St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Saskatoon
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Fundraising Concert

Posted on May 4, 2017 in category: Announcements

The Riparian Winds, a group consisting of nine people with an age span of almost five decades, will present a one-hour concert at St. Andrew’s on Friday, May 26th at 7:30 pm. The music they will present is beautiful, harmonious and definitely has “charms to soothe the savage breast”! Admission is by freewill offering, with all proceeds going to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

St. Andrew’s in Transition

Posted in category: Announcements

Interim Moderators for St. Andrew’s: The Presbytery of Northern Saskatchewan has appointed two retired ministers to serve as interim moderators for St. Andrew’s until we are able to call a new minister of our own. The Rev. George Yando (former minister at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Prince Albert and Mistawasis Memorial Presbyterian Church) will be working with our Session during the interim, and the Rev. Diane Tait-Katerberg (currently serving as Congregational Development Coordinator for the Synod of Saskatchewan) will be working with our Search Committee (a group soon to be appointed by Session). Both will assist with pastoral needs, as well as ensuring that the pulpit is filled each Sunday.

A Farewell Event to celebrate Rev. Amanda and her ministry with us will be held on Saturday, June 17th at 7:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church. Prepare your favourite appetizer recipe (or fruit, veggies, cheese, whatever!) and bring it along to share with others. It will be a night of music, skits and testimonials. And, of course, there will be cake! Watch for more information.

Lent & Easter Activities

Posted on March 8, 2017 in category: Announcements

The Season of Lent:

  • Sunday, March 5th – First Sunday in Lent
    9:30 am Share & Prayer Service
    11:00 am Holy Communion Service
    Theme: Radical Hospitality
  • Wednesday, March 8th at 7:30 pm
    “Qualities of Discipleship: An Adult Lenten Study”
    (every Wednesday evening, ending on April 12th)
  • Sunday, March 12th – Second Sunday in Lent
    11:00 am Worship – Theme: Passionate Worship
    Chapel Communion following the regular service
  • Sunday, March 19th – Third Sunday in Lent
    10:45 am Hymn Sing
    11:00 am Worship – Theme: Intentional Faith Development
  • Saturday, March 25th at 8:30 am
    Women’s breakfast at Mulberry’s on 3rd Ave
  • Sunday, March 26th – Fourth Sunday in Lent
    11:00 am Worship – Theme: Risk-taking Mission and Service
  • Sunday, April 2nd – Fifth Sunday in Lent
    9:30 am Share & Prayer Service
    11:00 am Worship – Theme: Extravagant Generosity

Holy Week:

  • Sunday, April 9th – Palm/Passion Sunday
    11:00 am Worship
  • Thursday, April 13th – Maundy Thursday
    7:00 pm Worship at Calvin Goforth Presbyterian Church,
    1602 Sommerfeld Ave. at 3rd St.
  • Friday, April 14th – Good Friday
    10:30 am Worship at St. Andrew’s
    A special musical service: “The Seven Last Days”
  • Sunday, April 16th – Easter Sunday!!!!
    9:00 am Early Service in the lower hall
    9:30 am Easter Breakfast
    10:45 am Easter Hymn Sing
    11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion

After Easter:

  • Sunday, April 23rd 11:00 am Worship
    Chapel Communion following the regular service
  • Sunday, April 30th 11:00 am Global Church Sunday
    Global potluck after worship (Bring a dish to share from your own ethnic/cultural background)

February Events

Posted on January 30, 2017 in category: Announcements

Share & Prayer Service: You are invited to attend our next monthly “Share & Prayer Service” on Sunday, February 5th at 9:30 am in the lower hall of the church (use the parking lot side door, and come downstairs to join us). This informal worship service includes singing, prayer, and shared study of the biblical text for the day. It is a great way to build relationships in the Christian community and grow in faith together.

Feeling Blue? Plan to attend the lunch-and-learn about mental health and depression following worship on Sunday, February 5th in the lower hall. Lunch will be provided by the Pastoral Care Committee. Special guest musicians will help us beat the winter blues, and a special dessert will be offered to those dressed in blue.

Canada Youth Service: On Sunday, February 12th our regular 11:00 am worship service will be extra special! Some of our youth and young adults will be leading worship and sharing about their experience in attending the Canada Youth 2016 Conference last summer.

Valentine’s Bake Sale: Support our Youth Group and pick up some sweet treats for your beloved after worship on Sunday, February 12th. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, don’t miss this opportunity to buy some delicious items to make your February 14th a little sweeter.

