Sunday Service for 27th December

Posted on 27 December 2020Categories Online Services

Welcome to our video service! To take part, please click on the video link below:

Order of service:

  • Welcome, prayer of preparation, confession, absolution: Greg
  • Reading – Titus 2.11-14: Victoria
  • Song: See Him Lying On A Bed Of Straw
  • Reading – Luke 2.1-20: Victoria
  • Sermon: Greg
  • Intercessions and Lord’s Prayer: Lynnette
  • Song: Once In Royal David’s City
  • Notices and Blessing: Greg

Christmas Service

Posted on 24 December 2020Categories News, Online Services

Welcome to the Christmas 2020 Service! Please click on the video link below to take part.

Order of Service:

Welcome & Opening Prayer: Sue

Lighting of Advent Candles: Greg

Prayer of Preparation: Sue

Confession and Absolution: Sue

Collect: Sue

Reading – Isaiah 52: 7-10: Luke

Song – Come and Join the Celebration

Reading – John 1 1-14: Fran

Sermon: Greg

Intercessions: Lesley

Lord’s Prayer: Sue

Song – O Come All You Faithful

Notices & Final Blessing: Greg

Online Services Appeal – Enabling your church to offer online services

Coronavirus has required St Andrew’s to be innovative in the way it reaches out and supports our community. We have recorded Sunday services each week and posted them on our website for people to feel connected with our church and to worship God. 

This has been really well received by members of the church community, the parish and yes, across the country (we have received some lovely feedback from people who have watched the services who don’t live in Eastern Green, or even Coventry). 

We are planning some exciting services to celebrate Christmas, from our Carol Service to an interactive Crib Service for young families, please look out for them on our webpage.

However, although this has been great, it does have some limitations, especially in these times when numbers allowed in church are so restricted. With your help we want to expand and improve our service to the community.  We are launching an appeal to raise £8,000 to install equipment to allow us to live stream our services. This will give us the capability and opportunity to live stream Sunday Services. It will also give us the opportunity, when appropriate and possible, to live stream other important services, for example funerals. We can all understand how difficult it is for families and friends not to be together to celebrate someone’s life. An online service, streamed to a person’s home can help both support the family and those not able to attend.

We are applying to organisations for grants to secure half the cost, but need to meet the other half from donations. If you feel that this is something you can support please make a donation via this link. Thank you……….

Carol Service – 20th December 2020

Posted on 20 December 2020Categories News, Online Services

Welcome to our Sunday Service for Sunday 20th December 2020.

If you would like to make a contribution to support the work of St. Andrews Church in the local community please use the link below.
Christmas Collection – Give A Little

To join us in this service please click the YouTube button in the middle of the video.

Order of Service

  • Welcome: Revd Greg Smith
  • Carol – Once in Royal David’s City
  • Reading – Isaiah 9, vs 2, 6-7: Jeremy Thomas
  • Carol – Hark the Herald Angel Sings
  • Reading – Luke 1, vs 26-38: Hilary Wankling
  • Poem – Joseph Reflects: Nick Tooby
  • Carol – O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Reading – Luke 2, vs 1-7: Laura Martin
  • Carol – Silent Night
  • Reading – Luke 2, vs 8-20: Rebecca Martin
  • Carol – See Him Lying on a Bed of Straw
  • Reading – John 1, vs 1-14: Trevor Hill
  • Prayers – Nick Tooby
  • Carol – Come and Join the Celebration
  • Blessing: Revd Greg Smith

Sunday Service for 20th December 2020, Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted on 20 December 2020Categories News, Online Services

Coffee Morning

An informal Sunday morning coffee meeting will be held via Zoom from 11:15AM the details are:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/754808403?pwd=VkthS3JwYTd1TUpMS0ZjMTFIMUNZdz09
Meeting ID: 754 808 403 – Password: 031195

Sunday Service

To join us in watching this service please click the YouTube button in the middle of the video below.

