Pews News – 25th September 2016

25th September 2016 – Eighteenth 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.

Children’s Church
Junior Church has changed its name! The leaders thought the name Children’s Church better reflects the wide age range we cater for and the PCC has agreed. We meet every Sunday during the morning Communion Service (except for the 1st Sunday in the month). All children from 0 – 11 are welcome to join us for learning about Jesus through fun, crafts and games. Parents are welcome too, if your children are reluctant to come on their own.

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 next Spring. Following on from this success, we will be forming a group of people to take us forward into achieving the Silver and Gold awards. If you are interested in joining the group, please speak to Dawn Easthope – 07513 753899.

St Andrew’s will be producing a Pantomime next January in conjunction with the Village Hall. Anyone who would like to be involved in this in any capacity (on stage or back stage) should speak to Greg as soon as possible.

To Tessa and Kevin who are to be married at St Andrew’s on Friday. We wish them every blessing on their wedding day and in the years to come.

Youth Alpha
The Church Together in Tile Hill is going to be running a Youth Alpha on Monday evenings commencing 10th Oct. We are looking for table leaders who can help 3 or 4 young people as they talk through their questions relating to the Christian faith. Full training will be provided by Youth for Christ. Please speak to Greg if you want to help. Also, if you know a young person 11+ who might like to do Youth Alpha, mention it to Greg or Phil.

Supper n Chat
The four month experiment that was Supper n Chat has come to an end. The PCC decided that given the low take up, it was right to bring it to a close. Many thanks to Rita and her team of volunteers for their time and care expressed through this project. Please note that if you know anyone who has been bereaved in the last two years that Lunch n Chat welcomes new members and meets every Wednesday at 11.45am. Please speak to Rita for further details.

Fish & Chip Quiz Night
St Andrew’s Church in conjunction with Allesley Green Residents Association is hosting a Fish & Chip Quiz Night at the Massey Ferguson Social Club on Friday 4th November at 7pm. Tickets costing £9 for adults and £5 for children under 12 are available from Julie at or Veronika on 76407800. Please indicate when buying your tickets whether you would like fish, chicken or pie. Teams are a maximum of 6 people, but if you come singly or in couples we will be glad to find you a team.

Help Link Delivery
There is a round on Allesley Green – Cherrywood Grove and Juniper close (65 copies). If there is someone who lives near there who would kindly agree to take over the round I would be very grateful. Barbara Warner (07846 288036/02476 403458).

Harvest will be celebrated on two consecutive Sundays, Oct 2nd at Worship 4 All and Oct 9th with a service of Holy Communion, both at 10am. The charity we are supporting this year is Water Aid. Please give generously.

Volunteers are needed please to help decorate the church for Harvest on Saturday 1st October at 9.15am in the side room. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the Harvest flowers it would be much appreciated. Thank you. Ann Dove.

Harvest Lunch
Fran and Greg have generously offered to open the Vicarage to members of the congregation for a ‘Bring and Share’ Harvest Lunch at 1pm on Sunday 9th October, after the Harvest Service. We hope that you will see this as a great opportunity to celebrate the Lord’s goodness to us, sharing our food together in friendship and fellowship. All who would like to attend are invited to sign the sheets at the back of Church and indicate what food they would be willing to contribute. Three volunteers are required to help serve the harvest lunch and clear up afterwards.  Please speak to Fran if you are able to help.

Postal Scam
Please beware that there is a postal scam whereby a card from PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) is posted through your door suggesting that they are unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them. If you call the number you will be billed £315. For further details please see the notice in the red folder at the back of church.

Drama Workshop
Greg, Selina and Emma will be running a 4 week drama workshop at Jardine Youth Centre commencing Monday 26th September at 5.45-6.45 p.m. The workshop is aimed at 8-12 year olds. Anyone in that age bracket is welcome.

Youth Café
In the final term of last year, the Church Together in Tile Hill ran a successful youth café at Jardine Youth Centre, which St Andrew’s made a significant contribution to. However, over the summer we have lost two volunteers and although we know there are young people who are keen to come, we cannot reopen until those two volunteers have been replaced. Please speak to Greg or Jill Pinks if you want to know more. We want to run late on Monday afternoons from 4-5.30pm.

Autumn Fayre
This will be held in the village hall in December, date to be confirmed. We need help in lots of ways. Setting up and clearing afterwards. Manning stalls and providing cakes, unwanted gifts, bric a brac, chocolate and bottles for the tombolas, raffle prizes and anything else I haven’t thought of! Jackie Lynch

Barn Dance
Saturday 19th November 2016 at 7.30pm at Eastern Green Village Hal. Tickets: Adults £8, Children 12 and under £4. Refreshments include hot dog, tea and coffee, soft drinks. Please feel free to bring your own drinks and glasses. Tickets available in church from early November.

Pram Service
The next Pram Service takes place on Tuesday 27th September at 9.15am. A gathering for pre-school children and their carers, with songs, Bible stories and craft activities. Refreshments served from 8.45am. The theme is: Jesus heals the leper. All welcome.

150th Anniversary of Reader Ministry
On Sunday October 16th, we will be celebrating 150 years since the first Readers were licensed in the Church of England. We will be taking the opportunity to celebrate our own two wonderful Readers: Lesley and Sue.

Jean Burns
There will be a Memorial Service for Jean Burns on the evening of Thursday 29th September at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Diocesan Men’s Night
 An evening listening to a leading international climber – Carlos Buhler, one of America’s most accomplished high altitude mountaineers, who includes in his climbs the hardest route up Mount Everest, will be speaking about his climbing exploits at St. Mary’s Leamington on Tuesday 18th October from 7.30-9.30pm. The cost is £5 with all proceeds going to Gorkha Foundation (who are constructing four schools damaged by the 2015 earthquake). This is purely a social evening and may be followed by a meal or drink afterwards. For further details about Carlos Buhler and his climbing achievements please see the red folder at the back of church.

Blitz Night
St Andrew’s is hosting a Forties Night on Saturday November 26th at Eastern Green Club. Tickets which cost £10 are available from Rosemarie on 07778 397284 and include a fish & chip supper. Fancy dress optional but strongly encouraged.

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. We are raising funds for the church and for the HanCanFund in support of Hannah Miller, a parishioner who has become wheelchair bound following spinal surgery and needs help in raising funds towards an adapted wet room in her home. There is a sponsor form available at the back of church. Please give generously.

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 Margaret and Derek Shale.

Prayer List
Please pray for Tricia Martin, Colin Sanders, Beryl Poppit, Peter Shale, Lara Santostefano, Brenda Lawrence, Andrew Rennie, Rosemary Pottinger, Pam Bennell, Jo Hanney, Hannah Miller, Pete Watts and Trevor Ratcliffe. To add names to the list please contact Julie at or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates Sept/Oct
Mon 26th Sept5.45pmDrama workshop at Jardine Youth Centre
Mon 26th Sept7.30pmDeanery Synod at Meriden church
Tues 27th Sept7.30pmBaptism Preparation training in church
Thurs 29th Sept6.30pmJean Burns Memorial Service
Sat 1st OctArden Way Walk
Tues 4th Oct7.00pmWalk review meeting at the Vicarage
Readings1 Tim 6.6-19 (p 1194) & Luke 16.19-31 (p 1050)
ReadersElizabeth & Graham Shelton
Led byLesley Lee
PreacherLesley Lee
PresidentGreg Smith
Comm AsstEmma Read
IntercessionsLesley Lee
ChildrenEmma,Claire & Gary
Next week at 8am2 Tim 1.1-14 & Luke 17.5-10