Sunday, May 19, 2013
News and Notes
********ATTENTION!!! WE HAVE MORE HANDICAPPED DRIVERS THAN WE HAVE HANDICAP PARKING SLOTS. PLEASE RESERVE THE CIRCLE DRIVE PARKING AREA AND ALL HANDICAP PARKING SLOTS FOR THOSE WHO ARE HANDICAPPED ONLY! If you drive/bring someone to church who is handicapped, consider dropping them off and picking them up at the handicap ramp and park your vehicle in a regular parking slot. Thank you for your cooperation!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK PASTOR RICH A QUESTION DURING HIS SERMON, SEND A TEXT
MESSAGE TO HIS CELL PHONE: (707) 495-0428
THE FLORAL ARRANGEMENT ON THE COMMUNION TABLE THIS MORNING IS GIVEN BY–
Leslie and Terry Hurdy— “With gratitude for my father and my mother, who taught me, ‘Let’s pray about it.’ ”
THANK YOU FOR NOT BRINGING FOOD AND BEVERAGES INTO THE SANCTUARY DURING OUR WORSHIP SERVICES. We invite you to enjoy them in other areas in between services.
INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED OUR PRAYERS: Doris Audiss, Fran Brocco, Sharon Craig, Thora Graves, Warren and Jeanette Jaycox, Fred and Carolyn Shultz, ‘Nita Summers. If you know of someone who needs to be added to our prayer list, contact the church office.
CAN YOU LEND A HAND FOR A FEW MINUTES THIS MORNING?
At VBS in Romania, students are assigned symbols to help identify their groups. We have outlined the symbols (circle, happy face, star) on colored plastic sheets. We need your help cutting out the symbols. The plastic sheets and scissors will be laid out on the tables in the Fellowship Hall. The congregation is invited to “cut up” between and after the worship services!
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL. STOP BY THE ST. ANDREW VBS TABLE IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL TO SIGN UP FOR DONATIONS OF FOOD AND OTHER ITEMS.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT ST. ANDREW WILL BE JUNE 24TH—28TH, 9:00 AM TO 11:30 AM
We need people who are willing to share in the FUN!:
· Lead a craft booth in the Marketplace as children of all ages rotate through the morning. We provide everything. All you have to do is show up!
· Be a Tribal Leader (teacher), forming relationships with a small group of children and lead them through the VBS experience. (Must be available all 5 days).
· Be a playground leader organizing games that allow children to experience life/games that that Jesus would have played!
· Only have a couple mornings? No problem, we can plug you in! We provide everything. All you have to do is show up!
“HOW WE GOT OUR BIBLE” – A new six-week study on Sunday mornings, beginning on June 9th—9:15 AM to 10:30 AM in the Conference Room. For more information contact Stephanie Parsons at 935-1795.
TOMORROW, MAY 20, IS THE THIRD MONDAY OF THE MONTH AND THE CHILDREN’S CANCER KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM AS THEY GET TOGETHER FROM 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the home of Ellen Black—405 West MacArthur St., Apt. #164—QUESTIONS?? Call Ellen at 935-6105.
THANK YOU to all those who are putting the beautiful and fabulously knitted and crocheted pieces in the collection basket in the Narthex. They are greatly appreciated and are going to beautiful newborn babies to wear as they come home from the hospital!
WE ARE IN NEED OF A NEW COFFEE SERVICE COORDINATOR!
Here’s what you have to do:
· Every three months, schedule the coffee server volunteers on a calendar, mail a copy to each of them and post a copy in the kitchen.
MEMBERS OF THE ST. ANDREW PRESBYTERIAN CONGREGATION IN SONOMA have written Bible Study Lesson Guides to be used by churches in Romania, who are conducting Vacation Bible School in Romanian communities this summer. The ones we have prepared are in English, and we need them translated into Romanian by June 1st. We are asking for help to translate these Bible Study Lesson Guides using the common Romanian language. Google translations don’t always give the true meaning, especially when related to the Bible. Please contact Warren Jaycox at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible with your name, email address and phone number. If you can speak Romanian, or know someone who can, please pass this message along, and/or send up a prayer for the project!
