St. Andrew’s United Church

Announcements for Sunday, August 13, 2017

 

WELCOME TO ST. ANDREW’S

Welcome to St. Andrew’s. We are gathered for worship on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations and acknowledge their stewardship of this land throughout the ages. Please help yourself to Fair Trade coffee, iced tea, or water at the back of the Sanctuary before worship. You may bring it to your seat but we would appreciate it if you would return your cup or glass to the refreshment table before you leave. The washrooms are located downstairs, which are accessible from the stairs off the Narthex (foyer) or the left front side of the Sanctuary.

 

FAREWELL TO SUMMER STUDENT MEGAN

Where has summer gone? This morning is Megan Wolrich’s last Sunday at St. Andrew’s. She returns to Kelowna and full-time studies at UBC Okanagan this week. Please do stay following worship so we can celebrate Megan’s time with us and bid her farewell over some yummy treats. She has been an absolute delight!

 

JAZZ VESPERS TODAY AT 4

The Adele M. Wilding Quartet will provide musical leadership at Jazz Vespers today at 4 pm. The quartet, comprised of Adele M. Wilding (vocals), Nick Peck (piano), Mark Bender (bass) and Buff Allen (drums) will be performing jazz standards, jazz arrangements of pop classics and originals by Adele. Everyone is welcome!

 

HELP NEEDED FOR LAST FOOD BANK BRUNCH

This Tuesday morning we need your help again in the community kitchen from 9:30 – 11:30 am to prep ingredients for a Greek pasta salad to serve on Wednesday at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank North Shore Hub.   We will be chopping up enough yellow, red and green peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions for 150—as well as cooking about 3,600 g of rotini. If you can assist, please talk to Megan this morning or email Rev. Judith before Tuesday.

 

CARETAKER BRIAN PENDREY’S LAST DAY ON AUG. 31

St. Andrew’s part-time caretaker, Brian Pendrey, has resigned effective August 31. Brian has been an enthusiastic and reliable member of our team for the past four years—we will miss him! However, we will still see Brian on site as he also cleans for Alcuin College and Montessori Mes Petits in the CE building.

 

WELCOME TO TOP DRAWER DAYCARE  

Top Drawer Daycare has provided daycare for North Shore children since 1974. The present owner, Lorraine Van der Poel, emigrated from South Africa in 1997 and worked at Top Drawer first as a childminder and then as its daycare manager until purchasing the business in December 2014. Top Drawer will be providing before and after school care in the Friendship Room beginning Fri. Sept. 1. Children attending Brooksbank Elementary School will gather at St. Andrew’s most week days from 7 – 8:30 am and 3:30 – 6 pm.

 

DONATE TO ST. ANDREW’S THROUGH CANADAHELPS

CanadaHelps is a simple one-stop shop for donating to any registered Canadian charity online. By the end of next week there will be a “donate” page on St. Andrew’s website linked to CanadaHelps, which will make it as easy as clicking the  “donate” button to contribute financially to ministry at St. Andrew’s. There are five designated categories from which to choose: Community Meals, Local Outreach, Global Outreach (M&S), Syrian Refugee Project, and Worship, Music and the Arts at St. Andrew’s.  

 

  1. ANDREW’S PARK STUDY

Earlier this month the City implemented improvements to St. Andrew’s Park, based on input received from public consultation and feedback. Artificial turf was added to the central lawn area to allow for safer and extended play. The park has reopened. Enjoy!

 

FRIENDSHIP ROOM GALLERY

A blank wall . . . an idea . . . Why not? . . . Let’s do it. That’s all it took, a very short, concise conversation and the Friendship Room Gallery was born.

The initial concept was a gallery of photographic works of St. Andrew’s congregation and members of the community attending various programs at the church throughout the week. Limiting the exhibit to anyone with a camera was restrictive and artists of all media were considered.

Sandy Rooney’s young granddaughter, Ella, offered an amazing exhibit of water colours and oils to wow visitors to the Friendship Room.

Three theme-based photographic exhibits followed. All God’s Children showcased the people in our lives, loved ones dear to us and also strangers who impacted us negatively or positively, made us laugh or just tore at our heartstrings or maybe depicted social injustice. Surprise Us was photographers’ choice, favourites for whatever reason, eclectic and surprising. The final photographic exhibit Seasons of Gratitude showcased anything that made us smile and brought joy to our hearts. Photographers sharing their insights into the world were Laura Anderson, Barbara Blysak, Annette Bokic, Audrey Brown, Mark Egerton, Margaret Hill, Laura Kaario, Juan Partidas, Susan McMaster and Ana Martin.

Three talented painters went solo. Evelyn Dreiling presented Celebrate the Season to carry the spirit through Advent. Together We Dance was a playful and bold exhibit by Aileen Molloy, and Marjorie Bruce offered her lovely collection The Golden Years.

For a change of pace, Margaret Hill, organist at St. Andrew’s, loaned her beautiful classic and original quilts for display. Needle crafters including those creating needle work, petit point, embroidery, cross stitch and crewel arts were not forgotten with a beautiful array of original and patterned artwork. Again Margaret was a contributing artist with Stella Berry, Marjorie Bruce, Diane Hardcastle, Susan McMaster, Barbara Newell and Jocelyn Pritchard.

The current exhibit Genesis, A Work in Progress is an informal presentation of paper arts displayed clothesline fashion, constructed as the spirit moves our many talented doodlers and artists.

The Friendship Room Gallery is open to everyone to express love, joy, peace and wonder at the world in which we live. It will inspire and question, each piece giving a unique perspective open to interpretation. Each exhibit is limited only by the imagination of the artists and those who view these amazing works of art.

 

ACTING AGAINST RACISM: STRATEGIES FOR MOVING FORWARD

Have recent national and international events made you feel uncertain or helpless about what you can do to prevent racist or discriminatory behavior on the North Shore? Come, learn, and share strategies and actions we can take together and individually at a public forum on Thurs. Sept. 14 from 7 – 9 pm at the Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave. in West Vancouver. Keynote speakers: Sunera Thobani and Handel Kashope Wright; panel discussion moderated by Margaret Gallagher. Free but please RSVP. Info at www.nsiip.ca/acting-against-racism. Organized by the North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership.

 

ALCUIN COLLEGE TO PROVIDE TUTORING AT ST. ANDREW’S

Tucked away behind Rev. Judith’s office in the Children & Family Ministry area, Alcuin College teachers will be offering one-on-one tutoring from 8:30 am – 3 pm, Monday to Friday when school is in session.

 

PROPERTY MATTERS

The community kitchen floor will be cleaned thoroughly next Thursday in preparation for painting on Friday.  This means the kitchen will be “out-of-bounds” from Thursday to Sunday morning so the work can be done properly. Also on Thursday afternoon the hallway/stair carpets will be shampooed. And sometime next week, Top Drawer Daycare will supervise the installation of crash bars to the two exterior church doors along St. George’s in order to comply with daycare licensing requirements. So much for the lazy, hazy days of summer!

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