Fall Colours. R. Walker 2022
“So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.” Galatians 6: 9, 10
Many things have to happen between seeding a garden and harvesting the produce. And most of them require a great deal of work and patience. Sometimes it feels like we will never see a result. The same holds true for our “spiritual gardens”. However, as Paul tells us, in his letter to the Galatians, that the harvest is promised – it’s the last part of the growing season, so don’t give up! The part between planting and harvesting may be long and messy, but we need to encourage each other keep on doing it, messy hands and all!
Join us this week as Sandi Dodds talks about her work with The Mess, a vibrant community art studio operating out of Gill Hall in St. Andrew’s church. Since 2009, The Mess Studio has provided opportunity for people to come, connect, and create art in a non-threatening atmosphere of love and acceptance. Regardless of artistic talent or experience, participants at The Mess believe that making art and engaging in community makes everyone healthier. Art is a wonderful way to bring commonality and is a great “backdrop” to building respectful relationships. Bringing a diverse community together, the aim is to build relationships through art. Through community building, they strive to empower others to make healthier life choices. Anyone who is interested in creating art and connecting with others is welcome! The Mess Studio has an ongoing gallery for display within the studio space we occupy. Drop in any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10am and 2 pm to meet the artists and view some amazing artwork and pottery.
Have a look at the Order of Service, scripture readings, hymn lyrics and announcements below – this electronic form includes hyperlinks for easy connection, but you can print the pages if you wish for reference as the hour unfolds, or even through the week. We invite you to join in worship, study and service as you are able.