St. Andrew's is a Welcoming and Affirming Congregation

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Fairtrade at St. Andrew’s!

Gift Certificates are available in the Church Office or at the gift card table on Sundays. Chocolate Bars $4.00 ea. (assorted flavours), Tea (16 bags per box), $5.00 ea. (assorted caffeinated, decaf, herbal), Hot Chocolate mix (336g tin) $ 6.00 (some varieties Vegan Friendly), Cuppa Kindness Coffee (340g) $8.00 (light, medium and dark roast). Proceeds of these items support small farming communities and also offset the cost of coffee time on Sunday mornings. Please come see our assortment of varieties and flavours and support both Fairtrade and St. Andrew’s

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 15-21, 2019

ST. ANDREW’S PARKING LOT Due to the construction at the intersection of Weber St & Queen Street, our church parking lot has become a through way for general traffic.  For the safety of all concerned, effective immediately, until further notice, the parking lot will be blocked off at the Weber St entrance,  the only entrance to our parking lot will be from Roy St.

Dear Parents,
Thank you for being so understand the past few months as we were figuring out how to do things and getting in the swing of things. We would like to thank you for allowing us to be apart of your Children's lives on Thursday Nights and Sunday Mornings. We have had an amazing time helping out and having fun with the children. Thank you again for your support and patience through this whole process.

Thank you,
Courtney, Jen and Lisa

August 25

Last Sunday Sunday School Recap:
"People were bringing children to Jesus so that he would bless them. But the disciples scolded them. When Jesus saw this, he grew angry and said to them, 'Allow the children to come to me. Don't forbid them, because God's kingdom belongs to people like these children. I assure you that whoever doesn't welcome God's kingdom like a child will never enter it.' Then he hugged the children and blessed them." Mark 10:13-16.

"Human words are powerful. Our tongues are small, but they are capable of wreaking great havoc. Any person who could perfectly control their words would be in perfect control of their entire bodies. Instead, as sinful human beings, our tongues are untamable. Our words are fire, igniting the entire course of our lives. Blessing God and cursing people should not come out of the same mouth; we are corrupted. James concludes the chapter by exploring what it means to be truly wise. True wisdom is not necessarily found in those with the most education, money, or friends. Rather, wise people can be spotted living wisely in humility, participating in good works, enjoying peace, singleness of purpose, and gentle lifestyles." paraphrased from James 3:3-10.

  • Life Application:  What God is doing in you to change the world around you

  • Bottom Line: God can give you the strength to be gentle.God gives you the power to have self-control.

  • Memory Verse: "God began a good work in you. And I am sure that he will carry it on until it is completed. That will be on the day Christ Jesus returns." Philippians 1:6

Positions Available: We are now accepting applications for the following positions:

Youth Leader. This position consists of developing a comprehensive youth ministry that is consistent with the visions of St. Andrew’s. This position is designed for 12 hours per week on an annual basis and covers youth from Gr. 6 through 12.

Youth Leader Assistant. This position is intended to be support to the Youth Leader in discussion and group activities for youth from Gr. 6 through 12. This position is designed for 6 hours per week from September to May. Scheduled times and dates are Thursday evenings from 6:15pm to 9:15pm plus time for preparation as well as five scheduled weekend events.

Custodian/Duty Person Part-time. As part of a team this position is responsible for the custodial cleaning care of the church buildings, and it’s extended properties, including 11 Roy St. and 68 Queen St. N. Hours are on an on call basis for weekends and vacation/illness relief (approx. 5 to 16 hours per week)

Detailed job descriptions are available under the “Job Opportunity” banner and to apply.

St. Andrew’s Mission/Volunteer Fair : Sunday, September 22 at Coffee Hour

 During this Coffee Hour, we hope to have all the many groups and committees who work together in this congregation celebrate their missions.  Each will have some table space to display materials about their activities.  It’s easy in such a large church to forget, or not be aware of, all the kinds of work we do - from knitting prayer shawls, to visiting shut-in members, to making meals for hungry folks, to paying a teacher’s salary in a school in a dump, to providing Christian Education for children and adults, to creating a live-streaming broadcast and enabling sound at all our services and events, to making stirring music, to cleaning and managing this wonderful structure - so much wonderful mission work happens here.  And, it’s all mission work!  

 We also hope these displays will give you a chance to find some area of work you’d like to take part in - whether being on a committee (which is a great way to get to know people when you’re new to a large congregation), or volunteering to participate on a one-time basis  in one of the many activities carried out by one of our many groups.   And every time you participate in an event or a function at St. Andrew’s, you support St. Andrew’s mission.  Save the date, Sept 22, so you can see all the work all of us do here, together, and discover where you might like to volunteer.  

Are you passionate about our local community? Do you want to be connected with projects that benefit the downtown Kitchener community? The Local Outreach Committee at St. Andrew’s is looking for new members! Please contact Mark Johnson at markedjohnson@gmail.com to find out more.

 Noon Hour Concerts will commence on September 18, 2019. The first musical concert of the new season will feature a new and exciting duo. St. Andrews own Doug Haas and Dave Mitchell have put together a super-charged concert of their own arrangements of solos and duets. You will want to be there to hear it.

To celebrate the occasion, a lunch special of 2 lunches for $10 is being offered. Bring a friend, co-worker, relative, neighbour or even your boss.

St. Andrew’s Men’s Coffee Gathering (All Welcome) 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month beginning on Sept. 4. Meeting place will be at the Tim Horton’s, Frederick St. Plaza between 9:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

St. Andrew's is now open on Fridays! As of Sept. 3/19 the church office will be open Monday to Friday again as our new fulltime Office Coordinator, Melissa Gissing, has started working over the summer. Stop by and meet Melissa, who comes to us with many years of office and bookkeeping experience including non-profit. Welcome Melissa!

Looking for the perfect gift for the person who has everything? Why not give the gift of a donation in their honour to your favourite 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.