Pews News – 13/09/2012

Welcome

St Andrew’s Church welcomes allcomers, whether this is your first time or thousandth time in church. You are welcome whatever your age, gender, marital status, disability, race or sexuality.  You are welcome whether you have a deep and mature faith in Christ; are uncertain and still seeking; or have no faith.  If you are new to church, please do take a welcome leaflet to be found in the pews; and do not hesitate to ask one of the welcomers if you have any questions.

Special Welcome

To Dawn, Laura and Levi who are being baptised as part of the main service this morning.  Welcome also to those children and their parents who have come especially for Open Junior Church today.

Coffee

Please do stay for tea and coffee afterwards, and feel free to carry your drink into the main body of the church.

Young children

Parents with young children are especially welcome at St Andrews as our window shows. Please feel free to use the side room during the service.  There are toys and a play mat for your use.

Joint PCC

Please pray for the joint PCC meeting that takes place tomorrow between St Andrews and St Oswalds, a unique gathering, and a wonderful opportunity for the churches to work more closely together.

Many thanks

From Fran for the wonderful love and care shown by the gifts of flowers and cards following her operation.  She and Greg are so grateful to the St Andrews family for their support during this difficult time.

St@PH

Next Sunday, 23rd September, a new batch of 12 disciples will be sent out from St Andrews at 10 a.m. and then welcomed at St@PH in a commissioning service there.  Please pray for St@PH as it enters this new exciting phase of its development.

Prayer Evening

Our monthly Prayer Meeting takes place tomorrow at 6 p.m. in church for 45 mins, a little earlier than usual because of the early start to the joint PCC meeting.

Nativity

A second St Andrews Nativity is planned after the great success of the 2010 production.  For those who missed it two years ago, the nativity is a live production of the Christmas story, featuring a unique script, music, impressive staging, with both adult and child performers.  Put the dates in your diary now, since we sold out last time.  Weds 19th Dec to Fri 21st Dec inclusive.  Anyone who missed the auditions yesterday but who is interested in taking part (adult or child) should speak to Greg or Rebecca as soon as possible.

Cake Sale

Charley Watts will be hosting a cake sale after the service next Sunday, as he uses his £10 talent to raise money for church funds.  Do please support him.

Bannerbrook Park

We are seeking a Mission Team of 12 people who will commit themselves to the outreach into Bannerbrook Park.  If you would be willing to join this team or want to know more, please speak to Alex.  Terri Beales has undertaken to pray in a regular, committed way as an intercessor for Bannerbrook Park.  She is looking for another (one or two) people to join her in this vital ministry of intercession.  If you are interested, please speak to Terri or Alex.

Macmillan Coffee Morning Invitation from CLC bookshop

We would like to invite you and all your church congregants to a Macmillan Coffee morning to be held at the CLC bookshop on 28th September 2012, between 10am and 2pm.  There will be coffee supplied by the Fair Trade shop upstairs and home made cakes all we ask is you come prepared to donate.

Confirmation

St Andrews will be hosting a Confirmation Service early in the new year, led by Bishop John, the Bishop of Warwick who visited recently.  Any adult or young person interested in being confirmed or finding out more about confirmation should speak to Greg or Alex.

Autumn Fayre

Many thanks to all who supported the Autumn Fayre last Saturday.  Nearly £1300 was raised in total.  Special thanks to Jackie and her wonderful band of helpers for working so hard to make this happen.  Some toys were left behind afterwards.  If you know who these belong to, please let Greg know.

Foodbank

The first box of food was delivered this week to St Oswald’s Church in Tile Hill to support the new foodbank being launched there.  It would be helpful if someone would volunteer to take responsibility for delivering the food when it is collected, perhaps on a fortnightly basis.  Anyone who thinks they might be able to help with this should speak to Greg about this.

Youth Service

Please support our young people by attending tonight’s Youth Service at 6.30 p.m.  The theme is the gifts God gives us.  Do come and see the wide range of gifts God has distribute among our youth.

Recycling Medicines

One potentially green thing we might do as a church is recycle old medicines.  For this to work, we need a volunteer co-ordinator.  If you feel you may be called to do this, please speak to Greg or Alex about it.

