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 AUG. 26 - AUG 31, 2019

Reminder to Parents: The Summer Sunday School will be held upstairs in the Workshop.

This Sunday, August 25th, in Sunday School: Fruit of the Spirit ; Gentleness (Grapes) & Self-Control (Pineapple)This week we will be discussing "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

Position Available: We are now accepting applications for the position of Christian Education (CE) Coordinator. This is a one year contract position, with the possibility of becoming permanent as we continue to assess our vision and direction within CE. A detailed job description is 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.  

Bazaar Talk: Sincere thanks to all those who contributed time / talent / resources / support to the annual Pickling Bee on August 21. It was a great day and our pickled beets will be ready for the Heather and Holly Bazaar on November 30. Well done.

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.

 Please don’t forget to save your used postage stamps, especially unusual Canadian designs or from other countries. Leave an inch or two of paper around each one and bring them in to the church office. Members of our Office Volunteer Ministry will trim them carefully and send them off to support the work of the Leprosy Mission of Canada. Just another of St. Andrew’s missions that go on all year long.

St. Andrew's is closed on Fridays; however, the facilities are available upon request, such as room rentals, special events, and funerals.  Please contact the office at (519) 578-4430. If you are calling the office on Fridays, please feel free to leave a message on the person's voice mail whom you are calling and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

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.