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Announcements February 28, 2016

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (February 28):

Offering Receivers: Scouts and Guides
Counters: David Dell, Margo & Larry Sheppard
Scripture Reader: Guider, Scouter
Greeters: Scouts and Guides
Coffee Hour: Murray & Carol McEachen
Nursery: Sonya & Jeremy Burrill
Church School: Angela Black, Leslee Dell, Sheila Black, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next Week  (March 6):

Offering Receivers: Sheila & Greg Black, Tony & Colleen Watson
Counters: Calvin MacIntosh, Roy Brostowski, Rebecca Jonah
Scripture Reader: Rose Carolyn Smith
Greeters: Wanda Klingbell, Hollie Craig
Coffee Hour: Greg & Sheila Black
Nursery: Jane Murray, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Supervision in Nursery (March Break)

College and Career Dinner – Feb 28 at 6:30. Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated. Please let Jordan know by Feb 27 if you are interested.

VBS Coordinator – The CE committee is looking for individuals interested in organizing Vacation Bible School this summer. If you are interested, please talk to Jordan, or any member of the CE committee.


World Day of Prayer Services for 2016 in the Fredericton Areas, as prepared by the Women of Cuba will be held at:

  • Nashwaaksis United Church:
    • Friday, March 4 at 7:00 pm (storm date March 6 at 2:00 pm)
  • St. Margaret’s Anglican Church:
    • Friday, March 4 at 7:00 pm (storm date March 6 at 3:00 pm)
  • St. Peter’s Anglican Church:
    • Friday, March 4 at 7:00 pm (storm date March 6 at 2:00 pm)
  • Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church:
    • Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 pm (no storm date).

Concert at Saint Andrew’s – Sidney Murgatroyd, a grade 11 student, is making his solo concert debut on Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 pm here at Saint Andrew’s.  Sidney is a gifted and versatile musician who will be playing violin, viola, and saxophone at this concert featuring Classical, Jazz, and Traditional Celtic tunes.  Admission is by free will offering with a reception to follow.  Proceeds will go to support both Sidney’s music endeavors and instrument maintenance at the church.  Please join us for an outstanding afternoon of musical entertainment.

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 February 28.

Our annual March Break Lunch at the Courtyard at the Ramada has been booked for after Church (12:30ish) on Sunday, March 13th.  Please try to join us for fellowship and a meal at a restaurant.  The buffet is available for about $20 (taxes but not the tip included) with reduced rates for children.  Or you can order off the lunchtime menu.  In order to ensure we are all seated together please reply to Mary Charters by Wednesday, March 9th if you will be joining us.

Proclamation: The Word of the Lord is an event designed to encourage the reading of the Holy Scriptures so that people become more aware of the values and principles proclaimed in God’s Word. It is the reading aloud of the entire Bible over a 10-day period, 14 hours per day.  The Canadian Bible Society’s goal is to proclaim God’s message in as many communities as possible across Canada. Proclamation will be held in Fredericton from May 4 – May 13, 2016 in the Ste. Anne’s Chapel of Ease at Christ Church Parish Church on Westmorland Street.  All neighbouring Christian churches, regardless of denomination, are invited to participate, and to be part of the Proclamation event. Rev. Priscilla Geisterfer will be co-ordinating the Readings involving all of the Churches and Religious Groups and is available to answer any of your questions regarding Proclamation. Please call her at Nashwaaksis United Church, 458-9452.

Marg Leonard has offered to be the contact person for our Church. Please phone her or call the Church office at 455-8220 if you would like to be part of this sharing of God’s Word.

 

Announcements February 21, 2016

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (February 21):

Offering Receivers: Juliet & Dallas Davis, Stephen MacKay
Counters: David Dell, Roy Brostowski, Sheila & Greg Black
Scripture Reader: John White
Greeters: Hyun Mi Cho, Doris Stairs, Jane Murray
Coffee Hour: Annual Meeting (Session and Board)
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Holly Blaikie, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next Week  (February 28):

Offering Receivers: Scouts and Guides
Counters: David Dell, Margo & Larry Sheppard
Scripture Reader: Scouter
Greeters: Scouts and Guides
Coffee Hour: Murray & Carol McEachen
Nursery: Sonya & Jeremy Burrill
Church School: Angela Black, Sheila Black, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Wendy D’s Mardi Gras Dinner – St. James Presbyterian Church was deeply saddened by the recent death of Wendy Densmore, a beloved member of the congregation.  Just a couple of weeks before her death, while fighting cancer, she started planning a Valentine’s Feast with a Mardi Gras twist.  We want to honour Wendy and her desire to have this feast.  With a few tweaks to the date and menu, we will have a Mardi Gras dinner on Sat., Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $15 and limited in number (60), and can be reserved by calling 450-4031 or emailing sjchurch@nbnet.nb.ca. Menu:  salad, Jambalaya appetizer, chicken cordon bleu with rice and carrots, cheesecake, beverages.

