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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.

ANNUAL VESTRY MEETING: Sunday, January 26, following the 10:00 AM service (aiming to begin between 11:15 and 11:30 AM). You are welcome to bring some food to share.

DONATIONS FOR OUR FOOD CUPBOARD MINISTRY: For January we are specially collecting paper products: facial tissue, paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, moist toilettes, etc.

BALE OUTREACH: This year we are participating in a long-running outreach ministry that involves collecting gently used clothing (and other) items, and sending them to communities in northern Ontario, where they are subsequently used and appreciated. Can you spare some (gently used, clean, and washable) clothing? Shoes and boots? Household items? Knitting needles, wool, and sewing supplies? If so, please place them in the boxes labelled “BALE” at the top of the main stairs by . The boxes are transported by Home Hardware, free of charge.

“PICK THE HYMNS SERVICE” – January 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Write down some of your favourite hymns on the orange ballots by the “parish” bulletin board in Janke Hall, and place it in the envelope attached to the board. For that service we’ll aim to include the hymns that are most beloved by the parish family!

WORKING CENTRE READING GROUP: Are you interested in joining a book club for the book Getting to Maybe: How the World is Changed, by Brenda Zummerman, Frances Westley, and Michael Quinn Patton? To learn more, and to convey your scheduling availability, contact Isaiah at or at 519.743.1151 x175.

FAITH AND PUBLIC LIFE, a talk with former Premier Kathleen Wynne. Friday, January 24, 10:00 – 11:30 AM at Martin Luther University College. Free, with registration details to follow..

PARISH MOVIE AND DESSERT EVENT: St. Andrew’s Social Committee invites you to Movie and Dessert. Saturday, January 25, 2:00 PM in Janke Hall. Hosted by Katherine MacLean and Jack Nahrgang, we will watch Stolen Summer, the result of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Project Greenlight reality show. Starring Bonnie Hunt, Aidan Quinn, and Kevin Pollack. A free will offering will be collected to cover the desserts.

CONSECRATION AND SEATING of the new Bishop of Huron: Saturday, January 25, 12:30 PM at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. All are welcome. If you would like to make a donation toward Bishop-elect Todd’s vestments and other episcopal accoutrements, you may send a cheque to 190 Queens Ave., London, ON, N6A 6H7, ATTN: T. Ellison (made out to “The Diocese of Huron” with “Bishop-elect Townshend” in the memo line).

ST. ANDREW’S COFFEE DROP-IN meets on Tuesdays from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Come by at any point during this time, for as long as you’d like. For January we will meet at Williams Fresh Cafe (30 Northfield Dr. E., Waterloo, near Conestoga Mall).

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE: Canon Vicars Hodge and Bishop Terry Dance are leading a pilgrimage tour (May 22 – June 3, 2020). You’re invited to join the group for the spiritual adventure of a lifetime. To walk where Jesus walked and meet the people of the land brings the Bible stories to life. For details:

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.

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.

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