Weekly News

March 15, 2024

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Sunday's Service

An Invitation to Discuss our Future

Up & Coming

News from our Community!

Upcoming Shows

Last Week at St. Andrew's


HEVEL. What is this Hebrew word?  This Sunday, release your inner skeptic. Let it stretch a bit. We know it comes with you, and we mean it – all that you are is welcome at Saint Andrew’s. Our scripture will be the wisdom of Ecclesiastes – and not the one passage you know so well (you know the one: to everything there is a season). Wait till you hear the musical version of the other scripture. Goosebumps.  


So join us this Lenten Sunday, for skepticism, goosebumps, and holy communion.


And remember our Wednesday 6:00 pm contemplative services. 20 minutes of mid-week peace.


Upcoming Services you won’t want to miss...

March 24        Palm/Passion Sunday with guest preacher Dr. David Deane.  Dr. Deane is a Theology Professor, writer, podcaster, and widely regarded speaker.  This service will turn us toward Holy Week.

March 29        Good Friday Tenebrae Service, 7:00 pm.  Tenebrae is a traditional and stirring Service of Shadow. Scripture, Music, and Diminishing Light on this deeply meaningful day.

March 30        Easter Sunday. With all the joy of resurrection.

EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:00 – 6:30   Contemplative Service: A brief sabbath in the middle of the week




Social Justice Committee


Donations taken on Sunday March 24th

Sunday School

Welcome to St. Andrew’s Sunday School. We are an all inclusive program for all ages! Our program is filled with laughter and learning. Click or tap the button below to go to our sign-up app - anyone is welcome to join. 

We hope to see you next Sunday

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The Welcome Project

What's the first thing you do when you get to church on Sundays? Grab your name tag, right? And there's always a smiling face there to welcome you!

The Greeting Committee is looking for volunteers to help all those who come to worship feel comfortable and welcome. You can brighten someone's day!

Click Here to Sign up!


Rising Tide with Alana Yorke

18 March

7:30 - 9:30PM

Special Guest Talia Schlanger

Tickets $11.98 - Click here to get yours!

A stroke at age 41 changed Alana Yorke's life.


On the morning of November 9, 2022, Alana Yorke's left arm would not work.

"My arm was just swinging around freely and I wasn't able to control it. That's when I knew something wasn't right.

Then a headache set in –- so severe she asked her husband, Ian Bent, to help with their 2-year-old son –- and she called 811. 

A CT scan at the hospital revealed Yorke, 41, was having a stroke.

In 2015, Alana Yorke was deep into an intense multi-year PhD in science when she had a harrowing experience during a sample-gathering scuba expedition. She ran out of air, which would lead to a decade-long battle with PTSD. She left her science program, and a superbly and commercially successful album was created.

"I quit my PhD in science to pursue my career in music, my life-long passion, because I learned that life is short." 

Return to 2022, and she is recovering from a stroke in a Halifax hospital. She learned something completely unexpected – her mood changed entirely. Some stroke survivors experience hypomania; not a manic state, but it may result in increased energy and racing thoughts, and mood may change.

"I was on fire, completely free of depression, any PTSD, any weight. I was just a blank slate. There was nothing negative at all," she said. (Atlantic Voice, CBC - March 5, 2023). 

Yorke was able to plan the release of long-awaited music, created the artwork and design, and she was able to find out that she could play again. Finding a piano at the hospital, she played a few chords and started crying on the piano bench.

Alana Yorke is still recovering slowly. She still fatigues easily, but with the help of exercise and occupational therapy she has regained control of her left side. The stroke was a result of malformed blood vessels in her brain. It is possible there may be more strokes in Yorke's future. 

The clarity and creativity she experienced in the hospital has faded, but the feelings have not. Her triumphant return to the stage on March 18 will be transformative for everyone. 

She has told us to bring tissues.

Vibrant Vivaldi & Friends

17 March

2:00 PM

Experience virtuosic solo performances from the Nova Scotia Symphony’s own extraordinary musicians and Canadian bassoon specialist and concert leader Mathieu Lussier in this program of vibrant Baroque classics from Antonio Vivaldi, Michel Corrette, and Françoise Francoeur.

Get all the details by clicking here.

Milestones - Celebrating the 5th & 20th Anniversaries of HGMC and Nova Voce

22 March - 7:30 PM

23 March - 3:00 PM

This March, come warm up from the winter cold and join HGMC and Nova Voce as they present a joint concert “Milestones – Celebrating 20 years of Nova Voce and 5 years of HGMC”.

This ‘Best of’ performance marks the start of exciting new chapters for both choruses, each of which will perform audience favourites from past concerts.

The two choirs will join together for a grand finale, including a newly commissioned piece by Nova Voce’s Director Emeritus, Terry Hurrell.

Check out all of the HGMC's upcoming performances by clicking here!

Lenten Carols - Songs for the Journey to Easter

23 March - 7:00 PM

5666 Sebastian St., Halifax

An evening of unique folk music for the season of Lent presented by Halifax musician Mark Amadeus Flowerdew, featuring Mark's stories and original gospel songs (and some classics) designed to challenge your assumptions and prompt reflection ahead of Good Friday. In this 8th annual event, Mark is joined by Emma Carline (violin) and Emma Yeo Flowerdew (singing).

Lent is about radical self-examination — a time to look at the things we spend our time and money on and consider whether they matter in the long run. For Christians, it's time to ask what we'd need to leave behind to follow the path of humility Jesus leads us on.

For all the details - click here.


Huge thanks to everyone who stuck around last Sunday to check out our Community Festival!

We had over a dozen wonderful committees and church groups present to show off the amazing things they for the church, community, and behind the scenes.

We're so lucky to have such an active and vibrant community here at Saint Andrew's, and we can't wait to see what each group and committee achieves this spring!

There's always something happening at St. Andrew's!

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