St. Andrew's Malta

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

News & Events
2017

August

                 Refurbishment at Saint Andrew's


Please note that 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.





Summer Opening Times of

"The Foodbank"


Please note that during August and September the opening hours changed as follows: 


Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 
9:00-11:00am 

Thursday
5:30-7:00pm

 

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





COMING UP
Annual congregational meeting will be held at 
1st of April at 2 p.m. in the church hall.


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)






2016 at Saint Andrew's

MISSION NEWS














It was a great joy to welcome Sr. Catherine with us 2 weeks ago. She brought news and many greetings from Tugwashanye, our mission in Zambia. The community there is holding us in their prayers, just as we are praying for them. 
They are amazed and grateful that people so far away think about them and bring hope in their lives.



17th December at 7:30 

Christmas Charity Concert "Come to Bethlehem" with 

The Choir of the National Sanctuary 

of Our Lady of Mellieha


A great evening - not to be missed!

Remembrance Day - the service on November 13th will begin at 10.15am.











Mission Charity
Concerts in Aid of 

Countertenor & Piano
Friday, 
11th November 
7 p.m. 
at Saint Andrew's 
Valletta

Countertenor & Organ
Sunday
13th November
5 p.m.
at Saint Augustine
Victoria, Gozo
 

What a great evening. 

The Hamburg Oratorio Choir 

has presented a unique programme for this event in Malta. 

It was a performance not to be missed. 


The outcome of this Charity Concert was of 662 Euro for our mission partner at 

Dar Theresa and Tugwashanye, Zambia (more info on our Mission Page).

Photos and more about this eve coming soon

 

A new electric Organ

Finally we can enjoy the hymns without 

interruption!


We thank our organists for their patience and skills during this last year really. And we are glad that they now can enjoy again playing for us. 

Photo with Lisa Bonello, Head Organist

on the new Yamaha Clavinola, CLP Series

 
Very good news indeed for the
Blue Door English Classes!!! 
A team of volunteers has agreed to take over from Elizabeth Lloyd. 
This means that the English Language Classes will continue in autumn

What an exciting day last Thursday. 

Rev. Kim went to pick up 5 boxes of food donations from 

CHARLES DARMANIN & CO. LTD in Zebbug.


What a surprise the donation proofed to be 5 boxes  per item!!!


Thank you so much for your generosity.

Many blessings!



Another gift of compassion. We are very grateful for a wonderful donation towards "The Foodbank" from the 

Holy Trinity Church in Sliema. 

Thank you and bless you all

A big Thank You indeed to the FORESTALS Company! 

From whom we have received a generous donation 

towards "The Foodbank" .  

This is so much appreciated!! Many blessings.

.

May


Every month with 
5 Sundays we have a 
worship service with
 a difference on this 5th weekend.

Come and
join us this Sunday 
for a 
"Coffee   Service".
10:30 in the Church Hall.

ALL ARE  WELCOME!

(Image free upload by Clipart.co)

 













A Traveller’s Survival Kit


How To Outpedal An Earthquake And Other

Survival Tales


An Illustrated Travelogue by Adam and Brenda Pleasance

All washed down with wine and cheese


When:       Friday, June 3, 18:30 

Where:      International Centre, Old Bakery Street (Blue Door)


Tickets €13 – (including cheese and two glasses of wine)

Tickets from Adam or Brenda or Dot or Kim 

Or contact us here 


Proceeds will be donated to the orphanage in Madagascar

La Maison d’Arnaud http://www.arnaudguesryfoundation.org

Up-date:
The donations for the Thanksgiving Service of our friend Jim that, according to his wish, was in aid of of "The Foodbank" has brought the sum of 700 Euro. 
Many blessings to All who donated in the memory of Jim.
 
UPDATE:
This years  Annual Charity Pasta Night has brought the amazing sum of 2700 Euro!!!

A big thank you to all who joined, donated and every one that worked hard to make this evening possible.

Annual Charity Pasta Night



Date:  30th April 2016

Time:  6.30pm 

in the Church Hall

Tickets: 13 Euro 


If you would like to join us please get in touch on our contact page (click here).



As every year the proceeds go to our mission partner 

Sr. Catherine and the Tugwashanye community in Zambia.

More about this mission on the mission pages (click here).


Last Friday evening the Murder Mystery took place.
A very scrumptious meal was served – and this desert -mmmmhhh.... delicious.
The talents shown of members of the congregation were amazing when the acting took place. It was well played indeed and it was a joy to watch the fun the actors had doing it.
A great and heartfelt thanks to all who took part and spend countless hours in organizing, learning scripts, cooking all day and serving throughout the eve. They all did an amazing job indeed.
The outcome of this event was around 650 Euro for the church funds!!!!
A photo taken at Aldbury Manor last Friday, Showing Mrs. Bird, the housekeeper with Carswell, the Butler, Seated is Dowager Lady Sybil Overal, Reverend Denzel Ingemells and the daughter of the deceased Lord Overall, the honourable Hilary Overall. Next to her is Earl Sebastian Raider, grandson of the Lord and behind we see his cousin, the honourable Victoria Overall with Lord overalls ward, Michael Aldbury. Missing on the photo was the cook Kathy Mart who was very busy in the kitchen indeed,  and Charlie Smock, the gardener.  
Well done, everyone! 

Our Annual Meeting 

will take place on Sunday 3rd April – as part of our act of worship. 

The booklet containing our annual report was handed out last Sunday the 20th March.


21.02.2016

Great donation for "The Foodbank" . Please click here to read more about it our mission  pages. 

Another surprise!
Today we have received Christmas Greetings from our friends of the BRASS BAND BABENHAUSEN! Enjoy!!