Bulletin – 11th June 2021

Posted on 11 June 2021Categories News, Notices

“What a difference a week can make in politics” the saying goes. What a difference a week away from the garden can make, I say!  I returned from a week’s holiday to find my grass, which I’d cut the Friday before we left, looking like it hadn’t been mowed for a month. It wasn’t just my garden either, the grass in the churchyard seemed to have suddenly become a wild meadow, all within two weeks of the contractor cutting it. Now the gardeners out there will know that a wet period, followed by a warm sunny period, is the perfect scenario to give plants, flowers and yes grass, a massive growth spurt and last week certainly provided that.

It reminded me of a story of a four-year old telling his Grandma “ I know where God lives” Grandma’s curiosity made her ask “where’s that?” The little boy responded by saying “he lives in the woods, Grandad showed me”. Later that night she asked her husband “what have you been telling our grandson? He tells me you have shown him where God lives” Her husband chuckled and said “As we walked through the wood, we were making footprints on the ground, and I told him that even though we can’t see God, we can see the things he’s done. The animals, trees, grass and rivers are like God’s footprints.

The writer of Psalm 147 also pointed to the evidence for God within our creation saying “Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving. He covers the skies with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes the grass grow on the hills. Praise the Lord” . Maybe as we look at the length of the grass at this time of year, and the fact it’s growing so quickly, we should see it as God’s footprints and praise the Lord for his goodness!

Nick Tooby
Churchwarden

Church Opening

The church is now 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.

Holiday

The parish administrator, Julie Crow, will be on holiday from Thursday 3rd – 13th June. Any urgent queries should be addressed to one of the churchwardens whose phone numbers are provided at the end of the bulletin.

Bulletins this Friday and next week will only be available on the church website and Facebook page until the week beginning 14th June when an emailed bulletin will resume.

Sunday service is now fully booked for 13th June. Please email Julie if you wish to reserve a seat for the service on 20th June. There are still spaces available for the Children’s service this Sunday, see information below.

Recruitment of Volunteers at St Andrew’s and St Andy’s

We would like to highlight that all church volunteers must be safely recruited and some volunteers are also required to undergo a DBS check and complete safeguarding modules. This isn’t St Andrew’s being picky, it is a legal requirement stipulated by the diocese for every volunteer role.

As lockdown eases, we must now be vigilant and ensure all the necessary checks are completed.

If you are a church volunteer and have not yet been safely recruited, please contact Julie (Parish Administrator) at administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk or Linda Chylinski (Parish Safeguarding Officer) at onelindilou@gmail.com to arrange for this to be completed.

All members of the PCC must ensure that they complete Parish Safeguarding module C0 (Basic safeguarding Awareness) which is available online.

Visit to Pontesbury

Greg & Fran are inviting members of St Andrew’s to a Thanksgiving service on Monday 21st June at 7pm. The service will be held at St George’s in Pontesbury.

The three available arrival times are 2.30pm for the full guided tour; 6pm for buffet or 7pm for service. If you would like to attend please confirm to Julie or one of the churchwardens by Friday 18th June.

You will need to make your own arrangements to travel to and from Pontesbury.

Dogs in Churchyard

Due to an increasing amount of dog fouling in the churchyard we must ask dog owners to keep their dogs on a lead and ensure that any poop is bagged and binned.

Help Needed for an English Conversation Class

Are you a native English speaker? St Andy’s have started running a conversation class for refugees and asylum seekers in the Tile Hill area. We need volunteers to help run the conversation class on Wednesdays, 11.15am-12, currently meeting on Zoom. All you need is to be able to speak English and love God! If you are interested, please contact Sue Best (susanbest369@btinternet.com/07837488721).

Building our Faith (Wednesdays)

Our zoom Bible study continues this Wednesday at 7.30pm. The theme is The Holy Spirit and all are welcome to join us.

The zoom access codes are:

Meeting ID: 812 4505 0020  Passcode: 295068

The zoom access codes are available from Sue Masters on 07958 322026.

