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MORNING MESSENGER

March 31st, 2019

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: Tuesday – Friday,  9:30 am – 1:00 pm

 

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

March 31 – 4th Sunday in Lent - Marco 

April 7 – 5th Sunday in Lent, Communion, Food Bank Sunday – Nancy
April 14 – Palm Sunday – Nancy
April 19 – Good Friday – Marco & Nancy
April 21 – Easter/Resurrection – Marco & Nancy
April 28 – 2nd Sunday in Easter – Marco

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. 

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Our Prayer Shawl group has wrapped up for the next few months. We will notify the congregation later this year when we plan to start up again. If you have questions regarding this Ministry, please contact Linda Crabbe at 403-782-2994.

Lectionary Discusson Group

The Lectionary Discussion Group with Nancy will meet on Monday, April 1st at 2:30 in the Parlour. The readings are:

  • Isaiah 43 : 16-21
  • Psalm 126
  • Philippians 3 : 4b-14
  • John 12 : 1-8

Confirmation and New Members

Are you interested in becoming a new member, or interested in getting confirmed? Pastor Marco and Rev Nancy are preparing a new member/confirmation class. For more info, or let us know you want to attend, please communicate with Pastor Marco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vacation Bible School

Planning ahead – Vacation Bible School (VBS) dates: August 19-22. Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to noon. We’ll be looking for adult and youth volunteers. Please let Nancy know if you’re interested.

Lenten Study Group

Lenten study gathering/group – with Nancy using a resource called Everyday Skeptics (available from the UCRD online). We’ll meet through Lent on Monday evenings March 11, 18, and 25, April 1, 8, and 15 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Each session will stand on its own so you are invited to attend as many of the sessions are you’d like. We can arrange transportation to and from if that would facilitate your participation.

Bible Study

Bible Study on The Gospel of Matthew, every Thursday evening from 7 pm to 8 pm from Feb 21st, to March 28th.  For details, contact Pastor Marco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friends of Guatemala - FRoG

We are planning a trip to Guatemala this year, from June 29 to July 10. There is also an option to add on an excursion to Tikal for those who would like to visit these Ancient Mayan Ruins. Linda Hueppelsheuser is working on an itinerary with CEDEPCA in Guatemala, which will include visits to food security projects in El Rincon and Toj Alic, as well as long-time friend Rosario with Clinica Maya, among other places and organizations.

This trip is an immersive experience, an opportunity to learn about the people of Guatemala, to meet and talk with them, and see what life is like for them. You will be changed by this experience!

If you are interested in joining this trip, or would like more information about it, please contact Donna Pierson at 403-350-7109. Anyone is welcome to participate.

Messy Church

Friday, April 5th. 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Join us for crafts, songs, stories, and food. Fun for families. Everyone welcome!

Moms with Young Children Group

This group meets the second Tuesday of each month in the auditorium at 9:30 a.m. Bring your little ones and enjoy coffee and fellowship. Next gathering will be on April 9th.

Living Free Series

You are invited to a fundraiser for FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY on April 4th at 7pm at the LMC. Speaker, Pastor Marco Ste-Marie and music by Jordan Galloway. Theme of the evening; Living Free. Tickets on sale at the Library.

Saskia & Darrel Concert

Presented at Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 Ross St. Red Deer – Saskia & Darrel Concert with Celtic, Bluegrass, Folk, Country and Gospel flavours. Saturday, April 27 @ 7:00 p.m. Advance tickets $15./person At the door $20. For more info contact Lois at 403-347-6181.

Fundraising Concert for Friends of Guatemala

Gospel 792 from Crestomere area will perform at 7.30 pm in our sanctuary on Saturday, April 13. Tickets available soon for $15.00 through the Church office and FRoG members. Fore more information, contact Doug Maas at 403.782.1860.

Preach, Prayer and Pizza

Pastor Marco is having a worship service on Saturday, April 20th from 3:30 to 4:30 at St. Andrew’s United Church. Special musical guest – Jordan Galloway. Pizza and veggies meal provided following worship. Everyone welcome!

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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