From Friday June 22 until Monday June 25, Rev John will be at the Abbey of the Genesee in upper New York State for his annual silent retreat. Diane Boyd will be our pulpit guest on June 24.
It’s the 5th Annual Love Your Bike Festival! Join us at 9:30 on Saturday, June 23rd, on the front lawn of St Andrew’s for free mechanical checks, trying out new bikes, an organized ride and, of course, caffeine. After the bike rides, join us at 12 pm at the Woolwich Arms, right around the corner, for a BBQ.
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.
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!
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.
The scaffolding is up and repairs are started on the steeple.
Someday soon, the rooster will return!
The Alsawal family was met at the airport this morning and no one could stop smiling. Father, mother, daughter and 5 sons are all looking forward to settling into their new home.