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Upcoming Services

Sunday, November 27th         Advent 1 Preparing Peace.  We unpack Advent, along with our hopes and dreams, as together we prepare our sanctuary for this year’s journey into the season of Christmas -- and beyond. (10:30 am) 

Sunday, December 4th             Advent 2 Giving Hope - White Gift Sunday.  Following the star as it shines along our downtown streets, we welcome guest speaker Lana Mitchell from LIPI (Low Income People Involvement organization), to whom our White Gifts are going.   (10:30 am)

Sunday, December 11th          Advent 3 Sharing Joy - Pageant Sunday – “It Takes a Village”.  In light and laughter, the star shines on the joy and wisdom of those gathered round baby Jesus when He was born. (10:30 am)

Sunday, December 18th          Advent 4 Singing Love - Choir  Service of Lessons and Carols.  Our choir’s annual journey through darkness and light, sharing the Christmas story in readings and song.  
Morning service: 10:30 am    Candlelight service:  7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 21st Longest Night Service at Trinity United Church - 7:00 pm  With participation from St. Andrew's and the wider community, we gather with music and candlelight to pause, acknowledge our hurt, and contemplate the hopes, fears, and prayers that fill the actual longest night of the year. 

Saturday, December 24th            Christmas Eve – 7 pm service.  Welcoming Christ - Intergenerational worship for all ages, with Holy Communion as we celebrate the birth of the light of God. 

Sunday, December 25th          Christmas Morning service at Trinity United Church  
Trinity United is hosting a Christmas Morning Service at 10:30 am.   

Sunday, January 1st                  New Year’s Morning, Sunday service - Resting in Light - We gather in the afterglow of Christmas for a relaxed service with goodies and apple cider. (10:30 am)

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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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 – Sunday, November 27, 2022

Sunday November 27, 2022 - Order of Service

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Canadian Shield Regional Council Appointed Supervisor
to St. Andrew’s

Kathie Smith

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

Click on the YouTube image above to visit the St. Andrew’s YouTube Channel. All current and past recorded Sunday and special services are archived here – and may be viewed anytime.