Drama

Greg will be running a series of drama workshops for young people (11-14) at Jardine Youth Centre in Tile Hill on Tuesday evenings in September at 5.30 p.m.  Participants need to enrol in advance, so any young person interested in going along should speak to Greg.  Lifts can be arranged.

Quiz Night

Please put this year’s Fish & Chip Quiz Night in your diaries for 7 p.m. on Saturday Oct 20th at Eastern Green Village Hall.  Tickets will be available from Barbara Warner shortly at a cost of £8 adults and £4 children.  Teams can be up to 8 people.

Ward Forum

There is a Ward Forum at the Village Hall on Thursday at 7 p.m. for anyone who lives in Woodlands Ward and has issues to raise.

Diary

Sun Sept 16th               Youth Service at 6.30 p.m.

Mon Sept 17th             Prayer evening at 6 p.m. in church

Mon Sept 17th             Joint PCC with St Oswalds in Tile Hill at 7 p.m.

Tues Sept 18th             Drama Workshop at Jardine Youth Centre at 5.30 p.m

Tues Sept 18th             Pastoral Care Committee at 2 pm at 14 Trevor Close

Weds Sept 19th            Home Group Leaders briefing on Ephesians

Thurs Sept 20th           Deanery Synod at Stoneleigh at 7.30 p.m.

Sat Sept 22nd               Poetry Evening at the Village Hall at 7 p.m.

Tues Sept 25th              Pram Service at 9.15 a.m.

Weds Sept 26th            Baptism Preparation Evening

 

Readings                      James 3.1-12 (p 1214) & Mark 8.27-38 (p 1012)

Readers                       Flix Haynes & Ann Crowley

Preacher                      Alex Randle-Bissell

Organist                      Michael Watts

Comm Assts               Alex/Harvey/Emma

Next Week                  James 3.13-4.3 & 7-8 & Mark 9.3-37

Pews News – 11/12/2011

Welcome
St Andrew’s Church welcomes allcomers, whether this is your first time or thousandth time in church. You are welcome whatever your age, gender, marital status, disability, race or sexuality.  You are welcome whether you have a deep and mature faith in Christ; are uncertain and still seeking; or have no faith.  If you are new to church, please do take a welcome leaflet to be found in the pews; and do not hesitate to ask one of the welcomers if you have any questions.

Special Welcome
To the Archdeacon of Coventry, the Most Reverend Ian Watson, who will be leading our service this morning.
Coffee
Please do stay for tea and coffee afterwards, and feel free to carry your drink into the main body of the church.

St@PH
Meets at Park Hill School this morning at 10.30 a.m.   St@PH is a service of contemporary worship, with a very warm sense of fellowship which meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.  All are warmly welcomed. (Please note there is no service on Christmas Day, with the next service being held on January 8th).

Worship 4 All
The January Worship 4 All service will take place on January 8th at 10.30 a.m. at Park Hill School.  Please note this is different from the normal pattern in terms of date, time and venue.  Do join us if you can.

Bible Marathon
Many thanks to all those who supported our Bible Marathon in which we celebrated the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible on Nov 25th.  Special thanks to all those who volunteered to read or who led sessions during the day.

Nightingales
Many thanks to the Nightingales Singers for their Christmas concert last night.  And thanks also to David and Bernice for organising and hosting the event.

St Oswald’s Advice Centre
St Oswald’s Advice Centre meets every Friday between 9.30am and 12.00 noon, in the parish hall in Jardine Crescent, Coventry, to support people who are in difficulty by offering them free, impartial, and confidential advice on Welfare Rights, Benefits, Housing, Legal, Health, Local and National Services, enabling them to gain access to Legal, Local Authority, and National Government Services, including Welfare.  
St Oswald’s services are provided by volunteer advisors and also volunteer students from Warwick University and is currently the only provider of advice in this area of the city. We are a member of Advice UK.
We are looking to strengthen our staff levels with volunteers to provide this much needed requirement for the people of Tile Hill, and Coventry.  If you are a qualified Advice Worker, a retired solicitor or lawyer, worked for a trade union or jobcentre or DHSS, or just keen to help others and wish to enhance our Centre by giving your time – one Friday morning a week – then please telephone Father Nicholas Leggett, Chairman of the Advice Centre on 07762-156380 for more details.

