Pews News – 10th July 2016

10th July 2016 – Seventh 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.

Please note that Greg and Fran are on holiday next week from Tuesday to Sunday. All enquiries should be directed to Julie, our administrator, or Mathis/Emma, the churchwardens.

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.

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.

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. 11.30am-1.15pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school summer holidays at Limbrick Wood Baptist Church. A job description and project outline together with application forms are available at the back of church. All volunteers need to send me an application form by the 18th July. There is a training evening on 18th July, 7.30pm at Limbrick Wood Baptist Church which all volunteers need to attend if possible. Contact Anne Richardson: 07973 221635, Thank you so much for your help with this really exciting project.

Gift Weekend
Thanks to those who generously gave at the gift morning yesterday. It is not too late to contribute. We are seeking to raise £2,000 to meet a gap in the church budget for this year. In order to give, place an envelope on the plate, but mark it clearly as a contribution to the gift weekend. All contributions are very gratefully received.

Seek His Face
Our monthly service of prayer, prophecy and praise takes place tonight in church at 6.30pm.

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.

Pram Service
Our next Pram Service for babies and toddlers and their parents/carers takes place on Tuesday, 12th July at 9.15am with refreshments served before and afterwards. Stories, songs and craft in this friendly, interactive service. All welcome.

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.

Daytime Home Group
A new home group, hosted by Norah Hall, continues on Thursday mornings at 10.30am on 14th July. The group will meet fortnightly and initially will be studying the Lord’s Prayer. All welcome. Please speak to Norah for further details.

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.

Sponsored Walk
A party from St Andrew’s will be undertaking a 26 mile sponsored walk on Saturday 1st October, walking the Arden Way, a circular route from Henley in Arden. You are welcome to join us for some or all of the route. Supporters also welcome. For further details, please speak to Greg or Veronika.

Holiday Club
We are running a Holiday Club for Primary School aged children from Wednesday 20th-Friday 22nd July from 9am-3.30pm. To register a place, please contact Julie at or 07756 918847. Our theme for the three days is Superheroes of the Bible. The children will be attending the Sunday morning service at St Andrew’s on the 24th to share what they have been doing.

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.

Wednesday Communion
Please note that the communion service on Wednesday 20th July will be held at the normal time at the Vicarage. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Strawberry Tea
It’s still not too late to come along to our annual Strawberry Cream Tea on the Vicarage lawn this afternoon from 3-5.30pm. All welcome. Tickets are available from Fran or Rita at a cost of £4 adults and £2 children, with a family ticket for £10. If you are able to help with setting up or serving, please speak to Fran.

Drama Workshop
Please note that there will a 2 day free drama workshop run by Greg, Selina and Emma at Jardine Youth Centre on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th August. Please contact them for further details.

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 is available at the back of church. The deadline for signing the petition is 18th July.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Rosemarie Over.

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, Hannah Miller, Pete Watts and Trevor Ratcliff. To add names to the list please contact Julie at or 07756 918847.

 Diary Dates
Sun 10th July3.30pmStrawberry Tea on Vicarage Lawn
Sun 10th July6.30pmSeek His Face
Mon 11th July7.30pmPCC
Tues 12th July9.15amPram Service
Tues 12th July6.45pmChoir Practice
Thurs 14th July7.00pmSupper n Chat
Sat 16th July12-4pmBannerbrook Park Fun Day
Weds 20th JulyHoliday club until Weds – Friday
Weds 20th July10.00amMidweek communion at the Vicarage
ReadingLuke 10.25-37 (p 1042)
ReaderGeorge Cooke
PreacherGreg Smith
PresidentGreg Smith
LeaderSue Masters
IntercessionsSue Masters
OrganistMichael Watkins
Communion AsstHarvey Wyatt
SidespersonsSara & Eddie Parkes
CrècheAlison & Ashleigh
Next weekCol 1.15-28 & Luke 10.38-42