Announcements March 25, 2018

Thank you to this 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 (Grades 5 through 12 are invited to enjoy the whole service in the sanctuary this Sunday)

Next week’s volunteers (April 1—Easter Sunday):

Offering Receivers: Colleen & Tony Watson, Bob & Marg Leonard
Counters: Andrew Ottens, Helen & Ron Bagnell
Scripture Reader: Bill Cockburn
Greeters: Bob & Marg Leonard
Coffee Hour: Blom Family
Nursery: Carol McEachen & Sheena Page
Church School: Tamela Collrin, Jordan and Candace Schriver

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.

The Third Annual Board Game Games – Youth Event on 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.

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.

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.

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

Donation forms and envelopes marked “Roof Fund” are available on the tables at the back of the church.

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.

Roof Fund Balance: The Roof Fund balance is now at $14,000.

Thanks for your support.

Spring Link – Please pick up your copy of The Spring Link, available at the back of the sanctuary.

Yard Sale – Save the date and save your donations! The Annual Spring Yard Sale will be held April 27th and 28th.  During your spring cleaning, please set aside clothing, kitchen items and household goods for this fundraiser.  Donations will be gratefully accepted mid-April.

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.

Pulpit Supply:

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

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