Pews News – 10th June 2018

10th June 2018 – Second 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.

Special Welcome
We are delighted to welcome Revd Sacha Slavic (Chaplain at Bablake School) who served a placement at St Andrew’s during his training. Sacha will be presiding and preaching this morning.

After many, many years Diane Wilson has decided to hang up her mop. She has epitomised loyalty and professionalism in this role. In replacing her, we want to investigate whether it might be possible to recruit a band of volunteers to clean for an hour once a week. We probably need 5 people altogether to allow volunteers to take a week off when necessary. If you are interested in helping, please speak to Greg, Diane or Jackie Lynch.

Phil’s Ordination
Phil Richardson will be ordained Priest on Sunday 1st July at Coventry Cathedral at 10.30am. Phil will be presiding at Holy Communion for the first time the following Sunday, 8th July at 10am in a joint service with the St Andy’s congregation. We will be celebrating Phil’s priesting that afternoon with a Strawberry Cream Tea in the Vicarage garden. All welcome. Offers of cakes gratefully received. Please speak to Fran.

Alpha Caterer Needed for 13th June
Volunteer needed to provide a meal and dessert for 18 people, help to serve and clear away after the meal. You will be reimbursed in full. If you would be willing to cater please contact Julie on 07756 918847 or or speak to Sue Masters.

Eco Church at St Andrew’s
Is hosting a nature trail in the grounds of St Andrew’s to celebrate Cherishing Churchyards on Sunday 17th June and will start at 12 noon after the service.

Missional Strategy Team
We are starting a group to oversee the work of St Andrew’s and St Andy’s that reaches those who are not yet part of us, or do not yet know God’s love. If you are interested in being part of a working group to see how we can best reach the world (or at least the local area!) please contact Phil on

St Andy’s/St Andrew’s Liaison Committee
As St Andy’s moves into its 11th year we would like to form a group to ensure a continuing and strong relationship between the two congregations. If you would like to be part of a group that looks at ways to do this, please contact

Link Rounds
We currently have three rounds needing a deliverer. If you don’t already do a round and/or are prepared to deliver The Link can you please contact Barbara Warner on 02476 403458/07846 288036 / email or Gill Tunnicliffe on 024 7646 2618 or email

Rod Stewart Tribute Evening
23rd June at 7.30pm til late at the Albany Club, Earlsdon. Tickets cost £12, contact 07778 397284. Raising funds for Coventry Myton Hospice and St Andrew’s Forget me Not (Dementia Support Group).

Summer Party
Date for your diary, Summer Party on Saturday 14th July at 7.30pm. Venue – Eastern Green Village Hall. Tickets cost £10 per person, buffet included. Tickets available from Rosemarie Over.

Lunch n Chat
The Lunch n Chat team which supports newly bereaved people by providing a listening ear and serving light refreshments is looking to recruit an additional volunteer. If you would like to know more about this, please speak to Rita.

Seek His Face
Our monthly gathering for prayer, praise and prophecy, which will be led by Kirstie and Dan takes place tonight at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Social Media
We are looking to set up a small working group to develop policy around the church’s use of social media. Anyone willing to get involved with this should speak to Greg or Paul Crowe.

Consultation Event
St Andrew’s is hosting a consultation event relating to the proposed development in the north of the parish. Everyone is invited to come and meet the developers and hear their plans and give feedback. The event takes place on Tuesday 19th June from 2.30-7.30pm in church.

Eastern Green Community Group
The newly formed Eastern Green Community Group which meets at Eastern Green club will be hosting a meeting with Coventry City’s Chief Planning Officer on Wednesday 20th June at 7.30pm. All Eastern Green residents welcome.

Altar Servers
We would like to supplement our small team of altar servers, who set up the altar for communion on an occasional basis. If you are able to help, please speak to Greg, Steve Wankling or Rita.

Screen Technician
We are looking to recruit an additional audio-visual operator to join our select team of Steve and Paul. This would only require a once in a while commitment on a Sunday morning to cover holidays. Full training provided. Concentration is the most important gift needed!

Drama Club
All Star Theatre Company (run by Emma, Greg and Selina at St Oswald’s Church) has started a new programme. We meet on Thursdays from 6-7pm. This increasingly popular club for 8-12 year olds offers games, improvisation and performance opportunities in local schools. Please speak to one of the leaders for further information.

Home Insurance
The Smith family has recently changed its home insurance. Not only did we save nearly £200 over the year for ourselves, but Ecclesiastical Insurance then issued a cheque for £130 for St Andrew’s. If six more families were to do this come their renewal date, this would be an additional £1,000 for the church and savings for you. To find out more, ring 0800 783 0130 and quote TRUST130 or visit This is fundraising as easy as it gets.

Lynnette Clarke
We are pleased to report that Lynnette had a successful operation to remove her gall bladder and is slowly on the mend. She will be back amongst us in due course but is for now grateful to receive visitors. Please call first.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Julia McNaney.

Prayer List
Please pray for Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Jan Roberts, Jill Vernon, Sandra Watts, Bette Thorpe, Lynnette Clarke, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, Flix Haynes, Lara Santostefano and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates June
Sun 10th3.20pmRetreat in Daily Life Service in church
6.30pmSeek His Face
Mon 11th7.30pmPCC meeting in church
Tues 12th9.15amPram Service
2.00pmForget me Not in church
6.30pmRehearsal for Healing Service
Weds 13th7.00pmAlpha Week 4 at the Vicarage
Thurs 14th6-7pmDrama at St Oswald’s
Worship 4 All planning meeting
Tues 19th2.30-7.30pmPlanning consultation in church
7.30pmChildren’s Council at 538 Broad Lane
Readings1 Sam 8.4-11, 16-20 (p 278) & Mark 3.20-35 (p 1005)
ReadersJohn Ross-Barnard & Jill Joyce
PresidentSacha Slavic
PreacherSacha Slavic
Led byNick Tooby
IntercessionsNick Tooby
MusicDi Fellowes
SidespersonsStan Cooper & Rita Muir
Next week1 Sam 15.34-35, 16.1-13 & Mark 4.26-34