John Goodwin
We regret to announce the death of Mary Goodwin’s husband, John, at home on Monday afternoon, following a long illness.  His funeral service takes place in church on Weds Dec 14th at 2.30 p.m.

Carol Singing
We will be Carol Singing in Jardine Crescent next Saturday Dec 17th at 10.30 a.m.  Please join us if you can.  Refreshments served afternoons in St Oswalds church hall.

Walsingham
Father Nick Leggett at St Oswalds is leading a pilgrimage to Walsingham next Spring.  If you are interested in joining the party, please speak to Greg.

Window Fund
Continued thanks to all those who are supporting our window appeal.  It will not have escaped your notice that the cracks are increasing in size with the dry weather.  We hope to be given permission to undertake remedial work early in the new year.  The appeal currently stands at £5,200.

Carol Services
St Andrews will be running two Carol Services this year: at St Andrews on December 18th at 6 p.m. and jointly with St Oswalds at the Massey Ferguson Social Club on December 11th at 6 p.m.  Anyone willing to undertake sidespersons duties should speak to Greg.

Other Christmas Services
Christmas at St Andrews​Dec 18th at 10 a.m. (Family Communion)
Christmas Pram Service​Dec 20th at 9.15 a.m. (older children welcome)
Crib Services​​​Dec 24th  St Andrews at 3 p.m. & Park Hill School at 4.30 p.m.
Midnight Communion​ ​Dec 24th at 11 p.m.
Christmas Day Service​Dec 25th at 10 a.m. (shortened communion service)
Said Communion​​Jan 1st at 10 a.m.

Flower Rota
We would very much like additional volunteers for the flower rota.  Please consider whether you would like to sponsor flowers at an approximate cost of £10 for a week in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a birthday/anniversary.  Please put your name on the rota at the back of church or speak to Ann Dove.  You would be asked to specify colours of flowers but would not be expected to undertake the arrangement.

Coventry Pilgrimage
Please see the leaflets at the back of church, which describe the Coventry Pilgrimage that will take place next year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Coventry Cathedral.  It invites you to walk the Coventry Way either individually or as part of a group.

Diary
Sun Dec 11th ​​Carol Service at Massey Ferguson Social Club at 6 p.m.
Tues Dec 13th​​Pram Service at St Oswalds at 9.15 a.m.
Tues Dec 13th​​Choir Practice at 7 p.m.
Tues Dec 13th​​Men’s Group meal at Peeping Tom
Weds Dec 14th​​Lunch n Chat Christmas Social
Weds Dec 14th ​PCC Social at 7.30 p.m. at the Bear
Sun Dec 18th​​Carol Service at St Andrews at 6 p.m.
Mon Dec 19th ​​Prayer evening at 6.30 p.m. in church
Tues Dec 20th ​​Christmas Pram Service at 9.15 a.m.
Tues Dec 20th ​​Choir and Band Social at the Vicarage at 7 p.m.

Readings​​ Isaiah 61.1-4, 8-11 (p 748) & John 1.6-8, 19-28 (p 1063)
Readers​​ Hilary Wankling & Harvey Wyatt
Preacher​​ Ian Watson
Intercessions ​​Beryl Allen
Communion Asst​ Nick Tooby
Organist​​ Carol Watts
Next Week ​​2 Samuel 7.1-11 & Luke 1.26-38

Pews News – 04/12/2011

Welcome
St Andrew’s Church welcomes allcomers, whether this is your first time or thousandth time in church. You are welcome whatever your age, gender, marital status, disability, race or sexuality.  You are welcome whether you have a deep and mature faith in Christ; are uncertain and still seeking; or have no faith.  If you are new to church, please do take a welcome leaflet to be found in the pews; and do not hesitate to ask one of the welcomers if you have any questions.

Coffee
Please do stay for tea and coffee afterwards, and feel free to carry your drink into the main body of the church.

St@PH
Meets at Park Hill School next Sunday at 10.30 a.m.   St@PH is a service of contemporary worship, with a very warm sense of fellowship which meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.  All are warmly welcomed. (Please note there is no service on Christmas Day).

