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MORNING MESSENGER

September 16, 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.

Weekly Lectionary Study/Discussion Group

Mondays at 2:30* with Nancy: starting September 10th. Come as you’re able, as often or as seldom as you’d like, every week or once in a while – attendance and commitment is completely flexible, no pressure to be there all the time. No need to be a biblical scholar. No experience required.

Readings for the 17th are: Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37.

 

Covenanting Service for Leila Currie and Amy Mueller 

Sept 23rd 7:00 pm @ Gaetz United Church
Come celebrate a covenant of community and relationship through music, prayer and liturgy with refreshments to follow.
A mass choir will begin practice at 5:30. The song chosen will be forwarded later today.

 

Messy Church

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

 

Rundles Mission

Rundles Mission in Thorsby was the recipient of our old church doors, and they have invited our congregation to come for tea and a tour of their facility on Monday, Sept. 24 @ 2:00 p.m. So far Don & Tilly, Dayton & Doris, Lawrence & Susan are going. If you are interested in joining them please let one of them know.

 

Prostate Cancer Awareness Musicale 

Friday, September 28 @ 7:00 p.m. Festival Hall in Red Deer.
This is a fundraiser concert and silent auction for the local Prostate Cancer Support Group, featuring music by Ray Baird, Maurice Paul, Gordon Ross, Lawrence Heck, and Classic Country Gold.

Tickets are $20. And available from Ray Baird 403 343-7332 or Donna Pierson 403 350-7109.

 

Movie Night

Saturday, September 22 at 19:00 hrs in the parlour. The film (106 minutes) is "Quality Problems", and was written & directed by the couple who are portrayed in the film. A thriving family: mom, dad, two kids, two jobs, a demented dad, and one case of cancer. But planning a birthday party threatens their precarious equilibrium. There will be popcorn!

 

For Your Convenience

Can’t make it to church every Sunday? No problem, we’ve got you covered! The sustainability of St. Andrew’s United Church is dependant on regular weekly offerings. You can still participate in weekly offerings even if you are unable to come to church. Two ways:

1. We now offer e-transfer by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2.Pre-authorized Remittance (PAR) - A convenient, regular way of giving to our St. Andrew’s operating budget. Forms are available in the pews. Please fill out and place in the offering plate.

For further information contact the church office 403-782-3148.

 

Aging Well Seminars and Discussion for Six Weeks

September 20 to October 25 3:15- 5:15 PM

Sunnybrook United Church , 12 Stanton Street, Red Deer

Topics covered: Will and Estate Planning, Financial Planning, Healthy Brain Aging.
Offering a lite meal after each session for conversation and discussion.  Cost $20.00

For further information contact Linda at 403-347-6073

 

Family Photo Deal

Here is a great opportunity to get special family photos and support a good cause. The Lacombe Community Refugee Effort has one committee member who is a talented professional photographer. Star has made time in her busy life to offer family photo sessions for $100. on Sept. 14 and 15 with all proceeds going to the Refugee Effort for our sponsorship of Naema's sister. Even if you don't book a session, do go to the website and read Star's write-up. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

DOPE SICK – Fentanyl’s Deadly Grip

This 2016 VICE movie, directed by Shawney Cohen and rated by IMDb viewers at 8.4 will be showing on Monday, Sept. 24 @ 7:00 p.m. at Sunnybrook United Church. Please consult the poster in the hallway for more information. Free – Everyone Welcome!

 

Historical Film

At St. Andrew’s United Church, followed by refreshments and an old fashioned singalong. Saturday, September 29, 2:00 p.m.

 

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

Shalom Counselling Centre is holding a MASSIVE garage sale on September 28th and 29th. To make this successful, we depend on a number of volunteers to assist with set up (September 27th) and on sale days. A variety of shifts are available; if you can help us please contact Bonnie Joyes at 403.342.0339 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!

 

Children and Youth Ministry

Survey for stakeholders, parents and children (and others) – what do you think? Is there a need for a “Tween” group?

There are children and their friends in our community that are ready to transition from Messy Church but are not quite old enough for St. Andrew’s United Church Youth (SAUCY). As parents [and grandparents] of these children, we value your input and feedback as we look into meeting the needs of this community.

We would appreciate your participation by filling out this short 5 minute survey to help us gauge the needs and expectations for this age group. Thank you for your time, and we appreciate the feedback from the […] parents of the community’s [tween] children.” Please complete the survey at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/qkst3wy  Many, many thanks.

Tom, Teri Lynn, and Nancy.

 

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).  We will commence on Monday, September 24 at 1:30 pm.


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 Roberta Dyck (403-307-3811).


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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