Pews News – 2nd October 2016

2nd October 2016 – Nineteenth 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
Children’s Church meets each week during the Sunday Communion Service. There is a crèche for very little ones and lots of fun games and craft activities for primary age children. Parents are welcome, too, particularly while their children are settling in. For more information speak to Hilary or Becky.

We are celebrating Harvest this morning at Worship 4 All, as well as next Sunday, October 9th with a service of Holy Communion. The charity we are supporting this year is Water Aid. Please give generously.

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.

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 were married at St Andrew’s on Friday. We wish them every blessing for their married lives together.

Ignatian Service
Tonight will see our monthly Ignatian Service at 6.30pm. A time of quiet reflection, followed by Compline by candlelight. All welcome.

Youth Alpha
The Church Together in Tile Hill is going to be running a Youth Alpha on Monday evenings commencing 10th October. 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.

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).

Barn Dance
The Barn Dance is due to take place on Saturday 19th November at 7.30pm at Eastern Green Village Hall. Tickets cost: 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 will be available in church soon.

Autumn Fayre
The fayre will be held in the village hall in December, date to be confirmed. We need help in lots of ways including setting up and clearing afterwards, manning stalls and providing cakes, unwanted gifts, bric a brac, chocolate and bottles for the tombolas, raffle prizes etc. Also, the choir are now collecting bottles for this event. When you are shopping could you please consider buying an extra bottle to support us. Please give to any choir member or contact Barbara on 02476 403458/07846 288036. Many thanks for your support.

At the end of this year, Jackie Lynch who has given many years loyal service to St Andrew’s as Treasurer will be standing down. Jackie is willing to continue some of the Treasurer’s duties and also ensure there is a good handover of responsibilities. If you have any relevant experience of bookkeeping especially using a computer, please pray about whether you can serve St Andrew’s in this way. For further information, please speak to Jackie or Greg.

Drama Workshop
Greg, Selina and Emma are running a 4 week drama workshop at Jardine Youth Centre on Mondays from 5.45-6.45pm. The workshop is aimed at 8-12 year olds and has an Olympics Theme. 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.

Phil’s Mountain Climb
Please remember Phil Richardson today as he climbs Ben Nevis for charity.

Seek His Face
Our next Seek His Face gathering for prayer, prophecy and worship will take place next Sunday at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Spring Cleaning
We are holding a Spring Cleaning morning on Saturday 22nd October from 9.30-11.30am (Yes, we do know it’s Autumn!). We are hoping that there will be merry band of volunteers to help clean those parts that the regular clean can’t reach and to help with a major tidying project. Both men and women are needed for this!

150th Anniversary of Reader Ministry
On Sunday 16th October, 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.

Blitz Night
St Andrew’s is hosting a Forties Night on Saturday 26th November 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.

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.

Sponsored Walk
A party from St Andrew’s undertook  a 26 mile sponsored walk yesterday, walking the Arden Way, a circular route from Henley in Arden. 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. If you were kind enough to sponsor us, please place your donation in the basket at the back of church and cross your name from the list. If you didn’t sponsor us, we would still gratefully receive all donations.

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

Diary Dates Oct
Sun 2nd6.30pmIgnatian Service
Mon 3rd5.45-6.45pmDrama at Jardine Youth Centre
Tues 4th7.00pmWalk review meeting at the Vicarage
Tues 4th6.45pmChoir Practice in church
Thurs 6th7.00pmBaptism preparation at the Vicarage
Sun 9thHarvest communion
Sun 9th1.00pmHarvest Lunch at the Vicarage
Sun 9th6.30pmSeek His Face
Mon 10th7.30pmPCC meeting in church
Readings at 8am2 Tim 1.1-14 (p 1195) & Luke 17.5-10 (p 1051)
ReaderHilary Wankling
Worship 4 All led byGreg Smith
ReaderMathis Baumert
PrayersHilary Wankling
Next weekLuke 17.11-19