Announcements March 18, 2018

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (March 18)

Offering Receivers: Greg & Sheila Black, Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh
Counters: Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh, Wanda Klingbell
Scripture Reader: Rose Carolyn Smith
Greeters: Wanda Klingbell, Hollie Craig
Coffee Hour: Greg & Sheila Black
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (March 25—Palm Sunday):

Offering Receivers: Elders
Counters: Calvin MacIntosh, Drew Speight, Rebecca Jonah
Scripture Reader: Drew Speight
Greeters: Al & Arlene MacDonald
Coffee Hour: David & Leslie Dell
Nursery: Mary Hossack, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Jordan and Candace Schriver

Soup for the Roof! – Sunday, March 18th after worship, hosted by the Tuesday Morning Ladies Group.  Come and enjoy a bowl of soup, rolls and dessert in support of our ‘Soup for the Roof’ campaign.  A free will offering will be collected.

Come experience church with the children – The church school teachers would like to invite adults in the congregation who are interested in seeing how the Godly play program we use with our younger children works, to come and experience church with the children for a Sunday as a doorkeeper.  Please let one of the church school teachers know if you are interested.

College and Career Post-Easter Dinner – Sunday, April 8th at Jordan and Candace’s place. Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated, please let Jordan know if you are interested.

The Third Annual Board Games – Youth event Sunday, March 25th from 5:30 to 8:00 at the church. A mix of board, card and video games. Prizes for all, winner of the evening earns the golden duck (one of SAPC Youth’s highest honors). Please let Jordan know if you plan to attend.

Roof Fund Campaign

At the annual congregational meeting on Feb 25, 2018, the urgency of taking action on the deteriorating roof was emphasized.  Since then a significant leak has developed in the sanctuary.  

A budget of $92,000 was approved at the annual meeting to complete a new roof, and a ‘Roof Fund’ has now been created to accept donations to help defray the cost.

Since this is a very sizeable cost, and available resources are limited, we will need to raise a significant portion of the cost from donations in order to proceed.

A Donation form has been inserted in today’s bulletin, and envelopes marked ‘Roof Fund’ have been placed in the pews for this campaign. These will also be available on the tables at the back of the church for the next weeks.

Your prayerful consideration to contribute generously to this urgent appeal is needed in order to maintain Saint Andrew’s beautiful church building.

Your Donation, along with the completed form, can be put in the offering plate, sent to the Church Office, or given to a member of the Board or Session, whose names are shown in the bulletin. If you want someone to pick up your donation, please contact the church office at 455-8220. We sincerely thank you for your consideration to this urgent appeal.

Donations are deductible for tax purposes.

Upcoming Easter Services:

  • Palm Sunday, March 25
    • 11:00 am – Communion Service
  • Maundy Thursday, March 29
    • 6:00 pm – Pot Luck at Saint Andrew’s Church Hall
    • 8:00 pm – Tenebrae Service at Saint Andrew’s
  • Good Friday, March 30
    • 11:00 am – Service at St. James, Hanwell
  • Easter Morning, April 1
    • 9:00 am – Song & Prayer followed by breakfast
    • 11:00 am – Easter Worship

Good Friday – The Fredericton Symphony Orchestra and the Fredericton Choral Society will be presenting Antonin Dvorak’s “Stabat Mater” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday March 30th at Wilmot United Church.  This wonderful work, one of the towering monuments of choral music, is a setting of the 13th century hymn, ‘Stabat Mater’, which imagines Mary’s suffering during Christ’s crucifixion.  Tickets are $25 ($10 student, children 12 and under free) and are available at Reads Newsstand on King Street, from choir and orchestra members and at the door.

Pulpit Supply:

  • March 18 – Andrew Speight
  • March 25 – Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery
  • April 1 – Andrew Speight
  • April 8 – Marg Leonard