St Andrew's Notices
Every week we print notices in The Messenger, our Sunday service sheet. Here, you'll find the notices that are published there, along with any we haven't been able to include on paper. Please check this page regularly for updates..
Thy Kingdom Come:
Join the global wave of prayer as churches and communities around the world gather together to pray that their friends, families and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ. Prayer events of all shapes and sizes are taking place across 10 days; these are some local ones:
Prayer in the Side Chapel: Every day from Ascension Day (25 May) to Pentecost (4 June) you are invited to use the Chapel in St Andrew’s to pray as part of Thy Kingdom Come. There will be books, prayers and tools there to help you pray. It’s a lovely place to be still, to pray and to listen, so do find time if you can.
Prayer Service: Saturday 27 May, 9-9.30am in St Leonard’s Chapel, Bengeo. Followed by tea/coffee & croissants.
Beacon Celebration: Pentecost Sunday, 4 June, 6.30pm at St Albans Cathedral with Bishops Angaelos and Michael. Worship will be led by Soul Survivor.
Visit www.thykingdomcome.global and pledge to pray using the form on the homepage—you’ll then receive emails each day until 4 June, containing video reflections and prayers.
Team Service here at St Andrew’s Pentecost Sunday, 4 June, 10.30am
This year’s Team Service is at St Andrew's on Pentecost Sunday. We will have a Celtic-style communion service and Archdeacon Janet Mackenzie will be preaching. Congregations and choirs from all the Team Churches are invited and we very much look forward to sharing this time together at St Andrew’s. We encourage all the young people to come dressed in something yellow, orange or red!
Ground Faith Day Thanks:
To all who gave their time and energy to help last Saturday, and to Hazel for catering for the volunteers - a huge thank you. Penny
June Coffee Morning:
Please come and support our next Coffee Morning on Saturday 3 June—home-baked cakes, freshly-brewed coffee, live music and a warm welcome!
FutureHope Thank you:
The Open House Sale on 25 April raised £245 for FutureHope. Thank you to all who came, ate cake and bought/ordered cards. Funds raised will help
local children to have hope for the future. Carmen Hollis
Hertfordshire Festival of Music:
A festival of classical music for Hertford is happening in the town over the weekend of Friday 9 - Saturday 11 June. The theme is ‘Hidden Hertford—The Haydn Connection’ and the eight events taking place will feature some of the finest musicians in the UK, with Artist-in-Residence Dame Emma Kirkby heading the bill. For more info, please visit: www.hertsmusicfest.org.uk.
Hertford Youth Leader and Volunteer Meeting:
An opportunity for all those involved in Christian children’s and youth work to come together and encourage and inform one another. They’ll be time to share what is happening in and around Hertford and pray. Tuesday 27 June, 7.30pm in the St Andrew’s Centre (behind the church). This is for anyone involved with Toddlers, Créche, Junior Church, TMM, Messy Church or Story Club, as well as leaders and volunteers from other churches in the town. If you are able to come, please let Tracy know: email@example.com
Merit Ariane: The Pomegranate Tree:
Thursday 6 July, 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Hertingfordbury. Weaving together traditional and original songs, poems and stories, German/Egyptian singer Merit Ariane is joined by Iranian qanun player Nilufar Habibian, British multi-instrumentalist Jon Banks and storyteller Rosie Hilal. The songs and stories of the Middle East and Mediterranean are infused with sensations, fragrances, tastes and colours. Admission £10, family concessions, all profits to charity.
Dome to Dome:
Emily and Matilda Moore are taking part in the Young Life 30-mile charity bike ride, Dome to Dome on Sunday 11 June. The course runs from St Paul’s Cathedral to Haileybury Chapel and the money raised is for local young people, a camp spot and for Young Life to continue its work with teenagers. If you would like to sponsor Emily and Matilda, please see them with their sponsor forms after the 10.30am service on Sunday or please get in touch with Harriet (01992 302178). Thank you.
Can you help with Story Club?
Each Wednesday in term time, 3-4pm, there is a Story Club for children at St Andrew’s School, Calton Avenue. Could you help with small groups to do crafts, read stories? If so, please speak to Tracy Plumpton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
New Associate Pastor:
Rev. Andrew Clark has been appointed Associate Pastor at Hertford Baptist Church and will be inducted on the afternoon of Saturday 9 September. Further details to follow, but please consider going to the service of induction—Senior Pastor Dave Sunman would love to see as many people as possible from local churches there.
Safeguarding at St Andrew’s: Catherine Sleath is our Safeguarding Officer and you can read her report to the APCM on the Church website. If you have any questions or concerns relating to safeguarding for people of any age at St Andrew’s, please get in touch with Catherine (01992 537867).
Your Time, Your Space—SHAKE After-School Club is back!
Please see details here.
Is there a hymn that you always enjoy singing and haven’t heard in a while? Let us know what your request is by filling in the slip of paper on the back pew in the church. You can also email your request directly to Alan (email@example.com). Thank you. Hazel Risby
Please see the page about our local Foodbank for information on how and what you can donate and how you can be helped.
St Andrew’s Library:
Please take a look at the library book trolley in the North Transept—it is there at all times for you to peruse the books and choose a title or two to borrow. Carol Crowhurst.
Copyright: Image by erix! at flickr