Announcements April 22, 2018

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (April 22)

Offering Receivers: Sheila & Greg Black, Brian Barnes, Paul Lawson
Counters: Andrew Ottens, Drew Speight, Brian Barnes
Scripture Reader: Ron Bagnell
Greeters: Doris Stairs
Coffee Hour: Sheila & Greg Black
Nursery: Mary Hossack, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Tamela Collrin, Jordan and Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (April 29)

Offering Receivers: Carol & Andrew Ottens, Brian Barnes, Paul Lawson
Counters: Andrew Ottens, Wanda Klingbell, Rebecca Jonah
Scripture Reader: Tim Blom
Greeters: Peggy & Calvin MacIntosh
Coffee Hour: Leifso 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.

Youth Event – Spring Photo Scavenger Hunt: Please note change in the time of the event. April 22nd from 5:00 to 7:00pm, starting at the church ending at Tingley’s ice cream.  Please let Jordan know if you are interested

Save the Date – Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian “Shipwrecked” VBS – June 25, 26, 27 and 28.

Yard Sale – The Annual Spring Yard Sale will be held April 27th and 28th.  Donations will be gratefully accepted from 9am -1pm on April 24 – 27.

Note from Abigail Wood – Thank you so much for letting me share about what God has been doing through InterVarsity’s ministry here in Fredericton. If you’d like to know more about what is happening with campus ministry in New Brunswick, or receive our newsletters, give me a call or send me an email. Thank you again! Abigail

The Link – Do you have a poem, story, recipe or article you think would be of interest to others? Preparations are underway for the next issue of “The Link”.  Please send submissions to the church office by May 13th (note revised date).

World Lyme Day: May 1 – The New Brunswick Lyme Disease Association is holding a gathering on the steps of the New Brunswick Legislature between 7:30 and 8:30 pm to mark World Lyme Day.  Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne disease in the world.  The population of blacklegged ticks, the primary vector for the transmission of this disease in New Brunswick and in other parts of Canada, continues to multiply and expand, posing an ever increasing risk to animal and human health.

Please join us and support our efforts to raise awareness about this disease.  Invited guests, including David Coon of the Green Party, Dr. Vett Lloyd of Mount Allison, Lyne Beaulieu, nurse/researcher of Université de Moncton, and Dr. Jennifer Russell, Chief Medical Officer for the Province will be on hand to say a few words. For more information, contact Janet Higgins.

Save the Dates! – Two upcoming events in support of the Roof Fund Campaign: Join us on April 29th at 7pm here at Saint Andrew’s for An Evening of Music directed by Helen MacKinnon. And, on May 5th plan to come and enjoy a delicious Spaghetti Supper in the church hall.

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, can be sent to the Church Office, or given to a member of the Board or Session, whose names are shown in this 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 $36,359. Thanks for your support.

Pulpit Supply:

  • April 22 – Marlene Phillips
  • April 29 – Rev. Basil Lowery
  • May 6 – Andrew Speight
  • May 13 – Rev. Bob Jones
  • May 20 – Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • May 27 – Rev. Bob Jones