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MORNING MESSENGER

August 18th, 2019

St. Andrew’s United Church Ministers

Sarah Fanning This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

August 18 – 10th Sunday after Pentecost - Fran Hare
August 25 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost - Bob

Next Steps for St. Andrews

These are exciting times!

The board has put a Transition Team into place for the next two years and we have Sarah Fanning, an Intentional Interim Minister (IIM) to work supportively with that team and help us at St. Andrew’s to realize our ministry.
The Transition Team, along with the help of our IIM, will lead St. Andrew’s through a process of self-study, discernment, and visioning to rekindle our call to mission. They will work collaboratively with the IIM by providing insight, support and interpretation and work closely with the board as part of their process. To our community of faith at St. Andrew’s they will offer leadership that challenges, reassures, encourages risk, and assists with making the necessary changes to move on in our ministry.

Near the end of our time of self-discovery and discernment and once our community of faith here at St. Andrew’s has made thoughtful decisions about our future, the Transition Team will develop a Community of Faith profile proclaiming who we are. At that time, we will be ready to find a minister to journey with us in our vision.

Financial Matters and E-transfers

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Chinook Winds Prayer Cycle

For August, these are the congregations we are praying for and their respective Sundays:
Aug 18 - Burdett-Bow Island PC
Aug 25 - McKillop: Lethbridge

50 Years

August 25 will be a special service. Everyone is invited to the Celebration of 50 years of marriage of Bob and Winnie Chesney Settle.

The service will include reminiscence of their wedding and married life, and some learnings they have made so far. We will be having a luncheon after worship and everyone is invited. No cards nor gifts please."

Thank You!

Affirm St. Andrew’s would like to thank Absolute Paint and Design for their kind donation of quality Para Paint and tape to help with our rainbow walkway project. We are grateful for their generous gift.

At Last - Thanks to God!

The Lacombe Community Refugee Effort has heard from Naema that her sister, Khadija and family have been informed by Canadian Immigration that plans are underway for travel to Canada. This could happen any time. Since they will be staying with Bashar and Naema and family for the first weeks, while we find an apartment or small house near the schools, our immediate needs are for clothing for Khadija -age 31, woman's med, size 10 - 12,(modest with long sleeves), for Mohamad - age 13 - boys med size 14 , and for Marwa (girl) age 11 size kids lrg , size 10 - 12. Fall clothing is very welcome. We will be looking for household items later. Contact Marlene Ironside 403-350-1753.

Financial Update as of July 31, 2019

General Fund

  Current Month Year to Date Pro Rata Budget
Revenue      
Contributions and Other Income $17,267 $161,126 $193,596
 Expenses $14,116 $152,770 $187,217
Net Income (Loss) $3,151 $8,356 $6,379

Mission and Service

  Current Month  Year to Date
Amount Collected $890 $9,828.20
Amount Remitted to Date   $8,938.20

 

Vacation Bible School

VBS has been cancelled this summer due to low registration.
We are having a VBS planning meeting for next summer on October 25 @ 7:30pm for anyone who would like to join this team You can contact Emily Mueller or Claudine Bruning for more info.

Messy Church

Friday, Sept 6th. 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Join us for crafts, songs, stories, and food. Fun for families. 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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