December 11, 2016

Welcome to St. Andrew’s on this third Sunday in the season of Advent. Today's service will be The ABC's of Christmas. Join us at this Christmas Pageant. 


Announcements for the week of December 12 - December 16, 2016

Gas and Grocery card sales - Find us outside the Chapel or at Coffee Hour in Iona Hall. Thank you for your purchases. 

 BAZAAR TALK: The Bazaar Committee would like to thank all volunteers and everyone who contributed in any way to the success of the Heather & Holly Bazaar yesterday.  It was a joyous event. Stay tuned for a final tally of the results. 

The Visitors in the Parish will meet on Monday, December 12th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Heather room. If unable to attend please call Marg Lewis at 519-570-3401.

Please join us for a Noon-Hour Concert on Wednesday, December 14th. The featured artists are Cambridge Girls' Choir.  Enjoy our fresh, tasty lunch for only $7.00 available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Our mite donations make a difference in our local community! Please fill your mite containers and envelopes and bring them to the church before the end of the year. Still need a container or envelope?  Pick one up from the tables at the entrances and return it by the end of the year.  Make sure to write your name on the label so you can be credited for the donation. Thank you for your support of our local missions.





TWO MORE OPPORTUNITIES to complete your Christmas Shopping and support St Andrew’s at the same time: There will be Mini-Bazaars outside the Chapel doors on Wednesday, Dec. 14th between 11:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Why not plan to attend a free Noon Hour Recital, enjoy a fresh, tasty lunch prepared by ladies of our W.A., and do some last minute shopping?

New Year's Day Dinner for St. Andrew's downtown friends will have a change of location to the Ray of Hope Community Centre on King St. East in Kitchener this year.  Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. and volunteers will be needed starting at 1:00 p.m. There were several factors that led the Local Outreach Committee to make this change: over the past few years the number of people attending New Year's Day Dinner at St. Andrew's has decreased, the Ray of Hope serves meals to downtown folks 7 days a week including holidays, the Ray of Hope has a commercial meat slicer which is needed to slice the hams for the dinner, and it is more efficient to join forces with our neighbours at the Ray of Hope to serve our downtown friends. What remains the same for the New Year's Day Dinner is the St. Andrew's Coordinators, Ruthanne Snider and Janet Cleghorn, who look forward to the traditional volunteer assistance for the dinner from many members and friends of St. Andrew's. Watch the bulletin in the coming weeks for more details.

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.