Order of Service

  • WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER – SUE
  • LIGHTING OF ADVENT CANDLES – GREG
  • PRAYER OF PREPARATION – SUE
  • CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION – SUE
  • COLLECT – SUE
  • ISAIAH 9: 2-7, GRAHAM
  • LUKE 2: 1-7 – ELIZABETH
  • SERMON – SUE
  • O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM – DI
  • INTERCESSIONS – LESLEY
  • LORD’S PRAYER – SUE
  • NOTICES – GREG
  • YOUTH NATIVITY
  • FINAL BLESSING – GREG
  • MESSAGES

Bulletin – 18th December 2020

Posted on 18 December 2020Categories News

Church Bulletin

In our final Advent bible study last night, we were considering some of the difficulties that the Old Testament presents us. It is the story of God and God’s people. God knows best and the authors of the Bible know this, but the people they write about forget it on a regular basis. I think we are meant to say to ourselves: “how stupid are they, with their violence and running after false idols” and then reflect long enough to recognize that we might not be that different. Certainly, Christmas offers us a surfeit of false idols. Who has the brightest Christmas lights, the biggest inflatable Santa in their front garden, the most presents piled up under the Christmas tree? Who can eat and drink the most over a five-day period? The first Christmas doesn’t offer us any of those things. The stable wasn’t glowing; the Holy Family had clearly been rejected by their earthly family, so no family Christmas; not even the NHS to ensure a safe childbirth. Instead, we are offered a baby. We are meant to stare into his eyes and worship.

Communion

We will continue to distribute intincted wafers at communion. Please offer just one hand if you would prefer to receive the bread only.

Corona update

Please don’t be disappointed that we are still in Tier 3. This will save lives in Coventry. If you are visiting elderly relatives over Christmas, you may like to have a lateral flow test in advance. These are available 9-5 in Priory Street in the City Centre. No appointment is necessary. This week the process has taken only 25 minutes from start to finish, although demand may be greater as Christmas approaches. Volunteers are being sought from anyone able to offer 8 hours a week for the first two full weeks of the new year. Volunteers will be giving support, not administering tests. Please contact Greg if you wish to know more.

Christmas Services

We are offering the following services over the Christmas period.

Sunday Dec 20th at 6 p.m.       Carol Service online

Xmas Eve at 2 p.m.                 Crib Service online

Xmas Eve at 8 p.m.                 Midnight Mass at St Oswald’s presided by Phil

Xmas Eve at 11.30 p.m.          Midnight Mass at St Oswald’s presided by Greg

Xmas Day at 10 a.m.              Online from 8 p.m. on the 24th and in person

Sunday Dec 27th at 10 a.m.     In person and online

Anyone wishing to attend an in-person service at St Oswald’s or St Andrew’s should now book via Greg as Julie is on holiday. Note that the 10 a.m. services on the 20th and 27th are now fully booked. Please also note that the Midnight Mass services are under subscribed, so it should be possible to turn up on the day and have a place.

Christmas Trail

St Andrew’s Church have organised a Christmas trail starting on Friday 18th December till Tuesday 29th December.

Find the posters with QR Codes on at the 4 trail points:
1. Sutton Avenue shops
2. Eastern Green Junior School
3. Eastern Green Village Hall
4. St Andrew’s Church

Scan the codes to discover the reason of the season!

And have a Merry Christmas from all at St Andrew’s Church.

Online Services Appeal – Enabling your church to offer online services

Coronavirus has required St Andrew’s to be innovative in the way it reaches out and supports our community. We have recorded Sunday services each week and posted them on our website for people to feel connected with our church and to worship God.

This has been really well received by members of the church community, the parish and yes, across the country (we have received some lovely feedback from people who have watched the services who don’t live in Eastern Green, or even Coventry).

We are planning some exciting services to celebrate Christmas, from our Carol Service to an interactive Crib Service for young families, please look out for them on our webpage.

However, although this has been great, it does have some limitations, especially in these times when numbers allowed in church are so restricted. With your help we want to expand and improve our service to the community.  We are launching an appeal to raise £8,000 to install equipment to allow us to live stream our services. This will give us the capability and opportunity to live stream Sunday Services. It will also give us the opportunity, when appropriate and possible, to live stream other important services, for example funerals. We can all understand how difficult it is for families and friends not to be together to celebrate someone’s life. An online service, streamed to a person’s home can help both support the family and those not able to attend.

We are applying to organisations for grants to secure half the cost, but need to meet the other half from donations. If you feel that this is something you can support please make a donation via the link below. Thank you……….

https://givealittle.co/campaigns/b9308eca-1eae-48fd-9485-dad6d2d459f3

Book Club

The next Book Club meeting is on Monday 4th January 2021 at 7.30pm on Zoom. The book we will be reading and discussing is THE RUTHLESS ELIMINATION OF HURRY, by John Mark Comer.  The book’s focus is ‘How to stay emotionally healthy and spiritually alive’ and addresses ‘the compelling emotional and spiritual case against hurry in favour of a slower, simpler way of life. Whether or not you have been thinking about this over the last year the book may help to focus on this.

