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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
Weekly Prayer Focus – Holy and loving God, help us to rejoice that we are called and chosen by you; help us to put on love and be bound together in perfect harmony to your glory. Amen
Interregnum Update Here is a link to our advert on the C of E Birmingham website. Church Times should be this Friday also the new national Church of England website “Pathways” Take a look at: http://www.cofebirmingham.com/vacancies/view/vicar-holy-trinity-lickey-st-catherine-blackwell
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:
Thanks to all for your continued support. Knitting baby cardigans, squares for shawls and blankets is a great practical way of helping. Patterns are at the back of church. Everything you make is taken to the Charity headquarters in Halesowen, where the knitted goods from all over the country are packed and regularly shipped to Addis by a small band of volunteers. Please help yourself to the newsletters at the back of church. Peter & Olga Jackson. 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
The initial Tuesday Coffee Morning at the Trinity Centre last month was well attended, which confirmed initial thinking there is a need for something like this in the Lickey area. It has been decided to continue on a monthly basis. The next meeting is on Tuesday 20th February, 10.30am – 12.00noon. It is planned that these get-togethers will be for coffee/tea, biscuits and a chat. EVERYONE WELCOME. If you know of anyone who would benefit from attending, please bring them along. Transport can be organised if that is required. Contact: Judy Hickman-Smith 0121 445 3188
We are in need of servers at the 8.00 am service at HTL. If you feel you are able to offer this important ministry, please contact Rachel at email@example.com or text 07500 680 838. All training (not complicated) will be given.
City Pastors – a fantastic opportunity to join a team of volunteers from over 17 churches all over Birmingham that serves vulnerable people in the city centre. Every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm to 2.30am a team of 4-6 city pastors help keep people in the city centre save, working closely with the street wardens, the police and the medical services. It is a great opportunity to bring God’s presence into our city by serving in very practical ways alongside Christians from other churches within Birmingham. It is for anybody between 18 and 88 who is up for a challenge!
The next training day for joining the city pastors team will be on Saturday, 17th March 2018. To register and for any other queries, please contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
HALL ACTION TEAM: New members are need to join this team and help with a general tidy up of the grounds at the Trinity centre and also work inside such as stitching hems on curtains and getting cobwebs down from curtains. If you feel you could join the team or help in any way please contact the Hall Chairman, Richard Auger on 0121 445 1113 or the Church Office 0121 445 1425
OTHER DIARY DATES:
ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING: will be on Sunday 22nd April in Holy Trinity Church after a shortened morning service. St. Catherine’s Annual Meeting will be held in the Wheel after a shortened morning communion on Sunday 15th April. Please could any groups who have reports for the APCM send them as soon as possible to Marlene Parsons at email@example.com 0121 445 1420. Thank you.
The Asklepios Orchestra (conducted by Lee Armstrong) will give their Spring concert on Sunday 18th March 2018 at 7.30pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Barnt Green, B45 8NR. The programme features Offenbach – Orpheus in the Underworld Overture; Wagner – Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde; and Leoncavallo – Concert Suite from Pagliacci. Admission is free – donations to the retiring collection are much appreciated. Please come along and support us, and bring your friends.