ST ANDREW'S NEWS UPDATE - 1 September




"We put our hope in the Lord; he is our protector and our help.
May your constant love be with us, Lord, as we put our hope in you."

These verses from Psalm 33 remind us that as things get more back to normal and we let our children go back to school and perhaps we go back to our offices, God is still with all of us, loving and protecting us.  It's great to remember this during the week and to come together with others on a Sunday morning to celebrate God's love.  Our services at 10am jointly in church and on zoom have been going well so please feel free to join us in person or on line.  You'll find all the details below.  We'd love to see you.
Sally Robertson, Priest-in-Charge
PS I hope you'll enjoy our most recent hymn singing video
 here Be thou my vision
Back to School Sunday
Next Sunday, 6th September we will be particularly praying for and encouraging children as they go back to school at our Children's Service at 10am.  We will be in the churchyard, so please bring a picnic rug or garden chair or join us on zoom.  There's plenty of space so we can stay 2 metres away from each other and there will be a safe craft to do too, as well as a Bible story.
If you're joining us via zoom, use this link 
http://bit.ly/SANSwor and check here for the craft, nearer the time.   

Have you been shielding?
(and are you still being careful with social contact?)
At 6.30pm on 6th September we will be holding a Communion Service for those who have been shielding with fewer people and extra social distancing measures.  Please book for this service by phoning 07588594410 or emailing Sally.
(We will not be zooming this service).
Services for the rest of September
11am Wednesday 9th September - Coffee, Prayer and chat on zoom
10am Sunday 13th September - Holy Communion
10am Sunday 20th September - Holy Communion
11am Wednesday 23rd September - Coffee, Prayer and chat in St Andrew's and on zoom
10am Sunday 27th September - Morning Prayer
10am Sunday 4th October - Harvest Festival - details to follow.


You no longer need to book, so either just turn up at St Andrew's or join us on zoom using http://bit.ly/StANS from a computer or by phone dial 0208 080 6592 and enter 813 6651 6924 #
We will be introducing safe activity packs for children in each pew, so although we can't have Sunday school there will be an activity for them to do during the service.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Our very delayed Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday 30th September at 7.30pm via zoom.  You can find more details here, where you'll find the forms required to join our Electoral Roll and find out about becoming a member of the Parochial Church Council.  
Following the recent change in Government guidance, everyone is required to wear a face covering inside the church building.  We have some available at church if you forget yours. 
If you're interested, the full guidance is here.

 
In order to ensure we meet social distancing requirements, church looks rather different at the moment.  If you'd like a preview, there's a video explaining everythinghere.
If you would like to continue giving to St Andrew's, either a one off donation or regularly, you'll find details here.
If you give by envelope you are welcome to deliver your envelopes to
8 Wicks Close SN25 1QH.
Or use the QR code to donate by card. 
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!  
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