Announcements December 10, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Dec. 10)

Offering Receivers: Gregory Astle, Kimberly Astle, Angel Collrin, Grace Collrin
Counters: John Astle, Vickie MacLeod, Volunteers Needed
Scripture Reader: Natalie Leifso, Adeline Leifso
Greeters: Gregory Astle, Kimberly Astle, Angel Collrin, Grace Collrin
Coffee Hour: Congregational Pot Luck
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Youth in Worship

Next week’s volunteers (Dec. 17):

Offering Receivers: Brian Barnes, Mary Hossack, Stephen MacKay
Counters: John Astle, Margo & Larry Shepherd, Brian Barnes
Scripture Reader: Rose Carolyn Smith
Greeters: Lucille & Don McCrea
Coffee Hour: Ardean McKinnon-Hayward & George Hayward
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Terri Astle, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Annual Pot Luck Lunch this Sunday after worship.

The Mission Tree is set up at the back of the Sanctuary. On the tree, you will find suggested gifts for the families, identified by staff of the Community Health Centre and Transition House, that we are supporting this Advent season.  Envelopes on the tree provide an opportunity to support a First Nations Youth Program coordinated by Presbyterian educator, Vera Blake or Catherine Wilson’s work with Engineering Ministries International.  Please return gifts to the church by December 17th. 

2018 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. 

Jr/Sr High School – End of year Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec 17 from 6:00 to 9:00. Food and festive fun, please let Jordan know if you are planning to come.  

Cookie Dough – Chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, ginger and shortbread at $10 a tub, an easy way to finish Christmas baking. The sale is a fund raiser for the Mission Committee. 

Noon Hour Organ Recital – Dec 13; 12:10pm – 12:50pm at St. Paul’s United Church.  Music to celebrate the Advent season. 

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – Dec 15 at 7pm at St. Paul’s United Church. Story and musical offerings.  Free will offering for CBC’s Feed a Family. 

Advent / Christmas Worship Services:

  • Dec 10 –  Youth participate in worship and pot luck lunch (Marg Leonard)
  • Dec 17 –  Special Choral presentation in worship (Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery)
  • Dec 24 –  11:00 am Advent IV (Love) worship (Andrew Speight)
  • Dec 24 –   5:00 pm Family Christmas Eve Service (Jordan Schriver)
  • Dec 24 –   7:00 pm Candles & Communion Service (Rev. Wendy MacWilliams)

Cancellation Policy – Should it be necessary to cancel or postpone the service due to a storm, the decision will be made no later than 9:30am.  Cancellations will be posted on the main page of the Church website, on the CBC New Brunswick Storm Centre page and if possible, though email, the news blog, Twitter feed, and recorded on our telephone answering machine.

 

Announcements December 3, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Dec. 3)

Offering Receivers: Elders and Youth
Counters: John Astle, Bill Cockburn, Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh
Scripture Reader: Volunteer Needed
Greeters: Doris Stairs
Coffee Hour: Al & Jean Boudreau
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheen Page
Church School: Terri Astle

Next week’s volunteers (Dec. 10):

Offering Receivers: Youth
Counters: John Astle, Vickie MacLeod, Volunteers Needed
Scripture Reader: Youth
Greeters: Youth
Coffee Hour: Congregational Pot Luck
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Terri Astle

Church School Youth will be participating in worship on December 10. This special service will be followed by our Annual Pot Luck Lunch.

Elder Election –  All ballots must be returned to the church by this Sunday, December 3. 

Get ready for The Great ADVENTure.  Friday, Dec 1st at 5pm. Pizza followed by activities for the children and church decorating for Advent. 

