Rev. Amanda Will Be Offering church membership classes on Wednesday evenings from October 1st to 29th, 7:00-8:00 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 Thursday Group Will Meet on Thursday, October 2nd at 1:30 pm in St. Andrew’s lower hall. Martha Fergusson, Synod Youth Coordinator, will be speaking about “SPY, CY and beyond”. All are welcome!
Next Sunday, October 5th we will share the Lord’s Supper at the 11:00 am worship service. Please come and worship to celebrate World Communion Sunday with your church family at St. Andrew’s and in fellowship with Christians around the globe.
Let’s Keep Our Directory Up-To-Date! If you missed having your photo taken for our church photo directory, or if you’re new to St. Andrew’s, we’d love to include you in our directory! Please take a moment to have your photo taken in the church library following the worship service next Sunday, October 5th. No appointments necessary. (Directories are available from the church office for a suggested donation of $5.) Note: If you are already in the directory, but you’d like to have your photo updated, feel free to have your photo taken too.
- Sunday, September 7th – Family Worship service at 11am. Welcome back for a new program year!
- Sunday, September 7th at 7:30 pm – “Five Centuries of Great Violin Music” with Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Michael Swan (and St. Andrew’s Church member) with Gillian Lyons (piano & organ) and Arthur and William Boan (violins). Adults $25, students $15, family $50. Tickets available at McNally Robinson and at the door.
- Thursday, September 11th – First choir practice of the season at 7:30 pm. New singers are always welcome!
- Saturday, September 13th, 10am – Noon – Family Nursery Party. Parents and children are invited to visit and play together at the church with Christian Education Committee and minister.
- Sunday, September 14th – Sunday Morning Bible Study resumes at 9:30 am. Please use the parking lot side entrance, stop by the kitchen for coffee, and meet in the parlour for the study. Everyone is welcome, whether you are able to attend every week or occasionally. The studies are based one of the scripture readings that will be used in worship each Sunday. (Copies of the study materials are available now in the parlour at the church.)
- Sunday, September 14th – Church School Classes begin again. Children ages 3 to grade 8 are welcome. The nursery is available for younger children.
Membership Classes: Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Are you a newcomer to St. Andrew’s? Or have you been worshipping with us for a while, but you have not taken the step of becoming a church member? Please consider attending the Membership Classes on Wednesday evenings during the month of October. The classes are open to anyone in grade 9 to age 99. If you have not yet made a public profession of faith, if you have moved from another denomination into the Presbyterian Church, or if you are new to our congregation and want to get to know us better… please consider joining us for a time of learning, sharing, and growing in faith. Long-time members are also welcome if you want to brush up on the basics!
Sunday worship services will continue at St. Andrew’s through the summer at the usual time of 11:00 a.m. Do come and worship with friendly Presbyterians this summer!
Give yourself a little extra time during the summer months as events in the park across the street sometimes add to the traffic and use up some of the street parking. If you get to the corner of 20th Street and Spadina and find a “Road Closed Ahead” sign, don’t hesitate to drive past it and into the church parking lot. If there is an attendant beside the sign, just let them know you’re going to church and they should let you through. Alternatively, feel free to use the underground parking at the Radisson Hotel (access from 20th Street) as there is always plenty of complimentary underground parking for our use on Sunday mornings.
Volunteers are needed during the summer 1) to lead Junior Congregation – Sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the entranceway, 2) to host the fellowship time following worship – Sign up sheet is posted in the lower hall.
Camp Christopher is an important part of the ministry of St. Andrew’s, as we are active participants in this shared ministry of the Presbyterian Church (Synod of Saskatchewan) and the United Church (Riverbend Presbytery). The camp staff are getting ready for another great summer in God’s beautiful creation, learning and growing in faith, and sharing in Christian community. There are programs for children as young as Kindergarten all the way up through high school youth. There are also opportunities for older folks to get involved by joining the staff or volunteering for a day, a week, or more!
Check out the 2014 camp brochure online or pick up a paper copy at the church (beside the 20th Street entrance).
Keep reading to find out how you can support this vital ministry through gifts of time, talent, money, and even Canadian Tire money!
Cameras For Camp Christopher: The Camp Committee has asked St. Andrew’s to help build the camp program by providing funding to buy new digital cameras. The cameras will be used each week by the campers as they explore God’s beautiful creation and learn about photography at the same time. The Session of St. Andrew’s has agreed to encourage donations to buy cameras for this summer, and we hope that you will want to help out. The camp would like to purchase twelve digital cameras and accessories for a cost of about $100 each. Consider a donation of $25, $50 or even $100, and together let’s see if we can raise enough money to launch the camp’s photography program.
Looking For A Way To Get Up To The Lake This Summer? Camp Christopher has the answer! Come join us as part of our staff or as a volunteer during the 2014 season. We are still looking for a Program Director, male and female counsellors, a Maintenance Manager – and volunteers of all shapes and sizes! If you’re interested, please speak to Matt.
Camp Christopher Is Collecting Canadian Tire Money! Last year people donated enough CT money for us to buy a kayak (with paddles and PFD’s), and we’re hoping to beat that this year. You can find a box in the entranceway labelled Canadian Tire Money, all donations welcome!
The Saskatchewan Presbyterian Youth invites all youth and young adults from Grade 7 to age 20 to a weekend full of wacky games, great food and connecting with others at First Presbyterian Church in Regina, from Friday, May 9th at 7:00 pm to Sunday, May 11th at 1:30 pm. We will be swimming, jumping on the trampoline, tie-dyeing t-shirts, exploring the theme “Travel lightly with God”, and leading Sunday morning worship at First Presbyterian. Friends are welcome! Talk to Martha Fergusson TODAY!
Fifth Annual Walk For Parish Nursing: InterChurch Health Ministries of Saskatchewan invites you to participate in the annual fundraising and awareness walk in support of parish nurses on Sat, May 10th at 9:30 am, beginning and ending at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. The walk will follow the paved Meewasin Valley Trail which follows the scenic South Saskatchewan River through the heart of Saskatoon. Raise support for Parish Nursing and start your day with healthy activity in beautiful surroundings with good friends. Participants may walk the entire 4 km route or choose to shorten their walk if they wish. The trail is wheelchair accessible. Pledge forms are available on the entranceway table. St. Andrew’s is a partner congregation with InterChurch Health Ministries of Saskatchewan. This is the group that is providing training and support for our Pastoral Care Nurse, Laura Van Loon, as well as educational opportunities for members of our Pastoral Care Committee and others who are interested.
Need To Upgrade Your Driving Skills? The Pastoral Care Committee is hosting Canada Safety Council’s Driver Refresher Course for Mature Drivers. This free 6-hour presentation will take place in the lower hall on Friday, May 23rd and Friday, May 30th from 1:00-4:30 pm. Register by May 20th on sign up sheet on entranceway table, or call the church office at 306-242-0525. Coffee will be available.