Announcements December 16, 2018

Thank you to this 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

Thank you to next week’s volunteers (December 23):

Offering Receivers: Sheila & Greg Black, Lucille & Don McCrea
Counters: Carol Ottens, Margo & Larry Shepherd, Brian Barnes
Scripture Reader: Dallas Davis
Greeters: Lucille & Don McCrea
Coffee Hour:  Al & Jean Boudreau
Nursery:  Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School:  Terri Astle, Candace & Jordan Schriver

“A Light When All Others Seem Dark” offers that opportunity to catch your breath, cast off your burdens, and allow the tranquility and calm of God’s love, peace, joy, and hope wash over you. This Candlelight service offers quiet music, thoughtful reflections, and a chance to light your own candle. Everyone is encouraged to come, rest, renew and relax for a time. Thursday, December 20th @ 7:00pm @ Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church. What is your reason for needing A Light When All Others Seem Dark?

A sincere thank you from the Mission Development and Social Action Committee to all who have responded to our mission tree appeal this Christmas. Please return Mission Tree gifts to the church by this Sunday, December 16th.

Advent Season Bible Study – Join in around the gathering table in the kitchen on Tuesday morning at 11 am (Dec 18).

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 3:00 to 4:30 pm (please note time change). Meet at the Cineplex/Chapters entrance. Please let Jordan know if you plan to attend.

2019 Offering Envelopes – are at the back of the sanctuary. If you are not on our list and would like to receive offering envelopes, please contact the church office.

Donations to be included in the income tax receipt for 2018 must be received no later than December 31st or postmarked by that date. All donations in the offering plates on January 6, 2019 must be recorded in 2019.

Cookie Dough – Christmas baking made easy! There are 2 oatmeal raisin, 12 chocolate chip and 8 shortbread tubs left. Pick up a tub on Sunday for only $10/tub. All proceeds go toward helping those in need of food and clothing.

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

Festive Community Breakfast – Saturday, December 15 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at St. James Presbyterian Church. Hosted by St. James and the Rotary Club of Hanwell. Freewill donation.

Organ Recital – Featuring Mr. David Drinkell on Saturday, December 15 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Woodstock, 113 Victoria Street.

A Service of Comfort and Hope – Friday, December 21 at 7 p.m. at St. James Presbyterian Church.

Minster’s Moving Fund

As of December 9, the moving fund has $6,000 out of an planned $8000. As shown on the map, our virtual moving van is midway between Whitworth and Couturier, QC (a distance of 1200 km out of 1600).