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..
The Seekers Home Group:
We are a new home group meeting at the home of Kath and Geoff Oates, 89 North Road, Hertford, on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 8.00pm. We plan to study Matthew’s Gospel from Septemberand would love to have a few more people join us. For more details please contact Kath on 07708 580428.
St Andrew’s and St Mary’s will soon be hosting Experience Harvest for local school children. There some items that we are in need of—can you help? A spinning wheel, sheepskin or wool and foliage are what we’re looking for. We need this delivered to St Andrew’s, if possible, by Sunday 22nd. We could also use help with refreshments on 30 Sept (at St Andrew’s) and 2 or 3 October (at St Mary’s). Please speak to Alan or Tracy if you can help. Thank you.
Boys Bring in the Brass:
A Big thank you to all who came to the B-themed Coffee Morning organised by the ‘Boys’ (men of St Andrew’s) last Saturday. A fantastic £781 was raised, which will be shared between the church and the Beane Marshes Conservation Group. We couldn’t have done it without your support. Forbes
Starting on Sunday 22nd there will be
a series of sermons on healing:
Sunday 22 Sept 10.30am (Alan)
The healing of the paralysed man
Wednesday 25 Sept 10.30am (Bill)
The pool of Bethsaida
Sunday 29 Sept 10.30am (Wendy)
The haemorrhaging woman
Sunday 6 Oct 10.30am (Melanie)
The man possessed by demons
Sunday 13 Oct 10.30am (Geoff)
The ten lepers (All Age)
The sermons will be available on the church website
Jog and drinks:
Hertford & Ware Street Pastors News:
A new monthly event is starting on Sunday 29 September, 5.00pm: meet by the skatepark at Hartham and walk/jog/run around Hartham following the mile loop (feel free to do as much or as little as you want to). Afterwards we’ll have drinks at a local pub. All welcome—including friends/neighbours who don’t attend church. There is a WhatsApp group for those that are interested. Please speak to Rachel Stewart for more details: email@example.com
Boys Bring in the Brass:
A Big thank you to all who came to the B-themed Coffee Morning organised by the ‘Boys’ (men of St Andrew’s) last Saturday. A
fantastic £781 was raised, which will be shared between the church and the Beane Marshes Conservation Group. We couldn’t have done it without your support. Forbes
Save the date! Hertford and Ware Street Pastors are holding a Fundraising Quiz on Friday 11 October at 7.30pm at Hertford Baptist Church. If you'd like to be part of a St Andrew's team please contact Richard Taylor or add your name to the sheet at the back of St Andrew's church. Team size - Max of 8.
And as part of their fundraising effort… Street Pastor Quiz sheets with 50 questions, some of which are cryptic, others more straightforward, are available from Sue Mulligan or Jane Cohen and are being offered for a minimum donation of £1—there are three prizes to be won. Do have a go and support their fundraising! Final date of submission is early October.
Youth Missioner Post:
Supporting our Local Foodbank:
Are you passionate about young people experiencing the love of God at work in their lives? Do you have the vision and strategic skills to enable more churches to grow the faith of more young people? The Diocese of St Albans are seeking to appoint a Youth Missioner, lay or ordained, in a full-time post to work with parishes through mission action planning, fresh expressions of church, community engagement and schools. Closing date 25 Sept. More details on the notice board at the back of church or online at:
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning - Saturday 5 October:
Women of St Andrew’s will be running next month's Coffee Morning and, once again, we will be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. We are looking for people to help 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. The Chocolate tombola is always very popular and we would welcome any donations of chocolate (please leave with Phil in the church office). Thank you. Catherine Sleath (01992 537867) and Claire Hollingsworth.
Mental Health Awareness:
Do you care about mental health—yours & others’? There is a day’s training, with the Diocese of St Albans & MIND in mid-herts, to help individuals & communities gain a greater understanding of mental health & well-being. Saturday 19 October in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire. £10 per individual; £20 per group (max 4 per group). For more details, please see the noticeboard at the back of church.
Church at 3:
Our dementia-friendly worship is on Sunday 15 September, 3.00pm at St Andrew’s. A short service, with familiar hymns and readings followed by afternoon tea. All are welcome.
We continue to receive regular donations for the Hertford & District Foodbank at St Andrew’s — thank you. Your prayerful support and generosity is more important than ever. Food donations can be left at St Andrew’s, in the box at the back of the church by the office door. Posters and flyers in church include a list of the items most needed this Harvest season. Thank you.
Would We Lie to You?
Clergy and Lay Readers are going head-to-head for a light-hearted evening of intrigue, enlightenment and prevarication! Saturday
12 October, 7.00pm for 7.30pm, in the St Andrew’s Centre. Tickets, including hot supper, are £10 each and are available from Peter & Hazel Risby or via Phil in the church office. Please bring your own drinks on the night!
Come along to St Andrew’s any time between 2.00-4.00pm on Wednesdays - a space to read, work on a jigsaw, play cards or dominoes, enjoy a cuppa. Families welcome.
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).
Send us your hymn choice!
Is there a hymn that you enjoy singing and haven’t heard in a while? Let us know your request by filling in the slip of paper on the back pew in the church. You can also email your request to Alan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
St Andrew’s Library:
Please take a look at the library book trolley near the church entrance—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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