Bulletin – 19th July 2021

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Church Bulletin

I waited until the cool of the evening before taking my walk yesterday and decided to take a different route to usual.  As I turned a corner, I noticed a family group enjoying the last remnants of the sunshine.  They had a large paddling pool and the children were obviously thoroughly enjoying themselves.  As I walked past, one of the boys called out to the others.  “Let’s change the game now.  We won’t have any rules!

I smiled wryly to myself thinking, “Well, that sums up the situation rather well.” because, today, as Covid restrictions are eased, it does feel as if someone has said just that, “Let’s change the game now.  We won’t have rules anymore.”

There is, of course, a condition to this no rules idea.  We are expected to behave responsibly and take sensible precautions.  I’m sure that we are only too happy to do that.  True we are hungry for normality – to be able to fill our church without the 2 metre rule and to sing hymns at the top of our voices would be wonderful.  Are we ready for that yet?  I suspect not.  We need to ‘behave responsibly and take sensible precautions’. 

This, in keeping with recommendations from our Diocese, is something the PCC will need to consider and one of those situations where it will not be possible to please everyone.  The range of our opinions is diverse.  Some of us with a ‘Let’s bite the bullet approach and get on with it.’  Some of us who live in fear for their loved ones or themselves and are really not ready for change yet – and, then, there are all sorts of opinions in between. 

We, as Christians, however, do have a vital advantage.  We have a faith and we are able to feel the power of God’s love and protection. We are able to say those beautiful words from Psalm 27:

“The Lord is my light and my salvation –
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life –
Of whom shall I be afraid?”

Whatever decision is agreed, it will be prayerfully considered but, meanwhile, let us hold our leadership team and the PCC in prayer and thank our Lord Jesus for His guidance as to the way forward.

Lesley Lee
Reader

Church Opening

The church is open for live worship every Sunday and for private prayer on Thursdays.

Due to limited seating, places may be reserved by contacting Julie on a first come, first served basis. As before, we urge you if you have an invitation not to forget and if you are suddenly unable to attend to let us know at the earliest possible moment. Face masks continue to be required. If you see anyone not wearing a face mask, it is because they have medical exemption. We are not allowing any other exception. It is imperative the rules are strictly adhered to. This means gelling hands immediately upon arrival, taking your pew straight away as directed by the steward including whether to sit by the wall or the aisle; not moving from your place at any point during the service; and leaving promptly afterwards.

To reserve a seat please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

After booking a seat, if you find that you are unable to attend a service, please inform one of the churchwardens so that it can be offered to another person.

The current arrangements for attending church will remain in place after 19th July and until the PCC have met to consider the new Church of England guidance. A further update will be included in the bulletin.

Children’s Service

Our next Children’s service will take place in church on Sunday 1st August. If you would like to reserve a place, please contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

St Andrew’s ‘Rocks’  

This Summer we would like you to join us in designing and painting a rock on the theme ‘Why I love our Area’.

If you would like to paint a rock there will be a box outside the Church Entrance on Thursdays and Sundays throughout the Summer for you to pop your finished rocks in.

We will then display these rocks in our Rockery at the front of the Church to view and spread a little joy this Summer.

We can’t wait to see what you create!

If you have any further questions then feel free to contact our Youth Worker Emma on standrewscovyouth@gmail.com

Building Our Faith

Zoom access details are available from Sue Masters.

Youth Work

We are looking to safer recruit volunteers for our Youth work. If you feel you could help with either the Drama Club, Rock Solid or the Youth Wellbeing course then please get in touch with Emma at standrewscovyouth@gmail.com 

Please Pray

For the next stage of the appointment process for our new vicar. Please also pray for the Leadership Team and the PCC as they meet to consider the options for the church following the government changes effective from today.

Below is a hymn shared by Terri Beales remembering school days and the school life shared:

Lord dismiss us with thy blessing
Thanks for mercies past receive
Pardon all, their faults confessing
Time that’s lost may all retrieve
May thy children
Ne’er again thy Spirit grieve.

Let thy Father-hand be shielding
All who here shall meet no more;
May thy seed-time past be yielding
Year by year a richer store
Those returning
Make more faithful than before.

