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Dec 15, 2023

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Sunday's Service

Advent Calendar

In Remembrance

A Call for Peace

Greetings From the Greeters!

Who's Next on The Stage?

Last Week at St. Andrew's

A Note From the Finance Team

SUNDAY SERVICE

Magnificat


And Mary said,

“My soul magnifies the Lord,

and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,

for he has looked with favour on the lowliness of his servant.

Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;

for the Mighty One has done great things for me,

and holy is his name.

His mercy is for those who fear him

from generation to generation.

He has shown strength with his arm;

he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.

He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,

and lifted up the lowly;

he has filled the hungry with good things,

and sent the rich away empty.

God has come to the aid of his servant

Remembering his mercy.

 

Join us Sunday for a powerful and beautiful service of worship. The fourth Sunday of Advent is Mary’s voice, with ours.

 

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


4:00 pm December 24  - Our beloved Christmas Eve Service (note: no morning worship) 

10:30 am December 31 - A lessons and carols turn toward the New Year 

JOIN US THIS ADVENT SEASON

The season of Advent has come to St. Andrew's, and the spirit of joy, warmth, and community is in the air! With festivities planned all through the month, all are invited to come and be merry.


As we enter this time of celebration, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who contribute their time, talent, and treasure to make St. Andrew's the vibrant community we call home!

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Call for Ceasefire Letter Template
MP Mailing Addresses

You can support the people impacted by the conflict in Palestine and Israel.


Expressions of support to your Palestinian, Jewish, Muslim and Arab neighbours are appreciated.


If you would like to contribute financially, one option is a donation through the Mission & Service of the United Church of Canada. There is a drop down option "UCC Emergency Response—Middle East,” on St Andrew’s website.


If you would like to join in the ongoing call for peace, please consider writing to the Prime Minister, you local MPs, or other party leaders. Simply click on the buttons to the left for a letter template and mailing information for various political leaders.


Image Credit: “Peace Offering” by Betty Healey

A WORD FROM THE WELCOME PROJECT

Have you noticed our new Welcome bulletin board? Thanks to the creative talents of John Gaskin, we have a brand new, solid, portable stand for our Welcome bulletin board!


John, thank you! We are incredibly grateful!


We also want to extend a thank you to everyone who has volunteered as a Greeter. You help make Saint Andrew's a welcoming, inviting space for all. Sign up is now done online, click here to get involved!


Thank you!

NEXT UP ON THE STAGE...

The Innkeeper's Christmas with Lennie Gallant


16 December

7:30 - 10:30 PM


Come join Lennie Gallant and his amazing band for some Christmas Cheer!


Lennie and his amazing band will bring you laughs, lots of wonder, and maybe a few tears, as they look at Christmas from many points of view in 2023.


Don’t miss this unique Yuletide Feast for the eyes, ears and heart!


Learn more by clicking here.

Holiday Spirit with the NSYO


17 December

7:00 PM


Celebrate the sounds of the holiday season!


Enjoy classic festive favourites from Leroy Anderson and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, plus delightful excerpts from George Frideric Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music.


For all the details click here.

Open Waters Festival


11 January

7:30 PM


Join Symphony Nova Scotia for their first-ever performance of a new commission!


A large-scale piece by acclaimed French-American avant-garde composer Christian Wolff, this new piece is written especially for Symphony Nova Symphony.


Hear it live and learn my by clicking here.

LAST WEEK AT ST. ANDREW'S - HALIFAX GAY MEN'S CHORUS

Saint Andrew's was positively PACKED this week for the Halifax Gay Men's Chorus' Don We Now Our Gay Apparel concert!


If you didn't have a chance to attend - you may not be alone, as all three performances sold out within 24 hours of tickets becoming available.


Our congratulations to the HGMC on their successful series, and best of luck to all those hoping to grab a ticket next year!

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

IN THE SPIRIT OF GIVING

The Advent season is often one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year. To all those who have made Saint Andrew's a part of your holiday season, we'd like to extend our deepest gratitude for including us in your busy life.


For anyone planning to make a donation to Saint Andrew's this holiday season, please be aware that all donations received on or before December 31st will be given a charitable receipt dated for the 2023 tax year. Any donations received from January 1st onward will be dated for the 2024 tax year.


If you have any questions please reach out to office@saintandrewshfx.ca by December 21st.

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Monday, Wednesday - Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Office Closed Tuesdays


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