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Monthly Prayer Focus: 

Gracious and merciful God, as we pray for the future of the Church of England, Birmingham, we thank you that the whole earth, its people and places, are equally precious to you.  By your Spirit, equip us to meet the challenges of these times with generosity and courage; hold our fears and uncertainties in your love, and grant us the needful gifts of grace to share your love and reflect your light throughout our communities: in the name of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, Amen.

Weekly Prayer Focus: 

Love of Jesus fill us, Holy Spirit guide us, will of the Father be done today.  Amen  

Installation and Licensing our new Vicar:  

We are delighted to announce that the Installation and Licensing of Rev. Sheri Gidney as our new incumbent will take place on Thursday, 15th August at Holy Trinity, Lickey, commencing at 7:30 pm. The planning of the service is underway and we will provide further details when they become available.

Sheri is still serving her curacy at St Andrew’s, Barnt Green and St Michael, Cofton Hackett, which occupies much of her time, hence we will not see her much in our parish until this is completed. However, we can look forward to celebrating the arrival of our new shepherd in the near future. Best wishes to All, Keith and Maggie

Vicarage Garden:   Many thanks to everyone who helped with clearing the Vicarage Garden last Saturday. Keith

CHRISTIAN AID: Thank you to all who helped in the Christian Aid collections. Together you raised £1118.41

PCC:  Please note in order to improve communication with our congregations the PCC has produced “Highlights of a Meeting”.  A publication in bullet point format containing a brief summary of the business of the PCC’s latest meeting.  Copies are now available at the rear of both churches.

VACANCY OF CHURCH WARDEN: The PCC has asked me to arrange a vestry meeting for the election to the Casual Vacancy of Church Warden. The format of the meeting will be as for the first part of the APCM held at the end of April this year. All residents of the Parish and members of the congregations are welcome to attend the meeting.
The required notices, providing details of the meeting, will be posted adjacent to the principal doors of the two churches shortly. Keith

OTHER DIARY DATES 

Save the date – Asklepios Orchestra 50th Anniversary Prom Concert.

We want all our supporters to know that this exciting evening of orchestral favourites will be held on Sunday 16th June 2019 at 7.30pm in St Nicolas’ Church, Kings Norton, B38 8RU.  We do hope that this change of venue will not prevent you from joining us for our special celebration on a (hopefully) balmy summer evening.

The programme includes:  Chabrier – Joyeuse Marche    

Butterworth – On the Banks of Green Willow

Stanford – Songs of the Fleet, with baritone soloist Edwin Kaye and Asklepios Singers 

Elgar – Nimrod

Wood – Fantasia on British Sea Songs

Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture

As always, admission is free – and donations to the retiring collection are much appreciated.  Please come along to support us, and bring your friends.

If anyone would like details of places to park, or a lift to the concert, please contact Libby Parr on 01527 872598  or email libbyhelenparr@gmail.com  and this can be arranged.

THE BIG PARTY  on June 22nd is to celebrate a milestone for Alison, Gill, Clive and Marlene.  All the church family are welcome, the event will be ticketed to help with catering.  Tickets available from Sunday 28th April.

JAM Play Date  at: Elias, Martin & Sonia’s House   On: Sunday 23rd June, 2:30 – 4:30
JAM (our Holy Trinity ‘Jesus And Me’ group, for 2-6’s) would like to invite families with children aged between 2-6 to join them for their summer social, a play date at Elias, Martin & Sonia’s house in Marlbrook.

We will share drinks and a snack. If you would like to bring something to share that would be great. It’ll be a time for play, chat and getting to know each other better. We have chosen the time so that the smaller children have time to have a nap after church, so it would be lovely to see you in church beforehand if you can make it. Siblings and grandparents are also very welcome! Please RSVP if you would like to come and I will send you the address. Email: erinjames@onetel.com Tel: 0121 624 2202. During the 10:30 Service at Holy Trinity, there will be the usual supervised creche for under 2’s, JAM (Jesus & Me) group for 2-6’s &  Sunday Club for 7+’s.

Meet the Family’ Party

Everyone’s invited: Holy Trinity, Lickey – On: Sunday 7th July after the 10:30 service (around 12:00)

To our Whole Church Family at Holy Trinity, Lickey & St. Catherine’s Blackwell. Whether you are a regular or have never been before, come along and meet people from all our different Church groups. Why not invite your friends and family to come along too? It will be great chance to get to know each other better and have some fun. Flyers available at the back of Holy Trinity.   

During the Party we will have a bring & share lunch, and each of the church groups will arrange an activity that is fun for all ages to take part in together. For example, there could be: Singing, Lego, flower arranging, who knows, wait and see! If you would be willing to organise / bring an activity it the party please do let me know: erinjames@onetel.com or 0121 624 2202