St. Andrew's is a Welcoming and Affirming Congregation

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Announcements for the week of November 27 to December 01, 2017

Welcome to St. Andrew’s, we are thankful that you have taken the time to be here today.  We pray that you will be greeted with love and that you will find God’s presence in this time and place.  We hope that this worship will feed your soul and give you new strength to go out into the world to share God’s love and healing power with everyone you meet.  We extend a special welcome to our guest speakers from the South Sudan Council of Churches,  Agnes Wasuk Petia and Awak Hussein, and also our guests from KAIROS Canada Jim Davis and Rachel Warden.  We also extend a special welcome to the new members who are joining us today and to their family and friends who are here to support them.

Position Available: Maintenance Custodian (Part-time) - We currently have an opening for an individual with skills in plumbing, minor electrical, mechanical repairs, carpentry and drywall work to assist in the upkeep of our wonderful building. The position is approx. 20 hours per week, with flexible hours and occasional weekend work as back-up custodian when required.  For more details, see the job description by clicking on the “Job Description” button on the right hand side of this page . Interested applicants please submit your resume and cover letter to or hand in to the church office - Attention: HR Committee.

Gas and grocery cards are available in Iona Hall and outside the Chapel this Sunday during coffee hour or at the church office during the week. The Women's Association would love to assist you with your gift cards for the upcoming Christmas season or at any time throughout the year. The deadline is December 3rd for special orders to be delivered before Christmas. 

BAZAAR TALK: Our Heather & Holly Bazaar is less than a week away. Sign-ups for volunteers continue today during coffee hour … and we need lots of help. Pickled beets and pickles are now on sale. Please see both sides of the bulletin insert for information on donations for the baking table and for the Greenery Bee which is on Thursday. Baking for the Tea Room will also be needed.  Donations of craft items, preserves, treasures, trinkets, jewelry and items for the Silent Auction are now being accepted. Thanks for your ongoing support. Please plan to attend and bring along a friend or two. For more information contact Karen Wegner: (1-519-821-0313).

Sunday December 3rd 7:30 p.m. Taizé Prayer and Song at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church: Taizé is a way of praying through song. It offers a contemporary take on traditional monastic prayer. It began in 1940, when Roger Schütz, a Swiss Reformed Protestant, founded an ecumenical religious community in the town of Taizé, France. Today, Taizé remains a vibrant community that welcomes visitors from around the world. Taizé prayer involves candlelight, short scripture readings, singing and meditative silence. Songs are sung in English and, occasionally, other languages. Participants can sing along, or simply sit back and listen prayerfully. Melodies are simple and accessible and singing is usually accompanied by a variety of instruments including piano, guitar, violin, flute and others. St. Andrew’s will be hosting a Taizé prayer service for the beginning of Advent. Take some time out as you start the holiday season and plan to join us for this special evening service. Everyone is welcome.

Technical Help with Sunday Audio – We would love to have one or two people who are willing to learn our audio system for Sunday worship, and who would be willing to run the sound board just once or twice per month.  Clear sound is a vital part of worship; it is one of those things that no one thinks about, but when it is not working, then meaningful worship is not possible.  If you are interested please call the church office and ask for Rev. Mark.  Please share this request with others who might have an interest in gaining some experience with audio systems.

St. Andrews has a long history of supporting Local Missions. One way that we contribute to our community is through the givings of the Mite Can fund. Again this year you have a label to put on a container and make your own mite can to fill with your loose change. Challenge yourself to donate the change in your pocket or wallet at the end of each day for a week. If you need a label, please contact the office or make a one time donation labeled Local Outreach Mite Fund. 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.

Check out what our kids are doing this year to get out and serve our community and what you can do to help!

Check out what our kids are doing this year to get out and serve our community and what you can do to help!

NOW is the time to start remembering to wear those lovely name tags to help others in our congregation that may know your face only but not your name. Tags can be worn at any St. Andrew's function, not just on Sundays. Name tags are $10. They will be ordered for anyone who needs one when we order them for the new members joining in November. Contact Garry or Yola Grant at or 519-746-8315.

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.