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***Message from the Warden***
You may, or may not, have noticed that on Wednesday we had a very significant and serious ingress of water through the roof of the Welcome Centre. A lake had formed on the roof, due to a dead pigeon blocking the drain. This in itself is clearly not good news; but I have been thanking the Lord this afternoon:
the problem started around the time that Maggie and I arrived at church, so it was spotted quickly;
Phil and then the whole cleaning team arrived soon after, so there were plenty of hands to help mop up;
our insurers answered my call quickly and helpfully;
amazingly, I was able to find a local builder/roofer who was able to attend at once, who was very nice and helpful, and who discovered the cause and resolved at least that issue;
the loss adjuster is coming early next week to assess the damage and repairs needed.
Please pray that the whole process of assessing and then repairing damage and making an insurance claim is as speedy and smooth as things were today.
Pray and Play
For babies and preschool children along with their parents, here they will receive a very warm welcome and be cared for.
Apart from the first Sunday of the month which is an all age service, Pray & Play runs each Sunday during the 1045am service in the Narthex at the back of church .
Pray and Play is led by Sarah Leach and Hannah Morgan
Sunday Club & Level Up
Sunday Club & will be on the following dates
Sunday 27th November – Getting Ready
Sunday 11th December – Christmas crafts, Story and nativity practice
Sunday 18th December – Nativity Service
Level Up November
Sunday 27th November - TBC
Sunday 11th December – TBC
Sunday 18th December – Nativity Service
Rachel and the Sunday Club team x (Sunday Club Co-Ordinator)
Midweek Encouragement Video
Phil has started posting a midweek video as a way of reflecting on what we are learning on Sundays and reminding us that God is with us in our everyday lives. The videos appear on Wednesday lunchtimes on the Church Family facebook group.
Men's Morning Bible Study
The next Bible Study meetings is
Monday 5th December - 10.30 to 11.30am
Subject: Jesus' Teaching - Miracles and Healings More details from Paul Easby.
All Men welcome
24 Hour Prayer
This months 24 hour for November is on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday. 30th 8a.m.-8pm.
Please let Tina know if you can fill a slot
Thank you. Tina
Prayer for Healing
Tuesday Morning Prayer for healing 10.30 am. This is a recurring meeting. Meet anytime - All welcome
Breavement course A six-session weekly course which will be running from January 25th at 7.00pm for those grieving the death of a loved one or struggling with the long-term effects of loss.
Yorkshire for Ukraine Starbeck Collection
The charity Yorkshire for Ukraine are seeking donations of items to fill vans ready for Christmas delivery for families in need in Ukraine. The garage at the Vicarage 51 Bogs Lane HG1 4EB is a collection point and the deadline for dropping items is the 2nd December. Requested items are below:
We emailed you recently regarding an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Communications and Fundraising Officer. However, for various reasons we have made some changes to the position available and would like to share this equally exciting opportunity to join us as a Communications and Marketing Officer. For further details click here
What's happening across the Diocese in November
To find out more about what is happening in our Diocese, including new appointments and special events, concerts etc, please click here to access the Diocesan E-news for November
Harrogate District Foodbank
The foodbank writes: We want to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry, but we need your help to make this happen. Your gift of financial support, time, business partnership and food can make a real difference.
Our local foodbank is at Life Destiny Church (behind the Methodist Church) 93B High Street Starbeck
If you would like further information on how to receive help, or to offer donations of food etc.
Please click here
If you are attending church in person we are now taking up an offering during the service which you are invited to contribute to, otherwise you can pay into St Andrew's Church bank account at any time either by one-off bank transfers or by setting up a standing order Account name: St Andrews Starbeck PCC Sort code: 40-52-40 Account number: 00007527
Phil's email:firstname.lastname@example.org - Checked regularly please use for general contact. Phil's church mobile 07376552736 ( emergency/urgent contact)
This Weeks Prayer Points
D.R.Congo/Rwanda: Pray for an end to the fighting in Congo with the M23 rebels which appear to be backed by Rwanda. It has led to an exodus of people fleeing to Goma.
Ukraine/Russia: Continue prayer for all those suffering as winter lowers the temperature below zero and Russia continues bombing power infrastructure which results in water shortages and no heating etc. Continue to pray for an end to the war.
Jo and Paula: Pray for their Russian family, most of whom are trying to leave the country. Continue prayer for Jo, recovering well from her cataract operation, and Paula, for health and strength and guidance re. ministry.
Ethiopia/Tigre: Give thanks for the recent peace deal. Pray it will hold and for aid to be able to reach those who have been traumatised in the war.
Turkey/Syria: Following the recent terrorist attack in Istanbul, President Erdogan is wanting to launch attacks in Northern Syria to target Kurdish people. Fighting in Idlib with the government of Bashar al Asaad has continued. Pray for the people of Syria and those in refugee camps in Turkey and Lebanon and for the whole problem of asylum seekers in the U.K.
Indonesia: Pray for all those who have lost loved ones or been injured in the recent earthquake in Java.
Egypt: Give thanks for the pledges given at COP27 by richer countries to support those poorer nations suffering from climate change. Pray that they will be honoured. There was less success on lowering carbon emissions. Pray about this.
U.S.A: Pray about the latest shooting in a Walmart supermarket with consequent loss of life and the whole issue of gun laws in America.
Pray too about the results of the Mid term elections and for the Lord's will to be done, also for healing in all the divisions across the nation.
Remember Jake and Grace O'Boyle and others serving the Lord in the States.
International Y.F.C: Pray for Martin, currently with Romania Y.F.C., for safe travel and a good time with the Romanian team. Pray for stability in Romania with the current situation in Ukraine etc. Remember Sam and the family while Martin is away.
B.Y.F.C: Give thanks for recent meetings Neil has been at and pray for his leadership team, especially for a fundraiser ball at the end of this week that it will be successful in raising finance for the work. Remember Joy and her work at the hospice and the girls at their various colleges.
Belgium: Pray for the Prices and Ecriture as they pray and plan a tour next year. Remember the boys at school and nursery.
India: Give thanks for recent developments in Janaki's family regarding responses to the gospel. These have been a great encouragement to her.
Continue prayer for the general situation in India regarding freedom for Christian worship etc.
S.Africa/U.K: Pray for the Nobbs family as they leave for a time back here to visit churches, including our own, and family. Pray for safe travel and health and strength to accomplish what the Lord wants for them as they share about their work.
U.K: Pray for the government in all decisions they make, especially regarding to health and social care, migrants and refugees etc. Pray about the unrest and strikes that are being called for, for a fair outcome and minimum disruption. Pray for all who are fearful about the rising costs of heating and food and ask that the media doesn't increase these fears.
Local: Pray for our church as we prepare for Christmas services, especially with Springwater and Starbeck schools. Pray for protection for our leaders and all the church family from Covid. Pray for all local churches, especially those providing warm spaces for the community and for the food bank and Resurrected Bites and Wellspring. Give thanks for all house groups and pray for Plus, Sunday Club, Family Spot, Tuesday Group, Time to Talk etc. remember Sam and Haley's work with CAP. Pray for all who are ill or waiting for surgery and for their carers.