Monday, January 01, 2007

Adult Education Class

St. Andrew’s new adult education class will begin on January 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. We will be reading and studying The Acts of the Apostles. Our texts for the course are The New Collegeville Commentary; The Acts of the Apostles by Dennis Hamm and The New Daily Study Bible; The Acts of the Apostles by William Barclay. The books are available at Students will also need to bring a good study Bible (like the Oxford Annotated Bible) to class along with materials for note taking. The course will consist of weekly readings and an in class discussion of the material. Snacks will be provided by members of the group on a rotational basis. Join us!

Christmas Projects

St. Andrew’s and Church of the Redeemer had two exciting Christmas Projects this year. First, the children, with the help of adults, put together 100 gift bags for the residents of Oak Woods Home for the Elderly here in Mer Rouge. The bags contained tissue, chapstick, lotion and a holiday snack. The residents loved it when the children delivered the bags with a hug!

Second, all the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day offerings were sent to the Northeast Louisiana Food Bank. Thanks to everyone!

Happening #45

Happening is a program designed for high school youth. The weekend retreat seeks to bring young persons to a fuller knowledge of what it means to be a Christian and to a deeper level of commitment to doing God’s work. Father Whit will serve as a spiritual director for Happening which will be held a Camp Hardtner on the weekend of January 26th, 27th and 28th. Please keep the candidates and staff in your prayers. St. Andrew’s will have Morning Prayer on January 28th while Fr. Whit is at Camp Hardtner for Happening! Click here for an application.

Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class will be held January 7th, 14th, 21st, and February 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Dinner and a good time will be provided.

Annual Meeting

St. Andrew’s will hold its Annual Meeting and Parish Potluck Lunch on January 21st following the liturgy. We will elect a new vestry member and delegates to convention. Please join us.

New Look for At the Crossroads - Online

We have a new look for At the Crossroads - Online for 2007. Please let us know what you think.