Pews News – 29th September 2019

29th September 2019 – The Fifteenth 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.

Healing Service
Welcome to this morning’s Healing Service in which anointing with oil will be offered as well as the opportunity to pray with members of the Prayer Team. Many thanks to the Prayer Team, who have put together this morning’s service.

Harvest Flowers
We will be celebrating Harvest the first two Sundays of October. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the flowers please see Ann Dove. Volunteers will be needed to help decorate the church. If you can spare half an hour on Saturday 5th at 9.15am please let Ann Dove know.

Prayer Available
Please note that there is always someone willing to pray with you after the service about any need or concern you have. Please feel free to approach one of the prayer team direct or ask one of the clergy.

Steve and Eileen Warne
We will be saying farewell to Steve and Eileen this afternoon at 4.30pm at a special service followed by refreshments. All welcome.

As is our custom, St Andrew’s will celebrate Harvest over the first two Sundays of October, with Worship 4 All on the 6th and Parish Communion on the 13th. All donations will be passed on to the Foodbank in Tile Hill. We are encouraging people to consider the carbon footprint of the food on their plates. How far has your food travelled before it arrives in your fridge or cupboards? Do you remember when you knew where everything you ate came from (local fields and local farms)? Why not look on the tins in your cupboards and see how much it’s changed? Look out for our leaflet advertising local producers.

Autumn Fayre – Saturday 12th October
It is only 3 weeks away, so we need to start requesting help on the day for setting up and managing stalls. We need bric a brac, books, toys unwanted gifts, bottles and chocolate for tombola, cakes, raffle prizes etc. If anyone wants a table to sell their own crafts, let me know. Most of all we need your support, so please bring friends and family along on the day. Jackie Lynch.

Quiz Night
Thanks to all who supported the Quiz Night last Friday at the Jag Club. Approximately £350 was raised, which will be shared equally between the church and Allesley Green Residents Association.

Volunteers for Youth Choir Workshops
We are looking for volunteers for Youth Choir Workshops which are being held on 21st and 22nd October, 10.30am-12.30pm at St Andrew’s. These are going to be a great way to connect with youth in the church and community and have fun. No singing experience required, just a willingness to have fun and interact with the youth. Please contact Carys at to express interest.

Kidz Klub Audio-Visuals
Kidz Klub Tile Hill is looking for someone to do audio-visuals. This would be term-time on Tuesdays from 4.45–7pm. If you can help (even for just once a month) or would like more information please contact or 07890 868390.

Shawl Ministry
After many years of loyal service, Jackie Page has decided to lay down responsibility for coordinating our Shawl Ministry. We would like to find a replacement as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please speak to Jackie or Lynnette. The person who takes this on doesn’t necessarily have to be a knitter themselves.

Nativity 2019
Plans are afoot for a live Nativity at Christmas. Anyone who would like to help as part of the planning team should speak to Greg.

We are looking for an additional volunteer who would be willing on an occasional basis to operate the PowerPoint for the screens on Sunday morning. The volunteer would be expected to help once every couple of months or so.

Ignatian Service
Our monthly Ignatian Service, with opportunities for meditation and fellowship followed by compline takes place next Sunday at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Side Room
Would all users of the side room ensure that tables and chairs are only moved by lifting them from the floor. Dragging them is causing the new floor to be scratched.

Gift Appeal
Congregation members and other supporters of the church are invited to respond to our appeal, in which we are seeking to raise £3,000 in gifts and pledges. The appeal is designed to support the work of St Andrew’s generally, but also three projects in particular: our new Youth Worker, Taste Life (support for those suffering with eating disorders) and St Andy’s need for a new, permanent venue. Please give generously either one-off gifts. Gifts should be placed in an envelope and marked clearly.

