TheWeekly TOGETHER NEWSLETTER - Sunday, February 5th, 2023:
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Masking Requirements Still in Effect at St. Andrew's
masks will not be mandatory once a person is seated in the sanctuary;
masking is required during entering and exiting the building and sanctuary;
social distancing is encouraged as there is lots of space in the sanctuary for those attending;
singing is allowed without a mask;
those wishing to continue to mask are encouraged to do so.
As always, should there be public health reasons to review the protocols, the Re-opening Committee will do so and inform the congregation.
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ONLINE WORSHIP CONTINUES
With the return to in-person worship, a video recording of the Sunday morning service will still be posted on the St. Andrew's YouTube Channel later on Sunday evening. We remind you that all our service videos remain on the channel for several months and you can watch them as often as you wish - and at anytime of the day or night.
ONLINE Worship – February 5, 2023
Note re Online Worship Videos
The words of all prayers, recitations, and the lyrics of hymns and all sung elements of the service are provided on-screen for all worship videos There is no need of an order-of-service to follow along! (Special thanks to Kim Delarosbel, our video titling specialist, for providing the text slides)
Canadian Shield Regional Council Appointed Supervisor to St. Andrew’s
Hello, my name is Kathie Smith. I am a member of St. Andrew’s UC in Sturgeon Falls where I serve as Chair of Council and on the Worship team. I also serve the Canadian Shield Regional Council as Past Chair and Chair of Nominations. I am pleased to be serving your community of faith as the Pastoral Charge Supervisor (PCS). A Pastoral Charge Supervisor is appointed, by the Regional Council, when a pastoral charge is without paid accountable ministry personnel. It is the responsibility of the PCS to oversee the work and ministry of the pastoral charge and attend meetings of the governing body (Official Board, Session, Council, Trustees) to have quorum. Without this, no motions can be passed.
As well, the PCS supports the various teams with regards to Regional Council and United Church of Canada polity. The PCS together with the Spiritual Life team ensures that communion and baptism will be made available by providing names of persons who might be able to offer the Sacraments. Other responsibilities include reporting to the Regional Council annually, with regards to number of meetings, communions, baptisms, highlights of the community of faith and reporting any concerns, as to the state of the pastoral charge to both the Pastoral Relations and Support to the Community of Faith commissions. I look forward to working with your various governance bodies and meeting folks at the next congregational meeting.
Blessings on your ministry
St. Andrew's Mission Statement
St. Andrew's is an inclusive and affirming Christian community of faith worshiping God and serving others. Inspired by Holy Scripture and guided by tradition, reason, and experience, we share the ministry of Jesus Christ by nurturing spiritual growth, caring for creation, and being with those in need.
St. Andrew's United Church is an Affirming congregation within the United Church of Canada. We are committed to creating a safe, inclusive and nurturing community where all are welcome. We delight in the goodness and grace of God as expressed through the diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, family configuration, ability or economic circumstance. We give thanks for the richness of the Spirit among us and in the work we are called to do in the world.
St. Andrew’s YouTube Channel
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