News & Notes: Sunday February 26, 2017
THIS MORNING’S FLORAL ARRANGEMENT ON THE COMMUNION TABLE is given by~David and Kris Irvine- ”In gratitude to the church family of St. Andrew. Thank you for being a part of our family for 23 years.”
JOIN US FOR COFFEE AND CONVERSATION! We enjoy connecting as a church family and meeting new people—please join us for coffee and a donut in the Fellowship Hall between services each Sunday!
A MEMORIAL SERVICE CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF MARY LOU KILMER will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 4:00 PM at St. Andrew. Reception in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.
INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED EXTRA PRAYERS: Mary Kaufmann, Dave Kilmer and Family, Dianne McSween, Patricia Carlsson and Family, Sharon Craig, Judy Morgan, Gary Stein, Flo Beth White, Nancy Kirkpatrick, Pat Ingram, Carol Morgan, Kathy Parker, Harry Shepherd, Mary Adams, Frank Herrick. If you, or someone you know, would like to be added to this prayer list, contact the church office.
YOU WILL FIND COPIES OF THIS MONTH’S PRAYER/BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY CALENDAR on the round table in the Narthex.
SHOE BOX BOOK BAGS—MONDAY, MARCH 6TH—10:00 AM—1:00 PM
This group gathers at Broadway Quilts—join us as we make book bags for the Christmas Shoe Boxes. No sewing skills required! We will meet all year long on the 1st Monday of every month.
All questions can be directed to Karen Taylor: 996-1143.
SANTA ROSA HEALING GROUP—Do you know someone that you would like to invite to a healing group in Santa Rosa? We are studying the 12-Steps based on the book, “A Hunger for Healing”. meetings are every Tuesday night at 6:00PM at 819 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa. For more information, please call Eric Van Cleave at 707-479-0701.
CHILDREN, PARENTS AND VOLUNTEERS
NEW & EXCITING PLANS ARE BEING MADE FOR OUR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL & ARTS CAMP!
June 26TH through 30TH:
9:00 AM-11:30 AM: Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School: $35.00
11:30 AM-2:00 PM: Music Maker Arts Camp: $35.00 (includes lunch)
Register now at www.andrewpres.org
Westminster Woods: 2-5 day Christian Camps for 2nd through 12th grade. Many of our
children have experienced the excitement of this Redwood Adventure Camp, including Challenge Courses. They are excepting registrations now at: http://www.westminsterwoods.org/
PLEASE RESERVE THE CIRCLE DRIVE PARKING AREA AND ALL ACCESSIBLE PARKING SLOTS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES! And, remember to please enter from Arnold Drive and exit north onto Sobre Vista. Thank you for your cooperation!
WE’RE UNDER CONSTRUCTION… You’ve likely noticed that we are in the midst of a Children’s Playground Renovation. The lumber for the fencing has been purchased and is waiting on the back patio for the rains to cease in order to continue. We appreciate your patience!
DO YOU SHOP ON AMAZON.COM? St. Andrew has registered with AmazonSmile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know—same products, same prices, same service. You can support St. Andrew by using the following link when you begin your shopping: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/51-0158108 . Thank you for supporting St. Andrew!
2017 F.I.S.H. (FRIENDS IN SONOMA HELPING) SCHEDULE
March 19 Clothing
April 16 Financial
May 21 Food
June 18 Clothing
July 16 Financial
August 20 Food
September 17 Clothing
October 15 Financial
November 19 Food
December 17 Financial
MedShare Volunteer Opportunities!
Since 2009, many at St. Andrew have volunteered at MedShare, the non-profit agency that collects and distributes unused medical supplies and equipment for distribution in developing countries, local clinics and emergency situations around the world. On the fourth Saturday of most months from 1:00-4:00 p.m., we will be sorting and packing medical supplies for distribution in the San Leandro facility. Each Sunday sign-up sheets will be available in the Fellowship Hall between services. Future MedShare dates are: 3/25/17, 4/22/17 and 5/20/17 (to avoid Memorial Day). No medical experience is necessary. Come and join the fun…also a great way to enjoy meeting others at St. Andrew! For questions or additional information contact John or Nancy Schiller at [email protected]
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Sundays—9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Conference Room #106: We are watching and discussing a DVD Series, “Travel through the Holy Land”. Contact Stephanie Parsons with questions: 707-280-8656
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY NEWS: The Tuesday morning women’s group meets FROM 9:30-11:00AM every week in the St. Andrew Conference Room. On November 1st we will begin a new series studying the Book of James. We will use the Beth Moore DVD and workbook entitled, “James: Mercy Triumphs”. We would love to have you join us. Please call Cindy Leinonen at 360-543-3767 or email [email protected] for more information.
Weekly bible study: THE BOOK OF LUKE. JOIN US IN THE ST. ANDREW CONFERENCE ROOM each Sunday FROM 11:40-12:40. Read about Jesus’ life with your St. Andrew friends. All are welcome, bibles provided – join us when you can. Led by Brian Mayo, contact him at [email protected] with questions or for further details.
ARE YOU LIVING IN PAIN? YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
THERE ARE TWO ON-GOING SUPPORT GROUPS THAT CAN HELP.
Tuesdays —6:00 PM to 7:00 PM— 819 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
Thursdays—7:00 PM to 8:00 PM—St. Andrew Conference Room
These weekly groups use a book by J. Keith Miller’s “A Hunger For Healing”.
Both groups follow a 12-step format. If you or someone you know is hurting and wants to start the process of healing, please check these groups out! Questions?, please call Eric Van Cleave at 707-479-0701 (Tuesday night group) or Dawne Carver at [email protected] (Thursday night group).
YOUTH GROUP NEWS
Jr. High Youth, 6-8th grade, meet upstairs, 8:30 to 9:30 AM every Sunday to explore God’s word and how it still applies to us today. Light breakfast is served.
Sr. High Youth, 9-12th grade, meet upstairs, 10:15 AM to 11:15 PM every Sunday.
FINANCIAL PLANNING IS NOT JUST FOR ADULTS!! NExT (for all high school youth) is going to be talking about money! Based on Dave Ramsey’s “Generation Change—Money Management for Youth”, the youth will be making a budget and exploring what that means. This is a great experience for youth and not to be missed! We’ll be meeting in the youth room during 2nd service (10:15AM – 11:30AM) TODAY, February 26TH and March 5TH.
NUTS AND BOLTS—”Real Life Situations Needing Real Life Solutions”
FREE Sonoma Qigong Class for Cancer Patients/Survivors and Caregivers!
Janis Scott, breast cancer survivor and certified Yuan Gong Qigong Instructor is offering classes on Thursdays, 10am-11:15am at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church — walk-ins are welcome!
Qigong, rooted in traditional Chinese wisdom culture is both moving and still form meditation that uses the breath, visualization and specific movements bringing many health benefits when done regularly. Yuan Gong Qigong is a medical Qigong that is easy to do and does not require a lot of practice time to experience benefits. For more information: www.renxueamericasorg/about/huan-gong/ or contact Janis Scott, CMT at (707) 996-7364 / [email protected]
ELDER OFFERING LOCK-UP
5 February—Chris McNairy
12 February—Leslie Miller
19 February—Jim Morgan
26 February—Debra Vaughn
5 March —Gary Claeys
12 March —Joel Green
19 March —Eileen Haflich
26 March —Camerino Hawing
COMMUNION SERVER SCHEDULE