St. Andrew's is a Welcoming and Affirming Congregation

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 23 -29

Camp K is having a fundraiser with Mom's Pantry!!!

Mom's Pantry provides high quality every day food products and Baking ingredients. What a delicious way to support Camp K! It's Easy just click on the button, the Mom's pantry logo or on order now to go to Mom's Pantry. Place your order then let them know you are supporting a fund raiser. Type in the order number 265113 and the group passcode 15249 and use your credit card to pay. It's that easy. Your order will be delivered to St. Andrew's on Sunday May 27 following service. Paper order forms are also available in the church office and will be available at the Ushers stations this Sunday. If you wish you can pay by cash or cheque. Please make your cheque out to Camp K. 

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Fairtrade products will be available for purchase in Iona Hall  this Sunday. With the purchase of these products you will help provide decent working conditions, fair terms of trade for producers, better prices and protect from child labour. You will help support  the development of thriving farmer and worker communities so they have more control over their futures and the environment in which they live and work.  You can use the power of your purchases to make a difference in the lives of farmers and workers all over the world.

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BE A HUNGERFIGHTER IN DOWNTOWN KITCHENER
Every Saturday, dedicated volunteers help transform wasted food into balanced vegan meals for our downtown community. Work with Food Not Bombs to cut, chop, peel and prep food at The Working Centre – no cooking or food service experience required!  Food preparation not your thing… drivers and servers also needed.  If you would like a partner for your first time a member of our St. Andrew’s Outreach Committee can join you. Please contact Mark Johnson at markedjohnson@gmail.com to book a Saturday that works for you!  

The St.Andrews Church Office will be closed and the building, itself, will be locked on Fridays beginning April 6, 2018. If there is a need, please feel free to call the office and leave a message for the person to whom you would like to speak. Ministers check voice mail regularly  and the office staff will get back to you when available. The new weekly schedule has been made to align with the current budgetary needs of the church.
 

NIOC’s Silent Auction to raise funds to support a teacher’s salary in the Francisco Coll School in Guatemala and to send children to Camp Kummoniwannago is underway.  Because of the inclement weather last weekend our Silent Auction has been shortened by a week.  This means there will be only two Sundays to view the items and place your bids. Take note of the many exciting and generous donations listed on the insert in the bulletin.  Please come to Iona Hall during Coffee Hour and BID on your desired item.  Next week, April 29th, the bidding will end and you will learn how many items you won.  Remember, payment is by cash or cheque only.
 

The Tuesday Study Group will take place at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. until May 15th  - We are going to continue our study of Professor Charles Kimball’s course on Comparative Religion.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.  If you have not been to the previous courses, that’s OK, we can help you to catch up.

Spring Chicken Barbeque:  Unfortunately the BBQ has been cancelled. Any tickets purchased will be refunded. Stay tuned for Chicken Pot Pie Sales. 

On Sunday, May 27 we will be receiving new members at St. Andrew’s. We would love to have you join us. If you would like to join St. Andrew’s, or have questions about joining, please speak to Rev. Mark, he is waiting to hear from you.
 

A Historical Countryside Mennonite Tour will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018.  The tour will begin at 9:30 am.  We will meet at the horse barns beside Zehrs at the Conestoga Mall.  The tour will take us through the beautiful countryside of Waterloo County to see, smell and learn about the history, traditions and customs of the Mennonites of this area.  We will stop at a Parochial school, a general store, a meeting house, the “Kissing Bridge”, a horse and buggy shed, The Mennonite Story (Museum) in St. Jacobs and other interesting sights.  We will have lunch at Anna Mae’s in Millbank and arrive back at the pickup point with a new appreciation of the Mennonite culture.  We must have a minimum of 25 people for this tour to take place so please ask a friend to join you.  Sign up in the church office.  If you have any questions contact Ab Martin at     519-569-1553.  The cost of the tour is $30.00.  Proceeds will go to Local Outreach.
 

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.