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Announcements March 18, 2018

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (March 18)

Offering Receivers: Greg & Sheila Black, Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh
Counters: Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh, Wanda Klingbell
Scripture Reader: Rose Carolyn Smith
Greeters: Wanda Klingbell, Hollie Craig
Coffee Hour: Greg & Sheila Black
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (March 25—Palm Sunday):

Offering Receivers: Elders
Counters: Calvin MacIntosh, Drew Speight, Rebecca Jonah
Scripture Reader: Drew Speight
Greeters: Al & Arlene MacDonald
Coffee Hour: David & Leslie Dell
Nursery: Mary Hossack, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Jordan and Candace Schriver

Soup for the Roof! – Sunday, March 18th after worship, hosted by the Tuesday Morning Ladies Group.  Come and enjoy a bowl of soup, rolls and dessert in support of our ‘Soup for the Roof’ campaign.  A free will offering will be collected.

Come experience church with the children – The church school teachers would like to invite adults in the congregation who are interested in seeing how the Godly play program we use with our younger children works, to come and experience church with the children for a Sunday as a doorkeeper.  Please let one of the church school teachers know if you are interested.

College and Career Post-Easter Dinner – Sunday, April 8th at Jordan and Candace’s place. Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated, please let Jordan know if you are interested.

The Third Annual Board Games – Youth event Sunday, March 25th from 5:30 to 8:00 at the church. A mix of board, card and video games. Prizes for all, winner of the evening earns the golden duck (one of SAPC Youth’s highest honors). Please let Jordan know if you plan to attend.


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.

A Donation form has been inserted in today’s bulletin, and envelopes marked ‘Roof Fund’ have been placed in the pews for this campaign. These will also be available on the tables at the back of the church for the next weeks.

Your prayerful consideration to contribute generously to this urgent appeal is needed in order to maintain Saint Andrew’s beautiful church building.

Your Donation, along with the completed form, can be put in the offering plate, sent to the Church Office, or given to a member of the Board or Session, whose names are shown in the 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.


Upcoming Easter Services:

  • Palm Sunday, March 25
    • 11:00 am – Communion Service
  • Maundy Thursday, March 29
    • 6:00 pm – Pot Luck at Saint Andrew’s Church Hall
    • 8:00 pm – Tenebrae Service at Saint Andrew’s
  • Good Friday, March 30
    • 11:00 am – Service at St. James, Hanwell
  • Easter Morning, April 1
    • 9:00 am – Song & Prayer followed by breakfast
    • 11:00 am – Easter Worship

Good Friday – The Fredericton Symphony Orchestra and the Fredericton Choral Society will be presenting Antonin Dvorak’s “Stabat Mater” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday March 30th at Wilmot United Church.  This wonderful work, one of the towering monuments of choral music, is a setting of the 13th century hymn, ‘Stabat Mater’, which imagines Mary’s suffering during Christ’s crucifixion.  Tickets are $25 ($10 student, children 12 and under free) and are available at Reads Newsstand on King Street, from choir and orchestra members and at the door.

Pulpit Supply:

  • March 18 – Andrew Speight
  • March 25 – Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery
  • April 1 – Andrew Speight
  • April 8 – Marg Leonard

 

Announcements March 4, 2018

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (March 4)

Offering Receivers: Peggy & Calvin MacIntosh, Sheila & Greg Black
Counters: Calvin MacIntosh, Greg & Sheila Black
Scripture Reader: Stephen MacKay
Greeters: Doris Stairs
Coffee Hour: Linda Pond, Phyllis Llewellyn
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Supervision (March Break)

Next week’s volunteers (March 11):

Offering Receivers: Stephen MacKay, Vickie MacLeod, Rose Johnston
Counters: Calvin Macintosh, Margo & Larry Sheppard
Scripture Reader: Eleanor Scott
Greeters: Will & Doris Johnson
Coffee Hour: Al & Jean Boudreau
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Supervision (March Break)

Next week’s volunteers (March 18):

Offering Receivers: Greg & Sheila Black, Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh
Counters: Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh, Wanda Klingbell
Scripture Reader: Rose Carolyn Smith
Greeters: Wanda Klingbell, Hollie Craig
Coffee Hour: Greg & Sheila Black
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Jordan & Candace Schriver

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, March 4th, from 6:00 to 9:00 at Jordan and Candace’s.

Please join us in the hall after worship as we celebrate birthdays.

