November 17th, 2019
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.
November 17 – Outreach, Guest speaker Nadine Posterski with Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. Special offering – Cheques to be made payable to CAWES
November 24 - Sarah
Chinook Winds Prayer Cycle
These are the congregations we are praying for and their respective Sundays:
Nov 17 - Parkview: Vauxhall - MAP
Nov 24 - Deer Park: Calgary - MAP
November Board Meeting
The November Board meeting has been rescheduled to the 19th at 7:15 due to some scheduling conflicts.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
On November 20 from 6-7pm, St. Andrews will hosting a vigil in the sanctuary to acknowledge the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This day was set aside to recognize those who have been killed, both in Canada and around the world, due to ignorance and hatred, targeted because they were trans or gender non-conforming.
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.
Cookies and Caroling
In conjunction with Lacombe Light Up the Night. Come to the auditorium at St. Andrew’s United Church for cookie decorating, hot chocolate, and old fashioned carol singing. Thursday, November 21st from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Caroling 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
Christmas Luncheon and Bake Sale
The annual UCW Christmas Luncheon and Bake Sale will be held on November 17 from 11:30 - 1:30 in the CE Auditorium. Join us for lunch and spend some time viewing the wares of our ladies of the UCW. There will be a variety of baked goods for sale, a good time to find some of your Christmas treats. Unit 1 aka 'The Fruitcake Ladies' will have their Christmas cakes for sale at this time. Hope to see you there.
Messy Church - December
Since the 'Holiday Train' is coming through Lacombe on December 6, it has been decided to move our Messy Church to the following Friday, December 13 at 5:00 p.m.
Day of Remembrance
Bereavement brings with it the challenge of facing family celebrations without your loved one. As we enter into the Christmas season, The Lacombe Palliative Care Society invites you and your family for a Day of Remembrance on Sunday, December 1st , 2019, at The Lacombe Memorial Centre, 5214 – 50th Avenue, Lacombe, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. (30 minute time of remembrance followed by refreshments and fellowship). If you have any questions, you may call Marg at 403-782-1887.
Financial Update as of October 31, 2019
|Current Month||Year to Date||Pro Rata Budget|
|Cont. and Other Income||$16,104||$ 215,973||$276,566|
|Net Income (Loss)||($1,183)||$ 507||$ 9,113|
Mission & Service
|Current Month||Year to Date|
|Amount Collected||$ 955.00||$ 13,066.20|
|Amount remitted to date||$ 12,111.20|
Give the Gift of Life this Winter!
Canadian Blood Services still needs to fill 130 appointments for their upcoming mobile donor centre, Monday December 2nd at St Stephen’s Catholic Parish from 3:30pm – 7:30 pm. Bless a local patient and book now at blood.ca or by calling 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
If you subscribe to Broadview (formerly The Observer) and wish to continue, please remit $25. to the office by the end of November. Also, please advise the office of any change in address. Thank You.
The Transition Team will be hosting Fireside Chats over the next few months. These are conversation with our community of faith to learn more about what St. Andrew’s means to us. The following three have been scheduled and will take place in the basement of the church. There will be more hosted in the new year.
- November 26th at 7 pm
- December 3rd at 2 pm (Full)
- December 5th at 7 pm
Sign up sheets are available at church or you can contact the office.
Thank you from the Transition team
Ko Bruning Karen Yakimishyn Pat Crozier Doug Maas Tom Waddell Sarah Fanning Monique Mickelson Bob Settle
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).