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Welcome to the St. Andrew’s web site. We are pleased to have you visit us and invite you to worship with us Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. We worship in the Evangelical, Presbyterian tradition and all are welcome. Praise songs, old favorite hymns, prayer and inspirational messages. Following the service there is a time of gathering and refreshment in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to have you join us. Follow the link for details.
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In Our Pulpit – Sunday, September 6

We are always happy to welcome the Rev. Larry Freeman to our pulpit. Rev. Freeman is an engaging speaker who never fails to move us with an inspiring message. Next Sunday will be no exception as he draws on Luke 7:36-50Luke 7:36-50
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he entered into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. 37 And behold, a woman who was in the city, a sinner; and when she knew that he was sitting at meat in the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster cruse of ointment, 38 and standing behind at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee that had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him, that she is a sinner. 40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Teacher, say on. 41 A certain lender had two debtors: the one owed five hundred shillings, and the other fifty. 42 When they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most? 43 Simon answered and said, He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. 44 And turning to the woman, he said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath wetted my feet with her tears, and wiped them with her hair. 45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but she, since the time I came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but she hath anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. 48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. 49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that even forgiveth sins? 50 And he said unto the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

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for his message “Home Schooled”.

Rev. Freeman is currently serving as the chaplain at the West Parry Sound Health Centre and Lakeland Long Term Care.


In Our Pulpit Last Sunday – Sunday, August 30

We were happy to welcome Rev. Jack Archibald to our pulpit last Sunday. He is a very familiar figure in our pulpit as he was pastor here from 1985 to 1998. We enjoy his visits with us in the summer as he and his wife, Marion who is the daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Mariano DiGangi, have a cottage in the area. Rev. Archibald and Marion, with their family which included daughter, Martha, and son, Andrew, left St. Andrew’s to minister in Ottawa at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church. After 14 years serving in Ottawa, Rev. Archibald retired in 2012. We look so forward to his ministry today, and his worshipping with us.

Rev Archilbald’s message, “A Lovers Quarrel” based on 1 Corinthians 13 is now online. JUst click the button below to go to our podcast/download page – this message is at the top of the table.

A Lover’s Quarrel Podcast/Download
Recordings of this message are available on CD discs. To obtain yours please contact the church office. 705.746.9612


Announcements

Scroll through this page of announcements taken from our bulletin. Details on coming events, news from St. Andrews, thanks and so much more. Just click on the button below!

News and Announcements


Added to Our Site

  • St Andrews enjoys a very active Board of Managers. Their hard work and foresight is a blessing that we all appreciate. A hearty thank-you to Dianne Potter (Chair) and her competent crew.
  • Meet our service helpers on this page. Ushers, Greeters, Worship and Leading With Care Elders, and Nursery Helpers are all listed here.
  •  St Andrews has a heart for missions. Keep up with what we are doing by reading our weekly Mission Minute. This week we feature “Our Daily Bread” – September, October, and November, 2015, issue of Our Daily Bread is now available at the back and side entries of the Sanctuary.
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Current Message Series ~ The Gospel of Grace

“The book of Galatians is a Pauline Epistle (letter from Paul). It was written by the Apostle Paul about 49 A.D. prior to the Jerusalem Council which had taken place in 50 A.D. This quite possibly could have been Paul’s first letter. The key personalities of this book are the Apostle Paul, Peter, Barnabas, Abraham, Titus, and false teachers. Paul writes this book to deal with the problem of circumcision and Jewish legalism toward Gentile believers.!” See Jay Smith-http://biblehub.com/summary/galatians/1.htm

The first chapter lays out the Apostle Paul’s ministry, message, and motive for writing to the Galatians sending them the Grace and Peace found in Christ.

To access all the sermons in the last series please click this button: Gospel of Grace


 

Youth and Young Families

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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Check Out Our Commitment to Missions

St 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.
Mission Pages
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”
Living the Name


Upcoming Events

Sep
5
Sat
8:00 am Men’s Prayer Group @ St Peters Church, Parry Sound
Men’s Prayer Group @ St Peters Church, Parry Sound
Sep 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
An Ecumenical Prayer Group for men that meets weekly in various locations around Parry Sound.
Sep
6
Sun
10:30 am Worship Service @ St Andrews - Gym and Sanctuary
Worship Service @ St Andrews - Gym and Sanctuary
Sep 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Worship Service @ St Andrews - Gym and Sanctuary
Pastor Chris Carter is on  vacation this week. Rev. Larry Freeman, who is an old friend, will be in the pulpit on this Labour Day weekend, and bringing us his
Sep
7
Mon
11:45 am Alcoholics Anonymous @ St Andrews - LIbrary
Alcoholics Anonymous @ St Andrews - LIbrary
Sep 7 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to
Sep
8
Tue
6:30 pm Alcoholics Anonymous @ St Andrews - LIbrary
Alcoholics Anonymous @ St Andrews - LIbrary
Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to
Sep
9
Wed
9:45 am Rutke Art Group @ St Andrews - LIbrary
Rutke Art Group @ St Andrews - LIbrary
Sep 9 @ 9:45 am – 11:45 am
This group of local artists meet weekly at St Andrews to paint and develop their skills. The group is named in memory of Fran Rutke with whom many of them
4:00 pm Georgian Jumpers @ St Andrews Gym
Georgian Jumpers @ St Andrews Gym
Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Georgian Jumpers are based in Parry Sound on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay. This is our 11th season and we really feel we have developed a strong team.
5:30 pm Alpha @ Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church,
Alpha @ Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church,
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Yes! St. Andrew’s is hosting The Alpha Course once more. Plans have been made to have the first gathering opening with a banquet on Wednesday, September 9, 5:30 p.m. The
Sep
10
Thu
4:00 pm Georgian Jumpers @ St Andrews Gym
Georgian Jumpers @ St Andrews Gym
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Georgian Jumpers are based in Parry Sound on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay. This is our 11th season and we really feel we have developed a strong team.