St. Andrew's Malta

        An International Church for all Christian Denominations
        A union of the Church of Scotland & the Methodist Church

News & Events 2017

December

We are delighted to welcome 


The Choir of the National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieha 

&

Jacob Portelli on the harp.


performing a


A Ceremony of Carols  



Saturday, the 16th December, 7:30 pm


Part of the programme is also 'Here is the little door' by Herbert Howells, a choral arrangement of  ‘Stilel Oħra’, and a new setting of ‘O magnum mysterium’ by the choir’s musical director, Geoffrey Thomas.


Add to this some carols in Welsh, Latin, and Italian, as well as a medley of Maltese Christmas Carols and there should be something for everyone!


Entrance is free. There will be a retiring collection following the concerts.




November


Making a virtue out of necessity


Last week a large delivery reached "The Foodbank". Several hundred parcels of food arrived for this mission. 

Unfortunately 2 cars ignored the "No Parking" signs which are issued for this charity on certain days. 

Rev. Kim had to find a solution quickly and the parcels were taken to the entrance of the church. 

Therefore, last Sunday, the worshippers were asked to form a chain so the parcels can be transferred to "The Foodbank". Members of the congregation started. Holiday makers and passers-by joined the human chain which was greatly appreciated. 

A quartet  of Bagpipers was passing by and encouraged us with some Scottish tunes. 

Rev. Kim would like to say Thank You to all the people that spend some of their time to help out.


 

Elders at Manresa


From the 3rd to the 4th November the Elders went for an overnight stay at Manresa Retreat House in Gozo.

Led by a busy agenda, the time was well utilised. 

The gravitas of being a family in church revealed again and again.

And this was exactly the strong feeling each one had on the way home.


Another interesting article with regards to "The Foodbank" 

*********KNZ propose to tackle food shortage; Foodbank Malta commentsEmma Sammut on 1 November, 2017

In recent years, Malta has faced a national food wastage situation. A recent announcement in one of our local newspapers discussed the possibility of Malta’s only food bank shutting down. In response to this epidemic of sorts, Kunsill Nazzjonali taz-Żgħażagħ issued a press release on the 30th of October, calling for both a legislative.........*********


To continue reading this article please click here

October


29th October

********Special Sunday Service********

We were celebrating the anniversary of 500 years Reformation and 160 Years of Saint Andrew's church building. 
After Diana Nye was welcoming guests and congregation 
Rev. Westmoreland talked about the interesting life of Martin Luther and the reformation. 
Later on we heard about the history of Saint Andrews and Rev. George Wisely. 

Photo: 
Diana Nye, Elder of Saint Andrew's
Rev. Colin Westmoreland,  retired Minister of Saint Andrew's Rev. Kim Hurst, Minister
Rev. Karl-Heinz Ulrich, Pastor of the German Saint Andreas Community
(left to right)


 
 

Friday, 20th of October 2017

Our heartfelt thanks to 
THE SOON GOSPEL CHOIR.
It was great to have them with us. 

You can view a little video if you click here.    





International Presbytery Conference in Malta

From the 6th - 8th October the International Presbytery of the Church of Scotland was taking place in Malta. 

The meetings and accommodations were organised in Mount Saint Joseph. 

A Jesuit retreat house in the outskirts of Mosta with lovely surroundings. Freshly prepared food was served was just delicious. 

The programme for the spouses was very well received and showed the island from various sides.  

A great service was held by Rev. Ian MacLean, the Moderator of the Int. Presbytery, on Sunday. 

Rev. MacLean thanked the congregation of Saint Andrew's for the dedication and work the Presbytery heard of during the weekend.



September

        We send our best wishes and many blessings to 

        Caroline and Mikael 

who celebrated their wedding in the 

beautiful Ta Pinu church in Gozo. 

It is great indeed that the Bishop of Gozo and 

the Priest at Ta Pinu Church supported us this way. 

Rev. Kim said: 

"It was an amazing experience."

It was a great day for Rev. Kim Hurst and all of us at Saint Andrew's too.

Because it was the first weeding that had been held in Gozo. 




August


The autumn edition of our 

magazine "Crossroads" is out.

To read it online please click here




Refurbishment at Saint Andrew's


Our Sunday services will take place in the church hall until the work is finished.

We shall be back to normal Sunday the 13th, latest Monday the 14th of August.


June



May


International Presbytery 2017 
Rotterdam

At the last Presbytery meeting the idea was brought up a to establish a blog on the website to encourage and facilitate prayer.
Rev. Irene Bom, "Worship and Prayer Promoter", has created such blog, it is called  "Prayer Matters". 

You can read more about this the link below:
Christians Together in Malta

Ecumenical Service for Pentecost

Thursday 1 June at 6.30 p.m.

Parish Church of the Holy Trinity in Marsa

Preacher Rev Kim Hurst






Trinity Church,
Balbi Street, Marsa
Annual Pasta Night
The Charity Pasta Night was a great success. With dishes from Malta, Greece, Libya and Bavaria, dainty vegetarian meals and delicious deserts all tastes where more than satisfied. The evening was rounded up with raffles and other.
An email from Sr. Catherine from Zambia was red and photos of students and graduates were passed around.
With various donations the amazing sum of 2380 Euro was achieved!!!!!!! Guys, you are marvellous!
 
April
Last Friday. the 21st of April 2017 we had the honour to welcome Church Music Director, Composer and Choir Master Matthias Boehlert. 
He came to visit us during his 2017 tour.
Matthias's programe us to a journey through the life and works of
Georg Philip Teleman, one of the greatest composers in the baroque period. 
Thank you Matthias for your compassion and your art. You have given us an excellent performance, The concert was honey for the soul.
The choice to play the programe in different tunes was showing the great talent of Matthias.
The generosity of the audience proofed their fascination. 

Over 480 Euros can be send to our sister church St Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Scotland in Rome. 
From there the money will help the victims of the earthquake in central Italy in October/November 2016 and January 2017.


CORRIE TEN BOOM travelled the world after World War Two sharing a remarkable story of forgiveness after she and her family members were sent to prison and concentration camps for sheltering Jews and others in their Haarlem house, featured in the book and the film, The Hiding Place. The film “The Hiding Place” will be shown on

Tuesday, 4th April at 18.30 in St Andrew’s Church Hall.

Romkje Fountain served as Corrie’s secretary as a young woman and often shares about lessons learned from her about forgiveness and trust in God through difficult times. You can hear Romkje on:

SUNDAY, APRIL 9 - 19.00: EVANGELICAL BAPTIST CHURCH, MOSTA

TUESDAY, APRIL 11 - 18.30: ST ANDREWS SCOTS CHURCH, VALLETTA














Holy Week & Easter Services


Palm Sunday 9th April

10.30am All Age Worship


Maundy Thursday 13th April

6pm Passover Meal


Good Friday 14th April

10am Good Friday Service


Easter Day 16th April

6.30am Sunrise Service

Upper Barrakka Gardens

followed by shared breakfast at Church

10.30am Easter Family Communion

             6.00pm Easter Holy Communion – Manresa, Gozo


February

More news about "The Foodbank"
Our Minister Rev. Kim Hurst was interviewed by 
"Times of Malta" Senior Journalist Kurt Sansone for
"Times Talk" 
Follow this interesting video (click here) and get more information on our Mission pages. 



January 

We are truly grateful to The Times of Malta  for publishing an article regarding  "The Foodbank" of Saint Andrew's this January. 

"Valletta foodbank risks closure as supplies dry out

Majority of those seeking support are Maltese families facing financial difficulties"  (click here).


If you like to know more about this mission please see our Mission Pages or go to "The Foodbank" website (click here)