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Announcements May 20, 2018

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (May 20)

Offering Receivers: Juliet & Dallas Davis, Vergil & Mary Jane Varlan
Counters: Linda Pond, Helen & Ron Bagnell
Scripture Reader: Calvin MacIntosh
Greeters: Doris Stairs, Mary Hossack
Coffee Hour: Juliet & Dallas Davis
Nursery: Mary Hossack, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Terri Astle, Jordan and Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (May 27)

Offering Receivers: Elders (Trinity Sunday)
Counters: Linda Pond, Dallas & Juliet Davis
Scripture Reader: Eleanor Scott
Greeters: Max & Mavis Cater
Coffee Hour: Carol & Murray McEachen
Nursery: Carol McEachen & Sheena Page
Church School: Terri Astle, Jordan and Candace Schriver

The Link – The summer edition of The Link is ready.  Please remember to pick up your copy at the back of the sanctuary on Sunday.

Plant and Book Sale – Saturday, May 26th from 9 am – noonCalling all gardeners and book lovers, please consider donating plants and books to the Annual Plant and Book Sale hosted by the Tuesday Morning Ladies Group.  Plants and books may be dropped off at the church hall on Thursday evening May 24th between 6 – 8pm and on Friday, May 25th from 9am – 1pm.

Calling All Bakers! – The VBS bake sale will be held on Saturday, May 26th and we are looking for baked goods. If you are interested and able, please drop off your baked goods to the church on or before Friday the 25th. All proceeds will go toward this year’s VBS program. Thank you!

A special Thank You to everyone who participated in, and so generously supported the Apr 29th Lintuhtine Choir Concert, and the Spaghetti Supper on May 5th. Together, both successful events raised approximately $2000.00 to bring the Roof Fund total that much closer to its goal.

Memorial Hymn SingJune 10 at 4:00pm in support of the Roof Fund Campaign.  Requests may be made by completing the provided form and returning it to the church office.  Additional forms are available at the back of the sanctuary.

Roof Fund Balance: The Roof Fund balance is now at $53,852. Thanks for your support.

Run for the Word –  Wilmot Park Gazebo on Saturday, June 2 from 10:00 AM – Noon.1K/5K Run/Walk in support of the Canadian Bible Society. Our headlines remind us that many Canadians are hurting with life’s challenges. Your support for Run for the Word 2018 can help the Canadian Bible Society provide the healing power of God’s Word. WHY NOT RUN/WALK for the word yourself? Good exercise and fellowship and a Good Cause. Your friends would want to HELP. Registration packages available at www.biblesociety.ca/event/run-word 

Pulpit Supply:

  • May 20 – Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • May 27 – Rev. Bob Jones

 

Announcements May 13, 2018

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (May 13)

Offering Receivers: Brian Barnes, Paul Lawson, Jessie Sagawa, Stephen MacKay
Counters: Linda Pond, Brian Barnes, Paul Lawson
Scripture Reader: Kathy MacKay
Greeters: Jessie Sagawa, Humphery Akwar
Coffee Hour: Sheila & Greg Black
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Terri Astle

Next week’s volunteers (May 20)

Offering Receivers: Juliet & Dallas Davis, Vergil & Mary Jane Varlan
Counters: Linda Pond, Helen & Ron Bagnell
Scripture Reader: Calvin MacIntosh
Greeters: Doris Stairs, Mary Hossack
Coffee Hour: Juliet & Dallas Davis
Nursery: Mary Hossack, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Terri Astle, Jordan and Candace Schriver

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, the deadline is this Sunday, May 13th.

Graduates – Do you know someone in our congregation graduating from high school, college, university or other institutions, please contact the church office at 455-8220 so that they can be recognized in the next issue of the Link.  Youth and Graduate Sunday will be celebrated June 24th.

Plant and Book Sale – Saturday, May 26th from 9 am – noonCalling all gardeners and book lovers, please consider donating plants and books to the Annual Plant and Book Sale hosted by the Tuesday Morning Ladies Group.  Plants and books may be dropped off at the church hall on Thursday evening May 24th between 6 – 8pm and on Friday, May 25th from 9am – 1pm.

Memorial Hymn Sing – In support of the Roof Fund Campaign, on June 10 at 4:00pm there will be a Memorial Hymn Sing. Hymn requests may be made by completing the provided form and returning it to the church office.  Additional forms are available at the back of the sanctuary.

