Coffee & Conversation (C & C)
Are you aware that the Church of Saint Andrew has its own unique Coffee House? An open invitation is in place, to pop in or linger and enjoy a supportive casual time of fellowship, with good conversation and laughter; it’s a great way to start any week. C & C gathers every Monday morning from mid-September to mid-June, with the exception of holidays, from 9:00 to 11:30a.m. in the Library. Beverages and snacks are provided and a loose change offering is appreciated to help defray costs.
Our Parish Nurse has a number of activities and programs planned for fall:
Walking Sticks is a walking group for all levels of fitness. We meet in the Church parking lot on Tuesday mornings at 10am., carpool to our walking route, walk and then meet for coffee.
The Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP)
A 6-week program for people with arthritis, will again be held in the fall.
Blood Pressure Screenings
Will be conducted monthly after church and on request.
Manage Your Hypertension
A 9-hour program for anyone with or at risk for hypertension will be scheduled in October.
Health-related presentations will be given by a dietitian, hearing specialist, pharmacist and others beginning in September.
Parish Nurse Office hours: Brenda Tucker will be in the Library on Wednesday’s at 10am. You can either drop by or call for an appointment at 902-462-7006.
“Prayer is love raised to its greatest power, and the prayer of intercession is the noblest and most Christian kind of prayer because in it love and imagination reach their highest and widest range.”
Robert J. McCracken
At every stage in our lives, we need to hear the Good News of how much we are loved by God and even more so during those times of pain, sickness, loss and at many other stages of this journey of life. We need to feel the love of God and know that others care enough to pray for us.
The Church of Saint Andrew has had a dedicated group of Prayer warriors for a number of years, whose role it is to pray for those who seek intercessory prayer either for themselves or someone else. We take this ministry very seriously and all those whose names are shared within the group are kept confidential. We will not discuss the names with anyone outside the Circle. When we need to update our list to determine any change in status of those we are praying for we will contact the individual who placed the prayer request before us.
Usually a name is kept on the list for one month and we ask that those who have placed a name on the list provide us with periodic updates. Should the need be for a longer period of prayer time, we will do our best to meet the needs of everyone.
We have much to Praise and Thank God for in the healing which has happened in so many lives. What a privilege it is to pray to our God on your behalf.
The members of the Prayer Circle would be happy to pray for you. However, if you are submitting someone else’s name to be prayed for, you must have the permission of that individual to have their name added to the prayer list. Please contact the Parish Office at 462-1818 and ask for the contact information for the Coordinator of the Prayer Circle or check your Wednesday/Sunday Bulletin for contact information.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Do you know of someone in the Parish who is experiencing any of the following struggles or situations in their life at the moment?
- Death of a family member
- Loss of employment
- Or other issues not mentioned
On the other hand, perhaps you are aware of others who may be celebrating times of joy and happiness – such as:
- A marriage
- Birth of a child
- A significant wedding anniversary – i.e. 50 years
- A significant birthday
The Card Ministry would be most pleased to send a card letting that individual or family know that their church family cares about them through their struggles and their joys. The Card Ministry, along with our Prayer Circle, is one of the ways we at the Church of Saint Andrew let Christ’s Light shine in the lives of those who need it at stressful and celebratory times in their lives. Receiving a card in the mail from your church family can provide such a warm and loving reminder of the amazing love God has for us all.
So what do you need to do? Just call the Parish Office at 462-1818 and provide the name of the individual, their address and the reason for the request so that the Card Ministry person can send just the right card to brighten someone’s day and to share God’s love with them.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”