Our Rejuvenate 190 campaign wrapped up at our 190th Celebration Sunday (April 29) and we are delighted to report that we exceeded our goal and raised $196,000. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to seeing this campaign to its conclusion. We look forward to seeing how these funds beautify and restore our beloved sanctuary. These efforts wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication of our Rejuvenate 190 Team: Troy Riddell, Brian and Kathleen Black, Gwen Gooyers, Lonny Howard and Ernie Kaethler.
Rev. John in his role as volunteer chaplain for Guelph Police Service is participating in the 19th Annual Ontario Police Memorial Foundation Ceremony of Remembrance at Queen’s Park, Toronto on May 6th. Please be in prayer for the members of our Police Services on this day of remembrance.
Did you know that half of our congregation first attended St Andrews because of a family member or friend? On May 27, bring a friend or family member to St Andrews to “come and see for themselves” what St Andrews is all about!
We are looking to fill in some dates for the summer for greeting as well as helping to process the Sunday offering. A sign up sheet is posted at the Welcome Centre with the dates needed or contact the church office.
The WMS Spring Rally will be held at Eden Mills church on Monday, May 7th at 1pm. Pauline Brown, our missionary from India, will be present.
St Andrews has been worshipping in Guelph for 190 years! We celebrated our 190th Anniversary with a delicious sold-out dinner in the Church Hall on Saturday night, with our special guest preacher for Sunday, Rev Dr Vern Tozer, in attendance.
On Sunday, Rev Tozer reminded us in his sermon about the symbolism of the cock crowing on our steeple, and how it is trying to remind us what we need to do to ensure St Andrew’s Christian witness continues in Guelph for another 190 years.
Afterwards, cake in the parlour…
We don’t look too bad for 190 years old!
Come out for a chance to win the Crokinole Cup on Saturday, May 5 (2 – 4pm) and support Ecumenical Campus Ministry at the University of Guelph. Just show up and pay what you can. There will also be a silent auction and refreshments. For more details, visit www.ECMguelph.org/crokinole.
The Mission and Outreach Coordinating Committee is seeking new members. Please check the bulletin board in the Church Hall or talk to a MOCC member.
Alex and Sallay have been approved as sponsors and the files have been forwarded to Accra, Ghana for processing. Please keep the Kurtimahs and the government officials who handle these applications in your prayers.
St Andrew’s is a host site this year for Doors Open in honour of our 190th anniversary. At least 12 volunteers (high school students may apply) are needed for a half day from 10 – 4; volunteers are entitled to priority entrance at other sites. If you are interested in helping, please contact Anne Holman at email@example.com or 519-822-0153.