Thank you to this week’s volunteers (December 9):
Offering Receivers: Youth
Counters: Carol Ottens, Bill Cockburn, Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh
Scripture Reader: Youth
Coffee Hour: Congregational Christmas Potluck
Nursery: Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Youth participate in worship
Thank you to next week’s volunteers (December 16):
Offering Receivers: Brian Barnes, David Charters, Allison & Tim Blom
Counters: Carol Ottens, Vickie MacLeod, David Charters
Scripture Reader: Choir
Greeters: Blom Family
Coffee Hour: Youth
Nursery: Mary Hossack, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Youth stay in worship
Church School Youth will be participating in worship on Sunday. This special service will be followed by our Annual Pot-Luck Lunch.
The Mission Tree is set up at the back of the Sanctuary. On the tree, you will find suggested gifts for the families that we are supporting this Advent season. Linking Lives Inc., a 100% volunteer non-profit group that seeks to alleviate poverty in the Fredericton area, has identified these two families whose Christmas will be memorable because of love expressed through Saint Andrew’s Mission Tree gifts. Learn about Linking Lives and take on volunteer opportunities which you will find at https://www.facebook.com/groups/250662488634992/
Please return Mission Tree gifts to the church by December 16th.
Advent Season Bible Study – Join in around the gathering table in the kitchen on Tuesday mornings at 11 am (Dec 11 & 18). Let Rev Jon or the office know if you are able to attend so that we can get a book to you.
College and Career Dinner – Acadian Christmas dinner on Saturday, December 15th from 6:30 to 9:30 at Jordan and Candace’s place in Maugerville. We will be trying some special recipes from an Acadian cookbook. Drives can be arranged, and diets accommodated. Please let Jordan or Candace know if you are interested.
Youth Event – Mall Photo Scavenger hunt: Sunday, December 16th from 6:00 to 8:00. Meet at the Cineplex/Chapters entrance between 5:15 and 6:00. Please let Jordan know if you plan to attend.
2019 Offering Envelopes – are ready to be picked up at the back of the sanctuary today. If you are not on our list and you would like to receive offering envelopes, please contact the church office.
Please visit the Saint Andrew’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Saint-Andrews-Presbyterian-Church-Fredericton-268193630522914/ for information and photos from events happening at SAPC.
Cookie Dough sales have been slow and Christmas baking time is upon us, so this Sunday get your choice of ginger, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin or shortbread. Of the 72 tubs purchased, 38 remain. At $10/tub, you will not only get a bargain, but if all are sold, Saint Andrew’s will have a profit of $313 to go toward helping those in need of food and clothing.
Volunteering in 2019 – Saint Andrew’s is blessed with many volunteers. Please consider joining this dedicated group by adding your name to the volunteer roster for 2019. Opportunities include: Offering Counter, Offering Receiver, Greeter, Scripture Reader, Coffee Hour Host, Nursery Helper or Church School Teacher. If you are interested in helping in any of these areas please contact the office at 455-8220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Services at Saint Andrew’s:
Dec 20 – 7:00 pm Candlelight Service: A Light When All Others Seem Dark
Dec 24 – 5:00 pm Family Christmas Eve Service
Dec 24 – 7:00 pm Candlelight & Communion Service
Dec 25 – 10 am Song & Praise Celebration
Minster’s Moving Fund
As of December 2, the moving fund has $5,925 out of an planned $8000. As shown on the map, our virtual moving van is taking a break at the Big Stop in Saint-Antonin, QC, just this side of Rivière-du-Loup (a distance of 1185 km out of 1600).