Worship 4 All
The January Worship 4 All service will take place on January 8th at 10.30 a.m. at Park Hill School.  Please note this is different from the normal pattern in terms of date, time and venue.  Do join us if you can.

Sidespersons
We are seeking additional volunteers to act as sidespersons (welcoming people and distributing hymn books etc.) to join our loyal band of helpers; and also those willing to carry the elements (bread and wine) forward during the offertory.  If able to help, please speak to Steve Wankling or Greg.

Bible Marathon
Many thanks to all those who supported our Bible Marathon in which we celebrated the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible on Nov 25th.  Special thanks to all those who volunteered to read or who led sessions during the day.

Nightingales
The very popular Nightingales Singers are going to be performing at St Andrews on Saturday December 10th at 7 p.m. with their wonderful Christmas repertoire.  Tickets are available at £5 for adults and £2 for children from Barbara 76403458 or Marguerite 76461405.

St Oswald’s Advice Centre
St Oswald’s Advice Centre meets every Friday between 9.30am and 12.00 noon, in the parish hall in Jardine Crescent, Coventry, to support people who are in difficulty by offering them free, impartial, and confidential advice on Welfare Rights, Benefits, Housing, Legal, Health, Local and National Services, enabling them to gain access to Legal, Local Authority, and National Government Services, including Welfare.

St Oswald’s services are provided by volunteer advisors and also volunteer students from Warwick University and is currently the only provider of advice in this area of the city. We are a member of Advice UK.

We are looking to strengthen our staff levels with volunteers to provide this much needed requirement for the people of Tile Hill, and Coventry.  If you are a qualified Advice Worker, a retired solicitor or lawyer, worked for a trade union or jobcentre or DHSS, or just keen to help others and wish to enhance our Centre by giving your time – one Friday morning a week – then please telephone Father Nicholas Leggett, Chairman of the Advice Centre on 07762-156380 for more details.

Window Fund
Continued thanks to all those who are supporting our window appeal.  It will not have escaped your notice that the cracks are increasing in size with the dry weather.  We hope to be given permission to undertake remedial work early in the new year.  The appeal currently stands at £5,200.

Monday Night Club
Our Monday night fellowship will be ten pin bowling tomorrow night at the Walsgrave Megabowl at 7.30 p.m.  Anyone is welcome to join us.  Please speak to Greg if you need a lift.

Archdeacon of Coventry
We welcome Ian Watson, Archdeacon of Coventry to lead our service on December 11th at 10 a.m. This is the first time in many years a senior member of the clergy has led a service at St Andrews.  Please do come along if you can.

Carol Services
Advance notice that St Andrews will be running two Carol Services this year: at St Andrews on December 18th at 6 p.m. and jointly with St Oswalds at the Massey Ferguson Social Club on December 11th at 6 p.m.  Anyone willing to read at either service or undertake sidespersons duties should speak to Greg.

Other Christmas Services
Christmas at St Andrews        Dec 18th at 10 a.m. (Family Communion)
Crib Services                          Dec 24th  St Andrews at 3 p.m. & Park Hill School at 4.30p.m.
Midnight Communion             Dec 24th at 11 p.m.
Christmas Day Service           Dec 25th at 10 a.m. (shortened communion service)
Said Communion                    Jan 1st at 10 a.m.

Flower Rota
We would very much like additional volunteers for the flower rota.  Please consider whether you would like to sponsor flowers at an approximate cost of £10 for a week in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a birthday/anniversary.  Please put your name on the rota at the back of church or speak to Ann Dove.  You would be asked to specify colours of flowers but would not be expected to undertake the arrangement.

Coventry Pilgrimage
Please see the leaflets at the back of church, which describe the Coventry Pilgrimage that will take place next year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Coventry Cathedral.  It invites you to walk the Coventry Way either individually or as part of a group.