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 (Fridays)

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 (Fridays)

The access codes for the 11.15am Sunday gathering are:

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

Meeting ID: 889 5975 8216 Passcode: 504896

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

Sunday Service for 23rd May 2021 (Pentecost)

Posted on 23 May 2021Categories News, Notices, Online Services

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 & OPENING PRAYER SUE
  • PRAYER OF PREPARATION SUE
  • CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION SUE
  • COLLECT SUE
  • SONG HOLY HOLY HOLY
  • READINGS Acts 2: 1-21 & John 15: 26-27 and 16 4b-15 RITA
  • SERMON LYNETTE
  • INTERCESSIONS SUE
  • LORD’S PRAYER SUE
  • HYMN BREATHE ON ME BREATH OF GOD 67
  • NOTICES SUE
  • FINAL BLESSING SUE

Ascension Day, Thy Kingdom Come

Posted on 13 May 2021Categories News, Notices, Online Services

Thy Kingdom Come is an international move of prayer launched four years ago by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.  We are all encouraged to observe the period from Ascension (May 13th) to Pentecost (May 23rd) as a time for committed prayer for our family, friends and nation.

More resources can be found on the Thy Kingdom Come website and the Thy Kingdom Come section of the Church of England’s website.

Click below for today’s message from Sue.

Easter Services – April 2014

Posted on 13 February 2014Categories Notices

As a “heads up” for services coming up for Easter in April 2014 – here is what there is to look forward to:

Sunday April 13th 10 a.m. Palm Sunday Dramatic telling of Passion

Sunday April 13th 10.30 a.m. StAPH

Monday April 14th 7 p.m. Passover Meal

Tuesday April 15th 7 p.m. Passion Praise

Wednesday April 16th 7 p.m. Meditation

Thursday April 17th 7 p.m. Footwashing/stripping of altar/vigil

Friday April 18th 10 a.m. Good Friday Worship 4 All

Friday April 18th 12 noon Ecumenical Service on the Green at Tile Hill

Friday April 18th 2 p.m. Hour at the Cross

Saturday April 19th 8 p.m. First communion of Easter with Fire

Sunday April 20th 10 a.m. Easter Day Parish Communion

Sunday April 20th 10.30 a.m. Easter Day service at StAPH

Coventry Winter Night Shelter

Posted on 23 December 2013Categories Notices

Dear all,

The Coventry Winter Night Shelter project is being set up with the aim of supporting those  who find themselves sleeping rough in the city during it’s coldest months. Seven different venues around the city have now been found to meet the needs of up to twenty rough sleepers. The provisional dates for the project to be running are from the 18th of January until the 31st of March.

We are now hoping to make the project known to all  those who would be willing to help volunteer their time to support the running of this project. We are looking for individuals and teams to help staff the selected venues over three shifts covering the period of 6.30pm – 9am each night.

A large number of volunteers therefore will be needed so your assistance in finding those who are interested will be essential. Attached below is an initial Expression of Interest Form, if we could ask you to please provide anyone who is interested in volunteering their time to help staff this project with a copy of the form it will be greatly appreciated.

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As you can see, we have a very tight schedule in order to get the project up and running in January, so it would really help us for responses to be made as soon as possible. We will be providing volunteers with more details and training and welcome groups of volunteers forming their own teams at specific venues.

Kindest regards,

The Coventry Winter Night Shelter project team;

Nobby Clarke (Project co-ordinator), Teresa Wallace (Administration co-ordinator) & Jon Wheate (Volunteer co-ordinator)

StAPH: Women in Ministry – We want your views

Posted on 8 December 2013Categories Notices

MaryStAPH is coming to an end of the “Women in Ministry” series that we have been running for the past few months.

We are very interested to hear your views – what did you think of it?

After Christmas, we will be having a series on “Fellowship” and running up to Easter we have “The Radical Jesus” – we’d love to hear what you think about these too.

We welcome your comments on this post.

St Andrew’s Church Web Site now linked to FaceBook!

Posted on 4 December 2013Categories Notices

Your favourite local church web site http://standrews-eg.org.uk is now linked with Facebook – so you can now read the latest news and notices from the comfort of your own Facebook news feed.

You can “Like” the St Andrew’s Church Facebook page by clicking “Follow” on the button below.

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