Sunday, June 20, 2021

News and Notes

THOSE WHO NEED EXTRA PRAYERS: Ronalee Davis, Pat and Debby Ingram, Jack Karsemeyer, Jean McQuady, Eric Padgett and Family, Shirley Walford. If you would like to be added to the list, contact the church office.

 

THIS MORNING’S FLORAL ARRANGEMENT ON THE COMMUNION TABLE is given by~

Linda Van Sciver- ”In honor of my father, Jack Van Nette, who taught me the values of respecting others, “paying it forward” and always sharing resources.”

 

THE 2021 FLOWER CHART IS IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL—COST IS $75. 

Sign up early to get that special date.  Sign up to—celebrate a birthday or anniversary, honor someone special, remember a loved one or just because you want to make a contribution for a floral arrangement that will bring pleasure to our church family.  Simply write your name and phone number on the flower chart on the line by the date of your choice.  Prior to your chosen Sunday, you will be sent a letter from the church office confirming your sign-up, a form to fill out specifying what you would like printed in the News and Notes, and a return envelope to mail the form and your check back to St. Andrew.

ST. ANDREW 2021-2022 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN. Please remember to fill out your Stewardship Pledge Card and drop it in the offering plate or mail it to the church office. We use this information to set our budget for our next fiscal year. Questions? Contact the church office at [email protected]

TOUCHPHONES NEEDS A FEW MORE VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE PHONE CALLS: Our Touchphone Ministry is looking for a few additional volunteers to make calls to our Congregation on a monthly basis. This is an important ministry that keeps us connected with all of our church families. If you’d like more information or to volunteer your time once a month to make a few phone calls, please contact Kitty Brenek. Our volunteers report that they get more then they give when making these calls!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 FOOD DRIVE FOR FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Sunday, June 27th. Food For Thoughta nonprofit organization that provides healing nutrition to more than 2,000 Sonoma County residents living with a range of serious illnesses, and who are at risk of malnutrition. They believe that food is medicine: their services increase the health of clients, reduce food insecurity, decrease costs to the healthcare system and improve the lives of hundreds of individuals in need. Support this wonderful organization by bringing non-perishable items to church next Sunday! The greatest need are the following items: peanut butter, olive oil and crackers.

YOUTH GROUP NEWS:

Jr. High Youth, 6-8th grade, is on hiatus for the summer

Sr. High Youth, 9-12th grade, meets 10:30 to 11:30 AM every Sunday

DO YOU HAVE SUMMER TRAVEL PLANS? Our Youth are always collecting travel-sized shampoo, conditioner, lotions, soaps, etc. to add to their Blessing Bags that they donate to F.I.S.H. (Friends in Sonoma Helping) for those in need. If you collect extra items that you’d like to donate, please leave them on the counter in the church office. Thank you!

MISSIONS:

2021 F.I.S.H. (FRIENDS IN SONOMA HELPING) SCHEDULE

July 18               Financial

August 15          Food

September 19   Clothing

October 17        Financial

November 14    Food

December 12    Financial

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE: We thank you for your continued support of FISH (Friends in Sonoma Helping). Due to limited storage we can only accept food or clothing donations on the designated weeks for donations.

 

BRING BACK YOUR CENTS-ABILITY CUPS AND POUR YOUR COINS INTO THE COLLECTION JUG.  Then take the cup back home, collect more coins and repeat the process all over again.  This is an on-going collection program that is a way for all of us to help in the battle against hunger.  These small acts of faithfulness can really add up:  One hundred persons in a congregation will contribute $180 a month at two cents a meal.  That’s $2,160 a year.  If all of us at St. Andrew participate, multiply that by a factor of four.  That’s over $8,000 a year!  Pick up your Cents-Ability cup today and get started!  Let’s make a difference together.

 

PLEASE RESERVE THE CIRCLE DRIVE PARKING AREA AND ALL ACCESSIBLE PARKING SLOTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES!  And, remember to please enter from Arnold Drive and exit north onto Sobre Vista.  Thank you for your cooperation!

 

SESSION WELCOMES YOUR INPUT…If you have comments or suggestions that you’d like Session to consider, please email our Clerk of Session in care of: [email protected]

 

VISIT THE ST. ANDREW WEBSITE—www.andrewpres.org! We’ve worked hard to update our site and make it easier to find details you need.

Please help us keep our beautiful fountain in working order! Coins, rocks and other objects should not be thrown into the fountain. Thank you!

 

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 charity 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!

DO YOU SHOP AT SONOMA MARKET? Pick up a Nugget Market Community Scrip Card on the round table in the Narthex and a percentage of your purchases will be donated to St. Andrew to help support our annual budget.

MAY 2021 FISCAL YEAR-TO-DATE FINANCIAL REPORT*

As of the end May we have a year-to-date shortfall of $13,494

 

                                                    Month of May        Fiscal Year-to-Date: July 2020-May 2021

Total Income:                                    $      44,518                             $     397,816

Total Expense:                                  $      43,443                             $     411,310           

Total Surplus/(Shortfall)                  $        1,075                             $      (13,494)

 

*Session would like to update the congregation on the most recent financial reports that have been received and approved by St. Andrew Session. Full financial statements are available by request.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE ELECTRONICALLY TO ST. ANDREW? It’s quick and easy! To set-up a one-time or recurring donation on your cell phone, text the word GIVE to St. Andrew’s Text-to-Church number: 707-278-6024, then follow the prompts. To set up the donation on your computer, go to: bit.ly/StAndrewGiving

 

*********NOTE FROM THE OFFICE********

Please be sure to write in the memo line of your checks, the purpose of your donations. 

Tithe, Capital Campaign, Missions, Deacons, Caravan, Youth Group, Flowers, etc.