Announcements September 9, 2018

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Sep 9)

Offering Receivers: Lucille & Don McCrea, Brian Barnes, Rebecca Jonah
Counters: David Dell, John Astle, Rebecca Jonah
Scripture Reader: Nicholas Blom
Greeters: Lucille & Don McCrea
Coffee Hour: Jeanne Kaye & Dick Speight
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Terri Astle, Candace & Jordan Schriver

Thank you to next week’s volunteers (Sep 16)

Offering Receivers: David & Leslee Dell, Humphery Akwar, Jessie Sagawa
Counters: David Dell, Ron & Helen Bagnell, Brian Barnes
Scripture Reader: Rose Carolyn Smith
Greeters: Humphery Akwar, Jessie Sagawa
Coffee Hour: Corn Boil
Nursery: Volunteers Needed
Church School: Terri Astle, Candace & Jordan Schriver

Church School resumes Sunday.  If you would like to be a part of our team as a storyteller or doorkeeper, please talk to Jordan or Terri.

A Note from Rev. Wendy:

I am pleased to confirm that the Rev. Jon Van Den Berg’s call to Saint Andrew’s has been approved by his home Presbytery and he has formally accepted the call.  He will begin ministering at SAPC on September 15, with his first worship service planned for September 16. 

Save the Date – The Presbytery Induction Service for Rev Jon Van Den Berg will be held on Wednesday, Sept 26th here at Saint Andrew’s.

Minister’s Moving Fund

You will find an envelope included in this week’s bulletin, giving you an opportunity to offset the moving expenses for Rev Jon and Cathy Van Den Berg, from Fingal, Ontario to our Beautiful City.
It is anticipated that the moving costs will amount to approximately $8,000.00, with the distance between these two locations being 1600 kilometres. This expense was not included in the Annual Budget, as it could not be projected in February exactly when the vacancy would be filled.
You will see a large map at the back of the Church, highlighting the route between the two communities, and indicating how many kilometres are already covered. Each kilometre will cost $5.00, and as of September 8 we have $1,570 in the Moving Fund.
A Committee has been struck to undertake this endeavour, chaired by Stephen MacKay.

You are encouraged to use the enclosed envelope, to help offset the expected moving costs.

Choir –  Sr. Choir rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, September 12th at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary for the upcoming worship services and special seasonal music.  New or returning choir members are always welcome and we are especially looking for support in the men’s sections.  Children’s Choir will begin on Friday, September 21st from 4:00 – 4:30 in the Church Hall.  There is no age limit and all children are welcome!  We are hoping to be ready to sing for Thanksgiving Sunday.

Church Corn Boil – Sunday, Sept 16th. Join us following the worship service for our Annual Fellowship Corn Boil! Hot, fresh corn as well as beverages will be provided…you bring your favourite pot luck dishes and desserts.

The Link – Do you have a poem, story, recipe or article you think would be of interest to others? Preparations are underway for the Fall issue of “The Link”.  Deadline for submissions is Sept 16th.  Please send material to the church office.

Tuesday Morning Ladies Group will be resuming on September 11th at 9:30am.  We’ll meet in the kitchen and enjoy each other’s company along with a cup of coffee/tea, some lovely goodies and devotions. Please come and join us.

Youth Group Fall Kickoff: Friday, September 21st from 6:30 to 10:30. Our classic beginning of the school year event, beginning with a campfire at Odell Park (weather permitting) then back to the church for more food and  fun and games. Please let Jordan know if you are interested.

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, September 23rd, 6:30 at Jordan and Candace’s place in Maugerville. Drives can be arranged, and diets accommodated. Please let Jordan know if you are interested.

Girl Guides and Scouts – Sparks, Brownies and Guides meet on Wednesdays beginning September 19. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts meet Tuesday evenings beginning September 18th. The 5th Fredericton Scouts registration night will take place on Sept 11 from 6 – 7:30 pm in the church hall.

Shiela, John, and Stephanie White would like to thank their friends in Saint Andrews’ for all the cards, letters, and phone calls of love and support following the death of their son, Dr. Colin Thomas White, in Vancouver, BC, on July 29.  Colin was a member of this church and made friends with many here before he left to continue his studies.  Because He lives, we know we shall see him again!
– With kindest regards, Shiela