- Monthly Prayer: loving God, we pray for sound government and wise leadership for all who have this responsibility and privilege in this country and in countries world wide at this time of challenge and uncertainty. We especially pray for the United States of America and for Donald Trump, as decisions are made that bring unrest and challenge the peace of other countries and we pray ‘your kingdom come’ in every part of our fragile world.
- Weekly Prayer Focus: Loving God, will you help us to trust you more and more, and to know that just as you provide for the birds of the air and the flowers that grow wild, you will provide good things for us. We pray for all known to us who worry, praying for peace of mind, body and spirit as concerns are given to you and also for ourselves if we too find if difficult to ‘let go and let God’. In the name of Jesus our Prince of Peace; Amen
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.
Margaret’s replacement – Our way forward.
If you were not able to come to any of the recent prayer opportunities, you are invited to communicate to Peter, Nick, Keith Alison, Debbie and Anne (our wardens and assistants) any thoughts that God has given you about the best way forward for our churches This will be helpful for your representatives who will be undertaking the process.
SAFEGUARDING: Thank you to all those who have responded to the invitations.
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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.
OTHER DIARY DATES:
Friday 3rd March – Women’s World Day of Prayer will be at St. Catherine’s Church, Blackwell.
Men’s Breakfast: Saturday 4th March 7.45am – 9.30am at Kings Norton Golf Club. Admission £10. Speaker Kristian Dimond: Title: ‘God’s Goal’. Kristian’s football career began aged 6, playing for Wales’ youth, Cardiff City, Crystal Palace and Swansea City. He travelled the world and enjoyed a VIP lifestyle from age 15. He became a Christian in 2012, has recently become the assistant Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church, South Wales and has been invited to speak across the world and set up Christian football coaching academies. He is married with 5 children. Tickets or more details from Paul Clarke 07974 91-0179 or Mike Powell 0121 445 2803.
Saturday 4th March talented cellist Thomas McMahon, who has played the Dvorak and Haydn concertos with the Asklepios Orchestra in recent years, will be giving a solo recital at 7.30pm.in Holy Trinity Church, Rose Hill, Lickey, B45 8RR. The programme includes J.S. Bach: Suite for Cello No. 3 in C; Britten: Suite for Cello No. 3; and Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello, featuring Violinist Ruta Labutye.
All are invited to come along. Admission is free, and donations to the retiring collection will be much appreciated.
From the Social Group – please keep the dates Saturday 18th March – Beetle Drive in the Trinity Centre 2.30pm – 4.30pm 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, firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and what you would like to do, places are limited. Easter Cards will be available this year all proceeds for church funds.
Margaret & Darrell’s last Sunday, 21st May – a service for all at 10.30 Holy Trinity Church, Lickey
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