4TH OF JULY FOOD BOOTH SIGN-UPS TODAY!
Be a part of this St. Andrew 4th of July fundraiser downtown in the park on the Plaza. Funds raised will help support our two missions – El Salvador and Romania VBS. There are many areas, in which you can volunteer – set-up, assemble booth, barbecue, food prep, cashier, transport, clean-up, donate and of course, stop by and buy a burger! BE SURE TO MARK YOUR COMMUNICATION CARD AND YOU WILL BE CONTACTED WITH MORE DETAILS.
JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP meets every Sunday from 10:45 AM to 12:00 Noon upstairs in the youth room. We are reading the New Testament and looking at how it applies to our life today.
SR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP meets every Sunday from 12:00—2:30 PM upstairs in the youth room. We are talking about how to apply what Jesus said, into our lives today. Lunch is provided.
2013 F.I.S.H. (FRIENDS IN SONOMA HELPING) SCHEDULE
May 19 Food
June 16 Clothing
July 21 Financial
August 18 Food
September 15 Clothing
October 20 Financial
November 17 Food
December 15 Financial
RECYCLE YOUR EMPTY INK CARTRIDGES
**We gladly accept the larger ink cartridges. We now have a source for recycling them and are being given an excellent trade-in credit!
Support the hand bell choir by placing your empty ink cartridges in the designated baskets in the narthex.
DID YOU RECEIVE AN EMAIL THIS WEEK FROM PASTOR RICH? If you would like to receive Pastor Rich’s weekly email which highlights the upcoming Sunday sermon and other important events here at St. Andrew, put your request on today’s communication card.
Looking for another way to earn points on your credit card? Now you can enjoy the convenience of donating to St. Andrew automatically each month by credit card. This can be used for General Giving,
Capital Campaign, Missions and Young Life. Request an authorization form on today’s Communication Card.
2013 ST. ANDREW ARTS CAMP—July 8 through July 12—9:00 to 11:30 AM
“The Rainbow Express” (Noah). Production of Arts Camp will be on Sunday, July 14 during both worship services.
2013 ST. ANDREW VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL—June 24 through June 28—9:00 to 11:30 AM
Imagine leaving a life of privilege and power to face angry mobs, painful imprisonment, and chain-breaking earthquakes, all to spread the life-changing truth of God’s love. Learn the jaw-dropping story of the Apostle Paul straight from Paul himself! In an ancient “anything goes” culture, Paul will inspire kids to share the truth of God’s immeasurable love today.This exciting program is for children who have COMPLETED Kindergarten thru 6th grade. The cost will be $35 per child, or $30 per child for families of 2 or more.
WE’RE HALF WAY THERE!
KEEP BRINGING IN YOUR LARGER SCREW CAPS FROM GATORADE, MILK AND JUICE JUGS WE NEED 100 OF THEM FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
(The smaller water bottle caps are too small for what we need them for)
Please put the caps in the collection container on the round table in the Narthex!
SHOEBOX MINISTRY—OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
****WE HAVE A NEW TEAM LEADER! NOW WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW MORE TEAM MEMBERS. If you are interested, please MARK YOUR COMMUNICATION CARD. Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. For more details as coordinator, contact Odessa at email@example.com
YOUR PLEDGE TO ST. ANDREW CAN BE DEBITED DIRECTLY FROM YOUR BANK ACCOUNT.
St. Andrew offers electronic giving through Vanco Services, for those of you who wish to have your contributions transferred electronically from your bank account to the church’s bank account. If you travel, this is particularly helpful in keeping up with your intended offerings. One simple, easy to use authorization form can begin or change your electronic contribution amount. Contact the church office if you would like an authorization form or for more details.