Diary
Mon Dec 5th                Eastern Green History Group AGM at 2 p.m. in church
Mon Dec 5th                Monday Night Club (tenpin bowling at 7.30 p.m.)
Tues Dec 6th                Choir Practice at 7 p.m.
Sat Dec 10th                 The Nightingales sing in church at 7 p.m.
Sun Dec 11th                Archdeacon leads service at St Andrews
Tues Dec 13th              Men’s Group meal at Peeping Tom
Weds Dec 14th             Lunch n Chat Christmas Social

Readings at 8 a.m.       Isaiah 40.1-11 & Mark 1.1-8
Readers                       Maureen Hall
Next Week                  Isaiah 61.1-4, 8-11 & John 1.6-8, 19-28

Pews News – 27/11/2011

Welcome
St Andrew’s Church welcomes allcomers, whether this is your first time or thousandth time in church. You are welcome whatever your age, gender, marital status, disability, race or sexuality.  You are welcome whether you have a deep and mature faith in Christ; are uncertain and still seeking; or have no faith.  If you are new to church, please do take a welcome leaflet to be found in the pews; and do not hesitate to ask one of the welcomers if you have any questions.

Coffee
Please do stay for tea and coffee afterwards, and feel free to carry your drink into the main body of the church.

 St@PH
Meets at Park Hill School today at 10.30 a.m.   St@PH is a service of contemporary worship, with a very warm sense of fellowship which meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.  All are warmly welcomed.

Christingle
The December Worship 4 All service on the 4th will be a Christingle Service.  Please consider supporting the Children’s Society by taking a Christingle candle moneybox and filling it with change.  You can return this at the service or at other services that week.  Although the main focus of the service is Christingle, we will as usual be receiving new toys to be distributed around the city to those children who would otherwise receive very little this Christmas.

Darkness to Light
We are having a special Darkness to Light Advent Service tonight at 6 p.m. to mark the start of Advent.  Please do join us for this special candlelit service.  We are looking for people to help with this service, by reading, acting as sidespersons or serving refreshments.  If able to help, please speak to Greg.

Sidespersons
We are seeking additional volunteers to act as sidespersons (welcoming people and distributing hymn books etc.) to join our loyal band of helpers; and also those willing to carry the elements (bread and wine) forward during the offertory.  If able to help, please speak to Steve Wankling or Greg.

Bible Marathon
Many thanks to all those who supported our Bible Marathon in which we celebrated the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible on Friday.  Special thanks to all those who volunteered to read or who led sessions during the day.

Nightingales
The very popular Nightingales Singers are going to be performing at St Andrews on Saturday December 10th at 7 p.m. with their wonderful Christmas repertoire.  Tickets are available at £5 for adults and £2 for children from Barbara 76403458 or Marguerite 76461405.

Junior Disco
We are hosting a disco at Eastern Green Village Hall on Saturday Dec 3rd from 1 p.m till 4 p.m.  Any child of Junior School age i.e. in school years 3-6 welcome.  Tickets are £2 and are available from Victoria on 76461184 or kaczurv@gmail.com.  With a capacity for the event of 48, it is advisable to book early.  We are also looking for adult volunteers to help with the event.  You would not be required to lead activities, merely supply an additional grown up presence for some or all of the time.  Please speak to Greg or Victoria if able to help.

Window Fund
Continued thanks to all those who are supporting our window appeal.  It will not have escaped your notice that the cracks are increasing in size with the dry weather.  We hope to be given permission to undertake remedial work early in the new year.  The appeal currently stands at £5,200.

St Andrews Day
Please join the Wednesday congregation in celebrating St Andrews Day on Weds Nov 30th at 10 a.m.

Archdeacon of Coventry
We welcome Ian Watson, Archdeacon of Coventry to lead our service on December 11th at 10 a.m. This is the first time in many years a senior member of the clergy has led a service at St Andrews.  Please do come along if you can.

Carol Services
Advance notice that St Andrews will be running two Carol Services this year: at St Andrews on December 18th at 6 p.m. and jointly with St Oswalds at the Massey Ferguson Social Club on December 11th at 6 p.m.  Anyone willing to read at either service or undertake sidespersons duties should speak to Greg.

Junior Church
We are scheduled to be desperately short of Junior Church leaders next term, and may no longer be able to offer a full programme.  Please do pray about whether God might be calling you to this vital ministry.  Leaders are expected to take part in a rota (usually once a month).  Please speak to Frances Hawkey if you would like to know more.

