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To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
To teach, baptize, and nurture new believers
To respond to human need by loving service
To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth
These five Marks of Mission are a framework used to describe and encourage ministry throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion.

for the month of September we are focussing on collecting lunch box snacks. Donations can be left in the boxes by the coat hangers in the narthex.

A LITURGY OF MID-DAY PRAYER, the second Monday of each month. This month we meet on Monday, September 9 from 12:00 – 12:30 PM, with an optional brown bag luncheon from 12:30 – 1:00 PM. At this service we specially pray for those on our parish intercession list and telephone prayer chain. Anointing with holy oil will be available.

ST. ANDREW’S COFFEE DROP-IN meets on Tuesdays from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. For the month of September we will be meeting at the City Cafe Bakery at Ottawa & Charles. (Note that they only take cash; no debit/credit.)

THE EXPLORING THE BIBLE discussion group meets on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM in Janke Hall. All are invited to take part in this weekly gathering where the upcoming Sunday’s readings are read and discussed over tea.

: Saturday, September 21, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. A free community event with music, dance performances, food, and face painting.

WELCOME BACK BBQ: Sunday, September 22 following the 10:00 AM service. You are encouraged to bring a salad or dessert. Please communicate allergies and dietary requirements to Leslie Kieswetter.

Thursday, September 26, 3:00 – 9:00 PM: “What does Climate Change ask of you? The leadership role of faith communities in response to climate change.” Location: St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church (56 Duke St. W.). 3:00 – 5:30 PM: workshops; 6:00 PM: dinner; 7:00 PM panel discussion: What could climate justice look like with the leadership of Waterloo Region’s faith communities?
Friday, September 27, 12:00 PM: Ring the Bells that Still Can Ring: Bell-ringing, a flash mob choir, and speakers offering a message of hope and joy in the midst of our climate crisis.

SURPRISED BY ENOUGH: HONOURING NATURE BY LIVING WITHIN OUR LIMITS: a talk with Jim Merkel, author of Radical Simplicity. Friday, September 27, 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Fresh Ground Cafe (256 King St. E.). RSVP:

OUR SHORT, QUIET “FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARIST” will return on the first Friday of October, the 4th, from 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM, for the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

LIFE AS PILGRIMAGE: A Franciscan Spirituality Perspective on the Prayer Journey with Rev. Lyndon Hutchison-Hounsell, Tssf. A day to explore prayer as pilgrimage through life, through creation, using our whole body. Saturday, October 5, St. Anne’s, Byron (1344 Commissioners Road West, London), 10 AM to 2 PM. To register: contact Rev. Kim Metelka at or by calling or texting info to 519-980-4545

A BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: a short liturgy in which we pray for creation and bless the animals that have been brought along: Sunday, October 6 at 4:00 PM.

FALL YOUTH GATHERING FOR THE DEANERY OF WATERLOO: Saturday, October 5 (8:00 AM) to Sunday, October 6 (12:00 PM), for those 12-18 years old. At St. George’s of Forest Hill, with a bus trip to Woodland Cultural Centre and Six Nations. $20. To register, contact

has a full offering of courses and workshops this fall and beyond. Take a look at the posters displayed in Janke Hall, and consider signing up for something that piques your interest.

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH PARISH EVENTS by checking out the new calendar posted in Janke Hall. You’ll find listings for upcoming services, meetings, study group opportunities, and more.

SCHEDULES WITH DETAILS FOR UPCOMING SERVICES are posted to the bulletin board in the side hallway near the sacristy. Readers and leaders of the prayers of the people are encouraged to take a copy.

PARISH PRAYER CHAIN: Would you find prayer helpful, either for yourself or someone you know? A devoted group of parishioners remember specific prayer requests in their daily devotions. If you have a situation for which you’d like prayer, call the church office at (519) 743-0911.

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).

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