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.

Announcements for November 29, 2015

Advent I

Thank you to this week’s volunteers:

  • Offering Receivers:
    • Elders & Youth Helpers
    • Next Week: Adam Raduly, Ben Raduly, Stewart Page, Tianna Zuidhof
  • Counters:
    • Andrew Ottens, Mardi Cockburn, Bill Cockburn, Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh
    • Next Week: John Astle, Need Volunteers
  • Scripture Reader:
    • Margaret Sisk-McCully
    • Next Week: Nick Blom, Jabin Zuidhof
  • Greeters:
    • Hyun Mi Cho, Doris Stairs
    • Next Week: Gregory Astle, Grace Collrin, Angel Collrin, Avery Collrin
  • Coffee Hour:
    • Heather Labadie
    • Next Week: CE Committee
  • Nursery:
    • Cindy Cunningham & Alex Cunningham
    • Next Week: Sonya & Jeremy Burrill
  • Church School:
    • Sheila Black, Terri Astle, Jordan & Candace Schriver
    • Next Week: Sarah Zuidhof, Terri Astle, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Get ready for The Great ADVENTure. This coming Friday, Nov 27 at 5pm. Pizza followed by activities for the children and church decorating for Advent. All are welcome!

Middle/High School Event – Date change: Our next Jr/Sr high school event is being moved from its current date (November 29th) to a yet to be decided date in early December so that more people can attend. Please see Jordan after church or email him if you would like to attend

Church School Youth will be participating in worship on December 6. 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.

Thank you to all for your contributions from last Sunday’s Soup for Refugees. A total of $515 was donated. Also, thank you to the many hands that helped in the preparation and clean up.

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.

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.

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

Lintuhtine Music Academy – Presents its annual “The Christmas Story” With special guests Catherine Harrop (narrator), David Berry (organ), Becky Banks-MacLean (soloist), Sidney Murgatroyd (violin, viola). Sat, Nov 28 at 7:00 pm at Oromocto United Church and Sun, Nov 29 at 7:00 pm here at Saint Andrews. Monetary donation at door proceeds to go to Food Banks

Annual Advent Carol Festival – St. Paul’s United Church, Wed, Dec 2 at 7:30pm. Free will offering in support of the Fredericton Food Bank.

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

A Very Busy Sunday!

On November 22, 2015 we gathered for an emotion-charged Sunday morning. It was Reign of Christ Sunday on the church calendar, with its familiar  hymns and readings and a special anthem by our Children’s Choir. ChristKing15-Choir

We welcomed the Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew for their annual visit and the Rev. Charles DeoGratias brought us an inspiring message of his arrival in Canada as a refugee. ChristKing15-Mission
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Our Tuesday Morning Ladies Group prepared a delicious luncheon as a fundraiser for our Refugee Fund. Homemade soup, homemade rolls, homemade cookies—what could be better!ChristKing15-Diners
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And for those still hungry, or looking to get a head start on Christmas baking, an amazing selection of jams, pickles, breads, cookies, pies and other sweets were available on the bake table. ChristKing15-Table

For those wanting to linger, the fellowship lasted well into the afternoon.ChristKing15-Cleanup

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