Join us for Thanksgiving Worship this week. As part of our service we will be taking up an offering of fresh produce for the Harvest Store of Mission Services. We’ll bringing it all forward during the offering and our thanksgiving produce will then be taken to the Mission after the Service.
World Wide communion Sunday, Oct 1: John and Anne Hibbs will be hosting coffee hour Sunday Oct 1. We’ll have “Breads of the World” for “Coffee Hour”—of about 5-6 countries. Jams, Jellies, peanut butter, and butter will also be provided for people to spread on their choices of breads, plus a small cheese platter. We will offer left-over breads to whoever wants them, and/or give them to a food-bank folk we know.
New Small Group Study (Updated): From Oct 11 to Nov 15, Rev. Read will be leading a new study group on Philip Yancey’s book Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference (last week’s bulletin incorrectly had the course start on Oct 4). Copies of the book will be available through the church office (a donation of $10 would help cover the cost of the course). The group will meet at the church Wednesdays at 7pm. For those unable to attend in person Rev. Read will post the study guide on his blog and facilitate online discussion: https://houseandsanctuary.blog/
Membership Sessions: Beginning the week of Oct 2, Rev. Read will be offering instruction in what it means to be a professing member of our church. This will involve 4 one hour sessions, days and times are flexible. Please contact Rev. Read: email@example.com
Round Table Discussion – Opening Our Doors (2)Round Table Discussion – Sept 17: Following worship Rev. Read will be leading a round table discussion on what it means for our church to open our doors to our neighbours here in Ancaster. We will soon have a beautifully renovated and accessible building: What can we do to make every aspect of our church open and welcoming to our local community? What does it mean for us to go out our doors and invite people in? Come join in the discussion as we discern these things together.
St. Andrew’s will be taking part in the Ancaster Fair Service, a joint worship service organized by several local churches. Worship will be held at 9:30am at the Ancaster Fair Grounds and will be our main Sunday service. Music will be led by the St. Andrew’s Praise Band and Rev. Read is giving the message. Session will be arranging carpools. Attendance at the service will also get you free admission to the Fall Fair for the day.
A service of prayer, Bible readings, and a message from Don Parkinson will also be held at 11:00am in the St. Andrew’s sanctuary
Round Table Discussion – Sept 17: Following worship Rev. Read will be leading a round table discussion on what it means for our church to open our doors to our neighbours here in Ancaster. We will soon have a beautifully renovated and accessible building: What can we do to make every aspect of our church open and welcoming to our local community? What does it mean for us to go out our doors and invite people in? Come join in the discussion as we discern these things together.
Join us for worship on Sept 10 as we kick off a new Sunday School year! There will be special music, regular classes begin, and we’ll be commissioning our teachers and helpers for 2017-2018.
This Sunday we will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper. Communion will be served in the pews.
Also, come and see the progress on the access project. Interior work has now begun.
Last week week we were back in the sanctuary after a few weeks worshiping in the gym. This Sunday, we’ll be using the new sanctuary stairs as our main entrance. The main doors to the gym are closed as work starts on the lobby.