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BEST WISHES TO HOLY TRINITY (KITCHENER) AND CHRIST CHURCH (AYR); The Bishop of Huron has appointed The Rev’d Joel Steiner as Rector, beginning October 1st. Joel previously served in the Diocese of Northern Indiana, and is a graduate of Wycliffe College in Toronto.

CONSIDER PARTICIPATING IN THE KITCHENER PUBLIC LIBRARY’S BOOK STUDY on The Abundant Community by John McKnight and Peter Block, led by The Rev’d Dr. Jonathan Massimi. Various Thursday evenings starting September 20, 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the Country Hills KPL branch (1500 Block Line Rd.). Register at kpl.org by finding the event entry in the “calendar of events.”

OUR NEW FOOD CUPBOARD MINISTRY HAS BEEN A HUGE SUCCESS. Thank you for your prayers, support, and donations. We have reached several people each week, many of whom we had not met previously. There is clearly a need for this ministry in our neighbourhood. Donations can be left in the boxes in the narthex on Sundays, and no donation is too small; imagine if everyone brought even a single $1 can of food each Sunday? That would certainly maintain our stock levels. (Note that particularly popular items so far have been cleaning and laundry supplies and toiletries.)

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
Three non-degree courses beginning in September at your Anglican college at the University of Waterloo. Open to everyone! For more information or to register see uwaterlo.ca/renison/CAPE or contact Anna Fletcher Marsh cape@uwaterloo.ca or 519-884-4404 x28659 or Marilyn Malton (mmalton@uwaterloo.ca or 519-884-4404 x28628).
World Religions: A friendly study of the world’s religions is a sacred duty – Mahatma Gandhi. Four Saturdays, Sept 29, Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 15. $250
Theology: Faith seeks understanding, and understanding brings joy—Daniel Migliore. Six Saturdays, Sep 29, Oct 27, Nov 24, Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 23. $250
Drop-in Book Club the last Monday of most months at 7:30 PM. Monday, October 29 we discuss When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor… and Yourself (or alternately, Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence) by Steve Corbett and Brian Finker.
Please consider taking part in a Renison event this year (even more gatherings are posted on the bulletin board in Janke Hall!). And note that Renison’s Marilyn Malton will be preaching at both of our services on October 28th.

THE ALTAR GUILD has an important ministry in setting up and cleaning up before and after or liturgies, and they could use two or three new members. Our coffee hour schedule could also use two or three new teams, as we deeply value our post-liturgy fellowship. These ministries are open to both men and women, and everything is very learnable. If you are interested, or would like some more detail, contact the church office: 519-743-0911 or standrewskitchener@gmail.com

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.

ST. ANDREW’S ‘COFFEE CORNER’ is back. Drop in for a brief or an extended informal visit with your fellow parishioners, every Tuesday between 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the Tim Hortons located inside the Laurentian Zehrs at Ottawa St. & Strasburg Rd.

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 meets again Wednesday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30 in Janke Hall. This is a time of sharing opinions and thoughts as we attempt to decipher how the upcoming Sunday’s readings fit into today’s world. It is a time of companionship, tea and more than a few laughs. Biblical knowledge isn’t needed as we don’t try to figure out what was meant in those times so much as how it applies to now. All are welcome to join us in our journey. Information: John & Kay Baxter, 519-954-1144

OUR OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE (facebook.com/StAndrewsKitchener) 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.

SIGN UP FOR FLORAL DONATIONS/MEMORIALS using the poster affixed to the main doors to the worship space. You might find this to be a meaningful way to remember a loved one, or give thanks for a blessing in your life. You can request the use of our own silk flowers (with a donation of an amount of your choosing going to the church), or that fresh flowers be ordered (with your donation covering their cost).

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.

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.

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