Flower Rota
We would very much like additional volunteers for the flower rota.  Please consider whether you would like to sponsor flowers at an approximate cost of £10 (not  £5 as was mistakenly advertised last week) for a week in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a birthday/anniversary.  Please put your name on the rota at the back of church or speak to Ann Dove.  You would be asked to specify colours of flowers but would not be expected to undertake the arrangement.

Coventry Pilgrimage
Please see the leaflets at the back of church, which describe the Coventry Pilgrimage that will take place next year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Coventry Cathedral.  It invites you to walk the Coventry Way either individually or as part of a group.

Diary

Sun Nov 27th               Advent Darkness to Light Carol Service at 6 p.m.
Mon Nov 28th             Junior Church meeting
Tues Nov 29th                         Choir Practice at 7 p.m.
Weds Nov 30th            St Andrews Day service at 10 a.m.
Sat Dec 3rd                  Junior Disco at the Village Hall from 1-4 p.m.
Mon Dec 5th                Monday Night Club

Readings                      Isaiah 64.1-9(p 750) & Mark 13.24-37 (p 1019)
Readers                       Graham & Elizabeth Shelton
Preacher                      Greg Smith
Intercessions               Greg Smith
Organist                      George Cooke
Next Week at 8 a.m.       Isaiah 40.1-11 & Mark 1.1-8

Pews News – 20/11/2011

Nov 20th  2011

Welcome
St Andrew’s Church welcomes allcomers, whether this is your first time or thousandth time in church. You are welcome whatever your age, gender, marital status, disability, race or sexuality.  You are welcome whether you have a deep and mature faith in Christ; are uncertain and still seeking; or have no faith.  If you are new to church, please do take a welcome leaflet to be found in the pews; and do not hesitate to ask one of the welcomers if you have any questions.

Coffee
Please do stay for tea and coffee afterwards, and feel free to carry your drink into the main body of the church.

Welcome
We welcome Father Nick Leggett, the Vicar of St Oswalds to lead and preach at our service this morning, while Greg reciprocates at St Oswalds.

Youth Service
This evening, there is a Youth Service led by our young people at 6.30 p.m. in which the theme is caring for God’s creation.  Please do come along and support our young people.

St@PH
Meets at Park Hill School next Sunday at 10.30 a.m.   St@PH is a service of contemporary worship, with a very warm sense of fellowship which meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.  All are warmly welcomed.

Pram Service
Our successful Pram Service which provides for parents/carers and pre-school children has now doubled in frequency, in conjunction with St Oswalds Tile Hill.  This very informal service takes place on the second Tuesday of each month at St Oswalds and on the 4th Sunday at St Andrews.  The service starts at 9.15 a.m. with people arriving from 9 a.m. for tea/coffee.  The next one takes place this Tuesday 22nd at St Andrews.  All welcome.

Christingle
The December Worship 4 All service on the 4th will be a Christingle Service.  Please consider supporting the Children’s Society by taking a Christingle candle moneybox and filling it with change.  You can return this at the service or at other services that week.  Although the main focus of the service is Christingle, we will as usual be receiving new toys to be distributed around the city to those children who would otherwise receive very little this Christmas.

Darkness to Light
We are having a special Darkness to Light Advent Service on Advent Sunday(next Sunday), November 27th at 6 p.m. to mark the start of Advent.  Please do join us for this special candlelit service.  We are looking for people to help with this service, by reading, acting as sidespersons or serving refreshments.  If able to help, please speak to Greg.

Sidespersons
We are seeking additional volunteers to act as sidespersons (welcoming people and distributing hymn books etc.) to join our loyal band of helpers; and also those willing to carry the elements (bread and wine) forward during the offertory.  If able to help, please speak to Steve Wankling or Greg.

Bible Marathon
Please support our Bible Marathon in which we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible taking place in church on Friday November 25th from 9 a.m. till 12 midnight.  Come just for half an hour or the whole day if you dare!  Leaflets at the back of church have the programme for the day, which include presentations by the Infant and Junior Schools, an overview of the gospels given by Greg at 12 noon; an exciting story (Mary Jones and her bible) for children and a finale at 11.30 p.m. that includes the Vicar being subjected to a Mastermind Quiz.

Nightingales
The very popular Nightingales Singers are going to be performing at St Andrews on Saturday December 10th at 7 p.m. with their wonderful Christmas repertoire.  Tickets are available at £5 for adults and £2 for children from Barbara 76403458 or Marguerite 76461405.

