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Monthly Prayer:

Father God, we thank you for every person that is part of our church community, but we pray especially for our young people, as we seek you and your plans for their provision for the ways they will grow as disciples of Jesus. We pray for all the resources we need as a church to provide for the needs of our young people, and pray for vision and commitment to discern their needs; for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen

Weekly Prayer Focus:

Loving Lord Jesus, be present in our homes we pray and fill them with laughter, love, peace and pleasure.  May they be places of harmony, happiness, warmth and welcome; so that each may be not just a house but, above all a home – touched by your presence and sanctified by your grace.  Amen

PCC update
During the Sabbatical
Our vicar, Margaret is now on sabbatical before retiring at the end of August.
The PCC, led by our Lay Chair, Richard Auger will be managing the business of the parish and our two churches during the sabbatical and any period of interregnum (time without a vicar) which follows, including seeking and preparing for the arrival of our new incumbent.
Our Ministry Team, comprising our Readers and Community minister, in conjunction with Sandra in the office, will ensure that services will continue as planned.
There are displays on the wall of both churches with names and pictures of people who you may want to talk to if you have worries or issues to discuss.
During this time, the wardens, Nick Forknell and Keith Parsons are responsible for ensuring that our church life continues as we expect. With the support of the Assistant Warden’s, Peter Jackson, Alison Marshman and Debbie Wilson, they will be happy to address any concerns you may have.
Many thanks to our congregations for your ongoing support of our church life.

Thursday Evening Prayer: 7- 8pm Holy Trinity, Lickey – everyone is welcome to join us for prayer. Please come to the chancel if you wish to join the group but you may wish to simply come into the congregation space and pray silently. We do not want anyone to be excluded. It is your church to seek God in the way that best suits you.  This week’s prayer will be specifically directed towards considering the church’s future as we start the process of choosing and selecting a new Vicar.

HAMLIN FISTULA HOSPITAL IN ETHIOPIA:  Please keep knitting baby cardigans, squares and blankets.

FOOD BANK The food bank has moved and is now located in a larger unit in Tysley. At present there is a plentiful supply of food enabling a sharing of items with other centres according to need.
They have asked for fruit juice, powdered milk, tinned sponge pudding, tinned spaghetti, packet mashed potato and toiletries.
The volunteers organising and helping are grateful for the support of our congregations.             

WEEKLY SERMONS: Have you missed church any week?  You can catch up with the sermon by going to the church website lickeychurch.com and clicking on “resources” then “sermons” – just choose the one you missed, or any you want to hear again!  Nick