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PALM SUNDAY BREAKFAST between Services (8:30 – 9:45 am), Sunday, Mar 25, 2018 Come, and bring a friend. (Your help with donations of supplies and help serving would be greatly appreciated; sign up sheets are in Janke Hall.

EASTER FLOWERS: Please contact the office, or leave a donation in the collection basket, if you would like to contribute to our Easter flowers. Please include a note, or contact the church office, if you have memorials or thanksgivings that you would like included.

LENTEN ORGAN RECITALS at St. Peter’s Lutheran (Queen & Weber, Kitchener): Wednesdays from February 14 to March 28. Noon: recital; 12:15: worship; 12:45: lunch.

EVENINGS OF LENTEN MUSICAL REFLECTION: Friday evenings in Lent, at 7:00 pm, featuring musician John B. Miller. Locations: March 23 @ St. Michael’s Church (Waterloo).

ST. ANDREW’S SOUP FOR THE SOUL LUNCH: Exploring the Bible Study Group held this Lenten lunch of soup and bread Sunday, March 11th following the 10 AM service. A free will offering raised $315 for The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. Thank you to all who contributed in any way!

DEANERY-WIDE CONFIRMATION SERVICE: Sunday, April 15 at 7:00 pm at St. James’ Anglican Church in Cambridge. A service bringing together Anglicans from KW, Cambridge, and the surrounding area, to be with Bishop Linda at a service of the Sacrament of Confirmation. This service also includes rites of Reception (into the Anglican Communion) and Reaffirmation (of one’s faith). If you feel that you are being called to undertake one of these rites, or simply to get more information, please speak to Fr. Matt.

QUEST FOR RESPECT: A Waterloo Lutheran/Anglican Lenten series on the Truth and Reconciliation, and Indigenous spirituality, Wednesdays in Lent at 7:30 PM. March 21 @ Christ Church Lutheran: Deacon Scott Knarr, Music for the Spirit, Six Nations of the Grand River.

THE ANGLICAN MINISTRY AT THE GRAND VALLEY INSTITUTION FOR WOMEN is growing! We are hoping to continue with a monthly eucharist, but add prayer services on the other weeks, at 2:00 PM. This small team would be led by Cheryl Highmore of Trinity Anglican Church in Cambridge. If you are interested in learning more, please speak to Fr. Matt.

INTERFAITH COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: Wed., April 25, 7:00 AM at Bingemans, with the theme “Caring for Our Common Home: Climate Change and Faith.” We have a contact via parishioner John Maine, so please speak to John, or contact the church office, if you are interested. A poster with more details is located in Janke Hall.

FURNACE UPDATE: We are pleased that so many have responded to the call to support the costs associated with the recent furnace replacement. We just have to raise about $1500 more in order to cover the full costs of the service. We can do it!

LOBLAW GIFT CARDS may be donated to the church, for use in neighbourhood outreach; simply place them in the collection basket. To receive a tax receipt, please include your name. For help in signing up for the Loblaw $25 gift card offer, speak to a churchwarden.

WE COULD USE SOME UNWANTED CORKS (i.e. from wine bottles) for a project related to our next Christmas Bazaar. If you have any, please bring them to the church, or give them directly to Kathy Chaplin.

DROP IN FOR COFFEE WITH YOUR PRIEST! Each Tuesday from 7:30 – 9:30 AM you’ll find Matt at the Tim Hortons in the Laurentian Zehrs (Ottawa & Strasburg). Pop by for some relaxed conversation. (Cancellations will be listed on the church website and Facebook page.

SUPPORT FOR OUT OF THE COLD: This year we once again collect and pass along (new) socks and financial donations to Out of the Cold. We’ll have a clearly-marked basket set up outside the main doors at the back of the nave.

COMMUNITY POTLUCK with Member of Parliament Raj Saini, the first Sunday of every month from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. A casual gathering in which we are invited to bring some food to share, and meet with other members of the community, and our MP. 209 Frederick Street (enter via the back door).

DO WE HAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS, for periodic parish-related communication? If not, or if you’re not sure, please contact the office. We’d like to send out the occasional event notification, and have e-mail addresses on hand in the event of cancellations.

“EXPLORING THE BIBLE” DISCUSSION GROUP Do you ever wonder on a Sunday morning what the Bible readings are supposed to be telling you? February 14 through March 28 the Group will look at how Outreach/Reaching Out affects not only our lives here at St. Andrew’s but within our community and in the wider world. Join us each Wednesday morning in Janke Hall from 10 – 11:30. Bible knowledge is not necessary as we talk and learn together. Not sure if it’s a fit for you? All are welcome to sit and listen. Contact John & Kay Baxter, 519-954-1144, for more information.

OUR OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE ( If you have a Facebook account, help spread the word about our wonderful community by “liking” our page, or “sharing” posts with your Facebook friends.The page is also accessible to those who do not have Facebook accounts.

ALTAR FLOWERS Placing flowers in the church is a wonderful way to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or other special event in your life. It is also how many people choose to remember someone who has died. There are many ways to do this at St. Andrews:

  • Two arrangements at the high altar (usually $80 and up);
  • One small arrangement on the Holy Table ($40 and up);
  • Two silk arrangements at the High Altar (donation of any size).

Please contact the church office (519-743-0911) for specifics, and if you have any questions … and be sure to reserve your chosen date on the flower chart on th emain doors at the back of the worship space.

HALL FOR RENT Our parish hall is available for rent to members and their friends for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Showers and any other social event requiring a large meeting space. Rates are very reasonable and the kitchen may also be used. Please note, if any non-parishioners will be attending, a separate fee of $54 will be required for insurance purposes. For inquiries or reservations please call the church office. (519 743-0911).

MILK BAGS Believe it or not, those 4 litre bags hosting 3 11/3 litre milk bags are actually useful; an Anglican Church in Grand Bend is knitting them into sleeping mats. So, keep bringing them in! And if you have anything else that you think might be useful, or helpful, ask one of the clergy; you might be surprised how your waste is someone else’s treasure.

PRAYER CHAIN There is a small group of parishioners who are committed to pray daily for the needs of our Parish in general, and individuals, upon request, in particular. Call the Church office (743-0911) with prayer requests.

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