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Interregnum Prayer:

Loving God we pray that, with the help of your Holy Spirit, we may remain faithful in seeking your will for our future in this parish.  Help us to be united in prayer and purpose; faithful and loving in service to you and to one another, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen

Weekly Prayer Focus:

Father God, we thank you that we were created for your glory and loved by you from the beginning of time.  Help us, by your Holy Spirit, to live mindful of our place as your children baptized into your loving community, for Jesus Christ’s sake.

Thursday Evening Prayer: 7- 8pm at 41 Ashmead Rise, Cofton Hackett everyone is welcome to join us for prayer.  Please use the prayer  tree at the back of church for anything you wish mentioned at the Evening Prayer.

Epiphany Prayer Tree

If you would like prayer for yourself or for someone or something you care about please write on a leaf and hang on the Prayer Tree.

Our Thursday prayer group will pray your prayer through Epiphany.

Volunteers’ – Safeguarding Training

Many thanks to you all who work with our children and young people.  In order to meet the Diocesan requirements for safeguarding, will volunteers who work with children and young people please ensure their safeguarding training is kept up to date. The courses required are C0 and C1 which can either be done on-line at the cofebirmingham.com website, or book a face to face session held in churches around Birmingham, which are also booked through the website.  Courses are valid for 3 years.  Kindly note the Church of England does not recognise DBS or Safeguarding Training by any other institution or organisation. If you require any help or further information please do not hesitate to contact me. Best regards  Marlene Parsons, PSC       Tel: 0121 445 1420 email: keith.parsons8@btopenworld.com

Heather, our CMS Mission Partner, writes:  At a nearby village called Nyambeshe there is a nursery school which runs from a small room at the back of the church.  First I was co opted onto the committee, and now I chair the building project for a purpose built nursery school.  Last June a large group of students from Northern Ireland came to Musoma, having raised a significant amount of money for various projects.  I was delighted that they had allocated money to the school building project.  Not only that, but they also got stuck in and helped,  working alongside the locals from Nyambeshe.  Now at lintel height, it will be such a blessing, as the nearest school is a 40 minute walk away.

Prayer point:  Please give thanks for everyone who has contributed so far, and continue to pray that enough money will be raised to complete the building of the windows, doors and floors, and to buy desks and tables early in 2019.

HAMLIN FISTULA HOSPITAL IN ETHIOPIA: 

Wishing all our faithful knitters a very happy new year! Peter& Olga

OTHER DIARY DATES

Operation Christmas child Friday – January 18th 10:30 16 Shrubbery Road B617BQ.  Come and celebrate that over 700 boxes were collected in Barnt Green and Bromsgrove and taken to Oldbury depot for checking. What could we do better?   We value your ideas for 2019.

Knitted hats and scarves will be needed again please.

Meet the Family’ Party – Everyone’s invited

20th January, after 10:30 service at Holy Trinity, to re-launch JAM (Jesus & Me), our 2-6’s group

To those new to Holy Trinity

You are invited to bring your friends and family to meet our regular Church family.

To our Regular Church Family

Come along and meet people from our other Church groups. Why not invite your friends and family to come along too?

During the 10:30 service

A supervised creche will be available for under 2’s. Children aged 2-6 are invited to take part in the JAM (Jesus And Me) group. Children aged 7+ are invited to take part in Sunday Club. The groups include: stories, snack, games, crafts, discussion and LOTS OF FUN!

During the party

We will have a bring and share lunch and there will be plenty of toys available for all ages (e.g. model trains, etc). 

ALPHA COURSE IN NEW YEAR being run by Sheri Gidney and Dave, her husband:

The dates we are looking at are…..Tuesdays 10:30am – 12noon at 7 Cofton Lake Road

22nd and 29th Jan

5th, 12th, 26th Feb

5th, 12th, 26th March

2nd 9th April

  • If you are interested in attending or would like to know more, please speak to Sheri and she can provide more detail. sherigidney@gmail.com

 COFFEE, CAKE AND CHAT 

10.30 – 12 at The Wheel on Thursday 25th January – all welcome.

Invitation to St Andrew’s Weekend Away

As most of you will know both of our churches have a longstanding relationship with our neighbouring parish of St Michael, Cofton Hackett  and St Andrew, Barnt Green. We have received a warm invitation from the congregation of St Michael and St Andrew  to join them in their weekend away, which is planned for April 5-7, 2019 at Hothorpe Hall in Lutterworth. The PCC are wholehearted in support of the congregations of the two parishes taking this opportunity to spend time together and we would encourage as many as possible to sign up to join the event.

Jenny Cavendish at St Andrew’s is organising the bookings and there is a simple form to complete in Dropbox at:

https://form.jotformeu.com/jennycavendishcfm/weekend-away-registration-form

There will also be information available at both churches. Please speak to the Wardens if you would like to know more.