Monthly Prayer: – We pray for our wardens and church council as they continue to lead the church during the interregnum. We pray for your wisdom and guidance in all that our church leaders offer in service to our church community, and the sensitivity they need to hear your voice leading, prompting and encouraging. Lord, please bring us the person you want to be the next vicar here, for your purposes to be fulfilled and your Kingdom to come, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Weekly Prayer Focus – Merciful God, we ask for your help and enabling to live lives that will be worthy of the gospel of Christ, that we might be different because our citizenship is in heaven. In the name of Jesus. Amen
The Parish Representatives have agreed an advertisement for our vacancy with Hayward Osborne, our Patron. Hayward, on behalf of the Diocese and PCC, has placed the advertisement in the Church Times and on the Diocesan website. The closing date is 10th November and the interview date is Monday 27th November. All being well, following interview, an appointment will be made. We would then expect our new incumbent to take up their position 3 months from appointment.
Please feel free to ask Maggie Forknell or Keith Parsons, our representatives, if you have further questions.
We will issue further updates as the process progresses.
God’s Heart for Longbridge (GHfL) will be meeting at Longbridge on 11th November for Remembrance, including a brief service at approximately 11 am.
LEAF SWEEP AT HOLY TRINITY; In preparation for our interviews on 27th November, we would like help in clearing the leaves from the churchyard at Holy Trinity. We will meet at 10 am on the 18th November. Please bring tools and equipment you have with you, although I will bring some extra. I propose we spend no more than 2 hours on the job and I will endeavour to supply refreshments for part way through so we can “have a breather”. Thanks in advance for you help.
FOOD BANK CHRISTMAS TREAT
The following have been requested for distribution during Advent;
Boxes/tins of biscuits
Boxes of chocolates
Boxes of mince pies
Any treats donated will be delivered on December 1st to enable distribution well before Christmas.
Asklepios Orchestra Concert – Save the date – Sunday 3rd December
at 7.30pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Barnt Green. Further details to follow.
Parish Calendar for 2018 – A time to laugh – The calendar has 12 of Alison Rushton’s photographs, each one over printed with one of John Yates’ poems. Sample copies will be available in both churches next week and they will be on sale before the Christmas Fair. All profits to the PCC. The price of £7.50 each includes the cost of materials & printing which amount to £5.50 per calendar. Cheques for £7.50 or more if the Lord moves you made payable to Lickey PCC. Orders can be given to Sandra in the Parish Office, they will also be available at the Christmas Fair on December 2nd. The calendar is A3 with Poems by John Yates and Photographs by Alison Rushton
HAMLIN FISTULA HOSPITAL IN ETHIOPIA: Please keep knitting baby cardigans, squares and blankets.
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.
WEEKLY SERMONS: Have you missed church any week? You can catch up with the sermon by going to the church website lickeychurch.com and clicking on “resources” then “sermons” – just choose the one you missed, or any you want to hear again! Nick
OTHER DIARY DATES:
12th November – 6pm – Memorial Service at Holy Trinity, Lickey
26th November – 26th November – St. Catherine’s Patronal Festival.
Usual 9am and 10.30 services that day – not joint service as previously advertised. Lunch for everyone at St. Catherine’s at 1pm.
2nd December – Christmas Fair (Holy Trinity Church)