Sunday 21st April 2019
10:30am: Majors Andrew & Valerie Spivey
4:30pm: No 4:30pm service
|Sat 11||7:00pm Festival of Music with Bellshill SA Band|
|Sun 12||10:30am & 3:00pm Services led by Bellshill SA Band|
As I write for this week’s bulletin, I am reflecting on this past week. We have been privileged to be with families who have faced the most difficult of times. You will all now be aware of the Promotion to Glory of Reg Price. To be asked to minister and pray for Reg in his final hours, and support his family, was an honour and very tender moments shared.
We have just come from leading a funeral service for a lovely lady who was introduced to me when we lead worship at St Catherine’s Lodge. Sybil was too unwell to ever join us with the other residents, but the Manager arranged for me to visit, share conversation and pray with her. What a blessing each time it was for me, and hopefully for Sybil too.
We have, in the midst of the sad times, received the wonderful and exciting news of a new addition to our Coventry City Corps / Church Family. Little Matthew Coates, Benjamin’s baby brother, has been born this week, what joy! Our love and congratulations go to Cat, Liam and of course Benjamin.
I’m also aware throughout this week that there are concerns for people unwell and those going through difficulties - and it’s only Thursday!
What brings me a deep sense of peace is the great promise, and personal realisation, that Jesus our Risen Lord is with us always. In the good times and the not so good.
‘God is with us all the time, In the morning when joybells chime,
In the evening when lights are low, Our God is with us, everywhere we go.’
May we all know His abiding presence.
“Prayer is the burden of a sigh, the falling of a tear,
The upward glancing of an eye, when none but God is near.”
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; Doreen Price, Glynis, Janette and the rest of the family; Bryan Savage; Mary & Henry Wellman; Major Edie Malpas; Derek Harrison;
- Lieutenant Colonels Bill and Gill Heeley as they return to the UK and attend the funeral of Gill’s brother;
- The chaplaincy work at Salvation Army Lifehouses in Coventry;
- Those children in temporary accommodation who will be receiving an Easter gift as a result of our very well-supported Easter Egg Appeal.
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.
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!
Singing by Heart
The next session are Tuesdays May 14th and June 11th at 2pm. Come and join us for a free hot drink before the session, available from 1:45pm.
We are looking for a volunteer to work permanently in the cafe on a Tuesday. Please speak to Gemma if you are interested. We are also looking for some temporary cover so if anyone can help in the short term, please also let Gemma know.
We need more volunteers to go on the rota to provide student lunches. You don’t have to feed them all at once! Where necessary, students will be split into small, manageable groups. If you can help, please see Hayley.
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.
Gemma is still collecting loose change! The money will be going to support Laura and Linzi's upcoming teaching trip to Uganda with Global Care.
I run a cinema club during the school holidays for adults with additional needs. I have nearly exhausted my collection of DVDs so if anyone has any spare that they have finished with and wish to donate, or loaned to us for a few months, I would be grateful. Generally U, PG and 12 ratings are the best. Many thanks, Gemma.
Visit of Bellshill Band
We’re looking forward to the visit of Bellshill Band. We would love to see you at their ‘Festival of Music’ on Saturday 11th May at 7:00pm. Entry for adults is £5 and under 18s are free.
The band will also be leading the meetings on Sunday 12th May at 10:30am and 3:00pm.
The band are large in number, so we need to ask if, in addition to the members of our band, some members of the wider corps family would be willing to host Bellshill band members. All that is required is to provide band members with supper after the ‘Festival of Music’, a bed to sleep in and breakfast. Sunday lunch is going to be provided at the hall for the band, due to the earlier start of the afternoon meeting. If this is something that you feel you can help with, or if you have any questions, then please see Paul Bevins or, in Paul’s absence, Catherine Wallis.
This year’s Flag Day will be Saturday 22nd June.
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