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									          Lenten Study – How Good Do We Have to Be?                                               FAITH, FILM, AND FICTION
The study will focus on Rabbi Harold Kushner’s book How Good Do                      The next meeting of the Faith, Film, & Fiction group is
We Have to Be? He also wrote When Bad Things Happen to Good                          Tue., Mar. 1 at 7:30 pm in the Friendship Room. The book
People. The study will run Thursdays from March 17 to April 14,                      The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne, (2006) and
10:30-noon in the Friendship Room. If there is enough interest, it will              the film dir. Mark Herman, 2008, will be discussed. You are
also be held Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 pm. Cost for the book is                  welcome to attend one or all of these sessions depending
$13. If you are interested, please sign up at the back indicating time    upon your interest and time. Questions for this discussion will be
preference and if you need a book. For those already signed up, please    available Feb. 20.
pick up your copy from Patsy.
                                                                                             VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
           CAMP QUIN-MO-LAC SPONSORSHIP                                     Ushers & Greeters: We need people willing to help with this part
                                                                            of our worship service. The duties are not strenuous, and it’s a great
                                                                            way to meet everyone. If you are able to help with this task or need
                                                                            more information, please contact Linda Harrison, 613-389-9224.

                                                                            Luncheon Convener: If you enjoy people, please contact the
Once again The Men’s Group will sponsor children for a week at Camp         office or myself as we are looking for someone to look after the
Quin-Mo-Lac. For details call Ken Ross, 613-384-1920.                       details for luncheons provided by our church after a funeral
                                                                            /memorial service. This position is open now. Thanks for your
              Youth Activity – Saturday, February 26                        consideration – Patti McLeod, email pmcleod@cswan.com.
     Patsy’s home, Mission Ranch, 1823 Wagarville Road
Arrive for winter fun from 2 pm on. Supper and program from 4-7:30                           The Observer Subscription
pm. Bring skates, snowshoes, cross-country skis, etc., and a favourite    As is our practice, we are including envelopes in our bulletin this week and
board game. Families of youth and Sunday school children welcome.         they will be available on the welcome table for the next two Sundays. The
RSVP to David Colwell, 613-389-0132.                                      Observer gives information about the United Church of Canada as a whole,
Directions: Hwy 38, north to T intersection at Parham, turn left (west)   as well as specific information about our own Bay of Quinte Conference
onto Wagarville Road for ~ 4 km. Mission Ranch is on left (south side)    four times per year.
with a long laneway to house.                                                  The cost is $20 per year per subscriber, a savings of $5 if ordered by
                                                                          individuals. This works out to $1.82 per copy for eleven issues per year. If
                           Library Display                                you wish to continue or to start receiving this publication, please complete
February is designated Black History Month. As a reminder, there are      the envelope with your payment enclosed and put it on the offering plate or
several books of interest on display in the Church Library. Read about    submit it to the office by Feb. 28. Cheques should be made out to St.
Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, school          Andrew’s By-The-Lake, clearly marked that they are for the Observer.
integration, Kwanzaa celebrations and Canada's unique Black History.           The Church orders a copy that is left in the entrance hall for borrowing.

