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MORNING MESSENGER

February 2nd, 2020

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.

 

Chinook Winds Prayer Cycle

These are the congregations we are praying for and their respective Sundays:

Feb 2 - Fifth Avenue Memorial: Medicine Hat
Feb 9 - Sunnybrook: Red Deer
Feb 16 - Bowden-Betchton: St. Andrew's
Feb 23 - Three Hills - Carbon

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. For weddings and funerals this is a paid position. Please contact the office if you are interested 403 782-3148.

Cow Patti Theatre Tickets available.

March 14, 2020, 11:00 Performance of Norm Fosters LUNENBERG. Cost $68 (inc GST) Contact Madeline Hendrickson KEC Camp Champ 403-789-4323, or after church. I have 10 available.

Adult Study Groups

You’ve asked about Adult study groups, and we’re listening and responding!

During Lent, we’re inviting any interested adults to be part of a book study.

Sunday nights in March (March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) from 7 to 9 pm in the parlour.

Together we will read Rachel Held Evans book, “Inspired – Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again”, and meet weekly to discuss a couple of chapters at a time.

Please indicate your interest in being part of this group to Rev. Sarah by February 15 at the latest so she can order enough copies of the book. You can do so by emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or speaking to her in person.

Messy Church

Friday, February 7th. 5:00-7:00
Stories, songs, games, crafts and supper! Fun for families. Everyone welcome.

Mom's Group

The Moms Group will meet on Thursday, February 13 at 9:30 a.m. Bring your little ones and enjoy coffee and fellowship.

Lacombe Community Refugee Effort

The Lacombe Community Refugee Effort is teaming up with Pastor Marco Ste. Marie for a presentation called 'Living Free With Hope'. You can join us on Monday, February 10 at 7:00 PM at Wolf Creek Community Church. Tickets are $20, available from committee members, or at Mary C Moore Public Library, or online at https://eventsframe.com/e/prOXe5Ati/living-free-with-hope/ or at the door.

Act of Kindness

The Worship Team is encouraging the congregation to write an "Act of Kindness" on a snowflake (which is provided), and add it to the bulletin board in the east entrance. We would encourage you to do 'acts of kindness' throughout the coming weeks, and into the Lenten Season.

Faith and Fun Choir

The Faith & Fun Choir are looking for more people to join us. Whether or not you can read music, have or haven't sung in another choir, you are most welcome to join our welcoming (& fun) group!
We practice on Sundays after the service at noon, giving us time to enjoy fellowship in the hall before we start singing. Our next 3 practices are on February 2nd, 16th and 23rd. If interested, please speak to Sandra Smith-Bernatsky, our Director, or join us downstairs in the piano room where the Adult Choir practices on February 2nd.

Senior Services

Senior services will be held at local senior facilities on Monday, February 3rd. Rev. Barbara will be leading these services.

Royal Oak service @9:30am
Lacombe Lodge service @10:15am
Long Term Care Service @11am

All are welcome to help us sing and to socialize with the seniors.

Family Fun Night!

Friday, February 21 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Movie in the sanctuary – “A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood”
Movie downstairs for littles – “Frozen 2”
Snacks will be available – chips, pop, and a chocolate bar, all for $5.00

 

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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