News & Notes

News & Notes: Sunday March 26, 2017

THIS MORNING’S FLORAL ARRANGEMENT ON THE COMMUNION TABLE is given by~The Blackwood Family – ”With gratitude for our St. Andrew family… in good times and bad!”

 

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!

 

INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED EXTRA PRAYERS:  Pastor Rich Gantenbein, The Tommasi Family, Valdez Moreno and Family, Mary Kaufmann and Family, Dave Kilmer and Family, Dianne McSween, Patricia Carlsson and Family, Sharon Craig, Gary Stein, Nancy Kirkpatrick, Carol Morgan, Kathy Parker, Mary and Dale 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.

 

Are you, or someone you know, living with grief? You are not alone! We are putting together a support group to assist those who are grieving and could benefit from the support of others. This will be a 3-week progressive discussion of our grief journey. This group will meet in the St. Andrew Conference Room on Wednesday, March 29, April 5 and April 12. We are offering two separate times to accommodate your schedule: 10:00 AM OR 7:00 PM.

 

SHOE BOX BLOUSES—MONDAY, APRIL 3RD—10:00 AM—1:00 PM

This group gathers at Broadway Quilts—join us as we make blouses 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.

 

CAN YOU HELP WITH COFFEE CLEAN-UP ON EASTER SUNDAY? We are looking for a few volunteers to assist with Coffee Hour Clean-Up following the 10:15AM service on Easter Sunday. If you are available to help, please mark your Communication Card.

 

CHILDREN, PARENTS AND VOLUNTEERS—REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN!

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

 

IMPORTANT MEDSHARE UPDATE: MedShare has changed the policy regarding receiving donations at their warehouse in San Leandro. MedShare will no longer be accepting donations on Saturdays (which is when our sessions are scheduled) due to staffing constraints. Since we will not be taking supplies to MedShare, please do not drop off donated items at the church.

 

Calling women of all ages! Have you ever asked yourself if you are enough? Join us for a one-time movie event, Tuesday, April 25th, from Christian comedian Chonda Pierce as she shares her journey to realizing that she is enough in Christ! If you are interested in going, mark your Communication Card! Contact Dawne Carver with any questions.

 

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. Brochures can be found on the round table in the Narthex. 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!

 

 

 

ON-GOING OPPORTUNITIES

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:  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 johnschiller@comcast.net

 

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. We are currently discussing the book by N.T. Wright, “Surprised by Hope”. This is a 6-week study, including a short, weekly video. We would love to have you join us. Please call Cindy Leinonen at 360-543-3767 or email cindylleinonen@gmail.com for more information.

 

Weekly bible study: THE BOOK OF LUKE. JOIN US IN THE ST. ANDREW YOUTH ROOM (upstairs) 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  bmayo23@yahoo.com 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 dawnecarver@comcast.net (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.

 

 

 

2017 F.I.S.H. (FRIENDS IN SONOMA HELPING) SCHEDULE

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

 

 

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 / Janis_scott@vom.com

 

FREE TAN-COLORED HIDE-A-BED SOFA! In good condition. If interested, please contact John or Nancy Schiller at 707-539-6242 / johnschiller@comcast.net / neschiller@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

ELDER OFFERING LOCK-UP

 

MARCH

5 March —Gary Claeys

12 March —Joel Green

19 March —Eileen Haflich

26 March —Camerino Hawing

 

APRIL

2 April —Russ Jaycox

9 April —Chris McNairy

16 April —Leslie Miller

23 April —Jim Morgan

30 April— Debra Vaughn

 

 

COMMUNION SERVER SCHEDULE

 

APRIL 2

8:30 AM

TBD

 

 

 

 

10:15 AM

TBD

 

MAY 7

8:30 AM

TBD

 

 

 

 

10:15 AM

TBD