Sponsored Walk
The sponsored 35 mile walk ‘From Bubbenhall to Bidford’, following the Shakespeare Avon Way was successfully completed on Sept 14th. If you were kind enough to sponsor us, please place your sponsorship offering in the basket at the back of church and cross your name off the list. If you didn’t get round to offering sponsorship, it’s not too late! Just put your money in the basket or go online and donate through our Just Giving page We are raising money for Kidz Klub and St Andrews. Kidz Klub will use the money to take Tile Hill children on outings.

Social Calendar
Queen Tribute Oct 5th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Autumn Fayre Oct 12th
Games Night Oct 25th (tickets on sale soon at £10)
Jonathan Veira Nov 16th (Tickets now on sale at £15)
Tea with Santa Nov 30th

Open the Book
A team of 10 of us deliver assemblies into two primary schools in the area, entertaining children while telling bible stories. We would especially like to supplement the Wednesday morning team who take assemblies at St Andrew’s. You would need to be available from 8.30-9.30am. You wouldn’t need to be available every Wednesday. Even once a month would make a big difference. To find out more, please speak to Hilary, Kate or Greg.

Kidz Praise
Our next Kidz Praise service when we will be thinking about Harvest takes place on Thursday 3rd October. Doors open at 3.15pm for refreshments, craft and games, with the short service starting at 4pm. Although the service is designed for Primary School children and their families, all are welcome.

Tots Praise
Our fortnightly Tots Praise service next takes place on Tuesday 8th October at 9.15am, with doors opening from 8.45am. Greg will be telling the story of David’s song, with singing and toast!

Transport for Medical Appointments
St Andrew’s is planning to launch a new service on November 1st, offering lifts to medical appointments at Coventry doctors and hospital. In order to do this, we need volunteer drivers who would be willing to help out on an occasional basis with a lift to the hospital or doctors. Full training and briefing will be provided. Any expression of interest will not be taken as a firm commitment at this stage. You can limit your commitment in any way you see fit. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check for safeguarding purposes. If you would like to know more, please speak to Greg or contact Julie 07756 918847 or

Book Club
Our next book club meeting is on Saturday 16th November from 9.30-11am in the vicarage. Everyone is welcome to come along. The book we are reading is: Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans and this is an opportunity to discuss the book and gain insight from others. In the book ‘the author embarks on a quest to find out what it really means to be part of the Church. Centred around seven sacraments, Evans quest takes readers through a liturgical year with stories about baptism, communion, confirmation, confession, marriage, vocation, and death that are funny, heart-breaking, and sharply honest. A memoir about making do and taking risks, about the messiness of community and the power of grace, Searching for Sunday is about overcoming cynicism to find hope.’ Each person will need a copy of the book (or access an audio version of the book) and need to have read it, or some of it before we meet. If you are interested please speak with Greg or Sue Masters.

Thank You from Coventry Youth For Christ
We have received a letter of thanks for the ongoing gifts from St Andrew’s Church to Coventry Youth For Christ. They are very grateful for our ongoing support. If you wish to read this letter please see the red folder at the back of church.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Ann Dove.

Prayer List
Please pray for Ollie Blundred, Maureen Regan, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, baby Austin, Beryl Lee and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates September-October
Sun 29th4.30pmSteve & Eileen’s farewell service
Tues 1st2.00pmPastoral Care committee in church
6.00pmAll Star Theatre Company at Our Ladies
Weds 2nd7.30pmSt Andy’s prayer meeting at 23 Mary Herbert St
Thurs 3rd3.15pmKidz Praise
Sat 5th7.30pmQueen Tribute Act as Massey Ferguson Social Club
Sun 6th8.00amCommunion
10.00amHarvest Worship 4 All
6.30pmIgnatian Service
Mon 7th7.30pmBaptism Preparation in church
Tues 8th9.15amTots Praise
ReadingsPsalm 23 (p 555) & John 10.11-21 (p 1076)
ReadersChris Jarvis & Veronika Raugulis-Toor
PreacherJeremy Thomas
PresidentLynnette Clarke
IntercessionsLesley Lee
MusicDi Fellowes
Next week at 8am2 Tim 1.1-14 & Luke 17.5-10