For decades, Rev. Neil Baxter, has been a part of our mission to the Clarence Rockland Community.
Rev. Baxter rejoined us in 2010 to continue his ministry in counseling and out reach, and has been volunteering wherever he can apply his skills and experience to serving the Lord with us.
At the end of 2016, Neil withdrew from ministry activities for health reasons. We hope and pray that he is able to re-rejoin us in our fellowship together when his health and the weather improve.
Here is a bit of background for those who did not experience Neil’s Ministry prior to his retirement.
"Today I feel like the Prodigal Son, for with great joy and excitement I have returned to Rockland Saint Andrew’s.
Everyone's welcome to beat the cold with a little chili. Sunday January 22 following church service.
Great food and fellowship. Suggested donation of $7
This is when we prepare our hearts and minds for Advent.
We will travel the road taken so many years ago on the journey to find and to see a new born babe who will become Christ the King. This journey will be in prayer, in worship and in song with your Church Family and with others. The road we travel may be in the decorating of your home or helping someone else decorate theirs. It may be in the baking of cookies and sharing them over coffee with a friend. It may be in visiting a shut-in and boosting up their spirits with your smile or if they are able, taking them out for a drive or shopping. In all these acts of love, may your joy of finding this new babe in your heart, shine forth for all to see and for non believers to ask and to search and to find this love which came to us in Jesus Christ our Saviour.
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and incense and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. (Mt2:11012)
The Wise Men – Everything they did finding Jesus was the wrong thing. They consulted the stars to foresee the future, which, if they knew the Hebrew Law, God had forbidden.
They went to King Herod,