Announcements September 16, 2018

Thank you to this 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

Thank you to next week’s volunteers (Sep 23)

Offering Receivers: Paul Lawson, Tony Watson, Lucille & Don McCrea
Counters: David Dell, Paul Lawson, Bill Cockburn
Scripture Reader: Tony Watson
Greeters: Lucille & Don McCrea
Coffee Hour: Ardean MacKinnon-Hayward & George Hayward
Nursery: Mary Hossack, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Terri Astle, Candace & Jordan Schriver

Church Corn Boil – Please join us following the worship service this Sunday, Sept 16th as we welcome the Van Den Bergs to our church family and celebrate our Annual Fellowship Corn Boil and Pot-luck Lunch!

Hot, fresh corn as well as beverages will be provided…you bring your favourite pot luck dish (salad, rolls, cold cuts, etc.) or dessert.

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 below and 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 13 we have $3,425 in the Moving Fund, enough for our virtual moving van to travel 685 km to Coteau-du-Lac, QC (across the bridge from Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, about half way between the Ontario border and Montreal).
A Committee has been struck to undertake this endeavour, chaired by Stephen MacKay.

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

Choir –  Sr. Choir rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm 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.

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 – Tuesdays 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 – Beavers, Cubs and Scouts meet Tuesday evenings beginning September 18.  Sparks, Brownies and Guides meet on Wednesdays beginning September 19.

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