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Announcements 15-April-2018

A warm welcome to all who come to worship this Sunday. Please join us after worship for refreshments and conversation.

We welcome the Rev Kathy Brownlee who will be leading worship this morning.

The Rev. Kathy Brownlee, BA, M Div., Th M, M Ed in Counseling, is a graduate of Queen’s University, Knox College and the University of Toronto and lives in North Toronto. Her Master of Theology degree is in Pastoral Care, and included Clinical Pastoral training in a hospital setting. She served in the Presbytery of Oak Ridges in 1995-96 when she was interim Minister of Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church. From 1997 until she retired from full-time ministry in late 2015, she was the minister of St. Mark’s  Presbyterian Church, a diverse multicultural congregation, in Mississauga.

Volunteers are needed to help with Coffee Hour after Service. There will be a sing-up sheet posted in the Guild Hall.  Please support your Session and fellow members of the congregation in this.

One of our Church School Students, Angus Thompson,  received his Religious Badge with Scouts last month.  He has been working ver hard to complete all of the requirements and the Church School leaders and members are very proud of him.  Session congratulates him for all of us at St. Andrew’s.

Bridging the Gap (formerly Welcoming Arms) is in need of donations.

  • Disposable razors (mens and womens)
  • Small containers of shaving cream
  • Small containers of Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Large containers of Laundry
  • Small containers of dish detergent
  • Paper towels & toilet paper
  • Please no hand soap

The St. Andrew’s Prayer Chain offers daily prayers for those in need of God’s help. If you would like to request our prayers for yourself or for a loved one, please call Cheryl Daddis, 905-841- 3674 or email cheryl@pathcom.com. Your prayer requests are a sacred trust and will be kept entirely confidential.

Announcements 8-April-2018

A warm welcome to all who come to worship this Sunday. 

We welcome the Rev Clive Simpson who will be leading worship this morning.

Clive grew up in the hamlet of Langstaff (Yonge St and Highway 7). He graduated from Thornhill Secondary School, Waterloo Lutheran University and Knox College. Postgraduate education was pursued at Princeton, Vancouver School of Theology and The Pastoral Institute in Calgary. He served four congregations, two in Alberta, two in Ontario. He retired to the family home in the south part of Richmond Hill in 2004. His wife Donna, an R.N. retired three years later.  They have two daughters, Deborah is a Professor at U. of Regina, and Allison is a curator at the Science Centre in Calgary. Retirement has involved: Interim Ministry, supply Ministry, curling, golf and reading in the area of Healing and Reconciliation with First Nations.

Help is needed to make turkey pies on April 13 and 14. Please see Helen Dawn if you can help

The St. Andrew’s Prayer Chain offers daily prayers for those in need of God’s help. If you would like to request our prayers for yourself or for a loved one, please call Cheryl Daddis, 905-841- 3674 or email cheryl@pathcom.com. Your prayer requests are a sacred trust and will be kept entirely confidential.

Announcements 2-April-2018

A warm welcome to all who come to worship this Sunday.

Following the Easter Service everyone is invited to enjoy hot cross buns at Coffee Hour.

We welcome the Rev Kathy Brownlee who will be leading worship this morning.

The Rev. Kathy Brownlee, BA, M Div., Th M, M Ed in Counseling, is a graduate of Queen’s University, Knox College and the University of Toronto and lives in North Toronto. Her Master of Theology degree is in Pastoral Care, and included Clinical Pastoral training in a hospital setting. She served in the Presbytery of Oak Ridges in 1995-96 when she was interim Minister of Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church. From 1997 until she retired from full-time ministry in late 2015, she was the minister of St. Mark’s  Presbyterian Church, a diverse multicultural congregation, in Mississauga

The pink flowers are in memory of Isabelle Forster dear Mother of Carolyn Johnston

Help is needed to make turkey pies on April 13 and 14. Please see Helen Dawn if you can help

The St. Andrew’s Prayer Chain offers daily prayers for those in need of God’s help. If you would like to request our prayers for yourself or for a loved one, please call Cheryl Daddis, 905-841- 3674 or email cheryl@pathcom.com. Your prayer requests are a sacred trust and will be kept entirely confidential.