Please join us to celebrate December birthdays.  Whether it be a milestone or not we have reason to celebrate and thank God for his beautiful gift of life.
  • Ella Bragdon
  • Jon Wilson
  • Joshua Fraser
  • David Berry
  • Nick Gaudet
  • Joy Howie
  • Magenta Watson
  • Bill Watson
  • Melanie Storey
  • Zoe Fullarton
  • Muriel Aiken
  • Joe Schriver
  • Angel Collrin
  • Avery Collrin
  • Ron Bagnell
  • David Nesbitt

2018 Offering Envelopes will be ready to be picked up at the back of the sanctuary on Sunday.  If you are not on our list and you would like to receive offering envelopes, please contact the church office at sapc@sapc.ca 

Our Treasurer, John Astle, is retiring after 28 years of service, effective at the Annual Meeting.  At this time, any members or adherents with an interest in serving in the role of Treasurer are asked to contact The Board of Managers.  Should information be needed, please contact John Astle.

The Mission Tree is set up at the back of the Sanctuary. On the tree, you will find suggested gifts for the families, identified by staff of the Community Health Centre and Transition House, that we are supporting this Advent season.   Envelopes on the tree provide an opportunity to support a First Nations Youth Program co-ordinated by a Presbyterian educator, Vera Blake or Catherine Wilson’s work with Engineering Ministries International.

Advent Tuesday Worship & Small Group Study –  at St. James Presbyterian Church on Dec 5, 12 & 19. Worship at 7pm (Prayers, Scripture, Reflection) and Small Group Study at 7:30pm.  All are invited.  Worship theme is separate from Small Group study.  Feel free to come to both or one or the other.  If you are interested in participating in the book study, email Rev. Wendy MacWilliams at wendymacwilliams@rogers.com 

Jr/Sr High School – End of year Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec 10 from 6:00 to 9:00. Food and festive fun, please let Jordan know if you are planning to come.

Cookie Dough – Chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, ginger and shortbread at $10 a tub, an easy way to bake cookies. The sale is a fund raiser for the Mission Committee.

Lintuhtine Music Academy – presents “The Christmas Story” on December 3 at 7:00pm here at Saint Andrew’s Church. Monetary donation at door – proceeds to Fredericton Food Bank

Carol Sing – Stepping Stone Singers at St. Margaret’s Church on December 3 at 2 pm. Free will offering. 

Annual Advent Carol Festival –  St. Paul’s United Church on Wed, Dec 6 at 7:30 p.m.  A freewill offering will be received towards CBC’s Feed a Family.

Memorial Tree Lighting – Wed, Dec 6 at McAdam’s Funeral Home at 7:00 pm.  All those who are remembering a loved one at this holiday season are invited to join. 

Noon Hour Organ Recitals – Dec. 6 and 13; 12:10pm – 12:50pm at St. Paul’s United Church.  Music to celebrate the Advent season.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas  – Dec 15 at 7pm at St. Paul’s United Story and musical offerings from The Vocal Collective, Sharon Pond, and Alexis Ervin. Free Will offering in support of CBC Feed a Family. 

Pulpit Supply Schedule:

  • Dec 3 –  Rev. Dr. Phil Lee
  • Dec 10 – Marg Leonard
  • Dec 17 – Rev Dr. Basil Lowery
  • Dec 24 – Andrew Speight (11am) – Worship Service Advent IV
  • Dec 24 – Jordan Schriver (5 pm) – Christmas Eve Family Service
  • Dec 24 – Rev Wendy MacWilliams (7 pm) – Christmas Eve Candle and Communion Service
  • Dec 31 – Marg Leonard

 

Announcements November 26, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Nov 26)

Offering Receivers: Greg & Sheila Black, Tim & Allison Blom
Counters: Andrew Ottens, Drew Speight, Greg & Sheila Black
Scripture Reader: Maxine Campbell
Greeters: Blom Family
Coffee Hour: Blom Family
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Terri Astle, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Dec 3):

Offering Receivers: Elders
Counters: John Astle, Bill Cockburn, Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh
Scripture Reader: Margaret Sisk-McCully
Greeters: Doris Stairs
Coffee Hour: Al & Jean Boudreau
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheen Page
Church School: Terri Astle, Jordan & Candace Schriver

The Link – Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the latest newsletter at the back of the sanctuary.

Elder Election –  A reminder that all completed ballots must be returned to the church by December 3.

Our Treasurer, John Astle is retiring after 28 years of service effective at the Annual Meeting. At this time, any members or adherents with an interest in serving in the role of Treasurer are asked to contact The Board of Managers. Should information be needed, please contact John Astle.

