Exploring the Lent Garden, Week by Week
Enjoy your journey through the Lent Garden each week. Start by clicking on the bible on the park bench. With one click you will open up a collection of daily bible readings, children’s bible story readings, prayers, and questions to think about throughout each week. Once you’ve got these devotions at hand, go ahead and explore the rest of the garden by clicking on items in the Lent Garden to discover stories, music, craft ideas, a labyrinth and so much more.
Each Sunday in Lent and on into Holy Week the Lent Garden tour offers new insights and delights so be sure to visit often during this special time. Click on the links below to open the Lent Garden gate.
Lent 1, February 21, 2021
Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Music, chats and stories
For a fun and relaxing time for the whole family, be sure to check out this first in a new series of YouTube videos. Just click on this link, Family Time with Jamie sit back and enjoy.
Be Not Afraid
Sunday November 29, 11 am (Advent I) Service with Communion
Sunday December 6, 11am (Advent II)
Sunday December 13, 11 am (Advent III)
Sunday December 20, 11 am (Advent IV)
Tuesday December 24 – Christmas Eve One service only at 7:00 pm
Sunday December 27, 11 am (Wassail Service)
Communion will be celebrated both in church Sunday November 29th and by Zoom later that same day at 7:00 pm. A link to the communion service will be sent out by Friday evening for the Zoom service. If you have not received the link and would like to participate in the service please contact Rev. Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rev. Joyce’s column in the newsletter will help you prepare for both in person and Zoom communion.
St. Andrew’s will be continuing its tradition of our annual Tea & Bazaar, minus the tea. We have received many donations of new and unused items and will be selling them through a Facebook event.
You will need a Facebook account to view the items. To access the event and see all the wonderful items that are available for purchase please use the link provided below and click the Discussion tab on the St. Andrew’s Marketplace Facebook event.
No Facebook account? Please call the church at 622-4273, Monday to Friday 9 AM to 1 PM.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church will be hosting an online Marketplace & Bazaar for the month of November. We have many new/unused knitted items for sale, donated by members of our church/community. Jamie Gerow, a member of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santa’s, is donating his time for Video Calls with Santa; $10 for 10min! Shaundra Benincasa of Benincasa Boutique, creates Disney inspired headbands. $10 from every headband purchased will be donated to the church; each headband is $25. Local artist, Judy Persian, has created original watercolour blank cards for all occasions. Cards are 1 for $5 or 4 for $19. Last but not least, St. Andrew’s will be selling our famous shortbread cookies $5/doz. Please visit our Facebook event page to see all the wonderful items available and for more info on the other fundraising projects. https://fb.me/e/3KbYTGPJF or call 622-4273.
Your Mission & Outreach committee has been planning ways to engage with our larger community during the pandemic. Here are a couple of opportunities for caring.
Food bank drive until Oct. 31
As prices continue to grow, many families and singles are having to make some terrible choices; buy food or pay the heating bill, purchase a warm winter coat for going to school or pay some of the rent owing. Terrible choices indeed, and many will be looking to the Food Bank to at least put a solid meal on the table.
Mission and Outreach is holding a Food Bank Drive ending on October 31, with the goal of helping to restock the Miles St. Food Bank shelves. All donations of non-perishables can be dropped off at the church until October 31st. Baby food, pasta, sauce, canned tuna/salmon, pork and beans, Kraft Dinner, peanut butter ... are some of the well received items! Thank you!
Yes, Christmas is coming!
Christmas may seem like a long way off but not really. We want you to consider, as in past years, generously supporting: Elizabeth Fry Society, the two women’s shelters, Faye Peterson and Beendigen, and the Children’s Aid Society. It is very simple this year; if you could please write a cheque to St Andrew’s (memo Mission and Outreach; this will be added to your year end tax receipt), or provide a food gift card, or cash. No items or merchandise can be collected/donated this year due to COVID. Thank you!