St. Andrew’s Community Announcements: May 02, 2012

Jacob, Iain and Marilyn at last October’s barbecue

Dear Friends,

After a great lunch of Filipino food last Friday, we have another chance for fellowship this Friday evening as we meet at my house to share in a barbecue together.  Please bring a little meat to share along with another dish.  You can see me on Friday for an idea of what to bring and for directions.

Everyone who would like to come on our Anafora retreat should have signed up and paid their deposit this week!

Unfortunately, the church and StARS offices were broken into sometime last Thursday night.  Thieves tried to break into the safe but were unable to do so.  They then stole some small, portable computer items that were lying around the upstairs offices and left without damaging the premises.  We are doing what we can to make the property safer including strengthening the level of security at the back of the Guild Hall, installing hidden security cameras and ensuring that money is kept off site.

In these uncertain times in Egypt, the level of crime has increased but we can thank God that we still live in a generally safe and welcoming city.  I hope that you can join us in worship this coming weekend, either on Friday morning or Sunday evening.

I hope you have a great week,

God bless,



There will be a barbecue at Iain Baxter’s home this Friday, 4th May, at 7pm.  All are welcome.  See Iain for what to bring!
Anafora Retreat

Our Anafora retreat has been rescheduled for Friday 18th – Saturday 19th May.  Please sign up and pay the deposit this week if you would like to come.

Skype Prayer Meeting

The time of the Skype prayer meetings has changed.  It is now on Wednesdays at 8pm.  Hopefully this will be a better time for most people.  Mark and Linda will be leading tonight.  Add “Mark Nygard” as a skype contact to join in.
Worship Supplement

The St. Andrew’s Worship Supplement is a great aid to our worship.  We would like to add more new songs.  If you have any songs you would like us to include please pass them to Iain Baxter.  Please pass on the sheet music if possible, but if you don’t have this, let us have the name, author, etc, and we will try to locate it.

New Kitchen

Work on completely renewing our kitchen has begun.  This should take about three weeks.  We thanks the generous anonymous donor who made this possible.

Easter Services
Videos of both Easter services are available via our website at
Sign up for Assisting in Worship

A new signup sheet for worship assistants has been prepared.  Please sign up to share your gifts with us by reading in church,  providing refreshments or giving the flowers.  Thank you for sharing in our ministry in these ways.

This Week’s Readings

  • First reading
    • Acts 8:26-40
  • Psalm
    • Psalm 22:25-31
  • Second reading
    • 1 John 4:7-21
  • Gospel
    • John 15:1-8

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