Interregnum Prayer: – Loving God, we continue to pray for your guidance as we reach a significant point in our recruitment for a new vicar . We pray that we might live out our prayer for growth and depend on your Holy Spirit for vision in our planning, wisdom in our actions and growth in spiritual commitment to you. Help us all to be united in prayerfully seeking your will for our future in this parish, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Weekly Prayer Focus – Faithful God, as we begin this season of Advent may we show the evidence of Christ clearly in our lives, not lacking in any spiritual gift but eagerly awaiting the second coming of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen 1 Cor 1: 5 – 8
We have had no applications from candidates for our vacancy. Our Patron, Hayward Osborne, has contacted those who requested
communication packs and has had useful insights about why they decided not to apply.
There is a potential applicant who would have applied, but they are currently engaged in another application.
In the light of the feedback received, the Representatives, together with Hayward and Rob Fieldson, Area Dean, will revise the
advertisement and communication packs and re-issue them in January.
Keith and Maggie.
FOOD BANK CHRISTMAS TREAT
BIRMINGHAM CHRISTMAS SHELTER
The Shelter will be open over a four day period at Christmas when the usual centres of support are closed.
if you wish to help the following are needed:
New mens/womens socks and underwear
Toiletries – shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, shaving foam,body lotion, spray deodorant
INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED AND IN DATE ITEMS FOR THE SNACK BAR – packets of crisps ,small packets of biscuits ,boxes of wrapped biscuits, boxes/tins of wrapped sweets, individually wrapped small cakes.
Money ( cheques made payable to Lickey PCC )
Please leave in designated Christmas Shelter boxes in both churches.
The last date for contributing is DEC. 17TH.
Parish Calendar for 2018 – A time to laugh – The calendar has 12 of Alison Rushton’s photographs, each one over printed with one of John Yates’ poems. Sample copies will be available in both churches next week and they will be on sale before the Christmas Fair. All profits to the PCC. The price of £7.50 each includes the cost of materials & printing which amount to £5.50 per calendar. Cheques for £7.50 or more if the Lord moves you made payable to Lickey PCC. Orders can be given to Sandra in the Parish Office, they will also be available at the Christmas Fair on December 2nd. The calendar is A3 with Poems by John Yates and Photographs by Alison Rushton
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
OTHER DIARY DATES:
FUTURE DATE: Sunday 14th January 2018 CMM choir presents the musical ‘STARGAZERS’ at 6.00pm in Holy Trinity church. And so, not knowing where their journey would lead, the wise men traveled on, with the star going before them.