December 9th, 2018
St. Andrew’s United Church Ministers
Bob Settle - Honorary Associate Minister
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 1:00
We acknowledge that St. Andrews United Church resides on land of “Treaty 6”. We respect the history, spirituality, and culture of the indigenous peoples with whom the land treaty was signed.
A warm welcome is extended to all who worship with us this morning. Following the service, join us for coffee and fellowship in the auditorium.
Congregational Life Committee would like to know of any 90th or 95th birthdays, 50th or 60th wedding anniversaries. Please contact Tilly Meyer at 403-782-9887.
Thank you to the congregation for the special offering for Magdalene House Society on October 15 that raised $1100 for the Society.
Thank you to everyone who bought the Palestinian Olive Oil, Soap and Spice on December 2. We know that some were unable to buy because we sold out so quickly, so we have ordered another dozen bottles of Olive Oil. We will announce it and have it for sale as soon as it arrives.
- December 9th – 2nd Advent, Human Rights Sunday - Nancy
- December 16th – 3rd Advent, Cantata Sunday
- December 21st – Longest Night Service at 7:00 pm – Barbara
- December 23rd – 4th Advent
- December 24 – Christmas Eve Services 5 pm Nancy, 7 pm Marco, 10 pm Nancy
Healing Pathway meets the first and third Monday of the month. If you would like an appointment or more information about Healing Pathway, please contact Marlene Ayer 403-782-4327 or Pat Crozier at 403-782-7243.
Mom with Young Children Group
This group meets the second Tuesday of each month in the auditorium at 9:30 a.m. Bring your little ones and enjoy coffee and fellowship. For more information call Annerie Dunnewind 403 302-0846. Next meeting will be Tues, December 11th.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Lectionary Discussion Group
Dec 10th – Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6 (VU p. 880); Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18
Dec 17th – Micah 5:2-5; Luke 1:47-55 (VU pp 898-899); Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45
This is a very informal gathering, come as you’d like, as often as you like. No experience or expertise required.
The Legacy Fund has $440.00 available for use in our congregation for a small project. Funds cannot be used for operating purposes.
Christmas Food Drive
Every Sunday, Dec 2, 9, 16 & 23. Bring non-perishable food items for the less fortunate, and place in the basket by one of the entrances or at the front of the sanctuary. Make a difference!
Fun and Faith Choir
Angels on High!
The Worship Team has been busily decorating our lovely sanctuary for Christmas. Several people have loaned us their angels for the display and we would like a few more. If you have one or two to add please bring them in and place them on the table by the piano. Thank you!
Fruitcakes are available for sale in the auditorium following Worship. Large size are $14. Small ones are $5. Gluten free cakes are also available.
2019 United Church Calendars
They are available at the office for $6.00 each. Office hours Mon – Fri 9:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Friday, December 7. Messy Church starts at 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Join us for crafts, songs, stories, and food. Fun for families. Everyone welcome!
White Gift Sunday
We will be celebrating White Gift Sunday on December 9. Please bring gifts for children marked as presents for Santa. Please do not wrap the gifts.
Kozy Korner, every Sunday afternoon, 1:30 to 4:00.
Come and enjoy good local talent and dance a little or just sit and listen. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
An invitation from our Roman Catholic neighbours – The Parish of St Stephen extends a heartfelt warm welcome to the congregants and friends of St Andrew’s United Church to attend our first Christmas Concert at 1:00 pm on Sunday, December 9th. Prepare your heart for the birth of Christ by enjoying beautiful holiday music where you and your family can sing along with some classic carols, hear some new music, and appreciate some classic done with a new twist. Come for lunch, the concert, or both!! Pancake breakfast is at noon for a cash donation. Concert and caroling commences at 1:00 pm Food Bank donation appreciated. Everyone is welcome!!
Amnesty International “Write for Rights”
Join with others to write to governments and officials to encourage the protection of human rights. Amnesty is highlighting ten cases of women and others this year where they believe many letters will help. A group will gather to write on Monday, December 10 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at St Andrew's United Church in Lacombe. Information, paper and pens will be available. Come for all or part of the time.
Caring support to seniors, shut-ins and those encountering health or family struggles is offered by our Circles of Care Team. Contact Doris Thesenvitz (403-782-7063) or Tilly Meyer (403-782-9887).
If you want prayer or want to offer prayer, our Prayer Line offers confidential prayer. Contact Madeline Hendrickson (403-789-4323).
As a tangible reminder of God’s love in challenging times, our Prayer Shawl Ministry makes and distributes the warm and comforting Afghans kept at the front of the church. If you want to give a prayer shawl, then feel free to take one, recording information in the book provided. To help make them, contact Linda Crabbe at 403-782-2994.
The Healing Pathway Team offers energy-based healing sessions on the first and third Monday of the month.For appointments or information, contact Pat Crozier (403-782-7243) or Marlene Ayer (403-782-4327).
If you need help from a volunteer or want to volunteer, contact one of our Volunteer Link coordinators Winnie Chesney Settle (403-348-9777) or Madeline Hendrickson (403-789-4323), or the Volunteer Link office coordinator Sheila Chapman (403-786-0110).