Sunday, May 28 2017

We welcome you to St. Andrew’s this morning. As the Church, we are called to follow Jesus; though we may come to this path in different ways. You are welcome to join us as we seek to follow Jesus’ Way. You are welcome here regardless of your background, race, gender, financial status, or sexual orientation. Please join us for coffee and conversation in Iona Hall following the service.


Announcements for the week of May 29 - June 02, 2017


Rev. Mark’s Intermission – Please note that Rev. Mark is on a ten week intermission.  It is sort of like a sabbatical. The intermission was adopted in 1991 by the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and is a 10-week rest period that ministers are supposed to take once every five years. In 2016, the Presbytery of Waterloo-Wellington required that the intermission be included in all calls going out from the Presbytery.  Rev. Mark says he will miss everyone very much while he is away, and will be excited to see everyone when he gets back. He plans to take his usual vacation period right after the intermission, and will return to St. Andrew’s at the end of July.

Gas and Grocery card sales - Today cards will be sold in the Iona Hall and outside the Chapel. Thank you.

Bazaar Talk: Now that Barbecue season is back, treat yourself to some of St Andrew’s Famous Cucumber Relish.  A limited supply (in 2 sizes) will be available at the Gas and Grocery cards table in Iona Hall today.

FISH Glorious Fish!! The Annual Camp K Fish Fry is tomorrow, May 29th, from 4:30-6:30 pm in Iona Hall and Camp Kummoniwannago invites you to attend. Kiwanis Club of Elmira is doing the cooking, T&J’s Seafood's is supplying the fish. Tickets are $18.00 for adults and $8.00 for a child's portion of fish or chicken nuggets. Limited ticket sales at the door the day of the Fish Fry. All proceeds go to Camp Kummoniwannago. Get your tickets today!

Elders are reminded of the Session Meeting in the Sanctuary tomorrow, Monday, May 29th at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets for the Camp Kummoniwannago Fish Fry Fundraiser will be on sale outside the St. Andrew's Chapel today and every Sunday in May and will also be available to purchase in the main office. Tickets are $18.00 for adults and $8.00 for a child's portion of fish or chicken nuggets. Hurry and purchase your tickets -- you don’t want to miss out! Limited ticket sales at the door the day of the Fish Fry on Monday, May 29th. The dinner includes a slice of pie! We promise to feed you well and all proceeds go to Camp Kummoniwannago. Get your tickets today!

The Thrift Shop Volunteers are getting together for a potluck supper on Tuesday, May 30th at 6 p.m. in the Elizabeth Room. If you worked in the thrift shop in the past, we’d love to have you join us. Please call Anne at 519 744-8946 and let her know whether or not you will be able to attend.

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb What’s the Buzz??? RHUBARB…Camp K Fish Fry needs yours!! Please bring donations of only unchopped full stocks (as per kitchen handling requirements) of rhubarb to the church kitchen on Sunday, May 28th for Helen’s sensational pies to be served at our Fish Fry Monday, May 29th. Many thanks and hope to see you there.

Position Available: Tyler Loveman will not be returning in the fall to the Youth program so we are recruiting for a new Youth Leader Assistant. This position is 6 hours per week, including 3 hours on Thursday evenings and runs from September to June. For more information, please see the job posting on the church website:

Spring is here and things are growing again! Are your mite donations growing too? Remember to feed of your mite container with your loose change and watch it grow. The Local Outreach Committee uses the funds raised by the mite containers to assist local community organizations with their projects. Thank you for your generosity to our local community.

The St. Andrew’s Bridge Club had another fun season and on Friday, May 12th enjoyed a delicious potluck dinner before going into summer recess. We welcome new members to join.  If you are interested in joining/learning more about our bridge club, please contact Marie Young at 519-888-6015 or Jean Plust at 519-886-6824.  Our next season starts on September 8th.

Glad Tidings, the magazine of the Women's Missionary Society, is of interest to everyone. Six issues a year present the subscriber with thought provoking articles about Presbyterian Church issues in Canada and world-wide. Worship materials, devotionals, notes from Presbyterian mission staff, studies and meditations enlighten and inform subscribers at a cost of $16.95 (tax included). For more information, please contact Carol Fay at (519) 648-2677.

Looking for the perfect gift for the person who has everything? Why not give the gift of a donation in their honour to your favorite St. Andrew’s Mission. For those who watch us on television for a birthday or anniversary you can make a donation to the TV ministry of St. Andrew’s in their name. A donation to C.E. or Youth, the bulletin, the library, Stephen Ministry, VIP, or a donation to support our church buildings all show your love of our church being shared with loved ones and friends. Cards are available from the office to send to the recipients to let them know of your generous and thoughtful gift.