Until August 27th. Sunday Services
will be at 7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
planning this annual event and, as in the past, the burgers,
buns, tea, coffee, punch and condiments are provided. What we
would like is for people to bring salads, a couple of trays
of tomatoes and shredded lettuce and desserts. A sign up
sheet is at the back of the church. If possible, please bring
your own plates, bowls and cutlery. Any questions please call
Jacky Stevens 250-656-4640
DE LA ESPERANZA
Monthly Mission) -In 2006, the mission discovered entire
families living and working in the city dump overlooking the
resort of Puerto Vallarta. Their work started, simply enough,
by bringing these families food and water. Their situation
was dire. Working with a local resort developer and several
volunteers, they defined their mission statement, which would
come to guide their work there:
"To provide physical, educational,
medical, spiritual and emotional support to the families
living in the landfill or garbage dump in Puerto Vallarta or
Today, nearly 300 children are enrolled
in school through their School Sponsorship program and
several program alumni are even attending universities.
This year marks an exciting new chapter
in the mission: A brand new, 70-unit housing and community
learning center at the base of Hope Road is nearing
completion. It will eventually house 500 men, woman and
children, giving many, for the first time, true sheltered
homes with running water, electricity, and modern appliances.
The center represents much more than just modern shelter,
however. It is a transformative place, providing the
physical, educational, emotional and spiritual support to
families to become independent and self-sufficient.
JIMINY CRICKET AND CHRISTIAN CONSCIENCE
We introduce the study on conscience
with the key characters in a children's tale and movie. Over
ten weeks we will ask questions about the morality of human
acts. How can something be wrong that feels so good? If being
good or bad do not matter what does matter? How do we resolve
personal struggles with conscience within a culture of moral
relativism? What do all human beings have in common morally?
What does scripture say about these questions? Is it enough
to ask "What would Jesus do?" How do we know when we have a
properly formed conscience? How do we reconcile faith with
Where: St. Elizabeth's, Sidney.
When: Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m. Sept 19th - Nov 28,2017
Format: Lectures and small facilitator
led discussion groups
Fee: By donation. $10 for printed
Register now to ensure a place. Contact:
St. Elizabeth's parish office 250-656-7433 or email
FORWARD DAY BY DAY DEVOTIONALS
Daily devotionals for
May, June and July are available now at the back of
the church. $1.50 each please. Money envelope is
at the side of the box.
Please join us for coffee each Sunday
between the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services.
Sidney Food BanK
As part of our missions and outreach to the community there is now a crate at the back of the hall for donations to the Sidney Food Bank. As and when the crate is full the wardens will take the donations to the Food bank, this will be an ongoing project and especially useful to those who wish to give but can't always get to the Food Bank when it is open.
YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR BIBLE
Thursday morning at
Contributions by Direct Deposit
If you are interested in setting up
your contributions by direct deposit, you are encouraged to
do so by making arrangements one week prior to the 15th of
the month OR one week prior to the end of the month. This
will give us enough time to process the paperwork for the
chosen dates. Forms may be obtained from the church office
/ address update
If you have changed your email or street address, or phone number during the past 6 months, please be sure to contact the office with your new contact information.
Please email any digital photos you may have of this past year to the office at
firstname.lastname@example.org or to Anne Parry at
Gently used books, fiction and non-fiction, are available in the
book room located at the back of the office and on the book stand
in the hall. The Book Room is open on Saturday mornings, and
through the office during the week (9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.). $1.00 per
book each book.
We invite you to consider joining
us in making St. Andrew’s a safe and scent-free sanctuary for
all. An increasing number of people are becoming more
and more sensitive to fragrances. While we pray for
medical solutions, may we also seek to conquer by our care
and love, and by paying attention to the needs of others.
Thank you, St. Andrew’s Parish Councilly
VOCAL PERFORMANCE AND/OR SPEECH
AND DRAMA OPENINGS
Ashton has openings on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for
students in Vocal Performance and/or Speech and Drama. Please
READING MATERIAL NEEDED
Book Room is looking for some new reading material/books to
be sold in the Book Room and book stand in the hall. Please
check through your novels, etc. at home and consider donating