Bulletin

Sunday 26th January 2020

10:30am & 4:30pm: Majors Andrew & Valerie Spivey
Diary

February
Sun 2 4:30pm Songs of Praise


Isn’t it ‘funny’ or perhaps I should say ‘a blessing’, when songs come to mind.
This past week I’ve had the Staff Songsters singing in my mind the song ‘Part the waters’ (written by Charles F Brown).
When I remember this song, I also have in my minds eye, a mother and daughter, who put together a very moving Worship Dance to this very song, at our first appointment, approximately 25 years ago!
As the words have come to mind this week, they are timely for us as a family and for so many of our Church family, facing challenges just now. I remind you of these words in the hope they will bring comfort and strength.

When I think I'm going under, part the waters, Lord
When I feel the waves around me, calm the sea
When I cry for help, oh, hear me, Lord
And hold out Your hand
Touch my life still the raging storm in me

Knowing You love me,
through the burdens I must bear
Hearing Your footsteps,
lets me know I'm in Your care
And in the night of my life,
You bring the promise of day
Here is my hand, show me the way.

Blessings,
Val


Prayer Matters:
“O thou by whom we come to God, the Life, the Truth, the Way!
The path of prayer thyself has trod: Lord, teach us how to pray!”
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 & Jenny Elliott; Rebecca & Adrian Clifford, Jacob, Jasmine and all the family; Louise Gallagher; Mary Wellman; Derek Harrison; Beatrice Haywood; Roger Betson; Flo Crayton; Esther; Olive Chamberlain; Denise Lloyd;
  • All who attend weekday activities in our building;
  • All those involved in the Winter Night Shelter here on Thursday evenings / Friday mornings.

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.  Answered Prayer board: By the prayer tree, there will be a prayer board for people to put on their answered prayers if they wish to do so. (There will be post it notes and pens available nearby). “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer” Matthew 21:22. Let us encourage each other (1 Thessalonians 5:11) and give thanks for answered prayers (Psalm 118:21).

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

Prayer Meetings
Sunday mornings 9:45am (pre meeting) in the prayer room. Come and join us in praying for the Meetings, the Corps and prayer tree requests.
Wednesday evening 7:00pm in the Sanctuary. During this hour there will be a time of worship through songs, scripture readings and reflections.
Thursday mornings 10:30am, free drinks to be provided in the cafe 10:10am onwards. Dates to be confirmed, please see bulletin for updates.
The meetings are held on different days to give everyone opportunity to come and pray together as a Corps. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please see Major Valerie, Karen or Rachel for further details.

Thursday Morning Bible Study
If you have a spare hour and a half on a Thursday morning why not come along to the Bible Study Group that meets on a fortnightly basis. Our next meeting is scheduled for the 30th of January. We welcome anyone who wants to learn more about what the Bible has to teach us but put no pressure on people to speak unless they wish to do so. Tea and coffee are provided from 10:10am and the studies conclude by 11:45.

Mobile Phones
Please make sure that mobile phones are turned off, or set to silent, during the services.

Bulletin Deadline
Please note that for the duration of the Winter Night Shelter, any items for the Bulletin need to be with Dave Jessop by 12 noon on Thursday.

Singing by Heart
The next session will be on Tuesday February 11th at 2:00pm. Come and join us for a hot drink from 1:45pm.

Door Code
The code on the door in the corridor has now been changed. Anyone who needs the new code need, please chat to Gemma.

Corps Calendar
Please note the following further amendments to the 2020 Corps Calendar:
Saturday 1st February: Leicester Songsters visit to Coventry is cancelled
Saturday 8th February: Una Voce Concert has been cancelled.
Saturday 10th October: Songsters visit to Leicester is cancelled.

Student Lunches
Hayley is again seeking people for the student lunch rota. If you have not yet heard from her, please speak to her or message her on hayleypeaple@gmail.com to confirm your help. If you cannot physically help but would like to support you can give Hayley a cash donation and she will host the students in addition to her turn on the rota.

Lent Bible Study
We are proposing to run two Lent Bible Study Groups.
One from Wed 26th Feb at Sylvia's home 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm and one from Thurs 27th Feb at the hall 8.15 pm to 9.45 pm. If you are interested in attending either of these groups please would you add your name to the list on the table so that resources can be ordered.

Emily's Commissioning
The Corps is looking to arrange a coach to take people to the commissioning on 11th July 2020, in support of Emily. There will be a charge for this. Anyone wishing to go, please can you add your names to the list in the foyer.

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
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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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