Sunday 18th August 2019

10:30am: Majors Andrew & Valerie Spivey
No Meeting Here


No 4:30pm meetings during August
September The Big Collection
Week commencing 9th No Rehearsals this week


It’s been my birthday this week, and a few weeks ago my daughters asked what gift I would like from them. I didn’t think for long, before suggesting a girls day together! I just want them to give me some quality time. So, they’ve arranged for a Spa Day together in a couple of weeks and I’m so looking forward to it.
Any loving parent longs for quality time with their child/children. God, our loving, Heavenly Father longs for quality time, regularly, with us His children.
I’m so grateful that my girls wanted to spend time with me too! How pleased our Father must be, when He sees desire in our hearts to spend time in prayer and personal devotions with Him. How blessed we are to know He desires time, quality time, with us


To be in Your presence
To sit at Your feet
Where Your love surrounds me
And makes me complete
To rest in Your presence
Not rushing away
To cherish each moment
Here I would stay

This is my desire, O Lord
This is my desire.

(Noel Richards)


Is it your desire to give the gift of time to God? Do you cherish each moment?
May we all make precious time to come close to God and allow Him to come close to us.

Every blessing,

Prayer Matters:
“Prayer is the Christian's vital breath, the Christian's native air,
His watchword at the gates of death, he enters Heaven with prayer.”
James Montgomery, SASB 784

Please continue to remember in prayer those whose names regularly appear in the bulletin and especially the following and those closest to them:

  • Those of our family who are unwell or recovering, including Sandra Lloyd; Ken Elliott; Joan Jackson; John Parkinson; Joshua & Adrian Clifford; Louise Gallagher; Lyla Jacobs; Mary & Henry Wellman; Derek Harrison;
  • All those of our fellowship who are, or will be on holiday this month, that they will travel safely, and enjoy physical and spiritual refreshment;
  • Hayley’s ministry as chaplain at Youell Court.

The Prayer Room is open for prayer at any time when our building is open on Sundays, as well as at various other times on weekdays. The Prayer Tree is available in the foyer and prayer requests hung there are remembered at the 9:45am prayer meeting each Sunday.

We want to encourage as many people as possible to join together in prayer. We would therefore welcome any suggestions of days/evenings/times considered more suitable or as an additional to the weekly Wednesday evening.
Please give this some thought and speak with Rachel Raw, or use a ‘post-it note’ found on the table in the foyer.

Please give any changes or updates to this list to Dave Jessop or the officers.

Every Wednesday Prayer Meeting
God is calling his people to unite in prayer. Please join us for an hour in prayer at the hall each Wednesday at 6:30pm - you have a special invite!

Thursday Morning Bible Study
The Thursday morning Bible Study Group is is now taking a Summer break, and will be re-starting in September.

Singing by Heart
The next session are Tuesdays September 10th and October 8th at 2pm. Come and join us for a free hot drink before the session, available from 1:45pm.

Harnall Lifehouse are in need of shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, as well as body spray for both men and women! If you are able to help, items can be dropped of at the Lifehouse, or left with Gemma in the church office.

Double knitting wool to make a blanket for night shelter. Please see Sylvia if you can help.

Mission Purpose Group Consultation
As you will be aware from the minutes of previous meetings, the Mission Purpose Group has, for a number of months, been considering the inclusiveness of our corps. One area that has been considered is how inclusive or exclusive our musical sections are. The Mission Purpose Group, with input from the music section local officers, has put together a consultation document to consider how, at Coventry City Corps, we might make our music sections, namely the band and songsters, more inclusive. At this stage no decision has been made to adopt this route, rather we are seeking feedback as to whether the draft guidelines are feasible and workable here at Coventry City Corps. A copy of these draft guidelines can be obtained from the table in the foyer. We ask that you prayerfully and respectfully, consider the contents of this document.
We would ask that you send feedback on the document by e mail to: coventrycitycorpsconsultation@outlook.com or place your written comments in the box in the foyer.
The deadline for receiving feedback is Thursday 5th September 2019, so that the Mission Purpose Group can consider it at their next meeting.

New Recording
Please see Seb for a copy of Salvation Brass’ new CD & DVD recording, PROCLAIM! More than just a CD, a video has been created for each audio track. The recording is split into four sections for devotions or study: Chosen, Forgiven, Redefined, & Reawakened. The cost of the CD and DVD together is £15.

Bric a Brac
Good items are required to be sold at CAMEOF to raise money for The Salvation Army’s Helping Hand Scheme. If you have good quality items that could be sold please pass them to Doreen Price or hand them in at the office. Thank you.

Electronic Bulletin

If you would like to receive this weekly bulletin by email each week, or know of anybody who would like to receive it, please let us know at coventry.city.corps@salvationarmy.org.uk.

024 7655 2183


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The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible; its motivation is the love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ. At Coventry City Corps we seek to -

  • be welcoming in FELLOWSHIP
  • bring people to Jesus through EVANGELISM
  • encourage Christlike growth and maturity through DISCIPLESHIP
  • be responsive to the needs of others through MINISTRY
  • praise God through our lifestyle and WORSHIP


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