Welcome to our Worship for Sunday 4 October

A special welcome if you are  joining us for the first time.  We’d love to welcome you properly, so please click here to send an email: welcome@standrewsgwp.org 

Today we present a recording of the Family Harvest Festival service in church last Sunday, and the theme is God’s goodness and generosity. Janice demonstrates how, by being generous with what’s you’ve got, you can end up with even more than before. The dramatised reading is about the Widow Of Zerephath (in 1 Kings 17:1-16) who trusted God and was generous with what little she had. (There is no separate page for children/families this week.)

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Notices

Newcomers welcome!
If this is your first time worshipping with us we’d love to welcome you properly and keep in touch. Please click here to send us an email: welcome@standrewsgwp.org

Scavenger Hunt
Have you been out as a family for an outdoor scavenger hunt yet? If not, you can still find the resources we posted last week on Worship this Week: click here

Open for Sunday worship
St Andrew’s is open for a short service of Holy Communion each Sunday at 10am. There are limited numbers, according to Government regulations, and, sadly, no congregational singing.  We started by prioritising invitations to those who have not been able to engage in worship online and those who live on their own. Then last week we held a family service for Harvest which was a great success. We would now like to widen the invitations to anyone who is keen to return to church in person. Please register your interest by emailing Liz at pastoral@standrewsgwp.org with your name(s) and telephone number; you will receive a phone call in the week prior to the Sunday to invite you that service. There is no pressure to return to the church building (we will be continuing “on line” worship resources alongside “on site” services) but if you choose to, please make your own risk assessment based on your situation. Please be assured we are struictly adhering to Government and Church of England guidance including social distancing, wearing of face masks, and no singing or refreshments. Please do not attend if you are unwell or have been asked to self-isolate. If you are among the group of people most vulnerable to Covid-19, the Government and Church of England’s suggestion is that you avoid gathering in church for now.

Andy’s Cafe
Andy’s Community Cafe has reopened! At present it is only on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2.30pm during school term time. Masks are compulsory, other than when seated. A slightly reduced menu is in operation for now but all our sandwiches, soup, cakes, tea, coffee and soft drinks are still available and just as yummy as they ever were. Please come and support us if you can – we can’t wait to serve you!  Mary, Amanda & Ayman

Harvest Donations
This year the food donations given at Harvest will be used by Andy’s Café.  They need:
– pecan nuts and walnuts
– chocolate (for baking)
– flour (plain, self raising, wholemeal, gluten free)
– caster sugar and icing sugar
– dried apricots, cranberries, coconut and oats.
Please bring any of these items (if you are coming to the service) to St Andrew’s Church this Sunday. 
If you are not able to come in person, or would prefer to give online, we are supporting Woking Food Bank.  Please go to their website for details on how you can donate: woking.foodbank.org.uk

Annual Church Meeting
Our Annual meeting will now be held at 11am on Sunday 18th October. Please consider standing for elections as Deanery Synod Representatives or PCC members, even if you have never done anything like that before. If you’d like to know more about what it involves please give Rob Rattee a call on 07767 647107 or email him at pccsecretary@standrewsgwp.org.  Use the same email address to access nomination forms for the posts.

Sunday Coffee
We are meeting again on Sundays via Zoom on Sundays at 11.45am. See the weekly email for the link.

Fusion youth groups
The Sunday Fusion Bible Group is via Zoom at 11.10am. See the weekly email for details.

St Andrew’s weekly news email
If you’d like to be added to the distribution list for the weekly church email, send an email to Helen in the church office (but working from home):
  office@standrewsgwp.org