Announcements November 26, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Nov 26)

Offering Receivers: Greg & Sheila Black, Tim & Allison Blom
Counters: Andrew Ottens, Drew Speight, Greg & Sheila Black
Scripture Reader: Maxine Campbell
Greeters: Blom Family
Coffee Hour: Blom Family
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Terri Astle, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Dec 3):

Offering Receivers: Elders
Counters: John Astle, Bill Cockburn, Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh
Scripture Reader: Margaret Sisk-McCully
Greeters: Doris Stairs
Coffee Hour: Al & Jean Boudreau
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheen Page
Church School: Terri Astle, Jordan & Candace Schriver

The Link – Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the latest newsletter at the back of the sanctuary.

Elder Election –  A reminder that all completed ballots must be returned to the church by December 3.

Our Treasurer, John Astle is retiring after 28 years of service effective at the Annual Meeting. At this time, any members or adherents with an interest in serving in the role of Treasurer are asked to contact The Board of Managers. Should information be needed, please contact John Astle.

College and Career Dinner – “American Thanksgiving” on Sunday, November 26 at Jordan and Candace’s place. Drives can be arranged, and diets accommodated. Please let Jordan know if you are interested.

Get ready for The Great ADVENTure.  Friday, Dec 1st at 5pm. Pizza followed by activities for the children and church decorating for Advent.

General Assembly 2018 – The Presbytery of New Brunswick has been invited to send a Young Adult Representative (YAR) to the 2018 General Assembly at Wilfred Laurier University (Waterloo, ON), which will take place from June 3 – 6, 2018.  YARs are young adults between the ages of 16 and 25 who have been chosen by their presbytery to attend General Assembly.  Normally NB can send a YAR every three years.  This week the Presbytery of NB named Jacqueline Howie-Cleland as its YAR! This will be a great opportunity for Jacqueline to experience from within the workings of the Presbyterian Church from a broader perspective, participate in discussions, and even advise on some votes.  She will meet many people, learn more about God at work through the church in the world, and have some great stories to share on her return.

Search Committee Update:

  • The Search Committee will meet on Wednesday, Nov 29 at 6:30 p.m.
  • At the November 22 meeting of the Presbytery of NB, Presbytery affirmed the congregation of Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church’s readiness to begin a search for a Minister of Word and Sacrament.
  • The committee continues to work diligently to finalize the congregational profile, with the goal of having it completed and ready for distribution in mid-December.

Advent Tuesday Worship & Small Group Study –  at St. James Presbyterian Church on Nov 28, Dec 5, 12 & 19. Worship at 7pm (Prayers, Scripture, Reflection) and Small Group Study at 7:30pm.  All are invited.  Book/DVD Study – Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World? (Rick McKinley, Chris Seay and Greg Holder) The book isn’t necessary to follow along; however, it can be purchased on Amazon for approximately $10-12 (Kindle and paperback). Overview:  Reflect on how you can make Christmas a more meaningful, transforming experience with themes such as substituting consumption with compassion through 4 different spiritual disciplines: worshiping more (Nov. 28), spending less (to free resources for things that truly matter) (Dec 5), giving more (of your presence, hands, words, time, heart) (Dec. 12), and loving all (Dec. 19).  Worship theme is separate from Small Group study.  Feel free to come to both or one or the other.  If you are interested in participating in the book study, email Rev. Wendy MacWilliams at

Church School Youth will be participating in worship on December 10. This special service will be followed by our Annual Pot Luck Lunch.

Jr/Sr High School – End of year Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec 10 from 6:00 to 9:00. Food and festive fun, please let Jordan know if you are planning to come.

Cookie Dough – The cookie dough has arrived, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, ginger and shortbread at $10 a tub, an easy way to bake cookies. The sale is a fund raiser for the Mission Committee. For pickup see Juliet Davis.

Volunteering in 2018 –  Saint Andrew’s is blessed with many volunteers.   Please consider joining this dedicated group by adding your name to the volunteer roster for 2018.  Opportunities include: Offering Counter, Offering Receiver, Greeter, Scripture Reader, Coffee Hour Host, Nursery Helper or Church School Teacher. If you are interested in helping in any of these areas please contact the office at 455-8220 or  The new roster will begin in January.

Lintuhtine Music Academy – presents “The Christmas Story” on December 3 at 7:00pm here at Saint Andrew’s Church.

Carol Sing – Stepping Stone Singers at St. Margaret’s Church on December 3 at 2 pm. Free will offering.

Annual Advent Carol Festival –  St. Paul’s United Church on Wed, Dec 6 at 7:30 p.m.  Local church and community choirs will present a program of new, as well as familiar, Christmas music. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to join in the festive singing. A freewill offering will be received with proceeds going to the CBC’s Feed a Family Campaign.

Memorial Tree Lighting – Wed, Dec 6 at McAdam’s Funeral Home at 7:00 pm.  All those who are remembering a loved one at this holiday season are invited to join.

Pulpit Supply Schedule:

  • Nov 26 – Andrew Speight
  • Dec 3 –  Rev. Dr. Phil Lee
  • Dec 10 – Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • Dec 17 – Marg Leonard