Welcome to St Andrew’s

 

An open, welcoming and inclusive fellowship…

 

Worship Dates

Sunday 30th July
10.30am    Family Service led by Alex Walker
6.30pm      Ecumenical Evening Service at St Edmund’s

Sunday 6th August

10.30am    Family Worship & Sacrament of Holy Communion led by Rev Bob Jones

 

Mid-week Prayers

Prayers for healing are held in term time at 7pm on Tuesday and 9:15 am on Thursday (Time with God) in the Quiet Room near the car park entrance, anyone is welcome. Requests for prayer may be emailed to info@standrews.cc marking the email ‘prayer request’. 

A prayer for God’s Presence

May the love of God surround me

the peace of God infuse me

the grace of God travel with me

this day, and my life through.

 

 

Thought for the week…
With the 146th Open Golf Championship just having finished at Royal Birkdale in Southport, it’s an appropriate time to share a true story from 84 years ago, from the 62nd Open Golf Championship at St Andrews, which was won by the legendary Bobby Jones.

Two friends were standing at the bottom of a garden one day. One remarked to the other that he liked the look of an old putter that was lying in his friends garden shed. His friend remarked it had been gathering cobwebs for a number of years, was of no use to him whatsoever and if his friend felt he could do anything with it, he was free to take it away. So he did, he blew off the cobwebs, dusted it down and took it home.

Years later a ball was stroked on the 18th green at St Andrews, and with that shot Bobby Jones won the 62nd Open Golf Championship and yes, you’ve guessed it, he did it with that old putter, ‘Calamity Jane’, that had been lying for years, gathering cobwebs in a friends garden shed … but in the hands of the Golf Master, there was nothing that old putter couldn’t do.

The point of the story is abundantly clear. Don’t imagine you’re useless, insignificant, haven’t a purpose or have nothing to offer … in the hands of an altogether different ‘Master’, you can do great things way beyond what you ever dreamed or imagined!

 

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Green Sparks are an ecumenical environmental group which was formed in July 2016, with their first meeting taking place in September.
Anyone is free to join!
The group will work alongside other local groups with environmental aims, such as REAP (Roundhay Environment Action Project).
Their objectives will focus around campaigning on environmental issues, promoting active projects from Christian Aid, Operation Noah and Climate Coalition amongst others, also in educating the local community on sustainability, waste reduction, energy efficiency and how the impacts of climate change can affect our natural environment.
The group’s first activity will be the Environment Afternoon on Saturday 4th February.
Full details can be found here.

 

Inspiration in the inbox

Daily Devotions from the United Reformed Church will start on the first Sunday of Advent (27 November) and continue throughout the year. Each day, a reading, reflection and short prayer, written by one of 85 writers from different places and perspectives in the URC, will arrive in your inbox. Over 750 people have signed up to receive the free Daily Devotion service so far. See here, to add your name. Andy Braunston, who is coordinating the project, said: ‘Many people read them on their phone whilst commuting or they might offer a time of quiet in the midst of the day.’