Alkreiz Family Update – The Alkreiz family wishes to share the good news that they will be moving to their own home in a few months. It is a 3 bedroom unit of 1983 vintage on a leased lot in the Hanwell mini-home community. The price of $5,500 used all their savings. Because the low price reflects work that is needed, Majed is upgrading insulation, interior finishings and the exterior before the family moves from their apartment. He will do the work during evenings and weekends while continuing to work with Colpitts Developments Limited during weekdays. He estimates cost of materials at more than $10,000 which they don’t have. The $900 remaining in our Refugee Sponsorship Fund is going toward this cost. If anyone might wish to contribute directly or can advise on sources of funds and/or materials or might wish to help as a lender, please contact Majed or Dallas through the Church Office.

Thank you to all who contributed to the success of our Spring Yard Sale. Just over $1,000 was raised for the various charities supported by the Tuesday Morning Ladies Group.

Run for the Word –  Wilmot Park Gazebo on Saturday, June 2 from 10:00 AM – Noon.1K/5K Run/Walk in support of the Canadian Bible Society. Our headlines remind us that many Canadians are hurting with life’s challenges. Your support for Run for the Word 2018 can help the Canadian Bible Society provide the healing power of God’s Word.  WHY NOT RUN/WALK for the word yourself? Good exercise and fellowship and a Good Cause. Your friends would want to HELP. Registration packages available at www.biblesociety.ca/event/run-word

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.

Pulpit Supply:

  • May 13 – Rev. Bob Jones
  • May 20 – Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • May 27 – Rev. Bob Jones

 

Announcements May 6, 2018

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (May 6)

Offering Receivers: Vickie MacLeod, Wanda Klingbell, Rose Johnston
Counters: Linda Pond, Vickie MacLeod, Bill Cockburn
Scripture Reader: Dallas Davis
Greeters: Rose Johnston
Coffee Hour: Volunteer Needed
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Terri Astle, Jordan and Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (May 13)

Offering Receivers: Brian Barnes, Paul Lawson, Jessie Sagawa, Stephen MacKay
Counters: Linda Pond, Brian Barnes, Paul Lawson
Scripture Reader: Kathy MacKay
Greeters: Jessie Sagawa, Humphery Akwar
Coffee Hour: Sheila & Greg Black
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Terri Astle, Jordan and Candace Schriver

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser –  This Saturday, May 5th at 5:30 pm enjoy a delicious spaghetti supper in the church hall in support of the Roof Fund Campaign. By free will offering.

Please join us in the hall as we celebrate birthdays. Whether it be a milestone or not we have reason to celebrate and thank God for his beautiful gift of life.

  • May 4    Joel Bragdon
  • May 7    George Hayward
  • May 10 Eleanor Scott
  • May 11  Mona Wilson
  • May 14  Jean West
  • May 22  Jamie Howie
  • May 25  Andrew Ottens
  • May 27  Paul Lawson

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, the deadline has been extended to May 13th.

Save the Date – In support of the Roof Fund Campaign, on June 10 at 4:00pm there will be a Memorial Hymn Sing.  Please pick up your letter at the back of the sanctuary on Sunday for more information.

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

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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 $49,029.  Thanks for your support.


Pulpit Supply:

  • May 6 – Andrew Speight
  • May 13 & 27 – Rev. Bob Jones
  • May 20 – Jeanne Kaye Speight

Take-out Ham Supper – Friday, May 11, 4:00-6:00 pm at Nashwaaksis United Church.  Includes baked ham, potato salad, coleslaw, roll and dessert for only $10.  Reserve Thursday, May 10th, 472-2533.

Tea and Artist Show & Sale – Celebrate mom by taking her to this event at Wilmot United Church on May 12th  from 11 am – 2 pm.  For $10, enjoy an elegant tea featuring fancy sandwiches and dainty sweets along with an exhibition and sale of our congregation’s fine arts.   Tickets are available by contacting Marlene Phillips at the Wilmot Church Office (458-1066).  Limited tickets will be available at the door.  Wilmot photographers, writers, potters, painters, quilters, knitters, rug hookers, sewing enthusiasts, wood and metal crafts and all other Wilmot artisans will display their handiwork at this special event.

 

Minister Emeritus

Special Announcement

On April 25 the Presbytery of New Brunswick honoured The Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery with the title Minister Emeritus at St. James (Hanwell), Knox (Harvey), and Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Fredericton).

The Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery, Minister Emeritus St. James Presbyterian Church, Hanwell, Knox Presbyterian Church, Harvey, and Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Fredericton.

 

In 2011, The Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery celebrated his 50th year of ordination.  Having served in other congregations throughout Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, he retired from St. James Presbyterian Church in 2001 after serving as the minister of St. James for 12 years. (He actually served there as a student minister too and was my minister at Bethel in Riverview!)

