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..
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
Saturday 7 October, 10.30am-12.30pm:
Women of St Andrew’s will be running October's Coffee Morning and, once again, we will be supporting Macmillan Cancer Support. We are looking for people to help us serve tea, coffee and cakes - please let us know if you can lend a hand, thank you. We are hoping to have a variety of stalls - if you would like to run one, please let us know. There will be second-hand book stall – any donations welcome (paperbacks published 2005 onwards, please). Chocolate tombola - this was very popular last year and we would welcome any donations of chocolate. Please leave books or chocolate with Phil in the office. Thank you. Catherine Sleath (01992 537867)
Books needed for children in Philippines:
Can you offer any good condition second-hand books for school children aged 5-12? Story & activity books, geographical or encyclopedic illustrated books, general knowledge with worldly subjects & modern science or children’s dictionaries are what’s needed. If you can donate any such books, please leave them in the basket at the back of St Andrew’s Church labelled for Nik & Mercy. Thank you
Thank you from Joy: For the many cards, well wishes and prayers while I was unwell, thank you. They have meant
a great deal to me and I am so grateful. Joy John
Ground Faith Day:
Can you spare some time on Saturday 30 September to help with work in the church and churchyard? If so, please join us any time between 10.00am—2.00pm. Refreshments/lunch will be provided for all helpers. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of church if you can help, or please let Penny know by calling 01992 589622. Thank you!
Joint Church Harvest Supper & Square Dance:
St Andrew’s and St Mary’s Hertingfordbury are joining forces for a Harvest Square Dance on Saturday 7 October, 7.00pm, at St Josephs in the Park School. Tickets £10, incl supper, are available from Phil in the St Andrew’s office (email@example.com ; 01992 504373) or from Jean Skinner at St Mary’s(firstname.lastname@example.org).
Celebrate Harvest at St Andrew’s with our All-Age Service - Sunday 8 October, 10.30am:
We welcome donations you are able to bring to the All-Age Harvest Service on 8 October. We are supporting two local charities with our non-perishable gifts, as well as The Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal. More details are on flyers at the back of the church and on the St Andrew’s website.
Could you offer some harvest fare?
Like last year, we hope to display lots of fresh produce around the church for Harvest Sunday. All the produce will be available to buy after the service (funds will go to the Bishop’s Appeal). Can you provide jams, chutneys, fruit or vegetables? If so, please speak to Penny or add your name and what you can offer to the sheet at the back of church. Thank you!
Penny (01992 589622 ; email@example.com)
Full of beans:
By supporting the Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal 2017 you will enable communities living in remote areas of the Philippines to be transformed by growing a variety of crops, such as beans. Donations at our All Age Harvest Service on Sunday 8 October will go to the Appeal and individuals can donate online at www.USPG.org.uk/donatestalbans
Young Life heading to Ethiopia:
On 26 December, a team from Young Life International Hertford will be travelling to Ethiopia as part of a mission opportunity. Many of the team are nervous, concerned and excited all at the same time! They value your prayers and any financial support you can offer. The team are hoping to raise most of these funds by climbing Snowdon on 20th – 22nd October and would value your support as we do this. The best way you can do this is by going to our Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hertford-young-life-international If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to email Andy: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Andy on 07484 727999.
News from The Haven:
St Andrew’s supports The Haven, Stevenage, with our Harvest Appeal each year. Haven provides homeless people with emergency accommodation and the means to secure and settled lifestyles in the community. Their latest newsletter is available here.
Thank you for your continued donations for local people in crisis. There is a new Harvest shopping list for the Hertford & District Foodbank—you can find this on posters and flyers in church. We continue to accept food at St Andrew’s but do check your local supermarket as many also take Foodbank donations, with some topping-up donations.
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).
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
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.
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