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Interregnum Prayer:

Loving God we pray that, with the help of your Holy Spirit, we may remain faithful in seeking your will for our future in this parish.  Help us to be united in prayer and purpose; faithful and loving in service to you and to one another, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen

Weekly Prayer Focus:  

Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace
Of Easter Sunday, everyday.
Let us have hearts of thankfulness
For your sacrifice.
Let us have eyes that look upon
Your grace and rejoice in our salvation.  Amen

VESTRY AND ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING  

The Vestry and APCM will be held on Sunday 28th April 2019 in Holy Trinity Church after a shortened 10.30 service. Forms for the election of Wardens, Deanery Synod and PCC members together with relevant information about joining the PCC are at the back of our churches. Please ensure completed forms are sent to Marlene Parsons or Sandra Smith. Everyone who writes a report for the booklet kindly email them to Marlene Parsons at keith.parsons8@btopenworld.com by Sunday the 14th April to allow for compilation and distribution before the meeting. There is a vacancy for PCC Secretary, please prayerfully consider if you could serve in this way.  For further information please contact Marlene or a member of the PCC

Recruitment Update

In discussion following the interview on the 10th April; the panel agreed unanimously to recommend appointment.  The candidate has also confirmed their desire to proceed.  As the appointment has passed to Lambeth Palace,  the Archbishop’s Representative has asked the parish representatives to confirm that they are happy to go ahead  and they have assented.   

The Archbishop will consider the appointment and make his recommendation to Bishop David. Assuming no impediment is identified, the Bishop will give his approval for Licensing and Installation.  At this stage, the identity of the candidate must remain confidential.  We will provide a further update as soon as we are able. Best wishes, Keith and Maggie.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK  12-18 MAY    House to house collections bring in a large proportion of fundraising and we would welcome new volunteers for this. However, if you feel that you can ONLY DELIVER envelopes and can’t pick them up, the envelopes now contain a space for you to let supporters know where they can drop off their Christian Aid contributions (either your home or the Church Centre letter box) If you can take just a small number for your immediate neighbours it will really help. If you are interested please see Sue Davies or phone 07961382985

MALAWI CONTAINER: Help needed on 18th May  for transporting the Malawi boxes to the container to just off junction 9 of the M42 (time to be confirmed) If you are able to help please contact Gill Edwards 0121 445 4597 . Thank you

TANZANIA – Would you like to visit our link mission partner, Heather, in Tanzania?  She works in Mara diocese, right on the edge of Lake Victoria, and has just set up a B&B . It is a beautiful location, and Tanzanian hospitality is amazing.  Come on your own or in a group.  Contact Christine for more information 0121 445 2402

Christian Music Ministries are looking for a PERSONAL ASSISTANT for ROGER JONES

Location: Lickey End, Bromsgrove, B60 1JP  Hours: Mondays and Thursdays, 1000-1430  Application closing date:  23rd May 2019  For further information and an application form contact: roger@cmm.org.uk or call 01527 576440

OTHER DIARY DATES 

Celebrating Women: we would be delighted if any ladies from Holy Trinity and St Catherine’s would like to join us for our next session of Celebrating Women.  We will meet in St Andrews Parish Centre on Thursday 25th April at 8pm.  “A medic without medicine in Malawi“ – our very own Tanya Daniels, who juggles life as a part time GP and new mum, will be sharing about her experience of working as a young doctor in Malawi and how her faith grew during this challenging time.

Sunday Club Social – Sunday 19th May
Sunday Club are having a social on Sunday 19th May straight after the 10:30 service at Holy Trinity. We will walk into the Lickey Hills  Country Park from church and have a picnic together on the grass by the Play Park. Then after the children have played in the play park (if they wish to) we will play a few games and have a short walk together. Sunday Club is now age 7+ but anyone is welcome to join us.  Please feel free to invite friends, family or neighbours to come and join us, especially if they have children or grandchildren of Sunday  Club age. It’s probably easier if we all bring our own food and drink.If you have blankets you could bring or chairs, if you need them, that would be great. Please could you RSVP to help us in organising games.  Erin & the Sunday Club Team   Email: erinjames@onetel.com

THE BIG PARTY  on June 22nd is to celebrate a milestone for Alison, Gill, Clive and Marlene.  All the church family are welcome, the event will be ticketed to help with catering.  Tickets available from Sunday 28th April.