Announcements 25-March-2018

A warm welcome to all who come to worship this Sunday. Please join us after worship for refreshments and conversation.

We welcome the Rev Kathy Brownlee who will be leading worship this morning.

The Rev. Kathy Brownlee, BA, M Div., Th M, M Ed in Counseling, is a graduate of Queen’s University, Knox College and the University of Toronto and lives in North Toronto. Her Master of Theology degree is in Pastoral Care, and included Clinical Pastoral training in a hospital setting. She served in the Presbytery of Oak Ridges in 1995-96 when she was interim Minister of Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church. From 1997 until she retired from full-time ministry in late 2015, she was the minister of St. Mark’s  Presbyterian Church, a diverse multicultural congregation, in Mississauga

Friday March 30th is Good Friday and Sunday April 1st is Easter.  Both services are at 10:30 am. 

Following the Easter Service everyone is invited to enjoy hot cross buns at Coffee Hour.

On Good Friday, March 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Our Lady Of Grace Parish will be holding a Tenebrae Service. The music for this service was written by Msgr. J. E. Ronan, founder of St Michael’s Choir School in Toronto and will be sung by a four-part men’s choir made up of the alumni from the choir school. This is a most appropriate way to celebrate the sufferings and death of our Saviour. Please plan to attend.

The St. Andrew’s Prayer Chain offers daily prayers for those in need of God’s help. If you would like to request our prayers for yourself or for a loved one, please call Cheryl Daddis, 905-841- 3674 or email cheryl@pathcom.com. Your prayer requests are a sacred trust and will be kept entirely confidential.

Announcements 18-March-2018

A warm welcome to all who come to worship this Sunday. Please join us after worship for refreshments and conversation.

We welcome the Rev. Clive W. Simpson who will be leading worship this morning.

Clive grew up in the hamlet of Langstaff (Yonge St and Highway 7}. He graduated from Thornhill Secondary School, Waterloo Lutheran University and Knox College. Postgraduate education was pursued at Princeton, Vancouver School of Theology and The Pastoral Institute in Calgary. He served four congregations, two in Alberta, two in Ontario. He retired to the family home in the south part of Richmond Hill in 2004. His wife Donna, an R.N. retired three years later.  They have two daughters, Deborah is a Professor at U. of Regina, and Allison is a curator at the Science Centre in Calgary. Retirement has involved: Interim Ministry, supply Ministry, curling, Golf and reading in the area of Healing and Reconciliation with First Nations.

The following Special Services are scheduled for the coming weeks:

ServiceDate & TimeCelebrant
Palm SundayMarch 25th @10:30amRev. Kathy Brownlee
Good FridayMarch 30th @10:30amRev. Clive Simpson
Easter SundayApril 1st @10:30amRev. Kathy Brownlee

On Good Friday, March 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Our Lady Of Grace Parish will be holding a Tenebrae Service. The music for this service was written by Msgr. J. E. Ronan, founder of St Michael’s Choir School in Toronto and will be sung by a four-part men’s choir made up of the alumni from the choir school. This is a most appropriate way to celebrate the sufferings and death of our Saviour. Please plan to attend.

The St. Andrew’s Prayer Chain offers daily prayers for those in need of God’s help. If you would like to request our prayers for yourself or for a loved one, please call Cheryl Daddis, 905-841- 3674 or email cheryl@pathcom.com. Your prayer requests are a sacred trust and will be kept entirely confidential.

Announcements 11-March-2018

A warm welcome to all who come to worship this Sunday. Please join us after worship for refreshments and conversation.

The Rev. Kathy Brownlee, BA, M Div., Th M, M Ed in Counseling, is a graduate of Queen’s University, Knox College and the University of Toronto and lives in North Toronto. Her Master of Theology degree is in Pastoral Care, and included Clinical Pastoral training in a hospital setting. She served in the Presbytery of Oak Ridges in 1995-96 when she was interim Minister of Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church. From 1997 until she retired from full-time ministry in late 2015, she was the minister of St. Mark’s  Presbyterian Church, a diverse multicultural congregation, in Mississauga

Welcoming Arms is looking to relaunch the tax preparation program this Spring (early April) and we are looking for Chartered Accountants who would like to volunteer. We currently have one volunteer and would like to have at least two more. Anyone interested can contact Sarah El Geries at sarah.elgeries@gmail.com for more information.

