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MORNING MESSENGER

November 17th, 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

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.

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.

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

General Fund

  Current Month Year to Date Pro Rata Budget
Cont. and Other Income        $16,104   $ 215,973   $276,566
Expenses   $17,287   $ 215,466   $267,453
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

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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).

Men's Breakfast

The Men’s Breakfast will be held at Track on 2 which is out by Hwy 2. Breakfast will commence at 10:00 AM on November 30th, 2019 and the approximate cost for breakfast will be $10.00. If anyone has questions, please email me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call me @ 403 782 – 3107. If someone needs a ride or better directions, please get in touch with me.  Thank you.  Ross Pickett

Internal Review

St. Andrew’s is looking for an internal reviewer to look over the financial records for 2019. For more information please contact a member of the finance committee (Byron Mickelson, Linda Huppelsheuser, Hans Haefliger) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Broadview Subscriptions

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.

Fireside Chats

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

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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