                           Soup Sunday                                                           World Day of Prayer
 Proceeds from last week's Soup Sunday were $260.40, of which 10%                                   March 4, 2 pm
($26.04) will go to the Food Bank, the rest ($234.36) to the church.                          Princess Street United Church
Thanks to all who stayed after church for food and fellowship; we all
enjoyed it.                              Church and Society Committee
     The Fisherman Deadline – Sunday, February 20                                  NEWS & EVENTS: February 20, 2011
The deadline for articles to be submitted for the next issue of The       Evening Women’s Group – Wed., Feb. 23, 7-8:30 pm, Friendship
Fisherman is Sunday, February 20. We look forward to receiving your       Room
articles, either by email to standbtl@kos.net or leave them in the mail   Youth Group – Sat., Feb. 28, 2-7:30 pm, Mission Ranch, see
box for The Fisherman on the bottom left of the mailboxes.                announcement for details
                                                                          New Life Group – Fridays, 8 pm, Lower Founders’ Hall
                         CNN Luncheon                                     Faith, Film & Fiction – Tue., Mar. 1, 7:30-9 pm, Friendship Room
             Friday, March 4, 11:30 am – 1 pm                             Mid-Week Service – Wed., Mar. 2, 2 pm, Friendship Room
                           Mystery Chef                                   Church & Society – Thu., Mar. 3, 8:45 am, Friendship Room
Tired of eating alone: join us for Companionship, Nutrition and           CNN Lunch – Fri., Mar. 4, 11:30 am, Friendship Room
Networking (CNN). Please sign up on the sheet at back of church by        Prayer Chain – Timely, confidential prayer support for individuals,
March 1. Free will offering to cover costs.                               families and situations. To register a prayer request, contact Sandra
                                                                          Graves 389-1268 or Mary Sue Riggs 389-2396. Request forms are
                                   Shrove Tuesday                         available on the Welcome Table.
                                   Pancake Supper                          USHERS, GREETERS, FELLOWSHIP, BELL RINGERS
                                  Tuesday, March 8                                                   THIS WEEK
                                      5:30 pm                             Ushers:             Ken Ross; Newton Douglas
                                                                          Greeter:            Louis Sonneveld
             Join us for pancakes and sausages                            Coffee Hour:        Clare Brett; Marg/Stew Holland
       There will be a Free Will Offering for Martha’s Table              Bell Ringing:       Meyers Family
                   Our Daily Bread Devotional                                                       NEXT WEEK
Please note that the next issue of Our Daily Bread devotional is now                     *** FOOD BANK SUNDAY ***
available for March, April and May on the table at the back of the        Ushers:             Jack Clarke; Graham Lodge
Sanctuary.                                                                Greeter:            Marjory MacMartin
                                                                          Coffee Hour:        Sandra Graham; Carol/Jim Wallace
                    Hospital Clergy Visitation
                                                                          Bell Ringing:       Ross Family
If you are admitted to hospital and would like a clergy person to visit
                                                                          Scripture Readings: Isaiah 49:8-16, Psalm 131 , I Corinthians 4:1-5,
you, it is advisable to ask to be placed on the Pastoral Care Listing,
                                                                              Matthew 6:24-34
specifying your denomination, as this information is not necessarily
collected upon admission. Also, please feel free to phone the office,                                   WELCOME
389-8082, to let us know that you are or are going to be in hospital so   We cordially welcome all visitors and newcomers. Please take a
that the minister can visit you.                                          moment and introduce yourself and sign our guest book. If you are new,
                                                                          or have special requests, please complete the card in the back of the
        Youth Forum at Bay of Quinte Conference                           Hymn Book and place it on the offering plate.
We encourage and welcome youth from grades 7 to 12 to be part of the
youth forum at the Bay of Quinte Conference Annual Meeting, Friday,                           TAPES OF THE SERVICE
June 3 to Sunday, June 5 to be held at Cambridge Street UC, Lindsay.      The service is taped. Copies may be obtained by contacting the church
For more details or questions, youth and their parents can speak to       office, 389-8082.
Patsy by March 8.
Prayer for Renewal:

    God, we live in a broken and hurting world, immersed in a
    society that challenges our ability to hear your voice and to see
                                                                        St. Andrew’s By-The-Lake
    the pathway you make for us. Walking with you through the
    maze of choices and challenges demands more of us than we
                                                                             United Church
    expected.

Sung Response: And it’s from the old I travel to the new;
               keep me travelling along with you.

    Your advice to turn the other cheek is often forgotten as our
    tempers blaze and we rage about an eye for an eye. What we
    call justice and what you offer us in reconciliation are often
    light years apart. Walking with you is hard, our feet are
    wounded, and the pace you set can be exhausting.

Sung Response: And it’s from the old I travel to the new;
               keep me travelling along with you.


    When we go with you, we find that what you do is beyond
    fairness, expectation, and generosity. You call us and the
    whole of creation into a state of grace, where justice and
    righteousness flow like a mighty stream, where gifts for the                         Statement of Purpose:
    people of God pour out abundance of life. Help us to learn the
    spiritual discipline to walk with you and to live in the            St. Andrew's By-The-Lake United Church strives to be…
    perfection of grace that you offer.
                                                                        a friendly, welcoming and inclusive church family which
Sung Response: And it’s from the old I travel to the new;               offers:
               keep me travelling along with you.                        spiritual leadership, concern and support for people in the
                                                                             community and the wider world,
    Amen.                                                                personal growth for all ages, through worship and
                                                                             educational opportunities that strengthen faith in God
Sung Response is the refrain of Hymn 639: “One More Step Along the           through Christ, and
   World I Go”
                                                                         an informal setting, accessible and inviting to all.

								
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