Our St. Andrew’s Live Nativity and Cochrane Light Up on Saturday evening were both so enjoyable. Light Up organizers estimated up to 15,000 people in attendance. The Live Nativity was well attended, with cute donkeys, costumes for kids, great conversation, and hearty carol singing, with three campfires for warmth around the “stable”, all of which imparted a warm spirit of the season. St. Andrew’s also offered free hot chocolate and cookies, as well as restroom facilities and a place to warm up. And our east parking lot provided a superb view of the windup fireworks! Downtown had lots of activities, including a wide selection of free hotdogs, with quite the array of condiments, from good old mustard, relish, & Ketchup, to cotton candy (? – really), sugar sprinkles, non-peanut peanut butter, bacon bits, sauerkraut, jalapeños, banana peppers and more, plus hot chocolate. Give a big thank you shout out to all the volunteers who made this community event a success!
Tessa sang “What a Beautiful Name” for our Special Music at Service today, with an outstanding vocal performance. Cindy superbly accompanied her on piano.
Thank you Tessa!
Our Sunday School graduates recently treated the congregation to some excellent entertainment. Brynn on the piano, and Parker on the piano, and then Nathaniel on guitar, accompanied by his dad Shawn. Thanks guys!
And of course a big shout out to all those wonderful people who helped out at Sunday School.
Many thanks to Joylyn for her wonderful work keeping our church and grounds looking beautiful.
Our 3rd Annual Gospel-ish Concert was quite the event on Sunday, July 2nd, a day after Canada’s 150th! Our regular service was moved outside for this day, and began at 11:00 a.m., and the concert began at 12 noon. Great weather, great entertainment, free food and drinks. Thanks so much to all those people who helped make it happen – the musicians, and the volunteers, those preparing and cooking the food, taking the photos, 4Good for providing the sound system and tech work, and to Wineglass for loaning us their “stage”. Team work!