Welcoming Arms is in need of donations.

  • Disposable razors (mens and womens)
  • Small containers of shaving cream
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Large containers of Laundry
  • Small containers of dish detergent
  • Paper towels & toilet paper
  • Please no hand soap.

The St. Andrew’s Prayer Chain offers daily prayers for those in need of God’s help. If you would like to request our prayers for yourself or for a loved one, please call Cheryl Daddis, 905-841- 3674 or email cheryl@pathcom.com. Your prayer requests are a sacred trust and will be kept entirely confidential.

Announcements 4-March-2018

A warm welcome to all who come to worship this Sunday. Please join us after worship for refreshments and conversation.

We welcome the Rev. Robert Royal who will be leading worship this morning.

Thank you to everyone who participated in making turkey pies on Feb 23 and 24.

Welcoming Arms is looking to relaunch the tax preparation program this Spring (early April) and we are looking for Chartered Accountants who would like to volunteer. We currently have one volunteer and would like to have at least two more. Anyone interested can contact Sarah El Geries at sarah.elgeries@gmail.com for more information.

Welcoming Arms is in need of donations.

  • Disposable razors (mens and womens)
  • Small containers of shaving cream
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Large containers of Laundry
  • Small containers of dish detergent
  • Paper towels & toilet paper
  • Please no hand soap.

The St. Andrew’s Prayer Chain offers daily prayers for those in need of God’s help. If you would like to request our prayers for yourself or for a loved one, please call Cheryl Daddis, 905-841- 3674 or email cheryl@pathcom.com. Your prayer requests are a sacred trust and will be kept entirely confidential.

Announcements 25-Feb-2018

A warm welcome to all who come to worship this Sunday. Please join us after worship for refreshments and conversation.

We welcome back the Rev Kathy Brownlee who will be leading worship this morning.

The Rev. Kathy Brownlee, BA, M Div., Th M, M Ed in Counseling, is a graduate of Queen’s University, Knox College and the University of Toronto and lives in North Toronto. Her Master of Theology degree is in Pastoral Care, and included Clinical Pastoral training in a hospital setting. She served in the Presbytery of Oak Ridges in 1995-96 when she was interim Minister of Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church. From 1997 until she retired from full-time ministry in late 2015, she was the minister of St. Mark’s  Presbyterian Church, a diverse multicultural congregation, in Mississauga

The AGM is taking place March 4 after service. A soup lunch will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to attend

World Day of Prayer Service will not happen in Aurora this year.  We are invited to join Newmarket Churches at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Newmarket on Friday, March 2  at 7:30 pm.

Thank you to all who assisted in the Pancake Lunch on Sunday February 11th. A good time was had by all.  

Tax Receipts for 2017 will be issued by the end of February 2018. If anyone moved or change of address, please contact Joybell@905-726-2727 or e-mail joybell.r@hotmail.com  

Welcoming Arms is in need of donations.

  • Disposable razors (mens and womens)
  • Small containers of shaving cream
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Large containers of Laundry
  • Small containers of dish detergent
  • Paper towels & toilet paper
  • Please no hand soap.

The St. Andrew’s Prayer Chain offers daily prayers for those in need of God’s help. If you would like to request our prayers for yourself or for a loved one, please call Cheryl Daddis, 905-841- 3674 or email cheryl@pathcom.com. Your prayer requests are a sacred trust and will be kept entirely confidential.

Announcements 18-Feb-2018

A warm welcome to all who come to worship this Sunday. Please join us after worship for refreshments and conversation.

We welcome the Rev. Clive W. Simpson who will be leading worship this morning.

Clive grew up in the hamlet of Langstaff (Yonge St and Highway 7}. He graduated from Thornhill Secondary School, Waterloo Lutheran University and Knox College. Postgraduate education was pursued at Princeton, Vancouver School of Theology and The Pastoral Institute in Calgary. He served four congregations, two in Alberta, two in Ontario. He retired to the family home in the south part of Richmond Hill in 2004. His wife Donna, an R.N. retired three years later.  They have two daughters, Deborah is a Professor at U. of Regina, and Allison is a curator at the Science Centre in Calgary. Retirement has involved: Interim Ministry, supply Ministry, curling, Golf and reading in the area of Healing and Reconciliation with First Nations.