Annual Financial Meeting: Plan to stay after worship on Sunday, February 26th. The Youth Group are planning a wonderful lunch for us (including pulled pork, coleslaw, fruit kabobs, & lava cake!) All donations received for the lunch will support our Youth Group activities including attending Canada Youth conferences. After lunch, we will have our Annual Financial Meeting to review our finances, approve our 2016 statements, and consider our budget for 2017. Even if finances aren’t your favourite topic, this meeting is important. As we set our budget for 2017, we set our priorities for ministry and mission as we continue to serve God together.

Peter and the Wolfettes Bassoon Quartet will present a concert at St. Andrew’s on Sunday, February 26th at 7:30 pm. The bassoon is known for its distinctive tone colour, wide range, variety of character and agility. Listeners often compare its warm, dark, reedy timbre to that of a male baritone voice. All of this times 4!!! Don’t miss it! Admission is by freewill offering, with all proceeds going to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

Pondering Proverbs

Posted on January 10, 2017 in category: Announcements

In the cold month of January, it is nice to come together in the warmth of our church to reflect on God’s wisdom and guidance for our lives. The Book of Proverbs is a wonderful collection of advice and sayings for us to explore. It will be the theme for our Sunday morning Bible Studies (9:30 am in the Church Parlour) and Worship Services (11:00 am in the sanctuary) on Sundays January 15, 22, and 29.

Advent & Christmas Services

Posted on November 16, 2016 in category: Announcements

Sun. Nov. 27th: First Sunday of Advent, Worship with Holy Communion at 11:00 am.

Sun. Dec. 4th: Second Sunday of Advent, Worship at 11:00 am, followed by Chapel Communion Service.

Wed. Dec. 7th: Christmas Memorial Service at 7:00 pm. A service of music, prayer, readings, and Holy Communion, with an opportunity to light a candle in memory of a loved one.

Sun. Dec. 11th: Church School Christmas Pageant during worship at 11:00 am (kids, costumes, & carols!)

Sun. Dec. 18th: Christmas Choral Service at 11:00 am with lots of special music by our choir and musicians.

Tues. Dec. 20th: The Outreach Committee hosts Christmas Carolling at the Lighthouse at 7:00 pm. (Bring some goodies to share with the Lighthouse residents, if you are able.)

Sat. Dec. 24th: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:00 pm.

Sun. Dec. 25th: Christmas Day Worship at 11:00 am.

Sat. Dec. 31st: Watch Night Service beginning at 10:00 pm. A gathering with food and fellowship, followed by a service of praise and prayer to begin the New Year.

Sun. Jan. 1st: New Year’s Day Worship at 11:00 am.

September at St. Andrew’s

Posted on September 17, 2016 in category: Announcements

Another program year has begun at St. Andrew’s, and we hope that you will want to get involved in worship, service, fellowship, and mission through our church.

Come and worship with us any Sunday morning at 11:00 am. There are church school classes for children age 3 – grade 8, following the children’s message in worship. We also have a nursery available for little ones.

Sunday Morning Bible Study takes place from 9:30 – 10:30 am in the church parlour. Use the parking lot side door, and stop by the kitchen for a coffee before joining the group upstairs in the parlour.

Parents, grandparents, guardians, and little ones are welcome to come to the Wednesday Morning Playgroup. Drop in betwen 9:30 and 11:30 am on Wednesday mornings.

St. Andrew’s Prayer Group gathers on the 2nd and 4th Friday mornings at 11:00 am. Join us to pray together confidentially for the world, the church, and our own needs and hopes.

New voices to St. Andrew’s Choir are always welcome! Practices are on Thursday evenings at 7:15 pm to learn the anthems. Our Music Director, Gillian Lyons, also encourages you to come and help lead the hymn-singing on Sundays, even if you are not available for Thursday evening practices.

Church Membership Classes: Are you new to St. Andrew’s, new to The Presbyterian Church in Canada, or new to Christianity? Have you been attending church and trying to follow Jesus with your life, but have not yet explored church membership? Do you have questions about faith, church, or what is means to be a Christian today? Then our upcoming membership class is for you! We will meet on Sundays following worship (12:30-1:30 pm) in the church parlour starting on Sunday, October 16th until Sunday, November 13th. Please speak to Rev. Amanda if you have any questions about the classes and/or to indicate your interest in participating.

Help Saskatoon Keep Warm this Winter: The Outreach Committee and the Prayer Shawl Ministry of St. Andrew’s need your help. During the month of October we will be collecting blankets and winter clothing for donation to the Saskatoon Native Circle Ministry. We need winter jackets, sweaters, boots, socks, mitts, scarves, and toques. Donations of underwear would also be useful, but should be new and in the package. Also, we would like to receive good, used blankets, new blankets, and donations for the purchase of blankets. Your contributions may be left in the black bin in the church entranceway. Thank you!

The Fruit of the Spirit

Posted on June 20, 2016 in category: Announcements

This summer we are studying the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Each Sunday you are invited to bring a particular type of fruit to donate to the Saskatoon Native Circle Ministry. Please place your fruit offerings on the cart at the front of the church.

