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MORNING MESSENGER

September 29th, 2019

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.

 

Upcoming Services/Events

September 29 – Creation Time 4/Orange Shirt Day – Sarah
October 6 – Communion, Food Bank Sunday – Sarah
October 13 – Thanksgiving – Sarah
October 20 – Sarah
October 27 – Sarah
October 27, 7 pm – Covenanting Service

Chinook Winds Prayer Cycle

These are the congregations we are praying for and their respective Sundays:
Sep 29 - Gaetz Memorial: Red Deer
Oct 6: - Robert McClure: Calgary
Oct 13 - Lakeview: Calgary
Oct 20 - Fort MacLeod-Granum
Oct 27 - Blackie-Gladys PC

Highlights from the September 10 Board Meeting

Following deconstruction of the south exterior wall, there are some old brick available by the garden shed behind the church. Please help yourself. Call Jurjan @ 403 307-3687 if you have any questions.

The Board would like to thank Jim Dixon who has stepped up as a member of the Ministry and Personnel Committee and Lawrence Hrycan who is our new Regional Representative. Your stewardship is much appreciated.

Reminder that the Board meetings are open to all and that Board minutes are available from the office. The next Board meeting is Oct 8th at 7:15 in the Parlour.

Transition Team

Transition Team members are:

  • Sarah Fanning
  • Ko Bruning
  • Robin King
  • Pat Crozier
  • Karen Yakimishyn
  • Christine Baltzer
  • Monique Mickelson
  • Bob Settle

Transition Team Meeting Highlights:

  • We will be having conversations with all of the board committees through the months of September and October.
  • A Covenanting Service for Sarah is being planned and a date will be announced in the near future.
  • We will be holding fireside chats with all interested people of St. Andrew’s community of faith. We expect to have these conversations in the late fall or early winter months.

Healing Pathway

Sessions will be offered on the first and third Monday of each month, beginning in October. For further information or to book a session, please contact Marlene Ayer 403 782-4327 or Pat Crozier 402 782-7243

Carol Cornwell's Piano Concert

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 19

Carol Cornwell’s Piano Concert entitled “My Life in a Turtleneck”. Hear the music of Andrew Lloyd Weber, The Beatles, ABBA, Elton John, Movie Themes and much more. Concert will take place from 7 to 9 in the Sanctuary and we will have a short intermission with coffee and cookies. There will be some surprises also!! Doors open at 6:30.

There will be a free will offering and the proceeds from the event will go to The St. Andrew’s United Church general fund.

Valdy Concert

In support of FRoG, there will be a VALDY concert at St. Andrew’s on November 23rd at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 Tickets are available at the office for $30 each.

Pie for Coffee …..mmm. sound good?

Unit 2 is serving pieces of pie at coffee time on October 6. There will be apple, Saskatoon, raspberry, bumbleberry and more. A freewill donation will be taken and this will go into the general coffers to help with keeping our church bright and beautiful! As well, if there are any full pies not used, they will be available for sale for $15.00.

Kasota East Camp

KEC is seeking representatives from founding congregations to serve as local “champions” to support fundraising efforts and coordinate participation, ensure that communications and marketing of KEC is shared, support “Camp Sunday”, help build community around KEC.  Also seeking board members through open application by October 15, 2019. Contact Shari Hanson (Board Chair) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KEC Benefit Brunch – “The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby” by Norm Foster. Cow Patti Theatre. Lacombe Golf and Country Club. Saturday, November 16, 2019. Doors open @ 11:00 am. Brunch 11:30 Show @ 1:00 pm Tickets $68.00 Contact Lea 403 304-6329 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Calling all Musicians

The Worship Committee is inviting musicians out there to share your talents with us on Sunday mornings. If you or someone you know would like to play gathering music before church please contact Carol Cornwell at 403-357-9257, or Pat Crozier at 403-598-9310.

United Church Women

New members are always welcome, feel free to call for information.
Unit 2 contact is Darlene Crawford 403-782-2080, and Unit 1 contact is Pat Crozier 403-598-9310.

Messy Church

Friday, Oct. 4th, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Join us for crafts, songs, stories, and food. The theme is Thanksgiving. Fun for families. Everyone welcome!

Name Tags

There is a sign up sheet with the ushers at the back of the church for name tags, or call the office 403 782-3148 if you require one. Completed name tags are available for pick up from the ushers.

Moms with Young Children Group

The Moms with Young Children group will start meeting again the second Thursday of each month in the hall at 9:30 am. Come for coffee and fellowship and bring your little ones! Thursday, September 12th will be our first get together.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the second Monday of each month in the parlour at 1:00 pm. All are welcome. Call Doreen Scott for further information 403 782-5932. Please note - Since Thanksgiving Monday is October 14th, the group will meet the following week October 21st instead.

Herr Lectures

The Herr Lectures presents the award-winning investigative journalist Andrew Nikiforuk on October 8 at 7:30 pm in the Lacombe Memorial Centre. Mr. Nikiforuk will offer an eye-opening examination of government abuse and the impact of fracking on Alberta's agricultural communities. For tickets visit: burmanu.ca/herrlectures/events

Mint Girl Guide Cookies

Unless you know of a local girl selling cookies this Fall, you can obtain some from Rev. Sarah @ $5.00 / box.

 

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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