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Calling all Shutterbugs!

Posted by on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 in News

An informal morning for photography buffs:

Bring your camera and laptop (we're going to be working on macs) to this informative and fun workshop.  We are pleased to welcome Stan Jones who will lead us this month.  Stan will be giving us some good photography tips and a beginner's class on using photoshop.  Please let Joni ([email protected]) know if you will be attending as space is limited.  All ages and stages are welcome to attend.
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Community Clothing Centre

Posted by on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 in News

Did you know that St. Andrew's Hespeler hosts the Community Clothing Centre.  If you or anyone you know is in need of some good, clean, gently used clothing for this cold weather come down to the church when the CCC is open.  The hours are:  Tuesdays, 12 noon - 3:00 pm; Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm; and Thursdays, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.
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STARS news!

Posted by on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 in News

 Calling all STARS ..... we are taping again this Sunday.  Our videos are always better when everyone is involved.  If you would like to bring a friend along, they would be welcome to join us!
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Posted by on Friday, January 4th, 2013 in News

 For anyone in the Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge/Guelph area. You are invited to our Camp Fair on Saturday, January 12th; 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Find out what summer programs are available at St. Andrew's Hespeler and the surrounding community. This promises to be an action and fun filled time!

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Posted by on Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 in News

Whew, got the bulletin done for tomorrow. Here's part of the cover and a bit from inside. Guess we'll have to have a service after all!

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The Longest Night Service

Posted by on Friday, December 21st, 2012 in News

  While a lot of people get caught up in the hustle and bustle and joy of the season, others struggle.  It is a difficult time of the year for some.  Some people are grieving, some have experienced family challenges and tragedies, with others deal with the loss of a job.

The Longest Night Service is a beautiful, contemplative experience in a quiet, dignified setting.

Please join us tonight as we worship together at 7:30 pm.
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An Advent Meditation …

Posted by on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 in News

  ... from Our Light and Our Salvation  Advent reflections from the works of Henri J. M. Nouwen. A timely meditation ...
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.”  John 9:3
We spend a lot of energy wondering who can be blamed for our own or other people’s tragedies, and there is a strange satisfaction in being able to point our finger at someone, even ourselves.  It gives us some sort of explanation and offers us some form of clarity.
But Jesus doesn’t allow us to solve our own or other people’s problems through blame.  The challenge he poses is to discern in the midst of our darkness the light of God.  In Jesus’ vision everything, even the greatest tragedy, can be an occasion in which God’s works can be revealed.
How radically new my life would be if I were willing to move beyond blaming to proclaiming the works of God in our midst.  All of us have tragedies.  We seldom have control over them.  But do we choose to live them as occasions to blame, or as occasions to see God at work?
Prayer – Lord, instead of blaming others, may we spend that energy seeking God and being grateful for God’s many works of grace and nature.  Amen.
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Posted by on Monday, December 17th, 2012 in News

And now, folks, here are the results of the third round of voting! Thanks to everyone who participated. One more week of voting to come and the race can still change substantially!

These were our previous winners:
January 6: "How can we learn to forgive others, "as the Lord has forgiven us"?"
January 13: "What do I say to my Atheist friend? (Ammunition for a friendly debate)"

9 votes
Where is Eden? (Divine  Geography)
12 votes
Have you ever known God?? How do we find him? Where do we find him?
10 votes
"Sometimes I wish I could be like a preacher in the movies"
11 votes
I think you should preach about what led you to this ministry
26 votes
Prove Jesus exists without using the Bible as a Reference
36 votes
Why do good things happen to bad people?
16 votes
Modern Day Prophecy
18 votes
How does God hear all our prayers?
59 votes
"Don’t look back cause you’re not going that way"
40 votes
Preach about the significance and symbolism of the numbers 3, 7, 12, 40 and how they unify the Old and New Testaments
15 votes
7 votes
The encounter of Jesus with the woman at the well (John 4) – how does it relate to other stories in the Bible that take place at wells?
15 votes
"Out of Egypt I have called my Son." What role does Egypt play in the birth of Christianity?
50 votes
Depression and Anxiety: How to bring hope peace and comfort to the people we love who suffer through times of darkness.

And the winning suggestion, chosen for January 20 with 59 votes is "Don’t look back cause you’re not going that way"

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