Do send Julie your favourite bible verses or hymn verses, names for prayer and any birthdays, celebrations or articles for inclusion in the bulletin. Julie can be contacted on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Church Contacts

Churchwardens: Nick Tooby – 07951 925772 and Becky Crowe – 07875 552518

Parish Administrator: Julie Crow – 07756 918847

Sunday Service for Sunday 18th July 2021 (Repost)

Posted on 18 July 2021Categories News, Online Services

A technical issue with the site has required reposting the service again.

Welcome to our Sunday Service for Sunday 18th July 2021
Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Service Collection and Online Gifts/Donations
We have decided that we will continue to offer this approach for people who attend our online services and normally give via the collection plate, or who may wish to make a donation to the work of the church. The attached link is the way to make a gift and this will also be included on the service link each week. Can I say thank you to everyone who continues to support the work of St Andrew’s Church your contributions are very much appreciated. Nick Tooby (Churchwarden).
https://givealittle.co/campaigns/eef64318-0a22-4db7-8d81-0ab3ccddf15d

Coffee Morning
An informal Sunday morning coffee meeting will be held via Zoom from 11:15AM.
Click to join today’s coffee morning
Meeting ID: 889 5975 8216
Password: 504896

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

Order of Service

  • Welcome, Prayers of preparation, confession and Collect: Lesley Lee
  • Scripture Reading – Ephesians 2, vs 11-22: Sara Parkes
  • Song – Light of the World: Di Fellowes
  • Gospel Reading – Mark 6, vs 30-34 & 53-56: Sara Parkes
  • Sermon: Sue Masters
  • Song – Lord the Love of Your Light is Shining: Di Fellowes
  • Intercessions: Lynnette Clarke
  • Lord’s Prayer: Lesley Lee
  • Notices & Blessing: Lesley Lee

Sunday Service – 18th July 2021

Posted on 18 July 2021Categories News, Online Services

Welcome to our Sunday Service for Sunday 18th July 2021
Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Service Collection and Online Gifts/Donations
We have decided that we will continue to offer this approach for people who attend our online services and normally give via the collection plate, or who may wish to make a donation to the work of the church. The attached link is the way to make a gift and this will also be included on the service link each week. Can I say thank you to everyone who continues to support the work of St Andrew’s Church your contributions are very much appreciated. Nick Tooby (Churchwarden).
https://givealittle.co/campaigns/eef64318-0a22-4db7-8d81-0ab3ccddf15d

Coffee Morning
An informal Sunday morning coffee meeting will be held via Zoom from 11:15AM.
Click to join today’s coffee morning
Meeting ID: 889 5975 8216
Password: 504896

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

Order of Service

  • Welcome, Prayers of preparation, confession and Collect: Lesley Lee
  • Scripture Reading – Ephesians 2, vs 11-22: Sara Parkes
  • Song – Light of the World: Di Fellowes
  • Gospel Reading – Mark 6, vs 30-34 & 53-56: Sara Parkes
  • Sermon: Sue Masters
  • Song – Lord the Love of Your Light is Shining: Di Fellowes
  • Intercessions: Lynnette Clarke
  • Lord’s Prayer: Lesley Lee
  • Notices & Blessing: Lesley Lee

Bulletin – 16th July 2021

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Church Bulletin

It has been a busy time recently, and while I love to be busy a day away from the laptop and the list of things to do was calling. So, yesterday we went to a National Trust property in Northamptonshire. As we drove along the A46 we hit a long queue of traffic that didn’t move and that threatened to disrupt the day. We crawled along for a while and then my trusted driver took a detour from the Sat-Nag route and we ended up driving along lovely country roads with no other traffic and beautiful views. We were on roads we hadn’t driven before and we saw only four other cars in the whole time we drove this route, until we parked at the National Trust Property.