Flowers are placed in the sanctuary in loving memory of                    Heather Leinda Osborne, by her family who miss her dearly

We need help to make turkey pies on Friday February 23 and Saturday February 24 from 9:00 to 11:30 each morning. Please speak with Helen if you can offer help.

Tax Receipts for 2017 will be issued by the end of February 2018. If anyone moved or change of address, please contact Joybell@905-726-2727 or e-mail joybell.r@hotmail.com  

Timothy Neuman thanks everyone for depositing their used stamps in the Narthex

Welcoming Arms is in need of donations.

  • Disposable razors (mens and womens)
  • Small containers of shaving cream
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Large containers of Laundry
  • Small containers of dish detergent
  • Paper towels & toilet paper
  • Please no hand soap.

The St. Andrew’s Prayer Chain offers daily prayers for those in need of God’s help. If you would like to request our prayers for yourself or for a loved one, please call Cheryl Daddis, 905-841- 3674 or email cheryl@pathcom.com. Your prayer requests are a sacred trust and will be kept entirely confidential.

Announcements 28-Jan-2018

A warm welcome to all who come to worship this Sunday. Please join us after worship for refreshments and conversation.

Next Sunday the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated. We also welcome back the Rev. Kathy Brownlee who will be leading worship.

 Rev. Kathy Brownlee, BA, M Div, Th M, M Ed in Counseling, is a graduate of Queen’s University, Knox College and the University of Toronto and lives in North Toronto. Her Master of Theology degree is in Pastoral Care. She has served congregations in Northern Ontario, Summerside, PEI, Barrie and Toronto. From 1997, until she retired from full-time ministry in 2015, she was the minister of St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, a diverse multicultural congregation in Mississauga.

Thank you to all who participated in the town-hall meeting last Sunday. 34 people attended as we enjoyed a lively discussion and lunch together. A special thank you to those who provided refreshments and who cleaned up.

St. Andrew’s, Aurora, is doing the outreach supper for St. Andrew’s, Sutton on Tuesday January 30th. We do these meals 4 times a year when there is a fifth Tuesday in the month. Speak to Anne Neuman if interested in helping on that day

The church building is an incredible asset that allows the church not only to worship on Sundays but to live out its purpose seven-days a week. The people who use our facilities include AA groups (3 in total), CHATS (teaching English as a second language to new immigrants), feeding programs like Martha’s Table and aurora community café, Scottish dancers, Cubs and Guides. The church has been able to develop growing relationships with some of the people who use our space. This space is a gift passed down from previous generations, but it, like any facility or home, requires care and continuous upkeep. Thank you to the following people who have offered to participate in serving on the new and improved maintenance team: Gord Osborne, Kevin Johnston, Nigel Samuel, James Thompson, Ed Webster, and Tony Parkinson. A meeting will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

Thank you to all who continue to serve God and neighbour by volunteering at Martha’s Table on Thursdays. Martha’s is in its 13th year and offers soups, sandwiches, refreshments and Christian hospitality to people who are in need of a meal or companionship.

The aurora community café open every Wednesday now offers lunch in addition to freshly baked goods and coffee/tea. The café is a partnership involving local churches and non-profit groups providing job-training to adults with disabilities and creating a space to bring people together in a supportive environment.

Welcoming Arms is in need of donations.

  • Disposable razors (mens and womens)
  • Small containers of shaving cream
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Large containers of Laundry
  • Small containers of dish detergent
  • Paper towels & toilet paper
  • But please no hand soap.

The St. Andrew’s Prayer Chain offers daily prayers for those in need of God’s help. If you would like to request our prayers for yourself or for a loved one, please call Cheryl Daddis, 905-841- 3674 or email cheryl@pathcom.com. Your prayer requests are a sacred trust and will be kept entirely confidential.

aurora community cafe
Martha’s Table