  • Drew Speight
  • Francois Higgins
  • Jonathon Loi
  • Helen McKinnon-Bagnell
  • Annette Stehouwer
  • Catherine Speight
  • Sonya Burrill
  • Aydon Stairs
  • Jacqueline Gaudet
  • Lanore Target
  • Danny Rearick
  • Arlene Audas
  • Amy Cater
  • John Astle
  • Joyce Astle
  • Ava Fullarton

The Link – Do you have a poem, story, recipe or article you think would be of interest to others? Preparations are underway for the Spring issue of “The Link”.  Please send submissions to the church office by March 4th.

Our annual March Break Lunch at the Courtyard at the Ramada has been booked for after church (12:30ish) on Sunday, March 11th.  Please try to join us for fellowship and a meal.  The buffet is available for about $21 (taxes but not tip incl.) with reduced rates for children (1/2 price for 6-12 and free for under 6 when the parent orders the buffet).  Or, you can order off the lunchtime menu.  To ensure we are all seated together please reply to Mary Charters by Wednesday, March 7th if you will be joining us.

Youth in Mission is excited to announce an upcoming trip to Nicaragua from May 7-17, 2018.  Join youth from across Canada to see how Presbyterians are making a difference in this Central American country.  Experience work supported by Presbyterians Sharing and Presbyterian World Service & Development by spending time with the people working for and benefiting from work through PCC mission partners.  This trip will include:

  • Learning how supporting mission and ministry aligns with God’s command to share the good news
  • Seeing how Presbyterian partners in Nicaragua are supporting vulnerable children and youth and supporting young leaders
  • Discovering how food security measures are lifting people out of poverty

Download an application form at presbyterian.ca/yim and apply today. Deadline for applications is March 7, 2018. The participant contribution cost is $2500 – which supports travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Soup for the Roof! – Sunday, March 18th after worship, hosted by the Tuesday Morning Ladies Group.  Come and enjoy a bowl of soup, rolls and dessert in support of our ‘Soup for the Roof’ campaign.  A free will offering will be collected.

World Day of Prayer Services – In solidarity with the people of The Republic of Suriname.  Prepared by Women of the Republic of Suriname with the theme “All God’s Creation is Very Good!”.  All are welcome to attend!

  • All Saints Anglican Church – March 2 at 7:00pm (storm date: March 4 at 2:30pm)
  • St. Francis of Assisi – March 2 at 7:00pm (storm date: March 4 at 2:00pm)
  • Holy Family Parish Church – March 2 at 7:00pm (no storm date)
  • Morning Gate Church – March 4 at 2:00pm (no storm date)

JIGGS Dinner – Saturday, March 17, at 5:30 pm in the Nashwaaksis United Church Hall featuring corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, pease pudding and dessert.  Adults – $14, children 10 & under – $5.  Numbers are limited, please reserve by Thursday, March 15 from Rindy & Tom Austin

Pulpit Supply:

  • March 4 – Marg Leonard
  • March 11 – Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • March 18 – Andrew Speight
  • March 25 – Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery

 

Announcements February 25, 2018

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Feb. 25)

Offering Receivers: Guides/Scouts
Counters: David Dell, Bill Cockburn, Vickie MacLeod
Scripture Reader: Guides/Scouts
Greeters: Guides/Scouts
Coffee Hour: Annual Congregational Meeting and Lunch
Nursery: Mary Hossack, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Sonya Burrill, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Mar. 4):

Offering Receivers: Peggy & Calvin MacIntosh, Sheila & Greg Black
Counters: Calvin MacIntosh, Greg & Sheila Black
Scripture Reader: Stephen MacKay
Greeters: Doris Stairs
Coffee Hour: Linda Pond, Phyllis Llewellyn
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Supervision (March Break)

Annual Meeting – You are invited to come and join together at this year’s annual meeting this Sunday, February 25th.  Churches are at their best when they have input from as many people as possible! Following worship on the 25th we will have lunch in the Church Hall and receive and consider the financial reports.  We will also look at the proposed budget for 2018.  We will reflect on what has taken place during the past year.  We will celebrate God’s goodness and generosity. Copies of the Annual Report have been made available. Please bring your copy to the meeting.  Additional copies will be available at the meeting and in the church office.

The 2nd Annual 3-Hour Film Festival – (Jr/Sr High School Event) Sunday, Feb 25th from 5:00 to 8:00 at the church. Teams will have three hours to script, film, edit and premiere their films. Please let Jordan know if you plan to attend.

The Link – Do you have a poem, story, recipe or article you think would be of interest to others? Preparations are underway for the Spring issue of “The Link”.  Please send submissions to the church office by March 4th.

