Who will become the ‘brains of St. Martin’s’ for 2013? It could be you! Find out by attending the Quiz on Friday 22nd November in the Tea Lounge @ St. Martin’s. Door Open at 7pm, Quiz starts at 7.30. Fish and Chip supper (or pre-order the vegetarian option when buying tickets), prizes and a raffle. Teams of 4 (or we will make up teams on the night). Tickets £5.50 each from Tom & Yvonne Thompson or from the Parish Office (0121 600 6020). [Image – Gerogie R, Flickr]
After careful, prayerful discussion and consultation, listening to what God is call us as a church to do, we have recently launched our new Vision Document. There are many challenges here but with the power of God through the Holy Spirit, a willingness on our part to serve and give sacrificially we can and will see God in his grace and mercy do amazing things through the life of St Martin’s. Three clear priorities have emerged out of the comprehensive consultation and discernment process that we followed between May and July 2013. They are: Welcome Pastoral Care Discipleship (Learning to be a follower of Jesus) For further details of what we mean by these terms and how we will work on them over the next three years are laid out in the document that you can download by visiting Our Vision Page. Please do read through this document prayerfully and carefully asking God to show you how you can help to see this vision become a reality in your life, the life of St Martin’s and the life of th
On Saturday 19th October, the Rector, Stewart Jones, undertook a Stationary Sponsored Walk – walking from 10.00 to 16:00 hours on a treadmill, outside the Church doors. Funds were raised by sponsorship, competition entries (guess how far he would go) and donations. So far, £2,100 has been raised, although further sponsorship monies are still to be collected. The competition was won by Serephine Nyiramimani, who is shown receiving the £100 BULLRING gift card. Well done to Stewart and many thanks to all those who supported him. If you would like to donate, please go to https://mydonate.bt.com/events/howfarwillhego/105305 To view more pictures of the day please visit our Dropbox page.
‘Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven’. This is what we saw on Oct 5th during Healing on the Streets on Edgbaston St by St Martin in the Bull Ring. This is what happened. I’ll start with this one. A gentleman came sat on the chairs to be prayed for his hernia. He said he had been before. First time he was prayed for his ‘reflux’. He was unable to swallow properly and he was healed. The second time he came he had both knees in pain and MRI scan had shown they were really bad. He was prayed for and the pain went and then the doctors could not understand it as the knees were fine. A lady came back for the second time and said that the first time she came she was healed of a ‘thing in her past’. Now she wanted a prayer for a physical condition. As the team prayed she and the team could see an improvement. A lady asked for prayer for her knees which were in pain. She was due to have an operation. She was in tears when she left not because of pain but because of joy