Our Annual Meeting will be held this Sunday (February 21) after worship.

Lunch is provided.  All are welcome!

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 February 28.

Middle/High School Board Game Night – Sunday, February 21st from 5:30 to 8:30.  We will be playing board games at the church! We will have lots of snacks – feel free to bring a friend!

College and Career Dinner – Feb 28 at 6:30. Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated. Please let Jordan know by Feb 27 if you are interested.

VBS Coordinator – The CE committee is looking for individuals interested in organizing Vacation Bible School this summer. If you are interested, please talk to Jordan, or any member of the CE committee.

INTRODUCING… SIDNEY MURGATROYD

Sidney Murgatroyd, Grade 11 student at Leo Hayes High school, is making his solo concert debut on Sunday afternoon, February 28th, 3:00 pm at Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.  Sidney is a gifted , multi-talented and versatile young musician who will be playing violin, viola, and saxophone at this concert featuring Classical, Jazz, and Traditional Celtic tunes.

Sidney is currently in his third season with the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra with whom he has travelled extensively.  He is a member of the Fredericton Symphony Orchestra, Leo Hayes High School music programs and the Fredericton Concert and Marching Band.  He has performed with the Lintuhtine Music Academy as guest musician and has been an active member of SONA, a young, traditional teen ensemble who “wowed” audiences at many prestigious festivals last summer.

Admission to the concert is by Free Will offering with a reception to follow in the Church Hall.  Concert proceeds will go to support both Sidney’s music endeavours and instrument maintenance at the church.  Please join us for an outstanding afternoon of musical entertainment.

 

Announcements February 14, 2016

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (February 14):

Offering Receivers: Elders
Counters: David Dell, Dallas & Juliet Davis, Rebecca Jonah
Scripture Reader: Zuidhof Family
Greeters: Juliet & Dallas Davis
Coffee Hour: Carol & Murray McEachen
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Angela Black, Sheila Black, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next Week  (February 21):

Offering Receivers: Aron & Sarah Zuidhof
Counters: David Dell, Roy Brostowski, Sheila & Greg Black
Scripture Reader: John White
Greeters: Lucille & Don McCrea
Coffee Hour: Annual Meeting (Session and Board)
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Holly Blaikie, Jordan & Candace Schriver

2016 Volunteer Roster – The roster has been revised.  If you are a volunteer, please review the roster (PDF format) for changes.  The roster is available on the church website, at the bottom of the Ministry page.


Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Annual Meeting will be held Feb 21. Lunch will be provided.  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.


2015 Income Tax Receipts are available at the back of the sanctuary.

Potluck – Join us on Saturday, February 13 at 5:30 pm in the Hall for a Meet & Greet Potluck to welcome the AlKreiz family from Syria.  Take time to read “A Family’s Story” on our blog before the dinner.

World Day of Prayer Bible Study – hosted by the Fredericton Women’s Inter-Church Council will be held Monday, February 15 at 10:00 am here at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. The Women of Cuba have prepared the World Day of prayer event.  All are welcome.

Middle/High School Board Game Night – Sunday, February 21st from 5:30 to 8:30.  We will be playing board games at the church! We will have lots of snacks – feel free to bring a friend!

College and Career Dinner – Feb 28 at 6:30. Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated. Please let Jordan know by Feb 27 if you are interested.

VBS Coordinator – The CE committee is looking for individuals interested in organizing Vacation Bible School this summer. If you are interested, please talk to Jordan, or any member of the CE 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 February 28.

Violin Concert – Feb 28 at 3:00 pm here at Saint Andrew’s church, featuring violinist Sydney Murgatroyd.

Wendy D’s Mardi Gras Dinner – St. James Presbyterian Church was deeply saddened by the recent death of Wendy Densmore, a beloved member of the congregation.  Just a couple of weeks before her death, while fighting cancer, she started planning a Valentine’s Feast with a Mardi Gras twist.  We want to honour Wendy and her desire to have this feast.  With a few tweaks to the date and menu, we will have a Mardi Gras dinner on Sat., Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m at St. James Presbyterian Church.  Tickets are $15 and limited in number (66 in all), and can be reserved by calling 450-4031 or emailing sjchurch@nbnet.nb.ca. Menu:  salad, Jambalaya appetizer, chicken cordon bleu with rice and carrots, cheesecake, beverages.

