Bulletin – 4th May 2020

Church Bulletin

What’s in a name?

Boris and Carrie have named their new-born son Wilfred after the NHS worker who tended the PM during his illness.  My step-daughter is a midwife at Walsgrave.  I wonder how many baby girls have been named Ruth in her honour.  She called her only child Wilfred too, but not in honour of any NHS workers so far as I know.  In Bible times, people were often given names that had meanings that spoke of God.  Jesus means God Saves.  As important as a name might be, what really matters is what our characters and the way we live our lives say about who we are!

Sunday Service

Thanks to Sue and Vicky for putting together yesterday’s morning service; and to Lesley for some very interesting insights into first century shepherding.

Weds gatherings

Do join us for our second Wednesday gathering next week at 10 a.m. when Sue will be leading us through an exploration of Romans 5.12-21.  Contact us if you need the Id and password to join the meeting.

Using Zoom

If you struggle to join us, please feel free to text 07902 794653 and ask for help.  That’s what we’re here for.

Congratulations

To Athan Smith, who celebrates his first birthday today.

Continued prayers

For Mike Lynch who continues radiotherapy and for Brenda Lawrence who has not yet been discharged from hospital, but hopefully will very soon be transferred to a care home.

Book Group

After a pause occasioned by the corona lockdown, we plan to relaunch our book group with a virtual meeting via zoom on Monday June 22nd in the evening.  If you would like to join us, please email Sue on susanmasters@sky.com  If you have any suggestions for a Christian book that we might read and discuss, Sue would be pleased to hear from you.

Supporting Mental Health

Please find attached the sixth in our series on coping with lockdown, with a focus on how to escape the tyranny of to do lists.

DAY SIX Switching focus

Finances

Thanks to those who have already responded to yesterday’s notice about our finances.  If you are able to help, bank details are as follows: sort code is: 40-18-37 and account no 91162098 and the account is in the name of ‘St Andrews Church’.  Cheques, of course, are also acceptable!

Thanks

To Laura Martin who has been dog walking for Connie & John Ross-Barnard and donating her earnings to church funds.

Food shopping

A reminder that we are here to shop! Please don’t wait until the cupboards are bare to ask for help.  A couple of days’ notice would be helpful.  Please contact Julie for assistance on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Visors

We are grateful to a pop-up partnership that has supplied us with 200 protective viruses.  We have been distributing these to food hubs across the city and local care homes including Bablake House and Avalon Court who have been immensely grateful for them. If you know anywhere else that would appreciate them, let us know.

“Keep me safe, O God, for in You I take refuge” Psalm 16.1