Weekly News

March 8, 2024

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Sunday's Service

Celebrating our Community

An Invitation to Discuss our Future

News from our Community!

Upcoming Shows

Last Week at St. Andrew's


This Sunday, we welcome guest musician Ellen Gibling.   Her recent solo harp album The Bend in the Light has been described as “bold and beautiful” (Celtic Life International) and “enchanting” (Folk London). She’s been nominated for Canadian Folk Music Awards' Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year, and Music Nova Scotia's Traditional/Roots Album of the Year. She’s been in our sanctuary before, performing with Symphony Nova Scotia. And this Sunday, she worships with us. 


Come early, so you won’t miss Ellen’s prelude.  Pour a cup of coffee and wander around the displays our community groups will have set up in the sanctuary.  Then stay after worship for a bit of cake and a deeper look at what is on display: the very life, work, and spirit of St. Andrew’s.


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

March 10        Celebrating our Community

March 17        Ecclesiastes in Song and Reflection

March 24        Palm/Passion with Dr. David Deane, AST Theologian

March 29        Good Friday Evening Tennebrae Service

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


Cake, coffee, and community!

Here at Saint Andrew's we are so lucky to have such a vibrant and active community that really make this place special, and that takes a whole lot of work!

We are so grateful to the many volunteers that work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly for us, and we want to show it!

On March 10, immediately following service, we will be hosting a community festival to celebrate all the people that make Saint Andrew's 'go.' Stop by to learn about all the committees and groups that help make church happen, and grab a slice of cake while you're at it.

See you there!



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

Sign up Here!

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

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!


Last Sunday was our Annual General Meeting for 2024 and we want to extend a huge thanks to all those that attended!

Some highlights of the important work done include:

  • The appointment of our church council for 2024
  • Approval of the 2024 church budget
  • Exciting updates on our conversations with the peninsular churches

If you weren't able to make it to this year's AGM, we hope you can join us next time! Remember: all regular attendees can vote at St. Andrew's AGMs - you make church happen!

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

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Contemplative Service Wednesdays 6:00pm

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