St. Andrew’s belongs to the Presbytery of Northern Saskatchewan – a group of Presbyterian congregations and missions in this part of the province including Saskatoon, Prince Albert, North Battleford, Melfort, Tisdale, and the Mistawasis First Nation.
The Presbytery of Northern Saskatchewan is now online! Check out the new website to find out more about our partners in ministry. If you happen to be visiting another city for the weekend, consider attending worship at another Presbyterian congregation. Be sure to bring greetings from St. Andrew’s in Saskatoon to our Presbyterian friends wherever you are travelling.
In the month of November, we will have a few special events at St. Andrew’s:
- Nov. 1st – Nursery Family Party – An informal gathering for families with nursery age children, 10 am – noon.
- Nov. 1st – Session Retreat – All elders are encouraged to attend, 1:30-4:30 pm.
- Nov. 14th – Concert with Michael Swan, Gillian Lyons, and six other musicians, featuring compositions by Michael Swan, 7:30 pm. Adults $25, Students $15, Families $50. Tickets available at McNally Robinson or at the door.
- Nov. 16th – Lingering Lunch & Learn about the Presbyterian Record, following worship. Everyone is welcome. Lunch will be provided by the Stewardship Committee.
- Nov. 22nd – Christmas Tea & Bake Sale, 2-4 pm. A wonderful afternoon of fellowship, food, and getting into the Christmas spirit!
- Nov. 29th – Women’s breakfast at Mulberry’s on Third Avenue, 8:30 am.
- Nov. 30th – Advent begins with a service of worship including Holy Communion.
This has been a difficult week for us as Canadians. We struggle to make sense of the hatred and violence that runs rampant in our world. This week it also became very clear that such violence can take place right here in our home country, even in our Parliament buildings.
Our prayers are with those most directly affected, with the families and friends of the two Canadian soldiers killed this week, and with everyone who is struggling with anger, fear, or grief in the aftermath of these events.
If you are in Saskatoon this weekend, please come and pray with us at St. Andrew’s on Sunday morning at 11:00 am. Let us place our hope and our trust in the God of our ancestors, the God we have come to know as love embodied in Jesus Christ, the God who by the power of the Holy Spirit will comfort and encourage us in the midst of any troubles or trials.
“O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
still be our guard while troubles last, and our eternal home.”
(Isaac Watts, 1674-1748)
Consider coming out Sunday, October 19th to a special fundraising dinner for InterChurch Health Ministries, the wonderful organization that provides education and support for Parish Nurse ministries. This is the group that trained, prepared, and continues to support our Pastoral Care Nurse, Laura Van Loon, as well as providing training and support for our Pastoral Care Committee and its ministries.
The dinner is free, but there will be an opportunity to make a donation. Rev. Amanda has free tickets for this event, so please let her know if you would like to attend.
InterChurch Health Ministries Dinner
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 6:00 pm
Luther Tower, 1223 Temperance Street – It’s at the top of the tower (22nd floor) with a great view of the city in all directions!
Dinner – Entertainment – Information – Silent Auction
A chance to donate to the work of Parish Nurse Ministries in Saskatoon
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.