Our very own Bruce ‘The Cookie Man’ Cornish is BACK!!!

Your Shortbread (traditional Scottish), Christmas Cakes (light and dark) and/or Shortbread with chocolate chunks are back!!   The 2022 campaign will run from November 1st through to December 15th so get your orders in as they sell out fast.

Bruce will be taking orders via phone or email – click here to view the full pamphlet. Proceeds from the 2022 campaign to support the St. Andrew’s Food Bank.

Did you know we are celebrating 175 years?

These booklets will be available during our Anniversary Sunday Worship –  October 16th, 2022.  We hope to see you there so you can receive your copy of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Brampton’s history.

The 175th anniversary of St. Andrew’s Brampton will be commemorated with the publication of A Work of Faith, A Labour of Love. This booklet outlines the history of the congregation from its formation in 1847 when the first Presbyterian minister was called to Brampton. It tells about the ministers who have served here since then and includes descriptions of the interior of the current building. The author Mary M. (Molly) Harvey tells of the leaders and the programs that have shaped our history. The foreword was written by Minister Emeritus Rev. Rosemary Doran.

UPDATE TO PROTOCOLS

At its September meeting, the Session made several changes to the existing COVID Protocols.
Effective immediately:
• Masks are no longer mandatory but are recommended.
• We will no longer have to sign in on Sunday mornings.
• Food and drink will be allowed in the Great Hall. Cooking is not allowed in the kitchen (cook top and ovens are off-limits). Food may be served to groups that do not exceed half the capacity of the room.
• Sunday morning coffee fellowship will resume shortly.

Donations Matched: Pakistan Flood Response Until September 28th, 2022

Pakistan is currently being devastated by widespread flooding and landslides caused by severe monsoon rains. There has been significant loss of human life, property, and infrastructure. Join us in praying for safety and security for the millions of people affected by the ongoing crisis.

Click here to go to PWS&D (Presbyterian World Service & Development) for further information. Please keep the people of Pakistan in your prayers as they recover from the devasting floods.

Thank you to everyone who placed orders for the Spring Hanging Baskets and/or the North Country Meats (MacGregor’s).  Your continued support of St. Andrew’s and it’s ministries is truly appreciated.

Please  watch for information on pick up date(s) and time(s).

All Hanging Plant (Friday, May 6th, 2022)  and McGregor Meat (Sunday, May 8th, 2022) orders are due.  Click here for all information

As we enter into Holy Week, we will be holding services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  The Rev. Wayne  J. Baswick will be leading all worship services this Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday (April 14th, 2022 at 7:00pm) – The actions of our hands reflect the motive of our hearts.

There will be Communion served during the service.   Rev. Wayne’s sermon for this service is titled “The Hands…of Judas…of Jesus”.

Good Friday (April 15th, 2022 at 11:00 am) – It is a different experience for those at the cross to view it from the back instead of the front.

Rev. Wayne’s sermon for this service is titled “A View of the Cross…from the Back”.

Easter Sunday (April 17th, 2022 at 10:30 am) – Because the tomb was empty on that first Easter, our lives can never be the same.

Rev.  Wayne’s sermon for this service is titled “The Empty Egg”.

 

UPDATE ON IN-PERSON WORSHIP:

At this week’s Session meeting it was unanimously agreed on the following:

PROTOCOLS THAT HAVE BEEN LIFTED:

** Pre-registration is no longer required
** No longer need to show proof of vaccination
** No social distancing

**We are no longer capping the number of attendees. However the balcony remains closed

PROTOCOLS STILL IN EFFECT

** Masks are still mandatory
**No food or drink still in effect.

** Kitchen and Education wing remain closed

We hope to see you soon at St. Andrew’s, Brampton

Have we got a book for you

A member of our congregation, John Collins, has written a humorous memoir about life during his daughters’ teenage years. He is selling it as a fundraiser, and twenty percent of all profits (not just from St. Andrew’s, but from all sales) will be donated to our church. It will be launched online only at Amazon and Indigo on April 11 as a paperback and ebook (Kindle and Kobo), and he is having a number of copies printed locally to sell himself. He is hoping the congregation will support this endeavour by buying a copy ($25 paperback incl. HST), and, if you like it, posting a review online at Goodreads, Chapters or Amazon. Reviews are very important to boost a book’s visibility and sales, and it just received a 5-star rating from NetGalley, the book review site! This would make a great Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any day gift for someone! And there is a subtle  message of faith and the power of prayer in the stories.

Andrew McKinney is a pen name used by John to protect the innocent and the not-so-innocent.

To order a copy, contact Helen or John at 905-450-6314 or email johnco@sympatico.ca.  Pick up will be at the church with details to follow later.

Book Description:  Andrew McKinney seems to have it made: an important job, a great wife and three wonderful children. But when his two daughters become teenagers, life turns upside down. It’s as if aliens have taken over the bodies of his loving daughters, leaving him confused and uncertain about what to do.

Follow Andrew’s hilarious adventures as he deals with cell phones (from commando raids to decoy phones), wild parties, theft of his beer and a strange neighbour who prances around his pool naked and complains about their dog.

Family holidays provide some relief and family bonding, but comical mishaps ensue, such as racing down a mountain to reach the gate before it closes.

As they teeter on the brink of chaos, Andrew and his wife must determine what to do with their youngest and most rebellious child — send her to university or kick her out of the house? Part memoir and part self-help book, these warm-hearted stories sparkle with wit and wisdom while providing the laughs and support that a best friend would.

How I Lost My Hair Raising Teenage Girls is a parenting comedy for everyone. If you’ve raised teenagers or been one, then this is the book for you. If you haven’t had children but wondered what it would be like, this is the book for you. And if you ever thought that pets would add to your domestic bliss, then this … is the book for you!

Visit Andrew’s website at www.howilostmyhairraisingteenagegirls.com and connect on Facebook or Instagram: @authorandrewmckinney.

Andrew is also a songwriter and you can listen to his songs and subscribe to his YouTube channel @andrewmckinneysongs.