Although he is retired from ministry, Rev. Lowery continues to be a great ministerial support to the congregations and ministers of St. James (Hanwell), Knox (Harvey) and Saint Andrew’s (Fredericton).  He provides pulpit supply to these three congregations, as well as others within the Presbytery and the United Church of Canada.  When St. James was without a minister between 2009-11, Rev. Lowery provided stated supply.  In addition, Rev. Lowery assists when needed with pastoral care (including funerals and hospital visits), and he is a fountain of wisdom to many presbyters.  He has been an active contributor to congregational life in each of our congregations, whether serving on the Board of Managers (St. James), singing in the choir (Knox), and attending the various activities organized by each church.

The bond Rev. Lowery has with each of our congregations is strong.  We have all been blessed abundantly through his gifts of preaching, pastoral care, wisdom, and presence.  His faith and ongoing service to Christ’s ministry is inspiring.

On top of that, Rev. Lowery continues to attend a number of Presbytery meetings throughout the year and is active on the Presbytery of New Brunswick’s General Committee, which is made up of elders and clergy from the Greater Fredericton area, as well as The Presbyterian Church Building Corporation.  He has even attended Synod meetings from time to time.

Recently, Rev. Anne Boudreau and I approached the sessions of Knox, Saint Andrew’s, and St. James with a request to jointly honour the Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery for his distinguished and faithful service in ministry.  As such, the following motions were approved by each session with the intention of presenting a joint request to the Presbytery:

  • On March 22, 2018, the session of St. James passed a motion to request that the Presbytery of New Brunswick honour the Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery with the designation “Minister Emeritus” at St. James Presbyterian Church, Hanwell.
  • On April 16, 2018, the session of Saint Andrew’s passed a motion to request that the Presbytery of New Brunswick honour the Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery with the designation “Minister Emeritus” at Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Fredericton.
  • On April 18, 2018, the session of Knox Presbyterian Church passed a motion to request that the Presbytery of New Brunswick honour the Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery with the designation “Minister Emeritus” at Knox Presbyterian Church, Harvey.

We have consulted with Don Muir, Deputy Clerk for The Presbyterian Church in Canada, who confirmed it would be acceptable for the three sessions to submit a combined application to the Presbytery of New Brunswick asking Presbyters to bestow this title on Rev. Lowery within the three congregations.

Wednesday April 25 , the Presbytery of New Brunswick met. Rev. Boudreau and I recommended the session requests be passed.  The Presbytery of New Brunswick unanimously voted in favour of this motion.

It took a bit of coordinating to make sure this honour was a surprise… and we succeeded at that!  And while yesterday’s Presbytery meeting gave fellow Presbyters opportunity to honour Basil, a special event organized jointly by these three congregations will take place at St. James in the near future (date to be determined) so that family and friends may come together to celebrate and give thanks for Basil’s faithful and most inspiring ministry.

Rev. Wendy MacWilliams

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Announcements April 29, 2018

Thank you to this 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

Next week’s volunteers (May 6)

Offering Receivers: Vickie MacLeod, Wanda Klingbell, Rose Johnston
Counters: Linda Pond, Vickie MacLeod, Bill Cockburn
Scripture Reader: Dallas Davis
Greeters: Rose Johnston
Coffee Hour: Jordan Schriver and Youth
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Terri Astle, Jordan and Candace Schriver

Yard Sale – The Annual Spring Yard Sale will be held  this weekend, April 27th and 28th.  Donations will be gratefully accepted until 1pm Friday.

An Evening of Music in support of the Roof Fund Campaign – Come join us this Sunday, April 29th at 7pm here at Saint Andrew’s for a Fundraiser Concert presented by the choirs of Lintuhtine Music Academy.  Featuring special guests David Berry and Sidney Murgatroyd and directed by Helen MacKinnon.  Entrance by free will offering.

Council for Christian Ministry on Campus – The Annual General Meeting for the Fredericton Council for Christian Ministry on Campus will take place on Monday, April 30 at 12 noon in the Family Room of Brunswick Street Baptist Church.

Save the Date May 5th at 5:30 pm enjoy a delicious Spaghetti Dinner in the church hall in support of the Roof Fund Campaign.

 

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, the deadline has been extended to May 13th.

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

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.  Please join us and support our efforts to raise awareness about this disease.  Invited guests, 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, call Janet Higgins.

Upcoming events in support of the Roof Fund Campaign

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 $36,409. Thanks for your support.  

Pulpit Supply:

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