Once there we meandered through the beautiful formal gardens, and walked out into the deserted parklands, although only part of them because the sheep were loitering and there was a warning about cows! My love of nature only goes so far. After the obligatory coffee and cake, we sat in the formal gardens and it was so nice to just sit and be still, to look at the scenery and people watch. It felt like a while since I had done that and it reminded me of the need for all of us to take time out to rest, reflect and restore. We did have a chat about our Wednesday evening Bible study and the questions it had thrown up, and also about small groups in general, so maybe not a complete switch off!  But time nevertheless to reflect and to just be still. On the way home we stopped at a canal-side hostelry and sat again while enjoying a glass of something nice.

I know we are very fortunate that we are able to do this, and despite the fact my head tells me I am 20 years younger than I actually am, this is a benefit of having become a ‘concession’.

The Bible tells us about Sabbath, a time set aside, to come close to God, but also a time to rest, to regenerate. We need to remember this and take time to breathe, to look around us and to enjoy the moment and the place we are in.  Our gospel reading for this Sunday tells us of Jesus’ encouraging  His disciples to do just this. As the disciples return to Jesus, after a time of teaching and healing among the people, the gospel tells us: Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” (Mark 6: 31).  Jesus encouraging time for rest and refreshment, for rebuilding and renewal. Their rest didn’t last long as people perused Jesus and the disciples for more teaching, but the principle was established of the need for time without activity, that can be good for the body and the soul.

Sue Masters
Reader

Church Opening

The church is open for live worship every Sunday and for private prayer on Thursdays.

Due to limited seating, places may be reserved by contacting Julie on a first come, first served basis. As before, we urge you if you have an invitation not to forget and if you are suddenly unable to attend to let us know at the earliest possible moment. Face masks continue to be required. If you see anyone not wearing a face mask, it is because they have medical exemption. We are not allowing any other exception. It is imperative the rules are strictly adhered to. This means gelling hands immediately upon arrival, taking your pew straight away as directed by the steward including whether to sit by the wall or the aisle; not moving from your place at any point during the service; and leaving promptly afterwards.

To reserve a seat please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

After booking a seat, if you find that you are unable to attend a service please inform one of the churchwardens so that it can be offered to another person.

The current arrangements for attending church will remain in place after 19th July and until the PCC have met to consider the new Church of England guidance. A further update will be included in the bulletin.

Children’s Service on 1st August

Our next Children’s service will take place in church on Sunday 1st August a 10am. If you would like to reserve a place, please contact Julie on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Activities for 50+ at Eastern Green Village Hall

Please see the enclosed poster with activities at Eastern Green Village Hall.

50 Plus Whats On 1

St Andrew’s ‘Rocks’  

This Summer we would like you to join us in designing and painting a rock on the theme ‘Why I love our Area’.

If you would like to paint a rock there will be a box outside the Church Entrance on Thursdays and Sundays throughout the Summer for you to pop your finished rocks in.

We will then display these rocks in our Rockery at the front of the Church to view and spread a little joy this Summer.

We can’t wait to see what you create!

If you have any further questions then feel free to contact our Youth Worker Emma on standrewscovyouth@gmail.com

Book Club

The next Book Club meeting will be on Tuesday 14th September at 7.30pm and the book we have chosen is: Who moved the Stone, by Frank Morrison.  A well-known book seller says this about the book: The classic text on examining the evidence for the Resurrection. Convinced that the story wasn’t true, Frank Morison started to write about Jesus’ last days. However, as he studied this crucial period something happened… First published in 1930, this is an exploration of what happened between the death of Jesus and the resurrection as recorded in the Bible. Writing this book changed Morison’s life.

Why not read it and join us to discuss what it says?

Any questions please contact Sue Masters.

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/

Sunday Coffee Gathering

The access codes for the 11.15am Sunday gathering are available from the churchwardens.

Please Pray

For the next stage of the appointment process for our new vicar.

Do send Julie your favourite bible verses or hymn verses, names for prayer and any birthdays, celebrations or articles for inclusion in the bulletin. Julie can be contacted on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Church Contacts

Churchwardens: Nick Tooby – 07951 925772 and Becky Crowe – 07875 552518

Parish Administrator: Julie Crow – 07756 918847

Bulletin – 12th July 2021

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Church Bulletin

I wanted this bulletin to be a football free zone but I know I am in a minority of those not interested in the football. According to one national newspaper today, 35 million people watched the football on TV last night, along I expect with the hours of commentary before and after the match. I was even present in our living room for the penalties, although I was doing a sudoku as well. After much anticipation and excitement peoples hopes were crushed and there were many tears shed.

