Dear Family and Friends of St. Andrew’s,
Tomorrow the 19th of May, is the 5th Sunday of Easter and I wanted to remind you that we have a baptism of Estella Abbås the daughter of Jennifer and Douglas Abbås longtime members of our Parish. Jennifer’s Father will be administering the sacrament as he did with Henry, Estella’s brother. This will be a joyous occasion and I know you will want to make an effort to be there and join in wishing the family well.
On Monday I will be leaving for Norway to take services for the next two Sundays at St. Olaf’s Anglican Church in Balestrand . Lay readers will be taking the Services while I am away and Communion will be administered from the Reserve Sacrament.
Please don’t forget that the annual Parish Garden Party will be held next Saturday, the 25th of May . More information may be had on the Parish Web Site www.standrews.nu. Announcement will be made of it tomorrow at Church. People are still needed to help set up and donate food and other items for the various tables.
One final note. Last Sunday I was asked by someone why Mother’s Day wasn’t mentioned that day. The reason is that in England it is celebrated the 4th Sunday of Lent as Mothering Sunday and this Church being of English Tradition we hand out to Mothers a small floral arrangement and have a special cake served at coffee hour. Next Sunday is Mother’s Day in Sweden. In North America last Sunday was Mother’s Day so to all Mother’s from Canada and the United States I hope you had a Happy Mother’s Day.
Best to all of you,
David Bruce, Chaplain
Appeal in order to build a Glass Partition
at the back of the church
We are starting a plan for securing the necessary financing of a glass wall at the back of the church, which will enable us, among other things, to hold a Sunday School every Sunday. We have also applied for a grant that may help us. But we cannot afford to wait on possible grants since we consider it to be URGENT that we start the Sunday School as soon as possible.
We have commissioned the arkitekt to produce a more realistic cost analysis of the project and to produce drawings for the same.
The analysis shows that the total remaining cost ought to be about 440 500 kr. minus the 55 250 kr. already debited for the sketches needed for a preliminary approval by Länsstyrelsen.
Can you please help us
Bank Giro 781-4015
SEB account number 5001 1013370
SWISH number: 12 36 18 97 16
Please sign your payment with “Glass wall”
All donations are very welcome
St Andrew’s is an Anglican (Church of England) congregation
in full communion with the Church of Sweden