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.

Our 4th Annual Spring Hanging Baskets

Please help support St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church by purchasing our beautiful hanging baskets. We are working with the same nursery as last year. We are offering 10-inch mixed coloured hanging baskets and a 10-inch pot of caliente geraniums in red, lavender, or coral/ fuchsia. The plant sale commences Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 until Friday, May 6th, 2022 – the deadline.  Pick up for your order will be in the Church parking lot on Tuesday, May 24th.  Details of pick-up times to be given out closer to the pick-up date.   The nursery has advised me that this year they are increasing their prices due to the pandemic and the overall cost of running the greenhouse.

Click here for information on the flowers and order form

Anyone wishing to purchase flowers can do so in three ways.  The first option is to mail the order form plus cheque – no cash please – to the Church address.  All mail at this time will be redirected to Jean Bradshaw– Clerk of Session. PLEASE DO NOT PUT ANY ORDERS IN THE CHURCH’S LOCKED MAILBOX.  As well, please label all mailed plant orders to the attention of Helen Collins. The second option is drop off the cheque or cash, with the order form, through the mail slot at my home at 10 Parkview Place.  I live in the hwy 10/Steeles area – the Old Peel Village. The third option is to e-Transfer the money to treasurer@standrewsbrampton.ca.  In the message area state the funds are for the hanging basket fundraiser.  You can then either phone, drop off to my home or email me your order.  If you have any questions, please contact Helen at (905) 450 – 6314 or anyone on the Stewardship Committee. Note: Please if paying by cheque make it payable to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church with your order. All taxes are included. Orders cannot be processed without cash or cheque (s) included. No post-dated cheques please.

Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser.

BBQ Season is coming!!!!

Please help support St. Andrew’s fundraiser by purchasing Macgregors high quality meat and seafood, supplied by a 3rd generation Canadian-owned, family-run business since 1949. Orders will be accepted starting on Sunday, April 3 until Sunday, May 8, 2022. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the ministries and work of St. Andrew’s.

Click here for the Product Information

Click here for the Order Form

The scheduled pickup time of your order at the church will be on Thursday, May 19, sometime between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sandra Jackson will notify you by email or phone of your allocated staggered pickup time.

Payment options are as follows:

(1) E-transfer to treasurer@standrewsbrampton.ca. In message area enter your name and indicate that the funds are for Macgregors fundraiser. You can then drop off or mail your order form to Sandra’s home mailbox – 45 Abbey Rd., Brampton L6W 2T9 (this is in Peel Village) or email a copy to: sj_jack@sympatico.ca, or call 905-459-4563 for pick up.

(2) If you are paying by cash or cheque please drop off you order form with either exact cash or cheque, in Sandra’s mailbox – 45 Abbey Rd. Cheques must be made payable to: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. In the cheque memo area indicate: “Macgregors fundraiser.”

(3) Mail cheque with order form to St. Andrew’s Church address, and it will be rerouted to Jean Bradshaw’s home address. Ensure extra time is given to meet the May 8 deadline so that you do not miss out. DO NOT DROP OFF IN CHURCH LOCKED MAILBOX.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email Sandra Jackson directly.

The Stewardship Committee thanks you for your participation.

Previously Posted  on February 10th, 2022, – On Monday, February 7th, Session unanimously voted to RESUME In-Person Worship Sunday mornings.  

Registration is still required through EventBrite click here to be taken to EventBrite

Please note the following:
🔶 the Church Parking lot is for our attendees with health and mobility issues.
🔶 the entry off the church parking lot is for the attendees with health and mobility issues.
🔶 all other attendees – please park at Roselea Parking lot (Church & Ken Whellans).
🔶 the entrance for those parking in Roselea parking lot has moved to the entry in the courtyard (between the church building and the manse).
🔶 masks are still mandatory
🔶 must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination for everyone attending.
🔶 please arrive at early as the service starts right at 10:30 am and is live-streaming.
🔶 for security the doors will close at 10:40 am so the live streaming of the service is not disrupted.
🔶 please social distance
🔶 we know everyone is excited to see one another, but please refrain from gathering within the church building to socialize. We ask that you do so after the service outside the building

If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID, please stay home and watch the service on line.

If you require assistance please contact Kim Shepherd (EventBrite Administrator) at depclerk@standrewsbrampton.ca