Monthly Prayer Focus:  

Loving God, at the beginning of this new season in our church life together we pray for the future stretching before us, rich in promise, full of possibilities for worship, fellowship and service. Help us to respond in faith, and to make the most of all the opportunities that new life in you brings to us. In Jesus name we pray.  Amen

Weekly Prayer Focus :

Lord Jesus Christ, help us to know you better this week: to trust you in difficult times, to put our faith in you completely and to follow the example of those giants of faith in the Bible, knowing that in you we can do all things.  Amen

Vicar: Revd Sheri Gidney. The Vicarage, 30 Lickey Square, B45 8HB   0121 445 1185 sherigidney@gmail.com

Church Office: Trinity Centre, Lickey, B45 8ES. Open 9-2, Mon & Thurs. Tel: 0121 445 1425    lickeyoffice@bt internet.com.  www.holytrinitystcaths.org.uk 

CONGRATULATIONS: to Sheri on her Collation to the cure of souls and Induction as Vicar of Holy Trinity, Lickey and St. Catherine’s, Blackwell. We welcome Sheri and her family Dave, and Rachel and look forward to working together in  the love of Christ   to further God’s Kingdom in this place. 

Sparkhill Foodbank: We have just made a delivery and the following have been requested for next time:

Fruit juice, Tinned: meat, fish, vegetables, rice pudding, fruit. Vegetable soup. UHT milk. Cereal. Small cooking oil. Thank you.  Alicia 

Prayer Tree: A reminder that there is a prayer tree to record any type of prayer you wish the Thursday prayer group to pray. Every prayer is valuable. If it is important to you it is important to God.  Mel

For Prayer:

Emma, in her new role, is organising an event for young people across the diocese who are ages 11-18 and have been confirmed in the last five years. Its a celebration event and its called ‘Life’ and will be a space where young people can celebrate the step they took in confirmation but also to give them tools to continue their discipleship journey. Both Bishops are going to come and join in the event and there is the hope that 50 young people will attend. Please can you pray for young to hear about it, through their Clergy, and book on, for the team as they prepare and plan the event and for volunteers to help out on the day. 

It takes place on 21st September from 4-7pm and if you know anyone who wants to come please encourage them to talk to Emma or visit the Church of England website: http://www.cofebirmingham.com/hub/youth/training/

HEATHER JOHNSTONE      CMS Partner in Tanzania

Heather is planning to be in UK from October to February, so she will come and be with us early in January.  It is two years since her last visit, so we will be able to ask her about her work, the Rehema Project. and the nursery school at Nyambeshe for which she is responsible for aquiring the site, and finding builders and the necessary funding.    Christine Allen,  CMS sec.

School Uniform/Footwear /Bags / Coats Wanted – aged 3 – 18 yrs

A local community project is collecting second hand school uniform to give to families who are unable to afford the cost for this coming September. If your children or grandchildren have grown out of their shoes, trainers, wellies, football boots, coats, trousers, skirts, sports wear, school bag and they are still in good condition please drop the CLEANED / POLISHED items to The Vicarage 30 Lickey Square before WEDNESDAY 21st AUGUST. Thank you Sheri.

SOCIAL MEDIA: For those of you using ‘Social Media’ may I remind you that the church has a Facebook page on which are posted items of interest and news.  Why don’t you subscribe to “Lickey & Blackwell Churches” and keep in touch with what’s happening?

Video of the Installation of Sheri as our Vicar can be seen on Youtube HERE