Our annual March Break Lunch at the Courtyard at the Ramada has been booked for after church (12:30ish) on Sunday, March 11th.  Please try to join us for fellowship and a meal.  The buffet is available for about $21 (taxes but not tip incl.) with reduced rates for children (1/2 price for 6-12 and free for under 6 when the parent orders the buffet).  Or, you can order off the lunchtime menu.  To ensure we are all seated together please reply to Mary Charters if you will be joining us.

Cookie Dough – Only a few tubs left!  Pick up some chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin or gingersnap dough before its gone, in support of the Mission Committee.

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, March 4th, from 6:00 to 9:00.

World Day of Prayer Services – In solidarity with the people of The Republic of Suriname.  Prepared by Women of the Republic of Suriname with the theme “All God’s Creation is Very Good!”.  All are welcome to attend!

  • All Saints Anglican Church – March 2 at 7:00pm (storm date: March 4 at 2:30pm)
  • St. Francis of Assisi – March 2 at 7:00pm (storm date: March 4 at 2:00pm)
  • Holy Family Parish Church – March 2 at 7:00pm (no storm date)
  • Morning Gate Church – March 4 at 2:00pm (no storm date)

Pulpit Supply:

  • February 25 – Rev. Wendy MacWilliams
  • March 4 – Marg Leonard
  • March 11 – Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • March 18 – Andrew Speight
  • March 25 – Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery

 

Announcements February 18, 2018

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Feb. 18)

Offering Receivers: Elders
Counters: David Dell, Wanda Klingbell, Rebecca Jonah
Scripture Reader: Rebecca Jonah
Greeters: Rebecca Jonah
Coffee Hour: Sheila & Greg Black
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham & Alex Cunningham
Church School: Sonya Burrill, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Feb. 25):

Offering Receivers: Guides/Scouts
Counters: David Dell, Bill Cockburn, Vickie MacLeod
Scripture Reader: Guides/Scouts
Greeters: Guides/Scouts
Coffee Hour: Annual Congregational Meeting and Lunch
Nursery: Mary Hossack, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Sonya Burrill, Jordan & Candace Schriver

2017 Income Tax Receipts – are available at the back of the sanctuary.

Annual Meeting – You are invited to come and join together at this year’s annual meeting on February 25th.  Churches are at their best when they have input from as many people as possible! Following worship on the 25th we will have lunch in the Church Hall and receive and consider the financial reports.  We will also look at the proposed budget for 2018.  We will reflect on what has taken place during the past year.  We will celebrate God’s goodness and generosity. Copies of the Annual Report are available at the back of the sanctuary. Please bring your copy to the meeting.  Additional copies will be available at the meeting and in the church office.

The Mission Development and Social Action Committee would welcome any to join and contribute ideas and help in fulfilling the mission of the church in our community and beyond. We meet once a month, usually on a Wednesday evening. Contact Dallas Davis.

Cookie Dough – Only a few tubs left!  Pick up some chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin or gingersnap dough before its gone, in support of the Mission Committee.

The Link – Do you have a poem, story, recipe or article you think would be of interest to others? Preparations are underway for the Spring issue of “The Link”.  Please send submissions to the church office by March 4th.

The 2nd Annual 3-Hour Film Festival – (Jr/Sr High School Event) Sunday, February 25th from 5:00 to 8:00 at the church. Teams will have three hours to script, film, edit and premiere their films. Please let Jordan know if you plan to attend.

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, March 4th, from 6:00 to 9:00 at Jordan and Candace’s place in Maugerville. Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated. Please let Jordan know if you can make it.

Our annual March Break Lunch at the Courtyard at the Ramada has been booked for after church (12:30ish) on Sunday, March 11th.  Please try to join us for fellowship and a meal.  The buffet is available for about $21 (taxes but not the tip included) with reduced rates for children (half price for those 6-12 and free for those under 6 when the parent orders the buffet).  Or you can order off the lunchtime menu.  To ensure we are all seated together please reply to Mary Charters by Wednesday, March 7th if you will be joining us.

Saint Andrew’s Benevolent Fund  – To fulfill Christ’s mission for the church beyond the Fredericton area, it is important to contribute to Presbyterian World Service and Development (PWS&D) for support of those affected by natural disasters and to help break the cycle of poverty in countries where PWS&D conducts projects directly and in cooperation with other churches. For our own area, the Benevolent Fund exists so that our church can address temporary emergency needs brought on by unforeseen economic hardship. As a means of giving assistance to individuals and families who are having a difficult time financially and may not be able to go to the Food Bank, Saint Andrew’s has food vouchers purchased with money in the Fund. The money has come from voluntary contributions by Elders, from donations by the Tuesday Morning Ladies Group and by carrying forward to the next financial year money raised by the Mission Development and Social Action Committee some of which may be committed for student or other outreach activities. All members and adherents are encouraged to make tax deductible donations by either using a separate envelope marked with your name or envelope number and “benevolent fund” or by writing on your regular envelope that a certain dollar amount of the contents is for the Benevolent Fund.

