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Weekly Notice Sheet

To see our weekly notice sheet, please ‘click’ on the icon above – it contains all the information you need for forthcoming services, and lots more as well!

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, we live in a world of mixed up thoughts, values and ways: give us a vision of the way we should go, of the paths we should take, of the words we should speak and of the deeds we should do.  Amen

CHRISTIAN AID:  Thank you to all who collected the £1409.76 during Christian Aid Week.  Especial thanks to Catherine Beresford and Sandra Bonham for counting the money.

HAMLIN FISTULA HOSPITAL IN ETHIOPIA: 

FISTULA HOSPITAL IN ETHIOPIA: New knitting instructionsPlease 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

Help Needed Please

As many of you know, my wife Rev Maureen, has been fighting Non Hodgkin Lymphoma. This has been a very challenging year with ongoing chemotherapy, radio therapy and a stem cell transplant . As a family we are fighting back and I would like to ask for help. In early September  my daughter Esther and I  are taking part in  the Bloodwise London to Paris Cycle Challenge. 500kms (311 miles) in four days. We need to raise a minimum of £4,000 for Bloodwise, the leading Blood Cancer research charity. We also aim to raise £4500 to buy a Accuvein machine for the new haematology centre at The QE. 

Patients with blood cancer need to have frequent blood tests to determine the effectiveness of treatment. Unfortunately, one of the side effects of chemotherapy is it shrinks veins. An Accuvein machine has a screen which shows the position of veins close to the skins surface. Staff can easily find a suitable vein instantly. This saves considerable pain and distress to the patient who may have to endure multiple attempts to obtain bloods.  Please can you think of ways to help us raise our target?  Please help us fight back against Blood Cancer. Rev Glyn Dew.  To donate – Contact : revmodew@btinternet.com or 21 Ashmead Drive, Cofton Hackett.

‘Celebrating Women’ aims to help us get to know ourselves, each other and God a little better. Meeting in St Andrew’s Parish centre we usually meet on the 4th Thursday of the month. More details for  ‘Celebrating Women’ can be found here on our website http://standrewscofe.org.uk/ celebrating-women/

OTHER DIARY DATES:

SAVE THE DATE: Asklepios concert – Saturday 23rd June in Holy Trinity Church, Lickey at 7.30pm  Admission free – retiring collection. The programme includes Mendelssohn –  Hebrides Overture, (Fingal’s Cave),  Weber – Horn Concertino, (soloist Claire Burnell) and Vorisek – Symphony in D.  Please come along to support us, and bring your friends. (Small flyers to take away are available on the table at the back of church)

COFFEE MORNING AND CAKE, PRESERVES ETC SALE: IN AID OF BLOODWISE, THE LEADING BLOOD CANCER  RESEARCH  CHARITY :  FRIDAY 29TH JUNE 10.30 – 12.30 TRINITY CENTRE. Please let Sandra know in the Church Office (0121 445 1425 – lickyoffice@btinternet.com) if you will be able to make cakes/preserves or donate anything else to be sold that day, also raffle prizes. We need large and small cakes and tray bakes/biscuits which we can cut up for sale with refreshments.  There is also a list at the back of both churches to sign up what you will be able to donate.

Matinee Musicale – an informal concertLickey Singing for Fun, together with members of Sunday Club and our church family, will be giving an informal afternoon concert on Sunday 8th July at 2.30pm in Lickey church, in support of Glyn and Esther’s Bloodwise Cycle Challenge.  Please save the date; we hope that you will come along and bring your friends.  Admission is free, with a retiring collection towards the fundraising.

GHFL: We offer everyone a warm invitation to join God’s Heart for Longbridge (GHfL) at our Showcase event at 7:30 pm at St Andrew’s Church on 16th July.  We will show you how we are involved in bringing God’s love to Longbridge Town Centre and you can meet the team and chat with some of the chaplains working in the college, retail outlets and the ExtraCare Village. If you’d like to know more, please have a word with Marlene or Keith Parsons.