 15th November.

Quiz Night
St. Andrew’s are jointly hosting a Quiz Night with the Allesley Green Residents Association on Friday 4th December at 7pm at the Massey Ferguson Concert Room. The ticket price of £8 for adults and £4 for children includes a chip supper (choice between fish, chicken, pie or sausage). Tickets available from Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or Veronika on 024 7640 7800.

City Praise
The biannual service in which all Christian churches in the city are encouraged to worship together next takes place tonight November 22nd at 6.30pm at the Welcome Centre, Parkside. On previous occasions many hundreds of people from 60 or 70 different churches gathered together to worship in unison. If anyone would like a lift, please speak to Greg.

Nativity
Three Camels and a Baby is a live age action rendering of the Nativity story in the church and surrounding area, involving adults and children. Please reserve December 17th and 18th in your diaries for what promises to be a very special event. Tickets will be available soon, priced £4 adults and £2 for children (with a family of up to 5 £10). We would also like donations of mince pies. If able to help, please speak to Fran.

Link Delivery
We need a volunteer to take over a round – all of Nova Croft and Broad Lane (952-1024) 74 copies in all. Pat Coles who has faithfully done this round for many years is unable to continue to do this. If you are able to help please contact me on 02476 403458/07846  288036/bwarner113@gmail.com. Many thanks Pat for your help and support over the years, it has been much appreciated. Barbara.

Wooden Crosses
Frank Dove is making small wooden crosses (replica of the large cross on the altar) and small holding crosses (prayer cross). The large in oak or mahogany are £7 each and the small £3 each. The majority of the cost is towards church funds. Please see me if you are interested in purchasing one. Thank you, Ann Dove.

Caterer’s Required
St. Andrew’s will be running our successful marriage preparation course on January 20th, 27th & 4th February. This is open to all couples getting married at St. Andrew’s in the coming year. We begin each session with a meal before discussing various aspects of marriage. We are looking for volunteers to cater for these evenings, if this is something that you can help with please speak to Rebecca Martin for more information.

Costumes
If anyone has a tweed cape or tweed suit or plus fours that they would be willing to lend to the church, please speak to Rebecca Martin.

Restored Lives
St. Andrews will be running a further Restored Lives course for those who have been through relationship breakdown on Thursday evenings from February 4th. Anyone willing to help cater one of the evenings should speak to Fran.

Harvest Collection
Belated thanks to Eastern Green Junior School who donated 126kg of food for our annual harvest collection.

Toy Service
Our annual Toy Service will take place at Worship 4 All on Sunday 6th December at 10am.  Please bring along new toys to place under the Christmas tree. Toys may be wrapped or unwrapped, but if wrapped with a gift tag or similar indicating age and sex of child for whom the gift is intended. Toys donated will be distributed via the Children’s Centre in Tile Hill.

Mission Partners
Our latest newsletter from Dan & Philippa Munday, our Mission Partners is at the back of church.

Prayer before Service
Anyone who would like to pray before the service would be welcome to join the small group in the upper room between 9.40 and 9.50am.

Prayer List
Please pray for Brenda Lawrence, Rosemary Pottinger, Flix Haynes, Pauline & Colin Smith, Derek Shale, Ian Morris, Colin Sanders, Beryl Poppit, Margaret & Albert Whitehouse, Kay Wilding, Jackie Sheepy and Peter Shale. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Rosemary Pottinger.

Diary Dates
Sun 22nd Nov6.30pmCity Praise at the Welcome Centre
Mon 23rd Nov7.30pmGrowing Leaders at the Vicarage
Tues 24th Nov9.15amPram Service
Tues 24th Nov2.00pmAdvent Group
Tues 24th Nov7.00pmHealing Team
Wed 25th Nov8.00pmSocial for Baptism Team at the Penny Farthing
Thurs 26th Nov7.30pmAllesley Green Meeting
Thurs 26th NovAlpha week 9
Sat 28th NovAlpha Away Day Berkswell Church
Sun 29th Nov2.30-4pmTeddy Bears Picnic for christening families
Sun 29th Nov6.30pmDarkness to Light Service
Mon 30th Nov7.30pmJunior Church Leaders at 4 Oakford Drive
Mon 30th Nov7.30pmAmnesty International card signing in church
ReadingsPsalm 132.1-12 (p 625) & John 18.33-37 (p 1087)
ReadersJames Durrant & Harvey Wyatt
PreacherSue Masters
IntercessionsLesley Lee
Led byLesley Lee
PresidentGreg Smith
Communion AsstHarvey Wyatt
OrganistGeorge Cooke
CrècheBecky &Ashleigh
Readings next week1 Thess 3.9-13 & Luke 21.25-36

Pews News – 15th November 2015

Posted on 13 November 2015Categories Pews News

15th November 2015 – 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.