Huge crowds gathered everywhere, wanting to be part of something big, people excited, hopeful, drawn together. In Coventry City centre yesterday the new Assembly Festival Gardens were setting up for an evening of football and there were many people wearing the England colours, some carrying boxes of alcoholic beverages, in preparation and anticipation of the evening to come. All wanting to be part of this moment.

Huge crowds followed Jesus too as he went about from town to town speaking about the kingdom of God. People gathering together, drawn by him, wanting to be part of this new future that He spoke of; people filled with hope and excitement. The hope we have is Jesus, a hope that is offered to all and which does not fail or fade.

How can we as 21st century disciples encourage and excite people about Jesus and attract people in the way the sports events have in the last month? The commentaries from those close to the event, the chatter among the excited followers an example perhaps to us as we seek to make Jesus known.

Our project to live stream services may be a one of the ways to introduce the kingdom of God to our neighbourhood and a catalyst for people talking about God. And we all can gossip the gospel, encouraging others to come close to Jesus, the source of our hope and expectation.

‘Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God’s good news to one and all.’ (Mark 16: 15; The Message translation).

Sue Masters
Reader

Church Opening

The church is open for live worship every Sunday and for private prayer on Thursdays.

Due to limited seating, places may be reserved by contacting Julie on a first come, first served basis. As before, we urge you if you have an invitation not to forget and if you are suddenly unable to attend to let us know at the earliest possible moment. Face masks continue to be required. If you see anyone not wearing a face mask, it is because they have medical exemption. We are not allowing any other exception. It is imperative the rules are strictly adhered to. This means gelling hands immediately upon arrival, taking your pew straight away as directed by the steward including whether to sit by the wall or the aisle; not moving from your place at any point during the service; and leaving promptly afterwards.

To reserve a seat please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

After booking a seat, if you find that you are unable to attend a service please inform one of the churchwardens so that it can be offered to another person.

Covid Updates

We await the Prime Minister’s announcement later today about the next step on the road map and the changes expected on 19th July. Our leadership team will be meeting tonight to discuss the plans for the future so please hold us in prayer.

In the meantime, the message from Coventry Health team is;

·         Rates across the city are still continuing to see a rise. There is good availability for everyone across the city to get LFT home testing kits, these are for those that are not displaying symptoms. Testing yourself twice a week allows you to keep your family, friends, work colleagues safe when mixing. There are a range of ways you can access testing kits (order online, pop in to a local registered pharmacy, attend a community testing site in the city), head to the website to find out;

https://www.coventry.gov.uk/coronavirus

·         PCR vs LFT tests – a gentle reminder of the difference between PCR and LFT tests. If you are not displaying any symptoms of COVID19 then you are encouraged to use LFT (lateral flow tests) as it helps identify cases that may go unnoticed but still be spreading across the community (see above of ways to access these tests). PCR tests are for those that are displaying symptoms of COVID19 – you must book this through the national booking system. Those that have also been notified as a close contact to a COVID9 case will now also be required to go for a PCR test- https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test 

See below attachment regarding mask wearing.

Book Club

Tuesday 13th July 7.30pm on zoom.

Zoom access details:

870 9541 3079

Password: 379324

Building Our Faith

Wednesday 13th July at 7.30pm looking at the parable of The Prodigal Son. Lesley will be leading us as we loom together at this parable.

Zoom access details:

812 4505 0020

Password: 295068

St Andrew’s ‘Rocks’

This Summer we would like you to join us in designing and painting a rock on the theme ‘Why I love our Area’.

If you would like to paint a rock there will be a box outside the Church Entrance on Thursdays and Sundays throughout the Summer for you to pop your finished rocks in.

We will then display these rocks in our Rockery at the front of the Church to view and spread a little joy this Summer.

We can’t wait to see what you create!

