St. Andrew’s United Church

Announcements for Sunday, June 25, 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, tea, or water at the back of the Sanctuary before worship—and join us there afterwards for refreshments and conversation. Especially if you are visiting, we would love to get to know you, and for you to know us! The washrooms are located downstairs, which are accessible from the stairs off the Narthex (foyer) or the left front side of the Sanctuary.

 

MUSICAL LEADERSHIP THIS SUMMER

Margaret Hill (piano/organ), Andrew Wilson (drums/voice), Alexandra Scott (guitar/vocals) and Derek Maroney

(bass) are providing musical leadership at morning worship throughout the summer. Andrew, Alexandra and Derek are all 2017 graduates from the jazz program at Capilano University.

 

CHILDREN’S CHURCH AT ST. ANDREW’S PARK

It’s officially summer and that means after Story Time in the Sanctuary, the kids adjourn to St. Andrew’s Park for supervised play and fun in the sun. We have sunscreen to share but please remember sunglasses and a hat for your little ones.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO MARILYN AND FRED REID

Congratulations to newlyweds Marilyn McLeod and Fred Reid who were married yesterday afternoon in our Sanctuary.

 

JAZZ VESPERS TODAY AT 4

Quintessential Jazz, the group that kicked off Jazz Vespers at St. Andrew’s in January, returns today at 4 pm for a lively hour of music featuring Phyllis Heppner (keyboards), Doug Dunbar (guitar and sax), Gerry Teichrob (bass), and Tyler Friesen (drums). Quintessential brews up a rich blend of best loved jazz standards and stellar original tunes with a fresh twist on the classic jazz sound.

 

DOGS BY DONATION TODAY AT LONSDALE QUAY

Joy Hair Studio, located on the second floor of Lonsdale Quay, is hosting a “Dogs by Donation” event today, Sun. June 25, from 1 to 3 pm at the Green Leaf Brewery Beer Garden near the market’s west entrance. The gals at Joy will be selling turkey and veggie dogs by donation to benefit our community meals program. Let’s show them how much we appreciate their support by heading down to Lonsdale Quay following worship today for a hot dog!

 

CANADIAN RED CROSS BABYSITTING COURSES

Babysitting in a Day is an interactive and fun course that teaches youth aged 11 to 15 the business of babysitting. They will learn the responsibilities of a babysitter, how to get along and care for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children, and how to handle emergencies and provide basic first aid. Summer courses at St. Andrew’s are scheduled on the following dates: Mon. July 10; Sat. July 15; Fri. July 21; Tues. July 25; Fri. Aug. 4; Tues. Aug. 8; Sat. Aug. 12. Cost: $60 (includes the Canadian Red Cross Babysitter’s Manual and completion certificate.) Registration: 604-988-8835 or email susancowan@telus.net.

 

MEMORIAL GATHERING FOR HENRIETTA SMITH THIS WED. JUNE 28

As most of you know, congregational member Etta Smith passed away peacefully on Thurs. June 8 at Lions Gate Hospital at the age of 87. There will be a memorial luncheon for Etta in the Friendship Room this Wed. June 28 at noon. Please join us to remember Etta and help us celebrate her life.

 

SUMMER READING

Here’s an interesting suggestion from this month’s Observer. What is the Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything by Rob Bell (HarperOne). There’s always something to learn from the Bible, even for those who have read it dozens of times. Bestselling author and former pastor Rob Bell takes another look at scripture, asking what the passages say about how the authors understood themselves and God. In the process, he finds new inspiration in the old words.

 

SUMMER KIDS CAMPS AT HIGHLANDS

Spaces are still available in the following camps at Highlands United Church this summer:

Digging for Treasure (for K – Grade 6), July 10 – 14, 9 am to 4 pm, $200

Musical Theatre Boot Camp (for Grades 4 – 12), July 17 – 21, 9 am – 4 pm, $300

Breathe it In Camp (for K – Grade 6), July 24 – 28, 9 am – 4 pm, $200

Visit their website at www.highlandsunited.org or call 604-980-6071 for more information.

 

COLLECTIBLES AT ST. ANDREW’S

Your generous donations of the collectible items listed on the baskets at the back of the Sanctuary mean we can provide outreach all year long to people in need on the North Shore as well as Vancouver’s downtown east side. Our collectible list includes canned tuna, salmon and ham, peanut butter, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

LIVING ROOM PEER SUPPORT CIRCLE

Living Room is a drop-in support group for people living with mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, bipolar and psychotic disorders. They are a confidential peer-support group who gather to receive and give support by sharing their painful and joyous experiences with each other. They pray together and help each other remember that they are not alone. The group runs bimonthly at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Avenue in North Vancouver, on the first and third Thursday evenings at 7 pm. The next session is Thurs. July 6.

 

SUMMER SCHOOL AT VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

Vancouver School of Theology is called to educate and form thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders and summer school is one way in which they fulfill their mission. Summer School courses are designed for both lay and clergy, for credit or audit. The first week of summer school begins on Tues. July 3 with the following courses offered:

  1. Governmental Oppression and Ecclesial Resistance with Martin Rumscheidt.
  2. Thomas Merton’s Travels in Eastern Religions with Bonnie Thurston.
  3. Re-imagining Ministry with Children and Youth with David Csinos.
  4. Going Deeper/Reaching Wider with Anthony Robinson.
  5. The Art of Holy Listening: Contemplation and Accompaniment with Lois Huey Heck, Dawn Kilarski, Tim Scorer and Barry Vall (a 3-day retreat from Thurs. July 6 – Sat. July 8).

Please visit www.vst.edu/summer-school for full course descriptions and to register for July/August courses.

 

THE CHOIR OF CHRIST’S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE IN CONCERT

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear The Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge in concert at St. Catherine’s Church, 1058 Ridgeway Drive in North Vancouver on Wed. July 5 at 7:30 pm. Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com or in person at St. Catherine’s Church. General admission: $25. Students/seniors: $20.

 

NEEDLE CRAFTERS EXHIBIT OPENS AT ST. ANDREW’S ON  JULY 9  

This eclectic exhibit opens on Sun. July 9 in the Friendship Room and will run until July 31, 2017.  If you have a framed creation in cross stitch, embroidery, crewel, petit point, needlepoint, beads, or any art project that required the use of a needle, please contact Susan McMaster at grierchandler@shaw.ca this week. If you haven’t already seen artist Marjorie Bruce’s exhibit of beautiful paintings in the Friendship Room, this week is your last chance to take a look. The exhibit will be taken down on Tues. July 4.

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