Bulletin – 7th May 2020

Church Bulletin

View from the church

No doubt one or two of you have enjoyed the view of my study or garden (one person has commented how she is having to fight the temptation to come and tidy my books!) but it seems this is soon to come to an end.  This Sunday is likely to be the last that I will be forced to broadcast from my home, with the Archbishops and Bishop poised to give me permission to re-enter the church.  Some of you, I’m sure, will be comforted at seeing the familiar pews and altar and beautiful stained-glass window.  Others may be upset to see a building that they themselves are not allowed to enter.  That time is coming, but may still be some weeks off. The author of Psalm 84 maintains that he would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of his God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

Sunday

Sunday’s service can be accessed via the website at www.standrews-eg.org.uk and by clicking on the link at the top of the right hand column.  Join us for coffee afterwards at 11 using zoom: call Greg Meeting ID and Password

Book Group

For our next book group, we are going to read Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, a Pullitzer prize winning novelist, who writes about Revd John Ames, a Presbyterian Pastor, who we meet in his final years in the 1950s.  We plan to discuss this book 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 problems getting hold of the book, let us know.

Foodbanks

Since the corona outbreak, use of foodbanks across the city has increased by 80%! The economic challenges of corona are really taking hold and may well get worse.  Remember all those who staff and supply foodbanks and the emergency food hubs when you clap tonight.  If you know anyone who is struggling to afford food, direct them to our food hub at the Family Hub in Tile Hill, open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12

Supporting Mental Health

Please find attached the eighth in our series on coping with lockdown, with a focus on what to do when we feel drained by the demands of life.

DAY EIGHT

Dan & Philippa Munday

A reminder to pray for Dan & Philippa Munday, our missionary partners, who managed to get home from Nepal before lockdown, but continue to seek how to support the people of Nepal from a distance.

Bulletins

Because of the Bank Holiday tomorrow, as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE day, this is final bulletin of the week. Normal service will be resumed on Monday.

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

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 encouraging.  It has also been commended to us by our own Bishop. It is called ‘Blessing’!

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