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September 25
The Three C's
Guest Speaker
Mauricio Manzanarez

Luke10:27; 9:23; Matthew 28:19Matthew 28:19
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

19 Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit:

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Preacher: Mauricio Manzanarez
Worship Elder: Carolyn Major
Praise Team: Ruth Downs

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The Stories of Jesus
Weeds and Wheat
 

Matthew 13:24-43Matthew 13:24-43
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24 Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that sowed good seed in his field: 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares also among the wheat, and went away. 26 But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 And the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it tares? 28 And he said unto them, An enemy hath done this. And the servants say unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29 But he saith, Nay; lest haply while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn. 31 Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: 32 which indeed is less than all seeds; but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and lodge in the branches thereof. 33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened. 34 All these things spake Jesus in parables unto the multitudes; and without a parable spake he nothing unto them: 35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world. 36 Then he left the multitudes, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Explain unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37 And he answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38 and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; 39 and the enemy that sowed them is the devil: and the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire; so shall it be in the end of the world. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity, 42 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear.

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Preacher: Rev. Christopher Carter
Worship Elder: John Hake

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Child and Youth programs

Breaking News

Caroline Claridge
Caroline Claridge

We regretfully accepted the resignation of our Youth and Young Families Co-ordinator Caroline Claridge effective August 18. Caroline contributed a great deal to our child, youth and young families ministries and our praise team ministry and exhibited a high quality of leadership.  Her shoes will be hard to fill.
Caroline and her family feel that God is calling them to new ministries and we pray that the Claridge family will continue to excel in God's work no matter where He leads them.
"In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps" (Prov. 16:9Prov. 16:9
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

9 A man's heart deviseth his way; But Jehovah directeth his steps.

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Summer is drawing to a close and plans are well underway for our Youth Ministries.

  1. Session struck a Search Committee to seek a new Youth and Young Families Co-ordinator. Pastor Carter will chair that committee.
  2. Session places high priority on ensuring that our Youth and Young Families programs continue smoothly during the vacancy. Interim leaders are in place for most of the programs and a special effort is placed on the resumption on a program for teens.
  3. Sunday School continues uninterrupted during the vacancy and we thank all the teachers and support volunteers for bearing with us.
  4. Caroline's final project was the annual Vacation Bible School. It was a great success with over 50 children attending.

police checks

Police Record Checks have become a necessity for our volunteers to obtain primarily for insurance purposes, as insurance companies now require that record checks are in place. With this in mind, if you volunteer in helping out with people considered to be vulnerable, i.e. Sunday School, Kids’ Klub, Friendship Supper, etc., please check your church mailbox. Caroline Claridge has put the Police Check Forms in the mailboxes of those who require one. Please call Caroline, 705-746-9612, or email caroline@stanps.ca, if you have any questions.

For the Children

You may wonder if St Andrews looks after the needs of your children. We believe that children should have an age appropriate, excellent Christian experience at our worship services. Children remain with the "big people" for the first part of the service including the "Praise Song" time and, following a time set aside just for them, they go downstairs to have fun, play games, sing songs, meet new friends-and learn how much they matter to God. We also provide a nursery program for children up to age 4.
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link-missionsSt Andrews is an evangelistic church passionate about fulfilling the great commandment. Whether it is here at home or in a developing country across the globe we express God's love for all through our outreach. Through our mission committee we support missions and missionaries around the world.
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Fred Stewart, Living the Name - Presbyterian Church in Canada is travelling our country in support of the Living the Name Renewal Fellowship. Read the update on his "Encouragement Road Trip"
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Urgent Items

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Great news!

We have received the "official" notice of the arrival of our family next Monday! They will arrive in North Bay (not Toronto) on Monday September 26th at 3:34 pm on Air Canada flight 8673.

It's very exciting to finally be welcoming the Chahid family to their new home!

Please continue to pray for this young family as they relocate.

Stay tuned for further details, meeting notices, and requests for help.