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Weekly Notice Sheet

To see our weekly notice sheet, please ‘click’ on the icon above – it contains all the information you need for forthcoming services, and lots more as well!

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:– Lord God, please make us mindful of your presence in all times and places.  Give us courage so that, with listening ears and compassionate hearts, we may enrich the world as we speak what is true and pursue what is just.  Open our eyes, heal our hearts, transform our need with your grace, for Jesus Christ’s sake.  Amen.

A BIG THANK YOU – Thank you everyone for your support and hard work which resulted in a hugely successful Coffee Morning and  Concert.  The money raised (£780 Coffee morning, £300+ Concert) plus generous donations totals approximately £1,500 – which exceeds our fundraising aims for the London to Paris Bloodwise Challenge.  Equally important was that they were both such enjoyable events, all down to a lot of dedicated hard work by so many people young and not so young. 

As the clinical team at the QE Haematology Unit are not currently proceeding with the purchase of an Accuvein machine, we are deferring any further fundraising for the time being.  We are indebted and humbled by your kindness and generosity – bless you all.  Maureen and Glyn

HAMLIN FISTULA HOSPITAL IN ETHIOPIA:  New knitting instructionsPlease 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

Thursday Evening Prayer: 7- 8pm Lickey Churcheveryone 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. Please use the prayer  tree at the back of church for anything you wish mentioned at the Evening Prayer.

HUNTERS HILL SPONSORED PARACHUTE JUMP: On Wednesday 27th June some of the staff from Hunters Hill College did a Sponsored Parachute Jump together with  the Red Devils and Armed Forces to raise funds for the school. If you would like to read more about the School and activities, there are details available at the back of church together with sponsorship forms. Students, staff and volunteers attended the event in Salisbury. There is also an opportunity to  give on line via https://mydonate.bt.com/events/projectarnhem   

‘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/

FOODBANK: We have been asked to kindly supply the following items – Tinned fruit – Tinned custard -Tinned rice pudding – Long-life milk – Fruit juice.

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Invitation to St Andrew’s Weekend Away

As most of you will know both of our churches have a longstanding relationship with our neighbouring parish of St Michael, Cofton Hackett  and St Andrew, Barnt Green. We have received a warm invitation from the congregation of St Michael and St Andrew  to join them in their weekend away, which is planned for April 5-7, 2019 at Hothorpe Hall in Lutterworth.

The PCC are wholehearted in support of the congregations of the two parishes taking this opportunity to spend time together and we would encourage as many as possible to sign up to join the event.

Jenny Cavendish at St Andrew’s is organising the bookings and there is a simple form to complete in Dropbox at:

https://form.jotformeu.com/jennycavendishcfm/weekend-away-registration-form

There will also be information available at both churches. Please speak to the Wardens if you would like to know more.