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MORNING MESSENGER

January 20th, 2019

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.

 

Cakes

UCW Unit 1 still has cakes for sale and are offering to reduce the price to one for $10. or two for $15. Available in the hall following worship.

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 February 12.   

Prayer Shawl Ministry

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

Zataun Olive Oil

The Outreach Committee still has a few bottles of Zataun Olive Oil for sale at $20.00 each. Sale of this good quality Olive Oil is to support Palestinian farmers whose livelihood continues to be under pressure from Israeli Settlements. They will be for sale after church at coffee time today. 

Fun and Faith Choir

THE FAITH AND FUN CHOIR IS BACK! And you are welcome to join us! We meet for practices on the following Sundays after church from noon to 1 pm on January 13. We generally practice the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month (but not always). No choir experience needed. We only ask that you like to sing and are willing to have fun with us! If you have questions, contact Sandra Smith (403-348-1219) or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Out of the Office

Rev Nancy is away from the office January 12th to 26th inclusive for two weeks of continuing education time. She’ll be back for the Annual Meeting on the 27th and looks forward to seeing you all then. 

Sunday Theft at Woody Nook Church – January 13

Watch for a dark blue caravan with an amber light mounted on the roof. This person was parked at the Woody Nook Church last Sunday and during the service the criminal went into the foyer and ransacked the coats for valuables. When confronted he said he left his coat the Sunday before and not finding it he left. Went to his van produced a coat he said he was looking for and left the site. When people left after the service the crook had found a credit card and cell phone and by 5 pm had charged $5,000. On the credit card.
This is likely a person who knows the area. Somebody is out of jail, so be on the lookout for this van.

Empowered

A new sermon series starting on January 13th with Pastor Marco. Be transformed and renewed on your faith journey. January 13, 20, 27, Feb 3rd. Also on Facebook Live.

Annual General Meeting

St. Andrew’s Annual General Meeting will be on January 27th @ 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Prior to the meeting, will be a soup lunch provided by the Outreach Team with a goodwill offering. Proceeds will go to Mission & Service. 

Lectionary Discussion Group

The Lectionary Discussion Group with Nancy will reconvene on Monday, January 28th at 2:30. The readings for that gathering are: Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; and Luke 4:21-30. 

Messy Church

Friday, February 1. Messy Church starts at 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Join us for crafts, songs, stories, and food. Fun for families. Everyone welcome!

Meet Pastor Marco at Sweet Capone's

Tuesdays, Jan 22nd, 29th, and Feb 5th, and 12th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Go deeper in your faith, make new friends, build community. 4912 50 Ave, Lacombe

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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