- Monthly Prayer: we pray for a month where we draw closer to God, knowing more of our need to be more like him and to follow his ways of justice, mercy, love and peace. Read Matthew 4.1-11 and pray to know the challenges that Jesus knew, and also the same way that he overcame and grew through these challenges and temptations.
- Weekly Prayer Focus: We ask that you will be near those people who are starving in the world, living in poverty with no food, no homes, no clean water, no basic medicine to heal and no possessions, especially remembering those thousands of people starving in Africa.
- In light of the terrible terror attack on London this week, we pray for all victims of terrorism and their families, especially those involved at Westminster Bridge. We pray for our enemies that hardened hearts are softened by God’s love and give thanks for all those who responded so bravely and selflessly to the attack. Especially remembering PC Keith Palmer and others who were killed and sustained dreadful injuries.
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. This week’s prayer will be specifically directed towards considering the church’s future as we start the process of choosing and selecting a new Vicar.
HAMLIN FISTULA HOSPITAL IN ETHIOPIA: We recently took another load of knitted goods to the Hamlin Fistula headquarters which were most gratefully received. I could hardly get into the shop for the boxes piled high ready for shipping to Addis Ababa Ethiopia. My estimated figures for our support so far are: Knitted blankets/shawls 35 knitted baby clothes (mostly cardigans) 49 Loose 6″ squares 120 Financial donations £363.20 . We thank you for your enthusiastic support and long may it continue. Just a word about the cardigans… they are needed to fit newborn babies please, and they should be long sleeved with a generous neck opening. Peter & Olga – Please take the latest newsletter from the back of church.
CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL: If you consider Holy Trinity or St Catherine’s to be your church please check the current electoral roll and if your name does not appear on the existing roll please complete an electoral roll form. The updated roll will be in church for inspection before the annual meeting.
PCC /warden nominations
Please prayerfully consider if you would like to be part of the PCC or warden in readiness for the APCM on Sunday 23rd April. Nomination forms are at the back of both churches.
LENT FAMILY PACKS: Please remember to pick up your Jesus Tree pack and use it through out Lent. You can find them at the back of church.
OTHER DIARY DATES:
God’s Heart for Longbridge: Palm Saturday – Park Point , Longbridge – 8th April 11 -1. There will be a donkey to pet!
Sunday 9th April 2017 at 7.30pm in Holy Trinity Church, Lickey, B45 8RR – The Asklepios Orchestra (conducted by Lee Armstrong) will give their Spring concert The programme will include: Alnaes – Marche Symphonique;
Mascagni – Intermezzo Sinfonico (from Cavalleria Rusticana); Hoffmeister Viola Concerto (soloist Lydia Handy) and Beethoven – Symphony no 7. Admission is free – donations to the retiring collection much appreciated. Please come along and support us.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting : Sunday 23rd April at 11.15am following a shortened Morning Worship. Reports please to Marlene Parsons by Thursday 6th April: email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 29th April – Open mic Lickey and Blackwell Churches have Talent 5.30pm – An evening of entertainment for Margaret and Darrell by the congregation. If you can sing, dance, juggle or anything else please contact Alison Rushton 4456170, email@example.com with your name and what you would like to do, places are limited.
Confirmation by Bishop David – Sunday 30th April 10.30am –
Holy Trinity Church, Lickey. – Please let Margaret know if you are considering being confirmed this year.
Margaret & Darrell’s last Sunday, 21st May – a service for all at 10.30 Holy Trinity Church, Lickey
Cath Walker will be ordained on 2nd July at Birmingham Cathedral at 11am. If you would like tickets, please contact Cath on 07803718776. There will be an open house gathering afterwards at Southam Drive, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield. Prayers for the whole family as they prepare for the move would be greatly appreciated.
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