College and Career Dinner – “American Thanksgiving” on Sunday, November 26 at Jordan and Candace’s place. Drives can be arranged, and diets accommodated. Please let Jordan know if you are interested.

Get ready for The Great ADVENTure.  Friday, Dec 1st at 5pm. Pizza followed by activities for the children and church decorating for Advent.

General Assembly 2018 – The Presbytery of New Brunswick has been invited to send a Young Adult Representative (YAR) to the 2018 General Assembly at Wilfred Laurier University (Waterloo, ON), which will take place from June 3 – 6, 2018.  YARs are young adults between the ages of 16 and 25 who have been chosen by their presbytery to attend General Assembly.  Normally NB can send a YAR every three years.  This week the Presbytery of NB named Jacqueline Howie-Cleland as its YAR! This will be a great opportunity for Jacqueline to experience from within the workings of the Presbyterian Church from a broader perspective, participate in discussions, and even advise on some votes.  She will meet many people, learn more about God at work through the church in the world, and have some great stories to share on her return.

Search Committee Update:

  • The Search Committee will meet on Wednesday, Nov 29 at 6:30 p.m.
  • At the November 22 meeting of the Presbytery of NB, Presbytery affirmed the congregation of Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church’s readiness to begin a search for a Minister of Word and Sacrament.
  • The committee continues to work diligently to finalize the congregational profile, with the goal of having it completed and ready for distribution in mid-December.

Advent Tuesday Worship & Small Group Study –  at St. James Presbyterian Church on Nov 28, Dec 5, 12 & 19. Worship at 7pm (Prayers, Scripture, Reflection) and Small Group Study at 7:30pm.  All are invited.  Book/DVD Study – Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World? (Rick McKinley, Chris Seay and Greg Holder) The book isn’t necessary to follow along; however, it can be purchased on Amazon for approximately $10-12 (Kindle and paperback). Overview:  Reflect on how you can make Christmas a more meaningful, transforming experience with themes such as substituting consumption with compassion through 4 different spiritual disciplines: worshiping more (Nov. 28), spending less (to free resources for things that truly matter) (Dec 5), giving more (of your presence, hands, words, time, heart) (Dec. 12), and loving all (Dec. 19).  Worship theme is separate from Small Group study.  Feel free to come to both or one or the other.  If you are interested in participating in the book study, email Rev. Wendy MacWilliams at wendymacwilliams@rogers.com

Church School Youth will be participating in worship on December 10. This special service will be followed by our Annual Pot Luck Lunch.

Jr/Sr High School – End of year Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec 10 from 6:00 to 9:00. Food and festive fun, please let Jordan know if you are planning to come.

Cookie Dough – The cookie dough has arrived, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, ginger and shortbread at $10 a tub, an easy way to bake cookies. The sale is a fund raiser for the Mission Committee. For pickup see Juliet Davis.

Volunteering in 2018 –  Saint Andrew’s is blessed with many volunteers.   Please consider joining this dedicated group by adding your name to the volunteer roster for 2018.  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 sapc@sapc.ca  The new roster will begin in January.

Lintuhtine Music Academy – presents “The Christmas Story” on December 3 at 7:00pm here at Saint Andrew’s Church.

Carol Sing – Stepping Stone Singers at St. Margaret’s Church on December 3 at 2 pm. Free will offering.

Annual Advent Carol Festival –  St. Paul’s United Church on Wed, Dec 6 at 7:30 p.m.  Local church and community choirs will present a program of new, as well as familiar, Christmas music. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to join in the festive singing. A freewill offering will be received with proceeds going to the CBC’s Feed a Family Campaign.

Memorial Tree Lighting – Wed, Dec 6 at McAdam’s Funeral Home at 7:00 pm.  All those who are remembering a loved one at this holiday season are invited to join.

Pulpit Supply Schedule:

  • Nov 26 – Andrew Speight
  • Dec 3 –  Rev. Dr. Phil Lee
  • Dec 10 – Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • Dec 17 – Marg Leonard

 

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