We will meet on 4th to share our views on the book and to discuss some of the questions it raises for us.  The group is open to all; if you have never been part of a book club this might be the time to give it a try. If you are interested in being part of the group please contact Sue Masters (07958 322026) or Greg Smith.

Safeguarding Training

If you are a church volunteer, member of the PCC or have any role within the church, please ensure that you complete course C0 (mandatory) and C1 (depending on your role) which are both now available online at http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/SafeguardingTraining. Please send Julie a copy of the completion certificate once you have completed a course. If you have any queries please contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Foodbank

An appeal has been put out by our local foodbank for men’s toiletries. These can be brought to church this coming Thursday or Sunday, after which they will be taken directly to the foodbank at St Oswald’s.

Livestreaming Appeal

Thanks to those who have already made pledges or gifts to our livestreaming appeal. The running total is now £700. We have a way to go, but this is a good start. You can now visit a website and donate directly by clicking on the giving button.

Youth Nativity

This will be shown at the end of the Sunday morning service, after which it will be available on our website and facebook page. Do share it with friends and family

Children’s Service

There will be a Children’s Service with an Epiphany theme on Sunday Jan 3rd at 10 a.m. Please contact Hilary at hilaryjw538@gmail.com if you want to reserve a place. Our customary service will be broadcast online at the same time.

Congratulations

To Jeremy Thomas whose birthday falls tomorrow.

Mike Lynch

We are delighted to announce that Mike Lynch has been given the all clear after a long battle with cancer. Thanks to all those who have prayed for him over the last 12 months.

Please Pray

Please pray for Marilyn Starr whose condition is now terminal but is hoping to come home on Christmas Day to spend it with her family; for Ann Dove recovering from a knee replacement yesterday. Give thanks that Austin Wildman’s operation seems to have been a success.

Bulletin – 14th December 2020

Posted on 14 December 2020Categories News

Church Bulletin

Do look out for a Youth Nativity which will be broadcast next Sunday as part of the morning service. I hope you will enjoy it in its own right (and it’s not too late to have family members feature in it – see details below). However, what makes it such a thrill for me is that it is a wonderful example of churches working together. As I hope you know it has ever been a priority throughout my time in west Coventry to persuade churches to work in partnership – to achieve together what can’t be achieved separately. As you may also know there have been times of agonising frustration when despite my best efforts, churches have not always played nicely together and the words of Jesus “love one another and by this all will know that you are my disciples” have sounded bitterly ironic. So, it is with joy I commend this youth nativity to you: planned by five different churches; written by the minister of one church, filmed and edited by another and performed by young people throughout the area. May I encourage to bring the brief film to your friends and family; and to continue to pray for partnership in the church.

Communion

The experiment of distributing both bread and wine on Sunday was a success. It does seem that the St Andrew’s congregation do trust its leaders to take every precaution to ensure its safety. But to be clear, the elements remain are only ever touched by the presiding Priest after s/he has gelled his/her hands. They remain covered during the eucharistic prayer and are only uncovered to intinct the wafers when the priest has his/her facemask in place. Congregants are asked to remain in their places. This is likely to be our practice until a vaccine restores us to normal service.

Building our Faith

The final meeting of the year for the Building our Faith Group will take place on Wednesday 16th December at 7.30pm. Access codes are available from Sue Masters.

Christmas Trail

St Andrew’s Church have organised a Christmas trail starting on Friday 18th December till Tuesday 29th December.

Find the posters with QR Codes on at the 4 trail points:
1. Sutton Avenue shops
2. Eastern Green Junior School
3. Eastern Green Village Hall
4. St Andrew’s Church

Scan the codes to discover the reason of the season!

And have a Merry Christmas from all at St Andrew’s Church.

Christmas Services

We are offering the following services over the Christmas period.

Sunday Dec 20th at 6 p.m.

Carol Service online

Xmas Eve at 2 p.m.

Crib Service online

Xmas Eve at 8 p.m.

Midnight Mass at St Oswald’s presided by Phil

Xmas Eve at 11.30 p.m.

Midnight Mass at St Oswald’s presided by Greg

Xmas Day at 10 a.m.

Online from 8 p.m. on the 24th and in person

Sunday Dec 27th at 10 a.m.

