Pews News – 19th June 2016

19th June 2016 – Fourth Sunday of Trinity

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 Phil Richardson who is preaching at St Andrew’s for the first time this morning. Phil is leader of the church plant, StAPH, that meets at Woodlands School.

Home Group Survey
Please can you complete the enclosed survey and pass it back to Sue Masters. Thank you.

Eco-Church
St Andrew’s is the first church in the diocese (we think) to achieve an Eco-church Bronze Award. The certificate was presented at the June Worship 4 All service. Many thanks to Dawn Easthope for her hard work in undertaking all the administration and green championing around our gaining this important recognition. Following on from this success, we will be forming a group of people to take us forward into achieving the Silver and Gold awards. Anyone who has an interest or experience in the areas of Worship, Buildings, Land, Community and Lifestyle will be more than welcome. If you are interested in joining the group, please see Dawn Easthope or contact her on 07513753899.

Prayer before Service
Anyone who would like to pray before the service would be welcome to join the small group who do so between 9.40 and 9.50am. We will be meeting upstairs to do this. Please be aware that there is always prayer available after the service for any issue of concern.

Make Lunch Volunteers Needed
Can you help fill the holiday hunger gap? We need cooks and volunteers to provide healthy food and lots of fun for children in Tile Hill missing free school meals. 12.30-3.30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school summer holidays at Limbrick Wood Baptist Church. Contact Anne Richardson: 07973 221635, churchtogetherintilehill@gmail.com. Thank you so much for your help with this really exciting project.

Hockley Lane Crossing Petition
Due to the lack of interest in the crossing patrol job and difficulty in crossing the road safely, especially for children at St Andrew’s and Eastern Green playgroup, a petition has been set up to try and get some form of a crossing on Hockley Lane near Church Lane. To sign the online petition please use the following link: https://myaccount.coventry.gov.uk/Petitions. A paper petition will be available at the back of church shortly. Deadline for signing the petition is 18th July.

Tile Hill Job Club
The Tile Hill Hob Club is now running very successfully, but needs more volunteers who can help people put together a CV and look for work or serve refreshments. Training can be provided. If you want to know more contact Anne Richardson, talktoanne@gmail.com or come along Thursdays 2-4pm in St. Oswald’s Church Hall.

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – 4th to 13th March 2017
Revd Dwayne Engh, curate of St Mary Magdalen’s church, is organising a 10-day pilgrimage based in Jerusalem and Galilee. The cost is £1,745 sharing a twin-bedded room with private facilities. This includes flights, accommodation, full board-basis, tour guide and entrance fees. There are some leaflets at the back of the church with more information for anyone interested in going. Dwayne requires a £259 deposit, this includes the insurance premium, by the end of June.

European Referendum
Please note that the church will be used as a polling station on Thursday for the European Referendum. It will continue to be available for prayer.

Games and Skittles Evening
A fun Games and Skittles evening has been organised by the church at the Jaguar Social Club on Browns Lane. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £4 for children and will include chicken and chips or a vegetarian option. Games will include a skittle alley, table skittles, Jenga, connect 4 and a picture quiz. Please see Rita to get tickets.

Orientation Evening
If you are new to St Andrew’s over the last 12 months, you are warmly welcomed to an orientation evening in the church room on Monday 4th July at 7pm. Refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to meet key people in the life of the church and to hear more about the many activities which St Andrew’s offers.

Daytime Home Group
A new home group, hosted by Norah Hall, continues on Thursday mornings at 10.30am on 30th June. The group will meet fortnightly and initially will be studying the Lord’s Prayer. All welcome. Please speak to Norah for further details.

Foodbank
A message from foodbank to say that the items they it is most in need of are: sugar, coffee and tinned fruit. Also, the Tile Hill foodbank which operates on Wednesday mornings is looking for more volunteers for its monthly rota. Please speak to Jackie Lynch if you would like to know more.

Strawberry Tea
On Sunday July 10th we will be hosting our annual Strawberry Cream Tea on the Vicarage lawn from 3-5.30pm. All welcome. Tickets are available from Julie at 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk at a cost of £4 adults and £2 children, with a family ticket for £10. If you are able to make cakes for the day or help with setting up or serving, please speak to Fran.

Park Hill Fayre
If you are available next Saturday, please support Park Hill School fayre from 12-4pm.

Nexus
St Andrew’s has agreed to partner Nexus Music Academy in Earlsdon. This is a Christian foundation which teaches young people worship leading: vocals, keyboards, guitar and drums and has an outstanding national reputation. We hope to be able to host a couple of students from September who will augment our worship band. In return, we seek to support the ministry of Nexus in a variety of ways. The first opportunity to do this is this weekend as the college seeks to break the world record for continual musical performance. Witnesses are needed to verify the attempt. If you can spare 4 hours this evening or through the night or Monday morning, please speak to Greg.

Mission Partners
Our latest newsletter from Dan & Philippa Munday, our Mission Partners is at the back of church (in the red folder).

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by the late Jean Burns, who sadly passed away this week.

Prayer List
Please pray for James Durrant, Peter Crowley, Colin Sanders, Beryl Poppit, Peter Shale, Ian Morris, Pauline & Colin Smith, Gemma Candy, Lara Santostefano, Brenda Lawrence, Andrew Rennie, Rosemary Pottinger, Pam Bennell, Beryl Kimberley, Hannah Miller, Pete Watts and David Griffiths. To add names to the list please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates June
Tues 21st12.30pmLadies Fellowship, please meet at Oakes Farm Café
Tues 21st7.30pmLeadership Team meets at 22 Hathaway Rd
Tues 21st6.45pmChoir Practice
Thurs 23rd7.30pmYouth café meeting
Friday 24th7.00pmGames & Skittles Evening at the Jaguar Club
Sat 25th12-4pmPark Hill School fayre
ReadingGal 3.23-29 (p 1170) & Luke 8.26-39 (p 1038)
ReadersMaureen Hall and Jeremy Thomas
PreacherPhil Richardson
PresidentGreg Smith
IntercessionsGreg Smith
Communion AsstPhil Richardson
ChildrenEmma, Lesley and Alison
Readings next weekGal 5.1,13-25 & Luke 10.1-11,16-20