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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
O God the Holy Ghost
Who art light unto thine elect
Evermore enlighten us.
Thou who art fire of love
Evermore enkindle us.
Thou who art Lord and Giver of Life,
Evermore live in us.
Thou who bestowest sevenfold grace,
Evermore replenish us.
As the wind is thy symbol,
So forward our goings.
As the dove, so launch us heavenwards.
As water, so purify our spirits.
As a cloud, so abate our temptations.
As dew, so revive our languor.
As fire, so purge our dross Christina Rossetti (AD 1830-1894)
Safeguarding Training for volunteers working with children and adults at risk.
There are now 2 ways to complete safeguarding training. The C0 and C1 courses are available on-line and there are also two C1 courses taking place at the following venues: Balsall Heath Church Centre, B12 9JU on Tuesday 17th April 2017 and St. John, Walmley, B76 1QN on Wednesday 20th June 2018. Both are evening courses from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. Places can be booked via cofebirmingham website.
If you missed last February’s 2017 session at Holy Trinity or are due for a refresher course please consider attending/doing one of the above. It any help is required please contact Marlene Parsons on 445 1420.
HAMLIN FISTULA HOSPITAL IN ETHIOPIA:
FISTULA HOSPITAL IN ETHIOPIA: New knitting instructions. Please 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 : email@example.com or 21 Ashmead Drive, Cofton Hackett.
OTHER DIARY DATES:
‘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/
Sat 19 May – ROCK (musical about Simon Peter) – a special day to mark Roger’s 70th – Coton Centre, Comberford Road, Tamworth B79 9AA – all welcome, to take part or watch! Tickets £5 (for choir, orchestra and audience) – Rehearsal 10.30pm – Performance 5pm www.cmm.org.uk – office@cmm,org.uk – 01527 576440
SAVE THE DATE: Asklepios concert – Saturday 23rd June in Holy Trinity Church, Lickey at 7.30pm – more details to follow.