If you have any further questions then feel free to contact our Youth Worker Emma on standrewscovyouth@gmail.com

Children’s Books

Aldermoor Farm school have really depleted stocks of children’s books in their library. Many have disappeared and funding is now low to restock. Please could I ask people to hunt in their cupboards for any age children’s books please they no longer require.  I am happy to collect from anyone kind enough to donate. Please ring me, Linda Chylinski, on 07962 028625. Thank you.

Youth Work

We are looking to safer recruit volunteers for our Youth work. If you feel you could help with either the Drama Club, Rock Solid or the Youth Wellbeing course then please get in touch with Emma at standrewscovyouth@gmail.com

Please Pray

For the next stage of the appointment process for our new vicar.

Birthdays

Today Veronika and Jackie Page celebrate their birthdays; we wish them, and anyone else with a birthday this week, a very happy birthday.

Do send Julie your favourite bible verses or hymn verses, names for prayer and any birthdays, celebrations or articles for inclusion in the bulletin. Julie can be contacted on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Church Contacts

Churchwardens: Nick Tooby – 07951 925772 and Becky Crowe – 07875 552518

Parish Administrator: Julie Crow – 07756 918847

Sunday Service for 11th July 2021 (Repost)

Posted on 11 July 2021Categories News, Online Services

Welcome to our service for 11th July 2021.

Service Collection and Online Gifts/Donations
If you attend our online services and normally give via the collection plate, or if you wish to make a donation to the work of the church, please used the attached link to make a gift. Can I say thank you to everyone who continues to support the work of St Andrew’s Church. Your contributions are very much appreciated. Nick Tooby (Churchwarden).
https://givealittle.co/campaigns/eef64318-0a22-4db7-8d81-0ab3ccddf15d

Coffee Morning
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88959758216?pwd=RXJ2SWdWNW5DMlhKOXJsak1GUzRCdz09

Meeting ID: 889 5975 8216
Passcode: 504896

To take part in the video service, please click on the YouTube link below:

Order of Service for Sunday, 11th July 2021

  • Welcome and Opening Prayer – Sue
  • Prayer of Preparation – Sue
  • Prayer of Confession – Sue
  • Absolution – Sue
  • Collect – Sue
  • Song – Before the Throne of God Above – Dan & Kirstie
  • Epistle – Ephesians 1: 3-14 – Graham
  • Gospel – Mark 6: 14-29 – Elizabeth
  •  Sermon – Kate Pearson
  • Intercessions – Sue
  • Lord’s Prayer – Sue
  • Song – The Splendour of the King (How Great is our God) – Di & friends
  • The Creed – Sue
  • Notices and Blessing – Sue

Sunday Service for 11th July 2021

Posted on 11 July 2021Categories Online Services

Welcome to our service for Sunday 11th July 2021

Welcome to our service for 11th July 2021.

Service Collection and Online Gifts/Donations
If you attend our online services and normally give via the collection plate, or if you wish to make a donation to the work of the church, please used the attached link to make a gift. Can I say thank you to everyone who continues to support the work of St Andrew’s Church. Your contributions are very much appreciated. Nick Tooby (Churchwarden).
https://givealittle.co/campaigns/eef64318-0a22-4db7-8d81-0ab3ccddf15d

Coffee Morning
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88959758216?pwd=RXJ2SWdWNW5DMlhKOXJsak1GUzRCdz09

Meeting ID: 889 5975 8216
Passcode: 504896

To take part in the video service, please click on the YouTube link below:

Order of Service for Sunday, 11th July 2021

  • Welcome and Opening Prayer – Sue
  • Prayer of Preparation – Sue
  • Prayer of Confession – Sue
  • Absolution – Sue
  • Collect – Sue
  • Song – Before the Throne of God Above – Dan & Kirstie
  • Epistle – Ephesians 1: 3-14 – Graham
  • Gospel – Mark 6: 14-29 – Elizabeth
  •  Sermon – Kate Pearson
  • Intercessions – Sue
  • Lord’s Prayer – Sue
  • Song – The Splendour of the King (How Great is our God) – Di & friends
  • The Creed – Sue
  • Notices and Blessing – Sue

