Opportunities in October!

PCN Advanced Health Care Directives: Joy Mendel, Ethicist for St. Paul’s Hospital and Catholic Health Association of SK will give a free PowerPoint presentation in our lower hall following worship on Sunday, September 30th, informing us about how to develop an advance directive, and appoint a health proxy or proxies. There will be time for questions and answers. The Pastoral Care Committee will provide tea and coffee.

Sunday, October 7th will be Thanksgiving Sunday and World Communion Sunday. Come and celebrate the grace and goodness of God together with your church family at 11:00 am. If you have family visiting for the long weekend, bring them along! Everyone is most welcome!

We’re Putting Together A New Church Photo Directory! Professional photo sittings will take place over several days beginning October 13th. To schedule your sitting, see Donna Brown following worship on Sundays.  Donna will make sure everyone books a sitting, so if you don’t go to her, she’ll contact you! (Note: You will have an opportunity to purchase your photo file from the photographer. Photos make great Christmas gifts!)

How Is Your Reading Going? St. Andrew’s Reading Challenge is well underway, so if you haven’t chosen a book yet, take time to explore the church library today.

If you normally sit on the pulpit side of the church, you are a Pulpit Pupil. If you sit on the lectern side of the church, you are a Lectern Learner. To earn one point for your team, read a book of the Bible, a library book, or another theological, pastoral, or devotional book. Then fill out a card and tape it on the Bristol board on your side of the church. Take home a book today, get reading, and help your team to win the Reading Challenge!

You have until Sunday, October 21st to read and earn points for your team. Then come out to the Bible Jeopardy Challenge and potluck supper at 4:00 pm on October 21st. Just showing up will earn your team an extra point!

Rev. Amanda Will Be Offering church membership classes from Sunday, October 14th to November 11th, 12:30-1:30 pm. The classes are an opportunity for you to explore your faith, learn about what it means to be a Presbyterian, and prepare to profess your faith, be baptized, and become a member of the church.

The classes are open to anyone from grade 9 to adults. If you are new to our church community, or if you have never formally become a member, or if you just want to explore your faith a little more you’re welcome to join us. Please speak to Rev. Amanda for more information.

The Synod of Saskatchewan will be meeting at St. Andrew’s on Friday and Saturday, October 19-20. We will have a public worship service including a celebration of Holy Communion on Friday, October 19th at 7:00 pm, and everyone is welcome to join us. The sermon will be preached by the outgoing Moderator of Synod, the Rev. Bradley Childs, minister at First Presbyterian Church in Regina.