Sunday, February 26, 2017

Welcome to St. Andrew’s, we are glad that you have chosen to worship here today.  We pray that you will be greeted with love and warmth and that our worship will feed your spiritual hunger.  The service will be alittle shorter than usual today so that we can start our Annual Meeting by 11:00 a.m. and then have lunch as a church family at 12 noon.  Everyone is invited to join us for the meeting and the lunch.

 

In 2017 Our Theme will be "Seeking The Mind of Christ"

 

 


 

 

Announcements for the week of February 27 - March 03, 2017

After two years of dedicated service our May BBQ conveners are passing the baton to the next team. Thank you to Debbie Johnson and Janet Hahn for coordinating the May BBQ in 2015 and 2016. We need 1 or 2 people to take on the rewarding task of convening the St. Andrew's BBQ for our downtown community on Monday May 22nd, 2017. The Local Outreach Committee will support with the transition. Please leave your name at the office or contact Mark Johnson to lead this very important outreach mission. Thank you!

World Day of Prayers is Friday, March 3rd. An ecumenical service involving 6 different churches will be held at 1:30 p.m. here at St. Andrew’s in the Chapel. Sheree Anderson will lead the Meditation and a lunch will follow in the Elizabeth Room. All are welcome to participate.

 The Book Corner now has a copy of the Feminine Face of God by Sherry Ruth Anderson and Patricia Hopkins. You are welcome to borrow the book for 2 weeks, if you are curious about the stories to be discussed when Sheree Anderson leads the Women's Sacred Circle beginning March 6th.

 WOMEN’S SACRED CIRCLE:  Would you like to meet together with other women to share, discuss and explore the spiritual journey for women once a month over the rest of the year? The basis for our exploration will be the book “The Feminine Face of God” by Sherry Ruth Anderson and Patricia Hopkins. The authors pose several questions such as, ‘How do women experience the sacred in their lives?’ and ‘What is the face of God that can be revealed through women?’  They then interviewed women, in-depth, across North America from various spiritual paths who were actively seeking a deeper relationship with the Divine.  This book brings us the stories of those women as the authors sift through them to find common threads that inspire and challenge all women on the spiritual path. Meetings will be held monthly. The first meeting will be held on Monday, March 6th, 7-8.30 pm. * Please note: the book is generally out of print but can be purchased second hand cheaply and easily from amazon.ca or abebooks.com (under $10). If you require help ordering the book please contact Sheree (shereea2010@hotmail.com)

This thursday at the gospel project we'll begin a new series on the life of Moses.

This thursday at the gospel project we'll begin a new series on the life of Moses.

The NIOC sponsored Garage Sale will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017. Donations will be accepted closer to the date and must be transportable by one person. All items must be CLEAN and in working condition. No clothing or electronic items will be accepted. 

Instead of throwing out your old Christmas cards, please bring them to the office and they will be used to make  gift tags for the next Christmas bazaar.  Thank you.

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.