Dear Family and Friends of St. Andrew’s,
I wanted to update you since I put together my message for the last Round Robin.
This Sunday is Harvest Festival and there is much going on and one revision to the Schedule of Services. Last Sunday we had the 10 am service so there will be no 10 am service this Sunday even though it is the 1st Sunday of the month.
Gillian will be at the Church at 9:30 on Saturday to open up to decorate for the Harvest Festival Service. We need volunteers to help with this including bringing flowers and vegetables and other items to decorate the church. If you have questions you may phone her @ 031 279270.
On Friday the church is open to the public. There is always a call for volunteers to help greet visitors who come in to look at the Church. I am usually there along with Ron, Gillian and others. I have been humbled by the response from people both who live in Gothenburg and from away who come in and ask questions. Often they will comment on what a beautiful church and one person said that the place feels so full of love. Visitors ask about our life as a community of faith and what we do and some have returned to worship with us . I even get inquiries regarding the pastoral services of the church. So this is one of our vital ministries and is an important service we have to give. Please consider being part of this ministry.
The music this Sunday will be very special as our new director of the Young Peoples Music Program Stephen Craig will be present to play the music for the Service and coordinate the singing of the Anthem with the Adult Choir and young peoples. Also Rena Samuel and other family members of the congregation will be singing a special musical offering during communion.
I hope you will all make a special effort to be present for this service and invite your friends and family members to join us. The church will be full of singing and praise to the Lord!
One last note about this Sunday it is Pot luck after the service. Please bring food to share.
Best David Bruce, Chaplain