Pews News – 4th October 2015

4th October 2015 – 18th 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.

We will be observing our customary pattern this year by celebrating Harvest on two consecutive Sundays, today at Worship 4 All and next Sunday, Oct 11th with Holy Communion. Please see Lesley Lee for details of this year’s appeal.

Andrew Rodgers
We are grateful to God for answering prayers for Andrews Rodgers who has now found accommodation in Shrewsbury. He also visited the Christian book shop where the previous customer had paid for the next person to come in to have a bible.

Parents’ Café
Kids Klub, a Christian group which works with Primary School aged children at the Jardine Youth Centre on Tuesdays from 5-6pm is looking for volunteers to staff a parents’ café, somewhere for parents to take shelter while their children are enjoying the club. Anyone who feels called to this can speak to Greg to find out more.

To Limbrick Wood Baptist Church on the appointment of a new minister: Darren Bovis-Coulter, who will take up post later this month after an interregnum of some three years. Do pray for him and our sister church at this exciting time.

Drama Club
Drama club will be starting up again on Monday evenings from 4.30-5.30pm at Jardine Youth Centre from Monday 5th October. Children/young people of 8+ are welcome. Please speak to Greg or Selina for further details.

Macmillan Coffee Morning
Many thanks to all those who supported the Macmillan Coffee morning last Wednesday. In excess of £260 was raised for this very important charity. Special thanks to Beryl Lee for organizing the morning.

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

Coventry Way
Six walkers successfully completed the 40 miles of the Coventry Way walk on 12th September, raising funds for St. Andrew’s and the Laura Centre (which supports bereaved children). We are very grateful to everyone who was so kind as to sponsor us. If you haven’t already paid up, do please put your donation into the basket at the back of church and cross your names off the sponsor list. If you didn’t get chance to sponsor us, it’s still not too late to make a donation.

Community Leadership
Are you interested in becoming a Community Leader?  If so, there is a course at St Oswald’s Church on Thursday mornings, commencing 15th October at 10am. For further information, email or see poster at the back of church.

Prayer Ministry St. Andrew’s/StAPH
If anyone requires prayer after the Sunday morning service please speak to Sue Masters or Lesley Lee and they will direct you to someone from the prayer ministry team who will pray with you. If they are not available there is a list of prayer ministry team members displayed at the back of church, and any member of the team will be happy to pray with you. For anyone requiring prayer at StAPH following the service please speak to Jayne Nye. There is a list of prayer ministry team members at StAPH on the display table.

Barn Dance – a note for your diary!
Saturday 21st November in the Village Hall at 7.30 pm. £8 Adults and £4 children (13 and under) includes hot dog supper and light refreshments. Bring your own drinks and glasses. A really fun night not to be missed. Tickets available from Barbara Warner 07846 288036/02476 403458/ from 1st November.

Plans are afoot to host Nativity III in December, a live age action rendering of the Nativity story in the church and surrounding area, involving adults and children. Greg would be pleased to hear from children (over the age of 8) and adults who would like to participate either by performing or helping backstage (no experience or special expertise necessary). Please reserve Dec 17th and 18th in your diaries for what promises to be a very special event.

Welcome Team
There will be a brief meeting of the Welcome Team on Sunday 18th October after the morning service. Please let Greg know if you are unable to attend.

Ignatian Service
Please note that Kate Dagger will be leading the last Ignatian Service of 2015 tonight at 6.30pm. All welcome to this service of quiet and meditation.

Junior Church
We continue to struggle for Junior Church leaders which seriously affects our ability to ensure a full programme for our much loved children. Please do pray carefully about whether you might be able to offer a couple of Sundays a term to support the Junior Church team. Do speak to Lesley Lee if you want to know more.

Coventry Cathedral will be hosting a Confirmation Service on Sat 21st November at 4pm. Anyone who is interested in pursuing Confirmation (the CofE’s way of welcoming adults into full membership/communion) should speak to Greg.

Seek His Face
The next gathering of Seek His Face – a time of prayer, prophecy and worship – will take place on Sunday 11th October at 6.30pm.

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

Prayer List
Please pray for Brenda Lawrence, Fred Mickelwright, Flix Haynes, Pauline & Colin Smith, Jack Gannon, Ian Morris, Andrew Rodgers, Colin Sanders, Beryl Poppit, Jackie Page, Margaret & Albert Whitehouse, Kay Wilding, Lara Santostefano and Peter Shale. To add names to the list please contact Julie at or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates
Sun 4th Oct6.30pmIgnatian Service
Mon 5th Oct4.30pmDrama club at Jardine Youth Centre
Mon 5th Oct7.30pmBaptism Preparation at the Vicarage
Tues 6th Oct10.15amPat Copeland’s funeral at church
Tues 6th Oct6.45pmChoir Practice
Weds 7th Oct7.30pmLeadership Team meets at 55 Handsworth Cresc
Thurs 8th Oct7.30pmAlpha week 3
Sun 11th Oct10.00amHarvest Communion
Sun 11th Oct6.30pmSeek His Face
Mon 12th Oct7.30pmPCC in church
Weds 14th Oct7.00pmAllesley Green Res Assoc at Park Hill School
Readings at 8amJob 1.1, 2.1-10 (p 509) & Mark 10.2-16 (p 1014)
ReaderMaureen Hall
PresidentSteve Burch
Worship 4 All led byLesley Lee
Readings Next WeekMark 10.17-31