World Day of Prayer Services – Come with Christians in more than 170 countries around the world and in 2,000 communities across Canada who will gather to learn about, pray, and celebrate in Solidarity with the people of The Republic of Suriname.  Prepared by Women of the Republic of Suriname with the theme “All God’s Creation is Very Good!”.  All are welcome to attend!

  • All Saints Anglican Church – March 2 at 7:00pm(storm date: March 4 at 2:30pm)
  • St. Francis of Assisi – March 2 at 7:00pm (storm date: March 4 at 2:00pm)
  • Holy Family Parish Church – March 2 at 7:00pm (no storm date)
  • Morning Gate Church – March 4 at 2:00pm (no storm date)

Pulpit Supply:

  • February 18 – Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery
  • February 25 – Rev. Wendy MacWilliams
  • March 4 – Marg Leonard
  • March 11 – Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • March 18 – Andrew Speight
  • March 25 – Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery

 

Announcements February 11, 2018

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Feb. 11)

Offering Receivers: Peggy & Calvin MacIntosh, Juliet & Dallas Davis
Counters: David Dell, Andrew Ottens
Scripture Reader: Calvin MacIntosh
Greeters: Peggy & Calvin MacIntosh
Coffee Hour: Juliet & Dallas Davis
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Sonya Burrill, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Feb. 18):

Offering Receivers: Elders
Counters: David Dell, Wanda Klingbell, Rebecca Jonah
Scripture Reader: Stephen MacKay
Greeters: Rebecca Jonah
Coffee Hour: Sheila & Greg Black
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham & Alex Cunningham
Church School: Sonya Burrill, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Valentine Grow Group Tea – Feb 9, 1:30 to 3:30pm at St. James Presbyterian.  Bake sale, New-to-You and Gifts Bags. Free will offering for charity.  All welcome!

2017 Income Tax Receipts – Will be available at the back of the sanctuary.


Annual Meeting – You are invited to come and join together at this year’s annual meeting on February 25th.  Churches are at their best when they have input from as many people as possible!  God’s will is best discerned in groups by different people with different ideas.

On the 25th, following worship we will have lunch in the Church Hall and receive and consider the financial reports.  We will also look at the proposed budget for 2018.  We will reflect on what has taken place during the past year.  We will celebrate God’s goodness and generosity.

Copies of the Annual Report are available at the back of the sanctuary. Please bring your copy to the meeting.  Additional copies will be available at the meeting and in the church office.


The Mission Development and Social Action Committee would welcome any to join and contribute ideas and help in fulfilling the mission of the church in our community and beyond. We meet once a month, usually on a Wednesday evening. Contact Dallas Davis (you may leave a message with the Church Office).

Camp Geddie staff applications are now available from the website   www.campgeddie.ca

Yard Sale – Save the date and save your donations! The Annual Spring Yard Sale will be held April 27th and 28th.  During your spring cleaning, please set aside clothing, kitchen items and household goods for this fundraiser.  Donations will be gratefully accepted mid-April.

World Day of Prayer Bible Study – Monday, February 12 at 10:00am at Morning Gate Church. Any women of all denomination of faith are encouraged to come to the Bible Study.

World Day of Prayer Services – Come with Christians in more than 170 countries around the world and in 2,000 communities across Canada who will gather to learn about, pray, and celebrate in Solidarity with the people of The Republic of Suriname.  Prepared by Women of the Republic of Suriname with the theme “All God’s Creation is Very Good!”.  All are welcome to attend!

  • All Saints Anglican Church – March 2 at 7:00pm (storm date: March 4 at 2:30pm)
  • St. Francis of Assisi – March 2 at 7:00pm (storm date: March 4 at 2:00pm)
  • Holy Family Parish Church – March 2 at 7:00pm (no storm date)
  • Morning Gate Church – March 4 at 2:00pm (no storm date)

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – Nashwaaksis United Church on Tuesday, Feb 13 from 4:00 -6:00 pm. Cost:  $7 adults, $3 for children under 10.

Forest Hill United Church – Will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary on Feb 18 with a special service at 10 am. There will be a light lunch and anniversary cake following the service and all are welcome.

Pulpit Supply:

  • February 11 – Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • February 18 – Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery
  • February 25 – Rev. Wendy MacWilliams