Congratulations
Our former curate, Kate Massey, has been appointed as the Dean of Women’s Ministry. This makes her effectively the most senior woman in the diocese, although the role which entails advising her female colleagues and being part of the Bishop’s core team is in addition to her existing job as Vicar of Stockingford.

Coffee
We still require volunteers for the coffee rota, or it may not be possible to continue to offer refreshments after the service every Sunday. Please contact Jill Joyce if you are able to help at joyce.jill@gmail.com.

Barn Dance
A fun-filled evening is promised on Saturday November 21st at the Village Hall when St. Andrews Barn Dance takes place. The ticket price of £8 adults and £4 children (13 and under) includes refreshments and a hot dog supper.  Please bring your own drinks and glasses. Tickets available from Barbara Warner (on 024 7640 3458 or 07846 288036), Jackie Lynch, Veronika, Rosemary or Sue Williams.

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers needed please on Saturday 5th December at 9.15am in the side room to help decorate the church for Christmas. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the flowers please see Ann Dove.

Nightingales Concert
The Nightingales will be holding their Christmas Concert on Sunday 6th December, between 7 and 9pm. Tickets are available from David Griffiths as of Sunday 15th November.

Website
Please note that our website http://standrews-eg.org.uk has been upgraded to include video footage for weddings and Pram Service. All feedback welcomed

Quiz Night
St. Andrew’s are jointly hosting a Quiz Night with the Allesley Green Residents Association on Friday December 4th at 7pm at the Massey Ferguson Concert Room. The ticket price of £8 for adults and £4 for children includes a chip supper (choice between fish, chicken, pie or sausage). Tickets available from Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or Veronika on 024 7640 7800.

City Praise
The biannual service in which all Christian churches in the city are encouraged to worship together next takes place on Sunday 22nd November at 6.30pm at the Welcome Centre, Parkside. On previous occasions many hundreds of people from 60 or 70 different churches gathered together to worship in unison. If anyone would like a lift, please speak to Greg.

Advent Group
Is it that time already? The shops have been decorated for Christmas and the merchandise displayed to start us thinking about Christmas. At St. Andrew’s we too are starting to prepare for Christmas and this year we will be running an Advent Group on Tuesday afternoons over six weeks, from 10th November to 15th December. This will be an opportunity to come together and to set time aside to prepare ourselves for the celebration of that gift given to each of us in the birth of Jesus. We will look at the Bible narratives central to Advent and a reflection written by Bishop Stephen Cottrell. The afternoon will include a time for fellowship and group discussion as we share together. The afternoons will begin at 2pm and finish at 3.30pm and will be at 55 Handsworth Crescent. All are welcome and if you have never been to a small group or to a Bible study group why not come along and be part of this group during Advent. If you want to know more or you are interested in being part of the group please speak with Sue Masters or email me on susanmasters@sky.com.

Prisoners of Conscience
The annual Amnesty International Christmas card signing will be held on Monday 30th November at 7.30pm in the side room. Come and show support for prisoners of conscience around the world whilst enjoying good company along with mince pies & drinks.

Caterer’s Required
St. Andrew’s will be running our successful marriage preparation course on January 20th, 27th & 4th February. This is open to all couples getting married at St. Andrew’s in the coming year. We begin each session with a meal before discussing various aspects of marriage. We are looking for volunteers to cater for these evenings, if this is something that you can help with please speak to Rebecca Martin for more information.

Sponsored Walk
So many thanks to all those who walked to raise money, supported the walkers on the day and the generous sponsors. In total, £1568.60 was collected for St. Andrew’s and the Laura Centre to be shared equally.

Nativity
Three Camels and a Baby is a live age action rendering of the Nativity story in the church and surrounding area, involving adults and children. Please reserve December 17th and 18th in your diaries for what promises to be a very special event. Tickets will be available soon, priced £4 adults and £2 for children (with a family of up to 5 £10).

Costumes
If anyone has a tweed cape or tweed suit or plus fours that they would be willing to lend to the church, please speak to Rebecca Martin.

Messy Church
The next Messy Church takes place today at 3.30pm at St. Oswalds. All welcome. Service especially suitable for families.

Village Hall
At the AGM of Eastern Green Village Hall, Greg was re-elected as the Chair, Kay Morgan (of the pre-school) was elected Secretary and Sandy Faulkner as Treasurer. Liz Reed was also elected to the committee. Booking the hall continues to be done through Kay on 024 7647 4174.

