Announcements for December 13, 2015

Advent III

Thank you to this week’s volunteers:

  • Offering Receivers:
    • Garry MacEwen, Brian Barnes, Roy Brostowski
    • Next Week: Al & Arlene MacDonald, Wanda Klingbell
  • Counters:
    • John Astle, Margo & Larry Shepherd
    • Next Week: John Astle, Wanda Klingbell, Heather Labadie
  • Scripture Reader:
    • Rose Carolyn Smith
    • Next Week: Drew Speight
  • Greeters:
    • Need Volunteers
    • Next Week: Al & Arlene MacDonald
  • Coffee Hour:
    • Doris Barrie, Ardean MacKinnon
    • Next Week: Jordan Schriver & Youth
  • Nursery:
    • Sonya & Jeremy Burrill
    • Next Week: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
  • Church School:
    • Sheila Black, Terri Astle
    • Next Week: Sarah Zuidhof, Terri Astle

Book Launch – Saturday, December 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the church hall. Join author Carol McEachen for the launch of her new book “The Howards: an immigrants’ story”

The Mission Tree at the back of the sanctuary is decorated with envelopes. Some are marked with the term “Benevolent Fund”. Any donations received are used throughout the year to assist with those who need help on an occasional and short term basis. There are also “trees” with the names, sizes, and ages of a local family in need of assistance. This provides an opportunity for choosing and purchasing an appropriate gift. Also on the tree is information on the “Buy a Night” campaign in support of the local community shelters. The Missions Committee thought it best to provide choices for giving and appreciate your concern and support. In addition to the foregoing we continue our weekly support for the Fredericton Food Bank with donation boxes located at all three entrances.

Middle/Senior High School – Advent Photo Scavenger hunt: Friday, December 18th from 6:00 to 8:30 at the Regent mall. Please let Jordan know by Thursday if you are interested.

Volunteers Needed – We are greatly blessed with volunteers here at Saint Andrew’s. Please consider joining this dedicated group by adding your name to the volunteer roster for 2016. Opportunities include: Offering Counter, Offering Receiver, Greeter, Scripture Reader, Coffee Hour Host, Nursery Helper, Church School Teacher or Helper. If you are interested in helping in any of these areas please contact the office.

2016 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.

Annual Service of Comfort and Hope – Saturday, December 19 at 7:00pm, St. James, Hanwell, will hold its annual service of comfort and hope (formerly known as the Longest Night service). This service is open to all members of the community, and we invite you to share this with others.

Announcements for December 6, 2015

Advent II

Thank you to this week’s volunteers:

  • Offering Receivers:
    • Adam Raduly, Ben Raduly, Stewart Page, Tianna Zuidhof
    • Next Week: Garry MacEwen, Brian Barnes, Roy Brostowski
  • Counters:
    • John Astle, Roy Brostowski, Rose Carolyn Smith
    • Next Week: John Astle, Margo & Larry Shepherd
  • Scripture Reader:
    • Nick Blom, Jabin Zuidhof
    • Next Week: Rose Carolyn Smith
  • Greeters:
    • Gregory Astle, Grace Collrin, Angel Collrin, Avery Collrin
    • Next Week: Need Volunteers
  • Coffee Hour:
    • CE Committee
    • Next Week: Doris Barrie, Ardean MacKinnon
  • Nursery:
    • Need Volunteers
    • Next Week: Rebecca Jonah, Linda Pond
  • Church School:
    • Children in worship
    • Next Week: Sarah Zuidhof, Terri Astle

Church School Youth will be participating in worship this Sunday. This special service will be followed by our Annual Pot Luck Lunch. All are invited! Please bring your favourite hot/cold casserole, vegetables, fruit, bread, etc. This is also “Birthday Sunday” so cake and ice cream will be provided, therefore, no need to bring dessert.

Volunteers Needed – We are greatly blessed with volunteers here at Saint Andrew’s. Please consider joining this dedicated group by adding your name to the volunteer roster for 2016. Opportunities include: Offering Counter, Offering Receiver, Greeter, Scripture Reader, Coffee Hour Host, Nursery Helper, Church School Teacher or Helper. If you are interested in helping in any of these areas please contact the office.


The Mission Tree at the back of the sanctuary is decorated with envelopes. Some are marked with the term “Benevolent Fund”. Any donations received are used throughout the year to assist with those who need help on an occasional and short term basis. There are also “trees” with the names, sizes, and ages of a local family in need of assistance. This provides an opportunity for choosing and purchasing an appropriate gift. Also on the tree is information on the “Buy a Night” campaign in support of the local community shelters. The Missions Committee thought it best to provide choices for giving and appreciate your concern and support. In addition to the foregoing we continue our weekly support for the Fredericton Food Bank with donation boxes located at all three entrances.


 

Mission Development & Social Action Committee – will have cookie dough available for purchase in the Hall for $10/tub (Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Ginger, Shortbread).

PresbyCan Daily Devotional features wonderful Advent and Christmas devotionals all through the month of December. Enjoy devotionals each day, delivered by e-mail. Subscribe at www.presbycan.ca/subscriptions

Advent Organ Recitals – Fridays at 12:10 – 12:50pm at Christ Church Cathedral. Dec 11 – Dr. Sharon Pond and Dec 18 – Fredericton Organists Association

Please join us in the hall as we 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
David Berry
Nick Gaudet
Joy Howie
Magenta Watson
Bill Watson
Melanie Storey
Zoe Fullarton
Muriel Aiken
Holly Blaikie
Angel Collrin
Avery Collrin
Ron Bagnell

2016 Offering Envelopes are ready for you to pick up at the back of the sanctuary this Sunday. If you are not on our list and you would like to receive offering envelopes please contact the church office.

Fredericton, NB