This coming Sunday, October 21, 2018, St. Andrew’s Hespeler will celebrate our 163rd anniversary as a congregation. We will mark this anniversary, as we always do, by celebrating our heritage, but this year we will try to look at that heritage in some new ways and take a look at our connection with the people who inhabited the land before us. We will pray for healing and reconciliation for both indigenous and non-indigenous people in Canada.

We will have some very special guests that will help us to celebrate as we learn and grow. We are very pleased to welcome:

Theresa McGregor: Drum and Song carrier, Moon Bundle, Earth and Water Protector and Traditional Women’s Dancer

Mino Ode Kwewak N’gamowak (Good Hearted Women Singers) will sing and dance with Theresa.

Sasha Sky & Shannon Pride of the White Owl Native Ancestry Association who work to bring healing to aboriginal people and others.

After worship at 10 am, the celebration will continue downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.

A Potluck Lunch will follow at 11:30. Please plan to bring a dish to share. All are welcome.

The Blanket Exercise which will follow the lunch at noon. The Blanket Exercise is a moving experience that has helped many people understand how aboriginal people have experienced our common history. It will be led by Sasha Sky and Shannon Pride