In person and online

Anyone wishing to attend an in-person service at St Oswald’s or St Andrew’s should book via Julie before 11.30am on Friday 18th December. Note that the 10 a.m. service on the 20th is fully booked.

Foodbank

An appeal has been put out by our local foodbank for men’s toiletries. These can be brought to church this coming Thursday or Sunday, after which they will be taken directly to the foodbank at St Oswald’s.

Online Services Appeal – Enabling your church to offer online services

Thanks to those who have already made pledges or gifts to our livestreaming appeal. The running total is now £700. We have a way to go, but this is a good start.

Coronavirus has required St Andrew’s to be innovative in the way it reaches out and supports our community. We have recorded Sunday services each week and posted them on our website for people to feel connected with our church and to worship God.

This has been really well received by members of the church community, the parish and yes, across the country (we have received some lovely feedback from people who have watched the services who don’t live in Eastern Green, or even Coventry).

We are planning some exciting services to celebrate Christmas, from our Carol Service to an interactive Crib Service for young families, please look out for them on our webpage.

However, although this has been great, it does have some limitations, especially in these times when numbers allowed in church are so restricted. With your help we want to expand and improve our service to the community.  We are launching an appeal to raise £8,000 to install equipment to allow us to live stream our services. This will give us the capability and opportunity to live stream Sunday Services. It will also give us the opportunity, when appropriate and possible, to live stream other important services, for example funerals. We can all understand how difficult it is for families and friends not to be together to celebrate someone’s life. An online service, streamed to a person’s home can help both support the family and those not able to attend.

We are applying to organisations for grants to secure half the cost, but need to meet the other half from donations. If you feel that this is something you can support please make a donation via the link below. Thank you……….

https://givealittle.co/campaigns/b9308eca-1eae-48fd-9485-dad6d2d459f3

Youth Nativity

If you have a child or grandchild that would like to feature in the youth nativity, all you need is some tinsel and a camera phone. Please visit the following link for further information. This needs to be done within 48 hours. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3466107086800435&id=882135305197639

Foodbank Donations

To donate to Central foodbank, Sue Barnes is coordinating this so please contact her to drop off food at her house. Contact Sue at susanbarnes1960@outlook.com. If you are unable to give food you can also donate online here: https://www.trusselltrust.org/rddonate-checkout/

Safeguarding Training

If you are a church volunteer, member of the PCC or have any role within the church, please ensure that you complete course C0 (mandatory) and C1 (depending on your role) which are both now available online at http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/SafeguardingTraining. Please send Julie a copy of the completion certificate once you have completed a course. If you have any queries please contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Congratulations

To Tommy Watts, Victoria Kaczur and Sean Wildman all celebrating birthdays on Wednesday.

Please Pray

Give thanks that Beryl Lee is now back at home. Please pray for Peter Shale who has been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer; for Marilyn Starr whose condition is now terminal but is hoping for one last Christmas with her family; for Austin Wildman, only 18 months old, having eye surgery this morning; and for Ann Dove having a knee replacement on Thursday.

O use me lord, use even me, just as thou wilt, and when and where

Until thy blessed face I see, thy rest, thy joy, thy glory share!!!

Thanks again to Elizabeth Cuthbert for this verse.

Sunday Service for 13th December 2020, Third Sunday of Advent

Posted on 13 December 2020Categories News, Online Services

Coffee Morning

An informal Sunday morning coffee meeting will be held via Zoom from 11:15AM the details are:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/754808403?pwd=VkthS3JwYTd1TUpMS0ZjMTFIMUNZdz09
Meeting ID: 754 808 403 – Password: 031195

Sunday Service

To join us in watching this service please click the YouTube button in the middle of the video below.

Order of Service

  • Lighting The Advent Ring – Greg
  • Prayer of Preparation, Confession, Absolution, Collect – Nick
  • Epistle – Trevor
  • Song – We Have a Gospel to Proclaim – Di
  • Gospel – Trevor
  • Sermon – Lesley
  • Intercessions – Greg
  • Lords Prayer – Greg
  • Notices & Final Blessing – Greg

Bulletin – 11th December 2020

Posted on 11 December 2020Categories News

Church Bulletin

I have mentioned several times how grateful I am for the response to our Christmas Toy Appeal. Every year, I am bowled over by the sheer volume of toys. However, this year, knowing the shops weren’t even open until Dec 2nd and that many are still avoiding shopping altogether, I was expecting a rather muted response – perhaps half of what we normally achieve. In the event, however, we have had more toys than ever. With the help of Hilary, Steve, Fran and Becky, those toys have now been taken to the Mosaic Centre in Tile Hill. The expression on the faces of the staff who came out to help unload the cars told its own story. I felt a bit sorry for them, knowing they now have to become little Santas and get these toys to where they need to go – not quite as logistical a challenge as rolling out the vaccine, but pretty demanding nonetheless. There is quite simply no better response to God’s gift to us of a child than our own willingness to give to all His children.

