Monthly Prayer: God of Mission, who alone brings growth to your Church, send your Holy Spirit to give vision to our planning, wisdom to our actions, and power to our witness. Help our church to grow in numbers, in spiritual commitment to you, and in service to our local community, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Weekly Prayer Focus: Loving God, we thank you that we are a family of believers, with every person valued, and every ability and skill we have a cherished gift from you; draw us deeper into your love; Jesus our Lord, send us to care and serve; Holy Spirit, make us heralds of good news. Stir us, strengthen us, teach and inspire us to live your love with generosity and joy, imagination and courage, for the sake of your world and in the name of Jesus, Amen
ALPHA: A new Alpha course led by Revd Paul Clarke will begin on 26th Sept and will run for 11 weeks until 12th December. Meeting in the Crypt at Holy Trinity Church 7.30pm – 9-30pm. Please contact Paul on 07974 910179 if you are interested in joining the group.
SAMARITAN’S PURSE: please help yourselves to boxes and leaflets from the table at the back of church. Filling a box is a way of showing God’s love, in a tangible way, to needy children around the world. Boxes should be returned to church by November 6th
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.
Crèche. We are really pleased to be able to offer a crèche facility for parents with children under two and a half years at our 10.30 am Sunday service at Holy Trinity. The crèche room provides a safe place in which babies and toddlers can play and is supervised by a team of volunteers. Would you consider joining our team? Please see Alison Marshman or contact her on0121 445 3802 if you think you could spare a couple of hours every four or five weeks.
Attention all prospective muppets – we still need help! 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 07973 627388 – 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.
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 8 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
Harvest Thanksgiving – 9th October please bring Harvest gifts especially items which can be used for the food bank, tinned food, powdered milk, instant mash potato, jam, coffee, pasta sauces, sponge puddings long-life fruit juice, sugar
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.
Memorial Service 6pm – 13th November
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