October 14th, 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.

Central Alberta Foodgrains Bank

The Growing Project harvest was postponed for Sept. 22. New date to be determined based on weather conditions and we also want to ensure our volunteer farmers have the majority of their own crops harvested. Listen to Sunny 94 in Lacombe for updates or call Doug Maas at 403-782-1860.

Upcoming Services

October 14th - Magdalene Speaker, Marco
October 21st - World Food Sunday, Marco
October 28th - Peace Sunday, Nancy
November 4th - Youth Service with Nancy, Communion, Daylight Savings
November 11th - Remembrance Sunday, Nancy  

November 18th - FRoG Service
November 25th - Reign of Christ - Nancy
December 16 – Cantata Sunday
December 21 – Longest Night Service – Barbara


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.


Observer Subscribers

For those who subscribe to the Observer, we have the renewal notice at the office. Please drop by before the end of October with your $25. fee, or you can e-transfer it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Office hours are 9:00 to 1:00 Monday to Friday.


Offering Envelopes

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


Meet with Pastor Marco

Meet with Pastor Marco at Sweet Capones on Tuesday, October 16 @ 2:30 – 3:30. Part of the ReAwaken Series.


Magdalene House Society

On Sunday, October 14, a representative from the Magdalene House Society will speak at our service on human trafficking and what the Society is doing to combat trafficking in Central Alberta. Special envelopes will be made available in the pews for charitable donations to the Society.


Evening of Gospel Music

Join us for an evening of Gospel Music by “ Gospel 792”
Kozy Korner - Lacombe Sunday October 28,2018 7:00pm For more info call Harvey Prins 782-2642

"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.


Alex Kusturok in Concert

Grand North America Fiddle Champion (2013 Alberta)
Alex has a blend of techniques in his music, influenced by Metis, Quebecois, and Cape Breton fiddle styles.
Saturday, October 20 @ 7:00 p.m. St. Andrew’s United Church
Adults $20. Under 18 free Tickets available at the church office 403 782-3148 or with Don Fraser 782-9887

This is a fundraiser for FRoG for another food security project.


Covenanting Service

Covenanting Service for Barbara Lieurance and Nancy Colton – Sunday, Nov. 4 @ 4:00. Congregational pot luck to follow.


Board Highlights

Just a couple of items to update everyone on. Last year we began a new approach to board meetings. Four times a year we split into two teams to discussion ideas and share our work. The first team is the Management Team which consists of the Finance, Property and Ministry and Personnel committees. The second team is our Spiritual Leadership team which is made up of the remained committees (Worship, Christian Development, Outreach, UCW, Circles of Care). The team meetings have been very successful in providing a forum for good discussion and planning. Out of this meeting we have identified some priority areas of work and will be focusing on them over the next year.


1.  In order to strengthen our united church community, we will be working together over the next couple of months to develop a communication strategy for our church. The congregation can expect to learn more about this at the AGM in January.
2.  Our basement renovation committee will be doing some long term planning, that includes looking at all of the needs of our church, before proceeding with renovations. Thank to those that have stepped up to support this project.
3.  St. Andrew’s is recycling again – more information coming in the near future on this initiative.

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 Doris Thesenvitz (403-782-7063).

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).