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MORNING MESSENGER

January 19th, 2020

St. Andrew’s United Church Ministers

Sarah Fanning

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Barbara Lieurance

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Bob Settle   -  Honorary Associate Minister

 

Office Hours

Tuesday – Friday,  9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Financial Matters and E-transfers

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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.

 

Chinook Winds Prayer Cycle

These are the congregations we are praying for and their respective Sundays:

Jan 19 - Nanton-Cayley
Jan 26 - Red Deer Lake

Annual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm in the sanctuary. After service we will be gathering in the hall for Soup Sunday, courtesy of the Outreach Team. The Transition Team has an activity scheduled between Soup time and the AGM, so we will start the meeting at approx. 1:00.

Board for 2020

We have a number of Board vacancies we need to fill for 2020 – Chair, Vice Chair, Christian Development, Congregational Life. If you are interested in being a part of the Board on one of these committees please contact either Reverend Sarah or Karen Yakimishyn. As well, the following committees are seeking new members: Property, Worship, Circles of Care, Congregational Life, Christian Development, and Ministry and Personnel.

A/V Support Needed

We are looking for a couple of people who would like to learn the A/V procedures to assist with weddings, funerals, and the occasional Sunday service. For weddings and funerals this is a paid position. Please contact the office if you are interested 403 782-3148.

Messy Church

We are looking for attire that is suitable for young children to dress up as shepherds. If you have anything like robes, canes, walking sticks, or anything else that the children could use to be shepherds, please drop the items off in the parlour. Angel costumes would be appreciated as well. Thank you.

Family Fun Night!

Who?  St. Andrew's community of faith and friends
What?   Friday Fun Night – Games Night
When?  Friday, January 24, 2020 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Where?  St. Andrew's United Church Hall
Why?  To have fun and fellowship with others who are connected with St. Andrew's community of faith.
Bring a snack to share and a family-friendly game/board game to play!

Adult Study Groups

You’ve asked about Adult study groups, and we’re listening and responding!

During Lent, we’re inviting any interested adults to be part of a book study.

Sunday nights in March (March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) from 7 to 9 pm in the parlour.

Together we will read Rachel Held Evans book, “Inspired – Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again”, and meet weekly to discuss a couple of chapters at a time.

Please indicate your interest in being part of this group to Rev. Sarah by February 15 at the latest so she can order enough copies of the book. You can do so by emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or speaking to her in person.

Sunday Morning Fellowship

St Andrew’s Congregational Life committee would like to thank all those who in 2019 so graciously helped out on Sunday Morning Fellowship time with serving coffee. The new volunteer 2020 coffee sheet is up for signing in. We thank you in advance for those who would like to help out this year. It is much appreciated by all the congregants who enjoy this wonderful time of fellowship Sunday mornings after Church services.

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday will soon be here. February 25 is the day.

If we want to continue our tradition of THE MEN hosting a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, there is urgent need for a coordinator of the event. Most of the information needed is well documented and there are experienced resource people available to advise and assist. Advertisements for this event should be out 3 to 4 weeks ahead of the event.

Please contact Dayton Thesenvitz 403-782-7063

Pause Musicale

The Lacombe Music Teacher’s Association invites you to Pause Musicale, a free concert at St. Andrew’s on Friday, January 24th from 12:00 to 12:30 in the sanctuary.

 

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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