Bulletin – 6th May 2020

Church Bulletin

At our Wednesday gatherings, we have started the challenging task of working out what St Paul was trying to tell us in his letter to the Romans chapters 5-8.  On last night’s episode of the Chase, one of the questions concerned a famous rap artist (I thought I ought to tell you that he’s famous in case you’ve never heard of him), Kanye West, who has claimed to be more influential than St Paul. Dream on!  St Paul, more than anyone else before or since, has shaped how we understand the significance of what Jesus’ life, death and resurrection mean for us.  Those central chapters of Romans more than anywhere else.  Do join us on Wednesday mornings to find out more – assuming you can tear yourself away from listening to your Kanye West CDs!

Using Zoom

If you struggle to download or use zoom, please feel free to text 07902 794653 and ask for help.  That’s what we’re here for.

Sad news

We are sorry to announce the death of John Vernon (Jill’s husband and Janet Baker’s brother-in-law) quite suddenly at home in bed.  Please pray for Paul and Gail, his children, and the rest of the family at this time.  We thank God that he is at peace and reunited with his beloved wife.

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 seventh in our series on coping with lockdown, with a focus on what to do with the voices in our heads.

DAY SEVEN Hearing voices

Finances

Thanks to those who have already so generously responded to the 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!

Bulletins

Because of the Bank Holiday on Friday, as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE day, the final bulletin of the week will be sent through at noon tomorrow.

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 have now delivered nearly 200 protective visors (and are expecting a further shipment of 200 later today) to food hubs and care homes across the city.  There seems to be little evidence of the government supplying PPE to care homes and some staff are frightened to come into work as a result.

Telephone Line

The Church of England has set up a telephone line that is free to call on 0800 804 8044 called Daily Hope which has a collection of hymns, reflections and prayers for you to listen to.

Tricia Jewsbury has sent me this link below.  It is a 6 minute song of churches across the nation singing a blessing.  It is beautiful and very encourage.  It is called ‘Blessing’!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtll3mNj5U

Children sheet – 10-may-2020-childrens-sheet