  • June 19 – Strawberries (LOVE)fruit cart
  • June 26 – Bananas (JOY)
  • July 3 – No fruit collection
  • July 10 – Grapes (PEACE)
  • July 17 – Oranges (PATIENCE)
  • July 24 – Pears (KINDNESS)
  • July 31 – No fruit collection
  • August 7 – Plums (GOODNESS)
  • August 14 – Peaches (FAITHFULNESS)
  • August 21 – Cherries (GENTLENESS)
  • August 28 – Self-control (MELONS)

In the Month of May

Posted on May 2, 2016 in category: Announcements

Refugee Sponsorship – A Learning Opportunity: The Tri-Church Refugee Committee is continuing to prepare for the arrival of our Syrian family, and want to invite you to participate in an upcoming learning opportunity. We will be hosting a guest speaker from the Open Door Society on Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00 pm who will speak to us about “Cultural Bridging for Sponsors of Syrian Refugees.” This will take place at St. Andrew’s in the lower hall of the church. The Committee wants to learn about cultural differences and issues that may help us in providing appropriate hospitality when our family arrives, and we are inviting other members of our congregations to attend as well.

The Thursday Group Will Meet on Thurs, May 5th at 1:30 pm in St. Andrew’s lower hall. Trudy Janssens will share unique images taken in Holland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Japan and Canada. Be prepared to view the world from a different perspective, just as van Gogh did. All are welcome!

Walk For Parish Nursing: InterChurch Health Ministries – SK invites you to participate in the 7th annual fundraising and awareness walk in support of parish nursing on Sat, May 7th at 9:30 am, starting and finishing at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. You may participate in two ways: You may join the walkers and seek pledges, or you may sponsor someone who is walking. The walk is approximately 4 km long, though participants may opt for a shorter distance if they wish.

Sponsorship forms for those who wish to participate are available on the entranceway table. Rev. Amanda’s form is also on the table, in case you would like to sponsor her for the walk.

Cupcakes! Plan to stay after worship on Sunday, May 8th to congratulate all those church members who participated in the “Spring Posies Reading Challenge.” The Daffodils won the competition by doing the most Bible reading, but everyone gets to enjoy a celebratory treat!

Work Weekend At Camp Christopher: Lend a hand during Camp Christopher’s annual work weekend, May 13th-15th. There are jobs for every different skill set. Want to spend a weekend at the Camp helping out? Just let them know! Feel free to go down for a day or for a whole week. Contact Donna at 306-586-4026, or email email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Pentecost Sunday is May 15th. Wear red, orange, or yellow to celebrate the fire of the Holy Spirit at work in and through the church! We will also share Holy Communion on Pentecost Sunday, and there will be a Chapel Communion following worship on Sunday May 22nd for anyone who may miss it on May 15th.

The Pastoral Care Committee will host a “Global Potluck Lunch” on Sunday May 15th following the service. Bring your favourite ethnic dish and stay for food and fellowship! You may bring your food to the kitchen before the service.

The next Women’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday, May 28th at 8:30 am at Mulberry’s restaurant on 3rd Avenue. All women are invited to come.

St. Andrew’s Annual Program Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 29th. Plan to stay a little longer and hear about the highlights of this year’s programs, as well as exciting new plans for the coming year.

Coming up at St. Andrew’s

Posted on April 2, 2016 in category: Announcements

Chapel Communion Service: There will be a short Communion service following worship on Sunday, April 3rd. This is especially for those who may have missed Communion on Easter Sunday or for those who would like to participate again. It will be about ten minutes in length.

Spring Posies Reading Challenge: The Christian Education Committee and Librarian are encouraging everyone to read the books of the Bible, books about people in the Bible, Bible stories, and Bible commentaries! Details available on the entranceway table and in the library. Start reading, and remember to keep track of what you’ve read! (Challenge ends May 1st.)

Wednesday Morning Playgroup! Parents and tots, drop in between 9:30 and 11:30 am on Wednesday mornings for playgroup in St. Andrew’s lower hall.

Thursday Group, Mark Your Calendar! World War II veteran, Reg Harisson, will be sharing about his life experiences on Thursday, April 7th at 1:30 pm in St. Andrew’s lower hall. All are welcome!

Together at Easter: You are invited to a special morning for all ages (children, youth, & adults) to celebrate Easter together. Join us for a morning of crafts, music, and story, including an opportunity to connect with others and share your own experience of Easter. We will gather in the lower hall of the church on Saturday, April 9th from 10:00 am to Noon. Help us to plan for the morning by signing up in the entranceway at the church or by email to Martha Fergusson: email hidden; JavaScript is required

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