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Exploring Ephesians!

It’s not too late to join the Ephesians discussion group. We’ll be looking at St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians each Sunday until 26 August. To help us understand this great letter better and to give you a chance to argue with the preacher, we are running a discussion group to which everyone is welcome. The discussion group will meet on Tuesdays 10 and 24 July, and 7 and 21 August at 15 Rackham Close, Tadpole Garden Village, from 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to all, or some, of the sessions; please, if possible, let Sally know in advance if you’re interested.

North Swindon Funday

St Andrew’s is having a stall at the North Swindon Funday from 12:30-5pm on Saturday 1 September in Brook Park (opposite Abbey Park School). If more people can come and help it will mean less time manning the stall for everyone. Please let Sally know if you can spare an hour on the day. Also, please let us know if you have a gazebo we can borrow or any giant garden games.

Thank you from Christian Aid

Our collections during Christian Aid Week raised £405, which have been sent directly to Christian Aid to support their work in Haiti and around the world. Thank you.

Contact List

If you didn’t receive any emails about St Andrew’s Summer Barbeque, you are not on our contact list. If you would like to be (and it is very useful for us to be able to contact you about forthcoming events, especially changes of plan), please pick up a form from the bookcase. We don’t send out emails very often and you can always unsubscribe if you want to in the future.

Children’s Service in September

Our service at 10am on Sunday 2 September will focus on new beginnings and the start of the new school year.

Growing Leaders and Growing Bridge Builders

It’s not too late to sign up for the course being run over the next year for anyone in the Deanery interested in learning more about leadership or resolving conflict. The courses are both free and are being held at Toothill Church, SN5 8AH. Growing Leaders starts with a full day on Saturday 29 September then continues at 7:30pm on Tuesday 9 October. Growing Bridge Builders starts at 7:30pm on Tuesday 9 October and both course then continue once a month on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. Food is served before the courses begin. Please talk to Sally if you would like more information.

Prayer: As well as the weekly prayer cycle, please pray for:

  • good community spirit during the summer holidays;
  • Charlene and Tony, and Rosalind and Marek, who are getting married at St Andrew’s in August.


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