Rejuvenate 190 is finished!

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.

Where’s Rev John? (May 6)

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.

Greeters Needed for Summer

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.

WMS Spring Rally

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.

190th Anniversary Sunday

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!

 

Kurtimah grandchildren update

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.

Doors Open Guelph 2018 – April 21

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 anneholm7017@gmail.com or 519-822-0153.