Bulletin – 9th July 2021

Posted on 9 July 2021Categories News

Church Bulletin

It has been a very busy and tiring week, but an extremely exciting one as we have met and interviewed the four candidates who applied for our vacancy as vicar of Eastern Green. As you would expect there was plenty of excitement and some nervousness as they arrived on Wednesday to meet members of the PCC and look around the church and vicarage. It was lovely to have the opportunity to spend time talking to them and their families (although not all candidates had families) as they asked questions and explored if they were being called to Eastern Green. On Thursday it was more formal. The candidates were required to present a 10-minute homily on one of the lectionary readings for the day. This was followed by a 10-minute presentation titled “Eastern Green – Call vision and the first six months”. The interview then concluded with 40 minutes for questions posed by the panel. My first thought at the end of the two days was how well the candidates had done. Can you imagine the time each candidate would have spent preparing for their interview?

What was truly clear was that we had four very strong candidates, who had a deep love for our Lord and an enthusiasm and energy to share the gospel and minister pastorally to the Parish of Eastern Green. Each person bought different skills and approach, but they all felt a calling to minister in this parish.

One question I was asked by several people over the past week was “but how are you going to decide who the right person is?” I immediately go into ex Civil Service mode talking about competencies, testing vocations and how they answer against our priorities. I assumed people would be suitably impressed, but one person came back “but how are you going to be sure they are the right person? It’s a question I have been praying about quite a lot. How will I be sure?

Certainty about anything is difficult to achieve. We all had plans for holidays and events in the last 18 months and suddenly a pandemic, removes the certainty and creates uncertainty. How can I be sure about the person I help to appoint? The simple answer, I cannot, neither can the rest of the panel. We can through listening, questioning, and enquiring get a sense of the persons ministry and approach, but I believe that God has guided the decision making and led us to the right person. I’m reminded of the words of Proverbs 19: 20-23 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

On Thursday evening the interview panel made a unanimous decision and recommended a candidate to the Bishop. We are not able yet to give you any more information, but we will as soon as we can. There was a real sense, after a long process, the Lord’s purpose had prevailed and Eastern Green can be excited in the person chosen.

Nick Tooby
Churchwarden

Church Opening

The church is open for live worship every Sunday and for private prayer on Thursdays.

Due to limited seating, places may be reserved by contacting Julie on a first come, first served basis. As before, we urge you if you have an invitation not to forget and if you are suddenly unable to attend to let us know at the earliest possible moment. Face masks continue to be required. If you see anyone not wearing a face mask, it is because they have medical exemption. We are not allowing any other exception. It is imperative the rules are strictly adhered to. This means gelling hands immediately upon arrival, taking your pew straight away as directed by the steward including whether to sit by the wall or the aisle; not moving from your place at any point during the service; and leaving promptly afterwards.

To reserve a seat please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

After booking a seat, if you find that you are unable to attend a service please inform one of the churchwardens so that it can be offered to another person.

Children’s Books

Aldermoor Farm school have really depleted stocks of children’s books in their library. Many have disappeared and funding is now low to restock. Please could I ask people to hunt in their cupboards for any age children’s books please they no longer require. I am happy to collect from anyone kind enough to donate. Please ring me, Linda Chylinski, on 07962 028625. Thank you.

Youth Work

We are looking to safer recruit volunteers for our Youth work. If you feel you could help with either the Drama Club, Rock Solid or the Youth Wellbeing course then please get in touch with Emma at standrewscovyouth@gmail.com

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/

Sunday Coffee Gathering

The access codes for the 11.15am Sunday gathering are available from the churchwardens.

Warwickshire Watercolourists Art Exhibition

Please see the enclosed poster for the Warwickshire Watercolourists Art Exhibition 28th – 30th August 2021 at Berkswell Reading Rooms. 10am – 5pm daily. Free Entry.

Art Exhibition Publicity 2021

Mission Partners

Please see the enclosed update from our mission partners, Dan and Phillipa Munday.

Update from Dan & Phillipa Munday

Please Pray

Please pray for St Andrew’s as work continues to take place in the process of finding a new vicar.

