Monthly Prayer: – Gracious God, help our church family to walk in a manner worthy of the calling You have given us. Help us in all our interactions with one another to have humble and gentle hearts. Grant us patience for one another, bearing with one another in love. Grant the Body of Christ unity and help us to reach out to our families, friends and neighbours with your love and welcome. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Weekly Prayer Focus – Lord God, as our advertisement for a new vicar is published, we continue to pray for wisdom and discernment for all involved in the recruitment process and for all prospective candidates. May your will be done in this parish to your glory. Amen
The Parish Representatives have agreed an advertisement for our vacancy with Hayward Osborne, our Patron.
Hayward, on behalf of the Diocese and PCC, will place the advertisement in the Church Times on 13th October.
The applicants for the vacancy will be invited to an interview day in week beginning 19th November or 25th November.
All being well, following interview, an appointment will be made.
We would then expect our new incumbent to take up their position 3 months from appointment.
Please feel free to ask Maggie Forknell or Keith Parsons, our representatives, if you have further questions.
We will issue further updates as the process progresses.
SHOE BOXES: If you would like to support the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas appeal, by filling a shoebox, please help yourself to a leaflet and box from the back of church.
HAMLIN FISTULA HOSPITAL IN ETHIOPIA: Please keep knitting baby cardigans, squares and blankets.
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.
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
“Saints and Sausages” – a light party for families – will be held at St Catherine’s and The Wheel on Sunday 29th October from 3-5pm.
Any offers of homemade cake will be very welcome! Contact Debbie on 07761 335615. Also offers of help on the day still welcome! Contact Maggie on 07973 313034
Men’s Breakfast: Our next breakfast will be on Saturday 4th November at Kings Norton Golf Club. The guest speaker will be Will Peachey. Will is a local businessman who holds a senior position in a Multi-national company. He will talk about his own life, his experience in business, and how faith relates to him. The subject is ‘What difference does it make?” – How the way we work together makes stuff happen. excellent speaker and it will be another thought provoking morning, as well as an opportunity to meet old friends and new, and enjoy a great breakfast!
The cost is still £10-00 (£5-00 for anyone coming for the first time). We hope that you are able to come and bring some friends with you.
Mike Powell 0121 445 2803
Paul Clarke 07974 910179
OTHER DIARY DATES:
12th November – 6pm – Memorial Service at Holy Trinity, Lickey
26th November – 26th November – St. Catherine’s Patronal Festival.
Usual 9am and 10.30 services that day – not joint service as previously advertised. Lunch for everyone at St. Catherine’s at 1pm.
2nd December – Christmas Fair (Holy Trinity Church)
Watch this space!
2018 calendar on sale soon details to follow.