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Come Worship With Us Sundays at 10:30 A.M.

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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.

New Feature on Our Web Site!

This week’s bulletin in a flip book style. – Read the Bulletin here
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Big Questions! sermon Series starts January 10

Big questions!

Rev. Carter
Rev. Carter

We all have ‘em. But sometimes, we can be afraid to ask. And yet Jude 1:22Jude 1:22
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22 And on some have mercy, who are in doubt;

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tells us that we are to be “merciful to those who doubt”.

In this series of messages, we are going to ask some of the biggest questions non-believers and even people in the church have.

Questions like …

  • Is it reasonable to be a Christian?

  • Does God exist?

  • How can we know the Bible is true?

  • Is Jesus really the only way to God?

  • What about the problem of evil and suffering?

Big questions to be sure!

And yet we needn’t shy away from them. So come and join us! And come to think of it – bring an unbelieving family member or friend along as well.

We hope to address these questions with balance, humour and compassion. It’s my intention to neither beleaguer or bully anyone into faith, but to simply lay out as best I can the remarkable evidence for our faith in Jesus Christ.
Series Bibliography – References for study

Missed a message? Like to hear one again? They are all on our site! Click here to go to the Big Questions? Page.
We also offer each or all messages on a handy CD or in booklet form. Order Here!

This week at st andrews

We are planning a new calendar for our web site. In the meantime we present this week’s events.

Wednesday, January 20

  • 9:45 a.m. – Art Group in the Library
  • 3:30 p.m. Georgian Jumpers – Gymnasium

Thursday, January 21

  • 2:00 p.m. Small Group
  • 3:30 p.m. Georgian Jumpers – Gymnasium
  • 6:30 p.m. Kid’s Club – The Price is Right – Gymnasium and downstairs

Friday, January 22

  • 3:30 p.m. – Kids on the Rock

Saturday, January 23

  • 8:00 a.m. Men’s Prayer Group at St Peter’s Church

Sunday, January 24

  • 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship and Sunday School
    • Big Question Number Three: The Truth of God’s Word
      • Luke 4:1-13Luke 4:1-13
        English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

        4 1 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led in the Spirit in the wilderness 2 during forty days, being tempted of the devil. And he did eat nothing in those days: and when they were completed, he hungered. 3 And the devil said unto him, if thou art the Son of God, command this stone that it become bread. 4 And Jesus answered unto him, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone. 5 And he led him up, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said unto him, To thee will I give all this authority, and the glory of them: for it hath been delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 7 If thou therefore wilt worship before me, it shall all be thine. 8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, It is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 9 And he led him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: 10 for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee, to guard thee: 11 and, On their hands they shall bear thee up, Lest haply thou dash thy foot against a stone. 12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not make trial of the Lord thy God. 13 And when the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from him for a season.

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        and II Timothy 3:14-17

Annual Report Deadline February 1

If you are responsible for submitting information for the 2015 Annual Report, which will be distributed at or before the Annual Meeting, please be advised that such documents should be into the Church Office by Monday, February 1, 2016. Thank you.

The following are reports that should be submitted please.

  • Session Annual Report
  • Board of Managers Annual Report
  • Library Report
  • Usher/Greeter Report
  • Prayer Chain Report
  • Prayer Shawl Report
  • Small Groups Report
  • Media Ministries Report
  • Youth & Young Families Report
  • Friendship Supper
  • Ladies Fellowship Circle Report
  • Mission Report
  • Financial Report

Walking Club

Though the cold, winter weather hasn’t really hit Parry Sound yet, it is just around the corner. With that in mind, our Walking Club is once more going to be held on Monday mornings in the Fellowship Hall at 10 to Noon. Please come and join in on this time of walking and talking and good old exercise!!

Child and Youth programs

---youthI know I said this last week, but, wow, what a sunrise this morning! Our God is an amazing, creative artist! This week the weather looks great, so hopefully no cancellations. I do want to remind Kids’ Klub parents that, when the school buses are cancelled, Kids Klub is also cancelled. Here is what our week at St. Andrews looks like….

Tech Tuesday 6.30 -8.00, Gr 6 – 12

Helloooo. It looks like we will have a great night for tobogganing tomorrow night, around -10c for the early evening.?? Remember to come early for Friendship Supper.?? We will feed you, and you can help clean up.????. Bring your crazy carpets, G. T’s, and toboggans. We will bring some ?hot chocolate to keep us warm and pick up will be from Kinsman at 8pm. Next week we will be looking at Family with our Flyte stuff. ?? Special night?? Thursday 28th, Jan 7 p. m., (because you have a PD day on Friday), we are having a Popcorn and Movie Night. For you high schoolers your exams are over!!!!

Kids Klub Thursday 6.30 – 8.00 SK – Gr6

Caroline Claridge
Caroline Claridge

This week at Kids Klub we will continue our new topic: Treasure. We are looking at “Treasures in Heaven” this week Luke 12: 33-34Luke 12: 33-34
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

33 Sell that which ye have, and give alms; make for yourselves purses which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief draweth near, neither moth destroyeth. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

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Kids on the Rock Drama Group Friday: 3.30 – 4.30

This week, we are at our normal time and day, Friday at 3.30 p. m. We have a great Easter production we are working on!

Sunday School Nursery – Gr 8

Everyone is welcome on Sunday mornings at 10.30 a. m.  Please come and join us.

I hope and pray that you have a great week. If you have any questions or want to chat please just fill out this handy form!
Caroline

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.
Youth and Young FamiliesNursery Program

Check Out Our Commitment to Missions

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.
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