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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:– Lord God, you are our strength and shield. Strengthen our hearts and fill us with your light and joy; help us to proclaim again and again the salvation we have in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Our vacancy was passed to Archbishop Justin as the process requires. It has now been returned to the authority of Bishop David. David and the Diocesan Finance Team have confirmed permission for us to recruit. An advertisement was submitted to the Church Times on Tuesday, 24th July and published on Friday, 27th July. Applications are open for a month and we have set an interview date of Monday, 24th September. Please pray that the interest shown in our vacancy turns in to applications leading to a successful interview day on the 24th of September. Keith and Maggie.
Thursday Evening Prayer: 7- 8pm Lickey Church – 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. Please use the prayer tree at the back of church for anything you wish mentioned at the Evening Prayer.
HAMLIN FISTULA HOSPITAL IN ETHIOPIA: New knitting instructions. Please use the new sheets at the back of both churches. In effect, we are asked to increase the size of the adults’ blankets by on 6” square all round. Likewise, the instructions for baby clothes and shawls have been updated. Please be assured that our contributions are greatly appreciated. Peter and Olga Jackson
HEART ‘N SOUL – 6-8pm each Wednesday South Birmingham Radio (https://southbirminghamradio.uk/) Christian comment, music and stories – presented by Rev Simon Gudger, Debra Mayo (Collins) and Roger Jones
HEATHER WITH CMS IN TANZANIA – EDUCATING GIRLS Heather, writing from Tanzania, says, ‘It is well documented that when a girl is given the opportunity to be educated, not only does she benefit, but society as a whole benefits. Educated girls are able to provide for their families, tend to marry later, and have healthier children; and the chance for education for the next generation is also increased. So it is with great joy I can share with you, that the daughters of three of our Rehema employees are being sponsored to attend the Girl’s Brigade Vocational Sewing School in the nearby town of Bunda. The Diocese of Mara also supports this project. Our employees are so thankful that their daughters have been given opportunities that they did not have at their age. PLEASE PRAISE THE LORD for the Rehema project, and all our employees, and the women and children who are assisted through it. PLEASE PRAY for the progress of the school project in Nyambeshe. Thank you.
FOODBANK: DONATIONS REQUEST:
The foodbank is in need of the following items some of which are out of stock. Tinned tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, meat fish, rice pudding, fruit Juice, coffee, UHT\Powered milk, Sugar, Pasta sauce. Summer is a challenging period as donors may be on holiday and do not donate, and free school meals and breakfast clubs are unavailable. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY.
OTHER DIARY DATES:
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH CARPET CLEAN
The Trinity Centre committee plans to hire a RUG DOCTOR to clean the Trinity Centre carpets. The machine will be available on Saturday 18th August from 2.30pm for the rest of the weekend to clean the church carpet too. We are looking for volunteers to help with the church task please which will include stacking chairs on Saturday 18th from 10.30am in the jam room prior to cleaning and also the cleaning. (Church keys will be available from Alison in the Trinity Centre on the Saturday morning). Please let Alison Rushton (0121 4456170) know if you are able to help with any of these tasks.
Special Service on Sun 26 August at Holy Trinity at 10.30am – visit of Canon Andrew White (former vicar of Baghdad) and internationally known speaker. We are delighted to be able to have Andrew at Lickey. He will be speaking mainly on the theme of the persecuted church.
MEN’S BREAKFAST : 13th October at Kings Norton Golf Club
7.45 – 9.30am. Cost £10. “The Racing Preacher”. Andy “Preacher” Haynes is a motorcycle sidecar passenger, who races sidecars and is also a Methodist Local Preacher. When not on his knees in church on a Sunday, he’ll be on his knees racing a sidecar! Hear about how he brings a Christian message and presence to the motorsport paddock in the British Championships and the Isle of Man TT races. More details from Mike Powell 0121 445 2803 or Paul Clarke 07974
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:
There will also be information available at both churches. Please speak to the Wardens if you would like to know more.