Helping Others

Hello all:  We often ask how can we be the church in isolation… well, today I learned about an initiative of the BC Government to help connect volunteers with seniors.  My mother’s doctor contacted her and said that he was ordering her to stay at home.  I suspect other seniors are in the same situation.  Not everyone has a family member to run errands, get groceries or just give a quick call.  So if you can do more than you are already doing in regard to our own congregation, please consider this request.  To register to help, or to request help you can do so at BC211 online or 211 phone line.  Let us continue to prayerfully consider how to be the Church at this time.

St Andrew’s now has the ability to receive donations by e-transfer. The email address for e-transfers is: The simplest way to donate to the work of the church on an ongoing basis is to join our PAR (pre-authorized remittance) program; you can do so by talking to Diane Bylsma or Janet Hanna. Thank you to our church family for all your support. God bless you as you do what is necessary to stay healthy through this time.

Wow; can you imagine what heaven is going to be like? The praise, the choir of angels, the eternal joy; heaven will be a celebration, a party, an adventure. Our worship on Sunday should be a foretaste of heaven; a party, an adventure. To hear more about this listen to Rev. Ena’s sermon from the 19th entitled “Party? Adventure? Come and See!” . (click here or check out the Sermons tab)

On this 4th Sunday in Advent, are you going to sneak away or embrace the will of God, even as Joseph did? “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name emmanuel” (which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.”