Monthly Prayer: Loving God, we thank you that you are a God of all times and all seasons, and we thank you for these weeks of summer and for a slower pace and the chance for refreshing holidays, But we remember those for whom this is a lonely time, those who need holidays but are not in a situation to take them, those with worry over childcare and the lack of resources to cope. We pray for your grace and peace for all in our community and safety for all children at this time; in Jesus’ name. Amen
Weekly Prayer Focus; We pray for all young people following ‘A’Level results this week and ‘GCSE’ results next week. Praying that that results will enable the young people to get onto the courses they wanted but remembering those who may be disappointed and ask that you give them hope and encouragement for the future.
Shawls for the Hamlin Fistula Hospital Addis Ababa Ethiopia Many thanks to all who have been knitting! There is a collection box for the shawls at the back of church. We will deliver them to the Charity head office. Just to say please continue knitting – the need is ongoing! Knitted baby jackets are also needed. Please take a copy of the latest inspiring newsletter from Catherine Hamlin. Peter & Olga Jackson
New Rota! If you would like to be on the reading or prayers rota at HTL please put your name on the sheet at the back of Church. For those who have never done this before but would like to contribute to our services in this way, training will be offered in September. Any questions please see Sarah Crooks or Margaret.
Children’s Groups: during August we will be having a break from special groups for our children and young people.
St Catherine’s will have a special service sheet ‘All Together for August ‘ with an all-age content and Holy Trinity the same with the addition of age specific activity bags – available at the back of church.
Please pray for Emma & our devoted team of children’s work volunteers, as well as for our children, for a relaxing, refreshing and safe summer break.
Attention all prospective muppets! If you think you can offer support to the audio visual team (aka honorary muppets!) at 10.30 at Holy Trinity please speak to Clive or Margaret – full training and support given.
RAISING FUNDS FOR KATY DAWSON: Following on from the notice a few weeks ago about Katy: a 36 year old lady called Katy Dawson, a mother of a 4 year old little girl and a 2 month old baby who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 36 weeks pregnant. Katy has a triple negative type breast cancer which may not respond as we would hope to standard treatment available on the NHS. There is pioneering new treatment available in Germany which may be her only hope and she needs to raise at least £50,000 for a chance of receiving that treatment. Katy lives in Cofton Hackett and her lovely daughter is a pupil at Lickey Hills Primary School. We are setting up a church fund to donate to and add gift aid – so if you can please let Sandra have your donation marking it “Katy”. Many thanks, Clive Rushton
OTHER DIARY DATES:
September 25th: Volunteer Sunday, a commissioning and lunch for anyone who volunteers in anyway in our churches. The commissioning will take place at each service with a lunch for everyone at the Trinity Centre from 12:30pm. More information to follow.
Confirmation Classes: for anyone who is 9-18 years old giving the chance to explore what is means to follow Jesus and perhaps be confirmed at the end of the course. The dates are 2nd, 9th &16th of October then the 6th, 13th &20th November, from 4pm-5:30pm in the Crypt at Holy Trinity. You would need to commit to all of these dates. It will be lead by Emma Sargeant and Alison Buckley.
BARNABAS WITH AN ORCHESTRA – Sat 08 October at The Coton Centre, Comberford Road, Tamworth, B79 9AA
1100 – 1630 Rehearsals, 1700 Production – massed choirs and orchestra musical in a day – tickets £5 for singers, orchestra and audience, available from Roger & Mary or Telephone 01527 576 440 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saints and Sausages: Back by popular demand! – 30th October, 3:30-5:30pm in the Wheel at St Catherines. For families with children under 11 years old.
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