Do send Julie your favourite bible verses or hymn verses, names for prayer and any birthdays, celebrations or articles for inclusion in the bulletin. Julie can be contacted on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

 

Church Contacts

Churchwardens: Nick Tooby – 07951 925772 and Becky Crowe – 07875 552518

Parish Administrator: Julie Crow – 07756 918847

Bulletin – 5th July 2021

Posted on 5 July 2021Categories News

Church Bulletin

We are at the start of a very busy and exciting week in the life of St Andrew’s and St Andy’s church, as we meet and interview the candidates who have applied to be our new vicar. I’ll talk more about that in my message at the end of the week. Although, I would ask you to please pray for the four candidates and those who will be involved in the selection process.

Before we even meet the candidates, there has been plenty of work to do in preparation for their arrival. We have had to plan for the Familiarisation Day, which is an opportunity for the candidates to meet the PCC and familiarise themselves with the parish and church. We have been busy setting up meetings and visits for them. ‘Military like’ plans have been put into place to make sure the candidates arrive at the right location at the right time. All of which has been made more complex, as we ensure they meet current Covid guidance. Then of course we have spent time in prayer as we pray for God’s guidance.

Alongside this, a group of volunteers have been busy cleaning the church and the vicarage in preparation for the week’s events. This included cutting the grass at the front of church and tidying up the vast vicarage gardens. Activities such as cutting grass, tackling the brambles and bushes were required to ensure everywhere looked neat and tidy.

This preparation has only been possible through the willing volunteers who have stepped forward and offered their services. Some have been spending time with a spade, fork, mower or hedge trimmer in the garden, others have utilised the hoover or used good old elbow grease to get the vicarage looking its best. Others have offered to make sure the candidates are fed and watered on the day and by driving them round for a guided tour. Others have been holding us in prayer. There have been many people who have stepped forward to help in the preparations and I’d like to thank everyone for your help.

It reminds me of a verse in St Pauls first letter to the Corinthians Ch 3 vs 5-9 where we are reminded that we are all fellow workers in God’s service. God does much of his work on earth through “volunteers” like you and me. Although we are part of a community that’s much bigger than any contribution we may make, we can help it grow by working together to share his love with the world.

Nick Tooby
Churchwarden

Thank You

Thank you to all those who supported the Vicarage working party on Saturday. It was a morning of hard work, fellowship and laughter, that resulted in everywhere looking fantastic.

Church Opening

The church is open for live worship every Sunday but will not be open for private prayer this Thursday, 8th July.

For Sunday services, due to limited seating, places may be reserved by contacting Julie on a first come, first served basis. As before, we urge you if you have an invitation not to forget and if you are suddenly unable to attend to let us know at the earliest possible moment. Face masks continue to be required. If you see anyone not wearing a face mask, it is because they have medical exemption. We are not allowing any other exception. It is imperative the rules are strictly adhered to. This means gelling hands immediately upon arrival, taking your pew straight away as directed by the steward including whether to sit by the wall or the aisle; not moving from your place at any point during the service; and leaving promptly afterwards.

To reserve a seat please contact Julie at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or 07756 918847.

After booking a seat, if you find that you are unable to attend a service please inform one of the churchwardens so that it can be offered to another person.

Children’s Books

Aldermoor Farm school have really depleted stocks of children’s books in their library. Many have disappeared and funding is now low to restock. Please could I ask people to hunt in their cupboards for any age children’s books please they no longer require. I am happy to collect from anyone kind enough to donate. Please ring me, Linda Chylinski, on 07962 028625. Thank you.

Building Our Faith

There will be no zoom Bible study this week on Wednesday 7th July. The next meeting will be on 14th July.

Youth Work

We are looking to safer recruit volunteers for our Youth work. If you feel you could help with either the Drama Club, Rock Solid or the Youth Wellbeing course then please get in touch with Emma at standrewscovyouth@gmail.com

Please Pray

Please pray for the four candidates and those who will be involved in the selection process in finding a new vicar.

Do send Julie your favourite bible verses or hymn verses, names for prayer and any birthdays, celebrations or articles for inclusion in the bulletin. Julie can be contacted on 07756 918847 or administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk

Church Contacts

Churchwardens: Nick Tooby – 07951 925772 and Becky Crowe – 07875 552518

Parish Administrator: Julie Crow – 07756 918847