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.
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.
Some of you may have noticed the egg fridge at the Welcome Centre. The Oskam family is supplying fresh eggs from their farm for purchase at $3 a dozen (there is a locked money box on the fridge) and a portion of the sales made from the eggs is then directed back to St. Andrew’s. Please do not confuse these eggs with the egg and cheese donations for Chalmers. Of course you can use the fridge to purchase eggs for Chalmers donations if you wish, but please make sure donations for Chalmers are placed in the fridge in the kitchen.
Starting today, Rev John is leaving the congregation until Monday Sept 4th. During this time, he will be completely unavailable; he will have no email access and the Office has been instructed not to contact him for any reason. This complete lack of contact is necessary to ensure that it can be a rejuvenating experience for Rev John, like a parental or medical leave. Rev John feels that we both will value the time spent apart and he trusts that the congregation won’t consider this time as a kind of limbo for our congregation, but instead as an opportunity for St. Andrew’s to pull together even stronger.
Since June 30, St Andrew’s has been harnessing the power of the Sun on the roof of its Christian Education wing. It will take us approximately 7 years to have “paid off” this investment in renewable energy. Watch our production here .
In 2018, St. Andrew’s Guelph will be celebrating its 190th year as a community of faith in the City of Guelph. As a part of our celebrations, we have launched a three-year campaign to raise $190,000 to restore our historic and picturesque sanctuary. If we exceed our goal, we will rejoice by sharing our good fortune with the wider community in some tangible way yet to be determined… so here’s to raising more than we need to accomplish our goal!