Junior Disco
We are hosting a disco at Eastern Green Village Hall on Saturday Dec 3rd from 1 p.m till 4 p.m.  Any child of Junior School age i.e. in school years 3-6 welcome.  Tickets are £2 and are available from Victoria on 76461184 or kaczurv@gmail.com.  With a capacity for the event of 48, it is advisable to book early.  We are also looking for adult volunteers to help with the event.  You would not be required to lead activities, merely supply an additional grown up presence for some or all of the time.  Please speak to Greg or Victoria if able to help.

Window Fund
Continued thanks to all those who are supporting our window appeal.  It will not have escaped your notice that the cracks are increasing in size with the dry weather.  We hope to be given permission to undertake remedial work early in the new year.  The appeal currently stands at £5,200.

St Andrews Day
Please join the Wednesday congregation in celebrating St Andrews Day on Weds Nov 30th at 10 a.m.

Carol Services
Advance notice that St Andrews will be running two Carol Services this year: at St Andrews on December 18th at 6 p.m. and jointly with St Oswalds at the Massey Ferguson Social Club on December 11th at 6 p.m.

Junior Church
We are scheduled to be desperately short of Junior Church leaders next term, and may no longer be able to offer a full programme.  Please do pray about whether God might be calling you to this vital ministry.  Leaders are expected to take part in a rota (usually once a month).  Please speak to Frances Hawkey if you would like to know more.

Flower Rota
We would very much like additional volunteers for the flower rota.  Please consider whether you would like to sponsor flowers at an approximate cost of £5 for a week in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a birthday/anniversary.  Please put your name on the rota at the back of church or speak to Ann Dove.  You would be asked to specify colours of flowers but would not be expected to undertake the arrangement.

Diary
Sun Nov 20th             Youth Service at 6.30 p.m.
Mon Nov 21st             Prayer Meeting at 6.30 p.m. in church
Tues Nov 22nd            Pram Service at 9.15 a.m. in church
Tues Nov 22nd            Choir Practice at 7 p.m.
Weds Nov 23rd            Lunch n Chat at 11.45 a.m.
Weds Nov 23rd            Band Practice at 6.30 p.m. in church
Fri Nov 25th                Bible Marathon 9 a.m.-midnight
Sun Nov 27th               Advent Darkness to Light Carol Service at 6 p.m.
Mon Nov 28th             Junior Church meeting
Weds Nov 30th            St Andrews Day service at 10 a.m.

Readings                      Ezek 34.11-16, 20-24 (p 865) & Matt 25.31-46 (p 995
Readers                       Trevor Hill & Angela Lamb
Preacher                      Nick Leggett
Intercessions               Harvey Wyatt
Organist                      Michael Watkins
Comm Asst.                Nick Tooby
Next Week                   Isaiah 64.1-9 & Mark 13.24-37

From the Parish Registers – November

Baptisms
“Let the Children come unto me”
Corey Walker
Cassie Edwards

Weddings
John Morris & Sarah Arthur
Chris Morris & Natalie Quinney

Funerals
Jesus said “I am the Resurrection and the Life.
Mrs Thomas
Frank Lees
Margaret House

Beatrice “Mary” May
Many of the residents of Sutton Avenue were very sad to hear that Mary May had died. Mary and her husband, Arthur, moved to Coventry from Bath and had lived opposite the green in Sutton Avenue since1963.

A keen lover of the countryside Mary and her husband were familiar figures out walking in the local area. Mary loved animals and had also watched many of the children living nearby grow up and go on to have families of their own. Our thoughts are with Arthur, who looked after her with such devotion throughout her long illness, and their daughter, Sandra and her family.

Welcome to the new web site

Welcome to St. Andrew’s new web site!

Hopefully you should find all the useful information and great articles that were available on the original site – but presented with a cleaner look and feel and with navigation to help you find what you are looking for that bit quicker.

It also makes use of a wonderful web site publishing suite called WordPress. This will allow those who need to update the site, but perhaps aren’t the most wizziest of wizzes when it comes to computers to add and update the site with little more effort than that required to use a word processor.

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