Pews News – 3rd July 2016

3rd July 2016 – Sixth 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.

It has been confirmed that St Andrew’s is the first church in the diocese 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. St Andrew’s is also to be presented with a Yew Tree which will be planted by the Bishop of Coventry later in Autumn. 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.

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.

Safeguarding at St. Andrew’s
Can anyone who undertakes Safeguarding Training of either Module 1 or 2 please notify me as I need to keep a record of attendees with when/where. Thank you. Lin Chylinski – Children’s Advocate.

Letter from Bishop of Coventry
Please see the letter on the noticeboard at the back of church from the Bishop of Coventry reflecting on last week’s EU Referendum.

Travel Survey
Thank you to all those who took part in the travel survey on May 22nd. There is some encouragement in the results. The numbers travelling to church by car are lower at St Andrew’s than the previous two years, and slightly more of those travelling by car are sharing, although the reverse is true at StAPH. The distances travelled are shorter, which means that our carbon footprint overall is lower. We would continue to encourage those who can to consider other more planet friendly forms of transport where practical.

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.

Sponsored Walk
Greg is leading a team on a sponsored walk one Saturday in September. The nature of the challenge and the exact date will be decided at a planning meeting at the Vicarage this evening at 7.45pm. Anyone is welcome to join us if only to find out more.

Nexus music academy, which teaches young people to lead worship and is based in Earlsdon is hosting its end of year concert on the 7th, 8th and 9th July. If you would like to go along to represent St Andrew’s, please speak to Greg.

Strawberry Tea
On Sunday 10th July 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 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.

The Bannerbrook Fun Day
Returns on July 16th from 12-4pm. Come and have a bounce on the bouncy castle, bring your dog to win a prize in the Dog Show, try your hand at 3 on 3 basketball, browse the stalls, eat some hog roast, listen to live music or grab the open mic, get your face painted, drink some Pimms, win a coconut…. all at the Bannerbrook Fun Day! For more info search “Bannerbrook Park Community Day” on Facebook.

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.

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.

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 (training can be provided) or serve refreshments, the team is especially keen to find someone who would be willing and able to make bacon sandwiches for job seekers. If you want to know more contact Anne Richardson, or come along Thursdays 2-4pm in St. Oswald’s Church Hall.

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, 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: A paper petition will be available at the back of church shortly. Deadline for signing the petition is 18th July.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were donated in memory of Edna Venn.

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 Trevor Ratcliff. To add names to the list please contact Julie at or 07756 918847.

 Diary Dates July
Sun 3rd July6.30pmIgnatian Service
Sun 3rd July7.45pmWalk planning meeting at the vicarage
Mon 4th July7.00pmOrientation evening at church
Tues 5th July7.30pmJunior Church Leaders at 22 Hathaway Rd
Weds 6th July7.00pmBaptism Preparation at the vicarage
Sat 9th JulyGift Day
Readings at 8amGal 6.7-16 & Luke 10.1-11,16-20
PresidentGreg Smith
Worship 4 All led byGreg Smith
Next weekCol 1.15-28 & Luke 10.38.42