Communion

On a one-off experimental basis, we will be distributing communion in both kinds (bread and wine) on Sunday. We have thought very carefully about how to do this while maintaining the highest levels of Covid safety. We are doing this in line with the rest of the Church of England. Interestingly, the Methodist has refused permission to its ministers to open their buildings throughout the pandemic.

Christmas Services

We are offering the following services over the Christmas period.

Sunday Dec 20th at 6 p.m.       Carol Service online

Xmas Eve at 2 p.m.                 Crib Service online

Xmas Eve at 8 p.m.                 Midnight Mass at St Oswald’s presided by Phil

Xmas Eve at 11.30 p.m.          Midnight Mass at St Oswald’s presided by Greg

Xmas Day at 10 a.m.               Online from 8 p.m. on the 24th and in person

Sunday Dec 27th at 10 a.m.     In person (spaces still available) and online

Anyone wishing to attend an in-person service at St Oswald’s or St Andrew’s should book via Julie before 11.30am on Friday 18th December. Note that the 10 a.m. services on the 13th and 20th are fully booked.

Operation Christmas Child

The ‘Shoebox Appeal’, has been delayed due to the Covid lockdown etc. Shoeboxes will now need to be ready for collection between 5th and 14th December 2020.  If you wish to put shoeboxes together, they can be dropped off at church and I will take them into the collection centre. Julia McNaney.

Foodbank

An appeal has been put out by our local foodbank for men’s toiletries. These can be brought to church this coming Thursday or Sunday, after which they will be taken directly to the foodbank at St Oswald’s.

Online Services Appeal – Enabling your church to offer online services

Thanks to those who have already made pledges or gifts to our livestreaming appeal. The running total is now £650. We have a way to go, but this is a good start.

Coronavirus has required St Andrew’s to be innovative in the way it reaches out and supports our community. We have recorded Sunday services each week and posted them on our website for people to feel connected with our church and to worship God.

This has been really well received by members of the church community, the parish and yes, across the country (we have received some lovely feedback from people who have watched the services who don’t live in Eastern Green, or even Coventry).

We are planning some exciting services to celebrate Christmas, from our Carol Service to an interactive Crib Service for young families, please look out for them on our webpage.

However, although this has been great, it does have some limitations, especially in these times when numbers allowed in church are so restricted. With your help we want to expand and improve our service to the community.  We are launching an appeal to raise £8,000 to install equipment to allow us to live stream our services. This will give us the capability and opportunity to live stream Sunday Services. It will also give us the opportunity, when appropriate and possible, to live stream other important services, for example funerals. We can all understand how difficult it is for families and friends not to be together to celebrate someone’s life. An online service, streamed to a person’s home can help both support the family and those not able to attend.

We are applying to organisations for grants to secure half the cost, but need to meet the other half from donations. If you feel that this is something you can support please make a donation via the link below. Thank you……….

https://givealittle.co/campaigns/b9308eca-1eae-48fd-9485-dad6d2d459f3

Fundraising for Church

As those of you who know me, I enjoy crafting. I continued throughout the year hoping that we may be at some normal come the end of the year and that St Andrew’s Autumn/Christmas fayre would go ahead.  Unfortunately, this is not the case.  I have therefore put together an online stall which can be found by using the link :  https://youtu.be/fmsKDEBrV90

If you wish to purchase anything please contact me either by Tel 024 7646 1508 or email beccamartin@talktalk.net to arrange purchase and I can make delivery to the local area.

Many thanks for looking. Rebecca Martin.

Safeguarding Training

If you are a church volunteer, member of the PCC or have any role within the church, please ensure that you complete course C0 (mandatory) and C1 (depending on your role) which are both now available online at http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/SafeguardingTraining. Please send Julie a copy of the completion certificate once you have completed a course. If you have any queries please contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Jigsaw Puzzles

I still have many 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles and a few 500-piece puzzles which are available for anyone can loan. If you would like one (or more) please contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk. If you are unable to collect a jigsaw please give me a call and I can arrange for one to be delivered to you.

