- 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.
During The Season Of Lent each year, the people of St. Andrew’s are encouraged to collect coins to support the work of Presbyterian World Service and Development. Our gifts to PWS&D are one way that we care for people around the world and for God’s creation. The Stewardship Committee has provided coin-collecting jars for us. You can pick one up in the entranceway, and remember to bring it back on Easter Sunday. There are also some PWS&D envelopes in the entranceway if you would prefer to write a cheque.
A Maundy Thursday Worship will be held on April 17th at Calvin Goforth Church (1602 Sommerfeld Ave.) at 7:00 pm. As we gather to remember the last supper Jesus’ shared with his disciples, we will share in the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Everyone is invited to bring a pair of new socks to donate to the Saskatoon Native Circle Ministry.
Early-Morning Easter Worship & Breakfast (in Kiwanis Park, across the street from St. Andrew’s). We will gather in the park at 8:30 am for an early-morning worship service in celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Breakfast will be served at about 9:30 a.m. by our Presbyterian Youth in the lower hall of St. Andrew’s. A free will offering will be received to send our youth to Canada Youth 2014. At 11:00 am we will gather in the sanctuary for worship, which will include the joyful feast of the people of God: Holy Communion.