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Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Posted by on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 in News

The scripture readings for this Sunday are:

  • First reading
    • Genesis 45:3-11, 15
  • Psalm
    • Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40
  • Second reading
    • 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50
  • Gospel
    • Luke 6:27-38

The Sermon title is:  "On the other cheek."  If you have any comments or questions regarding our readings or the sermon please feel free to contact Rev. Scott McAndless at [email protected].

Our Annual General Meeting will follow worship this Sunday.  We will begin with a potluck lunch, so if you are able please bring a finger food (peanut free) to share. Please join us as we celebrate 2018!  Our Devine Detectives class (JK - grade 3) have prepared something special for us, so please come out to support our young people.  Children & families are welcome to attend this meeting as well.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Posted by on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 in News

Scripture Readings this Sunday are:
  • Jeremiah 17:5-10
  • Psalm 1
  • 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
  • Luke 6:17-26

The sermon title is: Jesus on the Mountain, Jesus on the level place.

There will be a special Explorations in Music session following worship. 

We will be building a mini-organ, taking a look at our organ (including the pipe room!), playing organs and hearing an organ piece from Martin Bohl. 

If you are interested in watching the construction of the mini organ, looking in the pipe room, or listening to Martin play the organ please join us (all ages are welcome to join us)!

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Posted by on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 in News

Our scripture readings for this week are: Isaiah 6:1-8, (9-13); Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; and Luke 5:1-11.

The Holy Sherlock class (grade 4-6 Sunday School) have a special announcement to make on Sunday.

Special music will be given in praise by the Youth Band and the Adult Choir.

The choir also would like you to know the following:

All God's Creatures Want to Hear the Choir! On Sunday,  in the sanctuary immediately after the service, please stay to help the choir with an experiment. It is likely that where the choir currently sits is not the best for sound and clarity to the congregation and it is not a good position for those of us who have mobility challenges. We're going to move the choir around to a few different places to find out where they sound best in an effort to improve their hymn leadership. We want feedback from absolutely everyone. Where do you think the choir sounds best? Are you concerned about the choir changing position? Do you feel it is a meaningful tradition? You can share your thoughts with Corey after the trial or email her at [email protected].

To say thank-you, the choir will provide yummy treats for coffee hour.

The sermon is:  "But Look How Clean Our Nets Are.”

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Posted by on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 in News

The Scripture Readings (taken from the Revised Common Lectionary) for Sunday are:

  • Jeremiah 1:4-10
  • Psalm 71:1-6
  • 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
  • Luke 4:21-30

The sermon will be:

And just a few notes:

  • we have nursery & preschool care for little ones up to age 3
  • we have Sunday School for students JK - Grade 6 (all children are welcome to join us)
  • we have hear assist units for worship.  If you or someone you know needs some help hearing the service please speak with our soundboard technicians

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Keeping Up-to-Date

Posted by on Monday, January 28th, 2019 in News

  • we are going to postpone our Milk Bag Mat weaving from tomorrow (Tuesday morning) until next week Tuesday, from 9:00 - 10:30 am.  
  • if you have children, grandchildren, neighbours or friends please keep in mind that Camp Cairn is bringing their CYOB to St. Andrew’s again this summer; August 6 - 9; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily.  This is for those entering JK - Grade 6, Grade 7+ students are encouraged to help. Please help us spread the word.
  • Have you heard about Fundscrip?  This is a great way to help St. Andrew’s raise funds.  You purchase gift cards for your own use and St. Andrew’s receives a percentage of each sale.  February’s “sales” (meaning St. Andrew’s gets an even higher percentage) are Bikini Village, La Vie En Rose, Esso and Starbucks.  If you haven’t tried Fundscrip out and want to know how, please ask.  It’s quite easy!
  • there are only 4 spots left in the Debbie Ellis Watercolour painting workshop on Saturday, March 9th.  A registration fee of $20.00 must accompany sign up to reserve your spot. There is a maximum of 15 participants.  If there is more interest another workshop can be added.

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Parenting Study Group

Posted by on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 in News

936 weeks. That’s the approximate time you have from the moment your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow quickly. We know you want to make the most of each phase of your child’s life! To find out how, join us for Parenting Through the Phases, a small group experience for parents. This 6 week course will be spread out, from January to June, on the second Tuesday of the month, starting at 7:30 pm for approximately 1 hour per session.  Child care is available each night and babies are welcome.

Your child is changing every week! Just as you begin to figure them out, they shift or move on to a new rhythm, a new habit, and a new opinion. It can make the responsibility to shape a child’s faith and character feel overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to. Check out the new Parenting Through the Phases Small Group Study launching on Tuesday, January 8th, 7:30 pm.

You’re invited to a new group for parents of children from birth through 12thgrade! The Parenting Through the Phases Small Group study is a small group series that will help you discover what’s changing about your child over the next 52 weeks. We’ll also talk about the 6 things your child needs most, and 4 conversations you’ll want to have with your child starting today! Don’t miss out! Here’s how to sign up: there is no cost to this study, but please let Joni know you are planning to attend, so that enough materials are readily available. ([email protected]). The Christian Education Committee is purchasing a set of the accompanying books, so you will be able to borrow them.


Tuesday, January 8th, 7:30 pm at St. Andrew's!  Any questions?  

Please talk with Joni.

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