Please Pray

Give thanks that Beryl Lee is now back at home. Please pray for Peter Shale who has been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, for Marilyn Starr whose condition is now terminal but is hoping for one last Christmas with her family; and for Austin Wildman, only 18 months old, having eye surgery on Monday. Please pray for those experiencing mental health challenges because of the corona virus.

There is an arm that never tires
When human strength gives way;
There is a love that never fails
When earthly loves decay.

Thanks to Elizabeth Cuthbert for this verse from a little known hymn.

Bulletin – 7th December 2020

Posted on 7 December 2020Categories News

Church Bulletin

We will finally know that the “new normal” has arrived when the things we once thought strange happen without thought or comment. We are not quite there in the Smith household. I was on my way out of the door yesterday morning, shouting to Fran, “I’m off now”. She looked at me in genuine astonishment: “where are you going?” “Church”, I responded. “Is that on?” she enquired in surprise. I was still feeling a little smug at how well I had adapted to changing times when I opened church up and started to get ready for the service, when I realised that despite double-checking I had brought everything I needed I had to go back for my face mask. In similar vein, my automatic assumption when I turned on the England v South Africa cricket match and saw that play had been abandoned for the day was that rain had interfered with proceedings, but no it transpired that one of the South African squad had tested positive for corona. The words of Malachi chapter 3 are of some comfort to me: “I, the Lord, do not change” and Hebrews 13.8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever”

Christmas Services

We are offering the following services over the Christmas period.

Sunday Dec 20th at 6 p.m.       Carol Service online

Xmas Eve at 2 p.m.                 Crib Service online

Xmas Eve at 8 p.m.                 Midnight Mass at St Oswald’s presided by Phil

Xmas Eve at 11.30 p.m.          Midnight Mass at St Oswald’s presided by Greg

Xmas Day at 10 a.m.              Online from 8 p.m. on the 24th and in person

Sunday Dec 27th at 10 a.m.     In person (places still available) and online

Anyone wishing to attend an in-person service at St Oswald’s or St Andrew’s should book via Julie before 11.30am on Friday 18th December. Note that the 10 a.m. services on the 13th and 20th are fully booked.

Funeral Verging

Once Fran has departed these shores, we will need someone who is willing to verge at funerals. A full job description is available, but duties include welcoming guests and ensuring Covid compliance; liaising with the minister and funeral director on arrival; cleaning the church afterwards and operating the sound/music system. The post attracts a payment of £25 per service. Please contact Greg for further details.

Toy Appeal

You can see from this photo how fantastic (surely our best ever) the response has been to this year’s toy appeal. Thank you to everyone who has been so generous in these difficult times. However, please do not attempt to add to the appeal because it is now closed. The toys will be left in church for 72 hours untouched before being taken to the Mosaic Centre in Tile Hill for distribution. And thank you to Hilary who led a wonderful Toy Service yesterday morning.

Building our Faith

Below are the dates the December for the Building our Faith Wednesday Group (7.30pm).

For the zoom access codes please contact Sue Masters on 07958 322026.

Date 

Theme

9 December

Advent

16 December

Advent

Operation Christmas Child

The ‘Shoebox Appeal’, has been delayed due to the Covid lockdown etc. Shoeboxes will now need to be ready for collection between 5th and 14th December 2020.  If you wish to put shoeboxes together, they can be dropped off at church and I will take them into the collection centre. Julia McNaney.

Foodbank

An appeal has been put out by our local foodbank for men’s toiletries. These can be brought to church this coming Thursday or Sunday, after which they will be taken directly to the foodbank at St Oswald’s.

Livestreaming Appeal

Thanks to those who have already made pledges or gifts to our livestreaming appeal. The running total is now £620. We have a way to go, but this is a good start.

Safeguarding Training

If you are a church volunteer, member of the PCC or have any role within the church, please ensure that you complete course C0 (mandatory) and C1 (depending on your role) which are both now available online at http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/SafeguardingTraining. Please send Julie a copy of the completion certificate once you have completed a course. If you have any queries please contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Please Pray

For Beryl Lee, convalescing at a home in Keresley; for Peter Shale who has been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, for Marilyn Starr undergoing cancer treatment and for Bryan Walker who though home from hospital is still quite poorly. Please pray for all those looking towards a Christmas spent alone.

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come buy and eat, without money and without cost” Isaiah 55.1