Announcements February 7, 2016

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (February 7):

Offering Receivers: Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh, Vickie MacLeod, Heather Labadie
Counters: David Dell, Vickie MacLeod, Heather Labadie
Scripture Reader: Calvin MacIntosh
Greeters: Will & Doris Johnson
Coffee Hour: Sheila & Greg Black
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Sonya Burrill, Sheila Black, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next Week  (February 14):

Offering Receivers: Elders
Counters: David Dell, Dallas & Juliet Davis, Rebecca Jonah
Scripture Reader: Zuidhof Family
Greeters: Juliet & Dallas Davis
Coffee Hour: Carol & Murray McEachen
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Angela Black, Sheila Black, Jordan & Candace Schriver


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.  Of course we have cake but let’s not let cake be the focus, it is the people we wish to celebrate!
Margaret Sisk-McCully
Fiona Bragdon
Tamela Collrin
Douglas Blaikie
Basil Lowery
Edith Lowery
Marlene Howie
Gordon Scott
Juliet Davis
Georgia Garnhum
Roy Brostowski
Christina Blom
Stewart Page


The Finance Committee of the Board of Managers has prepared the 2016 budget.  As an opportunity for members of our congregation to learn more about the process, and provide comment on the budget, we invite you to join the members of the committee at an open meeting on Wednesday, February 10th beginning at 7pm at the church.  Location will be dependent on numbers attending.  Please advise Tara in the office of your attendance – by phone – 455-8220 or email – sapc@sapc.ca.  We look forward to seeing you.

Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Annual Meeting will be held Feb 21. Lunch will be provided.  Copies of the Annual Report will be available at the back of the sanctuary on Sunday. Please bring your copy to the meeting.

Income Tax Receipts will be available at the back of the sanctuary on Sunday.

Meet & Greet Potluck – Please join us on Saturday, February 13 at 5:30 pm in the Hall for a Meet & Greet Potluck to welcome the AlKreiz Family from Syria.  All are welcome!

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – Tuesday, Feb 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 at St. James Presbyterian Church.  Fill your belly with pancakes, sausages, baked beans, biscuits/rolls and gingerbread cake.  Choose from regular, blueberry, and chocolate chip pancakes.  Cost: By donation.

World Day of Prayer Bible Study – The Fredericton Women’s Inter-Church Council is having the World Day of Prayer Bible Study on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10:00 am here at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. The Women of Cuba have prepared the World Day of prayer event.  All are welcome and bring a friend.

 

Announcements January 31, 2016

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (January 31):

Offering Receivers: Max & Mavis Cater, Al & Jean Boudreau
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Al & Jean Boudreau
Scripture Reader: Eleanor Scott
Greeters: Max & Mavis Cater
Coffee Hour: Zuidhof Family
Nursery: Jane Murray, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Tamela Collrin, Sheila Black, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next Week  (February 7):

Offering Receivers: Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh, Vickie MacLeod, Heather Labadie
Counters: David Dell, Vickie MacLeod, Heather Labadie
Scripture Reader: Calvin MacIntosh
Greeters: Will & Doris Johnson
Coffee Hour: Sheila & Greg Black
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Sonya Burrill, Sheila Black, Jordan & Candace Schriver

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, January 31, 6:30 to 9:30 at Jordan and Candace’s apartment. Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated. Please let Jordan know by Friday, Jan 29 if you are interested.

Meet & Greet Potluck – Please join us on Friday Saturday, February 13 at 5:30 pm for a Meet & Greet Potluck to welcome the AlKreiz Family, here in the Hall at Saint Andrew’s. All are welcome!

World Day of Prayer Bible Study – The Fredericton Women’s Inter-Church Council is having the World Day of Prayer Bible Study on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10:00AM here at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. The Women of Cuba have prepared the World Day of prayer event.  All are welcome and bring a friend.


Our 2015 financial year ended with a substantial operating deficit, although slightly less than the operating deficit of 2014.  Our congregation had 8 less donors in 2015 than in 2014 however we saw an increase in offerings over 2014.  At the recommendation of the Board of Managers, and approved by Session, the 2015 deficit will be eliminated through a transfer from the undesignated Funds of our Church.  Following this transfer only a small amount will remain as undesignated funds.  Plan to join us on February 21 for the Annual Meeting so that together we can plan for this current year and beyond.

We will meet in the Hall following worship.  Lunch will be provided. If you require childcare please contact us. The annual reports of committees and groups, together with the 2016 proposed budget will be presented at this meeting.  Please plan to attend and witness your church at work.


 

Cancellation Policy – Should it be necessary to cancel or postpone worship service the decision will be made no later than 9:30am. Notification of cancellations will be posted on the Welcome page of the Church website, as well as on the CBC New Brunswick Storm Centre page and recorded on our telephone answering machine.

For the cost of a donation you can sponsor the weekly bulletin. Memorials, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Congratulations, etc. will be placed on the front cover the Sunday of your choice.