Holiday
Please note that Greg and Fran are on holiday from Tuesday November 10th to Tuesday 17th inclusive. All enquiries should be directed to Julie at the Church Office.

Mission Partners
Our latest newsletter from Dan & Philippa Munday, our Mission Partners is at the back of church.

A Letter from the Bishop of Warwick
Please see the letter from the Bishop of Warwick on the notice board at the back of church inviting people to attend an event that Friends of the Holy Land are holding this month.

Confirmation
Please pray for our five confirmation candidates (Mathis Baumert, Selina Toor, June Knight, Andrew Rennie and Deeann Lawson) who will be confirmed at Coventry Cathedral on November 21st.

Prayer before Service
Anyone who would like to pray before the service would be welcome to join the small group in the upper room between 9.40 and 9.50am.

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Brenda Lawrence, Doug Savage, Rosemary Pottinger, Heather, Flix Haynes, Pauline & Colin Smith, Derek Shale, Ian Morris, Colin Sanders, Beryl Poppit, Margaret & Albert Whitehouse, Kay Wilding, Jackie Sheepy and Peter Shale. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates
Sun 15th Nov3.30pmMessy Church at St Oswalds
Tues 17th Nov1.30-3pmLadies Fellowship Meeting
Thurs 19th NovDeanery Synod
Mon 23rd Nov7.30pmHistory Group
Tues 24th Nov9.15amPram Service
Wed 25th NovBaptism Team Night Out
Thurs 26th Nov7.30pmGrowing Leaders
Thurs 26th Nov7.30pmAllesley Green Meeting
Sat 28th NovAlpha Away Day Berkswell Church
Sun 29th Nov2.30-4pmTeddy Bears Picnic
Sun 29th Nov6.30pmDarkness to Light Service
ReadingHeb 10.11-25 & Mark 13.1-8
ReadersJohn Ross-Barnard & Victoria Kaczur
PreacherSue Masters
Led bySue Masters
PresidentAnne Richards
IntercessionsHarvey Wyatt
Comm AsstSue Masters
OrganistBen Kimpton
SidespersonsJulia McNaney & Gill Tunnicliffe
Readings next weekPsalm 132.1-12 & John 18.33-37

Pews News – 8th November 2015

Posted on 6 November 2015Categories Pews News

8th November 2015 – Third 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.

Remembrance Sunday
This morning we observe Remembrance Sunday with Holy Communion. A special welcome to Sacha Slavic, who is preaching.

Congratulations
Our former curate, Kate Massey, has been appointed as the Dean of Women’s Ministry. This makes her effectively the most senior woman in the diocese, although the role which entails advising her female colleagues and being part of the Bishop’s core team is in addition to her existing job as Vicar of Stockingford.

Pram Service
Our fortnightly Pram Service takes place on Tuesday at 9.15am in church. Stories, songs and craft for pre-school children and their carers, a very informal service lasting 20-30 minutes.

Coffee
We still require volunteers for the coffee rota, or it may not be possible to continue to offer refreshments after the service every Sunday. Please contact Jill Joyce if you are able to help at joyce.jill@gmail.com.

Website
Please note that our website http://standrews-eg.org.uk has been upgraded to include video footage for weddings and Pram Service. All feedback welcomed

Quiz Night
St. Andrew’s are jointly hosting a Quiz Night with the Allesley Green Residents Association on Friday December 4th at 7pm at the Massey Ferguson Concert Room. The ticket price of £8 for adults and £4 for children includes a chip supper (choice between fish, chicken, pie or sausage). Tickets available from Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or Veronika on 024 7640 7800.

City Praise
The biannual service in which all Christian churches in the city are encouraged to worship together next takes place on Sunday 22nd November at 6.30pm at the Welcome Centre, Parkside. On previous occasions many hundreds of people from 60 or 70 different churches gathered together to worship in unison. If anyone would like a lift, please speak to Greg.

Barn Dance
A fun-filled evening is promised on Saturday November 21st at the Village Hall when St. Andrews Barn Dance takes place. The ticket price of £8 adults and £4 children (13 and under) includes refreshments and a hot dog supper.  Please bring your own glasses. Tickets available from Barbara Warner (on 024 7640 3458 or 07846 288036), Jackie Lynch, Veronika, Rosemary or Sue Williams.

