March 15th, 2020
St. Andrew’s United Church Ministers
Bob Settle - Honorary Associate Minister
Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Financial Matters and E-transfers
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.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Alberta has implemented new public health restrictions. Worship gatherings of more than 50 people are cancelled. As as result, services for March 22, 29 and April 3 are suspended. As well, other meetings and activities at the church for the immediate future are suspended. Events later in April and May will be assessed as required.
Chinook Winds Prayer Cycle
These are the congregations we are praying for and their respective Sundays:
March 15 - Prairie Spirit
March 22 - Parkview (Vauxhall)
March 29 - Knox (Calgary)
While Byron Mickelson is away on vacation and Jane Wilkinson is off recovering from knee surgery, Karen Yakimishyn and Alex Woodrow have taken over the office duties.
Thanks to the Legacy Fund, UCW Unit 2 was able to purchase new pew cushions for your use. They are all uniform in size and have silicon grips on one side to prevent slippage. We have removed the old cushions and they have been placed on the stage in the auditorium. If you would like to take one of these home for your own use or, if you know of someone who might like one, please feel free to pick them up at coffee time. We will leave them there until the middle of March. They will then be taken to Castaways.
Sessions are offered on the first and third Monday of each month. For further information or to book a session, please contact Marlene Ayer 403 782-4327 or Pat Crozier 402 782-7243.
Easter Monday Family Fun
Families with young children - Looking for some free fun for Easter? Search the basement for hidden eggs and turn them in for a prize. Enjoy some snacks and activities with other families in the auditorium before and after your hunt. The Easter Egg Hunt and social will run Monday, April 13th from 10:30 - 12. The first wave will be for children aged 0-5 at 10:40 and the second wave will be for those 5 and over at 11:15. For more information, contact Teri Lynn Amundson or Annerie Dunnewind.
Spring Garage Sale!
Start collecting donations for our Spring Garage Sale. Donations will be accepted the week of May 12 to May 15 during office hours. Garage sale/Bake sale and Kasota Flower Sale will run Sat. May 16th from 10 to 2pm. Please contact Teri Lynn Amundson or Annerie Dunnewind if you have any questions or to volunteer to help.
St. Andrew’s Update
At the present time St. Andrew’s does not have anyone with a janitorial contract. The Board is in the process of updating the job description and will be proceeding in the near future to look for someone to fulfill these duties.
In the meantime, Lee Heindal (along with Diane), has agreed to take care of us. You already know Lee and Diane because they have been taking care of our Security. Please feel free to talk to Lee about things that you may notice that needs attention.
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. This is a paid position. Please contact the office if you are interested.
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).