Living our Faith in Jesus Christ Through Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Arms

Parish Activity, Fall 2023

Weekly activities, unless otherwise indicated









8:30 – 9:30 am: Adult Education


9 – 9:45 am: 

Choir Practice

9:30 – 10 am: Morning Prayer Service on Zoom


10 – 11:15 am: 

Communion Service (live-streamed)


10 – 11 am: 

Chair Yoga


10 am on 

Nov 25th: Christmas Kitchen with Children’s Crafts & Santa Photos

11:15 – noon: 

Coffee Hour


11 – noon:

ESL Conversation Practice  

11:30 – noon: Communion Service

11:05-12:15 pm: 

General Yoga


12 -1 pm: 

“St Andrew’s” women’s fellowship and knitting group (new members welcome)

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Meditation Through Art (non-religious) 


7:30 pm: Choir Practice


6 – 8 pm

“Relaxed”, family-centered communion service (45 min) with dinner and kids’ activity (monthly dates below)

Saturday Relaxed Services Fall Dates

Sept 30 with the Blessing of Pets; Oct 28 with All Hallows Eve theme; Dec 2 with St Nick’s theme

Special Services, Fall/Winter 2023

Saturday, Sept 30th –  Relaxed Service with the Blessing of Pets for St Francis’ Day, 6 pm

Sunday, Oct 1st – St. Michael & All Angels, 10am

Sunday, Oct 8th – Thanksgiving, 10am

Sunday, Oct 15th – Feast of St. Luke and Healing Service & Anointing with Oils, 10am

Saturday, Oct 28th – Relaxed Service with theme of All Hallows Eve, 6 pm – Costumes and Treats Welcome

Sunday, Nov 5th – All Saints and All Souls Feasts & Remembrance Day Rituals, 10am

Sunday, Nov 12th – 10 am Service with Guest Speaker for Faithworks (Diocesan Fundraising Campaign)

Sunday, Nov 26th – Reign of Christ Feast, 10am

Saturday, Dec 2 – Relaxed Service with St Nicholas’ Day Theme, 6 pm

Sunday, Dec 3rd – Advent 1, 10am

Sunday, Dec 10th – Advent 2, 10am

Thursday, Dec 14th – Carols by Candlelight at 7:30pm

Sunday, Dec 17th – Advent 3 with Children’s Pageant, 10am

Wednesday, Dec 20: “Blue Christmas” Service, 11 am, as an opportunity for quiet reflection on the poignancy of the season

Sunday, Dec 24th – Advent 4, 10am

Sunday, Dec 24th – Christmas Eve Family Service, with Semi-Improvised Pageant, 4 pm

Sunday, Dec 24th – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7:30 pm

Monday, Dec 25th – Christmas Day, 10 am

Sunday, Jan 7th – Epiphany & Baptism of the Lord, 10am: Requests for baptisms welcome



In-service children’s message 10-10:15 & children’s professionally-led activity 10:15 – 11:15

September 10

Children stay in service for multigenerational worship 

September 17

Art with “Artbarn”

September 24

Cooking with “Kitchenstead”

October 1

Cooking with “Kitchenstead”

October 8

Art with “Artbarn”

October 15

Art with “Artbarn”

October 22

Cooking with “Kitchenstead”

October 29

Cooking with “Kitchenstead”

November 5 – December 10

Acting with “Sparx” to prepare for the Christmas Pageant

December 17

Christmas Pageant performance

December 24

(Christmas Eve)

10 am: Free play, crafts, and general supervision

4 pm: Informal Pageant Performance

7:30 pm: No supervision

December 25 (Christmas Day)

10 am: No supervision

December 31

10 am: Free play, crafts, and general supervision

Note also the Christmas Market with the children’s craft and Santa photos on Nov 25 (10 am), monthly Relaxed Services with dinner and activities (6 pm), and upcoming Informal Band practices (currently in the planning stage, details TBD)

Worship Services

Sundays: weekly at 10:00 am (in-person and live-streamed, with coffee hour)

Weekdays: daily at 9:30 am (Zoom)

Saturdays: monthly at 6 pm (relaxed format, family-friendly, with dinner)