WE ARE STILL OPEN FOR SERVICES

We are still holding our Christmas Eve services this evening as scheduled.  Our Traditional service will be at 7:30pm – click here for this bulletin and our Candlelight and Communion service will be at 10:00 pm – click here for this bulletin.

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.  May your day be filled with peace, hope, joy and love.

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