Advent Group
Is it that time already? The shops have been decorated for Christmas and the merchandise displayed to start us thinking about Christmas. At St. Andrew’s we too are starting to prepare for Christmas and this year we will be running an Advent Group on Tuesday afternoons over six weeks, from 10th November to 15th December. This will be an opportunity to come together and to set time aside to prepare ourselves for the celebration of that gift given to each of us in the birth of Jesus. We will look at the Bible narratives central to Advent and a reflection written by Bishop Stephen Cottrell. The afternoon will include a time for fellowship and group discussion as we share together. The afternoons will begin at 2pm and finish at 3.30pm and will be at 55 Handsworth Crescent. All are welcome and if you have never been to a small group or to a Bible study group why not come along and be part of this group during Advent. If you want to know more or you are interested in being part of the group please speak with Sue Masters or email me on susanmasters@sky.com.

Thank you
A big thank you to all who supported our fund raising event – by either buying our hand-decorated mugs or chocolate fountain. We raised a fantastic amount of £279.46 – from both StAPH and St. Andrew’s congregations. The money will be shared between Lara’s Fund and Teenage Cancer Trust who have supported my friend Lara and her family over the past 15 months. Olivia Wilson.

Prisoners of Conscience
The annual Amnesty International Christmas card signing will be held on Monday 30th November at 7.30pm in the side room. Come and show support for prisoners of conscience around the world whilst enjoying good company along with mince pies & drinks.

Caterer’s Required
St. Andrew’s will be running our successful marriage preparation course on January 20th, 27th & 4th February. This is open to all couples getting married at St. Andrew’s in the coming year. We begin each session with a meal before discussing various aspects of marriage. We are looking for volunteers to cater for these evenings, if this is something that you can help with please speak to Rebecca Martin for more information.

Sponsored Walk
So many thanks to all those who walked to raise money, supported the walkers on the day and the generous sponsors. In total, £1568.60 was collected for St. Andrew’s and the Laura Centre to be shared equally.

Nativity
Three Camels and a Baby is a live age action rendering of the Nativity story in the church and surrounding area, involving adults and children. Please reserve December 17th and 18th in your diaries for what promises to be a very special event. Tickets will be available soon, priced £4 adults and £2 for children (with a family of up to 5 £10).

Costumes
If anyone has a tweed cape or tweed suit or plus fours that they would be willing to lend to the church, please speak to Rebecca Martin.

Messy Church
The next Messy Church takes place on Sunday 15th November at 3.30pm at St. Oswalds. All welcome. Service especially suitable for families.

Village Hall
At the AGM of Eastern Green Village Hall, Greg was re-elected as the Chair, Kay Morgan (of the pre-school) was elected Secretary and Sandy Faulkner as Treasurer. Liz Reed was also elected to the committee. Booking the hall continues to be done through Kay on 024 7647 4174.

Holiday
Please note that Greg and Fran are on holiday from Tuesday November 10th to Tuesday 17th inclusive. All enquiries should be directed to Julie at the Church Office.

Mission Partners
Our latest newsletter from Dan & Philippa Munday, our Mission Partners is at the back of church.

Bishop’s Visit to the Deanery
Please note that Bishop John, the Bishop of Warwick, is visiting our Deanery on Thursday November 12th.  The service takes place at St. James, Tile Hill Lane, at 7.30pm. We are all warmly encouraged to attend.

Confirmation
Please pray for our five confirmation candidates (Mathis Baumert, Selina Toor, June Knight, Andrew Rennie and Deeann Lawson) who will be confirmed at Coventry Cathedral on November 21st.

Seek His Face
Our monthly time of prophecy, prayer and worship takes place tonight at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Prayer before Service
Anyone who would like to pray before the service would be welcome to join the small group in the upper room between 9.40 and 9.50am.

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Brenda Lawrence, Doug Savage, Rosemary Pottinger, Heather, Flix Haynes, Pauline & Colin Smith, Derek Shale, Ian Morris, Colin Sanders, Beryl Poppit, Jackie Page, Margaret & Albert Whitehouse, Kay Wilding, Jackie Sheepy and Peter Shale. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates
Sun 8th Nov6.30pmSeek His Face
Sun 8th Nov8.00pmConfirmation Group
Mon 9th Nov7.30pmPCC Meeting
Tues 10th Nov2.00pmAdvent Group Starts
Thurs 12th NovBishop John’s visit to the Deanery at St James
Thurs 12th NovAlpha week 7
Sun 15th Nov3.30pmMessy Church at St Oswalds
Thurs 19th NovDeanery Synod
ReadingsMicah 4.1-5 (p 932) & Mark 1.14-20 (p 1002)
ReadersGeorge Cooke & Ann Crowley
PreacherSacha Slavic
PresidentGreg Smith
Communion AsstsNick, Emma & Sue
OrganistMichael Watkins
CrècheBecky & Veronika
Readings next weekHeb 10.11-25 & Mark 13.1-8