The first Sunday in December is always Communion Sunday at St. Andrew’s. This year there are a number of other things happening on this Sunday that will make it even more special and meaningful.
- Everyone is invited to bring in their family Nativity Sets for the worship service. We are already beginning to see the incredible variety of sets and hear some of the meaningful stories that people tell about the origins or history of their set. We will be dedicating our family nativity sets and praying for the link between church and family at Christmastime. Make sure you bring your set and put it out in the sanctuary for the beginning of worship.
- There has been a wonderful and generous response to our “Angel Tree” initiative and the contributions are being piled up under the Christmas Tree in the sanctuary. One Sunday we will dedicate these gifts which will be distributed to families in the community through our Thursday Night Supper and Social. You won’t believe all that is under that tree until you see it!
- We will have the opportunity, if we choose, to contribute a special gift towards our Benevolent Fund which is used to support families in the community who are facing unexpected or emergency situations.
- Special Musical treats! Anthem: Come My Light (with a special guest on the organ). Original music by local guitarist, Robert Dwyer.
- The minister will continue his Advent series of sermons based on Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol by looking at the meanings found in the description of the Ghost of Christmas Present.