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MORNING MESSENGER

November 11th, 2018

St. Andrew’s United Church Ministers

Marco Ste-Marie

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Nancy Colton

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Barbara Lieurance

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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.

 

Christmas Cantata

The choir is starting rehearsals for our Christmas Cantata and would like to invite people who would be interested in singing the cantata (with or without committing to other Sundays) to join us on Wednesday evenings. Our weekly rehearsals will be starting at 7:00 pm for those singing on Sundays, and 7:30 for those who would like to sing the Cantata only. Youth are welcome to join us as well as adults.  Contact Leanne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Services

  • November 18th - FRoG Service
  • November 25th - Reign of Christ - Nancy
  • December 2nd – 1st Advent, Communion, Food Bank Sunday – Marco
  • 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

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, November 13th.

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet the 2nd Monday of each month @ 1:30 in the Parlour, beginning November 12th. Contact Linda Crabbe for more information. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Scripture Readers

We are looking for people who would like to read Scripture on Sunday mornings. If interested, please contact either the office 403 782-3148 or Rev. Nancy @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Ushers

It’s time for a new schedule. Would anyone like to be an usher? Typically an usher has two turns in a six month period. Please contact Sarina King at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Lectionary Discussion Group

Lections for discussion on Nov 12th are: 1 Samuel 1:4-20; 1 Samuel 2:1-10 (VU p. 878); Hebrews 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25; and Mark 13:1-8.

Lections for discussion on Nov 19th are: 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-12, (13-18) (VU pp. 854-855 Parts One and Two); Revelation 1:4b-8; and John 18:33-37.

This is a very informal gathering, come as you’d like, as often as you like. No experience or expertise required.

 

Christmas Card Making

In the auditorium after worship on Sunday, November 11th. Bring a bag lunch. Open to anyone who is interested.

 

Meet with Pastor Marco

Sweet Capones on Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20,27 from 2:30 to 3:30 to explore your ReAwaken Journey.

 

The Central Alberta Foodgrains Charity Harvest

This was completed on Monday, October 22.
Eight combines harvested 7800 bushels of CPS Wheat that was sold to Richardson Pioneer elevator and $48,000 was raised. It graded as #2.
Thanks to all the farmers that provided swathers, combines and grain trucks as well as Vision Truck Lines that provided two trucks. Thanks to Sue Bergen and Marg Linklater, who provided food for the volunteers.
Due to the challenging harvest conditions, we were not able to hold the annual harvest lunch for the general public.
We are currently looking for land for our 2019 project.

Offering Envelopes

Offering Envelopes for 2019 are now available for pick up in the reception area outside the offices upstairs.

"Music Jam”

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.

 

Kasota East Camp Winter Fundraising

Cow Patti Brunch, December 1. "The Odd Couple", tickets $67.20.
This should be a lot of fun. Brunch at 11:30, Performance at 1:00. Silent auction.

Poinsettia Sales. Arrive December 5. Beautiful assortment as always and satisfaction is guaranteed. Evergreen Nursery will replace any unsatisfactory plants.
Please see Bulletin Board for options. Last day to order: November 18 after church.

Kasota is grateful for all the support you have given us in the past. Thank you.
Contact Madeline Hendrickson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 403-789-4323.

 

Thank You

A potluck coupon thank you – a heartfelt thank you to the Circles of Care/Congregational Life Team for organizing it and providing dessert(s) and everyone who came and brought food to the pot luck meal that followed the Covenanting Service last Sunday. There was so much delicious food, such good company and conversation, such fun, and amazing, wonderful hospitality. It was awesome. Thank you all so very, very much.

In keeping with Red Deer Presbytery’s custom, the offering received at last Sunday’s Covenanting Service ($766.00) went to the Student Bursary Fund.

 

Upcoming St. Andrew’s Newsletter

Nancy is responsible for the next newsletter and hopes/plans to have it available the last Sunday in November or the first Sunday in December. I’ll be looking for content! Please send your submissions to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Committees or teams might consider sending a blurb about their particular team and say why someone might like to join them. Maybe SAUCY could submit an article about SAUCY. Possibly something about Christmas tree decorating or safe turkey cooking. Upcoming events? Celebrations? Or …? Thanks in advance for all your articles.

 

Open House

Open House/At Home at Nancy’s house Sunday, Nov 25th from 2:00-5:00 pm. Members of the congregation are invited to a drop in to an Open House/At Home at Nancy’s house (4936 Beardsley Ave.) Children are welcome to bring their parents or grandparents or both.

 

Christmas Luncheon and Bake Sale.

The annual Christmas Luncheon and Bake Sale will be held November 18 from 11:30 - 1:30 in the CE Auditorium. Freewill donations will be gratefully accepted. This money goes towards purchasing our Fair Trade coffee that is used by all for Sunday morning coffee.

Bells of Peace

The Bells of Peace will occur at sundown 4:45 pm on November 11, 2018 join us at St. Andrew’s United Church in a commemorative bell ringing ceremony to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice.

Bells of Peace marks the occasion 100 years ago, when bells across Canada and around the world rang out to share the news: the Great War was over. As the sun goes down, bells will ring 100 times in communities across the country to honour the sacrifices of Canadians who served in the 1914-1918 War, and to remember the cost of war, its impact on communities, and the promise of peace which generations of men and women have pursued in their service with our Canadian Armed Forces.


Rev Nancy Colton will lead us in this Ceremony. We will start the bells ringing at 4:45. Please arrive at the church at 4:30 pm. Contact for more info Tilly Meyer 403-782-9887.

Ongoing Ministries

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).


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